Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. Implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is necessary to minimize pesticide applications. But while there are many technical solutions, the application of IPM is still a struggle for many farmers. Do you want to identify and solve problems in IPM, and aspects of sustainable agriculture and food safety? Then this course is of interest to you.
What will you learn?
Upon completion of the course you will:
- Better understand the role of primary production in food chains in achieving food safety;
- Know the link between Integrated Pest Management, food safety as a result of primary production, and the protection of the environment;
- Understand public and private food safety standards and certification;
- Know the different roles of stakeholders in supporting the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices, sustainable agriculture and Integrated pest management
- Be able to develop Integrated Pest Management strategies;
- Know how to increase participation levels in integrated pest management policies and implementation through multi-stakeholder processes.
For who is this course?
The basic prerequisite for participation in the course is active interest and professional experience in this field. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification.
Course programme in more detail
Increased environmental awareness has led to a need for sustainable agricultural production systems. Good Agricultural Practices and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) have become essential components of sustainable agriculture. The integration of various control measures, where pesticides are used only as a last resort, ensures that pests remain below the economic threshold. The IPM approach limits the negative side effects pesticides can have on the environment as well as on occupational & public health.
Application for this course
On top of this page you can apply for the course 'Integrated Pest Management and Food Safety'. Depending on your nationality, your organisation and the type of course you wish to join, your eligibility and the application procedures may differ. Find out more about the requirements and the application process.