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)
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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
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 email@example.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone... Read more
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.
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
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.
Agripoort,a Dutch trading company,specialized in the trade of used milking systems and cooling tanks.
Many years of experience in the field of milking systems and tanks.
We offer top European brands against compatetive prices.
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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.
Link / Lien: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/
- 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
- Food for All Talk 01: "From production system to food system" (WBG-NL partnership)
- ARF Country workshop in Uganda
- Upcoming study & learning project on poultry development in East Africa
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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.... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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.
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/
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... Read more
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
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.... Read more
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... Read more
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Hasil penelitian menunjukkan rata-rata pendapatan peternak sebesar Rp228.991,27/UT/bulan. Nilai R/C ratio s... Read more
This is the powerpoint presentation used in the Information Sessions held in the Netherlands
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