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July 13 - July 20

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute (CRI) and the International Potato Center (CIP) is offering a 10-day Training-of-Trainers course designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to train others; from 13th to 24th July, 2020. This training follows “Everything you ever wanted to know about sweetpotato”, developed and implemented by the International Potato Center under the “Reaching Agents of Change” project.

The training course dubbed “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato” will be offered at KNUST and CSIR-CRI in Kumasi, Ghana. Its sole aim is to consolidate efforts in promoting OFSP (Orange-flesh sweetpotato), thus building capacity of national, non-governmental and individual implementing agencies to drive uptake of OFSP. Therefore, women and organizations committed to incorporating nutritious crops into their programs and product lines are particularly encouraged to apply. Knowledgeable instructors skilled in ‘adult teaching and learning,’ will use hands-on approach to provide beneficiaries with the skill-set and knowledge needed to explore sweetpotatoes for health and wealth.

    1. Early bird registration fee: 1700 USD for foreign participants and 5000 Ghana cedis for local participants. (Ends 22nd May, 2020)
       Late registration fee: 2000 USD for foreign participants and 6000 Ghana cedis for local participants
       Special offer for students and participants attending in groups of 3 or more

Fees cover lunch and snacks, certificates, course materials and field work. Side attractions: Free Weekend Trip to Cape Coast Castle. This year promises to be better, so join us, gain new knowledge and experiences and have fun!

Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation and dinner.

(Minimum cost of accommodation close to the training centre is 35 USD per night).

Topics to be covered include:

  • Origin and importance of sweetpotato
     Sweetpotato varietal selection and characteristics
     Orange-fleshed sweetpotato and nutrition
     Sweetpotato seed systems
     Sweetpotato production and management
     Sweetpotato pest and disease management
     Marketing and value addition
     Processing and utilization
     Gender and diversity in sweetpotato value chains
     Monitoring of OFSP dissemination and uptake
     Entrepreneurship

Comments and performance of participants from the previous years

  1.  Good TOT course going home a refreshed and new person. Kudos to organizers
     Thanks for the intervention
     I am so grateful for the program
     Facilitators were up to task and should keep it up
     This is an eye opening training and a good initiative for people to know about the nutrition and benefits of OFSP
     The program is well executed and I congratulate all the facilitators

Participants’ improvement in knowledge on everything they needed to know about sweetpoato over the years

2016 – Average knowledge improvement = 22%; minimum of 7% and maximum of 41%.

2017 – Average knowledge improvement = 29%; minimum of 11% and maximum of 49%.  

2018 – Average knowledge improvement = 54%; minimum of 40% and maximum of 70%

2019 – Average knowledge improvement = 23%; minimum of 6% and maximum of 53%

They are already making impact in their individual countries; so can you!

Interested persons should send an application before 22nd May, 2020

Click here to apply now

For further information please contact the following: abenaboakye13@gmail



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