agribusiness

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 days 4 hours 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 week 6 days 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 week 5 days 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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apr
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.




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)

PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships. The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribus

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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 3 weeks 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 weeks 9 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!

4 weeks 8 hours ago

Louis Uko Thank You Nosiku Siyumbwa

4 weeks 8 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 month 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!

1 month 1 week ago

mar
30

You are Invited for Business Drinks: Second of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  30 March 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

You are Invited for Business Drinks: Second of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to invite you for the second Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 30 March at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

AgriProFocus and Ethiopian-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 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 and use this opportunity to start new business relations and partnerships.

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 shar

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 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

3 weeks 10 hours 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 1 month 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.

1 month 2 weeks ago

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

1 month 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




THE MOST EXCITING ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Imuka/Adansonia 2017 registration for participation is now in progress. A great opportunity for Entrepreneurs to nurture their ideas and business to the next level.


BENEFITS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Opportunity take an online course on entrepreneurship for certification

All participants get to take a new six-week online course on entrepreneurship by Bocconi University and Venture Capitalists(Financiers). In the course, you will learn how to craft your business plan and how to apply for funding from local and international investors.

Make new connections fellow Entrepreneurs and get feedback

Discuss your business ideas with fellow entrepreneurs from other African countries and make new connections.

Opportunity to submit your proposal for financing and get funding

Pitch to local and international venture capitalists who are interested in funding African startups and SMEs.

Learn more at a top business school in Milan

The most innovative and engaged participants will have the opportunity to travel to Ital

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda

Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 2 months 3 hours 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 !


Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 2 months 1 day ago

A la découverte d'une jeune entrepreneur Hawaou Mariko

Diplômée en gestion d’entreprise en 2013, elle reprend la ferme familiale laissée à l’abandon, et en fait une entreprise agricole diversifiée.Passionnée par  l'agriculture et déterminée elle s'implique activement dans la gestion de sa ferme.Selon Hawaou, ses activités sont en pleine évolution et elle compte agrandir la ferme pour satisfaire la demande du marché . Elle emploie actuellement une quinzaine de personnes dans sa ferme Découvrez la ferme de Hawaou en vidéo.


Akibodé Djodji Une vidéo à voir à tout prix. Vous m'en direz des nouvelles.

2 months 8 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 months 4 days ago

Kenyan youth second in seeking side hustles in Africa


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In East Africa, youth are more likely to venture into Agriculture to get an extra shilling, followed by ICT, entertainment, online business and logistics./FILE

By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 – Kenya has the second highest number of youths with hustles at 40.8 percent, behind Nigeria at 44.4 percent according to GeoPoll Rapid.

In East Africa, youth are more likely to venture into Agriculture to get an extra shilling, followed by ICT, entertainment, online business and logistics.

In Nigeria and Ghana, the youth are into less conventional sectors than those mostly associated with the youth such as ICT, entertainment and online businesses. In South Africa, Food & Beverage is the more popular side hustle for many youth.

The report – which focuses on millennials in Sub-Saharan Africa – seeks to find out what makes African Millennials tick, also found out that, on average only 37 percent, have side businesses.

Apart from

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Dorina Prech This is very interesting Alphaxrd Gitau. Could you share the link to the report too? Thanks. 

2 months 2 days ago

Alphaxrd Gitau http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2017/02/kenyan-youth-second-seeking-side-hustles-africa/
There is the link to the source of information Dorina. I am not sure there is a report about it.

2 months 1 day ago

mar
07

Invitation to Solidaridad Working Session

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  07 March 2017, 09:00-13:00
  Gullele Botanic Garden, Addis Ababa

Invitation to Solidaridad Working Session “Agribusiness in Landscapes” during African Landscape Dialogue in Addis Ababa (7 March 2017)

Are you an entrepreneur in agribusiness in Ethiopia and keen to discuss social and environmental impacts in your landscape? Join the “Agribusiness in Landscapes” Working Session!

When? Tuesday morning March 7th 2017 (9 AM – 13 PM)

Where? Gullele Botanic Garden, Addis Ababa.

Solidaridad works together with private sector to realize sustainable production practices in agribusiness supply chains and landscapes. On March 7 2017, during the African Landscape Dialogue in Addis Ababa, Solidaridad will host a working session together with Dutch and Ethiopian entrepreneurs to discuss landscape level challenges around food security and land rights, which directly affect the business environment in Ethiopia.

The idea of this working session is to invite 5 or 6 agribusiness entrepreneurs with extensive experience in Ethiopia to discuss the rol

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Dua Tiket Gratis Mengikuti Idea Jam Providing Food for The Hunger: Agrifood Issues and Solving Ideas

Mau dapat tiket gratis untuk acara keren ini?

Ayo bikin posting di www.agriprofocus.com/indonesia tentang : Apa idemu untuk membuat usaha pertanian dengan prinsip social entrepreneurs?


Aturannya:

1. Tulis idemu dalam 10-15 kalimat

2. Satu orang hanya bisa membuat 1 posting

3. Posting ditunggu paling lambat Kamis, 16 Februari 2017 pukul 10.00

4. Nama orang yang memposting akan diundi, 2 orang pemenang akan diumumkan Kamis, 16 Februari 2017 pukul 17.00

5. AgriProFocus tidak menanggung uang transport atau biaya lain yang dikeluarkan pemenang untuk menghadiri acara.

Kami tunggu postingmu! Baca tentang acara DI SINI

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Two Free Ticket for Idea Jam Providing Food for The Hunger: Agrifood Issues and Solving Ideas


Do you want a free ticket to attend this cool event?

You can get a ticket for free by make a posting on www.agriprofocus.com/indonesia answering this q

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Satu tiket gratis diberikan kepada:
Thomas Pandhu dari Milenials Farmer dengan posting http://agriprofocus.com/post/58a5778ca93f2545aaaac119

Satu tiket lagi akan diberikan berdasarkan diskresi penyelenggara. Terima kasih atas partisispasinya. Sampai jumpa di kegiatan selanjutnya.
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One free ticket given to Thomas Pandhu from Milenials Farmer who post http://agriprofocus.com/post/58a5778ca93f2545aaaac119

Another one free ticket will be given to others based organizer discretion. Thank you for your attention. See you on next event.

2 months 1 week ago