Best practice training for growing Jatropha
Regarding Jatropha, a lot of "information" is available on the internet. However, most of this information is not based on practical experience. It comes from websites, libraries, (optimistic) business plans and wishful thinkers.
I worked a lot with Jatropha in field conditions (Yes, I've got dirty nails, sunburn, and stains in my cloths) in India, Cambodia, Laos, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi and recently in Senegal and Mali.
I designed and executed training programs for the D1/Quinvita Agronomists in South East Asia. (Bogor, Indonesia)
I developed and executed a training program for BERL in Malawi
I trained the Agronomy specialists from the biggest co-operatives in Tanzania. (Dar Es Salam )
Key note presentations in Bangkok and Chang Mai (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Arusha (Tanzania), Groningen (Netherlands), Jales (Brazil), Manila (Philippines)
Setting up a nursery in Indonesia (Benkulu-Sumatra)
Discussing jatropha with the minister of Agriculture in Thailand
Starting the seedgarden in Benkulu, Indonesia
Nursery start up in Mbinga/Tanzania
Locating Jatropha plantations on Java, Indonesia
With this experience I develop tailor made Jatropha growing training sessions on site.
A typical training will take one or two days and will cover the following subjects. (among others, depending on clients whish)
|Selection trials Yes/No||Why/How|
|Sources of planting material|
|Propagation||generative||seeds, with or without rootball|
|vegetative||hard/soft cuttings, tissue culture|
|Soap||receipe and uses|
|Fertilizer||characteristics and use|
|All information supplied will be based on practical experience and/or scientific research results. Interaction and local information will be an important part of the training. A factual training manual will be supplied during the training.|