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Training Course on Agriculture and Food Business Management


About The Course

Course Description

Participants in the Training Course on Agriculture and Food Business Management will learn about the different interconnections of business, food, and agriculture. It’s the analysis of agriculture and the food industry interconnected value chains. Agriculture and the food sector have developed with the advancement of technology and science, and their luster has never faded. The Course Participants will be prepared for several jobs in the food and fiber sector, agriculture business organizations, banks and financial institutions, research centers, retail food firms, and other fields. The agribusiness structure, input supply, value-addition, marketing, small business loans, agricultural extension, and entrepreneurship are all part of the agriculture and food business industry.

This course was created in one of the largest and most significant agricultural hubs. From the perspectives of technology, development, and responsibility, you will understand all aspects of the supply chain. The concept, practice, and research involved in founding and developing new agriculture enterprises are covered in this training course. This training course covers topics such as pairing new types of endeavours to entrepreneurial goals, the results of its operations, designing business models for value, evaluating market attractiveness, networking, raising capital, creating competitive advantage, writing business plans, franchising, and managing growth.

It moreover highlights the need to use modern tactics and inventive strategies to maintain and preserve the agricultural goods grown in the country. This course will empower participants with a broad range of topics in management, including financing, supplier management, accountancy, microfinance, and, most notably, rural marketing.

Course Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this Training Course on Agriculture and Food Business Management, participants will be able to:

  • Develop valuable skills that enable them to make informed financial and commercial decisions in the agricultural industry
  • Recognize the physical, chemical, and biological makeup of soils, as well as their influence on plant development and how different types of soils respond to fertilizers, crop rotation, and other factors
  • Learn about the food and fiber supply chain, as well as related business fundamentals
  • Understand the development cycles, supply instability, food safety concerns, agricultural security concerns, and ecological repercussions in a globalized world.
  • Understand agriculture productivity and related industries, such as agrochemicals, genetics, agricultural production, marketing, farming equipment, manufacturing, seed supply, marketing, sales, export-import, financing, supply chain management, taxation, and trade.
  • Appreciate the value of agriculture planning and why outcomes might have several-year time delays. It takes several years to establish an agricultural region for business, and market circumstances might change substantially over that time

Training Methodology

The course is designed to be highly interactive, challenging and stimulating. It will be an instructor led training and will be delivered using a blended learning approach comprising of presentations, discussions, guided sessions of practical exercise, case study review, web-based tutorials, group work, exploration of relevant issues collaborative strength training, performance measurement, and workshops of participants’ displays, all of which adhere to the highest standards of training. The training technique is built on learning by doing, with lecturers using a learner-centered approach to engage participants and provide tasks that allow them to apply what they’ve learned. Experiential knowledge is also given equal importance within the format of training. Our facilitators are seasoned industry professionals with years of expertise in their chosen fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

Who Should Attend?

This Training Course on Agriculture and Food Business Management would be suitable for, but not limited to participants with less experience in agriculture food business management, staff of seed and agrichemical companies and related industry players.

Course Content

Module 1: Infrastructure in Agriculture

  • Food and agriculture production
  • Supply of agriculture inputs
  • Financing for agriculture
  • Project management for agriculture

Module 2: Platforms for Financial Services

  • Data Selection and Reporting
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Individual Attributes

Module 3: Fundamentals of Business Law

  • Technology for Managers
  • Microeconomic theory
  • Management of Industries
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Quantitative Techniques

Module 4: Administration of Human Resources

  • Using Information Technologies to Improve Business
  • Group Approaches to Interpersonal Relationships
  • Governance and Macroeconomics
  • Management of Logistics

Module 5: Individual and Commercial Ethics

  • Business, Community, and the Ecology
  • Techniques of Business Research
  • Finance for Corporations
  • Governmental Processes and Systems
  • Internet-enabled Businesses

Module 6: Organizational Change

  • Context (Rural, Economic, and Organizational)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Management Communicating and Research
  • Policy on Agriculture and Food

Module 7: Financing for Agriculture

  • Agricultural Input and output Management
  • Food business strategy
  • Project Planning for Agribusiness
  • Information Assurance and Market Analysis
  • Agri-Food Trade on a Worldwide Scale

Module 8: Control of the Value Chain

  • Agribusiness solutions
  • CINE (Creation, Invention, Networking, and Entrepreneurship)
  • Global Farm and Agribusiness
  • Corporations and Approaches

Module 9: Microfinance Administration

  • Control of the Food Supply Chain
  • Competency Evaluation and Development
  • Financing for carbon emissions
  • Government Policy

Module 10: Business in Agriculture

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Futures and Alternative Markets for Agriculture
  • Markets and Value in Agriculture
  • Quality of food Economics
  • Agricultural Trade and Policy Analysis in Practice
  • Managing Power Companies


  • Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
  • Applicants must live up to Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training admission criteria.


  1. Discounts: Organizations sponsoring Four Participants will have the 5th attend Free
  2. What is catered for by the Course Fees: Fees cater for all requirements for the training – Learning materials, Lunches, Teas, Snacks and Certification. All participants will additionally cater for their travel and accommodation expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
  3. Certificate Awarded: Participants are awarded Certificates of Participation at the end of the training.
  4. The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.
  5. Approval of Course: Our Programs are NITA Participating organizations can therefore claim reimbursement on fees paid in accordance with NITA Rules.

How to Book: Simply send an email to the Training Officer on and we will send you a registration form. We advise you to book early to avoid missing a seat to this training.

Or call us on +254720272325 / +254737566961

Payment Options: We provide 3 payment options, choose one for your convenience, and kindly make payments at least 5 days before the Training start date to reserve your seat:

  1. Groups of 5 People and Above – Cheque Payments to: Phoenix Center for Policy, Research and Training Limited should be paid in advance, 5 days to the training.
  2. Invoice: We can send a bill directly to you or your company.
  3. Deposit directly into Bank Account (Account details provided upon request)

Cancellation Policy

  1. Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.
  2. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
  3. No refunds will be made 14 days or less before the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training course at a later date or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Tailor Made Courses

This training course can also be customized for your institution upon request for a minimum of 5 participants. You can have it conducted at our Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254720272325 / +254737566961 or Email  

Accommodation: Accommodation is arranged upon request and at extra cost. For reservations contact the Training Officer on Email: or on Tel: +254720272325 / +254737566961

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Start To Learn

5 Days


Course Duration

5 Days

Course Price

USD 990

Training Calendar

2024 Training Calendar

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