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.

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Posted By in FINAGRI
Posted yesterday at 11:24

SALON DU FINANCEMENT  DE L'AGRICULTURE 2018:

21-22-23 Juin 2018 à l’hôtel du Cinquantenaire de Sikasso

Organisation des conférences thématiques (3 conférences thématiques d’une demi-journée chacune) liées aux questions brulantes du financement de l’Agriculture et sur des pratiques innovantes pour faciliter le financement de l’entreprenariat rural et la résilience Climatique

Entre 150 et  200 participants par conférence vont échanger sur les expériences de financement de l’agriculture au Mali, les innovations, le risque et la gestion de risque


Cheick Fanta Mady DEMBELE Bonjour comment y patticiper. J'ai déjà déposé mon business plan

23 hours 57 min ago

Akibodé Djodji Prière contacter Mr Adje au 74491211 pour l'organisation de vos déplacements sur Sikasso.

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 13 June 2018 at 02:53

CoP Youth 22nd of May 2018

Changing food systems and the power of youth

How do youth organise themselves, and (how) can we support them?

On 22nd of May 2018, a Community of Practice (CoP) meetup around youth in agribusiness and food systems was facilitated by AgriProFocus and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP). The objective of the CoP is to share recent work on youth in food systems, provide feedback on each others’ work, identify knowledge questions and ideas for joint action, find innovative solutions for urgent issues, and to get to know other stakeholders working in this field as well as inspiration for collaboration.

Organizing of youth for changing food systems

This meetup zoomed in on how youth organise themselves around issues in the agriculture and food sector. In many development policies and programmes, there is a growing emphasis on the need to involve youth in agriculture in order to create employment, build up livelihood opportunities and engage in community deve

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25

Africa Agri-Finance Forum

Event posted by in Finance Worldwide
  25 September 2018, All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

Adopting Best for Inclusive Lending For the Agricultural Value Chain


According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges. Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity levels.

How can formal financial institutions provide agricultural credit that meets the unique demands of the entire agricultural?

“Agriculture in African countries is massively under-funded”.

Topics


1. Financial inclusion and innovation in Agriculture· Inclusive investment

2. Value chain financing· Building competitive commercial Value Chains

3.Doing Successful Agribusiness in Africa· 1) Enabling farmers to think like business people 2) Important Business initiatives and skills

4.Public-private partnerships· 1) Source of le

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 June 2018 at 09:14

Cross cultural integration boosts the quality and scalability of a business

A Brief moment: with young entrepreneur Leyat Ali

Could you please introduce yourself and Fayalo Technology to the APF network members in Ethiopia?

My name is Leyat Ali, co-founder and CEO of Fayalo technology. Currently, I am also serving as the president of Agora Speakers Club, a non-profit organization that is devoted to develop people’s leadership and public speaking skills. Fayalo technology was formed on February 2018. It is a startup with a vision to become the biggest mobile enabled animal advisory and support service provider in Ethiopia.

Could you share the big achievements of Fayalo Technology in Ethiopia?

Our startup provides the first in Ethiopia service of a multi-lingual mobile advisory referral service that connects animal owners with qualified professionals according to language, specialty and proximity preferences.

How difficult is it to be a successful entrepreneur in Ethiopia?

Being a successful entrepren

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20

Regional Youth Conference in Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  20 August 2018 - 00:00 to 21 August 2018 - 23:59
  Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

Regional Youth Conference in Rwanda

Theme

Youth in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship

Dates: 20 -21 August 2018

Venue: Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

Find more information HERE



Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 12 June 2018 at 01:41

From pineapple juice to agri-tech: Investors hungry for piece of Africa’s food industry

Africa’s agribusiness and food sector registered strong private equity deal activity during the past month of May 2018, according to industry information service Africa Private Equity News.

African and International investors are also getting in on the action. Technology is playing an increasingly prominent role in food production and distribution – and venture capital investors are taking note.

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  02 July 2018 - 09:00 to 13 July 2018 - 17:00
  Kigali, Rwanda

Event: Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Food and Nutrition Security Programmes Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Kigali, Rwanda.

Event Date: 2nd – 13th July 2018.

