Agricultural Policy Framework for Development Course

Course date: 02/03/2020 to 06/03/2020 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800, KES 65,000

INTRODUCTION

A policy is a course of action adopted or proposed by government, party, business, or individual. Policies outlines what a government, a party, business or an individual aims to achieve for society as a whole. In agriculture, policies set the framework for action and thus provide guidance to the whole system. Policies are generated from laws of the country. Agricultural policies are largely on financing, production, marketing and provision of extension services all aimed at enhancing development and sustainability of agricultural sector. This 5 Days course aim to equip participants with an understanding of the agricultural policy environment, the policy formulation process, and the role, rationale and economic consequences of government intervention in agriculture.

 

DURATION

5 days

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials, and policymakers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations, non-government organizations, small and medium enterprises for agricultural development, and anyone who wants to learn more about policy formulation and implementation in agriculture.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the training, participants will:

  • Demonstrate practical applications of policy analysis related to agricultural sector
  • Discuss the economic and political feasibility of policy changes and instruments in the agriculture value chain.
  • Develop the ability to think critically about the need for policies and policy reforms in agriculture
  • Identify and analyze how public policy and firm decisions affect delivery of services in agriculture, agribusiness, market, and society
  • Recognize policy related problems and anticipate opportunities available in the market
  • Write concise summaries of policies affecting the agricultural and food sectors, and argue orally its implications
  • Conduct a cost benefit analysis using various policy instruments and programs.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1: Introduction to agricultural policies

  • Introduction to different types of policies in agriculture
  • Why interest in agricultural policies
  • Policy formulation process

 

Module 2. Structure of Agriculture and Agricultural Policies

  • Models for Policy Analysis
  • Tools for policy Analysis
  • Current issues in agricultural policy.

 

Module 3

  • Agricultural policy instruments.
  • Domestic market policies.
  • Developed and developing countries agricultural policies

 

Module 4

  • Human health and nutrition policies.
  • Policy regulation of cash crops
  • Policy for quality and standards of agricultural produce
  • Policy for Traceability and phytosanitary standards in agricultural produce targeting the export market

 

Module 5: Analysis of various agricultural policy documents

  • Conducting cost benefit analyses using various policy instruments and programs
  • Practical activity on analyzing the objective of policies and crucial areas of policies that have impact on the intended beneficiaries

 

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TRAINING CUSTOMIZATION

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can also have it delivered your preferred location. For further inquiries, please contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700 or +254 759 285 295. You can also email us on: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.  During the trainings, participants should come with their own laptops.

 

TRAINING FEE

The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

 

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us through Mobile: +254 732 776 700/+254 759 285 295 or Email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to FineResults Research Limited bank before commencement of training. Send proof of payment through the email: training@fineresultsresearch.org

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
  • Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.

 

 

 

Course Date: 02/03/2020 to 06/03/2020 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800 , KES 65,000
Call us on +254 732 776 700/ +254 759 285 295
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