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Investing in Agribusiness - Primary Production

Nurturing Agribusiness Investors - Primary Production Program
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Food scarcity is not a new phenomenon. Food imports into Africa in 2014 were estimated to be USD 50 Billion. Poor utilization of available arable land fit for agricultural production, post-harvesting losses estimated to be 40%, declining productivity, farm degradation and poor production management have resulted in increased food prices. The investing in Agribusiness Production Program will seek to explore various ways of creating wealth in agricultural production, addressing the various challenges that face primary production investors, primary production financing as well as routes to markets.

Programme Delivery

The programme will be delivered in two modules that incorporate a mixture of class sessions and farm visits. In addition, the programme will seek to expose the participants to successful entrepreneurs in the production field as well as experts in the financing field and potential buyers.

Key Benefits

Participants will be able to:

  • Explore market sector data on production value chains
  • Develop practical farm plan and business plan for funding if need be
  • Understand your products route to market
  • Understand the factors to consider in selecting a farming enterprise
  • Understand how to hedge risks in agribusiness
  • Understand how to structure and manage labor in your farm
  • Understand the opportunities in agribusiness production
  • Get an opportunity to network with top agribusiness entrepreneurs in the various sectors

Key Focus Areas

  • Labor Management
  • Farm Layout design and management
  • Structuring your finances
  • Production Planning and Management
  • Opportunities in Agribusiness production
  • Successful Contract Production: production perspective
  • Successful Contract production: Buyers perspective
  • Business modeling and Strategy Formation
  • Opportunity Analysis
  • Fundable agribusiness business plans
  • Hedging Risk in Agribusiness
  • Route to Market: Local sales & contract Farming

Who should attend

This programme is designed for Investment Groups (Chamas), co-operatives, individuals, companies in value addition, current farmers in primary production agriculture, government executives, non-government policy advisors and aspiring investors.


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