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mar
30

You are Invited for Business Drinks: Second of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  30 March 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

You are Invited for Business Drinks: Second of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to invite you for the second Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 30 March at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

AgriProFocus and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event and use this opportunity to start the New Year with new business relations and partnerships.

In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 4 weeks 1 day ago

Tim Fasilitator Wangsakerta mengisi satu sesi pada acara Ciremai Camp yang diselenggarakan oleh Peace Corp di Setu Patok, Cirebon.  Kami berbagi pengetahuan dan pengalaman dengan tema "Lingkungan Hidup yang sehat, Ketahanan Pangan dan Peran Petani Muda Indonesia".  Acara ini diikuti oleh lima puluh siswa dari berbagai sekolah menengah atas (SMA, SMK dan MAN) dari Cirebon, Majalengka dan Indramayu.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

PizzaProFocus! Informal network meeting on inclusive business

On Thursday evening 2nd February, the Dutch network of AgriProFocus gathered for an informal network meeting with pizzas: PizzaProFocus. The meeting took place at BoP Innovation Center, one of the organizations which had made the proposal to the network to start such informal gatherings to enable people in the network to meet, discuss, get new ideas, and establish new connections.

This time, the theme was Inclusive Business. 3 pitches were done by CBI’s Eva Smulders; ICRA’s Bertil Videt; and BoPInc’s Niek van Dijk. Other participants responded, which gave room for further open questions and exchanges. Some of the key areas of interest from that discussion that I recall:

CBI has developed a new tool, with support of Schuttelaar & Partners, to support SMEs in low- and middle-income countries with an interest to export to Europe, in developing more ‘responsible business’ practices. After the use of this tool, t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

The First 2017 Business Drinks: How It Went

Last week, 26 January, we had our first Business Drinks of the year 2017. As usual, it has remarkably served members and partners to meet new people, chat about possible business opportunities, and introduce new agribusinesses.

More than 70 people attended the event, and we had the chance to listen interesting one-minute pitches.

Awot Berhane is a student at Addis Ababa University, and made a pitch about Green Innovation Hub, which he is a member. He told us that GIH is a student led initiative which channels youth ideas towards tackling climate change and promotes sustainable development.

Wendewesen Kebede is another young pitcher on our Business Drinks. He represents a group of Dairy Advisors who are well experienced on the dairy sector and have received practical trainings from well-known experts arranged by DairyBISS program and Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia. Wendewesen explained on his pitch that the Advisors group provides various d

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oct
12

Regional Business Platform III

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  12 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA, Copperbelt Province

AgriProFocus is organising 3 Regional Business Platforms (formerly known as the Agribusiness Finance Fairs) this year. During our experiences with the finance fairs, we found that one of the main issues in the Agriculture sector is the lack of collaboration between value chain actors (market, inputs, finance, etc). Therefore, our main goal is to develop business linkages and partnerships through these platforms.

For more information, please contact Ms. Chali Nyirenda - cnyirenda@agriprofocus.com



jul
13

Regional Business Platform II

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  13 July 2017 to 14 July 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA, Eastern Province

AgriProFocus is organising 3 Regional Business Platforms (formerly known as the Agribusiness Finance Fairs) this year. During our experiences with the finance fairs, we found that one of the main issues in the Agriculture sector is the lack of collaboration between value chain actors (market, inputs, finance, etc). Therefore, our main goal is to develop business linkages and partnerships through these platforms.

For more information, please contact Ms. Chali Nyirenda - cnyirenda@agriprofocus.com



jan
26

Business Drinks: First of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  26 January 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Business Drinks: First of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the first Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 26 January at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

AgriProFocus and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event and use this opportunity to start the New Year with new business relations and partnerships.

In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Our Annual Network Day: Connecting Members with Similar Objectives

On Friday December 2, 2016, AgriProFocus Ethiopia brought together its members to celebrate the Annual Network Day with different fruitful activities. Over 140 members from various sectors attended the event with full of excitement and energy. Primarily, for this successful event, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our members who attended the event, our partners who used the opportunity to promote and introduce their organizations and programmes, and our guest presenters (including in parallel sessions) who took their time to prepare and to provide their perspectives to our network members.

So, what really happened?


In the Morning . . .

The day began with the informative presentation entitled “Poverty and Resilience” by Dr. George Gray, who is a Lead Consultant at the Agriculture Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy Project (AKLDP). As Ethiopia is struggling to cope with the current dro

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Wim Goris thank you for the excellent image coverage !

3 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Voices from the Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT) entrepreneurs

Crested superior commodities ltd


“Investors are looking for impact business.”

