In October four topics of special relevance for training were identified through involvement of national and local organisations, as well as the community. Participation were from our partners ORDA and AFE, in addition to public agencies Bureau of Agriculture, Bureau of Rural Land Administration and Use, and Environment, Forest and Wildlife Protection and Development Authority. Amhara Women Organisation and World Vision completed the group. There was also a public meeting in Serawdi, the projects first pilot area, to identify the most necessary topics.
The topics are:
- Community nursery. Establishment, management and seedling production. For farmers.
- Soil and Water Conservation. Gully restoration and maintenance. Water harvesting. For Farmers.
- Appropriate Agroforestry practices. For farmers.
- Land Use Planning. A practical approach. For supervisors.
A group of local experts will specify the content of these courses, look for appropriate and simple teaching material, and construct the courses in cooperation with NFG. Then test courses will be conducted by mid-January 2019.