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Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course - Training or Development Class in Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya on November 2017 by Indepth Research Services

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Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course

Training or Development Class Title
Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course
Event Type
Training or Development Class
Training or Development Class Date
20-11-2017 to 24-11-2017
Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

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Indepth Research Services
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Food Processing


Naivasha, Nakuru, Kenya

Event: Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Event Date: 20th – 24th November 2017



A value chain describes the full range of activities that are required to bring a product or service from conception, through the intermediary phases of production and delivery to final consumers, and final disposal after use. In agriculture, it can be thought of as a set of processes and flows from the inputs to production to processing, marketing and to the final the consumer. This includes activities such as design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer.

This approach combines the strengths of value chain analysis with the promotion of sustainable, market-based solutions (MBSs) that respond to the recurrent needs of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, (MSMEs) including farmers. Value chain analysis is important in understanding markets, inter-firm relationships, and critical constraints that limit growth and industry competitiveness. Collaboration among private sector and market actors to address value chain constraints can result in MBS that are sustainable in the long run and that do not distort local markets. This training course aims at guiding participants towards development of sustainable value chains.


5 days


This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) 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 guiding principles of value chain programs that seek to improve competitiveness and benefit MSMEs through sustainable market-based solutions.
  • Design value chain development projects.
  • Understand the foundations of market development and value chain promotion.
  1. your analytical skills to determine market requirements and identify competitive challenges.
  • Understand the different roles that relevant stakeholders play in value chains.
  • Understand intervention strategies, the kinds of intervention and the criteria selecting in value chain development.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of a value chain approach.


Introduction to Value Chain Development

  • Basic concepts in value chains
  • Functions of value chains
  • Significance of value chains
  • Limitations of value chains

Value Chain Project Design Overview

  • Value chain selection
  • Value chain analysis
  • Identification of new or existing market-based solutions (MBSS)
  • Identification of MBS facilitation
  • Assessment of market-based solutions
  • Structuring collaboration and monitoring performance
  • Practical examples of value chains in agriculture

Value Chain intervention concept and its relationship to

  • Value chain finance
  • Partnering with lead firms
  • Enabling environments
  • Local economic development

Risk Identification and Management in Value Chains

  • Risk management framework
  • Application of the risk management techniques

Strengths & Constraints Analysis in Value Chains

  • End market analysis
  • Value chain governance
  • Inter-firm relationships
  • Sustainable Solutions

Gender Engagement in Value Chains

  • Gender analysis and agricultural markets, services and value chains
  • Enhancing women’s access to productive resources and markets
  • Influencing the policy and legal environment

Market Linkages in Value Chain

  • Types of market linkages
  • Principles for adopting market development approach for enterprise development
  • Identifying profitable markets
  • Role of different stakeholders in value chains
  • Factors affecting the success of linkages
  • The enabling environment for market linkages

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USD 1100
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