AgriProFocus Kenya

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

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.

We offer:

Linking:

+ 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

Learning:

+ Innovation & Learning Labs
+ Newsletters
+ Agribusiness Monitor

Leadership:

+ 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


Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 16 hours ago

Do you wish to be part of 1000 young leaders to develop innovative solutions for UN SDGs? Here is the chance for you; go to www.unleash.org and apply for this opportunity. #UNLEASHLAB2018 


feb
01

Unveiling Rift valley's Black Gold on 1st & 2nd Feb 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  01 February 2018 to 02 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Kipkelion Coffee Mill Fort Ternan, Kericho & Kapkiyai Cooperative Society, Tinderet Nandi Hills

Fairtrade Africa in partnership with Solidaridad and Fairtrade Foundation will introduce and sell FOR THE FIRST time in Kenya Coffee grown and sold by our smallholder mothers and daughters from Kabng'etuny & Kapkiyai Women in Coffee Associations in Kericho and Nandi Counties respectively - called ZAWADI COFFEE. We shall also unveil Rift valley's hidden gem from 32 coffee cooperative societies affiliated to Kipkelion District Union Coffee Mill for sale in Kenya - called KIPKELION UNION CHAMPION COFFEE! These two products have been developed jointly with the coffee farmers and host communities towards adding value to a crop traditionally destined for export under a a 3-year Fairtrade Africa's project called 'Growing Women in Coffee' (March 2015 -February 2018) funded by The Big Lottery Fund, Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission, Jersey Overseas Aid Commission and Dutch Postcode Lottery. We invite all to celebrate with us as we make history in Kenya! Fairtrade Africa in partnership with Solid

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 03:25

Nominations for the 2018 Africa Food Prize now open!

Deadline 15th May 2018

Seize this opportunity to recognise and celebrate an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives and deserves this preeminent award. Nominations must be received no later than Tuesday 15 May, 2018.

https://www.africafoodprize.org/

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks for sharing with us Janine Schoeman!

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feb
28

PARTNER UP! EVENT

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 February 2018, 09:00-15:00
  Azure Hotel, Nairobi

Young Africans are shaking up agriculture with new ideas and sky-high ambition, making agribusiness the next dominant employment generator for the millennials despite the effects caused by climate change. Younger generation are harnessing new techniques and experimenting with ways to add value with various agricultural products.However this efforts are being faced by a number of challenges.

There exists a myriad of good initiatives aimed at generating employment for youth in agribusiness among various stakeholders. However, these initiatives face huge challenges that prevent them from generating the number of jobs needed to meet the increasing demand.

In February 2018 in Nairobi ICCO Cooperation is convening a Partner Up event with the theme: Youth Agribusiness4Growth. The event aims at convening the public, private institutions and development donors/partners to deliberate and develop a shared commitment on how to bridge the gaps holding back youth innovation agribusiness.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 12:03

Call: International Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials Seed Money Projects (SMPs) 2018

Seed Money Projects serve to initiate (or act as the ‘seed’ for) international partnerships for Dutch SMEs in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors. The creation of a consortium is key in this. The objective is to contribute to the sustainable development of a local agricultural and/or horticultural system. This is conditional on the participation of a local problem owner (a business and/or government) able to point to a demand and necessity for the project. A Seed Money Project results in an international partnership feasibility business model. A good business model is managed and supported by business and must be capable of ‘tempting’ other potential candidate consortium members to participate and thus contribute to international system solutions in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors.

Applications and explanatory notes

Applicatio

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Theophile HATEGEKIMANA This seems to be not clear and most of links are not in english. Would you attach the application form if it exists in english or provide more explanation please?

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Nicole Metz Dear Theophile, thanks for your feedback. The original source of this information is a mix of Dutch and English text indeed. Please note that the 3 links at the bottom of the page I refer to are in English. So just click on those. The 'indieningsformulier' link includes the English application form. I try to copy it here: http://topsectortu.nl/sites/topsectortu.nl/files/files/SMP%202018%20project%20application%20form%20(1).docx

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Theophile HATEGEKIMANA Thanks dear Nicole Metz

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Alem Greiling Thanks so much Nicole Metz. I am so happy at least that there is an interest to   support  on Agri and  food

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 10:02

Digital 4 development prize Belgium (deadline feb 1)

French here: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/fr

Everyone with an innovative idea or success story about digitisation for development can participate in the Prize D4D.  From February 15 2018 onwards, the public can vote for its favourite success stories via the online voting system. Both in the category 'iStartUp' (innovative idea) and the category 'iStandOut' (success story), the jury nominates three initiatives and one of them is selected as the winner. In the category 'iChoose', a third winner is chosen online by the public.  All 3 winners will receive their prizes at the award ceremony in the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren.


