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Training and Workshops

IPO conducts courses and workshops both in-country and at UC Davis. The university is engaged 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 (from 2007) 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.

2015

  • Malaysia Seafood. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was conducted in Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, and Louisiana. The nine participants were exposed to design which enabled them to be more knowledgeable in the import of seafood harvested and marketed by American seafood companies. They met with private companies that market a wide array of fish species in numerous forms and packs. They gained knowledge of the seasons of harvest and availability. They attended the Boston Seafood Expo North America which gave them the opportunity to meet with the various seafood companies and had opportunities to discuss the products they offer. They also were able to observe numerous ways in which seafood is further processed in order to improve value and increase marketing opportunities. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • Georgia/Moldova Water Management and Irrigation. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was conducted in California. This program offered training in optimized basin-to-farm agricultural water management. The course explored the role of law and governing institutions, user associations, NGOs, and private users.  Integrated water management, including supply and use monitoring, storage, and distribution were explored. Soil and water resource conservation and maintenance methods were addressed as the backbone of sustained agricultural productivity.  The pros and cons of various irrigation technologies were presented, as well as innovations for improving crop yield and quality via water management. Strategies for challenging circumstances i.e. arid climates, drought, salinization, etc. were discussed.  Finally, participants worked together to analyze their own countries’ water management systems and propose feasible improvements. The majority of the course occurred outside the classroom, which gave participants first-hand experience with some of the most advanced and diverse agricultural water management systems in the world. Participants learned from various key players in U.S. agriculture, including researchers, extension agents, professors, government officials, suppliers, and farmers. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • Vietnam - USDA Cochran Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Program. This 12-week USDA Cochran Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Program was held at UC Davis in Davis, California. The program was designed to research techniques to measure methane emissions from cow manure. This program built up knowledge of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the livestock sector in Vietnam. The Borlaug fellow spent the first six weeks conducting research at UC Davis, and the last six weeks conducting research at USDA-ARS in Kimberly, Idaho. Lead Instructors: Corky Lovin, Ermias Kebreab, and April Leytem.

