AgriProFocus Kenya

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:

Linking:

+ 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

Learning:

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

Leadership:

+ 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.

Questions:
If you have any questions, please contact us through: kenya@agriprofocus.com or read our FAQ.

Address:

Elysee Plaza,4th flr, Kilimani Road off Elgeyo Marakwet Road
P.O. Box 19875 00202
Nairobi, Kenya
T: +254 735 145 307

Factsheet:
The 2017 factsheet can be found HERE




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may
25

Online Platform Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  25 May 2017 - 14:00 to 31 December 2017 - 16:00
  Elysee Plaza, Kilimani Road

Bi-monthly online platform trainings Now available for our members! 

Many of you have been reaching out to me that you have challenges with registering, posting or generally maneuvering on the online platform. I have therefore organised one-on-one training sessions that will run until the end of the year. 

Register through this google form.

To recap why you need to register, the online platform gives you access to:   

  • Recent Call for Proposals and career opportunities on Development, Agriculture, Business Marketing sectors among others; 
  • Share your experience and expertise with more than 3,000 professional members in this platform; 
  • Promote your organization by creating your own Company Page; 
  • Post your events and be informed about others’ events; 
  • Marketplace where you can advertise your products and services; 
  • Meet people from various sectors by attending our events, and so much more. 

The training sessions will run for a maximum of 2 hour

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 41 min 51 sec ago

Pre-selection for  training livestock value chain actors

AAIN in collaboration with AU IBAR are organizing a training targeting youth in livestock ventures in East and West Africa.

If you are between the age of 18-35 and are engaged in the livestock value chain at different levels training is for you. 

Fill in the form also on the link below whose info will be used to select final participants during the training which will take place in Dakar- Senegal in the third week of June 2017

https://goo.gl/forms/eeyaV897faVVOCmW2

Deadline for consideration is tomorrow the 24th May 2017  

NB/ the form is a Pre-selection tool and doesn’t guarantee your participation since we have limited slots.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 2 hours 6 min ago

Use Local Raw Materials for Fish Feed to lower feed cost in fish farming: 

http://www.fishfeedmachine.com/news/nigeria-local-raw-materials-of-fish-feed.html

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 hours 54 min ago

Food & Business Knowledge Platform – Highlights 2016

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP or the Platform) has published its highlights of 2016. This third year of the Platform was marked by several important achievements: interaction and dynamics within the Platform intensified; the requests for support to knowledge trajectories increased; more traffic was visible on the website; and approximately 60 research consortia are now up and running.

Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) for the increasing global population poses an enormous challenge to governments, NGOs, researchers, and the private sector. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the F&BKP in 2013 to improve the Dutch contribution in this challenge. The Platform has contributed to long-term and systematic changes for FNS by facilitating the exchange of available knowledge, the co-creation of knowledge and as such by enhancing the use of knowledge. This has been done by connecting research, policy and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 day 16 min ago

Towards a global research and learning agenda for inclusive agribusiness

Report by Food & Business Knowledge Platform of the workshop on March 7 & 8, 2017

Beginning March some 35 experienced practitioners came together to consider how to learn more effectively from the wealth of work being done on inclusive agribusiness, and to formulate key points for a global research and learning agenda. By the end of the workshop six collaborative action priorities for taking the inclusive agribusiness agenda forward were agreed upon.

The workshop “Towards a global research and learning agenda for inclusive agribusiness” took place in Brighton to foster strategic action in the field of inclusive agribusiness. Participants represented the full range of parties working on inclusive agribusiness: private sector, knowledge institutes, donors & implementing agencies, governments from the Global South, producer organizations and NGOs. Initiaters of the event were Seas of Change, the Global Donor Platfo

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jun
28

Planning, Leadership and Strategy fo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 June 2017 to 01 July 2017 - All Day Event
  +254

Dear Partner,

Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke), is pleased to announce the following training set for June/July 2017.

