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.


2 days to go until
jan
26

AgriFood Teaser Workshop (1)

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
  26 January 2018, 09:30-12:30
  Thanlyin Coorperative University

            AgriFood Teaser Workshop

Do you want to meet Dutch agribusiness companies and organizations and learn about your opportunities in the agrifood sector? Join the Agrifood Teaser Workshop on January 26 at the Cooperative University in Thanlyin!

At this Workshop, we kick off the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to businesses and organisations from the Netherlands, active in the agrifood sector in Myanmar. You will get insight in the general issues and specific challenges for Dutch organisations and we will invite you to share your ideas and apply for the Agrifood Bootcamp.

What to expect:

  • Pitches by Dutch organizations De Heus, Agriterra, East West Seed, ICCO Cooperation and Fresh Studio

  • Brainstorming with others to solve agrifood challenges

  • Insights in the future of the agrifood sector in Myanmar

  • Inspiring stories by young agri-entrepreneurs

  • Everything you need to know to apply for th

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2 weeks to go until
feb
07

AgriFood Teaser Workshop (3)

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
  07 February 2018, 14:00-17:00
  Yangon Institute of Economics (Yangon)

           AgriFood Teaser Workshop

Do you want to meet Dutch agribusiness companies and organizations and learn about your opportunities in the agrifood sector? Join the Agrifood Teaser Workshop on February 7 at the Yangon Institute of Economics in Yangon, Hledan!

At this Workshop, we kick off the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to businesses and organisations from the Netherlands, active in the agrifood sector in Myanmar. You will get insight in the general issues and specific challenges for Dutch organisations and we will invite you to share your ideas and apply for the Agrifood Bootcamp.

What to expect:

  • Pitches by Dutch organizations De Heus, Agriterra, East West Seed, ICCO Cooperation and Fresh Studio

  • Brainstorming with others to solve agrifood challenges

  • Insights in the future of the agrifood sector in Myanmar

  • Inspiring stories by young agri-entrepreneurs

  • Everything you need to know to

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 12:03

Call: International Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials Seed Money Projects (SMPs) 2018

Seed Money Projects serve to initiate (or act as the ‘seed’ for) international partnerships for Dutch SMEs in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors. The creation of a consortium is key in this. The objective is to contribute to the sustainable development of a local agricultural and/or horticultural system. This is conditional on the participation of a local problem owner (a business and/or government) able to point to a demand and necessity for the project. A Seed Money Project results in an international partnership feasibility business model. A good business model is managed and supported by business and must be capable of ‘tempting’ other potential candidate consortium members to participate and thus contribute to international system solutions in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors.

Applications and explanatory notes

Applicatio

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Theophile HATEGEKIMANA This seems to be not clear and most of links are not in english. Would you attach the application form if it exists in english or provide more explanation please?

3 days 13 hours ago

Nicole Metz Dear Theophile, thanks for your feedback. The original source of this information is a mix of Dutch and English text indeed. Please note that the 3 links at the bottom of the page I refer to are in English. So just click on those. The 'indieningsformulier' link includes the English application form. I try to copy it here: http://topsectortu.nl/sites/topsectortu.nl/files/files/SMP%202018%20project%20application%20form%20(1).docx

2 days 15 hours ago

Theophile HATEGEKIMANA Thanks dear Nicole Metz

2 days 11 hours ago

Alem Greiling Thanks so much Nicole Metz. I am so happy at least that there is an interest to   support  on Agri and  food

8 hours 25 min ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 10:02

Digital 4 development prize Belgium (deadline feb 1)

French here: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/fr

Everyone with an innovative idea or success story about digitisation for development can participate in the Prize D4D.  From February 15 2018 onwards, the public can vote for its favourite success stories via the online voting system. Both in the category 'iStartUp' (innovative idea) and the category 'iStandOut' (success story), the jury nominates three initiatives and one of them is selected as the winner. In the category 'iChoose', a third winner is chosen online by the public.  All 3 winners will receive their prizes at the award ceremony in the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 18 January 2018 at 10:51

#HackAgainstHunger

Develop your ideas into tech solutions to ensure food security and end hunger!

