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Sustainable Investments in Agriculture

Sustainable Investments in Agriculture


The SIA program is results oriented, and is designed to build knowledge and equip participants with the practical skills required to support responsible and sustainable agricultural investments.

It will also facilitate knowledge sharing as participants exchange ideas and be exposed to advanced agricultural working methods that can transform perceived challenges into opportunities for sustainable investment in our country.

Topics

  • An introduction to agricultural investment and business models
  • Agricultural investments opportunities and the implications for sustainable development in the country;
  • Developing robust legal and fiscal frameworks the country’s agricultural sector;
  • Managing conflicts: Focus on land rights and tenure security;
  • Financial modeling and Financial management;
  • Understanding, negotiating and renegotiating investment contracts;
  • Managing resources and environmental impacts, including addressing climate change concerns;
  • Strategic planning and Development of SMART Action Plans.

Module I will be delivered through a series of highly interactive classroom sessions, facilitated by experts within the sector and highly qualified faculty.

Module II will involve a 5 day intensive exploratory tour of Israel, a major exporter of fresh produce and a world leader in agricultural technologies. It will involve study tours to a variety of well-established farms in Israel and participation in key lectures in established agricultural universities.

This program is designed for visionary leaders in the Government and other public sector officials whose responsibilities relate to investments in agriculture and rural development, who desire to achieve sustainable growth towards increased food security and to provide opportunities for wealth creation.

Module I : USD 1500

• 3 day class work sessions at SBS;
• Meals and refreshments at SBS for the 3 days.

Module I and II : USD 4500
• 3 day class work sessions at SBS;
• Meals and refreshments at SBS for the 3 days;
• Return flights to Israel and return airport transfers;
• Visas for participants;
• Series of lectures in Agricultural Universities in Israel;
• 6 nights’ accommodation on half board basis; (Dinner and breakfast)
• Transportation to and from tour sites;
• Travel Insurance;
• All taxes for included services
*Excludes: Any other costs not included above

Attending this program will:
• Expose you to the most advanced agricultural working methods and to the investment opportunities that exist in the sector, and equip you with the necessary skills and tools to exploit them.
• Give you access to potential investors in the agriculture sector for access to funding;
• Give you a better understanding of the dynamics of agriculture investments and how they influence sustainable development;
• Equip you with practical skills to manage resources and drive you to develop and implement actionable plans over the next year;
• Provide you with an opportunity to engage in rich dialogue with other key decision makers and local and international industry experts.

For more information on this program, kindly contact Peter Kibe on pkibe@strathmore.edu or call +254 (0) 739 149 151 for more information.



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Key Details

Module I:
14 – 16 October 2017

Module II:
6 – 10 November 2017

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