this new book on agricultural markets in Uganda might interest you: Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-cultural change and fraud in Uganda. I hope you can inform interested colleagues etc. about this. I hope to launch the book in Uganda at some point in 2017. Please email me for any questions/comments etc.
the introduction is available here: https://ws1.nbninternational.com/widgets/find/3/156/9781783488537
best regards, Jorg
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Crested Superior Commodities was registered in 2010 as a milk processing company. Since Uganda produces plenty of milk, Crested Superior Commodities produces ch... Read more
PAINT: TURNING YOUR AGRIBUSINESS PITCH INTO A STORY!
Story telling is a scientifically-proven way to capture a listener's attention and hold it. It makes your pitch unforgettable. So, tell your story and tell it right. You're bound to gain attention, and the funding will follow.
Whether you're looking for investors or to get people interested in your business, your victory depends on your ability to explain what makes your business unique and to catch your listener's attention in less than 2 minutes. One of the most important things a businessperson can do, especially the founder or the general manager or someone who is at the center of the business daily operations is sales and learning how to speak about the business to others. This therefore these two things become the main target for every business that wants to grow.
Are you an entrepreneur? Company? Cooperative?, today AgriProFocus, SNV -The Netherlands Development Organization, B-Space and Netherlands Uganda Trade & Inve... Read more
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.
- Business associations or NGOs that work with horticulture producers
- Government or quasi government departments that promote horticulture exports; and
- Private companies tha... Read more
IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) organized a cross-border meeting in Khartoum, Sudan from 15th to 17th August 2016 between Sudan and Ethiopia.
The meeting brought together 30 participants from Sudan, Ethiopia, and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). Participants consisted of veterinary staff, foreign affairs experts from national governments and experts from IGAD and AU-IBAR.
In his remarks, Dr Joseph Magona, on behalf of Dr Solomon Munyua, the Acting Director of ICPA
Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)
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Looking for profitable business opportunities within the Agribusiness sector?
We are currently receiving applications from interested investors in the sectors mentioned above who wish to be a part of the PAINT program and participate in the “Trade and investment matchmaking event” that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2016 at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.
Participation Fees: $ 300 (Investors) and $ 150 (BDS providers)
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Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)
PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.
The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.
1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing
2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)
3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities
4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses
ActivitiesWe are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th Octobe... Read more
The organizing Committee of Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) 2016 cordially welcomes you to the 19th Rwanda International Trade Fair due to take place in Kigali-Rwanda from 27th July - 10th August 2016.
In the spirit of Public Private Partnership (PPP), Private Sector Federation in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry have successfully organized the previous Exhibitions, the 19th is set to be even better.
As commonly known, RITF 2016 suits up for its 19th anniversary and leads a thunderous cheer for a vibrant business community that makes Rwanda and Africa as a whole; special, and unique, in many ways.
The RITF is a great opportunity for local and foreign exhibitors looking to invest in Rwanda to experience first hand immediate responses from domestic buyers in one location.
For more information, follow this link: http://www.psf.org.rw/spip.php?rubrique50
TRADE & INVESTMENT MATCHMAKING CALL: APPLY NOW!
I would like to bring to your attention to a trade and investment matchmaking event organized by AgriProFocus Uganda that we will be held in August 2016. In preparation for this event, we are currently profiling potential participants in the matchmaking event specific to agribusiness. I particularly encourage businesses on this platform that wish to be linked to potential investors, markets, expertise or knowledge to apply.
Find more details in the attached Trade and Investment Matchmaking Call. Apply by 30th June 2016.
For further details, contact: Sylvia Natukunda M. Email: email@example.com or Tel: 078 2551473
The Kenya Livestock Producers Association invites you to their 1st Agri-Business Trade Fair this year in collaboration with the Kirinyaga County Government, co-hosts Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), Eastern & Southern Africa Dairy Association (ESADA), Kenya National Farmers Federation (KENAFF), ACK Church, Isinya Feeds, Unga Farm Care Ltd, Cooper K- Brands & Agricultural Industry Network (AIN) which will be held on Friday 29th January, 2016.
The venue of the event will be at Kerugoya Stadium, Kerugoya town, Kirinyaga County.
The theme for the Agribusiness Trade Fair is “Farming is big Business.”
These trade fairs are monthly events organized by the association in various Counties of the Country and which have been held successfully since 2008.
The Chief Guest will be the Governor of Kirinyaga County Government; His Excellency Hon. Joseph K. Ndathi. Your participation in this Great National event will be highly appreciated.
Entry to the venue is Free!
