PLANTATION ESTABLISHMENT TRAINING
As part of a series of the practical training courses that SPGS frequently run, a Plantation Planning and Establishment course took place on 12th – 15th March 2012, in Mubende district. The course was aimed at equipping forest contractors, managers and supervisors with modern practical skills in plantation establishment. Topics covered during the training included: site-species matching, silvicultural planning, land preparation, lining out, pitting, planting and blanking. A total of 22 participants attended the training.
The structure of the training was a blend of practical in class exercises such as drawing budgets and work plans. Most of the training however involved field work with participants getting physically involved in doing various operations.
Participants were continuously assessed during the course of the training and the best participant received a prize courtesy of SPGS. Okello James, an intern with Jane Langoya, a planter in Gulu, was the best participant.
Participants were very enthusiastic and the training was highly ranked by trainees. Sample of comments from trainees: “The course should have come earlier”; “The course was very interesting given that I had never practically been involved in the operations. My role is majorly supervisory, but now I know what to do and what to expect from employees”.
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