innovation

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 week 5 days ago

Guidelines for organising a Farmer Innovation Fair

Quiroga G and Flink I. 2017.

Prolinnova International Secretariat and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). 12 pp.


In order to stimulate policymakers and practitioners to recognise farmer innovation in agricultural research and development (ARD), partners in the Prolinnova network have been developing and using various methods and tools for advocacy and lobbying. One of these is the Farmer Innovation Fair. The following guidelines reflect the network’s experiences in organising and hosting such fairs, with a focus on the experiences gained from the West African Farmer Innovation Fair held in Ouagadougou in May 2015, hosted by Inades Formation Burkina and the PROFEIS (Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) multistakeholder platform in Burkina Faso:

Copied from PAEPARD website (and received printed copy from KIT, our NL network member): http://paepard.blogspot.nl/2017/03/guidelines-for-organising-farmer.html

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Leah Banda This indeed provides a unique opportunity for small-scale farmers and a platform for support organizations to understand communities and how best to intervene.


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may
18

Learning Event #1

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  18 May 2017, 08:30-13:00
  Workout.id Coworking Space, Perkantoran Grand Panglima Polim Kav 90, Jalan Panglima Polim No. 16-17,

Innovative Production Technology for Agriculture : A lesson learned from Hack-a-Farm

AgriProFocus Indonesia, Hack-a-Farm Innovation Camp chapter Indonesia, dan Workout.id dengan gembira mengundang Anda untuk hadir dalam Learning Event “Innovative Production Technology for Agriculture : A lesson learned from Hack-a-Farm”.

Dalam acara ini dua tim pemenang Hack-a-Farm Innovation Camp akan berbagi pembelajaran proses kreatif pembuatan teknologi teknologi pelayu vanili oleh Amazing Agriculture dan teknologi pengusir hama tikus berbasis sistem audio oleh Teknotani.

Proses pembelajaran akan didampingi mentor Hack-a-Farm:

Walesa Danto, Limakilo.id | Tantyo Bangun, Kecipir.com | Aryo Wiryawan, Indmira

Mengapa inovasi ini dibutuhkan? Apa saja tantangan yang dihadapi anak muda mewujudkan inovasi ini? Temukan jawabannya di acara ini.

Kamis, 18 Mei 2017 | 08.30 – 13.00 | di Workout.id Coworking Space, Perkantoran Grand Panglima Polim Kav 90, Jalan Panglima Polim No. 16-17, Jakarta Sela

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 weeks 1 day 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 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 2 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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 4 days ago

Help needed! What are the main obstacles when starting out in farming?

Dear all,


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.


https://lucy22.typeform.com/to/u08zPo


Thank you in advance!


Regards,

Rick and Lucy

Anne Marie Kortleve I am sure there are some members of our community that would like to help you! Jacob Olanya or Marion Alyek, can you share their request on the AgriProFocus Uganda Facebook and Twitter as well?

1 month 4 days ago

Jacob Olanya Hello Van+Rijswijk Lucy i would be glad to share this with  people on our other platforms including social media. I too have taken the survey. :) 

1 month 4 days ago

apr
18

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia

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

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia

Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund

You are Invited!

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Geodata and ICT Solutions for Inclusive Finance & Food Security

An article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Innovative developments – An overview  

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 4 weeks ago

Lignes directrices pour organiser une foire de l'innovation Paysanne

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.

Lignes directrices en Français, suivi ce lien

It is with pleasure that Prolinnova International Secretariat share the publication with guideline on how to organise a Farmer Innovation Fair.

Guidelines in English, follow this link

Cibarani Cibarani Thank you for that jewel... we were dessesperately lookinf for something treating that issue...thanks again

1 month 3 weeks ago

Daoulata MAIGA Bonjour Lisette , merci beaucoup pour le partage de cet document très intéressant qui pourra aider pour l'organisation des grandes foires .Je me ferais le plaisir de partager sur nos réseaux sociaux et le mailchimp ,pour une large diffusion !

1 month 3 weeks ago

Lisette van Benthum Daoulata, Oui s'il vous plaît partager le par d'autres canaux sociaux aussi

1 month 3 weeks ago

Daoulata MAIGA Oui lisette c'est déjà partager  sur la page facebook , twitter et le news letter bientôt ! 

