DAP 2014 Agriculture – Post-harvest

Desired Applicant Profile – Post-harvest Management of Maize, Rice and Legumes
Target group
  • You are a national of an eligible country.
  • You are a mid- to senior-level professional working in an agriculture policy, practice, research or reform role.
  • You are currently employed in an agriculture institution, ministry, non-governmental organisation or private company.
  • You have a clear vision of how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to improve agricultural policy, practice, research or reform in your home country.
  • You must meet the age restriction requirements for your country.
  • You must meet the work experience requirements for your country.
  • You must be willing to make a formal commitment to return to your current employment following completion of the Short Course.
  • You have a clear vision for how you will use the knowledge gained through the Short Course to improve agricultural policy, practice, research or reform in your home country.
  • As this course will be delivered in English, an appropriate level of language proficiency is required, such that Awardees will be able to participate fully and benefit from the course,
  • You must meet the general minimum eligibility criteria outlined below,
  • Female candidates and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.
Support service options
  • Special needs assistance as deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.
General eligibility criteria for a Short Course Africa Fellowship Applicants
To be eligible for an Africa Fellowship, applicants must:
  • have citizenship of and currently be living in the country of your nationality;
  • not be married to/or be a de facto of, or engaged to be married to a person who holds or is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent resident status;
  • satisfy any specific criteria established by the applicant’s country and/or government of citizenship;
  • satisfy all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) student visa;
  • satisfy any specific admission requirements of the institution at which the Short Course is to be undertaken; and
  • hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Applicants must inform the Australian Government of any connection or relationship to staff employed by the Australian Government or with the managing contractor at the time of the application.

Course details
  • Grain handling and transport systems
  • Storage design options
  • Aeration and drying
  • Identification of storage pests
  • Chemical and physical control of storage pests, including fumigation
  • Controlled atmosphere and integrated pest management
  • Pest resistant varieties
  • Control of aflatoxin and other mycotoxin contamination
  • Attributes and maintenance of grain quality
  • Value adding, supply chains and consumer specifications
  • Quality assurance systems for grain


  • The course is anticipated to run for between seven and eight weeks.
  • Africa Fellowships will be delivered between July 2014 and March 2015.
  • Africa Fellowships are an intensive learning experience.

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