Climate change

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 weeks 4 days ago

A new network and fresh perspectives on Nuffic Alumni food security event Yangon

On March 31 and April 1, MDF Myanmar, Holland Alumni Association Myanmar (HAAM), Golden Plain and AgriProFocus Myanmar organized a Nuffic Alumni event about food security in Yangon.

All Myanmar professionals that studied in the Netherlands or received training from a Dutch institution were invited to network and learn about hot topics related to food security. Furthermore, Dutch and Myanmar companies, NGO’s, farmers organizations and even members of parliament active in the food security sector attended the two day event.

On the first day, Ohnmar Khaing, Myanmar Program Manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), introduced the food security framework and current debates. Participants then were invited to share their own ideas about lessons learned and opportunities in shaping food security in Myanmar in a world cafe discussion.

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Wim Goris thanks for the update. will you circulate presentations too?

2 weeks 3 days ago

Bente Meindertsma Yes, we sent around the presentations to all the participants. If you're interested, I can share them with you too. 

2 weeks 2 days ago

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Posted by Dorina Prech in AgriProFocus Kenya 6 months 12 hours ago

AgriProFocus Kenya Annual Network Day 2016 - Highlights

Our annual network day held on the 19th October at Karura forest in Nairobi attracted a good number of delegates and exhibitors within the agriculture space. This annual event brings together actors in the public and private sectors to meet, reflect and collaboratively discuss future plans and aspirations as members of the network. This year's theme was "unlocking the business opportunities for food and nutrition security in the wake of climate change." This event comes at a time when as AgriProFocus, we are reflecting back to the 11 years of our existence -- what value we have created for our members and partners, what challenges we've overcome and opportunities ahead.


Some of our achievements for the year 2016: 

i) Learning platforms - experiences, lessons learned and innovations shared on our learning platforms.

ii) Cross-project learning - from all the Dutch projects in Kenya providing a multi-stakeholder sharing forum for D

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mar
21

Annual Agricultural Exhibition and Career expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  21 March 2017 to 23 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Makerere University, Kampala(Freedom square)

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) presents the biggest, most exciting and highly educative farmer event of the year. Come exhibit, network, market your product, share, learn new technologies etc. at the Annual Agricultural Exhibition and Career expo March 21st-23rd At the heart of Makerere University (Freedom square) guided by the theme *"The role of small holder farmers and the youth in agricultural transformation amidst changing climate and growing population"*.

Key Guests; Minister of youth and Children, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, the Executive director Enterprise Uganda, the Chief of party USAID feed the future YLA, MD CURAD LTD, Principal CAES and all lecturers of the college, Chairperson National Youth council, The country director AgriProFocus, MUCCRI Coordinator etc.

You are all invited for this exhibition with a facilitation fee of;

 150,000 UGX for a stall for three days (2m by 1m table, 3 chairs)

 70

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Uganda: Address Challenges of Rain-Fed Agriculture With Practical Solutions

By David Ossiya

Last year, I ventured into commercial farming and invested a considerable amount of money which unfortunately I lost due to a prolonged drought. The year 2016 was tough for farmers countrywide as the rains did not fall when they should have and certainly not in the amounts expected. In Soroti where I was, we had very little rain while in Busoga where a friend was growing the exact same crops as I was, they had too much rain resulting in flooding and water logging. Climate change is both a global and national problem and our policy makers must accept that our agro-based economy can no longer rely on purely rain-fed agriculture. That would be playing Russian roulette with the elements. The odds of success are just not in our favour.

Come along President Museveni advising and demonstrating to farmers how to irrigate their gardens using a bicycle and jerrycan to fetch water. The President was widely

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

INVITATION TO THE NATIONAL STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATIVE MEETING TO REVIEW AND INPUT IN THE UGANDA STRATEGIC PROGRAMME FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE; 1ST DECEMBER 2016 AT HOTEL AFRICANA

The government of Uganda under the leadership of the Ministry of Water and Environment is in the process of developing a national Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience (SPCR). The SPCR reflects the choice of Ugandan stakeholders to adopt a programmatic approach to mainstream climate change adaptation into national and local plans and strategies, with a particular focus on strengthening the resilience of rural and urban communities and their socio-economic infrastructure, as well as building the capacity of national institutions and empowering non state actors to be fully engaged in the process. A team from MWE has been engaged in national and regional level consultations on the SPCR process of which some of you might have been part of.

In order to further extend the opportunity for stakeholders' engageme

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Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Richard, can you also put as an event, so it will be added to the calendar automatically? Thanks!

4 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 months 1 week ago

“Store Hay for dry Season” – President Advises Dairy Farmers

President Yoweri Museveni has strongly advised dairy farmers in the country to ensure proper feeding of their animals during dry seasons by cutting and storing grass that sprouts during the rainy season. The stored grass, he said, can be used in form of hay to feed their herds at the height of the dry spells to ensure more milk yields and improved quality of the animals.

“I have called you today to talk about 2 serious issues that can disorganize dairy farmers; under-feeding cattle during dry seasons and rearing cows without doing calculations,” he said.
The President made the remarks last evening at a meeting he convened at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura district. The meeting drew cattle farmers from the cattle corridor in the country.

While thanking dairy farmers for shifting from keeping cattle in a traditional way to commercial farming, the President urged them to maintain the production of milk to satisfy

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 months 1 week ago

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We are looking for supporters,funding to help our rural farmers

Reach us on +256779282748/757488185

Email justineokello48@gmail.com

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5 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 months 1 week ago

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 5 months 1 week ago

Have you ever heard of Climate Smart Agriculture?

Here is why its the new trend to go as farmers in developing worlds.

With global food security, climate change, population growth among others now being one of the world's major concern, there's need for farmers to meet the worlds food demand. Agricultural practices that are sustainable to climate change and shortage of land among others. With the growing population and need for more land for various human development activities, Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach that helps to guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate (according to FAO). Some of the practices of Climate Smart Agriculture include integrated practicesAgricultural producers can use energy more efficiently as well as reduce their dependency on non-renewable energy sources. Well-planned agricultural systems can also produce energy sustainably without

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) launches a new tool for climate finance in the Dairy Sector

The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions - a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations.

FAO's new Smallholder dairy methodology, tackles two major challenges facing agriculture today: the need to make agriculture more productive by increasing yields, while at the same time cutting agriculture's carbon footprint. By opening up new sources of finance, the methodology addresses the critical question of how to finance the necessary transition to a greener livestock sector.

The new methodology for the first time clearly identifies areas within dairy production where greenhouse emissions can be curbed – for example, by chang

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

Ethiopia: Results of Climate Change On Smallholder Farmers

By Lyndal Rowlands

Farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can also help to fight it, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

"All farmers have to both adapt to climate change and will have to make a contributions to mitigate the emissions coming from agriculture," Rob Vos, Director of Agricultural Development Economics at FAO said.

"The good news," he added, is that a lot of the techniques farmers can use to adapt to climate change will also help to reduce their emissions, and vice versa.

The 2016 State of Food and Agriculture report focuses on the links between climate change, agriculture and food security.

The agriculture sector, including forestry, fisheries and livestock production, is responsible for producing around one fifth of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

Some of the biggest effects come from deforestation, including land that is being cleared t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 6 months 12 hours ago

AgriProFocus Kenya Annual Network Day 2016 - Highlights

Our annual network day held on the 19th October at Karura forest in Nairobi attracted a good number of delegates and exhibitors within the agriculture space. This annual event brings together actors in the public and private sectors to meet, reflect and collaboratively discuss future plans and aspirations as members of the network. This year's theme was "unlocking the business opportunities for food and nutrition security in the wake of climate change." This event comes at a time when as AgriProFocus, we are reflecting back to the 11 years of our existence -- what value we have created for our members and partners, what challenges we've overcome and opportunities ahead.


Some of our achievements for the year 2016: 

i) Learning platforms - experiences, lessons learned and innovations shared on our learning platforms.

ii) Cross-project learning - from all the Dutch projects in Kenya providing a multi-stakeholder sharing forum for D

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JACOB OGONDA Great!!!

5 months 4 weeks ago

Dorina Prech Thank you Jacob! 

5 months 2 weeks ago

jun
05

Short Course on Wetlands, Water, and Food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  05 June 2017 to 23 June 2017 - All Day Event
  The Netherlands

Course

Wetlands, integrated water resources management and food security

Promoting the value of wetlands for conservation, food security and climate change resilience

Food security, water management and climate change call for a cross cutting and inclusive approach involving all relevant stakeholders and sectors. This requires persons who, next to technical knowledge, possess other skills such as facilitation, conflict management and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to advocate the important role of wetlands in integrated water resources management.

The course is based on the premise that stewards understand what integrated water resources management is, what wetlands are, the different types of wetlands, what services they provide and the role of the RAMSAR Convention. To be able to act as a water steward and to advocate for wetlands, you will also need to know how to facilitate multi-stakeholder p

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oct
19

AgriProFocus Kenya Network Day 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  19 October 2016, 07:00-18:00
  Karura Forest, Nairobi

REGISTER HERE

EXHIBITIONS - THE MARKET PLACE

Category A - KES. 7,000 - This cost includes a shared tent by 4 exhibitors, co-branding, table & chairs, power-access point, 2 vouchers for staff participation and a delegate pack. 

Category B - KES. 15,000 - This includes one exhibitor per 3m x 3m tent, your own branding, table and chairs, power -access point, 4 vouchers for staff participating and a delegate pack. 

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the network day is to explore with institutions, companies, development partners and existing partnerships - where the business opportunities exists for food and nutrition security. The critical question we will be exploring during the day will be “What are the business models that will drive the change that we all desire - A food and nutrition secure nation? The theme of the day is “Unlocking business opportunities for food & nutrition security in the wake of climate change”. DETAILED PROGRAM

Food and nutrition security – the undeniable li

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sep
14

Fort Portal Farmer's Expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  14 September 2016 to 16 September 2016 - All Day Event
  Fort Portal, Uganda

Whereas majority of farmers in Uganda are deprived of access to agricultural information due to low levels of education, knowledge exchange through exposition is known to break education and literacy barriers for the most ordinary farmers. These information and communication barriers similarly cause a divide along the production, supply, marketing, financing and other major segments of agricultural value chains. 

