- Degree type
- Language of education
- 27 weeks
- Tuition fee EU/EEA
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- Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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- Start of program
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- Type of institution
- Institute for International Education
Traditionally, pigs are a source of high quality protein, which can be produced from agricultural by-products unsuitable for human consumption. The increasing demand for pork requires practice-oriented workers in extension, education and training.
• Manage or supervise or guide pig production from back-yard systems to intensive, intermediate scale pig farming methods.
• Appreciate the relevance of local pig farmers’ knowledge, experience and practices and create awareness of sustainable production concepts and methods.
• Identify, recognise and analyse opportunities and problems, taking into account constraints and utilise possibilities concerning pig husbandry.
• Co-operate with others of various disciplines in planning, designing and implementing projects in the field of pig husbandry.
• Transfer relevant knowledge, skills and technology concepts to small and intermediate scale pig farmers, related clients and suppliers, extension officers and students.
Compulsory modules, including theoretical and practical subjects related to:
• Farm management economics and marketing aspects. • Genetics and breeding.
• Health, hygiene and pathology. • Housing and equipment. • Management topics.
• Record keeping and production control. • Nutrition.
• Applied management in the farm facilities of the institute.
• Compilation of several reports and a back home improvement plan.
Linked to these topics participants develop required competences to return as a confident professional, implementing the PTC+ experience. Optional modules (in order to qualify for the Diploma the optional modules should add up to 480 study-load hours):
• Pig farming as an enterprise.
• Pig breeding and artificial insemination.
• Pig husbandry technology. • Organic farming
• Sustainable manure utilisation.
• Training and extension.
• Product quality & Food safety.
• Feedstuffs & Feed formulation.
• Project Development.
• Introduction to poultry husbandry
• Introduction to ruminants