The Illovo Graduate Programme
Small Scale Grower Farmers, extension officers and students of the Illovo Graduate Programme were equipped with the relevant skills to train community members successfully using a train the trainer approach. A support and mentor approach was then employed to ensure the effective transfer of agricultural technical skills and governance principles knowledge from the trainers to the co-operative members.
- Build capacity of extension officers and graduates in effective training methods
- Provide training services on governance principles,
- Training inbusiness plan development, business understanding and technical farm husbandry
Facts / Outcome / Impact
Growers are better equipped to develop 1540ha of sugarcane and 460ha of food crops
Relevant stakeholders are better positioned to offer effective mentor services to small growers