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Business Drinks: First of 2017

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

Business Drinks: First of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the first Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 26 January 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 the New Year with 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 share ideas

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Posted By in Recherche et Developpement Bénin
Posted 4 days 14 hours ago

Une autre manière de présenter le fromage ou la viande soja!!!
Un bel exemple de présentation!!!



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 week 17 hours ago

Jobs at Woord en Daad

· SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGER

· SENIOR MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING (MEAL) PROGRAMME OFFICER

Application Deadline: 26th Jan 2017

Woord en Daad connects people throughout the world in their fight against poverty, from a Biblical perspective. In this way, we wish to contribute to sustainable change in the Netherlands and worldwide. Woord en Daad works in the following areas: education, technical and vocational education and training, job placement, inclusive agribusiness development, WASH, and emergency relief. In the Netherlands, Woord en Daad aims to make people, companies and the government aware of their responsibility with regard to poverty worldwide.

Woord en Daad is looking for a senior programme manager (click for more) and a senior MEAL programme officer (click for more) for the five-year programme Employable Youth in Ethiopia (EYE), which is a programme funded by the Addressing Root Causes of Migration (ARC) fund of the Dut

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

ICRA Courses for professionals working in higher education and outreach, agricultural research and agri-business

For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:

- Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands

- Facing rural innovation challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security, 25 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

- Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 6 to 24 November 2017

ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.

ICRA is a member of the Agr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 weeks 13 hours ago

Deadline Applications for the BlueMoon Incubator Program for YOUTH Innovative Agribusinesses Extended to January 11

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

A Job Opportunity!

Are you a bold, proactive go-getter, quick learner, open minded, focused, self-motivated team player? Are you willing to grow your career and grab available career growth opportunities based on key performance indicators in a fast growing African company?


The Hive Rwanda Ltd, a subsidiary of The Hive Group, is looking for a unique Individual to serve as its PROJECTS OFFICER to provide leadership and direction to its projects’ initiative in Rwanda! This unique individual should meet the following requirements, although ATTITUDE is everything!

« A beekeeping/agriculture/agribusiness related degree with a solid experience of working in Rwanda’s beekeeping/honey/agribusiness sector. Additional qualifications and experience in project management will be an added advantage.

« A solid experience as a salesperson handling individuals, organizations (public, private sector and NGOS) farmer cooperatives and groups etc.

« A solid experience in handling or takin

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago

The 2016 Youth in Agribusiness Festival: ''Attracting & Retaining Youth in Agribusiness''

AgriProFocus Rwanda through its ''Youth in Agribusiness Innovation Community'' (led by RDI) in partnership with the University of Rwanda - College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) and Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) organized the 2nd Youth in Agribusiness Festival on the 7th December 2016 at UR-CAVM, Busogo Campus. 

The events' objectives were to:

- Create links and networking space among youth agribusiness entrepreneurs with big buyers, agribusiness industry leaders, investors, farmers’ federation and Research institutions.

- Encourage the agribusiness companies, private investors and financial institutions to invest in youth

- Share the current situation on opportunities and challenges for youth engagement in agribusiness

- Raising awareness on existing youth forums & networks in the Rwandan Agribusiness sector

- Inspire more young girls to venture into agribusiness

- In

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 3 days ago

AGRIBUSINESS: TOP AGRICULTURE BUSINESS IDEAS WITH SMALL STARTUP

Making money from an agricultural business requires some experience in developing a business. Before you decide on an idea, create a business plan that includes research on market demand for the products you grow and how to get them to the market. You’ll also need a proper financing plan, as most agricultural businesses require access to large area of land and farm equipment to get started.
Below compiled are the most profitable agriculture business ideas which can help those entrepreneurs in deciding their preferred business to start with and make money from within a very short period.

Top Lucrative Business ideas in Agriculture

1. Flour milling

You can start your own flour milling business and start converting grains like wheat, corns, millet and cassava into flour. Wheat flour is a product that is in high demand in the baking industry. Flour milling is something you can do from the convenience of your home if you have a sm

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 month 5 days ago

I am Sheila Speed, and work in agribusiness management with more than 20 years experience in agricultural development projects worldwide, and since 2008 in Africa. In 2017 we will be setting up an underground water detecting business in Tanzania for land owners to know where, how much and what quality water they have.

Paschal Paul It is good idea and for Tanzania it the time to detect and give awareness on the importance of using own water since the government has stopped farmers on the use of water pump from natural resources water system.

I am available to give you my support

1 month 5 days ago

Janine Schoeman Welcome Sheila!

1 month 5 days ago

Abdulikarim Ramadhani Faru welcome sheila

1 month 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

INTERVIEW DU MOIS:

REALISEE AVEC LA VICE PRESIDENTE DU CONSEIL D’ADMINISTRATION DE LA COOPERATIVE FEMININE POUR LA PROMOTION DE L’AGRICULTURE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT « ACOOFEPADE en Sigle »MUDAKA/BUKAVU/EST RDC

Bonjour Madame,

Présentez-vous aux membres du réseau AGRIPROFOCUS

Je suis Madame NZIGIRE CIKEZA Francine, je suis présidente du Conseil d’Administration de l’Action Coopérative Féminine pour la Promotion de l’Agriculture et le Développement « ACOOFEPADE en Sigle » notre coopérative est basée à MURHESA dans le groupement de MUDAKA en territoire de KABARE à 10km de la ville de Bukavu.

Question 1 : Pourquoi avez-vous créé cette coopérative ?

Réponse : Nous avons eu l’idée de créer cette coopérative afin de voir comment nous pouvons valoriser notre culture d’oignons.

Premièrement, après avoir analysé les conditions dans lesquelles nous travaillons, nous avons pensé qu’il était important de nous regrouper en coopérative afin de voir com

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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 By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Want a successful agribusiness in developing markets?

Join the company capability track and make your agribusiness fit for public funding in PPP calls

This unique track will help you to uncover the internal capabilities your company has or should have to become successful in these dynamic developing markets. It will support your company to get a better grip on and receive public recognition for it’s potential and ambition to develop business models that include low-income people.

Company capability track components

  1. Online quick scan with key company staff

  2. Half a day internal workshop on capability needs

  3. Company-specific report

  4. Visibility in public report on overall insights

  5. Networking event with like minded agribusiness entrepreneurs

Show the world your ambition to contribute to the SDGs.

BoP Innovation Center, inspired by the RPV framework of Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, created the Track to map your company’s internal capabilities. The capabilities are categorized

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Meru Agribusiness Expo 2016 Bigger and Better

You will agree with farmers from Meru that the Annual Agriculture trade fairs in Tanzania that takes place every first week of August (nane nane) are more than agriculture shows as it comprises exhibitions from almost all sectors. For this reason, three years ago, Farmers from Meru District in Arusha Tanzania with support from the Access to input working group of AgriProFocus Tanzania formed a platform dubbed Jukwaa la Wakulima Meru ( Meru Farmers Platform). They thirsted for a farmer friendly agriculture fair. Good for them, they have for 3 consecutive times quenched this thirst.

Linking

The fairs aims at linking farmers to reliable agriculture input service providers as well as provide a platform where farmers learn. Additionally the fairs offer a market place for the service providers and a platform to expand their clientele through promoting their products. Parallel to the exhibitions, seminars and workshops are held on specific topi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Présentation de l’analyse la situation des PMI agroalimentaire au Burundi

Depuis de longues années l’agriculture Burundaise est restée une agriculture de subsistance sans pouvoir amorcer une agriculture orientée vers le marché. Pour que cela puisse être possible, des actions de grandes envergures doivent être menées en amont et en aval pour mieux cibler les filières potentielles qui sont source du développement de l’agribusiness et de l’agro-industrie au Burundi.

Au cours d’un atelier organisé le 4 novembre, AgriProFocus a présenté le rapport d’une analyse de la situation des Petites et Moyennes Industries (PMI) agricoles. L’analyse avait pour objectif d’identifier les principaux PMI agricoles, les défis rencontrés, les avancés et ainsi formuler des propositions qui contribueraient au développement de l’agro-industrie au Burundi. Cet atelier a été aussi l’occasion de présenter aux membres et participants la nouvelle stratégie du réseau pour

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Jacqueline Segahungu Merci Elyse pour toutes ces informations, Joyeux Noel et bonne année
Jacqueline

3 weeks 6 days ago

Posted By in Horticulture Uganda Page
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Call for proposals 

Competitiveness & enterprise development project: deadline 30th November 2016

Herewith attached is a call for proposals for the matching grant facility offered by Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).  Sectors of interest are horticulture, tourism, coffee, grains, pulses, edible oils, fisheries and ICT

See Fourth call proposals attached for details

Good luck!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Youth in Agribusiness Workshop in Nairobi 

Day 2: Together we are building a Youth in Agribusiness Strategy for APF Global! Many common objectives to increase youth engagement in agribusiness are being distilled, and turned into result-oriented activities for our joint strategy.  

