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.



dec
17

Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development Training

INTRODUCTION

Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of the rural poor and in the attainment of suitable development goals; gender equality further plays a crucial role in the achievement of these goals. However, gender differences arising from the socially constructed relationships between men and women affect the distribution of resources between them and cause many disparities in development. Consequently; gender issues must be addressed because agriculture can be the engine of growth that is necessary to reduce food insecurity and rural poverty. This training course is therefore intended to help participants address gender issues and integrate gender-responsive actions in the design and implementation of agricultural projects and rural development programs.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Gain basic skills in gender mainstreaming.
  • Understand the place of gender i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 November 2018 at 01:15

Agromisa Agrodok Special issue on pesticides and poisoning

Agrodok 29: Pesticides: compounds, use and hazards

Pesticides are still being used and this handbook makes an important contribution to how they can be more safely used. It explains what pesticides are, how they are categorised and what their advantages and disadvantages are. Spraying is discussed, as well as types of sprayers, dosage and how equipment should be maintained. Considerable attention is given to the human and environmental hazards of pesticides and the importance of carefully following directions for use and safety measures. This information is reinforced by the inclusion in an appendix of the FAO International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides.

AgroBrief: Pesticide Poisoning

The AgroBrief Pesticide Poisoning deals with the hazards involved in working with pesticides. It is aimed at farmers who have little access to information on pesticides use. It gives an overview of how to prevent problems as wel

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Sarah Assefa Thanks Wim, really interesting. Available for download, but correction - not free (5-10 euro) e.g. Pesticides: compounds, use and hazards: https://www.agromisa.org/product/pesticides-compounds-use-hazards/ ... still very helpful indeed, however. 

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Nardos Zeleke Belachew Good Job winHow can I get it in Ethiopia?

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dec
17

Value Chain development Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

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.
  • Understand and apply the value chain implantation tools

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dec
17

Food Security, Safety and Quality Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Food Security, Safety and Quality Training

INTRODUCTION

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.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand basic skills in food security, safety, and quality.
  • Understand the classification of food into different food groups.
  • Understand what constitutes an adequate diet and optimal feeding to children.
  • Understand the relationship between nutrition and health.
  • Gain skills in cro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 November 2018 at 09:03

Free online Course Open Data Management: Applications close 5 Nov 2018

Please find more information here

Herman Scheepers Hope the information will provide value. Enjoy the course Mubarak.

2 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA Thank you  Herman,does that mean my application for free online  course:Open Data Management in Agriculture, Nutrition and Land is accepted?If  that is  so, email me necessary  contact  website information for the event.

2 months 1 week ago

PETER KOLAWOLE Please can l still register

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 November 2018 at 03:53

  Follow my business trip to Indonesia 'Reorganize Mozzarella factory Indonesia ' https://lnkd.in/dg3kNDw

Wim Goris You mentioned this trip is for a client of Agriterra in Indonesia. Wish you good luck !

2 months 2 weeks ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru What a nice platform, polarsteps... very very goodluck! If you are happen to Jakarta, most welcome to stop by to our office.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Herco Hekking Thankyou for your message!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 November 2018 at 08:49

My name is Lenah Mwangi, a youth social agri-preneur working with farmers in Njoro community in Nakuru County, Kenya to create sustainable solutions in addressing farming challenges while helping them transform into agri-preneurs by adopting modern farming technologies. I am the chairperson of Inuka Njoro Youth Group a self-help group comprising youths from Njoro who are venturing in agribusiness while seeking to impact the community through capacity building in sustainable agriculture. We have an interest in contributing to the achievement of #SDG2 which advocates for #ZeroHunger

I am also currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Agribusiness Management at Egerton University through which I have gained diverse knowledge about contemporary principles of agribusiness management which revolve around Efficiency, Effectiveness and Economy-well-being approaches.

Simon Mwongela I'm also working on a sort of some model to organize 500+ Farmers. I would wish to learn and borrow more from you. 

2 months 2 weeks ago

Lenah Mwangi Thank you so much Sharon for the invitation I will surely register for this wonderful event that promise to be transformative , I have  gone through the link and will fill in my details in due time.

2 months 1 week ago

Lenah Mwangi I will also invite my group members as well as other youth groups and youths venturing in agri-enterprises from my community

2 months 1 week ago

Lenah Mwangi Sure Simon, you can count on me. I admire your aspiration. Basically it starts with getting the farmers to form registered farmer groups and work towards a common objective. Enticing farmers to form Community Based Organisations or Co-operatives that are farmer-led is also a key way of bringing them together. I hope

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Sharon Anyango Hi Simon Mwongela, please register also for the upcoming National Youth in Agribusiness Forum. It will be a great platform and a starting step for you as you plan to organize a similar event for farmers. The registration form is available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeu__2OOIhY7Lgi-zyiduwGffJ7fQ_0rSwlb_ispBlBdsE79w/viewform?c=0&w=1

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dec
10

Training on M&E for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 - 08:00 to 14 December 2018 - 16:30
  Devimpact Institute

About the course

Agriculture forms the backbone of many developing countries and is the main economic activity for the rural communities. Since its modest beginnings, the agricultural sector has become increasingly complex and multi-faceted. The challenge agriculture faces today is how to feed the world population in an equitable manner while protecting the environment from irreversible negative changes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) projects are designed, implemented as planned to aid in ending hunger and poverty.

This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust M&E systems for effective management of ARD projects and programs. The learner is introduced to M&E frameworks indicators, tools and techniques for M&E for ARD.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decis

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nov
26

Training on M&E in Food Security and Nutrition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 November 2018 - 08:00 to 30 November 2018 - 16:30
  Devimpact Institute

About the course

In order to achieve a world free of hunger and malnutrition, it is vital to provide sustainable solutions that provide the largest impacts on development outcomes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Food Security programs are designed, implemented as plan and that they improve the well-being of the target communities. This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust M&E systems for effective management of FSN programs. The learner is introduced to FSN indicators, tools and techniques for M&E in FSN.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decision makers who are responsible for project, program or organization-level M&E in Food Security and Nutrition programs.

Course duration

5 days

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand monitoring and evaluatio

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 November 2018 at 07:23

Free Green Business Platform 

Greenbusinesstrade.com is the World's First Totally Green Business Portal dedicated exclusive to renewable energy sectors.

It acts as an business-to-business and customers-to-business E-commerce Marketplace offering multiple professional services to increase commerce of renewable energy products and services worldwide .

The meaning of „Green” in the name of the website is reffering to products and services related to all renewable energy sectors, and www.greenbusinesstrade.com is dedicated to all companies and private persons interested in selling, buying, advertising, developing their green businesses worldwide.

Greenbusinesstrade.com facilitates the connection between sellers and buyers, aiming to boost their businesses and interests worldwide in the most efficient and successful way.

Apart of connecting your business or interests worldwide, greenbusinesstrade.com, is offering you professional advertising services and opportunity to discover and expan

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Herman Scheepers Let me know if the Green Business Platform is of value.....

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 1 November 2018 at 03:42

Advocacy Manual: Guiding CSOs to advocate for empowerment of women entrepreneurs

Kenya has made substantial progress in improving the enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment and enterprise development by enacting legislation and programmes such as the Kenya Constitution 2010, the Women Enterprise Fund and the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities programme. Despite of this progress some of these policies are only partially implemented, denying women the benefits they would accrue from their full implementation. A key challenge that hinders full implementation of these policies is the lack of gender-responsive policy frameworks and inadequate capacity in county governments. In addition, the voice of women in decision-making processes is weak due to limited involvement of women in government processes. Women therefore have little influence if any, over structures and processes that set the agenda and determine what issues are important.


CSOs as central pillars of change
On

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dec
10

Water Resources Management Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

INTRODUCTION


Water is a key driver of economic and social development while it has a basic function in maintaining the integrity of the natural environment. Managers whether in government or private sectors have to make difficult decisions to apportion the diminishing water supplies with the ever increasing demands. Drivers such as demographic and climatic changes further increase stress on water resources. The traditional fragmented approach is no longer viable and a more holistic approach to water management is essential. This training is therefore designed to aid in the management of water resources in a more efficient, equitable and sustainable ways.

DURATION


5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?


This course is intended for various Experts in Agriculture; Extension Officers, Agricultural officials and Decision makers working with local people, in governments, donor organization, Non-profit oriented organizations for Agriculture Development programs.

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dec
10

Food Security and Climate Change Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and climate change are the two major global challenges humanity is facing, and climate change is increasingly being perceived as one of the greatest challenges for food security. This is because reduces the productivity of the majority of existing food systems and harms the livelihoods of those already vulnerable to food insecurity. Conversely, agricultural activities including indirect effects through deforestation and other forms of land conversion account for about one-third of total global warming potential from GHG emissions today. This training is thus intended to equip participants with strategies to realize food security, reduce climate change effects in agriculture, as well as reduce the contribution of the agriculture sector to climate change presently and in the future.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

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dec
17

Training on Grants Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 - 08:00 to 21 December 2018 - 16:30
  Devimpact Institute Training Centre

About the course

Most of the development projects are financed through grants from donors. It is the responsibility of the project management team to ensure that the limited resources are used optimally and efficiently to achieve maximum impact. This course is designed to equip the participants with best practices and essentials skills in effective grants management.

Target Participants

This training is designed for grants management officers/managers, financial managers and the project managers of donor funded projects.

What you will learn

By the end of this training the participants will learn to:

· Handle pre-award activities that will set your program on the right track

· Oversee post-award start-up, operation, and closeout duties

· Ensure compliance with funder requirements

· Address the critical aspects of managing grant finances

· Effectively report grants management progress to stakeholders

Course Outline

Introduction to Grants Management

· Wh

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oct
21

Plant genetic resources

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  21 October 2019 to 08 November 2019 - All Day Event
  Netherlands, Wageningen

 Promoting crop genetic diversity, social interdependence, adaptability and autonomy are important topics to empower smallholder farmers. This course brings state-of the -art strategies in managing crop genetic resources and building resilient seed systems for sustainable food security and reducing climatic risk.

For this course fellowships are available.

For more information and online registration please visit our website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/show/WCDI_PGR_2019.htm      




oct
21

Local economic development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  21 October 2019 to 01 November 2019 - All Day Event
  Netherlands, Wageningen

Towards local agribusiness development

This course tailors Porter's Diamond to analyse local sub-sectors for creating inclusive rural and urban wealth through strengthening the economic capacity of local areas and assessing the potential for agribusiness cluster development. While food and nutrition security are key, strategies engaging local communities and youth in this process are vital. ”

For this course fellowships are available. 

For more information and online registration please visit our website:

https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/show/WCDI_LED_2019.htm




Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 October 2018 at 07:38

FOOD SAFETY DIALOGUE

AgriProFocus in partnership with the Kenya Horticultural Council and Nairobi County Government held a food safety stakeholder meeting on behalf of the Netherlands Development Organization (SNV). The meeting was held on 16th October 2018 at Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi and in attendance were: researchers, private sector actors, development partners as well as public sector actors from county and national government.

SNV and its consortium of partners are currently implementing a project on Market-led Horticulture Programme which has three focus areas namely: – Food safety in fruits and vegetables, Food loss reduction and inclusion of small holder farmers in agricultural value chains.

A lot of studies and reports have been done on food security unfortunately, the implementation of study findings have been poor; the meeting therefore aimed at moving from studies to practice with the aim of piloting a traceability system within Nairobi City Park Market through the findings o

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JACOB OGONDA Hello Sharon, I want some technical assistance from you, +254718227127

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Sharon Anyango Hi Jacob, will contact you shortly through email

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 October 2018 at 01:47

The National Youth In Agribusiness Forum (PAINT-Y)

The National Youth in Agribusiness Forum will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from 7.00 am- 7.00 pm. The theme for this year is “Investing in the Next Frontier in Agricultural Transformation” and aims to bring county, national, regional and international stakeholders working towards supporting the youth in the agri-food sector. The Forum is one of the components under the PAINT-Y platform.

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 an

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sep
23

Organised farmers as partners in agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 September 2019 to 11 October 2019 - All Day Event
  The Netherlands, Wageningen

Can farmers improve their income and well-being through effective collective action? Join the course and take home many practical tools and approaches for promoting farmer entrepreneurship and strengthening farmers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.

For this course fellowships are available. Deadline 19 March 2019.


For more information and online registration please visit our website




dec
10

Farmer Field School Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Farmer Field School Training

INTRODUCTION

Farmer field school (FFS) is a group-based learning process that brings together concepts and methods from agroecology, experiential education and community development. It also involves regular field observations and group analysis. It is a major undertaking towards the realization of sustainable agriculture as it helps farmers make their own locally specific decisions about crop management practices. Special group activities encourage learning from peers, and strengthen communicative skills and team building. This training course is therefore intended to help participants to design and implement Farmer Field Schools as an extension practice to promote organic farming and agricultural productivity.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand well the concept of FFS and have skills to implement it.
  • Learn new technologies in agriculture.
  • Incorporate technologies of FFS according to

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