IFDC adds Farmer-to-Market training in Accra Mar 13, 2017 The International Fertilizer Development Center will hold its seventh Linking Farmers to Markets workshop in Accra from 15-19 May. The cost of the program is $1,650 until 17 April and $1,800 afterward. The successful training program has been conducted in both English and French in the past. Who should attend? Producer organizations and trade associations. Government officials dealing with formulating and implementing agricultural and trade policies. Service providers such as financial institutions, insurance companies, transporters, mobile phone services, ICT platform solutions, market information services, business development services, etc. Agribusinesses dealing with farmers: processors, exporters and importers, agro-dealers, etc. Representatives of national and international organizations involved in funding agricultural development and enterprise projects. What happens at the workshop? Participants: Discuss the theory behind the different principles and components of farmer-to-market linkages and draw on lessons and best practices of IFDC and partner organizations in Africa; Show how to make theory successful in practice through well-selected case studies; Improve capacities to analyze farmer-to-market linkages within the context of specific agricultural environments and their input and output markets; Develop project(s) proposals which incorporate principles that allow for effective farmer-to-market linkages; and Create a network to facilitate future exchanges, joint proposal development, mainstreaming of farmer linkages approaches and long-lasting, professional relationships. Visit the event description page to learn more or directly to the registration page to sign-up.