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May 2016

2016 Introduction to molecular biology and bioinformatics training workshop

May 9, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

The Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub seeks to strengthen the capacity of the African scientific community to conduct bioscience research that will improve agricultural products and enhance food security in the region. As part of its capacity building programme, the BecA-ILRI Hub will hold a training workshop on introductory molecular biology and bioinformatics (IMBB) from 9-20 May 2016.

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January 2017


January 19, 2017 - January 28, 2017
Bobo Dioulasso Burkina Faso + Google Map

Le Centre International de la Pomme de Terre (CIP) et le projet “Promotion de la Patate Douce à Chair Orange en Afrique de l’Ouest à Travers des Marchés Diversifiés mis en Œuvre au Burkina Faso par l’INERA et iDE (mais aussi au Ghana et au Nigeria) organise à Bobo Dioulasso sous la direction du CAP-Matourkou la deuxième édition du cours intitulé “Tout ce que vous avez toujours voulu savoir à propos de la patate douce” du 19 au 28 janvier…

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February 2017

AfriPlantSci: Plant Metabolism for Improved Nutrition and Health

February 20, 2017 - May 5, 2017
International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub Nairobi, Kenya + Google Map

Hosts:       John Innes Centre (JIC)  Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST): Eastern and Southern Africa Centre for Research Advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability in Food and Nutrition Security (CREATES-FNS) Biosciences eastern and central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub This course will cover the breadth and depth of plant metabolism and how it can be exploited for the improvement of plant and human nutrition and health. With emphasis on recent results, from starch metabolism to engineering…

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June 2017

Applications invited for MSc and PhD in Orphan Crops breeding: Deadline 14 June

June 14, 2017

Enhancing training and research mobility for novel crops breeding in Africa MoBreed (Mobility for Breeders in Africa) is an initiative of five public universities from three African regions and one university in Europe to advance knowledge on useful crops of Africa and increase scholars’ capacity in addressing food security. Partners include the University of Abomey-Calavi in Benin and Ebonyi State University in Nigeria (West Africa), the Jimma University of Ethiopia (Eastern Africa), the University of Namibia and the University of…

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December 2017

Managing food safety and quality in small-scale food processing for RTB value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

December 4, 2017 - December 8, 2017
International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI Campus, Off Old Naivasha Road
Nairobi, Kenya

Biosciences eastern and central Africa - International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub, the International Potato Center (CIP) and Natural Resources Institute (NRI)  Food safety concerns are a growing focus in Africa, as elsewhere in the world. Foodborne illnesses are a preventable and underreported public health problem. These illnesses are a burden on public health and contribute significantly to the cost of health care. They also present a major challenge to certain groups of people. There are a number of food…

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January 2018

OFSP Processing and Product Development

January 22, 2018 - January 26, 2018

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in partnership with CSIR-Crops Research Institute and the International Potato Center (CIP) is offering an intensive 5-day Training-of-Trainers course on “Orange fleshed sweetpotato processing and product development”, taking place from 22nd to 26th of January, 2018. This course has been derived from the course: “Everything you need to know about sweetpotato", developed and implemented by KNUST in collaboration with the International Potato Center and CSIR-Crops Research Institute for 2 years. The course…

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April 2018

COURSE: Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

April 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre (TFNC) in collaboration with the Building Nutritious Food Baskets (BNFB) invites applications from eligible participants to attend a course on Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation. The course will be held between 6th – 14th April 2018 in Arusha-Tanzania. The Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center (TFNC) is a government institution established by an Act No. 24 of 1973 (also as amended in Act No. 3 of 1995) to provide research, advocacy, education and training services…

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July 2018

3rd Edition of the Training-of-Trainers’ course: “Everything-you-need-to-know-about-Sweetpotato” in Ghana

July 16, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Kumasi, Ghana

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 16th – 27th July 2018. 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…

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