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Posted 19 January 2018 at 09:37

OUR FRESH & DRY PRODUCE EXPORTS:

1. Ginger Fresh
2. Ginger Powder
3. Ginger Dry
4. Cinnamon (Leaves, Bark, and Powder)
5. Banana's (Hot Meal)
6. Banana's (Apple)
7. Banana's (Cavendish)
8. Mangoes
9. Oranges
10. Tangerine
11. Passion Fruits
12. Soursop
13. French Beans
14. Garden Eggs (White)
15. Chilli
16. Coffee Beans Roasted & Raw (Arabica & Robusta)
17. Sugar Beans
18. Soya beans
19 Sugar Cane
20: Soursop herbal tea
21: Sweet Potatoe
22.Ground nuts
23. Irish Potatoes
24. Yams
25. Tamarind
26. Pineapple (Kayene Soft)
27. Beetroot
28. Lime (Green small lemon)
29. Herbs (Prunus Africana)
30. Moringa (Leaves, Powder, Seeds)
31. Kalera
32. Un-refined salt
33. Hibiscus
34. Honey
35. Beans
36. Corn
37. Onions
38. Wheat
39. Sesame Seeds (White)
40. Cocoa Beans
41. Vanilla (Fresh & Dry)
42. Ovacadoes
43. Mung Beans (Kidney beans white & Red)
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Posted 19 January 2018 at 08:55

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 19 January 2018 at 07:15

ONLINE DISCUSSION: Sensitizing Youth in Agribusiness on Quality, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards as a key driver for Market development

From the internet, TV or journals and newspapers we receive a constant stream of information about health risks associated with the food we eat. Food arrives in every home from all over the world and it is a sensitive commodity. It can be affected by contamination from microbes, heavy metals and toxins which get to the food inadvertently through poor hygiene, or it can be tampered with intentionally via food fraud. Everything that finds its way into food, if not used correctly, can be dangerous. Food additives, intentionally put into food to facilitate production, Residues of pesticides, used to protect plants against pests that may ruin our harvest and cause famines and Residues of veterinary drugs used in animal production.

Population growth, animal health and climate change are important issues affecting our food supply and as the United Nations f

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 18 January 2018 at 10:51

#HackAgainstHunger

Develop your ideas into tech solutions to ensure food security and end hunger!

Do you have an idea to ensure food security, decrease malnutrition or prevent famine? Join the #HackAgainstHunger !

75% of the world's poor live in rural areas and 2.5 billion people derive their livelihoods from agriculture. However, low agricultural productivity, poor transportation systems and limited policies affect their production and agriculture trade. Today, more than 800 million people worldwide are undernourished, while more than a billion tons of food never make it to the table.

This is exactly where solutions are crucially needed to develop new sustainable agricultural practices, support small-scale and family farmers and allow them equal access to land, technology and markets.

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks for sharing with Didier MUYIRAMYE!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2018 at 02:39


Student Video Competition on food supply (deadline April 1, 2018)
  


Dear All,

IUFoST (www.IUFoST.org) presently organizing the 19th IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress from October 23 -27. 2018 in Mumbai, India. To stimulate the young generation’s interested in improving the Food Supply in a sustainable way on a local but also global level a Student Video Competition has been initiated for the >IUFoST ROSE SPIESS AWARD FOR A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SUPPLY<</p>

We invite students from all scientific areas around the globe to think about possible improvements of the food chain, develop strategies and visualize their ideas in a video, alone or together with friends and colleagues. Details on the Competition are attached, see especially >Information – IUFoST< . The attached information are also accessible in the Internet under >IUFoST Rose Spiess Award< (3 Documents: Information - IUFoST; Form - IUFoST; Proposal Form - IUFoST). The best videos will be awarded, besides the recognition of presenting an important idea to improve the food supply chain the winners will receive e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2018 at 09:28

FoodStars’ first accelerator for innovative startups in horti-tech is now open for applications!

FoodStars was founded for three reasons: the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector’s wish to work with international startups, its challenge to adapt high-tech innovations to the context of upcoming markets, where the need for innovation is high, and last but not least, its commitment to contribute to food security and the world’s Sustainable Development Goals. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate your startup in a very short time to maximize your market opportunity. 


Read here why you should apply for our program: http://foodstars.net/accelerator/#application  

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing  this Pedro!  A very nice opportunity for start-ups in horticulture, I'll promote this call within our networks.

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CoELIB Call for Agribusiness Incubation in the Livestock Value Chain

CoELIB stands for the Centre of Excellence in Livestock Innovation and Business and has its origins in an initiative that focused on strengthening capacity for participatory management of indigenous livestock to encourage agricultural innovation and business in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa.

One of the key tasks of this initiative was to establish a multipurpose centre that would foster innovation and business development in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa.

