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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 6 hours ago

New Book is Available Now for DOWNLOAD

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund

Click HERE or Go to www.agriprofocus.com/fsre-fund

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru What a cool learning document! Thanks Gizaw :)

2 weeks 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 3 days ago

FSRE Innovation Fund Closing Event

A book launch & a learning opportunity

Important Presentations of the event are attached below.

On Tuesday 18 April 2017, AgriProFocus, in collaboration with ICCO Cooperation, organized the closing event for the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund at Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa.

FSRE Innovation Fund has been financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia. The Fund has been managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus, which in parallel has organized learning events and conducted coaching visits to the innovation projects as part of a learning trajectory.

74 innovative projects

The morning session of the event was dedicated to the final learning event where innovators of the 74 innovative food security projects attended. The innovators were presented with lessons on topics such as access to finance and future investment strategies. Victor van der Linden presentated on how to access financing opportuni

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Contract Farming in Ethiopia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  19 April 2017, 14:00-17:00
  Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa

Contract Farming in Ethiopia

Book Launch & Panel Discussion

Date: 19 April 2017
Venue: Golden Tulip Hotel
Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM (Afternoon)

On behalf of all contributor organizations and stakeholders, we would like to invite you to this important event to be held on 19 April 2017 in the afternoon from 2:00PM at Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa. The event marks a book launch and a panel discussion.

Book Launch

A new book entitled ‘Contract Farming in Ethiopia – the concept and the practice’ featuring eight case studies is published. The book is a result of a collaboration between various organizations and agricultural programs, all partners of the AgriProFocus network in Ethiopia. These include Agriterra, C4C, ENTAG, Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia, LANDac, SNV, and CIHEAM Bari (SupHort). The case studies analyze the contract farming practices in the following value chains:

§ Malt Barley – Heineken Brewery

§ Chickpea – ACOS Ethiopia

§ Seed Potatoes –

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18

Books Launch: Contract Farming & Agricultural Innovators

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  18 April 2017 to 19 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Addis Ababa

Books Launch: Contract Farming & Agricultural Innovators

AgriProFocus will organize a two-day event on April 18-19, 2017.

On April 18 the closing learning agenda for the FSRE Fund winners will be held and all the winners are invited to attend. FSRE Fund was financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands while managed by ICCO on behalf of AgriProFocus. As the day marks also the closing of the four year program, the event will also be attended by invited relevant stakeholders from Government, Dutch Embassy, Private sector, and other development organizations are expected to attend.

Two important books are completed and published, and they will be launched on April 18 and 19, 2017. Officials from the Government and the Embassy of the Netherlands will honor us by attending and officially launching the publication of the books.

“Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund”

April 18

The main goal of the pu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 3 days ago

Taro Flour Innovative Project of Send a Cow wins the 2017 Bond Innovation Award

The project was funded by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ethiopia via the FSRE Innovation Fund

Bond is the UK membership body for organisations working in international development or supporting those that do through funding, research, training and other services. Annually it awards innovations supporting the empowerment of disadvantaged groups, helping them to become independent and self-reliant and to reach their full potential.

The Taro flour innovation processes taro in to flour to extend shelf life and improve food security of Farmers in Wolayta and neighboring zones of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region mostly face food shortage from the month of March to June. Read a story posted earlier.

Send a Cow Ethiopia received an innovation grant through the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (FSRE Fund), financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia,

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Posted By in FSRE Fund
Posted 11 months 1 day ago

REPORT of the FSRE Poultry Event held on 31 May 2016 is available now!

The purpose of this Poultry Event was to present the results of a poultry survey AgriProFocus conducted with small-scale poultry farmers living in and around Debre Zeit, Ethiopia. This Poultry event brought commercial farms and several pre-selected small-scale farmers and other poultry experts together to discuss the challenges in the poultry business and to jointly find ways to improve the working relations between the commercial farms and the small-scale farmers.

Please click here to access the report.

You can also find the PowerPoint presentations of the day by clicking on the link below:

http://agriprofocus.com/post/57555a71a93f251ae606f8f7

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 months 3 weeks ago

Fruitful FSRE Poultry Event with small-scale farmers and commercial farms

On Tuesday 31 May, 2016, we held a successful Poultry Event in Debre Zeit in which commercial farmers and small-scale farmers were able to meet each other face-to-face and discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding the general poultry management of small-scale farmers and the relationship of small-scale farmers with commercial farms.

The purpose of this Poultry Event was to present the results of a poultry survey AgriProFocus conducted in and around Debre Zeit, and to stir a lively discussion around the results that came out of this survey.

The objectives of this poultry survey were to assess the challenges that poultry farmers face in the poultry business and the food security and nutrition situation within the household of the poultry farmers. The survey especially focused on the gender aspect by aiming to find out if there were any challenges related to the poultry business or food security t

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31

FSRE FUND: POULTRY EVENT

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  31 May 2016, 09:00-15:00
  Pyramid Hotel (on the main road), Debre Zeit

It is our pleasure to invite you to join us for an FSRE Learning Event on the results of the Poultry Survey on 31 May, in the Pyramid Hotel, Debre Zeit.

The purpose of this Poultry Event is to present the results of a poultry survey we conducted in and around Debre Zeit. The objectives of this poultry survey were:

1. To assess the challenges that poultry farmers are facing in the poultry out-grower system, with particular emphasis on the role of (young) women

2. To assess the food security and nutrition situation within the household of the poultry farmers.

The survey targeted 75 poultry farmers (41 men and 34 women) and provides useful insights in the general poultry farming practices, roles and responsibilities of the family members, linkages to commercial poultry farms and the food security situation within their households.

In addition to the presentation of the results of this poultry survey, we selected 6 poultry farmers (who participated in the survey) to share thei

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 year 3 months ago

Winners Announced

FSRE Fund 5th Round Matching Grant

FSRE Fund Managers announced yesterday the five organizations whose projects won the fifth round Matching Grant of the FSRE Fund.

Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (FSRE Fund) is financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa, and ICCO Cooperation manages the fund on behalf of AgriProFocus. Innovation Fund and Matching Grant Fund are the two windows of the fund.

In this fifth and last round call of Matching Grant facility 14 projects were shortlisted a few weeks ago. After further assessments, including face to face interviews, five projects are selected as winners. Three of the organizations are small and medium enterprises, and the rest two are NGOs. The winner projects focus on value chains such as horticulture, poultry and Aquaculture.

Below you will find the list of winner organizations with their geographic locations:

More about FSRE Fund: http://www.agriprofocus.com/fsre-fund

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 year 9 months ago

Top 20 Concept Notes Announced

4th Call for Proposal, FSRE Fund, Innovation Grant Facility

August 23, 2015

ICCO Cooperation, which manages the FSRE Fund on behalf of AgriProFocus Ethiopia, announced on Friday the top 20 shortlisted Concept Notes for the 4th Call for Proposal of FSRE Fund, Innovation Grant Facility.

July 10 was the closing date, and 95 Concept Notes were submitted for the Fund Managers. Out of these Concept Notes 16 of them were automatically disqualified by reasons of not submitting on time (deadline), not keeping the page limit rule, not following the Concept Note format as outlined on the Application Guideline, and failing to provide own contribution.

The 79 Concept Notes have been assessed by independent bodies based on detailed scoring criteria which can be found HERE. Finally the top 20 Concept Notes are shortlisted to submit their Full Proposals until September 7, 2015, 5:00PM.

This 4th Call focuses on four specific value chains, and horticulture seems to

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Nicole Metz Thanks for sharing. I realise this was already posted a few weeks ago and that the date for submissions is today. Good luck to all interested companies, NGOs and universities.

1 year 8 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 year 11 months ago

Catalogue: FSRE Fund Innovation Grant Projects

Dear Members,

Please find below the Catalogue which describes the projects that won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd round Call for Proposals of the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (FSRE Fund) under the Innovation Grant Facility. The Catalogue also tries to indicate the Linking and Learning Events that have been organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia.

Catalogue: FSRE Fund Innovative Projects


The following are excerpts from the two introductions included in the Catalogue from ICCO Cooperation (who manage the FSRE Fund on behalf of AgriProFocus) and from AgriProFocus Ethiopia:

... In addition to the number of successful innovations, we also look at the number of farmers that benefited, employments created and income generated as the result of our innovative and matching grant fund projects. In this regard also we are doing well. As the result of our first round innovation and matching grant fund projects, 1,400 jobs are created an

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Kabagambe Juvenal thank you! this is very educative!

1 year 11 months ago

Wim Goris note there is now a new version of this catalogue with 63 innovation projects at http://agriprofocus.com/fsre-fund

1 year 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 year 11 months ago

Call for Proposals – FSRE Fund, Innovation Fund (IF)

Deadline for Concept Note submission: July 10, 2015; 5:00 PM  

(The image depicts project summary of one of the 3rd round winners)

The 4th Call for Proposals of the FSRE Fund under the Innovation window is out today, the Fund Managers announced.

The Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (FSRE-Fund) is financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and managed by ICCO-Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus.

In this fourth IF call for proposals FSRE-Fund will support up to 12 competitive project proposals that have a potential to sustainably improve the food security of farming families and the income, investment and jobs of smallholder farmers, Producer Organizations and SMEs (linked to smallholders). The planned duration of a project for projects to be funded under this call is for a maximum of 12 months.

FSRE-Fund Support

The financial support which Innovative Fund prov

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26

Public Seminars for FSRE Fund 4th Call for Proposals

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  26 June 2015 to 30 June 2015 - All Day Event
  Ethiopia

Public Seminars in different cities of Ethiopia will be organized regarding the FSRE Fund 4th Call for Proposals. (Please find the Full Call Advert and Application Guideline HERE, and please note that the closing date for Concept Note submission is July 10, 2015; 5:00 PM)

The aim of these Public Seminars is to provide explanations about FSRE Fund, its Innovation Fund and Matching Grant Fund windows, as well as about the application and selection process of the current 4th Call for Proposal.

Attendance Confirmation

If you wish to attend the seminar, please confirm your attendance by writing your name and organization, as well as indicating which venue you would like to attend using the following link;

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ddovZRHpC_SIQQkZ9VimdoL_xZaHNirtidncIg3xvdg/viewform


The Public Seminars will be held according to the following schedule and at the locations listed below:

§ Addis Ababa on Friday 26th June, 2015 starting from 9:00 AM at Global Hotel.

§ Bahirdar on Sat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 year 11 months ago

Call for Proposals – FSRE Fund, Innovative Fund (IF)

Deadline for Concept Note submission: July 10, 2015; 5:00 PM  

(The image depicts project summary of one of the 3rd round winners)

The 4th Call for Proposals of the FSRE Fund under the Innovation window is out today, the Fund Managers announced.

The Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (FSRE-Fund) is financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and managed by ICCO-Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus.

In this fourth IF call for proposals FSRE-Fund will support up to 12 competitive project proposals that have a potential to sustainably improve the food security of farming families and the income, investment and jobs of smallholder farmers, Producer Organizations and SMEs (linked to smallholders). The planned duration of a project for projects to be funded under this call is for a maximum of 12 months.

FSRE-Fund Support

The financial support which Innovative Fund prov

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jan
27

FSRE training on Marketing and Contract Farming

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  27 January 2015 to 28 January 2015 - All Day Event

This training is in support of all innovators granted by the FSRE Fund. The training is part of the Agri-ProFocus FSRE linking and learning track and open for all FSRE Innovation Fund winners.

The topics marketing and contract farming were identified in the last Learning Event of 2014. The training will combine theory and practice and link to the innovation cases of each participant.

This event is on invitation only.

Participants will be invited for this training by email and get further info on venue and programme.

Mail any question to:  ydenooy.agrihub@gmail.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 years 6 months ago

FSRE-Fund 3rd Call Public Seminar Schedules and Locations

 

Dear All,

As you all already know the FSRE Fund is launching the third Innovation Fund Call for Proposals, and the Deadline for Concept Notes is November 28, 2014.

What is interesting about this Call:

- The focus is on horticulture, potatoes (irish/sweet), poultry and fish farming.

- The fund managers at ICCO are organizing a series of public seminars on the call in Addis Ababa, Bahar Dar, Hawassa, Mekelle, Harar.

 

For those who are interested to attend the Seminars here is the schedule and location: 

o In Addis Ababa on Saturday November 15, 2014, at 9:00 AM at Global Hotel.

o In Bahirdar on Monday November 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Homeland Hotel Bahirdar.

o In Hawassa on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Gezahegn & Elfinesh Hotel Hawassa.

o In Mekelle on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Planet Hotel Mekelle.

o In Harar on Monday November 17, 2014 at 9:00 AM at Heritage Plaza Hotel Harar.

NOTE: In order to

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shewit gebremedhin Thanks Gizaw for your information. I am Shewit Gebremedhin from Bahir Dar University and I am interested to participate in the seminar which will be held on at Bahir Dar, Homeland Hotel. regards

2 years 6 months ago

Feyisa Assefa Thank you, I will participate on the seminar which will be held at Global hotel on 15/11/2014 Addis Ababa, Best Regards

2 years 6 months ago