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INTAKE 3-YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM-AGROMAX(U)LIMITED

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  18 April 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  agromax

Hands-on training program for youth aged 18-35 years in principles and practices of commercialized agriculture, greenhouse management, open field production, irrigation system installation and management, entrepreneurship and business development. 

We offer both 3 months and 6 months training program with residential facilities on site.Our next intake commences on 18th April 2017.


Limited slots available so apply today.

For more information, contact us on 

Email:info@agromaxug.com

cc: vanessa@agromaxug.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 week 4 days ago

Invitation to participate and spread the word -FAO-e-discussion: Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems 

I am delighted to extend this invitation to you to participate in the above mentioned e -discussion forum, which is an extension of the on going discussion on SCPI of Horticulture based systems.

This forum on ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly on fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) is part of a broader discussion that aims to present the on-going evolution in agriculture and horticulture as a continuous trend towards the goal to “produce more with less”. The ICTs and emerging technologies in agriculture promise to be a good arsenal in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The role of ICTs in SCPI is likely to gain more and more importance in horticulture as well.

This online forum seeks to encourage and

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 1 week 6 days ago

SKILLING YOUTH FOR EMPLOYMENT IN AGRIBUSINESS- NEW INTAKE 2017!!!!!!!

Do you have youth in your family or community that would want to acquire knowledge and skills in how to earn a living from commercialized agriculture. Here is their chance!!!!

Join hundreds of youth that are benefiting from a residential hands on training program at Agromax(U)Limited in Luteete on Gayaza road.

Here is an opportunity to change your life and those of the people around you by acquiring skills in greenhouse farming and management, irrigation system installation, application and management, nursery management, forestry, business development through investment clubs, marketing and value addition among others.

Contact us for additional information on the training packages that we offer on:

info@agromax.com

cc: vanessa@agromaxug.com

APPLY TODAY AND BOOK YOUR SLOT FOR OUR APRIL INTAKE.LIMITED SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE.

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SKILLING YOUTH FOR EMPLOYMENT IN AGRIBUSINESS- NEW INTAKE 2017!!!!!!!


Do you have youth in your family or community that would want to acquire knowledge and skills in how to earn a living from commercialized agriculture. Here is their chance!!!!

Join hundreds of youth that are benefiting from a residential hands on training program at Agromax(U)Limited in Luteete on Gayaza road.

Here is an opportunity to change your life and those of the people around you by acquiring skills in greenhouse farming and management, irrigation system installation, application and management, nursery management, forestry, business development through investment clubs, marketing and value addition among others.

Contact us for additional information on the training packages that we offer.

APPLY TODAY AND BOOK YOUR SLOT FOR OUR APRIL INTAKE.LIMITED SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE.



Follow us on:

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Instagram: Agromax_sky_program

Twitter:@agromaxug



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Posted 1 week 6 days ago

Posted By in Horticulture Conference 2015 - Kigali - Rwanda
Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

FAO-e-discussion (6 to 27 March 2017)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems

Invitation to participate in this e-discussion forum, which is an extension of the on going discussion on SCPI of Horticulture based systems.

This forum on ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly on fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) is part of a broader discussion that aims to present the on-going evolution in agriculture and horticulture as a continuous trend towards the goal to “produce more with less”. The ICTs and emerging technologies in agriculture promise to be a good arsenal in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The role of ICTs in SCPI is likely to gain more and more importance in horticulture as well.

This online forum seeks to encourage and gather success stories in the application and use of ICTs in sustainable intensificatio

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Innocent Chamisa Thanks for sharing Nicole

1 week 5 days ago

Innocent Chamisa Further to this -continuation Save & Grow Series - You can participate in the on going Global e-Forum  here :                                                                                                                                     https://dgroups.org/fao/scpi-hortcrops. 

Welcome to the online discussion forum on sustainable crop production intensification (SCPI) of horticulture based systems (mainly fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers.)

How can we produce more with less?

With this discussion forum, FAO aims to bring together experts of all levels from scientists who study the potential of sustainable crop production, to the practitioners who apply sustainable horticultural practices - to exchange their experiences, new findings and challenges faced. FAO recently launched three “Save and Grow” guidebooks accessible at http://www.fao.org/ag/save-and-grow/ that explain principles of an ecosystem-based approach to sustainable crop production intensification.

Future generations will rely more and more on resilient food supply systems because of known challenges such as a growing world population, urbanization, land degradation, and climate change. We need to find ways to produce more from the same area of land while conserving natural resources, reducing negative impacts on the environment and enhancing natural capital and the flow of ecosystem services.

