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Good Agricultural Practices

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The principles of Good Agricultural Practices course is a 4-week program that provides learners with a broad understanding of good agricultural practice.

During the 4-week period, students will be introduced to theories and resources that promote good farming practices. You will also learn about data collection, analysis, uses and the importance of quality data in the agricultural industry.

After completion of the program, students will be better equipped and empowered to lead their enterprises or teams by making optimal use of resources sustainably to maximize production while preserving the environment.

After completing this course, the students will have more insight on:

  • Working with the existing ecosystem/environment.
  • Optimal resource use to maximize agricultural production.
  • Farm maintenance and its importance.
  • Quality data collection and record keeping practices.
  • Good Farming/Agricultural Practice standards and how to apply them in real world.
  • Ethical and social auditing processes and their importance in agricultural practice.

Note: This course is designed based on appropriate global agribusiness management standards.

CERTIFICATION

Students will receive an online certificate after completion of the course.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing this course, the students will:

  • Understand the basic principles of maize production
  • Be able to identify concepts relating to maize biology, soil preparation, cultivation, pest and disease control, harvesting and post-harvesting management practices.
  • Be capable of demonstrating a detailed understanding of the basics of maize production.
  • Able to articulate the importance of specific maize production practices and apply these in the real world.

PROGRAM DELIVERY

Eagmark’s online courses combine e-learning with hands-on and shared real-world learning experiences and opportunities using a three-pronged approach:

  1. Students learn independently through the Eagmark Online Learning Campus (OLC)
  2. Faculty/tutors and students work collaboratively through the Eagmark OLC to share information and exchange knowledge.
  3. Students do remote practical assignments and record their work with a mobile device and upload the photos or video as evidence on the Eagmark OLC.

The Eagmark OLC includes advanced tools and functionalities that enable a full suite of blended learning environment. The OLC delivers this functionality through powerful, secure and personalized learning experiences.

Each course cohort is allocated a tutor who oversees the progress of the students. The tutors ensure regular communication and provide guidance as appropriate. The Eagmark OLC also provides a platform for students to communicate with each other and share their course experiences. This provides an advanced, more interactive and meaningful learning experience.

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