AgriProFocus Indonesia

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

Salah satu tantangan yang mendesak dan merupakan persoalan yang rumit adalah isu ketahanan pangan. Untuk memenuhi kebutuhan populasi dunia yang terus bertambah dengan cepat, upaya kolektif dari seluruh dunia adalah sebuah keharusan. Anggota dari jaringan AgriProFocus memiliki dedikasi untuk berkolaborasi untuk menjawab tantangan ini dengan kerja bersama, belajar dari keahlian satu sama lain, dan bergerak untuk mendorong perubahan.

AgriProFocus mempertemukan para pebisnis, organisasi masyarakat sipil, institusi pendidikan dan pemerintah untuk mewujudkan ketahanan pangan. Dengan menyatukan visi di tengah keragaman pemangku kepentingan, anggota kami berbagi pandangan bahwa agenda bisnis dan pembangunan dapat berjalan beriringan. Ini sebabnya strategi inti kami adalah mendorong lahirnya 'agripreneur' yang inovatif. AgriProFocus mendukung para agripreneur untuk menemukan cara baru yang berkelanjutan dalam menjalankan bisnisnya, saling bertukar cara pandang, dan berharap pada hal-hal yang tidak terduga serta mencapai lebih dalam budaya kolaborasi untuk manusia, planet, dan keuntungan bisnis.

Dalam mengelola jaringan, staff AgriProFocus membantu anggota untuk menemukan rekan dan informasi yang tepat dengan pertanyaan yang spesifik, isu serta peluang yang memiliki potensi. Berasal dari Belanda, AgriProFocus kini aktif di 12 negara di benua Afrika dan wilayah Asia Tenggara. Kami berusaha menjangkau area kota dan juga pedesaan untuk menawarkan pengalaman yang unik di berbagai kebudayaan, lintas disiplin melalui kolaborasi. 


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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.

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Posted 12 hours ago

  Building a pasteurizer 2000 liter per hour in our working place in Holland  

Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted yesterday at 01:14

the 2018 State of Inclusive Business

On December 13, 2018, GlobeScan and Business Call to Action (BCtA) hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey.

This dynamic and insightful conversation featured Stuart L. Hart – one of the world’s top authorities in inclusive business – who shared his reflections on the survey findings and answered your questions on the current and future state of inclusive business.

The full panel included:

Stuart Hart, Professor, University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business

Paula Pelaez, Head of BCtA

Eric Whan, Director, GlobeScan

Check out this page for the full webinar presentation deck and recordings: https://globescan.com/webinar-recap-inclusive-business-survey/


Launched at the United Nations in 2008, Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global joint advocacy platform providing public recognition for the private sector’s contribution to development. The 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey was carried out t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted yesterday at 08:03

Vote for the winner of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018!

Online poll now open

The poll is open to vote for your favourite finalist of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018! The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) will for the second year in a row award the price to a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), who has undertaken significant brokering activities. The jury, consisting of members of the F&BKP network, has selected three finalists out of 11 nominees.

Follow this link to see the three finalists and to vote : 

https://knowledge4food.net/vote-for-the-winner-of-the-agrofood-broker-of-the-year-award-2018/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 December 2018 at 08:15

About the NDC partnership

In 2015, the world endorsed the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These historic accords presented countries with an unprecedented opportunity to align the climate and sustainable development agendas to spur economic growth and improve the livelihoods of all people.

Nations signal their commitments to the Paris Agreement through Nationally Determined Contributions (or NDCs) - each country's strategy to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions and build resiliency against the negative effects of a changing climate. Countries will revise their NDCs every five years to become more ambitious to limit Earth's temperature rise and adapt to its impacts.

The countries on the below map joined the ndc partnership. Go to the NDC website for the interactive map, knowledge portal and tools on climate change: https://ndcpartnership.org/countries-map 

Wim Goris PS: forgot to mention that the Netherlands (minister Sigrid Kaag of Foreign Affairs) is co-chair of the NDC partnership, per 2019.

