The YALTA initiatives developed a handbook on agroecology to further support its implementation among the youths and other actors in agroecology.
This handbook is a consolidation of information from different sources on agroecology and basic production practices. It aims at imparting knowledge to the agriprenuers, especially the youths but can also be used by anyone intending to implement or facilitate/train on agroecology farming. The handbook briefly gives information on the 10 elements of agroecology as well as their application in our farming systems.
The handbook is categorized into two major parts. One part introduces the handbook and the YALTA program and the second part elaborates on the basic practices implemented under agroecology that range from Agroecology farm planning and design, soil and water conservation, soil fertility management, pest and disease management. Where possible, links to YALTA work with the youths on the practices have been provided in this handbook as well as illustrations in form of pictures, clip arts to emphasize the suggested practices/technology.
Some case stories have been added to link the works done by YALTA in the countries of Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya in Agroecology.