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Call: International Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials Seed Money Projects (SMPs) 2018
Seed Money Projects serve to initiate (or act as the ‘seed’ for) international partnerships for Dutch SMEs in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors. The creation of a consortium is key in this. The objective is to contribute to the sustainable development of a local agricultural and/or horticultural system. This is conditional on the participation of a local problem owner (a business and/or government) able to point to a demand and necessity for the project. A Seed Money Project results in an international partnership feasibility business model. A good business model is managed and supported by business and must be capable of ‘tempting’ other potential candidate consortium members to participate and thus contribute to international system solutions in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors.
Applications and explanatory notes
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The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make $50-90K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity.
If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries
and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make
it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is
looking for you.
I am pleased to announce that The Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N) is accepting applications from promising enterprises for its February 2018, Enterprise Showcase in Nairobi.
We kindly request you to refer to us promising early stage social enterprises in your knowledge which meet the below criteria:
· Are in the sectors of Agriculture, Education, Clean Energy, Healthcare, Financial Inclusion, Water, and Sanitation clearly catering to rural, low-income, disadvantaged communities.
· Have an experienced and dedicated promoter team
· Have a clear for-profit business model with high potential for scale
· Have some proof of concept on the ground, and are preferably generating revenues
· Are looking for funding in the range of USD 100K - USD 1mn
8 companies will be chosen from the applicants to get in-depth hand-holding and investment readiness support from the I3N team, and then be showcased to I3N angel investors for investment. Furthermore, these enterprises will... Read more
FoodStars was founded for three reasons: the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector’s wish to work with international startups, its challenge to adapt high-tech innovations to the context of upcoming markets, where the need for innovation is high, and last but not least, its commitment to contribute to food security and the world’s Sustainable Development Goals. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate your startup in a very short time to maximize your market opportunity.
Read here why you should apply for our program: http://foodstars.net/accelerator/#application
The World Food Prize Foundation is now accepting nominations for its renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nominations of worthy candidates are invited from public and private organizations, academic institutions, governmental organizations, and businesses. The nomination criteria, procedure, and on-line form are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/nominate. Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2018.
The World Food Prize was created in 1986 to be the highest individual honor for truly exceptional and unique achievements in improving the quality, quantity, and availability of the world’s food supply, as well as the access of all human beings to it. This prestigious $250,000 award has been presented to 46 outstanding individuals from 18 countries and... Read more
Deadline for submission of these proposals is 6th February 2018 at 11:59 PM (East Africa Time).
The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Kenya is pleased to invite
applications to its first Innovation Accelerator call for proposals 2018!
The goal of GAIN’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program is to
increase the production, marketing, and availability of more safe and
nutritious foods by promoting innovation and catalysing private sector
engagement. It does this through improving access to knowledge, networks,
technical assistance and funding by means of the following strategies: a) A
Community of Practice for knowledge and networking; b) Innovation Accelerator
to evaluate and provide advanced financial support and technical services to businesses
showing the greatest potential for positive nutritional impact and business
strength and; c) links eligible businesses with potential investors for further
The application should be complet... Read more
The initiative is looking for local solutions to global 21st century problems. A joint initiative between the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Ideas for Action Competition empowers young leaders worldwide to share their ideas for financing and implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For details please use the link attached. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/submit-your-proposal-2018-ideas4action-competition-dominic-johnson/?trackingId=E%2FoG7HbyTKY6Ma9Y7Tj2ew%3D%3D
LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2018 will take place on 28th and 29th June 2018 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The conference will look at land investments through the lens of mobility. What are the implications of land based investments on the movements of people, and on processes of urbanization? And how have displacement and population movements contributed to new and contesting land claims?
The 2018 conference takes this land-mobilities nexus as a starting point, focusing on the extent to which land acquisitions trigger the inflow or outflow of particular groups of people – and also yield other mobilities (capital, goods, ideas etc.) and land claims. Given the variety of mobilities, what are good ways forward in land governance? To what extent can land governance contribute to inclusive development – preventing eviction and displacement, while supporting vulnerable groups to settle in safe pla
I'm looking to learn about sustainable farming in Uganda on real farm. I currently live in California, USA and I have plan to start sustainable farm to live on in Uganda. I'm looking for someone is willing to teach me about sustainable farming. I can pay for my own flight to Uganda. Please contact me if you are interested in helping me out?
EKN Kigali is implementing the Aid, Trade and Investment policy letter of November 2014, in which the food security and nutrition policy spearhead features, in a balanced way. Aid projects are underway, starting or in formulation in the different result areas: nutrition, agricultural productivity, ecological sustainable production systems and the enabling environment. There is a close cooperation with the EKN water program which has an important IWRM project underway. Project managing and implementing partners are UNICEF, GoR MINAGRI, World Bank, GoR MININFRA, SNV/Agriterra/CDI-WUR/IDH/HollandGreentech, MottMcDonald (TA –IWRM). There is close cooperation with the Agricultural Office of the EKN Kigali (Agricultural Council) to identify and facilitate opportunities to introduce Dutch technology and innovation in the food security, nutrition and agribusin... Read more
Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) closely with small scale farmers on organic farming and stakeholders like universities, companies and governmental extension officers. Its holistic approach establishes an Innovation Platform, where dissemination, research, application and networking are the main pillars.
Two exciting opportunities with this dynamic and fast-growing organisation awaits the right
candidates. This is a busy, high-volume but friendly environment that will suit organised and
professional persons with, passion for sustainable agriculture, community development, a great
eye for detail and plenty of team spirit.
- The communication manager will be responsible for conveying Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT) its internal and external messages. He/she will draft written materials, prepare presentations and communicate with employees and stakeholders.
Het AgriProFocus netwerk zit midden in een grote transitie. Het implementeren van onze nieuwe strategie ‘Making Agribusiness Work for Development’ vraagt om een flinke cultuur- en organisatieverandering, waarbij agile werken een drijvende motivatie is. Als onze People Operations Coördinator zorg jij dat onze HR die verandering mogelijk maakt, aanjaagt en ondersteunt.
Jij hebt als
Through the Young Expert Programme (YEP). This position is only open for Dutch Young Experts, local Young Experts are selected through the selection process of the specific companies.
AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network consisting of farmer organisations, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations, working together to create collective impact and transform agri-food systems. All members actively work with and for farmer entrepreneurs, who are change makers in agricultural transformation. The AgriProFocus network has strong Dutch roots and is active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide.The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market-oriented, bu... Read more
Company: Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) based in Hamburg, Germany, is an independent Foundation that designs and manages sustainable agricultural development projects worldwide. With over twenty years of experience, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung contributes to improving the living conditions of smallholder coffee and cocoa farmers through a business approach to sustainable development. Financed by private and public donors,
Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung is currently implementing 2 projects over a period of 5 years to promote sustainable smallholder robusta coffee production in South Sumatera Province (Oku Selatan District). The projects aim to improve the livelihoods of 15,000 smallholder coffee farming families through production increase, product quality improvement and improved market access.
Job Opportunity HRNS is looking for a Country Director who will be based in South Sumatra Province, in charge of the following tasks: - Project cycle a... Read more
2nd International Symposium on Agroecology
Dear partners and colleagues,
As you may know, FAO is organizing the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology (more information here: https://goo.gl/ic7PTf).
Agroecology depends on the co-creation of local capacities and knowledge –often building on traditional knowledge- that works with complex systems under changing environmental, social and economic conditions. That requires shifting the emphasis from traditional technology transfer approaches to identifying, supporting and strengthening the institutions and processes needed to enable innovative ways of knowledge creation and sharing.
As part of the Symposium, FAO will co-organize and host a ‘Market place on innovation for agroecology’. With the present call, we would like to highlight innovative example actions or processes from a wide range of actors involved in agriculture and food systems in their diversity
Rwenzori Sustainable Trade Centre is looking for a Manager!
Deadline for Applications 5th January 2018
Title: RSTC General Manager
Start date: February 2018 - or after relocation (if needed)
Location: Fort Portal
Terms: Full Time
Basis: Fixed-term Employment Contract (2 years); renewable based on satisfactory performance. (Independent Contractor basis will be considered)
Salary: £750-1,500 pcm subject to experience
Bonus: Performance related bonus is an option: to top up the base salary
related totargets the financial performance of RSTC
Pay basis: Payment in arrears, monthly
Relocation: Provision for relocation to Fort Portal as needed
Facilities:... Read more
On behalf of our member (Enclude), AgriProFocus Rwanda is looking for a Project Officer to oversee day-to-day operations in the field. This PO will be responsible for coordinating and supervising the delivery of extension services by master beekeepers and providing feedback to SERUKA in Kigali.
Category: Community and Gov
WE FARM opportunity -Field Coordinator, Kenya
Role: FIELD COORDINATOR-KENYA
Reports to: HEAD OF FIELD-KENYA.
Job Code: jobKEFT2
Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network, enables farmers to connect with one another to solve problems, share ideas and spread innovation. Utilising the latest machine learning technology, Wefarm’s service works both online and over SMS. Knowledge shared on Wefarm can help farmers to produce higher quality product, increase yields, gain insight into market pricing, tackle the effects of climate change, diversify agricultural interests, and much more.
Since its founding in 2015, Wefarm has been named one of Africa’s Most Innovative Companies by FastCompany and has won Google’s Impact Challenge Award, TechCrunch’s Europas-Tech for Good Award, and the European Union Commission’s Ideas from Europe prize, among others. We’ve been covered on CNN, the BBC, Wired, TechCrunch, Forbes, the FT and more. The company is... Read more
Welthungerhilfe (WHH) /Bureau de Goma est à la recherche d'un Consultant ou Entreprise/organisation sociale économiquement viable pour l'accompagnement des jeunes qui vont gerer des centres Agro-Business (ABC) au Nord Kivu, RD Congo.
En collaboration avec son Business Lab du Bureau siège (localisé à Bonn), l'équipe PAYS de WHH/Bureau de Goma implemente un Projet pilote d'implentation d'une approche "Agri-Business Centre (ABC)" afin d'assister localement un groupe des jeunes entrepreneurs à mettre en place leurs propres petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) dans les chaines de valeur agricoles au Nord-Kivu.
Les individus / entreprise interessés par par cette consultance peuvent exploiter le TDR ci-joint pour leurs propositions technique et financiere à soumettre à WHH-Bureau de Goma au plus tard le 13 decembre 2017.
Emmanuel BAHATI Cimanuka - Coordinateur Pays... Read more