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Programmes

Microfinance

Overview:
It is increasingly becoming clear that food security and poverty reduction in Kenya is dependent upon the capacity to introduce an entrepreneurial attitude to farming and to transform smallholder farming into successful business ventures.
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Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

Overview:
The course Entrepreneurship and Business Planning recognises the fact that more and more people venture into new scale enterprises in order to find self-employment and increased incomes.  The level of failures and dropouts, however, is high due to the fact that inexperienced entrepreneurs lack the know-how and skills needed for the successful management of small scale businesses. 
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Marketing

Overview:
The marketing course embarks upon the challenges of organizing, planning, producing, lobbying, tendering and contracting, transporting, storing, minimizing post-harvest losses and selling at a profit in order to ultimately get more money into farmers’ pockets.
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Horticulture Farming Proficiency

Objectives:
To equip the smallholder horticulture farmer with the knowledge, skills and attitude to…
•    effectively motivate and promote a viable horticulture farming enterprise;
•    establish and manage a horticulture nursery;
•    efficiently and effectively increase productivity and quality of horticulture in the greenhouse;
•    effectively control pests, diseases and weeds;
•    improve crop nutrition through use of manure and organic fertilizers;
•    enhance harvesting and post-harvest activities;
•    participate in forming, joining and managing horticulture co-operatives and similar farmers’ bodies.
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Dairy Farming Proficiency

Objectives:
•    To demonstrate the ability to improve efficiency in production and effectiveness in management of small scale dairy farming.
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Business Skills For Fish Traders

Objectives:
This training programme is designed to make fish traders more business oriented as regards their carrying out their trading activities. Specifically, the course will enable fish traders…
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Agribusiness Enterprise Development

Objectives:
The objectives are to:
•    Enable farmers to develop positive attitudes towards agribusinesses.
•    Enable the farmers develop ideas and gather relevant information about agribusiness enterprises.
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Organizational Development

Overview:
Farming constitutes the livelihood of 90% of the Kenyan population and contributes to the national economy to a large extent. In a competitive, globalised context, progress in farmer income and welfare can only be achieved by improving the quantity and quality of products and by increasing the share of farmer in the value chain.
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