The training programme will give theoretical and practical knowledge in important subjects for the development of organic agriculture in developing countries. There will be lectures, group works, seminars and study visits to cover the different subjects.
Main components of the curriculum:
- Standards and certification
- Supporting structures and policies
- Markets for organic products
- Production systems
- Program/project design and implementation
Throughout the training, each participant will work on a Development Plan for his or her own sector, region or country, . The Development Plans will be evaluated during as well as after the course, when it is implemented in the respective settings at home.
Phase 1: the preparatory phase, before participants come to Sweden
Phase 2: in Sweden , with lectures, seminars, group works, individual work and study visits.
Phase 3: an interactive phase with individual work and feedback from the course organizers.
Phase 4: in Uganda , with lectures, seminars, group works, individual work and study visits.
The target group is managers, in regional or national governmental institutions and in the private sector including NGOs, responsible for agricultural policy, rural development, market development, certification, extension, education and other supporting institutions. The selection is made using a number of criteria including good educational background, practical experience and relevant position.