Making Agribusiness Work for Development

 

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As a network, AgriProFocus is a neutral convener, bringing together agripreneurs, private sector companies, civil society organisations, knowledge institutes and governments together around specific questions, issues and opportunities. We organise ánd facilitate the place for members to meet and work, learn and influence together. Our diverse membership base and presence in both The Netherlands and in 12 countries in Africa and South-East Asia offers unique opportunities for cross-boundary exchange. 

This online agribusiness platform with over 26000 registered agribusiness professionals facilitates easy access to relevant information and provides all our members with visibility and outreach within the network and beyond. The dedicated AgriProFocus staff is your navigator in the network, helping you find the right partners and the right information and build a strong culture of collaboration.

We do this by:

NETWORK BUILDING

Creating a collaborative culture by sharing information, opportunities, challenges and lessons learned and explore potential for joint action.

LINKING

Creating and facilitating the partnerships for different stakeholder to start working together

LEARNING

Creating and facilitating the learning environment for different stakeholders to learn from and with each other

LEADERSHIP

Creating and facilitating the space for different stakeholders to jointly set and influence the agenda

Dutch Members 2019: 

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feb
07

Agri-Business Drinks

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 February 2019, 16:30-18:30
  Arusha, Solidaridad Office -opposite Kibo Palace

AgriProFocus Tanzania is organizing its 1st ever AgriBusiness drinks meet up event for its members and partners in Arusha. 

The aim of this event is to :

1. Providing a network platform for organization in the Agri Food sector within Arusha.  

2. Facilitating exchange of experiences and learning among stakeholders in the Agri Food sector.

3. Cultivate opportunities and collaboration among stakeholders in the Agri Food sector.


Highlights of the event

1. Knowing AgriProFocus better

2. Speed date session

3. Pitching session from agripreneurs

4. Networking session


NB: This event is by invitation only! 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted yesterday at 05:51

Vacancy Announcement: Marketing and Communication Facilitator

Organization: AgriProFocus Myanmar

Position Title : Marketing and Communication Facilitator

Duration : 1 year (with possible extension)

Location : Based in Yangon and travel as required

Background

The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organizations in the agrifood sector.

We are active in 12 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, and link 26.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.

In November 2016 we started setting up our network in Myanmar. To develop relationships with Myanmar stakeholders from all different sectors and support of the rollout of our programs, AgriProFocus is looking for a Marketing & Commun

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jan
23

Youth employment and entrepreneurship

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 January 2019, 16:00-18:00
  CTA Office, Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Community of Practice Youth in Agribusiness

TOPIC:

Youth employment and entrepreneurship

Supply and demand factors impacting youth employment & entrepreneurship


WHEN? 23rd of January 2019, 16:00 - 18:00 hours (walk-in 15h30-16h)

WHERE? CTA Office, Agro Business Park 2, 6708 PW Wageningen, The Netherlands.

WHO? YOUTH - professionals - YOUTH - members - YOUTH - stakeholders - YOUTH

WHAT?

The AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with the F&BKP, facilitates the fifth Community of Practice (CoP) around Youth in Agribusiness and food systems. The aim is to exchange our knowledge, share experiences and jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful in agrifood sectors and to have their voices heard among decision makers.

Young people struggle to make the transition from education to work to become financially independent. A growing aspiration gap lays bare the friction between economic realities and what it means for youth to be gainfully employed or a success

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 January 2019 at 03:17

Few of the challenges humanity faces are as urgent and complex as SDG2. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing world population, an unparalleled, worldwide effort is required to sustainably transform agrifood systems. 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

Are you with us in 2019?

Why AgriProFocus in 2019?

In a world dominated by competition between projects and stakeholders, AgriProFocus is a neutral convener. We help you find the right partners and relevant information quickly. Online, our network connects over 26.000 registered agribusiness professionals around specific questions, issues and opportunities.  

Our strength is recognized by embassies and ministries from all over the world, who turn to our network to organise diamond collaboration, mappings and explorations. 

