INTRODUCTION TO SOILS, ECOSYSTEMS, & LIVELIHOODS

Through this course you will:

  • Understand how soils are formed and why they occur in certain climates and landscape positions

  • Learn to recognize and classify the major soils of the world (WRB 2016)

  • Learn to determine the opportunities and challenges of each soil type in relation to biodiversity, livelihoods, and management

  • Learn to interpret soil maps

  • Gain insight into possible solutions and management practices to preserve or restore soil functions and learn to apply these insights by means of case-studies

 

INTRODUCTION TO CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE

Through this course you will:

  • Understand climate change and global warming

  • Identify Impacts of climate change on agriculture and food security

  • Identify basics of adaption and mitigation in the agricultural sectors

  • Start implementing climate-smart agriculture

CLIMATE-SMART CROP PRODUCTION

Through this course you will:

  • Understand climate-smart crop production practices and technologies

  • Climate-smart crop production systems in practice

  • Creation of an enabling environment for climate-smart crop production

ESTIMATING GHG EMISSIONS & CARBON SEQURESTATION IN AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY & OTHER LAND USE WITH EX-ACT

Through this course you will:

  • how the interrelationship between Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use sectors and climate change, key terminologies in carbon accounting, as well as the structure and building blocks of the EX-ACT

  • how to apply the EX-ACT in projects in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use sectors in accounting for GHG emissions and/or carbon sequestration

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