workshop

dec
13

Global African Agribusiness Accelerator Platform Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  13 December 2016 to 14 December 2016 - All Day Event
  AGCO Future Farm Training Centre, Lusaka

+ Are you an African-active agribusiness/agriculture enterprise owner under 40?
+ Have you been in business at least 2-3 years or more?
+ Do you want your business by 20% year on year for the next 3 years?


Then sign up for this workshop: 

Module 1: Technology Adoption

The objective of this session is to discuss the importance of technology adoption in modern farming and agribusiness and help delegates develop strategies to acquire technology they deem beneficial to the growth of their businesses.
  • Delegates will discuss procurement, access to finance for technology/ equipment, the importance of maintenance, the increasing role and opportunities in African farming of ICT, shared services and opportunities to become a distributor.
  • Delegates not involved with primary production will also be able to discuss the importance of technology, beyond the farm, in processing, packaging and retailing.
  • Delegates will also be introduced to professionals representing various programs/ projects that exist

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dec
08

Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  08 December 2016 to 09 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Getfam Hotel

The "Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture" will hold its 4th bi-annual workshop on the 8 and 9th Dec. 2016 at Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa.



nov
30

CIMMYT: Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Workshop

Event posted by in Innovation Community NUTRITION
  30 November 2016, All Day Event
  Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa

CIMMYT organizes a one-day workshop on “Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: the role of zinc and agronomic biofortification to improve nutrition in Ethiopia,”.

This workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Getfam Hotel, starting at 9:00 a.m.

The workshop has two objectives: (1) present key research results on potential of zinc agronomic biofortification in Ethiopia, and (2) conduct interactive sessions that will allow participants to contribute to the enrichment of the current understanding as well as guide the future direction of the project’s next phase. Your active participation is highly appreciated.

Register here.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 months 2 days 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

aug
09

28th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 August 2017 to 22 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Herrsching, Germany

Unique in the world, this workshop enjoys an excellent reputation in the rural youth movements of all continents. In 2017, interested rural youth work leaders are being invited to Herrsching for the 28th International Workshop.

Current and future rural youth work leaders will gain qualifications for their local, regional and supraregional tasks with new, modern contents and methods.

Skills will be conveyed to the participants so that they can help young people in rural areas to improve their living conditions. They will be inspired to take on responsibility for the sustainable development in their region and learn to plan, organise and conduct their own activities and campaigns to suit their requirements.

Through the international exchange of experiences and build-up of a network of experts during the workshop, the participants are given important impulses for rural youth work in their home coun

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 months 2 weeks ago

2016 Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit 

 Are a small scale farmer looking for opportunities to expand your network,business? Do you have a business plan that can thrill lenders? Here is an opportunity for you.

The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia and the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE I ZAMBIA) Center have partnered to bring you the 2016 Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit. The Summit will host 100 of Zambia’s investors, lenders, and entrepreneurship empowerment organizations as exhibitors. Our exhibitors are eager to meet Zambian entrepreneurs with good business ideas to network and discuss financing and resources. We encourage all Zambian entrepreneurs to come to the public portion of the Summit to meet our exhibitors. Free of charge!

For more information about #ZES2016, please visit the U.S. Embassy Zambia website here and the WECREATE I ZAMBIA website Click He

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Janine Schoeman

Dear Janny, Thank you for sharing the event. At the moment your message is a post, not an event. When you publish it as an event (select the tab 'event' when posting the message) it will show up in the events calendar and will give it more visibility. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 

2 months 2 weeks ago

Janny Nyendwa Thanks Janine, I didn't pay attention until now, I keep that in mind. Regards

2 months 1 week ago

oct
26

Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 October 2016, All Day Event
  Lusaka

AgriProFocus, in partnership with Musika, invites professionals from agriculture-centered NGO's, donor agencies, farmer organisations, government offices and the private sector to participate in a Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop.

This teaser workshop will be an introduction to the Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory to inform potential participants of the coaching track, focusing on what the coaching involves and what it can achieve. The aim of the trajectory is to increase business and public interest by showing the economic benefits or missed opportunities in the agriculture sector using a gender lens. This will be done by supporting practitioners in integrating a gender perspective in agricultural value chain development, through providing practical tools for all stages of the value chain intervention. Read more about the toolkit HERE.

The teaser workshop will
1) Show experiences and results from Zambia and other countries where the coaching track has taken

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 3 months 3 weeks ago

Report regional workshop on Compost for Sustainable Agriculture, Nairobi

A must read for everyone with an interest in soil fertility!

Enhancing the knowledge and raising awareness about uses, challenges and potentials of organic nutrient sources was among the core objectives of a regional workshop by the Fertile Ground Initiative and CIAT held in Nairobi 12-13 September 2016.

The workshop “Compost for Sustainable Agriculture – facts, myths, potentials and business opportunities” addressed quality and quantity issues linked to the use of such resources, and how and if they can make existing farming systems more sustainable. It discussed the quality of compost samples that were gathered and analyzed beforehand; and discussed several existing and possible business models for resource recovery. More than 50 participants from different sectors including research, NGO’s, governmental organizations, private sector (mostly from the composting sector), networks and platforms with diff

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CASTORY WILLIAM thanks very much for that good report

3 months 1 week ago

oct
26

Poultry Masterclass - Lusaka

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 October 2016 to 28 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Kasisi Training Centre

AgriProFocus Zambia, in partnership with RVO, the Dutch Embassy, PAZ, LSCS and PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, are organizing two Poultry Masterclasses (training of trainers) in October.

Purpose
Improving 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.

Target
Poultry value chain actors in medium to large scale poultry farms, including farm and extension managers, and processing, marketing, and/or export managers in Zambia.

Topics
Day 1: Bio security (disease control)
Day 2: Feed making/Feeding
Day 3: Record keeping/Poultry Business Management
*Masterclasses include practical sessions and farm visits.

There are only 25 places available. To confirm your eligibility/RSVP/or for more information, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila via email on mmubila@agriprofocus.com.

Deadline: 8th October

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oct
19

Poultry Masterclass - Copperbelt

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  19 October 2016 to 21 October 2016 - All Day Event
  TBA, Copperbelt

AgriProFocus Zambia, in partnership with RVO, the Dutch Embassy, PAZ, LSCS and PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, are organizing two Poultry Masterclasses (training of trainers) in October.

Purpose
Improving 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.  

Target
Poultry value chain actors in medium to large scale poultry farms, including farm and extension managers, and processing, marketing, and/or export managers in Zambia.

Topics
Day 1: Bio security (disease control)
Day 2: Feed making/Feeding
Day 3: Record keeping/Poultry Business Management
*Masterclasses include practical sessions and farm visits.

There are only 25 places available. To confirm your eligibility/RSVP/or for more information, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila via email on mmubila@agriprofocus.com.

Deadline: 8th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 months 3 weeks ago

Dissemination Workshop - Finance for Smallholders

AgriProFocus Uganda, in collaboration with the members of NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance, the 13 largest investors in the Netherlands, organized a dissemination workshop of the research entitled “Finance for Smallholders: Opportunities for Risk Management by linking Financial Institutions and Producer Organizations”. The workshop was held on 21st July, 2016 at Hotel Africana, Kampala Uganda. The meeting attracted 57 participants (32 male and 25 female).

Download the One Page report here.

Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 7 months 6 days ago

Regional workshop on Compost for Sustainable Agriculture

Facts, myths, potentials and business opportunities

12-13 September 2016, Nairobi


The Fertile Grounds Initiative (FGI) in collaboration with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform is organizing a workshop on “Composting for Sustainable Agriculture”, at CIAT, ICIPE Duduville Campus, Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya from 12-13 September 2016.

The Fertile Grounds Initiative closely partners with the Food and Business Knowledge Platform and CIAT to deliver a series of workshops on conditions for improved nutrient recycling in East Africa. The overall ambition is to develop viable pathways of change towards a circular nutrient economy. The objective of this series is to enhance knowledge and create awareness about the potentials of organic nutrient sources in terms of quality and quantity for sustainable agricultural intensification, and the role of stakeholders and conditions for l

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jun
09

JOIN PROJECT GEO Green entrepreneurship Opportunities

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Burundi
  09 June 2016 to 18 July 2016 - All Day Event
  online

 Project GEO is a scope-driven product initiated to solve an identified gap in Africa. The compelling thing about the value proposition Green Shift Africa Forum intends to promote with ‘Project GEO’ is the dearth of requisite skills to match the inevitable growth of the green market in Africa. Thus the need for skills enhancement brought about by well-targeted education and training. This becomes necessary so as to ensure that Africa’s growth strategy is well-blended with youth empowerment and skills acquisitions for career advancement and job opportunities in the green economy sector, and the opportunities it presents i.e. green technology, green business practices and environmental protection.   

  This online workshop is the first part of a two-part process. Part 2 of the workshop will be conducted through a 21-day boot camp in Cape Town, South Africa. Only successful participants in the online introductory workshop will be shortlisted to take part in the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago

Strategy Workshop with AgriProFocus Rwanda members

On May 26th, AgriProFocus Rwanda successfully organised a strategy workshop with members to gather their inputs / ideas on ensuring a proper orientation of the AgriProFocus network in the future.

This workshop was held at Tangren Hotel, and was attended by 17 participants from Knowledge Institutes, International & Both NGOs, Producer Organisation, Innovation communities.

Discussions were centered mainly on the membership topic, where participants talked about different benefits members should be gaining, and more generally how they can use the AgriProFocus network to improve their businesses & other activities.

The reflection focused on 3 questions below:

1. What are the key questions the AgriProFocus network should focus on (country-specific-issue mapping).
2. a) What do you expect from a network?
    b) How can we together improve the impact/importance of our network?
3. What does this mean for the interventions/activities/servic

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jul
19

The 4th Annual Africa Women in Agric/Agribiz Summit 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  19 July 2016 to 20 July 2016 - All Day Event
  South Africa

Amabhubesi is proud to host its 4th Annual Africa Women in Agriculture & Agribusiness Summit under this year’s theme “Turning Agricultural Activities into Business”.

The event creates a platform for experts and delegates to discuss various aspects of agriculture ranging from funding, animal breeding & genetics, the use of technology in farming, aquaculture, Agri-Tourism, marketing, climate and weather and how it will affect farmers during drought, policy (Operation Phakisa), export opportunities and education.

Delve into the latest case studies and real life stories motivating women toward sectored development. We have assembled top notch experts from various agricultural segments in both the private and public sectors for this Summit. There will be ample opportunities for discussion, networking and interaction.

We are excited to be hosting this Summit and look forward to warmly welcoming you to Our Women in Agriculture & Agribusiness Summit

Summit Highlights

• The Growth of Agro

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may
14

Grant Application Writing Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  14 May 2016, 08:00-13:00
  Lusaka

Are you a small NGO or not-for-profit organisation in Lusaka, Zambia? If you are and would like some expertise on how to apply for grants, register for this workshop.

The Grant Application Writing Workshop will be done by Dominic Muntanga. Dominic Muntanga is an Education Specialist at UNICEF in Zimbabwe. Prior to joining UNICEF, he was the Special Projects Advisor to the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart. Dominic has worked for the World Bank, the City of New York and the Human Services Council of New York. He is a graduate of the United World College of the Atlantic and also holds a Master’s degree in Not-for-Profit and Public Organisation Management from Washington University in St. Louis.

Register to attend here



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 months 1 week ago

Report ARF & CRF projects workshop, Uganda 2015

Enhancing research impact for food security


The Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF, NWO-WOTRO) First Call projects and Competitive Research Fund (CRF, PAEPARD1 projects workshop held at Entebbe, Uganda was jointly organized by the Office of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and NWO-WOTRO in collaboration with PAEPARD, RUFORUM2 and AgriProFocus Uganda. The main theme of the workshop was to enhance research impact for food security by strengthening knowledge co-creation and research uptake.

The three-day workshop held October 1-3, 2015 in Entebbe, Uganda was divided into two parts. One part of the workshop (1 and 3 October) aimed at sharing experiences (successes and challenges) and lessons learned from the different ARF and CRF project teams by exploring ways of: improving co-creation; integrating stakeholder interests and ambitions in research from inception to completion and; identifying possibilities for collaboration among th

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may
13

EKN Gender Workshop- Half day gender analysis workshop

Event posted by in EKN Gender Learning Events 2016
  13 May 2016, 09:00-12:00
  Dutch Embassy, Addis Ababa

This EKN Gender Learning Event on May 13 is meant for all those (working for Netherlands supported projects) who want to learn how to develop an adequate gender analysis of their project; and by doing that, generate indicators for monitoring, evaluation and reporting.


We will use a real life case from one of the Dutch-funded projects (probably from the Sesame Business Network)


Want to join or do you have questions? Please send an email - not later than April 30 - to Meskerem Ritmeester at mritmeester@agriprofocus.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 months 1 week ago

First Workshop on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture

At EU Office, Addis Ababa

The EU jointly with AgriProFocus organised a first workshop on Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture, NSA, last week on March 8, 2016. The workshop was meant for a much larger audience than just EU member countries and implementing organisations, because its purpose is to share experience on nutrition sensitive agriculture countrywide. More than 30 interested professionals from various organisations turned up and contributed greatly to the good discussions we had.

Purpose of the workshop: to pay attention to Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture (NSA) in Ethiopia and to find out if there is a demand for a knowledge exchange platform on this topic.

The participants’ expectations were:

- To learn from each other, about best practices in NSA, to know who is doing what

- Better collaboration between projects working with NSA

- To have a good forum for exchange

- To learn togethe

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mar
23

Dairy Learning Lab III - Luanshya

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  23 March 2016 to 24 March 2016 - All Day Event
  Luanshya, Zambia

AgriProFocus Zambia and partners plan are hosting a Dairy Learning Labs on in Luanshya on "Cow Health and Artificial Insemination". 

Participants are selected via the co-organising members and partners, or they can sign up individually.

A participation fee of ZMW 50 for farmers and ZMW 300 for organisations applies to cater for logistics.

If you are interested in registering, please contact Nchimunya K. Banda on nkasongo@agriprofocus.com