AgriProFocus Myanmar

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.

In November 2016 we started setting up our network in Myanmar.

Our worldwide network offers:

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. We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.


CHURNING MACHINE ( BUTTER CHURN )

Please check our small electronic online catalogue link;

http://katalog.barbarosmotor.com.tr/TR-ENG.pdf

Making your own butter - very good investment

your money which you pay for machine, is going to return to you in very short time.

who wants to be dealer of our products ?



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Posted 22 September 2017 at 02:12

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 22 September 2017 at 04:45

Scoping mission for farmers in Myanmar’s Dry Zone by Agriterra

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Agriterra started its operations in Myanmar in March 2017. Since that moment Agriterra has focused on the identification of the key needs of farmers, farmer organizations, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and other stakeholders.

To determine the next steps with the farmer organizations in the Dry Zone, Agriterra started a scoping mission in the Dry Zone of Myanmar. In this scoping trip, Mr. Bob Jan Schoot Uiterkamp (Business Advisor), Mr. Richard van der Maden (Business Advisor), Mr. Kyaw Thu Win (Local consultant) from Agriterra lead the trip and worked to synthesize the information and to identify the potentials farmer organizations through its own network and with the help of various stakeholders.

AgriProFocus Myanmar also involved in this trip to und

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oct
14

The 5th Asian SME Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  14 October 2017 to 15 October 2017 - All Day Event
  +95

Welcome to the 5th Asian SME Conference

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Continuing the tradition of high voltage conferences focused on innovating SME growth in Asia, they would like to personally invite you to join in Myanmar's capital, the beautiful garden city of Nay Pyi Taw, for the largest SME event ever to be held in this freshly developing country. Whether as a speaker, panelist, or active attendee, your voice is important in the conversation we will share together this 14-15 October 2017. So we urge you to reserve your tickets now before all our seats are filled. This year's Conference will focus on how we can stimulate inclusive SME growth by solving five key problems:


• How can we ensure everyone has access to the finance they really need to keep going?

• What should we do to improve the legal and regulatory environment so it supports, rather than slows down SME growth?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 03:01

[VIDEO] End hunger, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Watch this video to see what food security actions the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and partners undertake in developing countries. This video shows the results of the past years as well as questions for the future.


Hadijah Ssekyondwa N. Thank you. Very informative video 

2 days 19 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 09:09

[Report] The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

The vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food supplies are stable and all people have access to adequate nutrition and health. The start of the 2030 Agenda coincided with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025), adding impetus to these commitments by providing a time-bound, cohesive framework for action.

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, the report will monitor progress towards

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sep
21

GLOBAL CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD(WEBINAR)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  21 September 2017, 20:30-21:30
  +95

GLOBAL CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD (WEBINAR)

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္

Date         : Thursday, September 21,2017

Time         : 8:30:00 PM MMT - 9:30:00 PM MMT

Duration : 1 hour


Bariillla center for food and nutrition (BCFN) webinars are designed to create broad discussion among youth networks around the world, building up to the 8th International Forum on Food and Nutrition.  GLOBAL CITIZENS FOR THE FUTURE OF FOOD will take place on Sept. 21 from 4-5 pm CEST and will highlight the importance of global citizenship for the achievement of the UN SDGs, with a specific focus on food and the immense role it has to play in reshaping a future which is environmentally, socially and economically just. This event is an exclusive opportunity to share knowledge and ideas on extremely topical issues, learning from international exp

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Join the FREE online course on building your Inclusive Agribusiness!

Register here: https://iba.ventures/building-your-inclusive-agribusiness/

Learn from 2SCALE how partnerships and bottom-up innovations can help you build a profitable and inclusive agribusiness.

2SCALE is an agribusiness incubator aiming to improve rural livelihoods and food & nutrition security in Africa by accelerating inclusive business in agri-food industries. Through public-private partnerships, smallholder farmers and local agribusiness work together on organizing access to inputs, strengthening market intelligence and bargaining power, and other interventions to make their value chains more inclusive. In this course 2SCALE will present methodologies and practical tools used to build this inclusiveness.

