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Funds Database for Agribusinesses

A new comprehensive database of funds providing capital for agribusinesses is available on NpM’s website (platform for inclusive finance). This is based on Critical Capital for African Agri-Food SMEs published by AgriProFocus, ICCO Cooperation and Rabo Foundation, and supported by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. Click here to access the database.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 25 November 2020 at 08:37

Partenariat pour la transformation du monde rural!

Le Réseau AgriProFocus Niger et le Projet Intégré de Modernisation de l’Elevage et de l’Agriculture au Niger (PIMELAN) ont eu une rencontre d’échange dans une perspective de collaboration à travers un partenariat dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre dudit projet.

En effet, le réseau AgriProFocus Niger œuvre pour la promotion de l’entrepreneuriat Agricole pour mettre l’Agri business au service du développement au Niger.

Quant au PIMELAN, il a pour objectif d’augmenter la productivité agricole et l’accès aux marchés pour les agriculteurs, éleveurs, pécheurs et les entreprises agroalimentaires dans sa zone d’intervention d’autre part. Le projet contribuera à la transformation du monde rural à travers les deux axes majeurs suivants :

(i) améliorer la qualité des services et des politiques de soutien à l’agriculture ;

(ii) accroître les investissements dans la production Agricole, la transformation et l’accè

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 16 October 2020 at 02:25

REPORTAGE FINAGRI 2020 EN BAMANAN

Version langue nationale du publi-reportage de la 7ème édition du Salon du Financement de l'Agriculture 

FINAGRI 2020 au Mémorial Modibo Keita . Etendue sur 03 jours : les sponsors du salon : Projet Inclusif, MEREF, 2SCALE , ENABEL, ICCO , les institutions de financement ( Banques-IMF) , les Cooperatives et associations paysannes , les jeunes porteurs de projet étaient tous au rendez du 07 au 09 Octobre 2020.

Suivons ensembles  les interviews du Coordinateur du réseau , du Conseiller Technique du Ministère de l'Investissement et du Secteur Privé , et du Coordinateur du Projet Inclusif .

  Vivement la prochaine édition  


Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 14 October 2020 at 01:38

Foire Régionale de Zinder

Le mercredi 14 octobre 2020 s’est tenu dans la salle de conférence de l’hôtel général de Zinder, le lancement officiel de la foire régionale organisée par AgriProFocus Niger. Placée sous le thème « Eveil entrepreneurial pour une meilleure autonomisation des jeunes », la foire régionale de Zinder rentre dans le cadre de la réalisation du projet JEEN « Les jeunes entreprennent et s’emploient » financé par Union Européenne et mis en œuvre par un consortium composé de : AgriProFocus, Oxfam, SNV, UNCDF, DGDCT.

L’objectif principal visé par la foire est de créer un cadre d’échange sur les opportunités d’emploi pour les jeunes dans les chaines de valeurs agro-pastorales, agroalimentaires, artisanales et autre métiers.

Y ont pris part, les jeunes bénéficiaires 7 communes d’interventions du projet, les maires des différentes communes, les jeunes entrepreneurs de la région de Zinder, les femmes transformatrices des produits locaux.

Plac

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RajuKumar Singh Singh How can we collaborate for all the regions?

2 years 7 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 10 September 2020 at 04:10

BIENTOT VOTRE EVENEMENT PHARE DE L'ANNEE / FINAGRI 2020 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 7 September 2020 at 10:49

APPEL A CANDIDATURE POUR LE FINANCEMENT DES MICRO-PROJETS D’ÉLEVAGE ET OU D’AQUACULTURE POUR LES FEMMES ET POUR LES JEUNES DE MOINS DE 40 ANS

RÉGION DE : ...............

1. Présentation du guichet des micro projets

Le Gouvernement de la République du Mali cofinance et met en œuvre avec l’appui technique et financier de la Banque Mondiale le Projet d’Appui au Développement de l’Élevage au Mali (PADEL-M) dont l’objectif de développement est de renforcer la productivité et la commercialisation des produits d’origine animale issus de systèmes non pastoraux principalement dans les filières bétail/viande, lait, avicole, aquacole et d’améliorer la capacité du pays à répondre aux crises ou urgences éligibles.

