Projects

Project

Zimbabwe

2021

Remote training of trainers of 3 grass roots organizations to integrate game-based entrepreneurship training into their activities.

Challenge

Data and insight proposition

How to integrate the business perspective into an existing agronomy curriculum?

Project

Kucheza and Seed4Farmers work together to train a group of trainers from three local collaborating initiatives in Zimbabwe, so that they in turn can train small farmers to start treating their farm like a business. The three initiatives, Hamara Business School & Outgrowers Project, Africa Alive and TMG all work with smallholder farmers, yet with slightly different profiles.

The training of trainers was done fully remotely by the Kucheza team, with support of local trainers of Ebenezer Agricultural Training Centre. Using a combination of game play, video’s, online and offline exercises and role play, we were able to deliver a participative, engaging training.

Impact

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Together Hamara Business School & Outgrowers Project, Africa Alive and TMG have an outreach of 20,000 farmers that will be introduced to the Kucheza game-based learning approach.

Project

Kenya

2019 - 2020

Enabling Village Service Providers to provide financial business coaching to farmers.

Challenge

Data and insight proposition

How to supply Village Service Providers with financial knowledge and skills to add value for their smallholder clients?

Project

In the Seed2Feed project, 30 Village Service Providers have been recruited to provide services to and increase financial literacy among smallholder farmers. This will ultimately lead to increased creditworthiness of smallholders. We trained 30 village service providers and 40 farmers in different places with a focus on tomatoes and coffee.

Impact

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Village Service Providers train smallholder farmers and supply them with agricultural and financial services.

Project

KwaZulu-Natal

2019 - 2020

Founding a New Generation Cooperative that teaches rural youth in agripreneurship and enables them to start their own farm.

Challenge

Data and insight proposition

How to give school drop-outs the opportunity to make a living from farming?

Project

Kucheza is training school drop-outs in KwaZulu-Natal in agripreneurship. Kucheza is in the process of founding a new generation cooperative to supply young agripreneurs with the possibility to start up their own farm and collaborate with peers and others.

Photo of farmers playing the game in a playsession in the KwaZulu project

Project

Zimbabwe

2019

Improving business skills amongst the 120 apprentices of Ebenezer Training Farm.

Challenge

Data and insight proposition

How do you provide students with entrepreneurial skills and views to make their farm profitable?

Project

Kucheza trained the trainers of Ebenezer and implemented the Kucheza method into the Ebenezer curriculum. Kucheza used a special version of Farming Forward customized for Ebenezer.

Photo of farmers playing the game in a playsession in the Zimbabwe project
Another photo of farmers playing the game in a playsession in the Zimbabwe project

Impact

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10 trainers at Ebenezer use the Kucheza method on a daily basis with 120 students annually.

Interview with the town’s chief

A contest amongst the trainers was won by Thamu. Thamu was awarded with a role in Farming Forward. He chose to be the Towns Chief. See the interview with Thamu what it is like to be the towns chief in the game.

Project

Burkina Faso

2018 - 2019

Strengthening the management of two cooperatives in Burkina Faso

Challenge

Data and insight proposition

How can cooperative managers strengthen the resilience of their members and let them increase their income?

Project

The drops4crops project in Burkina Faso and Benin has its focus on watermanagement, entrepreneurship and adding value to the onion value chain. Kucheza provided training in record keeping, cash flow, calculating profit and loss, entrepreneurial finance, costing, business planning and cooperative business development at cooperative level. Kucheza trained 30 managers of two cooperatives.

Photo of farmers playing the game in a playsession in the Burkina project

Impact

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The cooperatives are better supporting their members with the game, which is used for training and informed decision making. Together the cooperatives represent more than 20,000 farmers.

Partner

Kucheza BV

Europalaan 20

3526 KS Utrecht

The Netherlands

+31 85 303 7245

info@kucheza.nl

Terms and conditions for the Kucheza Training Programme: Game-based learning for agri-entrepreneurship

General

The participant is entering a legal contract with Kucheza BV (hereinafter referred to as Kucheza). Kucheza is a private company with limited liability according to Dutch law. Kucheza is based in the Netherlands and its office address is: Europalaan 20, 3526 KS, Utrecht.

The person who is registered for the training will be called: participant. These terms and conditions also apply to the organization that registers the participant (hereinafter referred to as organization). The contract initiates when the registration is complete.

Registration

The number of participants is limited to 25. Registration will be done by the principle first come, first serve. The registration of a participant is complete after Kucheza has received full payment in its bank account.

Cancellation policy

In the case of cancellation by the participant or organization until two weeks before the start of the first training day, Kucheza refunds 50% of the payment. Any costs attached to this payment will be paid by the participant/organization. Cancellation after two weeks before the start of the first training day will not lead to a refund.

In the case of cancellation by Kucheza, Kucheza will refund the full payment.

Online

The course will be held online. If Kucheza is not able to perform a module of the training because of network problems at the site of Kucheza, Kucheza will offer another time and moment in close discussion with the participants. Network limitations on the side of the participants are at the risk of the participant.

The training sessions are recorded, so participants that are not able to attend a session, can watch the session at a later moment. By registering as participant for the training programme, you agree to the recording of the training sessions.

Certificate and no-show

After completing the course, participants will receive a certificate. In order to receive the certificate, participants are allowed to be absent during a maximum of two half days.

Kucheza liablility

Kucheza’s trainers will endeavor to train the participants to be excellent trainers based on a best effort obligation. Kucheza is not liable for the quality of training delivered by the participant. Kucheza is not liable for any damages caused by the participant during the training period or afterwards.

The participant or organization indemnifies Kucheza against all third-party claims arising from this contract and terms and conditions.

Language

The training will be held in English and all training materials are in English.

License

At the start of the contract the participants get a license to use the training game Farming Forward and the Kucheza training videos for a period of 1 year starting on the first training day of this training programme. After this year the license can be prolonged for € 400 per participant per year. One month before the license expires Kucheza will send an invoice to the participant/organization. When that invoice is not paid when the license expires, the license will stop automatically. Kucheza is allowed to increase the license fee every year at January 1.

This license is not transferrable to others who are not trained by Kucheza, unless otherwise stated or when permission by Kucheza is granted.

Intellectual property

The training game Farming Forward and the Kucheza training videos provided are subject to intellectual property rights by Kucheza. Participants are allowed to use this material to train others as long as their license is valid. People who are not trained by Kucheza are not allowed to use these materials to train others. When the contract between Kucheza and the organization or participant ends, these intellectual property rights remain valid. In the case of a breach of the intellectual property, the participant or the organization have to pay a penalty of € 2.500 per offence. Kucheza is entitled to claim full damages caused by breach of intellectual property.

Applicable law

Dutch Law is applicable to the contract and to these terms and conditions. When a legal case is unavoidable, parties agree to bring this to the court in Utrecht, The Netherlands.