Regional Training Course on Agriculture Sector Value Chain Analysis and Promotion, December 3-14, 2014
From December 3-14, 2014, the Mekong Institute (MI) will hold a two-week regional training course entitled ‘Agriculture Sector Value Chain Analysis and Promotion’ at its residential training facility in KhonKaen, Thailand.
The training course, sponsored by the International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD), aims to broaden participants’ horizons on the characteristics and benefits of value chain approaches. The course will promote the utilization of these approaches in the GMS with a view to enhancing local, regional and national economic development.
The comprehensive program will include structured learning visits (SLVs) to a range of sites in Thailand including community and private rice mills and seed groups, the central agricultural market (under the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC)), and the community-based silk producers in the northeast of Thailand. These SLVs will reinforce conceptual course modules covering entrepreneurship styles and strategies to SMEs and large-scale organizations. At the same time, detailed examples and case studies of best practices from Thailand will be utilized throughout to provide participants with clear, applicable strategies for value chain management and value-adding activities.
At the end of the two-week program, participants are expected to apply their newly-enhanced understandings to improve and promote value chain development in the agricultural sectors of their home-bases.