Regional Experience Sub-Saharan-Africa
GIZ Süd-Sudan, consultant on organizational development for small holders, ValueLinks trainer.
Joachim Weber worked as consultant and trainer at ATC, Agri and Co-operative Training and Consultancy Services Ltd, Kenya. ATC is working in Africa with emphasis on East Africa. Since 2008 ATC has facilitated 8 ValueLinks training courses in Kenya, together with PSDA, Private Sector Development in Agriculture, of GTZ and IDC, International Development Consultant. Joachim Weber has been co-facilitator or facilitator to most of them. He has also been involved in the Helvetas workshop, Organic and Fair Trade Value Chains, early 2009 in Benin that resulted in the Organic Business Guide, which can be downloaded here (http://www.ifoam.org/pdfs/Organic_Business_Guide_web.pdf).
Facilitation of stakeholder meetings for agricultural products and development of strategies to improve the performance is the second pillar of ATC’s involvement in value chain development. ATC also provides training in Farming as a Business, Organizational Development and other tailor made training courses. For more detail see also:www.atc.co.ke
Joachim Weber regards himself as a farmer and strongly believes in organic farming as the way to ensure food security and the future of our planet.
Agri and Co-operative Training and Consultancy Services Ltd.