innovation

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 week 2 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 1 week 4 days 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.

1 week 2 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 weeks 3 days 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 weeks 2 days 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 weeks 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 weeks 5 days 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.

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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 weeks 5 days ago

Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 1 month 2 days 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.

1 month 2 days ago

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.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

ICRA Courses for professionals working in higher education and outreach, agricultural research and agri-business

For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:

- Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands

- Facing rural innovation challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security, 25 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

- Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 6 to 24 November 2017

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

L'année 2017 sera l'année des plus grands défis et celle des plus belles réalisations.

Une nouvelle année
Une nouvelle dynamique
Une nouvelle grille des services, Une nouvelle vision Une seule et même société : Groupe LANDE

Groupe LANDE revient de plus belle à compter de Janvier 2017.

Un nouveau départ s'annonce,
Un nouvel élan sera pris.
Des défis seront relevés
Des actions concrètes seront menés
Nous iront encore plus loin

Êtes vous prêt à nous accompagner ?

Abonnez-vous à nos offres

Ensemble faisons la marche!

Groupe LANDE, la société au service des acteurs du monde agricole.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 months 6 days ago

EU Innovative Agri-Food Chains: Unlocking the Potential for Competitiveness and Sustainability


Deadline: 14 February 2017

**Legal entities established in Tanzania are eligible to apply.

The European Commission is seeking applications for its program “Innovative Agri-Food Chains: Unlocking the Potential for Competitiveness and Sustainability” to provide in-depth insight into linkages and interactions between agri-food chain stakeholders, including understanding of their perception and behaviour with respect to sustainability objectives and cooperation, potentially resulting in the design of new processes within the agro-food chains and thus leading to new business models and better performing value chains.

The sustainability of food systems is challenged by various interrelated factors, such as the changing socio-economic and political context, the scarcity of natural resources, environmental degradation and climate change.

Funding Information

The Commission considers that pr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Applications for Ethiopian Young AgriPreneurs are open now!

Are you between 15-29 years old and do you have an innovative Agribusiness idea? Than you might be fit for the 4-month incubator program from February to May 2017!


BlueMoon is looking for amazing, out-of-the-box, highly innovative, scaleable, and potentially transformative ideas from youth interested in Ethiopian agribusiness. BlueMoon believes that, once in a blue moon, exceptional ideas can turn into great businesses that literally change the world. Once selected for the incubator program, BlueMoon takes a holistic approach to support young startups.

Click here to find more details on BlueMoon's program and the selection criteria. The application deadline is Friday January 6, 2017. For any questions regarding the application process, please contact BlueMoon by sending an e-mail to this e-mail address: apply@bluemoonethiopia.com


PLEASE FORWARD TO POTENTIAL CANDIDATES. THIS CAN BE A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 months 5 days ago

LAUNCH Food Global Contest for Innovative Health Entrepreneurs 2017


LAUNCH Food is a global call for innovators, entrepreneurs, or intrapreneurs with big ideas for improving health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices.

Application Deadline: 7th December, 2016

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): venue to be confirmed

About the Award: LAUNCH is looking for a balanced portfolio of innovations (game-changing early stage prototypes) and solutions (post-pilot solutions with the potential to scale within 2 years) that address supply, demand, or both, but offer impact at the level of an individual’s personal consumption. We are open to solutions that address any point in an individual’s life journey, from birth on.

LAUNCH is particularly motivated to support solutions that:

  1. Promote inclusion, gender equality, and women’s empowerment
  2. Are appropriate at the local level with the potential to scale regionally or globally
  3. Offer the potential to impact impoverished, di

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing this opportunity in the network Firaol!

3 months 5 days ago

Posted By in Hack-a-farm Innovation Camp
Posted 3 months 1 week ago

Pemenang Hack-a-Farm Innovation Camp

Tiga tim akan diundang ke AgriProFocus Network Event tahun depan!


Hack-a-farm Innovation Camp di Yogyakarta tanggal 7-11 November berlangsung sukses. Sepuluh tim yang beranggotakan mahasiswa dan siswa SMK bekerjasama dengan kompak. Selama program digelar, peserta berdiskusi dengan berbagai organisasi mitra agar semakin dekat dengan persoalan pertanian. Misalnya: tantangan petani dalam pengolahan hasil pertanian oleh Asri Saraswati (Agradaya), tantangan pertanian organic oleh Tantyo Bangun (Kecipir.com), pendidikan dan pola dagang oleh Tauhid Aminullah (Wikikopi), tantangan petani Indonesia oleh Qomarunajmi (Sekolah Tani Muda), tantangan petani global oleh Maula Paramitha (AgriProFocus Indonesia) dan masih banyak lagi.

