Shaqo Ka Banaan Hay,adda Candlight Burco.
Candlelight is a local, non-governmental, non-profit making, development organization dedicated to the improvement of the quality of the life of the Somaliland community through the provision of appropriate education, promotion basic health care, elementary training in environmental conservation/rehabilitation and the creation of employment through viable income generating activities.
TOR FOR TRAINER
Due to adverse effects of frequent droughts and ongoing environmental degradation, pasture scarcity and poor quality of available animal feed leading to deteriorate livestock body condition and their products, which are the core income source of pastoral and agro-pastoral households.
Pastoral and agro-pastoral destitute in certain villages, who lost their animals created self employment trends of charcoal burning and fodder production to earn income for their households by selling fodder. But unfortunately fodder production has gradually been declined recently, due to limited access of proper techniques for fodder production, baling and storage.
To address the consequence negative impacts of the aforementioned problems and enhances fodder production and management systems through demonstration of appropriate techniques for production, management, harvesting, baling and proper storage of fodder, Candlelight in close collaboration with DAI is planning to conduct five days training workshop on best agronomic practices, forage/fodder production, and fodder baling for 60 farmer/livestock producers in each of the following three agro-pastoral villages: Wadamago, Loya ( lies 7km southwest of Burao) and Maryam (lies 6km north east of Burao) in Burao district of Todheer and Sool regions .
2. Overall Objective:
The overall objective of the action is to improve fodder production and management systems through introducing appropriate techniques for fodder production, management, baling and proper storage to reduce transportation cost and avoid mismanagement or loses after harvest.
Methodology of the training will be participatory approach, such as:
Questions and answers
4. Expected Result:
To improve knowledge of target communities to enabling techniques of fodder production, harvesting, baling and proper storage through practical participatory trainings.
5. Training Topics
Criteria of site selection
Selection of local grass/fodder tree species which have good quality of livestock feeding
Time of fodder harvesting
Fodder/hay baling techniques
Fodder/hay storage techniques
Seed production, collection and storage techniques
Forage species and multi-purpose use of forage trees
General animal feeding
Strategic feeding techniques (for young, pregnant or dairy animals, drought feeding, fattening strategies)
Application of animal manure techniques
6. Workshop outcomes
• To enable participants to use different techniques of harvesting, baling and fodder storage, seed selection etc.
• To enable participants how to construct different storages systems of fodder
7. Tasks of the facilitator
• To develop training outline and schedule
• To train selected community trainees
• To conduct field practical demonstration
• To write and compile workshop/training report
8. Essential requirement/Experience
• Minimum of university degree in the Agriculture and Environment
• Experience in baling, silage and crop residue techniques
• Knowledge and experience for facilitating practical trainings
• Knowledge and experience on the Somaliland pastoralist context
• Fluency in English language
• Facilitation and report writing skill
The entire period of the training is 15 days; including preparation, training days and report writing and is expected to commence on 02/03/ 2013
Interested candidates should submit their applications, CVs and supporting documents to Candlelight office in Burao, or the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com not later than 28/02/ 2013, 2:00 p.m.