The focus of the training will be on unlocking the potential of agricultural value chains to ensure food security and food safety during the COVID-19 crisis that is putting the whole continent at risk of famine. Based on proven training programs by African Milling School and eProd Solutions, the program is designed to support via online training to ensure students can be supported and capacity building continues during the pandemic. The high-quality program is free of charge and targeting junior and senior millers, and grain traders (owners, junior and senior managers).

A generic training program will be deployed on the following modules:

African Milling School
African Milling School

Topics offered

  1. Grain Science - understanding grain varieties and their components
  2. Grain and pulse storage and pre cleaning - safe and efficient technologies
  3. Food Safety - e.g. Mycotoxins in grains, correct sampling/analysis, reduction on Mycotoxins in grains
  4. Milling Technology - Process basics from grain (e.g. wheat and maize) intake, cleaning and milling
  5. Nutrition - Flour fortification, nutritional facts, right components and dosage’s, types of microdoser and operation
  6. Quality Control - basic analysis for grain and flour
Eprod Solutions
Eprod Solutions

Topics offered

  1. Out Grower Management - including contract farming
  2. Market Compliance - including standards and certification
  3. Access to Finance - including development of tri-partite agreements for input finance
  4. Field Production Management - including inspection, farmer training and extension services, yield forecasting
  5. ICT for Supply Chain Management - including introduction to ERP eProd Solutions
  6. Climate Smart Agriculture - including latest techniques
  7. Market Systems Development - including Public Private Partnership development,theory on M4P, VCA, Cluster Approach
  8. Development Project Management - including development cycle, M&E and reporting, accountability,

A free trial version of the eProd software will be made available. The full training cycle will take twenty (20) weeks and each topic will be offered during this period during two (2) hour webinars. Each module will be offered with additional online learning tools and exams.

During each training cycle, companies will be selected for participation in a Free of Charge mentorship program by African Milling School and eProd Solutions. In close collaboration with the mentor the company will develop supply chain strategy to solve the short- to medium-term needs of the participant’s company resulting in a tailored COVID-19 business sourcing strategy.