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Integrated Pest Management and Food Safety

Wageningen University and Research

3 months
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About

Public and private standards for pesticide residues have become stricter than ever before. Integrated Pest Management and Food Safety at Wageningen University and Research is necessary to minimize pesticide applications. 

Overview

Making Integrated Pest Management work in practice

  • Increased awareness of the adverse effects pesticides have on the environment and consumer concern about the safety of our food has led to the need for more sustainable agricultural production systems. Integrated Pest Management and Good Agricultural Practices have become essential components of sustainable agriculture. The integration of various control measures, where pesticides are used only as a last resort, ensures that pests remain below the economic threshold, thus supporting food safety and international market access. But without supportive and enabling policies and institutions integrated pest management will fail.

Upon completion of the Integrated Pest Management and Food Safety at Wageningen University and Research you will:

  • better understand the role of primary production in food chains in achieving food safety;
  • know the link between Integrated Pest Management, food safety as a result of primary production, and the protection of the environment;
  • understand public and private food safety standards and certification;
  • know the different roles of stakeholders in supporting the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices, sustainable agriculture and Integrated pest management
  • be able to develop Integrated Pest Management strategies;
  • know how to increase participation levels in integrated pest mangement policies and implementation through multi-stakeholder processes.

Programme Structure

What will you learn?

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • Better understand the role of primary production in food chains in achieving food safety;
  • Know the link between Integrated Pest Management, food safety as a result of primary production, and the protection of the environment;
  • Understand public and private food safety standards and certification;
  • Be able to develop Integrated Pest Management strategies;
  • Know the different roles of stakeholders in supporting the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices, sustainable agriculture and Integrated pest management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The short courses are designed for professionals with at least a BSc-level (or equivalent) and a minimum of three years of relevant work experience. Applications from students will not be taken into consideration.

Technological requirements

Minimum technical and software requirements for online learning courses are:

  • Stable internet connection: required to access the online learning platform and assignments (at least 3G mobile network).
  • Hardware requirement: acces to a laptop, smartphone, tablet or a personal computer with webcam and microphone.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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