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AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector consisting of farmer entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations. By bringing these stakeholders together, their individual and collective impact increases.
Active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, and linking 23.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide, we are the go-to network for farmer entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains.
The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market oriented, business driven and willing to learn, innovate and grow. Entrepreneurs who together can, and will, make a difference for sustainable food and nutrition security at national, regional and international level.
Dutch Partnership Members 2017
Header photo: Creative Commons, Neil Palmer (CIAT)
A Network Day that Served
Ethiopia Annual Network Day
Today, Agri-ProFocus Ethiopia successfully organized the 2014 Annual Network Day which happens to be exactly the name indicates. Over 100 members of Agri-ProFocus Ethiopia gathered at Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa, to share what they have and to learn what their co-members have been doing, and “this, we should have more often” was the common saying of the day.
Report - AgriProFocus Expert Meeting on Sustainable Agriculture & Value Chains
Now available on this website: the final report of the AgriProFocus Expert meeting “Vision 2030: Making current approaches work for sustainable agriculture. How can agro-ecology and other approaches support farmers to feed the world sustainably by 2030?”
During the meeting, participants shared a sense of urgency to support the further greening of agriculture in the context of the combined global food, environmental and climate challenges. It became clear that different approaches to greening agriculture (agro-ecology, climate-smart agriculture, the landscape approach, etc.) all have their merits. Greening of agriculture needs a multi-scale and multi-stakeholder approach in which public sector, civil society, companies and knowledge institutions all have a role to play, with a special focus on entrepreneurial farmers producing for local and regional food markets. Whereas producers, consumers and... Read more
Did you participate in any of our AgriProFocus activities face-to-face and/or online in one of our 13 focus-countries or in the Netherlands? Or were you an active co-organizing member? We’d like to hear from you how you have appreciated this! In 2014 the AgriProFocus network has offered various services to promote farmer entrepreneurship in low and middle income countries. And we want to find out how you and your organisation or company benefited from our activities.
Please take around 10 minutes to reflect and fill out our online survey.
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This week, Agri-ProFocus Uganda-team and I promoted the new online platform. Both among participants of the Agri-ProFocus regional matchmaking event in Mbarara; and among international research consortia from RUFORUM and PAEPARD research networks from Uganda, Benin, Kenya, Ghana and Burundi. We noticed lots of interest, see the picture of Emmanual Baranzi from South-West Uganda who registered immediately. He was impressed by the opportunities to find people with an interest to buy mushrooms! At the same time, it was very clear that many farmers and farmer's cooperatives don't have regular access to internet! Agri-ProFocus was asked to be aware of that.
Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) and FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa) are pleased to announce a special lecture to be presented by Hon Dr Akinwumi Adesina (minister of Agriculture, Nigeria).
Title: ‘Milk quality at stake! Solutions from Ethiopia, India and the Netherlands for the reduction of antibiotic use in dairy farming’