Smallholder Producers Empowerment And Entrepreneurship Development SPEED Course

This 5 days course aim to equip participants with skills including selection of the most profitable enterprise, development of business plan, group formation and linking farmers to business development services including financial services. A majority of farmers sell their produce or purchase inputs individually& therefore fail to enjoy the economies of scale that are associated with group marketing like access to market information, low marketing costs & access to training which are expensive while accessed individually.

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RE:Smallholder Producers Empowerment And Entrepreneurship Development SPEED Course

FineResults Research Services would like to invite you to high impact training on Smallholder Producers Empowerment And Entrepreneurship Development SPEED Course to be held in Nairobi from 23rd- 27th March 2020

Event information
Course Name : Smallholder Producers Empowerment And Entrepreneurship Development SPEED Course
Venue : FineResults Research, Nairobi, Kenya
Event Date : 23rd - 27th March 2020
Course Fee : KES 65000 or USD 800
Registration : REGISTER HERE
INTRODUCTION
Agriculture is the major source of income and therefore livelihoods to most of the rural communities in Sub Saharan Africa.  However, many producers go into production without systematic consideration of which enterprise to engage in, why and how to produce, market and where to access business development services including financial services.
DURATION
5 Days
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
• Members of producer organizations/ cooperatives/ youth groups
• Agricultural extension officers,
• Research organizations
• Non-government organizations
• Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the module the participants should be able to:
• Understand how to select a suitable enterprise
• Learnt how to improve profits.
• Appreciate having a business plan for their enterprise
• Come up with the strategies to implement the business plan
• Learn about group formation
• Learn how to link farmers to market and to business development services including financial services
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Module 1:  Enterprise Selection (crop or livestock products)
Introduction to enterprise selection

Evaluating the enterprise

Module 2: Improving Production Efficiencies and Profitability

Module 3: Business planning
Overview of a business plan:
• Understanding of a business plan, its importance and use
• Discuss the components of a business plan.
• Discuss with the farmers on qualities of a good business plan, when to write a business plan and who writes it.
• Discuss the various Business Planning tools (Visioning, Market mapping, Problem analysis- strengths and weaknesses in the relation to the business, and Pathways analysis)
• Wrap up by outlining the components of the business plan, and project a template of a generic business plan
-  Reasons for preparing a business plan
-  Importance of a business plan
Activity 2: The components of a business plan
•  An outline of the business plan
•  Quality of a good business plan
•  Visioning
•  implementation of the business plans
 
Group work
1.  Facilitate the formation of discussion groups depending on commodity/ business type/organization
2.  Each group develops a business plan draft for its organization/ commodity/business using canvas business model
3.  Each group will then report back to the plenary  and each draft will be taken through a peer review process
4.  Wrap up the session by reviewing the components of a quality business plan.
Module 4: formation of farmer producer organizations/cooperatives
• Group formation/ Collective purchases and selling
• Market information
• Engaging into formal trading arrangements
• Group savings
• Financial services
• Training and advisory services
Module 5:  Linking farmers to markets and service provides including financial institutions
Conducting bulk marketing and purchase
• Making your marketing plan
• Bulk Marketing Steps and Roles
• Setting (and keeping to) Deadlines
• Important producer group Documents
Budgeting
• Marketing Budget
Business management records
• Types of Records
• Records for Decision-Making
Savings
• Factors Affecting Savings
• Forms of Savings
• Where to Save

NB: We are offering you a half day, fun and interactive team building event!
ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295 or Email:
PAYMENT
Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Services Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email:

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How to participate
Individual Registration
Contact information
Email:
TEL: +254 732 776 700 / +254 759 285 295
Website: fineresultsresearch.org/training/
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Date: 23 March 2020 to 27 March 2020
Time: 08:00 - 17:00
Venue: FineResults Research services training center, Nairobi
Cost: USD 800

More info: Located at Fahari Palace Hotel, Off Church rd, Westlands

Contact: Sam Ngunjiri
Company name: FineResults Research Services
Telephone number: +254 759 285 295 or +254 32 776700
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