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Mon, Jul 13, 2020, 8:00 AM – Fri, Jul 24, 2020, 4:30 PM EAT
Kenya

Training on Agriculture Value Chain Management and Market Linkages

About the course

Value chains encompass the full range of activities and services required to bring a product or service from its conception to sale in its final markets—whether local, national, regional, or global. Value chains include input suppliers, producers, processors, and buyers, as well as the support services and enabling environments that form a dynamic market system.

This course is aimed at equipping the participants with principles and practices of the value chain management. The participants will understand the designing and managing, monitoring and evaluating value chain projects and creating market linkages.

Target Participants

This course targets participants working in agriculture research, value chain and market development projects managers, government institutions, NGO staff, and agribusinesses.

Course duration

5 Days

What you will learn

By the end of this training the participants will be able to understand about:

  • The market systems
  • Value chain cycle
  • Value chain financing
  • Designing and implementing value chain project
  • M&E of Value Chain Project
  • Risk management in value chain

Course Outline

Introduction to Agriculture Value Chain

  • Overview of value chain approach
  • Features of value chain approach

Market Systems Framework

  • End Markets
  • Business Enabling Environment
  • Vertical Linkages
  • Horizontal Linkages
  • Supporting Markets

Value Chain Financing

  • Introduction to Value Chain Financing
  • Demand for Finance within Value Chains
  • Constraints in Value Chain Financing
  • Type of Value Chain Finance
  • Implications in Design and Implementation

Agricultural Value Chain Cycle

  • Overview of the Project Lifecycle
  • Value Chain Selection
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Design and Implementation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Key principles of the Project Lifecycle

Agriculture Value Chain Analysis

  • Introduction to value chain analysis
  • Tools and techniques in value chain analysis
  • Mapping a value chain
  • Value chain analysis process
  • Case study: Value chain analysis

Agriculture Value Chain Project Design

  • Market Research
  • Situational Analysis
  • Formulation of the project goal statement
  • Project causal pathway design
  • Development of a logical framework

Monitoring and Evaluation of VC Development Projects

  • Selection of Key Indicators
  • Development of Performance Measurement Framework
  • Evaluation of VC Projects
  • Impact Assessment of VC Projects

Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture Value Chain

  • Gender Analysis in Value Chains
  • Integrating Gender Issues into Agricultural Value Chain Process
  • Constraints in Gender Integration in Value Chains

Training Approach

This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.

Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.