You can participate by sending your contributions to the proposed discussion questions to:

SCPI-Hortcrops@dgroups.org.
Alternatively, you can share your contributions directly on the discussion board.The message will reach all members and will be automatically stored on the platform.




1 week 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

Rwanda - ''Dutch investors explore horticulture sector potential''

Source: The New Times

Seven visiting Dutch companies have expressed interest to invest in Rwanda’s horticulture sector.

The investors were in the country for a two-day visit to explore investment opportunities in the horticulture sector including the flower industry.

They are seeking strong partnerships and collaboration to help boost the industry, according to Marjolijn Sonnema, Netherland’s Vice Minister in charge of Agriculture and Economic Affairs.

The delegation paid a courtesy visit to the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) to further understand the sector’s potential in terms of trade and investment.

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mar
08

e-discussion Forum ICTs-4-SCPI-Hortcrops

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  08 March 2017 to 27 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Italy

This forum on ICTs in Sustainable Crop Production Intensification (SCPI) of horticulture crop based systems (mainly on fruits, vegetables, roots and tubers) is part of a broader discussion that aims to present the on-going evolution in agriculture and horticulture as a continuous trend towards the goal to “produce more with less”. The ICTs and emerging technologies in agriculture promise to be a good arsenal in the fight against hunger and malnutrition. The role of ICTs in SCPI is likely to gain more and more importance in horticulture as well.

This online forum seeks to encourage and gather success stories in the application and use of ICTs in sustainable intensification of horticulture crop production systems. These technologies include, but are not limited to, mobile phone technology, geographic information systems, remote sensing, precision and other innovative smart farming technologies.

In this discussion participants are encouraged to share the motivations for adopting innov

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 3 weeks 3 days ago

AgriProFocus Zambia collaboration with Hivos Women@Work Campaign


AgriProFocus Zambia conducted a two day workshop for Hivos during their  Annual Partners' Planning and Training Session held in Lusaka from February 27th to March 4th for Eastern and Southern Africa partners. This workshop was to help the Hivos partners and staff to have a better understanding of the Horticulture Value Chain in the East and Southern African region. The partners included women lawyers associations, labor and trade unions, and farmer organisations. Hivos and each partners see an opportunity to promote decent work for women who earn their living in global production chains, specifically in the flower, fruits and vegetable industries. 

We  introduced the partners to our Toolkits on Gender in Value Chains and It Takes Two to Trade that they can use in practice to identify the constraints women and men face in the horticulture sector. Presentations were given by network members and partners: Dutc

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

DryDEV REPORT: Highlights of 6 Farmer Exposure Days 

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AgriProFocus Kenya in 2016 organized 6 farmer exposure events in the lower Eastern counties – Machakos, Makueni and Kitui. The structure of the farmer exposure events provided a platform for farmers to learn and also share experiences with other stakeholders. The value chains of focus as per the DryDEV program included; pulses, indigenous poultry, goat, honey and mangoes. However other complimentary aspects for instance water management were also addressed in some of the field days. A lead farmer in each area was identified to host the farmer exposure visit. This provided an opportunity for peer learning.


The objectives of the exposure events are:

1. To provide a platform for farmers to link and learn about market requirement on quality, quantity and logistics

2. To expose and link farmers to value chain financing opportunities

3. Provide opportunity for farmers to learn about products, services and technolo

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Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Posted by Dorina Prech in AgriProFocus Kenya 7 months 2 weeks ago

UPDATED POST: Successful 12 Farmer Field Days!

DOWNLOAD 2016 REPORT HERE

Dear Friends,

As you have probably seen from the updates from our field consultants, this past few months have been a beehive of activity for the HortImpact project. We supported the HortIMPACT team to organise and facilitate 12 very successful field days in 9 Counties: Kiambu, Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Narok, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Meru.  A number of input suppliers were present, including: Koppert Biologicals, Syngenta, Real IPM among others; seed companies like Kenya Highland Seed, financial institutions and insurance companies like Equity Bank, Family Bank, UAP Insurance, SACCOs among others.  

In this report, you will find an analysis of what made the field days successful. One of the key components is farmers and exhibitors mobilisation - what strategies were used, what made the strategies effective and what lessons can be learned. It also highlights what techniques and technologies wer

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Call for Proposals | SNV | Horti-LIFE

Submission Deadline: March 14, 2017, 6:00PM 

Netherland Development Organisation (SNV)
Grant Opportunities
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Smallholder Chain Integration Projects in Fruit and Vegetable Sector


Background

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international organisation founded in the Netherlands SNV Ethiopia works in 310 woredas of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Aligning with the priorities of the Government of Ethiopia in agriculture, energy and water, sanitation and hygiene, we implement innovative solutions to increase people's income and employment opportunities.

