Crops/ fruits/ vegetables
Information on crop husbandry, Water and soil management, Preventive and curative pest and disease management
Pests/ diseases/ weeds
Description, identification and management of plant pests and diseases
Medicinal plants
Medicinal plants and their uses: Artemisia, Mondia, Moringa, Neem, Ocimum kilimandscharicum, Pelargonium, Prunus africana, Sutherlandia, Tamarind
Fruit and vegetable processing
Tomato preservation, Vegetable preserves, Drying of fruit and vegetables,
Natural pest control
Biopesticides (Bt, Copper, Sulphur), Biofumigation, Flour-preparation, Hot-water treatment, Plants with crop protection properties, Plant extracts (Garlic, Neem, Pyrethrum), Natural enemies, Soap-Spray, Solarization, Traps and bagging
Cultural practices
Organic plant nutrition, Composting, Field sanitation, Green manure / Cover Crop Legumes, Crop rotation, Intercropping and Push-pull, Mulching, Conservation tillage, Weed management
Healthy food
Introduction, Digestive system, Fats, Proteins, Carbohydrates, Minerals, Micronutrients, Vitamins
Nutrition related diseases
Anemia, Ariboflavinosis, Beriberi, Constipation, Diabetes, Goiter, Gout, High Cholesterol, Hypertension, Indigestion, Osteoporosis, Pellagra, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Rickets/Osteomalacia, Vitamin A deficiency
Insect transmitted diseases
Malaria: integrated and preventive control (water management, bed-nets, medical treatment)
Zoonotic diseases
What are zoonoses, Transmission and risk factors, Prevention, Examples, Impact in daily life
Hygiene and sanitation
Poor sanitation and health problems, Hand washing with soap and water, Planning for sanitation, Toilet choice
Animal husbandry and welfare
Animal husbandry introduction, Animal welfare and organic certification norms for cattle, goats, chicken, pigs and sheep, Animal nutrition and feed rations, Record keeping
Livestock species and commercial insects
Information on husbandry and management by categories of domestic animals (Chicken, Camels, Cattle, Cattle breeds, Donkeys, Fish, Geese, Goats, Pigs, Rabbits, Sheep) as well as information on Beekeeping and Sericulture
Livestock health and diseases
Disease prevention, Abortion and Stillbirth, Assisting with birth, Calf problems, Diagnosis, Eye Problems, Flies and Mosquito born diseases, New Castle disease, Nutritional deficiencies, Plant and other poisoning, Reproductive diseases, Respiratory diseases, Skin diseases, Management and Specific diseases, Tick borne diseases, Worms, Zoonotic diseases
Fodder production
Fodder production, Conservation of maize stovers, Hay making, Mulberry trees, Silage making
Bee products, Leather products, Manure, Milk and dairy products, Sericulture as a business
Agro-ecological zones
FAO System, Kenya System
Water management
Water cycle and rain, Rainwater harvesting, Shallow ground water, Water for domestic use, Water for irrigation, Community management of water sources, Water storage, Surveys, Designs and permits for water projects, Construction of water projects, Seeking funds, Water as business, etc
Soil management
Soil degradation, Soil conservations measures, How to improve soil fertility, Kenyan Soils, Soil monitoring - Know your soil
Sustainable and organic agriculture
The concept of Organic farming
Conservation agriculture
Conservation agriculture, Soil cover, Conservation tillage systems, Mixed cropping, Crop rotation
Agroforestry introduction, A guide to tree planting in Kenya, Information on agroforestry trees
Processing and value addition
Hygiene requirements, Lables and barcodes, Prepacking fruits and vegetables, Processing facilities, Juice making, Machinery and utensils
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