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 week 3 days 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 2 weeks 6 days 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 1 month 16 hours 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 1 month 6 days 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:


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 4 weeks 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!

1 month 4 weeks ago

Posted By in Hack-a-farm Innovation Camp
Posted 2 months 6 days 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 (, 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 :)

1 month 3 weeks ago

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

2 weeks 16 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 months 3 days ago


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

3 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 months 1 week 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.


Gizaw Legesse

+251 (0)91 115 6248

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago


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 3 months 3 weeks ago


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:

Apply before: October 16th 2016

For questions, please email

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 4 months 1 day ago


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: Kind regards,

4 months 1 day ago

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

3 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 months 6 days 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.

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

29 August 2016

Can mentoring boost youth participation in Kenyan agriculture?

by Justus Wanzala

Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy. Worth billions of dollars, it is responsible for the livelihoods of over 80 per cent of the rural population and accounts for 65 percent of the country’s total export revenue, according to the country’s Institute of Economic Affairs.

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Although agriculture accounts for 65 per cent of Kenya’s foreign export earnings, young people largely ignore the sector. A new mentoring scheme is hoping to change that.


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago


Agriculture is increasingly becoming a potential employer of thousands of the world’s young people. In Africa however a lot still needs to be done to involve the youth in this sector since agriculture still has an image problem amongst youth, with most of them viewing it as older people’s profession. See this example, half of farmers in the United States are 55 years or older while in South Africa, the average age of farmers is around 62 years old. The potential in agriculture is huge especially for young people; the world population is estimated to reach over 9 billion by 2050 that makes farming very important since all these people will need something to eat and drink. Here are some of the things that might ensure youth involvement in the sector:

· Global transformation through communication of agricultural information to help youth and farmers transform their attitude towards farming

· Technological Inno

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 5 months 1 day ago

Youth in development: 'We're tired of being the topic, not the leaders'

Young people are already spearheading the social entrepreneurial movement across the world. My own first venture, which worked on rural solar/biomass-based electricity generation, was launched when I was 19. I faced some difficulties initially due to being patronised, and working with government officials and even private sector leaders was challenging. How can we make sure others don’t have the same problems? Shrey Goyal, co-founder and director, Sustainable Growth Initiative, New Delhi, India @ShreyGoyal @ThinkSGI

2 Make young people the solution not the problem

There are currently two ways the sector talks about young people – as the beneficiaries of “youth development” or as participants of “youth-led development” but a lot of the time it’s not clear whether as a group we’re being portrayed as the problem or the solution. Youth marginalisation now channeling young people’s energy to

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mary madonnah Quite an insightful read, I really liked the leaders meters they have in place to put leaders accountable for what promises they have. The speaker above is perfectly right, we keep talking about potential and forget that we can never eat potential, endless meetings with great presentations but as long as there is nothing on the ground, no progress will amount. i think the youth are ready to work, at least most of them are, but we need to be taken up,, to be supported. knowledge is not enough, we need some experiental element to it, real tools. For instance what he has mentioned on bigger enterprises mentoring startups, that's a brilliant idea. why not have the same case happen in kenya; we can easily become self sufficient in many goods once we take the large number of youth as an "opportunity to harness rather than a threat to tackle" as put again above. we need to stop talking statistics already and do something

5 months 21 hours ago

Alphaxrd Gitau Totally agree Mary Madonna..

4 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 months 2 weeks ago

Innovating Justice Awards 2016

Have you met the Lawyers for agribusiness and climate change?

At Puliida, we believe that in order for communities to get out of poverty and adapt to climate change, farmers and low-income Agripreneurs should access the same range of professional services other businesses routinely obtain, including legal support and advisory. For example: David, Steven and Rose are farmers in Busukuma, they now receive legal aid from Puliida, because of this, their loan repayment terms have been renegotiated and they are very happy farmers.

Please Click the link below to VOTE and SHARE to bring legal services to more Ugandan agribusinesses : 

@puliida #BailOutFarmers #ClimateChange

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

Processing Taro into Flour

Achieving Food Security by Increasing Shelf Life

Tefera Lencha, 41, is a hardworking proud farmer with high hopes and dreams. Asked why he looks older than his age, he said this is the result of being a farmer - working from dawn to dusk. Though he is proud of being a farmer, and of course for being able to raise and send his five children to school, he doesn’t want to leave only the farmland for his heirs. He has plans; he plans to be an Investor. “I will establish grain grinding business here in my kebele. I will also open a shop in the city and be a wholesaler of a variety of grains.”  

Farmers in Wolayta and neighboring zones of Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region mostly face food shortage from the month of March to June. Potato, sweet potato, qocho (obtained from false banana root) and taro are some of the staples in the area. Farmers also plant maize, wheat, teff, pea and haricot been, though not in large quantities.

To solve th

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Massaoudou IBRAHIM Bjr, Génial votre champ, partagez aussi les infos sur la lutte contre les ennemis des cultures dans vos publications dans la limite du possible. Merci

5 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

Your effort on 0-7 days really matters to obtain good results from your chickens

Senior Poultry Expert from PUM, Mr. Joost Gerrits never visited Ethiopia before but seems well informed about the country. When he arrived last week, he came with a great objective – to share his 45 years of experience and knowledge in a simple and practical manner to small scale poultry farmers in Bishoftu.

Five basic things a chicken needs:
1. Feed 2. Water 3. Oxygen 4. Temperature 5. Light

Learning Labs have been implemented in other AgriProFocus country networks, such as Tanzania and Zambia. The objective is to equip farmers with practical knowledge in a short term training which includes field visits and question-answer sessions.

To that objective, AgriProFocus Ethiopia, in collaboration with PUM, Netherlands Senior Experts, and with three FSRE Fund innovators in Bishoftu, organized a three days Poultry Learning Labs from July 19-21, 2016 to around 60 small scale poultry farm

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Fortunatus MLYANDENA ok

5 months 3 weeks ago

Janny Nyendwa well written...

2 months 2 weeks ago


Foire de l'indépendance du Bénin

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  18 July 2016 to 07 August 2016 - All Day Event
  Stade de l'amitié, Cotonou

Durant 03 semaines, les produits Made in Bénin seront honorés!!! Foire de l'indépendance : opportunités d'affaires, lieu d'échange et de rencontre!!!!