Small-Scale Livestock Development and Extension Techniques

Code: 
AF02
Course duration: 
2 Weeks
Tuition fee: 
USD 2,500.00
Unit: 
Agriculture, Resources & Environment

​This course ​description ​is indicative, and only for reference ​purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course​,​ or require a customized course​ that is similar to this​, please note that ​fees start from USD ​25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 ​per participant.

​For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs ​of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.

Participants:   Animal scientists, livestock development planners and extension officers.

Course Brief:
This course aims to improve participants’ capabilities for planning, implementing and managing small-scale livestock development programs and projects for rural poor, and transferring production technology to the farmers. The course focuses on planning for livestock development projects, livestock nutrition and health, animal production extension, and farmers’ institution strengthening.

The course includes case examples on several aspects of agronomic, economic and marketing management of vegetables, fresh tropical fruits and selected ornamental plants. Field visits to livestock research and extension stations, small-scale and commercial poultry, dairy, beef fattening and small ruminants farms are integral to the course.

Tentative Course Contents:

  • Planning for Livestock Development Projects
    Overview of small-scale livestock development; production resources analysis; critical analysis in livestock production system; basic economic analysis and financing for small-scale livestock development projects; livestock development for poverty alleviation.
  • Livestock Nutrition and Health
    Overview of animal nutrition and health management; nutrition needs and feed management for poultry, cattle and small ruminants; utilization of crops and crop by products, and crop nutrition; sanitation and epidemic control.
  • Animal Production Extension
    Farmers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) survey; KAP data analysis and utilization for extension development; message and media design; planning and implementing farmers’ training programs.
  • Farmers’ Institution Strengthening
    Participatory problem analysis and development planning; strategies and approaches for farmers empowerment; participatory monitoring and evaluation technique.
  • Case Studies and Study Visits
    • Case studies on small-scale livestock production management for commercial broiler, cross-breed backyard poultry, dairy and integrated crop-fish- livestock farms, promotion materials and extension activities for small-scale livestock development
      undertaken by government agencies, universities and private agri-business companies.
    • Field visits to livestock research and extension stations, small-scale and commercial poultry, dairy, beef fattening and small ruminants farms.