CoELIB has now redefined itself and broaden its cope and simply referred to CoELIB. The business part of the centre operates CoELIB Incubar, a multisectorindependent incubator that Innovates, Invests and Incubates.

CoELIB Incubar focuses on countries in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa. Recently a physical location was opened in Malawi close to the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The desired end-state from the perspective of CoELIB Incubar is a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that empowers, provid

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Posted 17 January 2018 at 07:50

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 16 January 2018 at 02:08

New Call for Proposals January 2018 

Deadline for submission of these proposals is 6th February 2018 at 11:59 PM (East Africa Time).

The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Kenya is pleased to invite applications to its first Innovation Accelerator call for proposals 2018!

The goal of GAIN’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program is to increase the production, marketing, and availability of more safe and nutritious foods by promoting innovation and catalysing private sector engagement. It does this through improving access to knowledge, networks, technical assistance and funding by means of the following strategies: a) A Community of Practice for knowledge and networking; b) Innovation Accelerator to evaluate and provide advanced financial support and technical services to businesses showing the greatest potential for positive nutritional impact and business strength and; c) links eligible businesses with potential investors for further investment.

The application should be complet

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing this call Jillian! Dorina Prech, can we promote this through our social media channels as well?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 16 January 2018 at 12:44

Circular Economy : Strategic reasons why we should make it work Globally.

The effort to find global solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) should be urgent in 2018 than it has never been. Given the rapid growth of world population and the shrinking economic fortunes,unsustainable food production coupled with unstable political environment in most developing countries, call for change of habits and strategies in seeking solution to persistent social problems the world faces today is mandatory. The challenges we face have been created and build over time; in deed the world reluctance to solve them accelerated their compound interest, these social evils as Daniel Goleman calls them in his book Focus can be solved but again as Albert Einstein opines “ We cannot solve our current problems with the same level of thinking that created them.” Hence we need new thinking.

This new thinking in my opinion, just like many other thinkers have indicated lies in embracing Circular

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 15 January 2018 at 12:46

REPORT AND ANALYSIS OF UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE 2017 (COP23), BONN GERMANY.

Tajiel Urioh | urioh@thegreenicon.org

The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was convened in Bonn, Germany from 6th to 17th November 2017 under the Fiji Presidency to build upon the pledge of action established at COP22 Marrakech, and to emphasize the need for solid progress toward a 1.5-degree Celsius scenario, the goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change (COP21 Paris).

Pre-2020 Ambition

The African Group emphasize that agriculture plays the central role in the economic and social development of its people, since the mentioned priorities for Africa and its communities in Pre-2020 Climate Action are to: ensure food security; eradicate poverty and enhance soci

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 January 2018 at 09:31

2018 IUFoST STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION

The IUFoST World Food Congress Student Video Competition is being conducted in conjunction with the 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology (World Food Congress), taking place in Mumbai, India, from October 23-27, 2018. More information on the World Food Congress can be found at IUFoST2018.com. IUFoST is delighted to announce that this competition is newly named: "IUFoST Rose Spiess Award For A Sustainable Food Supply".

Food science and technology plays an important role of ensuring the health and wellbeing of people around the world and is essential to resolving food safety and sustainability challenges now and in the future. How that happens is unique to each country – even to the community level within each country.

The goal of the IUFoST Student Video Competition is for student teams to use video to spotlight the positive impact of food science and technology in action where they live including, but not limited to, issues suc

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 January 2018 at 04:01

LANDac is now accepting submissions for its Annual International Conference 2018!


LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2018 will take place on 28th and 29th June 2018 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The conference will look at land investments through the lens of mobility. What are the implications of land based investments on the movements of people, and on processes of urbanization? And how have displacement and population movements contributed to new and contesting land claims?

The 2018 conference takes this land-mobilities nexus as a starting point, focusing on the extent to which land acquisitions trigger the inflow or outflow of particular groups of people – and also yield other mobilities (capital, goods, ideas etc.) and land claims. Given the variety of mobilities, what are good ways forward in land governance? To what extent can land governance contribute to inclusive development – preventing eviction and displacement, while supporting vulnerable groups to settle in safe pla

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mar
05

Nairobi Innovation Week

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
  05 March 2018 - 09:00 to 09 March 2018 - 05:00
  Nairobi, University of Nairobi

  NIW.Startups is a platform for discovering and showcasing the new most promising startups in the region while attracting the right investors to fund them. NIW.Startups is part of the annual Nairobi Innovation Week organized by stakeholders in the regional innovation ecosystem. In 2018, Nairobi Innovation Week will be held on 5th - 9th March. During that week 100 startups will pitch and the 15 most promising startups will be feted. 

To join the Network, update your start-up profile at  www.startups.niw.co.ke before 31st January 2018.