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 ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT PROJECT: KWETU TRAINING

On the 4th to the 8th of May 2015, the KWETU in conjunction with BMM Kenya organized a five days training at Mackinon Road Center:

Objectives of training: 

  • Train members on modern agricultural techniques and organic farming.
  • Soil and water conservation techniques
  • Permaculture and urban farming
  • Pest and disease management
  • Storage and value of agricultural products
  • Develop marketing skills
  • Determine population, health and environmental issues affecting agriculture

 







SESSION: MARKETING:

Business is an act of buying and selling goods with an aim of making a profit

The four main components of carrying out a business are:
 

  • The market
  • Quality of products
  • Capital to start up the business
  • Advertisement
  • Planning
  • Identify your competitors

SESSION: COST/PRICING:

Factors to consider when setting the price of the product are as follows: 

  • Cost of materials
  • Cost of labour
  • Competitor comparative price
  • Customer demand for the product
  • Marketing methods used

SESSION: PACKAGING OF PRODUCTS

Members were briefed on the importance of good packaging of products as stated below: 

  • An eye-catching appearance would entice a customer to purchase the product
  • Develop efficient communication between the buyer and seller.
  • Appropriateness of the product packing is considered to be an important indicator of quality.
  • Once the quality of the packing is improved, the sales of the products are likely to increase thereby regulating a higher amount of profit earned.

COMMENTS BY PARTICIPANTS:

  • Members were able to identify and learn different aspects of agriculture.
  • Members were pleased to have been given a chance to undergo this training
  • The use of natural resources while carrying out this activity would enable the members save a lot of money.
  • Members agreed upon practicing the various techniques taught, weekly in groups.
  • Members also ought to carry out these activities individually so as to increase vegetation in the area.
  • Members require 3 months to change the area with a lot of vegetation.
  • Members tend to purchase a green house for this project as it has various advantages.

In conclusion the participants thanked BMMK for their efforts to make the Women independent.
 
 
Secretariat
Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya
P O Box: 82508-80100, Mombasa, Kenya
Tel: (254) 41 2229641
Email: admin@kenbilal.org

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