Establishing and Strengthening Farmer Organizations

Course date: 07/10/2019 to 11/10/2019 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800, KES 65,000

INTRODUCTION

Rural Famers in Africa suffer economically because they lack the knowledge, skills and appropriate capital they need to make their farming efficient. With the support that these farmers have been receiving from their respective governments alongside its stakeholders to solve these problems, farmers still experience more challenges because they have no voice in the interventions designed to solve their problems. Farmer organizations have been identified as an institution that gives farmers a fair voice to negotiate for any engagement targeting them. Further, farmers have reaped the benefits of joining groups that include access to output markets, access to input market at low prices and through a check off system and reduced transaction costs such as transport cost while marketing their produce collectively among other benefits. This course is targets various actors working with farmers among them Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers, community workers and officers working in development programmes.

 

DURATION

5 Days

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will have:

  • Have gained practical knowledge on the various types of typical Farmer organizations
  • Understood the key steps in establishing farmer organizations
  • Be able to establish the roles of extension services in farmer organizations
  • Understood the key issues influencing participation in farmer organizations
  • Understood the various strategies/empowerment methods that can be applied to farmer organizations
  • Gain an understanding of the factors influencing farmer organizations’ effectiveness/success
  • Knowledge of the policy issues influencing establishment and strengthening of farmer organizations

 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Key steps in establishing farmer organizations
  • Key steps in strengthen existing FOs
  • Roles of extension services in farmer organizations
  • Issues influencing participation in farmer organizations
  • Empowerment methods to farmer organizations
  • Fundraising for Farmer organizations
  • Factors influencing farmer organizations’ effectiveness/success
  • The dynamics of collaboration between research and farmers' organizations
  • Policy issues influencing establishment and strengthening of farmer organizations

 

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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 Email: 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: +254732776700

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: 07/10/2019 to 11/10/2019 Duration: 5 Days Course fee: USD 800 , KES 65,000
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