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A guide for trainers on Organic Agriculture - Principles and Practices

The guide is developed for the EWA project and will support the trained trainers on Conservation and Organic Agriculture

18.07.2014






This trainers guide on Organic Agriculture - Principles and Practices, was developed in Uganda, in cooperation with the National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU) and was one of the outputs of the training on Conservation Agriculture (CA) held in 2013, in Kapchorwa Uganda. The training was organized by AT Uganda under the project Empower Women - Benefit for all (EWA)


The project partner AT Uganda is implementing a by WECF coordinated project entitled: Empower Women - Benefit for all (EWA), funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Netherlands. The duration of the EWA Programme in Uganda is from 06/2012 12/2015.
 
In Uganda the major objective of this project is to improve local livelihoods of women and men through more environmentally friendly agricultural production, carried out in a profitable and business-like manner that empowers and respects the contribution of women, men and youth in the family. In implementation of this project AT Uganda works with local organizations to promote the adoption of environmentally friendly agricultural production in a gender inclusive manner.

The guide is a simple guide for the freshly trained TOTs on Organic Agriculture - Principles and Practices. As a trained TOT, your ultimate goal will be to translate all that you have learnt into practice but first create awareness among your target group and offer simplified training to the farmers with an aim of making them understand the conservation agriculture principles and practices using organic agriculture options.

The initial objective will be to convince them that it is indeed a good farming practice, which is capable of giving them better results compared to the normal farming practices they are used to. To do this successfully, you will first of all need to prepare yourself by revising your training notes and convincing yourself first about the benefits of the technology. You have to be a convert before planning to convert others if you are to succeed. The purpose of this guide therefore is only to highlight key issues and where necessary, you are advised to refer to any publication on Organic Agriculture.