ODL MSc Crop Protection Semester 1 Time Tables_Mid & End Semester Face-to-face session_2014-2015(2)

Attached please find ODL MSc Crop Protection Semester 1 Time Tables_Mid & End Semester Face-to-face session_2014-2015(2)

Date and time: 
Fri, 2014-10-17 16:42
Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-26 16:42
Contact Person: 

Prof Muthomi

Teaching Timetable - ARM ODL 2013-2014_Mid & End Semester Face-to-face sessions(2)

attached please find Teaching Timetable - ARM ODL 2013-2014_Mid & End Semester Face-to-face sessions(2)

Date and time: 
Fri, 2014-10-17 16:32
Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2017-10-26 16:32
Contact Person: 

Prof Muthomi

Visit to Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea for the 7th Meeting of the Conference of Parties Serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety

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Visit to Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea for the 7th Meeting of the Conference of Parties Serving as the Meeting of Parties to the Cartegena Protocol on Biosafety, 29th September to 3rd October 2014 D. W. Miano,

                                              Background

Date and time: 
Fri, 2014-10-17 16:15
Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2014-10-17 16:15
Contact Person: 

Dr. Miano

Visit to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA for the VIRCA-II Project Steering and Advisory Committee Meeting

Background
The purpose of the visit was to participate in the VIRCA-II Steering and Advisory Committee (‘SAC’) and VIRCA Team Working Group meetings to be held at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Washington from Monday, 25th August through Friday, 29 August 2014. The goal of the meetings was to coordinate efforts in the Technical, Regulatory and Communications Working Groups, and to report on the status of the project and to review plans for the next interim with the SAC.

Date and time: 
Fri, 2014-10-17 16:04
Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2014-10-17 16:04
Contact Person: 

Dr. Miano

The ACTESA/COMESA Regional Communication Workshop and COP-MOP7 preparatory meetings


                                                          Background
I was invited to attend two meetings
I. The ACTESA/COMESA regional communication workshop (18-19th August 2014)
II. COP-MOP7 preparatory meeting (20th August 2014)
In both case, I attended the meetings as a stakeholder and an expert in biotechnology and biosafety.
1. The ACTESA/COMESA Regional Communication Workshop
The regional consultative and communications workshop on biotechnology and biosafety workshop was organized by Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), through its specialized agency, the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Central Africa (ACTESA), and in collaboration of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (FDR) Ethiopia. This was a follow-up to the 32nd Meeting of the Council of Ministers in February 2014, where the COMESA Policy on Biotechnology and Biosafety was adopted, taking into account the sovereign right of each Member State.The goal of the workshop was to raise awareness on the developments to date of the COMESA Biotech and Biosafety Policy approval as well as allow member states to discuss on the next steps towards implementation of the regional policy.

Date and time: 
Fri, 2014-10-17 15:52
Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2017-10-25 15:52
Contact Person: 

Dr Miano

AGRA Sponsored MSc Seed Technology & Plant Breeding Students Information 2014-2015 academic year

Agriculture is the mainstay of most African economies and directly contributes about 26% of the GDP annually and another 25% indirectly in most East African countries. The sector accounts for about 65% of total exports in Eastern Africa and provides more than 70% per cent of informal employment in the rural areas. However, food and nutritional security still remain a major challenge. Farmers mainly practice subsistence crop production using inferior quality seed of low yielding crop varieties. The region requires breeders who are responsive to farmers’ needs and who have the skills to apply modern and participatory approaches to crop breeding, especially for those crops that are particularly important in
Africa.

Date and time: 
Fri, 2014-10-17 15:39
Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2017-10-25 15:39
Contact Person: 

Prof Olubayo

Research proposal writing courses

Bioversity

Bioversity International: research for development in agricultural and forest biodiversity

 Research proposal writing courses

Many African farmers, especially in marginal areas, rely on neglected and underutilized species (NUS) for their livelihoods. But the commercialization of NUS is constrained by a weak knowledge base, poorly developed value chains and inadequate capacity and policies. Often, bottlenecks require biophysical and socio-economic research to generate new knowledge that value chain actors can apply to increase sales and profits.

The project ‘Strengthening capacities and informing policies for developing value chains of neglected and underutilized crops in Africa’,  through a grant from the EU-ACP Science & Technology programme, is seeking to develop such research capacity.

Bioversity International, the International Foundation for Science (IFS) and our partners now offer young African scientists training in the art of developing research project proposals that solve problems related to the value chains of Bambara groundnut and amaranth in particular, and NUS in general.

This Call for Research Applications is focused on the value chains of priority NUS plants in three sub-regions: Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa, respectively. We are interested in applications that focus on:

  1. The value chains of two target crops:  Bambara groundnut and amaranth (grain or vegetable). Preference will be given to applicants working on these crops.
  2. Priority species of NUS plants, as identified at two regional workshops in 2010 (please refer to the call).
  3. Other NUS plants of national/regional importance.

Three regional courses will be held, targeting scientists in eligible countries only (see table below).

Date and time: 
Thu, 2014-10-16 18:49
Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2017-10-20 18:49
Contact Person: 

Prof Kiare

ODL students information

Attached please find progrmme details

Date and time: 
Sat, 2017-09-16 17:12
Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2014-09-25 17:12

ADVERT FOR PART-TIME LECTURER, PLANT SCIENCE AND CROP PROTECTION

The Department of Plant Science and Crop Protection urgently requires part-time lecturer in Mathematics to teach the First Year Students during the September 2014 to January 2015. You are kindly requested to apply. Click to download ful advert.

For more details contact;

Prof. George Chemining'wa

Date and time: 
Wed, 2014-09-24 10:54
Location / Venue: 

PSCP

Expiry Date: 
Wed, 2015-09-30 10:54
Contact Person: 

Chairman, Department of PSCP

MSc ODL Semester Schedule.pdf (2014/2015)

Attached pls find the semester schedule

Date and time: 
Fri, 2014-09-19 10:38
Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2017-09-21 10:38
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