Janine Schoeman

Executive & Communications assistant

Netherlands

About Me

I have started May 2016 as Executive & Communications assistant at the AgriProFocus Support Office in The Netherlands. My job is to provide you with the information needed for this platform and assist Anne Marie Kortleve with all marketing and communication tasks. Besides this I assist Roel Snelder and Sander Mager in the role of executive assistant.

Skills and Expertise


Interests


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.



may
10

East Africa Post-harvest Technology Exhibition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 May 2017, All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

THE EAST AFRICA POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE

The East Africa Postharvest Technology Challenge 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will offerand prepare 50 top ready to scale technologies on how scale up and pitchto development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors. The top 25 technologies will then get an opportunity to showcase and pitch todevelopment partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investorsin a special session during the upcomingEast Africa Postharvest Technology Exhibition set for May 2017.

Phases of the EAPTC-2017 Challenge:

• The application will be received via the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Website; https://younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com/post-harvest-2017/

• Applications close on 20th February, 2017.

• A selection panel will convene to select 50 participants to take part in the EATPTC-2017 Challenge. Th

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apr
06

East Africa Post-harvest Technology Challenge 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  06 April 2017, All Day Event
  Arusha, Tanzania

THE EAST AFRICA POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE

The East Africa Postharvest Technology Challenge 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will offerand prepare 50 top ready to scale technologies on how scale up and pitchto development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors. The top 25 technologies will then get an opportunity to showcase and pitch todevelopment partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investorsin a special session during the upcomingEast Africa Postharvest Technology Exhibition set for May 2017.

Phases of the EAPTC-2017 Challenge:

• The application will be received via the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Website; https://younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com/post-harvest-2017/

• Applications close on 20th February, 2017.

• A selection panel will convene to select 50 participants to take part in the EATPTC-2017 Challenge. T

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Posted 2 days 56 min ago

THE EAST AFRICA POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE 

The East Africa Postharvest Technology Challenge 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will offerand prepare 50 top ready to scale technologies on how scale up and pitchto development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors. The top 25 technologies will then get an opportunity to showcase and pitch todevelopment partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investorsin a special session during the upcomingEast Africa Postharvest Technology Exhibition set for May 2017.

Phases of the EAPTC-2017 Challenge:

• The application will be received via the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Website; https://younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com/post-harvest-2017/

• Applications close on 20th February, 2017.

• A selection panel will convene to select 50 participants to take part in the EATPTC-2017 Challen

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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?

Meer informatie

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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

The State of Food and Agriculture 2016 (SOFA):
Climate change, agriculture and food security

The 2016 SOFA report presents evidence on today and tomorrow’s impact of climate change on agriculture and food systems. The report assesses the options to make agriculture and food systems resilient to climate change impacts, while minimizing environmental impacts. It shows that making agriculture and food systems sustainable is both economically and technically feasible. However barriers to the adoption of appropriate technologies and management practices will have to be lowered, especially for smallholder farmers and women farmers amongst them. Likewise, an overhaul is needed of agricultural and food policies to shift incentives in favour of investments, worldwide, in sustainable technologies and practices.

You can download the report here. 

This report is published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FOA). You can visit FOA's website for more information and othe

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

KIT et SNV, les membres d'AgriProFocus ont lancer un livre: Libérer le potentiel du pastoralisme pour développer l'Afrique de l'Ouest

Ce livre offre une perspective unique et une compréhension profonde d'un monde qui change rapidement, avec des contributions des praticiens et des académiciens.

En dépit des contraintes et des idées préconçues, le pastoralisme continue à jouer un rôle substantiel dans le développement social et économique dans la région Afrique de l'Ouest comme ailleurs, et dans l'intégration régionale. Les caractéristiques innées de la mobilité et de l'adaptabilité signifient que le pastoralisme demeurera crucial pour les moyens de subsistance résilients.

"Libérer le potentiel du pastoralisme pour développer l'Afrique de l'Oues" présente des zones de production et de consommation établies et nouvelles, et démontre l'évolution rapide des chaînes de valeur pastorale.

Vous pouvez télécharger le livre ici

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Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

L'appel a projets: 
valoriser les ressources locales des terroirs africains


LA THEMATIQUE DE L'APPEL A PROJETS

L'appel à projets vise à valoriser les ressources locales des terroirs africains (que ce soit un savoir-faire, un produit du terroir, une pratique agricole…) et optimiser leur mode de gestion afin de soutenir leur rôle dans le développement de l’agriculture familiale en Afrique.
Votre projet visera donc à :
  • maintenir la diversité des pratiques agricoles, protéger les différentes formes de production et de résilience des écosystèmes

  • développer des systèmes de production agricole efficients et moins consommateurs de ressources naturelles et financières

  • soutenir le développement et la diversité des filières locales, de la production jusqu’à la commercialisation du produit fini

CRITÈRES D'ÉLIGIBILITÉ

Pour être éligibles, les projets doivent être portés par une organisation française en partenariat avec une organisation locale. Le partenariat doit être

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci Janine pour le partage !

1 month 1 week ago

Guylaine Mwamini Merci Janine pour cette information.

1 month 1 week ago

Janine Schoeman  Le lien suivant permettant d'accéder au formulaire en ligne:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGNYbELf6Mn0hDfeU9qcVraI3RxW3cXDYtj1NqsX-O6b8fEg/viewform 

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Call for proposals 2017:
African local resources in the service of family farming

The aim of the call for proposals:

Enhancing the local resources of African lands (agricultural practices, know-how, local agricultural products, etc.) and optimizing their management in order to support their role in the development of family farming in Africa.

SEED Foundation wishes to support projects that maintain the diversity of the local resources while offering innovative prospects to transform the agricultural system. This theme is an answer to the challenges of standardization and homogenization of practices and the loss of diversity in the agri-food sector.

Theme: Enhancing the African local resources and optimizing their management

Eligible applicants: French and African non-profit organizations in a formalized partnership

Grant: between 7,000€ and 15,000€

Total funding for 2017: 45,000€

Location: 21 African countries

Share of the funding on the total budget of the project: between 10% and 70%

Elig

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feb
13

Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture & Nutrition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 February 2017 to 15 February 2017 - All Day Event
  The Hague, The Netherlands

Creating Impact with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition

3​rd​ International Workshop

The Ministry of Economic Affairs, CABI, GODAN, CTA and Wageningen UR are partnering to organise the 3rd Workshop on Creating Impacts with Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition. The workshop is hosted at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in the Hague.

The objectives of this workshop are:
● To build action agendas to strengthen the role of open data in achieving sustainable production of food at lower environmental and social costs from both a public and private sector perspective;
● To identify and scope Big Wins of Open Data towards impact and build collaborative partnerships for implementation;
● To develop organizational and practical capacities for working with open data in a meaningful way.

The workshop will bring together a mix of key players from public as well as private sector organisations
at national, international and global level: governments, b

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jan
19

Smart solutions to secure urban food supply for all

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  19 January 2017, 09:00-14:00
  Campus Wageningen UR

Smart solutions to secure urban food supply for all  

During this seminar the focus will be on innovations and urban policy for in the agro-business

The world is becoming increasingly urban. Today, more of us live in cities than in rural areas. This percentage is increasing continuously: by 2050 two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Providing food and nutrition security for the rapidly expanding populations in the world’s urban areas is a pressing challenge, due to the increasingly interconnected challenges of natural resource scarcity, climate change, and population growth, which affect food systems globally. Against the background of these developments, achieving urban food and nutrition security calls for integrated and innovative solutions.

The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is organising two half-day seminars addressing the theme of urban food and nutrition security. The objectives of both seminars are to highlight the urgency for rese

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dec
08

Ensuring access to good food in a rapidly urbanising world

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  08 December 2016, 09:00-14:00
  Campus Wageningen UR

How to ensure access to good food for all in a rapidly urbanising world?   

During this seminar the focus will be on food policy and consumers’ access to good food and nutrition security.

The world is becoming increasingly urban. Today, more of us live in cities than in rural areas. This percentage is increasing continuously: by 2050 two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. Providing food and nutrition security for the rapidly expanding populations in the world’s urban areas is a pressing challenge, due to the increasingly interconnected challenges of natural resource scarcity, climate change, and population growth, which affect food systems globally. Against the background of these developments, achieving urban food and nutrition security calls for integrated and innovative solutions.

The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is organising two half-day seminars addressing the theme of urban food and nutrition security. The objectives of both

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Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Save the date - Geodata for inclusive finance and food  

Conference on Thursday 16 February 2017

Time: 9.30 am - 6.00 pm.

Location: Het Hulskamp Gebouw, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

An event listing will be created when more information is available. The conference is organised by NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance, Rabobank Foundation and Netherlands Space Office

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Top 10 Tips for Finding Buyers in the European Grains and Pulses Sector

Source: www.cbi.eu

How can I find European buyers for my product?

When entering new markets, many sources can be used to find buyers. For example, you can approach sector associations to obtain contact details. But it is equally important that buyers can find you, especially online. Trade fairs offer a very good platform to interact with buyers in person. Whatever promotion tools you use, make sure they are consistent and leave a professional impression. Have a look at the following tips and apply them to your company:

· Do your market research

· Attract buyers to your website

· Make connections by networking on different social media channels

· Visit and exhibit regularly at trade fairs

· Get in touch with support organisations

· Check the information that sector associations offer

· Register with trade directories

· Engage with your business c

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Daoulata MAIGA

10 conseils pour trouver des acheteurs dans le secteur européen des céréales et des légumineuses

 

Source: www.cbi.eu

Comment puis-je trouver des acheteurs européens pour mon produit?

 

Lors de l'entrée de nouveaux marchés, de nombreuses sources peuvent être utilisées pour trouver des acheteurs. Par exemple, vous pouvez contacter les associations sectorielles pour obtenir des coordonnées. Mais il est  aussi important que les acheteurs puissent  vous joindre, particulièrement  en ligne.

Les foires commerciales offrent une très bonne plate-forme pour interagir avec les acheteurs en personne. Quels que soient les outils de promotion que vous utilisez, assurez-vous qu'ils sont cohérents et laissent une impression professionnelle.

Consultez les conseils suivants et appliquez-les à votre entreprise:

· Faites vos études de marché

· Attirer les acheteurs à votre site Web

· Faire des connexions en réseau sur différents canaux de médias sociaux

· Visiter et exposer régulièrement lors des foires commerciales

· Contacter les organisations de soutien

· Vérifier les informations que les associations sectorielles offrent

· S'inscrire aux annuaires commerciaux

· S'engager avec vos contacts professionnels

· Rechercher de la publicité gratuite ou faire de la publicité dans les foires commerciales

· Comprendre l'état d'esprit de votre acheteur

 

Des informations détaillées sur ces conseils peuvent être trouvées sur le site Web de la CBI.

CBI est le Centre pour la promotion des importations en provenance des pays en développement, beaucoup d'informations utiles peuvent être trouvés sur leur site Web.

CBI est membre du partenariat néerlandais AgriProFocus.

 


 





2 months 1 week ago

Akouvi DJOMATIN Merci pour la traduction. Cela nous aide à mieux comprendre.

2 months 1 week ago

Daoulata MAIGA Merci de nous suivre  Mme  Akouvi ,j'espère que vous pourrez tirer profit de cette information. On est ensemble.

2 months 5 days ago

cyrille GOUTON merci Daoulata . Ces conseils nous seront vraiment utiles

2 months 2 days ago

oct
16

World Food Day - Rotterdam

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 October 2016, All Day Event
  Rotterdam

World Food Day

Ieder mens denkt er iedere dag over na: wat eten we vanavond? Voor ongeveer 800 miljoen mensen is de vraag nog fundamenteler, zelfs existentieel: ís er eten vanavond?

Er is werk aan de winkel, want ons huidige voedselsysteem is niet toekomstbestendig. We hebben creatieve, innovatieve en oplossingsgerichte denkers en doeners nodig om het voedselsysteem van morgen vorm te geven. Ieder heeft daarbij zijn eigen rol: de producent, de levensmiddelenindustrie, de supermarkt, de overheid, de consument. En we komen het verst door met elkaar op te trekken, elkaar te versterken. Dat wordt samengebracht op World Food Day. 

Het programma van World Food Day bestaat uit verschillende onderdelen. Het Schouwburgplein vormt het festivalhart met muziek, lekker eten, een foodquiz, vijf grote paviljoens over eten en kookdemonstraties. Daarnaast is er een hele reeks talkshows en kun je op pad met de excursies die je meenemen naar foodondernemers in en om Rotterdam.  

Het ministerie v

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Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

Visit of Roel Snelder to Myanmar

AgriProFocus Network Myanmar

Roel Snelder, Programme Director AgriProFocus, has visited Myanmar 15 till 23 July 2016. The goal of the trip was to follow-up conversations to explore and validate entry points for AgriProFocus in Myanmar. Roel also met with stakeholders and potential members of an AgriProFocus network in Myanmar and with the Dutch embassy to talk about the current situation in Myanmar, their needs and in what way AgriProFocus can assist.

With 2 network organisations, Myanmar Agricultural network (MAN) and the Food Security Working Group, already operating in Myanmar, it’s important to see where our niche would be. There was a lot of positive energy for an AgriProFocus Network.

Some characteristics of the Agriculture sector in Myanmar:

  • Farm labour on the decline - many rural people now seeking jobs overseas.

  • Government control (telling farmers what to produce).

  • Agriculture needs to become more technology intensive, increase yields, better

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Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

Agri-Business in Myanmar

A feasibility study for an AgriProFocus network in Myanmar

From 20 Juni till 8 July Orange Factory conducted a feasibility study for an AgriProFocus network in Myanmar. This study was followed by a visit of AgriProFocus Programme director Roel Snelder. The outcome of study and visit are that several stakeholders in the Agriculture sector were positive about the added value that AgriProFocus Myanmar would be able to provide. It could enhance links in Myanmar between Private sector, Government, NGOs and knowledge institutes.

Also the Dutch embassy in Yangon has expressed the wish that AgriProFocus Myanmar will coordinate collaborations between various stakeholders in Myanmar.

Dutch organisations from government, NGOs, companies, educational institutions and consultancies, all active in Myanmar, were interviewed about 5 key questions.

  • What are the key issues in the area of agri-businesses in Myanmar?

  • Who are the stakeholders active in agri-business in Myanmar?

  • Wh

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 months 3 days ago

Network Results 2015: Youth Roadshow

Example Tanzania

Omary Iddi was one of the speakers during the Youth Roadshow held in Tanzania. He encouraged youth by sharing the story how he started his business with a capital of 7,000 Tanzania Shillings. “I now own a shop and a farm and sell and multiply cassava seedlings. My harvest is 16 tonnes of cassava seedlings per acre. I also offer training on how to grow cassava and how to control pests and diseases”. 

More network results can be found in our Annual Report 2015! Click HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 months 5 days ago

Typical deals and partnerships

AgriProFocus Network Results 2015

At the fairs in Choma and Chipata in Zambia, 15 % of visitors indicated to have closed a deal, e.g. 30 farmers in Chipata receiving loans from Vision Fund to purchase dairy cows.

Horti-processor Ronipam Enterprises was linked to Green Age International company at the horti fair in Rwanda. They reached an agreement to expand their operations. 

More network results can be found in our Annual Report 2015! Click HERE

Isaac Mando Vision Team....Nice one

7 months 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 7 months 1 week ago

Orange Asean Food Challenge

Orange Factory conducts feasibility study Myanmar for AgriProFocus as part of the Food Challenge


Climate change, growing populations, rapid urbanization and shifting diets are major challenges in Southeast Asia. With its floods, draughts and fast growing cities Thailand is no exception. Innovative solutions are needed to produce safe and healthy food for everyone and in a sustainable way.

From 20 June 2016 around 30 young professionals and students from the Netherlands and Southeast Asia will come together in Bangkok for the three week Orange ASEAN Food Challenge. Supported by sustainability professionals, renowned universities, companies and government institutes they will develop concrete business cases related to food, combining sustainability and profitability. The Food Challenge is part of Orange ASEAN project, initiated by the Netherlands’ Government in collaboration with the private sector and non-governmental partners. It aims to accelerate sustainabl

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