10MODULE 2: Sustainable AgricultureLESSON 5: Novel Sustainable Production TechniquesTIME:        1 hour 36 minutesAUTHOR: ...
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Novel Technologies in AgricultureThe lesson looks at various novel technologies in the field of agriculture in a variety o...
Technological Options in ProductionLet us formulate simple techniques that would allow farmers to apply novel technologies...
ConclusionIn order for sustainable agriculture to become a reality in today’s world, you can see thatwe, as farmers, liter...
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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 2 - Sustainable Agriculture. Lesson 5: Novel Sustainable Production Techniques

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This Farmers’ Agribusiness training course has been developed to help both farmers and farmer organisations. Its intention is to provide access to additional skills and knowledge that will allow farmers to move from a 'farm' to a 'firm'. This lesson discusses novel technologies for adoption by farmers in their production systems and explains various options in the drive for sustainable agriculture.

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Farmer's Agribusiness Training Course: Module 2 - Sustainable Agriculture. Lesson 5: Novel Sustainable Production Techniques

  1. 1. 10MODULE 2: Sustainable AgricultureLESSON 5: Novel Sustainable Production TechniquesTIME: 1 hour 36 minutesAUTHOR: Dr Maina MuniafuThis lesson was made possible with the assistance of the following organisations:
  2. 2. MODULE 2 5 Sustainable Agriculture Novel SustainableLESSON Production Techniques AUTHOR: TIME: Dr Maina Muniafu 1 hour 36 minutes INTRODUCTION: INTRODUCTION: OUTCOMES: : : The move into an agribusiness concept of : production calls for an infusion of novel, By the end of this lesson you sustainable, production techniques into will be able to: local practice as part of practical strategies for sustainable agriculture. An Describe novel technologies underlying rationale is affordability and for adoption into their sustainability to ensure that such production systems strategies are appropriate for the various Understand the various production systems. options in the drive for sustainable agriculture Access the case study from the course CD ROM. See Resource Index | Module 2 | Lesson 4 | Case Study Page 85 Module 2: Sustainable Agriculture Lesson 5: Novel Sustainable Production Techniques
  3. 3. Novel Technologies in AgricultureThe lesson looks at various novel technologies in the field of agriculture in a variety ofproduction systems. Activity 1 Novelty (20 Minutes)Work in groups of four and discuss the issues below: 1. Identify at least three strategies that you consider to be novel to your production system. 2. Calculate in groups of three the cost (financial as well as environmental) and resource comparison between your current production system and the novel technology. Page 86 Module 2: Sustainable Agriculture Lesson 5: Novel Sustainable Production Techniques
  4. 4. Technological Options in ProductionLet us formulate simple techniques that would allow farmers to apply novel technologiesin a sustainable manner. Activity 2 Technology Plans (20 minutes)Work in groups of four and discuss: 1. Create a simple application system for the techniques you selected. Page 87 Module 2: Sustainable Agriculture Lesson 5: Novel Sustainable Production Techniques
  5. 5. ConclusionIn order for sustainable agriculture to become a reality in today’s world, you can see thatwe, as farmers, literally need to think out of the box. Many techniques exist that we canlearn and borrow and this requires us to be courageous in the choices that we make.Within your farming region, it is important to hold consultations with fellow farmers so asto keep on improving on whatever novel techniques you select. Page 88 Module 2: Sustainable Agriculture Lesson 5: Novel Sustainable Production Techniques

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