This course introduces the basics of organic farming for agricultural practitioners, particularly those involved in small- to medium-sized operations and located in developing or least-developed countries.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate whether organic farming presents an interesting opportunity for their farm/company;
  • Assess how to incorporate the basic aspects of soil quality management and pest/disease control into a holistic method to sustainably produce organic crops;
  • Conceptualize the various phases in the organic certification process; and;
  • Identify the most promising marketing channels to sell their organic produce.Next start date: 11 March 2024