Agri-Business Unit launches training to agribusiness firms

The staff were already capacitated through Training of Trainers by the support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in May and June, 2015.

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Staff of the Agribusiness Unit (ABU), as business development service providers for agribusiness, launched a packaged training to small and medium agribusiness firms’ national wide.

The training named “Business and Marketing Training” is composed of topics of 5S, Marketing, Accounting, Funding, Raw materials procurement and Production Management.

Topics of Marketing, Accounting, Financing, and Production Management are essential to maintain healthy business firms. Beside those topics, Five-S (5S) is unique. It is one of production management tools developed in Japan. The word “5S” is created from Japanese words; Seiri (Sort), Seiton (Set), Seiso (Shine), Seiketsu (Standardize), and Shitsuke (Sustain).

The tool is an excellent tool to achieve continuous quality improvement in workplace, offices, and factories processing fucilities. Ultimately, productivity is increased and thus profit is maximized in agribusiness firms.

ABU performed 5S practice at one fruits juice producer in Accra on July 23 followed by an agro processing company and a bakery in Kumasi on July 29 – 30 as well.

Business and Marketing Training (BMT)

Following 5S practice, ABU provided the technical training on business and marketing to some selected small and medium agribusiness firms in Accra from 4 through 6 August and in Kumasi from 18 through 20 2015 with support of JICA.

Lectures provided by ABU include marketing, accounting, raw material procurement, financing and production management, which are major challenges most small and medium agribusiness firms in Ghana are faced with.

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