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Organic Farming Course

INTRODUCTION

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 sustainably to the environment for future generations.

DURATION

5 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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • 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

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Introduction to Organic Farming

  • Integrated Farm Management Systems

  • Organic Management Issues

  • Organic Management Issues

  • Weed Management

  • Pest and Disease Management

  • Livestock Management

  • Pasture Management

  • Crop Management

  • Demand for organic products

  • Markets and marketing of organic products.

  • Organic products in the export market

  • Policy regulations of organic farming.

  • Health benefits of organic products

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

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.

ACCREDITATION

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

TRAINING VENUE

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

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

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

TAILOR- MADE

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.

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PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 25th November 2019 

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 02-12-2019
Event End Date 06-12-2019
Cut off date 25-11-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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