Deadline: 21 March 2017
The Wageningen UR Center for Development Innovation (CDI) is currently accepting applications for its short term course on “Plant Genetic Resources and Resilient Seed Systems for Sustainable Food Security”. The course duration is from 23 Oct -10 Nov 2017 in Nepal.
The training is experience-based and task-oriented. It includes fieldwork in the Jeypore district, in one of the world’s most important agricultural heritage systems.
The overall objective of the programme is to enhance your capability to apply state-of-the- art strategies for managing Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA).
Upon completion of this course you will:
- be familiar with contemporary approaches towards crop genetic resources management and conservation strategies;
- know the conceptual framework of CBM, its components and practices;
- understand integrated seed systems with special importance of farmer and community based seed system;
- know how to manage PGRFA in dynamic landscapes, unpredictable environments, climate hotspots and vulnerabilities;
- know how to empower communities and enhance their resilience;
- understand participatory learning and action research;
- be familiar with key PGRFA policies such as CBD, IT-PGRFA, IPR, WTO-TRIPS and UPOV.
- The training is designed for public, civil, research, education and/or development professionals working in a range of relevant programmes.
- Applicants should have at least a BSc degree, have three years of professional experience in a relevant field, and be proficient in English.
How to Apply
Applications can be accessed online through the website. Applicants must first have to create an account on the website and register themselves for the course.
For more information, please visit Plant Genetic Resources and Resilient Seed Systems.