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Short courses for Farmers, NGO's and Organized groups

COURSE TITLE DATE TARGET GROUP CONTENTS PERIOD FEES (GH₵)
Pig farming as a business August, 6-10
  • Established pig farmers,
  • Beginners in the industry,
  • Those interested in going into pig farming,
  • Those managing pig farms,
  • Teachers/instructors of pig production in the various secondary and technical schools

 

  • Selecting foundation/breeding stock for pigs
  • Preparing and feeding pigs from farrowing to maturity
  • Managing pregnant and lactating sows
  • Managing piglets and fattening growers for market
  • Preparing a simple housing unit for pigs
  • Preventing and controlling diseases in pigs
  • Preparing various products from pigs
  • Preparing simple budget and business plan for funding 
5 days 1000
Plant protection and quarantine August, 6-10

Staff of the following institutions:

  • Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate
  • Customs Excise and Preventive Service
  • Immigration Service
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ministry of Agriculture
  • Plant Inspectors
  • All types of agricultural enterprises in crop value chain
  • Centres of phytosanitary diagnostics and forecasts
  • Centres of plant quarantine, control and toxicological laboratories
  • What is Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ)?
  • The purpose, goals, and importance of PPQ
  • Organization of PPQ and relation to other government agencies.
  • Role of State and other agencies like PPRSD, Customs and Border Control
  • Current Plant Protection and Quarantine Issues in Ghana
  • Legislations governing plant protection and quarantine in Ghana and worldwide
  • Conducting border safeguarding
  • Understanding tools and methods in plant protection and safeguarding Identifying and diagnosing quarantine pests

 

5 days 1000
Safe handling and use of chemicals in crops August, 13-16
  • Crop farmers
  • Individuals/Instructors who handle chemicals
  • Staff of EPA
  • Agrochemical dealers
  • MoFA staff
  • Sanitary staff from various institutions
  • Any other interested person 
  • Preparing pesticides for use
  • Dealing with environmental impact issues and chemic fates of pesticide chemical
  • Understanding various pesticide and right-to-know laws related to pesticide usage.
  • Proper pesticide applications
  • Observing harvest intervals after application
4 days 1000

For Further information, call Dr Julius Hagan on 0243253220

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