AgriProFocus Burundi

Agribusiness pour le Développement

Le réseau AgriProFocus est un réseau multi-acteurs: entrepreneurs agricoles, entreprises du secteur privé, gouvernements, instituts de connaissances, organisations de la société civile, représentant le secteur agro-alimentaire. 

Nous sommes actifs dans 13 Pays d’Afrique et d’Asie du Sud-Est et mettons en relation 22 000 professionnels de l’agribusiness dans le monde entier. Nous sommes un réseau pour des entrepreneurs innovateurs dans les chaînes de valeur agricoles et pour effectivement mettre en relation l’agribusiness et le développement.   

Nous offrons:

Mise en relation:

+ Portfolio des entrepreneurs innovateurs
+ Cartes sur les tendances, questions spécifiques; sujets identifiés par membres
+ Événements et activités de rapprochement des entreprises et réseau
+ Plateforme en ligne avec profils des membres et bases de données
+ Coalitions et partenariats des membres autour des opportunités

Apprentissage:

+ Moniteur de travaux d’Agribusiness pour le Développement
+ Bulletins d'Information
+ Labos d’ innovation
+ Cartographie de système et analyse des lacunes

Leadership:

+ Identification des goulots d’étranglement et analyse conjointe de ce qui fonctionne et ne fonctionne pas
+ Ateliers de changement sur les défis majeurs, avec sessions de réflexion, planification des scénarios et prototypes
+ Mettre sur les agendas appropriés des goulots d’étranglement et opportunités identifiés
+ Campagnes communes

Une équipe dédiée (voir Qui Contacter) soutient le réseau et est prête à vous connecter à 22 000 entrepreneurs du secteur agroalimentaire dans le monde entier. Nous pouvons vous aider avec des informations, des contacts et établir des liens avec des entreprises et organisations dans nos réseaux.

Voir notre FICHE 2017


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 hours ago

Dakar au Senegal en Octobre. Meme platforme pour la 2e "Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day."

sep
14

Coffee Technology Expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  14 September 2017 - 09:00 to 16 September 2017 - 18:00
  Kampala, Uganda

In 2016, Brazafric Enterprises Limited [BEL], the leading supplier of coffee technologies in Africa together with the Africa Coffee Academy [ACA] – the leading business and technical supporter of the coffee value chain in Africa joined hands to host the first annual Coffee Technology Expo (CTE).

The general objective of the CTE is to create awareness and demand for coffee related technology and services along the value chain to the coffee stakeholders in Eastern Africa region by exhibiting, showcasing, and training visitors on an annual basis.

The 2nd Coffee Technology Expo will take place from 14-16 September 2017, at the Uganda Manufacturers Association [UMA] show grounds in Lugogo - UMA Multi-Purpose Hall. The theme of this year’s expo is “Building Resilience of the Small Holder Coffee Farmer through Improved Technology”.



Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted yesterday at 01:25

LE SORGHUM, LA PRATIQUE ALIMENTATION FRAIS

Le New York Times, le Washington Post, la James Beard Foundation et Today, tous journaux américains ;ont tous désigné le sorgho comme une tendance alimentaire de 2017. Le Sorghum Checkoff a permis d'augmenter la promotion du sorgho en tant que super grain pour les consommateurs l'été dernier quand il a lancé SimplySorghum.com.

Comme tous les programmes de cotation, Sorghum Checkoff est chargé de créer et de créer de nouveaux marchés. Seulement 3% du sorgho est consommé comme nourriture aujourd'hui (le reste est destinée à l'alimentation du betail, de l'éthanol et de l'exportation), de sorte que le checkoff travaille à faire croître ce marché relativement nouveau et petit en sensibilisant les entreprises alimentaires, les chefs, les diététiciens, les meuniers, Les boulangers et les éditeurs de nourriture.

Pour plus informations cliquer sur le liens suivant:

http://www.agriculture.com/news/sf-blog/sf-blog-is-sorghum-the-next-cool-food

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Posted By in Publications
Posted yesterday at 12:07

Synthèse et conclusions du premier rapport de l’Observatoire régional des exploitations familiales du ROPPA.

