Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development Course


Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development are the best hope for reviving weak world economies. Entrepreneurs cannot do it alone; they need an enabling environment in which their business can grow. This course is designed to give insights into the basic requirements for increasing the level of entrepreneurship in communities at local and national levels.

In order to build the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the Agriculture and food security activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations to support efforts in improving survival rates of Agribusinesses that currently have a high rate of failure, (I.e.  70 to 80 percent of new businesses end their operations in their first year. And of those that survive, only half remain in business after five years), this one week course will provide hands-on training in Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development and the application of Knowledge to decision making in Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development planning and Management.

The workshop offers intensive training that will enable the learner to know how to address these challenges. It focuses on the things entrepreneurs care most about, and that ultimately affect their bottom line: How to raise money, make money, save money and help others to do so.


5 days


This course is intended for audiences working in governments, funding agencies, and research and non-government organizations for Emergency response and other Development programmes. It is also suitable for business owners and representatives from organizations that support entrepreneurship and/or seek to enable an environment in which businesses can flourish


Register for the course

Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
PEAD04 16 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
PEAD04 20 Nov 2023 - 24 Nov 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
PEAD04 18 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 5 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 75,000 | USD 1,100 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
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 the basic concepts of Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Development

  • Learn the basic requirements for business operations

  • Know the causes of many business failures

  • Learn how to overcome pitfalls in businesses


  • Definition of Entrepreneurship

  • Definition of Agribusiness Development

  • Key concepts in Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness

  • Developing one’s own Agri-business enterprise

  • Risk-taking i.e. working in uncertainty to achieve a goal.

  • Innovation

  • Persistency and resilience

  • Determination in patience

  • Competitiveness

  • Taking personal responsibility

  • Converting situations into opportunity.

  • Insights into unique entrepreneurs/entrepreneurship:

  • WHAT

    • Information Needed
    • Prospects and scope of a particular industry or business
    • Technical details
    • Quantum of investment etc.
    • Information about different fields about the particular trade
    • Purpose of being the business
    • Responsibilities towards customers, employees, society, etc.
    • For marketing of your product be aware of the strength and weakness of your product.
    • Factors offering market demand
    • Cost and model of distribution etc.
    • Manufacturing process
    • Plant and machinery
    • Availability of new materials
    • Production costs’
    • Manpower
    • Fund requirement of working capital
    • Assessment of profitability and repayment of term loan.
  • HOW

    • Implementation plan
    • Final selection of a product
    • Prepare project report
    • Registration :

                 - Apply to Financial Institutions

                 - Provisional Registration

                 - Obtain Licenses

                 - Apply for shed, Land, and Power, etc.

                 - Arrange your capital

                 - Plant Layout

                 - Construct shed

                 - Obtain utilities

                 - Order for raw materials supply etc.

                 - Recruitment and training of manpower

                 - Arrangements of sales network

                 - Train run/sales promotion technique

                 - Introduction of product

                 - Commercial production return.

  •  Challenges faced by new Entrepreneurs

  • How to overcome hurdles and pitfalls faced by new business starters

  • Concept of an enabling business environment

  • How to enhance a fertile business climate

  • Entrepreneurial life cycle

  • Entrepreneurship and the economy

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 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 for 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.

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516105 or +250 789621067 or mail [email protected] or [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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