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Agriculture Value Chain Extension

The Agriculture Value Chain Extension curriculum is designed to help farmers succeed in increasing their yield and income by building technical agriculture skills and an agro-business mindset.  The curriculum develops skills and knowledge related to in-season, harvest, and post-harvesting farming practices. This curriculum is offered for nine different value chains: rice, maize, sorghum, soy, cassava, aqua culture, cocoa, millet, cowpea and groundnut.

Duration

17 hours

Language

English

Outcomes
  • Developed skills and knowledge related to in-season, harvest and post-harvesting farming practices

  • Increased decision-making and investment skills that are necessary for a farming-as-a-business approach

  • Understanding of the integration of nutrition skills and knowledge that are applicable to farming household decision making

  • Increased critical thinking to make long-term investments with a climate smart agriculture approach

Key Features
  • Provides key technical extension outreach to farmers for their interaction and engagement in the learning process through an applied learning approach

  • Outlines effective farmer field days that show case best practices and encourage linkages and relationship building with other value chain actors

  • Currently offered for the following value chains: rice, maize, sorghum, soy, cassava, aqua culture, cocoa, millet, cowpea and groundnut.

Audience
  • Farmers with low to no literacy who are interested in making the transition from subsistence farming to small commercial farms.