Anne Marie Kortleve Looks impressive! I am curious to hear and see the results!

1 month 4 weeks ago

Mugisha Richard The meeting was really timely for it provided ample space for experience sharing and Learning. Especially as we are moving a way from organizing activity based to programmatic approach 

1 month 4 weeks ago

Mugisha Richard A lot of insights were shared and we now have clear take home learnings for example:how to organize a youth caravan 

1 month 4 weeks ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hi, congratulations for the youth team! Look forward to know the results and applied them in here...

1 month 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Online Course: Diaspora Investment in Agribusiness

16 January 2017 – 27 February 2017

Please find attached the announcement for an Online Course on Diaspora Investment in Agribusiness. This course will take place from 16 January - 27 February 2017 and is facilitated through agencies based in the Netherlands. The course aims to provide a number of ideas that can be used in discussions between migrants and relatives who engage in agriculture, processing and marketing. It concentrates on small initiatives which are within reach of migrant households. Although many migrants already invest in land, the focus of this course is on a better use of existing farmland and on all further steps – “from farm to fork”. The term “agribusiness” stands for all the phases of agricultural production from the preparation of the soil to the storage, transport, and the selling of the processed products.

To be considered for the training, and for further information, please visit http://agri.netuni.n

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Want a successful agribusiness in developing markets?

Join the company capability track and make your agribusiness fit for public funding in PPP calls


This unique track will help you to uncover the internal capabilities your company has or should have to become successful in these dynamic developing markets. It will support your company to get a better grip on and receive public recognition for it’s potential and ambition to develop business models that include low-income people.

Company capability track components

  1. Online quick scan with key company staff

  2. Half a day internal workshop on capability needs

  3. Company-specific report

  4. Visibility in public report on overall insights

  5. Networking event with like minded agribusiness entrepreneurs

Show the world your ambition to contribute to the SDGs.

BoP Innovation Center, inspired by the RPV framework of Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, created the Track to map your company’s internal capabilities. The capabilities are categorized

... Read more
nov
24

You are Invited - Business Drinks!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  24 November 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

You are Invited - Business Drinks!

Bring your Business Card!

Dear members and Partners,

We are pleased to invite you to our Business Drinks event, which will be held on November 24, 2016 at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

As you all know, these Business Drinks are jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG). And their purpose is to bring the agribusiness community in the private sector, agricultural development agents and relevant stakeholders together to create interaction and networking opportunity.

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 and your organization using the 1-minute pitch session.

- And, of course, you will do all this while enjoying 2 Free Drinks offered by the organizers.

Who is invited?

Any member of AgriProFocus Ethiopia is invited. But if you are going to

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

  RENCONTRE AVEC UN ENTREPRENEUR


1. Présentez-vous


Je m’appelle NZEYIMANA Médiatrice Directrice et propriétaire de l'entreprise SOPROCO-SOJA.
SOPROCO-SOJA, est une jeune entreprise que j'ai crée en 2014 avec objectif la transformation du SOJA . Actuellement j'ai déjà mis sur le marché 4 produits qui sont le Thé de soja, le café Soja communément appelé KAHAWA SOYA, la farine de bouillie, le lait de Soja et la farine à base de graines germés. Nous produisons également des fromages et Steak de soja sur commande.


3. Pourquoi avoir choisit le SOJA?

Le Soja est une plante qui a des propriétés extraordinaire pour la nutrition d'une personne et nous avons la chance das notre pays cette plante peut être cultivé un peu partout.  Dans le contexte actuel, une grande partie de la population burundaise souffre de malnutrition et mon objectif c'est que même une personne avec peu de moyens peut s'offrir et consommer la bouillie qui lui permettra de renforcer son alimentatio

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