AgriProFocus Zambia's Gender Trajectory has welcomed it's fourth cohort in 2017! We kicked off this nine-month trajectory with a three-day workshop and participants from SNV, the Cotton Association of Zambia, the Dairy Association of Zambia and a new gender coach, Mr. Knox Kalubi. The aim of this workshop was to equip the participants with the knowledge, skills and tools on how to mainstream gender in their work and activities. It was an eventful three days as participants experienced an enlightenment in their perspective of gender and it's application in value chain development. Click here to read more about the kick-off workshop and the journey our participants and coach will be embarking on! Also for a more visual effect, follow this link to check out pictures on our Facebook page. For any questions and information on how you can take part in our Gender in Value Chains Trajectory, don't hesitate to email Maumo Mubila on: firstname.lastname@example.org&n... Read more
Despite the increased demand for improved dairy crosses, there are currently no commercial cattle breeders in the country, making access to breed stock expensive and beyond the reach of most smallholder farmers. Zambia relies more on imported dairy breeding stock from South Africa than local sources for its dairy development agenda.
The limited genetic potential of local cattle breeds currently being milked is a major factor accounting for low milk productivity and viability of smallholder dairy farming. Productivity within the Zambian traditional dairy sector is at 2 litres per cow per day. Emergent farmers who also keep cross breeds produce between 12 and 15
litres, while commercial producers who use pure breeds are at between 17 and 24 litres per animal per day. It is therefore important to enable the small scale farmers to have access to improved dairy animal breeds.
Although pure breeds have a higher yield than traditional and cross bree... Read more
Poultry Farming can be defined as raising chickens, ducks, or other fowl (birds) for meat, eggs, or both. This can be done either for profit making purposes or may also be done for only family feeding purposes. Regardless of the purpose, it is important to ensure sustainable methods are followed to ensure reduced losses and maximise gains.
This one day training (Refreshments Included) aims to provide participants with sufficient information and knowledge to allow them to keep poultry in a sustainable way no matter your purpose for keeping poultry. It will also help you understand and decide if you can make money out of the venture. Further, it presents you an opportunity to network and interact with like-minded people.
Register for the event here and contact organisers for payment details.
All Participants will recieve;
1. FREE copy of our e-book "How to Keep Village Chickens for Business"
2. FREE consultation when needed
3. Discounted Veterinary Services from our parter Veterinary Doctors
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Thank you to our members (old and new!) who were able to attend our Network Day. Our network day brought together members in the public and private sectors to share results, meet, reflect and collaboratively discuss future plans and aspirations as members of the network.
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Please join us on August 24, 2016 for a webinar on
Assessing Agricultural Technologies for their Impacts on Gender Roles and Nutrition!
Designing and disseminating technologies through Agricultural Extension Services in a gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive way can help extend the benefits of technologies like increased productivity, income, and food availability to both men and women. Join the Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) webinar to learn about a new methodology to assess the degree to which agricultural technologies are gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive in terms of their design, use, and dissemination. INGENAES will present the Technology Assessment approach to explain how technology developers and implementers can design agricultural technologies and distribution models to better reach men and women farmers. This discussion will draw on assessments of seven technologies in Bangladesh and Zambia.
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Last November, AgriProFocus and other partners organised an international 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture' event in Kigali, Rwanda. AgriProFocus Zambia conducted a Horticulture Business Innovations Competition around the event where 3 Zambians were selected to represent their country and market their products to an international audience. Rodney Miselo - Ronipam, David Chisulo - Zelo Foods Ltd, and Martin Simuchema - Simuchemba Enterprises were the winners of the competition. Representatives from COMESA, PROFIT+ , Northwestern Chamber of Commerce and AgBit in Zambia were also present at the event.
Here is a video documenting the event. Enjoy!
Looking for an Internship?
AgriProFocus Zambia is looking for an Intern to assist with the implementation of its activities. Specifically the intern will assist the operations of; the online platform, marketing, data entry, organization of events and reporting.
You can apply by submitting your application letter and other required documentation to Masuzyo Phiri by email to email@example.com and copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by January 28th, 2016.
The internship will run from 1st February to 1st August, 2016.
More details can be found in the attached file.
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The Zambia platform in the Netherlands is organising it's yearly Zambia day, this time in Eindhoven.
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