AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP FROM 22ND TO 26TH OCTOBER 2022

Dear Partners,

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies is pleased to announce the following Training Workshop to be held in Nairobi from 22ND TO 26TH OCTOBER 2022.

WORKSHOP ON AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Workshop Organizers

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies is an organization that was founded with the objective of building capacity for development professionals to enhance effective delivery of development services in Africa. The organization runs training programmes in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and South Sudan training over 6000 development professionals in the last ten years.

We have collaborated very closely with Action Aid Kenya, Unicef Kenya Country Office, Undp Kenya, Unifem East Africa, Population Services International, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health, Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA, Amref, Kisumu and Eldoret City Councils, Danish Demining Group, Pact World, National Council for Population and Development, Shell Kenya and Shell International, Path, Techno serve, One Love One World Ends Aids, National Aids Control Council, Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan, Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps International, ADRA South Sudan Sector Programme among others.

AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT 22ND TO 26TH OCTOBER 2022

Overall Course Objective: Agriculture plays a crucial role towards rural development. Being the most important source of rural income in most developing countries, it plays a vital role towards economic development. It is a sector that provides jobs and plays a key role towards the realization of food security. This training workshop is intended to help the participants embrace agribusiness as a source of income and promote rural development to enhance and sustain their livelihoods.

Overall Course Outcome:

This training workshop is intended to help the participants embrace agribusiness as a source of income and promote rural development to enhance and sustain their livelihoods.

Targeted participants

The workshop is intended for players in the Agricultural sector including Extension Officers, Agricultural officers, Decision makers working with local people, donor NGO is involved in or Agricultural Development projects.

Course Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants, you will be able to:

Appreciate the basics in agribusiness development.

Obtain knowledge on agribusiness diversification.

Learn skills on the role of agribusiness in rural development.

Understand the role of gender in agribusiness development.

Obtain skills on farm management and planning.

Understand the effects of economic forces on both agribusiness and rural development.

COURSE OUTLINE

1. Concepts in Agribusiness

Definition of Agribusiness

Introduction to Rural Sociology

Entrepreneurship in agriculture

Agribusiness development and rural development

Agribusiness development and food security

Factors affecting agribusiness development in rural areas

2. Agribusiness Enterprise Development

Basic concepts in agribusiness

Factors of Production

Nature of agribusiness products

Risks and risk management in agribusiness

Agricultural marketing

Value addition of farm products

3. Farm Management Plan

Strategic plan

Business plans

Viability analysis

Management strategies plan

Natural resources plan

4. Agribusiness Diversification

Definition of agribusiness diversification

Drivers of diversification

Types of diversification

Opportunities for diversification

Non-farm diversification

5. Cross-cutting issues in Agribusiness Enterprise Development

Effects of economic forces on agribusiness development

Economic importance of agriculture and sustainable development

Gender and minority groups’ role in agribusiness and rural development

Role of technology in agribusiness and rural development

Role of government in agribusiness enterprise development

Agribusiness incubation and innovation

AGRIBUSINESS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

DATES: 22ND TO 26TH OCTOBER 2022

VENUE: THE MERIDIAN HOTEL, NAIROBI

FEES: KSHS. 50,000/- (USD 500) PER PERSON

The fee caters for lunch and two teas, tuition, training materials and a certificate.

Training Package Value for the Money Training will be facilitated by

Professionals with hands-on skills and great wealth of experience.

Participants coming from outside NAIROBI are requested to organize their

Own accommodation and transport. We can however reserve accommodation space

For you at the training venue.

Payment should be made in Cash, Cheque or bank transfer to Africa Institute for Project Management Studies

Kindly confirm your participation with:

The Training Manager

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies

Muthaiga Business Center, Nairobi-Kenya

Tel: +254733846186 /+254 723 803-505

Email: [email protected]

www.africadevelopmentresources.org