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RECENT CLIENTS

INTRODUCTION This training programme aims to improve the effectiveness of Monitoring and Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition programs through identifying and disseminating successful methods, tools and practices. This will, in turn, improve the monitoring and evaluation skills of the personnel implementing food security and nutrition programmes in the implementing agencies.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This is a general training is targeting variety of programme staff, management team members and thematic staff, Project Management Officials, government officials, programme managers; policy makers and programme implementers; development practitioners and activists and NGO and CSO members, Research organizations among others for Agriculture support activities.

DURATION 10 days

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Mali
Posted 8 June 2018 at 04:24

L’OIF lance la 2e édition du Prix « Jeune entrepreneur(e) francophone » qui a pour vocation de soutenir les initiatives entrepreneuriales des jeunes francophone de 18 à 35 ans, donner de la visibilité à leurs projets et initiatives et les encourager à persévérer.

Le Gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick et la CONFEJES apportent leur partenariat à l’OIF et s’associent cette année encore à l’organisation du Prix de 2018, avec la participation de l’entreprise Ernst et Young (EY).

Deux jeunes entrepreneurs, une femme et un homme, se verront récompenser d’une dotation de 10 000 euros et d’un suivi promotionnel lors d’une cérémonie organisée à Erevan (Arménie), en octobre prochain, en marge du XVIIe Sommet de la Francophonie.

La date limite de soumission des candidatures est fixée au 30 juillet 2018 à 23h59, temps universel.

https://www.francophonie.org/Appel-2e-edition-prix-jeune-entrepreneur-francophone-48916.html


BOUREIMA BOUARE Intéressé j’y postule à l’instant. 

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Akibodé Djodji Bonne chance et partage l'information autour de toi

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BOUREIMA BOUARE Sans soucis.  Sinon on s’est rencontré lors du SIAGRI lors du module sur l’entreprenariat jeune avec la BNDA. Je suis de Ségou et j’avais un intérêt particulier pour vos séances de coaching mais à ma grande surprise on a organiser une dans ma cité et j’ai pas reçu l’information. Et je suis vivement intéresser par le FINAGRI 2018 à Sikasso comment je fais?

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 7 June 2018 at 01:31

Results Gender in Value Chains programme AgriProFocus

The programme Gender in Value Chains (2015-2018) is funded by the Dutch Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The objective is to build practical gender in value chain expertise by training national coaches. Through coaching tracks, these coaches support organizations and companies in making value chains gender sensitive. 

Do you want to know more about the results of this programme so far? Check out this page from the magazine 'Making Gender Work - Cultivating Diversity'

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 June 2018 at 09:11

Blamed for being born a girl

(Article from the Gender Magazine 'Making Gender Work: Cultivating Diversity')  

Intan Darmawati is a gender trainer in Indonesia. Her commitment to gender issues comes from her own experiences as a girl in a patriarchal family.

‘My engagement began with my personal experience of being born a girl in a minority patriarchal family. People blamed me for being born a girl (rather than a boy) to justify the reason why our father left us. At the same time, family members criticized my mother because she had now become a single parent. I was also a victim of sexual abuse. These experiences have made me realize that there is something ’wrong’ with our social structure. I am now more sensitive to discrimination, and highly motivated to do something against it.

Tradition

I have seen many women and men who are not aware of discrimination, because they considerexisting relationships to be normal, as taught by tradition and religion, and controlled by laws an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 June 2018 at 01:02

New SDG Partnership Facility started

The Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Facility (SDGP) focuses on sustainable entrepreneurship and food security. The facility is the successor of the well-known Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV). Through public-private partnerships, SDGP contributes to achieving sustainable development goals: SDG 2 (end of hunger), SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).

Read here how to apply

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 June 2018 at 12:49

FDOV is niet meer.

Nieuwe SDG Partnerschapfaciliteit gestart

De Sustainable Development Goals Partnerschapfaciliteit (SDGP) richt zich op duurzaam ondernemen en voedselzekerheid. Via publiek-private partnerschappen draagt SDGP bij aan het realiseren van duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen: SDG 2 (einde aan honger), SDG 8 (fatsoenlijke banen en economische groei) en SDG 17 (partnerschappen voor de doelen).

