Monday, 11 June 2012

Training course on Food Systems to be held at Benin

Training course is being organized on Food Systems from 3rd to 7th September, 2012 at Cotonou, Benin.

Neglected and underutilized plant species (NUS) include hundreds of locally domesticated and wild species which are rich in nutrients and adapted to low-input agriculture.  Such local and traditional foods contribute to dietary diversity and play a significant role in supporting rural livelihoods.
The main aim of this course is to develop capacity to assess and measure agricultural biodiversity in the context of food and nutrition security in West African food systems. Prospective applicants are invited fromBenin, Ghana, Mali,Nigeria and Senegal to submit an essay, and apply for participation in the course.

Organizers are as follows:
Institut de Recherché et de Développment sur la Biodiversité des Plantes Cultivées, Aromatiques et Médicinales (IRDCAM), Bioversity International, African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) and Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). The training course is funded by the European Union and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Improved Nutrition and Health.

For further information, visit the link.

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