Crested Superior Commodities was registered in 2010 as a milk processing company. Since Uganda produces plenty of milk, Crested Superior Commodities produces ch

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dec
01

Network & Learning Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  01 December 2016, 09:00-13:00
  Hotel Sahati, Jl Taman Margawatwa No.45, South Jakarta

Network and Learning event didedikasikan untuk semua anggota jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia. Kali ini, kita akan berbagi pembelajaran soal mempromosikan gender dalam rantai nilai. Pembicara yang akan berbagi adalah:

1. Dini Widiastuti dari Oxfam in Indonesia - Rantai nilai sawit

2. Caecilia Putri Mumpuni  dari Swisscontact -  Rantai nilai kakao

3. Mashadi Mulyo  dari Hivos -  Rantai nilai kopi

Mohon melakukan reservasi melalui link INI (wajib)

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Network and Learning event is dedicated to all AgriProFocus Indonesia network members. This time, we will share and learn from each other regarding promoting gender in value chain.

The speakers are:

1. Dini Widiastuti from Oxfam in Indonesia - Palm Oil Value Chain

2. Caecilia Putri Mumpuni from Swisscontact - Cocoa Value Chain

3. Mashadi Mulyo from Hivos - Coffee Value Chain

Women plays important role in agriculture. They are in charge of many things along the value chain, however their important contributions at mo

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dec
02

AgriProFcus Ethiopia Annual Network Day 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  02 December 2016, All Day Event
  AZZEMAN HOTEL, Addis Ababa

You are INVITED!

Dear Members and Partners,

You are cordially invited to attend the AgriProFocus Ethiopia Annual Network Day, to be held on Friday 2nd of December 2016 in AZZEMAN Hotel, Addis Ababa.

As you may recall, at the end of every year we organize this Annual Network Day to bring together our members and partners for exciting and fruitful activities:

  • We will learn new findings, developments and achievements in Ethiopian agriculture sector from Guest Presenters;
  • The AgriProFocus Ethiopia Coordination Team will highlight the 2016 activities of the network to its members and partners, and look forward to what we envision for 2017 together with you;
  • Members and Partners, in turn, will review and comment on the ending year activities, and indicate new topics of focus or new ways of networking methods to be incorporated in our 2017 Annual Plan;
  • Market Place by member and partner organizations who wish to reserve an exhibition boot

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

AGRIPROFOCUS AT AGRF 2016-NAIROBI, Kenya,05th-10th September

The just concluded African Green Revolution forum organized by AGRA dubbed "Seize the moment: Securing Africa's rise through agricultural transformation" from 05TH -10TH September 2016, brought together more than 1000 delegates from across the world. The participation was drawn from Academia and research, Private sector, Governments and development organizations. AgriProFocus was glad to be represented by our own Managing director Mr Sander Mager, Kenya Country coordinator Ms. Maureen Munjua, the Youth in agribusiness thematic facilitator Mr. Alphaxrd Gitau and our very own young entrepreneur"Trendsetter Elizabeth Mbogo of Botanic Treasures.

Together with the African Agribusiness Incubation network, AgriProFocus was privileged to host a session on how to promote and enhance Incubation of small business dubbed "scale and Alignment- Agribusiness Incubation"

Below are the various interventions and contributions from the entire te

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Dorina Prech Many thanks for sharing the highlights from the AGRF Alpha. There is certainly a lot that can be learned by our network members. We hope they join in the discussions of how to promote sustainable incubation programs in our work.

6 months 1 week ago

STEPHEN OBORE waooo thanks for the great presentation you put there. surely we me change makers and i know we are part of it as Agri Pro Focus

6 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 6 months 4 weeks ago

Business Drinks: Even More New One-minute Pitches

Philip O’Dwyer was the first person to arrive at the Business Drinks and to register for the pitch. His organization is called Maggrow East Africa Ltd. During his pitch, Philip introduced and offered us a new agricultural technology. It is a patent-protected Magnetic Spraying technology that reduces drift by up to 80% while reducing the amount of liquid and increasing productivity.  

Zegeye Teklu was one of the ten people who made pitches on our Business Drinks event on 25th August 2016. He is from Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), and he said “ATA is there to solve systematic problems of agricultural development in Ethiopia.

What the organizers of these Business Drinks – AgriProFocus and ENTAG - continue to be proud of is that more and more new people are using the opportunity to introduce themselves and to promote their organizations. Dave Blackwell and James Allen are from Clinton Health Access Initiativ

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aug
25

Next Business Drinks: Thursday 25 August 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 August 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge (Inside the Boston Spa Hotel)

Next Business Drinks: Thursday 25 August 2016

You are invited!


Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to the Business Drinks event, jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), to be held on Thursday 25 August 2016.

