Synopsis:Mera Maan was engaged by the Agribusiness Support Fund (ASF) to design and conduct a training program titled “Developing Business Feasibility for Public Private Producer Partnership (4P) Projects.” The training aimed to empower middle management staff from ASF, ETI, and the Agriculture Department of Gilgit-Baltistan with the knowledge and skills to conceptualize and develop project feasibility studies using the 4P approach in agriculture value chains. The training built upon the success of a previous training on “Integrating Public Private Producer Partnership (4P)” conducted by Mera Maan for selected senior management staff of ASF, ETI, and Agriculture Department of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Narrative of the Project Description:
Background:In July 2017, Mera Maan conducted the “Integrating Public Private Producer Partnership (4P)” training at the Mera Maan Residential Training Center (MMRTC). The objective of that training was to introduce and familiarize the participants with the 4P concepts and its application in designing Public Private Producer Partnerships in agriculture value chains. The positive results and improved implementation of project partnerships following the initial training prompted ASF to request Mera Maan to design a similar training program in 2019 for middle management staff. The goal was to deepen their understanding of the 4P approach and equip them with the skills to develop business feasibility studies using this approach.
Objectives:– Empower middle management staff from ASF, ETI, and Agriculture Department of Gilgit-Baltistan with the knowledge and skills to conceptualize 4P projects in agriculture value chains.
– Provide practical training on developing business feasibility studies using the 4P approach.
– Create an effective learning environment by leveraging the diverse expertise of the participants in social mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, administration and finance, and agriculture extension.