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!


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 hours 33 min ago

The #PorkExpo2017 will feature a number of activities;
1. Preparation and tasting of different pork dishes
2. A side training on pig farming
3. A business to business meeting
4. An exhibition 5. A celebration with local artists in the last hour of the second day

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#POrkExpo2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  24 June 2017 to 25 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Mandela national stadium - Namboole

The first of its kind, national pork expo is targeting more than 10,000 attendees and is dedicated to showcasing innovations along the pig value chain including; value addition techniques, pork recipes, feed additives, non conventional feed sources, specialized pig feeds, farm equipment, genetics and marketing tactics at the same time sensitizing the general public about African swine fever .

The Pork Expo will also include B2B meetings involving Pig genetics distributors, Pig buyers, pig feed manufacturers and distributors, pig equipment manufacturers and distributors, pork processors and successful pig farmers. Side training on commercial pig farming will also be conducted. The Pork Expo aims at creating an educational platform to further awareness and challenge conventions.

The Pork Expo will take place from 24th to 25th June 2014 in Mandela National Stadium – Nambole. The Pork Expo will feature an Exhibition, Training on pig farming, Business to business meetings,

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 day 19 hours ago

Lignes directrices pour organiser une foire de l'innovation Paysanne

C’est avec énorme plaisir que Prolinnova Secretariat International vous partage la publication quelques lignes directrices pour organiser une foire de l’innovation paysanne en français et anglais.

Lignes directrices en Français, suivi ce lien

It is with pleasure that Prolinnova International Secretariat share the publication with guideline on how to organise a Farmer Innovation Fair.

Guidelines in English, follow this link

Cibarani Cibarani Thank you for that jewel... we were dessesperately lookinf for something treating that issue...thanks again

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 days 10 hours ago

A tool for responsible business practice among SMEs- The Online Roadmap for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)



About the CSR Online Roadmap

The Online CSR Roadmap is a user-friendly online tool to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) in developing a CSR action plan. The Online CSR Roadmap helps understand and break down sustainability issues such as human rights, environmental impact, labour practices, fair operating practices, customer interest, supply chain responsibility, impact on local communities and governance. The overarching goal is to create awareness among SMEs regarding the importance of CSR and create a plan based on their strengths and weaknesses. Companies that complete the tool end up with two concrete outcomes: 1) a CSR action plan enabling them to work on various important CSR aspects, and 2) a communication poster, which helps them to demonstrate their CSR performance and ambitions to their stakeholders.


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Youth Apprenticeship Program Intake 3

Hands-on training program for youth aged 18-35 years in principles and practices of commercialized agriculture, greenhouse management, open field production, irrigation system installation and management, entrepreneurship and business development.

We offer both 3 months and 6 months training program with residential facilities on site.Our next intake commences on 18th April 2017.

Limited slots available so apply today.

For more information, contact us on

Email:info@agromaxug.com

cc: vanessa@agromaxug.com



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Posted 2 days 18 hours ago

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INTAKE 3-YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM-AGROMAX(U)LIMITED

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  18 April 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  agromax

Hands-on training program for youth aged 18-35 years in principles and practices of commercialized agriculture, greenhouse management, open field production, irrigation system installation and management, entrepreneurship and business development. 

We offer both 3 months and 6 months training program with residential facilities on site.Our next intake commences on 18th April 2017.


Limited slots available so apply today.

For more information, contact us on 

Email:info@agromaxug.com

cc: vanessa@agromaxug.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 days 19 hours ago

AgriProFocus Tanzania Seeking a Gender in Value Chain Analysis Consultant 

Deadline: 30/03/2017

SNV-Netherlands Development Organization is the lead organization in the implementation of the Inclusive Business in Sunflower Value Chain project with a consortium pf partners namely, Mbeya Sunflower Oil Processors Association(MBESOPA), Jackson Group, Women Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania ( WOPATA) and AgriProFocus Tanzania. 