Same place, same time – Black Rose Lounge, from 5:00PM to 6:30PM (Late Afternoon).

One Minute Pitch

You are also welcome to use the one minute pitch session to promote yourself, your organization, or your products and services.

Free Drinks

The organizers, APF & ENTAG, offer you the first 2 drinks for free

Who is invited?

All members of AgriProFocus Ethiopia are invited. If you are going to invite someone important, you are allowed in one condition – make them sign up at www.agriprofocus.com/registration to become a member of our network.

Requirement to Attend

If you wish to attend this exciting Business Drinks event, attendance confirmation is mandatory! You can do that easily by filling the REGISTRATION FORM HE

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 9 months 5 days ago

New Faces, More Pitches

In our Business Drinks
23 June 2016

The Bi-monthly Business Drinks have become a good opportunity for many agribusinesses to connect and interact with each other. The one held yesterday has brought new faces and made us to entertain interesting pitches.

Around 65 members and partners from wide variety of sectors attended the event. They represented agriculture and agro-industry companies, agricultural development programs, government agriculture research institutes, the Federal Cooperative Agency, business development consultancy firms, universities and knowledge institutes, bio-energy companies, commercial farm owners from different value chains, and so on.

We listened 14 one-minute pitches. Wim Goris, AgriProFocus Network Facilitor from the Netherlands, attended the Business Drinks for the first time and made the first pitch. On the first round of the pitch session, while Beza Ermias from Ariti Herbal and Abyie Astatke from Faji High Land Fruit Farm intro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

Terhubung dan Belajar Bersama Jaringan AgriProFocus

Sekretariat AgriProFocus Indonesia mengadakan acara jejaring dan belajar bersama untuk anggota jaringan, Rabu 1 Juni yang lalu di Grand Cemara Hotel, Jakarta. Kali ini, VegImpact atau Fresh Dynamics Indonesia yang merupakan salah satu anggota jaringan, berbagi pengalaman mereka menerapkan pendekatan Product Market Combination (PMC) di sektor hortikultura. Menurut Noviyanto dan Marijn van der Laan, pembicara dari VegImpact, pendekatan ini cukup sederhana. Alih-alih menanam jenis sayuran berdasarkan insting, pendekatan ini mengajak petani melihat permintaan pasar terlebih dulu secara spesifik baru menanam sayuran yang diinginkan pasar. Ini memberi kepastian pasar dan harga yang stabil bagi petani. “Pembelajaran ini menarik dan akan saya bagi ke mahasiswa saya di kelas,” ujar Holidi, dosen dari Universitas Musi Rawas. Materi presentasi PMC bisa diunduh di sini.

Sebelum acara dimulai, peserta mengisi dinding Find Your Match untuk

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Latifahtun Nisa thank you, i wish i can join this event mabe next event :)

9 months 2 weeks ago

Tina Napitupulu Semoga Mbak Latifa bisa ikut dalam kegiatan berikutnya. Saya lihat di profil, interestnya ke organik ya? Di acara kemarin ada usulan IC baru untuk benih lokal, kalau Mbak Latifa tertarik dengan hal ini, nanti bisa turut terlibat jika ada kegiatan di Malang.

9 months 2 weeks ago

Latifahtun Nisa makasih tanggapannya, iya nih kalau ke jakarta masih pikir2 ini kalau berangkat dari malang siap, di tunggu infonya

9 months 2 weeks ago

Tina Napitupulu Sip. Sembari menunggu info, kami tunggu postingan Mbak Latifa tentang pertanian di Malang ya :D

9 months 2 weeks ago

jun
23

Next Business Drinks: Thursday June 23, 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  23 June 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Next Business Drinks: Thursday June 23, 2016

You are invited!

Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to the Business Drinks event, jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), to be held on Thursday June 23, 2016.

Same place, same time – Black Rose Lounge, from 5:00PM to 6:30PM (Late Afternoon).

One Minute Pitch

You are still welcome to use the one minute pitch session to promote yourself, your organization, or your products and services.

Free Drinks

The organizers, APF & ENTAG, offer you the first 2 drinks for free,

Who is invited?

Any member of AgriProFocus Ethiopia is invited. But if you are going to invite someone important, you are allowed in one condition – make them sign up at www.agriprofocus.com/registration to become a member of our network.

