African agribusiness entrepreneurs met in Nairobi on Monday to seek ways of enhancing their roles in agriculture.

The five-day executive education program dubbed “Making Markets Matter” targets Africa’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) agribusiness entrepreneurs to build their capacity, competitiveness and performance in agriculture.

“The program equips SME entrepreneurs with skills and tools to compete in an ever-challenging business environment that favors multinational and international business players,” the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

“Having trained over 2,300 businesses in Africa since 2001, for the first time, the program is expanding its reach to East Africa to serve more entrepreneurs across the African continent,” said the UN agency.

FAO is supporting “Making Markets Matter” under a regional program on agribusiness development in Africa jointly implemented with the African Union.

A key objective of this program is to develop the capacity of the domestic small and medium agro-enterprise sector through a combination of training, mentorship, and incubation services.

“Making Markets Matter” is facilitated by a team of renowned international professionals with a wealth of experience working with the agribusiness and SME sectors in emerging markets. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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