Value chain development (VCD) for agricultural commodities, plays an important role in poverty reduction as it is essential for the enhancement of agricultural transformation and global competitiveness of farm produce. VCD enhances investment, trade, marketing, employment generation, wealth creation and food security. Value addition in Nigerian agro-ecological zones shows that chain actors are lagging behind due to poor storage and distribution system, poor processing of farm produce and underdeveloped market. Hence, their inability to maximize profit due to losses incurred along the chain. This course will equip participants with the opportunities that abound for stakeholders along a given value chain.
This course is designed to equip participants with various VCD knowledge and skills to enhance employment generation and poverty reduction. At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Explain the concept of value chain for rural producers;
- Identify the process and strategies of VCD;
- Describe the roles and responsibilities of chain actors in VCD; and
- Acquire skills to provide support to various stakeholders onVCD.
- Overview of value chain development
- Mapping and Analysing the economic sustainability of a value chain.
- Market analysis and development
- Costs and margins analysis in value chain
- Fund Mobilization and Management.
- Organization and networking in value chain.
- Gender and vulnerable group issues in VCD
- Enterprise Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation.
Lecturettes, exercises, case studies and group discussions
Who Should Attend?
Extension agents, Business and Enterprise development officers in agricultural and rural development programme, commercial agricultural development programme, poverty alleviation/eradication programme, National Directorate of Employment, Finance Institutions, NGOs/CBOs, cooperative, private organizations and NAPEP