We are glad to introduce you to our Schedule for 2014 at the Farmer Training Centre (FTC) in Vianzi, Morogoro. It is actually the first centre which is focusing solely on organic and sustainable solutions for farmers, individuals, entrepreneurs, extension & field officers.
The program for the coming months contains intersting courses in the field of agriculture. The knowledge we are going to offer you is unique, it is not only our expertise; more than 6 external facilitators are going to show you how to become a successful organic farmer and what it takes to train farmers in the field and become a good facilitator.
Trainings this year are:
Organic Agriculture Basic
With more than 5 years experience in the field of organic agriculture we have a lot to share. In these five days you will learn how to fertilize your soil and manage its fertility. Pests and diseases won’t be bothering you so much afterwards, since you`ll gain knowledge about botanical extracts for all sorts of pests and diseases management. In addition you will experience the power of “Sustainable Intensification”. We’ll facilitate you on how to manage your plot most efficient by using an integrated approach that includes crop production with livestock-keeping and forestry. For more information use this link
Organic Agriculture Intermediate
For farmers who have already visited the Organic Agriculture Basic this course gives further insights into sustainable farming practices. The first part of this course is a deeper introduction into soil health and technologies which can be used to increase soil fertility. Furthermore organic pest, disease and water management are pracitcally and theoretically taught. The course closes with different crop propagation techniques which are suitable biotechnologies for organic farmers. For more information use this link
Do you know the power of herbs? Do you know that plants are not only for food but also for medicine? Tanzania is rich in plants that can be used as natural medicine and Dr. Feleshi from ANAMED Tanzania will show you how to use them. The course gives you a basic introduction of cultivation, and preparation and usage of medicinal plants. Moreover you will afterwards know how to extract natural oils and to prepare high quality soap. So let’s stay healthy and be prepared to start your cosmetic business. For more Information use this link
Zero Tillage Farming
Zero Tillage, also known as conservation agriculture or Farming God’s Way, is a farming method which ensures a high yield while conserving soil fertility and water. Abraham Tisiri, expert in Farming God’s Way and Peter Mbiu, expert in conservation farming, will introduce you to this method. For more information use this link
Animal Production Basic
Livestock keeping and crop production can coexist very well since an integrated approach is the key to establish a closed nutrient management cycle. Fresh fish, meat, milk and honey are products which can increase the houshold income for a small scale farmer significantly. To run a livestock enterprise successfully good management practices are needed. The course gives introduction into animal health, feeding, housing and general production. For more information use this link
Process Food and add Value
Processed and value added products fetch a higher price, can be stored for a longer time and need less space. This course will introduce participants to different value addition and food processing techniques. It is made to cater for farmers, small and medium enterprises and those who would like to venture into food processing and value addition. For more information use this link
Attract Youth in Agriculture Camp
This very interesting and fun training is intended to accommodate youth for week long courses where they will learn how to establish vegetable gardens in rural and urban areas, establish tree nurseries, entrepreneurship and life skills as well as management of waste in their homes, schools and institutions. This will be combined with the SAT tournament for the best youth team. For more information use this link
Sustainable Integrated Waste Management
Is waste equal waste? NO! Experts from Kenya (among them the Organic farming legend Molly Njeru and experts from KOATEC institute – Titus Muchangi) will show you how to get the most out of it. In these 5 days you will experience several composting technologies from kitchen and garden waste, using Effective Microorganisms (EM) technology for agriculture, environment and livestock, how to make organic charcoal or char from paper, how to produce valuables from old cloth, plastic bags, old braids and all sorts of waste. For more information use this link
Permaculture Design Course
Is it right? On one hand you want to reduce your work on the longterm view and on the other you want to get the maximum out of it? The Permaculutre Design Course looks like to be the right thing for you. By observing nature we can use natural patterning to make holistic designs and implement ideas and systems that build on natural processes with energy efficiency, low cost and high yeilding results. We expect that our PDC graduates will leave this course ready to design and implement permaculture into a wide range of scenarios; from urban permaculture systems to small farms and community projects. For more information use this link
Training of Trainers
You want to become a successful facilitator in agriculture? We build up your capacity to work in the field and give your best to your participants. Learn how to prepare sessions, conduct sessions, evaluate sessions make your sessions interesting and participatory, learn how to probe and get more from you participants as you build up their knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes. Let us help you bring out your full potential for a trainer or facilitator. For more information use this link
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