33rd International Vegetable Training Course - Vegetables: From Seed to Table and Beyond
33rd International Vegetable Training Course (IVTC) of AVRDC; Vegetables: From Seed to Table and Beyond
Bangkok, Thailand, 15 September – 5 December 2014.
The World Vegetable Center aims to enhance technical, scientific and managerial skills of the participants to be able to contribute to the sustainable development of their countries through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. The training emphasizes advanced and sustainable vegetable production and postharvest technologies, farmer education, human health and nutrition, and marketing. In addition, this training will enhance awareness and understanding of emerging global development issues and technologies. This year's course is dedicated to the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) as declared by the United Nations to highlight the significant role of family and smallholder farmers in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources, protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development, in particular in rural areas.
The 33rd IVTC is organized in collaboration with SATNET Asia - a project funded by European Union, the Horticulture Innovation Lab Regional Center at Kasetsart University and endorsed by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), particularly its Commission on Education, Research Training and Consultancy.
Who should attend: Researchers and extensionists from national and international agricultural research institutes, universities, nongovernmental organizations, and policymakers to improve their knowledge and management skills through three separate but interrelated one-month long modules.
Further details: http://avrdc.org/?page_id=1439