AgriProFocus Ethiopia

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agrifood sector.

We are active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.

We offer:


+ Change makers showcase portfolio
+ Network maps on specific trends, issues, topics identified by members or donors
+ Business 2 Network matchmaking events and activities
+ Online platform with member profiles and resource databases
+ Member coalitions and member partnerships around identified opportunities


+ Agribusiness Development Monitor
+ Newsletters
+ Innovation Labs
+ System mapping and gap analysis
+ Masterclasses on multi-stakeholder cooperation & system thinking


+ Bottleneck identification and joint analysis of what works and doesn’t work  
+ Change Labs on key challenges, with reflection workshops, and scenario planning
+ Putting identified bottlenecks and opportunities on relevant (inter)national agenda’s
+ Policy Briefs
+ Annual Leadership Summit
+ Joint Campaigns

A dedicated team (see Who to Contact) supports the network and is ready to connect you to 25,000 entrepreneurial people from the agribusiness sector worldwide.We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.

If you have any questions, please contact us through: or read our FAQ.


Gabon St., Behind United Bank, 6th floor
P.O. Box 201319
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
T: +251 (0)11 467 1059 

Factsheet:The 2016 factsheet can be found here.

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Posted 1 day 35 min ago

11 Foods Everyone With High Blood Pressure Should Be Eating

If you have high blood pressure, you’re well aware of the types of foods you shouldn’t be eating. Your doctor has probably shoved a lengthy list of don’ts down your throat: Don’t eat red meat; steer clear of too much salt. At a certain point, you’ve probably asked yourself, “What can I eat?” The good news is, there’s still plenty you can enjoy.

For folks with high blood pressure, it’s important to be cognizant of how diet will ultimately lower, or contribute, to their high blood pressure. The American Heart Association (AHA) says, “Eating a heart-healthy diet is important for managing your blood pressure and reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other health threats.”

We’ve done some digging, and have found 10 foods that will help keep those BP numbers where they need to be. Check it out for full information.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 day 42 min ago

Ethiopian ants could spread worldwide and wipe out natives

A dominant new ant species has emerged in Ethiopia with the potential to distribute itself around the globe and form “supercolonies”, wiping out native ants as it spreads.

This could make the African country the “ground zero” for a dominant ant species with high global invasion potential, suggests the scientist who discovered the species, Dr Daniela Magdalena Sorger.

A supercolony emerges when individual nests with their own queens join together in a network. The number of associated colonies can spread out over a very wide area, with the largest supercolony discovered in this region of Ethiopia measuring 38km across, said Dr Sorger, a post doctoral researcher with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Read the full story here 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 day 20 hours ago

IFC and agribusiness in a changing environment

IFC event on GAFSP and climate smart agriculture, The Hague, Netherlands – 28 October 2016

Organized by IUCN NL and RVO, in partnership with IFC.

RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.

IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, invests heavily in agribusiness in developing countries and emerging markets, and therefore has a great interest in exchanging experiences on investment opportunities, climate smart technologies and challenges in value chain operations. The main objective of the event was that both private sector and IFC bring current and upcoming activities and challe

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Janine Schoeman Hey Nicole Metz, thanks for sharing! It's best to post this as an event so it shows up in the calender. You can do this by selecting the tab 'event' when posting a message. Let me know if you need any assistance with this! 

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Young Africa Works

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
  16 February 2017 to 17 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

On February 16 and 17, 2017, The MasterCard Foundation is hosting its second annual Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. This invite-only event will bring together a community of 300 thought leaders from NGOs, government, funders and the private sector committed to developing sustainable youth employment strategies in Africa. It will also directly involve young people to help understand and explore their journeys, including the challenges they face, in securing meaningful economic opportunities.

Building on the dynamic conversations of the inaugural Summit in 2015, we believe that there is more to explore around youth, employment and agriculture. In 2017, we would like to shift the discussion from how to engage youth in agriculture, to youth as drivers of agricultural transformation. This transformation holds tremendous promise for catalyzing prosperity and creating sustainable livelihoods for young people in Africa. The Summit will also explore three sub-themes that contribute

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Report out! The first platform meeting of the ENGEA on Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives

The presentation on “Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives” was made by Selam Gebretsion who is a Gender Specialist Land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) Project which is financed by USAID. The project has been active since 2013 and will continue until 2018.

The program was organized by The Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) which was established 1 year ago. The purpose of the presentation is in line with one of the network’s objective of creating a platform for sharing information, managing knowledge and experience among government and development partners”.

The Rural Land Administration Law from gender Perspective is the first in a series and was attended by 20 network members.

Please read a short summary of the paper presentation meeting here.

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Posted 4 days 5 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!

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 4 days 19 hours ago

SEEP webinar: Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systems development approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive marke

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Janine Schoeman Hi Angelica Senders, thanks for sharing this webinar. It's best to post it as an event, you can do this by clicking the tab 'event' when posting a message. This way it shows up in the calendars as well. Thanks

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ECHO East Africa Symposium

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

ECHO East Africa Symposium

February 7-9th, 2017 Arusha, Tanzania

Potential topics are listed below:

- Conservation Agriculture

- Horticulture

- Innovation in Farming Practices and Techniques

- Best Livestock Practices

- Good Development Practices

Speakers for the sessions will include presenters from around East Africa.

For more information or to register, follow this link.

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Posted 4 days 21 hours ago

አስር ፍትሀዊ ግብይት መርህዎ

Amharic Translation of Fair Trade Principles now available

An Amharic translation of the ten WFTO principles of Fair Trade was developed by the Environmental Science and Sustainable Development Students of Hope College of Business, Science and Technology. Please find the full translation in the PDF attached. Viva sustainable business!

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Posted 5 days 3 hours ago

Jobs at Woord en Daad



Woord en Daad connects people throughout the world in their fight against poverty, from a Biblical perspective. In this way, we wish to contribute to sustainable change in the Netherlands and worldwide. Woord en Daad works in the following areas: education, technical and vocational education and training, job placement, inclusive agribusiness development, WASH, and emergency relief. In the Netherlands, Woord en Daad aims to make people, companies and the government aware of their responsibility with regard to poverty worldwide.

Woord en Daad is looking for a senior programme manager (click for more) and a senior MEAL programme officer (click for more) for the five-year programme Employable Youth in Ethiopia (EYE), which is a programme funded by the Addressing Root Causes of Migration (ARC) fund of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and

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Posted 5 days 3 hours ago

Job Opportunity at 2GL Agriculture Development PLC 


Category: Accounting and Finance

Location: Marti (Upper Awash, Bole Towon), Oromia

Career Level: Senior or Junior Level

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: negotiable

Job Requirements

BA Degree in Accounting or related fields.

How to Apply

Qualified & Interested candidates can send their CV within 10 days of this announcement online to or can be submit hard copy of his/her CV to office (0911801076, 0961172981 or 0911223280). The job was announced online on 11 January 2016.

Job Description:


  1. Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  2. Manage outsourced functions
  3. Oversee the operations of the treasury department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

Funds Management

  1. Forecast cash flow positions, related borrowing needs, and available funds for invest

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 days 1 hour ago

Vacancies Prolinnova: 2 Sub-Regional Coordinators (SRCs) in Africa. (before 15 January)

Find all information through this link:

Please note that deadline is very tight (15 January) (apologies for that, I only discovered this today)

Short introduction:

Since 1 August 2016, the PROLINNOVA network is implementing “Promoting local innovation for Food

and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS), a three-year project in five countries in Africa: Burkina Faso,

Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. The project aims to strengthen the innovation capacity of rural

communities, particularly of women, and to increase the level of local resilience to change, as well as to

contribute to building functional multi-country PROLINNOVA platforms in two sub-regions in Africa: i)

West & Central Africa and ii) Eastern & Southern Africa. This may eventually lead to creation of a

PROLINNOVA platform in sub-Saharan Africa with th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 6 days 3 hours ago

          Operation Precautions of Rice Milling Machine

As the scientific technology develops,RICE MILLING MACHINE appears in our life.however,some problems arise when people operate the rice milling machine.Now let’s learn the operation precautions of rice milling machine.

