AgriProFocus Kenya

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.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 31 minutes ago

Hello everyone, I am SHEMA Thierry Kevin from Rwanda and am 20 years old. I hold my high school diploma in Mathematics,Chemistry and Biology, and I am designation in Agriprofocus Rwanda and I would like to start my owner small business of animals husband ( pigs) and their relevant such as fertilizers in this year of 2018 in Musanze district.


Am very happy to join Agriprofocus network!!!!!!!! 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 hours ago

Big Bite: Food Sustainability in Cities

Urbanization is growing at an alarming rate.

How are cities coping with feeding their populations?

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Twitterchat! Be part of the conversation by following @TR_Foundation and #GoodFoodMedia on Twitter.

The online discussion will include topics such as:

• Infrastructure

• Waste

• Urban farming

• Nutritional value and food miles

• Food deserts and processed food

• Urban food security and policy

This chat is part of the Food Sustainability Media Award project.

The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to recognise excellence in reporting and communicating issues relating to the great food paradoxes of our time:

• Hunger & Obesity

• Food & Fuel

• Starvation & Waste

Applications are open until May 31, 2018!

Find out more: www.goodfoodmediaaward.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 3 hours ago

Job Oriented skills are becoming highly essential in the development industry especially in Monitoring and Evaluation.

Register today for a comprehensive training in M&E.

View more Project Management Courses https://bit.ly/2m7vreB

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Posted 3 hours ago

Visit our websites and Register for our courses.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 7 hours ago

Call for Concept Papers for Potential Private Sector Partners 

Kenya Feed the Future – Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity  

Program Background 

The Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity (KCDMSD) is a five-year (Oct 2017– Sept 2022) program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It is funded as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative that helps to increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya. 

The project is being implemented by RTI International. It is operational in 12 counties including; Kitui, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Kisumu, Siaya, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga. The applicant need not be located within one of these counties but must be in a position to work with, sell to, or buy from, the population located within those counties. The Activity will focus on strengthening the followin

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Simeon Lumbe This is great, I would only request they include Oranges as well

6 hours 37 min ago

Dorina Prech Hello Simon, it may be worth writing to RTI directly to see if there is a possibility of including oranges as well. The email is provided above. 

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Simeon Lumbe Thanks Dori, am doing that

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Posted By in PAINT for Youth
Posted 7 hours ago

First PAINT-Y Expo planned in 2018! 

The first ever Promoting Agribusiness Investment Networking and Trade for Youth (PAINT-Y) is being organised to take place in the next few months. 

The Expo will seek to bring together young agri-entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses; government, development partners, and investors looking for investable and innovative youth-led agri-entreprises to invest in and support. 

Target

The Expo is targeting 250+ Young agri-entrepreneurs (age 18 – 35) with at least two year old agri-enterprises; and 50+ stakeholders supporting young agri-entrepreneurs.

What to expect at the Expo 

> An entrepreneur Showcase

>Multiple B2B and B2C meetings intended to open new business opportunities and networks

  for young agri-entrepreneurs. 

>Series of interactive formats including panel discussions, round-tables and presentations.

Stay tuned as we finalise on the dates of this event. 


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04

Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK

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  04 June 2018 - 09:00 to 08 June 2018 - 04:30
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Indepth Research Services- IRES would like to invite you to a high impact training in Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK and Kobo Toolbox Course to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 04th to 08th June 2018

Event: Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK and Kobo Toolbox Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 04th – 08th June 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

This five-day course is aimed at providing an overview of results-based monitoring and evaluation methods with practical applications of tools and methods. This course will provide participants with M&E tools, techniques and resources needed for planning, organizing, and/or managing programs and projects. Through exercises and group work, participants will learn the links between results-based measurement, monitoring and program evaluation. Time will be allotted for practical exercises and informal question and answer sessions around common M&E problem areas. Participants will also be pr

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East African Agriculture News Magazine


I would like to inform you that the East African Agriculture news is busy compiling the July/September edition and in this edition we are running a special feature scheduled stories on;-

1. Biotechnology & Technology Development

2. The Farmers’ Guide

3. Poultry Focus

4. Animal Husbandry

5. Food Safety, Food Security and Nutrition

6. Agribusiness & Farm Management

We are hereby inviting your company to showcase your products and services in this special edition to key decision makers in the agriculture sector by either advertising or editorial input in this issue.

