We invest in people, curricula and building links with the private sector to make (agri) education contribute to youth employment & (local) economies

Want to deliver the next generation of entrepreneurial and hands-on graduates?

iCRA believes that we can help young people to become the big change makers we need to feed this world, by transforming education. iCRA works closely with universities and vocational training centres from all over the world, to deliver the next generation of entrepreneurial and hands-on graduates. Together we build strong private sector relationships and co-create engaging and competency-based curricula that align with labour market needs. 

Our services for knowledge institutes also support the design of entrepreneurial, market-driven research programs. To develop the agriculture expertise, innovations and skills demanded by agribusiness, we support lecturers and decision makers to build strong relations with the private sector.  

Most of iCRA's work with universities and vocational schools is carried out through projects and our 'Making Education Work!' course.

Participatory approach

Our training and learning approach is based on participative and experiential learning methods and emphasises building trusted relationships among knowledge and business actors in and around the agricultural value chain. We offer different options for tailor-made trainings. These range from a single training event to a longer learning cycles trajectory.

In 2018, iCRA introduced 'Blended Learning'

Blended learning allows us to combine the advantages of group learning and digital (on & offline) learning instruments in our courses. Read more about the advantages of blended learning in this blog: "5 reasons why Blended Learning is the future of professional education"

Are you an Education professional and do you want to be a pioneer in your field? Do you want to train lecturers to become more engaging or set up a private sector partnership? A trainee centre or revise curricula? Do you wish to attract more young women to study agriculture and water management? Reach out to us and we will discuss the possibilities of working together! 


Join our "Making Education Work!" course!

Check out the course page for more information. 


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Capacity needs assessments 

To strengthen an organisation, you need to strengthen its people. iCRA's capacity needs assessment is designed to gain insight into what is needed to enable people to bridge that gap between theory and practice. This will result in an organisational strengthening advise that builds upon the expertise of staff and works for your organisation specifically. 


Based on the  outcomes of the capacity needs assessments; iCRA offers different options for our tailor-made trainings: a single training event, one-week sprint or learning cycles trajectory over a longer period of time.This will result in a team that can develop exciting research, curriculum and strategies that makes education and research work for Agribusiness. 



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