Hilda Okoth

Network Assistant

Arusha, Tanzania

About Me

I am a very open minded person eager to learn new things. I am the Network Assistant for AgriProFocus Tanzania. Please feel free to reach out for any information regarding the online platform as well as any agriculture related issues that AgriProFocus deals with.

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Posted 1 day 5 hours ago

Afrisem Field Days in Arusha 

Rijk Zwaan Afrisem Field Days kicks off with farmers from Lushoto, Tanga, Bagamoyo, Morogoro, Dodoma, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Arusha. The week will continue with international visitors from all over Africa.

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Maonyesho ya Rijkzwaan Afrisem yameanza na wakulima kutoka Lushoto, Tanga, Bagamoyo,Morogoro, Dodoma, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Arusha . Maonyesho yataendelea kwa wageni wetu wa kimataifa kutoka nje na ndani ya Afrika.


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TANZANIA CHINA AGREEMENT BOOST CASSAVA FARMING 

The government has described a-one billion US dollar partnership agreement on commercialisation of cassava farming and processing with Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited and Epoch Agriculture (TAEPZ) from China as a big boost towards industrialisation.  

This aims to increase cassava production and an assurance for markets and good prices for farmers. Thereby increasing cassava farmers income and creating employment. Farmer groups need to be capacitated therefore in order to meet the industry demand. 

Read More Here 


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Posted 4 days 23 hours ago

Social Capital & Cluster Manager-East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP)-TZ

Function:

The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Social Capital &Cluster Manager will be under the supervision of the EAYIP Country Program Manager and technical leadership and guidance from the Regional Gender and Social Capital Development Manager will be responsible for technical guidance to the Cluster coordinators on matters of gender, youth, group formation, group management, Cornerstones and project self-review and planning (PSRP) implemented using Heifer Project International’s (HPI’s) Values Based Holistic Community Development (VBHCD) approach. Working through the country program technical staff and other “partner” staff, he/she will provide support towards strengthening all the technical and social capital development (SCD) aspects. Additionally, he/she will provide leadership to the Cluster Managers in planning and implementing technical, gender mainstreaming and SCD strategies.

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Access to Finance Manager - East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (Tanzania)


Heifer International (HPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION:

The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Access to Finance Manager, under the guidance of the EAYIP Country Program Manager will facilitate access to finance for youth entrepreneurs to start or expand businesses, He or she will be the focal point person for the design and regular review of financial access strategies and modules. The incumbent will be responsible for building financial “partnerships”, develop/roll-out relevant financial solutions, and provide financial advisory services. S/he will also perform strategic analysis of the financial landscape, work

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EADD II-Communication and Marketing Officer


Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION

Reporting to Senior Business Development Manager and working closely with the Field Operations Manager and Cluster Leaders, the Program Officer will oversee the pilot of the School Milk Feeding Project (SMFP) and will carry out both activities of dairy marketing as well as communications. He/she will also have to liaise with key the actors of the SMFP which include farmers (producers & parents), processors, District/LGA education officers and enrolled schools. S/he will oversee coordination on allocation and distribution of milk to schools on right time, quantities and quality. In collaboration with other ac

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TANZANIA GENDER IN VALUE CHAINS COACHING TRAJECTORY 2017

Women play crucial roles in agriculture value chains but often times their contribution remains invisible. Evidence shows that enabling women to have equal access to inputs, services, and land improves yields. It also shows that female farmers often pay greater attention than men to crop quality and that productivity increases as a result of increasing their access to technical training.

In order to make value chains work for both men and women, AgriProFocus Tanzania is inviting you to participate at the very first Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory that provides value chain actors and practitioners on the job guidance on real life cases to put gender sensitive ways of working in practice.

Read More about the Gender in value chains coaching trajectory HERE.

Click HERE to download the Sign up form for Registration and return a filled form to us. 


Contact us further on 0689 869 565 or through email hokoth@agri

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TWO TANZANIAN SMES NOMINATED AS FINALISTS FOR THE AFIF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2017

The Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) is the most pragmatic annual meeting for entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, market specialists, government representatives and policy makers working towards Africa’s growth & development.

The Forum provides a 360° experience, which includes an exclusive workshop for entrepreneurs, a dynamic market place, tailor-made B2B meetings (for all participants, speakers and partners) and the EMRC-Rabobank Entrepreneurship Award to celebrate innovation and excellence.

In the framework of the 2017 edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum and to encourage sustainable development, economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship in Africa, EMRC will present the "AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017", offering a financial contribution and exposure/visibility to an African SME for a project with good impact.

The “AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017” is sponsored by th

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Open Call For Proposals: Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA)

The Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) is a competitive grants program designed as graduate student internship to link thesis research findings and recommendations to application and use at community level. The FAPA grants are intended to provide opportunity for dissemination of research outputs with a view to inform policy development and hone students’ skills in working with communities to use the research outputs that have been generated.

The FAPA is exclusively targeting RUFORUM supported MSc students who are in the process of finalising (completed MSc thesis and submitted for examination) their MSc level training.

The Field Attachment Awards (FAPA) are designed to encourage students to follow through with the dissemination of their research and to enable them to link more closely with the agencies working in the area where their research was carried out. It is established for those students who have developed a usefu

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Posted 1 week 2 days ago

JOB VACANCY: PROGRAM ASSOCIATE 

One Acre Fund is non-profit social enterprise based in East Africa that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. We have job opportunities open in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Burundi and Ethiopia.

  • Title: Program Associate
  • Locations available: Kakamega, Kenya; Rubengera, Rwanda; Muramvya, Burundi; Iringa, Tanzania; Jinja, Uganda; Zomba, Malawi
  • Application link: https://www.oneacrefund.org/careers/job-openings#sec-132839

jan
26

AGRITECH EXPO TANZANIA

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  26 January 2017 to 27 January 2017 - All Day Event
  Arusha

Agritech Expo Tanzania is an outdoor expo enabling the event to host unique event features such as live technology demonstrations of agricultural machinery and products, amongst others.

The event offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet some of the world's leading agricultural companies, network with fellow agricultural professionals as well as government and union officials.

Provides take-home knowledge and skills from the free-to-attend interactive training workshops, in order for farmers of all scales to make informed decisions on new products and agri supplies by comparing them side by side in one location.

Agritech Expo was first launched in Zambia in conjunction with the Zambian National Farmers Union in 2014 to establish a leading business-to-business annual trade expo in Zambia; it is now in its 4th edition.


Why you should Attend

1.  Grow your agribusiness, increase profits and yields while networking with industry professionals

2.  Meet new suppliers and partne

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Posted 1 week 2 days ago

PASTORALISTS AND ECOLOGY

Its often that pastoralists are forgotten in the development arena. Here is an example from Middle EAst how Pastoralists societies are improving their situations. 

https://www.ileia.org/2016/12/19/editorial-pastoralists-agroecology/


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Meru Agribusiness Expo 2016 Bigger and Better

You will agree with farmers from Meru that the Annual Agriculture trade fairs in Tanzania that takes place every first week of August (nane nane) are more than agriculture shows as it comprises exhibitions from almost all sectors. For this reason, three years ago, Farmers from Meru District in Arusha Tanzania with support from the Access to input working group of AgriProFocus Tanzania formed a platform dubbed Jukwaa la Wakulima Meru ( Meru Farmers Platform). They thirsted for a farmer friendly agriculture fair. Good for them, they have for 3 consecutive times quenched this thirst.

Linking

The fairs aims at linking farmers to reliable agriculture input service providers as well as provide a platform where farmers learn. Additionally the fairs offer a market place for the service providers and a platform to expand their clientele through promoting their products. Parallel to the exhibitions, seminars and workshops are held on specific topi

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feb
07

Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Tech

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  07 February 2017 to 09 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Naura Springs, Arusha, Tanzania

The ECHO Symposium will provide a networking and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers will be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts. Topics are currently being discussed for the event.
Potential topics for the sessions will include:
1. Conservation Agriculture
2. Horticulture
3. Innovation in Farming Practices and Techniques
4. Best Livestock Practices
5. Good Development Practices


Find more information HERE



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Posted 2 months 5 days ago

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR PROVISION OF CONSULTANCY SERVICES

The SAGCOT has set aside funds in the financial year 2016 budget towards the cost of its operations and intends to apply part of the proceeds of the funds to cover eligible payments under the contracts for Provision of Consultancy Services as indicated below:

1. Provision of Consultancy Services to conduct Group organization, governance and Leadership Training for Njombe Farmers.

2.Provision of Consultancy Services to Study on Tomato Supply Chain Analysis in Ihemi Cluster

The SAGCOT Centre Limited now invites qualified consultants to express their interest in providing the required services.  

Find more information HERE

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Posted 2 months 1 week ago

TANZANIA INTRODUCED TO GENDER IN VALUE CHAINS COACHING TRACKS

Gender differences and inequalities in resources and power affect the ways in which value chains operate at every level. Understanding those inequalities is critical to effectively address weak linkages that hamper upgrading quality and growth as well as poverty reduction and empowerment.

To make value chains work for both women and men, AgriProFocus will conduct coaching tracks that provides on-the-job coaching and guidance to integrate gender into their practice. Organizations and companies met on 31st October and 2nd November 2016 in Arusha and Dar es Salaam respectively for half day teaser workshop or an info session aimed at:

· Introduce participants to the coaching track and the toolkit with examples of successful coaching tracks in Zambia and Kenya

· Show participants how inclusive value chain development makes business, financial and social sense and how the coaching can help them integrate gender

· Inform participan

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nov
15

WORKSHOP ON MANAGEMENT OF PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS

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  15 November 2016 to 16 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Arusha

CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International) is an international not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. CABI in collaboration with several Tanzania research institutes, TAFORI, TALIRI, TPRI, SARI, and the NGOs The Nature Conservancy and ECHO East Africa, are organizing an important workshop in Arusha that will be held from 15th -16th November 2016. to be attended by stakeholders (government leaders, field staff and extensionists, researchers, institutions,individuals, and organizations) working or seeking to impact on the control of parthenium and other invasive weeds. The invitation is open to the interested public. 


The workshop will be conducted in English at the Arusha Community Church hall situated within the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center compound in Makao Mapya - see map below. It starts at 8am registration each day, f

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dec
01

Dairy Learning Lab - Bukoba

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  01 December 2016, All Day Event
  Bukoba District, Kagera

AgriProFocus Tanzania in collaboration with Robben Consultancy are organizing a dairy learning lab in Kagera dedicated to Cow Health and feeds. Subjects to be covered include: Hay/Silage, Use and effects of antibiotics and breeds. Participants can bring in other subjects as well

About the Learning Lab

The dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in support of farmer entrepreneurs. The learning lab will comprise of:

1. Farm visit in the morning

2. Training session in the afternoon

Why should you participate?

· Update your topical knowledge on dairy

· Improve your training materials and skills

· Grow your professional network in the Dairy sector.

Participation fee is only TZS.25,000 per person per day. This events will host 25 participants only. PLEASE HURRY AND REGISTER. For Registrations and more information please contact Yvonne Robben through 0688 897 449 or Veda Kamanzi through 0759 885 746.



nov
30

DAIRY LEARNING LAB - KARAGWE

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  30 November 2016, All Day Event
  Karagwe District, Kagera

AgriProFocus Tanzania in collaboration with Robben Consultancy are organizing a dairy learning lab in Kagera dedicated to Cow Health and feeds. Subjects to be covered include: Hay/Silage, Use and effects of antibiotics and breeds. Participants can bring in other subjects as well

About the Learning Lab

The dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in support of farmer entrepreneurs. The learning lab will comprise of:

1. Farm visit in the morning

2. Training session in the afternoon

Why should you participate?

· Update your topical knowledge on dairy

· Improve your training materials and skills

· Grow your professional network in the Dairy sector.

Participation fee is only TZS.25,000 per person per day. This events will host 25 participants only. PLEASE HURRY AND REGISTER. For Registrations and more information please contact Yvonne Robben through 0688 897 449 or Sabby Rwazo through 0655 447 131.



dec
05

Training for Private Business Development Service Provider

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  05 December 2016 to 07 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Arusha

VECO East Africa is a regional programme of Vredeseilanden, a Belgian International NGO. VECO East

Africa promotes the business case for chain actors who include buyers, traders, processors,

distributors, retailers and smallholder farmers and their organizations to engage with each other and

establish linkages. It supports smallholder farmers to organize themselves and build the necessary

capacities to create economies of scale, guarantee quality, food safety and environmental protection.


VECO East Africa aims to build a pool of private sector business development service providers (BDS)

whose role will be to offer consultancy services to smallholder farmers and agribusiness. The BDS

providers will be expected to support their clients develop business models that go beyond a simple

sell-buy relationship and into the world of inclusive agribusiness.


Objectives

 Develop a pool of private sector professionals with skills in participatory approaches in business

modeling and planning for farmer’s

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nov
28

DAIRY LEARNING LAB- MISSENYI

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  28 November 2016 to 29 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Missenyi District, Kagera

AgriProFocus Tanzania in collaboration with Robben Consultancy are organizing a dairy learning lab in Kagera dedicated to Cow Health and feeds. Subjects to be covered include: Hay/Silage, Use and effects of antibiotics and breeds. Participants can bring in other subjects as well

About the Learning Lab

The dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in support of farmer entrepreneurs. The learning lab will comprise of:

1. Farm visit in the morning

2. Training session in the afternoon

Why should you participate?

· Update your topical knowledge on dairy

· Improve your training materials and skills

· Grow your professional network in the Dairy sector.

Participation fee is only TZS.25,000 per person per day. This events will host 25 participants only. PLEASE HURRY AND REGISTER. For Registrations and more information please contact Yvonne Robben through 0688 897 449 or Jason Rwazo through 0629 331 377.