livestock

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

The prolonged drought has forced more than 6,000 Turkana pastoralists (Kenya) to cross over in Uganda with about 90,000 heads of livestock in search of water and pasture.


See the video below and read more here.  


Dorina Prech Thanks for sharing Wim. Indeed nomadic pastoralism necessitate even cross-border movement if need be. The government of Kenya has also launched insurance payouts for a number of pastoralists. More on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hotVDQ2Kzro

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 months 1 day ago

Improvement of farmer’s knowledge about modern pig production and management

During the period 13th- 17th February 2017, the UR-college of agriculture, animal science and veterinary medicine (UR-CAVM) in collaboration with ZAMURA feeds factory and the Netherlands’ government funded project (NICHE RWA 173) delivered a 5 days training to pig farmers in Musanze district. 


The training was officially opened by Dr. NYINAWAMWIZA Laetitia, the principal UR-CAVM who in her welcoming remarks, Dr Laetitia, reminded participants that “the objective of the training falls within UR-CAVM mission of “contributing to the ongoing poverty reduction, economic development and sustainable food security through technology transfer and innovations in agriculture. She further emphasized to participants that CAVM is here for them, approaching UR-CAVM for technical and capacity building is highly encouraged.

Pig farming is not solely a way of living, but it’s also a means to make money. Pig pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 months 6 days ago

New Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Please find new jobs from different organizations and programs in Ethiopia. The application deadline is indicated in brackets and click on each jobs for more information and how to apply.


International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Communications and Knowledge Sharing Specialist (12 Feb)

ICT Endpoint Officer (24 Jan)


World Vision International

Resource Development Team Leader (26 Jan)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 4 months 6 days ago

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) Consultants For Pig Farming Project

Hivos call for Expression of Interest (EOI) Consultants to Develop Training Modules and Facilitate Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop For Pig Farming Project
Vacancy Name:
Consultants to Develop Training Modules and Facilitate Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop For Pig Farming Project
Number of hours:
January to March 2017 - 30 working days
Region:
Southeast Asia
Office:
Surabaya, West Flores, East Flores and Sumba Island areas

Background and Introduction

Since 2014, Hivos Southeast Asia has been implementing a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) project on behalf of the DFAT-funded Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Income through Support for Markets in Agriculture (AIP-PRISMA) program. The project, entitled “Commercial

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feb
07

Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Tech

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 February 2017 to 09 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Naura Springs, Arusha, Tanzania

The ECHO Symposium will provide a networking and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers will be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts. Topics are currently being discussed for the event.
Potential topics for the sessions will include:
1. Conservation Agriculture
2. Horticulture
3. Innovation in Farming Practices and Techniques
4. Best Livestock Practices
5. Good Development Practices


Find more information HERE



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 months 4 days ago

Job Opportunities at Heifer International

Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

We empower families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity – but our approach is more than just giving them a hand-out. Heifer links communities and helps bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Our animals provide partners with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market.

When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses.

Heifer is looking for suitable candidates to fill in the following vacancies;

1. EAYIP Access to Finance Manager (Uganda)

2. Training and Social Capital Development Manager (Uganda)

3. Administrative Assistant –

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 months 5 days ago

Effect of Drought on Pastoralist Livelihood

Drought is one of the costly events in pastoral settings and it is number one threat for pastoral communities. Drought causes challenges on human health, livestock health, food security, natural resource, social and economic challenges. Drought is happening more rapidly, more unpredictably and more frequently and is hitting pastoralist more unprepared. Drought causes a vicious poverty cycle ranging from crop-yield failure to livestock losses, land degradation to soil erosion, assets erosion to unemployment, income decrease to deteriorated living standards, poor nutrition to malnutrition, reduced coping capacity to vulnerability of all kind of shocks. Natural and man-made hazards including drought have been witnessed for the last couple of decades in eastern Africa including Ethiopia. In the last 2-3 decades, both the occurrence and frequency increases as its negative effect on livelihood increases too. There is quite a number asset losses d

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 7 months 1 week ago

Lemna, si Kecil yang Punya Manfaat Besar

Masyarakat sering menganggap Lemna sebagai gulma, tanaman air penggangu yang tak punya manfaat. Lemna berukuran sangat kecil, helai daunnya hanya sebesar 6-8 mm, namun punya kemampuan tumbuh dan memperbanyak diri sangat cepat. Lemna memiliki nama lokal di berbagai daerah seperti kiambang, ganggeng, kakarewoan, mata lele, mata iwak, atau kembang aik.

Di balik ukuranya yang super mini, Lemna memiliki kandungan protein lebih tinggi daripada kedelai dan mencapai 40% dari berat keringnya. Karena kandungan gizinya ini, Lemna sangat cocok menjadi pakan ternak baik dalam bentuk segar maupun olahan.

Menambah Lemna dalam pakan ternak terbukti meningkatkan kualitas produk ternak tersebut. “Berdasarkan penelitian, bebek yang diberi pakan Lemna menghasilkan daging dan telur dengan kandungan kolesterol lebih rendah dibanding bebek dengan pakan konsentrat,” ujar Uhud Abdullah, Dosen Universitas Mataram, pada Seminar Nasional Gading/Profarm project. P

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Ence Suhana Azolla Micropyla ya itu...di jawabart yg sdh membudidayakan di daerah padalarang d sbg baru saya sendiri tp pernah gagal pada mati..

7 months 4 days ago

Sativana Nilawati Halo Pak Ence Suhana, yang di gambar adalah golongan Lemna bukan Azolla. Lemna ini tanamannya kecil biasanya terdiri dari 3 bagian yang menyerupai daun dan satu akar. Biasanya dari ujung bagian yang menyerupai daun akan muncul calon tunas calon Lemna baru. Di Jawa Barat biasanya disebut dengan kiambang dan tumbuh di kolam kolam atau di sawah. Azolla tumbuh melebar dan gampang patah karena patahan ini akan membentuk tanaman baru. Azolla memiliki lebih dari satu akar sehingga tumbuhnya lebih cepat karena daya pengambilan nutrisinya lebih kuat. Mudah mudahan informasinya membantu.

7 months 4 days ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Makasi Mbak Sativana atas informasinya. @Kang Ence mudah-mudahan sudah lebih jelas ya, Mbak Sativana ini dari Yayasan Rumah Energi yang fokus mendorong pemanfaatan Lemna. Untuk budidaya Lemna ini cukup mudah dan perkembangannya sangat cepat, patut dicoba untuk pakan ternak.

7 months 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago

Ethiopia, Sudan draft MoU on cross-border animal health, livestock trade programs

IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) organized a cross-border meeting in Khartoum, Sudan from 15th to 17th August 2016 between Sudan and Ethiopia.

The main aim of the cross-border meeting was to initiate development of a binding agreement between Sudan and Ethiopia to provide a framework for stronger cooperation and collaboration along their bilateral border in order to address disease surveillance, disease control and timely sharing of animal health and trade information.

The meeting brought together 30 participants from Sudan, Ethiopia, and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). Participants consisted of veterinary staff, foreign affairs experts from national governments and experts from IGAD and AU-IBAR.

In his remarks, Dr Joseph Magona, on behalf of Dr Solomon Munyua, the Acting Director of ICPA

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nov
01

Symposium Best Practices Sustainable Agriculture & Livestock

Event posted by in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
  01 November 2016 to 03 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Addis Ababa

We have the pleasure to inform you that an ECHO East Africa Highlands Symposium II entitled “ Best practices of sustainable agriculture and livestock development” will take place at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Ababa from 1st -3rd November 2016. 

The programme you can find HERE and it is promising! 

