RVO

mar
06

Nigeria & Benin Agro-Logistics Workshop/Atelier

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 March 2017, All Day Event
  The Hague, the Netherlands

Le 6 mars, NABC, RVO et WUR organiseront un atelier d'agro logistique sur le Nigeria et le Bénin. Cet atelier portera sur la question des pertes après récolte, des goulots d'étranglement dans la chaîne de valeur ainsi que sur les relations commerciales entre les deux pays. Le but est de découvrir comment la technologie et les solutions néerlandaises peuvent être mises en pratique ici, et si par une mission commerciale dans les deux pays, les membres du secteur privé hollandais seraient intéressés à s'impliquer. S'il vous plaît contacter Daan Vreeburg si vous êtes intéressé.

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On March 6th, NABC, RVO, and WUR will be organising an Agro-logistics workshop concerning Nigeria and Benin. This workshop will focus on the issue of post-harvest losses, bottlenecks in the value chain as well as trade relations between the two countries. The goal is to discover how Dutch technology and solutions can be put in practice here, an

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apr
27

Holland Pavilion - Agritech Expo Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  27 April 2017 to 29 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Dutch Poultry and Dairy businesses will be at this year's Agritech Expo Zambia at the Holland Pavilion.  The Agritech expo is a business-to-business platform for agricultural professionals, from small-scale farmers to commercial enterprises, to engage and conduct business with some of the world’s leading suppliers to the agricultural industry.

The Dutch Pavilion will include exhibits and presentations by Dutch businesses. This will give attendees the opportunity to view and discuss products from outside their local market.  There will also be a match-making session for pre-selected Zambian businesses with Dutch businesses.

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

This is brought to you by AgriProFocus, Nederlandse Export Combinatie / Netherlands Export Combination (NEC) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN).



mar
19

Agromissie naar Vietnam             19-23 maart 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  19 March 2017 to 23 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Vietnam

Agromissie naar Vietnam

met Marjolijn Sonnema, directeur-generaal Agro & Natuur van het ministerie van Economische Zaken

Steden: Ho Chi Minh Stad en Hanoi

Wilt u zakendoen in Vietnam of in dit land nieuwe mogelijkheden verkennen? En is uw bedrijf actief in de agro-, tuinbouw- of watersector? Ga dan mee van 19 t/m 23 maart a.s. met de agromissie naar Vietnam onder leiding van Marjolijn Sonnema, DG Agro en Natuur.

De missie richt zich op agro-, tuinbouw en waterkansen in de Vietnamese markt en op de positionering van Nederland als agro-, kennis- en innovatieland.

De missie is gekoppeld aan een regionale conferentie op het gebied van voedselzekerheid die Vietnam in nauwe samenwerking met Nederland, de FAO en de Wereldbank organiseert.

Voor wie?
De missie staat open voor bedrijven en kennisinstellingen uit de sectoren agrifood, tuinbouw en water-landbouw nexus.

Het centrale thema is voedselzekerheid met daarbinnen focus op technologie voor vermindering voedselverliezen & voedselverspilling, klima

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

IFC and agribusiness in a changing environment

IFC event on GAFSP and climate smart agriculture, The Hague, Netherlands – 28 October 2016

Organized by IUCN NL and RVO, in partnership with IFC.

RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.

IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, invests heavily in agribusiness in developing countries and emerging markets, and therefore has a great interest in exchanging experiences on investment opportunities, climate smart technologies and challenges in value chain operations. The main objective of the event was that both private sector and IFC bring current and upcoming activities and challe

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Famory SINABA Merci Nicole pour le rapport

3 weeks 3 days ago

apr
25

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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 months 4 weeks ago

Netherlands Enterprise Agency - Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency manages the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) as a public-private partnership for water safety and water security in developing countries. Projects are collective initiatives between governmental bodies, industries, and NGOs. The thematic areas are improved access to drinking water and sanitation (including solid waste); efficient and sustainable water use, particularly for agriculture; and safe deltas and improved basin management. The deadline for concept notes (first round) is 31 December 2016. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS CALL HERE.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 3 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

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Information about Dutch Business Instruments

The Kingdom of the Netherlands through the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) a unit under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, administers business instruments to support entrepreneurs to grow their business in an innovative and sustainable approach.

On November 9th, RVO held an information session in Lusaka where they explained 3 business instruments:

Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) - financing of water infrastructure for economic development

Sustainable Food Security and Entrepreneurship Fund (FDOV) - financing collaborations that create sustainable value chains in agriculture and food.

PUM Senior Experts Facility (PUM) - technical assistance to public institutions and private enterprises.

For more information and contact details see:

PUM presentation here

Business instruments presentation here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Commercializing Food Security in Tanzania

Like many regions in East Africa, Northern Tanzania has the potential to become an agricultural powerhouse. A Public-Private Partnership of the FDOV meets the needs of maize producers around the city of Arusha. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency, commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has provided financial resources, shared technical knowledge and coordinated the contacts among the partners of this project.

Watch this film to see the results of this public-private partnership!

