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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 5 days 15 hours ago

Akses Database Jaringan AgriProFocus

Untuk mempermudah anggota jejaring dalam melakukan kerja-kerjanya, semenjak kwartal akhir 2016 AgriProFocus mulai membangun database jaringan AgriProFocus di Indonesia. Database jaringan ini berisi informasi tentang program dan aktivitas, area kerja, isu pertanian yang dikerjakan, jaringan mitra lokal dan kontaknya, serta dokumen pengetahuan/pembelajaran. Kontribusi informasi dari empat organisasi yaitu Hivos, ICCO, Oxfam dan SNV menandai mulainya pembangunan database ini.

Setiap anggota jaringan AgriProFocus di Indonesia bisa mengkases database ini dengan menghubungi tim sekretariat AgriProFocus. Agar database terus tumbuh, setiap anggota yang mengakses diharapkan juga memberikan informasi tentang organisasi dan aktivitasnya.

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Access AgriProFocus Network's Database

In order to increase member's networking accessibility, since fourth quarter of year 2016 AgriProFocus has been developing network database of AgriProFocus  Indonesia. This databas

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 days 15 hours ago

Call to participate in the Gender in value chains Trajectory 2017 

It has been confirmed that; Gender equality increases productivity and credibility in companies and organizations. If women and youth were meaningfully participating in income generating activities, then Uganda would annually be earning 227 billion shillings [UNDP report 2016].

Women and youth play a significant role in food production and supply chain. Interventions that are gender aware are greatly and positively impacting on their constituencies.

AgriProFocus Ugandan collaboration with KIT, ICCO, HIVOS and F&S therefore; presents to you an opportunity to register and participate in the 5th coaching trajectory in gender and value chains development.

Click here to download the factsheet that has details on the application process.

Deadline for receiving applications is on 30th January 2017

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 2 days ago

How can you leverage Monitoring & Evaluation to generate new opportunities within a project?

Interested in the lessons learned from M&E in the AIM Coalition? Listen to this PodCast where Marijke de Graaf (ICCO) and Marlene Roefs (WUR-CDI) tell about their experiences with 2 AIM-projects: The vegetables for all project in Tanzania and the SPAR Rural Hubs project in South Africa. 

Main questions they will answer:

+ What are reasons for doing M&E?
+ What are opportunities?
+ What are best practises?

Check the PodCast!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 months 20 hours ago

New Project STARS ''Strengthening African Rural Smallholders for Sustainable Development'' Launched!

Kigali, Rwanda, November 9th, 2016 – ICCO Cooperation with ICCO Terrafina Microfinance in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation today launched the Strengthening African Rural Smallholders (STARS) program. This five-year initiative that will reach more than one million people in four African countries. STARS will address challenges that smallholder farmers face such as poor farming techniques, lack of credit, minimal access to markets, and limited access to appropriate financial products.  

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR COOPERATIVES’CAPACITY ASSESSMENT

ICCO Cooperation is launching a call for expression of interest for “COOPERATIVE ASSESSMENT “ using ScopeInsight tools. This assessment is in the framework of the STARS program “Strengthening African Rural Smallholders” implemented by ICCO Cooperation in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in 4 African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Burkina Faso).

In Rwanda we have identified 23 cooperatives to be assessed in two selected value chains: rice(15 cooperatives) and maize (8 cooperatives).

The details are described in the Terms of Reference attached here with. We invite you to send in your expression of interest, a well written technical and financial proposals in English, properly bound and presented in two copies containing the following information: A cover letter, which should indicate the applicants’ experience in cooperative capacity assessments using ScopeInsight tools; copy of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

"LE RÔLE DU  MOBILE PHONE BANKING DANS L'INCLUSION FINANCIERE AU BURUNDI"

Tel est le thème choisit lors du cocktail d'affaire organisé par AgriProFocus et ICCO Terrafina en date du 6 octobre 2016. L'activité  a réuni une cinquantaine de personnes à savoir les dirigeants des PMEs agricole, les responsables des Institutions de Micro finance et des banques ainsi que les organisations d'appui à la promotion de l'entrepreneuriat agricole. 

