Trainings are provided by technical teams of trainers : agricultural engineers, geography technicians and rural social-workers. The trainings are split into different modules:
* eco-intensive microagriculture
* vegetables and fruit cultivation
* management of individual or family businesses
* how to set up farmer organisations
TRAINING MODULE 1: THEORETICAL TRAINING ON ECO-INTENSIVE MICROAGRICULTURE
– Reduce to a minumum level the usage of chemical fertilisers, so as to minimise costs of intrants such as NPK fertilisers and other pesticides
– Enrichen the soils with humus, zebu dung etc
After having attended this first module, the farmers will gain the fundamental techniques and the ability to perform themselves specific tasks. Such as: management of soil fertility, water management, product diversification, organic waste recycling, composting, bokashi, …
TRAINING MODULE 2: PRACTICAL TRAINING IN VEGETABLES AND FRUIT CULTIVATION
This training module will assist farmers to acquire the fundamentals of vegetables and fruit cultivation, as well as the specific growing methods to grow each kind of vegetable and fruit. How to select seeds and plants and to achieve a learning curve experience. They will learn as well to recognize different varieties of vegetables and fruits.
TRAINING MODULE 3: TRAINING ON MANAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL OR FAMILY BUSINESSES
Training Module 3 will provide the knowledge to create a micro-business and the ability to assess motivation and capacity levels. Through these trainings, farmers will gain knowledge on how to manage their budget. They will also gain the capabilities to live from their activities and live sustainably and autonomously, so as to secure food availability for everyone.
TRAINING MODULE 4: TRAINING ON HOW TO CREATE FARMER ORGANISATIONS : cooperatives, youth associations, women associations,…
Organisation models and interior regulations are taught, in order to achieve group or association sustainability and good fellowship. Participation at group activities to strengthen cohesion; for example: Gospel choirs, traditional hira gasy singing, etc..
This module is about helping trainees to gain a better understanding of the issues faced in the agricultural world, and to provide efficient solutions in terms of economic, social and environmental standpoints. To gain a stronger stance in dealing with institutions (government and others), NGO’s and funders. How to better defend and promote the rural world. Facilitate micro creditgrants (more credible for banks). Self-sufficiency in food through product diversification- and complementarity of products between producers.
TRAINING MODULE 5: TRAINING ON HOW TO SEEK MARKETS AND CLIENTS
At the end of the training module 5, farmers will be able to highlight their product features and better negociate prices. Know who the potential clients are: restaurants, school cantines, markets, supermakets, …
Workshop on handicrafted production: Production of fruit jam, canned vegetables, …