trade

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

NEW BOOK OUT ON AGRICULTURAL MARKETS IN UGANDA: TNCS, TRADERS, FARMERS, FRAUD, BCU ETC.


Dear colleagues,

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.

http://www.rowmaninternational.com/books/neoliberal-moral-economy


the introduction is available here: https://ws1.nbninternational.com/widgets/find/3/156/9781783488537


best regards, Jorg

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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Posted By in Business Brokering Uganda
Posted 3 months 2 weeks ago

Happening now! Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT). Over 350 agribusiness stakeholders; 42agriprenuers, 11investors and 13 BDS

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

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

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Bernard Mugume Am glad I will be part of this interesting sessions and i hope to network with investors and financiers to boost Focus Youth Forum Association in agriculture

3 months 3 weeks ago

Alphaxrd Gitau This is great. We are looking at doing this in Kenya as well with the youth. Would be great to learn from your experience.

3 months 2 weeks ago

Mugisha Richard I have not seen an immediate impacting event like PAINT, where clients confirm they are converted, where agribusinesses pitches turn into stories

3 months 1 week ago

Alphaxrd Gitau This is great Richard. We need to do this more.

3 months 1 week ago

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 Ethiopia
Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

Ethiopia, Sudan draft MoU on cross-border animal health, livestock trade programs

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 main aim of the cross-border meeting was to initiate development of a binding agreement between Sudan and Ethiopia to provide a framework for stronger cooperation and collaboration along their bilateral border in order to address disease surveillance, disease control and timely sharing of animal health and trade information.

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

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Posted By in P.A.I.N.T
Posted 4 months 2 weeks ago

A CALL FOR INVESTORS AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (BDS) PROVIDERS

Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

Are you;

- A commercial financier/finance broker

- An impact investor/impact investment broker

- An equity investor/ equity investment broker

- An angel investor / angel investment broker

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)

Deadline for application: 19th September 2016

Contact Details: snatukunda@agriprofocus.com / +256 (0) 782 551 473

Express your interest to participate by Clicking here



Downloadable Items

1. Concept Note

2. Call

3. Offline Form

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 months 3 weeks ago

Greetings. I am looking for a reliable supplier of maize and yellow soy beans at your earliest kindly contact me for this busines. we are looking at 30 tons each to be supplied quarterly. Only serious suppliers please. Many thanks

cv12tz@gmail.com

oct
05

TRADE & INVESTMENT MATCHMAKING EVENT

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  05 October 2016 to 06 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Kampala

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.

Specific objective

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

Activities

We 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

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jul
27

Rwanda International Trade Fair

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  27 July 2016 to 10 August 2016 - All Day Event
  Gikondo Expo Ground

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.

Local Exhibitors Registration Form
Foreign Exhibitors Registration Form

For more information, follow this link: http://www.psf.org.rw/spip.php?rubrique50



nov
20

SPICE & HERB TRADE MISSION TO TANZANIA

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  20 November 2016 to 27 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Tanzania


Tanzanian and European spice producers will facilitate new business relationships during an outgoing trade mission, set to take place in Tanzania 20-27 November. Activities will include seminars, company and field visits, business dinners and matchmaking activities. NABC will organize meetings with processors, logistic partners, quality bureaus, representatives from the financial sector and government representatives. See the website for more details, and contact Daphne Meijer-Willems via daphne.willems@nabc.nl for more information.


https://www.nabc.nl/services/trade-missions/258/spices-and-herbs-trade-mission-to-tanzania



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 months 2 weeks ago

TRADE & INVESTMENT MATCHMAKING CALL: APPLY NOW!

Dear Agriprenuers,

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: snatukunda@agriprofocus.com or Tel: 078 2551473

Lawrence Mugisha Please provide a brief description of the participant such that we can further share the opportunity

9 months 2 weeks ago

Sylvia Natukunda Mwesigwa Laurence, participant description is included in the attached document named "Trade & Investment Matchmaking Call".

9 months 2 weeks ago

jan
29

INVITATION TO KIRINYAGA COUNTY FARMERS TRADE

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  29 January 2016, All Day Event
  Kirinyaga County

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!



feb
03

West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 February 2016, All Day Event
  Lagos, Nigeria

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/ 



nov
17

Afrique Africa Investment Summit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  17 November 2015 to 18 November 2015 - All Day Event
  Accra, Ghana

Welcome2Africa announce the 1st but annual Agrique Africa investment summit 2015.

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 1 year 2 months ago

Export fresh fruit to Europe

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!

https://www.cbi.eu/market-information/fresh-fruit-vegetables/buyer-requirements/

samya abdul hi ,have also try and its not working if you don't mind would you please re post it as may be there is a slightly defference

1 year 2 months ago

Martin Hulst Dear Wim Goris and Samya Abdul, Hereby the link in another format: https://www.cbi.eu/market-information/fresh-fruit-vegetables/buyer-requirements/ Does it work now? I'll change it in the message as well! Best, Martin

1 year 2 months ago

Joshua Muleya Hi, this is great information. I will definitely have a look and follow through.

1 year 2 months ago

Martin Hulst Hi Joshua, good to hear you can use the information! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

1 year 2 months ago

benard weru the link is working hear in Kenya .good to learn.thanks

1 year 2 months ago

oct
07

4th Commercial Farm Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  07 October 2015 to 09 October 2015 - All Day Event
  Lusaka

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

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jul
31

Kigali International Trade Fair for Organic Products

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  31 July 2015 to 03 August 2015 - All Day Event
  Kigali - Mulindi Agricultural Showground

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.

Want to exhibit? Find the APPLICATION FORM HERE: 


Application Form for exhibitors at Kigali International Trade Fair for Organic and Natural Products.pdf


For more information,  do not hesitate to contact 

Sylvere MUDENDELI 

mudendelisylver@gmail.com




jul
30

2nd AGROPROCESSING COMPLIANCE & TRADE FORUM - LONDON - UK

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  30 July 2015 to 31 July 2015 - All Day Event
  London, Mayfair

2nd The Agro-Processing Compliance & Trade World Forum - UK 2015

30-31 July 2015 - Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London

www.millenniumleadershipforum.com

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.

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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

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jan
23

Launch of the book on farmer-firm relations

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  23 January 2015, 15:30-19:00

"It takes two to trade  - A tool for understanding and improving farmer-firm relations in Africa"

(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.

About the book

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

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