Schedule for SAT Farmer Training Centre 2014

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.

K1024_IMG_0293The 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

Organic Agriculture Intermediate

Natural Medicine

Zero Tillage Farming

Animal Production Basic

Process Food and add Value

Attract Youth in Agriculture Camp

Sustainable Integrated Waste Management

Permaculture Design Course

Training of Trainers


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


Natural Medicine

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

 

 

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.

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Training Fee: TZS 150,000/= per participant, the fee is inclusive of training, materials, accommodation and meals at the centre.

Facilitators: SAT Facilitators

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 bustani.tushikamane@gmail.com

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

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.

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The topics of the Process Food and add Value course include:

• Post harvest handling
• Hygiene and sanitation in food processing
• Standards for food processing
• Sorting and grading of fruits and vegetables
• Preparation of fruits and vegetables for processing
• Production of fruit marmalade (jam)
• Production of peanut flour and peanut butter
• Solar drying of fruits and vegetables
• Mushroom production
• Packaging and packaging materials
• Branding and labelling

 

21st Jul. –  25th Jul. 2014               Course ID: FP 001

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

Facilitators: Rashid Fufumbe, SIDO and Mwabby

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 bustani.tushikamane@gmail.com

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

Animal Production 2014

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.

In 2014 two Animal Production courses will be conducted both contain a basic introduction which includes:

o Animal health
o Medicinal plants for various animal diseases and vaccinations
o Control of ticks in livestock using natural remedies
o Animal housing
o Livestock feeding (Ruminants & non-ruminants)
o Hydroponics
o Silage preparation

 

And a choice of different special topics in course I & II

SAT AP 001
o Introduction to poultry production
o Introduction to rabbit production
o Introduction to fish farming

SAT AP 002
o Introduction to beekeeping
o Introduction to dairy production

 

13th Oct. – 17th Oct. 2014               Course ID:  AP 001 (Poultry, rabit and fish)

17th Nov. – 21st Nov. 2014               Course ID: AP 002 (Beekeeping and dairy)

 

Training Fee: TZS 350,000/= per participant, the fee is inclusive of training, materials, accommodation and meals at the center.

Facilitators: Richard Gombe and Janet Maro

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 bustani.tushikamane@gmail.com

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

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)

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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 bustani.tushikamane@gmail.com

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

Zero Tillage 2014

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. Principles that will be taught during this course include; minimum tillage of the soil, soil water conservation, contour farming, sunken beds, composting, production of liquid fertilizers, pest and disease management using botanicals.

Courses

20th Oct. – 24th Oct. 2014               Course ID: ZT 002

27thOct. – 31st Oct. 2014                   Course ID: ZT 003

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

Facilitators: Abraham Tisiri and Peter Mbiu

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 bustani.tushikamane@gmail.com

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

Natural Medicine 2014

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.

The aims of this training seminar are to train 25 people (nutritionists, missionaries, health workers, teachers, individuals and others active in the community) in:
a) the recognition, knowledge and cultivation of several medicinal plants in a medicinal garden
b) the hygienic production of effective Natural Medicines from these
plants, e.g. teas, different medicinal oils and ointments and tinctures. We will also produce different soaps, medicinal charcoal, black stones for snake-bites and learn how to use several simple technologies.
c) the treatments of many medical complaints and diseases, including malaria, skin problems, diarrhoea, HIV/AIDS and wounds.

d) the influence of good nutrition and lifestyle on health.

Following the seminar, we expect the participants to:

e) create their own garden of medicinal plants,
f) prepare their own natural medicines,
g) treat themselves, their families and others within their area of competence, and
h) teach their families, colleagues and others in their communities.

Courses:

24th Nov. – 28th Nov. 2014               Course ID: SAT NM 002

Training Fee: TZS 300,000/= This is an all inclusive price, and includes food, accommodation, books, some seeds, a poster and all training materials. Transport costs and any insurance required remains the responsibility of the participant. If participants require more books and posters for their project, they will be available for sale at a reduced price during the seminar.

Facilitators: Dr. Feleshi and Janet Maro

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 bustani.tushikamane@gmail.com

Application Form: Use this link to download the application form


The following are important aspects of our seminars:

1. Our emphasis on working at the grass-roots, encouraging and supporting local people in developing and extending the skills they already have.
2. We encourage traditional healers and formal health workers such as doctors and nurses to work together. We help them to recognise the positive contribution that each makes, and encourage them to work out practical ways in which they can cooperate.
3. By introducing Artemisia annua, we enable participants to become much more independent and successful in their treatment of malaria, in their families, communities and health centres. Each participant will be given rooted cuttings and be taught how to grow this delicate but extremely valuable plant.
4. It is important that all participants have a commitment both to practising what they learn and to teaching others, for example by conducting a similar seminar in Natural Medicine themselves, at least for a weekend.
5. All participants will work together in practical work and possibly in establishing a garden. They must bring suitable clothes with them for such activities.
6. Participants must attend for the entire programme to qualify for a certificate; to come only on some days is not acceptable.
7. All participants should try to bring a sample of at least one medicinal plant from their region for sharing with others.

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

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.

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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

 

Courses:

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

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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 bustani.tushikamane@gmail.com

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

 

Sustainable Integrated Waste Management 2014

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.

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The training will cover topics such as:

• Sustainable urban solid and liquid waste management (Compost making and waste water management), urban and peri-urban agriculture and environmental management practices.

• Effective Microorganisms (EM) Technologies in organic agriculture, waste management and health.

• Organic compost (Bio-fertilizer) making techniques using market garbage

• Charcoal making using waste (Briquettes, char)

• Organic agriculture and livestock management practices

• Appropriate value addition technologies

• Appropriate technologies for rural development

• Multi-story/portable garden making

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Courses:

1st Sep. – 5th Sep. 2014             Course ID: OAWM 002

Training Fee: TZS 400,000/= per participant, the fee is inclusive of training and materials, accommodation and meals at the centre.

Facilitators: Molly Njeru, Titus Muchangi and Janet Maro

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 bustani.tushikamane@gmail.com

Application Form: Use this link to download the application form

 

If you interested in the schedule for the whole year 2013 use this link: Download SAT trainings 2014

SAT joins High Level Roundtable in New York

Our Director Janet Maro on 27 – 28 March 2014 joined high-level representatives from governments, the UN System, research, civil society, farmers, and the private sector at the High Level Roundtable on “Food and Nutrition Security through Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Post-2015 Agenda”, hosted by the Government of Benin, Biovision Foundation, and the Millennium Institute, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the German Federal Environment Agency, IDDRI, the Third World Network and WSPA.

The message from the High Level Roundtable is to enhance the transition to sustainable agriculture by considering social, economical and environmental aspects.

The goal and the broader post-2015 agenda should address the following elements which can be summarized in the word SHIFT:

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Smallholder food producers are empowered
H
Hunger and malnutrition are addressed in all forms
I
Inclusiveness through consultations with all actors
including the most vulnerable

F
Food systems are sustainable and productive
T
Trade policies and strategies that improve the
functioning of domestic, regional and international
markets and ensure equitable access for all

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SHIFT: Food and Nutrition Security through Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in the Post-2015 Agenda (PDF)

 

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Vandana & Janet