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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 week 5 days ago

Call for Proposals | SNV | Horti-LIFE

Submission Deadline: March 14, 2017, 6:00PM 

Netherland Development Organisation (SNV)
Grant Opportunities
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Smallholder Chain Integration Projects in Fruit and Vegetable Sector


Background

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international organisation founded in the Netherlands SNV Ethiopia works in 310 woredas of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Aligning with the priorities of the Government of Ethiopia in agriculture, energy and water, sanitation and hygiene, we implement innovative solutions to increase people's income and employment opportunities.

Currently, SNV Ethiopia implements a 3 year horticulture project called Horti-LIFE in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). The overall goal of the project is to increase export and the food and nutritional securit

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago

Social Impact Media Awards

The annual SIMA Awards celebrate the best impact filmmaking from around the world that inspires activism, compassion and social transformation. Each year, films are selected from over 140 countries, competing for awards, cash prizes, industry accolades, media features, distribution opportunities, and entry into SIMA’s signature film programs. 

Three videos created by BrandOutLoud for SNV were shortlisted from 301 submissions in 100 countries for the SIMA Awards: 

Balancing Benefits - Tanzania
In Tanzania, farming and food production depends heavily upon women, who form the majority of the workforce.  Portraying a young couple sharing authority over their farm and income. Showing the people involved improving equality between women and men, at home and in business. This is their story. 

Balancing Benefits - SNV - Tanzania from BrandOutLoud on Vimeo.


Farming in Sneakers - Tanzania 

Worldwide, 74 million young people are unemployed, many

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 weeks 3 days ago

Presentations from Amhara Agricultural Forum

Are you interested to be a Committee Member to the Forum?

Small Scale and Micro Irrigation Support Project (SMIS) is one of the projects funded by the Dutch Government through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia. SMIS aims to support the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) through the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) with the implementation of the adopted Small Scale Irrigation (SSI) Capacity Building Strategy.

On December 8, 2016, SMIS organized the Amhara Agricultural Forum 2016 (AAF ’16) in collaboration with AgroBIG and One Acre Fund. The aim of the Forum was to improve collaboration between organizations working in agriculture in Amhara.

There were a number of important presentations from different agricultural programs working in the region. Please find the presentations below:

One Acre Fund – Developing Appropriate Technology for Smallholders

SNV – Improving Extension services

Koga Veg Ethiopia – smallholder

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 weeks 5 days ago

SNV partner with SIDA to Support Entrepreneurs to alleviate poverty at the BoP through Inclusive Business

Are you a commercial company working in either of this 4 sectors; Agriculture, WASH, Renewable Energy and ICT with aspiration to innovate your business offering to tap market at the base of the pyramid and well as provide opportunities for the people at the base of the pyramid to earn income, access affordable products and service and improve their living conditions?

If this is your goal but constraint by financial resources and skills to do this, then there is an opportunity for you. Read the magazine this magazine for more information.

Soon we shall send out calls for entrepreneurs to respond to this call. And for details contact 0755227262


Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 4 weeks 7 hours ago

What can Ethiopia learn from Kenya in Horticulture Sector Development?

AgriProFocus Kenya recently facilitated a horticulture study tour by SNV Ethiopia and Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. These two partners are implementing a programme called Horticultural Livelihoods, Innovation and Food safety in Ethiopia (Horti-LIFE), while SNV Kenya is implementing  a programme called Kenya Market led Horticulture Programme (HortIMPACT) in Kenya.  The tour consisted of programme presentations, select stakeholder meetings and field visits to beneficiaries. 

Objectives of the tour:

     · To understand the Kenya national experience in horticulture development.

     · To learn from SNV Kenya experience in agricultural development in horticulture sector.

The Ethiopian delegation, led by the State Minister for Agriculture and Natural Resources, comprised of high level officials from the national directorates and region

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jun
21

National Nutrition Learning Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 June 2017, All Day Event
  TBA, Lusaka

AgriProFocus, in partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, is organizing Nutrition Learning Platforms in 2017. This activity will focus on bringing all stakeholders together that work on nutrition and agriculture as a way to build on existing networks and develop a more cohesive exchange for information, learning from experiences and creating innovations together. AgriProFocus in collaboration with SNV and other key nutrition players are organising a National Learning Platforms in Lusaka which will focus on sharing lessons learned and innovations and looking at innovative solutions to build on these experiences. These learning platforms will create an enabling environment for partnerships and policy dialogue.

For more information please contact Ms. Nosiku Siyumbwa - nsiyumbwa@agriprofocus.com



mar
28

Dairy Debate Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  28 March 2017, All Day Event
  TBA

This platform will bring together all dairy stakeholders in the industry. This platform aims to lobby government for a more enabling environment for dairy production. During this event, AgriProFocus - in partnership with SNV, DAZ and its members - will develop evidence based cases to be presented to government. The issues will also address the need for more attention to milk production as a nutritious product and enhancing this message with all dairy stakeholders.

