International Training Program on Agri-produce Marketing Models and Plan for Farmer Producer Organizations in Post Covid Context

Institute of Livelihood Research and Training (ILRT) is an academic institution promoted by BASIX Social Enterprise Group which is conglomerate of livelihood promotion institutions in India. The mandate of ILRT is to build and disseminate knowledge on livelihood and related issues in India and outside. ILRT is Centre of Excellence (CoE) under VCB-N which is promoted by IFAD to provide advisory services and capacity building support to IFAD projects on Pro-poor Value Chain and Market System Development (VC&MSD) in Asia & Pacific regions.  

About the Course

The disruptions caused by Covid pandemic on supply chains and market systems has had a direct or indirect impact on lives and livelihoods of primary producers and consumers. The situation warrants a need for development of suitable agri-produce marketing models so that risks faced by farmers are mitigated in the post-Covid scenario. ILRT is conducting a training on new marketing models for a more resilient agriculture for the FPOs and the farmers. The curriculum is based on the need felt by professionals and experience of ILRT in capacity building.

Objectives of the Training

The broad objective of the training program is to building capacities of staff members of IFAD projects on agri-produce marketing especially designing marketing models in the context of Covid 19.

The specific objectives are as:

  • To acquire and deepen knowledge and understand on the concept, approaches and models of agri-produce marketing
  • To acquire orientation and understanding the issues emerged in agri-produce marketing as a result of Covid pandemic and their impacts on livelihood of primary producers
  • To equip with resilient approaches and models of agri-produce marketing to ensure smooth access to better market systems.
  • To develop skills on agri-produce marketing model design and planning processes in post Covid scenario.

Resource Team

The Resource team and facilitators are highly experienced professionals who are having experience of academics and practice on livelihood promotion including value chain and market system development.


Duration of course – 24th to 31st March, 2021.

Who can participate in the Course?

The training course is designed with focus on capacity building of project staff members/professionals who are engaged in planning and facilitating marketing activities under agri-horti, agri-allied sectors and other value added production in IFAD funded projects in Asia Pacific region. In addition to this, professionals involved in similar activities of projects of other Donor Organizations, CSR foundations, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and others can also attend the program.

Training course fee (Including GST)

International participants – USD 150

Indian participants – INR 10,000

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy is applicable under the course. The participant has to officially communicate to the Course Coordinator.

Refund Policy

No refund is allowed for cancellation of the participation of the course.

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