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Dairy & Poultry Trade Mission to Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 April 2017 to 30 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Are you a Dutch entrepreneur in the dairy or poultry sector? Join the Dutch trade mission to Zambia! Important part of the mission is to participate in the Holland Pavilion (27-29 April) at the major regional trade fair, the AgriTech Expo Zambia.

Participation in the mission is a great opportunity to introduce companies and organizations in Zambia and the region to Dutch knowledge and technologies in the dairy and poultry industries. Recent market surveys show that there are opportunities in the poultry and dairy sectors for Dutch businesses.

The Dutch Export Combination (NEC) is organizing this mission on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

Holland Pavilion at AgriTech

The Agritech Expo Zambia is a B2B platform for professionals in the agricultural sector. The 3rd edition in 2016 attracted over 17,500 visitors and more than 165 local and international exhibitors.

The Holland Pavilion at the Expo Agritech in Chisamba (about 100 kilometers north of Lusaka) can be used by parti

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Poultry Platform Meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  26 April 2017, All Day Event
  Addis Ababa

Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) in cooperation with the Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA) organizes the second poultry platform meeting on April 26, 2017.

HE Professor Fikadu Beyene, Minister, Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, will attend the event which mainly focuses on the challenges of the poultry sector in Ethiopia.

Relevant stakeholders, as well as members of the poultry platform will participate in the meeting to discuss the current and existing challenges of the sector and the Minister will elaborate on the policy directions priorities.

For more information you can contact:

Dr. Demeke Wondmagegn

+251 (0)91 195 2228

+251 (0)93 986 5714



Poultry Masterclasses - Livingstone

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  03 May 2017 to 05 May 2017 - All Day Event

Are you a poultry extension officer or trainer? Apply for our masterclasses today!

1. Biosecurity 2. Poultry Business Management 3. Feeding and Feed Formulation

Masterclasses are practical training sessions which aim to optimize various agricultural value chains via transfer of proven technology, capacity building and market access development to agriculture entrepreneurs and institutions.

To apply, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila - mmubila@agriprofocus.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 2 days ago

F&BKP newsletter 2017 #01

Bulletin d'information Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2017 # 1

Link / Lien: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/


- Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems

- Stakeholder perceptions & future outlook of Food & Business Knowledge Platform

- Potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa

- RUAF analysis report “The role of private sector in city region food systems”

- Food for All Talk 01: "From production system to food system" (WBG-NL partnership)

- ARF Country workshop in Uganda

- GCP Call with CCAFS on Climate Smart Agriculture

- Upcoming study & learning project on poultry development in East Africa

- Learning Platforms on Land Governance and Food Security

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago

Rwanda to source poultry imports from Mauritius, Belgium

Source: The New Times

Rwanda has turned to other countries for importation of poultry products to fill the gap left by a ban triggered by bird flu outbreak in some countries.

Over one month has elapsed since a ban was imposed on imports of poultry products from bird flu affected countries such as Uganda and some European countries, including Hungary, Germany, France, Denmark and The Netherlands.

The Head of Animal Resources at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Dr Christine Kanyandekwe, told The New Times that an alternative had to be found.

Since the end of January, 49,000 day-old chicks were imported from Mauritius, 29,000 from Belgium and 11.6 tonnes of fertilised eggs from South Africa, some of the countries whose poultry has been free from bird flu, according to Kanyandekwe.

The ban has an had impact on poultry farms, which have been importing chicks from the countries where bird flu cases have been recorded.

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  04 October 2017 to 05 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

Summit-Expo supported by VIV, NABC, WPSA, WVPA and partners

With the recent opening of the Kigali Convention Center, the beautiful, clean, safe and well-connected Capital of Rwanda is set to be the host of the launch-edition of Poultry Africa. The pan-African event focuses to connect African and international producers and suppliers in Poultry & Eggs.

Program outline

Leadership Conference – 2 days (09.00-17.00): Leadership Conference (150 attendees)

Technical Best Practices Seminar – 2 days (13.00-17.00) Seminars (250 attendees)

Expo – 2 days (10.00-17.00) Boutique exhibition (75 exhibitors approx.)

Find more information here!

Orr contact Diana.Toth@vnuexhibitions.com

Event's website: http://poultryafrica2017.com/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Poultry development in Eastern Africa, a regional perspective

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

To harmonize the country-oriented Dutch development and economic diplomacy policies with increasing regional influences in poultry value chain developments, better insight is needed in the interdependency of the poultry sectors of different countries. Therefore, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) has decided to support a study and learning project that will look into the various aspects of this interdependency in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda).

The objective of the study and learning project is to gather relevant information on poultry developments in the Eastern African region with the aim of collecting and sharing this information with relevant stakeholders and advise the Netherlands Government on more regional-economic responsive policies for sector/value chain development.

