Animal Production Basics

Livestock keeping and crop production can coexist very well. Both aspects can be used in an integrated approach to establish a closed nutrient management cycle – an essential principle of organic farming. Moreover, the sale of fresh fish, meat, milk and honey can increase the household income for small-scale farmers significantly. The course gives an introduction into animal health, feeding, housing and general production.

Skills you will acquire

To run a livestock enterprise successfully good management practices are needed. This year we have two courses with a specific focus: Course One (AP I) with an introduction to poultry, piggery and fish farming and Course Two (AP II) with an introduction to diary and beekeeping. Every course will have a basic introduction with training on…

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

Course objectives

  • Participants hold healthy animals and feed them appropriately
  • Participants increase their household income through diary production and beekeeping / poultry, piggery and fish farming
  • Participants increase farm productivity through integration of farm animals and recycling of nutrients

Courses 2020

  • 20th – 24th July 2020 — Course ID: AP I 004 (Introduction to poultry, piggery and fish farming)
  • 3rd – 7th August 2020 — Course ID: AP II 006 (Introduction to diary and beekeeping)
(Please note that our training schedule is subject to change due to variable
course attendance. To confirm the course dates contact us as indicated below.)
Training Fee:TZS 350,000/= per participant, the fee is inclusive of training, materials, accommodation, meals at the centre and and transport to and from the training centre (from Morogoro city).
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 info@kilimo.org
Application Forms:Use the link(s) below to download the application form(s)