On the 11th, 12th and 13th of September 2018, in the meeting room of GRAAP took place the capacity building workshop in administrative, financial and accounting management with some members of the FEPAB in Bobo Dioulasso.
A total of 13 participants
Objectives of the workshop
- Make a diagnosis on the administrative and financial management of the organization and the existing management tools of the FEPAB;
- Implement with a participatory approach an accounting system in accordance with the activities of the organization, the standards of the RFSA and the OHADA law;
- To propose simple management tools adapted to the accounting, administrative and financial management of their organization
Structure of the activities carried out:
- The workshop started with the importance of administrative, financial and accounting management (AFA) for farmers’ organizations.
- State of the AFA management at unions level and at the FEPAB head quarter level. This second point took place in groups and by union.
- An SWOT analysis was also made by union. Each working group presented its results in plenary.
The different points discussed in this part were:
- The balance sheet for each union.
- The operating account.
- The financial plan.
- The treasury budget.
1. The last day of the workshop was dedicated to tool management at different levels.
2. First at the level of each union and second at region level, to have information reliable and easy to communicate to the partners and thus to response effectively to the calls for proposals of the ARAA.
3. An overview of the conditions of a RAAF proposal was made by the consultant.
Evaluation of the workshop:
The workshop was conducted in good conditions with active participation of the participants.
The accounting system to be put in place: the consultant made proposals for a system that could facilitate accounting management instead of what already exists (paper management at union level, absence of synchronization at central level, etc.) and opportunities to accompany the work were discussed.
The main reflections focused on:
- The assistants were satisfied with the organization of the workshop, however they identified as a priority to continue with capacity building especially at the union level.
- Despite the interest of the cooperative the problem of availability of adequate tools and technical means may have a negative impact to the proper appropriation of proposed tools based TICS.
- Unions must be introduced to digital management.