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.



nov
26

Special Women's Leadership and Management Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  26 November 2018 - 08:00 to 28 November 2018 - 06:00
  Nairobi

ABOUT AWARD: 

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is working toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for the African continent by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. We invest in African scientists, research institutions, and agribusinesses so that they can deliver agricultural innovations that better respond to the needs and priorities of a diversity of women and men across Africa’s agricultural value chains.

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Leadership is a difficult and lonely journey, especially for women. Recently, the #MeToo movement has brought heightened visibility to the vital importance of good organizational leadership and increased the momentum of efforts aimed at creating more inclusive and equitable organizations and workplaces. Since the inception of the inaugural Women’s Leadership and Management Course (WLMC) in 1995, and the subsequent Advanced Women’s Leadership

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 October 2018 at 02:21

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 October 2018 at 01:57

  Today we had some clients from Norway discussing a fresh milk processing plant. Nice project  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 3 October 2018 at 07:00

Appel à propositions pour une subvention de 250 000 euros

Ceci est un rappel! Le Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rural (CTA) lance un appel à propositions pour soutenir la mise en œuvre de services de mécanisation basés sur les TIC en Afrique. Le montant indicatif global mis à disposition au titre de cet appel à propositions est de 250 000 euros maximum. 

Les candidatures doivent être envoyées par e-mail avant le jeudi 11 octobre 2018 @ 18h00. Heure des Pays-Bas.

Le Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale (CTA) est une institution internationale commune du Groupe des États d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (ACP) et de l'Union européenne (UE). Sa mission est de faire progresser la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, d'accroître la prospérité et d'encourager une gestion rationnelle des ressources naturelles dans les pays ACP.

Plus d'informations sont disponibles ici:goo.gl/GwGyFZ

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Posted by Paul Kriews in AgriProFocus Netherlands 2 October 2018 at 12:28

"Farmers Business Game" is a highly interactive training for smallholder farmers, emerging farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills for a successful and sustainable farm management.

Want to learn more? Get in touch!

https://www.sparkassenstiftung.de/en/business-games/products/

oct
09

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 October 2018, 11:30-12:30
  Webinar

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in Ethiopi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 October 2018 at 02:57

What measure would you take to bring about inclusive development in Africa if you were a minister?

Imagine you are the minister of Foreign trade and international cooperation of the Netherlands for one day, and you can decide on one measure to bring about inclusive development in Africa. What would be your proposal? Many countries in Africa experienced high economic growth in past decades. But many African people don’t profit from this growth. Poverty rates remain high, benefits are not equally distributed and large groups in society are excluded. How do you make sure that vulnerable and poor parts of the population, especially women and youth, profit from economic development as well? What policies will you design for economic transformation, to create more jobs, and bring about social protection? Do you choose for a particular sector, or a totally different approach?

Send your practical and original answer, in 175 words maximum, and before Friday the 5th of October, to Joris Tielens (

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Lieke, thank you for sharing with us the opportunity. Can you check well with the link?

3 months 2 weeks ago

Lieke Nijland Thank you for noticing Thacien MUNYAMAHAME, I fixed it! 

3 months 2 weeks ago

Onesmo Ngao Thanks for reminding us.

3 months 2 weeks ago

simon Nguye Global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, with youth (aged 15–24) accounting for about 14 percent of this total. While the world’s youth cohort is expected to grow, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth – particularly those living in developing countries’ economically stagnant rural areas – remain limited, poorly remunerated and of poor quality.

3 months 2 weeks ago

Abdoulaye TRAORE bonjour Daoulata j'aimerai savoir la date de la caravane c'est en Novembre  ou en Décembre?  je vois que dans les publications les dates ne sont pas les mêmes.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 October 2018 at 09:18

FAO: Gender gaps in African agriculture are holding back progress

Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's director-general José Graziano da Silva. He said this at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly. “We need to better recognize and harness the fundamental contribution of women to food security and nutrition. For that, we must close persisting gender gaps in agriculture in Africa,” Graziano da Silva said.

The director-general called for better representation of women in governance mechanisms and decision-making processes, as well as adequate and equal access to land, financial resources, social protection programmes, services and opportunities for women in rural areas.

Addressing gender gaps

The findings and recommendations of the AU-FAO study ‘The Regional Outlook on Gender and Agrifood Systems

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 28 September 2018 at 11:08

we are based in Ruiru our aim is to enhance as many willing farmers as possible to keep indigenous chicken as possible one way is lowering the price from 100/- per chick to 75/-

the second way is to ensure quality remains paramount and finally, we always guide our clients throughout the period

to get these chicks call us on;+254708216295

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 28 September 2018 at 01:47

 Mali Youth Business Challenge

Training in Koulikoro of 81 students of the Polytechnic Rural Institute of Katibougou in business plan development to promote agricultural entrepreneurship through the creation of junior agricultural enterprises and the establishment of a relationship with more than 25000 very active agricultural actors in 13 countries, including Mali, via the online platform www.agriprofocus.com/Mali. AgriproFocus puts the professionalisation of agricultural sector players at the heart of its youth integration strategy. It is important to point out that young people trained in agricultural sectors should no longer be counted among the young unemployed graduates as they will be motivated agripreneurs through the creation of junior agricultural enterprises

"By bringing all these leadership characteristics together with youth, we could effectively address the development challenges of our country and Africa," GUEYE said.
For her part, AJCAD President Adam DICKO said that A

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Daoulata MAIGA Mali Youth Business ChallengeFormation à Koulikoro de 81 étudiants de l'Institut rural polytechnique de Katibougou sur le développement d'un business plan pour promouvoir l'entrepreneuriat agricole par la création de petites entreprises agricoles et l'établissement de relations avec plus de 25 000 acteurs agricoles très actifs dans 13 pays, dont le Mali la plateforme en ligne www.agriprofocus.com/Mali. AgriproFocus place la professionnalisation des acteurs du secteur agricole au cœur de sa stratégie d'intégration des jeunes. Il est important de souligner que les jeunes formés dans le secteur agricole ne devraient plus figurer parmi les jeunes diplômés sans emploi, car ils seront motivés par la création de petites entreprises agricoles."En rassemblant toutes ces caractéristiques de leadership avec les jeunes, nous pourrions répondre efficacement aux défis de développement de notre pays et de l’Afrique", a déclaré GUEYE.Pour sa part, le président de l'AJCAD, Adam DICKO, a déclaré que l'Afrique était riche en matières premières, mais davantage en ressources humaines, en particulier ses jeunes (plus de 60% de la population). Pour Adam DICKO, les principaux défis auxquels l’Afrique, y compris le Mali, sont confrontés sont la mauvaise gouvernance, l’insécurité et une éducation de qualité."Faisons nos devoirs, nos droits prévaudront", a conclu Adam DICKO

3 months 2 weeks ago

Bathily Alioune Badara Bonjour,Suite a votre publication, je vous demande de bien vouloir m'envoyer plus de détails?Cordialement,

3 months 5 days ago

Bathily Alioune Badara Bonjour Daoulata,En tant que particulier, je dispose d'un champs a Baguineda de 15 hectares et je cherche un partenaire crédible afin d'exploiter ce terrain.Merci de me contacter par mail aliounebathily1@gmail.com ou au 66-51-32-33 .Cordialement,

3 months 5 days ago

Bathily Alioune Badara Toute vos informations sont fiable.

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nov
12

Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training

INTRODUCTION

The agriculture sector plays an important role towards rural development which in turn plays a vital role towards economic development being one of the major sources of income in developing countries. It is a major creator of jobs and plays a key role towards the realization of food security in any particular nation. This training program is intended to help the participants embrace agribusiness enterprise development to promote rural development, economic development and act a means to sustain their livelihoods.

DURATION

5 days

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand basic in agribusiness enterprise development.
  • Gain knowledge on agribusiness diversification.
  • Gain skills on the role of agribusiness growth in rural development.
  • Understand the gender role in agribusiness enterprise development.
  • Gain skills farm management planning.
  • Understand how the economic forces affect both agribusine

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nov
12

Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  12 November 2018 to 16 November 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 28 September 2018 at 10:13

Vacancy at Women Deliver

Position: Regional Coordinator, Youth Engagement

Employment status: Consultant (on a part-time basis)

Duration: 3 years and approx. 20 hours per week

Location: Kampala, Uganda/ Nairobi Kenya

Deadline: 25th October, 2018

Job details and how to apply here

Women Deliver is a leading global advocacy organization. We build capacity, forge partnerships, create networks, develop messages and catalyze actions that spark political commitment and investment in the health, rights, and well being of girls and women throughout the world. We bring together diverse voices and interests to share solutions and drive progress in gender equality.

Note: 

There is a preference for Kenyan and Ugandan Nationals to apply; non-Nationals will also be considered assuming language proficiency.

nov
12

Farmer Field School Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  12 November 2018 to 16 November 2018 - All Day Event
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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

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 agencies, Re

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nov
12

Training on M&E in Food Security and Nutrition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  12 November 2018 - 08:00 to 16 November 2018 - 16:00
  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.

Course duration

5 days

What you will learn

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

  • Understand monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of FSN programs
  • Design a FSN project using logical framework
  • Understand Food Security and Nutrition programs specific indicators
  • Track performance indicators over the life of the project
  • Evaluate FSN programs against targets
  • Understand

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nov
12

Training on M&E for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  12 November 2018 - 08:00 to 16 November 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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 September 2018 at 06:35

  Ante Sri Lanka Ltd is established today and we had a very good meeting at the Dutch Embassy in Colombo  

KINTO Roméo Bonjour here.. Longtime now, how every things going..? 

3 months 3 weeks ago

Herco Hekking Hi, kindly leave your email and we will send you our catalog

3 months 5 days ago

KINTO Roméo OK...lekhrom@gmail.com 

3 months 4 days ago

Herco Hekking Thanks.Hope you are fine too

3 months 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 27 September 2018 at 02:27

Call for Nominations  Conservation Agriculture (deadline 30 sept!)


The search for the winners of the 2018 CA Awards per the provided categories is now open, nominators are invited to nominate outstanding individuals or institutions/organization that have made exemplary contributions, in diverse means, to the promotion, adaptation and adoption Conservation Agriculture (CA) in Africa.

This honourable awards scheme is intended to recognize outstanding individuals or institutions/organizations that are leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from inappropriate and unproductive tillage based systems to highly productive, profitable, sustainable and environmentally sound Conservation Agriculture systems.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday, September 30th, 2018. The winner will be unveiled at a high-profile CA Gala Event at the Second Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture (2ACCA) to be held in October 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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eunock1 SOHIZOUN Ça m'intéresse 

3 months 3 weeks ago

Wim Goris then be quick, deadlines expires soon !

3 months 3 weeks ago

eunock1 SOHIZOUN S'il vous plaît, aidez-moi,comment m'inscrire? 

3 months 3 weeks ago

Moshy Janga Thanksgiving

3 months 3 weeks ago

julius aine thanks giving

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:42

"Farmers Business Game" is a highly interactive training for smallholder farmers, emerging farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills for a successful and sustainable farm management.

Want to learn more? Get in touch!

https://www.sparkassenstiftung.de/en/business-games/products/

MUBARAK INUWA Thank you Paul KriewIt is highly desirable affair, to have farmers game.This actually, help their effort to improve their basic farming occupation in simple form.

3 months 3 weeks ago

simon Nguye Given rapidly-growing penetration of mobile networks across Africa, digital technology can be a powerful tool to reach smallholders with information, market linkages and financial services at lower costs and at scale. A 2013 McKinsey study on Africa estimates that mobile and internet technology can drive up to $3 billion in annual agricultural productivity gains by 2025.

3 months 2 weeks ago

Wim Goris Hi Paul, thanks for the post. Important additions you mentioned are that SparkassenStiftung a) developed 7 different serious games and b) is training facilitators in partner organisations to organise the learning while gaming.  Keep us updated !

3 months 1 week ago

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Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:16

Posted by Niek van Dijk in AgriProFocus Rwanda 27 September 2018 at 01:16

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices" October 9th 11:30-12:30 CET

RVO and BoP Innovation Center are pleased to invite you to the webinar: Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices; October 9th, from 11:30-12:30 CET. The webinar will present a number of best practices, but also dilemma’s, when it comes to promoting inclusiveness through a Public Private Partnership.

Commissioned by RVO, BoP Innovation Center and MDF have analysed the current portfolio’s of the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Facility of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (FDOV) to gain more insights in how to best reach and engage the poor and vulnerable groups.

The goal of this 1 hour webinar is to share some of the key learnings of the report (which can be found here). These are further illustrated by interviews with the project managers of two PPPs that have been analysed in more detail, being the “Building with Nature” FDW project, consortium led by Ecoshape (to be confirmed) and the “Potato Processing in E

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