Nosiku Siyumbwa

Communications Officer

Lusaka, Zambia

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may
03

Poultry Masterclasses - Livingstone

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  03 May 2017 to 05 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Livingstone

Are you a poultry extension officer or trainer? Apply for our masterclasses today!

Topics
1. Biosecurity 2. Poultry Business Management 3. Feeding and Feed Formulation

Masterclasses are practical training sessions which aim to optimize various agricultural value chains via transfer of proven technology, capacity building and market access development to agriculture entrepreneurs and institutions.

To apply, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com



mar
28

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund Launch

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  28 March 2017, 09:00-14:00
  Lusaka

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund Launch in Zambia

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden, has been selected by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) to manage the Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund.

IAP is a specialised fund aimed to identify and support innovative inclusive business models that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefit for the low income population, prioritising women and youth. The support provided by IAP includes a mix of advisory and non-reimbursable funding for up to EUR 200,000.

The IAP Fund launch is being held on 28th March 2017. The main objectives of the workshop are to:

1. Introduce the concept of innovative inclusive business and IAP

2. Introduce the application guidelines for the concept note.

3. Clarify any doubts or questions regarding the fund or application process.

Click here to read more about the IAP fund 

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Posted 2 months 4 days ago

Apply for the Innovations Against Poverty Fund today! (Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cambodia)

Innovations Against Poverty challenges the private sector to develop products, services and business models that can contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change.

Through our advisory and non-reimbursable funding, we support innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population in both rural and urban areas, while being commercially viable.

Who Can apply?

The program is designed for companies which are operational or plan to enter the market (with a local partner in case of foreign companies) in the following sectors:  ICT (Cambodia), Energy (Ethiopia), WASH (Uganda) and Agriculture and Food (Zambia)

The Fund

IAP provides advisory support and non-reimbursable funding for up to 49% of the total investment to selected projects through competitive open calls for proposals.  

Click the links below to learn more

IAP Website
IAP Brochure
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2 months 3 days ago

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Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Vacancy - AgriProFocus Zambia Country Coordinator

The AgriProFocus network in Zambia is a multi-stakeholder network which serves as a neutral marketplace for professionals from agri-businesses, producer organizations, NGOs, government, research institutions to share expertise and do business. 

The Coordination team is hosted by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Zambia and supported by the AgriProFocus Netherlands secretariat. Its responsibility is to create opportunities for multi–stakeholder action and to facilitate connections and business links between professionals and organizations through business platforms, learning and networking events, market research and publications.

The Country Coordinator is responsible to develop a strong multi-stakeholder platform for sustainable agri-entrepreneurship in emerging and developing markets for food security through

1. Coordination and implementation of the AgriProFocus country strategy and annual plan

2. Mana

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Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

YOUTH EXHIBITORS WANTED!

The Ministry of Youth Sport & Child Development will be hosting a Youth Entrepreneurs & Innovation Exhibitions on the 9th & 10th March 2017 at the New Government Complex in Lusaka under the theme "Unity and Innovation for a Smart Zambia.”  AND ARE LOOKING FOR YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS TO EXHIBIT AT THE EVENT!

Please click here to learn how you can exhibit. Youth entrepreneurs are encouraged to find sponsors to cover the costs. The deadline is Tuesday 7th March, 2017.

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The Main Objective of the Exhibition is to recognize the efforts of our youths who have established their own ventures and are contributing to wealth and employment creation in all walks of life.

The Exhibition will be an opportunity for government agencies and the private sector to learn more about the youth-led economy and find ways of harnessing its power in national development. This will enable those making a difference in their own right to have an opportunity to engage poli

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mar
09

2017 National Youth Entrepreneurs and Innovation Exhibition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  09 March 2017, All Day Event
  New Government Complex Independence Avenue, Lusaka

The Ministry of Youth Sport & Child Development will be hosting a Youth Entrepreneurs & Innovation Exhibitions on the 9th & 10th March 2017 at the New Government Complex in Lusaka under the theme "Unity and Innovation for a Smart Zambia.”

The Main Objective of the Exhibition is to recognize the efforts of our youths who have established their own ventures and are contributing to wealth and employment creation in all walks of life.

The Exhibition will be an opportunity for government agencies and the private sector to learn more about the youth-led economy and find ways of harnessing its power in national development. This will enable those making a difference in their own right to have an opportunity to engage policy makers and other decision makers while having their achievements celebrated. Further, this is an unparalled platform for youths to address the barriers and opportunities in their respective arenas.

For details contact the Provincial Youth Development Office nearest to you o

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mar
04

Poultry Keeping: The Basics

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  04 March 2017, All Day Event
  Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa, Lusaka

Poultry Farming can be defined as raising chickens, ducks, or other fowl (birds) for meat, eggs, or both. This can be done either for profit making purposes or may also be done for only family feeding purposes. Regardless of the purpose, it is important to ensure sustainable methods are followed to ensure reduced losses and maximise gains.

This one day training (Refreshments Included) aims to provide participants with sufficient information and knowledge to allow them to keep poultry in a sustainable way no matter your purpose for keeping poultry. It will also help you understand and decide if you can make money out of the venture. Further, it presents you an opportunity to network and interact with like-minded people.

Register for the event here and contact organisers for payment details.

All Participants will recieve;

1. FREE copy of our e-book "How to Keep Village Chickens for Business"

2. FREE consultation when needed

3. Discounted Veterinary Services from our parter Veterinary Doctors

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nov
30

AgriProFocus Zambia Network

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  30 November 2017, All Day Event
  TBA, Lusaka

AgriProFocus Zambia cordially invites you to its Annual Network Day that aims to bring together members in the public and private sectors to share results, meet, reflect and collaboratively discuss future plans and aspirations as members of the network. The event will include:

· Sharing AgriProFocus network results for 2017
· Strategizing on network activities for 2018 
· Information sessions on upcoming events, activities and opportunities
· Member exhibition and business pitching of products and services
· Networking, sharing ideas and learning from each other

Location, registration and event details will be shared at a later date.

For more information, contact zambia@agriprofocus.com



nov
14

Gender Debate Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  14 November 2017, All Day Event
  TBA

This platform will bring together stakeholders from the agricultural, private, and public sectors to lobby various sectors, especially government, for a more enabling environment for gender mainstreaming in the agriculture sector. During this event, AgriProFocus partners and members will develop evidence based cases to be presented to stakeholders. The issues will also address the need for more attention to gender mainstreaming and how gender in value chains, the aim is to increase business and public interest by showing the economic benefits or missed opportunities in the agriculture sector. The event will include: 

- Evidence based discussion groups

- Marketplace 

- Panel debate

Topics, location and application details will be shared at a later date.  

For more information on how to be part of this event, please contact zambia@agriprofocus.com



oct
12

Regional Business Platform III

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  12 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA, Copperbelt Province

AgriProFocus is organising 3 Regional Business Platforms (formerly known as the Agribusiness Finance Fairs) this year. During our experiences with the finance fairs, we found that one of the main issues in the Agriculture sector is the lack of collaboration between value chain actors (market, inputs, finance, etc). Therefore, our main goal is to develop business linkages and partnerships through these platforms.

For more information, please contact Ms. Chali Nyirenda - cnyirenda@agriprofocus.com



apr
24

Poultry Masterclass - Ndola

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  24 April 2017 to 26 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Ndola

Are you a poultry extension officer or trainer? Apply for our masterclasses today!

Topics
1. Biosecurity
2. Poultry Business Management
3. Feeding and Feed Formulation

Masterclasses are practical training sessions which aim to optimize various agricultural value chains via transfer of proven technology, capacity building and market access development to agriculture entrepreneurs and institutions. 

To apply, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com



jul
13

Regional Business Platform II

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  13 July 2017 to 14 July 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA, Eastern Province

AgriProFocus is organising 3 Regional Business Platforms (formerly known as the Agribusiness Finance Fairs) this year. During our experiences with the finance fairs, we found that one of the main issues in the Agriculture sector is the lack of collaboration between value chain actors (market, inputs, finance, etc). Therefore, our main goal is to develop business linkages and partnerships through these platforms.

For more information, please contact Ms. Chali Nyirenda - cnyirenda@agriprofocus.com



jun
05

Youth in Agribusiness Caravan

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  05 June 2017 to 08 June 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA

AgriProFocus members and partners work to link Zambian youth to agricultural stakeholders and learn about innovations and opportunities in the sector and to change their perception of agriculture.

The Youth in Agribusiness Caravan is a bootcamp that will take place on a large farm  for 4-5 days where selected youth will have an opportunity to take part in trainings, various engaging and interactive group activities and discussions, and networking. Youth will also be taken for field trips in the area of the camping location to various organisations/farms along various points of select agricultural value chains.

Topics, location and application details will be shared at a later date.

For more information, contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com



apr
27

Holland Pavilion - Agritech Expo Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  27 April 2017 to 29 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Dutch Poultry and Dairy businesses will be at this year's Agritech Expo Zambia at the Holland Pavilion.  The Agritech expo is a business-to-business platform for agricultural professionals, from small-scale farmers to commercial enterprises, to engage and conduct business with some of the world’s leading suppliers to the agricultural industry.

The Dutch Pavilion will include exhibits and presentations by Dutch businesses. This will give attendees the opportunity to view and discuss products from outside their local market.  There will also be a match-making session for pre-selected Zambian businesses with Dutch businesses.

For more information, contact Ms. Chali Nyirenda -cnyirenda@agriprofocus.com

This is brought to you by AgriProFocus, Nederlandse Export Combinatie / Netherlands Export Combination (NEC) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN).



apr
27

Agritech Expo Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  27 April 2017 to 29 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Agritech Expo Zambia is a business-to-business platform for agricultural professionals, from small-scale farmers to commercial enterprises, to engage and conduct business with some of the world’s leading suppliers to the agricultural industry. From live crop trials and machinery demonstrations to technical and practical workshops for emerging farmers and VIP business lounges for commercial players, Agritech Expo is simply the only business event servicing the needs of the entire agri-value chain in Zambia and its neighbouring countries.  

Agritech Expo Zambia offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet some of the world's leading agricultural companies, network with agricultural professionals as well as government and union officials, gain take-home knowledge and skills from the free-to-attend technical workshops, and make informed decision on new products and farm supplies by comparing them side by side in one location.  

For more information: www.agritech-expo.com



oct
05

Regional Business Platform I

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  05 October 2017 to 06 October 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA, Southern Province

AgriProFocus is organising 3 Regional Business Platforms (formerly known as the Agribusiness Finance Fairs) this year. During our experiences with the finance fairs, we found that one of the main issues in the Agriculture sector is the lack of collaboration between value chain actors (market, inputs, finance, etc). Therefore, our main goal is to develop business linkages and partnerships through these platforms. 

The first day of the Regional Business Platform will consist of Business Pitching, Information sharing and Breakout sessions. The second day will be a market day which is open to the public where companies are able to display their products and services and the farmers are able to come through and buy the products and services. 

Location, registration details, and the final programme will be shared at a later date.

For more information, please contact Ms. Chali Nyirenda - cnyirenda@agriprofocus.com



mar
15

National Dairy Debate Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  15 March 2017, All Day Event
  Government Complex, Lusaka

The Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) in collaboration with AgriProFocus and SNV Netherlands Development Agency conducted a research last year to validate key lobby issues identified at the two regional dairy stakeholders platforms held in Monze and Choma.

The research established that the Zambian dairy industry is characterised with high cost of production for raw milk and high cost of dairy breeding stock.

It is from this background that the Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) in collaboration with AgriProFocus, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and Oxfam is holding a National Dairy Debate Platform to discuss the issues with government, find joint solutions and agree on joint actions to address the challenges affecting the Zambian dairy industry.

The theme of the National Dairy Debate platform is “Enhancing Competitiveness of the Local Dairy Industry”.

For information on how to be part of this event, please contact Mr. Kapoche Mwale - kapmwale78@yahoo.com (Dairy Assoc

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feb
21

District Nutrition Learning Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 February 2017 to 23 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Chinsali and Isoka, Northern Zambia

AgriProFocus, in partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, is organizing Nutrition Learning Platforms in 2017.  This activity will focus on bringing all stakeholders together that work on nutrition and agriculture as a way to build on existing networks and develop a more cohesive exchange for information, learning from experiences and creating innovations together. AgriProFocus in collaboration with SNV and other key nutrition players are organising district platforms (in Isoka and Chinsali) which will focus on sharing lessons learned and innovations and looking at innovative solutions to build on these experiences. These learning platforms will create an enabling environment for partnerships and policy dialogue.

For more information please contact Ms. Nosiku Siyumbwa - nsiyumbwa@agriprofocus.com



feb
13

Gender Coaching Trajectory IV

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  13 February 2017, All Day Event
  TBA

Gender differences and inequalities in allocation of 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 interventions work for both women and men, AgriProFocus, has since 2013 organized gender in value chains coaching trajectory that provides on-the-job and tailor-made support to organizations with the objective of building the capacity of staff through active experimentation with real life cases from their work.

The Coaching trajectory involves 2-10 organisations who are coached and trained in gender in value chains mainstreaming. On gender in value chains, the aim is to increase business and public interest by showing the economic benefits or missed opportunities in the agriculture sector.

For more information, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 months 1 week ago

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.