Partners in this PPP are: Quality Food Products in Arusha, East African Grain Council, Wageningen University and Research Centre,  Dutch Embassy in Tanzania, New Bogaloo Ltd, National Microfinance Bank in Tanzania, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 months 3 days ago

Are you looking for a new export market for your horticulture business? (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

In an effort to promote Dutch business in Zambia and increase exports of horticulture products from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organised a Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar on 5th October in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Various stakeholders from the business community, agricultural companies, agro finance institutions and horticulture producers attended the seminar to provide practical information about horticulture market intelligence, EU import regulations and financing options for SME's in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

For those that could not attend, here are the presentations:

Access to Finance for SMEs in Zambia
Roveg Fruit BV - Netherlands (Potential Market)
Private Sector Development Tools: Dutch Support to Promote Bilateral Trade and Cooperation
The Dutch and European Horticulture Markets: Where are the best opportunities?
Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs: PUM Nethe

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oct
05

Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar - Zambia and Zimbabwe

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  05 October 2016, All Day Event
  Harare, Zimbabwe

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is organizing a Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar on 5th October in Harare, Zimbabwe.

In an effort to promote Dutch business in Zambia and increase exports of horticulture products from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Embassy is inviting experts from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Dutch horticulture produce buyers and the Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) to provide practical information about horticulture market intelligence, EU import regulations and financing options for SME's in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The seminar will be attended by various stakeholders such as the business community, agricultural companies, agro finance institutions and horticulture producers.

Eligible Organisations

Business associations or NGOs that work with horticulture producers

- Government or quasi government departments that promote horticulture exports; and 

- Private companies tha

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 months 1 day ago

BUSINESS AND COOPERATION AROUND WASTE MANAGEMENT

a message from Bert Keesman, owner/Director at MetaSus, the Netherlands


The President of Tanzania Pombe Magufuli John decided last year to omit the trappings of independence day and instead to hold a national "clean up day". At the top the motivation to tackle waste is clearly present, but how widely is that enthusiasm supported? With these and other questions, a delegation of three Dutch experts travels in the week from 5 to 9 September to Dar es Salaam to explore possibilities for cooperation and doing business around waste between the Netherlands and Tanzania. The team consists of Herman Huisman, Rijkswaterstaat Environment; Hans Breukelman, Bread BV and Bert Keesman of MetaSus. The mission is a follow-up to the briefing of RVO and the Dutch Embassy in Tanzania (Eugene Gies) on waste management in Tanzania.

The preliminary impression is that the focus of a possible follow-up  program will be initially on public cooperatio

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 months 2 weeks ago

There is rumor about a new call of the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV) . If you do not know any more what FDOV was about, this website of the Dutch RVO tells you all about it (also that it is currently not possible to apply for a FDOV-grant, but, .... there is a rumor)

Mr Anno Galema was one of the people at the ministry  of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands who worked intensively on the policy side of the FDOV at the so called PPP Expertise center. He has just started in his new function as First Secretary Food Security & Private Sector Development at the Dutch embassy in Kampala, Uganda.

An interesting interview with him was published April 28, 2016. It's about how the ministry looks at PPPs and role of the public P in the PPP. Read the article Here.

The last FDOV call was in 2014. All AgriProFocus countries were eligible at that time. See for the complete list of eligible countries: LIST

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago

RVO-EKN learning Event -- Report

Dear Partners;

With the links below find an insightful report from the RVO-EKN learning event held on 26-27th January 2016 and a video capturing key lessons.

Report 


As a knowledge network, we look forward to hosting more insightful knowledge sharing and experience sharing platforms.  



Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 year 1 month ago

Fostering Sustainable PPP’s for a Food Secure Nation

AgriProFocus in Partnership with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands successfully held a two day workshop in Nairobi. The two-day workshop that took place on 26th and 27th January, brought together 67 participants drawn from 22 Dutch funded Private Public Partnerships (PPPs) projects. The main objective was for project partners to meet and network for cross-learning and knowledge sharing on Sustainable Partnerships for Food Security in Kenya.

“Partnership is about people, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank AgriProFocus Kenya for taking up this challenge given to them by the Embassy of the kingdom of Netherlands and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.” Said Dr. Melle Leenstra

Food security has become a very important theme in the developing world that needs to be addressed. Looking at Kenya as a transition country, the Dutch government is looking to shift the approach f

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Nicole Metz Very intersting! For those who would like to read more materials about public-private partnerships (including some Dutch PPP programmes), please look at the Food & Business Knowledge Platform website under Partnerships http://knowledge4food.net/theme/partnerships/

1 year 1 month ago

Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Thanks Much Alpha. Feel free to share this. Thanks Much Nicole. I have shared your information on twitter too.

1 year 1 month ago

Guigonou Freddy PADONOU Thank dear Jillian for your post. It become important to adopt an integrated approach to attend food security. Food security is not only the job of producers, but also of scientist, politicians and others actors of development job. Thank for the powerpoints too. I'll share it with my personnal network.

1 year 1 month ago

Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Dear Guigonou Freddy For offering to share this information with your network. We are glad that you found this to be insightful.

1 year 4 weeks ago

BAJJA FRUIT FARM Thank Jillian & Nicole for sharing. Lets also plan the same here in Uganda.

1 year 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 year 10 months ago

ASMA / TGT Enterprise project irrigation verification trial

Appropriate Solutions for Mechanization of Agriculture in Ethiopia /ASMA/ is the project funded by NL Agency Ministry of Foreign Affairs or RVO. TGT is responsible for the day-to-day operation and management of the project and taking over of the project upon its completion. The mission of the project is building a sustainable and socially responsible business which enables the agri-entrepreneurs to increase their performance by using proven Rumptstad tractors and implements. A Rumptstad tractor is a 2-wheel tractors designed for the African markets are made in the Netherlands. They offer simplicity combined with rugged quality and competitive pricing to provide outstanding performance at low cost.

The Public Private Partnership of the project:

TGT ENTERPRISE is leading the project and will assemble the RS Tractor platforms and implements and provide a distribution as well as a after sales network.

Rumpts

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