The challenges of limited land available for food production, growing scarcity of irrigation water supply, precarious weather and changing climatic patterns, and a need to restrict chemical use are paving the way for more CEA production systems to produce a safe, abundant food supply in an efficient, sustainable manner. With such systems, producers are able to manipulate the crop environment to the desired conditions using precise technologies and equipment to improve the efficiency of operations as well as the consistency of products. This has already started with simple CEA systems, but the more advanced systems now available offer greater power and precision.
The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is implementing a self-learning e-course starting March 1 to July 31, 2017 (5 months), with the objective of providing basic knowledge of the concepts and principles of controlled-environment agriculture (CEA), as well as the basic skills, tools, techniques, and technologies of CEA production systems.
The structured self-learning e-course will be implemented through the APO’s dedicated e-learning website: http://www.apo-elearning.org/moodle19/. The participants can register on this website and create their own accounts. Ongoing registration starts at 10:00 am on March 1, 2017.
As the National Productivity Organization, the DAP invites the public to register and participate in this FREE learning opportunity.
Successful participants who passes the final exam will earn a Certificate courtesy of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO), and an opportunity to be invited to participate in a face-to-face training in any of the 18 APO member countries co-sponsored by the APO (subject to other qualification requirements and standards of the project).
For more information, please refer to the poster advertisement or contact the APO/DAP Secretariat at Tel. No. 631-2126, or e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Attn. Mr. Michael Del Mundo or Ms. Bonna Frias. Other details can also be found at these websites: http://www.dap.edu.ph (DAP); http://www.apo-tokyo.org (APO);
Note: Participants from non-APO member countries are welcome to take the course, but will not be provided certificate.