AgriProFocus Tanzania

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agrifood sector.

We are active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.

We offer:


+ Change makers showcase portfolio
+ Network maps on specific trends, issues, topics identified by members or donors
+ Business 2 Network matchmaking events and activities
+ Online platform with member profiles and resource databases
+ Member coalitions and member partnerships around identified opportunities


+ Agribusiness Development Monitor
+ Newsletters
+ Innovation Labs
+ System mapping and gap analysis
+ Masterclasses on multi-stakeholder cooperation & system thinking


+ Bottleneck identification and joint analysis of what works and doesn’t work + Change Labs on key challenges, with reflection workshops, and scenario planning + Putting identified bottlenecks and opportunities on relevant (inter)national agenda’s + Policy Briefs + Annual Leadership Summit + Joint Campaigns

A dedicated team (see Who to Contact) supports the network and is ready to connect you to 25,000 entrepreneurial people from the agribusiness sector worldwide.We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.

If you have any questions, please contact us / T +255 27 2543185 or +255 222600340.

Read our FAQ

AgriProFocus Tanzania @ SNV Dar Es Salaam office
Plot 1124 Chole Road, Msasani Peninsula
PO Box 3941, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The 2017 factsheet can be found HERE.


Tanzania Agri-Infra event

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  31 May 2017, All Day Event


On May 31st, there will be a Tanzania Agri- Infra Event, organized by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), the ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and NABC. The event will take place at RVO, and will focus on the following sectors: Agrologistics, Infrastructure, Fruit & Vegetable Sourcing and Potatoes. Registration will open soon.

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FSRE Innovation Fund Closing Event

A book launch & a learning opportunity

Important Presentations of the event are attached below.

On Tuesday 18 April 2017, AgriProFocus, in collaboration with ICCO Cooperation, organized the closing event for the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund at Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa.

FSRE Innovation Fund has been financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia. The Fund has been managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus, which in parallel has organized learning events and conducted coaching visits to the innovation projects as part of a learning trajectory.

74 innovative projects

The morning session of the event was dedicated to the final learning event where innovators of the 74 innovative food security projects attended. The innovators were presented with lessons on topics such as access to finance and future investment strategies. Victor van der Linden presentated on how to access financing opportuni

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What is commercial composting?

To figure out how large scale composting work, we should have a basic understanding on what a Large-scale Composting Site/Factory consists of first? Obliviously, large scale composting factory always have professional workers, abundant supply of raw material, spacious outside area for organic materials fermentation and advanced & effective fast composting technology.

How to pile the composting materials? How to fast compost the organic materials? What kind of composting equipment is best available for industrial-scale composting? The answers to those 3 questions will exactly simplify the secret of industrial composting’s success!

Compost Pile Constructing → How to Pile the Compostable Materials?

Composting Machine Choosing → What Equipment is Best Available for Industrial-scale Composting?

Large scale composting sites must reply on large composting facilities, such as WINDROW TURNERS, to realize fast decomposition. Speaking of windrow turners, we should know their cla

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Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course, August 2017

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that we will offer the Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course in August 2017. This 5-day course will take place in The Netherlands from 14th to 18th August 2017.

This course targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers that are working in Private Sector Development programs. The course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system for internal learning and communicating credible results. Many practitioners have benefited from this reputed course over the past seven years. The course is offered by HPC and MDF, with Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon as lead trainers.

Course information can be found through this link. For more information, see also or email Hans Posthumus at


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The business case for gender-smart solutions in the private sector

Executive briefing International Finance Cooperation (IFC)

Equality of economic opportunity between women and men drives productivity, profitability, and performance. This executive brief of IFC provides examples and figures showing how managing talent of people (men and women) in a company’s workforce and in its supply chain pays back, and how women form an interesting potential market.


How in Indonesia farmers’ coffee productivity increased by 92 percent, improving ECOM’s access to a key commodity, as a result of IFC’s partnership with ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation targeting women coffee farmers in Indonesia.

How in Nalt Enterprise, a Vietnamese garment manufacturer, staff turnover fell by one-third after the establishment of a women’s clinic and a daycare for employees’ children.

How in Papua New Guinea (were employees lose an average of 11.1 work days per year as a result of gender vi

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alassane bagayoko Coolll image and job!!!!!!

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Small Containerised Feedmill

Containerised systems are a unique, high-tech and efficient concept developed by Ottevanger Milling Engineers. A modular design with all the necessary feedmill equipment, electrical installation and process control equipment. The main components of the installation are installed and tested at our factory in the Netherlands and require a minimal installation time on site.

Ottevanger Milling Engineers offers the small containerised C3 series for up to 3 tons per hour. The C3 series can be extended into a C3-2. The C3-2 produces 2 tons pellets and 1 ton mash feed per hour. Small modular solutions are built into a 10 ft. or 20 ft. container frame. The container frame also serves as a supporting structure and is easy to install in areas with limited space.

Benefits of small containerised mills

  • All components are reliable and tested
  • Minimal installation time on site
  • Easy handling
  • Complete with support frame
  • Assembled and checked in factory before dispatch
  • Saving on civil and building costs
  • Low energy

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Granulation of Organic Fertilizer

Why granulation: Granulation allows significant simplification of the storage, transport and dosage, improving both usability and storability; Granulating compost improves its slow-acting properties, and avoids nitrogen starvation.
Granulation machine: Organic fertilizer granulators include New Type Organic Fertilizer Dedicated Granulator, Flat Die Extrusion Granulator, Disc Granulator, Roller Extrusion Granulator. From the point of view of worldwide popularity, new type granulator is the winner. Because of larger capacity and “talent adaptability”, they have been sold to countries like USA, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Holland etc. Click to learn: working principle and granulation method of New Type Organic Fertilizer Granulator
Production capacity: 2-8 tons per hour;

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A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives

Evidence demonstrates that greater attention to addressing gender inequalities in the design and delivery of services or labour recruitment results in improved productivity and more sustainable outcomes. 

But, how to do this? Projects and companies can use the tool decribed in this blog in which Clare Bishop introduces a clear analytical tool with simple scores, spider diagrams, and comparisons, to help think through the spectrum from gender blindness to gender transformation when designing or assessing an intervention. 

The tool helps to: (i) analyse their current performance on gender-related activities at the field level and in project management; and (ii) identify future areas for action. The results of the study piloting this tool will be available in a forthcoming issue.  I found this tool in the Newsletter: What is New in inclusive business part I Click here to download this N

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Prioritising climate-smart agricultural interventions at different scales

Published by Agricultural Systems, February 1st, 2017  

This special of Agricultural Systems focuses on prioritising climate-smart agricultural (CSA) interventions at different scales. Currently, there are few tools that can comprehensively evaluate the range of potential technologies and practices and their possible impacts on food production, environmental sustainability, and mitigation in any context. Therefore, what remains is the prioritization of interventions for investment and broad dissemination. There is a growing body of work by several CGIAR centres and their partners on tools and methods that can be used to prioritise CSA interventions and investments at a range of spatial and temporal scales. This special issue brings together nine papers describing a wide range of approaches and tools. One of the papers (PDF) by Notenbaert et al. describe a generic framework for evaluating and prioritising poten

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Fish Feed Production Plant

This fish feed production line is newly developed to meet the demand of intensive production of animal fish feed pellets. With many specifications this production line can produce floating fish feed, sinking fish feed, pet feed, livestock feed, etc.

Related Machines of Fish Feed Production Processing

Feed grinder - Feed mixer - Fish feed extruder - Pellets dryer - Automatic weighing and packing machine

Advantages of Fish Feed Machine

1. Advanced technology, high capacity and low energy consumption.

2. The feed pellet line occupies less floor space and needs low investment in construction work. The modular structure is convenient for assembly and disassembly, facilitating the shipment and installation.

3. PLC controlled, alarm device is available. The operation is simple and convenient.

4. Wide applicable scope: The plant can produce both floating and slow-sinking fish feed, applicable for fish farm holders and fish feed manufacturers.

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Circular economy: a case from Eritrea

Interesting article, for inspiration mainly.

AgriProFocus new strategic plan also includes thematic work on circular economy principles in agriculture. This article can help shaping further thoughts on what the type of interventions would be that could be explored.

Wet Type Fish Feed Machine AMS-DSP60 with 0.18-0.20t/h production

Wet Type Fish Feed Machine Introduction

The wet type fish feed extruder is equipped with a boiler which can continuously providing hot steam. It can produce all kinds of floating or sinking aqua feed for fish, eel, shrimp, crab, loach, bullfrog, etc, and can produce many kinds of pet feeds for cat, dog, and etc. The pellet size can be from 0.9-15mm to feed different size fishes.

Advantages of Fish Feed Extruder

*Feeding evenly and constantly

*High efficiency and low power consumption

*Cutting quickly and accurately

*Wide application

*Longer service life

*Easy operation

Parameter of Floating Fish Feed extruder

Model: AMS-DSP60

Capacity: 0.18-0.20t/h

Main power: 15kw

Screw diameter: 60mm

Feeding power: 0.4kw

If any need or interest in this fish feed machine, welcome to contact for more details.

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Hello Entrepreneurs

Hopping you are all fine,let me wish you all the best towards Easter Week

Janine Schoeman Hi Israel, the same back at you! 

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Sustainable intensification in smallholder agriculture: An integrated systems research approach

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Sustainable intensification has recently been developed and adopted as a key concept and driver for research and policy in sustainable agriculture. It includes ecological, economic and social dimensions, where food and nutrition security, gender and equity are crucial components. This book on Routledge by Ingrid Oborn, Bernard Vanlauwe, Michael Phillips, Richard Thomas, Willemien Brooijmans and Kwesi Atta-Krah, describes different aspects of systems research in agriculture in its broadest sense, where the focus is moved from farming systems to livelihoods systems and institutional innovation. Much of the work represents outputs of the three CGIAR Research Programs on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics, Aquatic Agricultural Systems and Dryland Systems. The chapters are based around four themes: the conceptual underpinnings of systems research; sustainable intens

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             Primary Production Investors Technical Roundtable and Breakfast Session  

Why do we need more producers and how can you create value through your agribusiness investment?

You are invited to Join us on Wednesday, 12th of April at Strathmore Business School, Nairobi from 7:15am to 11:00am to engage and exchange ideas with other like minded agripreneurs and experts during the 'Investing in Agribusiness-Primary production Investors technical round-table and breakfast session'.

Attendance is free but admission is limited to the first 100 due to space limitations.

To confirm please write to me on and reserve your place.

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NEW VLOG! Presenting the AgriProFocus network: Fair & Sustainable

The AgriProFocus network consists of 32 Dutch members organisations. In a new vlog- series we are introducing all Dutch members to you. Watch it and see what they can do for you!

In this third vlog I take you to the headquarters of Fair and Sustainable Advisory Services in Utrecht. I talked to Wilfried Schasfoort, the director, and he explains to us in 2 minutes what the added value of the AgriProFocus network is for Fair&Sustainable.

For more vlogs on our Dutch partnership, check: 

Please let me know what you think about this vlog in a comment below. Thanks!

Dorina Prech Great job Anne Marie!

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Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance & Food Security

An article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Innovative developments – An overview  

On Thursday February 16, NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance, Rabobank Foundation and the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) organized the conference “Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food”. The conference aimed to show, share and discuss the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security.

Recent developments in technological applications such as satellites provide good sources of information to increase outreach of financial services especially to rural areas and for smallholder farmers. Geo-data and information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as geographic information systems, drones, and cloud computing are now being used to boost smallholder’s production and their income.

Current innovations and possibilities of satellite data and other ICT applications we

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Global food policy report 2017

Published by IFPRI, March 23rd, 2017  

The Global Food Security Report (PDF) is a reoccurring IFPRI publication that provides a synthesis of all major developments regarding food policy. This edition pays special attention to the challenges of urbanization for food and nutrition security (FNS) since rapid urbanization and population growth are expected to put growing pressure on the global food system as agricultural production comes under stress. In addition, urban poor face unique challenges since they are highly dependent on the informal sector, are more vulnerable to income and price shocks and have limited access to basic services. While informal markets are key to ensure FNS, government policies tend to focus on control, regulation or eradication of urban informal food economy. Urbanization also reshapes the agricultural value chains since commercial flows of agricultural goods increase, diets change, and commercial markets become more important.

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Fortunatus MLYANDENA East Africa Economic Corridor especially in cooperative society need more training in mobile internet skill for the power of information.

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