ASF sponsors dairy business management workshop
April 13, 2013
Despite significant growth in agricultural produce in both livestock and horticulture in recent years, owing to adoption of modern agricultural practices and improved methods of market linkages, the country shares only a negligible percentage of the multi-billion dollar global trade of fresh and processed food items.
However, realising the potential in Agribusiness of processed food, more and more stakeholders, including farmers and processors are now investing in bringing the prevailing practices up to international standard for a boost in productivity for export, said experts of Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF) while addressing a two-day workshop on ‘Dairy Business Planning and Management’, started here on Friday.
The Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF), a leading non-profit organisation engaged in the development of agribusiness sector launched a series of workshops on “Dairy Business Planning and Management”, “Market Development and Value Chain Analysis” and “International Trade Marketing and Export Procedure”. Best practices’ training by leading experts in these fields will conduct these workshops to enhance the collective industry standard of Agribusiness. These workshops are being organised across Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad from April 12 to May 3, 2013.
For Dairy Business Planning and Management, the workshops will enhance planning, analysis and management skills through the use of feasibility and financial business techniques for dairy businesses, directly leading to improved efficiency and profitability. For Market Development and Value Chain Analysis it aims to transfer concept knowledge of a market development approach, with specific reference to value chain including selection, analysis and development of sub-sectors. Using relevant case studies, market assessments and group work on project cases, the trainers will help participants apply these concepts in their own practical fields.
In International Trade Marketing and Export Procedure workshop, the audience will understand the process, and mandatory documentation for export including WTO rules and regulations; customs clearance procedures and a review of various international markets for Pakistani products. These workshops are part of ASF’s lead division, Agribusiness Resource Center (ARC) which aims to forward the goal of capacity building, market access and forging strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders of ASF. Source Business Recorder
Published: Zarai Media Team