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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 1 month 2 weeks ago

Our Annual Network Day: Connecting Members with Similar Objectives

Watch Slide of Pictures

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 co

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Wim Goris thank you for the excellent image coverage !

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 2 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 4 months 1 week 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.

4 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

4 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 months 3 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 7 months 1 day 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 7 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 :)

7 months 1 week 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.

7 months 1 week ago

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

7 months 1 week ago

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

7 months 1 week 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 9 months 23 hours 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.

9 months 2 hours ago

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

8 months 4 weeks 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 .

8 months 3 weeks ago

apr
20

Next Business Drinks: Wednesday April 20, 2016

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

Next Business Drinks: Wednesday April 20, 2016

You are invited!

Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to the Business Drinks event, jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Agri Business Support Facility (ABSF), to be held on Wednesday April 20, 2016.

Why Wednesday?

As you all know, the Business Drinks have been organized on Thursdays. But this time, because of a special reason, it will be on Wednesday – same place, same time – Black Rose Lounge, from 5:00PM to 6:30PM (Late Afternoon).

What Special Reason?

Our new Managing Director Mr. Sander Mager and 17 AgriProFocus Staffs, representing all Country Networks, will be there to attend this Business Drinks and meet you face-to-face.

AgriProFocus has 11 Country Networks in Africa, in Indonesia, and in the Netherlands. All of them will be represented that day, and you may also discuss with them about possible cross-country agribusiness relations, while having your two Free Drinks.

One Minute Pitch

You are still

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 months 3 weeks ago

Youth urged to network to overcome unemployment challenges

Article by Joseph Kiggundu

Youth in Uganda have been advised to network with their peers in the country to gain exposure in current affairs and also overcome unemployment.

According to the founder of the FK youth mentoring network Mr Farid Karama, problems affecting youth are universal and therefore should network and share experiences and approaches in solving problems.

“These people have lots of problem and it’s through these meetings we hold as FK Youth Mentoring Network which has helped them to understand their challenges and seek approaches in solve them,” he said.
Mr Karama was speaking on Thursday during a youth breakfast meeting held at Mackinnon suites Hotel in Kampala.
The network is a youth-led organization focusing on youth development and empowerment through mentoring.

Find the full article here

mar
31

ADRA Business networking event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  31 March 2016, 08:00-11:00
  Sports View Hotel Kireka

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is an independent humanitarian agency established in 1984 by the Seventh Day Adventist Church for the specific purpose of community development and disaster relief. ADRA Uganda was registered in 1987 and interacts with the ADRA Network, whose presence is found in more than 130 countries worldwide.

using the Ingrower model, ADRA Business Uganda seeks to support Agribusiness development in areas of technological intensification, capacity building and value chain Development. The Ingrower model focuses on on-site production, processing as well as marketing of vegetable and chicken produced by local Entrepreneurs. The project aims at creating additional jobs, business opportunities and to improve the financial sustainability by leveraging on economies of large scale production.

ADRA Business Uganda is organizing a networking event on 31st March 2016 at Sports View Hotel Kireka, from 8:00 am - 11:00 am. The event will bring together the v

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

Networking, a Road to Success

On the Business Drinks held 25th February

Last Thursday we our Business Drinks, which was jointly organized with Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG). We saw new faces, means new networking opportunities.

These Business Drinks events have become a better way of meeting people in various sectors and organizations with different programs. Our members and partners has found them to be a good opportunity to broaden their networks while having a few drinks just after a long day of work.

The one we had last week is the first of six Business Drinks we planned to organize with ENTAG for 2016. As the previous five in 2015, this one also had similar format. Anyone attending can just go to the other and introduce himself and get on with networking. But anybody who wishes to have a broader audience in the room, either to promote his business or to tell about his exceptional skills or to announce an upcoming event, the floor is his to make a

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feb
25

You are Invited - Business Drinks

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 February 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

You are Invited - Business Drinks!

Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to our Business Drinks event, which will be held on February 25, 2016 at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

These Business Drinks are jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Agri Business Support Facility (ABSF). And their purpose is to bring the agribusiness community in the private sector, agricultural development agents and relevant stakeholders together for building a strong network among themselves. Last year we organized five similar events, and these one is the first in 2016.

What will happen?

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 and experiences.

- To promote yourself and your organization using the 2-minutes pitch session.

- And, of course, you will do all this while enjoying 2 Free Drinks offered by the organizers.

Who is invited?

Any

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 year 2 months ago

Online Platform Training - Testing the online platform.

We small scale farmers are networking in zambia. Click here to  join us!