Organic Agriculture Intermediate 2014

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 practically and theoretically taught. The course closes with different crop propagation techniques which are suitable biotechnologies for organic farmers.

This advanced course will cover topics such as:

• Soil a living organism
• Know your soil – the simple soil test
• Macro and micro nutrients for plants
• Nutrient deficiency in plants (signs, causes and symptoms)
• Soil recovery and fertility improvement
• Compost making and Top dressing
• Organic management of pests and diseases
• Biological Nitrogen Fixation (BNF)
• Cover cropping and green manure
• Co piecing and co piecing fallows
• Tree nursery establishment
• Crop propagation techniques
• Budding, grafting, nicking corms, dividing corms and tissue culture
• Water management in the farm (contours, swales, strips, trenches)


27th Oct. – 31st Oct. 2014               Course ID: OAI 001

Training Fee: TZS 250,000/= per participant, the fee is inclusive of training, materials, accommodation and meals at the center.

Facilitators: Janet Maro and Hugo Kunguru

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