Ministry of Agriculture Training Institute - Mtwara

The Ministry of Agriculture and food security Training Institute, MATI Mtwara, is one of the nine Agricultural Training Institutes in the country charged with the responsibility of imparting technical Agricultural knowledge to students, extension workers, farmers as well as conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) courses in related fields.

Location
MATI Mtwara is located 13km south of Mtwara town and 6km Southwest of Mtwara airport at an altitude of 120m above sea level. The institute is located at Naliendele village
which is along the Mtwara-Newala road.

Training activities

Basically the Institute is conducting long and short courses pertaining to Agriculture and Livestock production.
The long courses Include:
1. A two year certificate course in Crop Production (CCP).
2. certificate course for private candidates under modular system of Instruction.

Short Courses Include:-
A. Farmers training courses/seminars
B. Retraining of Extension workers
C. Retraining of Retrenches
D. Training of Trainers (ToT)

The modular system of instruction for the certificate course in agriculture for private candidates. The certificate course in Agriculture production being conducted at MATI Mtwara is geared towards producing competent and confident graduands capable of employing themselves in the fields of Agriculture production. The modular form of instruction is taught for a period of sixteen weeks.

Duration of the courses

MATI Mtwara has developed three modules. Each module is covered within sixteen weeks and there are two modules in a year with similar duration. Each module is independent and a full certificate is awarded after successful completion. However a student is at liberty to study all the modules depending on the need and interest of individual learner.

Training approach
A variety of teaching methods are used including lectures, group meetings discussions, exercised field visits, method and result demonstrations.

Entry qualification
Applicant should have a minimum of Form Four Secondary School Education with good passes in the following subjects:-
Biology, Physics, chemistry, Mathematicss and a good command of English is an added advantage, since the medium of instruction is English.

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