2014

  • Bulgaria - USDA Cochran Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Program. This 12-week USDA Cochran Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Program was held in Davis, California. The program aimed to design experiments relevant to the molecular analysis of bacterial strain functional diversity. The Borlaug fellow gained transferable skills in working with diverse group of graduate and post-doctoral fellows. The fellow also gained skills in oral and written presentations in English as well as data and statistical analysis methods. Lead Instructors: Corky Lovin and Maria Marco.
  • Pakistan Biotechnology. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was held in Washington DC, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and California. The ten participants were exposed to public and private seed research and development, approval process, commercialization and marketing of biotech seeds, the framework used by the US and other government to regulate the production and use of biotech seeds, how the private sector adheres to this regulatory framework, environmental risk assessment, and intellectual property rights. The program included visits to public and private research and development facilities, University based research centers, private laboratories and field visits.The delegation was also exposed to the process needed to bring biotech crops into production, from seed research and development, and approval process to commercial production and marketing. This training helped the participants understand the approval process for biotech seeds, how those seeds were brought to market and how farmers could utilize these seeds. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • Bulgarian Horticultural Products - Vegetable. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was held in California, Florida and Georgia. The seven participants were exposed to medium–sized, progressive farmers who were interested in the adoption of the latest U.S. agricultural technologies.  Training topics included:  sustainable farm practices, crop rotations, horticultural genetics, efficient treatment of farm waste, disease prevention, pest management practices, and renewable energy.  Because of this training program, the Fellows acquired an increased knowledge of U.S. horticulture genetics which led to farmer support for the newest U.S. technologies including biotechnology.  Another outcome of this training was a higher demand and market for U.S. horticulture genetics in Bulgaria.  Interest in horticulture quality control, marketing, direct sales, and organics gave the participants an opportunity to generate an open and efficient market. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • Moldova Wine Consultancy. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was held in Chisinau, Moldova. The In-country Technical Assistance Program of the Development Resources and Disaster Assistance Division in USDA's Foreign Agricultural Services, requested the design and delivery of in-county technical assistance activities in Chisinau, Moldova. Participants were exposed to the capacity of producers, traders, extension advisors, academics, exporters and other agribusiness stakeholders for future cooperation with the U.S., which lead to improved bilateral trade and food security in Moldova. Specific areas covered were: Viticulture and Wine Marketing and Post-Harvest Process for Fruits. Lead instructors: Corky Lovin, Sara Spayd  and L. George Wilson (North Carolina State University).
  • Mexico - Enhancing Capacity for Low Emission Development Strategies. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was held in California. The eleven participants were exposed to the promotion of agricultural practices that were “climate-smart” and that maintained or improved agricultural productivity while lowering greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing producer resilience. USDA NRCS and University of California, Davis introduced study tour participants to partners that implemented sustainable agricultural practices located in and around Davis, California. In addition to the field visits, the participants had the opportunity to learn how different USDA agencies work together and with the University of California, Davis to transfer these improved practices to producers. Lead Instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • China. e-China Apple - Turning information into Action. In this Walmart Foundation funded program working with Cornell, UC Davis ran a series of 1/2 day workshops in July and August in China focusing on elements required to turn information in to Action and how the e-China Apple on-line materials reflect the approach. Three workshops were held: 1) at Northwest University in Yantai for 24 participants including 11 women, 2) at Fruit Bureau in Xi'an for 19 participants including 6 women, and 3) in Qiangdao for 26 participants including 12 women. The workshop focused on elements required to turn information in to Action and how the e-China Apple on-line materials reflect the approach. Lead instructors: Minghua Zhang, Mark Bell and Nick Madden
  • China. Chinese Seafood Program. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was conducted in Oregon, Washington, Massachusetts, and Louisiana. The eight participants were exposed to design which enabled them to be more knowledgeable in the import of seafood harvested and marketed by American seafood companies. They met with private companies that market a wide array of fish species in numerous forms and packs. They gained knowledge of the seasons of harvest and availability. They attended the Boston Seafood Expo North America which gave them the opportunity to meet with the various seafood companies and had opportunities to discuss the products they offer. They also were able to observe numerous ways in which seafood is further processed in order to improve value and increase marketing opportunities. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • Ecuador. Agricultural Extension. INIAP sponsored a workshop in Ecuador to expose INIAP researchers to enhanced extension methodologies. The 60 participants were exposed to extension as practiced in California through the Land Grant System (Jim Grieshop), new technologies being applied in California Agriculture (Richard Plant) and major points required for successful extension (Mark Bell). Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Richard Plant and Jim Grieshop
  • Pakistan - American Veterinary Medical Associate Tour. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was conducted in Washington DC and California. The five participants were exposed to the U.S. public-private veterinary relations. This program offered formulation of improved rules and regulation in the livestock industry. The program supported Pakistan's long-term goal to improve its overall agricultural productive capacity to support overall food security and regional economic stability. Lead instructors: Corky Lovin and Don Klingborg.
  • Pakistan. ICT in Agriculture. Agricultural Innovation Program. In this USAID program led by CIMMYT, UC Davis ran a 1 day June workshop at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad for 211 participants including 55 women. After presentations, there technical workgroups for both private and public sector participants identified needs and opportunities to enhance services. Lead instructor: Mark Bell
  • Pakistan. ICT in Agriculture. Agricultural Innovation Program. In this USAID program led by CIMMYT, UC Davis ran a 1 day June workshop at Arid University in Islamabad for 84 participants including 22 women). The workshop included student posters and discussions with the Vice Chancellor. Lead instructor: Mark Bell
  • Vietnam - USDA Cochran Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Program. This 12-week Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program aimed to promote food security and economic growth by increasing scientific knowledge and collaborative research to improve agricultural productivity. The Borlaug fellow from Vietnam focused on the development of a national greenhouse gas (GHG) database to mitigate GHG emissions and increase carbon sequestration. The training included visits to methane measuring facilities, used state of the art prediction models and methodologies to estimate or quantify the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector with further application in Vietnam. Lead Instructors: Corky Lovin and Ermias Kebreab.
Egypt group
UC Davis is partnering with Egypt to improve extension services.

