International Research & Training Centre for Sustainability (IRTC)


Research and training are an integral part of our projects, as we aim for participants to be able to assume full responsibility for activities once our involvement with the training is over.

The International Research & Training Centre for Sustainability (IRTC) is a training facilitator organisation (member of DKG Group) that provides a greater understanding of key issues for the agriculture industry and provide solutions for those with an interest in the sector, through top quality speakers and presentations from industry leaders and researchers.
IRTC with expertise in Branding, Total Greenhouse Management, Total Farm Management, Total Quality Management, Hydroponic Systems, Good Agricultural Practices, provides a series of training programs to corporations and individuals to help them achieve higher standards. Some of the above training programmes are held in cooperation with the Training Department of TUV HELLAS (TUV NORD) S.A, the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece and The Logistics Group consulting company. For more visit the following website and blogs:

 
IRTC   
Total Farm Management Seminars  Agrisystems Seminars
Total Farm Management® is DKG’S experience and know how methodology on Farm management. It represents a collection of various management strategies and methods that are employed to keep a farm productive and profitable. The process of TFM® is associated with large commercial farms, although many of the same methods can be utilized with equal success on a small family-owned farm.
In many respects, TFM® is similar to the management processes that are employed with any type of business. There are decisions that must be made on a daily basis, as well as operational guidelines that must be observed by everyone who is involved with the operation.
Total Farm Management® is making and implementing of the decisions involved in organizing and operating a farm for maximum production and profit in a sustainable way. TFM® draws on agricultural economics for information on prices, markets, agricultural policy and economic institutions such as leasing and credit. It also draws on plant science for information on soils, propagation material, fertilizer; on control of weeds, insects, and disease; on agricultural engineering for information on farm buildings, machinery, irrigation, drainage, and erosion control systems; and on psychology and sociology for information on human behavior.
DKG’s specialization is on Viticulture, Wine making and Arboriculture.
Total Greenhouse Management® is DKG’S experience and know how methodology on 16 greenhouse hydroponic grown crops. This integrated service covers the whole chain form the farm to tha fork (vase) from: 
•Market research
•Feasibility study
•Greenhouse design
•Selection of Suppliers
•Project Management
•Investors & Executives Education
•Staff training & Crop Support
•Hydroponics
•Certification to
•Branding of the final product

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