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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Northern Uganda Agribusiness Finance Fair

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  26 April 2017 to 27 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Gulu District : Acholi Inn Hotel (workshop) and TAKS Centre (Exhibition)

Theme: Scaling up Financing of Youth Agribusinesses for Improved Livelihoods

The AgriProFocus Uganda Innovation Communities on Access to Finance and Youth In Agribusiness (i.e. SNV, GIZ AGRUFIN, The Hunger Project, Uhuru, AMFIU, ) in collaboration with, the Northern Uganda partners; Technoserve, VSO, AVSI, Save the Children, Straight Talk Foundation, BOSCO –Uganda, SOS, TASO Gulu, WPDI-Gulu, U-Touch Uganda, WORLD EDUCATION, CPA, NUYDC-LABRA, PELUM and GNED-G are organizing to convene a two day Agribusiness Fair with an overall objective of facilitating platforms for building business & market linkages and brokering deals between youth Agrepreneurs and financial services providers including insurance companies and other value chain actors for improved agricultural production and productivity.

Day 1: Will include: The Agribusiness workshop and Exhibitions.

Day 2: Exhibition continues and business linkages

The intended Agribusiness Linkages:

  • Financing Opportunities

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Posted 10 hours 15 min ago

New Book is Available Now for DOWNLOAD

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund

Click HERE or Go to www.agriprofocus.com/fsre-fund

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 hours 17 min ago

EU allocates Shs 200b to ease trade in COMESA

The European Union has allocated 53 million (Shs 202.9 billion) towards easing trade transaction in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. The overarching goal of the trade facilitation programme is to make trade transactions easier, quicker, more efficient and less costly; thereby enhancing trade flows in the identified trade corridors; the funding is expected to increase intra-regional trade flows of goods, persons, and services by reducing the costs/delays of imports/ exports at specific border posts. (Daily Monitor, Monday 23 April 2017, Page 35).

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 hours 18 min ago

Monitor to hold regional farm clinics

As part of its commitment to making a positive contribution to the growth of agriculture, Monitor Publications Ltd will in May, July and September organise regional farm clinics focusing on climate smart agriculture, and hold a Climate Change Symposium in November. The clinics are meant to ensure better understanding of the global climate change frame work, the key positions that Uganda needs to take to enhance its development agenda and understanding of the role of climate science data and analysis in Uganda’s development. (Daily Monitor, Monday 23 April 2017, Page 3).

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Posted 12 hours 45 min ago

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Organizational background

Masindi District Farmers’ Association (Madfa) is the district farmers’ membership organization of Masindi District. Established in 1992 as district branch of Uganda National Farmers’ Association, MADFA decentralized in 1998 to become an independent organization. Our vision statement: ``A united and empowered farming community of greater Masindi``. Madfa is committed to improving agricultural production and achieving self-reliance of poor active men and women farmers so that they may increase their incomes and livelihood in a food secure and conserved environment.

MADFA in partnership with MWH Impact investors and TRIAS Uganda is implementing a 4 year project to upgrade the maize value chain in Masindi

Job title: Marketing specialist

Reports to: Coordinator MADFA

Duty station: Masindi

Expected salary: 24,000,000 P.a

Job Summary: The Marketing specialist will implement all aspects of the market systems development component

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Posted 12 hours 47 min ago

VACANCY: MARKETING SPECIALIST

Organizational background

Masindi District Farmers’ Association (Madfa) is the district farmers’ membership organization of Masindi District. Established in 1992 as district branch of Uganda National Farmers’ Association, MADFA decentralized in 1998 to become an independent organization. Our vision statement: ``A united and empowered farming community of greater Masindi``. Madfa is committed to improving agricultural production and achieving self-reliance of poor active men and women farmers so that they may increase their incomes and livelihood in a food secure and conserved environment.

MADFA in partnership with MWH Impact investors and TRIAS Uganda is implementing a 4 year project to upgrade the maize value chain in Masindi

Job title: Marketing specialist

Reports to: Coordinator MADFA

Duty station: Masindi

Expected salary: 24,000,000 P.a

Job Summary: The Marketing specialist will implement all aspects of the market systems developm

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 12 hours 55 min ago

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

Organizational background

Masindi District Farmers’ Association (Madfa) is the district farmers’ membership organization of Masindi District. Established in 1992 as district branch of Uganda National Farmers’ Association, MADFA decentralized in 1998 to become an independent organization. Our vision statement: ``A united and empowered farming community of greater Masindi``. Madfa is committed to improving agricultural production and achieving self-reliance of poor active men and women farmers so that they may increase their incomes and livelihood in a food secure and conserved environment.

MADFA in partnership with MWH Impact investors and TRIAS Uganda is implementing a 4 year project to upgrade the maize value chain in Masindi

Job title: Marketing specialist

Reports to: Coordinator MADFA

Duty station: Masindi

Expected salary: 24,000,000 P.a

Job Summary: The Marketing specialist will implement all aspects of the market systems development component

... Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 day 2 hours ago

Affordability & Financing Models for the Smallholder Market

A playbook for enabling smallholder farmer customer uptake of products and services

June 2015, USAID and Fintrac


'Given the financing gap, and the fact that most farmer income is used to meet basic needs, businesses serving smallholder farmers must rely on innovative methods to enable customers to purchase products and services. Without doing so, companies risk having a limited market for their products and services.

There are a number of promising affordability and financing strategies available for companies to offer customers outside of traditional commercial lending. In many cases, companies can couple these strategies with product and service delivery to offer a comprehensive solution that increases customer adoption.

This playbook will assist partners in understanding the variety and viability of the strategies available to help customers afford a product or service and will help t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 days 5 hours ago

Foot and Mouth Disease Hits Luweero Again

The Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries has imposed a cattle movement ban in Luweero, Nakaseke and Nakasongola districts to contain the outbreak of foot -and -mouth disease (FMD) which was detected early this week.

In Luweero District, the animal movement ban covers the entire Butuntumula Sub-county where the first case of FMD was detected at Kaaya Farm in Kalwanga village on Easter Monday. However, the cattle movement ban extends to Nakasongola and Nakaseke Districts where the farm stretches for more than 60 square miles.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201704210012.html

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 days 5 hours ago

Farmers Want Shs1 Trillion Agriculture Budget

Farmers want the agriculture budget revised from the current Shs823.4b to at least Shs1trillion in next Financial Year (FY).

This, farmers say, would among other things, ensure effective and efficient operations of the sector's seven institutions, clearing workers' wages, recruitment of additional staff and containing emergencies.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201704210017.html

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 days 3 hours ago

FSRE Innovation Fund Closing Event

A book launch & a learning opportunity

Important Presentations of the event are attached below.

On Tuesday 18 April 2017, AgriProFocus, in collaboration with ICCO Cooperation, organized the closing event for the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund at Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa.

FSRE Innovation Fund has been financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia. The Fund has been managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus, which in parallel has organized learning events and conducted coaching visits to the innovation projects as part of a learning trajectory.

74 innovative projects

The morning session of the event was dedicated to the final learning event where innovators of the 74 innovative food security projects attended. The innovators were presented with lessons on topics such as access to finance and future investment strategies. Victor van der Linden presentated on how to access financing opportuni

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Posted 5 days 5 hours ago

Hello, am glad to share with you all. Am a finalist Fisheries And Aquaculture student at Makerere University Kampala Uganda, having land in Kyotera county, Rakai District .The land is nearing a swamp with a permanent water source. Am now looking for a potential and determined aquaculture partner to do business aiming at commercial production of Nile Tilapia and African catfish.Thank you.


PHILLIP KYOBE Uganda being an endowed nation with various aquatic resources, there is a great potential for aquaculture development in the country.I therefore call upon all well wishers to to join the aquaculture world and business.

5 days 5 hours ago

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VERY HEALTHY CLONAL EUCALYPTUS TREE SEEDLINGS: CLONE 796 AND 796/2. Ready for immediate planting now! Call me now on 0705-561390 or 0772-334436



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Posted 5 days 11 hours ago

Help needed! What are the main obstacles when starting out in farming?

Dear all,


My name is Lucy van Rijswijk, I am currently working on my graduation project together with my colleague named Rick Relou. We are both students at the HAS University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, studying "International Food and Agribusiness (Lucy) and "Agribusiness and Administration" (Rick).


As we are busy with our graduation project we would really appreciate your help! We would like to know from you what you see as the main challenges or obstacles when starting out in farming. Below, you can find our survey and it would be great if you could fill it in please.


https://lucy22.typeform.com/to/u08zPo


Thank you in advance!


Regards,

Rick and Lucy

Anne Marie Kortleve I am sure there are some members of our community that would like to help you! Jacob Olanya or Marion Alyek, can you share their request on the AgriProFocus Uganda Facebook and Twitter as well?

5 days 10 hours ago

Jacob Olanya Hello Van+Rijswijk Lucy i would be glad to share this with  people on our other platforms including social media. I too have taken the survey. :) 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 days 12 hours ago

Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course, August 2017

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that we will offer the Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course in August 2017. This 5-day course will take place in The Netherlands from 14th to 18th August 2017.

This course targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers that are working in Private Sector Development programs. The course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system for internal learning and communicating credible results. Many practitioners have benefited from this reputed course over the past seven years. The course is offered by HPC and MDF, with Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon as lead trainers.

Course information can be found through this link. For more information, see also www.hposthumus.nl or email Hans Posthumus at hans@hposthumus.nl.

Th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 5 days 17 hours ago

Modern Project on Establishment of Fish Feed Production Plant: http://www.fishfeedmachine.com/news/fish-feed-plant-project-report.html

The most economic way for fish farmers or feed plants to get high quality fish feed pellets at lower cost is to establish their own fish feed production line with the advanced fish feed machine, processing technology and nutritional formulation.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 days 6 hours ago

President Calls for Drip Irrigation As a Solution to Drought

President Museveni has said that about half of the 122 million coffee seedlings distributed to farmers by the UPDF under the Operation Wealth Creation programme have dried up due to drought.

Mr Museveni who was addressing a rally in Mayuge District on Tuesday, blamed farmers for not irrigating the seedlings. "Unfortunately, I am told that around 40 per cent of the coffee seedlings have dried up because the beneficiaries didnot water them. This is terrible carelessness."

Mr Museveni said drip irrigation is the solution to the persistent drought ravaging some parts of the country.

The President, who is on a commercial agriculture sensitisation campaign in Busoga sub-region also told people to stop land fragmentation and polygamy.

"You can improvise with drip irrigation. It has worked excellently for people with small land acreage. All you need to do is put water in small bottles which you will use for irrigation and you will forget

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Posted 6 days 7 hours ago

The business case for gender-smart solutions in the private sector

Executive briefing International Finance Cooperation (IFC)

Equality of economic opportunity between women and men drives productivity, profitability, and performance. This executive brief of IFC provides examples and figures showing how managing talent of people (men and women) in a company’s workforce and in its supply chain pays back, and how women form an interesting potential market.

Examples

How in Indonesia farmers’ coffee productivity increased by 92 percent, improving ECOM’s access to a key commodity, as a result of IFC’s partnership with ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation targeting women coffee farmers in Indonesia.

How in Nalt Enterprise, a Vietnamese garment manufacturer, staff turnover fell by one-third after the establishment of a women’s clinic and a daycare for employees’ children.

How in Papua New Guinea (were employees lose an average of 11.1 work days per year as a result of gender vi

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Small Containerised Feedmill

Containerised systems are a unique, high-tech and efficient concept developed by Ottevanger Milling Engineers. A modular design with all the necessary feedmill equipment, electrical installation and process control equipment. The main components of the installation are installed and tested at our factory in the Netherlands and require a minimal installation time on site.

Ottevanger Milling Engineers offers the small containerised C3 series for up to 3 tons per hour. The C3 series can be extended into a C3-2. The C3-2 produces 2 tons pellets and 1 ton mash feed per hour. Small modular solutions are built into a 10 ft. or 20 ft. container frame. The container frame also serves as a supporting structure and is easy to install in areas with limited space.

Benefits of small containerised mills

  • All components are reliable and tested
  • Minimal installation time on site
  • Easy handling
  • Complete with support frame
  • Assembled and checked in factory before dispatch
  • Saving on civil and building costs
  • Low energy

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