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Agricultural Value Chain Development and Market Administration

By: Alpha Partners  

Lagos State, Nigeria

05 - 08 Jul, 2022  4 days

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NGN 250,000

Venue: Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

After this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the Value Chain, its concepts, principles and approaches and its role in sustainable economic development
  • Explain Value Chain Development and Actor Empowerment VCD&AE)
  • Analyze the Value Chain using a variety of tools and steps, identifying constraints and opportunities for innovation
  • Identify the steps for building engagement among and between chain actors
  • Set up an effective monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment plan for a VCD&AE process


Introducing the value chain

  • Formal definition of a value chain
  • Traditional Selling Systems Compared with a Value Chain Marketing System
  • Value Chain Marketing System
  • Value Chain Framework
  • The “new” framework for Chain Empowerment
  • Chain Empowerment
  • Case studies and group work

Value chain mapping and analysis

  • Value chain development process
  • Value chain selection
  • Chain mapping and assessment
  • Introduction to Value Chain selection process
  • Building Engagement and Chain Development/Upgrading
  • Chain Monitoring and Evaluation

Analyzing market and market development

  • Introduction to market analysis
  • Supply, demand and price setting
  • Standards and certification
  • Analyzing competition
  • Group Exercise

Economic Sustainability

  • Analyzing Economic Sustainability of Value Chains
  • Introduction, calculating costs, revenue, profit margin, value added, value share
  • Group work - the economic sustainability of selected value chains

Value chain relations and governance

  • Analyzing value chain relations and governance
  • Intro-Importance of VC relations and governance
  • analysis of value chain relations and governance
  • Group work, presentation and discussion

Business Services and Finance

. The role of chain supporters; Business development services and Value Chain financing

. Group work — Role of VCD facilitator in enhancing availability of BDS to small holder farmer

Chain Context: Macro-environment

  • The components of the macro- environment and their impact on value chain development
  • Advocacy:- influencing the macro environment; Group work - PESTLE analysis of selected value chain

Developing Strategies for Chain Empowerment

  • Introducing chain empowerment strategies
  • Group work/case study on chain empowerment
  • Building Engagement and Chain Development
  • Building engagement: obtaining “buy-in” from stakeholders
  • Introduction to strategy development

Chain Monitoring and Evaluation

  • . Introduction; reiteration of concepts and terminology;
  • . Development of indicators and selection of analytical toots

Chain Learning and Innovation

  • Introduction and examples
  • Competencies and Roles of chain development facilitator’s and support agencies
  • Roles of chain development facilitator’s, and support agencies
  • The do’s and don’ts of facilitators; Key competencies of VCD facilitators
  • Action planning
  • Course evaluation


The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.

Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos. Jul 05 - 08 Jul, 2022
NGN 250,000.00(The Workshop fee is N250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) only per participant to cover workshop literature and materials, executive bag, tea/coffee, lunch, photograph and certificate.)
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Chris Onwuasigwe, FCA – 08033045484 08033045484

5% discount for 3-5 participants and 10% discount for 6 and above number of participants from the same organization.
A distinguished team of facilitators who are eminently qualified professionals has been assembled to lead discussions in course of the workshop.

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