Introduction to Organic Farming

This course introduces the basics of organic farming for agricultural practitioners, particularly those involved in small- to medium-sized operations and located in developing or least-developed countries.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Evaluate whether organic farming presents an interesting opportunity for their farm/company;
Assess how to incorporate the basic aspects of soil quality management and pest/disease control into a holistic method to sustainably produce organic crops;
Conceptualize the various phases in the organic certification process; and;
Identify the most promising marketing channels to sell their organic produce.


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Module 1
Introduction to Organic Farming
Module 2
Soil Management and Organic Fertilizers
Module 3: Crop Protection in Organic Farming: Principles and Methods
Module 4
Becoming Certified Organic and Marketing Organic Products
Case Study Exercise
Certificate of Achievement
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
5, June 2023
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolment
Tutor Information

Shaun Lake (Tutor)

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