Dairy & Livestock Worldwide

promoting entrepreneurship in animal production

moderated by Wim Goris

In Africa and Indonesia, demand for animal products is booming around the growing cities. In response, a specialised high input dairy and meat industry is developing. AgriProFocus promotes entrepreneurship in the animal husbandry, especially for smallholder animal production, which is multifunctional and has low use of inputs.


AgriProFocus aims for optimising the farming system via transfer of proven technology, capacity building to producers and developing market access, infrastructure and institutions around dairy. Priorities include roughage and fodder, milk and meat quality, animal management and the record keeping in animal production.

Our activities include:

- promoting entrepreneurship in dairy learning labs (Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania)

- promoting business linkages in meat production (poultry Zambia)

- herding for the markets event (Kenya)

Check out the navigation menu on the left for more information.


may
17

PORK EXPO AFRICA 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  17 May 2018 - 09:00 to 19 May 2018 - 20:00
  Mandela National Stadium - Namboole

PORK EXPO AFRICA 2018,  SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Pork Expo Africa is Africa’s largest pig/pork industry-specific trade show that brings together pig producers, input manufacturers/traders, pork/pig traders, consumers and industry professionals from around the world for three days of education, innovation, networking and relishing. The event is presented by Pig Production and Marketing Uganda Limited, a private company specializing in trade of pork.

The Pork Expo Africa 2018 will take place in Uganda East Africa from 17th to 19th May 2018 in Mandela National Stadium – Namboole. The event will feature an Exhibition, Training on pig farming, business to business meetings and tasting of various pork dishes. This year’s event includes a special addition; “the live pig show” where different breeds of pigs, feeding regimes, housing floor options, automation of both water and feeds will be demonstrated.

Objectives

1. Disseminating new technologies and innovations that increase production

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 September 2017 at 06:48

How Shirimpumu became a model farmer, thanks to BDF

Source: The New Times 

Fourteen years ago, he was a well paid worker at Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) earning a monthly salary of Rwf1 million.

Many in his shoes would not even think of giving up such a well paying job in exchange for the ‘hoe.’

But for Jean Claude Shirimpumu, a resident of Gicumbi District, after 8 years at RBC, he quit his job to start a new life as a farmer.

Now the Managing Director of Vision Agribusiness Farm in Gicumbi, Shirimpumu earns millions from rearing pigs, chicken, cows, goats and sheep. He also grows beans and maize on large scale.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 7 September 2017 at 02:52

I am Eric from Kigali, Rwanda,  I am new on this platform  and I have recently graduated from college.

I look forward to share  and to learn from here. Thank you

Janine Schoeman Welcome Erik, happy to see you on the platform! Looking forward to seeing more of you here. Kind Regards Janine

2 weeks 4 days ago

GEOFREY MTEMBELI welcome Erik,feel free to post anything positive and helpfully.Geofrey here from Tanzania

2 weeks 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 September 2017 at 02:14

Book Release: The Quest for Change - Ethiopia's Agriculture and Policies, Strategies and Institutions

This book outlines briefing the reader to existing agriculture, pastoral and related policies and strategies with synoptic descriptions which are informed by the latest five-year development plan, i.e., the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II). The book is designed to help policy and strategy analysts have a quick reference and a swift guide for dialogue in their endeavors to study policies and strategies in the agriculture and allied sector. It also has a reasonable coverage on institutional issues. This book may also help policy makers and those implementing policies, strategies and programs give answers for questions of change that may originate from various actors and stakeholders. The book may also be used as a reference and a guide to direct different questions that might have been raised in various forums and need to be channeled to policy and strategy dialogue and r

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may
14

International short course: Milking to potential

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  14 May 2018 to 25 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Growing demand for dairy products has led to a significant increase in public and private involvement and to new opportunities for a range of stakeholders. This 2 weeks course will enable participants in designing and implementing dairy development strategies in emerging economies. This course will use a mix of lectures, discussions, group work and field trips to offer background, theoretical foundations, as well as practical approaches for production and market development. The dairy sector of both the EU and the global south economies will be considered in the lectures. Taking the participants’ own situation as a starting point, we will analyse the current condition, explore options that are already available for further development and design new dairy systems in a responsible manner.

Target audience
The basic prerequisite for participation in the course is active interest and professional experience in this field. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc deg

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 24 August 2017 at 03:37

BARBAROS MOTOR MAKINA SAN. IC VE DIS TIC. LTD. STI.

SINOP / GERZE / TURKEY

WE are manufacturing AGRICULTURE & DAIRY & LIVESTOCK machineries and equipments.

By using our product groups dairy farmers can increase their milk yield and also their animals can make more effective digestion which also affected milk yield and animal health.

