agribusiness

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 days 4 hours ago

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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 1 week 2 days ago

                  Avis de recrutement à l' InterProfession des Fruits du Burundi


L’IPFB est une organisation mise en place par les acteurs de la filière fruit avec appui de Caritas.

Dans la mise en œuvre de son projet: « Organizational support for the players in the fruit sector and improvement of the competitiveness of the products of the players in the fruit sector » Financé par SPARK-Agri Business Creation Programme, IPFB lance un avis de recrutement de 3 consultants:

- 1 pour accompagner les associations des acteurs de la filière fruits pour formaliser les activités en coopératives

- 1 pour mobiliser, former les acteurs de la filière fruits pour développer les bonnes pratiques culturales, notion de traçabilité et la gestion poste récolte.

- 1 pour conduire un atelier de formation théorique et pratique aux points focaux en techniques de collectes des données.

Les personnes intéressées

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may
25

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the third Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 25th May at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

As you all know, AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

Aujourd'hui, vient de s'ouvrir à Cap Town en Afrique du Sud la formation en Agribusiness ''Making Markets Matter 2017. Trois participants ont représentés le Bénin

jun
15

KILIMO PLUS FAIR 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  15 June 2017 to 17 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Morogoro, Tanzania

Kilimo-Plus Fair 2017 is organized by Intellz Group, Registered and Experienced Event Planning and

Management Firm Based in Dodoma, Tanzania.

Main Objective

To shape the future collaboration landscape of Agricultural business and advocate for “HAPA KAZI TU”, laws and policies that support “Kilimo Kwanza” and Agricultural Sector in Tanzania.


Audience/ Target Group

This dynamic event on agribusiness will bring up to three thousand (3000) visitors. Farmers both smallholder farmers and big farmers, Agriculture, Food, Diary & Livestock stakeholders, Investors, Venture capitalists, Agricultural Start-Ups, business leaders & companies.

Why you should participate 

The event grants a wealth of opportunities including those which can improve your business, such as marketing, meeting potential business partners and customers, generating new ideas and gathering knowledge valuable in your&

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 6 days ago

Farm Africa Seeks a Programme Manager for Integrated Approach to Improving Rural Livelihoods

In Ethiopia, Farm Africa will be implementing a project entitled ‘Integrated approach to improve rural livelihoods, empowering communities and partners programme’ which is funded by SIDA (The Swedish International Development Agency). This project will be implemented by Farm Africa and the Union of Ethiopian Women Charitable Associations (UEWCA). The overall goal of the programme is to contribute to achievement of the Ethiopia's Growth and Transformation Plan II (GTPII) through agriculture business development, capacity building in project implementation and delivery, civil society strengthening and embedding climate smart practices in identified development interventions.

For more information on the Programme Manager position for this project, please see the document attached. Deadline for application is April 25th.


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26

Investing in Agribusiness Primary Production.

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 April 2017 to 28 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Strathmore Business School

Program Overview

Food scarcity is not a new phenomenon. Food imports into Africa since 2014 have been estimated to be USD 50 Billion. Poor utilization of available arable land fit for agricultural production, post-harvest losses estimated to be at 40%, declining productivity, farm degradation and poor production management are all challenges that investors in agribusiness face.

Other key challenges for these investors include difficulty in marketing their produce, managing their farms while working in cities, evaluating viable agribusiness enterprises to venture into, accessing funding from financiers to fund their agribusiness ventures and falling prey to "fake" consultants, resulting in huge investment losses.

The program is also designed to help potential investors develop the right agribusiness investment ideas, equip themselves with research skills in a dynamic sector, develop viable business plans and manage their farm working capital.

Who should attend?

This program is designed for I

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Posted By in Beekeeping Rwanda
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

PRACTICAL BEEKEEPERS TRAINING & MARKET FOR HONEY!

Interested in a Beekeepers Training for individuals, cooperatives, youth groups, farmers of entrepreneurs? The Hive Rwanda can arrange beekeepers training customized to your needs, targeting issues in an existing or new beekeeping venture with strong theoretical and practical components in a working apiary in Kigali. We emphasize on production of premium honey and other bee products like pollen, propolis, royal jelly etc. We are also looking to buy liquid and comb honey from beekeepers. For more information please reach us on rwanda@thehivegp.com or 0787397015. You can also read more about us or contact us on our Facebook page: The Hive Rwanda

Janine Schoeman Dear Kelvin, thank you for sharing this on our platform. If there are dates for this training you can post it as an event. This will give it more exposure as it will be listed in the calendar as well. You can create an event the same way as you did this post, but than select the tab 'create an event'. Please let me know if you need assistance. Kind Regards Janine

1 month 2 weeks ago

may
05

Excelrate Agri-Related Startup BootCamp

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  05 May 2017 to 07 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Trilogi University, Jl. TMP. Kalibata No. 1, Duren Tiga, Pancoran, Kota Jakarta Selatan,

Excelrate Agri-Related Startup BootCamp

For Early Stage Agri-Related Startups in Indonesia


3 Best startups will get further mentoring and coworking space from YoStarups and Workout.id

What to learn?

1. Introduction of Canvas Model

2. Refine your idea

3. Business model validation

4. Customer lifecycle management

Who are the speakers?

1. Jappreet Sethi, Co-founder Global Head Marketing YoStartups

2. M. Maula , Social Entrepreneur Activist

3. David Yong, Banking and Finacial Inclusion Advisor

4. Abhishek Singgh, Co-Founder Gobal Head Operation YoStarups

5. Lahandi Baskoro, Director Business Incubation Trilogi University

6. Brian Powell, Agriculture Value Chain Specialist

7. Dr. Myo Aung Kyaw, Rice Technology Expert Nong Lam University Vietnam

8. Danny Septriadi, Tax Expert Danny Darussalam Tax Centre

9. Rici Solihin, Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2016

How to Join?

Team of two submit applicatio

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27

Western Kenya Field Days Agribusiness Expo- April 27th-28th

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  27 April 2017 to 28 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Kakamega County

Platform to showcase enhance uptake, adoption and adaption of existing agribusiness innovations technologies.

Stimulate private sector-led initiatives to strengthen agripreneurship value chains development networks & business exchange platforms.

Show case and raise awareness of agribusiness incubation innovations and opportunities.

Promote funding ventures for agribusiness innovations, up-scaling and commercialisation of technologies.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

CALL - PROMOTING AGRIBUSINESS INVESTMENT, NETWORKING AND TRADE (PAINT)

Are you a business person in the agribusiness sector and wish to be linked to buyers, suppliers and/or investors in form of equity financing, commodity financing, grants, loans or wish to have your products access markets? Do you fulfill the following requirements?

- You have a registered business or organization

- Are you in the sectors of horticulture, dairy & livestock, oil seeds and coffee 

- Your business has been operational for at least 2 years

- You employ at least 10 people or work with at least 50 farmers

- Your cash flows are backed by a bank statement or audited books of accounts for the 2 years

- Your Annual return is above USD 30,000 (100,000,000 Ugx)


NB: For companies in the start up categories (have been in existence for less than 2 years) can also apply - for this category you will not need to submit your annual returns.


PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international a

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Consulting Services

For all your 'Off-Farm Value Chains' including cleaning, sorting, grading, transporting, storage, packaging, marketing and also reducing post-harvest losses for all your agri-produce....

SCOFA (Supply Chain Consultants for Agribusiness) provides, training, research, programs, marketing and risk management for all your agribusiness.

Also supplying TOMATO MANUAL to all interested farmers at very good fees. 



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Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 months 6 hours ago

Louis Uko is a Logistics, Supply Chain and Shipping Business Specialist, a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, a Pre-Qualification Examination (PQE) holder qualified with Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers of London and a holder of Shipping Diploma. Currently Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Consultants for Agribusiness (SCOFA), a consulting firm which works on research, training, projects, marketing and risks - all to do with the development of agribusiness and its related supply chains; Louis is also a Country Business Manager of Telplus Communications Limited of Zambia, a satellite telecommunications company, working on consulting/part-time basis. He is also a Lecture for Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport at University of Malawi (Polytechnic – Management Development Centre) and also an industry writer for various business magazines including Tiyende Magazine (an in-flight magazine for Malawian Airlines), columnist for The Business Ti

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Nosiku Siyumbwa Welcome to the platform, Louis!

