MDP Training Session 1

20 & 21 January 2014 in Phalaborwa, Limpopo

11 & 12 February 2014 , Taung , North West

24 & 25 February 2014 , Durban , KZN

11 & 12 March 2014 , Mosselbay , Western Cape 

 

  Day 1 Day 2
8:00-08:30  Opening & introduction (Michelle)   Global GAP (Ester) 
08:30-10:00

 Consumer behavior (Michelle)

Quality standards (Ester) 

 Global GAP (Ester) 
10:00-10:30 Coffee/tea break Coffee/tea break
10:00-12:00  Market Access requirement (Michelle)  Basics of Operations (Michelle)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Lunch
13:00-14:30  Local GAP (Ester)  Basics of Operations (Michelle)
14:30-15:00 Coffee/tea break Coffee/tea break
15:00-16:30  Safe use of chemicals (Local GAP) (Ester)  Evaluation 

March 2014 - International workshop: Development finance model for agriculture clusters

This workshop, presented by EMRC for SA Agri Academy will be held 24-28 March 2014.

 

Course: Hydroponics & Greenhouse

Presented by: Dr. Michael Southwood  -  PhD Agric

At SA Agri Academy, Jamestown, Stellenbosch

Date: 1-3 April 2014

This course is an up-to-date look at the fast growing need for information regarding Hydroponics and Greenhousing. This course will be held in our training centre, plus you will be shuttled off to visit Seedling Farms, Composting and Processing Plants, to see first hand how these plants operate.

Subjects to be discussed:

  • Introduction to Hydroponics
  • History of the industry
  • Different types of Tunnels/Greenhouse structures
  • Seed, Cultivars, prevention of deseases
  • How to make seedlings
  • Irrigation and water managment
  • Hygiene in tunnels
  • Handling and disposal of pesticides
  • Packaging and handeling of products (spelfout: moet 'handling' wees)
  • Production Guidlines
  • Visits to commercial farmers and processing plants
  • Insect identification, use of vectors to control insects and field scouting
  • Introduction to the world of biological disease and insect control

Cost for the Course: R3500,00. Accommodation and travel not included. 

Download the registration form here

Registration form to be completed and e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with proof of payment, OR                      fax to 021 880 1274.

 

2014 First quarter training schedule now available

SA Agri-Academy's training schedule for 2014 is now available. 

  • 20 & 21 January 2014, MDP ,  Phalaborwa, Limpopo – Fully Booked
  • 11 & 12 February 2014 ,MDP ,  Taung , North West -  Fully Booked
  • 17-22 February 2014 , CDA Training , Jamestown, Stellenbosch - Fully Booked 
  • 24 & 25 February 2014 , MDP , Durban , KZN – Fully Booked
  • 11 & 12 March 2014 , MDP , Mosselbay , Western Cape  -  Fully Booked
  • 1-3 April 2014 , Hydroponics and Tunnels , Jamestown Stellenbosch 
  • 2 4 – 29 March 2014 , International workshop: Development Finance model for agricultural clusters. Fully Booked

Alternative training dates can be arranged for groups of ten or more.

Read more about the MDP programme here and here

HACCP training can be arranged on site at a packhouse. Please contact us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information. 

 

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