Dien uw projectvoorstel in

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 4 June 2018 at 10:37

Six ways to include gender in your work

(Article from the Gender Magazine 'Making Gender Work: Cultivating Diversity')

These tips will enable you to seriously address gender in your programme. Women will benefit, and even better, you will discover that paying attention to gender will increase the success of your programme. 

1. Be explicit about gender 

To get companies, NGOs and other partners on board, it is important to be explicit about the benefits of including women throughout the project. In many developing countries, women play an important role in agriculture, but lack access to resources. Addressing the constraints faced by women leads to better performing value chains, better agricultural production in general, and economic empowerment of women. The benefits of including women throughout the project should be specified, not only in the introduction of your proposal, but also in the strategy and monitoring. When dealing with companies, it can be useful to stress the economi

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Alemnew Kassegne Great!

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CUMA BALOLAGE JEAN MARIE VIANNE It's great, for me i wanted To talk about stevia et mouringa , i'll post it next week.

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Knox Kalubi Very educative and encouraging. We are gender  ambassadors 24/7 

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITY ON PROJECT ANALYSIS

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  11 June 2018 - 21:12 to 22 June 2018 - 04:12
  256

CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITY ON

PROJECT ANALYSIS-UGANDA AND RWANDA

This is to invite all persons involved in projects as project chief of party, Directors, Managers, Owners, project sponsors, project analyst, concept writer, Evaluation experts, students of projects management and all those interested parties to attend a one week , hands-on capacity building training organised by WSA Innovations, at Makerere University .

Program content.

The training wills Ihave both theoretical and practical case studies, the program will cover diverse fields that will include.

· Project design and life cycle definition

· Organization context for projects analysis

· Project feasibility and appraisal analysis

· Project appraisal, sensitivity analysis and capital rationing

· Project scope planning and analysis

· Project tools and techniques

· Project budgets and Risk management

· Project tracking

· Pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 1 June 2018 at 02:30

MISSION COMMERCIALE ET ÉCONOMIQUE MALI/PAYS-BAS

En juin prochain, une mission commerciale et économique composée d’opérateurs économiques maliens se rendra aux Pays-Bas pour des opportunités d’affaires. En prélude à cette mission, le bureau de la Chambre de commerce et d’industrie du Mali (CCIM) a tenu, samedi dernier, dans la salle de réunion de l’institution consulaire, un séminaire informatif en vue d’un encadrement technique de la délégation.  

La cérémonie présidée par le Vice-président de la CCIM dans, Mamadou Baba Sylla, a eu lieu en présence du représentant de l’Ambassadeur des Pays-Bas au Mali, M. Landouré.
Le vice-président de la CCIM a expliqué que le but de la rencontre était d’édifier les participants sur les différentes opportunités qu’offrent les Pays-Bas aux opérateurs économiques de notre pays, en matière d’échanges commerciaux et économiques, de création et de promotion des entreprises et de création d’emplois. Tout en

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 31 May 2018 at 12:29

L’Ambassade du Royaume des Pays-Bas, Partenaire de la Première Edition du (SIM)

Pour la seconde fois en trois mois, l’Ambassade des Pays-Bas au Mali à travers la NABC, a rendu possible l’Installation d’un Pavillon Hollandais au Salon International de l’Industrie du Mali (SIM) avec la facilitation du réseau AgriProFocus Mali.

Ledit pavillon a regroupé une quarantaine d’entreprises sous le thème « La Coopération Néerlandaise soutient le Développement Industriel du Mali » avec comme objectif la promotion des opportunités d’affaire entre le Mali et le Royaume des Pays-Bas au Mali. La première édition SIM, est un rendez-vous de haut niveau pour les industriels maliens et ceux de l’étranger, une première au Mali qui fut organisée du 19, 20 et 21 Avril 2018, pour valoriser les industries maliennes.

En tant sponsor du SIM, l’Ambassade des Pays-Bas offre aux entreprises néerlandaises, l’ultime occasion de donner davantage de visibilité à leurs activités et a

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World's top tea and sustainability conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  19 June 2018, All Day Event
  London, United Kingdom

TEAM UP 2018 Catalysing Change 

   

There are only 4 weeks left until TEAM UP 2018 Catalysing Change takes place at Glaziers Hall (London) and tickets are selling fast! To reserve your place for the world’s top tea and sustainability conference brought to you by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) please click here.

Great speakers
We recently shared our packed agenda full of high profile expert speakers for this year’s TEAM UP. We are equally delighted to announce that Oxfam’s Director of Gender Justice and Women’s Rights, Nikki van der Gaag, will be sharing expert insight on how businesses that embrace equality are reaping the rewards, and the importance of gender equality.We’ll also be exploring how new technologies and business models can disrupt the status quo and improve the lives and livelihoods of thousands of tea workers and farmers around the world. Technologies, such as blockchain, can help us create a more prosperous tea s

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 30 May 2018 at 03:21

Very happy to share that we have worked for the past 3 days on the design of the new AgriProFocus Youth Program. Exciting to develop this program with our colleagues at the country platforms and see our network approach come to life! If you have suggestions on what value an AgriProFocus Youth Program could add for you or your organization, please let us know in the questions section of this post. 

Taye Teshome We would be happy if we can collaborate with you Hands on Consultancy Service @handsonconsultancyplc@gmail.com

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julius aine iwil be happy to hear from you am julius from uganda am looking for someone who can help me with some support to my projects and here is my email juliuskasajja68@gmail.com

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Muhindo Nasani Kahuju I will be the happiest if we can collaborate. otherwise we the youth we need support. Muhindo. Kasese Uganda .Goat farmer.

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Godfrey Ssekabira I am implementing anew strategy called Rural Youth Extension Workers where selected rural based youths are given comprehensive training , sit for exams and passed out as certified rural based service providers. These provide their services for a fee to the small holders and the intention is to create income for the youths, interest them into agriculture while at the same time solving the challenge of law adoption by farmers because of either being busy, old age or being luzy to work on their farms. Would be glad to scale the program up and also share it with you members if interested.

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Godfrey Ssekabira We are now establishing a network for these service providers that will guide their activities, code of conduct in addition to enabling them bid for any other business or support.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 30 May 2018 at 11:34

FEBAK 2018

Plus de 1.800.000.000 CFA de chiffre d’Affaires et plus de 27 000 visiteurs au Pavillon Hollandais

Du 13 au 29 Janvier 2018 le Parc des expositions de Bamako a abrité la 12ème édition de La Foire Internationale de Bamako, placé sous le parrainage de Son Excellence Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Président de la République du Mali. Ce fut un grand rendez-vous biennal du monde économique et commercial organisée par la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Mali (CCIM).  

Pavillon Néerlandais

Un pavillon néerlandais fut aménagé avec une trentaine de stands à travers le financement de l'Ambassade des Pays-Bas au Mali en partenariat avec la NABC la Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie du Mali et par la facilitation de votre Réseau AgriProFocus. Le pavillon avait donné une grande visibilité aux outils de promotion des entreprises néerlandaises, les échantillons de produits qu’elles mettent sur le marché et les instruments de développement économique néerlanda

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 May 2018 at 10:14

AgDevCo recently published an interesting report on gender and how investors in agribusinesses can create impact in terms of women's empowerment:

GENDER LENS INVESTING: THE CASE FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN: Practical findings for the investment community

The report summarises the business case for gender, gender considerations for investors and findings from AgDevCo's own experiences promoting gender equality amongst its investees. AgDevCo believes that promoting gender equality is not only fair but also presents a significant opportunity to enhance the commercial and social impact potential of its investments. 

The company started to engage with the topic only a few years ago, by doing gender impact studies, developing a gender policy and (with support of Fair&Sustainable and AgriProFocus) a toolkit to help its staff integrate gender aspects in investment decisions, as well as training of most staff in gender. AgDevCo has come a long way and is now taking a leadership role as a gender inc

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Fily Keita Hello, thanks for sharing. I'm working on project which aims at empowering women and girls trough sesame processing in rural areas in Mali. Women play a crucial role in agricultural value chain and their empowerment is a must.

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Els Rijke Good to hear that Fily, I've never been to Mali but hope some day to be able to visit you!

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Fily Keita Ok , I will be glad to collaborate with you in Mali. You are welcome Els.

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Prosper Valentine Leiya Hello, I am Prosper working  with an institution known as Farmers Pride Tanzania. working with empowering women especially single mothers in rural Tanzania for commercial farming. Would be much glad to welcome you in Tanzania

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