2 months 6 hours ago

Louis Uko Thank You Nosiku Siyumbwa

2 months 6 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Register Now! Global African Agribusiness Accelerator Platform (GAAAP 2017)


Module II: Finance and Technical Resource Mobilisation

The objective of this session is to introduce delegates to various institutions providing various types of funding for agriculture and agribusiness in Africa. The program will also discuss the importance of business plan development in securing finance and review key components of comprehensive business plans and investment memoranda. Lastly, the program will discuss the value of joint ventures, mergers and acquisition as a method of expansion and resource mobilization. 

The program will feature speakers from various types of financial institutions and also delegates will be asked to write down and, in small groups, develop a short action plan indicating the type and amount of funding they need to expand their business/ meet current needs and develop a 6 – 9 month (or faster if desired by the delegate) strategy to acquire these funds. The program

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Dorina Prech Thank you for sharing this Sindha Gramoney!

2 months 1 week ago

may
25

You are Invited for Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the third Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 25th May at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

As you all know, AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members andpartners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Scholarships available for new ICRA course in Nigeria: Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit - Please share in your networks!  http://ow.ly/4mlX309FdMw 

Fortunatus MLYANDENA SUPERB

1 month 3 weeks ago

nov
13

New Agribusiness Course from ICRA

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  13 November 2017 to 24 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Ibadan, Nigeria

Application is open for NEW AGRIBUSINESS COURSE

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit - Learning key skills for inclusive business brokerage

For: Professionals providing agribusiness support services to small-scale farmers, processors and other affiliated enterprises

Date and location: 13 -24 November 2017 in Ibadan, Nigeria

Deadline for Scholarship Application is 22 March 2017

Candidates can apply here and click here for scholarship information.

This course will provide concrete skills that participants may immediately apply in their work. They will:

1. Get practical tips on how to secure a stable flow of income for their business support services.

2. Learn to build trust in order to establish sustainable business relationships between farmers, lenders, input and service providers. .

3. Improve their negotiation skills and gain confidence in drafting contracts, which paves the way for better business deals.

Programme

Week 1: Business skills and concepts

Week 2: Facilitation and b

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Application is open for NEW AGRIBUSINESS COURSE

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit - Learning key skills for inclusive business brokerage

For: Professionals providing agribusiness support services to small-scale farmers, processors and other affiliated enterprises

Date and location: 13 -24 November 2017 in Ibadan, Nigeria

Candidates can apply here and click here for scholarship information.

This course will provide concrete skills that participants may immediately apply in their work. They will:

1. Get practical tips on how to secure a stable flow of income for their business support services.

2. Learn to build trust in order to establish sustainable business relationships between farmers, lenders, input and service providers. .

3. Improve their negotiation skills and gain confidence in drafting contracts, which paves the way for better business deals.

Programme

Week 1: Business skills and concepts

Week 2: Facilitation and brokering skills

Application a

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Janine Schoeman Hi Gizaw, have you listed this as an event as well so it shows up in the calendar? Thanks.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Gizaw Legesse Hi Janine, I just posted it as event also. Thanks!

2 months 2 weeks ago

mar
05

Women entrepreneurs Netherlands trade mission to Tanzania

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  05 March 2017 to 10 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Dar es Salaam

A group of women entrepreneurs from the Netherlands will be visiting Tanzania. 

The programme includes a learning journey, company visits, a March 8 women conference at the Netherlands embassy, matchmaking and the annual meetup of SAGCOT. 

find more info in Dutch here: http://www.womennetherlands.com/#trades




Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 3 months 2 days ago

VIDÉO CARAVANE DES JEUNES

Bonjour Chers membres du réseau, nous avons le plaisir de partager avec vous la Vidéo de la 3ème édition de la caravane des jeunes pour l'entreprenariat agricole, qui s'est déroulée du 04 au 11 Novembre 2016 sur l'axe Bamako-Sikasso-Bobo Dioulasso. Le thème de cette édition " L'auto -emploi agricole ,passons à l'acte" Nous attendons avec impatience vos impressions !