Apart from training to participants in various aspects and techniques of Wadi, BAIF and its associate organisations conduct Wadi-related training and orientation programmes for people from government and non-government organisations.

Six kinds of programmes are organised regularly:

  • Wadi concept appreciation programme
  • Wadi orientation programme
  • technical training
  • orientation to quality of life component
  • exposure visits of farmers
  • project management system: finance and accounting

The concept appreciation programmeis aimed at policy makers from government departments, corporate sector and senior NABARD officials. Contents of  the programme include:

  • introduction to Wadi concept and approach
  • evolution of Wadi concept
  • cornerstones of Wadi programme
  • innovations and key learnings
  • field  visits to Wadi plots, cooperatives, processing units, water resources development works, soil conservation works; visits to observe quality of life component

The orientation programme is for NGO staff involved in management and implementation of Wadi projects. The programme covers:

  • introduction to Wadi concept
  • Wadi approach and components
  • field visits to Wadi plots, cooperatives, processing units, water resources development works, soil conservation works; visits to observe quality of life component
  • interaction with people’s organisations
  • challenges and innovations in project implementation

Technical training is provided to NGO staff involved in implementation and covers:

  • pre-establishment activities
  • approaches to plant nutrition and pest management
  • pest management: mortality analysis, techniques (biological, botanical, physical), extension methodologies
  • plant nutrition
  • soil testing
  • organic manuring--composting techniques
  • balanced use of chemical fertilisers
  • foliar sprays
  • soil and water conservation: principles, need-based planning, structures for various slopes
  • Wadi plot aftercare, in monsoon, winter and summer
  • plant nutrition and plant protection
  • demonstration of aftercare activities
  • water resource development (WRD): approach,  objectives, various WRD measures, participatory planning for WRD
  • exposure visit to WRD structures
  • Wadi plot rating

Orientation to quality of life component is aimed at NGO staff involved in related activities and covers:

  • women’s empowerment
  • health and hygiene
  • improved nutrition
  • alternative treatments/medicine
  • approach  (integration with livelihood programme)
  • preventive health and sanitation
  • Herbotechnique (integration with Wadi)
  • SHG formation and strengthening
  • drudgery-reduction activities

Exposure visits of farmers who are potentially participants in a Wadi project cover:

  • introduction to Wadi concept
  • field visits: Wadi plots; interaction with cooperatives and SHG members; income generation activities like  mango nursery, vermicomposting; cashew processing unit; water conservation techniques like drip irrigation system, pot drip; floriculture; credit programme; nature cure; soil conservation
  • demonstrations: Wadi plot layout, pit digging, pit filling, aftercare activities

The programme on project management systems- finance and accounting is for NGO
accounts staff and covers:

  • introduction to account heads
  • batchwise account system
  • ACR system
  • payment system for soil conservation works

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