1. Deliver qualified greenhouses training, Increase the experience for the participants, and helping the novice to build their capacities according to the most qualified methods used in the modern management methods. Deliver the training to the selected community members who interest in greenhouses. Provide internal certificate (from WV- Iraq) with signature to the participated beneficiaries. The trainer should provide a final report with all PowerPoint and other materials
2. Here is an outline of common concepts that should be in greenhouse management courses:
Soil test clarification.
Greenhouse design and materials.
Greenhouse lighting, cooling, and heating.
Greenhouses crop production
Fertilizers and pesticides
3. List of Courses:
Basics of Farming using Greenhouse Technology
In a basic greenhouse management course, beneficiaries are introduced to the various types of greenhouses, such as ridged and furrowed, detached, gutter connected, and lean-to greenhouses. Beneficiaries learn how to produce and culture plants in a temperature-controlled environment and examine variables like humidity, light, and nutrients. A fundamentals course may also provide an overview of growing different types of plants. These basic courses generally appear at the beginning of a greenhouse management program.
Soil and Water Management
Participant will learn how to test their soil and distinguish between macro and micro elements within the soil also will learn who to take samples randomly. Participant learn how to interpret the results and determine what measures must be taken to correct any nutrient – related problems. Proper nutrient levels can affect plant disease , so participants learn about disease control and the impact of epidemics , and participants will explore ways to improve plant variety.
Integrated Pest and Disease control and management
Participant will learn about integrated pest management in greenhouse, micronutrient management and pest management. Inappropriate use of chemicals can result in contamination and environmental damage, with negative effects on human health. Sustainable agriculture and integrated pest management (IPM) are based on the use of multiple agricultural practices, which in combination are able to alleviate the potential damage of widespread pesticide use while maintaining profitability and yield. This approach is in line with good agricultural practices for sustainable intensification of crop production. The adoption of a combination of control measures in an IPM programme limits the application of any single means of control, constrains the adaptation of pests to any one tactic, and maintains pest populations at numbers below the economic injury level (EIL).
Greenhouse Crop Production & Crop Diversification
Most of the farmers also faced the challenge of inadequate knowledge on greenhouse crop production. Farmers lack information on appropriate structures, type of covering materials, agronomic practices, management of greenhouse environment, postharvest handling and marketing aspects. Production of crops under greenhouse conditions is highly knowledge and skill intensive. Adequate knowledge enables effective use of the technology. Crop diversification in greenhouse cultivations is increasingly important, given its vital role in maintaining the economic sustainability of greenhouse production and improving the performance of farmers who have introduced protected cultivation in new areas. There are four main approaches for enhancing crop diversification in greenhouses: • intraspecific genetic diversity; • cultivation of new (alternative) crops; • cultivation of mixed crops (i.e. intercropping, banker plants); and • crop rotation.
In addition, training on seedling production will be covered - The adoption of a combination of control measures in an IPM programme limits the application of any single means of control, constrains the adaptation of pests to any one tactic, and maintains pest populations at numbers below the economic injury level (EIL).
4. WV will provide the following
The place for running training is close to where participants live
Space for about 10 participants max.
White boards for group work, projector, pens, scissors, masking tape poster paper, colored pens and all related material.
Copy of the lectures, consultant should provide WV with curriculum and modules in well-designed and arranged documents; WV will print and distribute for the participants.
Chairs and tables
Refreshment for the beneficiaries
Totally follow COVID 19 protection methods during conducting training.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The consultants/trainer must have:
Qualifications of the Trainer:
Bachelor degree or Master Degree from Faculty of Agriculture or plant production department
Experience in greenhouse management and maintains
Experience of working with beginner’s people and those have intermediate level of experience;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Documentation (plan, lectures and videos related to the subject)