Lors de la première partie de la soirée la Bancobu et la KCB bank  ont à tour de rôle présenté les avancés du mobile phone banking et les opportunités qu'il présente pour les entrepreneurs séance suivies par les questions des participants.


La deuxième partie quant à elle était réservé aux échanges B2B entre les participants afin de leur permettre de nouer des contacts et faciliter les liaisons IMFS- PMES. A l'issue de cette activité qui a duré 2 heures, les participants ont demandé que ce genre d'activi

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Women as business partners

When agro-businesses take gender aspects into account, their productivity and efficiency will rise. And the company becomes more competitive. But how to do it, and where to start?

ICCO Cooperation and Fair & Sustainability Advisory Services have, commissioned by IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), developed a tool for gender inclusive development and assessment of project proposals. The guidelines are meant for companies that prepare proposals for the Fresh & Ingredient program of IDH. The tool is based on evidence that enabling women equal access to inputs, services and land, improves yields. Female farmers often pay more attention than men to crop quality, and productivity increases as a result of increasing their access to technical training.

With the tool, ICCO Cooperation, Fair & Sustainability Advisory Services and IDH encourage companies to seek an active dialogue with women and realize the full potential of women in the value chain.

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ABAYISENGA CYUZUZO Edouard TRUE!

3 months 1 week ago

Alem Greiling I am a women who is just starting on value chain and agribusiness specifically on cereal processing and i would like to have women as my partners of business. But my challenge is how and where to have contact and link myself with women groups. Thanks for you support in advance

3 months 1 week ago

Lenny Gashugi A common phenomenon! A change or a shift in programming is imperative for inclusion, innovation and impact.

3 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

We’re pleased to announce that, on Wednesday 28 September, AMEA held a panel discussion about the new innovative platform that is AMEA and the opportunities and challenges of building and implementing a global quality system for professionalism amongst farmer organizations. The Agribusiness Leadership Program, a training and coaching program that is fully aligned with the 8 dimensions of the SCOPEinsight assessments. 

AMEA is a multi-stakeholder platform, bringing together key players in the Agribusiness sector including both private and public organizations. AMEA introduces a new holistic approach to help professionalize farmers and create opportunities for them in the marketplace. The platform was initiated by SCOPEinsight and counts IFC, ICCO, VECO, NCBA CLUSA, ACDI VOCA, Argidius, ABN Amro and IDH as founding partners and members. 

Read more: http://www.scopeinsight.com/news/public-presentation-of-amea/

Lisette van Benthum Dear Marthe, the provided link does not seem to work. Could you renew it? Just use the editing function in the upper right corner of your message.

3 months 2 weeks ago

Marthe Reinette Thank you for flagging Lisette!

3 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

AVIS DE VACANCE DE POSTE DE  COORDINATEUR/ COORDINATRICE DE PROGRAMME, GESTION DE CONFLIT ET VIOLENCE BASE A BAMAKO.


ICCO Coopération en consortium avec l’Aide de l’Eglise Norvégienne et Human Security Collective envisage de mettre en œuvre un programme intitulé Human Security Approach to Address the Root Causes of Conflict and Violence in Mali. Ce programme de 4 ans (2017-2020) sera mis en œuvre dans les régions de Tombouctou, Gao, Kidal, et Menaka avec un composant qui vise le niveau national.   

 Les candidats intéressés dont les profils répondent aux critères du poste sont priés d’envoyer par courrier électronique leur CV détaillé et une lettre de motivation à l’adresse suivante : recruitment.iccorowa@gmail.com au plus tard 20.9.2016. Le/la candidat(e)sélectionné(e) prendra fonction 1.12.2016. 

Les candidatures féminines sont vivement encouragées   


Cliquez sur ce lien pour les détails du recrutement 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 5 months 15 hours ago


Signature de contractualisation entre les acteurs de la chaîne de valeur

L’atelier sur la contractualisation entre les acteurs de la chaîne de valeur karité a débuté ce vendredi 19 Août 2016 à 9h 00 à la maison du partenariat Angers-Bamako. 

