Gender-responsive Cereals breeding course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  07 August 2017 to 16 August 2017 - All Day Event

Overview of the 2017 GREAT course

The 2017 GREAT course focuses on Gender-responsive Cereal Grain Breeding. GREAT courses have a focus on sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and are offered to multi-disciplinary project teams.

GREAT applied gender training for agricultural researchers offers tailored skills development in gender-responsiveness for the design, implementation, evaluation, and communication stages of agricultural research projects. GREAT courses are tailored to specific agriculture disciplines and value chains, offering gender training linked to practice in agricultural research, targeted to research communities. The courses are designed to balance the depth of theory needed to internalize concepts with practical tools to apply in ongoing projects. GREAT aims to equip research teams with tools and skills to act, and move beyond “gender sensitization.”

Course Objectives

The 2017 Gender-responsive Cereal Breeding course covers the following learning objectives:

  1. Increased understanding of t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 14 December 2015 at 10:30

Completely revised Agrodok: Goat keeping

Goats play an important role in food production systems in developing countries. They are popular because they are able to adapt to many different climates and they can be used in several ways. They can serve as a bank account which can be drawn on when cash is needed and they provide high quality milk and meat. They are tougher than cattle and they are small animals and so they cost less per animal to keep.

 In this Agrodok the authors provide detailed information on goat breeding. They also deal with raising and selecting young animals for reproduction, meat and cross breeding. There are chapters on nutrition, feeding and housing as well as on how to deal with the common diseases and parasites that affect these animals. Goat products such as milk, meat, bones, hide and manure are also dealt with.

This Agrodok is available in French and in English.

MOSES NYAGA Thanks for the info on goat rearing .am interested in starting a goat projects for my local community any help which may come forth would be helpful

3 years 4 days ago

Diederick voor de Poorte Is there any imterest in a second hand goat parlour?

2 years 12 months ago

Alice Norah Motherhood how much does a he and she goat cost

2 years 11 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 29 August 2015 at 12:14

Some time ago, I organised an AI training in Bukoba.

Please click this link for an article about it:

For further information, you can contact me!

Wim Goris thanks for sharing. I took the liberty of improving the tags. Country tags are Uganda and Tanzania. topic tags now include dairy and breeding.

3 years 3 months ago

Aine Dixon I would love to have that knowledge too

3 years 3 months ago

Yvonne Robben Aine Dixon, you can contact me for further information

3 years 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 7 January 2015 at 12:07

In collaboration with The African Union, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency and
the African Orphan Crops Consortium (‐orphan‐crops.aspx), the
University of California, Davis is launching the African Plant Breeding Academy. 

The Plant Breeding Academy is a premium professional certificate program currently offered in the USA, Europe and Asia.  Eight classes offered worldwide since 2006 were attended by 133 breeders from 43 countries, making the UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy (PBA) the most recognized program of its kind. 

    The program covers the fundamentals and the most recent developments in plant breeding theory and practice. 
    The goal of the African Plant Breeding Academy is to train practicing African plant breeders in the most advanced theory and technologies for plant breeding in support of critical decisions for improvement. 
    This includes the latest concepts

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