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Introduction to Formulation and Analysis of Business Plans and Small Investment Projects training workshop

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    Institutionalization of FAO’s Rural Invest Package to Enhance National Stakeholders’ Investment Planning and Monitoring Capacities - TCP/INT/3703 2022
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    Rural Invest is a multilingual methodology and toolkit developed by FAO, with the support of national and international partners, to support the Organization’s efforts in enabling inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems Its primary function is to prepare investment projects and business plans in a participatory, iterative and decentralized way for use by communities, entrepreneurs and field technicians from ministries, projects and financial institutions, in support of rural investments and agribusiness development Rural Invest has been used extensively in Africa, Asia, Central Asia, Latin America and North Africa Through the present project, FAO aimed to support the governments of Bangladesh, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mozambique, the Philippines, Rwanda and United Republic of Tanzania in developing national capacity to support local rural entrepreneurship and facilitating cooperation and partnerships for food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development between governments With a range of capacity development interventions at national and regional levels over a period of 6 to 12 months, the project aimed to create national Rural Invest support capacity in the target countries, with the aim of supporting the preparation of business plans for smallholder activities It was expected that selected national experts would be able to provide Rural Invest training and support technicians in applying the package to local communities and investors in order to generate high quality investment proposals As a result of the project, national experts in four of the six target countries Bangladesh, Mozambique, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania were enabled to use the Rural Invest methodology for the formulation of small scale rural investment projects The same, however, could not be achieved in the other two target countries, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the Philippines, as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic,
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    Guidance note RuralInvest
    FAO Investment Centre
    2023
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    This guidance note describes the requirements to implement RuralInvest for business plan development and finance. Irrespective of the finance source and the context for the deployment, a long-term vision is always recommended. This document will guide you through the first steps in the design of RuralInvest support. RuralInvest is a free toolkit designed to support field technicians in their work with entrepreneurs by allowing the systematization and development of bankable and sustainable business proposals. The toolkit comprises user-friendly software, an e-learning course, tailored face-to-face training, user manuals, and a worldwide community of users. Through a participatory and bottom-up approach, RuralInvest methodology brings together local communities, rural entrepreneurs, government field technicians, project staff, and financing institutions to identify, prepare, evaluate and finance small-and medium-size sustainable rural investment projects.
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    Agenda for the RuralInvest Workshop: Introduction to Formulation and Analysis of Business Plans and Small Investment Projects Training
    Bangkok, Thailand, 8-12 October 2018
    2018
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