AgriProFocus Netherlands

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Dutch Partnership members 2016:



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Thanks a lot contract  Fortunatus Mlyandena www.katanitz.com wellcome

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Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research — Grants for Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, and Field Days

Deadline: 01 October 2017

ACIAR offers sponsorship assistance to individuals wishing to attend a conference, seminar, workshop or field day that directly benefits agricultural research for development. ACIAR also supports organisations seeking sponsorships for this same objective. The priority is for events and sponsorships in ACIAR partner countries and related to ACIAR projects. However, direct involvement in an ACIAR project is not a prerequisite to apply for funding. The application deadlines are the first Wednesday of April and the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year. Link

feb
16

Lecture Soil&More at BioFach Fair

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 February 2017, 10:00-11:30
  Nuremberg, Germany

Soil & More will facilitate a lecture at BioFach Fair in Nuremberg. Location: Hall Shanghai, NCC Ost

Lecture: True Cost Accounting in Finance, Food and Farming. How the concept can work in practice

Prices do not tell the ecological truth. External costs shall be internalized, but how does it work? Get an insight into a True Cost pilot project which applies FAO parameters and the guidelines of the Natural Capital Protocol, and includes assessing and communicating the true value of sustainable vs conventional supply-chains.

BioFach in Nuremberg from 15th - 18th of Feb 2017 is the world’s largest organic fair and important meeting point for the whole sector. Here you meet and learn about the latest innovations. We are looking forward to see you at our stand in hall 7 - 304!

More information on the BioFach fair can be found on the website.



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Publi FASKO 2016

Un mois après l'organisation de la 3ème édition de la Foire Agricole de Sikasso( FASKO) qui s'est tenue du 12 au 18 Décembre au stade Babemba Traoré de Sikasso, votre publireportage (vidéo) est disponible . Suivez ce lien et donnez nous vos impressions !


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Looking to Invest In The Dairy Industry in Zambia? This Is For You!

We did it in Poultry and we did it in Horticulture, now AgriProFocus in partnership with EKN bring you a  a video on the investment opportunities in the Dairy sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian dairy value chain players and Dutch dairy and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.


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Publi FINAGRI 2016

Dans le cadre de la 4ème édition du Salon du Financement de l'Agriculture (FINAGRI 2017) qui se tiendra du 08-10 Mars  à Ségou, revivez les meilleurs moments de la 3ème édition.


jan
25

Opportunities for Women's Economic empowerment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 January 2017, 09:30-10:30
  Online webinar

SEEP webinar Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systemsdevelopment approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive market syst

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SNV Seeking International Legal Framework Development Consultant

Closing Date: March 1, 2017

SNV is seeking an international consultant to support the USAID-funded Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development (AGP-LMD), a five-year, $41 million project aiming to 1) foster growth and competitiveness of meat, live animal, and dairy sectors; 2) ensure an enabling environment to support the growth and competitiveness of these livestock value chains, and 3) address the needs of the chronically vulnerable through nutrition-based interventions and linkages with other USAID-funded programs in Ethiopia. AGP-LMD’s overall objective is to improve smallholder incomes and nutritional status through investments in selected livestock value chains. These investments must in turn generate increased productivity and competitiveness of these value chains to the benefit of smallholders, both men and women.

The successful applicant will develop a legal framework to regulate the quality and safet

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AgriSkills4You: Ugandan youngsters start own business farms

Recently, ICCO finalized the program AgriSkills4You. Through this program, which lasted from 2013 till 2016, ICCO and its local partners taught young people throughout the country how to take up farming as a business.  We look back: how are these young farmers doing now?

About AgriSkills4You

AgriSkills4You skilled youth for sustainable self-employment in the agriculture sector in Uganda. In total, 2,700 youth and 10,000 farmers were trained in agribusiness skills. This enabled them to move from subsistence farming to farming as a business.


