TRAINING OFFERED

Manor House Agricultural Centre offers training in bio-intensive (organic) agriculture and related disciplines. The trainings cover a wide range of crops and livestock, promoting sustainable agriculture practices and appropriate technologies for the small-scale family farmers of Africa.
 

FLEXIBLE TRAINING PLANS

We offer training of various forms and durations. Starting with days’ long training workshops to one-month residency trainings all the way to two-year diploma courses. 
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OVER 500,000 PEOPLE TRAINED SINCE 1984

 
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SHORT-TERM & LONG-TERM COURSES AVAILABLE

 
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PRACTICAL SKILLS AIMED AT SELF-EMPLOYMENT

 

two-year courses

Course: Diploma in Biointensive Agriculture (BIA). Intake: January, May & September. Required: KCSE mean grade of C- and above. Fees: Ksh. 140,000

This course offers both practical and theoretical instruction to trainees as well as offering 14-week long field attachments among farming communities.

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Eligible candidates should be high school graduates at form four level who have attained at least a mean grade of C- (C minus) in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations or its equivalent.

There are three intakes (January, May and September) annually limited to 40 students in each intake.

This course offers both practical (60%) and theoretical (40%) instruction to trainees at the Centre. Students carry out field attachments among farming communities (community attachment for 14 weeks) and within civil societies and governmental organizations (industrial attachment for 14 weeks).

This exposes trainees to diverse real life conditions which ensure that graduates horn their practical skills, are all-rounded, competent sustainable agriculturists whether self-employed or employed.

Over 700 trainees have graduated from the 2-year training program. Several graduates have gone on to pursue Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D degree studies locally and abroad and have been reported to be well prepared and competitive due to their experience at MHAC.

Many more have initiated very successful and enterprising community based organizations (CBOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) through which they disseminate appropriate information to the farming community.

ONE-YEAR courses

Course: Certificate in Biointensive Agriculture (BIA). Intake: January, May & September. Required: KCSE mean grade of D- and above. Fees: Ksh. 77,000.

This course is for people with a certificate course in an agriculture-related discipline. The course is covered in two sessions lasting 10 weeks each, and two field attachments (community and NGO) lasting 10 weeks each.

 

Course: Post-certificate Diploma in Biointensive Agriculture (BIA). Intake: January, May & September. Required: Agriculture-related certificate. Fees: Ksh. 90, 000.

This one course targets Form Four school graduates who have successfully studied agricultural disciplines at certificate level and would like to upgrade to diploma level.

 

SHORT-TERM COURSES

Course: 3-Month Certificate in Biointensive Agriculture (BIA). Intake: May, August & September. Requirements: open to all Fees: Ksh. 60,000.

This is a hands on course that gives sound practical and theoretical base in Biointensive Agriculture (BIA) and related disciplines. This course is designed for extension staff working with NGOs, relevant government ministries, development bodies and other organizations.

Course: 1-Week Biointensive Agriculture (BIA) course. Intake: scheduled upon request. Requirements: open to all Fees: Ksh. 15,000.

Designed for community groups, farmers and youth groups that are actively involved in farming or wish to be involved in sustainable agriculture.

VISIT US

Weekdays

8AM -5PM

Address

Manor House Agricultural Centre

along the Kitale - Kinyoro road, Trans-Nzoia County

Contact

Phone

+254 722 744 927 or +254 731 483 793 

+254 20 209 4740

Mail

info@manorhouse.or.ke

POSTAL Address

Manor House Agricultural Centre

P.O Box Private Bag Kitale (30200)