FARMER TRAINING KITS

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    These training kits are based on a series of film strips published by FAO. They have been revised. The original filmstrips are no longer available from FAO. FAO also published a booklet which contained a black and white print of each colour photo and a caption. The booklet was available in English, French and Arabic. While the booklets are also out of print it is possible to obtain photocopies from the FAO publishing section which may be of assistance to translators.
 

Script: Brian and Lynne Chatterton.

Photos: Florita Botts.

Additional Photos: Brian Chatterton.

Production: Florita Botts.

Training Kit No. 1.

WHY GROW MEDIC?

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Photos No 1 to 5   Go to Training Kit No 1.1

The failure of the fallow cereal rotation to provide adequate feed for sheep in winter and spring.

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.

Photos No 6 to 12  Go to Training Kit No 1.2

Medic as an alternative. More feed. Heavier sheep. Regeneration. Low cost cereals. 

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.

Photos No 13 to 23 Go to Training Kit No 1.3

What is medic? Where does it grow?

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.

Photos No 24 to 33 Go to TrainingKit No 1.4

Getting started with medic

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.

Photos No 34 to 42 Go to Training Kit No 1.5

Shallow cultivation for the cereal crop

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.

Photos No 43 to 55 Go to Training Kit No 1.6

Better soil structure and less erosion with medic pasture.

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.


 Training Kit No. 2
 

ESTABLISHING A MEDIC PASTURE USING SEED

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No 1 to 5  -   Go to Training Kit No 2.1

A short summary of the "Why Grow Medic?" kit.

Useful points for discussion but duplicates earlier material.

No 6 to 13     Go to Training Kit No 2.2

The resources needed to sow a medic pasture using seed.

These points can be discussed with farmers. Printing the photos is probably not necessary.

No 14 to 35   Go to Training Kit No 2.3

The preparation of the land and sowing of the medic seed.

There are many practical techniques demonstrated. These photos could be printed in the form of a small booklet "How to sow medic?" or alternatively larger prints could be used as a flip chart.

 

Training Kit No. 3.
 

HOW DO YOU GRAZE MEDIC PASTURE? 

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A guide to grazing medic in the first season.

This is a useful starting point for grazing medic pasture. These photos could be printed as a booklet or as a flip chart.

A quick summary of grazing medic pasture.

MEASURING MEDIC PODS IN SUMMER
These eight photos explain how to count medic pods using a sampling disc. The same disc method can be used to count seedlings in a new medic pasture. It can also be used to measure grain loss behind the cereal harvester.

This photos guide is essential for many purposes in the medic system. It can be printed as a fact sheet on a few pages or a poster for display.

REGENERATION AND HARD SEED
These photos explain the regeneration of medic from hard seed.

Can be printed as a fact sheet or poster.

 

Training Kit No 4
 

CEREALS AND MEDIC IN ROTATION  

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Cereals and medic in rotation. The basic implements needed for shallow cultivation are described.

These photos make a good back up to the 
Buyers' guide to scarifiers

Preparing the seedbed for cereals.

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.

Sowing the cereals and fertiliser. 

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.

The dangers of deep ploughing a medic pasture.

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.

Managing the cereal crop.

These are useful flip charts for extension agents.