Organic Agriculture Basic 2014

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.


Participants will also spend their time in our farm learning by doing and see how the dryland is turning into useful fertile land.

The training will be in English and Swahili and will cover topics such as:

• Introduction to organic/sustainable farming
• Know your soil – Simple soil test (Finger and bottle methods)
• Preparing a garden (Nursery layout and care, field layout, appropriate spacing and transplanting)
• Improving soil fertility (Compost, top dressing, green manure…)
• Common problems in the field – Pests – Diseases – Weeds
• Pests, disease and weed management
• Agricultural Innovations (nine seeds per hole, portable gardens…)
• Agroforestry
• Introduction to poultry keeping



19th May – 23rd May. 2014               Course ID: SAT OA 008

23rd Jun. – 27th Jun. 2014                  Course ID: SAT OA 009

18th Aug. – 22nd Aug. 2014                Course ID: SAT OA 010

29th Sep. – 3rd Oct. 2014                  Course ID: SAT OA 011

10th Nov. – 14th Nov. 2014               Course ID: SAT OA 012

1st Dec. – 5th Dec. 2014                      Course ID: SAT OA 013


Training Fee:TZS 220,000/= per participant which includes training, materials, meals and accommodation at SAT Farmer Training Center.

Facilitators: SAT Team (Janet, Hugo, Justine, Msafiri and Abdul)

Venue: SAT Training Centre in Vianzi (approx. 20km from Morogoro city)

Apply to: Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT), P.O.Box 6369, Morogoro, +255 (0) 754 925560, +255 (0) 655 925560

Application Form: Use this link to download the application form

If you are interested in the schedule for the whole year 2014 use this link: Download SAT trainings 2014