2013

  • Cambodia. California Agriculture. IPO gave a 1/2 day workshop to 20 students at the Royal University of Agriculture in Phnom Penh. The workshop focused on contrasting production systems - wioth afocus on rice. Lead instructor: Mark Bell.
  • Ecuador. Extension. Along with collaborators in INIAP, IPO gave a 1-day workshop in Ecuador for 40 INIAP extension workers and researchers during December. The workshop covered extension systems in the California, Precision agriculture and practical considerations in Extension. Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Richard Plant and James Grieshop.
  • West Africa. Rice Production and Technology. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was conducted in Washington DC and California. The 12 participants from Senegal, Burkina Faso, and Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa were exposed to activity designed to provide insight into historical development of the rice industry in the United States as well as providing them with “state of the art” production, harvesting, handling, milling and marketing techniques. The role of research and extension institutions and their past and ongoing activities that have facilitated the success of the current rice industry as well as it sustainability for the future. Additionally, the role and function of rice grower associations/organizations in their own sustainable growth was explored. Lead Instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • Macedonia. Macedonia Post-Harvest Management Program. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was conducted in Washington, DC, Hawaii, and California and consisted of seven participants from Macedonia. This program was designed to enhance the country's pre-harvest, harvest, and post-harvest techniques for fruits and vegetables and to strengthen the capacity of the farmers for future cooperation with the U.S. Training topics included improving handling and transportation of produce, improving cultivation technology, farm management practices, packing/processing methods, marketing, and retail produce distribution/handling. The goal of this project was to enhance the country's pre-harvest, harvest, and post-harvest techniques for fruits and vegetables and to strengthen the capacity of the farmers for future cooperation with the U.S., which can lead to improved bi-laterial trade. Lead Instructor: Corky Lovin.
  • Pakistan. Af-Pak  Extension - Capacity building. UC Davis led a consortium of Land Grant Universities (Iowa State, Maryland, and Washington State) to provide a 5 day workshop for key extension members from Pakistan and Afghanistan. The workshop was hosted by the University of Agriculture, Faisilabad. The workshop funded by USDA, was the final in a series focusing on developing and delivering messages based on audience analysis and need. The workshop (December, 2013) had 60 participants from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Contacts. Jim Hill, Louise Ferguson and Mark Bell (UC Davis), Jerry Peters (Purdue), Chris Pannkuk (WSU), CHuck Shuster (Maryland) and Grant Dewell (ISU) 
  • Pakistan. ICT in Extension. 1/2 day Workshop as part of the USAID supported Pakistan AIP. 140 participants. Contact. Mark Bell  
  • Japan: California Agriculture. A one week course conducted in California.  The course with 60 participants from Iwate Junior College in Japan is supported by the Japanese government. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Tunisia. Tunisian Producers Association Workshop. Thus USDA Cochran Fellowship program was conducted in Washington, DC and California and consisted of six participants from Tunisia. This program was designed to restructure the country's laws and organizational structure of producer associations. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Agribusiness Development. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was conducted in Virginia and California and consisted of six participants from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan learning advanced agribusiness management systems and marketing tools in the U.S. This program was designed to help these countries to improve their agribusiness industry, enhance agricultural sustainability and food security. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Thailand. Hort CRSP, Kasetsart University and AVRDC. UC Davis ran a 2 day workshop in Bangkok for the joint sponsored International Vegetable Training Course. Topics covered included planning, extension and communication. November, with 24 participants. Lead instructor: Mark Bell
  • Krygyzstan and Uzbekistan. Fruit and Vegetable Processing/Marketing. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program was conducted in Virginia, Louisiana, California, and North Carolina and consisted of 12 participants from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. This program was designed to enhance the fruit and vegetable processing and marketing methods in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. This program also was designed to help these countries to improve their fruit and vegetable industry, enhance agricultural sustainability and promote food security. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Jamaica. Post Harvest and Produce Handling. This one week program sponsored by the USDA Cochran Fellowship Program was conducted in Washington, DC, California and Florida and consisted of four individuals from industry and government, learning farm to fork farming, post harvest and marketing system practices. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Japan. International Programs. As part of the collaboration between UC Davis-Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), a workshop was held at TUAT for TUAT students outlining how universities can help address the many major global challenges through the combination of education, research and outreach. The international Programs Office (IPO) of UC Davis plays a special role by helping build bridges between the potentially useful research that happens at the university to those who can benefit in developing countries. With a focus on extension and high value crops, IPO works with national partners to build capacity and provide technical information that can help.  With programs in more than a dozen countries, IPO is tapping new tools to strengthen traditional approaches. (46 participants, February, Tokyo). Lead instructor: Mark Bell
  • Moldova. Moldovan Wine Development Workshop. This USDA Cochran Fellowship program, conducted in Washington, DC and California, was designed to acquaint the ten participants with the production methodologies utilized by certain California private wineries to produce a highly marketable product that is well differentiated in their market. Personnel utilized in this training detailed their particular practices, including vineyard and winery practices which enable them to take advantage of terroir inherent to their growing area to produce an economically viable product for their customers. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin

2012

  • Af-Pak workshop. Extension - Capacity building. UC Davis led a consortium of Land Grant Universities (Iowa State, Maryland, and Washington State) to provide a 5 day workshop for key extension members from Pakistan and Afghanistan. The workshop was hosted by the University of Agriculture, Faisilabad. The workshop funded by USDA, focused on developing and delivering messages based on audience analysis and need. The workshop (May, 2012) is to have 24 participants from Pakistan and Afghanistan. Contacts. Louise Ferguson and Terry Steinhart (ISU) 
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    UC Davis works with USAID to enhance development
  • Bangladesh. ICT in Extension. IPO was part of a USAID-sponsored workshop reviewing the use of ICT in Extension in Bangladesh (Dhaka, December). The workshop had 43 participants from Government, Private and non-profit organizations and was implemented as part of the MEAS project with UIUC, Access Agriculture and BIID, Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Andrea Bohn (UIUC) Phil Malone (Access Ag) and Shahid Akbar (BIID)
  • Japan: California Agriculture. A one week course conducted in California.  The course with 60 participants from Iwate Junior College in Japan is supported by the Japanese government. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Thailand. Hort CRSP. UC Davis personnel provided training on a range of horticultural topics (including the application of ICT in Agriculture) for the opening workshop of the Hort CRSP innovation center based at Kasetsart University in Bangkok. February 8, 50 participants. Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Michael Reid, Peter Shapland
  • Thailand. Hort CRSP, Kasetsart University and AVRDC. UC Davis provided input in Bangkok for the joint sponsored International Vegetable Training Course. Topics covered included planning, extension and communication. October 31, 12 participants. Lead instructor: Mark Bell
  • USA: ADAPT workshops. UC Davis provides an extension overview and a demonstration of eAfghan Ag for people being readied for work in Afghanistan. The classes are part of a series of ADAPT workshops managed by CSU Fresno and Cal Poly. Each workshop has 20-40 participants and were held in January (x 2), February, and March, April, May (x2), June (x2), August, September, October, November and December (planned). Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Wil Agatstein, Nicholaus Madden
  • 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
  • USA: Graduate courses. IPO collaborated with the University of Edinburgh to deliver two courses on transferable skills (Davis March 5-6; 12 participants) and one at the University of Buffalo (Buffalo July 23-27; 22 participants): Lead instructors: Mark Bell (with Louisa Lawes (U Edinburgh))
  • Uzbekistan: Integrated Water Management. A two week course with five participants supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin

2011

  • Afghanistan. Extension Development. A two week course with 13 participants supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructors: Corky Lovin
  • Af-Pak workshop. Extension - Capacity building. UC Davis led a consortium of Land Grant Universities (Iowa State, Maryland, and Washington State) to provide a five day workshop for key extension members from Pakistan and Afghanistan. The workshop was hosted by the University of Agriculture, Faisilabad. The workshop funded by USDA, focused on developing and delivering messages based on audience analysis and need. The workshop had 24 participants from both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Contacts. Louise Ferguson and Terry Steinhart (ISU) 
  • Costa Rica, Colombia. Wine Marketing. A two week course with 6 participants supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Iraq: Progressive Farmers Workshop. A two week course with ten participants supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Iraq Horticulture and Greenhouses. A one week course held in Erbile for the 32 participants. The course focused on high value horticulture and greenhouses and hoop house management. The course was part of the final effort associated with the Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization (IAER) Program managed by Texas A&M and overseen by USDA NIFA and the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. Lead instructors: Louise Ferguson and Gary Hickman
  • Iraq Horticulture and postharvest. A one week course held in Erbile for the 32 participants. The course focused on high value horticulture and postharvest management. The course was part of the final effort associated with the Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization (IAER) Program managed by Texas A&M and overseen by USDA NIFA and the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. Lead instructor: Louise Ferguson 
  • Japan, Iwate: California Agriculture. A one week course conducted in California.  The course with 60 participants is supported by the Japanese government. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Lebanon and Syria: Extension - Capacity building. UC Davis led a four day workshop for key extension members of the WLI consortium. The workshop focused on developing and delivering messages based on audience analysis and need. Supported by ICARDA, AUB and LARI, the workshop (June 26-30, 2011) had 19 official participants and an additional 6 people who joined different sessions. Contacts. Mark Bell and Nick Madden
  • Senegal. Seed Development and Processing. A two week course with eight participants supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Serbia: Seafood. A two week course with four participants supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Ukraine: Standards, Certification, Post-Harvest Handling and Cold-Chain Development. A two week course with 13 participants supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • USA: ADAPT workshops. UC Davis provides an extension overview and a demonstration of eAfghan Ag for people being readied for work in Afghanistan. The classes are part of a series of ADAPT workshops managed by CSU Fresno and Cal Poly. Each workshop has 20-40 participants and were held in September, November and December. Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Wil Agatstein, Nicholaus Madden
  • 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
  • Uzbekistan: Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Marketing. A two week course with nine participants supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin

2010

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UC Davis works with USAID to enhance development
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    Almonds - one of the high value crops used in development
    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 

  • 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 Marcotte, 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