Click here to read more about our LINKING - LEARNING - LEADERSHIP solutions

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MUWANGUZI SAMUEL sounds great ,  we also started commercial rabbit farming  on our farm ( GREEN VILLE FARMS) PARTNERS AND MEMBERS ARE ALL WELCOMED 

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Posted By in Publications
Posted 22 December 2018 at 08:07

Formation sur la plateforme en ligne

Le réseau AgriProFocus Niger a organisé une formation sur l’utilisation de sa plateforme en ligne à l’intention de trente étudiants de la Faculté d’ Agronomie. Elle a eu lieu le mercredi 19 Décembre 2018 dans la salle « Espace Etudiant » du Campus Numérique de l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie dans l’enceinte de l’Université Abdou de Niamey.

Cette formation vise comme objectif d’outiller les étudiants des connaissances nécessaires pour l’accès à l’information du secteur Agricole et des opportunités que leurs procures la plateforme. Mieux encore ces étudiants vont servir des canaux pour véhiculer la politique du réseau au niveau national. Hormis, cet objectif les étudiants vont comprendre le mécanisme et la procédure d’inscription et pourront inscrire d’autres à leur tour.

Etant donné que, la plateforme regroupe plusieurs catégories de professionnels du secteur Agricole et d’autres, relier la jeunesse univers

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2018 at 01:34

It has been a pleasure creating collective impact with you this year and we are looking forward to cultivate more collaboration in 2019!

Happy Holiday Season!
Team AgriProFocus Netherlands

Posted By in Engager les jeunes dans l'agribusiness
Posted 20 December 2018 at 10:07

Conférence à la Faculté d'Agronomie/UAM

La Faculté d’Agronomie en collaboration avec le réseau AgriProFocus Niger a organisé la 14ème édition de la semaine scientifique, culturelle, et sportive de l’étudiant de la faculté d’Agronomie du 17 au 19 décembre 2018 à l’université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey. Pendant cette semaine le réseau AgriProFocus Niger a animé une conférence sur le thème « la jeunesse dans l’entrepreneuriat Agricole quels apports pour une sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle durable ». 

A travers son exposé le réseau a montré que la jeunesse occupe une place de choix, dans toutes ses actions. Puisque l’autonomie de la jeunesse nigérienne est l’un des facteurs les plus résilients de la population. Lorsqu'une jeunesse arrive à créer de la richesse, c’est la communauté qui profitera. Or la richesse se crée par les entreprises agroalimentaires, qui transforment la matière première en produit fini. Dans ce processus de trans

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 20 December 2018 at 02:10

Improvements in the production of ‘women’s gold’

The experience of ICCO and Fair Match Support: the business case for shea nut production by women in Burkina Faso

OLVEA Burkina Faso is a French company that was established in 2008 in Bobo-Dioulasso in Western Burkina Faso, in the heart of the production area of shea nuts. The company produces shea butter which is highly appreciated by the cosmetics industry. At the start the company bought the bulk of its products from middlemen. As the quality and continuity of the production were far from optimal, OLVEA Burkina Faso looked into the possibilities to guarantee a sustainable supply chain by going straight to the producers and producer organisations.

98% of the shea producers in Burkina Faso are women. The income gained with the shea nut production makes many of them financially independent. The full potential of the shea nut production is however not realized, due to inefficiencies in the shea value chain. The OLVEA case shows t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 December 2018 at 07:55

Brief beleidswerkgroep AgriProFocus aan Tweede Kamer leidt tot resultaat

Toezegging

Tijdens de begrotingsbehandeling BHOS heeft minister Kaag toegezegd samen met minister Schouten (LNV) met een brief te komen, waarin de Nederlandse inzet op voedselzekerheid voor de komende jaren uiteen wordt gezet. In een brief aan de commissie BHOS (zie bijlage) heeft de beleidswerkgroep van AgriProFocus de commissieleden opgeroepen om hierom te vragen. De beleidswerkgroep is dan ook bijzonder blij dat dankzij kamerlid Stoffer (SGP) deze toezegging is gedaan.

Gezamenlijke beleidsvisie

De beleidswerkgroep zou minister Kaag de voedselagenda graag nieuw leven zien inblazen. Minister Schouten presenteerde met de kringlooplandbouw een omslag in het denken over productie en voedsel in Nederland, maar voedselketens zijn grensoverschrijdend en een volgende stap is nodig om SDG2 binnen bereik te kunnen halen. Het geluid van de Nederlandse voedsel- en landbouwkennis moet dus doorklinken in het beleid voor buite

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 14 December 2018 at 02:07

Business cocktail

Le réseau AgriProFocus Niger a organisé un business cocktail de fin d’année ce jeudi 13 Décembre 2018 au palais de congrès de Niamey. Ce business a pour objectif de remercier tous les partenaires qui l’ont accompagné courant l’année 2018 dans la réalisation de ses activités. 

Et de partager les résultats atteints par AgriProFocus pendant l’année 2018 dont on peut citer :

La foire sur le financement de l’Agriculture au Niger qui avait pour thème « des filières porteuses grâce aux services financiers adaptés » au cours de laquelle :

2000 personnes ont visité et participé aux conférences, les Business To Business, Business to corporation.

Un chiffre d’affaires de 150 000 à 300 000 F CFA, réalisé par exposants.

La mise en œuvre du projet de promotion des produits locaux transformés du Niger sous l’insigne de « je mange local et toi ? » qui a eu les résultats ci-dessous.

Un réseau de 60 femmes et jeunes transformateurs a été mis

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 December 2018 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/

Nicole Metz this poll is now closed. the winner will be announced soon (please follow the news about this poll on www.knowledge4food.net or through twitter @foodplatform

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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 Climate Smart Agriculture
Posted 11 December 2018 at 12:26

AgriProFocus Zambia toasts to successful District Agribusiness platforms

Blissful and insightful was one of the ways it was described. The dates 21st and 23rd November, 2018 were not ordinary dates for farmers in Eastern Province particularly those in Lundazi and Katete Districts, as AgriProFocus Zambia was on site to host the Agribusiness Platforms in the districts.

The first stop was Lundazi District, situated 185 kilometers from the Provincial Capital Chipata, and known for being one of the highest producers of maize in the country coming mostly from small- scale farmers in the district.

As morning dawned of 21st November, it was clear that no farmer wanted to be left behind as the venue was flocked with a horde of farmers queuing up to register to be part of the event.

Dubbed “Enhancing Market Access Through Aggregation”, the event attracted 170 farmers drawn from 38 Farmer groups, including exhibitions from 14 companies that signed up to be part of the event. The objective of the ev

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 December 2018 at 12:57

Beleidsmedewerker voedsel landbouw

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

Wil jij je inzetten voor een van de belangrijkste duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen van de Verenigde Naties? Die kans krijg je als beleidsmedewerker voedsel landbouw. Jouw betrokkenheid en kennis dragen bij aan het tegengaan van honger. Je betekenisvolle advieswerk richt zich op een toekomstbestendige balans in productiviteit en duurzaamheid.

Als beleidsmedewerker voedsel landbouw draag je namens de directie Inclusieve Groene Groei bij aan het Nederlandse internationale duurzaamheidsbeleid. De directie is onderdeel van het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken dat samen met het ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit met kennis en kunde bijdraagt aan een van de belangrijkste doelen van de Verenigde Naties: het uitbannen van honger.

Speerpunten zijn: verhoging van productiviteit van familie-/landbouwbedrijven in ontwikkelingslanden, het tegengaan van ondervoeding en het verbeteren van het duurzaam beheer van landbouwgronde

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Posted By in Pertes post-recoltes
Posted 5 December 2018 at 10:50

Food Connection Challenge, une alternative pour réduire les pertes post-récoltes

Le rideau est tombé le jeudi 29 novembre sur le Food Connection Challenge 2018.  Partir de 80 candidats au démarrage du processus, 5 dont 3 femmes et 2 hommes sont arrivés en finale . Il s’agit de :

- Mme Célia Fiogbe, CEO de AgroDynamique

- Mr Steve Hoda, CEO de Afririce

- Mr Armel Ahimakin, CEO de Huilerie Royale TED

- Mme Chantal Adiko, CEO de Africacompost

- Mme Assiba Carine Bokovo, CEO de Assiba Fée. 

L'évenement a réuni plus de 41 personnes dont 16 femmes. Démarré à 15H30 par l’installation des membres du jury (Mr AKPINFA Edouard, Mme AKPLOGAN Huguette (rapporteur), Mr DADJO Michaël, Mr RIBOUX Roland (Président), les finalistes ont eu droit chacun à 5 mn pour présenter leur projet. S’en est suivi les questions-réponses pour mieux comprendre les projets exposés.  Après concertation du jury, les noms des deux (02) gagnants ont été dév

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou Mes vives félicitations aux gagnants de ce prix. Nos encourageons les heureuses gagnantes à mettre en oeuvre leur projet pour un développement de l'entrepreneuriat féminin qui débouchera sur l'autonomisation des femmes en Afrique.

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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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 December 2018 at 03:24

Vacancy: Network Facilitation Expert at AgriProFocus

Specialty: Partnerships for Impact
Focus area: Circular Economy Agribusiness
Position: Full time (36 hours)
Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands with occasional travel
Reporting: Managing Director

AgriProFocus: Cultivating collaboration for collective impact

Few of the challenges humanity faces are as urgent and complex as food and nutrition 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. Rooted in the Netherlands, AgriProFocus is active in 12 countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Offering unique exchanges across cultures and disciplines. Cultivating collaboration for collective impact.

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Posted By in Valorisation & promotion des produits locaux
Posted 3 December 2018 at 08:41

Une mission d'évaluation de l'OIF.

Dans sa stratégie de promotion de l’entrepreneuriat Agricole pour une sécurité alimentaire durable, le réseau AgriProFocus (APF) mène plusieurs actions concrètes, pour accompagner et soutenir les productrices et producteurs mais également pour renforcer la promotion des produits locaux et la visibilité des acteurs de la transformation agroalimentaire. C’est dans cette optique que le réseau AgriProFocus Niger avec le soutien financier de l’Organisation Internationale de la francophonie (OIF) a facilité la mise en œuvre d’un projet de promotion des produits locaux transformés du Niger.

Ainsi dans le cadre de l’évaluation, de ce projet, le réseau AgriProFocus Niger a reçu dans ses locaux une mission de l’Organisation Internationale de la francophonie (OIF), le jeudi 29 novembre 2018.

Cette mission a eu un entretien sur l’exécution du projet avec la Coordinatrice par intérim du Réseau madame Hamani Zeinabou. Puis, a rencontré quelqu

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 30 November 2018 at 09:44

Youth in Agribusiness Caravan 2018 ends on a high note!

The first ever agricultural caravan ended yesterday on a high note, participants calling for everyone’s renewed efforts to transform the agriculture sector from subsistence to commercially oriented farming.

In her closing remarks, AgriProFocus Rwanda country coordinator, Madam Sajji Ryakunze commended the resolutions that the up to 150 youth participating at the caravan made following the field visits at successful farmers’ farms.

“There’s no doubt this was a good platform to plot the way forward for the Rwanda young farmers. You all witnessed the good strides others are making in the agriculture besides learning the challenges facing small-scale farmers and ways in which these can be overcome,” Ms. Ryakunze said.

YNKURIJE Dorcas, Help a Child Rwanda beneficiary is a farmer from the Rusizi district and was one of the farmers who attended the youth caravan. After visiting the Sunripe farms Rwanda in Bugesera district, she wanted

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 November 2018 at 06:52

AGRIPROFOCUS HOSTS THE NATIONAL YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS FORUM

The National Youth in Agribusiness Forum (PAINT-Y) took place on 27th November 2018 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The event themed, “Investing in the Youth as the Next Frontier in Agricultural Transformation” brought together over 300 stakeholders in the agrifood sector among them; development partners, researchers, academia, government, private sector actors and farmers.

Promoting Agribusiness, Investment, Networking and Trade for Youth (PAINT-Y) is a platform that appreciates efforts by different stakeholders in supporting youth in agribusiness through initiatives that enable them access information, knowledge, resources, experiences and expertise. PAINT-Y therefore positions itself as a neutral platform to facilitate linking, learning and collective influencing by stakeholders who support youths in agribusiness.

Ms. Nynke Humalda, Food Security Expert at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands during her keynote address

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Douglas, Muchai Hello Sharonkindly contact me via my emaildougstifler829gmail.comthanks

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Sharon Anyango Hello Douglas Muchai, I trust you are doing well. I will contact you via email as you have requested.

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senthil kumar I require maize about 1000MT ,intrested persond can contact me  whatsapp +919994511224,mail address - ceo@germinateexim.com. www.germinateexim.com

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Meidimi H. Sokoto Interesting. I am a farmer based in Nakuru. I am interested to know more about this and if there are any events in the future. 

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Sharon Anyango Please register to be a member via our online platform available at: https://agriprofocus.com/registration this will enable you receive constant updates of the ongoing activities in the network.

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