A 2-day introduction to Holistic Management and the Community Facilitator Training Programme. Seminars are held in the classroom and on the land. This seminar is for organisational directors or managers with staff in the training programme that will need their support as they move into implementation. It also serves as an introduction for those who may be considering future participation in the Community Facilitator Training Programme.


herding and low-stress handling workshop
holistic management field seminar for organizational leaders

In addition to the workshops listed below, a one-day introductory seminar on Holistic Planned Grazing is available on request (send us a note, using the form below).

This 2-day workshop is geared to farmers and organisations interested in conservation agriculture. Participants are shown how to kraal community livestock on successive portions of harvested cropfields at night for about seven days to break up the soil with their hooves and deposit dung and urine. This treatment has more than doubled (five times, in some cases) maize yields compared to community control fields. Animal impacting makes abandoned fields usable again. It also eliminates the labour required to transport manure to the field.

special events
holistic planned grazing workshop
how to increase crop production (using 'animal impact' workshop

12-23 June 2017

18-29 September  2017

20-24 February 2017

28 August -1 September 2017

13-14 March 2017  22-23 May 2017

24-25 July 2017     11-12 September 2017 

20-21 November 2017

community facilitators training programme

These 5-day workshops are conducted almost entirely in the field, with the Dimbangombe herders assisting our regular training staff. Participants learn how to position themselves relative to the herd so that the herd moves where they want it to move, calmly and quietly, and use the same technique to manoeuvre animals into handling facilities or in and out of the kraal. They learn about Holistic Planned Grazing and how to plan the herding each day to best implement the plan and also learn about kraal management and maintenance.

This is a 12-day in-depth programme. The training prepares organizational staff to facilitate the implementation of land restoration programmes using Holistic Land & Livestock Management in the communities they serve. ACHM staff also provides programme monitoring for the organization and mentoring support to the trained facilitators.

This 3-day workshop is designed for grazing planning beginners and for those wanting a refresher in the basics. Participants learn how to plan and manage where livestock are herded in both the growing and non-growing seasons, so that animals remain healthy, safe, and productive, even as they work to heal the land. When more grass grows, livestock have more to eat, more soil is covered, and more rain remains in the soil to feed boreholes and non-growing season river flow.

Contact us, using the form below, if you would like to schedule a special learning event for your group at Dimbangombe.

seminars, workshops and training programmes

21-22 March 2017

15-16 August 2017

6-8 March 2017

16-18 October 2017

To register for any of these events, or for more information, please contact us using the form below.

special events