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December 06, 2011

Indian research institute offers short courses for African food processing professionals

About: Two Short Term Training Programmes on "Upgradation of Food Testing Skills of Food Processing Professionals" under "India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS)-II; announcement asking for participants

Goal: Building Capability in the area of Food Safety in different countries of Africa.

Where: Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Dehli, India

When: January 09-23, 2012 and during February 01-15, 2012

Cost: These programmes would be completely funded by the Government of India under the aegis of India Technical Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) as a part of India Africa Forum Summit (IAFS)-II. The funding includes economy airfare (most economical route), lodging, boarding (accommodation and food) and training fee. The participants will also be given some subsistence allowance for the period.

Shriram Institute for Industrial Research has been given the responsibility of organizing these training programmes at their center in Delhi, India so that it can transfer the know-how regarding different aspects of determining the level of toxic contaminants in different food products for ensuring the safety of food products.

The objective of these programmes is to upgrade the skills of scientists involved in assessment and certification of various food products for their quality and safety in different countries of Africa.

Institutes are invited to nominate their scientists for these programmes. The number of seats for each programme is limited to 25. There will be a selection criteria to fill the seats and therefore, there can be more than one nomination from one organization for the programme.

The nominees should be meeting following criteria:-

- Age:25-40 years

- Qualifications & Experiences: Graduate/Post Graduate in Sciences/ Food Technology/Microbiology/Chemistry, preferably with 1-2 years experience working in research/quality certification/inspection /regulatory affairs of food safety in the area of food, agriculture and water.

Further queries related to the subject matter may be forwarded to the following contact persons.

Mr. Virendra Seth + 91 9818360623 (Email: /

Dr. Manjeet Aggarwal +91 9811239472 (Email:

Dr. Sanjay Rajput +91 9868144455 (Email:

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