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Quick Overview

  • A favourite amongst subsistence farmers.
  • Generate the maximum income from a small piece of land.
  • Generate a comfortable living income.

R12 500 per learner (VAT Inclusive)

The price includes facilitation, assessment, moderation, certification coaching and mentoring of learners.

2 – 3 Months

After learners completed the training they will have additional support from us to ensure that they have a greater chance of making a success or their new ventures. This will be for a 6-month period after training has been conducted.

  • Agricultural Business
  • Generic Agricultural Practices
  • Plant Production
  • General Plant Production
  • Perma-Culture Production
  • The Bright Star Personal Development
  • Entrepreneurial Skills

Approximately 20 learners per group.

Introduction to Vegetable Farming

Vegetable Production is a favourite amongst subsistence farmers. It gives them the opportunity to generate the maximum income from a small piece of land.

The two given requirements of vegetable farming are land and water. A household can supply enough vegetables for the household on a piece of land the size of a door using the grey water from the household, this is ideal for informal settlements.

To be able to subsist they will need from half to one hectare of land. If the farmer is industrious and does the marketing cleverly then he can, once established, generate a comfortable living income.

How Will Participants Be Equipped?

To ensure that the participants are equipped to start a new career, we present the following Unit Standards in our Skills Programme:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of marketing. (US 116164)
  • Identify the need for capital and understand the need for the recording of the income and different costs in an agribusiness. (US 116159)
  • Apply basic agricultural enterprise selection principles. (US 116158)
  • Understand how sustainable farming systems conserve natural resources. (US 116169)
  • Apply elementary farm layout and infrastructure. (US 116172)
  • Select use and care for hand tools and basic equipment and infrastructure. (US 116167)
  • Fertilise soil and attend to basic plant nutrition. (US 116206)
  • Recognise pests and diseases and weeds on crops. (US 116204)
  • Control Weeds manually. (US 12554)
  • Apply fertiliser manually. (US 12556)
  • Irrigate crops to maintain a predetermined moisture content. (US 12565)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of soil preparation. (US 12575)
  • Harvest Crops Manually. (US 14335)
  • Control weeds pests and plant diseases in an agricultural field using chemicals. (US 14374)
  • Identify and explain permaculture principles. (US 116150)

Total Credits: 71
Theory & Demostration Time: 20 – 30 days
Practical Time: 5 – 10 days

The following additional programmes will also be added to equip them to start their own business:

  • Bright Star Personal Development and Leadership Programme

Training will be started with module 1 of the Bright Star Personal Development and leadership programme which will assist the participants to ensure that they choose a field for their new venture that is in-line with their dreams and passion.

  • Entrepreneurial Skills

A major challenge for people starting their own business is entrepreneurial skills. Most people have a professional background and professional qualifications but they lack skills in running a business. During the project we would also like to expose the participants to another 3-day course which will assist them with various business skills. Participants will walk out of this course with a completed business plan that they will be able to use to start their new business.

  • Coaching and Mentoring

After learners completed the training they will have additional support from us to ensure that they have a greater chance of making a success of their new ventures.

This will be for a 6-month period after training has been conducted.

Take Home Package

The following will be included in the ‘Take Home Package’:

  • Variety of Seeds
  • Garden Fork
  • Spade – Digging
  • Rake – Garden Steel
  • Pick – Mattock Cutter
  • Pick Handle – Wood

Accreditation and Experience

AgriSkills Transfer was established in 2004 for training mainly in the Agricultural Sector (Primary and Secondary). AgriSkills Transfer focuses on skills development on a national level. We are fully accredited with AgriSETA.

The Head Office is situated in Groenkloof, Tshwane from where our training services are coordinated for associates in all provinces.

All our learning materials are developed on the SAQA system. We took a business decision to align with Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) and to develop our courses according to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). We have the capacity and expertise to offer learnerships and short courses in Agriculture and other disciplines and have trained a considerable number of learners.

We form associations with other providers to assist in the provision of expertise in special fields. We have offices in all the provinces and can manage projects as required on site.

Our training staff are qualified and registered at AgriSETA as Education, Training and Development Practitioners (ETDP), Facilitators and Assessors.

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Gladys Kleynhans

Tel: +27 (0)12 460 9585

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