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 Indonesia
Posted 21 hours 31 min 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.


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 day 12 hours 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 2 days 11 hours 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.

GOPA Consulting Group

Livestock Expert - National, Ethiopia (18 Feb)

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 6 days 19 hours ago

Kindly be informed that we are one of the leading manufacturer company of poultry feeding, watering, heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting, feed silos, feed transport systems, producing breeding systems and computerized control systems.

And also we are Munters’s dealer in the Aegean Region. We have been selling Munters fans and pad.

We would be glad if you give a chance to make a collabration with your company.

Enclosed you can see draft of our catalog below:


If you are interested in our product group we would be glad to work with you.

We are waiting for your kind reply.

Thank You

Best Regards!



Training on Poultry, Piggery and Dairy Production

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  17 January 2017, 08:00-12:30
  Nsambya sharing hall, Kampala

Dear Stakeholder,

For those in the poultry, piggery and dairy sector, you are invited for a training going to take place at the Nsambya sharing hall (sharing youth centre) the topics to be discussed will include;

Farm preparation, Disease prevention and management Improvement of farm productivity using lower cost of feed, cost benefit analysis of poultry farming.

There will be a Q& A and the main speakers will include;

Charles ssekatawa, veterinary personnel,  Daniel asieru, nutritionist and  Dr Ralf von schutzbar

Entry Fee : 5,000 UGX

For more information, please call the following numbers; 0703617508 or +256788289811

Posted By in Dairy Learning Lab Rwanda
Posted 1 week 17 hours ago

Rwamagana Dairy Learning report available!

For the second time, on 23-24 November 2016,  AgriProFocus Rwanda and partners organized a dairy learning lab in Rwamagana Districthttp://images.agri-profocus.nl/upload/Report_Rwanda_APF1484297510.pdf

We are grateful to PUM, Agriterra, Send a Cow Rwanda, Dukundamatungo Cooperative and to all participants. The report can be found here 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 1 week 2 days ago

WTO Menangkan Gugatan Amerika dan Selandia Baru atas Pembatasan Impor Pertanian Indonesia

Organisasi Perdagangan Dunia mengabulkan gugatan Amerika Serikat atas Indonesia. Batasan impor produk agrikultur yang diterapkan Indonesia buat melindungi petani lokal dinilai melanggar perjanjian dagang internasional.

Organisasi Perdagangan Dunia (WTO) mengabulkan gugatan Selandia Baru dan Amerika Serikat terhadap Indonesia ihwal regulasi impor produk pertanian. Kedua negara menuding Jakarta melanggar aturan dagang internasional, dengan memberlakukan pembatasan impor terhadap berbagai produk agrikultur seperti buah-buahan, sayur-sayuran, daging sapi dan ayam.

Dewan penyelesaian sengketa WTO memutuskan 18 aturan pembatasan impor yang diberlakukan Indonesia "tidak konsisten" dengan Perjanjian Umum 1994 tentang cukai dan perdagangan (GATT 1994). Organisasi yang mengawasi aktivitas perdagangan di 164 negara anggotanya itu mendesak Indonesia "untuk mengambil langkah yang sesuai dengan GATT 1994."

Sejak 20

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Dairy & Poultry Trade Mission to Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 April 2017 to 30 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Are you a Dutch entrepreneur in the dairy or poultry sector? Join the Dutch trade mission to Zambia! Important part of the mission is to participate in the Holland Pavilion (27-29 April) at the major regional trade fair, the AgriTech Expo Zambia.

Participation in the mission is a great opportunity to introduce companies and organizations in Zambia and the region to Dutch knowledge and technologies in the dairy and poultry industries. Recent market surveys show that there are opportunities in the poultry and dairy sectors for Dutch businesses.

The Dutch Export Combination (NEC) is organizing this mission on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

Holland Pavilion at AgriTech

The Agritech Expo Zambia is a B2B platform for professionals in the agricultural sector. The 3rd edition in 2016 attracted over 17,500 visitors and more than 165 local and international exhibitors.

The Holland Pavilion at the Expo Agritech in Chisamba (about 100 kilometers north of Lusaka) can be used by parti

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago

Reports of Dairy Learning Lab Kagera

The report of the Dairy Learning Labs held between 28 November and 2 December 2016 in Kagera region, Tanzania are available. AgriProFocus likes to thank the organisers for their effort in organising the events and especially in making a Swahili translation of the report. 

Find Swahili report here

Find photo impression in the album on our facebook page. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago


En RD Congo, l’élevage occupe une place importante dans sa partie Est(Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu) parmi les activités agricoles du secteur primaire. Les produits de cet élevage sont plus orientés vers la consommation locale, autosuffisance alimentaire. Parmi les activités d’élevage en vogue, citons le petit bétail, la volaille, l’apiculture, l’aviculture, …

Actuellement, l’aviculture occupe une place de choix pour les entrepreneurs-éleveurs des volailles ; La viande poule est très préférée par beaucoup des consommateurs locaux, outre sa valeur traditionnelle originelle, renforcée par la présence des plusieurs espèces importées dénommées races améliorées.

Suite aux sensibilisations et efforts confondus des différents partenaires pour l’amélioration de l’autosuffisance alimentaire en protéine animale et du bien-être familiale, le nombre des éleveurs des poules dans la ré

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Yves Tshibangu C'est une source d'inspiration pour tous ! ! ! J'aime

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 1 month 2 days ago

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) Consultants For Pig Farming Project

Hivos call for Expression of Interest (EOI) Consultants to Develop Training Modules and Facilitate Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop For Pig Farming Project
Vacancy Name:
Consultants to Develop Training Modules and Facilitate Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop For Pig Farming Project
Number of hours:
January to March 2017 - 30 working days
Southeast Asia
Surabaya, West Flores, East Flores and Sumba Island areas

Background and Introduction

Since 2014, Hivos Southeast Asia has been implementing a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) project on behalf of the DFAT-funded Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Income through Support for Markets in Agriculture (AIP-PRISMA) program. The project, entitled “Commercial

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

My name is Bornwell Chiyabi. My wife Chipo and I run a dairy business that comprises of a farm and a small processing plant, producing high quality dairy products under the brand name "Mukupa-Wesu".

