Nosiku Siyumbwa

Communications Officer

Lusaka, Zambia

About Me

I am the Communications Officer for AgriProFocus Zambia.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you require more information on AgriProFocus Zambia and our online platform.

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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



jul
26

Learning Lab II-Climate Smart Agribusiness in Poultry/Dairy

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 July 2017 to 27 July 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA

Learning Labs 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. This year, the network is organizing leaning labs under the climate smart agribusiness theme in the poultry and dairy sectors.

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

For more information, 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
21

National Nutrition Learning Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 June 2017, All Day Event
  TBA, Lusaka

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 a National Learning Platforms in Lusaka 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



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



mar
30

Regional Business Platform I

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  30 March 2017 to 31 March 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
28

Dairy Debate Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  28 March 2017, All Day Event
  TBA

This platform will bring together all dairy stakeholders in the industry. This platform aims to lobby government for a more enabling environment for dairy production. During this event, AgriProFocus - in partnership with SNV, DAZ and its members - will develop evidence based cases to be presented to government. The issues will also address the need for more attention to milk production as a nutritious product and enhancing this message with all dairy stakeholders.

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



apr
06

Learning Lab I - Climate Smart Agribusiness in Poultry/Dairy

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  06 April 2017 to 07 April 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA

Learning Labs 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. This year, the network is organizing leaning labs under the climate smart agribusiness theme in the poultry and dairy sectors.

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

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



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



Palabana/Chongwe Farm Plot for Sale

400 acre farm plot for sale, 10km from Palabana University. Interested buyers should contact numbers below.

Winbrett Ltd

Cell :0955 271 168

Cell :0962 639 354


Click HERE for more details



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Posted 1 month 3 days 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.


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Posted 2 months 1 week ago

What are the investment opportunities in the Horticulture Sector?

 AgriProFocus and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Trade Office commissioned a video on the investment opportunities in the Horticulture sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian horticulture value chain players and Dutch horticulture and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.

Here it is!  


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Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Thank You For Attending the AgriProFocus Network Day!

Thank you to our members (old and new!) who were able to attend our Network Day. Our network day brought 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.

Read the Full Report Here!

Download the presentations below

Annex 2: Presentation - Evaluation of Finance Fairs

Annex 3: Presentation - Sharing of AgriProFocus Results 2016

Annex 4: Presentation - New AgriProFocus Strategy

Annex 5: Presentation - Information Session on Poultry, Dairy and Horticulture

Annex 6: Presentation - How to Sign Up on our Platform

dec
13

Global African Agribusiness Accelerator Platform Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  13 December 2016 to 14 December 2016 - All Day Event
  AGCO Future Farm Training Centre, Lusaka

+ Are you an African-active agribusiness/agriculture enterprise owner under 40?
+ Have you been in business at least 2-3 years or more?
+ Do you want your business by 20% year on year for the next 3 years?


Then sign up for this workshop: 

Module 1: Technology Adoption

The objective of this session is to discuss the importance of technology adoption in modern farming and agribusiness and help delegates develop strategies to acquire technology they deem beneficial to the growth of their businesses.
  • Delegates will discuss procurement, access to finance for technology/ equipment, the importance of maintenance, the increasing role and opportunities in African farming of ICT, shared services and opportunities to become a distributor.
  • Delegates not involved with primary production will also be able to discuss the importance of technology, beyond the farm, in processing, packaging and retailing.
  • Delegates will also be introduced to professionals representing various programs/ projects that exist

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Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Vacancy Announcement: Inclusive Business Investment Advisor

Organisation: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Location: Lusaka
Project: Innovations Against Poverty (IAP)
Duration: 2016 - 2020

Objective of Project: To support entrepreneurs to develop innovative Inclusive Business models in Cambodia, Uganda, Zambia and Ethiopia that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefits for the low income people, in terms of job creation, income improvements and availability of more affordable goods and services.

IAP will provide business mentoring support and award non-reimbursable investment funding of selected proposals to companies operating in the targeted markets through competitive calls for relevant business proposals that will handle market challenges innovatively, benefit the poor and be commercially viable, scalable and replicable in the long run. A key aspect is the ability of leveraging the funding to achieve impact and catalyze both commercia

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