Business coaching and mentorship training for Uganda Best Farmers 2016
The training was held at Africa Agribusiness Academy (AAA) from the 13th to 15th June 2017 and it was conducted by Strategic Advisory and Research Consulting Limited (SARC). It was attended by twelve Best farmers. The training had both paper presentations with question and answer sessions. It was mainly participatory with practical demonstrations to enable the sharing of experiences from the trainers and the trainees.
The training equipped the selected Best farmers with skills that would enable them to maximize benefits from the Best farmer mission 2017 in the Netherlands. The training started with identifying the expectations of the trainees and it covered the following areas: A brief description of coaching and mentoring, business etiquette, do’s and don’ts while in the Netherlands, business communication, pitching for partnerships, developing personal profiles, how to grow one’s business, developing business strategies, how to add value to products and penetrate the export market, understanding one’s business, financial management, record’s keeping and taxation in agri-business. The training was spiced up with experiences from the previous Best farmers. The participants rated the training as informative and the majority would recommend the same to future best farmers.