We are looking for funding to expand the business both at farm and processing levels by acquiring more dairy animals, upgrading the farm and recapitalizing the processing facility.

Serious investors (both local and international) may reach us through the following email addresses:



Nosiku Siyumbwa Hello Bornwell, this is such perfect timing! We (AgriProFocus) are currently making a promotional video to encourage Dutch businesses to invest in the dairy sector in Zambia and we can feature your business. I am sending you an email but please also call me on 0969 553013 as soon as you see this. Warm regards, Nosiku

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Training Program: an opportunity for you to become a Competent Dairy Advisor

Second Round Dairy Production Advisors

Deadline: December 30, 2016

DairyBISS would like to announce the intake of the second round Dairy Production Advisors capacity building program.

If you think you are interested to be an advisor in the dairy sector and have the required qualifications, please express your interest to these email addresses: dairybiss@gmail.com and liyagirmaabebe@gmail.com by December 30, 2016 (deadline) with the required documents. Make a note on the selection criteria points which are attached with this announcement.


Detail Criteria to join the training program can be found HERE.

Also please find the official announcement HERE.

For more information, please contact Liya Girma: liyagirmaabebe@gmail.com

Dairy Business Information Service and Support (DairyBISS) project of Wageningen UR Livestock Research and Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia. Read More about DairyBISS

Posted By in Dairy & Livestock Worldwide
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Investing in Kenya with a DGGF loan

Short video (2-3 minutes) explaining the role of a Dutch company's involvement in the Kenyan dairy sector. The particular use of the DGGF loan instrument (of the Dutch government) is explained.


Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Tech

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 February 2017 to 09 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Naura Springs, Arusha, Tanzania

The ECHO Symposium will provide a networking and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers will be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts. Topics are currently being discussed for the event.
Potential topics for the sessions will include:
1. Conservation Agriculture
2. Horticulture
3. Innovation in Farming Practices and Techniques
4. Best Livestock Practices
5. Good Development Practices

Find more information HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 19 hours ago

Job Opportunities at Heifer International

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a hand-out. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.

Heifer is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the following vacancies;

1. EAYIP Access to Finance Manager (Uganda)

2. Training and Social Capital Development Manager (Uganda)

3. Administrative Assistant –

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Poultry Information Day Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  25 November 2016, 09:00-12:00
  SNV Offices, Bugolobi

Dear Stakeholders,


AgriProFocus is organising a learning and exchange activity dubbed poultry Learning Lab that targets poultry practitioners and professionals who support farmer entrepreneurs. We would like to invite you to attend a 3 hour poultry information day scheduled to take place on 25th November 2016 9am to 12pm at AgriProFocus Uganda offices. The information day will be delivered by a PUM Netherlands Senior expert who is currently in Uganda. The objective of the information day is to introduce the concept of the poultry learning lab and to assess the capacity needs of the poultry actors. This is free of charge! See attached invitation letter.

Entrance is free!

Please feel free to RSVP Ms. Marion Alyek through email at uganda@agriprofocus.com or via Tel; 0754 563229

We look forward to your participation!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 1 day ago

Effect of Drought on Pastoralist Livelihood

Drought is one of the costly events in pastoral settings and it is number one threat for pastoral communities. Drought causes challenges on human health, livestock health, food security, natural resource, social and economic challenges. Drought is happening more rapidly, more unpredictably and more frequently and is hitting pastoralist more unprepared. Drought causes a vicious poverty cycle ranging from crop-yield failure to livestock losses, land degradation to soil erosion, assets erosion to unemployment, income decrease to deteriorated living standards, poor nutrition to malnutrition, reduced coping capacity to vulnerability of all kind of shocks. Natural and man-made hazards including drought have been witnessed for the last couple of decades in eastern Africa including Ethiopia. In the last 2-3 decades, both the occurrence and frequency increases as its negative effect on livelihood increases too. There is quite a number asset losses d

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Dairy Business Cocktail

Event posted by in Dairy Learning Lab Rwanda
  25 November 2016, 04:30-06:30
  (To be communicated only to invitees)

Participation only by Invitation!

AgriProFocus Rwanda in cooperation with Agriterra is organising 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

Who is participating?

This is a closed event and participation is by invitation only!

We expect to have around 30 people, who are AgriProFocus Rwanda members and partners. These participants are from dairy agribusiness companies, government institutions, farmer organizations, support organizations to dairy sector, etc.

For more information, e-mail us at rwanda@agriprofocus.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 months 4 days ago

Missed the Event? Read the Poultry Masterclass Report Here!

AgriProFocus Zambia (in partnership with RVO, the Dutch Embassy, PAZ, LSCS and PUM Netherlands Senior Experts) organised Poultry Masterclasses in Kitwe and Lusaka last month. The aim of the Poultry Masterclass  was to improve agri-business skills in the poultry sector, specifically of Zambian farms, processors, marketing and export managers and other important stakeholders in the poultry sector in order to tackle the lack of knowledge and skills regarding commercial poultry production.  

Read the Full Report Here!

Want to learn what the participants learned, here are the presentations from the 3 days.

1. Bio Security (Disease Control) - Presentation
2. Feed making - Presentation
3. Feeding Broilers - Presentation
4. Learning Broiler Signals - Presentation (Part 1)
Learning Broiler Signals - Presentation (Part 2)

Click here to see pictures of the event