Training Title: Planning, Leadership and Strategy for Senior Managers

Date: 28th June-1st July 2017

Venue: Hennessis Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 4 full days

Cost: USD 995(We offer partial scholarships to Relief, Humanitarian staff and Post-Graduates)

Training Objectives

By the end of the training, participants will gain the following competencies

  • Clearly demonstrate how Planning dovetails into Strategy and Leadership for Results
  • Coalesce personal leadership attributes with proven methodologies to fashion highly productive, results-oriented work environments
  • Apply concepts, principles, processes and frameworks for strategic management and leadership in development programmes
  • Develop and use “program specific” tools for results based planning
  • Accelerate the formulation of results-based strategic managem

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 day 6 hours ago

This 30,000 tons/year extrusion granulator production line can produce high, medium and low concentrated compound fertilizer for various crops. With the double granulator to produce the granules, the production line doesn’t need drying process, having small investment and low power consumption. The press rollers of the granulator can be designed to make different shapes and sizes of materials.The line includes automatic batching machine, belt conveyors, pan mixers, pan feeder, extrusion granulators, rotary screening machine, finished products warehouse, and automatic packing machine. We are ready to offer the most reliable fertilizer equipment and the most suitable solutions for our esteemed customers.

Wide Application:

1. Suitable for the materials in pharmaceutical industry, chemical industry, feed industry, coal industry, metallurgical industry, etc.

2. Wide material resources: rare earth, ammonium carbonate, ammonium sulfate, potassium chloride, urea, ammonium chloride, potassi

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Du Green Organic Fertilizer

8 in 1 Organic fertilizer

fantastic pricing and quality

supplied large customers such as SAPPI Old Mutual and many more



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda

Posted 2 days 22 hours ago

may
22

M & E for Agriculture  Programs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  22 May 2017 - 18:00 to 19 June 2017 - 21:00
  +254

Dear Partner,

Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke), is pleased to announce the following FREE Online Training Course

Course Name: Advanced Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation of Agriculture Programs

Overall Objective: To meet the need for evidence-based decision-making in project design and management through the promotion of open dialogue around M&E issues by equipping agriculture project team members with new insights, perspectives and practical tools

Target Participants: This is a training specifically tailored for agriculture and agri-business program with a worldwide focus.

Features of the Training

q 3-4 hours of study each week

q Personalized Study-Your trainer will wait for as long as is possible to ensure you acquire each concept in the modules

q Thoroughly researched curriculum with ample examples to help you “internalize”

q Graded assignment per module

q Organization/Program-specific scenarios –your trainer will tie course conc

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nov
29

Africa NGO Governance, Leadership

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  29 November 2017 to 01 December 2017 - All Day Event
  +253

Dear Partner,

Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke), is pleased to host the following symposium set to take place in December 2017.

Event Title: Africa NGO Governance, Leadership & Management Symposium

Date: 29th November-1st December 2017

Venue: Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi, Kenya

Close of Registration: 27/10/2017

12 high level speakers from across 3 continents discussing the most topical issues ,a serene scenic atmosphere, probably the best networking opportunity you have had in 2017…you want to be there!

Introduction/Need for Symposium

Abstract

Asset Africa Institute is proud to host the Africa NGO Governance, Leadership & Management Symposium from 29th November to 1st December 2017 at the exquisite Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The symposium brings together Executive Directors, Country Directors, NGO Board Members, Program Coordinators, Grant Managers, Program Managers and Representatives of Donor Agencies from across the globe at an experience sharin

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may
22

Proposal Writing Specialist Online Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  22 May 2017 - 18:00 to 19 June 2017 - 21:00
  +254

Dear Partner,

Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke), is pleased to announce the following FREE Certificate Level Online Training Course

Course Name: Proposal Writing Specialist Online Course

Overall Objective: To participants design high quality grant winning proposals.

Course Content: The full course content is available to interested participants and institution on request.

