Food and Agriculture Business Models - Pathway

Agriculture Production Decisions (DN102)

Agriculture production can be considered the heart of the food ecosystem that is feeding all of us. There are several critical decisions that have to be taken from seed to harvest to maximize the yield. We believe that every stakeholder directly / indirectly involved with agricultural production has to understand these dynamics to make/assist the production decisions right.

Specifically, this course helps you to get a feel for these two elements

>State of agricultural industry ( type of farm companies, size of the farm holding etc.)
>Critical decision related to production
--->Choice of crop and variety
--->Getting the seeds right
--->Getting the Fertilisers right
--->Understanding irrigation
--->Managing the crop health for optimal productivity
--->Harvesting and post-harvest management

To strengthen learning related to agriculture production we have limited this course to getting the maximum yield leaving the agriculture production economics and marketing for other courses

At the end of this course and assessment you would be able to answer/discuss the below questions with a lot more clarity and confidence.
--->What is the best approach to making crop choice & crop variety decisions?
--->What criteria should farmers used to get the most appropriate seeds for their cropping?
--->What is the difference between a chemical and organic fertiliser? When to use what type of fertiliser?
--->What method/s will ensure optimal fertiliser usage?
--->What are different ways to irrigate a crop? What criteria should farmers use to choose the irrigation method?
--->What are pests? What are different pest management methods/techniques?
--->What are crop diseases? How do you manage crop diseases? What digital innovations are supporting effective disease management?
--->What are weeds? What are different weed management methods/techniques?
--->What criteria should a farmer adopt in making his harvesting decision?
--->What are the best practices to adopt for harvesting?
--->What preparations should a farmer make in relation to getting optimal price (returns) for their produce?
--->What measures can a farmer adopt to minimise losses post harvesting?

The completion of learning and assessment can take anywhere between 3-5 hours of time investment.

We welcome you to join an exciting learning journey with this course.

  • Introduction
  • Welcome sample
  • Learning Outcomes sample
  • Lessons
  • Industry Outline
  • Critical Choices for a Farmer
  • Choice of Crops and Varieties
  • Factors that have the most impact on a farmer's crop choice decision
  • Understanding Crop & Variety Selection
  • Crop Selection
  • Approach to develop the market for specialty crops that are unpopular
  • Getting the Seeds Right
  • Seed Purchase and Treatment
  • Getting Fertiliser Right
  • Chemical or Organic Fertiliser?
  • Efficient Fertiliser Usage
  • Irrigation
  • Pest Management
  • Plant Disease Overview
  • Integrated Disease Management
  • Weeds
  • Harvesting and Post-Harvest
  • Harvesting and Post-Harvest Examples
  • Service Needs for Agriculture
  • Assessing the need and reliability of technology service inputs
  • Case Study: Farm Again
  • Story of One Acre Farm
  • Agriculture to Agribusiness
  • Business Structures that improve the grower's business model
  • Assessing the grower's affordability for financing
  • Key Points
  • Assessment
  • Certificate Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed