Monday, July 08, 2013

Summer Plans

This summer Agdes will be working for CRS in their "5 Skill Program." These are the skill CRS has identified as essential to become more viable farmers and link more effectively to farmers.

The skills include:

  • How to manage themselves as a group (developing and implementing a common vision, democratic decision-making, conflict resolution, etc.)
  • Savings and financial skills (crucial for protecting and accumulating assets)
  • Basic business and marketing skills (specifically how to identify an authentic market opportunity, and develop it as a business)
  • Basic principles of sustainable production and natural resource management (how to maintain and increase the productivity of their natural resource base; also to understand the importance of natural resources and ecosystem services); and
  • Technology and innovation skills (how to access, adapt and apply new technology to increase the productivity and profitability of their enterprises).

See video below. You can also find more information about the program at: