Agri-business and Entrepreneurship Development for Enhanced Food Security Course


Private sector development is relatively weak despite Governments’ effort to encourage it. The vast majority of populations are active in subsistence agricultural production. Weak private sector development combined with a saturated employment market in other segments (such as government) results in decreasing opportunities. The investment in developing a more entrepreneurial attitude with a focus on agri-business development is lacking. With a more entrepreneurial attitude and skills, unemployment rates could drop. This course is meant for stakeholders who want to improve the entrepreneurial skills of their people who are willing to set up their own business and at the same time help develop the rural environment and economy in a sustainable way through agribusiness.


5 days


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
AED23 2 Oct 2023 - 6 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
AED23 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
AED23 4 Dec 2023 - 8 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify ideal agribusiness ventures and how to get financing for the ventures.
  • Identify and enhance the necessary competencies for entrepreneurship development;
  • Evaluate and adopt the best methodologies that could be introduced to stimulate entrepreneurial competencies;
  • Design modules addressing different aspects of entrepreneurship that can be put to practice;

Topics to be covered

  • Farmer financing to modernize value chains
  • Promoting access to finance for farmers and SMEs
  • Increasing access to finance for farmers and SMEs
  • Investing in the private sector to feed the most vulnerable
  • Supporting local smallholder farmers to engage in agribusiness.
  • Helping farmer cooperatives gain access to finance and training
  • Raising Incomes for Farmers by connecting them to Markets
  • Strengthening Critical Segments along the agribusiness value chains.
  • Increasing Microfinancing to Rural and Agribusiness Sectors.
  • Supporting Farmers through Warehouse Financing
  • Challenges faced by new Entrepreneurs
  • How to overcome hurdles and pitfalls faced by new business starters
  • Concept of an enabling business environment
  • Entrepreneurial life cycle
  • Entrepreneurship and the economy
  • Entrepreneurship in agriculture (“Agropreneurship”)
  • The role of farmers' entrepreneurial skills
  • The importance of technology and innovation in agriculture
  • Agriculture and youth: the importance of making agriculture more attractive

Course Administration Details:


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater to their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/ +250 789 621 067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 or mail [email protected][email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before the start of the course.

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