Agroecology applies the principles of ecology to the design and management of sustainable food systems.

What that means in practice is that farmers and researchers work together to develop farming practices that enhance soil fertility, recycle nutrients, optimize the use of energy and water and, perhaps most important, increase the beneficial interactions of organisms with and within their ecosystems.

Course Description

This course is for viewing only, but if you are interested to take the full course, please contact the following:

Mr. Shen R. Maglinte
Sibol Ng Agham At Teknolohiya (SIBAT),
Manila  Philippines
Tel Nos. 632-9288316/9268971
Email: admin@sibat-inc.org/shen_maglinte@yahoo.com

 

This course provides the historical background expounding the detrimental aspects of chemical farming, participants shall be able to discuss the root causes of the pesticide problem and the various approaches in addressing the problem. Furthermore, they shall agree on the fundamental principles of Alternative Pest Management as the most viable and appropriate solution in agricultural production.

 


Course Objective

Specifically, at the end of the course  the participants should be able to:

           

      Discuss concepts and principles of ecology as it relates to non-chemical farming system

 

m        Identify the significant stages in the history Green Revolution and its impact to the peoples health, farmers socio-economic conditions and the environment, as well as agricultural policies in the Third World context; and

 

m        Discuss the fundamental framework, principles, strategies and approaches of the various agricultural alternatives, after the discussion on the APM program in comparison with IPM and conventional approaches.


Course Description

Summary - This training contains the modules and assessment on - Organic Paddy cultivation System of Rice Intensification (SRI). 

Course Objective

This training is to:

  • Reduce seed rate
  • Minimize Water usage
  • Increase crop yield thru organic


Course Description

The demand for organically grown crops is on the rise. To be successful, producers need to understand the principles behind soil and crop management and become familiar with organically acceptable practices. "Organic Field Crop Management" addresses the criteria for optimum yield and quality of field crops within the context of organic farming principles, sustainable soil and nutrient management


It's a Free Course

No specific duration for this course - It can be learned by anyday

Course Objective

Learn organic management practices for crop establishment, maintenance, harvest, and storage. Gain an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges for marketing organic grains, in particular the impact of GMOs.