The call for presentations is now out; please send your submission to ekinsey@echonet.org and also as an online submission with the following link: Best Practices in Highland Areas - Presenter form. The deadline for your submission is 30th September, 2016 but it is better to be early! Notifications of acceptance will be sent to early applicants within a month from submission, and for late submissions, by 15th October, 2016. The symposium language is English. We request your submission to include your theme title, a 3 sentences summary of the theme, and 3 sentences for your biodata to be included in the Symposium booklet

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oct
05

TRADE & INVESTMENT MATCHMAKING EVENT

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  05 October 2016 to 06 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Kampala

Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.

The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.

Specific objective

1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing

2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)

3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities

4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses

Activities

We are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th Octobe

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 months 2 days ago

Hello everyone, i have recently developed prototypes for a soybean roaster (uses briquettes, a clean energy fuel but also has a 20% increase in efficiency) together with an automatic chicken feeder. The challenge am currently facing is the commercialization and scaling of these prototypes, any gracious soul here to help me with advice or support for scaling and commercialization is welcome. my contact is 0771654397 or email: mutebironaldroninho@gmail.com. I am also interested  in bio-gas generation and usage, a field am trying to implement and assess the potential for scalability. thanks and be blessed

Fortunatus MLYANDENA hi

9 months 8 hours ago

Mugisha Richard Share your view on agri-insurance

9 months 6 hours ago

Fortunatus MLYANDENA Hello Mugisha please i hope to hear more from agri- insurance

8 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 months 2 days ago

Final report Livestock Finance Fair 2016 - Mbarara

AgriProFocus Innovation Community on Access to Finance in partnership with Mbarara District Farmers Association (MBADIFA), SNV, GIZ AGRUFIN, The Hunger Project, Agritera, Trias, TIDE Project–SNV, AMFIU, organized a regional finance fair in Mbarara, Western Uganda with objectives of providing a platform for building business links and brokering deals between farmer entrepreneurs in the livestock sector and financial service providers as well as jointly find solutions to other challenges in the livestock value chain.

The event attracted a total of 280 participants 180 male and 100 female. Total number of exhibitors (Financial service providers and Value chain actors) was 21 of which 6 were Banks, 7 were SACCOs, 5 were insurance companies and 4 were Value chain actors. Deals made for flow up were 225. Online registration got 77 individuals of which 58 subscribed to the Agricultural and Rural financial platform.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 months 1 week ago

Livestock Finance Fair - Summary Report 

DATE: 22nd – 23rd June 2016 
VENUE: Mbarara Catholic Social Centre

AgriProFocus Innovation Community on Access to Finance in partnership with Mbarara District Farmers Association (MBADIFA), SNV, GIZ AGRUFIN, The Hunger Project, Agritera, Trias, TIDE Project–SNV, AMFIU, organized a regional finance fair in Mbarara, Western Uganda with objectives of providing a platform for building business links and brokering deals between farmer entrepreneurs in the livestock sector and financial service providers as well as jointly find solutions to other challenges in the livestock value chain.  

The event attracted a total of 280 participants 180 male and 100 female. Total number of exhibitors (Financial service providers and Value chain actors) was 21 of which 6 were Banks, 7 were SACCOs, 5 were insurance companies and 4 were Value chain actors. Deals made for flow up were 225. Online registration got 77 individuals of which 58 subscri

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Nicole Metz Thank you Jacob and co-organisers for sharing the outcomes of this event with us! The report is clear and timely. Good to know that financial service providers and other value chain actors used the opportunity to make deals!

9 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 months 1 week ago

 I am from coastal region, Tanzania, i am raising organic chicken, i love organic products and by loving organic farming i am making money on the process

Hilda Okoth Dear Gift, thank you for your post. I have edited the tags on your post so that your post can be found on the relevant page and not go missing.

9 months 1 week ago

Fortunatus MLYANDENA HAPPY PEASANT DAY 2016

8 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 9 months 1 week ago

Weighing scales to transform NRT Trading livestock business 

July 08, 2016 (article from site Northern Rangeland Trust Kenya)


The new livestock purchase method using weighing scales promises to transform NRT Trading's livestock business, as more accurate prices can be paid to pastoralists. This is the first time NRT Trading have ever used a scale at livestock markets.