Requirement to Attend

If you wish to attend this exciting Business Drinks event, attendance confirmation is mandatory! You can do that easily by filling the REGISTRATION FORM HE

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jun
01

Network & Learning Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  01 June 2016, 09:00-13:00
  Ruang Cemara 4, Grand Cemara Hotel, Jl. Cemara No.1, Jakarta

Network & Learning Event

Menghubungkan Petani Kecil ke Pasar: Tantangan & Pembelajaran

AgriProFocus Indonesia dengan gembira mengundang Anda untuk hadir dalam Network & Learning Event 2016. Ada tiga agenda penting yang ingin kami bagi bersama Anda yaitu:

  1. Mini Seminar “Menghubungkan Petani Kecil ke Pasar: Tantangan & Pembelajaran” Narasumber: Marijn van der Laan (VegImpact/ Fresh Dynamic Indonesia)
  2. Berbagi rencana tahunan AgriProFocus dan peluang untuk berjejaring
  3. Konsultasi strategi AgriProFocus untuk tahun 2017 seterusnya
Kami menunggu kehadiran Anda pada:


Hari/ Tanggal : Rabu, 1 Juni 2016

Pukul : 09.00 – 13.00

Tempat : Ruang Cemara 4, Grand Cemara Hotel, Jl. Cemara No.1, Jakarta

Konfirmasi kehadiran dibutuhkan agar kami bisa menyiapkan acara dengan baik. Klik pada link ini  untuk konfirmasi. Konfirmasi ditunggu paling lambat sebelum 21 Mei 2016. 


Mari datang dan bertemu dengan pegiat di bidang pertanian yang lain. Kegiat

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may
03

Kampala Social Enterprise Happy Hour

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  03 May 2016, 18:00-20:30
  Big Mike's - 19 John Babiha (Acacia) Avenue, Kampala

UNREASONABLE EAST AFRICA

Every year, an exclusive group of thrice-vetted companies we work with spends 5 weeks with us in Kampala, Uganda, during which we work intensively with them alongside our 80+ impressive mentors to get the company into the best possible shape to grow. We then expose and connect them to our network of 550+ funders so that they can raise funding. But it does not end there. We and the entire Unreasonable network continue to support our entrepreneurs for the life of their company and beyond. Learn more »

Unreasonable East Africa, SEGAL Family foundation and ONE ACRE FUND invites you at the May edition of the Kampala Social Enterprise Happy Hour. Come meet the fellows from the recently concluded Unreasonable East Africa lab program and find out what they are doing to tackle East Africa's toughest social and environmental problems

I FREE DRINK BEGINNING AT 6.00PM

PRESENTATION BEGINS AT 7:00PM

NETWORKING SESSION FROM 7:30PM

WHEN
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 months 5 days ago

Cross Border Linkages in Our Business Drinks

“Today’s Business Drinks was exceptional, it was an international one” said a member who attended the Business Drinks event organized last Wednesday 20 April 2016. AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bimonthly Business Drinks events in the beautiful Black Rose Lounge since 2015, and the recent event was for the seventh times.

Indeed, the presence of AgriProFocus network manager from 11 African countries, Indonesia and the Netherlands has made the last Business Drinks extraordinary. It was a good opportunity to create cross border linkages for our members who are engaged in the agribusiness sector, for the community managers of all AgriProFocus Country Networks can serve as a bridge for a potential market chains.

We, the AgriProFocus Ethiopia Team and our members, had also the pleasure of having Mr. Sander Mager, Managing Director of AgriProFocus, in our Bus

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Georges Djodji Akibodé Avec les COCKTAIL D'AFFAIRES, traversez les frontières "LE COCKTAIL D'AFFAIRES d'aujourd'hui était exceptionnel, il avait un caractère international", a déclaré un membre qui a assisté à l'événement Drinks Business organisé mercredi 20 Avril 2016. AgriProFocus Éthiopie a facilité avec Agri Business Support (ABSF) l'organisation de ces rencontres d'affaires mensuelles autours des boissons, dans la belle black Rose Lounge depuis 2015, et l'événement récent fut la septième fois. En effet, la présence des gestionnaires de réseau AgriProFocus de 11 pays africains, l'Indonésie et les Pays-Bas a donné une touche particulière à ce RDV d'Affaire. Ce fut une bonne occasion pour créer des liens transfrontaliers pour nos membres qui sont engagés dans le secteur agroalimentaire, pour les gestionnaires de la communauté de tous les AgriProFocus Country Networks peut servir de pont pour un potentiel chaînes de marché. Nous, l'équipe AgriProFocus de l'Ethiopie et nos membres, avons également eu le plaisir d'avoir M. Sander Mager, Directeur Général de AgriProFocus, dans ce cocktail d'affaires.

11 months 4 days ago

Amegni Serge well done for AgriProFocus.....................Business drinks is the good way to talk about every deals.....................especially in agri business

11 months 3 days ago

Ousmane DRAME j'apprécie votre démarche. je demande aux membres du réseau un forum sur l'exploitation et la commercialisation de la gomme arabique dans les zones sahéliens plus précisement au Mali .

11 months 1 day ago