International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture is introducing a
new Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture ( CPOA ). This CPOA is a
vocational course of six months duration and successful completion of
this course will lead to placements in companies and organizations that
implements projects on Organic Adoption and Group Certification.The
participants / Students will be provided hands-on trainings in
implementing such projects for getting farmer-clusters certified and
linked to markets.
program has been developed to meet the increasing demand of trained
manpower in projects and procurement programs in organic production and
to provide field-level staff to implement Small Holder Group
certification (SHGC) for organic certification.
The participants are therefore trained vigorously in technical
aspects as well as in certification requirements, organic standards,
conformity to national and international standards in organic
production, processing and marketing, etc.
The program is for people who work or want to work in the organic
production/agricultural industry and want to develop technical and basic
management skills. The program provides knowledge required to apply
organic production skills in the workplace.
This program is also sustainable for those who are already working
on similar programs or want to start a career in organic agriculture.
This course provides focused practical experience in the organic
Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture (
CPOA ) is a six months course. The batch starts in July 2011 and
completes in the end of Dec 2011.This program is an opportunity for
learning the most advanced knowledge and practical skills in Organic,
sustainable and holistic management of organic systems of crop
production, certification, and marketing. It will train the participants
gaining a deep understanding of wide range of organic agriculture
techniques, including soil improvement, organic methods of disease and
pest control, preparing and developing marketing and market-linkage
Duration: Six months, from July 2011 to Dec 2011
Course Type: Certificate Program in Organic Agriculture (CPOA)
Location: ICCOA Head Office, Rajarajeshwarinagar, Bangalore
Number of participants: 30 Students
Application Fees - INR 250 ( payable alongwith application form ).
Tution Fees - INR 18.000 ( for full six-months ).
These fees are for admission and tuitions charges only.
The payment can be made at once or in six equal instalments 3000 per month.
For students who need boarding and lodging, ICCOA can assist in arranging shared accommodation near to the study centre.
Tentative cost of lodging is between Indian Rupees 2000 - 3000 per student per month.
All payments should be made through DD/Cheque in favour of "ICCOA", payable at Bangalore.
How to Apply:
Application form are available at ICCOA Head Office on all working days from 09:30 hrs. to 05:30 hrs IST (GMT + 5.30).
position responsible for developing farmer-clusters, documentation,
arranging training programs, ICS inspections/internal audits, interested
in working with agri-related NGOS, Organic Certification etc.
- Project Supervisors
- Field Supervisors
- Field Executives
- ICS inspectors
- Internal Auditors
- Field Assistants
Certificates will be awarded to the candidates after successful
completion of this program. Apart from this, there is a 100% job
placement guarantee on the successful completion of course.
Medium of Instruction: English
Commencement: 4th July 2011
Minimum qualification of SSLC / Xth Std. priority will be given to
candidate having experience / background in agriculture and related
No. of Seats: Only 30 seats available for 2011. The admission to this program is on eligibility plus a test or an interview.
- Fully equipped library, with books on Organic production, certification and marketing
- Broadband internet service
- Lectures from highly experienced resources from different fields
- Visits to organic farms, procurement centers, retail mails etc.
The six-month program is comprised of following units of study:
CP - 102 Fundamental and Principles of Organic Agriculture
CP - 102 Organic Soil Improvement Techniques
CP - 103 Composts and Bio - fertilizers
CP - 104 Organic Practices in Crop Production (Package of Practices)
CP - 105 Organic methods in pest Management (Package of Practices)
CP - 106 Organic Certification Program: Introduction
CP - 107 Organic Certification Standards: NSOP, EU & NOP
CP - 108 Small Holder Group Certification Program
CP - 109 Internal Control Systems: Record Keeping and Tracenet
CP - 110 Marketing opportunities in Organic Farming
CP - 111 Providing market-linkages: Aggregation and Procurement
CP - 112 Providing Market-linkages: Processing and Value-additions
you are interested in growing new skills in Organic crop production and
certification, sustainable production and marketing, this is the course
last date for submission of filled-in application form is 15th June
2011. Application to be submitted in hardcopy by courier, post or in
person. Please contact ICCOA for more details.
To apply for this course or for additional information, please contact:
Mr. Chandrappa / Ms. Anushi Chandra,
International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA)
951 c, 15th cross, 8th Main Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore, India 560098
Phone - 080 - 28601183 / 28607200 Telefax - 080 - 28600935
Website: www.iccoa.org Email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) is India's leading
Organization in the organic agriculture sector. ICCOA is a knowledge and
learning centre for organic agriculture which caters to the needs of
all stakeholders of organic agriculture including farmers, farmers'
organizations, NGOS, certifying agencies, retailers, traders,
processors, consumers, and their organizations, input manufactures,
exporters, national and state government departments linked to
agriculture, etc. Thus ICCOA works with and provides services to
developmental organizations, educational and research institutions as
well as commercial companies. ICCOA is registered under the Karnataka
Societies Act 1960 (Regd. No. 97/2000-05 registrations act 1960).
Vision of ICCOA is to be the centre of excellence in organic
agriculture and organic agribusiness. ICCOA's mission is to help build
competence of individuals and organization in organic agriculture and
thereby contribute to build ecologically, economically and socially
sustainable agriculture and organic business.