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Advanced Certificate Course in Organic Agribusiness Management

Department

Productivity and Quality Centre

Campus

Kurunagala

Level

Certificate

Method

Part Time (Sundays)

Duration

06 Months

Commencement

12th September 2021

As consumers have become more health conscious and environmentally aware, organic produce has garnered unprecedented popularity, transforming the future of the global agricultural sector. Exports of organically-grown agricultural products to the western world are increasing. Vegetables, fruits, and spices grown without inorganic fertilizers and pesticides bring premium prices, thereby enhancing the economic viability of these production units. This will become a productive and profitable venture for Sri Lanka, especially as a specialized export-oriented enterprise that will generate much needed foreign exchange for the country. Also, this will promote the concept “ecotourism” another viable foreign exchange earnings. Based on all these situations and need of the industry demand, we as NIBM introducing a new Advanced Certificate course in Organic Agribusiness Management, leading to certify organic agribusiness practitioners in Sri Lanka.

Entry requirements

  • Professionals in Agriculture and Agribusinesses
  • Agriculture Graduates
  • Agriculture diploma holders
  • G.C.E. A/L qualification with more than 1 year experience in the relevant field
  • G.C.E. O/L qualification with more than 3 years experience in the relevant field
  • Anyone interested in organic agriculture (decided by a panel)

Modules

  • OA/01 Introduction to Organic Farming System
    Our Agriculture System and Climate Change
    Introduction of Organic Agriculture
  • OA/02 Organic Agriculture Production and Management
    Organic Agriculture Production Systems
    Organic Farm Planning and Management
    Sustainable Organic Crop Husbandry
    Integrated /Ecological Pest Management in Organic Agriculture
    Appropriate Agro-Mechanization in Organic Agriculture
  • OA/03 Soil Nutrient Management and Animal Husbandry
    Soil, Soil Management,  Nutrients and Organic Fertilizer Production
    Bio Fertilizer and Biotechnology for Organic   Agriculture
    Organic Animal Husbandry
    Animal Health and Nutrition
  • OA/04 Organic Supply Chain Management and Agribusiness
    Agriculture Supply Chain Management
    Organic Agribusiness Planning
    Organic Markets Development
  • OA/05 Organic Agriculture Policies, Regulation and Standards
    Food Safety and Nutrition
    Organic Standards Regulation and Certification
    Organic Agriculture International Policies and Market Requirements
    Organic Agri-tourism
  • OA/06 Organic Product Processing, Post-harvest and Product Development
    Organic Agri-Product Development and Processing
    Organic Agri Post – harvest Developments
    Organizational Development in Organic Agriculture
    Agriculture Information Systems

To be recognized as an Organic Agribusiness Practitioner in Sri Lanka, participants are allowed to engage in their own organic agribusiness project for another six months in an organic farm, organic food processing factory, Export company or a certification body. Projects will be monitored by a panel of experts in organic agriculture. All successful participants will offer the title, “Certified Organic Agribusiness Practitioner” with the support of Lanka Organic Agriculture Movement (LOAM), SriCert Certification Service and Certification Alliance (Cert All). Technical Support and guidance will be provided by International Federation of Organic Agriculture   Movement (IFOAM – Organics International) and affiliated experts.

Course structure and modules

Coursework + 10 Field / Industry visits

Programme Fees

Course Fee- LKR 100,000
Registration Fee – LKR 1,000

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