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:

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: zambia@agriprofocus.com /  Tel: +211 255174
Or read our FAQ  

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

Factsheet:

Check our 2017 factsheet! 


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mar
30

Regional Business Platform I

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  30 March 2017 to 31 March 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA, Southern Province

AgriProFocus is organising 3 Regional Business Platforms (formerly known as the Agribusiness Finance Fairs) this year. During our experiences with the finance fairs, we found that one of the main issues in the Agriculture sector is the lack of collaboration between value chain actors (market, inputs, finance, etc). Therefore, our main goal is to develop business linkages and partnerships through these platforms. 

The first day of the Regional Business Platform will consist of Business Pitching, Information sharing and Breakout sessions. The second day will be a market day which is open to the public where companies are able to display their products and services and the farmers are able to come through and buy the products and services. 

Location, registration details, and the final programme will be shared at a later date.

For more information, please contact Ms. Chali Nyirenda - cnyirenda@agriprofocus.com



Shiitake Mushroom

Suizhou Mushroom Farming Co.,ltd is a China family-owned export enterprise helping local farmers distribute their black fungus products -Dried Shiitake Mushroom worldwide . Original source at good price .

Place of Planting : Yindian Town, 441300 Suizhou,China

Website : www.chinashiitakemushroom.com

Specifications

Product Name Dried Shiitake Mushroom/Lentinula Edodes Mushroom

Latin Name Lentinus edodes (Berk.) Sing

Size Diameter 2-5cm

Moisture 13% max

Shape Whole

Quality Grade A, B and C

Type White flower shiitake mushroom, Tea flower shiitake

mushroom, Smooth surface shiitake mushroom, etc.

Origin Suizhou, China

Packing

1)Small bags: 100g, 200g, 300g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg, 3kg, etc

2) Bulk packaging: 10-25kg per carton lined with big plastic bag

3) Other kinds of packaging as per customer's request

Please contact me via:

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Skype: ran060

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Posted 1 hour 13 min ago

mar
09

2017 National Youth Entrepreneurs and Innovation Exhibition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  09 March 2017, All Day Event
  New Government Complex Independence Avenue, Lusaka

The Ministry of Youth Sport & Child Development will be hosting a Youth Entrepreneurs & Innovation Exhibitions on the 9th & 10th March 2017 at the New Government Complex in Lusaka under the theme "Unity and Innovation for a Smart Zambia.”

The Main Objective of the Exhibition is to recognize the efforts of our youths who have established their own ventures and are contributing to wealth and employment creation in all walks of life.

The Exhibition will be an opportunity for government agencies and the private sector to learn more about the youth-led economy and find ways of harnessing its power in national development. This will enable those making a difference in their own right to have an opportunity to engage policy makers and other decision makers while having their achievements celebrated. Further, this is an unparalled platform for youths to address the barriers and opportunities in their respective arenas.

For details contact the Provincial Youth Development Office nearest to you o

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mar
04

Poultry Keeping: The Basics

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  04 March 2017, All Day Event
  Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa, Lusaka

Poultry Farming can be defined as raising chickens, ducks, or other fowl (birds) for meat, eggs, or both. This can be done either for profit making purposes or may also be done for only family feeding purposes. Regardless of the purpose, it is important to ensure sustainable methods are followed to ensure reduced losses and maximise gains.

This one day training (Refreshments Included) aims to provide participants with sufficient information and knowledge to allow them to keep poultry in a sustainable way no matter your purpose for keeping poultry. It will also help you understand and decide if you can make money out of the venture. Further, it presents you an opportunity to network and interact with like-minded people.

Register for the event here and contact organisers for payment details.

All Participants will recieve;

1. FREE copy of our e-book "How to Keep Village Chickens for Business"

2. FREE consultation when needed

3. Discounted Veterinary Services from our parter Veterinary Doctors

4.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 days 18 hours ago

A Good Night's Rest in Zambia:
Project Participant stories of success

By Jason Woods, World Ark senior editor
Photos by Phil Davis

A day’s work is all the harder after shivering through a cold night without a cozy bed or warm blankets. Heifer project participants in Zambia’s Copperbelt province are sleeping much more soundly now that they’re able to turn their dairy cows and hard work into the necessities of a more comfortable life.

Meet Omeli Kaposo Tabulo. She is turning her hard work into a sustainable life. 

KAMISENGA, Zambia — Just outside the brick walls of her home, Omeli Kaposo Tabulo and her friend Belina Musha send bouts of laughter into a shockingly blue, cloudless sky. The two are reliving memories of their lives before Heifer International Zambia, before the women became dairy farmers with a healthy income.

Read the full article here. An interesting read!!


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 days 18 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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Hilda Okoth Owekisha Kwigizile this could be interesting for you.


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 4 days 15 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. 


Hilda Okoth Very interesting. OMARY A. MWAIMU, Juma Bruno Ngomuo, Marloes Philippo

1 day 1 hour ago

OMARY A. MWAIMU Very interesting 


22 hours 17 min ago

Daoulata MAIGA Merci Hilda et OMARY !

2 min 17 sec ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 days 20 hours ago

Do you work in agricultural education, research, agribusiness or rural advisory? Scholarships are now available for ICRA's autumn courses!  http://www.icra-edu.org/courses

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 days 16 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 5 days 16 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 Zambia
Posted 5 days 23 hours ago

Hello, I am a systems engineer with a lot of interest in agro production as well as services. I hope to learn a lot from here as well as share my brief knowledge acquired in agri services.  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 6 days 22 hours ago

The Requirements For The Technical Development Of Corn Grinding Mill In Grain Industry

CORN GRINDING MILL as a pillar industry of China's processing industry, in the tide of continuous development has made a very good market development, effectively enhance the corn grinding mill market competition status, speed up the national economic development speed. Throughout the corn grinding mill industry development, in addition to relying on scientific and technological means, but also have advanced guiding ideology, better guide the development of corn grinding mill industry.


In the grain processing industry, to promote the structural adjustment of corn grinding mill and industrial upgrading, improve the overall level of corn grinding mill industry development. Continue to develop corn grinding mill recycling economy, extension of resources processing industry chain, improve the comprehensive strength of corn grinding mill and continuously improve the comprehensive utilization level of corn.

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Janine Schoeman Dear Cindy, thank you for sharing the information. Please limit your posts so it remains interesting for everyone. Thanks in advance. 

6 days 21 hours ago

jun
06

Introduction to Inclusive Business  - online course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 June 2017, All Day Event
  Online course

Online course: Introduction to Inclusive Business  

The course is aligned to a number of existing activities done by MDF, CDI and the Inclusive Business Accelerator consortium, and is supported by the Food & Knowledge Business Platform. After the launch on June 6, 2016, the course will always be available on the IBA.ventures platform.

Inclusive business refers to sustainable business solutions that go beyond philanthropy and expand access to goods, services and livelihood opportunities for low-income communities in commercially viable ways.

Inclusive Business ventures deliver high socio-economic value by engaging the poor as producers, distributors, suppliers, or consumers, and present an exciting opportunity for the private sector because they are good for business. A variety of commercial returns–market entry, market share, secure supply chains, product line innovation, and competitive advantage–all help to build market value.

Target groups

Since this educational programme i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 week 18 hours ago

A New Super Food to Combat Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a serious problem in the world today. Developing countries are mainly affected by under nutrition while developed countries are mostly faced by the challenge of over nutrition. Malnutrition all in all affects development of a nation by diminishing human capital . 

In most countries, malnutrition is as a result of insufficient advocacy strategies, inadequate resources, absence of  nutrition donor agencies and lack of effective coordination in the sector. However, in Zambia, the coming on board of many non governmental organizations to support the nutrition sector, the sector has taken a new shift. 

There is a lot of nutrition education taking place and identification of the most  nutritious foods for human consumption.  This has led into the introduction of new foods such as spirulina. 

 Spirulina is a food supplement (micro-algae)  which appears blue green in colour. It contains nutrients ( vita

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 week 22 hours ago

Did you know that Livestock Services Offers free consultation services?

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Veterinary
Irrigation
Nutrition
Agro Chemicals
Fish Farming
Fencing
Artificial Insemination
Animal Production
Free training in Agro and Livestock production and care

Contact them 0211 257618,0975 474119.

 Or email them

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 week 1 day ago

Maintenance Items In Daily Use Of Corn Grinding Mill

With the continuous development of food and industrial products processing industry, the application of CORN GRINDING MILL in the market is more and more extensive. The processing and sales of coarse grain cereals have promoted the development of the corn grinding mill industry, which has led to the overall development of the national economy. Corn grinding mill in the continuous development, continue to increase investment in science and technology to achieve better processing performance of corn grinding mill. The processing of corn is an indispensable part of life, which requires continuous improvement of corn grinding mill production efficiency, better meet the nutritional needs of people nutrition. The increase in the market demand for corn grinding mill has increased the its processing time and is likely to cause wear in long-term use. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain the equipment during the use of the corn grinding mill.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 week 2 days ago

Kenyan youth second in seeking side hustles in Africa


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In East Africa, youth are more likely to venture into Agriculture to get an extra shilling, followed by ICT, entertainment, online business and logistics./FILE

By MARGARET NJUGUNAH, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 15 – Kenya has the second highest number of youths with hustles at 40.8 percent, behind Nigeria at 44.4 percent according to GeoPoll Rapid.

In East Africa, youth are more likely to venture into Agriculture to get an extra shilling, followed by ICT, entertainment, online business and logistics.

In Nigeria and Ghana, the youth are into less conventional sectors than those mostly associated with the youth such as ICT, entertainment and online businesses. In South Africa, Food & Beverage is the more popular side hustle for many youth.

The report – which focuses on millennials in Sub-Saharan Africa – seeks to find out what makes African Millennials tick, also found out that, on average only 37 percent, have side businesses.

Apart from

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Dorina Prech This is very interesting Alphaxrd Gitau. Could you share the link to the report too? Thanks. 

6 days 22 hours ago

Alphaxrd Gitau http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2017/02/kenyan-youth-second-seeking-side-hustles-africa/
There is the link to the source of information Dorina. I am not sure there is a report about it.

6 days 12 min ago

Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

This is the powerpoint presentation used in the Information Sessions held in the Netherlands

See this link for more info: 


RICHARD MUSOKWA Good presentation love it

1 week 1 day ago

Kopi Luwak Liar Robusta - Wild Luwak Coffee Robusta

Spesifikasi

Asal kopi dari Kabupaten Rejang Lebong Provinsi Bengkulu

Stock kopi ready, Jenis kopi Robusta, Green bean dari luwak liar

Telah diuji cita rasa oleh Puslitkoka: Kadar kafein 1,23% dan uji cita rasa total score 78.13

Harga nego

Specification

From  coffee plantation in Rejang Lebong Distric, Bengkulu Indonesia

Green bean robusta, produce by wild luwak, ready stock

Has been tested by Indonesia Coffee & Cocoa Research Institute (ICCRI): Caffein content is 1,23% and taste test score is 78.13

Price is negotiable

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia

Posted 1 week 4 days ago

Equipment for small & medium size Poultry Producers

HTS Consulting is the World-Wide exclusive distributor for:

- Poultry slaughtering equipment from Westerhoff Geflügeltechnik GmbH (Germany).

- Further we sell small, medium and large incubators and hatcheries from Europe

- Also we sell Feed-milling and -mixing equipment from Germany

- Poultry house equipment (European Standard)


www.htsconsulting.nl

Contact: info@htsconsulting.nl




Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda

Posted 2 weeks 18 hours ago