XXX. INTERNATIONAL HORTICULTURAL CONGRESS
12 - 16 AUGUST 2018 ISTANBUL - TURKEY
Bridging the World through Horticulture

GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES

The IHC2018 will 'Bridge the World through Horticulture' and will establish a forum for exchange of experiences, knowledge and friendship. Taking this opportunity, we wanted to offer two short trainings for participants who want to enlarge their professional capacity on Organic Management or on Good Agricultural Practices and widen their networks. The lecturers will be given well-known experts coming from academia, NGOs and the private sector. The tentative program may undergo fine tuning based upon the profiles of the participants but will ensure attendance to the IHC2018 scientific sessions. Training programs are free of charge to the International Horticultural Conference participants however the number of participants for each course is limited with 25.

TRAINING ON GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES IN HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTION

AIM: To enhance knowledge necessary for a sustainable management in horticultural value chains

TARGET GROUP: Training of trainers, extensionists and consultants

10-11 August, 2018

 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM

Opening session 20 min.
Introduction of the training and participants 30 min
Why and how to implement GAP 40 min
Sustainable production systems: IPM, ICM, GAP, GLOBALGAP, Organic, Precision farming 60 min
Evaluation of the agroecosystem in annual and perennial production 90 min
Diversification of the farm: Rotations, intercropping, 60 min
Soil fertility management 90 min
Cultural practices 120 min
Post-harvest handling 90 min
Record keeping and understanding reference legislation 60 min
Inspection and certification 90 min
Consumer demands, labelling and marketing 60 min
Case studies from participants countries 120 min.
Evaluation of the training course 0.5 hrs
Study visit to a fresh fruit & vegatable packer/processor and a mainstream retailer 5 hrs