AgriProFocus Myanmar

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

AgriProFocus has kicked off an inception track to develop AgriProFocus network support services for Myanmar. This initiative follows 1-on-1 conversations with our Dutch members and builds on exchanges organized by the Netherlands Mission in Yangon. Our aim is to contribute to strengthen the innovative capacity of Myanmar networks and initiatives that are striving to enhance agri-entrepreneurship and agribusiness for development.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 2 days 14 hours ago

Watch out for these changemakers! Youth Caravan 2016. Mali

Very happy to share with you the video of the Youth Caravan that took place in Mali in November last year.  The caravan is a moment to learn, share and celebrate young entrepreneurs in agribusiness. While travelling from Bamako to Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina many entrepreneurs, organisations and farms were visited. A tight community of (future) changemakers was formed, that continues to meet and learn from each other today. 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 days 18 hours ago

Do you work in agricultural education, research, agribusiness or rural advisory? Scholarships are now available for ICRA's autumn courses!  http://www.icra-edu.org/courses

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
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Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food: let's connect!

On 16 February 2017, NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance, the Netherlands Space Office and Rabobank Foundation organised a conference on Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food in The Netherlands. One of the important outcomes was that different stakeholders should be better connected.  

Recent developments in technological applications based on satellite data provide useful information to increase outreach of financial services to rural areas and for smallholder farmers. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs committed EUR 60 million for the development of applications based on geodata for the purpose of agriculture. 


The Geodata for Agriculture and Water programme (G4AW) is implemented by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO). Early evidence suggests that these applications offer great promise to produce a higher and more stable crop supply of increased quality. By this, the risk profile of smallholder farmers reduces which is a

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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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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 By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
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Golden Paddy ("Shwe Thee Nhan")  

Impact Terra's mobile app for farmers, retailers, brokers/traders and wholesalers


Shwe Thee Nhan is Myanmar's biggest online farmer community. With both our mobile application and our popular Facebook Page we help farmers' improve their productivity, and give them access to markets.

We bridge the gap between farmers, and you. 

What is new?

  1. Register fast & easy due to our personalized registration process
  2. Browse the app faster due to smart improvements that make the app even better in bad, or no internet situations
  3. Share our know-how articles on Facebook, Viber, Beetalk and many more
  4. Invite Facebook Friends through our in-app share function
  5. Send customized surveys to our Golden Paddy Users
  6. Submit farming activities offline in Manage My Farm

The platform and android application provide users with an easy-to-use and visual interface and content regarding weather forecasts, input product prices, crop market prices, product information and usage instructions

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 1 week 2 days ago

Nuffic NFP Scholarship opportunities at MDF Training & Consultancy

Registration is open again for Myanmar nationals to join MDF courses in the Netherlands with scholarship! The NFP & MSP sponsorship enables carefully selected professionals to join courses at MDF Head Office free of charge. The deadline for subscription is 26 March 2017 and applies for the following courses:

- Management of Development Projects and Programmes: 28 August - 22 September 2017

- Organisational Development: 31 October - 9 November 2017

- Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning: 7 - 16 November 2017

Read more about the criteria and registration on our Sponsorship page: https://mdf.nl/nfp-and-msp-sponsorship

Kopi Luwak Liar Robusta - Wild Luwak Coffee Robusta

Spesifikasi

Asal kopi dari Kabupaten Rejang Lebong Provinsi Bengkulu

Stock kopi ready, Jenis kopi Robusta, Green bean dari luwak liar

Telah diuji cita rasa oleh Puslitkoka: Kadar kafein 1,23% dan uji cita rasa total score 78.13

Harga nego

Specification

From  coffee plantation in Rejang Lebong Distric, Bengkulu Indonesia

Green bean robusta, produce by wild luwak, ready stock

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

Price is negotiable

Contact through WA +6285268967141



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mar
31

Food Security Nuffic Alumni Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  31 March 2017 to 01 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Yangon

MDF Asia, Holland Alumni Association Myanmar (HAAM), Golden Plain and AgriProFocus Myanmar are organizing a two day conference about challenges in achieving food security in Myanmar and the Dry Zone specifically. The aim of the conference is to bring together Nuffic Alumni from the agricultural sector and Dutch and Myanmar businesses, NGO’s and researchers to discuss innovative approaches to addressing challenges in achieving food security in Myanmar.   

More information will follow soon. If you are interested to join, please send an email to bmeindertsma@agriprofocus.com



mar
16

G4AW information and matchmaking workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  16 March 2017, All Day Event
  Yangon

By mid March 2017, a third call for proposals will be announced for the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) facility.  To inform all relevant stakeholders and support the setup of public-private partnerships for G4AW, Netherlands Space Office and AgriProFocus will organize a workshop in Yangon. If you are interested to join this workshop, please contact Bente Meindertsma by sending an email to bmeindertsma@agriprofocus.com

G4AW improves food security in developing countries by using satellite data. The facility promotes and supports private investments for large scale, demand driven and satellite based information services. It provides a platform for partnerships of public organisations, research institutes, private sector operators, NGO’s, farmer cooperatives, satellite data/service operators, businesses and transmission operators, developing space for food security.  Please find more information here. 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

East-West Seed launch agricultural scholarship program to celebrate 35th anniversary


To celebrate its 35th anniversary, vegetable seed company East-West Seed is launching a scholarship program that will enable 35 children of farmers to pursue undergraduate courses in agriculture.

The Simon Groot Scholarship will support farmers children that study agriculture related subjects. Named the "Simon Groot Scholarship Program for Agriculture", the program will provide an opportunity for 35 students - sons and daughters of farmers - to pursue an agriculture degree in public agriculture colleges and universities.

"Agricultural education is one of the most powerful investments we can make for the future,” says Simon Groot, founder of East-West Seed. "We must encourage farmers' children to carry on the their parents' legacy by equipping them with scientific and practical knowledge to turn farming into a thriving business and a sustainable source of livelihood for their communities."

The scholarship

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

How to select value chains

Guidelines for value chain selection: Integrating economic, environmental, social and institutional criteria.

In close collaboration with GIZ and ILO, Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services (FSAS) consultants Jochem Schneemann and Trude Vredeveld developed a publication named Guidelines for Value Chain Selection. The Guidelines provide development practitioners, such as development organizations, NGOs, donors and governments with an easy to use tool to identify those value chains with most potential to achieve their development objectives and targets within a reasonable time frame.

The Guidelines offer a holistic and structured approach to value chain selection. They combine four different dimensions of value chains/sustainable development: economic, environmental, social and institutional. Since the four dimensions are interconnected, overlooking any one of them during value chain selection will affect the next phase of value chain analysis and development. No c

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SSEBANDEKE ROBERT This is one of my best reads. I always wanted a research an write up on this.

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Posted By in Resources & Publications
Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago

Innovative and Inclusive Finance for Youth in Agriculture

Authors Lamon Rutten, Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) Sehomi Landry Fanou, Wageningen University, Netherlands. Africa Agriculture Status Report 2015


Rural and urban youth have the potential to contribute to food security, economic development, social inclusion and stability. But sadly, three of every four youths in Africa live on less than USD 2/day (African Economic Outlook 2013). Securing youth access to credit, savings, and insurance will unveil their talent for entrepreneurship, boost their self-esteem and allow them to have a positive transformative role in their society. Financing youth in agriculture is already happening, and where African youth have had this opportunity, they have found innovative and creative strategies to secure a future for themselves while contributing to the development of the private sector and social stability in their countries. 


Key Messages 

Links

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feb
09

Food for all talks

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 February 2017, 14:30-15:30
  Netherlands - online

World Bank Group’s Agriculture Global Practice WBG-Netherlands Partnership Food for All invite you to the first in the series of:

Food for all talks

From Production System to Food System for Healthy Diets and Nutrition: What does it take?

With economic development, a greater proportion of value in the food system moves from primary agriculture to food processing, handling and retail. This transformation of food systems varies by country and thus considering national and sub-national food systems is important. The benefits of food system transformations are not always distributed equally and are also strongly associated with an unhealthy dietary transition. Low quality diets underpin all forms of malnutrition. Food systems are multidimensional, with multiple actors, managing multiple linked and nested agri-food value chains within dynamic and interactive food environments. Our food system research focuses on opportunities for healthy food system transformation in focus cou

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago

Netherlands Space Office visits Myanmar to support food security

From January 25 to 27, AgriProFocus Myanmar, in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy, organized an inventory visit for Netherlands Space Office (NSO), the Dutch governmental agency for space. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned NSO to execute the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility. The purpose of the visit was to prepare for the third call for proposals for G4AW, which will open mid March, 2017 and will be announced via Dutch Governmental Gazette . (NSO will publish the official announcement on the G4AW website in due time.

G4AW improves food security in developing countries by using satellite data. The facility promotes and supports private investments for large scale, demand driven and satellite based information services. It provides a platform for partnerships of public organisations, research institutes, private sector operators, NGO’s, farmer cooperatives, satellite data/servic

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feb
24

MiTA MYANMAR Agriculture & Food Exhibitions and Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  24 February 2017 to 26 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall, Yangon, Myanmar

Mita Myanmar Agriculture and Food Exhibitions & Conference is a 3 day event being held from 24th February to the26th February 2017 at the Tatmadaw Exhibition Hall in Yangon, Myanmar. This event showcases products like Tractors, cutting machinery, tilling, seed, grain handling equipment, miling and processing machinery, drainage & irrigation equipment, pipe & piping equipments, packaging, canned food, dried food, seafood & much more etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry, Food & Beverage, Industrial Products industries.  


Free entrance. 

Register at http://10times.com/agriculture-and-food-yangon 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago

Narrative Report on NICHE project at SAI Shwebo Township

State Agriculture Institute (Shwebo) situated on Shwebo- Yeu older road of Shwebo in Sagaing Region. It was opened dated on 18-1-1982. There is 488 students in Academic Year 2015-16, and number of staff 107 inclusion teachers. It is total land area 200 acres and cultivated land is low land ( Paddy) 56 acres and Upland 8.8 acres, Animal husbandry 22.6 acre including fish ponds, Horticulture 22,6 acres and Fallow land 48 acres and rest acres 42 acres is Building and road.

Current situation is there is one library but no facilities, laboratories are lack of facilities For example- In Chemistry Lab, They needs pH meter for soil test box , moisture test , event balance is very old. Multimedia class room also empty materials even no tables and chairs. Although there is 5 computers, they can used 3 computer for only office uses. One projector was used only demonstration.

This year total students are 573 and male students 375 and female stu

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nov
13

Course on Making agriculture work for food and nutrition sec

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 November 2017 to 24 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen the Netherlands

Fellowship opportunity

Despite the world-wide increase of food availability 1 out of 3 people are malnourished due to undernourishment, micronutrient deficiencies and/or overweight. Evidence shows that malnutrition has life-long detrimental impacts on learning capacity, productivity and income-generating potential of populations.
The sustainable development goals aim to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by year 2030.
Agriculture plays a key role in the provision of food and nutrition security. But agricultural programs and policies do not automatically lead to better nourished populations. In some cases these programs and policies can even be detrimental to the nutritional situation of vulnerable groups. Agricultural programs and policies need to take nutrition outcomes into account.

To the website: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses

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oct
23

Course on Fisheries governance for food security with fellow

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 October 2017 to 10 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen The Netherlands

Fellowship opportunity

Fisheries contributes to food security and nutrition and plays a vital role in global, national and rural economies.

Fish is highly nutritious and serves worldwide as a valuable supplement in diets lacking essential proteins, vitamins and minerals. The primary threats undermining the food and nutrition security potential of fisheries results from ineffective management coupled with poor conservation of habitats. To enhance the contribution of fisheries to food and livelihoods security a transition towards more people centred governance approaches is needed. Involvement of the public, civil society and private sector is required to develop incentives for sustainable ecosystem management and to ensure that the role of fisheries in reaching global food production is taken into account.

To the website: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDIcourse_fisheries_governance_20

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