Croplife Zimbabwe have lau-nched their “Train the Trainer” programme, with the first module of the course being attended by 18 delegates from the agro-chemical industry loca
lly and two delegates from Zambia.
Each course consists of three five-day modules.
Croplife was formerly known as the Agricultural Chemicals Industry Association (ACIA).
Two modules cover training techniques and methods including needs analysis, with the third module covering technical material such as the safe use of chemicals including storage, transportation, disposal and care of the environment.
Croplife International is funding the course at a cost of US$7 000.
Croplife Zimbabwe aims to build a local resource base of training experts who will be able to pass on their technical knowledge more effectively when lecturing within the agro-chemical industry.
Zimbabwe is a regional trendsetter, being the first country in the region to run this course.
The course will shortly be launched in Malawi with Uganda and Senegal expressing interest.
Croplife Zimbabwe changed its name to identify more closely with Croplife International, a foundation that represents the plant science industry worldwide and is committed to ensuring the safe and effective use of pesticides world-wide.