Target Groups

  • Entrepreneurs in developing countries who would like to expand or improve their business for and with low-income communities;
  • Representatives of farmer organizations;
  • Staff of intermediary organisations working with local entrepreneurs, such as NGOs, business development servic

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands

Posted 13 September 2017 at 12:36

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 12 September 2017 at 05:14

When entrepreneurship meets agriculture

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

When entrepreneurship meets agriculture, you get an ‘accelerator’ teaching ‘vertical’ farming

            Flush from raising $5 million, a “vertical farm”- (Urban farming entrepreneur) accelerator is getting ready to conquer the world. The company, according to this Fast Company story, is called Square Roots and it has a “campus” in Brooklyn made from climate-controlled shipping containers where 10 urban farmer entrepreneurs have learned the ins and outs of growing food over the past nine and a half months. The goal: compete against the large industrial farmers that dominate our food chain. The 10 initial student entrepreneurs are all on track to graduate in October and the company is planning to use its recently raised capital to e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 September 2017 at 03:27

Newsletter Food & Business Knowledge Platform - September 2017

In the September newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers are invited to nominate candidates for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, the newsletter refers to learning reviews, studies, workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS).

The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 award is open! Until Tuesday October 17, anyone can nominate a professional who has undertaken significant brokering activities in 2016/2017. In November, the public can vote for one of the three final candidates selected by the jury, via an open online poll. The winner will be awarded during the “Food & Business Research – Policy Dialogue Conference” on December 1.

Professionals are also encouraged to browse the Knowledge Portal, which provides carefully selected Food and Nutrition Security items focusing on newly obtained knowledge, interesting developments a

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AGBAZE D. Samuel comment être candidat?

1 week 5 days ago

Daoulata MAIGA Bonjour Samuel Nicole Metz va vous aider pour l' inscription ! Merci

6 days 13 hours ago

Daoulata MAIGA Merci @Nicole Metz pour ce partage, vue l’importance du bulletin, je vais faire une petite traduction pour nos membres francophones.Dans le bulletin de septembre de la plate-forme Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F & BKP), les lecteurs sont invités à désigner des candidats au Prix agroalimentaire de l'année 2017. En outre, le bulletin se réfère à des examens d'apprentissage, des études, des ateliers, des rapports et des événements liés à la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle (FNS).Le tour de nomination pour le courtier agroalimentaire de l'année 2017 est ouvert! Jusqu'au mardi 17 octobre, tout le monde peut nommer un professionnel qui a entrepris d'importantes activités de courtage en 2016/2017. En novembre, le public peut voter pour l'un des trois derniers candidats sélectionnés par le jury, par le biais d'un sondage en ligne ouvert. Le gagnant sera décerné au cours de la conférence "Food & Business Research - Policy Dialogue Conference" le 1er décembre.Les professionnels sont également encouragés à parcourir le portail de connaissances, qui fournit des éléments de sécurité alimentaire et de sécurité sélectionnés avec soin, axés sur les connaissances nouvellement obtenues, les développements intéressants et les bonnes pratiques. La plate-forme invite les professionnels à contribuer au portail en transmettant des articles pertinents, tels que des rapports, des mémoires, des trousses d'outils et des articles qu'ils rencontrent dans leur travail professionnel. Si vous êtes intéressés, les professionnels peuvent également s’ abonner à nos alertes par courrier électronique pour recevoir des notifications mensuelles sur des sujets spécifiques du Portail de connaissances. Pour informer en permanence les professionnels intéressés sur ce qui se passe au sein de la plate-forme, les chaînes de médias sociaux F & BKP Twitter et Facebook sont mises à jour quotidiennement. Veuillez suivre ce lien vers le bulletin de septembre 2017 de la plate-forme; profitez de la lecture! Pour toutes Informations complementaires cliquez sur ce lien: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-05/    

6 days 12 hours ago

Nicole Metz Bonjour Samuel et Daoulata, merci pour vos réactions et traductions. Il est important de clarifier que le Prix 2017 est pour 'knowledge brokering' or 'le courtage des connaissances'. Si vous voulez etre candidat, il faut que une autre personne vous recommande, avec le formulaire.  