1 month 3 weeks ago

apr
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 1 day 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 AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 4 days ago

The Best Green Energy Farming Technology - Breakthrough

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Prix Jeunesse de la Francophonie

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"

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Grow Vertical: Appreciating the work of Algae

A vertical farm using used plastic bottles as hydroponics

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

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Cibarani Cibarani Jolie rémède aux  manques d'espace des gens de la ville

2 months 1 week ago

Yihun Seid First off all I would like to express my gratitude for gizaw and agriprofocus for your concern,your visit to my hydroponic farm and posting what you sow will enevitbly bring partners to impliment my new idea to the intended target.once again thank you Gizaw.yihun seid 0964272152

1 month 3 weeks ago

Fortunatus MLYANDENA Superb

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 months 6 days ago

PROLINNOVA Participatory Innovation Training (PID)

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Dua Tiket Gratis Mengikuti Idea Jam Providing Food for The Hunger: Agrifood Issues and Solving Ideas

Mau dapat tiket gratis untuk acara keren ini?

Ayo bikin posting di www.agriprofocus.com/indonesia tentang : Apa idemu untuk membuat usaha pertanian dengan prinsip social entrepreneurs?


Aturannya:

1. Tulis idemu dalam 10-15 kalimat

2. Satu orang hanya bisa membuat 1 posting

3. Posting ditunggu paling lambat Kamis, 16 Februari 2017 pukul 10.00

4. Nama orang yang memposting akan diundi, 2 orang pemenang akan diumumkan Kamis, 16 Februari 2017 pukul 17.00

5. AgriProFocus tidak menanggung uang transport atau biaya lain yang dikeluarkan pemenang untuk menghadiri acara.

Kami tunggu postingmu! Baca tentang acara DI SINI

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Two Free Ticket for Idea Jam Providing Food for The Hunger: Agrifood Issues and Solving Ideas


Do you want a free ticket to attend this cool event?

You can get a ticket for free by make a posting on www.agriprofocus.com/indonesia answering this q

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Satu tiket gratis diberikan kepada:
Thomas Pandhu dari Milenials Farmer dengan posting http://agriprofocus.com/post/58a5778ca93f2545aaaac119

Satu tiket lagi akan diberikan berdasarkan diskresi penyelenggara. Terima kasih atas partisispasinya. Sampai jumpa di kegiatan selanjutnya.
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One free ticket given to Thomas Pandhu from Milenials Farmer who post http://agriprofocus.com/post/58a5778ca93f2545aaaac119

Another one free ticket will be given to others based organizer discretion. Thank you for your attention. See you on next event.

3 months 6 days ago

feb
20

Providing Food for The Hunger: Agrifood Issues and Solving

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  20 February 2017, 19:00-21:00
  Coworkinc. Kemang, Jl Kemang 1 No.7, Jakarta

IDEA JAM

Pangan untuk yang Lapar: Isu Agrifood and Ide Penyelesaian

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.

KLIK DI SINI UNTUK TIKET GRATIS

PEMBICARA

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

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sep
25

Facing rural innovation challenges

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 September 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Facing rural innovation challenges 

Linking research to inclusive development for food security

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?

  • Participants come from all around the globe, and provide a unique enriching learning context in which professional networks can grow and lifetime friendships are built.
  • The course is challenging, varied and hands-on, incl

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

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.

Nicole Metz Thanks for posting Noel Templer. Do you know about the Integrated Seed Sector Development programme, ISSD? You may want to read the outcomes of their recent synthesis conference through this link: http://www.issdseed.org/issd-africa-synthesis-conference

3 months 2 weeks ago

Noel Templer Hi Nicole. Yes. I do. Let me look at the link for further insights. I worked on something for Kenya here too... http://www.seedsectorplatformkenya.com/files/download/248490891fa8705. Comments are welcome. Thanks.

3 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Invitation to Historical Campaign

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.

Translation:

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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

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Gizaw Legesse Dear Sitotaw, thank you for sharing! I see that the Amharic text you included in the post is not readable, could you please make it a unicode font, like Power Geez Unicode. Thanks!

3 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 3 months 4 weeks ago

Call for proposals for the Food & Business Global Challenges Programme (GCP) (4th)

Deadline for submission letter of Intent: 28 March 2017

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).

Purpose

The Food & Bu

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Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Thanks Nicole, I will spread the news.

3 months 4 weeks ago