Auma Sudia (18 years old)

“Some of my friends from school studied but they had trouble finding a job afterwards. I decided to join the AgriSkills4You training because it is very practical and I could start working and earning money immediately. Because I am a Muslim, I couldn’t keep pigs. Therefore, I started growing vegetables like tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, and I recently boug

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DEMENAGEMENT DU RESEAU AGRIPROFOCUS RD CONGO  

Le réseau AgriProFocus RD Congo tient à vous informer que l'organisation ICCO COOPERATION qui a hébergé AGRIPROFOCUS RDC (de Novembre 2012 à Décembre 2016) a fermé officiellement et définitivement son bureau en RDC au 31 Décembre 2016.

Ainsi, le reseau AGRIPROFOCUS RD Congo est hébergé (à partir de ce mois de Janvier 2017) par l'organisation Néerlandaise MDF-Afrique Centrale, basée à Goma, Nord-Kivu.

Le bureau MDF-Afrique Centrale est situé sur 25, Avenue du Lac, Keshero, commune de Goma, Nord-Kivu.  

Pour faire connaître le réseau aux agents de MDF-AC, la coordination de votre réseau a organisé une séance d'information sur la vision-mission du réseau, sur sa nouvelle stratégie et la plateforme en ligne .

c'est fût un bon moment de découverte et d'union entre MDF-AC et AgriProFocus RD Congo.

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IFC and agribusiness in a changing environment

IFC event on GAFSP and climate smart agriculture, The Hague, Netherlands – 28 October 2016

Organized by IUCN NL and RVO, in partnership with IFC.

RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.

IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, invests heavily in agribusiness in developing countries and emerging markets, and therefore has a great interest in exchanging experiences on investment opportunities, climate smart technologies and challenges in value chain operations. The main objective of the event was that both private sector and IFC bring current and upcoming activities and challe

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feb
16

Young Africa Works

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
  16 February 2017 to 17 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

On February 16 and 17, 2017, The MasterCard Foundation is hosting its second annual Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. This invite-only event will bring together a community of 300 thought leaders from NGOs, government, funders and the private sector committed to developing sustainable youth employment strategies in Africa. It will also directly involve young people to help understand and explore their journeys, including the challenges they face, in securing meaningful economic opportunities.

Building on the dynamic conversations of the inaugural Summit in 2015, we believe that there is more to explore around youth, employment and agriculture. In 2017, we would like to shift the discussion from how to engage youth in agriculture, to youth as drivers of agricultural transformation. This transformation holds tremendous promise for catalyzing prosperity and creating sustainable livelihoods for young people in Africa. The Summit will also explore three sub-themes that contribute

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Vidéo de l'atelier de partage des résultats de l'étude intitulée "  FINANCES POUR LES PETITS PRODUCTEURS - LES POSSIBILITÉS DE GESTION DES RISQUES EN LIANT LES INSTITUTIONS FINANCIÈRES ET LES ORGANISATIONS DE PRODUCTEURS"


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SEEP webinar: Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systems development approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive marke

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Janine Schoeman Hi Angelica Senders, thanks for sharing this webinar. It's best to post it as an event, you can do this by clicking the tab 'event' when posting a message. This way it shows up in the calendars as well. Thanks

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feb
16

Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 February 2017, 10:00-18:00
  Hulstkampgebouw, Rotterdam

NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, Rabobank Foundation and the Netherlands Space Office are organizing the conference “Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food”. The conference aims to show, share and discuss the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security.

Recent developments in technological applications based on satellite data provide useful information to increase outreach of financial services to rural areas and smallholder farmers. 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 an important stimulus for financial institutions to provide financial services. At the same time, this information can directly reduce monitoring and transaction costs, further improving access to finance.

The conference will focus on the point where access to finance and technology mee

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Vacancies Prolinnova: 2 Sub-Regional Coordinators (SRCs) in Africa. (before 15 January)

Find all information through this link:

http://prolinnova.net/sites/default/files/documents/job_vac_ann/2016/prolinnova_tors_for_srcs.pdf

Please note that deadline is very tight (15 January) (apologies for that, I only discovered this today)


Short introduction:

Since 1 August 2016, the PROLINNOVA network is implementing “Promoting local innovation for Food

and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS), a three-year project in five countries in Africa: Burkina Faso,

Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. The project aims to strengthen the innovation capacity of rural

communities, particularly of women, and to increase the level of local resilience to change, as well as to

contribute to building functional multi-country PROLINNOVA platforms in two sub-regions in Africa: i)

West & Central Africa and ii) Eastern & Southern Africa. This may eventually lead to creation of a

PROLINNOVA platform in sub-Saharan Africa with th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
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ICRA Courses for professionals working in higher education and outreach, agricultural research and agri-business

For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:

- Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands

- Facing rural innovation challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security, 25 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

- Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 6 to 24 November 2017

ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.

ICRA is a member of the Agr

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RÉOUVERTURE DES LOCAUX DU RÉSEAU AgriProFocus

Votre réseau AgriProFocus Mali a le plaisir de vous informer de la réouverture de ses bureaux, ce lundi 09 janvier 2017.

Nous tenons vivement à remercier tous les membres et structures partenaires qui nous ont fait confiance pendant toutes ses années .Votre réseau revient en force avec une équipe plus dynamique que jamais pour entamer l’année 2017 avec plus de succès.  Notre collaboration ainsi que votre fidélité sont les clefs de notre réussite. Nous vous réitérons toute notre disponibilité et vous souhaitons une fois de plus une bonne et heureuse année 2017.

Anne Marie Kortleve What a great team!!! :)

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci beaucoup Anne Marie

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SALOUFOU Moussabihatou Bonne reprise chers collègues

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci Chère SALOUFOU, bon courage pour 2017!

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feb
02

PizzaProFocus - members meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  02 February 2017, 17:30-19:30
  Utrecht

Tijdens de Members Meeting van 1 november kwam de groep die sprak over 'Linking' met het idee om een maandelijkse meet-up te organiseren, door en voor leden, na werktijd, onder het genot van een stuk pizza: PizzaProFocus!

Het idee is om de informele meet-ups elke laatste donderdag van de maand te houden over actuele onderwerpen die de leden bezighouden. Georganiseerd door AgriProFocus en als gastheer/vrouw een lid organisatie. Bop Innovation Center trapt het spits af en is gastheer tijdens deze eerste meet-up op donderdag 2 februari* met als onderwerp: Een breder perspectief op Inclusive Business

Breder perspectief op inclusive business

Inclusive business is hot! Steeds meer organisaties nemen een inclusive business perspectief aan in hun agri&food en voedselzekerheidsprojecten. De uitvoering hiervan gaat echter vaak niet verder dan de kleine boer. Hoe zorg je ervoor dat je de BoP niet alleen betrekt als kleinschalige boer, maar ook als consument en micro-ondernemer?

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Dairy & Poultry Trade Mission to Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 April 2017 to 30 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Are you a Dutch entrepreneur in the dairy or poultry sector? Join the Dutch trade mission to Zambia! Important part of the mission is to participate in the Holland Pavilion (27-29 April) at the major regional trade fair, the AgriTech Expo Zambia.

Participation in the mission is a great opportunity to introduce companies and organizations in Zambia and the region to Dutch knowledge and technologies in the dairy and poultry industries. Recent market surveys show that there are opportunities in the poultry and dairy sectors for Dutch businesses.

The Dutch Export Combination (NEC) is organizing this mission on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

Holland Pavilion at AgriTech

The Agritech Expo Zambia is a B2B platform for professionals in the agricultural sector. The 3rd edition in 2016 attracted over 17,500 visitors and more than 165 local and international exhibitors.

The Holland Pavilion at the Expo Agritech in Chisamba (about 100 kilometers north of Lusaka) can be used by parti

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