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! 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 11 hours 34 min ago

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research — Grants for Conferences, Workshops, Seminars, and Field Days

Deadline: 01 October 2017

ACIAR offers sponsorship assistance to individuals wishing to attend a conference, seminar, workshop or field day that directly benefits agricultural research for development. ACIAR also supports organisations seeking sponsorships for this same objective. The priority is for events and sponsorships in ACIAR partner countries and related to ACIAR projects. However, direct involvement in an ACIAR project is not a prerequisite to apply for funding. The application deadlines are the first Wednesday of April and the last Wednesday of October in each calendar year. Link

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 day 12 hours ago

Looking to Invest In The Dairy Industry in Zambia? This Is For You!

We did it in Poultry and we did it in Horticulture, now AgriProFocus in partnership with EKN bring you a  a video on the investment opportunities in the Dairy sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian dairy value chain players and Dutch dairy and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.


feb
28

Agri-Logistics East Africa Summit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  28 February 2017 to 01 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Hillton Hotel, Nairobi - Kenya

Growing trade volumes in the east African region provides both opportunities and challenges. A major obstacle to efficient trade facing the region’s agricultural sector is the transportation stage of the supply chain such as poor infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc.), lack of appropriate transport systems, and a lack of refrigerated transport and storage.

It is against this background that the African Agri Council presents the Agri Logistics East Africa Summit. The event will provide key insights into emerging trends, confront the most pressing issues, discover solutions, explore technologies and debate a roadmap for improving and expediting the moving of goods in and out of the region.

It is the only platform of its kind for the transport and logistics industry with the aim of improving the supply chain process from farmer to market and improving post harvest losses.

Event highlights / What to expect?

  • MATCHMAKING: Learn from and network with industry experts and heavyweights in Africa

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feb
28

E-Agri East Africa Summit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  28 February 2017 to 01 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Hilton Hotel, Nairobi - Kenya

With 60% of uncultivated arable land untapped in Africa, agriculture is earmarked as an economic engine for the continent. Growing trade volumes in the East African region provides both opportunities and challenges.

A major obstacle facing the region’s agri sector is the use of innovative ways to utilise technology for improved production and increased productivity. E-agriculture offers a wide range of solutions to agricultural challenges and has great potential in promoting sustainability in the region.

It is against this background that the African Agri Council presents e-Agri East Africa Summit taking place 28 Feb – 1 March in Nairobi, Kenya. This is Africa’s only platform of its kind that brings together proven innovative e-agriculture solutions for preventing post-harvest losses, improved production and increased productivity to improve the supply chain process from farmer to market and to enhance food security in the region.

Event highlights / What to expect?

  • MATCHMAKING: Learn

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jan
25

Opportunities for Women's Economic empowerment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 January 2017, 09:30-10:30
  Online webinar

SEEP webinar Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systemsdevelopment approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive market syst

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 days 12 hours ago

SNV Seeking International Legal Framework Development Consultant

Closing Date: March 1, 2017

SNV is seeking an international consultant to support the USAID-funded Agricultural Growth Program-Livestock Market Development (AGP-LMD), a five-year, $41 million project aiming to 1) foster growth and competitiveness of meat, live animal, and dairy sectors; 2) ensure an enabling environment to support the growth and competitiveness of these livestock value chains, and 3) address the needs of the chronically vulnerable through nutrition-based interventions and linkages with other USAID-funded programs in Ethiopia. AGP-LMD’s overall objective is to improve smallholder incomes and nutritional status through investments in selected livestock value chains. These investments must in turn generate increased productivity and competitiveness of these value chains to the benefit of smallholders, both men and women.

The successful applicant will develop a legal framework to regulate the quality and safet

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Posted By in Poultry in Zambia
Posted 3 days 8 hours ago

Am a very newbie inhere and need more knowledge on how to keep broilers. In this in mind, I can love to have Table of quantified feed starting from 100, 200, 300, 400 up to 500 birds from day one till selling period. If someone can assist me in this, I can highly appreciate.

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Manuel, welcome on our platform! You can use the search bar on top of the page to look for any information on broilers. In search results you will see relevant pages, posts, events and people. For specific questions you can contact one of our staff members in Zambia through zambia@agriprofocus.com. Good luck!

17 hours 8 min ago

Manuel Mwachisakulo Thank you very much Annie

10 hours 41 min ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 days 10 hours ago

IFC and agribusiness in a changing environment

IFC event on GAFSP and climate smart agriculture, The Hague, Netherlands – 28 October 2016

Organized by IUCN NL and RVO, in partnership with IFC.

RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.

IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, invests heavily in agribusiness in developing countries and emerging markets, and therefore has a great interest in exchanging experiences on investment opportunities, climate smart technologies and challenges in value chain operations. The main objective of the event was that both private sector and IFC bring current and upcoming activities and challe

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feb
16

Young Africa Works

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
  16 February 2017 to 17 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

On February 16 and 17, 2017, The MasterCard Foundation is hosting its second annual Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. This invite-only event will bring together a community of 300 thought leaders from NGOs, government, funders and the private sector committed to developing sustainable youth employment strategies in Africa. It will also directly involve young people to help understand and explore their journeys, including the challenges they face, in securing meaningful economic opportunities.

Building on the dynamic conversations of the inaugural Summit in 2015, we believe that there is more to explore around youth, employment and agriculture. In 2017, we would like to shift the discussion from how to engage youth in agriculture, to youth as drivers of agricultural transformation. This transformation holds tremendous promise for catalyzing prosperity and creating sustainable livelihoods for young people in Africa. The Summit will also explore three sub-themes that contribute

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Chicken Layer Cages: 300 - 400 birds

Cages with automatic drinking water system and liter



Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia

Posted 4 days 17 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 6 days 19 hours ago

Kindly be informed that we are one of the leading manufacturer company of poultry feeding, watering, heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting, feed silos, feed transport systems, producing breeding systems and computerized control systems.

And also we are Munters’s dealer in the Aegean Region. We have been selling Munters fans and pad.

We would be glad if you give a chance to make a collabration with your company.

Enclosed you can see draft of our catalog below:

http://www.azimtav.com/index.php

If you are interested in our product group we would be glad to work with you.

We are waiting for your kind reply.

Thank You

Best Regards!

https://www.facebook.com/azimtav.kumesekipmanlari/videos/118320395338203/

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 1 week 9 hours ago

SEEP webinar: Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systems development approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive marke

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Janine Schoeman Hi Angelica Senders, thanks for sharing this webinar. It's best to post it as an event, you can do this by clicking the tab 'event' when posting a message. This way it shows up in the calendars as well. Thanks

3 days 16 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 week 1 day ago

Vacancies Prolinnova: 2 Sub-Regional Coordinators (SRCs) in Africa. (before 15 January)

Find all information through this link:

http://prolinnova.net/sites/default/files/documents/job_vac_ann/2016/prolinnova_tors_for_srcs.pdf

Please note that deadline is very tight (15 January) (apologies for that, I only discovered this today)


Short introduction:

Since 1 August 2016, the PROLINNOVA network is implementing “Promoting local innovation for Food

and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS), a three-year project in five countries in Africa: Burkina Faso,

Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. The project aims to strengthen the innovation capacity of rural

communities, particularly of women, and to increase the level of local resilience to change, as well as to

contribute to building functional multi-country PROLINNOVA platforms in two sub-regions in Africa: i)

West & Central Africa and ii) Eastern & Southern Africa. This may eventually lead to creation of a

PROLINNOVA platform in sub-Saharan Africa with th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 week 1 day ago

          Operation Precautions of Rice Milling Machine

As the scientific technology develops,RICE MILLING MACHINE appears in our life.however,some problems arise when people operate the rice milling machine.Now let’s learn the operation precautions of rice milling machine.

1,Rice milling machine processing of rice, to maintain a certain degree of dryness, the general moisture content can not be greater than 14% & 15%. Rice moisture content is too high, the rice broken, affect the rice quality, and power consumption is also increasing.

2,We should pay attention to check whether there is a nail in the rice, stones and other debris,so as not to enter the white room caused by jamming or damage to rice screen.

3,Before starting to deal with rice sieve, rice knives, drum core and other parts to check to see whether the bolt, nut is tightened.

4,Turn the drum before turning it on to see if there is a jam.

5,The first empty load when the machine runs to normal speed, and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

ICRA Courses for professionals working in higher education and outreach, agricultural research and agri-business

For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:

- Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands

- Facing rural innovation challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security, 25 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

- Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 6 to 24 November 2017

ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.

ICRA is a member of the Agr

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 1 week 3 days ago

JOB VACANCY:  INTERNSHIP AGRIPROFOCUS ZAMBIA

AgriProFocus Zambia is looking for an intern.  The intern will assist with implementing AgriProfocus Zambia network activities. Specifically the intern will assist in updating and maintaining the AgriProfocus website and social media accounts, marketing, event organizing, and reporting.

