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Horticultural Production and Marketing Course

INTRODUCTION

In most countries, marketing problems are currently regarded as beyond the scope of field-level agricultural extension workers who are the officers in direct contact with the farmers. Therefore, the farmer has to take on commercial and marketing skills. Marketing is the process by which the space between the producer and the consumer is bridged. The process obviously involves transport and techniques for minimizing crop losses. An effective distribution system will also require the establishment of rural businesses such as truck drivers and packaging manufacturers, contractors and wholesalers. The production/marketing chain is a two way process. Produce flows from the rural areas into the cities; money and market information should flow back. As tastes in the city market evolve, the rural community can use this market information to target its production accordingly. This course aims to enhance farmers’ ability in commercial production planning, management of vegetables, tropical fruits, flowers and ornamental plants and to focus on crops produced in order to make it available commercially, particularly with those which have high market potential in participants’ home countries.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Have a clear definition of the concept of horticulture
  • Have an outline of the key factors in horticultural production
  • Gain knowledge on the salient features of floriculture, vegetable and fruit sectors
  • Understand on the post-harvest handling of horticultural crops
  • Gain knowledge on the techniques applied in management of pests in horticultural crops
  • Gain knowledge about the horticultural market development

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Production Technology
    • Farm layout and design
    • soil fertility evaluation and management
    • chemical and hormone treatments
    • chemical and organic fertilization
    • Irrigation techniques
  • Vegetable and Flower Production
    • Production schedule planning
    • introduction to micro-propagation techniques
    • crop maintenance
    • Quality and grading criteria
    • Post- harvest management
  • Tropical Fruit Production
    • Plant propagation techniques
    • Pruning and training techniques
    • Crop maintenance
    • Quality and grading criteria
    • Off-season fruit production
    • Post-harvest management
  • Horticultural Marketing
    • Seasonal supply and price analysis
    • Production contract and credit financing
    • Packaging and presentation
    • Production cooperatives

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 mailoutreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 16th October 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 23-10-2017
Event End Date 27-10-2017
Cut off date 16-10-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 75,000.00
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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