Do you have an idea to ensure food security, decrease malnutrition or prevent famine? Join the #HackAgainstHunger !

75% of the world's poor live in rural areas and 2.5 billion people derive their livelihoods from agriculture. However, low agricultural productivity, poor transportation systems and limited policies affect their production and agriculture trade. Today, more than 800 million people worldwide are undernourished, while more than a billion tons of food never make it to the table.

This is exactly where solutions are crucially needed to develop new sustainable agricultural practices, support small-scale and family farmers and allow them equal access to land, technology and markets.

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks for sharing with Didier MUYIRAMYE!

1 day 14 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 18 January 2018 at 05:30

DFID funds Pa-O development plan revamp and agriculture improvement

THE UK government is funding an economic programme to support Pa-O farming communities and update the self-administered area’s development plan.


The Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) and the DaNa Facility (DaNa) yesterday signed a US$400,000 three-year grant agreement to improve the economic opportunities for 400 smallholder farmers residing in the uplands of the Pa-O Self-administered Zone in southern Shan State. Both DaNa and the new programme are funded by Westminster.


The project will focus on supporting smallholders, especially women, as well as those farmers living in isolated and impoverished areas. It will fund three major initiatives: training farmers at field schools to improve agricultural practices; creating and strengthening producer associations in order to enhance learning and increase the bargaining power of those farmers; setting up new links and improved access to markets

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2018 at 02:39


Student Video Competition on food supply (deadline April 1, 2018)
  


Dear All,

IUFoST (www.IUFoST.org) presently organizing the 19th IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress from October 23 -27. 2018 in Mumbai, India. To stimulate the young generation’s interested in improving the Food Supply in a sustainable way on a local but also global level a Student Video Competition has been initiated for the >IUFoST ROSE SPIESS AWARD FOR A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SUPPLY<</p>

We invite students from all scientific areas around the globe to think about possible improvements of the food chain, develop strategies and visualize their ideas in a video, alone or together with friends and colleagues. Details on the Competition are attached, see especially >Information – IUFoST< . The attached information are also accessible in the Internet under >IUFoST Rose Spiess Award< (3 Documents: Information - IUFoST; Form - IUFoST; Proposal Form - IUFoST). The best videos will be awarded, besides the recognition of presenting an important idea to improve the food supply chain the winners will receive e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2018 at 09:28

FoodStars’ first accelerator for innovative startups in horti-tech is now open for applications!

FoodStars was founded for three reasons: the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector’s wish to work with international startups, its challenge to adapt high-tech innovations to the context of upcoming markets, where the need for innovation is high, and last but not least, its commitment to contribute to food security and the world’s Sustainable Development Goals. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate your startup in a very short time to maximize your market opportunity. 


Read here why you should apply for our program: http://foodstars.net/accelerator/#application  

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing  this Pedro!  A very nice opportunity for start-ups in horticulture, I'll promote this call within our networks.

6 days 19 hours ago

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4 days 17 hours ago

mar
20

Making Partnerships Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  20 March 2018 - 09:00 to 23 March 2018 - 17:00
  Hanoi, Vietnam

Training

Making Partnerships Work

Adding value through partnerships

Real meaningful change cannot be achieved alone. Organisations need to team up to pool resources, stimulate innovation, influence policy makers and maximise impact. Developing healthy partnerships means developing ways of working together and mobilising energy that will produce results. How to getting there is what this course is about.

  • Learn to use various policy change planning tools and a strategic planning methodology
  • Develop skills in communication, negotiation, lobbying and presentation
  • Learn to conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • Understand the increasing role of social media in influencing social change

Download the course flyer with an extended content description here.



feb
03

AgriFood Teaser Workshop (2)

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
  03 February 2018, 09:30-12:30
  Yezin Agricultural University (Nay Pyi Taw)

          AgriFood Teaser Workshop

Do you want to meet Dutch agribusiness companies and organizations and learn about your opportunities in the agrifood sector? Join the Agrifood Teaser Workshop on February 3 at the Yezin Agricultural University in Naypyitaw!

At this Workshop, we kick off the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to businesses and organisations from the Netherlands, active in the agrifood sector in Myanmar. You will get insight in the general issues and specific challenges for Dutch organisations and we will invite you to share your ideas and apply for the Agrifood Bootcamp.

What to expect:

  • Pitches by Dutch organizations De Heus, Agriterra, East West Seed, ICCO Cooperation and Fresh Studio

  • Brainstorming with others to solve agrifood challenges

  • Insights in the future of the agrifood sector in Myanmar

  • Inspiring stories by young agri-entrepreneurs

  • Everything you need to know to apply for the Agrifood Boo

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:48

Help to solve the agrifood challenges of these companies and organizations

From January until April 2018, AgriProFocus and 5 agrifood companies and organizations from the Netherlands will organize the Agrifood Bootcamp! This is a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector.

We invite Myanmar youth to develop innovative solutions for the agrifood challenges the companies and organizations are facing in their work in Myanmar. Please read more about the companies challenges below!

Do you want to participate in the Agrifood Bootcamp? Choose one of the challenges below and think of an idea to solve it! Don’t be shy, all ideas are welcome. Pitch your idea in English in a short video (max 3 minutes) or a written text (max 1 A4). Send it to our AgriProFocus Myanmar Facebook Messenger or through Viber to 09 453272578.

Find the challenges here:

ICCO Cooperation

ICCO Cooperation is a global non-governmental organization that works together with its partners on responsible and

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:13

Agrifood Bootcamp: Linking Myanmar young talent to Dutch agribusiness organizations

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

On January 26, AgriProFocus will launch the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals between age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and Dutch and Myanmar companies and organisations and to develop skills and capacities required in the agribusiness sector. During the intensive Agrifood Bootcamp week we will challenge participants to come up with innovative solutions to solve agribusiness issues. The winning team receives a leadership training package to become Youth Ambassadors.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a joint project of AgriProFocus and 5 Dutch

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:07

Dear Agri-Hub members,

This is Erica from China, how are you?

We are a leading manufacturer of feed additives/ premix /veterinary medicine in China.

We gonna exhibit at Dubai World Trade Centre during March 6-8,2018 on the exhibition called Agra Me.The booth number is Z5 E37. Will you attend it?

Warm reagrds,

Erica

Theint Yadanar Zaw Hello Eric!I am Theint from Myanmar.I would like to share this valuable news at our social media for interested people. Could you share me the link of the detail information about this exhibition? Thanks for your time and response.

1 week 20 hours ago

Erica Zhao Of course, the exhibition website: www.agramiddleeast.com

1 week 4 hours ago

Theint Yadanar Zaw Great! I will share it in our social media. Thanks for detail information.

6 days 19 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 15 January 2018 at 12:46

REPORT AND ANALYSIS OF UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE 2017 (COP23), BONN GERMANY.

Tajiel Urioh | urioh@thegreenicon.org

The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was convened in Bonn, Germany from 6th to 17th November 2017 under the Fiji Presidency to build upon the pledge of action established at COP22 Marrakech, and to emphasize the need for solid progress toward a 1.5-degree Celsius scenario, the goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change (COP21 Paris).

Pre-2020 Ambition

The African Group emphasize that agriculture plays the central role in the economic and social development of its people, since the mentioned priorities for Africa and its communities in Pre-2020 Climate Action are to: ensure food security; eradicate poverty and enhance soci

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Alphaxrd Gitau Very detailed and well written submissions on the outcomes of COP 23. I was there too. Will keep intouch

38 min 40 sec ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 January 2018 at 09:31

2018 IUFoST STUDENT VIDEO COMPETITION

The IUFoST World Food Congress Student Video Competition is being conducted in conjunction with the 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology (World Food Congress), taking place in Mumbai, India, from October 23-27, 2018. More information on the World Food Congress can be found at IUFoST2018.com. IUFoST is delighted to announce that this competition is newly named: "IUFoST Rose Spiess Award For A Sustainable Food Supply".

