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International Course on EcoCulture - Basic

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EcoCulture

Ecoculture is a creative process for fabricating sustainable food production and self reliant livelihood with deep understanding of time and space. 

 

It is an achievable approach of harmoniously architecture natural resources like land, water, season and crop with efficient methods. 
Ecoculture is a system that combines traditional wisdom with modern science. 


Module 1: Intro to Ecoculture: 
1.    What is Ecoculture?  
2.    Relevance and Importance of Ecoculture
3.    Philosophy of Ecoculture
4.    5 Elements
5.    3 Thinai basics
6.    4 lands
7.    5 primary thinais 
8.    Priciples of Ecoculture 
9.    Ethics of Ecoculture 
10.    What are the benefits? 


Module 2: Present Crisis: 
1.    Ecological 
1)    Climate change
2)    Water scarcity
3)    Water pollution
4)    Deforestation
5)    Soil degradation
6)    Seed/biodiversity loss
2.    Economical 
1)    Productivity loss
2)    High input cost
3)    Low market price
4)    Increased Pest attack 
3.    Socio-Cultural Crisis 
1)    Farmer suicides
2)    Migration
3)    Family conflicts
4)    Malnutrition
4.    Livelihood Crisis
1)    Job loss in farm sector
2)    Decreasing subsidies
3)    Food import/quality food
 

 

Module 3: Soil: 
1)    Type of soils
2)    Physical Characters  
3)    Chemical Characters
4)    Biological Characters
5)    Soil Erosion
6)    Soil nutrients
7)    Soil enrichments
8)    Compost making
9)    Different types of liquid manures
10)    Soil health and wealth 


Module 4: Water: 
1)    Water status
2)    Origin of water
3)    water cycle
4)    PH, Electric conductivity, TDS (Total Dissolved Solid)
5)    Storage of water
6)    Rainwater harvesting
7)    Different types of water harvesting structures 
-    Farm pond, Trenches, Soak pit; well, bore well
8)    Irrigation - Efficient, method of irrigation, micro irrigation,
9)    Direct Bore well recharge,
10)    Water sewage system, 
11)    contamination, pollution


Module 5: Crop Production: 
1)    Crop physiology 
2)    Harvesting sun 
3)    Photo synthesis 
4)    Leaf Canopy establishment 
5)    Crop nutrients (carbon, oxygen…) 
6)    Role of chemical fertilizers
7)    Role of organic manures
8)    Soil carbon 
9)    Recycling farm wastes 
10)    Compost making 
11)    Growth promoters


Module 6: Crop Protection: 
1)    Pests and Diseases
2)    Role of Pesticides
3)    Type diseases  
4)    Type of insects,
5)    Integrated pest management, 
6)    Different types of organic pesticides, 
7)    Bio-control agents, 
8)    Bio pesticides
9)    Pest repellents
10)    Crop protection designing 


Module 7: Intro to Farm Designing: 
1)    What is design?
2)    Traditional method
3)    Permaculture method 
4)    Why design?
5)    Benefits of design
6)    Time and resource
7)    How design?
8)    Laws and principles
9)    Land and position
10)    Season/climate/weather
 


Module 8: Intro to Farm Elements: 
1)    Water
2)    Soil
3)    Climate
4)    Energy 
5)    Plants/crops
6)    livestock
7)    Infrastructure
8)    Technology
9)    Finance
10)    Information
11)    Market

 


Module 9: Trees
1)    Dynamics of Trees 
2)    Trees with soil minerals
3)    Trees with water conservation
4)    Trees with microorganisms
5)    Trees with macro organisms
6)    Trees and climate factor/temperature 
7)    Biomass 
8)    Wind effects 
9)    Economical benefits of trees
10)    Emotional benefits of trees


Module 10: Livestock in Farms: 
1)    Chicken rearing 
2)    Sheep and Goat husbantry 
3)    Cows and Buffalos
4)    Fish
5)    Honey bee
6)    Mushroom 
7)    Azola
8)    Ducks 
9)    Dogs 
10)    Manure recycling  

Module 11: Integrated Farming

1)   Role of Energy

2)   Solar

3)   Windmill

4)   Bio-Gas

5)   Bio-Mass

6)   Vegetable Oil


Module 12: Post harvesting techniques: 
1)    Harvesting 
2)    Storage
3)    Processing
4)    Value addition 
5)    Branding
6)    Labeling 
7)    Ethical Marketing
8)    Local Marketing
9)    Organic Certification
10)    Different types of Certification