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.
A business case can be defined as a justiﬁcation for an action that is expected to make corporate processes more valuable. If companies are aware of the business case for women’s empowerment, they may be more interested in investing in it.
AgriProFocus and Fair & Sustainable have described a number of cases illustrating the business case for gender equality and women’s empowerment for companies. The cases describe experiences of different types of companies from all over the world. They are meant for staff of companies, and/or organisations working with companies, in the context of sustainable development initiatives.
The cases will allow the professionals to put gender equality concerns on the agenda of businesses by answering the following questions:
• Why is gender inequality a problem for a business?
• What strategies address gender-based constraints?
• What are the beneﬁts for the company and fo... Read more
Financial access and solution to the prevalent issues around access to funds for agricultural growth has been a topic that has not been adequately addressed.
The event to be held on 29th November at Pride Inn Westlands will address the problems in financial sourcing and the solutions thereof through a breakfast session. Incuded will be various NGO's, agribusiness SME's and goverment representatives.
On 31 October 2018, the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries & Irrigation (MoALF&I) launched the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework 2018-2027 at Kilimo Grounds, Nairobi.
The framework sets guidelines for implementing climate-smart agriculture (CSA) approaches, strategies, practices and technologies in Kenya. The purpose is to promote climate-resilient and low-carbon growth sustainable agriculture that ensures food security and contributes to national development goals.
The framework focuses on four objectives:
Chicks are born from eggs with egg incubator. As a poultry farmer , improve hatchery rate will help us make more money. And the failure of egg hatchery means a lose .So following us to get helpful tips .
Control hatching temperature
Chicken hatching period: 21days,1-6days:38.2℃, 7-14days:38℃, 15day:37.8℃, 16-21days:37.2-37.5℃.
The hatching time of broiler is longer than layer chicken.
The relative humidity at the earlier stage of hatching keep in 55%-60%,to ensure the embryo uniformly heated.It is beneficial to form the amniotic fluid of allantoic fluid.In the mid-term of hatching,the relative humidity should keep at 30%-50%,thus,beneficial for evaporation of water.In the anaphse of hatching,the relative humidity should raise to 65%-70%.In the high-humidity atmosphere,it is helpful for chick to break hull.When the hatching rate reached 20%,keep the relative humidity at75%.
Select the fresh egg that store in 5 days(no more than 7 da... Read more
National Youth in Agribusiness Forum (PAINT-Y) will take place on Tuesday 27th November
2018 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from 7.00 am- 7.00
pm. The event themed, “Investing in Youth as the Next
Frontier in Agricultural Transformation” will bring bring county,
national, regional and international stakeholders working towards supporting
the youth in the agri-food sector.
PAINT – Y (Promoting Agribusiness Investment Network and Trade for Youth) is a platform that appreciates the numerous initiatives that exist towards supporting youth in agribusiness and it is this rich pool of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise that PAINT-Y brings it all together with the goal of transforming agriculture and food systems for Kenya and the region. PAINT-Y is designed on the proposition that if all stakeholders can link to each other at their point of convergence, share and learn from each other’s experiences then collectively we can contribute to creating a sustainable and effe... Read more
On 1 November, Dick Ernste was appointed CEO of PUM Netherlands senior experts. With 1800 volunteer experts, PUM works on the sustainable growth of the SME sector in developing countries and emerging markets.
Dick (54) is an economist by trade. He was formerly director of the organisation consultancy firm De Beuk and manager at the Aidsfonds charitable foundation. He was also employed as a consultant at the Bureau for Economic Argumentation and KPMG. Over the past six months, Dick has been employed at PUM as interim CFO. Dick explained, “PUM works according to a very practical approach on bringing about more solid companies, a more sustainable economy and more jobs in thirty countries across the world. I consider it a real honour to be able to work for PUM and to make a contribution to PUM’s goals."
Hans de Boer, chairman of the Supervisory Board of PUM and chairman of employers’ organisation VNO-NCW added, “PUM does magnificent work... Read more
We are searching for Pressing & Baling equipment to test pressing and baling of dried stevia leaves. We can rent capacity or even purchase equipment. Preferably in Meru, but any idea is welcome. Find here some pictures of similar equipment.
We also welcome a contact of a local manufacturer who can build this equipment. It is not rocket-science.
If you have an idea please call: Collins Mwenda : +254 (0) 722 870071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance !!
Indepth Research Services welcomes you to attend our International Training workshops on Food Security Analysis scheduled to take place next year (2019). This course takes participants through among other things a wide range of assessments that food security analysts use in order to identify hungry and food insecure populations and to establish the underlying causes.
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.
· An Introduction to the basic concepts of food security
· The causes of food insecurity and description on how to prepare and plan targeted food security interventions for the poorest sectors of a community.
· Food system resilience and indicators
· Prepa... Read more
This session is on Climate Smart Water in East-African Horticulture, as water is increasingly an hot issue in horticulture. It is an interactive exchange and learning event for max 15 experts.
What is in it for you: we will share tools, examples and lessons learned. And we exchange ideas for replication and upscaling.
AgriProFocus is co-organizing this event with Food and Business Knowledge Platform and experts Aart van den Bos and Frank van Schoubroeck.
Contact me for more information !
NetBizImpact in partnership with Canadian Enterprise Development Organisation (MEDA) provides business and market development support to youth-led and women-led growth oriented agribusinesses in Kenya. Please contact email@example.com for further details.
Indepth Research Services welcomes you to attend our training courses on Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development to take place in Nairobi, Kenya. These courses equip all Agricultural experts together with mid-level policy-makers, with knowledge and skills in understanding the context of the Agriculture Sector with the overall goal of strengthening technical capacity for increased consideration and use of Agriculture in decision-making aimed at tackling development issues.
Join us by registering for these scheduled training courses. These training courses will also give you an opportunity to meet and network with other monitoring and evaluation professionals’ and project management officials from NGOs, public and private organizations’ from across the world.
Resilient Livelihoods Course
This course takes participants through among other things how to improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the... Read more
As part of SNV's ‘Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises’ (EOWE) programme, 5,453 rural women entrepreneurs in Kenya have been trained and guided on record keeping of their income and expenses over the past two years.
Read how improved record keeping enabled these women entrepreneurs to sustainably grow their business and tap into opportunities to access government funds:
We know the important role that policies play in addressing the legal, institutional, and market constraints that agricultural market actors face. Teasing out how these laws and regulations affect women agri-entrepreneurs and wage workers can be more complicated, however.
The Feed the Future program Enabling Environment for Food Security project has produced a technical note and a series of blogs on this topic. This post is based on the second blog, authored by Cristina Manfre of Cultural Practice with input from Fintrac Inc. Readers are encouraged to access the first, second, third, and fourth blog posts as well as the technical note.
So, what does an enabling environment that supports women’s profitable participation in agriculture look like? Among other characteristics, it is an environment that:
- Prioritizes the collection and an... Read more
Today I attended this seminar at Wageningen CDI https://agriprofocus.com/post/5be315fe26b72a71f45d4e5d It was part of an international training course on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships. And it was really interesting, especially for us working in coalitions and networks
A presentation by professor Aart DeWulf elaborated on sources of power: resources, legitimacy and authority. Power is present in any coalition where partners represent different stakes. There is also a common interest, an issue that requires joint action. In this action, the stronger partners need the weaker partners, despite the systemic power imbalance. There is power playing within the MSP: framing the problem, shaping the outcome. There is also power over the MSP: who sets the agenda, the rules and manages the information flow.
A second presentation by Geertje Schouten discussed the Round Tables on Palm Oil and Soy. Both are MSPs that started around 2004 and ad... Read more
The SDSN’s Thematic Network on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems hosted a virtual, e-conference on fall armyworm (FAW) in Africa from October 22 to 26, 2018. Fall armyworm is an agricultural pest native to the Americas but introduced to Africa in 2015 or 2016. In the 3-4 years since its introduction, it has spread across the entire continent and is responsible for maize yield losses ranging from 20-50%. This is especially challenging for smallholder farmers, where yield declines result in lost income and hunger, and who often lack the knowledge or financial resources to recognize and respond to new pest species.
A number of experts presented on the challenge of FAW and solutions, in particular how to move away from the overuse of broad-spectrum pesticides, which are often ineffective and potentially harmful to human and environmental health, towards more effective respo... Read more
Visiting and reorganizing the mozzarella plant in Indonesia
Event Details: Agribusiness Finance and Risk Management Training
Agribusiness finance plays a key role in setting up an agribusiness enterprise being a major factor of production. Therefore; this training explores the use of specific management tools to improve decision-making within an agribusiness firm so as to ensure effective sourcing and application of financial resources.
Agricultural risk management, on the other hand, is fundamental as it determines the rate at which an enterprise is to thrive and even last in the market. The aims of this training is to help participants realize their long-term organizational goals and objectives which are profit maximization which can only be achieved through cost minimization and output maximization.
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, funding agenc... Read more
Event Details: Food Security, Safety and Quality Training
Food security exists when all people have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life at all times. Food insecurity, on the other hand, is part of a continuum that includes hunger (food deprivation), malnutrition (deficiencies, imbalances, or excesses of nutrients), and famine. This training program is therefore designed to act as a guide on how to ensure access to safe and quality food is one of the human rights as well as a sustainable development goal.
At the end of the training, the learner will be able to: