ICOS Skillnet Co-operative and Farm Business Development Programme 2021/22


The key aim of the programme is to improve the capabilities of young farmers and those wishing to get involved in the farming or co-operative sectors.


Programme Period:

December 2021 to June 2022


This programme is free


To book your place, please register your interest at https://forms.gle/HLpuaxoXDNHm72eu7


Places are limited to 30 participants on a first come first served basis.

This is an online programme, blended with discussion forums. Majority of the learning is self-directed, with discussion groups being hosted periodically. Participants will also be encouraged to participate in some social events (when being run), where they will participate in role plays and play learning games, specific to this programme. Participants will also have an opportunity to visit ICOS HQ and some co-operatives visits.

Learning modules include:

  1. Daily Management of Co-operatives
  2. Legal & Governance
  3. Leadership
  4. Organisational Skills
  5. Agricultural Policy
  6. Marketing
  7. The Origins of Co-operatives
  8. Sustainability



Upon completion of the programme, participants will receive a certificate of completion from ICOS Skillnet.


First Published 26 November 2021


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