agriculture

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 1 day 20 hours ago

Myanmar Department of Agriculture to open call centre for farmers

The Department of Agriculture has plans to open a call centre aimed at quickly answering agricultural questions from farmers throughout Myanmar.

While the Department of Agriculture’s main task is to provide educational support to rural farmers, problems arise when sending individual staff members to conduct field inspections on land plots as large as 1000 acres.

Ideally, the call centre employees operating the hotline and staff in the field will work together to answer farmers’ questions and concerns, said U Ye Tint Tun, the director general of the Department of Agriculture.

“We are trying to open the call centre by mid February or early March,” said U Ye Tint Tun, the director general of the Department of Agriculture.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 week 4 days ago

Kenyans, Rwandans and Ugandans: Blog to Win a Trip to Washington, DC  

Now in its third year, the #Blog4Dev Contest is an ideas-sharing platform for youth in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. This year, the World Bank wants you to share your thoughts on youth and agriculture.

For a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C. in April 2017, discuss the following question in an original blog of no more than 500 words:

To farm or not to farm: What opportunities exist for youth to prosper in agriculture and agro-business?

Submit the blog post in English by January 15, 2017 here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/65FSQJD

DETAILS
  • DEADLINE: January 15, 2017
  • ELIGIBILITY: Must be a Kenyan, Rwandan or Ugandan citizen residing in your home country, and be aged between 18 and 28, and the blog post must be written in English.
  • CONTACT: Blog4Dev
  • Blog4Dev@worldbank.org

Nicole Metz

thanks for sharing, Didier.
Maybe good for all those with an interest in World Bank - to know that the Netherlands and the World Bank Group have a partnership agreement to foster Knowledge sharing between the institutions? Find more info here: http://knowledge4food.net/partners/world-bank-group-food-for-all/

If you have ideas for activities under this partnership between the World Bank and the Netherlands, please contact the Dutch Embassy or the World Bank Group offices in your country or region, to see whether they could collaborate with you on the idea.

1 week 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago

L'année 2017 sera l'année des plus grands défis et celle des plus belles réalisations.

Une nouvelle année
Une nouvelle dynamique
Une nouvelle grille des services, Une nouvelle vision Une seule et même société : Groupe LANDE

Groupe LANDE revient de plus belle à compter de Janvier 2017.

Un nouveau départ s'annonce,
Un nouvel élan sera pris.
Des défis seront relevés
Des actions concrètes seront menés
Nous iront encore plus loin

Êtes vous prêt à nous accompagner ?

Abonnez-vous à nos offres

Ensemble faisons la marche!

Groupe LANDE, la société au service des acteurs du monde agricole.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Kigali Farms partnered with !nspiraFarms®  to bring the first solar powered cold storage plant to Rwanda

Worldwide the mushroom industry is valued at US$20 billion, and in Rwanda the national government has been promoting the cultivation of mushrooms both for their economic potential and nutritional value.

Laurent Demuynck, CEO and Founder of Kigali Farms in Rwanda, started the social enterprise in 2010 with the twin goals of massively improving nutrition in rural areas and supplying high value produce to urban markets, domestically and as exports to the East African Community and beyond.

Says Demuynck,“our new button mushroom facility positions us to be the leading mushroom supplier in East Africa, with quite possibly the best button mushrooms produced anywhere in Africa. At the same time, our Kigali Farms team is driven to make oyster mushrooms the cheapest and easiest to grow source of protein for thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of smallholder farmers. Africa produces th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

New Report:  Moving the Needle: Critical Success Factors for Scaling Asset Finance 

Asset financing has emerged as a promising new model for agricultural finance attracting a growing number of investors to the sector. However, small agribusinesses in developing countries still face significant challenges accessing investment capital, including unrealistically high collateral requirements and unaffordable interest rates. With traditional financial institutions providing less than a sixth of the $200 billion required to fund smallholder agribusiness globally, how can small agribusinesses ensure they are best positioned to attract investment and financing? Moving the Needle: Critical Success Factors for Scaling Asset Finance outlines the factors critical for success. 

To access the full report developed by !nspiraFarms - http://www.inspirafarms.com/articles-publications/

dec
13

Global African Business Accelerator Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  13 December 2016 to 14 December 2016 - All Day Event
  10101

December 2016 Launch Conference: The Global African Agribusiness Accelerator Platform will be launched in December of 2016 ( Tuesday 13th – Wednesday 14th) with an inaugural Session/ Workshop on Technology and Mechanization Adoption. The workshop will be convened at the new (2015 launch) AGCO Corporation Future Farm in Lusaka, Zambia. 

Read more here.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

December 2016 Launch Conference: The Global African Agribusiness Accelerator Platform will be launched in December of 2016 ( Tuesday 13th – Wednesday 14th) with an inaugural Session/ Workshop on Technology and Mechanization Adoption. The workshop will be convened at the new (2015 launch) AGCO Corporation Future Farm in Lusaka, Zambia. 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Young People and Agriculture in Africa

The economic, social, and political benefits of bringing together young people and agriculture in Africa are undeniable, but governments must overcome certain challenges before they can be achieved.


A month ago, I and other young entrepreneurs were invited by the World Bank to their offices in Nairobi to take part in this year’s celebration to mark the World End Poverty Day under the theme “Food and Jobs: Fighting Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture.”

The discussion that brought together other participants from seventeen African countries by video conference: young farmers, journalists, scholars and students pursuing agricultural courses brought to the fore the similarity in challenges that affect African young farmers.

The future of Africa is anchored in agriculture, as much as there may be a strong thriving sector in innovation and technology.

To fight poverty therefore, there is a dire need to promote sustainable growth

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dec
08

Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  08 December 2016 to 09 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Getfam Hotel

The "Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture" will hold its 4th bi-annual workshop on the 8 and 9th Dec. 2016 at Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 19 hours ago

Job Opportunities at Heifer International

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a hand-out. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.

Heifer is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the following vacancies;

1. EAYIP Access to Finance Manager (Uganda)

2. Training and Social Capital Development Manager (Uganda)

3. Administrative Assistant –

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nov
23

Invitation to Attend Pitch AgriHack on 23rd November

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  23 November 2016, All Day Event
  Kenya/SAFARI PARK HOTEL

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA www.cta.int), in collaboration with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the support of partners including the Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI) and mLab East Africa, would like to invite you to the Pitching Day of the Pitch AgriHack Finals.

Pitch AgriHack aims at accelerating e-agriculture entrepreneurship for improved livelihoods and food security. It targets startups founded by young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 years, from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries. There will be 25 Startups offering ICT services to the agri-food sector, which will be involved in capacity building activities and will be pitching eventually. They come from 16 countries (including Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, Botswana, St Kitts and Nevis, Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast) and have been selected out of 152 agtech startups. For more informations, click HERE



Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Bonjour à tous!

Mon nom c'est Sèna Pascal AHOUANVOEGBE, je suis Gestionnaire des Ressources Naturelles de formation et actuellement en service dans l'une des ONGs de la place ( Nature Tropicale ONG). C'est une ONG qui intervient dans les domaines ci après: 

-l'Agriculture (Promotion de la pisciculture Hors-sol, Agriculture Hors-sol, cuniculture)

-Protection de l'environnement

-lutte contre la criminalité faunique

Je suis très content de faire partir de la plate forme AgriProFocus et j'espère que je suis la bienvenue...

Tania Attiba Bienvenue au sein de notre réseau!!!

2 months 2 weeks ago

Pascal Ahouanvoegbe Merci à la sœur Tania Attiba 

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Panel : expériences de mise en relation nutrition et agriculture

Panélistes : ONG Gbewa, FAO, FSA-UAC, Entreprise Dadjo

Modérateur : Dominique HOUNKONNOU

Gbétoho Boris LANDE C'était bien cette panel.

2 months 2 weeks ago

dec
08

The Amhara Agricultural Forum 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  08 December 2016, All Day Event
  Bahir Dar

On behalf of SMIS, AgroBIG and One Acre Fund, I am pleased to invite you to:


The Amhara Agricultural Forum 2016


The aim of this Forum is to share our project results, plans and research and explore the potential for future collaboration in the Amhara region. The Forum will have presentations from a variety of organisations working in Amhara. Topics will range from value chains to crop production, from gender to marketing and export. In addition the Forum will have workshops, great food and drinks, music and of course the possibility to network. The Forum will be held in the Jacaranda Hotel, Bahir Dar, Amhara, Ethiopia. Advanced registration is a must so please make sure you register today at Eventbrite.

We are making a conference booklet about all the visiting organisations. Please send us your logo and a story of max. 300 words about your organisation before the 28th of November.

