20th January 2016, Mau
International certificate course on “Requisites of Seed Production, Processing and Quality Assurance” was concluded at ICAR-Directorate of Seed Research, Mau on 20 January 2016.
Dr. J.S. Chauhan, Assistant Director General (Seed), ICAR was chief guest during the valedictory function. He expressed the hope that the knowledge gained by the participants will be shared with larger number of other stakeholders back in Nigeria.
Dr. S. Rajendra Prasad, Programme Coordinator and Project Director, ICAR-DSR welcomed all and presented the salient features about the training programme.
Dr. S.K. Rao (Director of Research Services, JNKVV Jabalpur), Dr. M.A. Shankar (Ex-Director of Research, UAS Bengaluru), and Dr. S.R. Maloo (Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, MPUAT Udaipur) graced the occasion as guest of honour.
The international certificate course was executed in three phases: first phase began in ICAR-DSR, Regional station, GKVK Campus, Bengaluru; second phase focussed on exposure visits to various institutions and private seed enterprises at Hyderabad and Delhi; and third phase was instituted at ICAR-DSR, Mau.
The training programme focussed on varied aspects of seed science and technology viz., seed production technology in field and horticultural crops; seed processing; seed testing and certification; seed storage and handling; seed quality enhancement; seed health management and seed economics, marketing and management.
Eight Nigerian trainees participated in the six month training which commenced on 20 July 2015 at DSR, Regional Station, Bengaluru.
(Source: ICAR-Directorate of Seed Research, Mau)