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Training Course on Irrigation and Operational Maintenance

INTRODUCTION

Irrigation can be used to produce outcomes in terms of crop production. Irrigation schemes may also have other outcomes. It is now playing a more important role in agriculture than ever before. However, depending on the climate, the value of the plants or animals, the value of the land and it's suitability for irrigation, the cost, reliability and quality of the water supply, irrigation may or may not be possible or feasible.

Irrigation may enable plants (i.e. crops, pasture) to be grown in a dry climate where it would not otherwise be possible, or it may supplement the existing rainfall and improve growth rates by extending the growth period of the plant, or by ensuring there is adequate moisture during critical periods when the plant is growing most rapidly. The value of irrigation can vary greatly from year to year depending on the distribution of rainfall during the growth season. This training course therefore is intended to guide the participants on developing and maintaining sustainable irrigation systems.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the significance of soil in irrigation
  • Gain knowledge on how to determine when to irrigate in a small scale situation
  • Gain insight on how to manage an irrigation system in a given situation
  • Select an appropriate irrigation system for a given situation
  • Explain the principles of design for a simple irrigation system
  • Design a simple irrigation system
  • Gain skills on monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of an irrigation system

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Introduction to Irrigation systems

  • Irrigation overview
  • Irrigation systems
  • Irrigation system components
  • Determining the irrigation requirements
  • key elements for efficient irrigation systems

Irrigation Essentials

  • Soil
  • Crop
  • Climate
  • Drainage

Irrigation System Design

  • Irrigation controller selection and location
  • Mainline sizing, pipping and routing
  • Irrigation control
  • Water conserving devices
  • Zoning the irrigation system
  • Estimating the overhead budget
  • Backflow protection

Irrigation Development

  • Considerations for irrigation development
  • Specifying an irrigation system
  • Legislation, regulation and sustainability procedures
  • Scheduling principles
  • Scheduling tools
  • Managing irrigation development
  • Farmers participation

Irrigation Management

  • Operations management
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Tools maintenance
  • Water management measures
  • Problem soils management
  • Emergency procedures
  • Monitoring and evaluation of irrigation systems
  • Conflict resolutions amongst farmers

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

 

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail outreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 12th June 2017

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 19-06-2017
Event End Date 23-06-2017
Cut off date 12-06-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 82,500.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,100.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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