Agricultural Development

Why attend

With an expanding world population that is expected to reach 9.7billion by 2050, the demand for food products will subsequently increase sevenfold. With an expanding world population that is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050, the demand for food products will subsequently increase sevenfold. This also means that the global food market will require significant improvements in order to deliver nutritious and sustainable products for future generations. So to develop a long-term strategy and innovative methods to not only work across the public, private and social sectors, but also to build a platform to improve food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity over the next few decades, we need to adopt a new vision for the future of agriculture.

Course Methodology

This course is highly interactive and utilizes methodology including group discussions, case studies, videos, participant presentations, and problem-solving scenarios.

Target Audience

This program is aimed at senior and middle managers of agricultural finance institutions, and non-banking agricultural organizations to provide more effective and valuable financial services to smallholder farmers. The program provides you with the context and understanding needed to reach out to a more sustainable manner to smallholder families and low-income rural households by serving them with the right financial products and services at the right time. The program will also benefit policymakers, local or provincial government officials, private sector performance monitors and other parties interested in agricultural development finances.



South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

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Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

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When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

Food law research
• Food safety, plant pathology, and postharvest research
• Food, nutrition, and well-being policy development and review
• Industrial food processing systems development (starches and grains)
• Sensory evaluations, central location, and panel testing services
• Analysis of Physico-chemical food properties
• Access to numerous independent testing venues
• Any sensory-related surveying with consumers:
– Central location testing
– In-field testing
– Home usage testing
• Basic sensory training for quality control, research and development and production staff
• Benchmark evaluations
• Consumer testing evaluations
• Count lines studies
• Evaluation and sensory testing of food products
• Extensive experience in testing with children and youth (7 to 17 years)
• Focus group discussions around sensory-related topics and product assessments
• Food manufacturing and product development pilot plants
• Food microbiology laboratory
• Own group of trained recruiting and interviewing field workers
• Sensory profiling
• Sensory science laboratory facility
• Shelf-life testing
• Taste preference tests
• Time-intensity evaluations
• Trained panel with up to 15 trained and experienced panelists
• Agriculture nexus, crops, and livestock
• Environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals and toxicology
• Environmental epidemiology
• Hydrology
• Hydropower
• Operational readiness and strategic infrastructure reviews
• Persistent organic pollutants
• Wastewater
• Water health and policy issues
• Water pollution
• Water purification design and best practice
• Water usage and rights (law and governance)
• Waterborne (enteric) viruses