UC Davis College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences
Personal tools
Home » Where We Work > Iraq

Iraq

mapIraqTN.jpg



Country contact

Jim Hill, Associate Dean International Programs
Louise Ferguson, Director Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center

 

Capacity Building and Research Projects

UC Davis has provided technical assistance, education, training and materials to support Iraq. The focus has been primarily on horticulture and extension

IAER - Horticulture and Extension (2007-2011). UC Davis is a major participant in the 2007-2011 USDA funded project Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization. The Texas A&M led Consortium consists of five land grant universities: University of California-Davis, New Mexico State Univ., Texas A&M University, Utah State University and Washington State University. IAER has involved a number of in-region, in-country and at UC Davis trainings. Click here for more on IAER.

IAER pruning
IAER participants learned theory, practice and delivery.

Contacts. Ron Voss and Louise Ferguson

 

Training

 

2011

  • Iraq Horticulture and Greenhouses. A 1 week course held in Erbile for the 17 participants. The course focused on high value horticulture and greenhouses and hoop house management. Lead instructors: Louise Ferguson and Gary Hickman

2010

  • Iraq Horticulture and extension, A 1 week course held in Erbile for the 10 IAER participants. The course focused on high value horticulture and extension. Lead instructors: Louise Ferguson and Joe Grant

2009

  • Iraq: Horticulture and extension. A 10 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 and Mark Bell

2008

  • aug08353Iraq: Post harvest management and extension. A 1 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 1 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 6 participants was supported by the USDA Cochran program. Lead instructor: Corky Lovin

2007

  • Iraq: Horticulture and extension. A 1 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 1 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