It will be up to the farmers to choose which of the programmes are most relevant to them to use at the relevant point of time in the agricultural calendar. This is so that the subjects remain relevant and are demand driven.
The subjects which they discussed were allocated seasonal schedules and the broad themes that they will be using, focus on Health, Sustainable Farming and Weather.
The subjects selected were:
– Burning vegetation – why to avoid this – and the impact of slash and burn farming in the long term.
– Agrochemicals – why use, other options, what to spray and when and how to ensure personal protection
– How to retain healthy soil and moisture in the soil through the practices of conservation tillage, Contour ploughing and mulching
– The practice of crop rotation as a means to diversify and also increasing nutrients going into the ground
– How to harvest and store rice and other local crops such as maize and sorghum
— Source ClimateCoffee (@SClimateCoffee) March 5, 2018