Agricultural Best Practices for dry lands Course

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We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs. We use the highest quality learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable as possible. Our face to face calendar allows you to choose any classroom course of your choice to be delivered at any venue of your choice - offering you the ultimate in convenience and value for money.

June 2024

Code Date Duration Location Fee Action
ABP011 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Cape Town, South Africa $2,400 Register
ABP011 24 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 5 days Mombasa, Kenya KES 92,000 | $1,100 Register
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June 2024

24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
Cape Town
24 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
5 days
KES 92,000 $1,100
I Want To See More Dates...

Unfortunately, we do not have any dates scheduled at this time. Do you have a date in mind when you would like to take your training?

Request Custom Schedule

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected].


The goal of this course is to produce a holistic participants equipped in knowledge and skills in agricultural best practices with specialization that will contribute to increased food production and reduced environmental impacts from the agricultural production systems.

The overall objective of this degree program is to produce competent participants in dryland management with adequate knowledge and skills to contribute to increased food security and resilience of communities living in the drylands by strengthening their ability to cope with environmental and socio-economic change.


5 Days

Course Level:

Course Objectives

At the end of this IRES training course, participants will learn:

  • Participants gained all good agricultural practices
  • Participants achieved how and when should be adapt the application of traditional control methods of insects and pest as well as when it is necessary to be used insecticides and pesticides.
  • Participants to understand cropping systems which is necessary to be cultivated and adapted.
  • During the training participants to be familiar about how to make compost in order to increase their crop production.

Participants learn types of soil and the soil that is suitable for cereal crops such Sorghum and maize.

Course Outline

Module 1

  • Skills towards good agriculture practices
  • Best cropping systems during cultivation of farms

Module 2

  • Factors Affecting Cropping Systems and how to solve them
  • Use of IPM techniques.
  • Natural techniques to minimize harmful insects and pests.

Module 3

  • Treating farm produce diseases.
  •  Selecting seeds which have good quality in terms of germination rate.
  • Cleaning farms from previous farm residues to decrease the impact of insect devastation

Module 4

  • Types of soil and how can be managed the soil fertility
  • Applying fertilizers and the suitable time to be applied.
  • compost and organic fertilizers.

Module 5

  • Seed conservation techniques, treatments and storage.
  • Harvesting techniques and how the post-harvest losses should be reduced.

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The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected]/[email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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