Training and preparing FARMERS for a better tomorrow

Welcome to Agri-Training, where we teach, train and share information for farmers. Browse our list of accredited online short courses, hosted by Stellenbosch University. Courses include crop training (tomatoes, citrus, potatoes, grain and vines) and technical training (weed management, safe handling of pesticides and complaint handling on pesticides, to name but a few), as well as an Agri-leadership course to enhance professional growth and development of future leaders.

The website also hosts Free Learning Modules for Fall Armyworm (FAW) Mitigation, a project initiated by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The Fall Armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera Frugiperda) is a lepidopteran pest that feeds in large numbers on leaves and stems of more than 80 plant species, causing major damage to maize, rice, sorghum, sugarcane but also other vegetable crops and cotton. FAW is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. In 2016 it was reported for the first time in Africa, where it is causing significant damage to maize crops and has great potential for further spread and economic damage. Seven free learning modules were created, with a focus on training the trainers of smallholder farmers to combat FAW in Africa.

The 7 Modules cover the following:

Module 1: Responsible use of agrochemicals when combatting fall armyworm

Module 2: Fall armyworm biology and identification

Module 3: Monitoring and scouting for fall armyworm

Module 4: Economic and action thresholds for fall armyworm control

Module 5: Non-chemical control of fall armyworm

Module 6: Applying pesticides correctly and effectively for fall armyworm control

Module 7: Pesticides for fall armyworm control

There are 7 training modules. The materials for each module are free to use and download upon registration