Agribusiness coaching to improve the performance of smallholder supply chains.
iCRA supports the development of strong & efficient value chains. By focussing on professional & trustful business relationships and improved negotiation & contracting, we work towards sustainable win-win situations that last. Our agribusiness coaching services result in improved operational efficiency for the value chain as a whole, through lower transaction costs and interest rates; reduced side-selling and post-harvest losses and higher productivity, volumes sold and quality of produce.
“I (like to) source from small-scale farmers, but need support to secure a consistent supply of high quality raw materials”
With iCRA as your strategic partner, you have the full advantage of our 35+ years of expertise in capacity strengthening and coaching. As a pioneer in applying participatory and experiential learning approaches in the agribusiness sector, iCRA can help you optimize supply chains in emerging markets.
iCRA works through local, trusted agribusiness coaches to broker linkages between value chain actors: farmers, input suppliers, transport services, credit services, traders, local processors and larger final off-takers. Coaches support these actors to address jointly identified business constraints in the chain.
Coaches are mentored by national iCRA trainers and come together at regular intervals to acquire new skills and reflect on the challenges faced by chain actors. Through our agribusiness coaching curriculum and unique learning cycles approach, iCRA trainers and coaches support local agribusiness networks to transform themselves into efficient, sustainable and profitable agribusiness partnerships.
It would be iCRA's privilege to step into your supply chain – together.