If you have any questions about the Forum, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Hanneke van Veghel

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

From Rice Bowl to Food Basket; Myanmar Agricultural Reform White Paper

Last April, the Myanmar National Economic and Social Advisory Council (NESAC) developed a new vision for Myanmar’s Agricultural Development: From rice bowl to food basket; Three pillars for modernizing Myanmar’s agricultural and food sector.

'Myanmar is ready to seize that promise for its own future. But we must break away from a legacy of policies that have held back, rather than stimulated, our farmers’ potential', writes Tin Htut Oo, Chairman of the National Economic and Social Advisory Committee. 'A mind-set change is needed to step out of the Green Revolution, business-as-usual approach that focused on supply-led yield increases and domestic food self-sufficiency. We need to shift to an innovative new agricultural policy vision that centers on a demand-led approach driven by domestic consumers and foreign markets with increased productivity throughout the sector. To succeed in practice, we need to break do

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 2 days ago

BRAC Uganda is promoting the production of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) and developing supply chains among smallholder farming communities in Uganda to improve their nutrition and livelihoods. Here's a link to a video on an intergrated agriculture and health nutrition project. This video was shown at the 2016 World Food Prize event in early October. Enjoy!


Jacob Olanya Hello Emmanuel, this is a great and inspiring video, glad to see BRAC is activity promoting the Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP)

2 months 4 weeks ago

oct
14

Agro & Poultry Kenya 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  14 October 2016 to 16 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Sarit Centre, Westlands, Nairobi

Visit Agro & Poultry 2016, International Exhibition on Agriculture & Poultry. The Exhibition will be held from 14 - 16 October 2016 in conjunction with Food & Beverages - Packaging at Sarit Centre, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya. For more info, please contact 0786 971 869



Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN "RENT TO OWN" FARMING EQUIPMENTS SUCH AS IRRIGATION PUMPS, HAMMER MILLS AND MORE?

Rent-To-Own is a social enterprise that provides high quality productive assets to small-scale entrepreneurs in rural Zambia. Since their debut in 2010 they have helped catalyze business growth opportunities for hundreds of aspiring Zambian entrepreneurs. By providing the necessary equipment, training and financing that are otherwise inaccessible in rural areas according to their objectives they will continue to tap into the true potential of Zambia’s entrepreneurial capacity. Read more here .

Derrick Sikeba Sitali How can you join?

3 months 2 weeks ago

Janny Nyendwa Can you click on the read more "here".

3 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago

About CGIAR platform for Big Data in agriculture

Data has become a valuable global commodity. But it is much more than simply information: in expert hands, it is intelligence. Already, analysts are finding ways to turn big data — the immense stocks of information collected in computers worldwide — into an invaluable resource for planning and decision-making. It is helping accelerate the development of robust responses to some of the most pressing challenges of our time: climate change/variability, food insecurity and malnutrition, and environmental degradation. It is transforming the world of genomics and crop breeding and revolutionizing disciplines from climate modelling to agronomy. It is helping refine policies and improve lives.

The smart and effective use of data will be one of the most important tools for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Big data represents an unprecedented opportunity to find new ways of reducing hunger and poverty

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oct
22

IAAS SUMMIT "Bringing The Agriculture to The New Sexy"

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  22 October 2016, 13:00-20:00
  @america, Pacific Place Mall, Central Jakarta

IAAS SUMMIT
"Bringing The Agriculture to The New Sexy"


Dear Indonesia,

IAAS Summit

Merupakan “A Breakthrough” yang diinisiasikan oleh IAAS Indonesia dalam rangka membawa misi rebranding pertanian di Indonesia untuk anak muda dengan tema “Bringing The Agriculture To The New Sexy.” IAAS Summit melibatkan semua pihak yaitu Kementrian, Perusahaan, Organisasi, Komunitas, dan Pelajar untuk berkontribusi bersama membangun pertanian Indonesia.

Background IAAS Summit

IAAS Indonesia menyadari bahwa dewasa ini ketertarikan anak-anak muda khususnya untuk pertanian adalah kurang. Selama 24 tahun IAAS Indonesia bersama IAAS Local Committee yang tersebar di 8 kota di Indonesia terus berkontribusi dalam hal-hal pertanian, pengembangan diri, dan pemberdayaan masyarakat lokal melalui program-program IAAS. Ketertarikan anak muda di bidang pertanian dan membawa pertanian menjadi hal yang menarik serta berpotensi di mata generasi bangsa telah menjadi misi IAAS Indonesia.

Audience :

- Organisasi PBB 

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