Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. Implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is necessary to minimize pesticide applications. But while there are many technical solutions, the application of IPM is still a struggle for many farmers. Do you want to identify and solve problems in IPM, and aspects of sustainable agriculture and food safety? Then this course is of interest to you.
What will you learn?
Upon completion of the course you will:
- Better understand the role of primary production in food chains in achieving food safety;
- Know the link between Integrated Pest Management, food safety as a result of primary production, and the protection of the environment;
- Understand public and private food safety standards and certification;
- Be able to develop Integrated Pest Management strategies;
- Know the different roles of stakeholders in supporting the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices, sustainable agriculture and Integrated pest management
- Know how to increase participation levels in integrated pest management policies and implementation through multi-stakeholder processes.
Course programme in more detail
Increased environmental awareness as well as concerns about safe food, has led to a need for sustainable agricultural production systems. Good agricultural practices and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) have become essential components of sustainable agriculture. The integration of various control measures, with minimal use of pesticides, ensures that pests remain below the economic threshold. The IPM approach limits the negative side effects pesticides can have on the environment as well as on occupational & public health.
EUR 4,600.00 - This covers the tuition of the course. Since this course is online, there are no costs for accommodation, insurance or travel.
Early-bird deadline 28 September 2021
Deadline on October 12th 2021 for Orange Knowledge Programme scholarships and MENA scholarship programme.
How to register
For whom is this course?
The basic prerequisite for participation in the course is active interest and professional experience in this field. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification.
To register, please visit the following link
The Application Procedure
- Register for the course of your interest by clicking the ‘apply’ button on the webpage of this course. A registration form will open;
- Fill in the required fields of the registration form. Please note to write your date of birth without a zero (e.g. 1-5-1980 instead of 01-05-1980);
- Before you submit, check your details on the final page of the registration form;
- After submitting, you will receive a confirmation email. Make sure to directly click on the link in the email to confirm your registration. Without your confirmation, your registration cannot be processed;
- If you apply as an OKP or MSP-scholarship candidate, you will receive a registration letter for the scholarship at the beginning of the scholarship cycle.
- If you apply as a self-funded participant: we will forward your request for acceptance to the course leader. This can take some time as it depends on the coordinators' schedule (1-3 weeks);
- If you’re accepted into the course programme, we’ll send you an admission letter by e-mail;
- You receive all required travel documents from us after you are selected for the scholarship (OKP/MSP-scholarship candidates) or when we’ve received your payment (self-funded participant).
Courses are currently online
Our courses are currently online. Check the course details more information about the online course format.