To learn a lot about us please check our links;

Our web page

http://www.bartech.com.tr

Our location from GOOGLE MAP

https://goo.gl/maps/8jxvnj3yWxo

Please check our small electronic online catalogue link;

http://katalog.barbarosmotor.com.tr/TR-ENG.pdf

WE HAVE PRODUCT VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE, MUST BE WATCHED

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbJl45OEMz5W1BogtFuKIyg

Posted By in Dairy & Livestock Worldwide
Posted 22 August 2017 at 11:43

Beyond nutrition, investing in livestock can also deliver on health

Frank Berthe, 17 August 2017 on WBG website

Interesting blog describing how the livestock sector could contribute to nutrition and publich health, while also describing the risks on the human-animal interface. I copy-paste the final sections here, but please refer to the original blog via the link below.

'The global demand for livestock products is set to increase by 70% in the next 30 years and nearly all that growth will occur in developing countries. The increasing demand for animal-sourced food and the associated expansion of livestock production systems are likely to raise the risk of emerging infectious diseases at the human animal interface; because of increasing livestock numbers, accelerating animal turnover, confinement of large numbers of animals in small spaces, as well as habitat fragmentation and encroachment with wildlife.'

'Another possible consequence of this increasing demand is an expected increase of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 14 August 2017 at 05:21

*LAST CALL*

we have a workshop on *18th -20th August 2017 which will focus on Dairy production/dairy and pig production* and will be held at

*Muzala Lodge Lunsemfwa Road in Kalundu area opposite UNZA Main campus from 9 am- 4pm everyday*

We have put it on three days basis so that we can capture those who might have different work shedules during the period, below are the names of those who have registered to be in attendance add your name on the list if I left you out.

Topics Include:

1) Dry Cow and Heifer Management

2) Cow Immunization and Colostrum Management

3) Ensuring Calve Survival Trough Transfer Of Immunity

4) Rumen Development and Feeding Of Calves

5) Effective Fodder Utilization and Nutrients Supplementation

6) How to get a layer to lay eggs withiy 16weeks

7) how to get a broiler archive 1.5kg withing 4 weeks

8) pig production techniques.

9) Goat Farming Techniques

10) How to reduce the mature period of Cattle to 15 Months Organically.

*Fee is ZK 150 per delegate ( deposits should be made by 15-0

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Lweendo Munsanje Hi Keith,sad that am just receiving this notification now after this program passed already.When are you having another workshop like this in Lusaka? How can I get real time updates on the advert? Please advise.Kind regards,Lweendo Munsanje

4 weeks 43 min ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 August 2017 at 12:32

Feed Supplement Production made of Fish Fossils and Shell Powder

Extended Pitch at the 4th 2017 Business Drinks

On July 27, AgriProFocus and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) organized the fourth Business Drinks of 2017. These Business Drinks have been organized since 2015 for the purpose of bringing together the agribusiness community in Ethiopia to create an informal networking and an opportunity to meet and greet among relevant stakeholders. On this last event over 50 participants attended and got the chance to meet with others and to listen interesting pitches. In the first round we listened two pitches from Assegid T. Gedamu of HEKS-EPER and Ahmed Mukred of Gasco Trading PLC.

HEKS-EPER is a Swiss based development organization, working in Ethiopia since 2003. Thematic areas include food security/ food sovereignty, market systems, water development, and pastoralist livelihoods development. Capacity development and resilient building are two major str

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 28 July 2017 at 01:32

AgDevCo invests $225,000 in Kingchick Poultry in TANZANIA

AgDevCo, a social impact agribusiness investor has announced a $225,000 debt investment into a Tanzanian poultry business. The company, Kingchick Poultry, is scaling up its operations with the aim of establishing a food safe, quality controlled source of chicken for the Tanzanian market.

Kingchick Poultry is a Tanzanian owned and run broiler producer, founded by Rose Sweya in 2010. Since 2010 the business has enjoyed significant growth. Initially rearing 200 broilers per cycle, today Kingchick produces over 130,000 broilers per year. AgDevCo's investment will support the business to grow production in the coming years through the modernisation and expansion of its facilities, as well as provide additional support to the governance and management of the business as it grows.

Through a live sales offtake with one Tanzanian's biggest poultry processers, as well as local direct sales through agents and an outlet stor

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 28 July 2017 at 07:32

Online course: Dairy Learning Lab 

AgriProFocus aims for optimizing the animal production system via transfer of proven technology, capacity building to producers and developing market access and institutions around dairy. Priorities include roughage and fodder, milk and meat quality, animal management and the record keeping in animal production.

The Dairy Learning Lab is a training opportunity for dairy professionals who train farmers and processors in the dairy sector. The learning lab aims to share training materials, to review these materials and methods among peers and to jointly improve access to training materials and improve existing training practices.

Please go to the link for details.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist…


Anne Marie Kortleve This is interesting for you Eric NTWALI!

2 weeks 4 days ago

Posted By in Livestock Online Learning Lab
Posted 27 July 2017 at 12:17

Online Course: Dairy Learning Labs

Are you a dairy practitioner? Find an interesting online course to enrich your knowledge.

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Je wewe ni mdau kwenye sekta ya ufungaji ng'ombe wa maziwa? Angalia na sikiliza video kuhusu ufugaji wa ng'ombe wa maziwa uboreshe utaalamu wako.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 22 July 2017 at 12:29

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF EXTENSION SERVICES 

Most of us have heard of a buzz word ''Artificial Intelligence'' or simply ''AI''; which is increasingly popular in tech circles. However, most people do not realise how AI is affecting their daily lives. 

If you have ever received a recommendation about what video to watch on Youtube or what song to listen to on Spotify, that's AI. While video and music recommendation services are rather simple when compared to other AI systems, they do accomplish a useful task: recommending music and videos based on interests you've expressed and judgements you've made in the past. The more personal preferences data you provide to these platforms, the better AI recommendations become. 

AI is here and it is poised to continue revolutionising how we access services. 

For sometime now, I have been involved with a British company developing artificial intelligent medical doctors. The prototype AI doctor has been proven to be more acc

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Anne Marie Kortleve Sounds good Pascal MUR MURASIRA, are you in contact with Anatole Majyambere as well on this matter?  

2 months 3 days ago

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

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 11 July 2017 at 01:47

Poultry Trade Mission to Rwanda and Uganda

(Message from Daphne Meijer-Willems | Program Manager Agribusiness at NABC)

Dear all,

Hereby I would like to inform you about the upcoming Poultry Africa 2017 Expo and Leadership Conference in Kigali. This expo will take place on 4 and 5 October 2017. During the same week NABC will organize a trade mission to Uganda and Rwanda from 1 - 6 October.


We would be pleased to see you at the expo and leadership conference and do not hesitate to invite contacts in the poultry sector. This will be the ideal place for them to meet Dutch companies (already 16 companies subscribed for the trade mission) and in total 70 exhibitors will be at the expo.


We hope to welcome you all at the Poultry Africa in Kigali and please let me know if you are willing to attend.
We will also organize a matchmaking session during the expo, so poultry farms/companies interested are welcome to subscribe via the attached form.


Thank you in advance.


With kind regards, 


Daphne Meijer

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME The potential poultry companies and other relevant organizations like poultry feeds processors are encouraged to involve in this Expo and Leadership Conference in Kigali. It will be a good opportunity for their business improvement!

3 weeks 5 days ago

aug
01

Fourth Poultry Platform Meeting at Bishoftu

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  01 August 2017, All Day Event
  Bishoftu

Dear poultry stakeholders

You are warmly invited to the fourth Poultry Platform meeting to be hold on Tuesday August 01, 2017 in Debre-Zeyit Bin international hotel. This, the 4th poultry platform meeting is organized by Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) Program in cooperation with the Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA).

The theme of the forthcoming meeting will be:

• Discussion on current Challenges of Biosecurity and vaccine failure in and around Debre –Zeite area and possible solutions

• Introduction and field business tour of new poultry slaughtering and processing company.

• Experience sharing with one private poultry farm

Besides the poultry farmers and micro enterprises all important stakeholders of MoLF, Oromia livestock and fishery development bureau , Investment bureau, Debre Zeite city administration MoLF office and others important stakeholders in related to the a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 11 July 2017 at 11:35

Call for application - Linking smallholders to commercial practices: the case of Farmer Organisations in the dairy sector in Kenya 

PROCASUR and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are pleased to announce a Learning Initiative (LI) on Farmers Organizations in the Kenyan Dairy sector. It is developed under the Large Regional IFAD-Procasur Grant Programme "Strengthening capacities and tools for scaling-up and disseminating innovations (2016 - 2018)". This topic was selected resting on the consolidated results of the (i) online survey lunched by PROCASUR in April 2016 in the ESA region, (ii) in depth interviews to project managers of IFAD funded projects in the ESA region, and (iii) experts’ consultation undertaken among specialists in the area of Farmers Organizations.

Farmers organizations (FOs) are key contributors to achieving the goals and improving the livelihoods of poor rural people, reducing poverty and attaining food security. Through the services they o

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 July 2017 at 05:52

Anyone dealing in local chicken at a large scale please I need your contacts.


CHARLES GUMIRA 0774314999

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 July 2017 at 10:40

JUNE DAIRY MONTH CELEBRATIONS - MASINDI

28th & 29th June 2017

June Dairy Month is an annual “Dairy Month” celebrated worldwide to pay tribute to all dairy stakeholders along the entire value chain for their contribution towards providing fresh wholesome milk, milk products for all people to enjoy. This year’s June dairy month celebrations took place in Masindi with theme “Adopting Technologies for Enhanced Milk Production and Consumption”. Activities included exhibition by stakeholders, commissioning of the rehabilitated Masindi milk collection centre, school milk program in schools aimed at promoting milk consumption and corporate social responsibility at Masindi general hospital and Masindi army barracks.

AgriProFocus Uganda participated in the June dairy month celebrations with the objective of promoting the dairy multi-stakeholder platform and mobilising new members to join the platform. AgriProFocus exhibited during the event and also participated in the CSR activities. 5 new

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