Date: 27 November - 8 December 2023
Duration: 2 weeks
Venue: NMISA Training Center, Building 4, CSIR Campus, Pretoria
Supporting sustainable agricultural practices, ecosystem health and exports through accurate measurement.
The agricultural sector is a major contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP) as well as total employment of many African Countries. To place exports in context, the value of edible fruits and nuts from Africa to the European Union represent a € 43 billion market.
Agricultural products to be sold for human or animal consumption are governed by local and international legislation stipulating MRLs for pesticides. Therefore, accurate quantification of these compounds is not only crucial in safeguarding human and animal health but also in securing exports.
The aim of this summer school will be to empower attendees with a broad background in pesticide analysis, as well as hands-on experience in the extraction, purification, and quantification. This will range from legislative requirement, the implementation of decision rules, calculations of acute reference dose (ARFd) using the PRIMo – Pesticide Residue Intake Mode as well as the analysis process from intake to reporting.