Food science and technology plays an important role of ensuring the health and wellbeing of people around the world and is essential to resolving food safety and sustainability challenges now and in the future. How that happens is unique to each country – even to the community level within each country.

The goal of the IUFoST Student Video Competition is for student teams to use video to spotlight the positive impact of food science and technology in action where they live including, but not limited to, issues suc

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 January 2018 at 04:01

LANDac is now accepting submissions for its Annual International Conference 2018!


LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2018 will take place on 28th and 29th June 2018 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The conference will look at land investments through the lens of mobility. What are the implications of land based investments on the movements of people, and on processes of urbanization? And how have displacement and population movements contributed to new and contesting land claims?

The 2018 conference takes this land-mobilities nexus as a starting point, focusing on the extent to which land acquisitions trigger the inflow or outflow of particular groups of people – and also yield other mobilities (capital, goods, ideas etc.) and land claims. Given the variety of mobilities, what are good ways forward in land governance? To what extent can land governance contribute to inclusive development – preventing eviction and displacement, while supporting vulnerable groups to settle in safe pla

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 January 2018 at 07:32

A interesting GFAR blog: Learning about data for farmers and how it can help to “cross the donga” 

Read this blog summarizing highlights of a GFAR event, in which participants learnt, but also discussing passionately, about data that are needed by farmers: data that are actually available and data that are not; who is providing or is expected to provide such data; examples of data services and data-driven apps; as well as about the data that are produced by the farmers and what rights they have on these data. 

GFAR organized the event in collaboration with the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).  

https://blog.gfar.net/2017/12/20/learning-about-data-for-farmers-and-how-it-can-help-to-cross-the-donga/ via @wordpressdotcom

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 January 2018 at 04:18

FarmERP - Smart Agriculture Software Platform for Farm and Farmer data management

FarmERP is the most comprehensive and successful smart software platform being used globally for farm, farmer, procurement, processing, supply chain and financial data management and analysis. It has helped many leading companies in achieving objectives of profitable and sustainable agribusiness. Through FarmERP we assist corporate and individual farm operators, agribusiness and contract farming companies, exporters, R&D institutions, and Government agencies, Co-operatives to exploit the power of Smart agriculture to achieve higher efficiency, higher yields, higher profitability and complete traceability.  

FarmERP is a multi-user, multi-location, multi-cropping, integrated software platform for all sorts of agribusinesses. It possesses inbuilt powerful capabilities of any ERP solution covering all business functions. Simultaneously it provides advanced level of analytics to support business decisi

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Richard James Onyai I have downloaded farmerplite on my smartphone but I've failed to open it. I did the registration but I couldn't proceed beyond that. Secondly, it's an Indian based app. How can we be supported to use it in Uganda?

2 weeks 1 day ago

FarmERP Software Solution Dear Mr. Richard, thank you for your interest in FarmERP. Please help us with your email ID so that we can help you to process the installation successfully. Or you can send us an email as well - info@farmerp.comWe are providing our services all around the globe and implemented our software in different countries. So, it is not a problem to support in Uganda also. Our team will help you in every manner and provide you the best solution to manage all your farming operations on a single digital platform.Regards,Team FarmERP

2 weeks 17 hours ago

Richard James Onyai My email ID is mujugula. But my email address is mujugula@gmail.com. I'll be thrilled to try out your great innovation for the farmer 👍

2 weeks 16 hours ago

Richard James Onyai What is the access fees like. Many foreign companies want to be paid using credit card or PayPal. Many of us in Uganda don't have them. What is your payment channel?

2 weeks 16 hours ago

Richard James Onyai I've now accessed the apps. It looks great.

6 days 18 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 28 December 2017 at 06:53

Opportunity to learn international short courses for mid-career professionals

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

Wageningen University 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 the courses they 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, their highly interactive training methods stimulate you to reflect and share your experiences to generate new insights. In the courses they offer a rich mixture of state-of-the-art theoretical insights and practical expertise.

Why not join one of the courses to widen your horizons, learn alongside others in your field, update your knowledge on curre

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