Food security, jobs, sustainability, global trade—to meet these challenges and more, farming must change. Farmer organizations in emerging markets must become more professional and more productive. A well-managed farmer organization can attract finance and customers, which means it can sell more and do more for its members and for farming communities.

The IFC Agribusiness Leadership Program prepares farmer organizations to do exactly that. It integrates SCOPEinsight assessments for capacity and creditworthiness, classroom training, and coaching in a 6- to 24-month program designed to measurably improve the management skills and professionalism of farmer organizations.

The face-to-face program is delivered in the local language and is customized for farmer organizations of varying sizes, crop sectors, and education levels. These organizations can range from small, informal producer groups to large, registered farmer cooperatives. The program will expand to include businesses that work with smallholder farmers, including collection agents and input retailers.

NewIFC is excited to introduce the ALP business management courses in a digitized format that is available via eLearning and accessible on a personal computer or mobile device. Click here to view a sample from the ALP Operations module.