Training program for micro, small and medium enterprises Grow up: Agro


Accessing organized markets is one of the main challenges of Ukrainian agricultural micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). 

How can I sell my product, through which channels, do I need to adapt my product to the buyers’ requirements or how can I cooperate with retail chains? Almost every small business owner is facing these problems.  

To help Ukrainian MSMEs to solve these issues, the Ukrainian Business and Trade Association (UBTA) in cooperation with the Investment and Trade Facilitation Centre (ITFC), Export Promotion Office in Ukraine with the financial support of USAID’s Agriculture Growing Rural Opportunities Activity in Ukraine (USAID AGRO) launch the training program for micro, small and medium enterprises Grow up: Agro.

Grow up: Agro is a three-day intensive training and a series of online mentorship sessions that will help to improve productivity and market access of the agricultural MSMEs to organized markets in target value chains. 

The training program is developed for owners of micro, small and medium enterprises whose main activity is the production, processing, storage, and sales of the following food products:

  • milk and meat
  • vegetables, fruits and berries
  • confectionery
  • aquaculture

The program is open to enterprises operating in Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Poltava, Kharkiv, Kherson and Cherkasy regions.

Applicants have the opportunity to choose the most convenient time for training:

  • February 4-6
  • February 11-13
  • February 25-27
  • March 18-20
  • March 25-27
  • April 1-3

Program participants will learn:

  • how to develop an effective company management system
  • how to increase business competitiveness 
  • voluntary and obligatory certification (environmental certification, Global G.A.P, HACCP)
  • how to expand sales channels, both in domestic and foreign markets (marketplaces, e-commerce, retail chains)
  • how to establish product logistics
  • how to find a common language with partners
  • how to create marketing and SMM strategy

Selected graduates will be able to participate in mentorship sessions and get business advice from program mentors.

Participation is free, except for the payment of charitable assistance in the amount of UAH 300 for educational materials printing.  

To become a part of Grow up: Agro training program please fill up a form.