Agricultural Investment Promotion
A Guide for Public-Private Collaboration
The Training Toolkit for Agribusiness Investment Promotion (AIP) provides trainer support and learning materials for equipping policy makers and private sector stakeholders with knowledge and practical skills on agro-industry and agribusiness investment promotion and for exposing participants to principles of effective agribusiness development promotion strategy. Drawing on the experiences of developing country public and private sector actors that have pursued agribusiness investment promotion, the toolkit offers seven dynamic learning modules containing presentations, case studies, exercises, discussion materials, and assessment tools, all supported by detailed trainer notes for delivering content using a participatory, objective-based learning methodology.
By the end of the Agribusiness Investment Promotion training, learners will:
- Identify key constraints that limit investors’ ability to assess and cope with the risks of making agribusiness investments
- Examine policy tools that help public organizations reduce investor constraints and enable poorer segments of the population to participate in and benefit from increased and sustainable agribusiness investments
- Assess the conditions under which policy tools are more likely to be effective in promoting inclusive agribusiness investments
- Outline a process for developing an agribusiness investment promotion strategy
- Develop an action plan for addressing key constraints to investment in your country’s agricultural sector
The participants should have a basic understanding of financial services, such as agriculture finance, rural finance, microfinance, development finance, banking and/or rural economic development. Some knowledge of agricultural and agribusiness market development services is also desired.
Audience / Participants
The course targets executives from agribusiness firms, producer organizations, financial institutions or public agencies who can use principles and tools provided to shape product design and delivery strategies that help finance agricultural activities with growth potential, or shape public interventions that facilitate private agricultural investments that are more inclusive and sustainable.