Currently, SNV Ethiopia implements a 3 year horticulture project called Horti-LIFE in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). The overall goal of the project is to increase export and the food and nutritional securit

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Mukamusoni Marie Louise Hi, i am  interested in this fund of horticulture. The vegetables we develop are carrots and tomatoes. We want to enlarge our land. 

1 week 5 days ago

Mukamusoni Marie Louise Hi Didier, we appreciate for training about online platform. we want to accumulate more knowledge.

1 week 5 days ago

Posted By in Publications
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

Une solution efficace pour conserver la tomate pendant plusieurs mois

Une nouvelle technique  de conservation de la tomate  a vu le jour au Burundi. Il s'agit de la conservation de la tomate par la cendre, une méthode pas chère pour de petits exploitants agricoles!!!!

Pour en savoir plus "http://wire.farmradio.fm/fr/farmer-stories/2016/11/burundi-des-agriculteurs-decouvrent-une-nouvelle-technique-de-conservation-des-tomates-15455"

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

East-West Seed launch agricultural scholarship program to celebrate 35th anniversary


To celebrate its 35th anniversary, vegetable seed company East-West Seed is launching a scholarship program that will enable 35 children of farmers to pursue undergraduate courses in agriculture.

The Simon Groot Scholarship will support farmers children that study agriculture related subjects. Named the "Simon Groot Scholarship Program for Agriculture", the program will provide an opportunity for 35 students - sons and daughters of farmers - to pursue an agriculture degree in public agriculture colleges and universities.

"Agricultural education is one of the most powerful investments we can make for the future,” says Simon Groot, founder of East-West Seed. "We must encourage farmers' children to carry on the their parents' legacy by equipping them with scientific and practical knowledge to turn farming into a thriving business and a sustainable source of livelihood for their communities."

The scholarship

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

What can Ethiopia learn from Kenya in Horticulture Sector Development?

AgriProFocus Kenya recently facilitated a horticulture study tour by SNV Ethiopia and Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. These two partners are implementing a programme called Horticultural Livelihoods, Innovation and Food safety in Ethiopia (Horti-LIFE), while SNV Kenya is implementing  a programme called Kenya Market led Horticulture Programme (HortIMPACT) in Kenya.  The tour consisted of programme presentations, select stakeholder meetings and field visits to beneficiaries. 

Objectives of the tour:

     · To understand the Kenya national experience in horticulture development.

     · To learn from SNV Kenya experience in agricultural development in horticulture sector.

The Ethiopian delegation, led by the State Minister for Agriculture and Natural Resources, comprised of high level officials from the national directorates and region

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Mukamusoni Marie Louise Hi , we have a land of 12 acres and we need some one who can join us in terms of exploitation and seeds production. Thanks. M.Louise

5 days 12 hours ago

Posted By in Jeunesse et entrepreneuriat Bénin
Posted 2 months 2 days ago

Faut-il d'importants capitaux pour démarrer son activité dans l'agriculture?

A travers cette vidéo, qui pourrait en inspirer plus d'un, il faut retenir que nous n'avons pas besoin de beaucoup d'argent pour démarrer notre activité dans le secteur agricole.

 " http://www.agribusinesstv.info/Cote-d-Ivoire-Chily-une-recette-de-maman-revisitee_v106.html " 

Akibodé Djodji C'est le fonds qui manque le moins. Merci très chère Tania pour ce partage.C'est vraiment important de faire savoir à tous que c'est possible de se lancer sans forcement toujours attendre des millions. C'est vraiment une vidéo qui inspire . Je partage ici deux idées pour se lancer dans l'entrepreneuriat. Nous avons le Love money  c'est à dire demander de l’argent à vos proches

Votre entourage est précieux, que ce soit vos amis, votre famille, vos cousins, ce sont eux qui croient en vous et en votre projet et qui vous apporteront les premiers CFA pour vous lancer. Il ne faut pas hésiter à leur parler avec votre coeur pour les convaincre que c’est ce que vous voulez vraiment faire, qu’ils ne seront pas déçus. Soit vous les rembourserez quand vous pourrez, soit ils auront des parts dans la société, soit c’est un don.