The Fort Portal Farmers’ Exposition aspires to provide a level learning field and open Agri-business opportunities for Farmers, Consumers, Processors, Transporters, Exporters, Manufactures, Financiers, and other key players in the Agriculture Sector. 

The EXPO, is first of its kind in the region and is expected to be visited by over 10,000 visitors will; 

a) Gather in one place, farmers from all corners of the region and agro-input dealers and manufacturers from outside Fort-Portal. 

b) Give an opportunity for farmers to share knowledge, and for the public to

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Jadilah yang Pertama Dapat Kabar Hack-a-Farm!

Apakah kamu penasaran bagaimana petani Indonesia hidup setiap harinya, dan ingin mengamati mereka dari jarak dekat untuk tahu masalah, kebutuhan, dan cerita mereka? Apa kamu ingin membantu mereka dengan menciptakan sesuatu untuk permasalahan pertanian ini?

Hackafarm cocok untuk kamu! Kamu akan menginap selama 3 hari di sebuah komunitas petani dan menciptakan solusi selama 36 jam hackathon.Kamu juga akan dapat hardware starter kit dalam kompetisi ini.

Yang perlu kamu lakukan:
1. Persiapan: pikirkan ide inovasi super keren dalam bidang ini
2. Persiapan: jika kamu punya tim, maka lebih baik lagi (3 orang termasuk kamu)
3. Isi formulir ini untuk jadi yang pertama tahu mengenai kompetisi prestisius ini, didanai oleh Kedutaan Besar Amerika Serikat dan Departemen Luar Negeri Amerika Serikat.

"Bersiap. Bersiap. Menang."

Daftarkan emailmu di sini

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Be the First to Get an Update from Hack-a-Farm!

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Anne Marie Kortleve What a great and innovative competition! Please keep us updated about the progress and good luck to those who are entering the competition. Good to use this platform to share the experiences and outcomes of this competition.

9 months 1 week ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Thanks Anne Marie for positive support, and sure we will give you all the updates in the near future!

9 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 months 5 days ago

Uganda: Can Climate-Smart Agriculture Improve Our Smallholder Farming?

By Enoth Mbeine

We are increasingly finding ourselves facing converging food and climate challenges at an alarming rate, and globally, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicts that food insecurity will rise by 15-40 per cent by the year 2050.

Agriculture is immensely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Hence, it is important that smallholder farmers are enabled to build farming practices that make them more resilient to such changes. It is therefore imperative that our agriculture and food system is reformed in a number of ways.

One, to be more resilient to impacts of climate change and other shocks and crises. The latter include escalating food prices, deforestation and depletion of other natural resources.

Two, to be able to contribute less to global climate change.

Three, ensure the right to food of people through appropriate levels of production. This includes distribution and equitable

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou quelle bonne production? cela permettra d’éviter les crises alimentaires en Afrique lançons dans cette optique pour rendre les africains plus autonomes et en consommant nos produits locaux qui ont une qualité nutritionnelle avérée.

10 months 3 weeks ago

apr
14

Talkshow: We Grow!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  14 April 2016, 15:00-17:00
  Jakarta Convention Center

Perubahan iklim secara nyata memberikan dampak kepada seluruh masyarakat baik diperkotaan maupun di pedesaan. Karenanya semua pihak memiliki tanggungjawab yang sama untuk mengatasinya. Salah satunya adalah dengan melakukan urban farming sebagai upaya mengurangi emisi dengan mendekatkan sumber pangan ke meja makan.

Menyikapi hal ini KRKP bekerjasama dengan OXFAM akan mengadakan Talkshow: We Grow! Empowering Youth Through The Sustainable Urban Farming sebagai bagian dari rangkaian kegiatan Climate Change Education Expo. 

Talkshow ini bertujuan untuk memberikan informasi dan gambaran pada generasi muda mengenai model pertanian di perkotaan yang berkelanjutan, serta menawarkan softskill tentang cara bertanam di lahan terbatas dalam konteks pertanian di perkotaan.

Untuk konfirmasi kehadiran dapat menghubungi CP. Widya (085364473739) via sms/wa/line. Terima kasih. 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 year 1 month ago

Adapting to climate change: Smallholder farmers feeding the world

One of the scariest aspects of climate change is the risk it presents to global food supply and millions of farmers’ and workers’ livelihoods. In some parts of South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, agricultural productivity for certain crops is forecast to decline by more than one-third.

The 450 million people around the world who rely on small-scale farming for their primary income — and who supply developing countries with most of their food — are the most vulnerable to changes in growing conditions and resulting declines in productivity.

To protect their livelihoods and the world’s food supply in the face of climate change, these farmers must be able to access and utilize the new information, capital and tools necessary to make their farms more resilient. But this represents an enormous cost; in an era of austerity, in which official development assistance and host government budgets are unlikely to dramatically i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 1 year 6 months ago

African countries turn to insurance to safeguard against climate change

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/oct/07/african-risk-capacity-agency-au-climate-change-adaptation-insurance