ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW AND DO ABOUT TILAPIA FARMING   Call for Applications into a Short Course on Tilapia Farming Course title: Farming tilapia profitably A public-private partnership initiative between the University of Cape Coast and Ainoo-Ansah Farms Training Dates: 25 - 29th July, 2016 8th- 12th August, 2016 22nd-26th August, 2016 5th-9th September, 2016 19th -23rd September, 2016 Total number of participants to be admitted: 100 Venue: Ainoo-Ansah Farms, Okyereko – Near Winneba, Ghana Background: The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences of the University of Cape Coast as a major teaching, research and knowledge centre in Aquaculture in collaboration with Ainoo-Ansah Farms, and with financial support from the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) and the Skills Development Fund (SDF) wish to invite applications from prospective and current fish farmers to participate in five-day hands-on and instructive training programme on Tilapia farming. The total duration of the course is five (5) days and participants should indicate in their application which of the suggested dates above they wish to present themselves for the course.   Features of the Course: Facilitation: Lecturers from Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (DFAS) of University of Cape Coast (Ghana) and Ainoo-Ansah Farms. Nature of training: About 40% lectures and 60% practical Course materials: Training manual and practical schedules on tilapia culture authored by lecturers of the workshop Certification: Certificate of participation from University of Cape Coast will be given at the end of the workshop. Key benefits: Access to aqua shop selling essential fish farming inputs Awareness of other opportunities in the fish farming value chain Access to technical information and consultancy services Access to laboratory services of DFAS Networking with other fish farmers  Target Groups: Prospective farmers Farmers needing more technical and business skills in tilapia farming Fish farming enthusiasts Students Extension personnel Development personnel of Government and NGOsCost of training: Please note that the cost of training is highly subsidised. The training costs include writing materials, manuals, meals and lodging, financed by COTVET/SDF. However selected Ghanaian participants will be expected to pay GHS300.00 to cover snacks, shuttle, use of farm facility and other incidentals. Foreign participants are to pay US$485.00 or Ghana cedi equivalent covering tuition, manual, lunch and snack, shuttle, certificates and facility usage.  All letters of application should be submitted on or before FRIDAY, 15TH JULY, 2016 to the following email contacts: Training Coordination: Dr. Joseph Aggrey-Fynn:                                           Mr. Jacob Ainoo-Ansah: Successful applicants will be notified by MONDAY, 18TH JULY, 2016.