Target Participants: Worldwide

Features of the Training

q 2-3 hours of study each week

q Personalized Study-Your trainer will wait for as long as is possible to ensure you acquire each concept in the modules

q Thoroughly researched curriculum with ample examples to help you “internalize”

q Graded assignment per module

q Organization/Program-specific scenarios –your trainer will tie course concepts to your daily work responsibilities facilitate application of acquired skills.

q Response from your online trainer within 48 hours after submission of assignment

q Opport

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jun
28

Advanced Financial Forecasting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 June 2017 to 01 July 2017 - All Day Event
  +254

Dear Partner,

Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke), is pleased to announce the following trainings confirmed for June 2017.

Training Title: Advanced Financial Forecasting and Modeling Workshop

Date: 27th -30th June, 2017

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 3 ½ Days

Cost: USD 795

Need for Training

All organizations, large or small, have the difficulty responsibility of predicting their financial prospects. This function is as true in profit oriented organizations as it is among the public benefit organizations that mostly rely on fluctuating donor funding but still have to incur fixed expenses –rent, rates, staff emoluments, program cost among others. Thus, organization staff managing funds, and also those making finance –related policy decisions need to possess excellent skills in building financial forecasting models to guide decision making in those organizations/programs.

Overall Objective

This training enables you to have very good ability to build a

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SOLAR POWERED WATER PUMPS :IRRIGATION & Drinking Water

Naigra Solar Compatible Sheet Metal Stainless Steel Submersible pump-sets are specially designed for every water pumping needs with the use of latest technology at our manufacturing plant in Gujarat.

NAIGRA Solar Water Pump Sets is breakthrough innovation that Conserve Natural Resources by Converting Sun rays to Electricity and Pumps up Water from depth of upto 500meters and flow upto 100000 litres per hour or 1million litres a day without use of any fossil fuel like Diesel/ Electricity or Coal.

Solar is Free Power for Ever to Empower every strata of social class without any partiality to provide special priority to get it connected with grid. Solar Pumps can be installed any where in urban, village or desert and forest area with independent of grid power.

NAIGRA SOLAR PUMP consists of Solar Panels, Pump Drive, Stainless Steel submersible Pumps and required accessories to run it.

Naigra Pumps are highly efficient that can prosperous user class by installing the same, as it comes

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda

Posted 4 days 18 hours ago

jun
14

AGRITEC AFRICA 2017

Event posted by in Technology
  14 June 2017 - 09:00 to 16 June 2017 - 17:00
  30746-00100

The Agritec Africa Agriculture Exhibition and Conference in Kenya will be held in Nairobi, Kenya during June 14-16,2017 . Africa has huge potential for Agricultural growth, thanks to ample amount of Land and Water Resources. Yet, land and agricultural productivity are found to be one of the lowest in the world.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 days 3 hours ago

Agri-tech startup Zazu, a digital marketplace connecting farmers to buyers

https://www.zazuafrica.com/

At 4am in a public transport ‘kombi’, our founder Perseus witnessed an 80 year old lady carrying produce to market. She knew that if she didn’t wake up in time, or walk the 1 1⁄2hour to the road, she would miss the best buyers from the market. But she had a phone to communicate with her grandchildren, about her journey. So he came up with an idea - markets that come to you. Irregardless of location.

What started out as a way to pass market prices to smallholder farmers in emerging markets, is now changing the lives of many farmers across the world.

Zazu helps everyone make competitive decisions on buying and selling. Zazu will continue to simplify the value chain with one of the planet’s most valuable resources: food.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 days 9 hours ago

Rotary drum fertilizer granulator is one of the critical machines in compound fertilizer production line. It is applied to cold,hot granulation and quantity production of high,medium or low concentration compound blending fertilizer. The granulating method is rolling round fertilizer particles in wet granulation. With water or vapour added, the original fertilizer in rotary drum are blended uniformly and become humid, during this process, the fertilizer reacts and by way of the liquid environment and rotation in drum, the fertilizer particles squeeze each other and roll into fertilizer particles.The formed fertilizer particles are of 3-4mm.

