Consultancy and training

Best practice training for growing Jatropha

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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, 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), Bogor (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)

Site selection Soils structure
Climate precipitation
Plant selection criteria
selection trials Yes/No Why/How
Sources of planting material
Propagation generative seeds, with or without rootball
vegetative hard/soft cuttings, tissue culture
root systems
Planting Land preparation
Maintenance Irrigation
Pruning Why
Weed control How
Pest control When
Fertilization Organic/Chemical
Harvesting when and why
how Hand-picking
Jatropha products Oil uses
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.


Download Growing Jatropha manual 04

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