ATC fulfills the needs of diverse groupings within and outside the co-operative movement and the agricultural sector at large.
The Agri and Co-operative Training and Consultancy Services Ltd. (ATC) is a capacity development and consultancy services provider registered as a private company, wholly owned by the Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK).
ATC is recognized as an active player in the private sector development in agriculture in Kenya and the Region, through the provision of quality training and consultancy services in agribusiness, co-operative rural development and associated sectors of the economy. ATC was launched in July 2004 as the Agribusiness Training Centre. The Co-operative College of Kenya teamed up with five organizations to establish the ATC.
The founding partners are:
- The Co-operative College of Kenya
- Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Formally- German Technical Co -operation (GTZ) & Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED)
- Kenya Agricultural Commodity Exchange (KACE)
- Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung (HSS)
ATC was formally registered as a private company limited by guarantee in, 2007. It operates on a commercial and cost-recovery basis and enjoys a great deal of institutional autonomy in order to deliver competitive services in a fast and cost-effective manner, in line with the expectations of clients. The company works within the overall framework set by the University’s Governing Council.
ATC ensures the outreach of the University’s academic knowledge and fulfills the needs of diverse groupings within and outside the co-operative movement and the agricultural sector at large. It provides business solutions that meet the country’s social and economic developmental needs in line with the Agricultural Sector Development Strategy and the Kenya Vision 2030.