The practical training will complement the theoretical courses within the study program, furthering their knowledge and application thereof. Training will take place at the FTZ experimental facilities (Botanical Garden and Animal Research Farm), within FTZ laboratories, and at external facilities. More specifically, students will be trained:
- within the Tropical Botany and Ethnobiology Laboratory and FTA Herbarium, where methods used to collect and process ethnobiological data will be demonstrated and practiced;
- in collection and herbarium voucher specimen processing, taxonomical identification and authentication of plants; and analytical methods in natural product chemistry will be demonstrated at the Laboratory of Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology;
- in the identification of important crop species and their cultivation, which will be practically demonstrated Botanical Garden of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, which has a unique and comprehensive collection of crop plants from the tropics and subtropics;
- in the Laboratory of Food Processing Technologies on: Thin-layer chromatography, Water holding capacity of meat products, Sensory analysis and organoleptic properties;
- at the CZU Common Eland Research Facilities and the Laboratory of Animal Science, where collection, processing, and evaluation of animal physiological data will be demonstrated;
- in focus group discussions and key informants interviews, as qualitative data collection tools used in agroecological framework.
Furthermore, the students will participate in excursions to an agroforestry farm, where concepts, management, and research in agroforestry will be demonstrated, as well as a livestock farming unit, where principles of animal husbandry, welfare, and sustainability will be demonstrated, and local Fairtrade organization. Students will also attend a meet and greet event with FTZ staff and students and consult with their thesis supervisor.