Rotary Drum Fertilizer Granulator Advantages

High fertilizer particles rolling rate about 70%, less returning fertilizer created,but can be regranulated.Vapour or water adding improves fertilizer temperature and creates high quality fertilizer particles.Engineering plastics are used for inner lining, no stick to liners,Anti-corrosion and ther

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oct
09

Combat Aflatoxins Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  09 October 2017, All Day Event
  Nairobi

Call for Abstracts - Combat Aflatoxins: Deadline 15th June, 2017

The organizers of the AflaNet project are announcing a conference to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists, stakeholders, institutes, farmers and governmental institutions seeking for long-lasting, innovative and practicable ideas to combat Aflatoxin from the food value chain.

The project funded by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 2016 is designed as an initial study that is planned to be followed by a more intensive, overall collaborative project with African partners. The goal of the AflaNet project is to establish a long-term network between scientific and development partners in Kenya/East Africa and Germany to address the reduction of aflatoxins in the food value chain. Scientific results have been gathered by conducting a carry-over study of aflatoxin into milk, about verifying aflatoxin rapid tests and molecular methods to minimise contamina

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 week 5 hours ago

Call for Abstracts - Combat Aflatoxins: Deadline 15th June, 2017  

AflaNet • One-day Conference • call for abstracts
Conference date: 9th October, 2017
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya.

The organizers of the AflaNet project are announcing a conference to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists, stakeholders, institutes, farmers and governmental institutions seeking for long-lasting, innovative and practicable ideas to combat Aflatoxin from the food value chain.

The project funded by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 2016 is designed as an initial study that is planned to be followed by a more intensive, overall collaborative project with African partners. The goal of the AflaNet project is to establish a long-term network between scientific and development partners in Kenya/East Africa and Germany to address the reduction of aflatoxins in the food value chain. Scientific results have been gathered by conducting a carry-over study of af

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Janine Schoeman Hi Dorina, have you created an event as well so it shows up in the calendar? Thanks!

6 days 6 hours ago

Dorina Prech Thanks for the reminder Janine, doing that now :)

6 days 5 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 week 19 hours ago

Presenting the AgriProFocus network in Rwanda

Our network members share their experiences regarding our Linking, Learning and Leadership services! 

AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector consisting of farmer entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations. By bringing these stakeholders together, their collective impact increases. Active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, and linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide, we are the go-to network for farmer entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains.


AgriProFocus Rwanda has 1600 members and in this video they explain how they have benefited from the AgriProFocus Linking, Learning and Leadership services.

Featuring in this video:

1. Sajji Ryakunze, Country Coordinator - AgriProFocus Rwanda

2. Jasper Spikker / Business Advisor - Agriterra

3. Pieter Dorst / Head of Development Cooperation - The Embassy of the Kingdom

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Leah Banda Great work Rwanda!


5 days 5 hours ago

Innocent SIMPUNGA Good achievement , 

5 days 2 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 week 4 days ago

Can seeds help smallholders diversify?

Summary and video of the 3rd Food For All talks session under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership

On April 13, the third Food for All Talk (#FFATalks) under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place. Ethel Sennhauser, Director Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank Group, welcomed guest speakers from Access to Seeds Index and East-West Seed to discuss the role of seed companies in helping smallholder farmers diversify into growing vegetables for income and better nutrition.

In this third edition of the Food for All Talk series, Ido Verhagen (Executive Director of the Access to Seeds Index) and Mary-Ann Sayoc (East-West Seed company) shared their experiences on what seed companies can do for smallholder vegetables farming.

East West Seed’s tailored business model focuses exclusively on smallholders, and extends far beyond seeds – they offer knowledge transfer on the farming system, thereby creating the basis for future sales. Ms. Sayoc not

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