Training and Workshops

The CA&ES International Programs Office (IPO) conducts courses and workshops both in-country and on campus. UC Davis is engaged in a range of topics from animal science to staple food crops. However, regular themes relate to high-value crops, market development and extension. Recent courses are shown below. Notes: All California courses have Technical Field Programs - demonstrating linkages between research, extension, education and industry, and involve the development of action plans for implementation upon finishing the course.

2016

Cochran

Cambodia

Zambia

Chile

Pakistan

2015

USDA Cochran

USA.

Chile

Thailand

Pakistan

Sri Lanka One Health

Bangladesh

Guatemala


2014

2013

2012

2011


2010

  • Afghanistan: University Curricula Needs Assessment. A one week in-country consultation to assess university needs - focused on soils and agronomy. The consultation  was supported by USAID  through the UC Davis collaboration with the A4 program run by Purdue University. Participants were from the Ministry of Education and leading Afghan Universities. Lead: Nick Madden.
  • Afghanistan: Livestock review. A one week in-country consultation to review livestock management practices and to identify priorities. The consultation/workshop is to be supported by USAID  through the UC Davis collaboration with the A4 program run by Purdue University. Lead instructor: Ermias Kebreab.

  • Afghanistan: Ministry information needs.  A 14-day consultation in Afghanistan to work with a group of experts to identify information and extension needs and to help draft a plan for the development of the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock. The program was managed by CIMMYT. Lead: Jim Hill.

  • Afghanistan: University curriculum development. A 14-day course in-country training and consultation in Afghanistan to train ministry and university staff in curriculum development. The consultation was supported by USAID  through the UC Davis collaboration with the A4 program run by Purdue University. Lead: Tom Rost, PhD.

  • Africa: Produce Handling and Marketing. A two week course with five participants (Mauritius and Mozambique) supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.

  • China:  Organic food production The two week course with nine participants will be supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.

  • China: Food Safety  and Chinese Inspection and Quarantine (CIQ). A two week course with seven participants supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructors: Corky Lovin and Minghua Zhang.

  • China: Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences. A two day course with 5 participants. Lead coordinator: Minghua Zhang.

  • Egypt: Irrigation and Extension II. A four week train-the-trainer course conducted at UC Davis in June to train irrigation specialists of two universities and the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) in enhanced irrigation technology and more effective extension methods. The course with 25 participants was supported by MALR. Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Steve Grattan, Corky Lovin, Nicholaus Madden and Rick Snyder .

  • Egypt: Irrigation and Extension III. A four week train-the-trainer course conducted in October at UC Davis for irrigation specialists from two universities and the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR). The course focus was enhanced irrigation technology and more effective extension methods. The course with 20 participants was supported by MALR. Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Paul L. Marcotte, Ph.D., Steve Grattan, Corky Lovin, Nicholaus Madden and Rick Snyder.
  • Iraq: Horticulture and extension. A one week course held in Erbile for the 10 Iraq collaborators who had attended the UC Davis course in 2009. The course focused on high value horticulture and extension and was supported by the Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization (IAER) Program. The program is managed by Texas A&M and is overseen by USDA NIFA and the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service with support from the Department of State. Lead instructors: Louise Ferguson and Joe Grant.
  • Japan, Iwate: California Agriculture. A one week course conducted in California.  The course with 63 participants is supported by the Japanese government. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.

  • Latin America: Produce Handling. A two week training program consisting of five participants from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Mexico supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • Moldova and Uzbekistan: Agricultural Marketing. A two week training program in California consisting of ten participants from Moldova and Uzbekistan and was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • North Africa and Middle East: Dried Fruit. A two week course with seven participants from Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia and was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.

  • Sri Lanka: Tropical Agriculture. A four week hands-on participatory training course on Tropical Agriculture emphasizing Rice, and tea; the two most important crops in Sri Lanka. The course had 12 US and 4 Sri Lankan participants and was supported by the MacArthur foundation. Lead instructor: Paul Marcotte.
  • Turkey: Pistachio. A one week course held at Kearney Research Center in the Central Valley of California for 10 participants from Turkey. The course focused on production and marketing of Pistachios and was supported by the Washington-based NGO HasNa Inc. Lead instructors: Louise Ferguson and Mark Bell .
  • Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: Fruit and Vegetable Processing Management. The two week course with ten participants from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • USA: Graduate courses. IPO conduct graduate courses at UC Davis in the areas of Cropping Systems (IAD 202): Lead instructors Mark Bell and Chris Van Kessel; Development Principles (IAD 200): Lead instructor: Paul Marcotte; and undergraduate courses on California Farming Systems (IAD 195) Lead instructor: Paul Marcotte.

2009

2008

2007