Le projet est placé sous la tutelle du Ministère de l’Élevage et de la Pêche (MEP). Il vise à toucher 340 000 bénéficiaires qui sont des ménages d’entrepreneurs (éleveurs et aquaculteurs intégrant le marché dans leurs objectifs de production, pr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 July 2020 at 10:51

National Dialogue on Youth in Agribusiness during the COVID-19 crisis

Theme: Increasing Resilience of Youth Led Agribusiness During the COVID-19 Crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and social economic situation of people across the globe, Africa inclusive. With the rising trend in cases registered, key sectors of Uganda’s economy including agriculture are being affected. In response to the pandemic, the Government of Uganda put in place measures and guidelines, including movement restrictions such as curfew time and halting the operations of the air flights all aimed at slowing the spread of the disease, while allowing key productive sectors of the economy such as agriculture and its supporting services to remain operational.

The COVID-19 situation and restrictions imposed have indeed affected the smooth operations of actors who are engaged in agribusiness. The restrictions on people’s movement, continued suspension of public transport in some boarder districts, and curfew

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Tadeo Kalamaga Dear Eric, you forgot to attach the link

2 years 10 months ago

Mugisha Richard Today, we successfully held the National Youth Dialogue and these were the outstanding issues that emerged;-Skilling young people to produce more in in order to balance the forces of demand and supply-Emphasis be put on implementation of sectoral Operating Standard Procedures especially in Agric-By nature of agric, which depends on Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), therefore awareness creation is central-Need to comprehensively promote value addition, in order to minimise the losses during and after harvest-Mobilise youth to go and use digital solutions, for example digital lending, payment among others-There are already existing financing opportunities such those provided by MasterCard Foundation,-Collective marketing is critical because it strengthens the bargaining power-Need to adapt to the e-marketing for it is cost effective and yet yields too much benefits-Mentor-ship and incubation is yet another important solution to enabling young people to stay in business and employed 

2 years 10 months ago

aug
18

La FINAGRI5 2020 Arrive !

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Niger
  18 August 2020 to 19 August 2020 - All Day Event
  Palais du 29 Juillet de Niamey

AgriProFocus Niger en collaboration avec ses partenaires organise la 5ème Edition de la Foire sur le Financement de l’Agriculture (FINAGRI 5) les 18 et 19  Aout 2020 au Palais du 29 Juillet de Niamey sous le thème : « Financement agricole : quels partenariats avec les institutions de financement pour faciliter l’accès au financement pour les agripreneurs ? ». L’objectif global visé est de mettre la question du financement des agripreneurs sur la table avec un accent particulier sur le packaging et de la certification des produits agroalimentaires par les institutions de financement (Banques et IMFs) et les programmes de développement.

Il s’agit de façon spécifique de :

· Créer un cadre d’information, d’échanges et d’accessibilité (conditions d’éligibilité) aux différents services et produits financiers disponibles sur le marché);

· Partager les critères d’éligibilité au FISAN ainsi que les types de partenariats innovants qu’i

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jun
26

Making Agri-Value Chain Financing Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  26 June 2020, 14:00-15:00
  webinar

Making Agri-Value Chain Financing Work

Today, farmers, agri SMEs and other agri value chains actors in Myanmar face challenges with irregular supplies, low quality of production and high costs of processing. These challenges have been magnified under the current COVID-19 pandemic and strengthening for foods systems will require innovative models of value chain financing to support agri stakeholders.  

ICCO Regional Office South East Asia, One to Watch Myanmar and Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association, supported by DaNa Facility and MYEA - Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association present the 'Making Agri-Value Chain Financing Work' panel discussion via Zoom and Facebook live on June 26th at 2PM, where agribusinesses (SMEs) and experts in agri-finance gather to share experiences on agriculture value chain financing, give practical examples, and identify key barriers and opportunities.

Moderated by U Khin Zaw Tun (ICCO Cooperation) the following planelist will

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 28 May 2020 at 05:22

A rapid assessment by RISE Indonesia; Impact of COVID-19 on MFIs in Indonesia

Working from home and social distancing measures due to COVID-19 pandemic had created a major impact on the business sector, including on microfinance institutions (MFIs).

Most customers of the institutions have been experiencing a significant decline in their income and are struggling to pay their loans. For MFIs, delays in credit payments will undermine liquidity and profitability. In the longer term, MFIs will have difficulties to pay all operational costs and employee salaries.

RISE Indonesia (https://riseindonesia.org) had conducted a rapid assessment to understand the challenges faced by MFIs and their staff. The purpose of this study is to inform stakeholders on ways to provide support to MFIs so that they can continue their work, sustain their own business and extend financing to low-income households and micro businesses.

The assessment was designed as a mixed survey (quantitative and qualitative) using a purposive

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 18 May 2020 at 12:27

Report du FINAGRI 2020

Chers membres, partenaires du réseau

Le Finagri (Salon du Financement de l’Agriculture)  qui se tient chaque année au mois de Juin sera reporté pour une date ultérieure en raison de la pandémie du COVID 19.

Ainsi nous vous remercions pour l’intérêt que vous portez à ce grand rendez-vous incontournable du monde de l’agriculture. Votre soutien, votre engagement et fidélité à accompagner chaque année l’organisation de cette grande activité nous ravissent.

Retenez que cette 7 ème édition aura pour thème «Quelles alternatives pour faciliter l’accès des petits producteurs au financement au Mali: opportunités et défis».

Nous comptons toujours sur votre  collaboration et votre engagement lorsqu’il sera possible d’organiser le FINAGRI 2020.

Par ailleurs toutes les activités qui ne nécessitent pas de regroupement continue en ligne sur nos différents réseaux sociaux et surtout par télétravail, donc nous restons joignable

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 May 2020 at 11:58

ILO Impact Insurance Fellowship Opportunities in Asia and Africa

Deadline 24 May 2020

The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility is still welcoming applications from qualified candidates for fellowship opportunities in Asia and Africa. The application deadline is May 24.

Our Fellowship Programme encourages professionals with experience in insurance, microfinance and development to use their expertise to effectively provide insurance and microfinance services to low-income households and emerging customers. The objective of the programme is to match qualified professionals with organizations working on the frontiers of impact insurance and financial inclusion, bridge skill gaps, and create a new generation of professionals with experience serving low-income populations.

The projects are expected to start in three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and one in Asia in the second half of 2020. Projects are contingent on the COVID-19 situation and may be delayed.

Each fellow will be placed with a host or

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Posted By in Finance Worldwide
Posted 10 April 2020 at 11:15

NpM Announcement: NpM members issue Investor Statement on COVID-19

Low income households and communities in emerging markets are most vulnerable to social and economic shocks. Covid-19 is such a shock and is felt across the globe. Dutch emerging market impact investors, under the banner of NpM, are joining forces to speak out and provide support to bolster the resilience of those most affected by the Covid-19 outbreak in emerging markets across the globe. NPM's joint Investor Statement tells about NPM's members’ intentions in the time to come. NPM invites other emerging market investors to support NPM and join this statement – please contact NpM at info@inclusivefinanceplatform.nl

In these uncertain times, members of NpM, and other impact investing networks do their utmost to align their actions and be as cooperative as they can, to overcome the Covid-19 challenges together with peers, clients, investors and other stakeholders. NpM connects members and impact investors through its net

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 18 February 2020 at 09:59

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dec
12

CANCELLED:Invitation to the Maize&Rice Business to Business!

Event posted by in Access to Finance Rwanda
  12 December 2019, All Day Event
  Muhanga District

Are you part of the Rice and Maize value chain in Southern Province of Rwanda?

ICCO Cooperation - STARS Program in collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda is pleased to invite you in a Rice and Maize Value chain Business to Business (B2B) event that will take on Thursday, November 14th , 2018 at Muhanga district, Eastern Province of Rwanda from 8:00 am 4:00 pm.

The purpose of this Business to Business event is to link Rice and Maize value chain actors and supporters to connect, collaborate, and create synergy in business. It is also a great opportunity for networking and conversation that lead to businesses opportunities. We are looking forward to meeting you in this B2B event.

For any information kindly call Mr. Thacien MUNYAMAHAME on 0788235357 or send an email at tmunyamahame@agriprofocus.com

If you are interested, please register HERE



Posted By in Access to Finance Rwanda
Posted 15 November 2019 at 11:17

A successful Maize and Rice value Chain Business to Business held in Easter Province of Rwanda!

Kayonza, Rwanda – 14 November 2019: ICCO Cooperation Rwanda/ STARS Program in partnership with AgriProFocus Rwanda organized a Maize and Rice value chain business to business event. The maize and rice value chain B2B event concluded with commitments to attract more investments and synergy among stakeholders involved in these value chains.

The purpose of the Business to Business event was to link maize and rice value chain actors and supporters to connect, collaborate, and create synergy in business. Around 95 actors attended, including rice farmers, maize farmers, processors, Buyers (Africa Improved Food, EAX, MINIMEX, 4BHoldings, Mouvement Supply and Services ltd), Inputs Suppliers (APTC, SARURA Commodities, Holland Greentech, Evergreen, Murphy Chemicals ltd, GIT ltd) Insurance companies (MINAGRI Insurance Scheme, SONARWA, RADIANT Insurance and Acre Africa Insurance), government officials

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 22 October 2019 at 06:56

Les associations TWITEZIMBERE et KEREBUKA progressent

Il s’agit de 2 associations qui ont reçu l’encadrement et l’appuie financier de ICCO Coopération. Les responsables de ces deux associations témoignent que depuis l’intervention d’ICCO, les affaires marchent bien.

« Le financement octroyé par ICCO COOPERATION nous a permis d’acheter les semences de pommes de terre et les intrants. Du coup, nous sommes devenus aussi de multiplicateurs de semences. Cela a créé un problème lié à l’endroit propice pour écouler nos semences», témoigne Madame Spès Girukwayo, la présidente de l’association KEREBUKA.

Pour faire face à ce nouveau défi, Spès Girukwayo indique qu’ICCO a octroyé un autre financement pour la construction d’un point de vente.

Connexion entre les associations appuyées par ICCO

L’atelier de soudure TWITEZIMBERE, qui a reçu un appui d’ICCO COOPERATION pour démarrer ses activités est celui qui a été sollicité pour construire le po

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 September 2019 at 08:17

Mastercard and Rabobank offer digital platform to farmers in emerging markets

Yesterday, Mastercard and Rabobank announced a strategic partnership to give one million farmers in emerging markets access to a digital platform that makes it easier for them to sell their produce for a fair price. The platform builds on the current Mastercard Farmer Network and will be enriched by Rabobank’s expertise and reach in the food and agricultural sectors across Europe, Africa and Asia.

The partnership was formally initiated at a signing ceremony during the advisors’ meeting of the CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion earlier this year in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

Under the partnership, Mastercard and Rabobank will extend the reach and impact of the Mastercard Farmer Network across Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt and India.

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Ludger Emme We are an independent direct lender to the agricultural sector, financed by private capital. We offer flexible secured finance solutions and have a highly experienced team covering the whole of European countries, with our lending team based in the Rome, Italy. Kindly contact us for information, via: e.ludger@protonmail.ch

3 years 8 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 September 2019 at 01:12

Finance and Administration Country Manager wanted at CEFA

Category: Accounting, Finance, HR, Procurement

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: 3+ years experience

Employment type: full time

CEFA (European Committee for Training and Agriculture) is a Non-Government Organization whose headquarter is in Bologna, Italy. CEFA works in North/East Africa and Latin America with international donors, mainly in the following activities:

1) Rural economy with production, transformation and commercialization of agricultural products; 2) Crafting products; 3) Basic infrastructures to guarantee water access, requalification and environment protection of the territory and the use of renewable energies; 4) Technical and Management training.

In Ethiopia CEFA is registered since April 2018 so it is in a start-up period, aiming to grow considerably during 2019 and 2020 and to enlarge our workforce and area of intervention. Our main mission in Ethiopia is to ensure economic empo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 19 September 2019 at 04:29

Link2Farm: How IoT technology is benefiting today's modern farming industry

Hello everyone! 

We would like to share about Link2Farm, an AgriTech company which is trying to increase the adoption of Technology in Agriculture sector by providing affordable and reliable solutions for increasing the productivity at the same time protecting our environment.

For Myanmar Agriculture sector, Link2Farm will help in increasing yield of the farms, better access to credit facilities, reducing supply chain losses, access to reliable information for Insurance and a platform for providing better input facilities to the farmers resulting increase in income and financial inclusion of our farmers

Creditlink- for providing vital information for credit and insurance
Farmlink – Monitoring of large area or farms
Aqualink- Sensor based solution for monitoring Aquaculture

Currently, Link2Farm is doing pilot projects in Naypitaw, Bago, Irrawaddy & Mandalay divisions.

Branch: Link2Farm Myanmar

Digital Trinity Co.,Ltd

Address: 7B Grand Pho Sein

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Posted By in Financement de l'Agribusiness
Posted 17 September 2019 at 08:02

Définition d’une Stratégie différentiée de subvention dans le cadre de la Facilité 1 du FISAN

Le réseau AgriProFocus Niger acteur incontournable sur la question du financement du secteur agricole et de la facilitation à l’accès au financement, qui depuis 2015 fait un plaidoyer pour des produits et services financiers adapter aux promoteurs agricoles, a été invité à participer à l’atelier de validation du document de l’étude sur la définition d’une stratégie différentiée de subvention dans le cadre la facilité 1 du fond d’investissement à la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle (FISAN). Pour rappelle la facilité 1 du FISAN est axée sur le « soutien au financement agricole », à travers le crédit des banques commerciales et des SFD, subventionné, bonifié ou refinancé à travers une gamme étendue d’instruments financiers. Cette facilité vise particulièrement les investissements productifs à moyen terme, particulièrement difficiles à financer

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