The Agripreneurship Alliance, with its partners from the African Management Institute (AMI) and the Swedish International Agriculture Network Initiative (SIANI), has arranged a course supporting the new generation of entrepreneurs in the African agribusiness sector in developing high-quality business plans.
The course, ”Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness”, complements ongoing activities in universities and training organizations, contributing to wealth creation, providing jobs, promoting the role of women and encouraging sustainable business models. Being ”made in Africa, for Africans” the ground-breaking interactive course uses various tools, including videos and case studies that are based on a fictional fish farm in Kenya.
Meeting growing demand and interest across the African continent, the course is available both as an online course and as a ”blended” course hosted by universities and institutions in Eastern Africa.
The online-only course is enhanced with weekly webinars and uses WhatsApp groups to support and encourage participants. Meanwhile, the ”blended” course enables students to follow the online course whilst conducting group work activities facilitated by their host institution. This way, the course is placed into the local context, and participants can work together and develop joint ventures.
The course includes 30 hours of directed learning with an additional 20+ hours of self-led learning, exploring the following modules:
- Introducing the Business Canvas Model
- Identifying your market
- Define your value proposition
- Key resources, partnerships, and operations
- Marketing plan
- Revenue modelling
- Financial model and cost structure
- Raising finance for your business
- The art of the pitch
- Writing your plan (bringing it all together)
On completion of the course, the successful student gains a ”Certificate of Completion” and all submitted business plans are reviewed and provided with feedback by the Agripreneurship Alliance.
Watch testimonies from Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness alumni in the drop down sections below.