The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agrifood sector.
We are active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.
+ Network maps on specific trends, issues, topics identified by members or donors
+ Business 2 Network matchmaking events and activities
+ Online platform with member profiles and resource databases
+ Member coalitions and member partnerships around identified opportunities
+ Innovation & Learning Labs
+ Agribusiness Monitor
+ Bottleneck identification and joint analysis of what works and doesn’t work
+ Change Labs on key challenges, with reflection workshops, and scenario planning
+ Putting identified bottlenecks and opportunities on relevant (inter)national agenda’s
+ Joint Campaigns
A dedicated team (see Who to Contact) supports the network and is ready to connect you to 22,000 entrepreneurial people from the agribusiness sector worldwide. We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.
Factsheet: The 2017 factsheet can be found HERE
Dear members and partners,
We are pleased to announce the first Business Drinks of 2018 will be held on Thursday January 25th at Black Rose Lounge (Inside Boston Spa, on Bole road) Addis Ababa.
AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.
On the coming Business Drinks, we will introduce you the new AgriProFocus Team.
Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late af... Read more
Seize this opportunity to recognise and celebrate an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives and deserves this preeminent award. Nominations must be received no later than Tuesday 15 May, 2018.
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.
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French here: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/fr
Everyone with an innovative idea or success story about digitisation for development can participate in the Prize D4D. From February 15 2018 onwards, the public can vote for its favourite success stories via the online voting system. Both in the category 'iStartUp' (innovative idea) and the category 'iStandOut' (success story), the jury nominates three initiatives and one of them is selected as the winner. In the category 'iChoose', a third winner is chosen online by the public. All 3 winners will receive their prizes at the award ceremony in the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren.
Do you have an idea to ensure food security, decrease malnutrition or prevent famine? Join the #Hack
75% of the world's poor live in rural areas and 2.5 billion people derive their livelihoods from agriculture. However, low agricultural productivity, poor transportation systems and limited policies affect their production and agriculture trade. Today, more than 800 million people worldwide are undernourished, while more than a billion tons of food never make it to the table.
This is exactly where solutions are crucially needed to develop new sustainable agricultural practices, support small-scale and family farmers and allow them equal access to land, technology and markets.
IUFoST (www.IUFoST.org) presently organizing the 19th IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress from October 23 -27. 2018 in Mumbai, India. To stimulate the young generation’s interested in improving the Food Supply in a sustainable way on a local but also global level a Student Video Competition has been initiated for the >IUFoST ROSE SPIESS AWARD FOR A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SUPPLY<</p>
We invite students from all scientific areas around the globe to think about possible improvements of the food chain, develop strategies and visualize their ideas in a video, alone or together with friends and colleagues. Details on the Competition are attached, see especially >Information – IUFoST< . The attached information are also accessible in the Internet under >IUFoST Rose Spiess Award< (3 Documents: Information - IUFoST; Form - IUFoST; Proposal Form - IUFoST). The best videos will be awarded, besides the recognition of presenting an important idea to improve the food supply chain the winners will receive e
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
REPORT AND ANALYSIS OF UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE 2017 (COP23), BONN GERMANY.
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The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was convened in Bonn, Germany from 6th to 17th November 2017 under the Fiji Presidency to build upon the pledge of action established at COP22 Marrakech, and to emphasize the need for solid progress toward a 1.5-degree Celsius scenario, the goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change (COP21 Paris).
The African Group emphasize that agriculture plays the central role in the economic and social development of its people, since the mentioned priorities for Africa and its communities in Pre-2020 Climate Action are to: ensure food security; eradicate poverty and enhance soci... Read more
Ethiopia's agriculture, which is still at the early stage in using modern farming technologies, is moving forward and its transformation is well in progress, Agricultural Transformation Agency, (ATA) says.
Khalid Bomba, CEO of ATA, said the country is in momentum of transition from small-scale subsistence farming; low out-put production system for only family consumption into market oriented type.
Please read the article originally published on Ethiopian Herald, then posted on AllAfrica.com
2018 IUFoST STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION
The IUFoST World Food Congress Student Video Competition is being conducted in conjunction with the 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology (World Food Congress), taking place in Mumbai, India, from October 23-27, 2018. More information on the World Food Congress can be found at IUFoST2018.com. IUFoST is delighted to announce that this competition is newly named: "IUFoST Rose Spiess Award For A Sustainable Food Supply".
Food science and technology plays an important role of ensuring the health and wellbeing of people around the world and is essential to resolving food safety and sustainability challenges now and in the future. How that happens is unique to each country – even to the community level within each country.
The goal of the IUFoST Student Video Competition is for student teams to use video to spotlight the positive impact of food science and technology in action where they live including, but not limited to, issues suc... 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
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RHB Coffee Exporter is an Ethiopian coffee exporting company, which has got licensed to export green coffee beans to the international market. Prior to the export business, our company has been in the coffee business for the last more than 17 years where it was mainly supplying Guji Specialty (Grade 1 & 2) and washed Sidama (Grade 1 and 2) coffee to the central market through ECX. We are interested in partnering/networking with stakeholders in the coffee business nationally, in the region and globally.
Export Manager, RHB Coffee Exporter, Addis Ababa-Ethiopia
At the end of 2017, Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) had important platform meeting under the four agricultural sub-sectors: Spices, poultry, aquaculture, and legumes.
Please find the following newsletter to read highlights about their meetings and to find relevant information.
Download here: 5th platform meetings-Newsletter-ENTAG
If you want more info on ENTAG, visit www.entag.org
Deadline: March 01st, 2018
TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION is now accepting applications for the 4th cycle of $100M entrepreneurship development programme.
Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading philanthropy in Africa championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The Foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa.
Africa’s largest philanthropy supporting entrepreneur... Read more
Founded in 2005, eLearning Africa is the leading pan-African conference and Ministerial Round Table on ICT enhanced training, digital learning and educational technology. The three day event offers participants the opportunity to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge and skills.
Over 12 consecutive years, eLearning Africa has hosted 16,228 participants from 100+ different countries around the world, with over 85% coming from the African continent. More than 3,300 speakers have addressed the conference about every aspect of technology enhanced education and skills development.
This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Republic of Rwanda,with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of ICT in collaboration with the Rwanda Convention Bureau.
For interested applicants, there is also a Call for Papers to be presented in the eLearning Africa event, the 13th International Con... Read more
Read this blog summarizing highlights of a GFAR event, in which participants learnt, but also discussing passionately, about data that are needed by farmers: data that are actually available and data that are not; who is providing or is expected to provide such data; examples of data services and data-driven apps; as well as about the data that are produced by the farmers and what rights they have on these data.
GFAR organized the event in collaboration with the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).
https://blog.gfar.net/2017/12/20/learning-about-data-for-farmers-and-how-it-can-help-to-cross-the-donga/ via @wordpressdotcom
Dear Members, l am a fertiliser manufacturer with a based headquarter and line in Belfast, UK and also factory based in Turkey. I would like to promote and supply my products in Ethiopia and looking for a local distributor. As a company we have wide range of products for Biostimulants, Drip Irrigation Fertilizers, Granule Fertilizers, Organic Products, Humic Acid, Fulvic Acids, Foliar Fertilizers, Micro Elements, Special Products (growth regulators). These are registered, licensed high standard product ranges which can be used all over the world because it has been manufactured and designed according to all type regional conditions. If you think you can co-operate with me on this matter or recommend a contact that l can supply, l would be most grateful.
You can also find us on www.ce-on.com, my work e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile phone UK +44 7999 632 058 and mobile for Turkey +90 546 498 6806
FarmERP is the most comprehensive and successful smart software platform being used globally for farm, farmer, procurement, processing, supply chain and financial data management and analysis. It has helped many leading companies in achieving objectives of profitable and sustainable agribusiness. Through FarmERP we assist corporate and individual farm operators, agribusiness and contract farming companies, exporters, R&D institutions, and Government agencies, Co-operatives to exploit the power of Smart agriculture to achieve higher efficiency, higher yields, higher profitability and complete traceability.
FarmERP is a multi-user, multi-location, multi-cropping, integrated software platform for all sorts of agribusinesses. It possesses inbuilt powerful capabilities of any ERP solution covering all business functions. Simultaneously it provides advanced level of analytics to support business decisi... Read more
2SCALE works in 9 countries of West and Eastern Africa and seeks to foster women’s participation by setting a 40% target in the agribusiness clusters they support. Partnership facilitators working within the program and their partners organizations, the Business support services, need to find innovative strategies to reach this target of female participation.
To ensure this, the first step is understanding the specific context in which they operate at cluster level. Using adapted versions of the Harvard gender analysis framework is an effective way to do this. However, facilitators face different challenges using these tools. 2SCALE with the support of a gender consultant, developed an illustrated toolkit adapted from the Harvard framework. It was designed in collaboration with Mango Tree, an organization based in Uganda. The prototype was tested in several countries in W... Read more