L’objectif de l’atelier est de créer un cadre de convention entre partenaires d’accompagnement et les organisations de production et acheteurs d’amandes propice à la conclusion de convention de collaboration et de contrat d’achat au bénéfice d’un partenariat bénéfique à tous.

La cérémonie d’ouverture a été présidée par la Directrice Régionale de Icco, Mme Leena LINDQVIST qui avait à ses côtés,la Coordinatrice Karité Mme Binta Bocoum et le Coordinateur de AgriProFocus Mr Oudou Bengaly. Mme Leena dans ses mots d’introductions a salué le rôle important que joue les femmes pour la croissance de la filière karité, car la valeur ajoutée de ses activités profite à tou

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 5 months 1 day ago

Atelier sur la définition de mécanismes adaptés au financement des coopératives de production de karité  

Les 4 et 5 Août 2016 a eu lieu dans les locaux de la maison du partenariat Angers-Bamako, l’atelier de définition des mécanismes adaptés au financement des coopératives de production de karité.

Organisé par le réseau AgriProFocus, cet atelier a enregistré la participation des leaders des organisations de production de karité, les représentants des banques et institutions de micro finance les cadres des projets et programmes venant en appui à la filière karité.

Les principaux résultats assignés à l’atelier furent :

· Un inventaire des besoins en services et produits financiers des coopératives des chaines de valeur du karité est fait

· Les produits et services financiers disponibles au niveau des institutions de financement sont connus

· Des mécanismes nouveaux de financement plus adaptés aux besoins des coopérative

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 5 months 1 day ago

Job Vacancy - ICCO search for 3 Position:

1. G4AW Country PROJECT MANAGER for Vietnam see detail

2. G4AW Country PROJECT MANAGER for Indonesia  see detail

3. Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) International Regional MANAGER for Indonesia and Vietnam  see detail

ICCO Cooperation is a Dutch organization with 50 years of experience and global presence of five regional offices. The regional office in South East Asia implements programs in Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam. Together with our partners from the public and private sector ICCO works towards a just and dignified life for all, by promoting opportunities for economic empowerment and inclusive development. Responsible and inclusive growth is connected to ICCO’s two core principles: Securing Sustainable Livelihoods and Justice & Dignity for All. Our regional office is based in Denpasar, Indonesia.

Both Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) projects are publi

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WEST NILE AGRIFINANCE FAIR, 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  17 August 2016 - 08:30 to 18 August 2016 - 18:30
  Arua

Up scaling Opportunities for Financing Youth in Agribusiness

AgriProFocus Uganda in collaboration with SNV Agrifinancing Uganda Programme, AFARD, West Nile on Line, Self Help Africa, Technoserve, West Nile Youth Network, SNV YES Programme, ADINGON, CEGED, Arua NGO Forum, GIZ-AGRUFIN, Agritera, ICCO, ZOA,CEFORD, Tecnoserve, Caritas Arua, Red Cross, CREAM-WN, ACAV are planning to convene a two day AgriFinance Fair with an overall objective of facilitating a business to finance linkages between youth entrepreneurs and financial service providers as well as creating a platform to jointly find smart solutions to agrifinancing for the youth.

Click here to Download the concept note.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 6 months 1 week ago

Atelier de formation sur la sécurité et sureté de la gestion des risques

Ce lundi 11 juillet au vendredi 14 juillet, votre réseau participe à un atelier de formation de base sécuritaire, organisé par ICCO à l’hôtel Massaley SIS à Hamdallaye ACI 2000.

La session de 5 jours vise à introduire les principes de base associés avec la gestion de l’insécurité et pourvoir des conseils pratiques sur les réactions vis-à-vis d’un ensemble de problème et menaces sécuritaires.

Les travaux de l’atelier ont débuté par le mot de bienvenue de la Directrice régionale. Un tour de table a permis aux uns et aux autres de faire connaissance et de partager leurs expériences en matière d’insécurité.

Ainsi des séances de groupes ont permis aux participants de travailler sur des thématiques comme :

- L’évaluation des risques que nous pourrions rencontrer comme équipe sur des missions aux programmes.

