Dairy & Livestock Worldwide

promoting entrepreneurship in animal production

moderated by Wim Goris

In Africa and Indonesia, demand for animal products is booming around the growing cities. In response, a specialised high input dairy and meat industry is developing. AgriProFocus promotes entrepreneurship in the animal husbandry, especially for smallholder animal production, which is multifunctional and has low use of inputs.


AgriProFocus aims for optimising the farming system via transfer of proven technology, capacity building to producers and developing market access, infrastructure and institutions around dairy. Priorities include roughage and fodder, milk and meat quality, animal management and the record keeping in animal production.

Our activities include:

- promoting entrepreneurship in dairy learning labs (Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania)

- promoting business linkages in meat production (poultry Zambia)

- herding for the markets event (Kenya)

Check out the navigation menu on the left for more information.


mar
04

Poultry Keeping: The Basics

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  04 March 2017, All Day Event
  Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa, Lusaka

Poultry Farming can be defined as raising chickens, ducks, or other fowl (birds) for meat, eggs, or both. This can be done either for profit making purposes or may also be done for only family feeding purposes. Regardless of the purpose, it is important to ensure sustainable methods are followed to ensure reduced losses and maximise gains.

This one day training (Refreshments Included) aims to provide participants with sufficient information and knowledge to allow them to keep poultry in a sustainable way no matter your purpose for keeping poultry. It will also help you understand and decide if you can make money out of the venture. Further, it presents you an opportunity to network and interact with like-minded people.

Register for the event here and contact organisers for payment details.

All Participants will recieve;

1. FREE copy of our e-book "How to Keep Village Chickens for Business"

2. FREE consultation when needed

3. Discounted Veterinary Services from our parter Veterinary Doctors

4.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 days 23 hours ago

Improvement of farmer’s knowledge about modern pig production and management

During the period 13th- 17th February 2017, the UR-college of agriculture, animal science and veterinary medicine (UR-CAVM) in collaboration with ZAMURA feeds factory and the Netherlands’ government funded project (NICHE RWA 173) delivered a 5 days training to pig farmers in Musanze district. 


The training was officially opened by Dr. NYINAWAMWIZA Laetitia, the principal UR-CAVM who in her welcoming remarks, Dr Laetitia, reminded participants that “the objective of the training falls within UR-CAVM mission of “contributing to the ongoing poverty reduction, economic development and sustainable food security through technology transfer and innovations in agriculture. She further emphasized to participants that CAVM is here for them, approaching UR-CAVM for technical and capacity building is highly encouraged.

Pig farming is not solely a way of living, but it’s also a means to make money. Pig pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 days 21 hours ago

Analisis Potensi Pengembangan Usaha Peternakan Sapi Perah Menggunakan Paradigma Agribisnis di Kecamatan Musuk Kabupaten Boyolali

Peningkatan populasi sapi perah dapat dilakukan menggunakan potensi dari daerah tersebut. Potensi dapat dilakukan dengan peningkatan ketersediaan pakan, pengetahuan peternak, permintaan susu, pendapatan peternak, infrastruktur pasar, peranan lembaga pemberi kredit dan kebijakan pemerintah lokal.

Tujuan penelitian ini untuk menentukan kondisi subsistem agibisnis sapi perah di Kecamatan Musuk, dan faktor faktor yang mempengaruhi pendapatan sapi perah di Kecamatan Musuk. Dua puluh desa di Kecamatan Musuk, Kabupaten Boyolali dipilih sebagai lokasi penelitian. Setiap desa dipilih dengan simple random sampling sebanyak 6 orang. Total responden yang diambil sebanyak 120 orang. Metode observasi dan wawancara secara lansung untuk mengambil data secara langsung.

Hasil penelitian menunjukkan rata-rata pendapatan peternak sebesar Rp228.991,27/UT/bulan. Nilai R/C ratio s

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may
22

Agro & Poultry East Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  22 May 2017 to 24 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Jubilee Hall, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

12Th Agro & Poultry, International Trade Show on Agriculture, Farming, Poultry and Equipment Trade Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in Conjunction with Trade Africa 17 from 22 - 24 May 2017, at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Exhibitors
12Th Agro & Poultry provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. Tanzania has a huge potential for Agriculture & its related products as it plays a vital role in country's growing economy. The Exhibition would attract exhibitors from around 18 countries.
Visitors
12Th Agro & Poultry attracts visitor from different countries as a mass visitor campaign would be launced to make a prosper event as visiting countries include Kenya, South Africa, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, UK, Germany etc.


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Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

This is the powerpoint presentation used in the Information Sessions held in the Netherlands

See this link for more info: 


RICHARD MUSOKWA Good presentation love it

1 week 1 day ago

oct
02

Poultry trade Mission to Uganda and Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

Poultry trade Mission to Uganda and Rwanda

From October 2nd to October 6th, 2017, a Poultry Trade Mission to Uganda & Rwanda will be organised by Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) in close collaboration with VNU Exhibitions and the Dutch Poultry Centre. Part of this trade will take place at Poultry Africa 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. 

The participants of the trade mission will have free entrance tot he Leadership Conference of the Poultry Africa 2017. Also the congres, lunch on October 4 and 5, netwerk cocktail and entree to the exhibition are included. In Uganda and Rwanda several company visits and matchmaking sessions will be organized. 

To register, please sign up here



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

Poultry Africa 2017 Leadership Conference 

Summit-Expo supported by VIV, NABC, WPSA, WVPA and partners

With the recent opening of the Kigali Convention Center, the beautiful, clean, safe and well-connected Capital of Rwanda is set to be the host of the launch-edition of Poultry Africa. The pan-African event focuses to connect African and international producers and suppliers in Poultry & Eggs.

Program outline 

Leadership Conference – 2 days (09.00-17.00): Leadership Conference (150 attendees) 

Technical Best Practices Seminar – 2 days (13.00-17.00) Seminars (250 attendees) 

Expo – 2 days (10.00-17.00) Boutique exhibition (75 exhibitors approx.) 

Find more information here!

Orr contact Diana.Toth@vnuexhibitions.com 
 

 

Janine Schoeman Hi Sylvia, have you created an event for this as well? If not, could you please do this. Thanks

2 weeks 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

Dairy Business Cocktail: offering a platform to connect rwandan dairy business actors

AgriProFocus Rwanda in cooperation with Agriterra organised a Dairy Business Cocktail on Friday, 25th November 2016. 

The objectives of this 2 hour networking event is to:

  • (1) Provide the key actors in the Rwandan Dairy Business Sector with a platform to network, share information and increase deal making
  • (2) To expand professional connections and opportunities in dairy sector

This cocktail was attended by 21 professionals (3 from farmer organisations, 4 from private companies, 4 from the Government, 10 from NGOs)

The cocktail followed a 2-day Dairy Learning Lab which was organised by AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Agriterra, Send a cow Rwanda and PUM in Rwamagana District on 23-24 November; it was mainly dedicated to animal feeding and feeds. 

The dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in su

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

Ban on Uganda Poultry Could Be Lifted in the Next One Week

Kenya may lift the import ban imposed on Uganda chicken and eggs in the next one week, after experts from the two countries met to assess the measures taken against an epidemic of bird flu.

This will, however, depend on the final tests carried out by a group of experts drawn from the two countries. They will conclude the exercise in the next one week.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said the two teams are doing a risk assessment of the Avian flu outbreak in Uganda to determine if it has been contained.

Mr Bett did not confirm when the ban would be lifted, but officials told the Sunday Nation that it could be as early as this week.

Kenya imposed the ban last month after a highly infectious strain of bird flu was reported in Uganda.

But Uganda has assured Kenya that it has contained the outbreak, adding that most farms that export eggs to Kenya are located more than 10km from the quarantined area. According to Mr Bett, the tea

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 weeks 4 days ago

The First 2017 Business Drinks: How It Went

Last week, 26 January, we had our first Business Drinks of the year 2017. As usual, it has remarkably served members and partners to meet new people, chat about possible business opportunities, and introduce new agribusinesses.

More than 70 people attended the event, and we had the chance to listen interesting one-minute pitches.

Awot Berhane is a student at Addis Ababa University, and made a pitch about Green Innovation Hub, which he is a member. He told us that GIH is a student led initiative which channels youth ideas towards tackling climate change and promotes sustainable development.

Wendewesen Kebede is another young pitcher on our Business Drinks. He represents a group of Dairy Advisors who are well experienced on the dairy sector and have received practical trainings from well-known experts arranged by DairyBISS program and Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia. Wendewesen explained on his pitch that the Advisors group provides various d

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jul
26

Learning Lab II-Climate Smart Agribusiness in Poultry/Dairy

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 July 2017 to 27 July 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA

Learning Labs are practical training sessions which aim to optimize various agricultural value chains via transfer of proven technology, capacity building and market access development to agriculture entrepreneurs and institutions. This year, the network is organizing leaning labs under the climate smart agribusiness theme in the poultry and dairy sectors.

Topics, location and application details will be shared at a later date.

For more information, contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com



mar
28

Dairy Debate Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  28 March 2017, All Day Event
  TBA

This platform will bring together all dairy stakeholders in the industry. This platform aims to lobby government for a more enabling environment for dairy production. During this event, AgriProFocus - in partnership with SNV, DAZ and its members - will develop evidence based cases to be presented to government. The issues will also address the need for more attention to milk production as a nutritious product and enhancing this message with all dairy stakeholders.

For more information on how to be part of this event, please contact zambia@agriprofocus.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 weeks 21 hours ago

Uganda’s poultry products safe, says agriculture minister

The government has asked Ugandans and neighboring countries dealing in poultry products, especially domestic birds, not to worry about bird flu saying it was under control.

According to Vincent Ssempijja, the minister for agriculture, the government is currently carrying out continuous veterinary inspections and technical backstopping to commercial farms, to ensure biosecurity measures are strictly adhered to.

“ Fortunately, these farms are located far away from the 10km quarantine radius range, and can produce safe poultry and poultry products for local and export markets,” Ssempijja said.

The minister made the remarks, while addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Center in Kampala, on the steps Government is undertaking to control the avian influenza.

He noted that the disease had been confirmed in seven wild migratory birds, five domestic ducks and one chicken.

According to Ssempijja, several other samples from suspect ca

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 1 day ago

DOB Equity invests in Countryside Dairy

15 Dec 2016

DOB Equity has taken up a stake in Countryside Dairy Ltd at a publicly undisclosed value as part of a commitment to increase social impact investment deals in Kenya.

By investing in Countryside Dairy Ltd, the Private Equity fund with offices in Kenya, Tanzania and the Netherlands will be seeking a slice of the KES100bn Kenya Dairy sub-sector. According to the Kenya National Dairy Master Plan 2010 estimates, the Kenya dairy sub sector is valued at more than KES100bn and is the single largest contributor to Kenya’s agricultural GDP-higher than Tea and horticulture.

This latest investment will expand DOB Equity’s current equity portfolio in the regional diary sector, where it already holds a stake in Tanga Fresh, the Tanzania-based dairy processor.

Brigit van Dijk-van de Reijt, CEO of DOB Equity, comments: “Our latest deal in the East African dairy sector will allow Countryside Dairy to beef up its supply chain and offer better purchase

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 3 days ago

Are you interested in doing business in Zambia? 

In the week of 13th - 17th February AgriProFocus organises business meetings during which the opportunities of doing business in the Zambian dairy sector will be discussed.


These meetings will give you:

  • Valuable insights into the Zambian dairy sector
  • The opportunity to share your experiences and learn from others
  • The opportunity to extend your network with dairy professionals

We will organize three business meetings:

  1. Tuesday 14th February, Van Hall Larenstein, Velp (directions)

           Time: 15:00-17:00h

  1. Wednesday 15th February, Dairy Campus, Goutum (directions)

           Time: 10:00-12:00h

  1. Thursday 16th February, NEC Amersfoort. (directions)

           Time: 10:00-12:00h

A more detailed programme will follow soon. Would you like to attend one of these business meetings? Please let us know

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Chali Nyirenda

In the week 13 – 17th February, 2017, AgriProFocus organized three information sessions for Dutch companies in the Poultry and Dairy sectors. The objectives was to share information on the business opportunities in Zambia and encourage them to join the Trade Mission. As the Business and Partnership Coordinator, it was my job to facilitate match making between businesses.

 

 My first time visit to the Netherlands was a great experience. Despite the cold weather, the people there were very friendly and welcoming. The Dutch business I met are interested in the opportunities in Zambia and Africa. The participation at the Information Sessions was less than expected but the quality of the interaction was good. We had a good meeting with NEC on the coordination and logistics of the Trade Mission and this experience helps me to do my next task in matchmaking and get on board more Zambian businesses. So far we have 17 dairy and poultry companies that signed up for the mission.

1 week 3 days ago

Chali Nyirenda Here is the Powerpoint presentation that was used in the information session http://agriprofocus.com/post/58a6d7bba93f2506b7aac11d

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Pengaruh Signifikan Pemijatan Kelenjar Susu Sapi Perah pada Hasil Produksi Susu Segar

Untuk menghasilkan susu yang berkualitas bagus, banyak jumlahnya, sekaligus menjaga kesehatan kelenjar susu sapi perah, diperlukan manajemen pemerahan yang baik. Mengaplikasikan pijatan di kelenjar susu sapi perah sebelum pemerahan dapat menstimulasi kelenjar pituitari melepaskan oksitosin atau hormon kebahagiaan. Oksitosin memicu kontraksi sel miopitel alveoli yang membuat air susu keluar. Silakan baca hasil penelitian di bawah ini untuk informasi lebih lengkap.

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Significant Influence of Mammae Hand Massage on Milk Yield in Dairy Cattle

To produce good quality and large quantity milk and to keep the mammae healthy, it is necessary to have a good milking management. By applying massage to the mammae of the dairy cattle before the milking can stimulate the pituitary to release the oxytocin or the “happy hormone” which serves the contraction of myoepithel cells lining the alveoli and will relea

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Looking to Invest In The Dairy Industry in Zambia? This Is For You!

We did it in Poultry and we did it in Horticulture, now AgriProFocus in partnership with EKN bring you a  a video on the investment opportunities in the Dairy sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian dairy value chain players and Dutch dairy and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

New Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Please find new jobs from different organizations and programs in Ethiopia. The application deadline is indicated in brackets and click on each jobs for more information and how to apply.


International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Communications and Knowledge Sharing Specialist (12 Feb)

ICT Endpoint Officer (24 Jan)


World Vision International

Resource Development Team Leader (26 Jan)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

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