| GATE - 2/95 - Reducing risks for small coffee farmers |
19 Sept. - 6 Oct. 1995
Delft, the Netherlands
This course provides - in lectures, workshops and field visists - training on polder development and management for senior civil and agricultural engineers. Topics include drainage and irrigation construction and improvement methods and operation, maintenance and management options. The organiser is the International Institute for Infrastructural, Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE).
RO. Box 3015
2601 DA Delft, the Netherlands
Phone: + 31 15/15 17 00
Fax: + 3115/122921
31 Oct.-11 Nov. 1995
Modern animal feed manufacturing
Barneveld, the Netherlands
In this course the IPC Livestock Barneveld College, a practical agricultural training centre, will provide practically orientated up-to-date information in the field of animal feed manufacturing. The emphasis is on technological aspects, animal nutrition and feed formulation, economic aspects and quality control.
IPC Livestock Barneveld College
Head Department of International Studies and Cooperation Programmes
P.O. Box 64
3770 AB Barneveld, the Netherlands Phone: + 31 (0) 34 20-1 48 81 Fax: + 31 (0) 34 20-9 28 13
1 - 3 November 1995
San JosÃ©, Costa Rica
Small-scale ecological agricultural projects from Latin America, Africa and Asia will present their activities at this international fair for bioproducts. The organizers are the Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce and the national Association for Ecological Agriculture.
Details from: Costa Rica Chamber of Commerce 1114-lOOO San JosÃ©, Costa Rica Phone: + 5 06 /2 21-00 05 Fax: +506/233-7091 and GTZ - Mr. Ulrich Lepel Dag-Hammarskjold-Weg 1- S 65760 Eschborn, Germany Phone: + 61 96/79-3488
Fax:+ 61 96/79-7426
According to our readers' survey, sustainable agriculture is a highly requested subject. Therefore we will introduce current and important topics on the promotion of sustainability in smallholder agriculture. Under the title "Sustainable Agriculture", we plan to cover the following topics:
• the seed issue: on-farm conservation or recourse to international gene banks
• organic cotton: how to make this export crop part of sustainable farming
• interview with Ranjith de Silva on local networking and IFOAM, Asia
• Participatory Technology Development (PTD) in Burkina Faso
• appropriate agriculture alternatives in Nepal
• Mexico: urban agriculture
This issue will again have a regional focus. The working title is: "The work of NGOs in Latin America". Reports on experience from numerous NGOs will provide an insight into such subjects as how their work is influenced by ethnic conflicts, decentralization and the drug problem.
We look forward to any reports, information and ideas from gate readers.