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Agribusiness Development and Management Course


Agribusiness denotes the collective business activities that are performed from farm to the market. It covers the supply of agricultural inputs, the production and transformation of agricultural products and their distribution to final consumers. It is one of the main generators of employment and income worldwide.

Agribusiness is characterized by raw materials that are mostly perishable, variable in quality and not regularly available. The sector is subject to stringent regulatory controls on consumer safety, product quality and environmental protection. This training is intended to introduce the participants to agricultural production and marketing as means to sustain their livelihoods.


5 days


This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policymakers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programmes.


By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the nature of agribusiness products
  • Gain knowledge on operations planning and management in agribusiness
  • Gain insight on the macroeconomic forces affecting agribusiness development and their impacts
  • Gain skills on of agribusiness development as a source of livelihood
  • Gain knowledge on farm income and investment analysis
  • Understand means of handling agribusiness products to minimize post-harvest losses
  • Gain skills on agricultural marketing
  • Gain knowledge on technological skills applied in agriculture


Agribusiness Development Planning

  • Overview of rural agribusiness development
  • Nature of agribusiness products
  • Production resources

Agricultural Marketing

  • Agricultural marketing concepts
  • Farm marketing objectives and strategies
  • Target marketing
  • Market research
  • Managing marketing

Operation Planning and Management

  • Production planning and budgeting
  • Value-added product processing
  • Appropriate post-harvest technology
  • Agribusiness contracting
  • Agricultural cooperatives, credit and financing
  • Farm income and investment analysis

Agribusiness Extension Techniques

  • Training needs and contents identification
  • Selecting training methods and techniques
  • Planning and implementation of extension programs

Macroeconomic Forces Affecting Agribusiness Development and their Impacts to Agribusiness

  • Political-Legal forces
  • Social-Cultural forces
  • Technological and Economic force

Introduction to Development Technologies in Agribusiness

  • Data analysis in Agribusiness
  • ICT in Agriculture
  • GIS and Remote Sensing application in Agriculture
  • Monitoring and Evaluation in Agriculture


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor-led training is 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 Services (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.

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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 centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 11th March 2019.

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Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 18-03-2019
Event End Date 22-03-2019
Cut off date 11-03-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,000
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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