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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Posted 21 hours 32 min ago

The Requirements For The Technical Development Of Corn Grinding Mill In Grain Industry

CORN GRINDING MILL as a pillar industry of China's processing industry, in the tide of continuous development has made a very good market development, effectively enhance the corn grinding mill market competition status, speed up the national economic development speed. Throughout the corn grinding mill industry development, in addition to relying on scientific and technological means, but also have advanced guiding ideology, better guide the development of corn grinding mill industry.


In the grain processing industry, to promote the structural adjustment of corn grinding mill and industrial upgrading, improve the overall level of corn grinding mill industry development. Continue to develop corn grinding mill recycling economy, extension of resources processing industry chain, improve the comprehensive strength of corn grinding mill and continuously improve the comprehensive utilization level of corn.

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Janine Schoeman Dear Cindy, thank you for sharing the information. Please limit your posts so it remains interesting for everyone. Thanks in advance. 

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Posted by Dorina Prech in AgriProFocus Kenya 3 months 4 weeks ago

AgriProFocus Kenya Annual Network Day 2016 - Highlights

Our annual network day held on the 19th October at Karura forest in Nairobi attracted a good number of delegates and exhibitors within the agriculture space. This annual event brings together actors in the public and private sectors to meet, reflect and collaboratively discuss future plans and aspirations as members of the network. This year's theme was "unlocking the business opportunities for food and nutrition security in the wake of climate change." This event comes at a time when as AgriProFocus, we are reflecting back to the 11 years of our existence -- what value we have created for our members and partners, what challenges we've overcome and opportunities ahead.


Some of our achievements for the year 2016: 

i) Learning platforms - experiences, lessons learned and innovations shared on our learning platforms.

ii) Cross-project learning - from all the Dutch projects in Kenya providing a multi-stakeholder sharing forum for D

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 22 hours 19 min ago

Sharing a Success Case Study: Bringing Food Safe Processing Technology for Small Scale Agriculture in Guatemala. 

Guatemala is now positioned as the world’s third-largest exporter of peas, and indigenous farmers living in the highlands produce 99 percent of these peas.

Guatemala’s participation in the global fresh vegetables and fruits market has required a rapid technological adaptation to changes in food safety requirements. When implemented, these technological adaptations ensure access to high-value and regulated markets such as USA and the EU.

The lack of availability of this kind of technology, such as food-safe cold storage, bulking and processing spaces, has become one of the major limiting factors in the competitiveness of smallholder farmers in export supply chains.

Small and growing agri-food companies and exporters have played an important role in facilitating the compliance of food-safe and quality certification standards of the smallholder production base. This is tr

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Dorina Prech Thank you Paula Rodriguez for sharing this interesting story of InspiraFarms. Certainly a lot to learn from your experience in issues of standards and traceability, key components to get into the international market. We recently facilitated a study tour to Kenya by Ethiopia's Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, as part of HortiLIFE project led by SNV Ethiopia. Much of the highlights from the tour speak to the work you are doing. 

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jun
06

Introduction to Inclusive Business  - online course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 June 2017, All Day Event
  Online course

Online course: Introduction to Inclusive Business  

The course is aligned to a number of existing activities done by MDF, CDI and the Inclusive Business Accelerator consortium, and is supported by the Food & Knowledge Business Platform. After the launch on June 6, 2016, the course will always be available on the IBA.ventures platform.

Inclusive business refers to sustainable business solutions that go beyond philanthropy and expand access to goods, services and livelihood opportunities for low-income communities in commercially viable ways.

Inclusive Business ventures deliver high socio-economic value by engaging the poor as producers, distributors, suppliers, or consumers, and present an exciting opportunity for the private sector because they are good for business. A variety of commercial returns–market entry, market share, secure supply chains, product line innovation, and competitive advantage–all help to build market value.

Target groups

Since this educational programme i

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may
22

Agro & Poultry East Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  22 May 2017 to 24 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Jubilee Hall, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

12Th Agro & Poultry, International Trade Show on Agriculture, Farming, Poultry and Equipment Trade Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in Conjunction with Trade Africa 17 from 22 - 24 May 2017, at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Exhibitors
12Th Agro & Poultry provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. Tanzania has a huge potential for Agriculture & its related products as it plays a vital role in country's growing economy. The Exhibition would attract exhibitors from around 18 countries.
Visitors
12Th Agro & Poultry attracts visitor from different countries as a mass visitor campaign would be launced to make a prosper event as visiting countries include Kenya, South Africa, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, UK, Germany etc.


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SALACCA SNEAK FRUITS

salacca is one of the fruits certificates IG (geographical indications) No. ID G 000 000 020, we made a variety of processed fruit salacca with export quality, among other things salacca chips, dodol salacca, geplak salacca, candied and pickled wet salacca, seed powder salacca and other salacca product.



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Posted 2 days 21 hours ago

Maintenance Items In Daily Use Of Corn Grinding Mill

With the continuous development of food and industrial products processing industry, the application of CORN GRINDING MILL in the market is more and more extensive. The processing and sales of coarse grain cereals have promoted the development of the corn grinding mill industry, which has led to the overall development of the national economy. Corn grinding mill in the continuous development, continue to increase investment in science and technology to achieve better processing performance of corn grinding mill. The processing of corn is an indispensable part of life, which requires continuous improvement of corn grinding mill production efficiency, better meet the nutritional needs of people nutrition. The increase in the market demand for corn grinding mill has increased the its processing time and is likely to cause wear in long-term use. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain the equipment during the use of the corn grinding mill.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 3 days 8 hours ago

Kenyan youth second in seeking side hustles in Africa


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In East Africa, youth are more likely to venture into Agriculture to get an extra shilling, followed by ICT, entertainment, online business and logistics./FILE

By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 – Kenya has the second highest number of youths with hustles at 40.8 percent, behind Nigeria at 44.4 percent according to GeoPoll Rapid.

In East Africa, youth are more likely to venture into Agriculture to get an extra shilling, followed by ICT, entertainment, online business and logistics.

In Nigeria and Ghana, the youth are into less conventional sectors than those mostly associated with the youth such as ICT, entertainment and online businesses. In South Africa, Food & Beverage is the more popular side hustle for many youth.

The report – which focuses on millennials in Sub-Saharan Africa – seeks to find out what makes African Millennials tick, also found out that, on average only 37 percent, have side businesses.

Apart from

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Dorina Prech This is very interesting Alphaxrd Gitau. Could you share the link to the report too? Thanks. 

21 hours 24 min ago

Imarisha Carbonized Charcoal Briquettes

Quality eco friendly smokeless biomass fuel with longer burning time (5 hours) now available. Effective for chicken and pig brooders and for room warming. A 3 and a half kilos bag is going for Kshs 150 while a 50 Kgs bag is going for Kshs 800. Make your order now for a greener environment. Call 0771599255 to place your order



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DryDEV REPORT: Highlights of 6 Farmer Exposure Days 

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AgriProFocus Kenya in 2016 organized 6 farmer exposure events in the lower Eastern counties – Machakos, Makueni and Kitui. The structure of the farmer exposure events provided a platform for farmers to learn and also share experiences with other stakeholders. The value chains of focus as per the DryDEV program included; pulses, indigenous poultry, goat, honey and mangoes. However other complimentary aspects for instance water management were also addressed in some of the field days. A lead farmer in each area was identified to host the farmer exposure visit. This provided an opportunity for peer learning.


The objectives of the exposure events are:

1. To provide a platform for farmers to link and learn about market requirement on quality, quantity and logistics

2. To expose and link farmers to value chain financing opportunities

3. Provide opportunity for farmers to learn about products, services and technolo

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Posted by Dorina Prech in AgriProFocus Kenya 6 months 2 weeks ago

UPDATED POST: Successful 12 Farmer Field Days!

DOWNLOAD 2016 REPORT HERE

Dear Friends,

As you have probably seen from the updates from our field consultants, this past few months have been a beehive of activity for the HortImpact project. We supported the HortIMPACT team to organise and facilitate 12 very successful field days in 9 Counties: Kiambu, Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Narok, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Meru.  A number of input suppliers were present, including: Koppert Biologicals, Syngenta, Real IPM among others; seed companies like Kenya Highland Seed, financial institutions and insurance companies like Equity Bank, Family Bank, UAP Insurance, SACCOs among others.  

In this report, you will find an analysis of what made the field days successful. One of the key components is farmers and exhibitors mobilisation - what strategies were used, what made the strategies effective and what lessons can be learned. It also highlights what techniques and technologies wer

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 days 21 hours ago

Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems

A report from the Food & Business Knowledge Platform

On a global scale, more and more people are making the decision to become social entrepreneurs in business while aiming for impact in food security. Those entrepreneurs are trying to fill gaps that the private sector, public sector, and civil society actors have left open; issues that need improvement when tackling food insecurity and malnutrition. To gain more insight into their potential contributions, within the F&BKP, social entrepreneurs that work in food value chains in the seven Dutch partner countries (Kenya, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, South Sudan, Indonesia, Ghana and Benin) and their related challenges and opportunities have been mapped within their supporting and surrounding ecosystems.

The report that synthesizes the mapping results has revealed that resource, awareness, and knowledge gaps exist between the social entrepreneurs’ demand for s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
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The Skills Of Scientific Selection Of Rice Processing Machine

General enterprises in the purchase of RICE PROCESSING MACHINE, nothing less than to see the brand, price and after-sales service, but the most important thing is to look at the rice processing machine itself is reliable. Scientific identification method will always increase the credibility, I believe that this method of identification will help a lot of people interested in rice processing in order to buy your satisfaction with the rice processing machine.


Then in the case of excluding all external factors, enterprises in the purchase of rice processing machine, how to distinguish between high-quality rice processing machine and general machine? Some people may say that people who buy that, let's inquire about which one is good , but still hesitate when making a decision.


Measurement of rice processing machine indicators are divided into process performance indicators, mechanical performance indicators and technical and econom

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Has been tested by Indonesia Coffee & Cocoa Research Institute (ICCRI): Caffein content is 1,23% and taste test score is 78.13

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Posted 5 days 7 hours ago

One Acre Fund Job Vacancy - Agronomist 

Location: Kakamega, Kenya 

More information and application link can be found here: https://www.oneacrefund.org/careers/job-openings#sec-594428

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Posted 5 days 18 hours ago

PROLINNOVA Participatory Innovation Training (PID)

At the Farmers' Conference Center in Kenya, Prolinnova is presently holding a training on Participatory Innovation Development (PID) in farmer-lead agricultural research. This training involves techniques for building appreciation of the roles that farmers play as scientists and researchers, and ways that multi-stakeholder platforms can be built to support farmers in developing and sharing farmer innovations. PID is a wonderful approach for agroecologically appropriate technology development: innovations begin with context-specificity. 


This training is designed to build capacity for the Promoting Local Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security (PROLIFaNS) project they are now implementing in Ethiopia, Ghana Kenya, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Beyond the scope of this project, participants of this training are committed to sharing PID approaches with other interested farmers and organizations working with farmers in their home c

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 6 days 22 hours ago

Hi everyone, my name is William Waithaka from Kenya and I am delighted to join AgriProFocus so as to share and learn. I am so passionate about Agribusiness and would like to contribute on the same through sharing knowledge and information and services as may be needed so that we make it better. I currently run an Agribusiness entity known as WilWat Agribusiness Ventures where we deal with pigs, dairy goats and poultry farming, supply of cereals, supply of animal feeds, supply of milk and milk products, supply of horticultural products and fruits and Consultants on Community Development, Business Management and Agribusiness Development.

Dorina Prech Hi William, a very warm welcome to the AgriProFocus Kenya online platform! We are so happy you could join us. Thank you for sharing information about your company. As you can see on the left navigation, our thematic areas are horticulture, youth in agribusiness and inclusive and sustainable finance. We also have a coffee joint learning platform for sharing and learning.  We are adding your email to our emailing list to be able to receive the latest updates on upcoming events and other opportunities. Meanwhile, please update your profile which is your online CV. If you have any challenges, please let me know. You can email dprech@agriprofocus.com. 


Enjoy! 

6 days 20 hours ago

William Waithaka Thanks Dorina. I will update it. I am thankful for the welcome. I am sure we share enlighten each other a lot.

6 days 19 hours ago

Equipment for small & medium size Poultry Producers

HTS Consulting is the World-Wide exclusive distributor for:

- Poultry slaughtering equipment from Westerhoff Geflügeltechnik GmbH (Germany).

- Further we sell small, medium and large incubators and hatcheries from Europe

- Also we sell Feed-milling and -mixing equipment from Germany

- Poultry house equipment (European Standard)


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mar
20

Frameworks in Project Planning

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  20 March 2017 to 24 March 2017 - All Day Event
  +254-Nairobi

Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke), is pleased to announce the following training coming up in March 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Training Title: Frameworks and Structures in Project Planning and Management

Date: 20th -24th March 2017

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: 5 Days

Cost: USD 875

Need for training

Complete, easy to use frameworks and structures are fundamental to effective Planning and delivery of programs.

This 5 day, how-to training takes project staff through a detailed analysis of key frameworks and structures including; Planning and applying the Work Breakdown Structures(WBS),Project Start Up Matrix, Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) -Software, Project Execution Plans (PEP), Detailed Activity plans, Pathways of change, PRINCE (Projects in controlled Environment)- Software. In addition, participants will be skilled in applying the MS-Excel Spreadsheet since most project documents are prepared using the tool.

This training takes into cogniz

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