agriculture

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 3 days 9 hours ago

17ème PROMOTION DU PROGRAMME TALENTS DU MONDE/UEMOA


Dans le cadre de la coopération entre l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA) et la Région de Bretagne en France, la Chambre Consulaire Régionale de l’UEMOA basée à Lomé (au TOGO) a mis en place un programme de formation qui allie management, organisation du travail, connaissance de l’entreprise et citoyenneté intitulé « PROJET TALENTS DU MONDE /UEMOA » au profit des Jeunes Opérateurs Économiques de l’Union.


A cet effet, le Président de la Commission de l’UEMOA et le Président de la Chambre Consulaire Régionale de l’UEMOA lancent le présent appel à candidatures relatif à la sélection des opérateurs économiques avérés ou potentiels susceptibles de participer au Programme. pour le compte de la 17ème Promotion.


*** Cette promotion est exclusivement réservée aux candidats dont les entreprises sont dans les secteurs de l'Agriculture et de l'Agroalimentaire. ***


L'ANPME, des PME compéti

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26

Aflatoxins and Extension in Zambia Webinar

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 April 2017, 15:30-16:30
  Online

Mark your calendars! You are invited to an INGENAES webinar focusing on how agricultural extension services can help support women’s strategies for reducing household exposure to aflatoxins.

Link to Invitation

When: April 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM Central

Time (US and Canada)/15:30 Central African Time (Zambia)

Topic and Background

  • What are the household-level factors that constrain Zambian women farmers’ ability to mitigate aflatoxin contamination of groundnuts?
  • What is the potential role of agricultural extension services (AES) for helping women decrease household mycotoxin exposure?

Dr. Alyson Young (University of Florida) will lead the discussion as we dive into this topic. Aflatoxin contamination of staple crops poses an important risk to nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. Reducing aflatoxin contamination is complicated by its ubiquity in staple foods and the need for multisectoral approaches to address contamination issues.

This presentation is an overview of research on women’s k

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 week 6 days ago

What is Sustainability in Agriculture?

To sustain something means to maintain for an undetermined length of time. In reference to agriculture, it takes on the additional loaded meaning of conservation, preservation and safety. Consumers want to feel good about the food they eat, and the idea of sustainable farming gives them security and less guilt when they purchase food in the store. It gives them a comfortable position from which they live and feed their family. Sustainability is personal, emotional and eternal in its perception power.


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

South-South Cooperation - Agribusiness, and African Agricultural Development: Brazil and China in Ghana and Mozambique

This report by highlights the contribution of Brazil and China in agricultural development in Ghana and Mozambique. The paper examines the extent to which the concept of South-South Cooperation is creating more scope and space for African development initiatives, and whether it is resulting in new paradigms of development that favor the poor, or is resulting in a further deepening of capitalist accumulation and competition on the African continent.

Download the full report here.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

Dutch government unveils Shs80b to support Uganda’s agriculture

Article by Mark Keith Muhumuza

The Kingdom of the Netherlands has launched two agriculture support programmes valued at €22m (Shs80b) for improved seed quality and market linkages for farmers.

The two programmes set to run for the next five years, are targeting the entire value chain in the agriculture sector right from seed distribution to linking farmers to the private sector buyers of the produce.

 

“Uganda’s agriculture sector has a great potential to transform the country and the livelihood of Ugandans. Using our Dutch experience and success in agriculture, we believe that by end of 2020, at least 350,000 households will be positively impacted by the projects,” said HE Henk Jan Bakker, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands told reporters on the sidelines of the launch at his residence in Kololo, Kampala on Wednesday evening.

 

The Integrated Seed Sector Development Plus (ISSD Plu

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mar
28

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund Launch

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  28 March 2017, 09:00-14:00
  Lusaka

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund Launch in Zambia

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden, has been selected by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) to manage the Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund.

IAP is a specialised fund aimed to identify and support innovative inclusive business models that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefit for the low income population, prioritising women and youth. The support provided by IAP includes a mix of advisory and non-reimbursable funding for up to EUR 200,000.

The IAP Fund launch is being held on 28th March 2017. The main objectives of the workshop are to:

1. Introduce the concept of innovative inclusive business and IAP

2. Introduce the application guidelines for the concept note.

3. Clarify any doubts or questions regarding the fund or application process.

Click here to read more about the IAP fund 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 1 day ago

Apply for the Innovations Against Poverty Fund today! (Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cambodia)

Innovations Against Poverty challenges the private sector to develop products, services and business models that can contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change.

Through our advisory and non-reimbursable funding, we support innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population in both rural and urban areas, while being commercially viable.

Who Can apply?

The program is designed for companies which are operational or plan to enter the market (with a local partner in case of foreign companies) in the following sectors:  ICT (Cambodia), Energy (Ethiopia), WASH (Uganda) and Agriculture and Food (Zambia)

The Fund

IAP provides advisory support and non-reimbursable funding for up to 49% of the total investment to selected projects through competitive open calls for proposals.  

Click the links below to learn more

IAP Website
IAP Brochure
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Humphrey Bwalya Kabamba If you have a viable concept on Product which you have tried, How may you bring in Partners to boast you product.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 month 2 days ago

World Water Day 2017: Why Waste Water?


Today, the world is marking the World Water Day whose theme is “Why Waste Water?” It is a time to reflect on how we are saving water as actors in the agriculture sector, which is considered one of the greatest users of water.

It is no doubt that access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation is an important part of the millennium development goals (MDGs). According to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation should be reduced in half by 2015. In fact, water and wastewater treatment is significant for the realization of the MDGs. For example, goal 1 (to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger) is related to water treatment because the access to safe drinking water can save the time and cost to collect daily water, thus people may have more time to work and to get food.

MDG Goal 2 aims to achieve universal primary education. Some children cannot go

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

What are Agriculture Best Management Practices?

Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) are practical, cost-effective actions that agricultural producers can take to conserve water and reduce the amount of pesticides, fertilizers, animal waste and other pollutants entering our water resources. BMPs are designed to benefit water quality and water conservation while maintaining or even enhancing agricultural production.

Typical practices include:

  • Nutrient management to determine nutrient needs and sources and manage nutrient applications (including manure) to minimize impacts to water resources.
  • Irrigation management to address the method and scheduling of irrigation to reduce water and nutrient losses to the environment.
  • Water resource protection using buffers, setbacks and swales to reduce or prevent the transport of sediments and nutrients from production areas to waterbodies.

Implementing BMPs benefits both the farmer and the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Online Platform Training

I am so glad to let you know that we had an online platform training at Agriprofocus Rwanda in Kigali office. It was so interesting and beneficial to us. I am so grateful to be part of this.

Didier MUYIRAMYE Dear Nkotanyi, it's been a while! welcome back. Looking forward to your contributions!

1 month 1 week ago

IRAGENA Diane

We are happy to be here ,there are more interested things in agribusiness.


1 month 1 week ago

Anne Marie Kortleve NIce to hear you enjoyed the training! Hope to see you more often here online Nkotanyi Francis Ngabirano

1 month 1 week ago

Nkotanyi Francis Ngabirano Anne Marie, don't hesitate about my availability. The program is so interesting and no one can intend to miss. With all of me, I promise to keep going.

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

MDF visit to Zwekabin SAI to conduct ICT assessment

I had visited to two  State Agriculture Institute( SAIs )  Tharyawady, Bago region and  Zwekabin, kayin State in February 22-23, 2017 in order to ICT assessment. This is the one of the mission of  NICHE project. If you want to know  more you can see my report with attach file.



Janine Schoeman Hi Aye Aye, Thank you for sharing this. The report is not attached, can you attach it please. Or if you have trouble doing this, you can send it to me and I can attach it for you. jschoeman@agriprofocus.com

1 month 2 weeks ago

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22

Foire Agropastorale du Haut-Katanga

Event posted by in AgriProFocus RD Congo
  22 April 2017 to 23 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Lubumbashi

Le Monde Agropastoral à la fête

Sous le haut patronage du Gouverneur de la province et en collaboration avec le Ministère Provincial de l’Agriculture, Pêche et Elevage, la Fédération des Entreprises du Congo - FEC et la Société Coopérative Agropastorale du Katanga - SCAK, Made4U organise la Première Edition de la Foire Agropastorale du Haut-Katanga (FAHK).

Cette foire aura lieu en plein air à la Ferme Kamipini, les 22 et 23 avril 2017.

La FAHK rassemblera des producteurs locaux et régionaux de toutes tailles ainsi que de nombreux autres acteurs du monde agricole (fournisseurs d’intrants, fournisseurs de machineries agricoles, sociétés de logistique et transporteurs, banques et bien d’autres fournisseurs de produits et solutions technologiques).

Pourquoi participer à la FAHK ?

1. Une plateforme business to business unique avec :

La tenue de conférences, la présence d’experts/conseillers techniques pour découvrir, apprendre et échanger sur

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Taking Market Linkages to the Next Level Can Improve Agriculture in Africa

In Africa, agriculture accounts for two thirds of livelihoods and food accounts for two thirds of the household budgets of poor people. It makes up a very important part of the lives of African people.

However, the low productivity levels of agriculture in Africa have resulted in a worrisome scenario: it does not meet the growing demand for food. The region is increasingly dependent on food imports. For a continent with such a vast area, a booming young population and tropical climate, it is surprising that Africa is not a net exporter of agricultural products. In the 1970s, Africa provided 8% of the world’s total agricultural exports. Today this number has dropped to a negligible 2%.

A broader economic transformation is necessary to shift the current paradigm facing agriculture in Africa. In most of the cases, urbanization and economic growth have resulted in new opportunities for local agricultural producers. H

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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 1 month 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 2 months 2 days ago

Bénin: Peut-on rêver de la fin de la faim?

"Ils cultivent la terre, fournissent la matière première à des industries florissantes du marché mondial, mais sont incapables de manger sainement, et à leur faim. Pis, c’est parmi leur progéniture qu’on retrouve des enfants malnutris. Faites un tour dans les villages, et vous constaterez par vous-même la souffrance qu’endurent les paysans”. Enquête...

http://youngleadersfordev.org/01-no-poverty/2017/02/benin-peut-on-encore-rever-de-la-fin-de-la-faim/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

15,000 Tanzania Farmers to Benefit From Rockwood-WVT Initiative

Arusha — More than 15,000 peasants stand to benefit from a new initiative that will see major agricultural transformation and poverty alleviation in the Northern Zone.

Denmark's Rockwool Foundation Research Community, through its partnership with Rural Initiative for Participatory Agricultural Transformation (RIPAT), a scheme for improving farming in rural areas, is partnering with World Vision Tanzania to transform the lives and production activities of more than 15,000 small-holder farmers in Tanga, Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions.

The project, to be executed through the now co-owned Research Community and Organisational Development Associates (RECODA), targets to reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition through improved crop cultivation and better animal husbandry.

In line with that, an agreement to that effect was inked between World Vision Tanzania (WVT) country director, Mr Tim Andrews, and the Rockwool Foundation President

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mar
16

G4AW information and matchmaking workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  16 March 2017, All Day Event
  Yangon

By mid March 2017, a third call for proposals will be announced for the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) facility.  To inform all relevant stakeholders and support the setup of public-private partnerships for G4AW, Netherlands Space Office and AgriProFocus will organize a workshop in Yangon. If you are interested to join this workshop, please contact Bente Meindertsma by sending an email to bmeindertsma@agriprofocus.com

G4AW improves food security in developing countries by using satellite data. The facility promotes and supports private investments for large scale, demand driven and satellite based information services. It provides a platform for partnerships of public organisations, research institutes, private sector operators, NGO’s, farmer cooperatives, satellite data/service operators, businesses and transmission operators, developing space for food security.  Please find more information here. 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Netherlands Space Office visits Myanmar to support food security

From January 25 to 27, AgriProFocus Myanmar, in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy, organized an inventory visit for Netherlands Space Office (NSO), the Dutch governmental agency for space. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned NSO to execute the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility. The purpose of the visit was to prepare for the third call for proposals for G4AW, which will open mid March, 2017 and will be announced via Dutch Governmental Gazette . (NSO will publish the official announcement on the G4AW website in due time.

G4AW improves food security in developing countries by using satellite data. The facility promotes and supports private investments for large scale, demand driven and satellite based information services. It provides a platform for partnerships of public organisations, research institutes, private sector operators, NGO’s, farmer cooperatives, satellite data/servic

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

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07

NW Myanmar Agriculture and Community Development Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  07 February 2017 - 08:00 to 10 February 2017 - 17:00
  Kalay Myo, Sagaing Region

ECHO Asia, in partnership with the CSSDD of the Myanmar Babtist Convention, is pleased to offer training in NW Myanmar. 

Some of the 14 topics presented may include: 

- Biochar and water filters

- Seed banking and seed saving

- Integrated agriculture options for sustainable land use

Presented in both English and Birmese. 

Registration fee: $110, including workshop, meals and basic accomodation. 

For more information or to register please contact: 

Expats: Echoasia@echonet.org, or register at echocommunity.org

Myanmar nationals: CSSDD at Myanmar Babtist Convention, mbc.cssdd@gmail.com