Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Agribusiness Course


In 2016, the world launched the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals which is a set of 17 Global Goals to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  These Goals include Goal 1 and 2; that focus on ending poverty and hunger respectively among others. Despite the existence of global agendas and frameworks to reduce poverty and end hunger, the world still experience acute hunger and poverty. For instance, according to the United Nations report of June 2017, the world population stood at 7.5 billion out of which one of nine people did not have enough to eat.

While increased agricultural production is essential in improving food security status of households and the nation, it is not sufficient to reduce hunger and poverty. The best approach would be to promote the entire agricultural value chain through collaborative efforts among the state and the non state actors. These actors include donors, banks, civil society organizations, private sector, religious groups, and agricultural associations among other groups. The formation of collaborations can be informed by studying the entire chain, identifying opportunities and constraints as well assessing the need for Business Development Services (BDSs) that can help smallholder farmers improve enterprise(s) performance. These BDSs include input, advisory services, market information/communication through ICT, business management, legal services, financial services, transport services, insurance, farm implements (tools and equipment), gathering and storage and value addition.


5 Days


This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations, civil society organizations, among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
EIA31 2 Oct 2023 - 6 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
EIA31 6 Nov 2023 - 10 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
EIA31 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.


Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand issues on entrepreneurship
  • Understand the agribusiness environment and how to make it inclusive
  • Better understand how to overcome pitfalls in businesses, particularly agriculture-based businesses
  • Understand importance of collective marketing
  • Understand importance of record keeping

Module 1

  • Farming as a business
  • Entrepreneurship

Module 2

  • Proper post- harvest handling of agricultural produce
  • Value addition of agribusiness

Module 3

  • Market and market operations
  • Record keeping

Module 4

  • Financing agribusiness
  • Sources of finance for farming business

Module 5

  • Market linkages


Course Administration Details:


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate.


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

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


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training center or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank before the course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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