AgriProFocus Uganda

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agrifood sector.

We are active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.

We offer:

Linking:

+ Change makers showcase portfolio
+ Network maps on specific trends, issues, topics identified by members or donors
+ Business 2 Network matchmaking events and activities
+ Online platform with member profiles and resource databases
+ Member coalitions and member partnerships around identified opportunities

Learning:

+ Agribusiness Development Monitor
+ Newsletters
+ Innovation Labs
+ System mapping and gap analysis
+ Masterclasses on multi-stakeholder cooperation & system thinking

Leadership:

+ Bottleneck identification and joint analysis of what works and doesn’t work
+ Change Labs on key challenges, with reflection workshops, and scenario planning
+ Putting identified bottlenecks and opportunities on relevant (inter)national agenda’s
+ Policy Briefs
+ Annual Leadership Summit
+ Joint Campaigns

A dedicated team (see Who to Contact) supports the network and is ready to connect you to 25,000 entrepreneurial people from the agribusiness sector worldwide.We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.

Questions:
If you have any questions, please contact us through: uganda@agriprofocus.com / Tel: +256 (0) 754 563 229
Or read our FAQ

Address:
AgriProFocus Uganda (SNV office)
Plot 36, Luthuli Rise, Bugolobi
P.O. Box 8339, Kampala, Uganda


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 11 hours 43 min ago

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research — Grants for Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, and Field Days

Deadline: 01 October 2017

ACIAR offers sponsorship assistance to individuals wishing to attend a conference, seminar, workshop or field day that directly benefits agricultural research for development. ACIAR also supports organisations seeking sponsorships for this same objective. The priority is for events and sponsorships in ACIAR partner countries and related to ACIAR projects. However, direct involvement in an ACIAR project is not a prerequisite to apply for funding. The application deadlines are the first Wednesday of April and the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year. Link

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 day 11 hours ago

THE EAST AFRICA POST-HARVEST TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE 

The East Africa Postharvest Technology Challenge 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will offerand prepare 50 top ready to scale technologies on how scale up and pitchto development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors. The top 25 technologies will then get an opportunity to showcase and pitch todevelopment partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investorsin a special session during the upcomingEast Africa Postharvest Technology Exhibition set for May 2017.

Phases of the EAPTC-2017 Challenge:

• The application will be received via the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Website; https://younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com/post-harvest-2017/

• Applications close on 20th February, 2017.

• A selection panel will convene to select 50 participants to take part in the EATPTC-2017 Challen

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feb
28

Agri-Logistics East Africa Summit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  28 February 2017 to 01 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Hillton Hotel, Nairobi - Kenya

Growing trade volumes in the east African region provides both opportunities and challenges. A major obstacle to efficient trade facing the region’s agricultural sector is the transportation stage of the supply chain such as poor infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.), lack of appropriate transport systems, and a lack of refrigerated transport and storage.

It is against this background that the African Agri Council presents the Agri Logistics East Africa Summit. The event will provide key insights into emerging trends, confront the most pressing issues, discover solutions, explore technologies and debate a roadmap for improving and expediting the moving of goods in and out of the region.

It is the only platform of its kind for the transport and logistics industry with the aim of improving the supply chain process from farmer to market and improving post harvest losses.

Event highlights / What to expect?

  • MATCHMAKING: Learn from and network with industry experts and heavyweights in Africa

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feb
28

E-Agri East Africa Summit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  28 February 2017 to 01 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Hilton Hotel, Nairobi - Kenya

With 60% of uncultivated arable land untapped in Africa, agriculture is earmarked as an economic engine for the continent. Growing trade volumes in the East African region provides both opportunities and challenges.

A major obstacle facing the region’s agri sector is the use of innovative ways to utilise technology for improved production and increased productivity. E-agriculture offers a wide range of solutions to agricultural challenges and has great potential in promoting sustainability in the region.

It is against this background that the African Agri Council presents e-Agri East Africa Summit taking place 28 Feb – 1 March in Nairobi, Kenya. This is Africa’s only platform of its kind that brings together proven innovative e-agriculture solutions for preventing post-harvest losses, improved production and increased productivity to improve the supply chain process from farmer to market and to enhance food security in the region.

Event highlights / What to expect?

  • MATCHMAKING: Learn

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Posted 2 days 10 hours ago

jan
25

Opportunities for Women's Economic empowerment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 January 2017, 09:30-10:30
  Online webinar

SEEP webinar Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systemsdevelopment approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive market syst

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 days 12 hours 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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 days 13 hours ago

AgriSkills4You: Ugandan youngsters start own business farms

Recently, ICCO finalized the program AgriSkills4You. Through this program, which lasted from 2013 till 2016, ICCO and its local partners taught young people throughout the country how to take up farming as a business.  We look back: how are these young farmers doing now?

About AgriSkills4You

AgriSkills4You skilled youth for sustainable self-employment in the agriculture sector in Uganda. In total, 2,700 youth and 10,000 farmers were trained in agribusiness skills. This enabled them to move from subsistence farming to farming as a business.


Auma Sudia (18 years old)

“Some of my friends from school studied but they had trouble finding a job afterwards. I decided to join the AgriSkills4You training because it is very practical and I could start working and earning money immediately. Because I am a Muslim, I couldn’t keep pigs. Therefore, I started growing vegetables like tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, and I recently boug

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Honey

Honey from West Nile region in particular Adjumani district for sale. Please contact me for further inquiries on +256782195446



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Posted 2 days 17 hours ago

FARMLAND NEEDED 20 ACRES

I am looking for farm land 20 acres, with water access e.g. stream or swamp for irrigation water, kindly indicate location, availability, and location, needed for a lease period 5 years, call/whatsapp 0776200002



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Posted 3 days 17 hours ago

3000 TRAYS OF EGGS NEEDED PER WEEK

We need 3000 trays of eggs per week, constant supply is highly recommended. Please call/whatsapp 0776-200002



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Posted 3 days 17 hours ago

BIRDS EYE CHILLI DRY WHOLE OR BROKEN

I am looking for Organic Birds Eye dry Chilli whole or broken 1 Container, if you have it, please call/whatsapp 0776200002. Thank you!



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Posted 3 days 17 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 days 10 hours ago

IFC and agribusiness in a changing environment

IFC event on GAFSP and climate smart agriculture, The Hague, Netherlands – 28 October 2016

Organized by IUCN NL and RVO, in partnership with IFC.

RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.

IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, invests heavily in agribusiness in developing countries and emerging markets, and therefore has a great interest in exchanging experiences on investment opportunities, climate smart technologies and challenges in value chain operations. The main objective of the event was that both private sector and IFC bring current and upcoming activities and challe

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 days 13 hours ago

Photo of the week in TMEA weekly scope

The photo shows: Women working at Africado, a TMEA Challenge Fund recipient based in Arusha, Tanzania, packing avocados for export.

TMEA = Trade Mark East Africa, a key initiative fostering regional trade in the Eastern African region. The weekly scope is available online through this link.

http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f44074099d0ad3f6e63a5c7f5&id=8fc1a96b2f&e=c8d5c7b809

You may try to subscribe yourself if you have an interest to read more about regional trade.

Women working at Africado, a TMEA Challenge Fund recipient based in Arusha, Tanzania, packing avocados for export.

feb
16

Young Africa Works

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
  16 February 2017 to 17 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

On February 16 and 17, 2017, The MasterCard Foundation is hosting its second annual Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. This invite-only event will bring together a community of 300 thought leaders from NGOs, government, funders and the private sector committed to developing sustainable youth employment strategies in Africa. It will also directly involve young people to help understand and explore their journeys, including the challenges they face, in securing meaningful economic opportunities.

Building on the dynamic conversations of the inaugural Summit in 2015, we believe that there is more to explore around youth, employment and agriculture. In 2017, we would like to shift the discussion from how to engage youth in agriculture, to youth as drivers of agricultural transformation. This transformation holds tremendous promise for catalyzing prosperity and creating sustainable livelihoods for young people in Africa. The Summit will also explore three sub-themes that contribute

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 days 15 hours ago

Call for Applications: SWITCH Africa Green – SEED Awards 2017

SEED has opened the Call for Applications for the 2017 SWITCH Africa Green (SAG) – SEED Awards. The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies.

Requirements

For the 2017 SAG-SEED Awards, the call for applications is open to enterprises within the six focus Countries; Uganda, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius South Africa active in the following four sectors:

Agriculture:

Does your enterprise produce food in an unpredictable environment, while creating decent jobs and

preserving resources?

Manufacturing:

Does your enterprise produce goods or provide services for the manufacturing sector while ensuring

energy and water efficiency and providing employment opportunities?

Tourism:

Does your enterprise promote

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 4 days 15 hours ago

2 Gender Field Officers needed Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd

Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. is one of the leading coffee exporters in Uganda. We contribute to the professionalization of the coffee value chain from field to cup. Our Farmer Support Teams work with coffee farming households to improve coffee production and livelihoods. We are expanding our gender programme and are looking for 2 Gender Field Officers to strengthen our team.

Location: Mbale and Paidha

Duration of contract: 4 years, with a try-out period of 6 months

Starting date: 1st February or March 2017

Deadline for application: Monday 23rd January – 5:00 pm

Main duties and responsibilities

-Contribute to the development of the gender strategy;

-Plan and execute gender workshops for champions;

-Follow-up implementation of household plans;

-Set-up and coordinate VSLAs;

-Monitoring and Evaluation; Technical reporting;

-Coordinate integration of the gender programme into Kyagalanyi’s Farmer Support Teams; and

-West Nile: Coordinate the stop chi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 6 days 20 hours ago

Kindly be informed that we are one of the leading manufacturer company of poultry feeding, watering, heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting, feed silos, feed transport systems, producing breeding systems and computerized control systems.

And also we are Munters’s dealer in the Aegean Region. We have been selling Munters fans and pad.

We would be glad if you give a chance to make a collabration with your company.

Enclosed you can see draft of our catalog below:

http://www.azimtav.com/index.php

If you are interested in our product group we would be glad to work with you.

We are waiting for your kind reply.

Thank You

Best Regards!

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 1 week 9 hours ago

SEEP webinar: Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systems development approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive marke

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Janine Schoeman Hi Angelica Senders, thanks for sharing this webinar. It's best to post it as an event, you can do this by clicking the tab 'event' when posting a message. This way it shows up in the calendars as well. Thanks

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jan
17

Training on Poultry, Piggery and Dairy Production

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  17 January 2017, 08:00-12:30
  Nsambya sharing hall, Kampala

Dear Stakeholder,

For those in the poultry, piggery and dairy sector, you are invited for a training going to take place at the Nsambya sharing hall (sharing youth centre) the topics to be discussed will include;

Farm preparation, Disease prevention and management Improvement of farm productivity using lower cost of feed, cost benefit analysis of poultry farming.

There will be a Q& A and the main speakers will include;

Charles ssekatawa, veterinary personnel,  Daniel asieru, nutritionist and  Dr Ralf von schutzbar

Entry Fee : 5,000 UGX

For more information, please call the following numbers; 0703617508 or +256788289811