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: Urban environmental managers, urban planners, agriculture extension officers, agriculturalists, agronomists, horticulturalists, community development officers and policy makers.
Course brief: The participant will be aware on how urban agriculture development can now be a part of the solution to making any city and its environment more sustainable. This course is designed to enrich participants’ knowledge on appropriate approaches and methods for planning of urban agriculture projects. It also focuses on the designing of agro-ecological settings to secure food production in urban communities.
Training modules cover important subject areas such as urban ecology, thresholds analysis and carrying capacity, farm management, crop cultivation technology (green house management, hydroponic and pipe irrigation), post-harvest technology and investment analysis. A study visit program is an integral part of this course, where participants will visit urban community development projects, greenhouse development and management in urban areas, city’s parks and gardens, and development of hydroponics technology.