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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 3 weeks 11 hours ago

Perubahan Personil

Dear anggota jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia,

Akhir bulan Maret lalu Ibu Tina Napitupulu mengundurkan diri dari posisinya sebagai koordinator jaringan negara AgriProFocus Indonesia. Kita semua berterima kasih atas energi dan karyanya selama bergabung bersama AgriProFocus Indonesia, yang membuat jaringan ini semakin hidup and sangat aktif menjalankan saling hubung dan pembelajaran bersama. Semoga sukses untuk karir berikutnya, Bu Tina!

Berita bagusnya, sejak awal April lalu kita memiliki koordinator jaringan negarayang baru, Pak Dedi Triadi. Kami percaya diri jika jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia akan semakin kuat dan bekerja semakin baik memfasilitasi saling hubung, pembelajaran bersama, dan kepemimpinan di bawah koordinasi Pak Dedi.

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Personnel changes

Dear AgriProFocus Indonesia member,

Last March Ms. Tina Napitupulu left her position as country network coordinator of AgriProFocus Indonesia. We thank her for her energy and effort during her time with us, which m

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

We are hiring!

AgriProFocus Indonesia is looking for a Network Coordinator

We seek an independent, energetic and compassionate free spirit person, who will provide leadership to the network, establish and maintain strong relationships with a variety of network stakeholders and will actively facilitate cooperation between the network stakeholders.

Since its foundation in 2004 the AgriProFocus network has been successful in bringing parties together to promote the sustainable development of agriculture in low and middle income countries in Africa and South-East Asia by supporting entrepreneurial farmers. The AgriProFocus network is a unique multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations. The network has 32 Dutch member organisations, is active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and links 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 4 months 1 week ago

Jadwal Acara AgriProFocus 2017

Informasi detail setiap acara akan diumumkan di online platform ini, pantau terus ya.

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AgriProFocus events in 2017

More detailed information will be announce here. Do mot miss it.

Toto suryawan Untuk biayanya berapa yaa

4 months 10 hours ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hai Mas Toto, acara kami gratis, silakan tunggu pengumuman berikutnya untuk register. Salam.

3 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 4 months 1 week ago

Akses Database Jaringan AgriProFocus

Untuk mempermudah anggota jejaring dalam melakukan kerja-kerjanya, semenjak kwartal akhir 2016 AgriProFocus mulai membangun database jaringan AgriProFocus di Indonesia. Database jaringan ini berisi informasi tentang program dan aktivitas, area kerja, isu pertanian yang dikerjakan, jaringan mitra lokal dan kontaknya, serta dokumen pengetahuan/pembelajaran. Kontribusi informasi dari empat organisasi yaitu Hivos, ICCO, Oxfam dan SNV menandai mulainya pembangunan database ini.

Setiap anggota jaringan AgriProFocus di Indonesia bisa mengkases database ini dengan menghubungi tim sekretariat AgriProFocus. Agar database terus tumbuh, setiap anggota yang mengakses diharapkan juga memberikan informasi tentang organisasi dan aktivitasnya.

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Access AgriProFocus Network's Database

In order to increase member's networking accessibility, since fourth quarter of year 2016 AgriProFocus has been developing network database of AgriProFocus  Indonesia. This databas

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 4 months 1 week ago

Tiga Pengalaman Mengintegrasikan Gender dalam Rantai Nilai

AgriProFocus Indonesia menyelenggarakan Network & Learning Event kedua di tahun 2016 dengan mengundang Hivos Hub SEA, Swisscontact, dan Oxfam di Indonesia untuk berbagi strategi mereka dalam mengintegrasikan gender dalam rantai nilai. Acara ini berlangsung tanggal 01 Desember 2017, di Hotel Sahati, Jakarta.

Peran gender dalam rantai produksi dalam sektor pertanian sering kali belum diperhatikan. Ini berdampak pada banyak hal, seperti kurang tepatnya target penerima manfaat dari program peningkatan produksi, hilangnya kesempatan bisnis, pengelolaan usaha yang kurang efektif, hingga rendahnya kesejahteraan produsen (petani). Agar kinerja rantai nilai lebih efektif dan bermanfaat bagi perempuan dan laki-laki, perspektif gender sangat diperlukan dalam merancang program-program pengembangan bisnisnya.

Dari komoditas Kakao, kita belajar dari pengalaman Swisscontact membangun pendekatan yang sensitif gender. Di lapangan, perempuan

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 5 months 2 days ago

Selamat berlibur bagi kita semua | Happy holidays to all of you

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 5 months 2 days ago

Apresiasi untuk Anggota Jaringan AgriProFocus

Terima kasih pada seluruh anggota jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia yang telah memanfaatkan platform ini untuk berjejaring, berbagi informasi, dan mempromosikan produknya sepanjang tahun 2016 ini. Kami sangat mengapresiasi keaktifan anda semua dalam menggerakkan jaringan ini bersama-sama.

Untuk memulai tahun yang baru seminggu lagi, kami memberi cinderamata berupa Buku Agenda bagi tiga anggota yang paling aktif menggunakan online platform tahun ini yaitu:

1. Jamaludin Dg Abu, petani muda penggerak Gapoktan Butta Gowa dari Sulawesi Selatan

2. Hajar Ahmar, petani singkong gajah berusia muda dari Jawa Timur

3. Ence Suhana, petani muda dari Jawa Barat


Mari terus berjejaring, saling terhubung dan belajar, serta bersinergi untuk kemajuan pertanian Indonesia.

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Appreciation for AgriProFocus Network’s Member

Thank you to all members of AgriProFocus Indonesia network who have been using this platform for networking,

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Selamat bagi Daeng Jamal, Kang Ence, dan Cak Hajar Ahmar. Buku akan dikirm ke alamat masing-masing ya!

5 months 2 days ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Congrats to the members of the year! Hope to see even more enthusiastic updates in 2017!

5 months 2 days ago

Jamaluddin Dg Abu Terima Kasih AgroProFocus Indonesia, semoga Pertanian di 2017 semakin Jaya, hebat dan Semakin di Minati Khususnya Kaum Muda...

5 months 2 days ago

Ence Suhana Hatur nuhun kanggo agriprofocus... Virus petani muda harus tetap tersebarrr

5 months 1 day ago

Toto suryawan Sayang saya baru mulai

3 months 3 weeks ago

dec
08

Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  08 December 2016 to 09 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Getfam Hotel

The "Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture" will hold its 4th bi-annual workshop on the 8 and 9th Dec. 2016 at Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 6 months 1 day ago

A positive start in Myanmar  

Three weeks ago, I arrived Yangon, the biggest city of Myanmar to work as the Country Coordinator for the 13th AgriProFocus network. I am impressed by the positive spirit and feel Myanmar has a lot of opportunity for economic development. With nearly 70% of the labour force dependent on agriculture, this sector has a crucial role to play in improving food and nutrition security for all. My first goal now is to further explore the role and added value of the AgriProFocus network in Myanmar and start up linking and learning activities with our Dutch members and local partners.

I would like to share some first conclusions and next steps that we want to take as the network.

We made a good start, with the visit Rolf Schinkel, network facilitator and interim Director of programs the week after my arrival. Together, we conducted an intensive round of introductions. The AgriProFocus network was warmly welcomed by many of our members from civil society, the priv

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nov
15

Expert seminar for SMEs on tax laws and financial planning

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  15 November 2016, 14:00-18:00
  Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC), Kazanchiz, Nega City Mall, 3rd floor

Cordaid-R&D and The Entrepreneurship Development of Ethiopia (EDC) invite you to our expert seminar and networking session in the Global Entrepreneurship Week. The seminar will provide you, as business owner, with ideas on Ethiopian tax laws and practical issues that you should look out for in your financial planning to meet your financial goals and obligations. 

The invited guest speakers are experts in Ethiopian tax laws and regulations. Mr. Dawit Tadesse is an independent tax consultant and has shared his expertise with various Ethiopian companies, from small and medium enterprises to large firms. A representative of the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Agency (ERCA) will give detailed information about new tax laws and regulations.

After the presentations of the experts and an interactive discussion, there is time to network with fellow entrepreneurs, business development service providers and other stakeholders. While enjoying a drink and a snack, there is ample o

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nov
25

AgriProFocus Network Day

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  25 November 2016, All Day Event
  Lusaka

AgriProFocus Zambia cordially invites you to its Annual Network Day that aims to bring together members in the public and private sectors to share results, meet, reflect and collaboratively discuss future plans and aspirations as members of the network. The event will include:

· Sharing AgriProFocus network results for 2016
· Strategizing on network activities for 2017
· Information sessions on upcoming events, activities and opportunities
· Member exhibition and business pitching of products and services
· Networking, sharing ideas and learning from each other

The event details are as follows:

Venue: Raddison Blu Hotel
Date: Friday 25th November, 2016
Time: 08.00hrs – 17.00hrs*

*There will be a complimentary Network Cocktail from 17.00hrs – 19.00hrs.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE

Please find attached:

1) Event programme 
2) The list of different components of the event.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 8 months 1 week ago

Introducing the New Agri-Business Television Network (ABN) in Zambia

African Agribusiness Network (ABN) is an innovative and developmental 24/7 broadcasting station that sees to fill the information gap relating to agribusiness and developmental activities with a view to inform, educate and entertain entrepreneurs as they grow their businesses and competitively participate in the national, regional and global business arena.

ABN is an ideal business platform that provides networking and information for the agriculture sector and its various value chains. We offer manufactures and distributors of farming inputs, farmers and aro-dealers an opportunity to advertise and also address the various challenges faced in the sector by engaging key stakeholders and policy makers.

ABN TV will be launching soon and is looking to partner with, and advertise for, different players in the Agriculture sector.

Read more about ABN HERE.

If interested, contact:

Mr. Mwikisa Lubinda
Managing Director
agribusinesstel

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 year 2 months ago

Agri Business Development Services Providers (Agri-BDS) workshop

On Friday, 26th February 2016 a second Agri-BDS workshop co-organized by AgriProFocus and SPARK took place at Chez Lando Hotel and attracted 56 members. The purposes of this event were to present the work done by the Agri-BDS Steering Committee, the Agri-BDS registration pathway, share comments and discussion, choose the network’s committee and discuss the way forward.

In her introductory remarks, Ms.Maia Gedde, the Country Director of SPARK recalled:” the Agri-BDS network has been initiated in order to increase the professional standards of the services delivered in Agriculture, facilitate network members to learn from each other, work together, share experience, network more and find solutions together.”

During the presentation of the work done, Mr. Laurent Ulimubenshi, the Secretary of the steering committee highlighted the objective of the Agri Business Development Services Providers network which is:” To accele

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Posted By in Post Harvest and Food Industry
Posted 2 years 3 months ago

Post Harvest Network

This is where you can access additional knowledge related to how to improve on food processing, storage, and other post-harvest handling issues. The network is a Dutch initiative that brings together stakeholders from universities, ministries, private sector, civil society. 

It is closely collaborating with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform around the theme 'Food Wastage'. See the Platform's website too: Link 

Booker Owuor Ochieng Great stuff. I've also done alot in Kenya's food security arena.

2 years 3 months ago

Nicole Metz Thanks for your response Booker Owuor Ochieng. If you have particular experiences to share, please let the readers of this platform know!

2 years 3 months ago

MATHIAS OKURUT Great initiative. Will keep following. Poor post harvest handling is a major challenge for country "Uganda".

2 years 2 months ago

Mebit Kebede This is very crucial and timely initiative to discuss more on this matter which is the major challenge for Ethiopia agriculture system

9 months 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 years 5 months ago

Enjoying Agri-ProFocus network day in Tanzania !


Today in Arusha, about 50 professionals attended the Agri-ProFocus Tanzania network day. About half the participants had been involved in co-organising one or more events, other were new to the network. There were farmers, input providers, buyers, NGOs and public sector (and me J)

The programme included an overview of network activities in 2014 and a discussion on plans for 2015 on inputs, markets, finance, youth and dairy. Two inspiring business presentations were given by MatchMaker Ltd (on the SME impact fund) and Mesula (on the organic farmers fair in Arusha).

As a coordination team, we are happy and proud to work with all of these committed people. We will process all your suggestions and observations into the final draft of the annual plan 2015. 

 

Johnson Yessaya Mwambola it was great experience.....i call for all member to strengthen our innovation groups(finance,market,input and youth) to come up wih some new ideas that will help our network to grow...

2 years 5 months ago

Wim Goris Hi Johnson, thanks for your participation. Hope you keep on coming in 2015!

2 years 5 months ago

Hance Richard Melchior Thank you Wim Goris and your colleagues, for organizing the fantastic network day. I have learned that togetherness brings development (moving forward for successes) of the network members.

2 years 5 months ago

Katarina Mungure Thanks Johnson, Hance, we look forward to your usual support and cooperation in 2015.

2 years 5 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 years 6 months ago

During Rwanda annual planning meeting of Steering committee we had an jnteresting discussion on Innovation Communities concerning a value chain versus Thematic ICs like farm-Firm relations. They should relate like a matrix, but often function as complete seperate entities.  VC innovation communities serve to     create, evolve towards or reinforce a national platform of specific VC s. Thematic IC most often do not have the ambition to evolve into permanent  national platforms but to just focus on realising concrete improvements in the support system.  Recognisable in other countries?  

Roel Snelder yes and any VC oriented group stands to benefit from innovations in thematic areas such as finance, gender, business development.

2 years 6 months ago

Till Loeper yes, clarifying on this, it becomes clear that members usually would be interested in joining their specific VC IC (if necessary and existing) and further more - depending on their specific needs and problems - they can also become active in thematic ICs. E.g. a honey producer will be part of the Beekeeping IC, and as soon as he/she starts growing he/she will be also interested in some thematic ICs, because this is where we tackle problems related to exporting, packaging, certification, finance, out grower organization, etc.

2 years 6 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 years 6 months ago

Visit to Kenya

Last week I returned from a 9-day trip to Kenya where I met the team - Amos-Maureen-Jillian - for the first time. Hedwig, our director, joined the last 5 days. It was hectic, very interesting and we had fun. I am very impressed with the results of the network day. As you probably read already, more than 500 people participated: (farmer) entrepreneurs, business people, Government representitives and non-profit organisations. I attach the programme for you to see which interesting side events were offered during the day. The AgriProFocus Kenya network is, as one member put it: 'getting serious popularity', known in several counties in the country and in and around Nairobi thanks to quality events as business fairs, market events, B2B and expert meetings. Looking ahead at 2015, we will continue to expand as a network and critically maintain the quality of services we offer. We will improve our value propositions and be more pro-active to offer our services to

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 years 7 months ago

And our Network Day is coming up! Hope to have y'all there. :-)