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      January 18, 2021

      Monday   8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

      Westlands, Off Church rd
      Nairobi, Nairobi Municipality

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      Crop Biotechnology For Food Security And Nutrition

      The level of hunger globally remains high, with 795 million people still facing hunger, roughly one in four children affected by stunting, and 8 percent of children affected by wasting. Of the many strategies that have been suggested to address the issues of global poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, crop biotechnology is seen as a viable contribution to the solution. Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. Some of the potential benefits of biotechnology includes but not limited to environmental conservation, improved food security and reduced malnutrition, use of biofuel to complement the non-renewable energy and source of raw materials used in industries.

      10 days.

      Public sector scientists, government officials responsible for driving biotechnology, and regulators, managers of biotechnology projects, company personnel who desire a comprehensive understanding of biotechnology, Civil society groups wanting to understand the technology.

      By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
      • Understand what biotechnology is
      • Learn crop management of biotechnology crops
      • Understand laws, policies and authorities that regulate crop biotechnology
      • Learn how to prepare records and importance of record keeping

      Module 1: Integrated Pest Management
      • Introduction/meaning
      • Techniques in IPM
      • Benefits of IPM

      Module 2: Integrated soil health and fertility management
      • Soil structure and texture
      • Soil health
      • Macro and micro nutrients
      • Fertilizers
      • Manures
      • Other soil amendments
      • Soil PH

      Module 3: Regulatory and research compliance
      • Protocol, National policies, laws and authorizes to regulate crop biotechnology
      • Guidelines for Inspection and Monitoring GMOs

      Module 4: Crop management
      • Establishments/proposals
      • Crop nutrition
      • Cultural practices
      • Pest and disease control

      Module 6: Plant production techniques
      • Controlled environment
      • Open field
      • Irrigation vs rain fed
      • Crop rotation

      Module 7: Cost management and crop budgets
      • Crop production plan
      • Crop budgets/production cost

      Module 8: Record keeping
      • Types of crop records
      • What are records
      • Why keep records/importance
      • Examples of crop records

      Module 9: Biotechnology
      • Micro- propagation
      • Molecular Plant Breeding through Biotechnology

      Cost: The course fee is KES 120,000.00 or USD 1600.00. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs. Organizations who send more than three participants automatically qualify for a 10% discount.

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