COPE e-learning course on Introduction to International Treaties and Standards in Phytosanitary Systems and Pest Risk Analysis from 19th May 2014 to 13th June 2014

COPE together with EAPIC organized the first e-learning course on Introduction to International Treaties and Standards in Phytosanitary Systems and Pest Risk Analysis from 19th May 2014 to 13th June 2014

PRA training for Swaziland NPPO, 9th to 12th December, 2013 in Mbabane, Swaziland.

The Centre Of Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) in conjunction with FANRPAN together with Harmonized Seed Security Project (HaSSP) organized a three day training workshop on Pest Risk Analysis at Mbabane, Swaziland on the 9th to 12th December 2013.This PRA course was attended by 18 trainees from various institutions and stakeholders in Agriculture, Swaziland through theory classes and practical hands-on training on PRA. The trainees together with the guidance of the trainers from COPE/KEPHIS and DARSS (Swaziland NPPO) developed pest list of maize

PRA training for Zimbabwe NPPO, 10th to 12th December, 2013 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

COPE together with FANRPAN organized a three day workshop in Zimbabwe on 10th to 12th December, 2013 at Mandel Training Centre, Harare. where the NPPO staff of Zimbabwe were sensitized on PRA. The specific training objectives were:To create awareness on the importance of pest risk analysis in phytosanitary systems; To sensitize participants on the sources of PRA information; To understand the various steps in PRA process and to enhance skills in the use of PRA tools.

PRA training for Zambia NPPO, 3rd to 5th December, 2013 in Lusaka, Zambia.

COPE together with FANRPAN organized a three day workshop in Zambia where the NPPO staff of Zambia were sensitized on PRA. This three day course took 17 trainees from Zambia Agricultural Research Organization theory classes and practical hands-on training on PRA. The course covered principles of PRA, sources of PRA information, Tools for PRA and stages in PRA. As part of the practical training participants were introduced to PRA CPC software as a tool for conducting PRA. In addition participants participated in developing a draft PRA for importation of bean Phaseolus vulgaris seed from Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe into Zambia.

PRA training for Malawi NPPO, 26th to 28th November, 2013 in Lilongwe, Malawi.

COPE together with FANRPAN organized a three day workshop in Malawi where the NPPO staff of Malawi were sensitized on PRA.This three day course took 16 trainees from the Department of Agricultural Research Services, Plant Protection Division through theory classes and practical hands-on training on PRA.

Hands on training on Pest surveillance and Pest diagnostics for Burundi NPPO, 14th to 18th October, 2013 at KEPHIS Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya.

COPE together with UNIDO; organized one week training on pest diagnosis and surveillance for Burundi NPPO, the main objective was to acquire hands-on skills on pest surveillance and diagnostic systems in Kenya.

TRAINING ON PRODUCTION AND CERTIFICATION OF CLEAN PLANTING MATERIAL, HELD IN KEPHIS- PLANT QUARANTINE STATION, 7TH – 18TH OCTOBER, 2013.

The Centre of Phytosanitary Excellence (COPE) in conjunction Mikocheni Agricultural Research Institute (MARI) organized a two week hands on training workshop for two of its members of staff on Virus indexing and certification of clean planting material from 7th to 18th October 2013.

Specialized and detailed hands-on training for inspectors and other phytosanitary staff of Uganda Department of Crop Protection (DCP)

KEPHIS through COPE conducted a two week specialized and detailed hands-on training for inspectors and other phytosanitary staff of Uganda Department of Crop Protection (DCP) for a team of 9; comprising inspectors from DCP involved in implementing phytosanitary measures.

Training of NPPO on phytosanitary inspections and compliance

Eighteen (18) staff members from the Uganda NPPO were trained from 25th February to 1st March 2013 at Post Entry Quarantine Station Namalere, MAAIF, Uganda.

Training of NPPO-Dar-es-Salaam on phytosanitary inspections and compliance

The Tanzanian NPPO training took place at the Plant Health Services offices, off Mandela Road Dar es salaam from 18th to 22nd February 2013.The specific objectives of the course were to train on: Introduction to international treaties and standards, Phytosanitary import/export regulatory systems & inspections, practical phytosan