The Sydney Institute of Agriculture, at the University of Sydney, has delivered training to 100 African agricultural researchers since 2015. The milestone was achieved with the delivery of the fifth iteration of the Increasing the Development Impact of Agricultural Research short course funded by the Australian Government under Australia Awards–Africa.
“We are working with our partners to create a cadre of researchers who put the users of agricultural innovations at the heart of their research design and implementation, with impact as the driver for research,” said the course academic director, Professor Robyn McConchie, leader of the Quality Food Theme at the Sydney Institute of Agriculture.
The course, delivered in partnership with the University of Nairobi, focuses on practical strategies and approaches to improve the development impact of agricultural research and includes presenters from the University of Sydney, the University of Nairobi, the Australia Africa Universities Network, Egerton University, the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization, the World Agroforestry Centre.
Mid-level to senior level professionals working in the agricultural sector can download the course outline and apply for the short course Increasing the Development Impact of Agricultural Research, before 15 January 2019.