Development of Business Capacity and Organisation of Commercial Business of Farmer Based Organisations in the West Maprusi Distict in the Northern Intervention Zone in Ghana

This paper presents an analysis of stage 1 training service provided in the Northern Horticultural Zone to nine Farmer Based Organisations (FBO’s) in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Region in Business Capacity Building from October, 2008 to December, 2010. Farmer Based Organisations (FBO’s) of 450 farmers consisting of 65.10% males and 34.90% females were trained by the authors under the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) Agricultural Project. The FBO’s were trained on nine modules in Business Capacity Building and five modules on Organisation of Commercial Business over a period of six weeks. Nine Action Business Plans were developed for the nine FBO’s to access financial support from the MiDA participating financial institutions in the horticultural zone for the commercial development of the farmers’ organisations.
Cet article présente une analyse du service de formation phase 1 prévue dans la zone Nord horticole à neuf organisations paysannes fondées (FBO) dans le district de l’Ouest Mamprusi de la région du Nord en renforcement des capacités des affaires de Octobre 2008 à Décembre 2010. Les organisations paysannes fondées (FBO) de 450 agriculteurs constitués d’hommes et 65,10% 34,90% des femelles ont été formés par les auteurs relevant de l’Autorité Millénaire pour le développement (MIDA) Projet agricole. Le FBO de ont été formés sur les neuf modules de renforcement des capacités d’affaires et de cinq modules sur l’organisation de l’entreprise commerciale sur une période de six semaines. Neuf plans d’affaires action ont été élaborés pour le FBO pour accéder à un soutien financier de l’APDD institutions financières participantes dans la zone horticole pour le développement commercial des organisations paysannes.
Extended Abstract for Cross Cutting Fields
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West Africa
RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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The 2012 RUFORUM Biennial Conference is the third in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. The third Biennial Conference was attended by 657 participants.  This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Cross Cutting Fields.