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Event International training course for the Design of Resilient Farming Systems in face of climate change in Dry Regions

International training course for the Design of

Resilient Farming Systems in face of climate change in Dry Regions

IAV-Hassan II- Morocco

12-15 November 2018


This training course follows several doctoral programs initially organized within the SEAMLESS project (2005-2010), then as part of the global FSD network (Farming System Design), which have trained more than a hundred international doctoral students.

Until now, these courses aimed to prepare young scientists for the analysis and assessment of the sustainability of farming systems thanks to integrated approaches.

The « SEMIARID » training course will focus on farming system design in dry regions (climate variability) in the context of climate change and food/nutritional security (referred to as « Climate-smart agriculture »).

In its applications, it will emphasize the role of diversities (intra-field, intra-farm and across-farms) in the efficiency and resilience of agricultural systems. It, therefore, falls within several national and international priorities programme of most dryland countries: « Feeding » and « Protecting ». 

This course will be conjointly organized by the SEMIARID project partners: IAV-Hassan-II-Morocco, ENSA-Algeria, INRA-Morocco, Montpellier SupAgro, INRA-France, CIRAD, CIHEAM-Montpellier, an international research centre of the CGIAR (ICARDA), which contributes through staff-time and direct support to trainees, and University of Mohammed VI Polytechnic-Rabat and the Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP-Morocco) by sponsoring the participation of Moroccan and African PhD students.

Important dates:

2 July 2018: course announcement for receiving cv and motivation letter

1 October 2018: closing candidature.

15 October 2018 for the initial e-learning stage

12 November 2018 for the on-site training stage in Morocco

Contact information n/a
Event type Conference
File link
File link copy cours_SEMIARID_final.pdf (PDF, 457 Kb)
Source ciheam
Geographical coverage Morocco,
Address IAV-Hassan II- Morocco
Organizer ciheam
Target audience International
Period [12/11/2018 - 15/11/2018]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH