AgriProFocus Netherlands

Making agribusiness work for development!

Dutch Partnership members 2016:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 11 hours 50 min ago

Dear All,

Please allow me to introduce myself (i Just joined this network).

I'm Hassane Abdourahamane, Founder and CEO of ORSAN a young company involved in agriculture and livestock integration through private research projects funded by the company itself.

ORSAN is also trying ex-situ breed conservation of a local sheep breed as well as field experimentation to improve local crop productivity.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 day 15 hours ago

Flower exports gain momentum as NAEB mulls strategies to increase production

(Story from The NewTimes)

The long wait is over. Finally, after over three years of planned rose exports from Rwanda’s Gishari Flower Park in Rwamagana District, ‘encouraging’ flower shipments have made it to key European market.

Since production started in July, the project under Bella Flowers has shipped over 1.7 million stems of roses over the past months, Business Times has learnt. Only six hectares of the park are currently in production, officials have said.

The Rwf5.3 billion 35-hectare flower farm is expected to produce at least 44 million stems per year, according to Aurore Umubyeyi, the chief operating officer Bella Flowers. She said more than 65 per cent of the roses produced so far have been exported to Europe through the world’s leading flower market in the Netherlands.

She said the firm is, however, targeting other markets outside Europe, in Asia and Africa. “We have already sent samples to

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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 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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SIMA International Agribusiness Show

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  26 February 2017 to 02 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Paris Nord Villepinte, France

SIMA International Agribusiness Show

The SIMA Paris International Agribusiness Show 2017 will take place from February 26 to March 2, 2017 at Paris Nord Villepinte, France.

Sunday February 26, 2017, the opening day, will bring together African ministers and African institutional partners, who will present their agricultural development strategy.

On Tuesday 28 February 2017, a conference will be held entitled “Agricultural mechanisation in Africa: what strategy for progress?”

Organized by AXEMA and SIMA, with the participation of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the European Agricultural Machinery Committee (CEMA), Bpifrance Export, FNCUMA, and the Pan African Farmers Organizations (PAFO).

Feedback from entities operating in Africa will also contribute to this event aimed at African professionals (farmers, breeders) and exhibitors.

Read more here or download the brochure


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.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia

Posted 2 days 16 hours ago

Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 4 days 19 hours ago

This is the powerpoint presentation used in the Information Sessions held in the Netherlands

See this link for more info: 

RICHARD MUSOKWA Good presentation love it

2 days 8 hours ago

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 Netherlands
Posted 4 days 21 hours ago

Nine Ugandan Food & Business projects gathered to enhance their policy relevance

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Representatives of nine Applied Research Fund (ARF) projects – from research, the private sector and NGOs and governmental agencies – gathered for a country workshop in Entebbe on January 26 and 27. They discussed and reflected upon emerging findings and results of research on food security and private sector development, mainly in Uganda but also with a more global focus. The engagement with policy, to enhance the conditions for an enabling environment, was the main theme of the event.

The workshop was organized by NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and RUFORUM. It provided room for acquaintance, exchange and reflection, through presentations, discussions, working group sessions and a field trip. The workshop was aimed at learning, about the respective projects, the ARF programme and the F&BKP as well as a

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Kopi Luwak Liar Robusta - Wild Luwak Coffee Robusta


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


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

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia

Posted 5 days 58 min ago


Poultry trade Mission to Uganda and Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

Poultry trade Mission to Uganda and Rwanda

From October 2nd to October 6th, 2017, a Poultry Trade Mission to Uganda & Rwanda will be organised by Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) in close collaboration with VNU Exhibitions and the Dutch Poultry Centre. Part of this trade will take place at Poultry Africa 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. 

The participants of the trade mission will have free entrance tot he Leadership Conference of the Poultry Africa 2017. Also the congres, lunch on October 4 and 5, netwerk cocktail and entree to the exhibition are included. In Uganda and Rwanda several company visits and matchmaking sessions will be organized. 

To register, please sign up here


Niger Trade Mission

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 March 2017 to 10 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Niamey, Niger

NABC invites companies interested in exploring agricultural business opportunities with Niger on a trade mission to Niamey from March 6th till March 10th 2017. 

The outgoing mission follows on the incoming mission from Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso which was received in August 2016. Fifty-three representatives of Dutch agribusinesses met with this delegation and were very pleased with the quality of the Nigerien companies. A
fact sheet from this visit can be found here and a video here. Interested in exploring agri-opportunities in Niger and seeing it with your own eyes? Join this mission!

Registration deadline: Wednesday 22 February  

For more information and registration please visit NABC's website

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 days 19 hours ago

AgriProFocus will move office!

The office will move from Arnhem to Utrecht this year. We are hoping to start working there in May, of course we will keep you posted!

The reason for the move is that we will be more centrally located. There are (potential) member- and partner organisations in the same building which is a big plus. In the same building are The Hunger Project (our neighbours), BoPInc, Oiko Credit, Fair and Sustainable, MVO Nederland, GAIN, Max Havelaar and more.

Below you see the formal moment; handover of the key. As you can see the room is empty but work will start soon to make it a beautiful office! 
Once we are settled in we will invite you all to officially open and celebrate the new office. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 week 1 day ago

Armyworm Maize Attack: A Case for Sustainable Food Production Strategy in Zambia

Blog post by William Chilufya, advocacy officer Sustainable Diets for All, Hivos Zambia

Maize - Zambia's most favoured crop - is under attack from alien armyworms. The pest has already invaded more than 10 percent of farms in the country. The army worms are caterpillars that "march" across the landscape in large groups feasting on young plants, leaving devastation in their wake.

In Zambia, maize is the primary staple crop, and over 90 percent of smallholders rely on it for food security and income. As with other countries in the region, maize dominates production. Despite being a beloved crop in Zambia and other countries in the region, maize is proving a costly crop both at production level and to the dietary needs of Zambia.

The armyworms have a voracious appetite and can eat through a whole maize field if not sprayed with highly expensive pesticides. Invaded fields could lose 30 to 40 percent of their

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Nigeria & Benin Agro-Logistics Workshop/Atelier

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 March 2017, All Day Event
  The Hague, the Netherlands

Le 6 mars, NABC, RVO et WUR organiseront un atelier d'agro logistique sur le Nigeria et le Bénin. Cet atelier portera sur la question des pertes après récolte, des goulots d'étranglement dans la chaîne de valeur ainsi que sur les relations commerciales entre les deux pays. Le but est de découvrir comment la technologie et les solutions néerlandaises peuvent être mises en pratique ici, et si par une mission commerciale dans les deux pays, les membres du secteur privé hollandais seraient intéressés à s'impliquer. S'il vous plaît contacter Daan Vreeburg si vous êtes intéressé.

Pour plus d'informations et d'inscription, suivez ce lien.

On March 6th, NABC, RVO, and WUR will be organising an Agro-logistics workshop concerning Nigeria and Benin. This workshop will focus on the issue of post-harvest losses, bottlenecks in the value chain as well as trade relations between the two countries. The goal is to discover how Dutch technology and solutions can be put in practice here, an

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Facing rural innovation challenges

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 September 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Facing rural innovation challenges 

Linking research to inclusive development for food security

Researchers must make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities if it is to have any value. And agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations may lack up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security.

This course will introduce you to new approaches and tools for designing and managing participation in rural innovation that will help to resolve both problems and find complementary solutions. It will enable you to create and support effective partnerships, collaboration and dynamic stakeholder networks to co-create new knowledge for better agri-business deals and higher farmer income.

Why choose this course?

  • Participants come from all around the globe, and provide a unique enriching learning context in which professional networks can grow and lifetime friendships are built.
  • The course is challenging, varied and hands-on, incl

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 2 weeks 18 min ago

We are hiring!

AgriProFocus Indonesia is looking for a Network Coordinator

We seek an independent, energetic and compassionate free spirit person, who will provide leadership to the network, establish and maintain strong relationships with a variety of network stakeholders and will actively facilitate cooperation between the network stakeholders.

Since its foundation in 2004 the AgriProFocus network has been successful in bringing parties together to promote the sustainable development of agriculture in low and middle income countries in Africa and South-East Asia by supporting entrepreneurial farmers. The AgriProFocus network is a unique multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations. The network has 32 Dutch member organisations, is active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and links 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 weeks 13 hours 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 Netherlands
Posted 2 weeks 19 hours ago

Coping with climate change in a key vulnerable continent

Article 2 february 2017 - Climate Observer

Focus Africa is a series of country-specific articles produced by Climate Policy Observer on the current and planned climate policies of over fifteen African states.

Outstanding polluters and climate influencers, such as Nigeria and Egypt, have been analyzed as long as green, promising small nations – some of which presented very ambitious pledges on the road to the 2015 Paris COP21. A great degree of complexity clearly emerges by comparing, for instance, the promising Kenyan solar market with oil-tied rentier nations as Algeria, or the low degree of electrification and electricity production of the smaller states with South Africa’s coal-reliant energy economy.

Starting from the Kingdom of Morocco, which hosted the 2016 COP22, the series also highlights some major social and economic data about each country. Data and informations were taken from official statistical

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 2 weeks 19 hours ago

We are hiring! Business and Partnership Facilitator

AgriProFocus is a unique multi-stakeholder network that brings together institutions and professionals in the agri-food sector and agribusiness. Our membership comprises of private sector, public sector, farmer organisations, knowledge institutions including research, and the development sector. Established in the Netherlands in 2005, AgriProFocus network has expanded to 11 country networks in Africa and to Indonesia. The AgriProFocus Kenya network is part of the global AgriProFocus network since 2009. AgriProFocus Kenya has a membership of over 110 organizations and over 7,000 professionals.

Job context

One of the delivery areas within AgriProFocus Kenya network is business and partnership brokering. The network develops business linkages between members, coordinates the development of partnerships, provides a platform for partners and stakeholders to do business and manages the business networking and learning platforms within AgriPr

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