The role of AgriProFocus in the project is to take lead on integrating a gender perspective in the sunflower value chain development. Consequently, AgriProFocus is currently seeking to hire a consultant to carry out an in-depth Sunflower Gender Value Chain analysis aimed at highlighting the specific roles of men and women throughout the value chain, and identify opportunities and challenges to balancing benefits in this chain between men and women.

Summary of the Assignment 

Assignment Name

Gender in Value chain Analysis

Value Ch

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 days 11 hours ago

F&BKP newsletter 2017 #01

Bulletin d'information Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2017 # 1

Link / Lien: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/

Articles:

- Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems

- Stakeholder perceptions & future outlook of Food & Business Knowledge Platform

- Potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa

- RUAF analysis report “The role of private sector in city region food systems”

- Food for All Talk 01: "From production system to food system" (WBG-NL partnership)

- ARF Country workshop in Uganda

- GCP Call with CCAFS on Climate Smart Agriculture

- Upcoming study & learning project on poultry development in East Africa

- Learning Platforms on Land Governance and Food Security


Follow this link / suivez ce lien:

http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 days 13 hours ago

Making Agribusiness Work For Development: Access to Seed - Uganda

There are many initiatives of AgriProFocus members in Uganda that aim to improve farmers’ access to seed, seed production, quality and affordability of seeds etc. These are for example: the Integrated Seed System Development programme (ISSD) who promote Quality Declared Seed (QDS) and have organized and empowered market-oriented farmers into Local Seed Businesses (LSBs) in Uganda. NGOs Hivos and Bioversity International work together on Community Seed Banks (gene banks) and towards an Open Source Seed System. Seeds remain freely available without patents and an open source seed systems leads to ‘protected commons’, increasing access to seed and biodiversity, safeguarding free access and diverse food systems. 

Meet Taban, Gloria and Mary, who will tell their story and see how Agribusiness Works for Development!  


Dorina Prech Great video and insightful information there!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 3 days 14 hours ago

Apply for the Innovations Against Poverty Fund today! (Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cambodia)

Innovations Against Poverty challenges the private sector to develop products, services and business models that can contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change.

Through our advisory and non-reimbursable funding, we support innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population in both rural and urban areas, while being commercially viable.

Who Can apply?

The program is designed for companies which are operational or plan to enter the market (with a local partner in case of foreign companies) in the following sectors:  ICT (Cambodia), Energy (Ethiopia), WASH (Uganda) and Agriculture and Food (Zambia)

The Fund

IAP provides advisory support and non-reimbursable funding for up to 49% of the total investment to selected projects through competitive open calls for proposals.  

Click the links below to learn more

IAP Website
IAP Brochure
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Humphrey Bwalya Kabamba If you have a viable concept on Product which you have tried, How may you bring in Partners to boast you product.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 days 16 hours ago

AgriProFocus Uganda showcases the online platform at the Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences(CAES) Annual Agricultural Exhibition and Career Expo.

In this three day event AgriProFocus Uganda has been showcasing the online platform and training the attendies who are mainly students at the university on the benefits of being part of the online platform

The theme of this event is “The role of Youth and Small holder farmers in agricultural transformation amidst changing climate and growing population”.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 3 days 18 hours ago

Grant Opportunity:  Geo-data for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility - 3rd round

Deadline for Application: September 14, 2017  

Dear members,

With this notice we would like to inform you on the third call of the Geo-data for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility.

The Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Facility is a grant programme that started in 2013 and is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It falls under the policy priority of food security, which focuses on increasing and enhancing sustainable food production as well as achieving more efficient agricultural water use, particularly in irrigated areas and water basins in the G4AW partner countries.

The G4AW Facility stimulates public-private partnerships and is supporting initiatives to set up large-scale, demand-driven, and user-tailored satellite-based service chains.

The ultimate goal is to improve the output of the agricultural and fishing sector by providing food producers with relevant inform

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PASSION FRUIT, MANGO & ORANGE SEEDLINGS

Ready to plant purple passion fruits, grafted mangoes and oranges are available at Bajja Fruit  Farm. They are high yielding, disease resistant and mature in a very short time.

Put in your order today and benefit from our discounts.

Call us on:  0785 012 674.

Whatsup:    0704 610 376

E-Mail: bajjafruitfarm@gmail.com



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Posted 4 days 17 hours ago

Agribusiness Consultant for Schooner Africa Fund

About Schooner Africa Fund

Schooner Africa Fund is a start-up impact investment fund that seeks to support early stage companies that are innovating and addressing inefficiencies within the agricultural value chain in East Africa. Our mission is to help bring smallholder farmers into the marketplace. We believe that a more inclusive agricultural ecosystem is the answer to the challenges of food insecurity and poverty in the region.

Schooner Africa Fund works with a broad range of asset classes though PRIs (Program Related Investments) to grow and develop promising companies that are using technology and business-based innovations within the fields of sustainable agriculture, agroforestry, and related fields of biotechnology.

We have a medium to long-term investment horizon and social, environmental and financial return expectations. We bring to bear, not only ‘patient’ capital, but experience, a strong network of partners and collabora

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 days 19 hours ago

Joint SDG research initiative - Tackling Global Challenges through Use-Inspired Research  (Call with deadline 23 May) 

NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development has joined forces with seven Dutch research organisations to make funding available for use-inspired research tackling global challenges to the benefit of the most vulnerable people in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). Applications can be submitted by a senior researcher at one of the seven co-funding Dutch research organisations (Delft University of Technology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, UNESCO-IHE, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, VU University Amsterdam, Wageningen University & Research).

The main applicant must collaborate in a consortium executing the project and consisting of at least: one of the co-funding Dutch research organisations, and; one research organisation or practitioner organisation located in the Low and Middle Income Country (ies) that t is (are) targeted.

Members of this platfo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 days 10 hours ago

A gender and value chains training, observations from a facilitator

I am currently in between facilitating two trainings on gender and value chains, one was in Ghana and one has just started in Ethiopia. These trainings are developed by AgriProFocus and F&S, for FAO.

While wrapping up the training in Ghana, two participants asked me if the consultants will also evaluate the training, from their perspective. I told them we normally write a report that includes such information, but later I realized that such reports will probably not be read by the participants, let alone by outsiders who would be interested in a similar training.

So, this is my attempt to write down some of my observations as a facilitator, to inform a wider audience and hopefully to attract more organizations to develop capacities on gender. Not a training report, but a few observations and maybe lessons.

Lessons and observations:

In Ghana, the cassava value chain was used as a case study throughout the w

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing your experiences with the community Els! Looking forward to hear more!

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Posted 5 days 11 hours ago

L'agribusiness au service du développement: accès au financement agricole au Bénin 

Merci à Funke Palm Oil, Orabank et Ambassade des Pays-Bas près le Bénin pour leur disponibilité


Agribusiness for development: short video on access to finance in Bénin (English subtitles)


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 days 13 hours ago

Kick off workshop – Gender and Value Chain Coaching Track V – 13th to 15th March, 2017

Women play crucial roles in agricultural value chains. However, their contribution often remains invisible. For producers and other chain actors and supporters, this can lead to inefficient chains. In consequence, business opportunities may suffer and profits will be lower and/or unequally distributed. Moreover, existing gender inequities will be perpetuated. In short: fighting poverty becomes hard if one remains “gender-blind”. Evidence shows that enabling women to have equal access to inputs, services, and land improves yields. It also shows that female farmers often pay greater attention than men to crop quality and that productivity increases as a result of increasing their access to technical training.

With this background, I would like to take this opportunity to thank AgriProFocus Uganda for having organized this trajectory to really enlighten development organizations on the need t

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Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Johnson for sharing your lessons. Lets all go gender

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Johnson Nuwagaba You are welcome.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 days 17 hours ago

 Let me take the opportunity to thank our coaches for track V for starting us off  on this journey. It was indeed a kick off starting from the what, why and how the gender dimension in value chain development. I was personally impressed with the case studies we discussed to understand better the process of gender analysis, strategy formulation. 

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Lydia for this post.

4 days 19 hours ago

Ginger On Sale - 20 Bags (Hybrid Ginger)

I have harvested more than 20 bags of Ginger and looking for buyers



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Posted 6 days 11 hours ago