Recognised as the biggest gathering of trade finance professionals in the region, the West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference will return to Lagos for 2016.
With over 300 delegates expected in attendance, the conference will bring together delegates from the market’s leading corporate, banking and financial services organisations to discuss key market issues within agribusiness, hard commodities, risk mitigation and infrastructural development.
In addition to a speaker line-up of the market’s primary decision-makers and trade finance specialists, the event will also feature a number of dedicated networking sessions, allowing attendees to establish new working relationships and re-acquaint themselves with old contacts, all with the prospect of developing business across West Africa. More information http://www.gtreview.com/events/africa/west-africa-trade-export-finance-conference-2016/
The Agrique Africa Investment Summit, taking place 17-18 November 2015, at the World Trade Centre, Accra, will bring together over 300 of Africa’s leading Agricultural players, 20+ seasoned speakers, all with the common goal and vision to transform Africa’s Agricultural sector With ‘Agricultural Trade And Investment Opportunities in Africa’ being the key theme of the event, the Agrique Africa Investment Summit 2015, offers an invaluable opportunity for businesses with agricultural products or services to meet with Agribusinesses, farmer associations, and Agricultural leaders from across Africa. It also provides an excellent opportunity for Investors to view outstanding Agricultural investment opportunities.
The Agrique Africa Investment Summit is bought to you by Welcome2Africa, headquartered in the UK, Welcome2Africa was founded upon the vision to be leading provider of initiatives th... Read more
Do you want to export fresh fruit to Europe? Make sure you know all about the requirements your product has to comply with, before trying to contact European buyers. For example requirements
related to plant health, contaminants and labelling. Read more on the website of the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries!
This event provides details on sustainable agri material sourcing, transport infrastructure updates & Africa’s new TFTA and its impact on trading of agricultural products across Africa from the sessions below:
Panel Discussions will include;
Local Sourcing & Building a Sustainable Supply Chain.
Discussions will be held on issues such as;
- Utilizing local content
- Supply chain management from farm to factory
- Local sourcing challenges & working with small-holders farm
- Expansion plans across Africa
Omondi Kasidhi, Head of Sustainable Agriculture Sourcing, Diageo PLC will be amongst the panelists for this discussion.
Infrastructure Development to Strengthen Agri Value Chain.
Under this theme, discussions will be held on;
- Africa’s new TFTA (Tripartite Free Trade Agreement) & the opportunities for agribusiness
- Transport infrastructure development to support agriculture trade & logistics IN EAC – COMESA – SADC region
Dr. Abu Sufian E Dafalla, Director of Infrastructure Development, COME... Read more
The venue of the exhibition is Mulindi Ground Show at Kigali-Rwanda, at 10 minutes from the Kigali International Airport. The exhibition will be held on July 31 to August 3, 2015, the best time to visit Rwanda. The timings for the exhibition are from 9:00 in the morning till 8:00 in the evening.
This exhibition will surely benefit the visitors who want organic products and also policy markers, operators, donors, exporters, importers, researchers, processors, investors in organic sector from Africa, Europe, America, Oceania and Asia.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact
The forum details are attached and tickets listed on eventbrite - http://bit.ly/1JRbj3e
Please feel free distribute around your networks. please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to exhibit or attend as we have limited free and discounted passes for partners and networks
We look forward to hearing from you and to see you at the forum.
Millennium Leadership Forum invites you to the 2nd Agro Processing Compliance & Trade World Forum. Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London - 30-31st May 2015
The Agro Processing Compliance & Trade World Forum is an international forum for world-class agro-processing, agro-trade companies; Academic, Policy Makers, Key Ministers of Agriculture, Trade, Chief Executives, leading Managers, Quality Control and Agrotrade experts globally.
Sponsored by Agricultural Development Ba... Read more
(Participation only by INVITATION)
2015 is the year to celebrate the 10 years of existence of AgriProFocus and 6 years of operations in Rwanda! The launch of the book “It takes two to trade - A tool for understanding and improving farmer–firm relations in Africa” is scheduled to take place on 23 January at Umubano Hotel from 3:30 pm and contributions will be made by a representative of the MINAGRI; Mr. Pieter Dorst, the Head Development Cooperation of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Rwanda and Hedwig Bruggeman (Managing Director AgriProFocus) . A tentative program can be found below.
In the past three years, WUR-CDI, AgriProFocus and KIT have developed a practical approach together to improve the relations between farmers and the companies that buy their produce. The approach has been tested and piloted in many countries in Africa and also in Rwanda. Based... Read more