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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mar
05

SYMPOSIUM FOR THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TROPICAL ROOTS

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  05 March 2017 to 10 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Dar Es Salaam, White Sands Hotel

The 13th International symposium of the international society of tropical roots 

Venue: White Sands Hotel, Dar Salam, Tanzania
Date: 5-10 March, 2017
Proposed Theme: The theme of the symposium is “Expanding Collaboration, Catalyzing Innovation of Root Crops for Accelerating Africa’s Economic Growth”.

The proposed sub-themes are:
  • Managing priority genetic resources, cropping systems pests and diseases
  • Commercial Seed System, Agronomy and weed management
  • Postharvest technologies, value chains and market opportunities
  • Enhancing innovative impact through partnerships
  • Mobilizing Investors for Sustainable Root & Tuber Crop Research and Development.

Find more information HERE 

Register HERE to participate 



mar
28

All Africa Post Harvest Congress and Exhibition

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  28 March 2017 to 31 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

The World Food Preservation Center® LLC (WFPC) in conjunction with its sister University (University of Nairobi) and a consortium of Universities and Research & Development Institutions in Africa are organizing the First Africa-wide Postharvest Loss Reduction Conference and Exhibition. The conference whose theme is Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for Africa is the first of its kind to be held in Africa. The conference will provide an excellent platform for researchers, academics, farmers, industry, development agencies, civil society and policy makers to learn, share information, build networks and partnerships with the overall objective of identifying effective interventions to reduce FLW on the continent. The specific objectives of the conference are:

  1. To raise awareness on food losses and waste through data and information sharing.
  2. To document the impact of postharvest food loss and waste on food and nutrition in Africa.
  3. To identify and disseminate effective and a

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Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

CALL FOR ENTRIES : ALL-AFRICA POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATION CHALLENGE 

The Organizers of the 1st All Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition, comprising of Global stakeholders in the Postharvest sector and other partners, are announcing the All Africa Postharvest Technologies and Innovations Challenge, 2017. The aim of the challenge is to document and showcase the best emerging postharvest technologies and innovations with potential for scale-up. Additionally the challenge seeks to establish and strengthen linkages between innovators and potential investors to facilitate up-scaling and out-scaling of their innovations with the ultimate goal of reducing postharvest food losses. The call is open to individuals and institutions from or working in Africa. The technologies/innovations should either be at Testing or Market-ready stages.  


Find more information HERE


Mekbib Hilegebrile Seife Thanks a lot Hilda Okoth for the information!


1 week 18 hours ago

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Posted 2 weeks 5 days ago

15,000 Tanzania Farmers to Benefit From Rockwood-WVT Initiative

Arusha — More than 15,000 peasants stand to benefit from a new initiative that will see major agricultural transformation and poverty alleviation in the Northern Zone.

Denmark's Rockwool Foundation Research Community, through its partnership with Rural Initiative for Participatory Agricultural Transformation (RIPAT), a scheme for improving farming in rural areas, is partnering with World Vision Tanzania to transform the lives and production activities of more than 15,000 small-holder farmers in Tanga, Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions.

The project, to be executed through the now co-owned Research Community and Organisational Development Associates (RECODA), targets to reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition through improved crop cultivation and better animal husbandry.

In line with that, an agreement to that effect was inked between World Vision Tanzania (WVT) country director, Mr Tim Andrews, and the Rockwool Foundation President

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Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago

NEW JOB OPPORTUNITIES WITH TANZANIA HORTICULTURE ASSOCIATION (TAHA)

Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) is an apex private sector member based organization mandated to develop and promote horticultural crops (flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA's goal is to improve the growth and competitiveness of horticultural industry in the country for social and economic gains, TAHA is a strong voicing platform, representing farmers at all levels, processors, exporters and service providers In the horticultural industry in Tanzania TAHA is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the following positions:   

1. Programs Coordinator

2. M&E Officer 

3. Membership Services Officer 

4. Database and Information System Manager 

5. Communication Assistant 

6. Office Administrator

7. Agronomists - Mwanza, Dodoma, Manyara, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam

8. Business Development Coordinator

9. Marketing Officers -

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Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago

Coordinator Planning and Logistics

Logistics & Operations

Details
Employer Name: Rijk Zwaan Q-Sem Ltd.
Organization Type: Private Sector
Role: Team / Middle Management
Position Type: Full Time
Application Deadline: 14-02-2017


Description
Rijk Zwaan is active worldwide as a vegetable breeding company that focuses on the development of high-quality vegetable varieties for professional growers. Mutual respect, a strong sense of responsibility and a high degree of employee involvement are the important starting points for our company. Rijk Zwaan is active in Tanzania in seed production and breeding support (Rijk Zwaan Q-Sem, in Tengeru Arusha) and in breeding and product development (Rijk Zwaan Afrisem, in Usa River, Arusha). Currently we have 308 employees and as we continue to grow we have the following vacancies for dedicated diligent Tanzanians:Are you good in project management and planning, who can do monitoring and evaluation and be our new Coordinator Planning and Logistics, who helps to do

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Posted 1 month 5 days ago

Yieldwise - Request for concept notes 2017

AGRA has designated funds to support SMEs operating as regional and/or district maize buying and processing platforms reduce postharvest losses along the value chain in the Republic of Tanzania. Any suitable SME can develop a proposal and apply for this grant. If accepted, AGRA will support the project and the SME will contribute generally a 1:1 funding match to the project. Preferred co-financing includes SME’s own savings, and company cash contribution (e.g. cash acquired through current business operations, cash expected from the ongoing and future business operations), borrowed money (e.g. credit agreements with the banks or financial institutions, loan agreements) but excludes any other grants from AGRA. It is also important to note that own capital investment and materials are acceptable contribution towards the matching grant if these can be translated to cash equivalent. 

 

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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

SAVE the Dates for AgriProFocus Tanzania Events 2017

Join us in our linking, learning and leadership events in 2017. 

Johnson Yessaya Mwambola Thanks for information


4 weeks 18 hours ago

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Posted 1 month 1 week 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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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

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 1 month 2 weeks 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.

Es

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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

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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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

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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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

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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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

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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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

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 month 2 weeks 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 month 2 weeks 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/


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Posted 3 months 1 day 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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