The Agriculture Value Chain Extension curriculum is designed to help farmers succeed in increasing their yield and income by building technical agriculture skills and an agro-business mindset. The curriculum develops skills and knowledge related to in-season, harvest, and post-harvesting farming practices. This curriculum is offered for nine different value chains: rice, maize, sorghum, soy, cassava, aqua culture, cocoa, millet, cowpea and groundnut.
Agriculture Value Chain Extension
Developed skills and knowledge related to in-season, harvest and post-harvesting farming practices
Increased decision-making and investment skills that are necessary for a farming-as-a-business approach
Understanding of the integration of nutrition skills and knowledge that are applicable to farming household decision making
Increased critical thinking to make long-term investments with a climate smart agriculture approach
Provides key technical extension outreach to farmers for their interaction and engagement in the learning process through an applied learning approach
Outlines effective farmer field days that show case best practices and encourage linkages and relationship building with other value chain actors
Currently offered for the following value chains: rice, maize, sorghum, soy, cassava, aqua culture, cocoa, millet, cowpea and groundnut.
Farmers with low to no literacy who are interested in making the transition from subsistence farming to small commercial farms.