Diploma in Value Chain Development & Market

Course Overview

This course combines value chain analysis and market based solutions (MBSs) to cater for the requirements of business and enterprises. Value chain analysis helps in the identification of markets, relationship between firms, and challenges that hinder organizational growth. MBS is made possible with the collaboration of markets and private sector in addressing the challenges of value chain. Therefore this course is anchored by the goal of equipping participants to the development of sustainable value chains. 

By the end of the six month course the learner should be able to;

  • Determine value chain approach importance
  • Learn value chain principles that enhance organizational competitiveness.
  • Understand market development foundations and promotion of value chain.
  • Determine the needs of the market and identify constrains
  • Understand stakeholder’s roles in value chains
  • Establish strategies, interventions, and methods in development of value chain

Introduction to Value Chain Development

  • Value chains concepts
  • Functions of value chains
  • Significance of value chains
  • Limitations of value chains

Value Chain Project Design Overview

  • Selection and Analysis of value chain
  • MBS facilitation identification
  • Market-based solutions assessment
  • Collaboration structuring and performance monitoring
  • Practical examples of value chains in agriculture

Value Chain intervention concept and its relationship to           

  • Value chain finance
  • Partnerships with lead firms
  • Enabling environments
  • Local economic development

Risk Identification and Management in Value Chains

  • Framework of Risk management
  • Techniques of the risk management

Strengths & Constraints Analysis in Value Chains

  • Analysis of End market
  • Governance of Value chain
  • Inter-firm relationships
  • Sustainable Solutions

Market Linkages in Value Chain

  • Types of market linkages
  • Principles for adopting market development approach for enterprise development
  • Profitable markets
  • Stakeholders’ role in value chains
  • Factors affecting the linkages success
  • The enabling environment for market linkages

There are four assignments (continuous assessment tests), a research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course, you shall be issued a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.

Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Diploma Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Duration: 6 Months

Fee: $700


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