Establishing and Strengthening Farmer Organizations Course

Establishing and Strengthening Farmer Organizations Course

Course Date Duration Location Registration
22/04/2024 To 26/04/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
20/05/2024 To 24/05/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
17/06/2024 To 21/06/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
15/07/2024 To 19/07/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
12/08/2024 To 16/08/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
09/09/2024 To 13/09/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
07/10/2024 To 11/10/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
04/11/2024 To 08/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
04/11/2024 To 08/11/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
02/12/2024 To 06/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya
16/12/2024 To 20/12/2024 5 Days Nairobi Kenya

Introduction:

The Establishing And Strengthening Farmer Organizations course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to effectively establish and strengthen farmer organizations. The course focuses on empowering farmers to organize themselves, promote collective action, and advocate for their interests. It covers essential topics related to farmer organization development, governance, leadership, and sustainable agricultural practices.

Objective: The main objective of the Establishing and Strengthening Farmer Organizations course is to equip participants with the necessary tools and knowledge to support the establishment and growth of farmer organizations. By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of farmer organizations in agricultural development and rural empowerment.
  2. Facilitate the establishment and registration of farmer organizations.
  3. Promote effective governance and leadership within farmer organizations.
  4. Strengthen the capacity of farmer organizations in organizational management and strategic planning.
  5. Enhance the participation and representation of marginalized and vulnerable groups within farmer organizations.
  6. Facilitate farmer organizations' engagement in policy dialogue and advocacy.
  7. Promote sustainable agricultural practices and climate-smart farming techniques through farmer organizations.
  8. Foster collaboration and networking among farmer organizations at local, national, and international levels.

Organization Benefits:

Organizations that send their employees or members to participate in the Establishing and Strengthening Farmer Organizations course can expect several benefits, including:

  1. Enhanced capacity to support the establishment and strengthening of farmer organizations.
  2. Improved understanding of farmer organization development principles and best practices.
  3. Strengthened collaboration and partnerships with farmer organizations.
  4. Increased ability to provide technical assistance and guidance to farmer organizations.
  5. Enhanced knowledge of inclusive and participatory approaches in farmer organization development.
  6. Improved representation and engagement of farmers in decision-making processes.
  7. Increased organizational credibility and expertise in farmer organization support.
  8. Potential for leveraging funding and resources for farmer organization initiatives.

Who Should Attend:

The Establishing and Strengthening Farmer Organizations course is suitable for a wide range of individuals and professionals involved in or interested in farmer organization development and support, including:

  1. Development practitioners and project managers working in agriculture and rural development.
  2. Non-governmental organization (NGO) staff involved in farmer organization initiatives.
  3. Government officials and policymakers working in agriculture and rural development departments.
  4. Representatives from farmer organizations and agricultural cooperatives.
  5. Researchers and academicians focusing on farmer organization development and rural empowerment.
  6. Social workers and community development workers engaged in rural development programs.
  7. Donors and funding agencies supporting farmer organization initiatives.
  8. Professionals providing technical assistance and consultancy services to farmer organizations.

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

The Establishing and Strengthening Farmer Organizations course covers a comprehensive range of topics to provide participants with a strong foundation in farmer organization development.

  1. Introduction to Farmer Organizations
    • Importance and role of farmer organizations in agricultural development
    • Types of farmer organizations (cooperatives, associations, unions, etc.)
    • Benefits and challenges of farmer organization development
  2. Establishing Farmer Organizations
    • Facilitating the establishment and registration of farmer organizations
    • Legal frameworks and regulations for farmer organization registration
    • Promoting inclusive and participatory processes in organization formation
  3. Farmer Organization Governance and Leadership
    • Principles of good governance in farmer organizations
    • Roles and responsibilities of farmer organization leaders
    • Decision-making processes and democratic practices within farmer organizations
  4. Organizational Management and Strategic Planning
    • Organizational structure and management systems
    • Financial management and resource mobilization for farmer organizations
    • Developing strategic plans and setting organizational objectives
  5. Inclusion and Representation in Farmer Organizations
    • Ensuring the participation of marginalized and vulnerable groups in farmer organizations
    • Gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment in farmer organizations
    • Representation of youth and small-scale farmers in decision-making processes
  6. Farmer Organization Advocacy and Policy Engagement
    • Advocacy strategies for farmer organizations
    • Engaging in policy dialogue and influencing agricultural policies
    • Strengthening farmer organizations' voice and representation in policymaking platforms
  7. Sustainable Agriculture and Climate-Smart Farming through Farmer Organizations
    • Promoting sustainable agricultural practices within farmer organizations
    • Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for farmers
    • Knowledge sharing and training on climate-smart farming techniques
  8. Collaboration and Networking among Farmer Organizations
    • Building networks and alliances among farmer organizations
    • Strengthening collaboration with government agencies, NGOs, and other stakeholders
    • Learning and best practice sharing platforms for farmer organizations

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants' needs

·         The participant must be conversant in English

·         Presentations are well-guided, practical exercises, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are experts with more than 10 years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with a Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at the Foscore development center (FDC-K) centers. We also offer inhouse and online training on the client schedule

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee for onsite training includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, a buffet lunch, and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance, and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking, and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         Tablet and Laptops are provided to participants on request as an add-on cost to the training fee.

·         One-year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy a discount of (10% to 50%)

·         Payment should be done before commence of the training or as agreed by the parties, to the FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us to prepare better for you.

·         For any inquiries reach us at training@fdc-k.org or +254712260031

 

 

·         Website:www.fdc-k.org

 

 

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