LIFAM Workshop

On the 25th July, 2013, ‘Linking Farmers to Markets’ (LIFAM) a project of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) will officially launch a five (5) days workshop at Macadamia Hotel, in Kicukiro District. Participants to this workshop will include all seven (7) staff based at the Headquarter and all 30 newly recruited staff.

In the past week, LIFAM recruited the 30 staff that will be posted in every District to serve according to project deliverables and outcomes. During the five days workshop from 24th to 28th of June, 2013, all project staff will be trained about the project plans and expectations and ensure that they have a common understanding and information about the project.

LIFAM Project is a four year project funded by the Royal Embassy of Netherlands in Rwanda with main objectives of supporting farmers in capacity building and linking them to markets. It was officially launched on May, 10th, 2013 in Musanze District, Northern Province.

Expected outputs of the 5 days workshop are;
1. The staff to fully understand the Project content and its implementation strategies
2. The staff to know PSF structure and its working environment
3. The staff to be informed of the services they are required to deliver

Since the 30 staff to be trained were recruited a week before the training date, the first two days of the workshop focus on introduction of PSF, the structure and detailed explanations about LIFAM project. For the latter, the staff at headquarters will respectively present the project content and outcomes of the project. Within the remaining three days, the facilitators will help the staff to gain more knowledge about the business plan elaboration and Business Development Services management.
At the end of the workshop, the district staff will have to work on their performance contracts and sign them.

Dr. Livingston BYAMUNGU
National Coordinator, LIFAM