Basic skill training in modern land/soil management
This 3-day training comprises out of GPS based land measurement practices by introducing the use of Garmin GPS based devices and apps for field area measurements. The field data will be used to compose maps used for seasonal planning and soil sampling
Soil sampling and analysis using an infra-red soil scanner
This 4-day training covers soil sampling planning using GPS, soil sample collection using different uses and approaches, soil sample handling and analysis using an infra-red soil scanner. Included is sample data results interpretation, use and fertilizer calculations
Mechanization and tractor operations (the basics)
These 3–5-day training will cover the basics in tractor use and maintenance. Moreover, the training will include use of disc plough and harrow, and use of tipping trailer.
Mechanization and tractor operations (advanced use)
The 3-5 days training will continue where the previous tractor training ended namely the use of and operation of more complex machines/implements such as the rotavator, potato planter and potato lifter/harvester. Based on the specific need of the customer/trainee the training can adapt in preferred implements.
Planting & crop management
During the 5-day field training the trainee will learn the practical procedure of planting Irish Potatoes, and the basics of proper crop management. The training includes fertilization, land preparation, planting and ridging, pest and disease management, pre-harvest management.
Harvest & post-harvest management
This 2-day training prepares the trainee in harvesting potatoes using manual and, if asked for, mechanized procedures. During this training much focus will be on handling of potatoes during and after harvest
Short-courses & tailor-made trainings
Kilimo Kisasa is offering practice-based on-farm training packages. Together, with a team of agronomists, farm staff and consultants, several topics for training are developed based on concrete field and farm experiences. The subjects covered are in line with seasonal farm operations ranging from GPS based land management and crop-planning, soil sampling and analysis, fertilization, mechanization & tractor operations, harvest and post-harvest handling and storage.
Furthermore, Kilimo Kisasa can deliver tailor made training short courses and packages in case of specific customer needs. For example; a clients can express their demands for specific trainings needs and Kilimo Kisasa can provide a tailor-made training course.