Title: Training Course on Value Chain Development And Market LinkagesĀ»

Training Course on Value Chain Development And Market Linkages: Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya

This approach combines the strengths of value chain analysis with the promotion of sustainable, market-based solutions (MBSs) that respond to the recurrent needs of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), including farmers. Value chain analysis is important in understanding markets, inter-firm relationships, and critical constraints that limit growth and industry competitiveness. Collaboration among private sector and market actors to address value chain constraints can result in MBS that are sustainable in the long run and that do not distort local markets. This training course aims at guiding participants towards development of sustainable value chains.

Target Group

The course is designed mainly for agricultural extension actors, governmental and non-governmental institutions, researchers and other people interested in the topic.


5 Days

Course Objectives 

i. Understand guiding principles of value chain programs that seek to improve competitiveness 

ii. Understand the foundations of market development and value chain promotion

iii. Enhance your analytical skills to determine market requirements and identify competitive challenges

iv. Understand the different roles that relevant stakeholders play in value chains

v. Understand intervention strategies, the kinds of intervention and the criteria selecting in value chain development

vi. Identify the importance of a value chain approach

Course Content 

Module I: Introduction to Value Chain Development

a. Key principles in value chains

b. Value chain features

c. Relevance of value chains

d. Constraints of value chains

Module II: Value Chain Project Design Summary

a. Value chain selection

b. Value chain analysis

c. Recognition of new or current market-based solutions (MBSS)

d. Identification of MBS facilitation

e. Evaluation of market-based solutions

f. Partnership structuring and performance tracking

g. Concrete examples of value chains in agriculture

Module III: Value Chain Involvement Term

a. Value Chain Financing

b. Collaboration with leading companies

c. Enabling environments

Module IV: Strengths & Constraints Research in Value Chains

a. End-of-market analysis

b. Value chain management

c. Inter-company partnerships

d. Sustainable solutions

Module V: Market linkages in value chains

a. Market linkage types

b. Concepts for implementing a market development strategy for business growth

c. Defining competitive markets

d. Positions of various stakeholders in value chains

e. Factors influencing the success of linkages

f. The enabling market linkage climate


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

Key Notes

i. The participant must be conversant with English.

ii. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

iii. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

iv. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and A Certificate upon successful completion of Training.

v. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

vi. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.

Course Fee: Ksh 90,000, USD 1,100

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Action
. 02/10/2023 06/10/2023 Register
. 04/12/2023 08/12/2023 Register
. 06/11/2023 10/11/2023 Register
. 05/06/2023 09/06/2023 Register
. 03/07/2023 07/07/2023 Register
. 07/08/2023 11/08/2023 Register
. 18/12/2023 22/12/2023 Register
. 16/10/2023 20/10/2023 Register
. 20/11/2023 24/11/2023 Register
. 17/04/2023 21/04/2023 Register
. 22/05/2023 26/05/2023 Register
. 19/06/2023 23/06/2023 Register
. 17/07/2023 21/07/2023 Register
. 21/08/2023 25/08/2023 Register
. 18/09/2023 22/09/2023 Register
. 08/05/2023 12/05/2023 Register
. 03/04/2023 07/04/2023 Register
. 04/09/2023 08/09/2023 Register