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Massive Open Online Course Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification (CASI)

Massive Open Online Course
Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification (CASI)

Registration: Free

Starting 12 February 2020 Duration 6 Weeks 
Language: Hindi and English
Audience: Farmers, Extension Officers, Policymakers, Researchers
Certificates: Participation and competency
sign up at https://www.agmoocs.in/

Course Description

This course will be available in Hindi and English

Conservation Agriculture-based Sustainable Intensification (CASI) includes the adoption of zero or minimum tillage, combined with mechanised crop establishment, maintenance of ground cover, crop rotations and diversification and improved nutrition management. CASI based crop management practices improve crop productivity and profitability while reducing energy, water and labour requirements, and greenhouse gas emissions. CASI also contributes to the improvement of soil health and to the improvement of biodiversity and sustainable agricultural ecosystems which lead to improved rural households’ livelihoods.

This course deals with portfolios of CASI and machines used for CASI. We will be also dealing with agronomical management, CASI and its challenges and advantages. This course will also cover how start-ups and business models can be created to successfully implement CASI service provision businesses.

Course Content

  •  Portfolios of CASI
  •  Machines for CASI
  • Agronomical Management under CASI
  • CASI and its challenges
  • Advantages of CASI
  • Business Models

Course Audience

  • Students/Agri-professionals
  •  Rural Youth/Farmers
  • Faculty Members/Agriculture Scientists
  • Professionals working in the Department of Agriculture/Private Institutions
  • Entrepreneurs/Start-ups
  • NGOs in Agriculture

Outcomes of this Course

  • Participants will be able to know about the fundamentals of CASI and its advantages
  • Participants will get essential skills related to CASI based farming

Certificates

Qualifying students will be given certificates based on their involvement and performance. Participation certificate and Competency certificate will be issued by the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), IIT Kanpur, India Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada and Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur.