Trip to Spain

On 16 May, 2017, students of the University of Bonn in cooperation with EQAsce have made their way to Segovia in Spain to spend three days visiting the company PigCHAMP Pro Europa. In addition to their visit to an innovative experimental farm for pig research, the Swine Research Farm, the students have gained an insight into the work and data management of PigCHAMP. Besides conducting feedings experiments with pigs, this farm is mainly used for testing new technologies in order to simplify and improve data transmission throughout the entire value chain. Counting 20 employees, PigCHAMP is considered a rather small enterprise in Spain. Nevertheless, the company has come to offer their services, which include research, sampling, and even training courses for farmers and veterinarians, also to clients outside Spain and Europe. Participants of these training courses, which are approved by EQA, can further obtain an EQA registration number which is the key to extra occupational training worldwide offered by EQA-approved providers of knowledge.

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Photo: Carlos Piñeiro, Managing Director of PigCHAMP Pro Europa (first from the left), and Students of the University of Bonn with team members of PigCHAMP Pro Europa.

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„GLOBALG.A.P. Capacity Building & Farm Assurer Workshop Crops“
27-29 September 2017, Cologne
Language: English

  • Detailed review of the General Regulations, the rules of the GLOBALG.A.P. Certification System.
  • Detailed overview of the Control Points and Compliance Criteria for All Farm Base, Crops scope and Fruit & Vegetables
  • On-Farm practical training to consolidate the gained knowledge

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On 25th - 29th September 2017 EQA starts an intensiv course to Food Safety & Health Manager in Ostbevern. Participants will be awarded with the certificate EQA-Food Safety & Health Manager.

On 18th - 19th September 2018 an international Congress dealing with Food Safety and Human Health will take place due to the 200-year-celebration of the University of Bonn.