Making Agribusiness Work EXECUTIVE

Building trust in agribusiness relationships for sustainable growth

Are you in a leadership position of a service-providing company or project organisation in the agri-food sector? Do you want to master the complexity of your job, lead and motivate people, create market value and build trustworthy work and business relationships?

This 9 months part-time course ensures a sustainable learning place. It alternates blocks of 3-4 weeks of online learning with self-practice weeks. All this is topped off with a 1-week face-to-face module involving workshops, field visits, networking, etc. Each month you gain concrete skills to immediately apply in your work.

This course will provide you with the perfect mix of personal competencies, interpersonal skills and the right mindset to thrive in your leading role!


This is a 9 month part-time course integrated with PRACTICAL application!

Learn the theory alongside peers and have our iCRA trainers guide you through real-life implementation in your daily professional life. 

Course outcomes


Through live sessions, individual and group practical assignments, personal mentorship and individual feedback from our trainers, you will learn how to best:


  • Establish and reinforce sustainable work and business relationships with your employees, partners and stakeholders.
  • Use and improve your negotiation and influencing skills for better deals.
  • Secure a stable flow of income and a committed and productive team for your company.
  • Manage work dynamics and prevent or resolve possible conflicts among team-members and stakeholders.
  • Adapt the different leadership styles to your partners and employees, and create positive and productive working environments.



Are you not in a position in which you (will) supervise at least 5-10 staff members, but are you an agribusiness professional interested in our agribusiness course? Check out our Making Agribusiness Work course! You have a higher chance of acceptance into this course.

Current course dates


Making Agribusiness Work
15 sept 2023 – 1 June 2024 |
Blended course: online/part-time and
including one week Face-to-Face group training: 5 to 13 February 2024


Making Agribusiness Work EXECUTIVE
15 sept 2023 – 1 July 2024 |
Blended course: online/part-time and
including one week Face-to-Face group training: 5 to 13 February 2024


Scholarships are now available. You can sign-up between February 8 and March 30!

Especially if you are a woman and if you (will) supervise at least 5-10 staff members, we heartedly welcome you to apply for the executive course!








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For our Agribusiness course in French, see:  Booster l’Agri-business

Course Information

Course Overview


The role of agribusiness advisors is ever changing! The job has increasingly become diverse, demanding and complex. Nowadays, agribusiness advisors are expected to network; to link farmers to other farmers, embed them in strong producer organizations and support the development of professional business relationship with market actors, financial services, input services and other agribusiness actors. Today’s agribusiness advisors rely on an extensive combination of competencies, technical and interpersonal and the right mindset.  In this course, you will learn to facilitate and coach not only single actors, but whole inclusive agribusiness partnerships to unlock real win-win situations!    

The secret of successful service providers is that they go beyond a one-off-training and invest in sustainable and financially viable relations.

Josephine is an ambitious private business advisor. She is eager to invest more time in networking and establishing long-term relationships with her clients:  SMEs , FO and other agribusiness actors. In this course Josephine will sharpen her business focus and learn how to come to meaningful propositions for her clients. Hereby, she will get more paid assignments and expand her advisory business!

Moreno is a critical and innovative public agri-extension agent. He likes to broaden and update his understanding of the current business and development trends in the agri-extension and build his advisory network. Thereby he will be able to better coordinate, steer and evaluate the efforts of private advisory services. As such, he contributes towards more effective agricultural service delivery!

Can you relate to Josephine or Moreno?  Then this course is for you!

Successful projects, collaborations and business advisory services not only assist smallholder farmers and agri-entrepreneurs in making substantial and sustainable profit, they also assist them in doing it more efficiently. Preparing farmers and agri-entrepreneurs for a successful future beyond the terms of a contract, project or collaboration is not always easy. This course gives you the knowledge and tools to make real impact and develop long-term business relationships.

Are you ready for it?

Who can attend this course?

The course is specially designed for professionals who…

  • You lead (or you are going to lead) an NGO, a service provider or a project organization in the (agri-food) development sector.
  • You want to excel in a leadership role and you (will) supervise at least 5-10 staff members. 
  • You are ambitious and willing to challenge yourself and invest at least 6 hours a week in your personal growth for the duration of the 8 month course. 
  • You have access to a good and stable internet connection in quiet surroundings for at least three hours a week.
  • Are proficient in English.

“Very practical and necessary for innovation strategies in agribusiness enterprises. Uses real life situations and examples to bring theory into reality. The reality of life.” 

Flaviano Chikonyora: iCRA Alumnus Kenya course 2018



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