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 foundHERE


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Posted 10 hours 15 min ago

New Book is Available Now for DOWNLOAD

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund

Click HERE or Go to www.agriprofocus.com/fsre-fund

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 hours 25 min ago

Technical Requirements of  Corn Grinding Machine


With the continuous development of CORN GRINDING MACHINE http://www.corn-grinding-machine.com,  the consumption of corn increased year by year, which increases the enthusiasm of China's corn planting and planting area.

Throughout the development of the corn grinding machine industry, we find that the corn grinding machine should not only rely on scientific and technological, but also have advanced guiding ideology to guide the development of corn grinding machine industry.

CORN GRINDING MACHINE, as a pillar industry of China's processing industry, has covered a good market share in the tide of continuous development, effectively enhanced the corn grinding machine market competition status, speeded up the national economic development.    

What's more, the product structure is further optimized. The beginning of the development of corn grinding machine is mainly used for corn processing, and gradually from the traditional

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
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Affordability & Financing Models for the Smallholder Market

A playbook for enabling smallholder farmer customer uptake of products and services

June 2015, USAID and Fintrac


'Given the financing gap, and the fact that most farmer income is used to meet basic needs, businesses serving smallholder farmers must rely on innovative methods to enable customers to purchase products and services. Without doing so, companies risk having a limited market for their products and services.

There are a number of promising affordability and financing strategies available for companies to offer customers outside of traditional commercial lending. In many cases, companies can couple these strategies with product and service delivery to offer a comprehensive solution that increases customer adoption.

This playbook will assist partners in understanding the variety and viability of the strategies available to help customers afford a product or service and will help t

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SPSS Training Seminar

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  23 May 2017 to 26 May 2017 - All Day Event
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Dear Partner,

Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke), is pleased to announce the following seminar set to take place in May 20-17, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Training Title: SPSS Training Seminar

Date: 23-26 May 2017

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Cost: USD 750

SPSS Training Brief

This 4 day training, which is based on the latest knowledge on SPSS, is a specialist seminar designed to sharpen your statistical and data analysis skills. SPSS is a statistical and data analysis program for NGO community based programs, researchers, governments, academic organizations including universities and top colleges and businesses.

While greatly emphasizing on clarity, interpretation, communication and applications, the course also covers all the basics of SPSS - from importing spreadsheets to creating regression models, to exporting charts and export presentation graphics.

Course Objectives

By the end of the training, you will be able to demonstrate each one of the competencies below:

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 days 3 hours ago

FSRE Innovation Fund Closing Event

A book launch & a learning opportunity

Important Presentations of the event are attached below.

On Tuesday 18 April 2017, AgriProFocus, in collaboration with ICCO Cooperation, organized the closing event for the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund at Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa.

FSRE Innovation Fund has been financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia. The Fund has been managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus, which in parallel has organized learning events and conducted coaching visits to the innovation projects as part of a learning trajectory.

74 innovative projects

The morning session of the event was dedicated to the final learning event where innovators of the 74 innovative food security projects attended. The innovators were presented with lessons on topics such as access to finance and future investment strategies. Victor van der Linden presentated on how to access financing opportuni

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Looking for Promoters

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Wanda’s focus is on the most abundant natural resource we have, the soil. By bringing farmers, the very latest in bio-organic soil fertility technologies, Wanda enables them to produce more and better food than ever before, thus increasing profitability and family incomes, improving nutrition, creating new employment, developing rural economies, while restoring and strengthening the health of Africa’s soil.

#Organicfertilizer #biotech #soil

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Wanda, if you complete your organisational profile, you will be added to our database! Good luck!

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What is commercial composting?

To figure out how large scale composting work, we should have a basic understanding on what a Large-scale Composting Site/Factory consists of first? Obliviously, large scale composting factory always have professional workers, abundant supply of raw material, spacious outside area for organic materials fermentation and advanced & effective fast composting technology.

How to pile the composting materials? How to fast compost the organic materials? What kind of composting equipment is best available for industrial-scale composting? The answers to those 3 questions will exactly simplify the secret of industrial composting’s success!

Compost Pile Constructing → How to Pile the Compostable Materials?

Composting Machine Choosing → What Equipment is Best Available for Industrial-scale Composting?

Large scale composting sites must reply on large composting facilities, such as WINDROW TURNERS, to realize fast decomposition. Speaking of windrow turners, we should know their cla

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Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course, August 2017

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that we will offer the Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course in August 2017. This 5-day course will take place in The Netherlands from 14th to 18th August 2017.

This course targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers that are working in Private Sector Development programs. The course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system for internal learning and communicating credible results. Many practitioners have benefited from this reputed course over the past seven years. The course is offered by HPC and MDF, with Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon as lead trainers.

Course information can be found through this link. For more information, see also www.hposthumus.nl or email Hans Posthumus at hans@hposthumus.nl.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 5 days 17 hours ago

Modern Project on Establishment of Fish Feed Production Plant: http://www.fishfeedmachine.com/news/fish-feed-plant-project-report.html

The most economic way for fish farmers or feed plants to get high quality fish feed pellets at lower cost is to establish their own fish feed production line with the advanced fish feed machine, processing technology and nutritional formulation.

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 6 days 7 hours ago

The business case for gender-smart solutions in the private sector

Executive briefing International Finance Cooperation (IFC)

Equality of economic opportunity between women and men drives productivity, profitability, and performance. This executive brief of IFC provides examples and figures showing how managing talent of people (men and women) in a company’s workforce and in its supply chain pays back, and how women form an interesting potential market.

Examples

How in Indonesia farmers’ coffee productivity increased by 92 percent, improving ECOM’s access to a key commodity, as a result of IFC’s partnership with ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation targeting women coffee farmers in Indonesia.

How in Nalt Enterprise, a Vietnamese garment manufacturer, staff turnover fell by one-third after the establishment of a women’s clinic and a daycare for employees’ children.

How in Papua New Guinea (were employees lose an average of 11.1 work days per year as a result of gender vi

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alassane bagayoko Coolll image and job!!!!!!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
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Vacancy Announcement: Project Coordination Assistant – 3R Project

Deadline - 28 April 2017

As part of the transition strategy from aid to trade, Wageningen UR in collaboration with several Kenyan partners will implement a project that assesses and validates the lessons from the Netherlands Embassy’s agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security programmes on market-led approaches to supporting competitive and sustainable growth of selected agri-food sectors. The 3R Kenya project (Resilient, Robust and Reliable from Aid to Trade) will investigate whether these lessons relating to innovative interventions in the sectors can be transferred and scaled up, and as such better anchored within Kenya.

To support project implementation, we are recruiting a Project Coordination Assistant who will work under the direct supervision of the 3R Project Coordinator at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). The tasks include: 

Monitoring and Evaluation tasks (35%)

+ Work closely with t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 week 8 hours ago

Watermelon: Recommendations for Maintaining Postharvest Quality

This 4 page publication by Trevor V. Suslow of the California University gives you a short overview of recommendations of maintaining post harvest quality of watermelon. He a/o touches the following subjects: Maturity Indices, Quality Indices, Optimum Temperature, Optimum Relative Humidity, Rates of Respiration, Rates of Ethylene Production, Response to Ethylene, Responses to Controlled Atmospheres (CA), Physical and Physiological Disorders, Pathological Disorders, Special Considerations, Maturity and Quality and Disorders.

To access the publication please follow this link.

Drum Mower - AGROZENIT

> Mostly Designed for smaller and middle farms.


>One of the Most durable designs for Hay Harvesting Mowers.


>Quick and simple Replacement of blades.


> Low power Requirements.


> All in Excellent mowing conditions.


>Durable and robust Construction Ensure Long and trouble-free operation.




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Posted 1 week 2 days ago

Small Containerised Feedmill

Containerised systems are a unique, high-tech and efficient concept developed by Ottevanger Milling Engineers. A modular design with all the necessary feedmill equipment, electrical installation and process control equipment. The main components of the installation are installed and tested at our factory in the Netherlands and require a minimal installation time on site.

Ottevanger Milling Engineers offers the small containerised C3 series for up to 3 tons per hour. The C3 series can be extended into a C3-2. The C3-2 produces 2 tons pellets and 1 ton mash feed per hour. Small modular solutions are built into a 10 ft. or 20 ft. container frame. The container frame also serves as a supporting structure and is easy to install in areas with limited space.

Benefits of small containerised mills

  • All components are reliable and tested
  • Minimal installation time on site
  • Easy handling
  • Complete with support frame
  • Assembled and checked in factory before dispatch
  • Saving on civil and building costs
  • Low energy

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Granulation of Organic Fertilizer

Why granulation: Granulation allows significant simplification of the storage, transport and dosage, improving both usability and storability; Granulating compost improves its slow-acting properties, and avoids nitrogen starvation.
Granulation machine: Organic fertilizer granulators include New Type Organic Fertilizer Dedicated Granulator, Flat Die Extrusion Granulator, Disc Granulator, Roller Extrusion Granulator. From the point of view of worldwide popularity, new type granulator is the winner. Because of larger capacity and “talent adaptability”, they have been sold to countries like USA, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Holland etc. Click to learn: working principle and granulation method of New Type Organic Fertilizer Granulator
Production capacity: 2-8 tons per hour;



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Posted 1 week 5 days ago

A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives

Evidence demonstrates that greater attention to addressing gender inequalities in the design and delivery of services or labour recruitment results in improved productivity and more sustainable outcomes. 

But, how to do this? Projects and companies can use the tool decribed in this blog in which Clare Bishop introduces a clear analytical tool with simple scores, spider diagrams, and comparisons, to help think through the spectrum from gender blindness to gender transformation when designing or assessing an intervention. 

The tool helps to: (i) analyse their current performance on gender-related activities at the field level and in project management; and (ii) identify future areas for action. The results of the study piloting this tool will be available in a forthcoming issue.  I found this tool in the Newsletter: What is New in inclusive business part I Click here to download this N

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Prioritising climate-smart agricultural interventions at different scales

Published by Agricultural Systems, February 1st, 2017  

This special of Agricultural Systems focuses on prioritising climate-smart agricultural (CSA) interventions at different scales. Currently, there are few tools that can comprehensively evaluate the range of potential technologies and practices and their possible impacts on food production, environmental sustainability, and mitigation in any context. Therefore, what remains is the prioritization of interventions for investment and broad dissemination. There is a growing body of work by several CGIAR centres and their partners on tools and methods that can be used to prioritise CSA interventions and investments at a range of spatial and temporal scales. This special issue brings together nine papers describing a wide range of approaches and tools. One of the papers (PDF) by Notenbaert et al. describe a generic framework for evaluating and prioritising poten

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