Important Presentations of the event are attached below.
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... Read more
My name is Lucy van Rijswijk, I am currently working on my graduation project together with my colleague named Rick Relou. We are both students at the HAS University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, studying "International Food and Agribusiness (Lucy) and "Agribusiness and Administration" (Rick).
As we are busy with our graduation project we would really appreciate your help! We would like to know from you what you see as the main challenges or obstacles when starting out in farming. Below, you can find our survey and it would be great if you could fill it in please.
Thank you in advance!
Rick and Lucy
Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund
Date: 18 April 2017
Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM (Afternoon)
Venue: Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa
You are cordially invited to attend the FSRE Innovation Fund final event and a book launch to be held on 18 April 2017 at Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa.
The Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship (FSRE) Innovation Fund has been financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia. The FSRE Innovation 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.
Since 2012, the FSRE Innovation Fund has supported 75 agricultural innovation projects in Ethiopia reaching over 30,000 smallholder farmers through 53 implementing partner organizations. The over six million Euro received from the Dutch international c... Read more
On Thursday February 16, NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance, Rabobank Foundation and the Netherlands Space Office (NSO) organized the conference “Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food”. The conference aimed to show, share and discuss the latest technological applications based on satellite data in relation to inclusive finance and food security.
Recent developments in technological applications such as satellites provide good sources of information to increase outreach of financial services especially to rural areas and for smallholder farmers. Geo-data and information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as geographic information systems, drones, and cloud computing are now being used to boost smallholder’s production and their income.
Current innovations and possibilities of satellite data and other ICT applications we... Read more
C’est avec énorme plaisir que Prolinnova Secretariat International vous partage la publication quelques lignes directrices pour organiser une foire de l’innovation paysanne en français et anglais.
It is with pleasure that Prolinnova International Secretariat share the publication with guideline on how to organise a Farmer Innovation Fair.
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.
The main goal of the pu... Read more
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,... Read more
In my previous post, some readers inquired me to upload short video of the technology so that understanding will be created to duplicate and disseminate the new technology: Anicytor - Mechanical Driver of Farm Tools.
For the past ten years, though animal drawn/pulled farm and transportation tools have been playing great roles in socioeconomic aspects of the society, their efficiency and functions couldn't be satisfactory as the tools needed external force that creates friction and wheel grip.
On other hand, animals have powerful legs and body mass force which human being hasn't extracted and utilized appropriately.
In the case of tractors, they are not affordable by most of small land owners, need operation skills, have costs of fuel and maintenance, do not easily access all rural areas, and they emit carbon that pollute the environment.
Therefore, the technological needs of farmers (from land preparation to harvesting ) and globa... Read more
Vous avez entre 18 et 35 ans,
Vous êtes francophone,
Vous avez fait des réalisations exceptionnelles au cours de l'année
Postulez du 03 Mars au 06 Mai 2017 aux Prix Jeunesse de la Francophonie 35<35, premiers Prix Jeunesse de l’espace francophone en matière d’innovation!
Plus d'infos : http://www.francophonie3535.com/
Formulaire de participation : disponible à https://docs.google.com/a/agriprofocus.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4ZiMmj4sThjxiguwyAZekT_V_Bh-yrpN9Yvc0yC3VCYbgmw/viewform"
March 3, 2017 (More Pictures)
Ethiopia’s urban population is more than 19.5%, according to 2015 data. One should even more be concerned about the urbanization rate – 4.89%. In a country with food security the first priority, it should be called being conscious to think of options for the future. And Yihun Seid says, “Urban agriculture is inevitable.”
Vertical Farming + (semi) Hydroponic System
You might recall an Article posted here, on AgriProFocus, about one of our member whom I visited his vertical farm made of bamboo structures. Today, I will introduce you another member who constructed a vertical farm in his compound (around Goro, Addis Ababa) while installing a unique hydroponic system by considering not only food security and economic advantages, but also environmental and social values.
Yihun’s vertical vegetable farm rested on 24m2 land, and has four level vertical platf... Read more
At the Farmers' Conference Center in
Kenya, Prolinnova is presently holding a training on Participatory Innovation
Development (PID) in farmer-led agricultural research. This training involves
techniques for building appreciation of the roles that farmers play as
scientists and researchers, and ways that multi-stakeholder platforms can be
built to support farmers in developing and sharing farmer innovations. PID is a wonderful approach for agroecologically appropriate technology development: innovations begin with context-specificity.
This training is designed to build capacity for the Promoting Local Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security (PROLIFaNS) project they are now implementing in Ethiopia, Ghana Kenya, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. Beyond the scope of this project, participants of this training are committed to sharing PID approaches with other interested farmers and organizations working with farmers in their home co... Read more
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Kelas ini adalah tempat di mana kamu bisa mengenal lebih dalam isu pangan dan pertanian, dan bertukar pikiran tentang ide bisnis untuk menjawab isu tersebut. Jika kamu berminat dengan sektor pangan dan pertanian, ingin melakukan sesuatu namun belum ada ide, acara in adalah tempat yang tepat. Para ahli bidang sosiald di sektor industri agrifood akan hadir di sini.
1. M. Taufiqul Mujib – Oxfam di Indonesia, Natural Resouce Management Coordinator
Ahli di isu pemberdayaan produsen pangan, terutama perempuan, dan transformasi pedesaan.
2. Silvana Margriet Paath – Hivos South East Asia, Regional Advocacy Officer for Sustainable Diets
Menggeluti isu sistem pangan terkini dan bagaimana menciptakan ruang diskusi produkif tentang isu tersebut.
3. Walesa Danto – Co founder limakilo.id
Ahli di bidang pengembangan produk, berpengalaman mengarsiteki produk teknologi untu... Read more
Researchers must make their work relevant for the inclusive development of involved communities if it is to have any value. And agricultural professionals, farmers and their organizations may lack up to date information on how to most effectively improve food security.
This course will introduce you to new approaches and tools for designing and managing participation in rural innovation that will help to resolve both problems and find complementary solutions. It will enable you to create and support effective partnerships, collaboration and dynamic stakeholder networks to co-create new knowledge for better agri-business deals and higher farmer income.
Why choose this course?
It is my belief that a stronger seed sector could help drive broader changes that would prompt more young people to pursue opportunities in agriculture. I know from my work that agriculture in Kenya could be every bit as exciting and profitable as working at a tech company or an investment firm.
Join Historical Campaign of seeing off/ preserving Yoke and Plough pulling to Museum.Anicytor: Carbon Emissions Free / Climate Smart Farm and Transportation Tool
- Our forefathers ploughed pairing two oxen; and sowed with hands, wed out with hands, and harvested with hands.
- However, Present generation made its own tool known as ‘Anicytor’ and using only one animal (camel, horse, mule, donkey so on) ploughs, sows, harvests, and transports. - No more pairing two oxen, no more youth migration to urban.
- The innovation is exhibited at COP 22 Marrakech, Morocco.
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Products: Driver of all farm tools, seed row planter, organic fertilizer broadcaster, product transport, left and right reversible plough, so on. All are environment friendly.
What problem to solve: Smallholder farmers technological needs, global excessive carbon emission, joblessness, rural youth migration... Read more
NWO-WOTRO has launched the fourth call for proposals for the Food & Business Global Challenges Programme (GCP). GCP aims to generate research-based advanced understanding of 1) emerging key issues in food security and their impact on regional and local food security and 2) the role of private sector development. This fourth GCP call specifically focuses on contributing to business models, incentives and innovative finance for scaling Climate Smart Agriculture. The call is developed in close collaboration with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Transdisciplinary proposals can be submitted by teams of researchers and other (public/private) partners from both the Netherlands and from at least one Low- and Middle-Income Country (LMIC).
The Food & Bu... Read more
ECHO East Africa Symposium
February 7-9th, 2017 Arusha, Tanzania
Potential topics are listed below:
- Conservation Agriculture
- 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.
For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:
ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.
ICRA is a member of the Agr... Read more