The Farming Family Development Roadmap
Our programs are delivered within the framework of a Farming Family Development Roadmap. Through a structured process we aim to initially inspire farming families to consider new ways of doing things, introducing business concepts through free introductory programs and facilitating different conversations though AgFutures, a growing network of people seeking to contribute to the development of the agriculture sector in Papua New Guinea.
Secondly, we seek to introduce new concepts and practice, covering a range of important topics across business management, marketing and financial management. Topics are graduated through various levels as outline below:
The ability to grow our business depends on the availability of money. It is therefore very important for farming families to be able to think carefully about their financial circumstances. Predicting costs, prices, profit margins and cash flow patterns is vital for planning and decision-making.
The initial Farming as a Business training program is delivered over fifteen sessions across three days. Day one is primarily about understanding financial concepts and is intended to assist both young people, who are in transition from financial dependency to financial independence, as well as more mature people who have limited experience dealing with money.
AgBook will be designing and delivering a variety of value-added programs, including:
– Various supply chain systems – e.g. chickens, pigs etc
– Downstream processing – e.g. chocolate making
– Financial management
We will also look at opportunities to diversify training to other industries, for example:
– Related agribusinesses