Le Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et Producteurs de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (ROPPA), présente le rapport de l'Appui-conseil, seul service qualitatif de proximité qui serve mieux l'Agriculture familiale et l'exploitation familiale. En effet, l'appui-conseil permet aux exploitations familiales d'améliorer leurs pratiques en matière d'Agriculture. c'est, la principale raison qui a poussé le ROPPA, à ce présent de rapport à fin de voir l'appui-conseil au niveau de différents pays. selon le rapport dans cinq (5) pays, des dispositifs de conseil aux exploitations familiales à gouvernance paysannes sont opérationnels: BF, Mali, Sénégal, Guinée et Benin. Cependant, ils sont partiellement opérationnels dans quatre (4) pays à savoir Niger, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana et Libéria. En fin, il n'existe aucun dispositif paysan de conseil dans quatre

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Posted By in Publications
Posted yesterday at 12:05

Journal FINAGRI Niger 2017 disponible!!!

Chers membres, le réseau AgriProFocus Niger à le plaisir de partager avec vous le journal de la Deuxième édition de la foire sur le financement de l'agriculture au Niger, tenue du 16 au 17 mai 2017 à Niamey sous le Thème: Financement de l'agriculture "focus sur les jeunes entrepreneurs".

Télécharger le Journal:

Posted By in Dutch Working Group on Food Security
Posted 20 July 2017 at 01:03

“Transforming Food Systems for Improved Nutrition”

How can the agricultural sector in African countries help tackling the triple burden of malnutrition?

Summary of lunch meeting 29th June 2017 at The Dutch Ministry Foreign Affairs

African Union (AU) members demand the international community to support them in their ambition of a nutrition revolution. Transitions of African food systems are at a crossroads. If AU countries take the right direction, there is an opportunity to prevent mistakes made in OECD countries, where reducing undernutrition was accompanied by a pendulum swing in the direction of overnutrition and environmental degradation. A food systems approach, including multi-sectoral collaboration such as between the health and the agricultural sector, is a key entry point to address this ‘triple burden’.

Please find HERE the full document of highlights from a lunch meeting entitled ‘Transforming Food Systems for Improved Nutrition’ on 29 June 2017.

Power Point Presentations (click on them to download):

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Fostina Mani Only  two companies are involved in the Private Sector Partnership?  Why is the focus only vegetables.  Am interested because we offer a variety of milled flours which are making nutrition significance especially to children.

4 days 20 hours ago

Nicole Metz Dear Fostina Mani, thank you for your reaction. As representative of AgriProFocus and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform, I will repond. Maybe we have not been clear enough in the information about the partnerships, apologies. There are many different partnerships on food security and nutrition. The Netherlands' government is involved in several of those, including in those funded through their instrument 'FDOV'. If you are interested, please read the analysis of the PPPLab about all those partnerships. http://www.ppplab.org/ All kinds of companies are involved, as well as other stakeholders. I would be interested in knowing what your company does, so please upload some of your information / leaflets. Possibly we may connect you with relevant other players in our network (depending on what you are looking for). Best regards, Nicole Metz nmetz@agriprofocus.com

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 19 July 2017 at 07:16

Who Fed Kenya in June 2017. The Perspective of an African Woman Trader.

Maize meal continued to be a big topic of discussion in June 2017, and towards the end of the month Nairobi, started experiencing shortages of rice, a probable indication, that Kenyans were unwillingly consuming more rice than maize meal. In June 2017, Kenya was the Leading Net Importer (66,312MT), a 324% increase in comparison to May 2017 net import (20,449MT). Kenya imported (68,626MT) and exported (2,314MT). The leading imports were maize and beans, while wheat (2,194MT) was the leading export.


Uganda was the Leading Net Exporter (64,304MT) in June 2017 having exported (70,952MT) and imported (6,648MT). The leading exports were beans (34,096MT), a huge increase in comparison to May 2017 (9,803MT). Uganda exported beans to Kenya (30,552MT), to DRC (3,232MT), and to Tanzania (10MT). Uganda’s combined commodity exports were to Kenya (65,243MT), to Rwanda (2,326MT), and to DRC (3,232MT). Mai

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Dorina Prech Fostina Mani, many thanks for sharing these great insights on the food situation in the country. Interesting to note that there was increased demand for rice that Kenyans unwillingly resorted to in place of the maize meal. I think the recent food shortage situation called for the need to diversify our diets; as well as to explore climate smart ways to ensure abundant harvest rather than depending on rainfed agriculture as has always been the case. What do you think? 

5 days 21 hours ago

Fostina Mani Thanks for taking the time to read.  With regard to maize vs rice, considering the nature of work many Kenyans do, especially manual work, its fair to say that rice may not be as sustaining as a  meal like good old Ugali or Githeri.  With regard to rain-fed agriculture there are a lot of innovations out we just need to adopt and implement.

5 days 10 hours ago

CHARLES GUMIRA This is great information. 

3 days 22 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 19 July 2017 at 02:07

Fall army worm

CABI has produced an evidence note and further information on the army worm crisis.

http://www.invasive-species.org/Uploads/InvasiveSpecies/FAW-inception-report.pdf

- http://www.cabi.org/projects/controlling-invasive-species/fall-armyworm/

For more information, contact

Dr Janny Vos

Strategic Partnerships Director

CABI

Email: j.vos@cabi.org

Visit us at: www.cabi.org

jul
20

Engaging Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  20 July 2017 to 12 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Online

Online Discussion Forum: Engaging African Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate  

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation have put together an online discussion forum to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month, starting July 12, 2017 till August 12

The online discussion forum

The online discussion forum is to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month to commemorate World Youth Skills Day (July 15) and International Youth Day (August 12) and will culminate in a webinar to wrap up the online discussion and develop a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness. The discussions will be focused on the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 18 July 2017 at 08:03

LE DG DE LA BAD-RÉGION AFRIQUE CENTRALE APELLE LA RDC À TRANSFORMER SES OPPORTUNITÉS AGRICOLES

La RDC a pour priorité de savoir comment placer le secteur agricole au centre du développement. Il est donc question de se pencher sur les opportunités agricoles de la RDC pour transformer l’économie nationale.

Pour plus d'information, cliquez sur ce lien.

http://www.lepotentielonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=17164:le-dg-de-la-bad-region-afrique-centrale-apelle-la-rdc-a-transformer-ses-opportunites-agricoles&catid=87&Itemid=474

Akibodé Djodji Il est grand temps , nous devons passer à l'acte et donc arrêtons de parler de potentiel agricole. Le potentiel est là, et tout le monde le sait depuis des décennies. A l'instar du réseau AgriProFocus, nous devons faciliter la structuration et le renforcement des capacités des petits producteurs ,faciliter l'accès au crédits ,  aux intrants de qualité, et surtout l'accès au Marché. Bref les défis sont grands et sont autant d'opportunités . Il est toujours important de rappeler que sans la PAIX, pas de développement. Merci pour ce partage, et mes salutations aux producteurs de la grande RDC. On est ensemble

6 days 14 hours ago

Dan Arhagerwarwa Vous avez raison Djodji, il est temps de passer à l'acte et changer les choses.

5 days 17 hours ago

Akibodé Djodji Merci mon cher Arhagerwarwa. Je veux aussi profiter de l'occasion pour partager ce magnifique doc avec nos chers membres et visiteurs de la plateforme .

Quel développement agricole pour la RDC - eraift www.eraift-rdc.org/index.php/telechargements/.../1-presentations?..    

5 days 16 hours ago

sep
04

Free online course: Inclusive Agribusiness - 2SCALE

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 September 2017 to 25 September 2017 - All Day Event
  Online

Are you interested to learn more about inclusive agribusiness, access to finance, value creation and innovations in farming? Register now for the FREE online inclusive agribusiness bootcamp organised by the #2SCALE program of IFDC and our members ICRA and the BoP Innovation Center, that starts in September.  

Registration: http://2scale.org/bootcamp

The program will tackle the following topics:

  1. Value Creation: learn how to access local markets and create value for and with smallholder farmers and other business actors in the value chain;
  2. Innovations in Farming: learn how to strengthen your supply chains and increase returns to local farmers and SMEs by introducing innovations, based on needs assessment;
  3. Access to Finance: learn how to secure access to finance in your value chains by building innovative financing solutions at farmer and SME level;
  4. Agribusiness Clusters: learn how to effectively organise local farmers to ensure innovation and competitiveness, to maximize local value creation a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 July 2017 at 08:44

9 Applied Research Projects granted funding by NWO-WOTRO (9 Nouveaux projets de recherche appliquée)

In June 2017 nine proposals have been awarded funding in the second round of the third ARF Call. Please find below the titles and direct links to the projects per country (selection of countries with AgriProFocus network):

(FR: En juin 2017, neuf propositions de project ont été approuvées dans le cadre du Fonds de Recherche Appliquée ARF. Veuillez trouver les titres et les liens directs aux descriptions de projet par pays (selectionnés par pays avec réseau AgriProFocus)

Uganda

Commercial Seed System for African Indigenous Vegetables in Uganda

http://knowledge4food.net/research-project/uganda-seeds/

Kenya

Rainwater harvesting from roads for indigenous pasture production & improved rural livelihoods in Kenya (ROFIP)

http://knowledge4food.net/research-project/kenya-rofip/

Ethiopia

Enhancing safety and quality of milk in Ethiopia

http://knowledge4food.net/research-project/ethiopia-milk/

Benin

Enhanci

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Akibodé Djodji Merci Nicole pour ce partage, je viens de faire un tour sur le lien relatif au projet de recherche au Mali, c'est avec plaisir que j'ai donc retrouvé les membres du consortium dont  la Fondation Sassakawa , l'IPR, et surtout le KIT. C'est vraiment une bonne opportunité pour les producteurs du Mali.Avec une semence de qualité,on peut nourrir le monde.(Sécurité alimentaire). Le réseau se fera un grand plaisir d'accompagner le consortium et lui faciliter la vulgarisation des résultats de la recherche. La force du réseau c'est les membres, et la force des membres c'est le réseau. Restons  connectés

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 13 July 2017 at 10:25

A look in the life of a Gender in Value Chains Coach

Knox Kalubi, gender coach in Zambia shares his experience as a gender in value chains coach. Currently implementing the fourth Gender in Value Chains Coach trajectory in Zambia, he tells us more about his view on Gender, the tools and he provides advice for potential coachee's. 


Loes van Dijk Great to hear you talking about passion and a change in mindset, Knox Kalubi.  That is what matters!

1 week 5 days ago

Akibodé Djodji Thanks for sharing. The video is to see and review because it is full of learning

1 week 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 12 July 2017 at 07:48

AgriTech mobile trading platform to aid sub-Saharan farmers

A Cambridge company aiming to lift sub-Saharan farmers out of poverty by creating a market for their surplus was one of two winners in Agri-Tech East’s GROW agri-tech business plan competition.

Farming Data’s mobile trading platform uses mobile money and SMS texting on a basic phone to allow smallholders and buyers to communicate and trade more effectively. Smallholders grow 50 per cent of the world’s food and 40 per cent of global food production relies on irrigation.

Dr Belinda Clarke (pictured), Director of Agri-Tech East, said that the entries this year were looking at global challenges: “Smart water use, enhancing data available for decision support and improving profitability by finding markets for edible waste were strong themes among the entries this year. Many were looking for partners and investors for pilot studies and this is where the agri-tech cluster in the east of England is particularly strong.“

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Bakary DIARRA Thanks for the information, can you give me more details?

1 week 6 days ago

Akibodé Djodji My dear mister Diarra, for more informations, just folow this link   http://www.businessweekly.co.uk/news/agriculture/agritech-mobile-trading-platform-aid-sub-saharan-farmers

1 week 6 days ago

Bakary DIARRA Ok good Mr Akibodé Djodji

1 week 6 days ago

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 11 July 2017 at 08:05

Euromena Awards 2017

C'est un concours organisé par Euromena Consulting pour récompenser l’innovation africaine. Une opportunité de levée de fonds pour les starts-up ( 10 000€ à partager pour les 3 premiers lauréats), une opportunité de renforcer ses capacités ( accompagnement personnalisé des équipes Euromena durant 6 mois pour le vainqueur).

CRITÈRES D'ÉLIGIBILITÉ :

* Etre une start-up implantée en Afrique;

* Avoir un projet défini, déjà opérationnel ou en cours de lancement à caractère innovant et offrant un bénéfice à la société africaine.

DÉLAI DE FIN DE DÉPÔT DES CANDIDATURES : 22 OCTOBRE 2017


Vous trouverez toutes les informations concernant les Awards ainsi que la procédure d’inscription sur le site internet : https://euromenaconsulting.com/euromena-awards-2/?lang=fr

Akibodé Djodji Merci pour ce partage , une belle opportunité pour les entrepreneurs.

1 week 6 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 July 2017 at 11:44

VLOG #6! KIT Royal Tropical Institute

Meet Bart and Gabriela, they work for the Gender and Sustainable Economic Development Unit at KIT! In this vlog they share their experiences with our network, like the coopration around the Farmers Innovation Fair held in West-Africa. Check it out!

For more vlogs from our Dutch members, check: //agriprofocus.com/dutch-partnership


Bakary DIARRA Indeed, I listened to it is interesting!

1 week 6 days ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you Bakary, that's nice to hear!

1 week 5 days ago

Loes van Dijk Very interesting to listen to this VLOG and read the Farmer Innovation Fair publication:
https://agriprofocus.com/post/59144e7f0b34d90703ab7c93


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 July 2017 at 11:45

Our call to the next cabinet: Invest in Food Transition!

4th of July - Dutch Parliament - The Hague

A broad coalition of 45 parties urges the new Dutch cabinet in this manifesto to transition towards a sustainable food system, through which the Netherlands will contribute to green growth, healthy food for all, and a more peaceful world with less conflict and more stability. We ask the next government to invest in this, together with the private sector, consumers, civil society, farmers, education and science.

On July 4th a delegation of signatories presented the manifesto to the House of Representatives of the Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. You can watch the livestream (in Dutch) HERE.

Masterclass FoodTransition

The work does not stop here! This manifesto was an initiative of the Food Security Policy Group of the AgriProFocus network. In September we will organise a Masterclass FoodTransition for Members of Parliament. If you are interested to join, please contact Sander Mager (Chair of the Poli

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Loes van Dijk Great!

2 weeks 5 days ago

Sajji RYAKUNZE really great!

2 weeks 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 July 2017 at 12:55

NEW BOOK: Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI) - An Integrated Approach to Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

This guide shows leaders and development practitioners how to navigate complexity and manage their initiatives/organizations successfully towards sustainable development impact. It takes an integrated, results-oriented management approach, which can be used across a range of sectors and domains in a variety of contexts, and aims to contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

‘This book is wise, practical and navigates complex dynamic systems. From contextual sensitivity to strategic design, from collaborative and participatory engagement to useful evaluation, from theories of change to scaling for impact, from generating evidence to communicating results, this book brings the latest research and insights to bear in service of sustainable development. In doing so, it stays focused on benefits to real people in the real world in real time. In all

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nov
13

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  13 November 2017 to 24 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Ibadan, Nigeria

ICRA course:  

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit – Learning key skills for inclusive business brokerage,  13 - 24 November 2017, Ibadan, Nigeria. 

This course is for agribusiness service providers and coaches working with smallholder farmers and agro-entrepreneurs.  

As a professional in business support services, you want to contribute to local entrepreneurial development and food security. By offering professional capacity support and coaching and assisting in accessing startup capital you try to help small-scale producers and processors move towards farming as a business.  

In two weeks you will learn how to build trust to establish sustainable business relationships, to improve your negotiation skills and you will get tips on how to secure a steady income. 

This video shows the two steps necessary to negotiate a win-win situation.

Application is open until 12 September 2017

Pay before 1 August and get a 10% reduction on t

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oct
30

Learning, action research and outreach-in higher education

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  30 October 2017 to 17 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

ICRA course:  Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security , from 30 October to 17 November 2017,  in The Netherlands.

Lecturers, trainers and researchers in tertiary agricultural education attend this course. Development of labour market responsive curricula is an important aspect.

After attending one participant said, “Since I apply methods from ICRA’s course in my classroom, my classes are always full”.

How can you benefit from the course? Listen to what our Alumni have to say here.

For application and information, see the course webpage       
Application is open until 5 September. 

Pay before 25 July and we offer a 10 % reduction on the tuition fee. 

Check us out on:
LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | www.icra-edu.org/courses | info@icra-edu.org