  • Afghanistan: Almond Nursery Management. A ten day course conducted in Afghanistan to train ministry and local Almond nursery men in enhanced Almond nursery practices. The course, with 40 participants, was supported by the European Union project Perennial Horticulture Development Program (PHDP) led by Roots of Peace. Lead instructors: Corky Lovin and John Driver
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    Global Horticulture Knowledge Bank
    Afghanistan: Horticulture and Extension.
    A one week course conducted in Afghanistan to train Ministry and non-profit technical and extension specialists in enhanced horticulture practices and more effective extension methods. The course with 40 participants was supported by USDA FAS as part of the project: "Improving the Capacity of the Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to Deliver Extension Services". . Lead instructors: Jim Hill, Cary Trexler, Louise Ferguson, Maboobullah Oryakhel (Cornell), Dan Egel (Purdue university) and Kraig Kraft
  • Afghanistan: Soil Laboratory. A one week course conducted in Afghanistan to train University staff in the planning and management of an analytical laboratory. The course, with 40 participants, was supported by USAID  through the UC Davis collaboration with the A4 program run by Purdue University. Lead instructors: Nick Madden and Vic Claassen
  • Afghanistan: Agro-Chemical Safety. UC Davis developed the curriculum for a short pesticide safety course to be implemented by in-country partners to train agro-chemical retailers in safe and effective agro-chemical use. The course development was supported by USAID in the ASAP project supported by USAID. Lead instructors: Frank Zalom, Mark Bell and Mark Henderson
  • Brazil. Meat and Dairy Inspection and Food Safety Regulations and Procedures. A two week course conducted in California, Georgia, Nebraska and Washington.  The course, with four participants from Brazil, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Brazil. Alcoholic beverage regulation and quality control. A two week course conducted in California, Kentucky, Tennessee and Washington.  The course, with five participants from Brazil, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
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    Chile: Extension Design
    . A four day course conducted at UC Davis to identify the key elements of a functional extension system. The course with 3 participants from INDAP Chile was supported by the Chilean Government. Lead instructors: Mark Bell and Jim Hill
  • Chile: Extension Design. A one day national workshop conducted in Chile to identify the key elements of a functional national  extension system. The workshop with several hundred participants from INDAP Chile and other private and non-profit organizations was supported by the Chilean Government. Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Jim Hill and Cass Mutters
  • Egypt: Irrigation and Extension I. A four week train-the-trainer course conducted at UC Davis 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 20 participants was supported by MALR. Lead instructors: Mark Bell, Steve Grattan and Ric Snyder
  • Iraq: Horticulture and Extension. A ten week train-the-trainer course conducted at UC Davis to train university and ministry specialists in enhanced horticulture practices and more effective extension methods. The course with 10 participants was supported by USDA though the Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization (IAER) project. Lead instructors: Louise Ferguson, Ron Voss, Mark Bell and Paul Marcotte
  • Japan. Iwate. California Agriculture. A one week course conducted in California.  The course, with 66 participants, was supported by the Japanese government. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Macedonia. Table Grape Production and Marketing. A two week course conducted in California and Washington.  The course, with ten participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Philippines. Cold Chain Management for Perishable Foods. A two week course conducted in California and Washington.  The course, with three participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Tajikistan. Tree Fruit Nursery and Vegetable Seed Production. A two week course conducted in California and Washington.  The course, with five participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Turkmenistan. Fruit and Vegetable Production and Marketing. A two week course conducted in California and Washington.  The course, with five participants, 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) and on Development Principles (IAD 200: Lead instructor Paul Marcotte) and undergraduate courses on California Farming Systems (IAD 195: Lead instructor: Paul Marcotte).

2008

  • grape harvest
    High value Agriculture - a UC Davis focus
    Afghanistan
    : Horticulture and Extension. A one week course conducted in Afghanistan to train Ministry and non-profit technical and extension specialists in enhanced horticulture practices and more effective extension methods. The course, with 40 participants, was supported by USDA FAS as part of the project: "Improving the Capacity of the Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock to Deliver Extension Services". Lead instructors: Jim Hill, Louise Ferguson (UC Davis), Maboobullah Oryakhel (Cornell) and Jerry Peters (Purdue University) 
  • Afghanistan. Agricultural Extension Development. A three week course conducted in California, Florida and Washington.  The course, with eight participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Colombia and Peru. Good Agricultural Practices. A two week course conducted in California and Washington.  The course, with six participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Egypt: Horticulture and Extension. A four week train-the-trainer course conducted at UC Davis to train Egyptian specialists in enhanced horticulture practices and more effective extension methods. The course with 20 participants was supported by the El-Shams project. Lead instructors: Mark Bell and Paul Marcotte
  • Indonesia. USA Jalal Food Handling Procedures. A two week course conducted in California, Washington, Georgia, Illinois, Nebraska and Iowa.  The course, with six participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • India. Food Production and Marketing Systems. A one week course conducted in California and Florida.  The course, with 20 participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • India. Fresh Produce Handling and Marketing. A two week course conducted in California.  The course, with five participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Iraq: Post-Harvest Management and Extension. A one week course conducted in Egypt to train university and ministry specialists in enhanced postharvest practices and more effective extension methods. The course with 30 participants was supported by the IAER project. Lead instructors: Adel Kader and Awad Hussein
  • Iraq: Pest Management and Extension. A one week course conducted in Jordan to train university and ministry specialists in enhanced postharvest practices and more effective extension methods. The course with 30 participants was supported by the IAER project. Lead instructors: Frank Zalom, Louise Ferguson, Paul Marcotte and Ali Almehdi
  • Iraq. Agricultural Policy and Implementation. A three week course conducted in California and Washington.  The course, with six participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Japan. Iwate. California Agriculture. A one week course conducted in California.  The course, with 52 participants, was supported by the Japanese government. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Madagascar: Dairy Management. A four week course conducted at UC Davis to train ministry specialists in enhanced dairy production practices. This course, with ten participants, was supported by the Madagascar Government. Lead instructors: Corky Lovin, Mark Bell, Paul Marcotte and Shadi Atallah
  • Mauritania. Developing and Accessing Food Markets. A one month fellowship conducted at UC Davis to train a Borlaug Fellow in research management. The fellowship was supported by the Borlaug Fellowship Program. Lead instructors: Corky Lovin, Mark Bell, Paul Marcotte, Jim Hill and Shadi Atallah
  • Moldova: Fruit and Vegetable Processing. A two week course conducted at UC Davis and in North Carolina. This course, with ten participants, 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 instructor Mark Bell) and on Development Principles (IAD 200: Lead instructor: Paul Marcotte) and undergraduate courses on California Farming Systems (IAD 195: Lead instructor: Paul Marcotte).

