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:

Linking:

+ 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

Learning:

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

Leadership:

+ 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.

Questions:
If you have any questions, please contact us through: tanzania@agriprofocus.com / T +255 27 2543185 or +255 222600340. 

Read our FAQ

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

Factsheet:
The 2017 factsheet can be found HERE.


Posted By in Agricultural and Rural Finance Platform
Posted 7 hours 21 min ago

Teso Value Addition Center is and organization in soroti Uganda using value addition to boost family livelihood, community development and income generation in the rural areas in Teso

This is Ajonyi Christian Development Initiative a group that was trained in self-help group management skill in Feb 2016 being Visited by the IFAD team.

if interested in the life changing agricultural field and exhibition visits 

any form of support and invites are welcome  

Contact Project Manage:

OBORE STEPHEN

+256 750 900 771

oborestyvn@yahoo.com

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 7 hours 37 min ago

I hosted the team from IFAD and Innovative Youth with Action Uganda (IYAU) on 23-may 2017 for an agricultural and value addition Field learning experience that was crowned by an exhibition of the famers' family livelihood works (hand crafts, tailoring and food value added products which include peanut butter, honey, dehydrated fruits and vegetables and tamarind  and mango natural juice) at Ajonyi-Soroti Uganda

For more dtails contact:

Project manage: OBORE STEPHEN 

Teso Value Addition Center

oborestyvn@yahoo.com

+256 750 900 771

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 3 days 2 hours ago

Opportunity for growth for Rungwe & Mbeya Dairy Sector

A group of thirty three (33) dairy farmers from Rungwe and Busokelo Districts; and 6 Livestock extension Officers from Mbeya, Rungwe, Busokelo, Iringa and Njombe benefited from a three days intensive capacity building training on dairy cattle best management practices through a dairy learning lab. The lab took place from 10th to 12th April 2017, and was led by Mr. Gidi Smolders, a Dairy Expert from PUM- The Netherlands and organized by SAGCOT Centre Limited in collaboration with AgriProfocus and ASAS Dairies Ltd.

The dairy learning lab was a combination of an in-door/classroom and out-door/on-farm training. It was a highly interactive and a learning experience for both the farmers and the local Government Livestock officers, thanks to Gidi Smolders who unleashed his long standing experience of working in the dairy sector, and articulated well the adult learning techniques: adults learn better with practice on something of the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
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Food & Business Knowledge Platform – Highlights 2016

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP or the Platform) has published its highlights of 2016. This third year of the Platform was marked by several important achievements: interaction and dynamics within the Platform intensified; the requests for support to knowledge trajectories increased; more traffic was visible on the website; and approximately 60 research consortia are now up and running.

Ensuring Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) for the increasing global population poses an enormous challenge to governments, NGOs, researchers, and the private sector. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the F&BKP in 2013 to improve the Dutch contribution in this challenge. The Platform has contributed to long-term and systematic changes for FNS by facilitating the exchange of available knowledge, the co-creation of knowledge and as such by enhancing the use of knowledge. This has been done by connecting research, policy and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
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Towards a global research and learning agenda for inclusive agribusiness

Report by Food & Business Knowledge Platform of the workshop on March 7 & 8, 2017

Beginning March some 35 experienced practitioners came together to consider how to learn more effectively from the wealth of work being done on inclusive agribusiness, and to formulate key points for a global research and learning agenda. By the end of the workshop six collaborative action priorities for taking the inclusive agribusiness agenda forward were agreed upon.

The workshop “Towards a global research and learning agenda for inclusive agribusiness” took place in Brighton to foster strategic action in the field of inclusive agribusiness. Participants represented the full range of parties working on inclusive agribusiness: private sector, knowledge institutes, donors & implementing agencies, governments from the Global South, producer organizations and NGOs. Initiaters of the event were Seas of Change, the Global Donor Platfo

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Du Green Organic Fertilizer

8 in 1 Organic fertilizer

fantastic pricing and quality

supplied large customers such as SAPPI Old Mutual and many more



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Agri-tech startup Zazu, a digital marketplace connecting farmers to buyers

https://www.zazuafrica.com/

At 4am in a public transport ‘kombi’, our founder Perseus witnessed an 80 year old lady carrying produce to market. She knew that if she didn’t wake up in time, or walk the 1 1⁄2hour to the road, she would miss the best buyers from the market. But she had a phone to communicate with her grandchildren, about her journey. So he came up with an idea - markets that come to you. Irregardless of location.

What started out as a way to pass market prices to smallholder farmers in emerging markets, is now changing the lives of many farmers across the world.

