260 Plant Breeding and Seed Production

Duration
Part 1: September 5 - 30, 2011
Part 2: March 12 - 23, 2012
Location
Part 1: Alnarp and StockholmSweden
Part 2: To be decided
Number of participants
25
Target Region
Global
Closing date for applications
April 15, 2011

Invitation

Objectives

The overall objective of the training programme is to improve the participants' knowledge of an integrated seed industry chain, from plant breeding to seed production, processing and marketing.

The programme wants to inspire and give the participants tools in order to start a process of change within the field of modern plant breeding and commercialisation of the seed sector.

Target Group

The programme is directed towards individuals working in the agriculture and seed sector coming from either the private-, public- or NGO sector and to key professionals and decision makers
working with, aiming to or being responsible for running development processes in their respective organisations and countries.

The participants have to be fluent in English.

Contents

The programme will mix lectures, group and individual work, study visits and field studies.
Project work and communication will be continuous parts of the programme and focus will be on active participation and the applicability in the participants' respective organisations and countries.

After the training the participants will:
- be familiar with seed policy, international law and regulations including certification and GMO regulations
- have an improved knowledge of plant breeding and agricultural biotechnology
- be familiar with seed production and processing including seed treatment and storage
- have an improved knowledge of business development and marketing
- be familiar with project management and communication
- have established contacts with Swedish organisations or companies

Contact

Organisation

Svalöf Consulting AB

Name

Svalöf Consulting AB

Address

Onsjövägen 19
SE-268 31 Svalöv
Sweden

Telephone

+46 418 66 51 22

E-mail

marie.hardfors@svalofconsulting.com

Fax no.

+46 418 66 37 33

Web

www.svalofconsulting.com