Browsing Livelihoods by Subject "Technical and Vocational Skills Development (TVSD)"
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- ItemOpen AccessIntroduction to Basic Horticulture in the Pacific(2015-01) Silatolu, Ateca; Drummond, Richard; Okuku, Anthony; Cruz, CharisseThis unit was written for people in Samoa who want to learn more about horticulture by the National University of Samoa. It is presented according to the National Competency Standard of the Samoa Qualifications Authority - HIP 001 Introduction to Basic Horticulture in the Pacific – Level 2.
- ItemOpen AccessIntroduction to Horticulture in Tuvalu(2017-03) Ioane, Elisaia; Faletiute, Patuki; Ioelu, Ulima; Ioapa, Patisepa; Silatolu, Ateca; Coghlan, MichaelThis course is an introduction to basic horticulture in Tuvalu. It was originally written by the National University of Samoa and has now been contextualized for Tuvalu by local teachers. The course is intended for school leavers and community groups who have limited knowledge or experience of horticulture. Specifically, it covers the following topics: cultivating soil using hand tools, recognizing fertilizers and their applications, preparing seedbed by hand sowing, sowing in nursery, and maintaining seedbed to seedling stage of growth.
- ItemOpen AccessKarchupi and Jory chumki(2015) Center for International Education and Development (CINED)Karchupi and Jory chumki is a course for livelihoods skills training designed for neo-literates and persons having limited reading skills. The course materials include a training manual for teachers and a handbook for trainees. The materials were created by the Center for International Education and Development (CINED) and published by Dhaka Ahsania Mission with support from the Commonwealth of Learning. The materials are in Bengla and are designed keeping consistency with Pre-Vocational Level-2 of the National Technical and Vocational Qualifications Framework (NTVQF) in Bangladesh.
- ItemOpen AccessPoultry Keeping and Management: A Flexible Learning Course(2015-08) Maina, John M; Chemwetich, Joseph; Eunice, Jepkemboi KThrough the INVEST Africa partnership of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), representatives of Thika Technical Training Institute and Rift Valley Technical Training Institute in Kenya developed a course on poultry keeping for non-formal community training. Poultry keeping is one of the most popular forms of business among small-scale farmers. This is because poultry requires little capital, is easy to rear and easy to manage. Poultry keeping thus provides farmers with a great opportunity to start an income generating activity. The aim of this course is to provide learners with all the knowledge and skills needed to raise poultry for meat and eggs and manage a small-scale commercial poultry business. This main target group of this course is farmers who are interested in starting a poultry business. However, extension workers and other stakeholders who are interested in working with small-scale poultry farmers will also benefit. There are many types of poultry but in this course chicken will be focused on. The course will start by looking at the economics of poultry production so that learners can make an informed decision about the viability of this business before starting. It will then discuss various important aspects of poultry farming, such as poultry housing, types of chicken breeds, brooding, feed management, health management, and poultry production and marketing.