Training, Communication and Publication Unit

OBJECTIVE
The main objective of the Training, Communication and Publictaion Unit is to promote improved technologies through training and material development for increased crop productivity.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES
• Training of agricultural workers in improved technologies through short courses
• Production of agricultural extension materials such as Crop production guides, Flip Charts, Farmers' Hand books, Fact sheets and Video clips

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS
• Trained over 100 research technicians and extension officers from nine African countries in crop management research
• Developed and conducted a tailor-made seed course for seed officers from Benin
• Conducted collaborative courses in seed production and marketing for over 100 participants from 12 West African countries
• Developed and conducted local collaborative courses in roots and tubers (cassava, cocoyam, sweetpotato and yam) for over 150 participants from MOFA, CRI and SARI.
• Produced and distributed over 100,000 instructional and extension materials ( Crop production guides, Flip Charts, Farmers' Hand books, Fact sheets and Video clips) among farmers, NGOs, MOFA staff and Institutional libraries