AgriProFocus Zambia

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:


+ 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


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


  +   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.

If you have any questions, please contact us through: /  Tel: +211 255174
Or read our FAQ  

AgriProFocus Zambia (at SNV Office)
7 Nkanchibaya Road, Rhodes Park
P.O. Box 31771
Lusaka, Zambia


Check our 2017 factsheet! 

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Test your ears: Heifer International Quiz!

But wait — do cows really moo? And what sound does an alpaca make? Or a goat? How about a pig?

It's time to find out: Can you match each animal to its sound? Even better, a generous donor has pledged to give 50 cents to Heifer International for every game played.

You might think this quiz will be easy, but we bet you'll be stumped, surprised and maybe even learn a thing or two about the life-changing animals that are the basis of our work.

This quiz is a quick and easy way to support our mission: Every game played will trigger a 50 cent donation. Plus it's really fun!

Go ahead, test your barnyard smarts by clicking on this link!

Good luck!

Heifer International

Organic Honey

Our honey is package in 1 litre (K50), 500 grams (K 25) and 250 grams (K 12). We are delivering withing Lusaka. Call or Whatsapp +260977970924

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Abbott & Cobb, Inc. offers hybrid bell pepper seeds for the commercial grower. Our bell peppers are great for open field or for protected culture protection.  Each variety has excellent disease tolerance and great vibrant colors ranging in green, red, yellow and orange. Email or for more information or visit
We ship from the USA.

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Abbott & Cobb, Inc. offers high quality hybrid sweet corn (sh2) seed for the commercial grower. We provide sweet corn varieties in yellow, white and bi-color with great disease resistance, high yield potential, excellent kernel color and great taste!  Email or for more information.  We ship from the USA.

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60-80kg/h Floating Fish Feed Mill Ams-dgp50

Floating fish feed machine is widely used for producing variety materials into high-grade aquatic feed pellets for fish, catfish, shrimps, crab etc. The final products have unique shape and good taste, high nutrition and smooth textures.

Advantages of Dry Type Fish Feed Extruder

1. This fish food extruder is widely used for producing floating feed pellets of all kinds of aquatic animal.

2. Advanced technology and humanized design ensures easy operation and reliable performance.

3. High efficiency, low power consumption

4. Screw sleeve of this small fish food extruder adopts enchase alloy steel strip structure, which guarantees long service life.

5. Different moulds can be chosen to make pellets with different diameters and shapes.

6. Feed pellets dia. Is 0.9-15mm.

Parameters of Dry type Fish Feed Machine

Model: AMS-DGP50

Capacity: 0.06-0.08t/h

Main power: 11kw

Feeding power: 0.4kw

Screw diameter : φ50mm

Cutting power : 0.4kw

This machine is always used in fish feed production process for extrusion p

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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

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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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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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Aflatoxins and Extension in Zambia Webinar

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  26 April 2017, 15:30-16:30

Mark your calendars! You are invited to an INGENAES webinar focusing on how agricultural extension services can help support women’s strategies for reducing household exposure to aflatoxins.

Link to Invitation

When: April 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM Central

Time (US and Canada)/15:30 Central African Time (Zambia)

Topic and Background

  • What are the household-level factors that constrain Zambian women farmers’ ability to mitigate aflatoxin contamination of groundnuts?
  • What is the potential role of agricultural extension services (AES) for helping women decrease household mycotoxin exposure?

Dr. Alyson Young (University of Florida) will lead the discussion as we dive into this topic. Aflatoxin contamination of staple crops poses an important risk to nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. Reducing aflatoxin contamination is complicated by its ubiquity in staple foods and the need for multisectoral approaches to address contamination issues.

This presentation is an overview of research on women’s k

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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 or email Hans Posthumus at


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Modern Project on Establishment of Fish Feed Production Plant:

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.

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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.


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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alassane bagayoko Coolll image and job!!!!!!

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PETER KOLAWOLE please how can I become a gender expert

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pond excavation

We mark and set your ponds for free, If excavation and lining to be done by kaitronix water bodies. starting as low as 2500 zmk per pond

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Fish pond excavation @ only 4,300 zmk for a 20mx30m or 2,500 zmk for 14m*20m.

Service does not include mobilization cost to site and pond lining material and welding. Please contact us for accurate quote on mobilization and lining material. +260967142300

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hi, this is Kaitano from kaitronix water bodies. We have been building fish ponds in Zambia for two years now, low cost and good quality fish pond is our main objective. our company motto is "Chinese speed, British quality". We can make a 20mx30m pond and get it functional in 1 day. Excavation and lining all done buy us. Kaitronix is a youth lead business.

Janine Schoeman Hi Kaitano, welcome on the platform!

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Janine Schoeman Hi Kaitano, welcome to the platform! 

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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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A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives

Evidence demonstrates that greater attention to addressing gender inequalities in the design and delivery of services or labour recruitment results in improved productivity and more sustainable outcomes. 

But, how to do this? Projects and companies can use the tool decribed in this blog in which Clare Bishop introduces a clear analytical tool with simple scores, spider diagrams, and comparisons, to help think through the spectrum from gender blindness to gender transformation when designing or assessing an intervention. 

The tool helps to: (i) analyse their current performance on gender-related activities at the field level and in project management; and (ii) identify future areas for action. The results of the study piloting this tool will be available in a forthcoming issue.  I found this tool in the Newsletter: What is New in inclusive business part I Click here to download this N

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Prioritising climate-smart agricultural interventions at different scales

Published by Agricultural Systems, February 1st, 2017  

This special of Agricultural Systems focuses on prioritising climate-smart agricultural (CSA) interventions at different scales. Currently, there are few tools that can comprehensively evaluate the range of potential technologies and practices and their possible impacts on food production, environmental sustainability, and mitigation in any context. Therefore, what remains is the prioritization of interventions for investment and broad dissemination. There is a growing body of work by several CGIAR centres and their partners on tools and methods that can be used to prioritise CSA interventions and investments at a range of spatial and temporal scales. This special issue brings together nine papers describing a wide range of approaches and tools. One of the papers (PDF) by Notenbaert et al. describe a generic framework for evaluating and prioritising poten

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Call for applications

AgriProFocus is pleased to inform you that SNV Zambia and the IAP2 Project Team formally launched the IAP2 Challenge Fund in Zambia on the 28th of March 2017.

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) is a specialized fund with the specific mandate to identify and support innovative inclusive business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population while being commercially sustainable. IAP is funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) and managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organization in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden.

Target sectors include WASH, Energy, Agriculture/Food and ICT. IAP will provide funding within the following range euro50, 000 up to euro 200,000. The funding will be grants and not loans, with pre conditions that have to be met.

The project is now calling for the private sector to submit applications for review and consideration. The process shall be a twostep process b

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Kaitano Mpulamasaka i don't seem to find the link to the application form. somebody help me. thanks

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Betty Mbewe Boonen Same with me Leah can you help please.

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Leah Banda The link is

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Four Good Reasons To Start Raising Quail

Raising quail is not only easy, but because they are less than half the size of chickens, they take less space, time or resources yet nutritious. However, quail are not as common as chickens in Zambia. Therefore, you may have to do a bit of work to find them. So, if you’ve never really considered raising quail, then this post could definitely be the one for you.

Click the link below  for the four good reasons to start raising quail