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.



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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries

Posted 18 October 2018 at 08:12

nov
13

EuroTier 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  13 November 2018 - 09:00 to 16 November 2018 - 18:00
  Hanover, Germany

Visit our stand at EuroTier, the world's leading trade fair for animal production. EuroTier provides a comprehensive overview of innovative technology, services and genetics for modern animal husbandry. It will further focus on farm inputs especially for livestock farmers, i.e. relevant equipment and technology – such as milking machines, cooling tanks and related equipment.

Meet Agripoort in Hall 13 stand B24 (Rind: Melk- und Kühltechnik)



nov
19

Resilient Livelihoods Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018 - All Day Event
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Event Details: Resilient Livelihoods Training 

INTRODUCTION

Secure livelihoods are characterized by households that have different activities within the community that provide income, shelter, and other factors to ensure their well-being. This ensures that the society has adequate resources to fall back on in times of need.

Livelihood security can be promoted through improving diversity and security of resources, skills, and technologies that are available to agricultural communities. This training event is therefore intended to enable households, communities, and countries build resilience so as to strengthen their ability to manage change by maintaining or transforming their living standards in the face of shocks or stresses without compromising their long-term prospects.

DURATION

5 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Gain basic skills in livelihoods.
  • Improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the rural poor.
  • Acquire knowledge on agricultural livelihoods.

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nov
19

Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Trainin

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018 - All Day Event
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Event Details: Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Training

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and disasters are directly related; therefore, institutions dealing with food and nutrition security should be prepared for such adversities and device means to respond. Relief aid institutions also play part in maintenance of food and nutrition security in emergencies by providing relief aid. Food aid is all about providing food and related assistance to tackle hunger, either in emergency situations, or to help with deeper, longer-term hunger alleviation and achieve food security. Thus, this training programme is designed to enable participants to gain skills on how to prepare, measure, and respond to nutrition emergencies to sustain food security.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, fundin

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nov
19

Value Chain Development Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  19 November 2018 to 23 November 2018 - All Day Event
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Event Details: Value Chain Development Training

INTRODUCTION

A value chain can is a set of linked activities that work to add value to a product. It consists of actors and actions that improve a product while linking commodity producers to processor sand markets. In agriculture, this includes activities such as product design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer.

A market linkage is comprised of one or more organizations that facilitate end to end integration of the entire supply chain, it provides necessary infrastructure, supply inputs, provide capacity building and by back the finished products This training programme is therefore designed to help the farmers and all other stakeholders in agriculture to develop sustainable value chains.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Learn basic skills in value chains.
  • Understand the need for connecting farmers to market.
  • Under

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 18 October 2018 at 07:43

Stakeholder meeting PAINT-Y!

AgriProFocus, Kenya in collaboration with Kenerava Group will today hold a stakeholders meeting on Youth in Agribusiness and how they can harness opportunities for collective action for scale and impact. The aim of the meeting is to share insights from the scan done by AgriFocus on the status of Kenyan youth in Agribusiness, provide a platform for youths in agribusiness to share their struggles, successes and the role of stakeholders in creating an effective support ecosystem for youth to thrive and grow. Lastly, there will be a launch of PAINT-Y, a platform that uniquely puts youth in the driving seat of their agenda. PAINT-Y aims to Inspire, Connect and facilitate Collaboration.

The meeting will be held at Dusit D2- 14Riverside Drive from 4 p.m to 7.30 p.m. You can also follow the conversation on twitter using the hashtags #PAINTY #PAINTY2018 #AgribusinessTalk254

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 18 October 2018 at 06:57

Morning all,

this is Christian Hülsebusch of the German Instiutute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL) in Witzenhausen Germany www.ditsl.org - working since a long time with partners in Kenyan research oprganisations Egerton University, Nairobi University, Kenya Museums and others. Our main topics are dryland based livestock systems in Northern Kenya (mainly Marsabit County) and Smallholder Dairy Develpment mainly in Nakuru County. In this context we follo a value chain and agri-business development approach and this is why I have registered to AgriProFocus

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 17 October 2018 at 10:12

Hello,

I am interested in   farming   chilli  for  export. Kindly  link  me   to  horticulture  exporters  buying  chillis  from  farmers.


regards,


Virginia

oct
30

Boost Better Business Program

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  30 October 2018 to 31 October 2018 - All Day Event
  KEPSA, Shelter Afrique Bdg, Mamlaka Road

Do you want to know how sustainable and inclusive your business/organisation operates? 

