Training courses on wheat seed production

March 31, 2011 at 6:53 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wheat seed production training course: participants from research centers and agricultural departments across Egypt

The key to better farming is improved varieties – and healthy, disease-free seed. Two three-day training courses, conducted jointly by ICARDA and Egypt’s Agriculture Research Center (ARC), helped build skills on production, harvest and postharvest handling of wheat seed. The courses were held at ARC, Giza, on 21-23 February (31 participants) and 28 February–2 March (37 participants). They were attended by seed staff from every ARC research station in the country and from departments of agriculture in 24 governorates.

Both courses were funded by USAID, as part of the Accelerated Seed Multiplication Project being implemented by ICARDA in Egypt, Ethiopia and Pakistan. They were facilitated by Dr Fawzi Karajeh, Coordinator of ICARDA’s Nile Valley and Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Program. Resource persons were drawn from ARC, the private sector and the University of Cairo.

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