Spaces available for March 2014 Agriculture Study Tour
Places are starting to fill on the 2014 Agriculture Study Tour to Kenya. The tour is due to take place during the last week of March 2014.
There are only 9 places on the tour, and interest has been strong so far, so if you are interested then have a look at the Kenya 2014 Agriculture Study Tour leaflet. If you would like to know more, or would like to apply for one of the places on the Kenya 2014 trip then get in touch.
Highlights of the Agriculture Study Tour in Kenya 2014
The fascinating six day study tour will take you to Kenya’s leading farm businesses to see and hear the challenges faced by Kenyan export farming. As part of the Agriculture Study Tour, you will also visit great enterprises in interesting locations, witnessing innovation and excellence in practice.
Comments from previous Kenyan tours
The following links provide an insight into what was learnt by participants of the previous study tour to Kenya
Charles Bracey: Understanding Biological Control Of Pests
David Jones: Resourceful Farming On The Equator In Kenya
Andrew Burgess: Notes from an Agricultural Tour of Kenya
Susie Emmett (tour leader): Integrated Farm Management: seeking the best examples in the world
And from Farmers Weekly: UK farmers inspired by Kenyan agriculture
Agriculture Study Tour cost
Successful applicants will pay £1200 towards travel to Kenya and tour costs in country. The tour itinerary may be subject to change. This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded (or financed) by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. To be eligible to receive this funding applicants need to conform eligibility criteria set by CCALandskills. Tour members will be responsible for ground travel in the UK, travel insurance, vaccinations and incidental expenses on tour. The remainder of the tour costs are being financed with help from the RDPE Skills Frameworks.