2007

  • Afghanistan. Almond Nursery. A two week in-country consultation/workshop. The workshop identified key intervention points to enhance Almond nursery tree production. The workshop with 20 participants across various sites was supported by the EU as part of the Roots of Peace funded project: Perennial Horticulture Development Program (PHDP). Lead instructors: John Driver with support from Corky Lovin and Mark Bell
  • Argentina and Uruguay. Wine Marketing. A two week course conducted in California, Washington and New York.  This course, with two participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Argentina. Distilled Spirits and Wine Marketing. A two week course conducted in California, Washington, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.  This course, with four participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Grenada. Produce handling and marketing. A two week course conducted in California, Washington and Texas.  The course, with 13 participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
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    Egypt: Horticulture and Extension.
    UC Davis conducted two-four week train-the-trainer course conducted at UC Davis to train Egyptian specialists in enhanced horticulture practices and more effective extension methods. Each course had 20 participants and was supported by the USAID-funded El-Shams project managed by CARE. Lead instructors: Mark Bell and Paul Marcotte
  • Iraq: Horticulture and Extension. A one week course conducted at the Desert Development center in Egypt to train university and ministry specialists in enhanced horticulture practices and more effective extension methods. The course with 30 participants was supported by the IAER project. Lead instructors: Louise Ferguson, Ron Voss and Paul Marcotte
  • Iraq: Advanced Horticulture and Extension. A one week course conducted in Jordan to train university and ministry specialists in enhanced horticulture practices and more effective extension methods. The course with 30 participants was supported by the IAER project. Lead instructors: Ali Almehdi, Louise Ferguson, Muhammad Marrush, Ron Voss and Paul Marcotte
  • Japan. Iwate. California Agriculture. A one week course conducted in California.  The course, with 62 participants, was supported by the Japanese government. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Moldova. Organic Production. A two week course conducted in California and Washington.  The course, with eight participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructors: Corky Lovin and Mark Bell
  • Serbia. Wine production and Marketing. A three day course conducted in California.  The course, with six participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • South Africa, Namibia, Angola. Seafood. A two week course conducted in California, Massachusetts and North Carolina.  The course, with 20 participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Tunisia, Oman and Kenya. Postharvest Handling of Horticultural and Agronomic Crops. A two week course conducted in Tunisia and Kenya.  The course, with four participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan. Water Management for Agriculture. A two week course conducted in California and Washington.  The course, with six participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin
  • Uzbekistan. Agribusiness and Marketing. A two week course conducted in California, Washington and Georgia.  The course, with seven participants, was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin