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.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 2 days 19 hours ago

Gender Assessments in Dairy Value Chains

Integrating gender into dairy value chain development.  

FAO has recently published three assessments of  dairy value chains in selected sites in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Kenya.  These assessments are based on evidence gathered through fieldwork complemented by a review of specialized background documentation.  The findings confirm that women's empowerment is vital for sustainable dairy value chain development and that projects supporting dairy production need to increase their efforts to be gender inclusive.  You can find the papers in the links below:

1. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Kenya”. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6786e.pdf

2. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Ethiopia” http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6695e.pdf

3. “Gender assessment of dairy value chains: evidence from Rwanda”. http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6845e.pdf

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 days 11 hours ago

Change of Date: Poultry Platform Meeting

The third Poultry Platform Meeting is changed from 26 to 28 April 2017.

You are warmly invited to the third Poultry Platform meeting to be hold on Friday 28, 2017afternoon start from 12:30 PM in Addis Ababa AZEMMAN hotel. This, the 3rd poultry platform meeting is organized by Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) Program in cooperation with the Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA).

The theme of the forthcoming meeting will be:

• Discussion on challenges and importunity of Ethiopian private poultry sector

• Experience sharing with one private poultry farm

Please note that lunch is served before the meeting from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in AZZEMAN Hotel

Please find attached program here.

To confirm your participation and make enquiries , please contact ENTAG poultry sub sector facilitator Dr. Demeke Wondmagegn, by Email poultry@entag.org/ demeke.wonde@gmail.com or telephone

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 3 weeks 16 hours ago

DAIRY ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REVIEW OF STANDARDS ON DAIRY AND DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) has been invited by the Zambia Bureau of Standards to attend a two-day meeting to review dairy and dairy products standards. The preparation of the standards is done through a Technical Committees comprising stakeholders who meet to discuss the subject matter and agree on the contents of the standards through consensus. The draft standards which are being reviewed are on pasteurized milk specification, yoghurt, raw cow milk and UHT milk specification. Zambia Bureau of Standards is the national standards body for Zambia established by an Act of Parliament.

apr
28

Poultry Platform Meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  28 April 2017, 12:30-17:00
  Addis Ababa

Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) in cooperation with the Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA) organizes the second poultry platform meeting on April 26, 2017.

HE Professor Fikadu Beyene, Minister, Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, will attend the event which mainly focuses on the challenges of the poultry sector in Ethiopia.

Relevant stakeholders, as well as members of the poultry platform will participate in the meeting to discuss the current and existing challenges of the sector and the Minister will elaborate on the policy directions priorities.

For more information you can contact:

Dr. Demeke Wondmagegn

+251 (0)91 195 2228

+251 (0)93 986 5714

deme952228@yahoo.com



may
03

Poultry Masterclasses - Livingstone

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  03 May 2017 to 05 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Livingstone

Are you a poultry extension officer or trainer? Apply for our masterclasses today!

Topics
1. Biosecurity 2. Poultry Business Management 3. Feeding and Feed Formulation

Masterclasses 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.

To apply, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com



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Posted By in Dairy Uganda

Posted 1 month 15 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 5 days ago

Book Launch: Dairy Matters

During the AgriProFocus event Making Business Work for Development the book Dairy Matters was launched. Rik Overmars from SNV, handed a copy to Jeroen Steeghs from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The Kenya Market-led Dairy Programme is run by SNV Kenya plus partners and is financed by the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi. The inspiring book showcases eighteen case studies of farmers, cooperation's and businesses. Most of the stories in this collection describe the changes that dairy farmers have made in their own farms and the impact of their dairy business on their families and peers. After all, development is not about projects, but about people.

You can download the book via this link.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 6 days ago

F&BKP newsletter 2017 #01

Bulletin d'information Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2017 # 1

Link / Lien: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/

Articles:

- Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems

- Stakeholder perceptions & future outlook of Food & Business Knowledge Platform

- Potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa

- RUAF analysis report “The role of private sector in city region food systems”

- Food for All Talk 01: "From production system to food system" (WBG-NL partnership)

- ARF Country workshop in Uganda

- GCP Call with CCAFS on Climate Smart Agriculture

- Upcoming study & learning project on poultry development in East Africa

- Learning Platforms on Land Governance and Food Security


Follow this link / suivez ce lien:

http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Sketch for a research & training facility, starter culture production, and market research

Article Food & Businss Knowledge Platform, by Sijmen Schouten - GCP1 Zambian traditional fermented foods 


In 2015, the University of Zambia, together with five partner organizations, started a project on Zambian traditional non-alcoholic fermented foods. Mabisi (based on milk) and Munkoyo (based on cereal) were chosen for the study. These products are formed through the activity of fermenting microbes that convert raw materials into products with higher value. The aims of the study are to formalise current artisanal processing practice based on a best practice of current local house hold level processing and to design starter cultures of defined mixtures of bacteria to optimize and standardize the fermentation process.

