31 Dec 2012 --
Event title: Training on Rural Invest
Type of event: Training
Date: December 9 –13 December 2012.
Place: Computer Lab, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Agargaon, Dhaka.
Number of Participants: 18 participants from IAPP, BADC,DAE , RDRS, BRAC.PKSF and SDF .
Objective: RuralInvest is composed of a set of tools to support national technicians to identify, prepare and evaluate high quality rural investment projects. The FAO Investment Centre Division (TCI) has been developing the toolkit and adopting it in a number of different countries for more than 15 years. For the context and aim of IAPP/TA, RuralInvest is the ideal tool, in its potential to (i) combine capacity development for investment operations and (ii) promote participatory approaches to investments, two of the three main outputs of the project. In a nutshell, it enables field practitioners to accompany farmers in preparing and evaluating rural investments in agriculture (crop, livestock, fisheries…) or other fields of social and economic relevance. The ideal size of investments varies from US$ 2,000 to US$ 150,000
Outcome: The main expected outcome of the RuralInvest learning event is that two to four organizations benefiting from the training adopt RuralInvest to autonomously utilize its techniques and software to accompany farmers (in the broad sense, including producers and entrepreneurs from the crop, livestock and fisheries subsectors) in formulating and implementing effective rural investments.