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 12 December 2018 at 11:13

Socially responsible fruit growing

The experience of Afrifresh, in partnership with IFC: the business case for better work for women on fresh fruit farms in South Africa

Afrifresh is a leading South African producer and exporter of fresh fruit. The company specializes in table grapes and citrus (grapefruits, oranges, soft citrus and lemons). Afrifresh employs over 1,200 permanent workers and over 4,000 seasonal workers on 12 farms in South Africa. 35% of the permanent and 48,5% of the seasonal workforce are women.

These female workers faced specific constraints because of their gender: e.g. women were assigned traditional ‘women’s’ jobs only and their access to management positions was limited; they were also vulnerable to discrimination and harassment. Afrifresh’s experience shows the business case for creating better work for women. It resulted in access to EU markets for the company and better and consistent quality of production at reduced costs.

Read the 2-pager to learn about the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 December 2018 at 08:03

First sustainable Dairy Village of Indonesia initiated by Frisian Flag Indonesia

11 December 2018

Today the first Dairy Village of Indonesia was opened as part of the Dairy Development Programme of Frisian Flag Indonesia (FFI, a subsidiary of FrieslandCampina).

The dairy village, which was co-funded by the Netherlands’ Government and supported by the Indonesian Government, is a new, modern and sustainable farm in which 5 – 10 Indonesian farmers, who are part of the North Bandung Cow Farmers Cooperatives of Lembang, West Java, share the farm facilities including land and receive trainings together to improve efficiency and boost milk quality and productivity.

By supporting the setting up of the Dairy Village FFI shows its commitment to economically and socially empower Indonesian dairy farmers and to support the Indonesian Government to improve food security. 

Other partners in this FDOV project include Wageningen University and Research, Agriterra and The Frisian. 

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Healthy and tasty naturally organic Olive oil of Tunisia

we are  producing world  finest olive oil, naturally organic, without use  of any kind  of  chemical fertilizers. Olive  trees grown in Tunisia since centuries,  not genetically modified, Tunisia a country of  more than  60 millions  olive trees. the Granary of Rome, Tunisia used to source  Rome with foods and cereals. 

So Fruity, So healthy olive  oil, rich  in polyphenols ( Vit E)   which helps to fight Bad Cholesterol and prevent heart diseases also adequate  for  cold  and  hot preparations and dishes. we are  offering Extra virgin olive  oil of  lowest acidity rate 0.15% , 0.5%,  0.8%, also virgin Olive oil. packed  in glass bottles  or  PET ( on demand)

Looking fr distributor in Indonesia and Asia.



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Posted 10 December 2018 at 11:18

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Food systems: towards food security in an urbanising society

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  09 September 2019 to 20 September 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen

The global challenge is to provide sufficient food for a nutritious diet for healthy living for the growing world population that can be sustained for generations. This course explores the role of food systems in the provision of healthy and sustainable diets at national, regional and global levels.

Upon completion of the course you will:

- Participants get well acquainted with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas;

- Participants are able to use the concepts of city region food systems to analyse urban food and nutrition security issues;

- Participants are able to use different designs, methods and approaches, and their interrelationships, in planning for food and nutrition security in urbanizing societies

The course is open to international participants and to MSc students of Wageningen University, preferably active in one of the following fields: rural/urban/spatial planning, agribusiness development, rural/urban livelihood gov

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 10 December 2018 at 08:49

CALL FOR INNOVATORS: SOCIAL INNOVATION CHANGE 2019


The Civil Society Academy in collaboration with Welthungerhilfe and Impact Hub are currently receiving applications from out-of-the-box thinkers and innovators with a passion for Zero Hunger and Social Justice who are willing to take part in the Social Innovation Challenge.

Winners will have the opportunity to receive up to 40,000 Euro in 2019 to operationalize/realize their idea against hunger and social injustice.

Challenge 1: How might we support rural women and their families to access public services that truly help them escape hunger and injustice?​

Solutions that...

Support vulnerable women improving their awareness, access and quality of services and help ensuring their rights at the local level

Improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of state services

Provide radical alternatives to current models of service delivery

Challenge 2: How might we support social activists and concerned citizens to become more powerful in combating

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 7 December 2018 at 03:47

Canadian Embassy in Jakarta

Request for Proposal

Public-Private Partnership Investments and Blended Finance Study Consultancy

The Government of Canada, through the Embassy of Canada in Jakarta is seeking a qualified consultant or firm to conduct a scoping study to identify blended finance opportunities in Indonesia, including (but not limited to) Public-Private Partnership Investments (PPP). Canada would like to map out the current landscape for blended finance in Indonesia. Based on the results of the ASPIRE Project assessment, this exercise will identify opportunities, entry points, actors or initiatives, where the Canadian Development Program in Indonesia can have a value added and that could be considered in its future programming. Of particular interest, it seeks to identify how Canada’s support can best be used to leverage and attract global financial resources to fund the Sustainable Development Goals. The evaluation will also offer recommendations on how to align identified op

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 6 December 2018 at 02:41

Why a gender approach is good for workers, business and the sector: 

Case from the Ethiopian Flower sector

Are you curious to know why a gender approach is good for workers, business and the sector, in the case of the Ethiopian flower sector? Read the concrete findings of my colleague Jochem Schneeman.

At global level there is ample and increasing evidence that investing in the female workforce aligns well with business priorities, such as meeting productivity targets, maintaining a strong and stable workforce, increasing labor productivity, compliance with health and safety requirements, and improved worker engagement. 

IDH commissioned the study to find out whether such evidence could also be found in the Ethiopian floriculture sector, where gender interventions took place since 2014 by the Ethiopian Horticulture Producers and Exporters Association (EHPEA) and the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), supported by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative and the Floricultur

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13

Innovative financing opportunities 4 inclusive agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 December 2018, 10:00-11:00
  Online webinar

Join iBAN’s and BoPInc’s webinar: Innovative financing opportunities for inclusive agri-business

Time: 10.00 UTC 

In 2017, investors poured over US$ 200bn into companies that combine social and environmental goals with financial returns. This trend is growing with the recognition that public funding alone cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

This one hour webinar lays out the new and emerging opportunities in innovative finance for agribusiness. Here are some of the new forms of financing that will be covered: Public Private Partnerships, Thematic Bonds, Project Finance, Blended Finance, Result-based financing, Agricultural value-chain finance and crowdfunding.

Register for the webinar via: https://bit.ly/2BEYXzu

More background information on: https://bit.ly/2zF5PeN



Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 5 December 2018 at 03:48

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, well-organised and dedicated data ana­lyser, critical thinker and storyteller (m/f) for our organisation’s M&E activities in Indonesia. The position as

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (m/f)

Full-time, 2 years contract

will be part of a global team of M&E experts sharing the story of HRNS’ achievements and impact in illustrative figures and statistics. The M&E officer will be based in the main country office in Muara Dua, Sumatra Selatan, but expected to visit the field frequently. He/she will be embedded in a highly committed Indonesian team of 25 office and field staff working with about 15,000 farmers and over 300 farmer organizations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

- Support data collection efforts (conceptually and physically when necessary)

- Follow up proactively on timely delivery of data from the field,

- Undertake quality checks of data, and follow up on missing data and information when and where needed

- Liaise with field officers, d

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 4 December 2018 at 03:04

More and better milk

The business case for recognizing female Fulani as dairy producers

As announced in my Monday post of last week I will publish a set of case studies illustrating the business case for gender sensitive business strategies. Today I will share with you the experiences of the partnership of FrieslandCampina and 2SCALE in Nigeria. It shows the business case for recognizing female Fulani as dairy producers.

In Nigeria the 2SCALE programme is bringing in technology, training and market linkages to help the Fulani produce milk on a commercial scale for FrieslandCampina. How to secure the supply of enough milk of good quality turned out to be a challenge. Especially the bacterial contamination of fresh milk was a serious problem to be addressed.

This case shows how initially gender-based constraints of women related to the milk production were overlooked: lack of clean water to clean milking utensils, women not participating in training and the fact that women did not have a say o

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 4 December 2018 at 02:05

Prosperity in your hand


Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 3 December 2018 at 04:17

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative, well-organised and dedicated data ana­lyser, critical thinker and storyteller (m/f) for our organisation’s M&E activities in Indonesia. The position as

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (m/f)

Full-time, 2 years contract

will be part of a global team of M&E experts sharing the story of HRNS’ achievements and impact in illustrative figures and statistics. The M&E officer will be based in the main country office in Muara Dua, Sumatra Selatan, but expected to visit the field frequently. He/she will be embedded in a highly committed Indonesian team of 25 office and field staff working with about 15,000 farmers and over 300 farmer organizations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

- Support data collection efforts (conceptually and physically when necessary)

- Follow up proactively on timely delivery of data from the field,

- Undertake quality checks of data, and follow up on missing data and information w

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 2 December 2018 at 11:36

SEKOLAH DESA SEKOLAH PETANI JALAN MAJUKAN PERTANIAN INDONESIA

Apa Yang bisa membuat Petani Bisa Lebih maju dan berkembang adalah Pendidikan, Petani harus bisa untuk terus berusaha meningkatkan pengetahuan mereka, seperti halnya Petani - petani Desa Kanreapia Kecamatan Tombolo Pao Kabupaten Gowa yang terus meluangkan waktu untuk belajar di RUMAH KORAN, Lihat Proses belajar mereka di Video berikut :



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 November 2018 at 01:08

Covenant Plant-Based Proteins 

Globally boosting sustainable production & consumption of plant protein

The production of high-quality plant proteins has overall much less impact on natural resources and the environment than production of animal proteins and contributes to public health. The urgency to act now is more relevant than ever. The ultimate challenge is to make sustainably produced high-quality plantbased proteins more readily available and more attractive for human consumption worldwide. We are inviting partners who want to work on these solutions in a coalition of experts, solution providers, supporters and market players.

How the covenant signatories want to address this issue:

- By fostering collaboration with national & global initiatives and actors which have similar ambitions

- By setting up and supporting projects & activities with (new) partners and doing it ‘first time right’

- By promoting a favourable international policy climate

- By strengthening local sustainabl

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Helene Ndindabo Tuyisenge Yes,I am firstly greeting to everyone.I believe that,night yield crop production will will make also the contribution of conserving our environment. Environment must be taken into account to reduce the impact of climate change.I also make my request ,university students need to be recognized in this program. We really want to be trained how Agri Pro Focus works.Especially to those who study rural development.I end by saying that projects to be sustainable, there must be an inclusiveness of rural interventions to reduce rural poverty. Thank you

1 week 6 days ago

ABDOUL RAZAK ISSAKA thank you for this informative post, it is important for developing countries like Niger to focus on more sustainable alternatives to fight against malnutrition, we must know how to diversify food and vegetable proteins are solutions. with us, we have legumes very rich in these proteins are very unfortunately put in the background.

1 week 5 days ago

Richard James Onyai I'm very interested in this program and would like to link up with the Uganda focal point. 

5 days 7 hours ago

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From NGO to Social Enterprise

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  25 June 2019 - 09:00 to 28 June 2019 - 17:00
  Bangkok, Thailand

Why this course 

Many not-for-profit organisations are looking for ways to enhance their sustainability, diversify their income sources and become less dependent on external funding. One route is social entrepreneurship, i.e. making products and services available directly to those who need them but still be driven by the mission to effect change and create a social impact. Social entrepreneurship combines a market orientation with a social purpose, generating both financial and social revenues.

Course objectives 

By the end of this course, you will:

Understand what a social enterprise is: characteristics, elements and the differences with an NGO

Understand the what and how of a social enterprise: business models, value proposition, financing streams and outputs

Learn a step-by-step approach to transforming (parts of) your NGO into a social enterprise

Learn how to complement an enterprise approach with a domestic support raising (DSR) approach

Course agenda

Day 1:

In

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 28 November 2018 at 09:12

Oikocredit preparing for new strategy 

This month, Oikocredit released an updated Vision and Strategy brochure, which shares our direction and aims for the next five years. They have set ambitious goals, such as doubling the number of end-borrowers reached directly to 2.3 million, and supporting partners to create and sustain over 500,000 jobs by 2022.

How they achieved these goals? Read about the changes on their website: 

https://www.oikocredit.coop/k/n171/news/view/295210/235625/a-new-operating-model-for-oikocredit-interview.html


See below in blue the countries for which Oikocredit has a growth strategy