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ESTABLISHING & STRENGTHENING FARMER ORGANIZATIONS
Farmer Organizations are reliable channels of interaction among the participant farmers. Devoid of them, a circumstance of detached voices might come up, that lack control along with overall power to influence the actions of farming service providers. Development of organizations and farmer corporations is occasionally performed with no training them correctly in practice and theory on the basics of community groups. The vast greater part of the farmers do not have lots of experience and skills in the method of setting up these organizations. Nevertheless, lots of federal organizations have created general policies for non-urban development and created policy structure to assist countryside men and women get organized so provision of services might be directed from the numerous kinds of farmer agencies or groups. This program is going to help the participant to grow problems encompassing the organization and efficiency of farmer associations and the best method of fixing them
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 have:
v Have gained practical knowledge on the various types of typical Farmer organizations
v Understood the key steps in establishing farmer organizations
v Be able to establish the roles of extension services in farmer organizations
v Understood the key issues influencing participation in farmer organizations
v Understood the various strategies/empowerment methods that can be applied to farmer organizations
v Gain an understanding of the factors influencing farmer organizations’ effectiveness/success
v Knowledge of the policy issues influencing establishment and strengthening of farmer organizations
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
v Key steps in establishing farmer organizations
· Understanding the Village Community
· Identifying Potential Leaders in the Community
· Talking to the Identified Leaders and Seeking Cooperation from Other
· Developing an Organizational Structure.
· Helping Local Leaders to Call Community Meetings.
· Nominating Core Group Leaders to Develop or Establish the FO
· Developing an Organizational Structure for the FO
· Developing the FO's Management through Education and Action Learning
· Gearing up for Action
· Monitoring and evaluating the FO's Progress
v Key steps in strengthen existing FOs
· Understanding the Village Community and Gaining Their Trust
· Talking to Leaders about Why FOs Are Less Active
· Seeking Ideas on Strengthening and Revitalizing Community FOs
· Encouraging Local Leaders to Call Community Meetings
· Establishing a Core Group of Leaders to Draft a Proposal
· Getting Comments on and Community Endorsement of the Strategy
v Roles of extension services in farmer organizations
v Issues influencing participation in farmer organizations
v Empowerment methods to farmer organizations
v Fundraising for Farmer organizations
v Factors influencing farmer organizations’ effectiveness/success
v The dynamics of collaboration between research and farmers' organizations
v Policy issues influencing establishment and strengthening of farmer organizations
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Afriex Training Ltd admission criteria.
This course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented
v Training is residential and will be held at Afriex Training Centre.
v The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
v Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged upon request by the participant.
v This training can also be tailor made for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our training Centre or at a convenient location.
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v Payment should be made to Afriex Training Limited bank account before the start of the training and receipts sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
v Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Afriex Training Ltd certificate.