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Scelo Kunene Agricare

SKA

Our Services 

 


Our services focus on farmer economic empowerment including healthy soils and nutrition sensitive farming. One of our programmes offers the Organic Farmer Development Programme at four levels as mentioned in the introduction about us. 

Knowledge Empowerment sessions are executed via:

1. Workshops and Open Days at the SK Agricare Model Farm,

2. Intensive training sessions on time allocated per notional hours

3. General and Field mentorship sessions

4. Online self-directed learning which started during Covid

SK Agricare  started the Internal Organic Inspector Course in March 2020. The outline of the course overview for 2020 shows topics to be presented in the first formal training session. The first group of Internal Inspectors is responsible for capacity development in all our farmer beneficiaries, including preparing them for organic compliance. Due to covid 19 pandemic, the course was conducted on virtual platforms

SK Agricare are promoters of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)'s Global Soil Doctors Programme in South Africa. The first session was on virtual platforms in January 2020, followed by a series of practical training on demonstration plots which has been rolling out from March 2021 in provinces. Course overview can be accessed here

SK Agricare on-the-field mentor unit conducted the first capacity development session empowering differently abled individuals at Enduduzweni Centre for the Disabled at Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal. A brief post-training report is accessible.  The differently abled learners are also part of the Global Soil Doctors programme.

The Global Soil Doctor programme is an on-going concern as candidates register and take the course on a self-directed basis. The outline of the course is detailed in our Course Guide. Once registered the candidates have access to learning platforms with relevant course materials. At formative assessment levels the candidate is assisted in setting and launching their Agricultural Demonstration Plots, as per chosen themes. Registration forms can be accessed here.

As the candidate registers for individual training, they are required to register their farm site as well, because this is the site from which all demonstrations for farmer-to-farmer training and Agricultural Demonstration Plots will be performed.

Potential candidates can also contact us here if they need one-on-one consultation

The course is delivered in three modules, each taking fifty hours to complete on self-directed learning


 
























PROMOTING ONE-VILLAGE-ONE-PRODUCT 

Currently SK Agricare and their partners are propagating and promoting the following products within the OVOP program:

  • Cannabis
  • Lemongrass
  • Passion Fruit
  • Rosemary 

The business model stipulates how the programme should be implemented and rolled out to benefit the participating farmers. Training in cultivation, processing and licensing of products where required is part of the knowledge empowerment sessions conducted


COVID -19 Preventive and Promotive health measures

We provide protection of self and others against droplet infection that causes spread of the covid -19 virus by social distancing and wearing of masks. As a health promotion and illness prevention measure, we encourage practices that address a well-maintained immune system at village level by enhancing access to traditional health promotion herbs as well as edible weeds that can be used with regular daily meals as well as food supplements processed from weeds and herbs


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