Post-harvest physiology and handling of horticultural produces”. The course is divided in to two parts. The first part is concerned with physiology of the horticultural produces in which you will learn how the horticultural produce shelf life is affected by their own physiological activities as well as environmental factors. The second part deals with post-harvest handling of horticultural produces in which how environmental factors such as temperature, relative humidity and gas manipulation affect post-harvest quality of the produce and storage consideration to increase the shelf life of post-harvest produce as well as the post-harvest disease and its management. The two parts have 6-units. The first unit is concerned with introduction to postharvest technology which is an important tool to effectively learn the subsequent courses.
- Teacher: Gizachew Girma
- This course will acquaint you with the basis of scientific research; developing a research design, types of research design, clarifying the area of research, problem analysis, sampling design, developing research questions, formulating objectives, preparing a literature review, approaches to data collection, qualitative and quantitative research; method of data collection: questionnaires, and interview schedules, case studies, observation techniques, group techniques, etc; data organization and analysis, qualitative research methods, grounded theory, writing research report.
- Teacher: Debebe Cheber
Intentionally growing tree with agricultural production systems, Agroforestry is of interest to a broad range of environmentalists, agronomists, foresters, economists and ecologists. The fundamental need is to understand the relation between different components of the soil environment, Agroforestry aims to create more integrated, diverse, productive, and sustainable land use system. The course examines the definition, concepts, potential and its classification; the role of soil conservation and management techniques.
- Teacher: Gebremedhin Chameno
The course introduces about the history and importance of genetics in the area of animals. A major topic to be covered in this course includes: Cell division; Mendelian Genetics; population genetics; gene action and interaction; chromosomes; inheritance of qualitative and quantitative traits; sex determination;, sex influenced and sex limited traits; linkage, crossing over and chromosome mapping; gene mutation;; chromosomal aberrations ; extra chromosomal inheritance; genetic principle of development; evolution and behavior; gene regulation at molecular level-gene structure, replication, protein synthesis and mutation
At the end of the course, the students will be able to:
Explain the genetic principles governing cell division; Mendelian genetics; population genetics; gene action and interaction
Understand the difference between sex linked, sex influenced and sex limited traits; linkage, crossing over and chromosome mapping; gene mutation, chromosomal aberrations; extra chromosomal inheritance;
Describe the genetic principles govern gene structure, regulation, replication, protein synthesis and mutation; microbial genetics; recombination in bacteria and viruses; genetic engineering
- Teacher: Belay Zeleke