1,Rice milling machine processing of rice, to maintain a certain degree of dryness, the general moisture content can not be greater than 14% & 15%. Rice moisture content is too high, the rice broken, affect the rice quality, and power consumption is also increasing.

2,We should pay attention to check whether there is a nail in the rice, stones and other debris,so as not to enter the white room caused by jamming or damage to rice screen.

3,Before starting to deal with rice sieve, rice knives, drum core and other parts to check to see whether the bolt, nut is tightened.

4,Turn the drum before turning it on to see if there is a jam.

5,The first empty load when the machine runs to normal speed, and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 week 19 hours ago

ICRA Courses for professionals working in higher education and outreach, agricultural research and agri-business

For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:

- Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands

- Facing rural innovation challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security, 25 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

- Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 6 to 24 November 2017

ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.

ICRA is a member of the Agr

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Posted 1 week 2 days ago

Ethiopia: Food Security Outlook Update - December 2016

31 Dec 2016
Report From Famine Early Warning System Network

Pastoral conditions deteriorate following very poor seasonal performance in southeastern areas


 - Food security outcomes have improved in many areas of Ethiopia as Meher harvests have improved household food access. However, emergency food assistance needs will remain high as poor seasonal rainfall in southern and southeastern pastoral areas and lowland cropping areas of eastern and central Oromia and Rift Valley areas of SNNPR lead to Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity through May 2017, or Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) in the presence of emergency assistance.

- Deyr/Hageya seasonal rainfall between October and December 2016 was very late and significantly below average across most of southern and southeastern Ethiopia. Livestock body conditions have started to decline, leading to low livestock productivity, decreasing livestock prices, and below-average

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Posted 1 week 2 days ago

Ethiopia: Auspicious Move to Ensure Food Security

. . . Being food secured is also not limited to stowing away enough food to meet nutritional needs of a community or a country. It is also linked with sustained food supply and creations of assets that will help to avail food and other personal and family needs related to livelihood.

Among other things, food security is also related to food habits, religious and cultural outlooks that could have stronger bearing on either enhancing or discouraging the promotion of food self-sufficiency and security.

Attaining food security cannot be measured only through the volume of food produced and distributed. Diversity in food production targeting disease preventing varieties and cash based production are also important factors. . . 

(Solomon Dibaba, The Ethiopian Herald)

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Posted 1 week 4 days ago

Deadline Applications for the BlueMoon Incubator Program for YOUTH Innovative Agribusinesses Extended to January 11

Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 2 weeks 2 hours ago

ECHO East Africa Symposium

February 7-9th, 2017 Arusha, Tanzania

Potential topics are listed below:
- Conservation Agriculture
- Horticulture
- Innovation in Farming Practices and Techniques
- Best Livestock Practices
- Good Development Practices

Speakers for the sessions will include presenters from around East Africa. 

For more information or to register, follow this link.

Janine Schoeman Hi Sarah, please post this as an event, that way it shows up in the calender as well. Thank you!

1 week 6 days ago

Sarah Assefa Thanks Janine!

4 days 21 hours ago

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Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

Regional Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in Europe and Central Asia

Recommendations from the participants

23-25 November 2016 - Budapest

Recognizing the role that agroecology can play in achieving food security and reducing malnutrition in the framework of Sustainable Food and Agriculture, FAO organized the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome in September 2014. Following this International symposium, FAO has taken the initiative of convening multi-stakeholder Symposia at the regional level.

In opening, H.E. José Graziano Da Silva, Director-General of FAO highlighted the importance of exploring the transformative potential of agroecology:

“Business as usual is not an option. We have to innovate and transform agriculture. We need to be more productive using less resources. We need to generate less environmental impact. And we have to go beyond sustainable intensification. Increasing the efficiency of farming

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The Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  05 January 2017, 14:00-16:00
  ATA Office

The Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture (ENGEA) has organized the first forum in a series to raise awareness on gender issues. The first forum will have a presentation by Ethiopian Land Administration to Nurture Development (LAND) project.

Selam Gebretsion, gender specialist for the LAND project, will present her paper on 'Rural Land Administration Law from Gender Perspectives'.

The objective of this first forum will be to learn more and exchange insights regarding Ethiopian women farmers' challenges to land access.