Training

The courses and training we offer are based on multiple teaching methodologies adjusted to our partners' needs and preferences, the full involvement of participants, and mutual sharing of knowledge and best practices.
We specialize in the Train-the-Trainers approach, enabling an effective dissemination of knowledge, the creation of professional networks, and the empowerment of communities.

Our Training and Courses


Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

Aiming to empower smallholder farmers and their communities to achieve economic self-reliance using high production and environmentally sustainable food production systems, the course provides ecological land-use design competencies and sustainable life and business skills. Course modules are based on a combination of theory and practice, and include global and national trends in agroecology and sustainable agriculture, principles and concepts of agroecology, the science of sustainable agriculture, building resilience to climate change, biodiversity, multi-cropping and inter-cropping, insect and pest management, soil fertility, rehabilitation, and erosion control, energy efficiency, water conservation, waste treatment, livestock integration, ecosystem restoration, and agroforestry. Participants re-design their farms based on agroecological principles in the final project.



Agroecological Farming

The course offers a combination of in-depth knowledge on topics offered in the Sustainable Agriculture course with hands-on experience, design and implementation in participants’ production systems. The course includes a series of workshops aimed at preparing participants to implement and manage sustainable agricultural systems projects based on the Sustainable Agriculture course modules with additional techniques to improve existing practices on the ground (e.g., installing and optimally using drip irrigation systems, best ecological practices for specific crops,  shading techniques, weeding, building and operating green houses, planning sowing and planting for year-long yields, best practices for growing crops in arid climates, data collection methodologies, composting, use of green manure, seed cycle management, seed enhancement). Participants learn and practice throughout the course how to transfer their knowledge to trainees from their communities.



Permaculture Design Course

We offer the 72 hour internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate course, adjusted to specific climates and landscapes. Topics covered in Permaculture Design Certificate Course:

  • Principles of Natural Systems
  • Sustainable Design Methodologies
  • Patterns in Nature, Culture and Society
  • Reading the Land & Understanding Natural Processes
  • Large Scale Land Restoration Techniques
  • Water Harvesting Techniques
  • Design Principles of Sustainable Human Settlements
  • Grey Water Recycling
  • Natural Building Strategies
  • Cultivated & Productive Ecologies
  • Food Forests, Plant Guilds, Gardens for Self-Sufficiency
  • Energy Conservation Technologies
  • Appropriate Technologies and Renewable Energies
  • Urban Environment Permaculture
  • Wildlife Management and Biological Pest Control
  • Community Activism
  • Socio-ecological structures: EcoVillages & farmers’ associations
  • Community Supported Agriculture


Leadership in the Sustainable Agriculture Sector Workshop



Sustainability and Culture: Integrating Cultural Heritage into Sustainable Agriculture Projects



Sustainable Agriculture Across Boundaries: Global Trends and the UN Sustainable Development Goals



Runoff and Watershed Management


Production and Commercialization of Agroecology products


Soil Rehabilitation and Erosion Prevention


Food forest Design and Implementation


Multi-Cropping Design and Implementation


Evaluation of Local Resources for Sustainable Development


Entrepreneurship in the Agricultural Sector: Agritech and Agri-tourism