Understanding Agribusiness Based Advisory Services – Workshop

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KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform – are pleased to invite you to the workshop ‘Understanding Agribusiness-Based Advisory Services – Findings of a learning trajectory.’

The workshop will covering the findings of the recent work published in Understanding Agribusiness-based Advisory Services. You can also download the four page executive summary.

When: Tuesday 19th of June

Where: New Babylon Meeting Center, meeting room 3.8, Anna van Buerenplein 29, 2595 DA, The Hague.

Registration will start at 13:30 with coffee and tea and the workshop will be from 14:00-17:00 hrs, followed by networking drinks. To confirm your attendance, please register here.

About the workshop

In many developing countries, agribusinesses are highly engaged in providing services to small-scale farmers, including agricultural advisory or extension services. Yet, this phenomenon of agribusiness-based advisory services (ABAS) has received little attention in the study of and discourse on advisory services. KIT, Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform have therefore joined hands in a learning trajectory that studied advisory service delivery to small-scale farmers by agri-businesses. They looked into questions such as:

  • How do agribusinesses organise the collection, processing and use of feedback from farmers to improve advisory services?
  • How is long term sustainability of advisory services achieved?
  • What are key factors contribute to adoption and non-adoption by farmers and how can these be addressed?
  • What are the development outcomes of advisory services at farmer level?

Case Studies

The above organisations will present their approach and the main findings of this study. In addition, speakers of three case studies will share their successes and challenges in running advisory services:

  • Mark Kauw, Impact Officer at Moyee Coffee
  • Maaike Groot, Manager Public Affairs at East West Seed
  • Bertken de Leede, Business Advisor at Agriterra

Note: there will be limited places available for the workshop, so please register via the link above before Friday 15th of June.

If you have any questions, please send an email to Anne Rappoldt (a.rappoldt@kit.nl).