Local farmer cooperatives as focal groups as owners of the tradition. Local farmers and their cooperatives and organisations are involved in our project as key stakeholders.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

The prolonged drought has forced more than 6,000 Turkana pastoralists (Kenya) to cross over in Uganda with about 90,000 heads of livestock in search of water and pasture.


See the video below and read more here.  


Dorina Prech Thanks for sharing Wim. Indeed nomadic pastoralism necessitate even cross-border movement if need be. The government of Kenya has also launched insurance payouts for a number of pastoralists. More on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hotVDQ2Kzro

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Rwanda to source poultry imports from Mauritius, Belgium

Source: The New Times

Rwanda has turned to other countries for importation of poultry products to fill the gap left by a ban triggered by bird flu outbreak in some countries.

Over one month has elapsed since a ban was imposed on imports of poultry products from bird flu affected countries such as Uganda and some European countries, including Hungary, Germany, France, Denmark and The Netherlands.

The Head of Animal Resources at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Dr Christine Kanyandekwe, told The New Times that an alternative had to be found.

Since the end of January, 49,000 day-old chicks were imported from Mauritius, 29,000 from Belgium and 11.6 tonnes of fertilised eggs from South Africa, some of the countries whose poultry has been free from bird flu, according to Kanyandekwe.

The ban has an had impact on poultry farms, which have been importing chicks from the countries where bird flu cases have been recorded.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Taking the Dairy Industry Forward

Despite the increased demand for improved dairy crosses, there are currently no commercial cattle breeders in the country, making access to breed stock expensive and beyond the reach of most smallholder farmers. Zambia relies more on imported dairy breeding stock from South Africa than local sources for its dairy development agenda.

The limited genetic potential of local cattle breeds currently being milked is a major factor accounting for low milk productivity and viability of smallholder dairy farming. Productivity within the Zambian traditional dairy sector is at 2 litres per cow per day. Emergent farmers who also keep cross breeds produce between 12 and 15 

litres, while commercial producers who use pure breeds are at between 17 and 24 litres per animal per day. It is therefore important to enable the small scale farmers to have access to improved dairy animal breeds.

Although pure breeds have a higher yield than traditional and cross bree

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oct
04

POULTRY AFRICA 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  04 October 2017 to 05 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

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


Event's website: http://poultryafrica2017.com/



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Poultry development in Eastern Africa, a regional perspective

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

To harmonize the country-oriented Dutch development and economic diplomacy policies with increasing regional influences in poultry value chain developments, better insight is needed in the interdependency of the poultry sectors of different countries. Therefore, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) has decided to support a study and learning project that will look into the various aspects of this interdependency in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda).

The objective of the study and learning project is to gather relevant information on poultry developments in the Eastern African region with the aim of collecting and sharing this information with relevant stakeholders and advise the Netherlands Government on more regional-economic responsive policies for sector/value chain development.

Whilst the issues of interdependency can be recognized across the whole of Afr

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Alphaxrd Gitau It will be interesting to see what comes out of this and whether there are any aspects regarding the engagement of youth in the value chain and how they can be supported.

1 month 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Senior Dairy Production & Cluster Coordinator Job at Heifer International

East Africa Dairy Development-II (EADD-II) is the second phase of an ambitious five-year program designed to transform the lives of resource poor farming families through a competitive and inclusive dairy value chain in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Reporting to the EADD-II Field Operations Manager, and working closely with Business Development Manager, Social Capital & Gender Coordinator and MLE coordinator. EADD II is looking for a qualified person to fill the position of;

Title: Senior Dairy Production & Cluster Leader

Job Location: Mbarara, , Uganda

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Job Level: Senior Specialist

Client: Non U.S. Based Locations

Closing Date: 03/10/2017

Job details and how to apply can be found here

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 2 months 5 days 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 2 months 6 days 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.


Click here for more 



Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 2 months 1 week 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

2 months 1 week ago

Fortunatus MLYANDENA Thanks to hear that 

1 month 4 weeks ago

Vinodsinh Solanki Presentation is Informative & useful for Dairy Farming Enterprises

1 month 4 days ago