Agribusiness is a term used to describe the sector that encompasses all economic activities that are related to farming, i.e., chemicals, breeding, crop production/farming, farm machinery, distribution, marketing, and sales. it is a line of business that focuses on the processing, warehousing, distribution, marketing, and retailing of products used in farming.
The goal of agribusiness is to improve operations in order to keep prices reasonable. The agri-food chain is one of the world’s largest industries. It involves the delivery of products from farms to worldwide markets.
Agribusiness Management, Finance and Marketing Training course includes five subjects such as agro-food systems and chains, organizational principles for producers’ associations, planning for producers’ associations, and finally post-harvest and marketing. An additional one on business management for small-scale agro-industries is also provided. These modules can be of help to strengthen producers’ and technicians’ capabilities in order to respond better to globalization and cope with the threats of increased competition, but also in order to respond to new market opportunities.
At the end of the Agribusiness Management, Finance and Marketing training course, you will learn :
Making policy decisions
Budgeting and maintaining accurate financial records
Organising sales and purchases of livestock, farm equipment, crops and agricultural products
Handling paperwork and keeping administrative records
Recruiting, training/instructing and supervising farm workers
Making sure that work progresses satisfactorily
Ensuring compliance with government regulations and health and safety standards
Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of pests and diseases
Ensuring that the farm is profitable and meets projected financial targets
Advertising and marketing farm products or the work of the farmer.
Agribusiness Management, Finance and Marketing training course is aimed at improving the agribusiness management capabilities of leaders and managers of producers’ associations as well as those of technicians from government, NGOs, and the private sector, who provide technical assistance to agro-enterprises. It is addressed to small and medium-size producers’ associations with experience in the production and marketing of agricultural products.