Crop Biotechnology for Food Security and Nutrition

Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. Some of the potential benefits of biotechnology includes but not limited to environmental conservation, improved food security and reduced malnutrition, use of biofuel to complement the non-renewable energy and source of raw materials used in industries.

INTRODUCTION
The level of hunger globally remains high, with 795 million people still facing hunger, roughly one in four children affected by stunting, and 8 percent of children affected by wasting. Of the many strategies that have been suggested to address the issues of global poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, crop biotechnology is seen as a viable contribution to the solution. Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. Some of the potential benefits of biotechnology includes but not limited to environmental conservation, improved food security and reduced malnutrition, use of biofuel to complement the non-renewable energy and source of raw materials used in industries.

DURATION
10 days.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Public sector scientists, government officials responsible for driving biotechnology, and regulators, managers of biotechnology projects, company personnel who desire a comprehensive understanding of biotechnology, Civil society groups wanting to understand the technology.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
• Understand what biotechnology is
• Learn crop management of biotechnology crops
• Understand laws, policies and authorities that regulate crop biotechnology
• Learn how to prepare records and importance of record keeping

TOPIC TO BE COVERED
Module 1: Integrated Pest Management
• Introduction/meaning
• Techniques in IPM
• Benefits of IPM

Module 2: Integrated soil health and fertility management
• Soil structure and texture
• Soil health
• Macro and micro nutrients
• Fertilizers
• Manures
• Other soil amendments
• Soil PH

Module 3: Regulatory and research compliance
• Protocol, National policies, laws and authorizes to regulate crop biotechnology
• Guidelines for Inspection and Monitoring GMOs

Module 4: Crop management
• Establishments/proposals
• Crop nutrition
• Cultural practices
• Pest and disease control

Module 6: Plant production techniques
• Controlled environment
• Open field
• Irrigation vs rain fed
• Crop rotation

Module 7: Cost management and crop budgets
• Crop production plan
• Crop budgets/production cost

Module 8: Record keeping
• Types of crop records
• What are records
• Why keep records/importance
• Examples of crop records

Module 9: Biotechnology
• Micro- propagation
• Molecular Plant Breeding through Biotechnology

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TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location. For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or +254 759 285 295. You can also email us on: training@fineresultsresearch.org

REQUIREMENTS
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

TRAINING FEE
The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254 759 285 295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

Date: 17 January 2022 to 28 January 2022
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Venue: Fahari Palace Apartments, along Church Road, Nairobi Kenya, Nairobi
Cost: USD 1,600, KES 120,000

Contact: FineResults Research Services
Company name: FineResults Research Services
Telephone number: +254 732 776 700
Email address gro.hcraeserstluserenif@gniniart

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