The portable scale will ensure more accurate prices are paid to pastoralists, leading to a fairer market and giving better incentives for healthy rangelands  


THE PORTABLE SCALE WILL ENSURE MORE ACCURATE PRICES ARE PAID TO PASTORALISTS, LEADING TO A FAIRER MARKET AND GIVING BETTER INCENTIVES FOR HEALTHY RANGELANDS

NRT Trading's Livestock Manager, Patrick Ekodere, describes the cattle markets as organised chaos. As pastoralists trek their cattle from near and far to the market destination, each is looking to get the best price for his cow. In theory, the aim of the livestock business is for NRT Trading to purchase livestock directly from conservancies, cutting out the need for pastoralists to trek cattle for days to the nearest town market. NRT Trading tries to bu

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Fortunatus MLYANDENA HAPPY PEASANT DAY 2016

8 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

JINSI YA KUJENGA BANDA LA SUNGURA

Ufugaji wa sungura unaanza kushika hatamu nchini Tanzania kwa wingi.
 Banda la kufungia ni moja wapo ya mambo muhimu yanayohitajika kwenye ufugaji. Kwa kuwa sungura hawatoi jasho, hawatakiwi kupigwa na jua hivyo banda lao linatakiwa kuwa chini ya kivuli. Banda lilioinulia huwalinda sungura dhidi ya panya na wanyama wengine wasio rafiki. Vile vile banda la juu husaidia sungura kutokuwa na ukaribu wa kinyesi au mikojo yao hivyo kuhakikisha usafi wa banda muda wote. Kwa njia hii mashambulizi ya magonjwa kwa sungura sio rahisi.

Angalia video hii kwa maelezo zaidi ya kujenga banda la sungura HAPA

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How to Build a Rabbit House.

Rabbit farming is slowly but steadily growing among the agriculture and agribusiness community. A good house is mandatory for this activity. Here is a video showing how to build an effective rabbit house

http://www.accessagriculture.org/node/3810

jun
22

LIVESTOCK FINANCE FAIR 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  22 June 2016 to 23 June 2016 - All Day Event
  Mbarara Social Catholic Centre

“Scaling up Opportunities for Financing Uganda’s Livestock”

The Agri-Finance dissemination Workshop l Business to Finance Match-making l Agricultural Rural Finance Platform Launch. 22nd and 23rd June 2016 at the Mbarara Social catholic center, entrance to this is total free.



Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 10 months 4 weeks ago

FEED THE FUTURE INNOVATION LAB FOR LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS
Call for Grant Applications

The Feed the Future Livestock Systems Innovation Lab (LSIL) is based at the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida and it works in partnership with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). The LSIL is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a five-year Leader with Associates Cooperative Agreement Award No. AID-OAA-L-15-00003.

The aim of LSIL is to improve the nutrition, health and incomes of the poor by sustainably increasing livestock productivity and marketing and consumption of animal-source foods. This aim will be achieved using by introducing new location-appropriate technologies, by improving management practices, skills, knowledge, capacity and access to and quality of inputs across livestock value chains, and by supporting the development of a policy environment that fosters sustainable intensification and increased p

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 year 5 days ago

Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA)

By the World Bank

The EBA project aims to inform and encourage policy decisions that support inclusive participation in agricultural value chains and foster an environment that is conducive to agribusinesses. It provides objective measures of laws and regulations that impact the enabling environment for agribusiness markets, shaping incentives for players to enter and operate efficiently in the agribusiness value chain. The ultimate aim is to promote smart regulations that foster efficient regulatory processes that support thriving agribusinesses while ensuring safety and quality control. 

Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016: Comparing regulatory good practices provides a tool for policymakers to identify and analyze legal barriers for the business of agriculture and to quantify transaction costs of dealing with government regulations. The report presents the main results for 40 countries, for the first time using indicator scores to s

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