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jun
11

Short Course: Rural Entrepreneurship

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Ghana

This course is organised in collaboration between Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (part of Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands) and the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD) of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

. During the course, you will get familiar with business planning tools to ensure that (new) business ventures are based on sound business principles, and practice your skills and new-learned tools on actual cases.

Upon completion of the course you will:

- have become sensitive to imbalances within agrifood value chains and how these issues can be addressed;

- have strengthened your capacity to promote rural wealth creation;

- have strengthened your competence in the area of market access of microl entrepreneurs;

- have the ability to identify pro-poor, smallholder inclusive and/or gender-friendly agribusiness development opportunities;

- be able to apply

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 7 September 2017 at 04:49

Mung bean producers to receive international help in cultivation, diversification

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

A technologically-driven market access project to grow and export high quality mung beans to Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia will be launched this month, said Peter J. Brimble, Team Leader from the UK-funded DaNa Facility, which supports inclusive economic growth in Myanmar.

          He said “Many buyers pay good prices in return for good quality. If quality is good, beans can be exported to many other markets. There are good opportunities for Myanmar.

           The Pulses, People, Planet & Profit (P4) project will be implemented jointly among East West Seed Network Activities Group, DaNa Facillity and ICCO Corporation this month. Under the project, high quality s

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may
14

course: Integrated seed sector development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  14 May 2018 to 01 June 2018 - All Day Event
  wageningen, The Netherlands

In this course participants can broaden their international experience and strengthen their competencies to support seed sector development, taking an integrated perspective. The overall objective of the programme is to enhance the capabilities to translate the Integrated Seed Sector Development (ISSD) concept into strategies for making seed programmes and policies that seek enhancement by connecting to present practices. The training is experience-based and task-oriented and highly interactive. It includes lectures, visits to different Dutch seed companies and organisations, case studies, group discussions, assignments and field work.

Upon completion of the course you will:
- be able to support farmer groups in taking an entrepreneurial approach towards seed production and trade;
- know how to strengthen private and public functions in seed sector development;
- know how to address through partnerships and innovation institutional bottlenecks in the seed sector;
- understand how intern

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 September 2017 at 06:40

Global Landscape Forum Blog Competition

Your community, your landscape

Landscapes are intrinsically tied with the communities that inhabit them. Landscapes consist of more than just our use of and interaction with land: healthy landscapes provide habitats, homes, livelihoods and ecosystem benefits far beyond the reach of the land itself. However, landscapes also often provide the backdrop to many challenges and conflicts between and amongst different communities, governments, companies and other actors. Tell us about your local landscapes: how do you, your community and others define, engage and interact with it? What challenges are your communities and landscapes facing, and how are you solving them?

The 2017 blogging competition will run up until GLF’s global event in Bonn, 19-20 December. The competition will cover six cross-cutting themes: food & livelihoods, finance, restoration, rights, peatlands and measuring progress.

Who can participate?

Anyone! No matter if you are an experienc

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 September 2017 at 06:32

Call for Papers

International technical conference on climate change, agricultural trade and food security

15-17 November 2017. FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO), one of the Organization’s flagship publications, addresses the latest developments and trends in global agricultural commodity markets. In its 2018 edition, the report will focus on the role of agricultural trade and trade policies in promoting food security and sustainable agricultural production in the context of climate change.

In preparation for the report, this conference will explore the linkages between climate change, agricultural trade and food security. It will provide an opportunity for academics and practitioners from around the world to come together and exchange ideas on the study and management of the ways in which climate change will affect agricultural production and international agricultural trade.

The main conference language will be English. Simultaneous i

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jun
04

Short course: Integrated pest management and food safety

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

This course is aimed at creating mechanisms that will support Integrated Pest Management though looking at pesticides-related policies, the role of the various stakeholders and innovative (technical) solutions. Participants will enhance their ability to identify and solve problems in Integrated Pest Management and food safety. It entails a mix of lectures, discussions, group work, excursions and fieldwork. Meeting colleagues from other countries with similar interests leads to mutual learning.

The basic prerequisite for participation in this course is active interest and professional experience in this field. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification.


Upon completion of the course you will:

- better understand the role of primary production in food chains in achieving food safety;

- know the link between Integrated Pest Management, food safety as a result of primary production, and the protection of the enviro

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dec
04

YPARD Myanmar Promotion Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  04 December 2017, All Day Event
  +95

               YPARD- Myanmar Promotional Event

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Date : 4th December 2017

Place: Yezin Agricultural University(YAU), Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Topic discussion: Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA)

Contents

• Myanmar ranks second in the list of top ten climate hazardous countries in the world

• Climate change (drought, erratic, rainfall, flooding and some climate extreme events) is negatively affecting agricultural crop production, food security and economic growth in Myanmar.

Is CSA a solution?

• CSA is an approach to sustainable agriculture farming in the climate change context

Five CSA Strategies for discussion

1. Improve soil nutrient and management (Conservation Agriculture)

2. Improve water harvesting and irrigation management

3. Improve application of climate change adaptation strat

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apr
16

Ecosystem approach to fisheries

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 April 2018 to 27 April 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Fisheries management needs to take the mutual impact of capture fisheries and aquatic ecosystems into consideration. This course introduces the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries as promoted by FAO. The collection and analysis of catch and effort data is also discussed.

Upon completion of the course you will:

- have a better understanding of the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF);

- know the steps that lead to application of EAF in your own situation;

- know how to analyse fisheries catch and effort data;

- be better equipped to evaluate the information that results from these data.


Practical information

Date: 16 - 27 April 2018

Application deadline: 05 March 2018

Application deadline NFP (KOP) / MENA: 18 October 2018

More information: http://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short_courses_2018/CDIcourse_ecosystem_approach_to_fisheries_2017.htm



apr
09

Course: Resilient and sustainable food systems

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 April 2018 to 20 April 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

This course aims to offer a systems thinking and systems dynamics approach on agriculture as well as skills and tools to design innovative, resilient and sustainable food systems. It looks at how to balance between producing food, managing natural resources, dealing with uncertainty and providing an livelihood base for the rural population. It will move beyond the technical realm looking also at the role and involvement of public, private and civil stakeholders for inclusion of social, environmental, economic, and political aspects.

We invite technical staff, policymakers, scientists, private sector professionals and programme / project managers who want to build resilient and sustainable food system in their home countries, to enrol. Participants should be proficient in English, and have at least a BSc degree or an equivalent academic qualification and preferably several years of work experience in the agricultural domain.


Practical Information

Date: 09 - 20 April 2018

Application deadline: 2

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 September 2017 at 08:09

International short courses for mid-career professionals

We offer a wide range of courses which will help you to develop the capacities, leadership qualities needed to be creative, adaptive and responsive to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world. In our courses we connect WUR’s technical and scientific expertise with cutting-edge processes of innovation and learning.

Whether you are a development practitioner, an entrepreneur, or a policy-maker, our highly interactive training methods stimulate you to reflect and share your experiences to generate new insights. In our courses we offer a rich mixture of state-of-the-art theoretical insights and practical expertise.

See all our courses on our website: www.cdi.wur.nl/en

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Waow! this is an interesting course! Let's hope that the application process is direct and simple!!

2 weeks 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 31 August 2017 at 08:26

The MFVP and the DaNa Facility collaborate to empower upland farmers

The Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association and the DaNa Facility collaborate to empower upland farmer

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

The Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association (MFVP) and the DaNa Facility have signed a three-year grant agreement under the Department for International Development (DFID)-funded program to empower upland farmers to better participate in Myanmar’s economic development through value chain upgrading of key crops in upland communities. The project aims to improve incomes and competitiveness of at least 2,000 small agricultural producers in Taunggyi, and Hopong Townships of Southern Shan State, and Kanpelet, Mindat, Matupi of Southern Chin State and associated supply chain actors through upgrading Coffee, Avocado a

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