Zazu helps everyone make competitive decisions on buying and selling. Zazu will continue to simplify the value chain with one of the planet’s most valuable resources: food.

jul
02

Business to Business Meetings

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  02 July 2017 to 06 July 2017 - All Day Event
  Dar Es Salaam

The 41 st DITF, Buyer/Seller meetings aims at linking sellers and buyers of agricultural produce to establish business relationships for selected sectors. The sectors are:

i. Oil seeds – Sunflower and Sesame

ii. Dairy

iii. Horticultural produce (Cabbage, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Nutmeg, Mangoes, Black pepper, Chillies, Okra, Lime, Pineapples, Dried Cloves, Ginger, Onions and Water melon)

iv. Poultry

Both buyers and sellers will be provided with platform to discuss the sector and assess the product availability, quantity and quality, varieties, delivery logistics, sales agreements and new market opportunities.

Find More details HERE



Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 week 1 day ago

Apply to participate at the business to business meeting during the 41st Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) in July 2017

Deadline for the application is 5th June 2017

The 41 st DITF, Buyer/Seller meetings aims at linking  sellers and buyers of  agricultural produce to establish business relationships for selected sectors. The sectors are:

i. Oil seeds – Sunflower and Sesame

ii. Dairy

iii. Horticultural produce (Cabbage, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Nutmeg, Mangoes, Black pepper, Chillies, Okra, Lime, Pineapples, Dried Cloves, Ginger, Onions and Water melon)

iv. Poultry

Both buyers and sellers will be provided with platform to discuss the sector and assess the product availability, quantity and quality, varieties, delivery logistics, sales agreements and new market opportunities.

Find the application form attached.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

Presenting the AgriProFocus network in Rwanda

Our network members share their experiences regarding our Linking, Learning and Leadership services! 

AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector consisting of farmer entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations. By bringing these stakeholders together, their collective impact increases. Active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, and linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide, we are the go-to network for farmer entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains.


AgriProFocus Rwanda has 1600 members and in this video they explain how they have benefited from the AgriProFocus Linking, Learning and Leadership services.

Featuring in this video:

1. Sajji Ryakunze, Country Coordinator - AgriProFocus Rwanda

2. Jasper Spikker / Business Advisor - Agriterra

3. Pieter Dorst / Head of Development Cooperation - The Embassy of the Kingdom

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Leah Banda Great work Rwanda!


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Innocent SIMPUNGA Good achievement , 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 week 4 days ago

TADB AND TAHA TRANSFORMING HORTICULTURE SECTOR IN TANZANIA

In efforts to promote and support transformation of agriculture from subsistence to commercial undertaking, the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) and the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) are in the process to develop partnership to safeguard horticultural industry.

The Bank wants to address limited financing challenges that face horticultural industry in the country mainly by addressing issues such as commodity trading, high interest rates, short-term loan maturities and rigid repayment terms without flexibility to accommodate the seasonal and/or cyclical nature of agriculture.

As an apex private sector association, TAHA has been actively engaging with government institutions and agencies, Development Partners, Private Sector companies and platforms, regional and international bodies in its strategy to promote inclusive industry growth and sustainability and advocacy for the growth and competitiveness of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 week 4 days ago

Do you want to optimize feeding for your livestock? Download the feed Calculator App Now

The feed calculator is an innovative smartphone app for livestock farmers in developing countries to make their own profitable feed mixes. It allows small-scale livestock farmers to optimize their own feed mixes. As you might be aware, many farmers do not have access to high quality and affordable feed for their livestock. Also tons of feed are wasted because farmers have neither the capacity nor the access to the knowledge and tools that are available in developed countries. The Feed Calculator is about to change this, and their lives.

In Tanzania, IITA, BRAC and Single Spark have piloted this app and the results are amazing. See the video HERE. To learn more about the app follow this LINK.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 weeks 4 hours ago

Can seeds help smallholders diversify?

Summary and video of the 3rd Food For All talks session under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership

On April 13, the third Food for All Talk (#FFATalks) under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place. Ethel Sennhauser, Director Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank Group, welcomed guest speakers from Access to Seeds Index and East-West Seed to discuss the role of seed companies in helping smallholder farmers diversify into growing vegetables for income and better nutrition.

In this third edition of the Food for All Talk series, Ido Verhagen (Executive Director of the Access to Seeds Index) and Mary-Ann Sayoc (East-West Seed company) shared their experiences on what seed companies can do for smallholder vegetables farming.

East West Seed’s tailored business model focuses exclusively on smallholders, and extends far beyond seeds – they offer knowledge transfer on the farming system, thereby creating the basis for future sales. Ms. Sayoc not

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04

ISS  Refersher Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  04 September 2017 to 15 September 2017 - All Day Event
  Dodoma

The refresher course on the role of local Government planners on ensuring Local Economic Development for Food security is a 2 week EP- Nuffic funded training that will work with participants whose work addresses food security, agriculture, energy, infrastructure and financial services in East Africa.

It is particularly relevant for local government planners. It will support participants in developing integrated approaches to deal with the complexity of local economic development (LED) in these specific areas. In turn, this increased knowledge and skills will contribute to the capacity development of participants’ organisations.

The Refresher Course is organized by the ISS and the Insititute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP) by Professor Leo de Haan (ISS), Professor Adalbertus Kamanzi (IRDP), and Mr. Teun van Dijk (ISS).

Who can Participate:

You are an eligible candidate for the refresher course if you meet the following criteria:

  • you are an alumnus of a Dutch educational ins

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Dry Type Fish Feed Extruder

  Dry type fish feed extruder is the the specialist contributing to high quality floating fish feeds without steam conditioning of the raw material. Different molds are available to make pellets of different diameters (0.9-15mm) and shapes.  

Contact email: azeusfishfeedextruder@gmail.com

More details please visit: http://fish-feed-extruder.com/product/dry-type-fish-feed-extruder.html




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Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

Guidelines for organising a Farmer Innovation Fair

Quiroga G and Flink I. 2017.

Prolinnova International Secretariat and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). 12 pp.


In order to stimulate policymakers and practitioners to recognise farmer innovation in agricultural research and development (ARD), partners in the Prolinnova network have been developing and using various methods and tools for advocacy and lobbying. One of these is the Farmer Innovation Fair. The following guidelines reflect the network’s experiences in organising and hosting such fairs, with a focus on the experiences gained from the West African Farmer Innovation Fair held in Ouagadougou in May 2015, hosted by Inades Formation Burkina and the PROFEIS (Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) multistakeholder platform in Burkina Faso:

Copied from PAEPARD website (and received printed copy from KIT, our NL network member): http://paepard.blogspot.nl/2017/03/guidelines-for-organising-farmer.html

Click here for

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Leah Banda This indeed provides a unique opportunity for small-scale farmers and a platform for support organizations to understand communities and how best to intervene.


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may
16

Free webinar on Scope Tools and how to implement them

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 May 2017, 15:00-16:30
  online

Free webinar on the SCOPE tools and how to implement them

Would you like to get a preview of the SCOPE App by our member Scope Insight and understand how you can use the tools in practice in a few simple steps? Fill in the form below to sign up for our Webinar on 16th of May, at 3 pm – 4:30 pm CEST.


In this webinar we will give you:

  • A brief recap of the SCOPEinsight methodology and solutions.
  • A step-by-step process on how you can implement the SCOPE methodology in your program.
  • A preview of the SCOPE App, which is used to gather the actual assessment data.
  • A check list of what needs to be in place to maximize your results.

You can fill in the application form HERE



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

Expression of Interest: Partner with CGAP to Open APIs

5 may 2017

Are you interested in exploring how open APIs could help your business contribute to more useful, sustainable, and scalable financial solutions for low-income customers?

CGAP is looking to work with digital financial service (DFS) providers, fintechs, and other organizations that have well-established financial inclusion assets and capabilities to share via open APIs. CGAP will provide financing and technical assistance to implement an open API business and motivate third-party developers to explore and use APIs to build innovative products and services. Our goal is to help industry explore business models based on open APIs and produce new and successful demonstration cases.

Submit Expression of Interest by June 9, 2017

Is your organization a good fit?

CGAP is looking for digital payments providers, financial institutions, and other financial service providers that have:

* Assets that are relevant to a range of third part

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago

Digitizing Value Chain Finance for Smallholder Farmers

24 April 2017, Max Mattern


CGAP notes in a recently released publication, “Digitizing Value Chain Finance for Smallholders,” innovations in digital financial services offer an unprecedented opportunity to extend the reach of value chain finance. By increasing the information available on smallholders’ financial and agricultural lives and reducing transaction costs, these services have the potential to provide excluded smallholder segments with a range of products and services designed to increase productivity, manage risk, and access new markets. For example, aggregation and analysis of digital data related to sales, payments, and seasonality of cash flows among value chain actors promise to overcome barriers to providing credit not only to smallholders, but also to the traders, processors, and retailers that serve them. At the same time, branchless banking and the rise of mobile devices are making payments to and from sma

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
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Combatting the AMR Crisis in the African Livestock Sector


My colleagues Sylvia Natukunda business & partnership manager and Wim Goris network facilitator discuss steps needed to curb the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance in the livestock sector. This article appeared on FarmingFirst and the monthly newsletter of the World Farmers Organisation.

Antibiotics are crucial in human and animal health and yet growing levels of resistance to these drugs pose an increasingly serious threat to public health. One of the key contributing factors to such antimicrobial resistance is irresponsible use of antibiotics in the livestock sector.

AgriProFocus is a multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots that promotes farmer entrepreneurship as a contribution to food and nutrition security in developing countries. Food quality is a growing concern in many of these countries. But the awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance is still low.

Need for upscaling proper advice and monitoring

Dairy pro

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