Advance Farming Techniques Training on "Picking criteria & Storage basics" and "Economical basis of orchards" in Guba

13/09/2016

Advance Farming Techniques Training on "Picking criteria & Storage basics" and "Economical basis of orchards" in Guba


Advance Farming Techniques Workshops on apple production within the framework Azerbaijan Agricultural Finance Facility – AZAFF have continued for farmers located in Guba region.


Advance Farming Techniques Workshops on apple production within the framework Azerbaijan Agricultural Finance Facility – AZAFF have continued for farmers located in Guba region. These workshops offer an ideal combination of theoretical classroom trainings and practical demonstrations on the field. The workshop have been organized in cooperation with the Guba Farmer house in Guba on September 6, 2016. AZAFF International Agronomist Mr. Fabien Martel and Senior Agriculture Expert Mr. Fagan Aghayev have been appointed as trainers for this training. Training have started at 9.30 a.m. and 14 farmers from the region and surrounding areas participated in the training. Participants were requested to fill diagnostic sheets and answer some specific questions about their farms, which will be used while diagnosing those farms in the future.

AZAFF team paid special attention to design advance farming techniques training on practical issues and keep it as simple as possible. Two main seasonal subjects have been selected for this session:

-Picking criteria & Storage basics;

-Economical basis of orchards.

At the end of indoor training, farmers received materials that summarize the training content. Indoor part of the training was completed at around 13.30 on September 6 and all participants were invited to attend the field training in a 50 ha modern high density orchards planted 2012. During the field training, farmers gained practical knowledge on training subjects and had also the chance to use some of agricultural tools necessary for picking of apples.

On the next day, AZAFF experts visited and diagnosed tree nursery of one of the farmers- Mr. Sadig Alimirzayev.



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