Cover Image
close this bookConsultancy report on first extension staff training in horticulture. (1998)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentSummary
View the documentIntroduction
View the documentExtension staff training one (EST1)
View the documentStructure of training
View the documentIntroduction to horticulture:
Open this folder and view contentsBasic understanding of horticulture
View the documentReview of vegetable production by participants
View the documentField visit to vegetable growers
View the documentImproved vegetable production practices
View the documentSmall-holder irrigation techniques
View the documentAcquaculture
View the documentImplementation of farmer training one FT1
View the documentEvaluation of extension staff training one
View the documentComments/conclusions
Open this folder and view contentsAnnexes
View the documentAcknowledgements

Implementation of farmer training one FT1

The extension officers discussed and agreed on the subjects of training farmers at the end of each training. This was a process of problem identification and solution finding. Finally an agreement was reached on the training workplan. The topics for each province are as indicated below:

Lusaka Province

Session no.

Topics

1

Seed/cultivars selection, Nursery preparation and management.

2

Cropping plan, systems of vegetable production.

3

Field layout, water management and acquaculture.

4

Record keeping, marketing, fertiliser, compost.

5

Pest/disease management, Pesticide use and handling.

Central Province

Session no.

Topics

1

Variety selection, cropping plan, nursery management, crop rotation

2

Gross margin budgeting, record keeping and marketing.

3

Crop management, crop diversification, pest and disease management, pesticide use and handling.

4

Land preparation, fertiliser and manure handling.

5

Proper irrigation techniques, introduction to treadle pumps, introduction to fish farming, formation of water user associations.

Southern Province

Session no.

Topics

1

Introduction of small-holder irrigation and water management programme, operational and maintenance of pumps, Gender issues.

2

Land preparation and tillage, organic and inorganic fertiliser use and application, composting.

3

Nursery management, crop (variety) selection, cropping plan.

4

Pest and disease identification and management, crop rotation, pesticide application and handling.

5

Simple farm records, pest-harvest handling.

Western Province

Session no.

Topics

1

Vegetable production systems, cropping calendar, site selection, land preparation, nursery management, mulching, input acquision, fertiliser application

2

Transplanting, crop spacing

3

Garden/field sanitation, pest and disease identification, crop rotation, pesticide handling.

4

Irrigation systems.

5

Harvesting, post harvest handling and marketing of the crop.

Eastern Province

Session no.

Topics

1

Cropping calendar, raising vegetable nursery, site selection, land preparation, crop rotation.

2

fertiliser application, proper use of organic fertiliser, spacing in vegetables.

3

Crop pest and disease management.

4

Crop diversification, market timing, post harvest technology.

5

Operation and maintenance of treadle pumps, irrigation scheduling, clay pot irrigation introduction.