Whilst the issues of interdependency can be recognized across the whole of Afr

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Alphaxrd Gitau It will be interesting to see what comes out of this and whether there are any aspects regarding the engagement of youth in the value chain and how they can be supported.

1 month 3 weeks ago


Poultry Keeping: The Basics

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  04 March 2017, All Day Event
  Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa, Lusaka

Poultry Farming can be defined as raising chickens, ducks, or other fowl (birds) for meat, eggs, or both. This can be done either for profit making purposes or may also be done for only family feeding purposes. Regardless of the purpose, it is important to ensure sustainable methods are followed to ensure reduced losses and maximise gains.

This one day training (Refreshments Included) aims to provide participants with sufficient information and knowledge to allow them to keep poultry in a sustainable way no matter your purpose for keeping poultry. It will also help you understand and decide if you can make money out of the venture. Further, it presents you an opportunity to network and interact with like-minded people.

Register for the event here and contact organisers for payment details.

All Participants will recieve;

1. FREE copy of our e-book "How to Keep Village Chickens for Business"

2. FREE consultation when needed

3. Discounted Veterinary Services from our parter Veterinary Doctors


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Agro & Poultry East Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  22 May 2017 to 24 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Jubilee Hall, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

12Th Agro & Poultry, International Trade Show on Agriculture, Farming, Poultry and Equipment Trade Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in Conjunction with Trade Africa 17 from 22 - 24 May 2017, at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
12Th Agro & Poultry provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. Tanzania has a huge potential for Agriculture & its related products as it plays a vital role in country's growing economy. The Exhibition would attract exhibitors from around 18 countries.
12Th Agro & Poultry attracts visitor from different countries as a mass visitor campaign would be launced to make a prosper event as visiting countries include Kenya, South Africa, Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Botswana, Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, UK, Germany etc.

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Poultry trade Mission to Uganda and Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  02 October 2017 to 06 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

Poultry trade Mission to Uganda and Rwanda

From October 2nd to October 6th, 2017, a Poultry Trade Mission to Uganda & Rwanda will be organised by Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) in close collaboration with VNU Exhibitions and the Dutch Poultry Centre. Part of this trade will take place at Poultry Africa 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. 

The participants of the trade mission will have free entrance tot he Leadership Conference of the Poultry Africa 2017. Also the congres, lunch on October 4 and 5, netwerk cocktail and entree to the exhibition are included. In Uganda and Rwanda several company visits and matchmaking sessions will be organized. 

To register, please sign up here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 1 week ago

Poultry Africa 2017 Leadership Conference 

Summit-Expo supported by VIV, NABC, WPSA, WVPA and partners

With the recent opening of the Kigali Convention Center, the beautiful, clean, safe and well-connected Capital of Rwanda is set to be the host of the launch-edition of Poultry Africa. The pan-African event focuses to connect African and international producers and suppliers in Poultry & Eggs.

Program outline 

Leadership Conference – 2 days (09.00-17.00): Leadership Conference (150 attendees) 

Technical Best Practices Seminar – 2 days (13.00-17.00) Seminars (250 attendees) 

Expo – 2 days (10.00-17.00) Boutique exhibition (75 exhibitors approx.) 

Find more information here!

Orr contact Diana.Toth@vnuexhibitions.com 

Event website: http://poultryafrica2017.com/



Janine Schoeman Hi Sylvia, have you created an event for this as well? If not, could you please do this. Thanks

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

Ban on Uganda Poultry Could Be Lifted in the Next One Week

Kenya may lift the import ban imposed on Uganda chicken and eggs in the next one week, after experts from the two countries met to assess the measures taken against an epidemic of bird flu.

This will, however, depend on the final tests carried out by a group of experts drawn from the two countries. They will conclude the exercise in the next one week.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Willy Bett said the two teams are doing a risk assessment of the Avian flu outbreak in Uganda to determine if it has been contained.

Mr Bett did not confirm when the ban would be lifted, but officials told the Sunday Nation that it could be as early as this week.

Kenya imposed the ban last month after a highly infectious strain of bird flu was reported in Uganda.

But Uganda has assured Kenya that it has contained the outbreak, adding that most farms that export eggs to Kenya are located more than 10km from the quarantined area. According to Mr Bett, the tea

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 months 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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Uganda’s poultry products safe, says agriculture minister

The government has asked Ugandans and neighboring countries dealing in poultry products, especially domestic birds, not to worry about bird flu saying it was under control.

According to Vincent Ssempijja, the minister for agriculture, the government is currently carrying out continuous veterinary inspections and technical backstopping to commercial farms, to ensure biosecurity measures are strictly adhered to.

“ Fortunately, these farms are located far away from the 10km quarantine radius range, and can produce safe poultry and poultry products for local and export markets,” Ssempijja said.

The minister made the remarks, while addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Center in Kampala, on the steps Government is undertaking to control the avian influenza.

He noted that the disease had been confirmed in seven wild migratory birds, five domestic ducks and one chicken.

According to Ssempijja, several other samples from suspect ca

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 3 months 1 week ago

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And also we are Munters’s dealer in the Aegean Region. We have been selling Munters fans and pad.

We would be glad if you give a chance to make a collabration with your company.

Enclosed you can see draft of our catalog below:


If you are interested in our product group we would be glad to work with you.

We are waiting for your kind reply.

Thank You

Best Regards!



Training on Poultry, Piggery and Dairy Production

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  17 January 2017, 08:00-12:30
  Nsambya sharing hall, Kampala

Dear Stakeholder,

For those in the poultry, piggery and dairy sector, you are invited for a training going to take place at the Nsambya sharing hall (sharing youth centre) the topics to be discussed will include;

Farm preparation, Disease prevention and management Improvement of farm productivity using lower cost of feed, cost benefit analysis of poultry farming.

There will be a Q& A and the main speakers will include;

Charles ssekatawa, veterinary personnel,  Daniel asieru, nutritionist and  Dr Ralf von schutzbar

Entry Fee : 5,000 UGX

For more information, please call the following numbers; 0703617508 or +256788289811



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  26 January 2017 to 27 January 2017 - All Day Event

Agritech Expo Tanzania is an outdoor expo enabling the event to host unique event features such as live technology demonstrations of agricultural machinery and products, amongst others.

The event offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet some of the world's leading agricultural companies, network with fellow agricultural professionals as well as government and union officials.

Provides take-home knowledge and skills from the free-to-attend interactive training workshops, in order for farmers of all scales to make informed decisions on new products and agri supplies by comparing them side by side in one location.

Agritech Expo was first launched in Zambia in conjunction with the Zambian National Farmers Union in 2014 to establish a leading business-to-business annual trade expo in Zambia; it is now in its 4th edition.

Why you should Attend

1.  Grow your agribusiness, increase profits and yields while networking with industry professionals

2.  Meet new suppliers and partne

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 4 months 3 days ago


En RD Congo, l’élevage occupe une place importante dans sa partie Est(Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu) parmi les activités agricoles du secteur primaire. Les produits de cet élevage sont plus orientés vers la consommation locale, autosuffisance alimentaire. Parmi les activités d’élevage en vogue, citons le petit bétail, la volaille, l’apiculture, l’aviculture, …

Actuellement, l’aviculture occupe une place de choix pour les entrepreneurs-éleveurs des volailles ; La viande poule est très préférée par beaucoup des consommateurs locaux, outre sa valeur traditionnelle originelle, renforcée par la présence des plusieurs espèces importées dénommées races améliorées.

Suite aux sensibilisations et efforts confondus des différents partenaires pour l’amélioration de l’autosuffisance alimentaire en protéine animale et du bien-être familiale, le nombre des éleveurs des poules dans la ré

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3 months 1 week ago


Poultry Information Day Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  25 November 2016, 09:00-12:00
  SNV Offices, Bugolobi

Dear Stakeholders,


AgriProFocus is organising a learning and exchange activity dubbed poultry Learning Lab that targets poultry practitioners and professionals who support farmer entrepreneurs. We would like to invite you to attend a 3 hour poultry information day scheduled to take place on 25th November 2016 9am to 12pm at AgriProFocus Uganda offices. The information day will be delivered by a PUM Netherlands Senior expert who is currently in Uganda. The objective of the information day is to introduce the concept of the poultry learning lab and to assess the capacity needs of the poultry actors. This is free of charge! See attached invitation letter.

Entrance is free!

Please feel free to RSVP Ms. Marion Alyek through email at uganda@agriprofocus.com or via Tel; 0754 563229

We look forward to your participation!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 5 months 1 week ago

Missed the Event? Read the Poultry Masterclass Report Here!

AgriProFocus Zambia (in partnership with RVO, the Dutch Embassy, PAZ, LSCS and PUM Netherlands Senior Experts) organised Poultry Masterclasses in Kitwe and Lusaka last month. The aim of the Poultry Masterclass  was to improve agri-business skills in the poultry sector, specifically of Zambian farms, processors, marketing and export managers and other important stakeholders in the poultry sector in order to tackle the lack of knowledge and skills regarding commercial poultry production.  

Read the Full Report Here!

Want to learn what the participants learned, here are the presentations from the 3 days.

1. Bio Security (Disease Control) - Presentation
2. Feed making - Presentation
3. Feeding Broilers - Presentation
4. Learning Broiler Signals - Presentation (Part 1)
Learning Broiler Signals - Presentation (Part 2)

Click here to see pictures of the event