Agribusiness Initiatives

Focus:

A) Training Agricultural value Chain Actors in Appropriate Technologies

B) Linking  Agricultural  Actor to Credit and Markets

C) Value Chain Analysis and Agribusiness Market System Development

 

FOUR (4) DAYS AQUAPONICS TRAINING COURSE 

Course Outline:

Day 1

  1. Aquaponics Course Descriptor:
  2. Introductions, Greenhouse inspection and overview
  • Planning the Farm, Finance, Materials, Infrastructure.
  1. How does it work? Nitrogen cycle, pH, O2, Disease & Nutrients.
  2. Filtration. Types, choices
  3. Crop choice, Plants and fish. How to
  • Marketing (1) my product/business, variation to pricing and value adding, branding
  • Introduction to local/state legals

Day 2

  1. Design, Construct, Erect. Construction methods/choice
    Hydroponic components.  Aquaculture components
  2. Greenhouse considerations. Covered growing
  • Choices in Grow Media
  1. Wicking beds.
  2. Insect control, disease control in plants / fish
  3. Microbiology & water chemistry
  • Q & A session

Day 3

  1. Design discussions. Build plans, components.
  2. Farm case study.
  • Nutrient availability and distribution in regard to farm infrastructure design.
  1. Plumbing, Pumps, Solar, Backup, Legals (2)

Day 4

  1. Construct, assemble and erect. (2)
  2. Greenhouse technology, heating, cooling
  • FloMedia technology and its additions and variations
  1. Bio security
  2. Marketing (2) Internet, Sundry marketing, Farm gate sales +
  3. Final Q&A session.