Digital Media on Agricultural Information and Innovation 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
DMA001 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Nakuru, Kenya KES 166,000 | $2,200 Register
DMA001 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Kampala, Uganda $3,300 Register
DMA001 17 Jun 2024 - 28 Jun 2024 10 days Accra, Ghana $4,400 Register
DMA001 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Cape Town, South Africa $4,400 Register
DMA001 24 Jun 2024 - 5 Jul 2024 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 159,000 | $2,200 Register
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June 2024

17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
KES 166,000 $2,200
17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
17 Jun - 28 Jun 2024
10 days
24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
Cape Town
24 Jun - 5 Jul 2024
10 days
KES 159,000 $2,200
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Digital Agricultural are innovations that enable farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs to leapfrog to increase their productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness, facilitate access to markets, improve nutritional outcomes and enhance resilience to climate change. These technologies range from mobile apps to digital identities for farmers to solar applications for agriculture to portable agriculture devices. Digital agriculture is increasingly becoming indispensable in the global food and agriculture sector, from fast and convenient information delivery to providing virtual marketplaces. 


10 Days

Who Should Attend

Farmers, agronomist, farm managers, farm employees, agricultural consultants, directors, CEO, governments, agricultural NGO, colleges, etc.

Course Level:

Course Objectives

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

  • Learn about digital tools enhancing on-farm productivity.
  • Understand how to empower smallholder farmers through Digital Tools in market access and financial services.
  • Gain awareness of the forward-looking technologies and their scope in agriculture.
  • Digital farm technology is transforming agriculture
  • Easy digital farming tips to get work leads
  • How data analytics is transforming agriculture
  • How digital is solving three problems in agriculture
  • Drone technology in agriculture
  • Tips for digital farm optimization
  • How digital farming increases productivity
  • How digital farming is revolutionizing the food supply
  • How precision agriculture impact sustainable agriculture
  • Handling the challenges facing the implementation of digital farming

Course Outline

Module 1

Overview of Digital Agriculture

  • Digital technologies in agriculture
  • Principles of Digital Development
  • The impact of mobile phones and mobile technologies on agriculture and rural development.

Module 2

ICT and Digital Tools for Enhancing Productivity on the Farm

  • Farmers and governments use ICT and digital tools to increase agricultural productivity
  • ICT and digital tools have the potential to transform extension and advisory services 

Module 3

 Empowering Smallholder Farmers through ICT/Digital Tools in Financial Services

  • New channels for delivering financial services
  • Mobile financial services

Module 4

Strengthening Agricultural Market Access with ICT and Digital Tools

  • Farmers use mobile phones to build a network of contacts and draw on this wider expertise to obtain critical information more rapidly. 
  • ICT and market research in agriculture

Module 5

Using ICT for Remote Sensing, Crowdsourcing, and Big Data

  • Remote sensing
  • Crowdsourcing and crowd mapping
  • Big data for analytics

Digital Farming Technology in Transforming Agriculture

  • Smart irrigation
  • Digital pasture management
  • Block chain and farm trade

Module 6

Digital Farming and Productivity

  • Soil health
  • Access to information sharing
  • Field productivity zoning

How Digital Farming Is Revolutionizing the Food Supply

  • Introduction
  • The growing demand in food and agriculture
  • The solution digital farming
  • The impact of digital farming on the food supply chain

Module 7

Tips for Digital Farm Optimization

  • Do not get under the weather
  • Make informed decisions
  • Get your eye on the market
  • Weight the risk

Module 8

Drone Technology in Agriculture

  • Scouting / monitoring plant health
  • Monitoring field conditions
  • Spray application
  • Drone pollination
  • Drone irrigation

Module 9

How Precision Agriculture Impact Sustainable Agriculture

  • Precision agriculture for sustainable agriculture
  • Technology an essential aspect of sustainable agriculture

Handling The Challenges Facing the Implementation of Digital Farming

  • What has digital farming accomplished so far
  • The benefits of implementing digital farming
  • Benefits of implementing digital farming technologies
  • The future of digital farming

Module 10

How Data Analytics Is transforming agriculture

  • Analytics driving agribusiness
  • Greater understanding of environmental challenges
  • Improving supply chain management

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Course Administration Details:


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] or [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 or

Email [email protected] or [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] or [email protected]

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