For more information on how to be part of this event, please contact zambia@agriprofocus.com



feb
21

District Nutrition Learning Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 February 2017 to 23 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Chinsali and Isoka, Northern Zambia

AgriProFocus, in partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, is organizing Nutrition Learning Platforms in 2017.  This activity will focus on bringing all stakeholders together that work on nutrition and agriculture as a way to build on existing networks and develop a more cohesive exchange for information, learning from experiences and creating innovations together. AgriProFocus in collaboration with SNV and other key nutrition players are organising district platforms (in Isoka and Chinsali) which will focus on sharing lessons learned and innovations and looking at innovative solutions to build on these experiences. These learning platforms will create an enabling environment for partnerships and policy dialogue.

For more information please contact Ms. Nosiku Siyumbwa - nsiyumbwa@agriprofocus.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 1 week ago

SNV Seeking International Legal Framework Development Consultant

Closing Date: March 1, 2017

SNV is seeking an international consultant to support the USAID-funded Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development (AGP-LMD), a five-year, $41 million project aiming to 1) foster growth and competitiveness of meat, live animal, and dairy sectors; 2) ensure an enabling environment to support the growth and competitiveness of these livestock value chains, and 3) address the needs of the chronically vulnerable through nutrition-based interventions and linkages with other USAID-funded programs in Ethiopia. AGP-LMD’s overall objective is to improve smallholder incomes and nutritional status through investments in selected livestock value chains. These investments must in turn generate increased productivity and competitiveness of these value chains to the benefit of smallholders, both men and women.

The successful applicant will develop a legal framework to regulate the quality and safet

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jan
16

Horti-LIFE Study Tour to Kenya

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  16 January 2017 to 20 January 2017 - All Day Event
  Nairobi

The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) Ethiopia is organizing a study tour to Kenya from 16th to 20th January 2017. The tour is being facilitated by SNV Kenya and AgriProFocus. Consisting of representatives from Federal Government’s Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources representatives, Regional Bureau of Agriculture and SNV Ethiopia staff, the delegation would like to learn from the Kenya experience in the horticulture sector development. SNV Kenya and Ethiopia are also implementing horticulture projects (HortIMPACT and HortLIFE respectively), with funding from the Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  


Objectives of the study tour 

++ To share and learn from SNV Kenya's experience in implementing horticulture development projects across the country

++ To learn from Kenya's experience in horticulture sector development. 

About Horti-LIFE and HortIMPACT

Horti-LIFE started in January 2016 and is being implemented by SNV Ethiopia. The project was formu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 1 month 2 weeks 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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2ème édition du salon de la qualité alimentaire au Bénin : « Cas de l’huile rouge de palme »

La qualité des produits agro- alimentaires est devenu ces dernière année une préoccupation majeure au Bénin et Agro Business Center (ABC) en a fait une de ses priorités. C’est dans ce cadre que le centre ABC de la SNV-Bénin, a organisé les 17 et 18 novembre 2016 à Porto novo,  la deuxième édition du Salon de la qualité alimentaire au Bénin, en partenariat avec l’Ambassade du Royaume des Pays-Bas près le Bénin, l'Organisation Neerlandaise de Développement (SNV), AgriProFocus, le Programme d’Approche Communale pour le Marché Agricole au Bénin (ACMA), l’Agence Béninoise de la Normalisation ABENOR, l’Agence Béninoise de Sécurité Sanitaire des Aliments ABSSA, l’Institut Nationale des Recherches Agricole du Bénin INRAB, et la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA).

Cette deuxième édition est inscrite dans le cadre de la promotion de la qualité

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

KIT et SNV, les membres d'AgriProFocus ont lancer un livre: Libérer le potentiel du pastoralisme pour développer l'Afrique de l'Ouest

Ce livre offre une perspective unique et une compréhension profonde d'un monde qui change rapidement, avec des contributions des praticiens et des académiciens.

En dépit des contraintes et des idées préconçues, le pastoralisme continue à jouer un rôle substantiel dans le développement social et économique dans la région Afrique de l'Ouest comme ailleurs, et dans l'intégration régionale. Les caractéristiques innées de la mobilité et de l'adaptabilité signifient que le pastoralisme demeurera crucial pour les moyens de subsistance résilients.

"Libérer le potentiel du pastoralisme pour développer l'Afrique de l'Oues" présente des zones de production et de consommation établies et nouvelles, et démontre l'évolution rapide des chaînes de valeur pastorale.

Vous pouvez télécharger le livre ici

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago

Vacancy Announcement: Inclusive Business Investment Advisor

Organisation: SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
Location: Lusaka
Project: Innovations Against Poverty (IAP)
Duration: 2016 - 2020

Objective of Project: To support entrepreneurs to develop innovative Inclusive Business models in Cambodia, Uganda, Zambia and Ethiopia that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefits for the low income people, in terms of job creation, income improvements and availability of more affordable goods and services.

IAP will provide business mentoring support and award non-reimbursable investment funding of selected proposals to companies operating in the targeted markets through competitive calls for relevant business proposals that will handle market challenges innovatively, benefit the poor and be commercially viable, scalable and replicable in the long run. A key aspect is the ability of leveraging the funding to achieve impact and catalyze both commercia

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 1 week ago

KASESE AGRICULTURAL FINANCE FAIR - REPORT

“The fair was very educative, we had no bank account, but I know what is required to get one and I have had the opportunity to compare the terms with different financial institutions, my group should have a bank account in the near future.” - Masereka Geofrey of Lake Katwe Farmers Organisation 


SNV Agriculture market support (AMS) project in partn

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Mugisha Richard The relationship between the farmers and services providers is getting stronger each time a finance Fair is organized. Farmers are steadily gaining confidence to interact with the banks. 

3 months 1 week ago

Okello Justine Thanks a lot for the Good work done this what our farmers need.

3 months 3 days ago

dec
08

Women in Business Workshop - Save the Date

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  08 December 2016, 08:00-14:00
  SNV Offices, Bugolobi Kampala

Join us at SNV Offices, Plot 36, Luthuli Rise, Bugolobi, Kampala

You are cordially invited to a women in business workshop from 08.00 am to 14.00 pm.

Come, hear, network and learn from other women entrepreneurs as you find out more about the ups and downs of women in business while at the same time get business tips and find out about working capital solutions that would help propel your business to the next level.

RSVP by Friday, 2nd December, 2016 to blessing.nakalema@factsafrica.com or call +256 772 585189

Cost Free of charge.

Only limited seats available.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 months 1 week ago

SNV Uganda and Dairy Development Authority (DDA) have launched the first ever Practical Dairy Training Farms (PDTFs) in South Western Uganda.


The initiative is part of the four-year Inclusive Dairy Enterprise (TIDE) project that SNV is implementing in the districts of Bushenyi, Isingiro, Kiruhura, Mbarara, Ntungamo, and Sheema in South Western Uganda with funding from the Netherlands Embassy.

“I am very happy that dairy farmers are paying to learn. This is the way to go if we want to increase our productivity and add value to our businesses. Instead of travelling to Kenya and other countries to learn, SNV and Dairy Development Authority have opened three dairy training centres of excellence for the region. We should take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to add value to our products. I thank SNV and DDAfor this great initiative.” Hon. Joy Kabatsi, State Minister for Animal Industry said during the launch of the PDTFs in Mbarara. Through the project, SNV and its partners aim

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 months 4 weeks ago

Climate change, satellites and pastoralists

For thousands of years, the life of a pastoralist in Africa has barely changed. They travel from one place to another to find water and pastures for their herds, and to find markets that offer good prices for their animals — using traditional routes which they and their ancestors have used time and time again.

But what happens when these routes are no longer abundant with pastures and fresh water due to climate change? What happens when conflict makes it too dangerous to travel traditional journeys? Or if encroachment of farm land leads to enhanced fragmentation of grazing areas?

Knowing where best to travel with their herd is crucial for the livelihood of a pastoralist. However, this information is usually passed on by word-of-mouth and can sometimes be inaccurate or limited in its geographical reach.

This is where satellite and mobile technology can come into play, bringing the pastoralists' traditional way of life well into the 21st centur

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 months 1 week ago

Kenya highland seeds and SNV in colaboration with AgriPro Focus held a successful farmers field day at Keses - Uasin Gishu county on the 13th of September 2016.There was excitement and smiles at the event. The positive outcome in the outlook for the event had a huge impact on its success with a good record number of exhibitors and also a great number of visitors (farmers) attending which was more than the gate number that was expected.
The main objective of the field day was to educate farmers on how to use agribusiness to better their lives. They were mainly taught on greenhouse site selection and setup, cabbage growing, chemical selection and application and the process of growing tomatoes from nursery stage to harvesting .

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 months 1 week ago

Agriculture is still a lucrative business

The story of one 'tin' farmer's journey to becoming a millionaire

“Who am I that today I can earn a million shillings from my farming; have my own goat and food all year round with children comfortably in school? Thank you SNV." says Judith Tusiime, rural farmer working with Agriculture Market Support programme.  

Rural poverty and rural development are two concepts that have dominated the development agenda for a very long time. While poverty levels have been falling globally, the poor are still trapped in a mesh of disadvantage. Until the knots that keep the poverty mesh strong are identified and loosened, the rural poor will remain trapped in what Robert Chambers (1983) refers to as the deprivation trap. Chambers provides a description of the rural poor. To him; the household is poor with few or no assets; the household is physically weak with a high ratio of dependents to able bodied adults; the household is isolated from the outside wo

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