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Rural Development Course

By: Foscore Development Center

Kenya

04 - 08 Feb, 2019  5 days

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USD 1,000

This training guide has been designed for use in introductory rural and microfinance training courses. While the fundamentals of development finance and approaches in microfinance apply to rural finance, there are issues and characteristics that must be understood and taken into account in order to address rural, and in particular agricultural, finance. Some knowledge of market development services would also be helpful.

Course Objective:

  • Explain and critically review current debates in rural development regarding rural livelihoods and the respective roles of markets, the state, institutions, property rights, agriculture and the rural non-farm economy.
  • Critically evaluate past and existing attempts to supply rural services, such as infrastructure, finance, research and extension, health and education.
  • Analyze critically alternative rural development policies in terms of their potential impact on rural poverty, equity and economic growth, taking account of different regional and geographical circumstances.
  • Outline and evaluate different approaches to the management of land and water resources and their potential impact on rural development goals.
  • Understand the special challenges of rural areas that are traditionally associated with rural and agricultural credit directed to the poor.
  • Build a deeper understanding of the fundamental issues of rural finance.
  • Have skills in conducting a rural and agricultural portfolio assessment and loan analysis – applying 5 C’s in rural finance.
  • Be familiar with several innovative models and alternate ways of offering rural finance services.
  • Gain skills in conducting seasonality analysis, preparing cash flows, assessing risk and appraising loans.
  • Develop an understanding of new and innovative loan products and savings approaches for agriculture and rural areas.
  • Gain awareness of sources and reference links to further information and support for addressing future challenges in the application of financial services in rural areas.

Who should attend?

It is aimed primarily at people who work in rural financial institutions, government and non-government development agencies, MFIs, banks and donors who advise and work with rural populations and communities

Course Content

  • Rural development
  • Rural livelihoods
  • The agricultural sector
  • The rural non-farm economy
  • Rural infrastructure
  • Rural finance
  • Agricultural research and extension
  • Health and education
  • Land
  • Water

 

General Notes

  • All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs
  • The participant must be conversant with English
  • Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.
  • Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)
  • Training will be done at Foscore development center (FDC-K) center in Nairobi Kenya. We also offer more than five participants training at requested location within Kenya, more than ten participants within east Africa and more than twenty participant all over the world.
Foscore Development Center, Nairobi Kenya Feb 04 - 08 Feb, 2019

Class Session: 08:30:am - 04:30:am

USD 1,000.00
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Jackson Munene +254 712260031

A discount of 10% to 50% for a group of more than two
Foscore Development Center