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.
+ 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
+ Innovation & Learning Labs
+ Agribusiness Monitor
+ 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.
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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... Read more
• 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?... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။
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... Read more
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
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.
Anyone! No matter if you are an experienc... Read more
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
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... Read more
• 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... Read more
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.
Date: 16 - 27 April 2018
Application deadline: 05 March 2018
Application deadline NFP (KOP) / MENA: 18 October 2018
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.
- 20 April 2018
Application deadline: 2... Read more
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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.
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The Myanmar Fruit, Flower
and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association and the DaNa Facility collaborate
to empower upland farmer
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... Read more