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Advanced Crop Production and Irrigation Technologies

Advanced Crop Production and Irrigation Technologies

Dates: 25 October - 7 November, 2017
13 - 26 March, 2018

Learn to Grow Crops the Israeli Way

Israel has much to share as an arid country with a prospering agricultural market that thrives on innovation and practical, cost-effective solutions, rather than natural resources. In this programme, participants will learn from Israeli experts how to establish & manage production in warm climates. They will discover the variety of crops that may be grown under these conditions and explore the ways many may be adapted to cooler climates.

Irrigation and intensive crop production techniques are known to more than double yield and contribute effectively to food security while saving water. However, alongside the benefits are threats to the quality of soil and water. This course focusses on sustainable methods by which high yield may be achieved while ensuring water safety, food safety and the prevention and mitigation of land degradation and desertification.

 

Participants will each select one of seven “focus” options:

  • Citrus, Mango, Avocado
  • Intensive Vegetable Production in a Protected Environment
  • Growing Flowers in a Controlled Environment
  • Row Crops: Cotton and Corn
  • Deciduous Crops
  • Growing Bananas in a Sub-Tropical Climate
  • Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture

 

Duration

14 days 

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This programme is designed for

Farming entrepreneurs
Commercial growers
Ministry of Agriculture officials
Extension officers and farmers
Decision makers in the agriculture sector
Professionals involved in agricultural development projects
Professionals involved in implementing irrigation systems
Professionals involved in the farming of small plots
Consultants in the agriculture sector
Financers of irrigation projects


Curriculum

  • Arid and Semi-Arid Water Resource Management
  • Plants – Soil – Water Relations
  • Irrigation and Fertigation
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Nutrition Regimes
  • Intensive Crop Production (Based on participant’s selection)
  • Desertification Mitigation
  • Food Security
  • Climate Control and Data Collection
  • Harvesting, Post-harvest and Storage
  • Agribusiness and Marketing
  • Project Management
    Concept and Development
    Timing and Budgeting
    MS Project Computerised
    Mentoring of Final Projects

 

*Details in the curriculum and study tours are subject to change at the discretion of the administration.


Study Tours

  • Irrigation Systems Company
  • Planting Material Nurseries
  • Semi-Arid Vegetable Fields
  • Greenhouse Vegetable Production
  • Packing Facility
  • Vegetable Seed Production
  • R&D in Arid Zones
  • Arid Zone Agriculture with Saline and Marginal Water
  • Plantations
  • Open Field Crop Production

* The curriculum and study tours are subject to change at the discretion of the administration. 


Cost

Tuition Fee- $2,770 (Tuition scholarships are available)

Local Expense Fee $4,250 Double Accommodation, $5,450 Single Accommodation


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Mrs. Vered Levi

Programme Director, Centre for Agriculture, Environment and Water