The intern will be tasked to:

  • Assist the operations of the online platform (agriprofocus.com), and update and maintain AgriProFocus social media accounts (facebook and twitter).
  • Assist in developing the minutes/reports of AgriProFocus meetings/events.
  • Assist the coordination in organizing networking events and fairs.
  • Develop and maintain AgriProFocus member database.
  • Assist the coordination in data collection for monitoring and evaluation.

For the full job description, click here.

Deadline for application is January 18th. 

Applicants should send their CVs and cover letters to zambia@agriprofocus.com and should copy phiri@snvworld.org. 

Claire van der Kleij Hi Iwipa. We do offer frequent internships. Keep an eye on the website during the second half of the year. 

1 week 3 days ago

lwipa puma f thats great, Thanks

1 week 3 days ago

Joseph Mpampa how about those with diploma are they also eligible apply.


1 week 3 days ago

Claire van der Kleij If you have a diploma you can also apply. 

1 week 2 days ago

Joseph Mpampa alright good to hear that



1 week 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 weeks 18 hours ago

What are the investment opportunities in the Horticulture Sector?

 AgriProFocus and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Trade Office commissioned a video on the investment opportunities in the Horticulture sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian horticulture value chain players and Dutch horticulture and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.

Here it is!  


apr
25

Dairy & Poultry Trade Mission to Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 April 2017 to 30 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Are you a Dutch entrepreneur in the dairy or poultry sector? Join the Dutch trade mission to Zambia! Important part of the mission is to participate in the Holland Pavilion (27-29 April) at the major regional trade fair, the AgriTech Expo Zambia.

Participation in the mission is a great opportunity to introduce companies and organizations in Zambia and the region to Dutch knowledge and technologies in the dairy and poultry industries. Recent market surveys show that there are opportunities in the poultry and dairy sectors for Dutch businesses.

The Dutch Export Combination (NEC) is organizing this mission on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

Holland Pavilion at AgriTech

The Agritech Expo Zambia is a B2B platform for professionals in the agricultural sector. The 3rd edition in 2016 attracted over 17,500 visitors and more than 165 local and international exhibitors.

The Holland Pavilion at the Expo Agritech in Chisamba (about 100 kilometers north of Lusaka) can be used by parti

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 weeks 13 hours ago

We wish everyone happy holidays and we hope to see you all again in 2017!

William Sebunje Marry Xmass and Blessed new year 2017


3 weeks 5 days ago

Agape Ishabakaki Thanks Anne. Wishing you the same.


3 weeks 3 days ago

Joseph Sekiku From Kagera Region,  send you my wishes for a prosperous year 2017! The ending year 2016, has been challenging for us in Kagera, because for the first time in decades, the region has succumbed to extreme food shortage, making several households  live by handouts provided as relief foods imported from other regions of Tanzania!! To me this was a shame......... and a sign of failure on my part as an agricultural expert, NOT being able to help this region, NOT AND NEVER TO SUCCUMB TO SUCH shameful FOOD SHORTAGE. Remeber Kagera region is one of the most endowed region in Tanzania with good soils, conducive climate.. but investment in agricultural production is at its LOWEST. Would agro-profocus TEAM UP with the few of us members in the Kagera Region, to create and restore the difference?  Expand the Arusha office please..

3 weeks 3 days ago

Janine Schoeman Dear Joseph, Happy New Year to you! Our colleagues in Tanzania are out of the office this week but on their return they will get in touch!

2 weeks 3 days ago

Hilda Okoth Dear @Joseph Sekiku, Happy New Year 2017. Its sad to hear about the situation that Kagera was in last year. We hope this year will be good. Replying to your question if the AgriProFocus can Team up with members from the Kagera i would say this - We will be having network session where members can pitch ideas on circular agribusiness, climate smart agriculture and inclusive agribusinesses. You are welcomed to join us in such sessions and we can together explore what to do. Regards

1 week 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 month 3 days ago

AGRIBUSINESS: TOP AGRICULTURE BUSINESS IDEAS WITH SMALL STARTUP

Making money from an agricultural business requires some experience in developing a business. Before you decide on an idea, create a business plan that includes research on market demand for the products you grow and how to get them to the market. You’ll also need a proper financing plan, as most agricultural businesses require access to large area of land and farm equipment to get started.
Below compiled are the most profitable agriculture business ideas which can help those entrepreneurs in deciding their preferred business to start with and make money from within a very short period.

Top Lucrative Business ideas in Agriculture

1. Flour milling

You can start your own flour milling business and start converting grains like wheat, corns, millet and cassava into flour. Wheat flour is a product that is in high demand in the baking industry. Flour milling is something you can do from the convenience of your home if you have a sm

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