We feel this publication would be a good vehicle for your media and marketing campaigns since you are an essential service provider to the Agricultures.Kindly refer to the attached media kit for 2018 rates and other relevant information.

Your response will be fully appreciated.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Regards,




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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 20 hours ago

Am an organic farmer and am thinking seriously of adding cricket farming to my list. I need more information to take up this venture

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Simeon, you can use the search bar above to find relevant info on cricket farming. Good luck!

8 hours 39 min ago

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Upcoming Agricultural Trainings

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  30 April 2018 - 09:00 to 04 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Food Security Policies Formulation and Implementation Course (30th April to 04th May 2018)

Food security policies are developed to nurture the development of a food secure state in which all of its citizens are hunger-free, healthy and benefit from the food systems that impact their lives. The policies also affirms the commitment to supporting sustainable food systems that provide people with high quality food, employment, and that also contribute to the long-term well-being of the environment.

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Agriculture, Innovation and Technology Course (30th April to 04thMay 2018)

The livelihoods of the world’s poor rise and fall with the fate of agriculture. Enhancing the ability of smallholders to connect with the knowledge, networks, and institutions necessary to improve their productivity, food security, and employment opportunities is a fundamental development challenge.

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Crop Biotechnology Course (30th April to 04th May 2018)

Biotechnology refers to various tech

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04

Agriculture Statistics Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  04 June 2018 - 09:00 to 06 June 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services

Event: Agriculture Statistics Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 04th – 06th June 2018

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INTRODUCTION

There is the need to establish the frameworks to address intensively the lack of capacity to meet data requirements as defined in a recommended minimum set of agricultural statistics. The frameworks address the need for agricultural statistics to go beyond the traditional farm level data about production to data used to monitor the role of the agricultural sector in food security, environmental sustainability, and a driver for poverty reduction.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Relevant officials from national statistical offices, the ministry of agriculture, livestock and fisheries, farmers and other agricultural managers. Other officials who deal with agriculture activities and statistics are highly encouraged to attend.

DURATION

3 Days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the Importance of Agriculture statistics in the current

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aug
07

Symposium- Best Practises to improve nutrition in drylands

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 August 2018 to 09 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Arusha, Tanzania

World Vision Tanzania, ECHO East Africa and Amaranth Institute are jointly organizing a symposium on Best practices to improve nutrition in drylands.

The public is cordially invited to join this important symposium which offers a valuable time of learning, information sharing and networking for those working and serving in dryland areas especially in the East Africa Region.

Symposium Fees
Registering is done simply online. The cost of registering for the Symposium is $175 USD or equivalent per person. This covers three mid-day meals, morning and afternoon teas, a banquet on the closing evening, and all materials.. It does not include accommodation or other meals during the week. Please note that spouses of a paying delegate will only be charged $100 USD equivalent. Payment may be made online in advance using the following link for registering OR payment may be made at the door on the 6th August, 2018 in the afternoon or 7th August, 2018 in the morning. If you wish to pay at the door, check th

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Posted By in Horticulture
Posted 17 April 2018 at 12:50

Greetings everyone. I am very happy to join this network. I am a budding urban farmer from Nairobi. I have ventured into organic strawberry farming for the local market. I look forward to learning more about farming and about agribusiness as I come from a different discipline.

warm regards Pauline

Anne Marie Kortleve Welcome Pauline! 

1 day 7 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 16 April 2018 at 05:31

Hello, my name is Ruby Ross CEO and MD of organic agri product distribution in the Pilippines, we are currently looking for distribution partners across the globe for our latest Japanese Technology Microbial Inoculant for Farming crops, aquaculture, poultry and livestock including waste management. Please find below product flier. Kindly email us at rrmaribao35@gmail.com or contact us at whatsapp line +639499942114 should you be interested in this venture. Thank you. God Bless. I am currently in Nigeria expanding market, you may also reach me at +2348183002288. you may also check our facebook page: www.facebook.com/classnuniqueglobal Hope to hear from you! 

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear ruby ross maribao, thanks for sharing the opportunity with us!As i see you are normally working in west Africa, so are you also interested to run your business in east Africa?

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:51

Magazine Making Gender Work: cultivating diversity

Last Friday at our network event, AgriProFocus together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agrifood sector. 

This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? By sharing the views of experts from all four sides of the Dutch Diamond, we hope to inspire you to start or further develop gender sensitivity in your work.

This magazine, as a representation of our network, would not have been possible without the contribution of our members. Thank you all for sharing your insights, your experiences and your stories!

You can find the online version of the magazine HERE

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Caroline for sharing the Magzine. 

1 day 3 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 April 2018 at 09:57

Agroforestry Kenya is registered in Kenya as Agroforestry Association of Kenya (AAK). It is a registered national umbrella platform that brings together farmers’ organizations promoting and practicing agroforestry. The primary clients of the organization are the farmers particularly the small scale producers. The platform also brings together individual professionals and value chain actors promoting the agroforestry science, extension and practice in the country. Agroforestry Kenya partners with institutions/organizations whose objectives include advancing the course of Agroforestry in the country and around the world for effective Agroforestry value chains development. Agroforestry refers to the land-use systems and technologies where woody perennials are deliberately used on the same land-management units with agricultural crops and/or animals. In agroforestry systems there are both ecological and economic interactions between the different components. It is a dynamic, ecologically based, nat

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 12 April 2018 at 08:31

Myanmar youth present innovative business ideas at Agrifood Bootcamp Showcase event

On Friday, April 6, we successfully hosted the Agrifood Bootcamp Showcase Event in Nay Pyi Taw. The Showcase event was the closing of the Agrifood Bootcamp. 5 groups of highly talented Myanmar youth impressed the audience and the highlevel jury with their innovative business solutions for agrifood challenges in Myanmar.

An exciting training program

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project organized by AgriProFocus Myanmar in collaboration with the Dutch agribusiness companies and organizations De Heus, East West Seed, Agriterra, Fresh Studio and ICCO Cooperation. Together, we supported Myanmar youth between 18 and 35 to participate in an exciting week long training program from April 2 to 6. We selected a talented and extremely motivated group of 40 participants with diverse backgrounds: Students from 5 different universities, young professionals and agri-entrepreneurs.

They learned about the daily affairs of agr

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Kay Thwe Moe - Thanks a lot

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Mugisha Richard Waoo! this is great news. Congratulations Myanmar

6 days 6 hours ago

may
28

Establishing & strengthening farmer

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 May 2018 - 09:00 to 01 June 2018 - 15:00
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Event: Establishing and strengthening farmer organizations Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 28th May– 1st June 2018

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INTRODUCTION

Farmers’ organization’s-FOs represent farmers’ own interests. They have emerged as a result of Farmers own, real expressed needs. They are effective channels of communication between the member-farmers. Without them, a situation of isolated voices would arise, that lack coordination and general power to affect the behavior of agricultural service providers. Farmer organizations therefore need to be strengthened. FO’s for instance do not have access to diverse sources of income, in some instances, there are no core cultural or economic activities that bind their members, FO’s in certain instances do not have access to capacity-building support, they sometimes operate in unfriendly institutional environment (lack of supportive legislat

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Value Chain Development and Market Linkage

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 May 2018 - 09:00 to 01 June 2018 - 15:00
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Event: Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 28th May– 1st June 2018

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INTRODUCTION

A value chain describes the full range of activities that are required to bring a product or service from conception, through the intermediary phases of production and delivery to final consumers, and final disposal after use. In agriculture, it can be thought of as a set of processes and flows from the inputs to production to processing, marketing and to the final the consumer. This includes activities such as design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer.

This training course aims at guiding participants towards development of sustainable value chains.

DURATION

5 days.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, se

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 10 April 2018 at 11:37

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