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

Check our FACTSHEET for more information on our plans for 2017!


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Posted 16 hours 40 min ago

I don't regret duck venture, still exploring ups and downs

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 day 16 hours ago

Exploring the potential of hybrid potato cultivars East Africa

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) supported a fact-finding mission in East Africa to explore the potential of the usage of hybrid true potato seeds (TPS) for this region, and to identify interested partners from both private and public sectors to support research, development and commercialization of this technology. The mission was implemented by Solynta and took place in six countries.

Please download the full mission report “Exploring the Potential of Hybrid Potato Cultivars in East Africa” (PDF).

A new hybrid breeding technology has been developed to accelerate breeding activities and propagation of starting materials. This technology enables breeders to develop new potato cultivars that are attuned to the needs of the local producers and markets, much more rapidly than conventional breeding. In addition, the high performing products are uniform hybrid true seed

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 day 21 hours ago

“Know that wherever you are in your life right now is both temporary, and exactly where you are supposed to be. You have arrived at this moment to learn what you must learn, so you can become the person you need to be to create the life you truly want. Even when life is difficult or challenging—especially when life is difficult and challenging—the present is always an opportunity for us to learn, grow, and become better than we’ve ever been before.

You are in the process of writing your life story, and no good story is without a hero or heroine overcoming their fair share of challenges. In fact, the bigger the challenges, the better the story. Since there are no restrictions and no limits to where you story goes from here, what do you want the next page to say?”

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 2 days 14 hours ago

Watch out for these changemakers! Youth Caravan 2016. Mali

Very happy to share with you the video of the Youth Caravan that took place in Mali in November last year.  The caravan is a moment to learn, share and celebrate young entrepreneurs in agribusiness. While travelling from Bamako to Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina many entrepreneurs, organisations and farms were visited. A tight community of (future) changemakers was formed, that continues to meet and learn from each other today. 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 days 17 hours ago

Why We Need to Teach Agriculture in Schools

There is unease about the proposed translocation of agriculture and other vocational subjects from the secondary school curriculum to technical institutes. This comes at the dawn of growing youth unemployment and criticism of the school curriculum as being too elitist with no practical skills to equip learners for afterschool life. The rural exodus by school leavers is fuelling urban squalor and crime as young people who seek livelihoods in towns end up in crowded suburbs.

Most young people who come to town cannot find formal employment and end up in squalid suburbs. Wakiso District is probably home to many of these youths who are trapped between the rural life and the city.

Agriculture development requires movement of people into urban areas to create space for large scale mechanisation of farms and increase productivity per person. Urban migration also creates opportunities for agricultural markets which arise from increased demand for food by

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Posted 2 days 18 hours ago

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Posted 2 days 21 hours ago

Quality Local passion fruits Local purple type for sale

I have good quality local passion fruits for sale at 300,000 @ sack delivered in Kampala. I can supply over 10 sacks per week. I need bulk buyers, Call or Watsap 0774314999



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda

Posted 2 days 22 hours ago

Passion Fruit Seedling

Purple passion fruit Hybrid seedling. Bagged and at transplanting height. Located in Fort Portal, with transport available. UGX 1,500 per seedling with discounts available for orders of over 1,000 seedling. These are high quality and well preserved seedling grown by a reputable company. Visit our Website; www.kadafrica.org 

Call: 0414699970 

        0753300053 

Email; info@kadafrica.org 

           eric@kadafrica.org




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Posted 3 days 4 hours ago

Birds Eye Chill Seed Wanted

Does anyone have any leads on quality certified Birds Eye Chill seed providers? Please send me an email if you do; eric@kadafrica.org

Cheers.



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Posted 3 days 4 hours ago

Does anyone have any leads on quality certified Birds Eye Chill seed providers? Please send me an email if you do; eric@kadafrica.org

Cheers.

CHARLES GUMIRA Contact House of Seeds on Lithuli Avenue Bugolobi they could be having.

2 days 22 hours ago

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Posted 3 days 11 hours ago

Dear Friends.


This is to inform you that at the beginning of March 2017. WSA Innovations –Center for Entrepreneur Business Planners and Advisory services will be opening. This is where you will go to test your business idea from, on whether it’s worth investing in or not. The center is to do a lot in business Planning and advisory including, generating feasible Business ideas, appraising business ideas and advisory, Marketing Planning and advisory, Business feasibility studies and advisory, Business sustainability Planning and advisory, Capacity Planning, among others. The Center will have its head offices in Uganda, but hoping to operate across Africa, and other continents. We shall have a number of business mentors to help your business grow. Persons seeking for feasible business ideas, this is your clinic. In any sector you may be interested in . For more information contact, the Ag. Director Mr. William Sebunje williamsebunje@gmail.com com or whatsapp or call +256700191371.
Our

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 days 14 hours ago

Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food: let's connect!

On 16 February 2017, NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance, the Netherlands Space Office and Rabobank Foundation organised a conference on Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food in The Netherlands. One of the important outcomes was that different stakeholders should be better connected.  

Recent developments in technological applications based on satellite data provide useful information to increase outreach of financial services to rural areas and for smallholder farmers. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs committed EUR 60 million for the development of applications based on geodata for the purpose of agriculture. 


The Geodata for Agriculture and Water programme (G4AW) is implemented by the Netherlands Space Office (NSO). Early evidence suggests that these applications offer great promise to produce a higher and more stable crop supply of increased quality. By this, the risk profile of smallholder farmers reduces which is a

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Posted By in 2-2 Trade
Posted 3 days 14 hours ago

New version of 2-2 Trade Spreadsheets

February 22nd 2017 a new version 4-2 of the 2-2 Trade Spreadsheet was published HERE on the AgriProFocus on-line platform. 

This version 4-2 replaces version 2 of december 2016. Version 4-2 has some bugs solved and has nicer graphics to be copied from the spread sheet.

  If you have suggestions for improvements, please let us know!  

Improvements from version 3 were:

- lighter and faster response to input;

- published as excel template. When you open it, it produces a copy of itself. No risk of damaging the original anymore.

Best regards,

Rolf Schinkel

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 days 14 hours ago

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Agricultural exhibition and Career expo, March 21st-23rd 2017.

Mark the dates!!

READY PASSION FRUIT SEEDLINGS

Bajja Fruit Farm has ready to plant Purple Passion Fruit Seedlings. They are high yielding & disease resistant. We also offer trainings and mentorships to upcoming and established passion fruit farmers.

Make your order today and we shall deliver in 24hrs. For more info;

Drop us a mail: bajjafruitfarm@gmail.com

Call us on:         0785 012 674

Whatsup:          0704 610 376




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Posted 3 days 15 hours ago

TO APPLY OR NOT TO APPLY ORGANIC MANURE AT PLANTING.

A number of people have been asking me whether its okay to apply local/organic manure at planting time for passion fruits.

Organic manure is a key ingredient in boosting soil fertility & structure and has little known effects on environmental degradation and therefore, farmers who are in for environment smart agriculture normally opt for organic manure (chicken droppings, animal droppings and the like) instead of synthetic fertilizers.

On whether to apply or not to apply at planting time entirely depends on the 'TIME' factor. Experts recommend that if you choose to use compost or organic manure, you need to apply it in the garden/ hole 4 - 6 weeks earlier. This helps to further break down the soluble salts so as to avoid salt injuries to the newly transplanted seedlings. In some instances, organic manure will take up to 120 days before fully breaking down. If not well managed at the compost site, it may loose up to half the nutrients.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 days 20 hours ago

“I believe it is crucial for us to embrace the perspective that anything another person has overcome or accomplished is simply evidence that anything—and I mean anything—we need to overcome or want to accomplish is possible for us, no matter what our past or current circumstance. It begins with accepting total responsibility for every aspect of your life and refusing to blame anyone else. The degree to which you accept responsibility for everything in your life is precisely the degree of personal power you have to change or create anything in your life.”

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 3 days 21 hours ago

Exploring the potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) supported a fact-finding mission in East Africa to explore the potential of the usage of hybrid true potato seeds (TPS) for this region, and to identify interested partners from both private and public sectors to support research, development and commercialization of this technology. The mission was implemented by Solynta and took place in six countries.  

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 days 22 hours ago

Why we need more youth in agriculture

On Friday, Namboole sports stadium was full of people from different walks of life to attend the Harvest Money Expo organised by the Vision Group.

I was one of the early birds to attend the three-day event for farmers, suppliers and experts in the agricultural sector, where they shared new technologies and how to farm during this period of climatic changes.

As I was walking to the training session, I met a gray-haired old man seated at the stadium stairs. He seemed to be in his 70s. He was sipping soda and eating mchomo. I asked him why he did not send his grand-children to learn and take back the information to him. He cleared his throat and told me, “you young people do not want to engage in farming”.

His response prompted me to ask Dr Diana Nambatya during her urban training session how we can attract young people to agriculture. In the queue waiting for my turn to ask, four out of the six people who asked questions had retired from the service

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Jimmy Ouni After the morning showers of Saturday, i patiently queued ready to attend the trainings at the Harvest Money expo, i was amazed by all the training and exhibitions, l learned a great deal and this very program and platform, this left me wandering how little this information has actually reached the target group. if only these trainings and information is disseminated down to farmers groups up in the farming areas, say village levels. i am looking forward to exhibiting next year.

3 days 22 hours ago

BAJJA FRUIT FARM Ashiraf Thank you so much. Your observations are really timely and spot on. Uganda can not be proud of having a youth ( youngest) population when they are not productive. We can not also focus on the youth without them. I too visited the stall of Operation Wealth Creation & Ministry of Agriculture and found out that All the officers manning them were over 40 yrs creating a generation gap. For the Country to be able to lure the youth back into Agriculture, interventions must be for and by the youth. On a recent visit to our passion fruit farm, one of the youth leaders during the discussion said "Nothing for us without us" meaning, however- good the program can be, if it is without the target group, it can not succeed.
Visit us at our farm in Lukaya along Maska road (0785 012 674/0704 610376 whatsup)

3 days 20 hours ago