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Senegal: COLEACP training for ANCAR trainers in the Niayes zone

In Thiès, in the Niayes area of Senegal, COLEACP and the Agence Nationale de Conseil Agricole et Rural (ANCAR) are organising a training course on crop protection and the safe use of pesticides for ANCAR supervisors.

This training is based on the “Animations Pédagogiques” method developed by COLEACP. This method has been designed around specific subjects in order to help the target audience understand, in a clear and pictorial way, the good practices to be respected throughout the production process so that the product complies with standards and regulatory requirements.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to sensitise and train supervisors and producers in good practices, particularly on how to:

  •  identify crop pests
  • choose an appropriate and sustainable pest management method
  • apply the chosen control method in a way that does not endanger the operator, the consumer or the environment
  • understand the risks associated with the use of plant protection products
  • adopt practices to reduce these risks
  • conduct short training sessions themselves using interactive training activities.

Sustainable intensification, which is at the heart of COLEACP’s programmes, increases productivity while making a positive contribution to climate, ecosystems and the environment. We promote integrated pest management (IPM) and help producers control pests while minimising negative impacts on humans or the environment. Where plant protection products (PPPs) are an important part of an IPM system, COLEACP ensures that growers have access to appropriate products that are as safe as possible, and that they can use them safely.

ANCAR is involved in a cross-cutting and global manner in all issues concerning plant, animal and forest production, the environment, and all rural activities related to production, including supply, credit, marketing, processing and handicrafts. It was given the mission by the Republic of Senegal to develop and implement a new approach to agricultural and rural consultancy.

ANCAR was created within the framework of the Programme des Services Agricoles et des Organisations de Producteurs (PSAOP), established in 1999 by the Republic of Senegal in partnership with the World Bank to be the main agricultural and rural advisory structure.

We wish ANCAR participants and COLEACP experts a very good training experience.

This activity is supported by the Fit For Market SPS programme, implemented by COLEACP within the Framework of Development Cooperation between the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the European Union.



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