AgriProFocus Ethiopia

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

Few of the challenges humanity faces are as urgent and complex as food security. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing world population, an unparalleled, worldwide effort is required. Members of the AgriProFocus Network are dedicated to meeting this challenge in collaboration. By working together, learning from each other and unitedly pushing for change.

AgriProFocus brings together businesses, civil society, knowledge institutes and governments working towards food security. United in diversity, our members share the conviction that business and development are not mutually exclusive. This is why innovative 'agripreneurs' are at the heart of our strategy. AgriProFocus supports them in finding new, sustainable ways of doing business. Exchanging perspectives and expecting the unexpected. To accomplish more in a culture of collaboration. For people, planet and profit.

Navigating the network, AgriProFocus staff helps members find the right partners and the right information. Around specific questions, issues and opportunities. Rooted in the Netherlands, AgriProFocus is active in 12 countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Stretching from sprawling cities to remote, rural areas. Offering unique exchanges across cultures and disciplines. Cultivating collaboration.

Check our factsheet 2018 for more information


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 October 2018 at 01:57

  Today we had some clients from Norway discussing a fresh milk processing plant. Nice project  

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Posted by Paul Kriews in AgriProFocus Netherlands 2 October 2018 at 12:28

"Farmers Business Game" is a highly interactive training for smallholder farmers, emerging farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills for a successful and sustainable farm management.

Want to learn more? Get in touch!

https://www.sparkassenstiftung.de/en/business-games/products/

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09

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 October 2018, 11:30-12:30
  Webinar

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in Ethiopi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 October 2018 at 02:57

What measure would you take to bring about inclusive development in Africa if you were a minister?

Imagine you are the minister of Foreign trade and international cooperation of the Netherlands for one day, and you can decide on one measure to bring about inclusive development in Africa. What would be your proposal? Many countries in Africa experienced high economic growth in past decades. But many African people don’t profit from this growth. Poverty rates remain high, benefits are not equally distributed and large groups in society are excluded. How do you make sure that vulnerable and poor parts of the population, especially women and youth, profit from economic development as well? What policies will you design for economic transformation, to create more jobs, and bring about social protection? Do you choose for a particular sector, or a totally different approach?

Send your practical and original answer, in 175 words maximum, and before Friday the 5th of October, to Joris Tielens (

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Lieke, thank you for sharing with us the opportunity. Can you check well with the link?

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Lieke Nijland Thank you for noticing Thacien MUNYAMAHAME, I fixed it! 

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Onesmo Ngao Thanks for reminding us.

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simon Nguye Global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, with youth (aged 15–24) accounting for about 14 percent of this total. While the world’s youth cohort is expected to grow, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth – particularly those living in developing countries’ economically stagnant rural areas – remain limited, poorly remunerated and of poor quality.

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Abdoulaye TRAORE bonjour Daoulata j'aimerai savoir la date de la caravane c'est en Novembre  ou en Décembre?  je vois que dans les publications les dates ne sont pas les mêmes.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 October 2018 at 09:18

FAO: Gender gaps in African agriculture are holding back progress

Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's director-general José Graziano da Silva. He said this at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly. “We need to better recognize and harness the fundamental contribution of women to food security and nutrition. For that, we must close persisting gender gaps in agriculture in Africa,” Graziano da Silva said.

The director-general called for better representation of women in governance mechanisms and decision-making processes, as well as adequate and equal access to land, financial resources, social protection programmes, services and opportunities for women in rural areas.

Addressing gender gaps

The findings and recommendations of the AU-FAO study ‘The Regional Outlook on Gender and Agrifood Systems

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 28 September 2018 at 01:47

 Mali Youth Business Challenge

Training in Koulikoro of 81 students of the Polytechnic Rural Institute of Katibougou in business plan development to promote agricultural entrepreneurship through the creation of junior agricultural enterprises and the establishment of a relationship with more than 25000 very active agricultural actors in 13 countries, including Mali, via the online platform www.agriprofocus.com/Mali. AgriproFocus puts the professionalisation of agricultural sector players at the heart of its youth integration strategy. It is important to point out that young people trained in agricultural sectors should no longer be counted among the young unemployed graduates as they will be motivated agripreneurs through the creation of junior agricultural enterprises

"By bringing all these leadership characteristics together with youth, we could effectively address the development challenges of our country and Africa," GUEYE said.
For her part, AJCAD President Adam DICKO said that A

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Daoulata MAIGA Mali Youth Business ChallengeFormation à Koulikoro de 81 étudiants de l'Institut rural polytechnique de Katibougou sur le développement d'un business plan pour promouvoir l'entrepreneuriat agricole par la création de petites entreprises agricoles et l'établissement de relations avec plus de 25 000 acteurs agricoles très actifs dans 13 pays, dont le Mali la plateforme en ligne www.agriprofocus.com/Mali. AgriproFocus place la professionnalisation des acteurs du secteur agricole au cœur de sa stratégie d'intégration des jeunes. Il est important de souligner que les jeunes formés dans le secteur agricole ne devraient plus figurer parmi les jeunes diplômés sans emploi, car ils seront motivés par la création de petites entreprises agricoles."En rassemblant toutes ces caractéristiques de leadership avec les jeunes, nous pourrions répondre efficacement aux défis de développement de notre pays et de l’Afrique", a déclaré GUEYE.Pour sa part, le président de l'AJCAD, Adam DICKO, a déclaré que l'Afrique était riche en matières premières, mais davantage en ressources humaines, en particulier ses jeunes (plus de 60% de la population). Pour Adam DICKO, les principaux défis auxquels l’Afrique, y compris le Mali, sont confrontés sont la mauvaise gouvernance, l’insécurité et une éducation de qualité."Faisons nos devoirs, nos droits prévaudront", a conclu Adam DICKO

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Bathily Alioune Badara Bonjour,Suite a votre publication, je vous demande de bien vouloir m'envoyer plus de détails?Cordialement,

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Bathily Alioune Badara Bonjour Daoulata,En tant que particulier, je dispose d'un champs a Baguineda de 15 hectares et je cherche un partenaire crédible afin d'exploiter ce terrain.Merci de me contacter par mail aliounebathily1@gmail.com ou au 66-51-32-33 .Cordialement,

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Bathily Alioune Badara Toute vos informations sont fiable.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 September 2018 at 06:35

  Ante Sri Lanka Ltd is established today and we had a very good meeting at the Dutch Embassy in Colombo  

KINTO Roméo Bonjour here.. Longtime now, how every things going..? 

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Herco Hekking Hi, kindly leave your email and we will send you our catalog

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KINTO Roméo OK...lekhrom@gmail.com 

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Herco Hekking Thanks.Hope you are fine too

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 27 September 2018 at 02:27

Call for Nominations  Conservation Agriculture (deadline 30 sept!)


The search for the winners of the 2018 CA Awards per the provided categories is now open, nominators are invited to nominate outstanding individuals or institutions/organization that have made exemplary contributions, in diverse means, to the promotion, adaptation and adoption Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Africa.

This honourable awards scheme is intended to recognize outstanding individuals or institutions/organizations that are leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from inappropriate and unproductive tillage based systems to highly productive, profitable, sustainable and environmentally sound Conservation Agriculture systems.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday, September 30th, 2018. The winner will be unveiled at a high-profile CA Gala Event at the Second Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture (2ACCA) to be held in October 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Read more here: https:/

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eunock1 SOHIZOUN Ça m'intéresse 

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Wim Goris then be quick, deadlines expires soon !

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eunock1 SOHIZOUN S'il vous plaît, aidez-moi,comment m'inscrire? 

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Moshy Janga Thanksgiving

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julius aine thanks giving

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:42

"Farmers Business Game" is a highly interactive training for smallholder farmers, emerging farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills for a successful and sustainable farm management.

Want to learn more? Get in touch!

https://www.sparkassenstiftung.de/en/business-games/products/

MUBARAK INUWA Thank you Paul KriewIt is highly desirable affair, to have farmers game.This actually, help their effort to improve their basic farming occupation in simple form.

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simon Nguye Given rapidly-growing penetration of mobile networks across Africa, digital technology can be a powerful tool to reach smallholders with information, market linkages and financial services at lower costs and at scale. A 2013 McKinsey study on Africa estimates that mobile and internet technology can drive up to $3 billion in annual agricultural productivity gains by 2025.

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Wim Goris Hi Paul, thanks for the post. Important additions you mentioned are that SparkassenStiftung a) developed 7 different serious games and b) is training facilitators in partner organisations to organise the learning while gaming.  Keep us updated !

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Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:16

Posted by Niek van Dijk in AgriProFocus Rwanda 27 September 2018 at 01:16

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in E

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Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:14

Posted by Niek van Dijk in AgriProFocus Rwanda 27 September 2018 at 01:14

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in E

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 September 2018 at 02:59

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in Ethiopia” FDOV project

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Posted By in Ethiopia Agroecology Platform
Posted 24 September 2018 at 03:58

Highlights of panel presentation and discussion

Feeding the Planet through Agroecology September 22, 2018

Terra Madre Salone de Gusto 2018 Slow Food Festival, Turin Italy

What is agroecology?

“Agroecology includes biodiversity, traditional knowledge, and holistic management of land and natural resources,” according to the moderator, Christana Peano from Italy.

Why should we be concerned?

According to Maxime, in the last 20 years humanity has extracted more recources than it has in the rest of history. Clearly, the extractive nature of our lifestyles, and our food is not sustainable.

In India’s experience of the Green Revolution, adoption of chemical inputs and hybrid seed has rendered farmers heavily dependent on external inputs and subsidies from outside. Despite great diversity of food systems, 1/4th of the hungry in the world are in India. In the last 15 years, 2.5 million farmers have committed suicide due to debt and desperation.

Carlin Patrini, president and founder of the slow f

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13

Milking to Potential course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Wageningen University and Research - Milking to Potential course

13th to 31th May 2019


Full scholarship application deadline : 16/10/2018


3 weeks in a friendly and international environment to discover the Dutch dairy sector, to learn to encompass the multiple aspects of dairy systems, and to design transition paths that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.

The course is conceived for dairy professionals from all around the world and full scholarships are available.

Learn more on : https://www.wur.nl/en/activity/CDIcourse_milking_to_potential_2019.htm

Hope to see you soon in the Netherlands!



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:51

Newsletter Food  & Business Knowledge Platform September 2018 (#5)

In its September newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents reports of several workshops, among them the session about the UNSC resolution 2417 on conflict and hunger; the Food Systems Approach workshop at the WUR SDG conference; and the CoP on Youth, employment and migration.

And information is shared about two calls under the NL-CGIAR partnership, one for senior experts and one for a PPP and Research Uptake expert.

Furthermore, the Platform refers to the evaluation 2013/2018 “Co-creating (Dutch) diamonds, gold (standards) and silver (bullets) in the food security and agricultural business maze” by Ton Dietz and Joep van den Broek, which is available at the F&BKP website.

Moreover, a new topic on the Knowledge Portal, is highlighted, where Food and Nutrition Security professionals can find relevant cutting-edge knowledge products on Food security & stability. To stay tuned to specific topics of t

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MUBARAK INUWA Thank you Nicole Metz,It is very important approach, to have such a Newsletter on food and business platform For September 2018#5.Alot of guidelines and principles on Agricultural skills and ideas would be derived.I hope, all the stalkholders on the themes would have a closer exchange of ideas on their deliberations.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:31

What happened during the 5th Business Drinks of 2018?

On this last Thursday’s event around 50 members of AgriProFocus Ethiopia as well as people from partner organizations were present. As always it was interesting to see new faces and to hear pitches about new ideas and innovations. We tried to summarize the pitches in the following manner, so that they could reach those who missed the event.

Ms. Victoria Endeshaw from OCP, a multi-dimensional company which has around 12 offices in different countries working in agribusiness competition for starters in order to support and strengthen agribusinesses. OCP promotes its agribusiness competition with around 200 company in Morocco. Please find more info about this competition here.

Mr. Cor Jan Zee is a senior consultant at Meset Consult Plc, a company involved in supporting the agricultural sector such as livestock production, crop production and dietary service for long and short time in way to work in the achievement of the sector.

Mr. Getaneh Sha

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Getaneh Shambel It was really a wonderful opportunity and great pleasure to present how www.kedamegebeya.com could contribute to support smallholder farmers and unions in Ethiopia. Thank you team Agriprofocus for the facilitation.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 September 2018 at 08:39

GIZ FIELD VISIT TO GENESIS FARM IN DEBRE ZIET, ETHIOPIA

Genesis farm was established a couple of years ago by a Dutch entrepreneur who started off with a vegetable farm in Debre Ziet, Ethiopia. Through imported seeds from Holland and by making good use of the circumstances in Debre Ziet, this farm grew high quality crops for which a big market existed and expanded production and activities. Local people were involved in crop production and were stimulated to improve their own lives with good and healthy food. The Farm is currently engaged in a year round production of vegetables due to availability of water from boreholes as well as dairy, poultry, horticulture, feed production and several ornamental flowers, plants and trees.

Currently the farm has expanded and engaged in many activities and links with other local farms. Vegetables are still being grown where seeds are imported and the crops grow at more than 100 hectares of the farm. Drip Irrigation system is used for the growing of crops. Besi

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Sarah Assefa Thanks! I am curious about the sustainability aspect of the farm - other than conserving water with drip irrigation, how is the farm demonstrating agroecological principles? 

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Worku Janka Negawo Thank you Yonas for great presentation of Genesis Farm:) It really gives a lot of inspiration to visit this farm. I visited the farm in 2010 with my students and we learnt a lot about integrated farming from our observation. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 21 September 2018 at 08:41

Appel à candidature pour un Programme de formation

African Women  In Agricultural Research and Development  (AWARD) appelle à candidatures pour la seconde édition du programme de formation qui débutera en Février 2019.

Le programme de formation panafricain d’AWARD a été lancé en 2017 avec le soutien de la Fondation Agropolis, la Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) et l’Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (the United States Agency for International Development, USAID).

Les femmes scientifiques dans la recherche agricole sont invitées à postuler pour ce programme   de formation. 

Les candidates doivent etre âgées de 40 ans maximum au moment de leur candidature et ressortissantes de l’un des pays suivants : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, République Centrafricaine, Tchad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, République Démocratique de Congo, Gabon, Guinée, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Rwanda, Sénégal, et Togo.

El

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sep
24

MOOC Climate Smart Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  24 September 2018 to 12 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Online

Climate Smart Agriculture is one of AgriProFocus' main themes. 24 September starts the massive open online course Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture. WUR is one of the experts that contributed. You can follow this free course here.  https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-smart-agriculture 



Posted By in Youth Business Challenge
Posted 18 September 2018 at 06:43

Looking for multidisciplinary teams of Ethiopian Fresh graduates to solve a business problem for agribusinesses. APPLY HERE! 

Filippo Dibari so bad i missed this. F

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