Wageningen University and Research - Milking to Potential course
13th to 31th May 2019
Full scholarship application deadline : 16/10/2018
3 weeks in a friendly and international environment to discover the Dutch dairy sector, to learn to encompass the multiple aspects of dairy systems, and to design transition paths that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.
The course is conceived for dairy professionals from all around the world and full scholarships are available.
Learn more on : https://www.wur.nl/en/activity/CDIcourse_milking_to_potential_2019.htm
Hope to see you soon in the Netherlands!
Agro seed dealers have appealed to government to train and employ more cereal inspectors to ensure all commodities are inspected and certified before they are sold or distributed to farmers. According to the dealers, strong inspection mechanisms would ensure farmers’ access to affordable quality seed and planting materials that guarantee high yields and minimize farm losses.
Reacting to the African Seed Access Index 2017 report at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala, members of the Uganda Seed Trade Association (USTA) demanded that government trains more inspectors to strengthen supervision. They said it would reduce on the large volumes of fake seeds on the market and ensure traders adhere to standards.
Patrick Banage, executive director Seed Company Limited pointed out Container Village, a center in downtown Kampala known for selling agricultural inputs where dealers have continued to sell hybrid seeds after the recommended expiry p... Read more
On May 7-11, 2018, IFDC will conduct an international training program entitled “Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agriculture: Lessons from Country Assessments and Regulatory Systems in Africa and Asia.” The program will be held at the Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania.
Editors: Jos Bijman and Verena Bitzer. Published: 2016 Pages: 274.
Improving product quality has become essential for food chains in developing countries. Quality and innovation in food chains: lessons from Africa presents a set of case studies on food quality improvement and innovation in African food chains, with cases from South Africa, Ethiopia, Benin, Uganda and Senegal.
The book is based on interdisciplinary collaborative research projects. An interdisciplinary approach leads to better insights in the opportunities and constraints for quality improvement, and helps public and private actors in seizing the opportunities and removing the constraints.
This publication shows how a co-innovation perspective can be developed and applied. Co-innovation entails the combination of technical, organisational and institutional changes, the involvement of various chain actors, and the introduction of complementary innovations at... Read more
Today I used the Agriprom antibiotic selftester to check the milk of my supplier.
Today my milk supplier lost a customer: the milk tested positive for tetracycline.
Unfortunately, no tests are done on milk here in Tanzania to detect antibiotics. Farmers get away with adding antibiotics to milk to increase shelf life when transporting from the farm to the milk collection centre. Also, not everybody sticks to the number of withdrawal days after having used antibiotics for treating their animals.
Further awareness and training on the use of antibiotics is required in order to tackle this issue which is a threat to human health as well. In my opinion, better and more quality checks are required in order to prevent 'dirty' milk from entering the human food chain.
Back to UHT imported milk for now!