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)
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The Mastercard Foundation and Michigan State University launch a 5 year program for youth which will benefit 15,000 youth in Nigeria and Tanzania aged between 18-24 years, named "Agrifood Youth Opportunity Lab (Ag Youth Lab)". On 10th November the Agri Food Lab held a Focus Group Discussion for the program and joined together different stakeholders from agriculture sector(whereby AfriProFocus took part).
The Agri Youth Lab will ignite opportunities to youth in 5 agrifood sector which are poultry, aquaculture, horticulture, cassava and oil seeds. Through training, youth will be able to employ themselves and get job opportunities in the agrifood sector.
To know on how to get involved in the project below is the link that will guide you through what to do to be part it and get into training session.
Read more about Agri Youth Lab HERE.
In the November 2017 newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers based in the Netherlands are invited to register for the conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” and (all readers) to vote for one of the three finalists of the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, readers are asked to complete the evaluation survey of the Knowledge Portal, and the newsletter informs about workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), on the following topics:
- Climate Smart Agriculture - eight new GCP-4 projects granted
- NLandscape - a network on Landscape Approaches
- Mozambique Learning Platform on Land Governance and Food Security
- SES4Food: social entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector
- WBG-NL FFA talks: addressing overuse of antibiotics in livestock sector
- Global Database on city and regional food policies
- Dutch Development Results in p... Read more
Eight new projects were granted in the fourth call of the Global Challenge Programme, by NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. The call focuses on contributing to business models, incentives and innovative finance for scaling Climate Smart Agriculture.
Transdisciplinary proposals were submitted by consortia of research organizations, a public and/or private organization from an LMIC, and CCAFS. Research will take place in the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and in the region East Africa.
A short description of the eight projects which have receiv... Read more
Agro Poultry East Africa is a 3 day event being held from 18th May to 20th May 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This event showcases products like Agriculture Fibers, Tractors Toolbox, Animal Feeds, Agricultural Import & Export, Tractors Wheels Tyres, Animal Husbandry, Agro Chemicals, LED & HID Lights, Clinics, Agro Based Products & Commodities, Quick Hitch, Diagnostics, Dairy Products & Equipments, Pipes & Fittings etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry, Meat, Poultry & Seafood industries. Read more about the event details and visitors who are attending the event, including location and more HERE.
Agro Poultry East Africa is a 3 day event being held from 18th May to 20th May 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
This event showcases products like Agriculture Fibers, Tractors Toolbox, Animal Feeds, Agricultural Import & Export, Tractors Wheels Tyres, Animal Husbandry, Agro Chemicals, LED & HID Lights, Clinics, Agro Based Products & Commodities, Quick Hitch, Diagnostics, Dairy Products & Equipments, Pipes & Fittings etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry, Meat, Poultry & Seafood industries.
Read more about the event details and visitors who are attending the event, including location and more HERE.
Written by Justus Lyatuu
Fresh Dairy intends to deepen its network of milk supply by training farmers in better ways of handling milk.
The company said it would engage farmers during field days on aspects of animal breeding, feed preparation and conservation as measures to ensure Fresh Dairy meets its milk production targets throughout the year. John Gethi, the procurement director at Fresh Dairy, said the company has enhanced its daily processing capacity to 600,000 litres as it seeks to satisfy increasing demand for its products both in the domestic and foreign markets.
“We are currently partnering 80 farmer groups by training them on ways of improving production. We are emphasizing animal feed preparation and conservation as a way of increasing milk production,” Gethi told more than 3,000 farmers who attended the company’s field day, which was held in Sembabule district recently.
During the field day, farmers complained about... Read more
“Closing the loops within the dairy farm can save resources, finances, and create new value for both the farmer, the direct environment, and the neighboring farmers.”
There is an interesting potential to enhance circularity in the dairy sector as well as in other agricultural sectors. Applying circular economy principles in agribusiness helps to save resources, to reduce the amount of waste and the negative environmental impact, and creates value. A ‘circular dairy economy’ tool developed by VHL Master student Mr. Mehrab Marri was discussed in a network meeting with AgriProFocus members and VHL students. The meeting generated interesting ideas for further learning on the concepts and practice of Circular Economy Agribusiness.
Introduction Circular Dairy Economy by Mr. Mehrab Marri
There is a clear need to change minds... Read more
On September 28, the fifth Food for All Talk (#FFATalks) under the WBG-Netherlands Partnership took place, entitled “Overusing Antibiotics in the Livestock Sector: something can be done!”. Chief Veterinary Officer of the Netherlands Christianne Bruschke gave an overview of the best practices from the Netherlands and Lorenzo Terzi from the European Commission explained the new “One Health” developments in Brussels (EC).
In this fifth edition of the Food for All Talk series, a World Bank Group (WBG) audience was informed on how the sector can organize and adapt itself for success. And on how this can be done without sacrificing livestock production or farmer income, also in low- and middle-income countries and benefiting from the perspective of the broader One Health approach.
Chief Veterinary Officer of the Netherlands Christianne Brusc... Read more
This article appeared in the Tanzania Daily News, Oct 22.
The State has auctioned 1,115 head of cattle seized for entering the country in contravention to the laws of the land. The event, conducted by Meripalento Brokers at Mgagao, saw cattle said to have originated from Laitoktok, Kajiado County, in Kenya being auctioned. The sale took place after the government sought an order to that effect from the court. A crackdown against cattle that enter the country illegally was ordered by the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Luhaga Mpina, recently.
Source: The New Times
The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources will inject Rwf13 billion to improve the pig farming industry, especially by promoting new processing technologies to ensure standards.
Didace Rushigajiki, the livestock specialist at the ministry, said the money will also be used to build capacity of farmers and extension staff on pig breeding, as well as disease control and value chain development to enable market access.
Rushigajiki said policies that promote quality and market access were in the pipeline. The official was addressing pig farmers and other stakeholders on sector issues, including market access, standards and modern farming methods.
Follow the link and see the experience from the farmers in piggery business: https://agriprofocus.com/search?keyword=newtimes
Agri-Food chains are based on linear principles, the call for a circular economy is big. The dairy farming industry claims to be based on circular principles, however, in many countries it is solely linear.
Which solutions for circularity do we have in agribusiness? Are these solutions climate-smart or inclusive? And what can we learn from each other?
You are invited to discuss these topics, together with members of the network and students from Van Hall Larenstein University during an informal dinner meeting!
To join, simply send an e-mail to Janine Schoeman (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the 20th of October.
See you on Thursday the 26th!
Coordinator Master Agricultural Production Chain Management - Van Hall Larenstein
Host and Lead for this meeting
The first edition of Poultry Africa 2017 event took place from the 4th to 5th at Kigali Convention Centre. It was a two days event which brought together over 1000 key stakeholders in poultry industry mainly from Europe, North America and Sub-Saharan Africa, to discuss the development of the poultry industry in Africa.
The event themed “Poultry Africa 2017” was organized by Netherlands - African Business Council (NABC) in close cooperation with VNU Exhibitions, the Dutch Poultry Centre and Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). The Stakeholders of poultry industry from international and national level discussed about the poultry industry development on the African continent.
Mr. Jean Claude Kayisinga, the Permanent Secretary in MINAGRI, opening this global event noted that this is a rare opportunity to bring together poultry industry stakeholders across the value chain from farmers... Read more
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.
1. Disseminating new technologies and innovations that increase production... Read more
Meru Farmer's Fair - Tanzania
The Meru farmers fair took place in 2016 and had 9000 visitors, and this year is expecting to have more than 4000 visitors a day which for three days will make it 12000 total.
Meru Farmer's Fair is organised by a group of farmers organisation in agricultural sector in Tanzania. The fair will bring an opportunity for peoples in this sector to meet, advertise, debate, learn and make business. Also the focus of the fair in commodities produced in Meru which are horticulture (vegetables and coffee), cereals and oil seeds, poultry and dairy (cows and goats).
The fair starts from 26 to 28 of October at USA River, Arusha from morning to evening.
For more information on how to participate and deadline for application see the attached document . Email: email@example.com
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.
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... Read more
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.
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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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.
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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... Read more