Community Facilitators Training Program

This is the program that enables implementation of Holistic Land & Livestock Management within the communities that organizations serve. This is a 12-day in-depth program for community facilitators. It empowers organizations to best serve their communities, with support from ACHM staff who can provide program monitoring for the organization and mentoring support to the trained facilitators.

Next CFTP Course Dates

• 11-23 March 2024

• 24 June – 6 July 2024

• 2-13 September 2024

Course Content Week One

Holistic Management Overview:

What it is, how it can benefit you, your organisation and the communities you serve; why it is key to achieving social, economic and environmental health.

Ranch Tour:

Viewing the land a whole new way; land regeneration principles and evidence of successful restoration.

Community Visit

We visit and engage with a community that are managing their land and livestock holistically.

Preparing to Mobilize:

Organizing the community for action; exploring the is-sues and setting priorities.

How do People Learn Effectively?

The use, strengths and challenges of experiential learning.

Managing Mobilization:

Planning together with communities; acting together and building capacity for implementing Holis-tic Management planning, implementa-tion and monitoring procedures.

Land & Social Planning for Grazing:

Mapping grazing “paddocks” and water points, planning social infrastructure (committees, agreements) and physical infrastructure (predator-proof kraals, water storage and delivery for large herds) .

Holistic Planned Grazing:

Getting livestock to the right place at the right time and with the right behavior.

Course ContentWeek Two

Herding to a Grazing Plan

Current herding practices and their effect on the health of land, livestock and people, combining livestock

Herd Management:

Low stress animal handling, disease prevention and treat-ment plan.

Biological Monitoring:

Learning to read the land for signs that its health is improving or diminishing; monitoring land restoration success with communities.

Animal Treated Crop-fields:

Field preparation using the overnight kraal, plant-ing ,harvesting and using the animals to lay down crop residue.

Animal Treated Crop-fields:

Field preparation using the overnight kraal, plant-ing ,harvesting and using the animals to lay down crop residue.

Adapting the process:

What is core, what can be modified? Common challenges, common solutions.


  • Planning and Facilitating a Community Exchange Visit.
  • Evaluating progress.

Follow up Support

ACHM also provides follow-up support as graduates implement the programme in communities. Our facilitators have years of experience in implementing programmes themselves and can help build the confidence of graduates as they coach them through challenges they are likely to experience, making sure they learn from them. Additional fees apply.