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Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA); Inaugural call for applications

The Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA) is the capacity development component of Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)’s Holistic Empowerment for Livelihoods Program (HELP). ARIFA aims to produce a new generation of fit-for-purpose workforce to re-engineer African agri-food sector to provide the change factor for rapid agricultural transformation in the next 10 years, using the Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D) approach. Check out  under the program, suitably qualified Africans will be trained in   ARIFA- affiliated universities and centers of Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) in ARIFA affiliated countries including, but not limited to Brazil, China, Cuba, India, Italy and the Netherlands.

By this inaugural call, FARA and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM-Bari), Italy,  invite applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates for fully funded training at MSc level and Advanced Short  Courses in Agricultural Research and Innovation with focus in the following areas:

Courses Available

A. Master of Science ( 2 years)

Land and Water Resource Management: Irrigated Agriculture

Precision Integrated Pest Management for Fruit and Vector Vegetables

Mediterranean Organic Agriculture

B. Advanced Short Courses (10 weeks)

Sustainable Development of Coastal Communities

Innovation & Youth Entrepreneurship in the Mediterranean Agri-food Sector

Important Dates

Call for applications opens: May 24, 2019

Call closes: June 30, 2019

Pre-selection: July  2019

Final selection & notification of selected candidates: August  2019

Commencement of Short courses: September 2019

Commencement of Msc courses: October  2019

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