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BOOST YOUR BUSINESS

➢ with a FULL ASSESSMENT

➢ and ASSISTANCE ON IMPROVEMENT PLAN with

➢ 4 DAYS OF TRAINING and 6 MONTHS of improvement.


The programme will be run through 2 tailormade workshops on: 30th & 31st October 2018

B Lab East Africa and Sustainable Inclusive Business Kenya created the B3 Programme for you.

The key elements of the programme:

1. General insights on the why, what and how of inclusive businesses

2. Provide a full impact assessment of your business on Governance, Community, Customer engagement, Workers and Environment using the B impact assessment tool in 2 workshop days.

3. Receive a full improvement report to start with a focused improvement plan.

4. 2 day Improvement plan workshop that will define areas of improvement and outline clear goals; tailor made assistance to roll out your improvement plan

5. Become an awarded champion by February 2019 w

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 16 October 2018 at 03:29

Main Factors Affecting Manure Composting Process

◆ Carbon-nitrogen ratio

◆ Moisture content

◆ Temperature

◆ Ventilation for oxygen

◆ pH value

◆ Particle size of manure composting

In a word, it is quite essential to compost livestock and poultry manure properly before using them into crops and plants. In order to make manure compost faster and better, people also need to know the main factors affecting manure composting and fermentation process. Besides, for commercial and large scale composting business, professional compost turner machine is also of the essence in virtue of its outstanding turning efficiency, accelerating composting process significantly.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 15 October 2018 at 10:29

I have spotted an opportunity  of Value chain development to help rural farmers. There are needed structures in place, but unused.  Is possible to find a wiling partners to develop the proposal  and seek funding? The target beneficiaries are women and youth. Can provide more details.

Eugene Ndwiga Let's engage further on this.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 October 2018 at 08:56

Share your idea on World Food Day live from anywhere via Skype or FaceTime live broadcast on www.i4nature.world 

For more information ; WWW.I4NATURE.WORLD

Daniel Mechale world food day should have celebrated by creating food access with youth.

5 days 20 hours ago

MUBARAK INUWA When a day is set aside,to deliberate on food production globally, it is indeed a time to describe on the modern food sustainability and security.The poor nations of the world, are the ones who suffer the scourge of hunger and starvation perhaps due to lack of required quantities of food and nutrition productions.Green revolution policies are always being urged to be adopted in order to produce HYV.To supplement the unfertilized soil food production.Also, livestock productions, there is a great need for the industrialised nations to embark on research work to come with improved variety of animal husbandry.

5 days 16 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 12 October 2018 at 06:55

SNV Ethiopia shares dairy practice briefs and training manuals from EDGET


SNV places high priority on internal and external learning and knowledge development on inclusive dairy value chain. 

In the case of the EDGET project (Enhancing Dairy Sector Growth in Ethiopia 2013-2017) the learning and knowledge strategy involved: 

EDGET

  • joined and became an active member of the livestock platform and Livestock Task Force;
  • organised dairy good practice events at woreda and zonal levels;
  • participated in various technical working groups and multi-stakeholder meetings to contribute to cross-organisational learning, collaboration and knowledge sharing;
  • facilitated exposure and learning visits;
  • developed and disseminated extension related and good practice materials in dairy production, processing, marketing and development;
  • shared the knowledge materials organising events.

The project developed and disseminated nine practice briefs, eight farmer extension materials and nine extension training manuals u

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nov
26

Training - Agricultural Value Chain  Devel..

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 November 2018 - 09:00 to 30 November 2018 - 17:00
  Nairobi

Register as an Individual | Register as a Group

Indepth Research Services welcomes you to attend our International Training workshop on Agricultural Value Chain Development and Market Linkages. This course takes participants through among other things the development of sustainable value chains.

Join us by registering for this scheduled training. The training will also give you an opportunity to meet and network with other actors various actors from national governments, UN partners and NGOs across the world, whose work informs the policies and programmes that WFP and its partners adopt in order to fight hunger in different circumstances.


