The project objective is to evaluate the performance and progress of the USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine (KIE) program. The KIE activity aimed to bring new and innovative technologies in horticulture, dairy, maize and staple food crop to market through identifying, incubating and scaling innovative agriculture value chain, private sector led businesses. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the project’s design, in order to inform relevant future designs for innovation activities.
The Agriculture Specialist will contribute to the evaluation from a technical perspective, including examining whether the technologies promoted are viable and scalable along the agriculture value chain. In collaboration with the Team Leader, he/she will contribute to the development of the evaluation methodology, develop the data collection instrume... Read more
“Feeding the World, Changing Lives”
AgriProFocus in collaboration with like-minded organizations, Institutions, private sector companies, development partners, professionals, practitioners and value chain actors; are organising a Youth in Agribusiness Caravan, 2017, with an overall objective of creating a platform for joint actions on motivating youth into agribusiness. This shall be achieved through; peer 2 peer exchanges and learning from youth led agribusiness enterprises, exposure farm-firm field visits within and across borders as well as interfacing with policy/decision makers of relevant Government ministries, departments and agencies.
Click Here to apply and be part of the Caravan.
To know more about the caravan, download the concept note.
The ETH Zurich World Food System Center, together with the Yamsys Project and the Swiss Center for Scientific Research in Côte d'Ivoire, is pleased to announce the call for applications for next year’s World Food System Summer School, “Food Systems in Transition,” which will be held from 27 January- 10 February 2018 in Côte d'Ivoire. The two-week intensive academic course will take place in Abidjan, Bouaké, and a number of field sites.
The program spans the food system and includes lectures, workshops, case studies, field trips, and farm work together with faculty and experts from leading research institutes, the public, private, and not for profit sectors.
To apply, you must complete an online application form and submit (upload via the form) the following:
The organizers of the AflaNet project are announcing a conference to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists, stakeholders, institutes, farmers and governmental institutions seeking for long-lasting, innovative and practicable ideas to combat Aflatoxin from the food value chain.
The project funded by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 2016 is designed as an initial study that is planned to be followed by a more intensive, overall collaborative project with African partners. The goal of the AflaNet project is to establish a long-term network between scientific and development partners in Kenya/East Africa and Germany to address the reduction of aflatoxins in the food value chain. Scientific results have been gathered by conducting a carry-over study of af... Read more
5 may 2017
Are you interested in exploring how open APIs could help your business contribute to more useful, sustainable, and scalable financial solutions for low-income customers?
CGAP is looking to work with digital financial service (DFS) providers, fintechs, and other organizations that have well-established financial inclusion assets and capabilities to share via open APIs. CGAP will provide financing and technical assistance to implement an open API business and motivate third-party developers to explore and use APIs to build innovative products and services. Our goal is to help industry explore business models based on open APIs and produce new and successful demonstration cases.
Submit Expression of Interest by June 9, 2017
CGAP is looking for digital payments providers, financial institutions, and other financial service providers that have:
* Assets that are relevant to a range of third part... Read more
All the key stakeholder that were present including Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia Development Agency, Zambia Bureau of Standards, Zambia Revenue Authority, PACRA, Poultry Association of Zambia and Dairy Association of Zambia identified the potential investment opportunities in the poultry and dairy sub-sectors to be:
1. Feed additives and premixes
2. Vaccines and medicines for poultry and dairy
3. Improved poultry and dairy genetics
4. Diagnostic facilities
5. Commercial extension services as the government is slowly moving away from providing free extension services t... Read more
Strengthening farmers’ organizations in management of Village Aggregation Centers
Simanjiro, Arumeru and Same
VECO East Africa is a regional programme of Vredeseilanden, a Belgian based International NGO which operates in seven regions in 18 different countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. VECO envisions a world with production and consumption systems that allow poverty and hunger to be eradicated and that do not burden our planet more than it can bear. VECO East Africa’s main thematic areas include; Food safety; Farmers Organizations; and Water management.
VECO East Africa is currently implementing a two-year project funded UKAID/Food Trade Programme. The project whose main aim is to increase farmers’ household income through participating in the regional trade of staple crops i.e. rice, maize, and beans, has three key outputs namely; improved storage and aggregation; improved supply chain information and coordination; and improved standar... Read more
BiD Network is looking for high potential growth SMEs in search of investment. Are you you an entrepreneur? Come to our investor trip Launch event on May 12th to be part of the official kick-off for our next investment readiness program.
Join the Launch Event to find out how your business can benefit from our services. Send an Email to email@example.com or call us on 0393216435 and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your registration. Please register by May 5 to join the Launch Event.
Deadline: 2 June 2017
BioInnovate Africa Programme has announced a US$ 5 million grant funding over three years (2017–2020) to support scientists, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in eastern Africa to link biobased research ideas and technologies to business and the market.
The Bioresources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (BioInnovate Africa) Programme is a regional initiative supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to assist countries in eastern Africa benefit from the revolutionary advances in biosciences, by converting such technologies into innovations for inclusive growth and sustainable development. BioInnovate is based at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya, and currently operates in six eastern African countries namely: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tan
Deadline: 5 June 2017
Africa Food Prize 2017 is now open for nominations, recognizing an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa—from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives.
The Africa Food Prize recognizes extraordinary women, men, and institutions whose outstanding contributions to African agriculture are forging a new era of sustainable food security and economic opportunity that elevates all Africans.
Building on the values and principles established by the Yara Prize, the Africa Food Prize puts a bright spotlight on achievements and innovations with transformative power that can be scaled and replicated across the continent to eliminate hunger and poverty and provide a vital new source of employment and income.
The Prize Committee considers the following criteria for the Prize:
Deadline: 12 May 2017
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bureau for Food Security (BFS) is seeking concept notes for its “Feed The Future Partnership with Partners for Food Solutions (PFS) to strengthen the food processing sector in Africa.
The objective of the Feed the Future Partnership with Partners in Food Solutions is to engage and mobilize the expertise, infrastructures and resources of PFS and others to transfer knowledge from the volunteer employees of PFS member companies to small and growing food processing businesses across Africa.
Deadline for Advisory Opinion: 15 June 2017
Deadline for Submitting Applications: 14 September 2017
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is accepting applications for its Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) grant programme with an aim to increase and enhance sustainable food production as well as achieve more efficient agricultural water use, particularly in irrigated areas and water basins in the G4AW partner countries.
Vacancy Announcement: Project Coordination Assistant – 3R Project
Deadline - 28 April 2017
As part of the transition strategy from aid to trade, Wageningen UR in collaboration with several Kenyan partners will implement a project that assesses and validates the lessons from the Netherlands Embassy’s agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security programmes on market-led approaches to supporting competitive and sustainable growth of selected agri-food sectors. The 3R Kenya project (Resilient, Robust and Reliable from Aid to Trade) will investigate whether these lessons relating to innovative interventions in the sectors can be transferred and scaled up, and as such better anchored within Kenya.
To support project implementation, we are recruiting a Project Coordination Assistant who will work under the direct supervision of the 3R Project Coordinator at the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). The tasks include:
Monitoring and Evaluation tasks (35%)
+ Work closely with t... Read more
Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) operating in or around Addis Ababa? Are you on the way to become a thriving business but you still struggle how to find your way to the top? Than is Cordaid/R&D’s Resilient Business Development Support (RBDS) the right training program for you!
We will support your company to grow and become investment ready in our 6 months program. It consists of trainings, mentorships and (personal and group) coaching.And at the end of the program you will have an investment ready business plan.
We are recruiting new companies that will start the RBDS program in July/August 2017. We are looking for companies that already exist for at least 2 year, have between 5-50 employees and have an annual turnover of 700,000 ETB or higher.
If you are interested in the program, don’t hesitate to contact Aklilu Abate: firstname.lastname@example.org or 011 55... Read more
AgriProFocus is pleased to inform you that SNV Zambia and the IAP2 Project Team formally launched the IAP2 Challenge Fund in Zambia on the 28th of March 2017.
Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) is a specialized fund with the specific mandate to identify and support innovative inclusive business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population while being commercially sustainable. IAP is funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) and managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organization in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden.
Target sectors include WASH, Energy, Agriculture/Food and ICT. IAP will provide funding within the following range euro50, 000 up to euro 200,000. The funding will be grants and not loans, with pre conditions that have to be met.
The project is now calling for the private sector to submit applications for review and consideration. The process shall be a twostep process b... Read more
This program is a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented youth with a passion for international development to contribute to the world's most pressing needs.
The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a grant programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It falls under the policy priority of food security, which focuses on increasing and enhancing sustainable food production as well as achieving more efficient agricultural water use, particularly in irrigated areas and water basins in the G4AW partner countries.
Administrative rules have been published in the Dutch Government Gazette (Staatscourant No. 13493, March 17, 2017)
The available budget for the G4AW call of 2017-2018 is 19.8 million euro.
Requests for an advisory opinion can be submitted from 15 April to 15 June 2017.
Applications may be submitted until 15:00 CET on 14 September 2017. If the application is submitted less than two weeks before the deadline of 14 September 2017, the applicant runs the risk that, if it is incomplete, the Minister will not use his or her discretionary powers to request... Read more
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)
NB: For companies in the start up categories (have been in existence for less than 2 years) can also apply - for this category you will not need to submit your annual returns.
PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international a... Read more
CDAIS is a global partnership on capacity development for agricultural innovation systems, funded by the European Union. Launched in 2015, the overall objective of CDAIS is to make agricultural innovation systems more efficient and sustainable in meeting the demands of farmers, agri-business and consumers.
CDAIS operates in eight pilot countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. CDAIS communication plan aims to support the CDAIS project by sharing information and raising awareness of its activities and results, demonstrating the relevance of CDAIS for agricultural innovation and to the livelihoods of rural people in the tropics. The communication plan of CDAIS builds on the strengths of each of the project partners and their outreach capacity in specific (geographical and social) areas to interact with a wide range of relevant stakeholders.
CDAIS is looking for an individual who can support the development of its communicatio... Read more