The Kisan Business School (KBS) approach is a participatory action learning process that involves farmer groups’ participation in agricultural value chains.
As part of capacity strengthening, KBS comprises a series of group- based experiential learning activities over a production-marketing cycle while interacting with other chain actors and stakeholders. KBS aspires to a more proﬁtable pro-poor farm business through market-oriented innovations that enhance trust, coordination and collaboration between farmers and other chain actors while empowering men and women farmers, thus ultimately contributing to sustainable livelihoods of targeted farming households.
- To form and strengthen farmer groups for marketing-oriented learning and actions
- To identify and describe key actors and their roles in agricultural market chains
- To analyze and prioritize market opportunities by using appropriate tools towards increasing business proﬁtability of farmer groups and their individual members in the context of sustainable production systems
- To introduce technological, commercial, and institutional innovations in collaboration with other chain actors and stakeholders to enable them to respond to market opportunities
- To develop a business plan that builds on innovation in making use of new market opportunity/ies.
- To develop strategies for enhancing farmer’s access and use of business development support services
Centre for Sustainable Agriculture in partnership with National Institute for Agricultural Marketing has began this initiative on a pilot basis in Andhra Pradesh and now being scaled up in AP, Telangana, Maharashtra, Bihar and Manipur. for more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org