Food and Agriculture Business Models - Pathway

Food and Agriculture Business Models (Framework and Cases) (DN101)

Right Business Model is critical for a business to scale profitably.  Business Models should take the sector dynamics and local context of the business into consideration. This course helps you understand the business model levers and enables you to apply the levers to your Food & Agribusiness context. We believe that the understanding and insights this course provides  is critical for your growth as a professional or as an entrepreneur.

This course of "Food and Agriculture Business Models" is offered by Dr. Vijayender Nalla & Mr. Pavan Siva

Specifically, this course helps you understand:

--->The structure and operational dynamics within the Food & Agribusiness value chains
--->Formal business structures suitable for different food and agricultural value creation operations (for-profit private operations, cooperative structure and social enterprises)
--->The approach (with the help of "Three"  value chain case studies) to designing the "Four" key business model components (differentiated value proposition, distribution channel aligned with the value proposition, committed chain partnerships and sustainability elements) applied to the business within the Food & Agribusiness Value chains
--->How the "four" business model components offer leverage to the business plan and profitability of a Food & Agribusiness

At the end of this course  you would be able to answer/discuss the below "Action Learning" questions with a lot more clarity and confidence.
1. What are the different structures in which agriculture businesses operate?
2. How are cooperatives different from private businesses?
3. How are social enterprises different from private businesses?
4. Is a business model relevant for all types of agriculture businesses?
5. What are the critical components of a business model?
6. How do businesses create/generate differentiated value?
7. How does one go about defining the target segment while developing the value proposition?
8. Would the principles of value creation change for businesses in food processing?
9. Why is it important for businesses to align their distribution strategy with the value proposition?
10. Why is it important to have complementary value chain partnerships to build a scalable and profitable business?
11. What is the role of incentives in building strong complementary partnerships?
12. How are value proposition and sustainability in agribusiness connected?
13. What is the difference between a business model and a business plan?
14. Can a business with a weak value proposition generate profits in the long-term?

The completion of learning and assessment can take anywhere between 3-5 hours of time investment. After successful completion of the learning & assessment you will have download access to “Food & Agriculture Business Models” course slide deck

We welcome you to join us on an exciting learning and interaction journey!

  • Introduction and Learning Outcomes
  • Welcome to the Course on Food and Agriculture Business Models sample
  • Lessons
  • Agribusiness Value Chain Dynamics
  • Agriculture Industry Outline
  • Agriculture Cooperatives
  • Agriculture Cooperatives (Examples)
  • Social Enterprises in Agribusiness
  • Social Enterprises in Agribusiness (Examples)
  • For Profit Businesses
  • Business Structures Operating in Agribusinesses
  • Difference between Cooperatives and Private Enterprises
  • Difference between Social Enterprises and Private Businesses
  • Value Elements
  • Business Model Components - Food and Agribusiness
  • Creation of a Differentiated Value
  • Defining the Target Segment while Designing the Value Proposition
  • Business Model Design Case Study
  • Value Proposition Design
  • Value Proposition Matrix
  • Value Proposition Ideas
  • Distribution Strategy
  • Importance of Aligning Distribution Strategy with the Value Proposition
  • Distribution Strategy @ Honing Tomaten
  • Committed Chain Partnerships
  • Importance of Complementary Value Chain Partnerships
  • Committed Chain Partnerships @ Honing Tomaten
  • Sustainability Elements
  • Connection between Value Proposition and Sustainability in Agribusiness
  • Sustainability @ Looije Tomaten
  • From Business Model to Business Plan
  • Business Model Case Analysis
  • Critical Components of a Business Model
  • Case Study: Avodemia (Kenya)
  • Case Study: SunMoon Foods (Asia)
  • Expert Videos
  • Business Model Relevance for Agriculture Businesses
  • Principles of Value Creation for Food Processing Businesses
  • Role of Incentives in Building Strong Complementary Partnerships
  • Difference between a Business Model and a Business Plan
  • Weak Value Proposition and Profitability
  • Key Points to Remember
  • Summary Notes
  • Food and Agriculture Business Models Slide deck - Summary Notes
  • Assessment
  • Certificate Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever