The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agrifood sector.
We are active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.
+ Network maps on specific trends, issues, topics identified by members or donors
+ Business 2 Network matchmaking events and activities
+ Online platform with member profiles and resource databases
+ Member coalitions and member partnerships around identified opportunities
+ Innovation & Learning Labs
+ Agribusiness Monitor
+ Bottleneck identification and joint analysis of what works and doesn’t work
+ Change Labs on key challenges, with reflection workshops, and scenario planning
+ Putting identified bottlenecks and opportunities on relevant (inter)national agenda’s
+ Joint Campaigns
A dedicated team (see Who to Contact) supports the network and is ready to connect you to 25,000 entrepreneurial people from the agribusiness sector worldwide.We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.
Factsheet: The 2017 factsheet can be found HERE
Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke), is pleased to announce the following training coming up in December 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya
Workshop Title: Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation workshop for Senior Managers
Date: 11th -16th December 2017
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 6 Days
Purpose of Training
This training enables participants improve leadership outcomes in key M & E functions including; Planning and Documentation, Establishing/Strengthening M&E System, Project Monitoring, M & E Staff Needs Assessment & Training, Evaluation Activities, International Humanitarian Standards on Quality & Accountability and Performing Knowledge Management
Training Objectives: This training enhances participants’ competencies to;
OPPORTUNITY TO EMPLOY RESEARCHERS VIA THE YOUNG EXPERT PROGRAMME!
(FURSA YA UTAFITI KWA VIJANA KUPITIA MRADI WA VIJANA WATAALAM)
Tunapenda kuwataarifu fursa ya programu ya vijana wataalam ya maji na kilimo chakula (YEP) imetangaza fursa kwa vijana wa kiholanzi na mataifa mengine husika katika kilimo chakula au sekta ya maji.
Program itawaajiri vijana kupitia mashirika ya kiholanzi katika nchi ambazo ni stahiki. Mradi huu una lengo la kuongeza chachu kwa vijana wataalamu katika sekta ya kilimo na chakula na maji ili kuendeleza uwepo wa wataalamu katika sector hizo.
Mwisho wa kutuma maombi ni Disemba 1, 2017.
Wizara ya mambo ya nje ya inachukulia mradi wa YEP kama fursa ya kuimarisha ushirikiano wa kimkakati wa CGIAR na serikali ya Uholanzi.
Mkakati wa ushirikiano wa Uholanzi na CGIAR umejikita katika nyanja 4 za kipaumbele nazo ni;
1- Kilimo kwa afya na lishe
2- Minyororo ya thamani za thamani
3- Uboreshaji wa maumbile na vifaa eneza
4- Hali ya kilimo... Read more
Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke) is pleased to announce the following incredible offer coming up in December 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya
Workshop Title: Proposal Writing, Fund Raising and Grant Management –Subsidized Training
Date: 5th -8th December 2017
Venue: Hennessis Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 4 Full Days
Cost: USD 295
Need for the training
This training skills participants on the processes result in the design of excellent and grant winning project proposals, explores the various fund raising strategies and grant pathways available to organizations and concludes by taking participants through the critical subject on grant management.
Asset Africa has successfully delivered this training to many organizations and professionals to great effect. You will want your staff to be part of it!
Objective:1 To increase access to diverse sources of donor funds through the upgrade of key competencies in proposal writing and fund raising among... Read more
It is imperative to note that agricultural sector has a multiplier effect on socio-economic and industrial fabric because of the multifunctional nature of agriculture. Judging from... Read more
In the November 2017 newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers based in the Netherlands are invited to register for the conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” and (all readers) to vote for one of the three finalists of the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, readers are asked to complete the evaluation survey of the Knowledge Portal, and the newsletter informs about workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), on the following topics:
- Climate Smart Agriculture - eight new GCP-4 projects granted
- NLandscape - a network on Landscape Approaches
- Mozambique Learning Platform on Land Governance and Food Security
- SES4Food: social entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector
- WBG-NL FFA talks: addressing overuse of antibiotics in livestock sector
- Global Database on city and regional food policies
- Dutch Development Results in p... Read more
FarmERP the most comprehensive and successful flagship software solution being used globally for farm, farmer, procurement, processing, supply chain and financial data management and analysis. It has helped many leading companies in achieving objectives of profitable and sustainable agribusiness.
FarmERP is a multi-user, multi-location, multi-cropping, integrated software platform for horticulture, plantation, vegetables, fruits, floriculture, growers and exporters. It provides advanced level of farm analytics to support business decisions. It possesses inbuilt powerful capabilities of any ERP solution covering all business functions. Simultaneously it provides advanced level of analytics to support business decisions. Important modules it is comprised of are Admin, Planning, Purchase, Inventory, Production, Post production, Contract farming, Biotech, HR, Accounts, Maps, Quality Control, and Farm analytics. Our unique and innovative product FarmERP aims at;
1. Enhancing the pr... Read more
Eight new projects were granted in the fourth call of the Global Challenge Programme, by NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. The call focuses on contributing to business models, incentives and innovative finance for scaling Climate Smart Agriculture.
Transdisciplinary proposals were submitted by consortia of research organizations, a public and/or private organization from an LMIC, and CCAFS. Research will take place in the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and in the region East Africa.
A short description of the eight projects which have receiv... Read more
The next phase of agribusiness incubator and incubator hub accreditation is finally open. To have your organisation or group benefit from this phase, here is the update: http://africaain.org/accreditation-for-agribusiness-incubators-and-hubs-kick-started-in-accra-ghana-africa-to-gain-more-from-joint-initiatives-by-aain-and-partners/
As one of the planned agenda items of the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAO will select and showcase successful experiences in agroecology in action that can be scaled up and out. We will select 12 cases to be presented by speakers during a session of the International Symposium (10min each presentation). The selection of cases will be based on the following criteria:
· Contribution made to scale-up agroecology
· Potential to be replicated and further scaled-up/out
· Addresses each of the three pillars of sustainability (social environmental and economic)
· Regional balance will be ensured
· For each region, case studies involving governmental and non-governmental initiatives will be included
· All the cases need to be based either on policy or practices... Read more
Agriculture has become a common song sang from the villages to cities, from village baraza (Meetings) to super high level Meetings in United Nation forums. The attention given to the subject calls for all stakeholders to thoroughly scrutinize how agriculture would positively or negatively affect their lives.
It is evident that agriculture has captured attention of the world because of its double edged potential to either destroy or prosper the world. That if the world is not keen to increase and sustain agricultural productivity, we run a risk of facing severe Food Insecurity given that world population is increasing exponentially and that by 2050 we would click 9 billion people. Fortunately, if we manage to create sustainable and inclusive agriculture, the holy fear of food insecurity that freeze hearts of many every time that imagination appear in mind would disappear into thin air.
Agriculture has a ve... Read more
In this session, delegates would have an opportunity to learn of available successful models that can be replicated. In essence we would want to see delegates creativity and imagination stretched to see possibilities of opportunities in their fields on climate Smart Agriculture.
After the Session we would want delegates :
Ø To build resilient and capacity for agricultural and food systems in order to adapt and adopt to climate change
Ø To understand how to reduce greenhouse gases in order to meet national food security and global Sustainable development goals
Knowing the weight and significance of youth involvement in Agriculture and previous low uptake of Agribusiness projects; this session is programmed in a manner that would promote agribusiness investment, networking... Read more
In a few days to come, over 400 delegates, investors, academicians and agriculture experts would convene at safari park Hotel Nairobi to explore Climate Smart Agriculture and how it would affect Global food security. Such events are critical now than ever because the impending food crisis requires urgent sustainable interventions from all stakeholders.
Of importance to note should be the significance of events like this Network day, given that there is no man knows enough about any worth while subject to entitle them to feel that they have the last word on that subject; there is need for people to come together through strategic partnership and collaboration to put their efforts in seeking solutions.
The network day will boost the concept of Mastermind phenomenon especially in Agribusiness. This concept was advanced by Napoleon Hill in his book the Laws of Success, in the book he opi... Read more
The world population is estimated to be over 9 billion by 2050 with the greatest challenge being food insecurity. With this encroaching danger, efforts by global bodies led by the United Nations to solve the problem have been enhanced. However, I am afraid the effort is not bearing fruits as expected.
Of importance to me is the role of youth in establishing sustainable and resilient agricultural projects. Resilience happens when we are able to put a human face to development interventions- FAO. According to Africa Agenda 2063, Youth and women have been given a prominent role in establishing and sustaining economies in Africa through agriculture. This has also been echoed by the United Nation.
Although there exist new valuable knowledge, technology and skills to help in enhancing productivity in agriculture; either adoption rate has been slow or communication of information has failed.
While attending a con... Read more
Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke) is pleased to announce the following end of year offer.
Course Name: Project Cycle Management Training Workshop
Date: 13th -16th December 2017
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Cost: USD 275
Registration closes on 04/12/2017
Background to the Workshop
Every year, Asset Africa holds a much discounted training workshop as an appreciation to the continued partnership to our clients. Accordingly, participants to the four day project Cycle training Workshop will pay less than half of the normal workshop costs. What is even more, organizations sponsoring more than one staff get extra discounts.
The ability of a project to effectively deliver on expected outcomes is dependent on the integrity of its design, the environment in which it is being implemented and the presence of relevant skills among project implementation teams.
.Moreover, the highly evolving environments in which projects are designed, implemented an... Read more
Africa's largest spectacle and business platform in agribusiness incubation, the African Agribusiness Conference and Expo will be held again in Dakar, Senegal for another 3 days of pure business from 7th to 9th March, 2018.
High on the agenda is the role of agribusiness incubation and thematic side-events addressing existing bottlenecks to agribusiness development in Africa with the guiding theme of “Turning Science into Business.”
Like the inaugural edition, the second Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day will be hosted by the youth at the centre with all events tailor-made for the youth.
From 450 delegates in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015 to 900 in Accra Ghana 2016, this business boosting spectacle is calling for more seats to accommodate the demand come March 2018 in Dakar.
For the official invitation, conference concept, program and online registration please visit www.africaain.info
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I have read through a report prepared after SNV’s Smart water for Agriculture (SWA) learning event that took place on 18 September 2017 in Nairobi Kenya; it is clear new technologies in water harvesting, storage, and usage would lead to transformation of lives. This new knowledge and technologies if embraced would lead to eradication of poverty and ensure food security.
In the report one thing is evident – change of tact in SWA programs is necessary if we have to achieve SDGs No. 1,2 &13 . According to National irrigation Board (NIB) in Kenya, The government is re-looking into policies that have existed on irrigation, which have not borne fruits with intention of instituting changes. In fact the government is now seeking to empower and encourage private sector as strategic partners to take a bigger role in spearheading smart Water Agriculture technologies and practices.
Given that Agriculture is a devolved function in Ken... Read more