Untuk mempertajam problem statement dalam proposal mereka, peserta diajak tinggal bersama keluarga petani salama dua hari di Minggir, Sleman, Yogyakarta. Peserta kemudian melakukan hackathon selama 36 jam non-stop untuk mewujudkan p

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Dewi Purnamasari Maaf sepertinya terjadi kesalahan redaksi yaitu juara 2 dan juara 3 tertukar, mohon ditinjau ulang :)

3 months 14 hours ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Terima kasih Mbak Dewi atas ralatnya, sudah saya edit. Salam.

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 months 1 week ago

ENTAG INNOVATION FUND
1ST CALL FOR PROJECTS


Deadline to fill the Concept Note form is 21 October 2016

THE OBJECTIVE of the Innovation Fund is to promote innovations in various agricultural sub-sectors in

Ethiopia that benefit smallholder farmers. The Innovation Fund runs from September 2016 to December 2019. It will provide financial and technical support to at least 32 projects that support the objective of the Fund and meet its criteria.

The Innovation Fund is managed by the Ethiopia–Netherlands Trade Facility for Agribusiness (ENTAG). ENTAG fall under the Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade Partnership (BENEFIT), which is implemented by Wageningen University & Research from The Netherlands and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa.

Necessary Documents:

Innovation Fund - Concept Note Format - 20160926 - Final

Innovation Fund - Call for Projects - 20160927 - Final

Innovation Fund - Fund Manual - 20160927 - Final

ENTAG_ innovation

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Wassie Haile Woldeyohannes Hi Gizachew, Thanks for the information but I was unable to download the necessary documents shown here. When I try to download anyone of these documents, it asks google E-mail account which I don't have it. Best Regards Wassie

4 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

Notice: FSRE Innovation Fund Completion Seminar Postponed 

Dear Members and Partners,

A few days ago we announced that there will be the FSRE Innovation Fund Completion Seminar on 26-27 October 2016, which will also include a book launch and an innovation fair.

However, due to current circumstance we would like to inform you that the event is postponed until further notice. We will inform you any developments.

Contact:

Gizaw Legesse

+251 (0)91 115 6248

glegesseagriprofocus.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

PROTOTYPING NEW FORMS OF TECH INNOVATION FOR SMALL SCALE FARMING

Agribusiness hub, smart village, ICT-supported honey production and tech for alternative ecological farming! (Download the attached article for more insight!)

A main aim of the of the Innovation Factory programme in the field of rural development and agriculture is the creation of innovative concepts of how technology can benefit small hold farmers in the local context of each of four selected target countries Ethiopia, Germany, Indonesia and Senegal. This global initiative is commissioned by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ in cooperation with a network of local organisations and individuals. Since October 2015, the teams have set up national networks of experts and stakeholders including members of small-holder farmer communities, working on the ground to identify needs, to share knowledge and experience and to develop ideas for solutions that are suitable and s

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Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 5 months 14 hours ago

IDEA COMPETITION - OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Information and initiatives for healthy eating!

This challenge is focused on innovations for information and initiatives for healthy eating. Submissions should consider social innovations in education to enhance the knowledge about diverse eating or increasing availability and access to foods.

The SEWOH Innovation Slam competition is looking for your innovation in agriculture. Every person or organisation is welcome to submit their idea. The winners will receive up to 120,000 ETB to implement their idea during one year.

How to apply: Participants apply by filling out the application form on: www.iceaddis.com/folio/innovationslam

Apply before: October 16th 2016

For questions, please email competitioniceaddis.com


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 months 1 week ago

hello!

am a Rwandan, we have a new technology of producing MINI-TUBER of Irish potato, by using AEROPONIC System.

am an expert in it, because am the first who learn to build an aeroponic, use it, all technology of it a was get it from the innovator of aeroponic system Dr victor otazz, an American originated in peru.

So, am an engineer in crop sciences, graduated whit a Bachelor's degree in crop production.

And also a have a knowledge on installation of aeroponic, installation of greenhouse use in healthy plant production.

Making an irrigation system in those greenhouse and aeroponic.


Didier MUYIRAMYE Dear Evariste, Thanks a lot for sharing with us this interesting innovation. Where are you based? Have you already installed (for farmers) some greenhouses with the aeroponic system? We would also appreciate if you could also share with us your contact details, and/or also update your profile (See more at: http://agriprofocus.com/post/57863de6a93f254ad2f8c604) Kind regards,

5 months 1 week ago

Lenny Gashugi Hi Evariste, we need you in GAB Group. Try to meet us for a discussion.

4 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 months 1 week ago

What is 'Anicytor'?

Most of developing country farmers are small farm land owners who can't afford for modern tractors due to its cost of fuel, driving skills, and maintenance. On the other hand, working with traditional means of farming is very tiresome and exposes to food insecurity. So the solution, Anicytor, has been developed in Ethiopia, Africa, to drive almost all farm implements like tractor.

The good side of this Farm Tools Driver is that it is carbon emission free, can be assembled at any local workshop, can work in muddy farm land, suitable for topographies like Ethiopian high lands, charges batteries so on. Its engineering is completed and ready for duplication.