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Nuffic OKP: Diploma en gestión empresarial y financiera para gerentes staff directivos y líderes de cooperat

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06/20 - 12/21

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General

ACOPAGRO is a cooperative producer of coca beans located in the San Martín region in the north-eastern jungle of Peru; It has more than 1800 members to date and has a history of more than 20 years in the market being the leading cooperative in Peru producing cocoa beans. ACOPAGRO members are small farmers with a land ownership of between 2 to 3 Hás. ACOPAGRO has been playing an important role both regionally and nationally since it is the cooperative that brings together the majority of members in this crop and has led the main advances in the processing of cocoa beans although it has not yet made the move to industrialization its production and export is limited to dry grain to be processed abroad. It has a staff of professionals and technicians mainly from the area who have collaborated in the growth of the organization during this period; however it is necessary to continue strengthening and expanding the capacities of the staff and their leaders / managers who run this organization on different issues in the process of professionalization for better decision-making at all levels both business and institutionally. Additionally the organization is experiencing technical problems in the field that are reducing its business commercial and financial performance this refers to pests in the area (such as the corn worm and witch's broom) as well as the low yields of cocoa by Há (1000 kg / ha when the optimum is 3000 Kg / ha) related to not having an effective extended technological package that includes limiting the presence of cadmium in production. This situation has meant for the cooperative a loss of production of around 30% during the years 2018 and 2019 with the consequent loss of contracts with foreign clients and reduction of the income of the producers. ACOPAGRO currently offers its members the following services: - Technological advice in the field. - Advance of pre-harvest credits. - Installation of fermentation areas in various sectors. - Installation of drying area. - Purchase of production. - Centralized drying services - Storage - CommercializationThree cooperatives of farmers who also produce cocoa beans from the same region and that face similar challenges are also invited to this training with 6 participants each (3 staff and 3 leaders/ directors) it means that the total number of participants is 24 (50% staff and 50% directors/ leaders). The invited cooperatives are: ALLIMA CACAO (from Chazuta-San Martín 373 members) CECAT (from Tocache- San Martín 615 members) MONTE AZUL (from Tarapoto- San Martín 278 members).To execute this programme Agriterra has set up an alliance with the renowned Peruvian Business University ESAN will be part of the consortium and their local teachers will deliver the majority of the trainings. The partnership with ESAN has a big advantage because each participant will receive an official and legally recognized diploma which will be an amazing accomplishment for the participants of this TMT especially for the elected directors and future leaders who are farmers.

Objectives

The proposed training aims to provide comprehensive training that guarantees the understanding of the basic aspects of the business management of a cooperative aimed not only at its staff but also at the directors and leaders (who will ultimately remain in the organization indefinitely) and who can give sustainability to the application of the technological package; all this promoting the participation/ inclusion of youth and women in decision-making.The program includes the elaboration of a technological research and implementation plan to solve the problems of each organization which will be evaluated by experts at the end of the program. Throughout the Program the development of a technological innovation project in the field is included and the best performing participants will be awarded by Agriterra with a study tour to the Netherlands to visit advanced cooperatives and companies that provide technological innovation.

Other

The total contribution from the cooperatives in this Project is 12 500 euros. ( check enclosed budget)The program constitutes the following:• 4 modules of three days each 8 hours per day being 24 hours per module. Total 96 effective hours.• In total 4 cooperatives benefiting from the program. 3 cooperatives of small cocoa producers in the region (Allima Cacao Monte Azul and CECAT) with the participation of 6 members (3 staff and 3 leaders-managers) are invited to spread this knowledge.The Program Courses are:For Staff:Module 1: Introduction to financial management and governance (with a focus on gender and inclusion) of cooperatives: 24 hours taught by an expert from Agriterra with a Master's degreeModule 2 - Financial management for directors-leaders / technical staff: 24 hours taught by ESAN teachers with a Master's degree- Financial and strategic planning: 8 hours- Costs and Budgets: 8 hours- Management Indicators: 4 hours- Tutorial Development of a Team Project - Phase 1 (new business ideas / design thinking design thinking): 4 hoursModule 3 - Management for directors-leaders / technical staff: 24 hours taught by ESAN teachers with a Master's degree- New Agricultural Technologies: 8 hours - Taught by experts from Agriterra with a Master's degree- Management and Process Optimization: 8 hours- Ethics and Labor Regulatory Framework: 4 hours- Tutorial Development of a Technological Innovation Project in a team- Phase 2: 4 hours.Module 4 - Management skills for directors-leaders / technical staff and managers / future leaders: 24 hours taught by ESAN teachers with a Master's degree- Transformational Leadership and Effective Communication: 8 hours- Adaptation to Change: 8 hours- Completion and presentation of technological innovation projects developed in teams - Phase 3: 8 hours.For Directors and future leaders:Module 1: Introduction to financial management and governance (with a focus on gender and inclusion) of cooperatives: 24 hours taught by an expert from Agriterra with a Master's degreeModule 2 - Financial management for executives / future leaders: 24 hours taught by ESAN teachers- Costs and Budgets applied to the crop: 8 hours- Family finances: 8 hours- Management Indicators: 4 hours- Tutorial Development of a Team Project - Phase 1 (new business ideas / design thinking): 4 hoursModule 3 - Management for executives / future leaders: 24 hours taught by ESAN teachers- New Agricultural Technologies: 8 hours - Taught by experts from Agriterra with a Master's degree- Fundamentals of Business Management: 8 hours- Formalization and Legal Framework of Cooperatives: 4 hours- Tutorial Development of a Technological Innovation Project in a team - Phase 2: 4 hoursModule 4 - Management skills for managers / technical staff and managers / future leaders: 24 hours taught by ESAN teachers- Transformational Leadership and Effective Communication: 8 hours- Adaptation to Change: 8 hours- Completion and presentation of technological innovation projects developed inteams - Phase 3: 8 hours