TRAINING: ORANGE-FLESHED SWEETPOTATO PRODUCTION
April 8, 2019 - April 12, 2019$550
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute and the International Potato Centre (CIP) is offering an intensive 5-day course on Orange-flesh sweetpotato production, taking place from 8th to 12th April, 2019. This course has been derived from the “Everything you need to know about sweetpotato” course, developed by CIP and implemented by KNUST in collaboration with CSIR-Crops Research Institute for 3 years.
The training course dubbed “Orange-fleshed sweetpotato production” will be offered at the CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Its sole aim is to consolidate other efforts in promoting OFSP, thus building capacity of national implementing agencies in Ghana and the West African region to drive uptake of OFSP.
Instructors knowledgeable on all aspects of sweetpotato production, including marketing and entrepreneurship will serve as resource persons. Using hands-on approach, they will provide trainees with all knowledge required in identifying sweetpotato varieties and their characteristics, sweetpotato production and management, pest and diseases and how to manage them and many more.
A maximum of 30 participants will be accepted to foster a conducive learning environment. This course seeks the participation of individuals interested in business opportunities in OFSP production, organizations committed to nutrition-sensitive agriculture and rural development, etc. The fee for this 5-day intensive course is US$ 550 for International participants and GH¢ 1400 for Ghanaian participants. It covers the training, lunch and health snacks during training, course materials and souvenirs. Groups of 3 or more participants attending the training qualify for a discount.
Participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate of participation.
Interested persons are invited to submit their form by 15th March, 2019. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
The specific topics that will be covered include:
- Origin and Importance of Sweetpotato
- Sweetpotato varieties and characteristics
- Selecting and preserving and multiplying Sweetpotato planting materials
- Sweetpotato production and crop management
- Sweetpotato pests and disease management
- Entrepreneurship, marketing and value chain
Please contact the following for more information or if you have any concerns: