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 Kenya
Posted 3 January 2019 at 02:34

i am passionate about mobile as a tool for driving agriculture and turning it commercial, yet I ask myself; how many of this peeps have actually grown and sold something on a real farm? Just wondering

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Joshua Mainga Real time must be created to further the thoughts on socio-economic transformation through agribusiness and how those thoughts can be expressed into actions and facilitated to reality!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 December 2018 at 03:27

  2018 – what a blast! A year full of new projects, happy clients (and delicious products made with our machinery ;-)) We would like to say THANK YOU! to everyone who trusts us, our clients and also our partners. This year we installed many efficient, but simple dairy processing machinery from Holland throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. We’re looking forward to another year like this and give our best wishes to everyone around  

Herco Hekking Hi Asanda. Thanks for your message. Please sent me your email address and we will sent you some information to start discussion. Thanks in advance. My email address is info@antebv.nl

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Asanda Tiwana vutaconsultingandproject@gmail.com i appreciate your response sir hopefully thisvis start of many things

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Herco Hekking Hi ,I sent you a email

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Asanda Tiwana Thank you i have received the mail

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Tanmia Agric Solns. This is my humble request I have  market for chia seed in case you have an occupied land please clear the bushes and prepare it for chia seeds just contact me we need chia in tons it takes 2 and half months to be ready and needs no spraying just some rains and it will catch if interested call me for details 0703669762,0786426605

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2018 at 09:38

Nine research projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. Specific seed systems addressed are cassava, maize, groundnut, vegetables, cocoa, forage seed, tilapia and chicken, while some projects have a more general focus on improving the functioning and inclusiveness of seed systems and (actors in) markets.

The call on “Seed Systems Development: Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials” was released by the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership. The nine awarded project consortia consist of Dutch research institutes, CGIAR research centers (through CGIAR research programmes or platforms), and (local) partners from the public and private sector.

Aim of the research projects

The call for proposals was built on the premise that development of the seed sector may

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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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jan
28

Training on M&E for Agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 January 2019 - 08:00 to 01 February 2019 - 17:00
  Nairobi

Dear Colleague, 

 Have you always wanted to learn how to collect data using mobile phones? 

 We take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming 5 days training courses in Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK and KoBoToolbox in Nairobi Kenya.

Become intimately familiar with all the four components of mobile data collection: data collection, hosting, visualization and analysis. This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to set up and manage mobile data collection platforms using ODK, KoBo Toolbox and Magpi.

Target Participants

This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies. No prior knowledge of ODK, KoBo Toolbox or Magpi is required.

Course Dates

· 28thJan to 1stFebruary 2019Register online here

· 25thFeb to 1

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jun
03

Course:  Making Innovation Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  03 June 2019 to 14 June 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Course: Making innovation work 

                                     Coaching partnerships for inclusive agribusiness

For:  Professionals working in agricultural research, rural advisory services, farmer organisations and private  sector.

When:  more than two month programme that runs from the 1st of May until mid July 2019. The face to face part from 3 - 14 June in the Netherlands, is preceded and succeeded by online sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back. The online activities are expected to take you a few hours per week.

Where:  Wageningen, the Netherlands and online part in your home country

How to apply and more information you can find on the course page, see:  www.icra.global/courses

Application deadline: 1 April 2019

Earlier participants in this course are enthusiastic about the programme and characterise it as eye opening a

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mar
25

Course: Making Education Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  25 March 2019 to 05 April 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Course: Making Education Work 

                                    Transforming education for youth employment in the agri-sector

For:  Lecturers, instructors or researchers working at universities or vocational training centres in agriculture            and rural development.

When:  more than two month programme that runs from the 1st of March until 13 May 2019. The face to face part from 25 March – 5 April in the Netherlands, is preceded and succeeded by online sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back. The online activities are expected to take you a few hours per week.

Where:  Wageningen, the Netherlands and online part in your home country

How to apply and for more information you can find on the course page, see: www.icra.global/courses

Application deadline:  1 February 2019

Earli

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 19 December 2018 at 08:09

looking for a company that can install solar to pump water from a borehole contact me at rabaiya@goldenscapegroup.co.ke urgent 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 19 December 2018 at 08:00

looking to sell GROUNDNUTS IN LARGE VOLUMES  if interested contact me at rabaiya@goldenscapegroup.co.ke  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 December 2018 at 09:22

UN Decade of Family Farming

Consultation to develop the Global Action Plan of the UN Decade of Family Farming

We are happy to inform you that the Joint Secretariat of the UN Decade of Family Farming is currently running a survey to gather information on the expected structure and outcomes of the initiative.

The U.N. General Assembly has officially declared 2019–2028 the Decade of Family Farming. Initially proposed in October 2017, the resolution passed with 104 co-sponsors and unanimous approval. The Decade aims to inspire the international community to generate a refreshed political commitment supporting family farmers and crafting pro-family farming policies.  

Please click here to take the survey, which should take about 30 minutes to complete. 

Please respond by 31 January 2019.

MUBARAK INUWA RE-UN Decade Of Family FarmingThank you Anne  Marie,I replied to you the above subject matter,via email address you sent to me.It was true, I had not been on our platform for some while, because I attended a course with GODAN Online on open data management in Agriculture,Nutrition and Land.Thank you for the message.

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jan
14

ICT 4 Agriculture(Training)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  14 January 2019 - 08:00 to 18 January 2019 - 17:00
  Nairobi

Dear Colleague,

 Have you always wanted to learn how to collect data using mobile phones?

 We take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming 5 days training course on

Become intimately familiar with all the four components of mobile data collection: data collection, hosting, visualization and analysis. This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to set up and manage mobile data collection platforms using ODK, KoBo Toolbox and Magpi.

Target Participants

This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies. No prior knowledge of ODK, KoBo Toolbox or Magpi is required.

Course Dates

· 14th to 18th Jan 2019 Course DetailsRegister Online

· 11th to 15th Feb 2019 Course DetailsRegister Online

·

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jan
07

Data collection tools for challenging environment.

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  07 January 2019 - 08:00 to 11 January 2019 - 05:00
  Nairobi

Dear colleague,

Have you always wanted to learn how to collect data using mobile phones?

We take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming 5 days training course on

Mobile Data Collection Using ODK (Open Data Kit) in Nairobi Kenya.

Become intimately familiar with all the four components of mobile data collection: data collection, hosting, visualization and analysis. This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to set up and manage mobile data collection platforms using ODK, KoBo Toolbox and Magpi.

Target Participants

This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies. No prior knowledge of ODK, KoBo Toolbox or Magpi is required.

Registration

Course Date Online Registration

· 7th to 11thJanuary 2019 - Register online

· 4th to 8

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 14 December 2018 at 01:14

the 2018 State of Inclusive Business

On December 13, 2018, GlobeScan and Business Call to Action (BCtA) hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey.

This dynamic and insightful conversation featured Stuart L. Hart – one of the world’s top authorities in inclusive business – who shared his reflections on the survey findings and answered your questions on the current and future state of inclusive business.

The full panel included:

Stuart Hart, Professor, University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business

Paula Pelaez, Head of BCtA

Eric Whan, Director, GlobeScan

Check out this page for the full webinar presentation deck and recordings: https://globescan.com/webinar-recap-inclusive-business-survey/


Launched at the United Nations in 2008, Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global joint advocacy platform providing public recognition for the private sector’s contribution to development. The 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey was carried out t

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Mobile Data Collection solution and application that empowers field teams

Dear Colleagues,

Have you always wanted to learn how to collect data using mobile phones?

We take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming 5 days training courses in Mobile Data Collection using ONA and KoBo Toolbox in Nairobi Kenya.

Become intimately familiar with all the four components of mobile data collection: data collection, hosting, visualization and analysis. This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to set up and manage mobile data collection platforms using ODK, KoBo Toolbox, ONA and Magpi.

Who Should Attend

This training course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning how to collect and manage data using mobile devices.

Duration

5 Days

Course Objectives

The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to collect data for project/programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.

At

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya

Posted 14 December 2018 at 09:54

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 AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 December 2018 at 07:18

My Journey in Community Banking

It is not the farm that makes a farmer; it is the love, hardwork and character.

Recently, AgriProFocus hosted the National Youth in Agribusiness Forum (PAINT-Y) which brought together key stakeholders in the agrifood sector among them youth agripreneurs. 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.

Access to resources-markets, information and knowledge was one of the facilitated parallel sessions that attracted a high number of participants with majority of youths acknowledging lack of finance as one of the major hindrances in venturing into agripreneurship.

In 2013, Mr. Patrick Nderitu, Founder Mwihoko Community Based Organization in Gatundu, South Kiambu County realized that most farmers were borrowing money from “ch

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Eugene Ndwiga Partnerships for socioeconomic development is the way to go. We are in Kikuyu, Kiambu county and we will be glad to talk to partners on agricultural value chains, especially Local Poultry. We are welcoming Partners supporting community-based initiatives to engage with us.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 December 2018 at 03:41

2019 Call for P4G Partnership Applications

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030

P4G is seeking to fund and support public-private partnerships with innovative sustainability projects in developing countries. Partnerships can apply for start-up funding of up to USD 100,000 or scale-up funding of up to USD 1 million for projects in five Sustainable Development Goal areas: food and agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, cities, and circular economy.

P4G facilitates partners through the development of business models and linking to the right organisations and people, funding, and generating exposure for partnerships during high-level events. 

For more information: https://p4gpartnerships.org/content/2019-call-p4g-partnership-applications


Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 13 December 2018 at 01:20

AGRIPROFOCUS PARTICIPATES AT THE GlobE PAN-AFRICAN CONFERENCE

The GlobE Pan-African conference was held from 2-4 December at Sawela Lodges, Naivasha, Kenya. The German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) funded six African-German Research Networks from 2013-2018 to develop promising strategies and practical solutions to strive for global food security within the funding initiative GlobE. Since the project is coming to an end, the conference aimed at communicating the research outputs to all stakeholders in the agrifood sector and provides inputs into the design of future international research cooperation.

The project was implemented by RELOAD, Wetlands, UrbanFood, HORTINLEA, Trans-SEC and BiomassWEB in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Some of the research outputs include: technical, organizational, institutional and social innovations; resource management and development strategies; management rec

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feb
25

Training on M&E & KoBO Toolbox for Agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  25 February 2019 - 08:00 to 01 March 2019 - 17:00
  Nairobi

Dear Colleague, Have you always wanted to learn how to collect data using mobile phones? We take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming 5 days training courses in Mobile Data Collection for M&E using ODK and KoBoToolbox in Nairobi Kenya.

Become intimately familiar with all the four components of mobile data collection: data collection, hosting, visualization and analysis. This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to set up and manage mobile data collection platforms using ODK, KoBo Toolbox and Magpi.

Target Participants

This course is for professionals who want to strengthen their capacity in mobile data collection using innovative technologies. No prior knowledge of ODK, KoBo Toolbox or Magpi is required.

Course Dates

· 28thJan to 1stFebruary 2019Register online here

· 25thFeb to 1stMarch 2019Register o

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