URBAN FARMING

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At the end of the course the learner should:

  • Gain hands-on experience with basic urban (and peri-urban) practices that lead to agricultural production skills.
  • Be able to independently perform many of the tasks required to set up and run or supervise an urban food production site including; accessing land, site assessment, planting and crop maintenance, pest control and marketing.

Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO URBAN FARMING
Content: a) Introduction b) Why Urban farming Advantages of urban farming Economic viability of urban farming c) Starting an urban farm What produce can be cultivated Factors to be considered when selecting crop variety

  • Introduction to Urban farming
  • QUESTIONS

URBAN FARM SITE SELECTION CRETERIA
1. Site selection criteria for urban farm a) Local regulations b) Land /space c) Farm security d) Soil testing e) Water accessibility f) Business plan

URBAN FARMING TECHNIQUES
a) Site selection for urban farm b) Tools and equipements required in construction of urban farm c) The purpose of various equipements d) Urban farming techniques Vertical farming Procedures of construction of a multi-storey garden Other techniques in vertical farming e) Materials required to set up urban farm . f) Marketing and extension services

PEST AND DISEASES
a) Introduction b) Pest verses Disease c) Effects of pest and disease on crop production d) Common pest and disease and their control

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