Agro-commodity Standards & Certification Systems (7-9 November, 2018)

Training Objectives A major constraint to growth and diversification of agro exports in Africa is the complexity of national and international technical, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) conditions, which affect exports to developed markets directly.  Ghana has had its fair share of this challenge in recent times following the ban on palm oil export for the use of Sudan III and the EU ban on selected…

Managing Agribusiness from a Distance (November 24, 2018)

Training Objectives The agribusiness industry is increasingly becoming an important investment option for many foreign and local investors. Most of these new crop of agribusiness investors are city dwellers, professionals of different backgrounds (most do not have agricultural background). These investors leave their investments under the watch of families, friends or low-skilled care-takers or inexperienced farm managers, farm supervisors or sometimes with lead farmers. The…

Agribusiness Loans & Credits Management (19-22 November, 2018)

Training Objectives It is estimated that 122 million new jobs will be needed in Africa by 2020 to absorb a growing workforce and address unemployment. Despite having 27% of the world’s arable land, many African countries import food and agricultural products from outside the continent whilst, the continent accounts for just 1% of global manufacturing. Most jobs are expected to come from SMEs that form…

Agribusiness Financial Management Training (4-6 December, 2018)

Training Objectives Lack of sound financial management practices has been identified as one of the key factors that contributes to the termination of about 70-80% of start-ups and also stifle the growth of the existing ones due to poor management practices and lack of investment. Many SME’s cannot determine their size (net worth) and or measure performance. Decisions relating cash management, debt acquisition, stocking of…

Agro-commodity Standards & Certification Systems (Jun 28-30, 2018)

  Training Objectives A major constraint to growth and diversification of exports in Africa is the complexity of national and international technical, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) conditions, which affect exports to developed markets directly.  Ghana has had its fair share of this challenge in recent times following the ban on palm oil export for the use of Sudan III and the EU ban on selected…

Agricultural Project Management (16-18 May, 2018)

  Training Objectives There has never been a time where agricultural project funding has been such competitive. Matching funds have become the order of the day and projects are pushed to engage more with the private sector for mark-up funds and also to ensure sustainability in a much difficult development context. Producing tangible project results that meet the expectations of private sector partners, including the…

Vegetable Enterprise Management Training – Master Class (5-7 April, 2018)

  Training Objectives The vegetable industry in Ghana is one of the fastest growing industries attracting the attention of both local and foreign investors. However, industry indicates access to highly skilled professionals with the right attitude has become a major challenge. The VEMT Master Class has three key objectives. expose new entrepreneurs to the numerous opportunities in the vegetable industry, equip business owners with the…

Agribusiness Industry Associations Management (April 16-19, 2018)

  Training Objectives There has never been a time where the role of industry associations has become more critical than now. Funding for agricultural research and public extension services has been difficult to come by. Smallholder farmers had depended on the contribution of donor agencies to access technical services. However, in the past few years, most NGO had scaled back due to dwindling development funding.…

Understanding Value Chains (26-28 April, 2018)

  Training Objectives Value chain approach to agro-commodity industry development has gained prominence in the past few decades. Experts say, the approach creates the environment (trust and confidence) requisite for successful integration of chain actors that maximizes the value of business transactions (exchange of goods and services) making supply chains competitive. In sub-Sahara Africa, the value chain (VC) has been widely used as a tool…

Managing Agribusinesses from a Distance (May 4, 2018)

  Training Objectives The agribusiness industry is increasingly becoming an important investment option for many foreign and local investors. Most of these new crop of agribusiness investors are city dwellers, professions of different backgrounds (most do not have agricultural background) who leave their investments under the watch of families, friends or low-skilled care-takers or inexperience farm managers, farm supervisors or sometimes with lead farmers. The…