- Les Risques et mesures prisent pour réduir

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 6 months 1 week ago

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS CONSULTANCY / Icco Cooperation

Deadline: 14 July 2016

ICCO Cooperation is launching a call for expression of interest for Value Chain Analysis consultancy in the framework of the STARS program “Strengthening African Rural Smallholders” implemented by ICCO Cooperation in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in 4 African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Burkina Faso).

In Rwanda we have selected two specific value chains: rice and maize, clustered in 10 sub-value chains (according to their market channels and geographical area) as follows:

6 maize sub-value chains:

- Nyagatare - Gatsibo ( 2 cooperatives)

- Ngoma - Kirehe ( 2 cooperatives)

- Burera (1 coop)

- Muhanga-Ruhango (4 cooperatives)

- Nyanza-Huye (3 cooperatives)

- Karongi - Rutsiro : (3 cooperatives)

6 rice sub-value chains:

- Nyamasheke (2 cooperatives)

- Bugesera ( 3 coop

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

Youth Camp 2016

From the 16th to 19th of May 2016,  members of the Youth In agribusiness Innovation Community , Ypard Uganda, SNV, The Uhuru institute, Asereca, IITA, Pulida, youth agribusiness network Africa, TUNADO, AAIN, Agro Tourism, and Afri-Banana Lead by ICCO organised the Supa Youth Camp 2016 with the theme“ Unlocking the Youth Potential in Agribusiness for sustainable livelihoods. “ that took place at Namugongo-Kyoto Spiritual resort.  

In attendance were a total of 61 enterprising youth from both Kenya and Uganda. The camp mission statement was: Influencing a generation of agribusiness youth leaders, change agents and hunger fighting champions driven by passion and innovations to bring about a desired change in the agribusiness sector. 

You could download a one page summary report by simply clicking here.

Posted By in FSRE Fund
Posted 6 months 3 weeks 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 Netherlands
Posted 7 months 1 week ago

AgriProFocus Network Results 2015: Bankable Business Plans

FINAGRI in Segou, Mali

The Segou finance fair was organised in March 2015 with support of the Netherlands Embassy and with IFDC, Oikocredit and others. The event attracted 3258 participants and 40 exhibitors. AgriProFocus Mali organized a business plan training for submitters. 53 business plans were shared between 3 banks and 4 microfinance institutions, 56 % was financed!

The event opened up new relations with and between producer organisations in the region and various banks and microfinance institutions and with international agencies such as USAID.


More network results can be found in our Annual Report 2015: Click HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 7 months 2 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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago

Atelier de réflexion sur les nouveaux défis du réseau

AgriProFocus Mali a organisé ce jeudi 02 juin 2016 à 10 h à son siège sis à l’ACI 2000, un atelier de réflexion qui permettra au réseau de relever les défis pour mieux servir ses partenaires et surtout ses membres.

La réflexion a porté sur trois questions principales qui sont :

- Les tendances et opportunités pour le développement de l’entreprenariat agricole au Mali et dans la sous-région?

- Ces tendances peuvent-ils influer sur le devenir d'AgriProFocus ?

- Les défis qu’AgriProFocus doit relever pour mieux se positionner et offrir des services ?

A cette rencontre nous avons pu noter ,la présence de Mr Baba Togola de l'IFDC , Chef de fil de la communauté d’innovation accès aux intrants et équipements,Mr Ataoulaye Ba, Directeur Adjoint de ICCO, Mr Lassina Sanou , Directeur de Oiko Crédit et Chef de fil de la communauté d'Innovation accès aux services financiers , Mr Idrissa Ba Coordinateur sortant , Mr

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Mamadou Traore Bonjour chers Amis, Effectivement j'étais absent sur la ligne à cause de l'intensité des mes activités et de mon isolement du réseau. Je serais présent car je suis fier d'être membre. A bientôt!

7 months 1 week ago

Daoulata MAIGA Bonjour Monsieur Traoré , bon retour sur votre réseau , nous sommes ensemble

7 months 1 week ago