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Events

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  • 02
    02.October.Monday

    All day
    02-10-2017-07-10-2017

    FAO Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa and IITA are organizing a training workshop on management of the fall armyworm. Forty participants have been pre-selected from eight countries in Central Africa to participate in this workshop. The six-day training will cover various modules on monitoring and surveillance, biology, ecology, and management of the newly introduced maize pest (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Africa, and to develop a FFS curriculum for FAW management.
    Location
    International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Yaoundé, Cameroon
    Contacts
    FAO Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa

    Mr Sankung Sagnia, Mr Gerbert Dossa, and Mr Descartes Koumba-Mouendou

    Plant Production & Protection Unit

    FAO Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa

    1.206. V, Impasse Pascal Nze Bie, Pont de Gué-Gué,

    PO Box 2643, Libreville (GABON)

    Email: sankung.sangia@fao.org ; codjo.dossa@fao.org ; Descartes.KoumbaMouendou@fao.org

     

    IITA-Cameroon

    Dr Rachid Hanna and Dr Apollin Fotso

    BP 2008 (Messa), Yaoundé, Cameroon

    Email: r.hanna@cgiar.org ; a.fotso@cgiar.org

  • 16
    16.October.Monday

    All day
    16-10-2017-20-10-2017
    Abomey-Calavi, Benin
    Abomey-Calavi, Benin

    The training is convened by the newly established International Research Center for Climate Change Resilient Agriculture (CIRACC/IRCCCA).

    The training will be in English and will cover practical aspects of using suitable insect modeling tools such as ILCYM, MaxEnt and CLIMEX.

    The goal of the training is to present an overview of potential insect modeling tools available and offer a data analysis opportunity to students and scientists working on climate-driven biorisks and Invasive Alien Species (IAS) amongst which tephritid fruit flies and the devastating Fall Armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda.

    Download full training details 

  • 23
    23.October.Monday

    All day
    23-10-2017-25-10-2017
    IITA, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
    IITA Entrance Rd, Ibadan, Nigeria

    A 3-day workshop that includes theoretical and hands-on training in basic bioinformatics techniques. Participants will also be introduced to online repositories and how to work with them.