Promotion of Organic Agriculture through Empowering Women Course


Organic farming is a viable economic move which benefits the farm soil, the environment, and purchasers of the produce. With organic farming presenting a low input way of farming, it makes the land sustainable as it doesn’t result in land degradation like other production methods; hence the long-term cost of sustaining production is less and there is a growing demand from the consumers of organic produce. With the growing demand for organic produce, this course will equip you on how to produce organically and maintaining the environment sustainably for future generations.


10 Days

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials, and policymakers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations, non-government organizations, small and medium enterprises for agricultural development, farmer organizations and cooperatives and anyone who wants to learn more about organic food production, farming and environmental challenges.


Register for the course

Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
POEW02 2 Oct 2023 - 13 Oct 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
POEW02 6 Nov 2023 - 17 Nov 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
POEW02 4 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
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Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

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

Course Objectives

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

  • Discuss the scope and nature of organic farming in today’s world.
  • Select appropriate organic management systems.
  • Understand the environmental, economic and political issues concerned with organic farming.
  • Explain the role of living organisms and decomposing organic matter in creating and maintaining an appropriate soil condition for successful organic farming.
  • Apply appropriate weed management practices.
  • Select and apply appropriate pest and disease management practices for both animal and plant production.
  • Design an appropriate system for organic production of plants and livestock.
  • Markets and marketing of organic products.
  • Health benefits of organic products

Course Outline

Module 1

  • Introduction to Organic Farming
  • Integrated Farm Management Systems

Module 2

  • Organic Management Issues
  • Weed Management

Module 3

  • Pest and Disease Management
  • Empowering women through Livestock Management

Module 4

  • Empowering women though Pasture Management
  • Empowering women though Crop Management and production
  • Demand for organic products

Module 5

  • Markets and marketing of organic products by women.
  • Organic products in the export market

Module 6

  • Policy regulations of organic farming.
  • Health benefits of organic products

Module 7

  • Mass Production of Biopesticide and Organic fertilizer
  • Biopesticide formulation, Packaging & labelling

Module 8

  • Organic and Sustainable Farming for Food Production
  • Development and Research of biopesticide and organic fertilizer

Module 9

  • Case studies in organic farming
  •  Field visit to organic farming
  • Practical demonstration on biopesticide production

Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises 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.


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

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


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training center or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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