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2018 Young Scientist Pilot Project Training

  • Date: June 18 ? July 17, 2018
  • Venue: International Technical Cooperation Center
     National Institute of Agricultural Sciences
     National Institute of Crop Science
     National Institute of Animal Science
     National Institute of Horticultural and Herbal Science
  • Participants and Countries
    - 15 participants from Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal,
    Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe (2)

  • Purpose
    Strengthening research and extension capacity of KAFACI countries through
    training the African researchers

  • Output


Basic Science
- Data analysis of genetic diversity and population structure (sunflower, finger
millet, sesame leaves)
Crop Science
- Knowledge acquisition in QTL Mapping
- Learning how to utilize the software DSSAT 4.7 to model and understand soil
water balance with daily interval of a plot according to the climate

Horticulture Science
- Understanding the effect of modified atmosphere packaging for maintaining the
quality of tomatoes
- Learning how to use bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides such as Chlorella and egg
yolk oil
- Learning the pest control technology using dragon trap, insect seeker and the
method of identifying the insect

Animal Science
- Knowledge acquisition in balanced rations corresponding to the specific animal
needs
- Knowledge acquisition in how automated hydroponic unit are designed and
operated
- Improved comprehension of the methods for feed nutritional composition analysis
- Knowledge acquisition in TMR

Extension
- Understanding Korean extension system and the factors of increasing extension
efficiency



  • Date : December 27 - December 15, 2016
  • Venue : INRA (Rabat and Errachida, Morocco)
  • Participants and countries
    - 7 researchers from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Korea, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  • Co-organizer : KAFACI, INRA

  • Purpose
    On-the-Job Training for the researchers from KAFACI Member Countries by the Moroccan scientists trained from the previous On-the-Job Training

  • Output
    - Sequencing protocol adapted to IonProton platx-form
    - Preparation of Training material
    - Improved theoretical and practical skills of 12 researchers from leading country:
    1) Using New Generation Sequencing on IonProton platx-form
    2) Improving skills on bioinx-formatics analysis: Linux, Tassel GBS pipepline


  • Date : September 25 ~ October 7, 2016
  • Venue : INRA (Rabat and Errachida, Morocco)
  • Participants :
    - 17 researchers from Morocco and Korea
  • Co-organizer : KAFACI, INRA

  • Purpose
    Training of trainers for On-the-job Training for Capacity Building on Molecular Breeding in Morocco

  • OUTPUT
    Sequencing protocol adapted to IonProton platx-form
    - Preparation of Training material
    - Improved theoretical and practical skills of 12 researchers from leading country:
    1) Using New Generation Sequencing on IonProton platx-form
    2) Improving skills on bioinx-formatics analysis: Linux, Tassel GBS pipeline


  2015 KAFACI International Training on Germplasm Management

  • Date : August 31 ~ September 12, 2015
  • Venue : National Institute of Agricultural Science (Jeonju, Republic of Korea)
  • Participants :
    -13 participants from Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  • Co-organizer :  KAFACI, National Agrobiodiversity Center, National Institute of Agricultural Science (NAS)

Purpose
Development of Technology for the Conservation of Genetic Resources and the Establishment of Network among KAFACI Member Countries


OUTPUT
Enhancement of capacity building of KAFACI member countries on conservation and management of plant genetic resources


2015 KAFACI International Training on Germplasm Management


  • Date : May 12~ June 5, 2015
  • Venue : National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (Jeonju, Republic of Korea)
  • Participants :
    - 4 researchers from Morocco
  • Co-organizer : KAFACI, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences
  • Purpose
    To increase Molecular breeding capacity
    To integrate the networks in cooperative research between RDA and memebr countries
  • OUTPUT
    Improved theoretical and practical skills of 4 researchers from leading country
    Improving trainers’ skills on New Generation Sequencing using Illumina platx-form
    Improving skills on bioinx-formatics analysis: Linux, Tassel GBS pipelin


KAFACI - AGRA On the job training
  • Date : 13 August ~ 11 September, 2013 (30 Days)
  • Venue : National Institute of Crop Science (Suwon, Republic of Korea)
  • Participants :

    - 8 Principal Investigators of KAFACI - AGRA Joint Regional Project (Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Malawi, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda)
    - 2 Principal Investigators of KAFACI Country Project (Cameroon, DR Congo)

  • Co-organizer : KAFACI, AGRA, NICS

Purpose

  • To increase rice productivity through the accelerated development of improved germplasm and varieties in Africa
  • To enhance African rice breeding capacity with anther culture technology
  • To integrate the networks in cooperative research between RDA and African countries

OUTPUT

  • Development of high - yielding and quality irrigated rice cultivars for African countries
  • Strengthen the capacity of rice breeders specifically on anther culture technology
  • Building a network in cooperative research between Korea and African countries
Suwon, Korea
THE 2ND KAFACI ON-THE-JOB TRAINING ON KAFACI COUNTRY PROJECT
  • Date : September 19 - November 11, 2011
  • Venue : Suwon, Korea
  • Participants : 21 persons from 15 KAFACI member countries
  • Training Field : 4 areas

    - Agricultural genetic resources, Agriculture machine, Post-Harvest management, Soil management

Activities

  • To derive a proposal of country project of each KAFACI member country
  • To build a network for upcoming KAFACI projects and to boost a sense of belongings between the member countries
  • To provide the participants with a bench-marking opportunity to develop agriculture of the member countries along with inx-formation exchange of technology diffusion through OJT program
Suwon, Korea
THE 1ST KAFACI ON-THE-JOB TRAINING ON KAFACI COUNTRY PROJECT
  • Date : May 30 - August 5, 2011
  • Venue : Suwon, Korea
  • Participants : 23 persons from 15 KAFACI member KAFACI
  • Training Field : 8 areas

    - Wheat, Maize, Soybean, Horticulture, Agricultural genetic resources, Sericulture Crop protection

Activities

  • To derive a proposal of country project of each KAFACI member country
  • To build a network for upcoming KAFACI projects and to boost a sense of belongings between the member countries
  • To provide the participants with a bench-marking opportunity to develop agriculture of the member countries along with information exchange of technology diffusion through OJT program
Suwon, Korea