Certificate Course in Farm Management

This course is specially designed for those who have some experience in agriculture and wish to develop their skills to be competent Farm Managers and meet the challenge of undertaking cost-effective and profitable farming.

This course is recommended for those who want to obtain the best training in farm management and ancient farming techniques integrated with modern technology. MAARDI is an award winning institute with a team of experts in organic farming. This course will also help those who have their own land to become successful agriculturists by implementing these methods.

DURATION : 6 Months


Orientation in History and genesis of Organic farming in India and around the world – Status of Organic farming in India – Impact of Green Revolution – Introduction to bio-diversity, agricultural ecology and environment – Natural resources – potential and utilization for the last hundred years and its impact – Conservation of plant biodiversity including weed flora.

Climatic change on chemical and organic agriculture in India and the world– Conservation of water resources from different pollutants- Low cost bio-remediation measures.

Soil health – concepts – problem diagnosis – conservation of soil – problem soil reclamation under organic farming –soil physical, chemical and biological improvement – organic carbon status and improvement strategies – sources of organics – production potentials – maintenance of soil health – long term effect.

Crop production technologies – Response of crops and varieties – cropping systems – Role of green manures and pulses – ITK’S – IFS – Resource conservation – enhancing crop productivity and food production.

Weeds, insects and disease management under organic farming – ITK’s – sustainable crop management practices. Conservative irrigation practices – problems of modern irrigation system – ITK’s- Post harvest technology – preservation – value addition-quality parameters – marketing and export avenues – organic certification.

Allied enterprises under organic farming – organic honey, milk and egg production. Sustainability indices for evaluating long term and indirect benefits.Economic evaluation of organic agricultural technologies.

Organic farming – crop preference – nutrients removal and management estimation of soil physical, chemical and biological parameters – scope for enhancement.

Soil conservation techniques for irrigated and rain-fed situations – On farm identification of soil problems in farmer’s fields – suggestive remedies.

Composting techniques – farm waste and agro based industrial wastes – recycling of crop wastes.

Nutritive potential of organics – estimation – efficient use in the system – Biological agents for crop protection.

Visit to farms – organic farming – natural farming – produces – quality analysis – visit to labs – marketing strategies – export avenues.