Modules Covered:

· Introduction to Value Chain Development

· Value Chain Project Design Overview

· Risk Identification and Management in Value Chains

· Strengths & Constraints Analysis in Value Chains

· Gender Engagement in Value Chains

View more modules on our website


Venu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 11 October 2018 at 07:06

10 Amazing Fish Farming Facts That You Should Know!

Fish farming and aquaponics are gaining popularity rapidly because of the increasing demands of protein and health benefits of fish. If we depend on wild fish alone, most of our fish will be gone by the year 2050 if we don’t start aquaponic fishing. But many of us don’t know some of the facts about fish farming or fish farmers. In case you don’t have an idea of how a fish farmer works, here are some facts about fish farming given below.

Fact #1: Fish is a major source of protein for over one billion people around the world, especially in the developing countries. In America, the awareness of protein from fish consumption and other health benefits from fish and fish farming is rapidly growing, making fish farming a profitable business.

Fact #2: Over 70% of the world’s wild fish stock has been exploited or depleted due to over fishing, and therefore, fish farming or aquacultured fish has become a necessity, which is quickly stepping up

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 October 2018 at 08:56

A Lucky iron fish for everyone?

Business opportunities & “wacky” solutions for strengthening nutrition at the BoP

What can be done to support the consumption of more healthy food products by the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries, the people at the so-called “Bottom of the Pyramid” (BoP)? That is an urgent challenge, given the fact that globally 155 million children are still stunted, 52 million children are wasted, and 2 billion people lack key nutrients like iron and vitamin A1


This challenge is addressed by several actors in these countries and their international partners. Small, medium and larger enterprises from different sectors are those who use market-based solutions to produce, distribute and sell nutritious food products to consumers. In addition, NGOs and the public sector also contribute to tackling the different forms of malnutrition, including in countries with emergencies.


An event in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on October 4, 2018, facilitated

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 10 October 2018 at 08:03

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: BLOCKCHAIN USE CASES IN AGRICULTURE

CTA: The objective of this call is to support the implementation of blockchain use cases addressing the agri-food sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries, in order to contribute to its transformation.

A maximum of six grants will be awarded. The maximum amount that will be allocated to a winning proposal is Euro 60,000.

Applications must be submitted by email address by Monday 12 November 2018 @ 23:59 Netherlands time.

The subject heading of the email must bear the title “Blockchain use cases in Agriculture in African, the Caribbean and Pacific countries - Call for Proposals". Projects can be submitted in English or French.

Applicants may send questions by email no later than 21 days before the deadline for receipt of applications to: Ken Lohento, Senior ICT4Ag Programme Coordinator, CTA: lohento@cta.int. Only inquiries (and NOT proposals) will be sent to that address. The email to which proposals will be sent is i

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 9 October 2018 at 08:38

Internship Opportunity at Technical Centre of Agriculture (CTA)

(Deadline for applications: 21 October 2018)

CTA is looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented intern to support the ICT4Ag team.

Internship background

CTA has an opening for an intern within the Policies, Markets and ICTs (PMI) Programme. The successful candidate will support Youth Entrepreneurship and ICT for agriculture initiatives within the ICT4Ag team.

Duties & responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the ICT4Ag team leader, the intern will assist in the following activities:

Support the implementation of activities relating to youth, entrepreneurship, ICTs and agriculture including the following projects:

-AgriHack Talent initiative which supports ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in Agriculture;

-The “Youth Economic Empowerment in Agribusiness in Kenya (VijaBiz) project;

-The Ideal Burkina project which enables delivery of digital services to young farmers and agripreneurs in -Burkina Faso;

-Blockchain

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Sylvie UWIHEREKEJE I would like to apply in this internship

1 week 1 day ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Sylvie, this is a what we call one chance in a life!I would encourage to try your best and apply this opportunity!

6 days 22 hours ago

Sylvie UWIHEREKEJE Dear Thacien, Firstly, thanks for your encouragement ,i'm  going to try my best to apply and i think you will help me to get it because All request we need, I have it.

6 days 19 hours ago