AgriProFocus Burundi

Agribusiness pour le Développement

Peu de défis auxquels fait face l´humanité sont aussi urgents et complexes que celui de la sécurité alimentaire. Afin de répondre aux besoins d'une population mondiale en croissance rapide, un effort mondial sans équivalent est requis. Les membres du AgriProFocus sont déterminés à relever, ensemble, ce défi en travaillant conjointement, en apprenant les uns des autres et en se battant ensemble pour le changement.

AgriProFocus rassemble des entreprises, des organisations de la société civile, des instituts de recherche et des gouvernements pour l´atteinte de la sécurité alimentaire. Unis dans la diversité, nos membres partagent la conviction que les affaires et le développement ne sont pas mutuellement exclusifs. C'est pourquoi les «agripreneurs» innovants sont au cœur de notre stratégie. AgriProFocus les soutient dans le but de trouver des moyens durables pour faire des affaires, échanger des perspectives et attendre l'inattendu afin d´accomplir plus dans une culture de collaboration au bénéfice des populations, de la planète, tout en faisant du profit.

En surfant sur le réseau, le personnel du AgriProFocus aide les membres à trouver des partenaires adéquats ainsi que la bonne information sur des questions, problèmes et opportunités spécifiques. Basé aux Pays-Bas, le réseau APF est actif dans 12 pays d'Afrique et d'Asie du Sud-Est, s'étendant des villes vastes aux zones rurales éloignées, offrant des échanges uniques à travers les cultures et les disciplines et cultivant la bonne collaboration.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted yesterday at 06:05

Plus de pommes de terre - alimentation sécurisé au Burundi

Entre 2014 et 2017,  les partenaires  CAPAD, ISABU, ITEC et Wageningen University ont developpe un project de recherche sur le pomme de terre.  Le résumé des résultats se trouve ci-dessous

Objectif: La recherche, le développement et le transfert de connaissances impliquant les producteurs dans le cadre d’une attention particulière pour s’assurer que les tubercules de semences de «semences» plantés sont bien germés et évitent les maladies.

Objectif: Contribution à la production de nourriture et de revenus pour les familles d’accueil à petite échelle.

Méthode: Développer et promouvoir des technologies de traitement et des innovations qui contribuent à la sécurité alimentaire et aux besoins commerciaux connexes dans le cadre du MASP de l'ambassade des Pays-Bas. Des recommandations pour une application appropriée de la réglementation sur les pommes de terre de semence seront élaborées.

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aug
20

Conférence sur l'emploi des jeunes dans l'agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  20 August 2018 to 21 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

Il s'agit de mobiliser les jeunes grâce aux technologies de l’information et de la communication (TIC) et à l‘entrepreneuriat. 

La conférence vise à favoriser les échanges entre les parties prenantes sur les connaissances et les meilleures pratiques au sujet des interfaces entre l'agriculture, l'emploi des jeunes, l’entrepreneuriat, les innovations dans le domaine des TIC, afin de prioriser les interventions pour aller de l’avant.

Trois grandes thématiques seront abordées à savoir : 

1-Jeunesse et entrepreneuriat

Portera sur les solutions offertes par les nouvelles opportunités en matière d’entrepreneuriat des jeunes, le long des chaînes de valeur agricole. Ce thème se penchera sur des exemples stratégiques et financiers de mesures incitatives visant à favoriser les services commerciaux dirigés par les jeunes ou axés sur les jeunes.

2-Des solutions numériques pour surmonter les contraintes associées aux filières agricoles

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Posted By in Farmer-Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 15 August 2018 at 09:10

Stephanie Lynch writes in SPORE magazine about 

Agriculture’s potential for peacebuilding

Read the full article here.

In recent years, agriculture has become increasingly recognised as an entry point for building peace and resilience in fragile states. With up to two-thirds of employment and one-third of GDP in countries experiencing prolonged crises linked to agriculture, investment in the sector can be transformative for the resilience of vulnerable populations. To prevent fragile situations descending into crises and ensure the sustainable recovery of vulnerable populations, rural communities need the capacity to monitor and predict crisis and disaster risks, as well as to develop strategies to help minimise the impact of such risks on food production.

Connecting farmers to markets

With increased capacity to grow surplus produce, farmers need access to finance and markets to add value to their products and further increase their incomes. However, in fragile states, neither f

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Shadrack Agaki Rolf Schinkel i have read through the whole article by Stephanie Lynch , in deed i believe agriculture is like a center bolt that would holds prosperity of the world. This conversation should be encouraged on this platform with a view of  finding the best way to lead the way in linking and providing critical information that would help in making agriculture work in countries the Network has presence.   

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Rolf Schinkel Thank you Shadrack Agaki for your reply and interst in the article. It is an important issue indeed. I know a bit about it from my own experience, or rather the experience of the AgriProFocus platform in DR Congo. Agriculture fairs were organised by the AgriProFocus team there, at places that knew for longtime only war and insecurity . Only having the fair and meeting other people involved in agribusiness was already something special and re-assuring for many people there. It brought the sense of revival.By the way, did you notice Stephanie has her profile on this platform: https://agriprofocus.com/profile/stephanie.lynch.25346 . 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 August 2018 at 01:56

Regional coffee players target domestic market!

Regional coffee growers, exporters and sector policy makers are turning their focus to domestic consumption, a move they say is intended to cushion them against fluctuations on the international market, which sometimes adversely affects their incomes.

They were speaking Friday at the official launch of the 17th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition (AFCC&E) in Kigali. The event is running under the theme, ‘Specialty Coffees at the Heart of Africa’, and it is focusing production and marketing of high quality coffee.

The event was organised by African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) and Rwanda’s National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). Read more here

sep
06

Strategies for women to succeed in agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 September 2018, 02:30-16:00
  Ghana - online

Female entrepreneurs in agribusiness fight an uphill battle when it comes to getting access to the power and resources needed to professionalize and scale their business. In this webinar already successful female agribusiness champions share 5 strategies for female agri-entrepreneurs to succeed.

Focusing specifically on Ghana, this webinar offers a perfect learning ground for Ghanaian entrepreneurs or those interested in the topic to talk through some of the hurdles faced every day and how to overcome them.

Interact or listen in, but register now to not miss this opportunity.

Register via this Registration Form

The aya TEAM
Aya is part of 2SCALE, an incubator program that manages a portfolio of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for inclusive business in agri-food sectors and industries. Aya is a 6-month entrepreneurship track for women in agribusiness in Ghana that builds on the experiences of 2SCALE. For more info about aya and 2SCALE visit the aya website.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 10 August 2018 at 09:59

€ 250 000 call for proposals on ICT and Mechanisation (deadline Oct 11, 2018)

CTA calls for proposals for Grant: ICT-ENABLED MECHANISATION IN AFRICA. This is a call to explore and implement initiatives supportive of the effective use of digital technologies for agricultural transformation in Africa.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries.

CTA is launching a Call for proposals to support the implementation of ICT-enabled mechanisation services in Africa. Applications have to be sent by email by Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 6:00 PM Netherlands time.

The overall indicative amount made available under this Grant / Call for Proposals is a maximum of Euro 250,000.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 10 August 2018 at 09:06

I am happy to announce that FAO's publication “Gender and food loss in sustainable food value chains” has been translated and is now also available in French and Spanish.

Please find the publications in the links below.

Genre et pertes alimentaires dans chaînes de valeur alimentaires durables. Note d’orientation.

La présente publication vise à aider les décideurs politiques, les concepteurs de projets et les praticiens de terrain à conceptualiser le lien étroit (nexus) qui existe entre l’égalité des sexes et les pertes alimentaires, tout en offrant des conseils pratiques et des outils permettant d’intégrer les considerations de genre dans la planification et la mise en oeuvre d’études, de stratégies de réduction et d’interventions en matière de pertes alimentaires.

PDF document: http://www.fao.org/3/I8620FR/i8620fr.pdf

Card Page: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/I8620FR

Género y pérdida de alimentos en cadenas de valor alimentarias sostenibles. Guía de orientac

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 August 2018 at 12:29

How can Food and Nutrition Security programming “do good” in fragile settings?

Closing workshop of The Broker’s project on conflict sensitivity in Food Security Programming, funded by Food & Business Knowledge Platform.  

On February 1, 2018, The Broker, supported by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), organized a workshop to conclude its project on conflict sensitive Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) programming in fragile settings. Bringing together policymakers, researchers and practitioners working on food security in fragile settings, this workshop served to share the lessons learned (captured in the final report), present the tool for conflict sensitivity that was developed based on the project’s main findings, and discuss ways forward for integrating conflict sensitivity and stability into FNS programming. You can download a full report of the workshop here.

The workshop, hosted at the F&BKP offices in The Hague, was kicked off by a brief presentation of The Broker’s own project results

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sep
05

AGRF 2018 in Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  05 September 2018 to 08 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Center

AFRICAN GREEN REVOLUTION FORUM 2018, Kigali, Rwanda

The 2018 AGRF will take stock, evaluate actions, and learn from compelling evidence across the continent, presented by many of the most inspiring leaders turning agriculture into thriving enterprises. These leadership will include farmers, public sector thought leaders, private sector champions and agripreneurs, and many others.

Expected Outcomes: 

1. Follow up on the 2016 and 2017 commitments: Showcasing progress made on commitments of the last two years to advance political and economic contributions to African Agriculture while aligning what is needed to support the Malabo Declaration and the SDGs.

2. Political and Policy Leadership from African governments: Showcasing leadership of 3-5 African Heads of State and 15+ ministers, particularly the progress made and the lessons learned from their agricultural transformation efforts, so that they serve as champions for the rest of the continent.

3. Political and financial support from develop

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 August 2018 at 10:17

Investing in local business

Interesting blog by Marcel Vernooij (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NL) including links to key instruments of the Dutch government to facilitate African and Asian SMEs

"The private sector is the engine of economic growth. As The Netherlands, we support local entrepreneurs in developing economies. We assist companies to grow, while facilitating better conditions for companies to do business, create jobs and deliver products to markets in a responsible manner. Rosejoy restaurants in Ghana is an excellent example how smaller companies, with tailor-made support, serve consumers and drive economic growth, enabling people to earn their own living. "

Link to the full blog:

https://www.government.nl/topics/business-for-development/weblogs/2018/investing-in-local-business


Follow Marcel Vernooij on twitter: https://twitter.com/Marcel_Vernooij if you like to read more blogs

Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 9 August 2018 at 07:11

Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are co-organizing a regional conference on “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” on 20 and 21 August 2018. 

Follow this link for more information.

The conference will focus on the three major cross-cutting themes related to youth issues:

Youth and Entrepreneurship focusing on youth entrepreneurship, particularly how to develop and sustain youth-led, or youth-focused, business products and services geared towards agriculture and ICTs.

Digital Innovation focusing on innovative solutions to support digital innovation and modern production technologies in agriculture, youth-focused networking and engagement around entrepreneurship, innovation and agr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 7 August 2018 at 02:04

L'accroissement du revenu des menages dans le viseur de Caritas Burundi

Caritas Burundi a conclu ce lundi un partenariat avec le Fond International pour le Développement Agricole (FIDA) sur la pérennisation des acquis des projets déjà clôturés.    

L’objectif est de développer une agriculture familiale commerciale, rentable, et durable pour permettre l’accroissement du revenu des ménages. ODAG Caritas Gitega qui est chargé de mettre en exécution ce partenariat, va encadrer les populations locales à sauvegarder les acquis des projets déjà clôturés pour continuer à en tirer profit.

Pour plus de détails, cliquez ici:

NIYONKURU Albert Le viseur de CARITAS Burundi est de développer une agriculture familiale commerciale, rentable, et durable pour permettre l’accroissement du revenu des ménages, comment y arriver alors que nous avons une agriculture de subsistance.

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Joseph Nsabiyabandi L’important c’est la prise de conscience sur la nécessité de changer les anciennes pratiques agricoles. Aujourd’hui, certains intervenants dans ce secteur commencent à manifester cette prise de conscience. Ce qui reste c’est de rendre collective cette conscience individuelle et de chercher les moyens qui s’y rapportent. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 7 August 2018 at 02:51

Manage point of laying till old layer

 Few days ago , i see a new poultry farmer ask manage point of layers . So we let our team give tips for new farmer. In this article , layers is breed in layer chicken cage , chicks cage . So if you feed layer on ground or use pan feeding , the operation is different from this article , please noted.

(Ⅰ)Phases 1—— Chicks layer

Time: before put chicks layer into shed .

Target : supply no bacteria , warm and comfortable environment

Manage Point: Disinfect when the shed is empty. Improve the temperature to 32℃~33℃ before put layer chicks in shed.

Time: Put chicks layer into shed

Target: Reduce stress reaction, make sure high live rate

Mange point: Prepare warm water(25℃) in advance 30 minutes. Give water in time , then feed chicks layer by feed pan.

After 2 hours of put chicks layer into shed , improve temperature into 35℃~37℃ gradually. Keep this temperature 3 days , and make sure moisture 60%. Also have medicine protection at the same time.

Time:

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 6 August 2018 at 10:06

CALL FOR RUFORUM YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS APPLICATIONS

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) whose overall purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth. RUYAEC invites young (<35 years) African entrepreneurs and incubates to compete for 20 awards to show case their innovations, enterprises and business concepts and propositions. Download the Call [English] [French] , and Application Form [English] [French]

Deadline for submissions is 31st August, 2018.

More information can be found HERE

Mahder Akalu Thanks for sharing Hilda Okoth, it's great opportunity! 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 August 2018 at 10:13

Are you an Agribusiness seeking funding/investment?

The Africa Green Revolution Forum, the world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape, will this year host a Dealroom connecting investors with business owners and projects across the agriculture value chain seeking investments.

We invite all entrepreneurs working along the Agriculture value chain to apply for the AGRF Dealroom. The Dealroom is specially designed for entrepreneurs looking to raise capital and connect, directly, with potential investors and development partners.

Businesses seeking investments between $100k-$5m will be considered. We are seeking companies in the growth development phase and looking for expansion capital to scale up their businesses. 

Apply Here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 2 August 2018 at 09:10

Une opportunité en or pour les agripreneurs en quête d'investissements et de partenariats 

African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)  appelle à l'enregistrement les  institutions et organisations engagées dans l'agrobusiness pour participer dans le Forum africain pour la révolution verte  2018 qui se tiendra  du 5 au 8 septembre prochain  à Kigali, Rwanda.

Le forum est organisé pour dresser le bilan, évaluer les actions, et apprendre des preuves irréfutables sur le continent, présentés par de nombreux dirigeants les plus inspirants pour transformer l'agriculture en entreprise prospère. Des  dirigeants,  agriculteurs, secteur public, leaders d'opinion, champions du secteur privé, agripreneurs et bien d'autres sont attendus dans ce forum.

L'activation de nouvelles voies pour transformer les petits exploitants dans les futurs agrobusiness, c'est l'un  des objectifs visés.

Quant aux résultats attendus, c'est entre autres  de nouveaux engageme

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 1 August 2018 at 07:41

Agriculture biologique, un moyen d'assurer une production agricole durable

Depuis longtemps, bon nombre de personnes confondent l'agriculture traditionnelle à l'agriculture biologique. Les deux concepts sont clairement distincts à partir de leur définition.

*L'agriculture traditionnelle : Méthodes agricoles existant avant l’introduction des éléments agro-chimiques, des variétés à haut rendement et des machines.

*Agriculture biologique ou durable : Un ensemble de systèmes agricoles non clairement définis visant l’utilisation durable des terres, par exemple LEISA (Low External Input System Agriculture).


Les avantages de l'agriculture biologique :

• Les avantages de l'agriculture biologique comparée à l'agriculture conventionnelle peuvent

être récapitulés comme suit :

• conservation du sol et maintien de sa fertilité

• moins de pollution d'eau (eaux souterraines, rivières, lacs)

• protection de la faune et de la flore (oiseaux, grenouilles, insectes etc.)

• diversité biol

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 30 July 2018 at 11:35

ENREGISTREMENT NUMÉRIQUE DES AGROENTREPRISES DIRIGÉES PAR DES FEMMES EN AFRIQUE DE L’EST ET AUSTRALE

CTA appelle à l’enregistrement numérique des agroentreprises dirigées par des femmes en Afrique de l’Est et australe. Cet enregistrement facilitera la création d’une base de données en ligne de ces entreprises, qui sera le premier réseau de renseignements sur l’agribusiness dédié aux agroentreprises dirigées par des femmes. L’objectif est de créer un réseau d’agroentreprises de femmes, ainsi que de renforcer le flux d’informations au sein des réseaux d’agroentreprises dirigées par des femmes et avec les marchés, chaînes de valeurs et autres fournisseurs de services, y compris les partenaires financiers. 

Avantages

Les agroentreprises enregistrées:

 seront  invitées à participer à un salon B2B international organisé par le programme VALUE4HE;

Seront éligibles à une formation en deux phases sur la gestion d’agroentreprises et le le

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jun
10

Course: Rural Entrepreneurship

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Burundi
  10 June 2019 to 21 June 2019 - All Day Event
  Kumasi, Ghana

Rural entrepreneurship has the potential to drive innovations that can reduce poverty, increase access to food and create employment. For this to happen, actors in agrifood value chains need to trust each other. However, local agrifood value chains are almost always characterised by protectionist behaviour resulting in very high marketing costs and a stalemate, instead of by a drive for positive change and development. This course is focused on breaking the deadlock these value chains are in. It hands you the tools to do that.

Improved performance of local agrifood value chains can result in reduced urban and rural poverty, increased food and nutrition security and more profitable local businesses. This course will take you along a ‘Knowledge in Action’ pathway and process towards achieving impact in these areas.

Date: 10 - 21 June 2019
Registration deadline – general: 29 April 2019
Registration deadline - Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Fellowship: 16 October 2018
Location: Kumasi,

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