agriculture

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 Benin
Posted 1 week 14 hours 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 weeks 5 days 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 3 weeks 4 days 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 3 weeks 4 days ago

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feb
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



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 1 month 1 week 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.

Read more here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 month 2 weeks 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 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 1 month 4 weeks 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 2 months 2 weeks 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 2 months 2 weeks 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 2 months 2 weeks 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 2 months 3 weeks 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 3 months 1 week 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 3 months 4 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!!!

3 months 3 weeks ago

Pascal Ahouanvoegbe Merci à la sœur Tania Attiba 

3 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 4 months 2 days 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.

3 months 4 weeks ago