OVERVIEW:


The course is designed to equip serious minded individuals who have a heart for agriculture and a desire to learn and multiply practical, restorative and sustainable agriculture, food production and community development skills equipping them to bring hope for the future.


In an integrated learner charged environment, students wrestle with and find applicable answers to the life issues of hunger, malnutrition, food insecurity, poverty and environmental degradation.  Students engage in learning how cultural beliefs, broken relationships, non-sustainable agriculture practices and a lack of understanding contribute significantly to these global issues.  Students are equipped with knowledge and fundamental agriculture and community development skills to impact the lives of multiple people groups from rural farmers to urbanites.

Presented with a Biblical grid for agriculture, the course aims to restore value and dignity to the farmer and the vocation of farming.

Natural and organic practices are presented and promoted.  Students learn soil rebuilding techniques, appropriate plant choices, varying natural food producing methods with application and appropriate integrations.  Studies include fundaments of of soil health, plant nutrition and natural pest and disease management, agro-forestry, permaculture, bee keeping, human nutrition, natural medicines, business and leadership development and animal agriculture, all within the context of people centered community development.  Instructors are qualified experienced practitioners who bring their expertise to the classroom and participants.


This intensive 22 week course provides both personal and team learning experience.  Classroom taching integrates with practicals and implementation of the methods taught.  Participants develop their own food growing plots, experience growing field crops, may take part in caring for a livestock enterprise, and practice environmental stewardship.  Additionally, insorpated weekly throughout the school, staff led student teams work in slected collaborative communities.  Here students get hands-on experience in supervised community development application providing opportunity to implement and multiply learned principles and practices.  Communit Collaboration participation includes weekly planning, prayer, and strategy for multiplying learned views, principles and practices.  The learning process is strengthened by weekly debriefing, processing, and coaching of the team experiences in the collaborating communities.


The Sustainable AGriculture School (SAS) is a collaboration between Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and Living Seeds Initiative.  The school will be held at the YWAM Arua campus where participants live in a live-learn discipleship and community environment.


To be considered for participation, applicaints will need to submit an application and completed forms available by contacting  info@livingseedsinitiative.org  or  ywamarua@yahoo.com


General Information:


Dates: July 7 - December 6, 2019

Where:  2017 Host Venue:  Youth With a Mission Center, Arua, Ugnada

Application deadline:  June 25, 2019

Fees*:  Category A:  $1200 (4,500,000UGX)

            Category B: 3,000,000 UGX

            Category C: 1,825,000 UGX

Fees include tuition, meals and lodging

Contacts: info@livingseedsinitiative.org  or  ywamarua@yahoo.com


*Fee matrix set by YWAM:  Fees are different depending on where you come from, in order to make YWAM accessible to all.  The fees are split into three categories:

    Category A includes all First World countries, like USA, Canada, European countries etc.

    Category B includes all Second World countries, like South Africa, Botswana, South American

        countries etc.

    Category C includes all Third World countries, like Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi,

        Rwanda, Bangladesh, etc.

Sustainable Agriculture School

A collaboration between Living Seeds Initiative and Youth With a Mission, Uganda

July 7 - December 6, 2019

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