Secondo, il faut participer aux  concours

Il existe des dizaines de concours chaque année, de plus en plus au fil des ans. Nous en relayons certains ici. Ces concours permettent d’une part, si vous le remportez de repartir avec la dotation, mais aussi d’avoir un avis d’experts, des conseils, de l’accompagnement, une visibilité dans les médias et surtout crédibiliser votre projet dans le paysage entrepreneurial .

2 months 1 day ago

Tania Attiba Akibodé Georges Djodji : Merci cher collègue. Le Love Money (contribution ou apport familial) est souvent mis de côté par nos jeunes entrepreneurs alors qu'il pourrait constituer un important capital de départ.

2 months 16 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Afrisem Field Days in Arusha 

Rijk Zwaan Afrisem Field Days kicks off with farmers from Lushoto, Tanga, Bagamoyo, Morogoro, Dodoma, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Arusha. The week will continue with international visitors from all over Africa.

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Maonyesho ya Rijkzwaan Afrisem yameanza na wakulima kutoka Lushoto, Tanga, Bagamoyo,Morogoro, Dodoma, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Arusha . Maonyesho yataendelea kwa wageni wetu wa kimataifa kutoka nje na ndani ya Afrika.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Photo of the week in TMEA weekly scope

The photo shows: Women working at Africado, a TMEA Challenge Fund recipient based in Arusha, Tanzania, packing avocados for export.

TMEA = Trade Mark East Africa, a key initiative fostering regional trade in the Eastern African region. The weekly scope is available online through this link.

http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f44074099d0ad3f6e63a5c7f5&id=8fc1a96b2f&e=c8d5c7b809

You may try to subscribe yourself if you have an interest to read more about regional trade.

Women working at Africado, a TMEA Challenge Fund recipient based in Arusha, Tanzania, packing avocados for export.

feb
07

ECHO East Africa Symposium

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  07 February 2017 to 09 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Arusha, Tanzania

ECHO East Africa Symposium

February 7-9th, 2017 Arusha, Tanzania

Potential topics are listed below:

- Conservation Agriculture

- Horticulture

- Innovation in Farming Practices and Techniques

- Best Livestock Practices

- Good Development Practices

Speakers for the sessions will include presenters from around East Africa.

For more information or to register, follow this link.



jan
16

Horti-LIFE Study Tour to Kenya

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  16 January 2017 to 20 January 2017 - All Day Event
  Nairobi

The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) Ethiopia is organizing a study tour to Kenya from 16th to 20th January 2017. The tour is being facilitated by SNV Kenya and AgriProFocus. Consisting of representatives from Federal Government’s Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources representatives, Regional Bureau of Agriculture and SNV Ethiopia staff, the delegation would like to learn from the Kenya experience in the horticulture sector development. SNV Kenya and Ethiopia are also implementing horticulture projects (HortIMPACT and HortLIFE respectively), with funding from the Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  


Objectives of the study tour 

++ To share and learn from SNV Kenya's experience in implementing horticulture development projects across the country

++ To learn from Kenya's experience in horticulture sector development. 

About Horti-LIFE and HortIMPACT

Horti-LIFE started in January 2016 and is being implemented by SNV Ethiopia. The project was formu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Burundi : Un cultivateur invente la conservation des tomates

À l’Est du Burundi, les tomates sont en abondance pendant la période d’août et septembre. Cependant, les producteurs et les productrices ont du mal à conserver leurs tomates pour les vendre plus tard. Une grande quantité de tomates pourrissent.  

Après de nombreux essaie ,M Vital NDUWIMANA producteur de Tomates a découvert une méthode de conservation de la Tomate écologique et qui ne coûte rien. Découvrir son histoire ici

ELYSE MUHORAKEYE Bonjour je vous ai envoyé le lien.

2 months 6 days ago

Guigonou Freddy PADONOU Merci.

2 months 6 days ago

Guigonou Freddy PADONOU http://www.homejardin.com/cendre-de-bois-coup-de-pouce/aide-conseil-assistance-explications.html

2 months 6 days ago

Elyse Mahoro Woow. quelle technique! Conserver les tomates dans la cendre pendant 5 mois?Tres interessante! C'est tres important, les centres de recherches agronomiques devraient investir a prouver que cette technique est inoffensive pour qu'elle puisse etre adopter par beaucoup d'agriculteurs de tomates pour eviter la perte et augmenter leur profit.

2 months 6 days ago

Guylaine Mwamini Merci @Guigonou pour le partage de ce lien qui nous renseigne de plus sur l'utilisation de la cendre, on serait tenté de dire que la cendre est très indispensable à l'agriculture. Belle decouverte

2 months 6 days ago