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.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 09:48

THE AGRIFOOD YOUTH LAB LAUNCH! 

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.  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2017 at 09:27

Food & Business Knowledge Platform newsletter

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

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Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 9 November 2017 at 09:46

Scaling up Climate Smart Agriculture

8 New research projects on business models, incentives and innovative finance For Climate smart agriculture (GCP)

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.

Read more: http://knowledge4food.net/granted-gcp-projects-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

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Nicole Metz Maybe good to know: CCAFS is developing Country Profiles for Climate Smart Agriculture. Country profiles that are available already, for Africa: KenyaRwandaSenegalMozambiqueTanzania and ZambiaThe following profiles are currently being developed: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Uganda.See: https://ccafs.cgiar.org/publications/csa-country-profiles

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME @Nicole, Thanks for sharing with us!!

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Dorina Prech Thank you for very much for sharing this Nicole Metz! This is very relevant for our upcoming Network day, whose theme is "Investing in climate smart agriculture to enhance food security in a changing climate", and we shall actually be featuring some of these cases such as the smart farm in Nyando for the case of Kenya. 

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mar
18

Agro Poultry East Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  18 March 2018 to 20 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Dar es salaam, Tanzania

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.

  




Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 31 October 2017 at 04:59

Fresh Dairy to train farmers to increase its production

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

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Robert Baldwin so when and where is the training ???

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Marion Alyek Dear Robert, I suggest you contact Dr. Robert Walimbwa to get more information on where the training will be. Reach him on 0772 448 562

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 October 2017 at 01:25

Circular Agribusiness in the dairy sector: Let’s close the loops?

“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.”

Dutch Network meeting with Van Hall Larenstein students & AgriProFocus members- 26 October 2017

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

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Rose Marijani Thanks Nicole for information about the presentation of circular dairy economy.

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Posted By in Dairy & Livestock Worldwide
Posted 30 October 2017 at 12:12

Food for All Talk 05 - World Bank Group - Netherlands knowledge partnership

“Overusing Antibiotics in the Livestock Sector: something can be done!”

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 24 October 2017 at 07:29

Auction of 1,100 Cattle Seized for Illegally Entering Tanzania

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.

Read the full article here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 October 2017 at 08:24

Rwf13bn to modernise pig farming, improve value chain

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.

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Follow the link and see the experience from the farmers in piggery business: https://agriprofocus.com/search?keyword=newtimes


oct
26

Circular Agribusiness in Dairy: let’s close the loops?

Event posted by in Van Hall Larenstein University
  26 October 2017, 17:30-19:30
  Van Hall Larenstein University - Velp

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 (jschoeman@agriprofocus.com) before the 20th of October.

See you on Thursday the 26th!

Marco Verschuur

Coordinator Master Agricultural Production Chain Management - Van Hall Larenstein
Host and Lead for this meeting



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 October 2017 at 12:31

A GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON POULTRY INDUSTRY, A WAY OF TRANSFORMING POULTRY BUSINESS IN AFRICA

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 27 September 2017 at 10:50

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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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oct
26

Meru Farmer's Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  26 October 2017 - 09:00 to 28 October 2017 - 05:00
  Arusha, Tanzania

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: farmers.meru@gmail.com 




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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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME If you have been inspired by the pig project from Jean Claude Shirimpumu, you can follow the link and learn more about his farming activities!https://agriprofocus.com/post/581226fca93f2508405552bc We hope to see piggery industry (same as poultry industry we have now) supporting pig farmers in Rwanda.

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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

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

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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

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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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