AgriProFocus Myanmar

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.

In November 2016 we started setting up our network in Myanmar. 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. Check our FACTSHEET 2018 for more information.


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Trading in used milk cooling tanks is one of Agripoort's main activities. Based in The Netherlands, Agripoort offers second hand milk cooling tanks and other storage devices in good condition. In search for a proper used milk cooling tank? Check our stock.

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Posted 18 October 2018 at 08:12

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EuroTier 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  13 November 2018 - 09:00 to 16 November 2018 - 18:00
  Hanover, Germany

Visit our stand at EuroTier, the world's leading trade fair for animal production. EuroTier provides a comprehensive overview of innovative technology, services and genetics for modern animal husbandry. It will further focus on farm inputs especially for livestock farmers, i.e. relevant equipment and technology – such as milking machines, cooling tanks and related equipment.

Meet Agripoort in Hall 13 stand B24 (Rind: Melk- und Kühltechnik)



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Posted 18 October 2018 at 03:53

Myanmar Launches First Inquiry into Agricultural Chemicals and Their Effects


The Upper House of Parliament’s agriculture committee has launched its very first parliamentary inquiry into chemicals used in agriculture and their effects on the health and quality of life of farmers, workers and consumers across the country, according to the committee chair.

According to a 2016 report by the World Bank and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), Myanmar farmers widely use urea and compound fertilizers for paddy production in both monsoon and dry seasons, but often at inefficient application rates and in inappropriate nutrient compositions. Moreover, the report pointed out that the problem was caused by the lack of agricultural research and the government’s public education.

The inquiry process is supported by the United Nations Development Programme and is said to be the first time in the history of Myanmar that a parliamentary inquiry is to be conducted in agriculture. The co

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Posted 16 October 2018 at 03:18

World Food Day:our actions are our future


World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Program and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

World Food Day (WFD) was established by FAO's Member Countries at the Organization's 20th General Conference in November 1979. The Hungarian Delegation, led by the former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr. Pál Romány, played an active role at the 20th Session of the FAO Conference and suggested the idea of celebrating the WFD worldwide. It has since been observed every year in more than 150 countries, raising awareness of the issues behind poverty and hunger.

Since 1981, World Food Day has adopted a different theme each year in order to highlight areas needed for action and provide a common

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 October 2018 at 08:56

Share your idea on World Food Day live from anywhere via Skype or FaceTime live broadcast on www.i4nature.world 

For more information ; WWW.I4NATURE.WORLD

Daniel Mechale world food day should have celebrated by creating food access with youth.

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MUBARAK INUWA When a day is set aside,to deliberate on food production globally, it is indeed a time to describe on the modern food sustainability and security.The poor nations of the world, are the ones who suffer the scourge of hunger and starvation perhaps due to lack of required quantities of food and nutrition productions.Green revolution policies are always being urged to be adopted in order to produce HYV.To supplement the unfertilized soil food production.Also, livestock productions, there is a great need for the industrialised nations to embark on research work to come with improved variety of animal husbandry.

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Posted 15 October 2018 at 04:24

Myanmar Investment Promotion Plan

The government of the Republic of the union of Myanmar formulated the foreign direct investment plan in Myanmar in 2014. More recently, the FDIPP was reviewed. On the basic of the review, the FDIPP was updated and renamed the Myanmar Investment Promotion Plan, integrating the domestic investment promotion and foreign investment promotion into one plan in line with the direction of the national Comprehensive Development plan 2011-30 and the investment policy of 2016.

Please, click here to download the Myanmar Investment Promotion Plan.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 October 2018 at 08:56

A Lucky iron fish for everyone?

Business opportunities & “wacky” solutions for strengthening nutrition at the BoP

What can be done to support the consumption of more healthy food products by the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries, the people at the so-called “Bottom of the Pyramid” (BoP)? That is an urgent challenge, given the fact that globally 155 million children are still stunted, 52 million children are wasted, and 2 billion people lack key nutrients like iron and vitamin A1


This challenge is addressed by several actors in these countries and their international partners. Small, medium and larger enterprises from different sectors are those who use market-based solutions to produce, distribute and sell nutritious food products to consumers. In addition, NGOs and the public sector also contribute to tackling the different forms of malnutrition, including in countries with emergencies.


An event in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on October 4, 2018, facilitated

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Posted 9 October 2018 at 07:24

Dutch bank, Maha to deploy digital agri-lending suite

FMO, a Dutch development bank, has announced its partnership with Myanmar-based Maha Agriculture Microfinance (Maha) and US-based Harvesting Inc to provide a grant that would help make lending to Myanmar farmers more efficient.

As part of its capacity development program, FMO will financially support the pilot deployment of Agriculture Intelligence Engine, a digital agri-lending suite built by Harvesting. The product leverages on machine learning and alternative data sets such as multi-spectral imagery to build credit scores for farmers and provides digital tools for financial institutions to effective make and manage loans to farmers.

Please, click here for information details.


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Posted 8 October 2018 at 10:24

Gender * Climate sourcebook (FAO, IFAD, WB) 

This Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects and investments in climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The module emphasizes the importance and ultimate goal of integrating gender in CSA practices, which is to reduce gender inequalities and ensure that men and women can equally benefit from any intervention in the agricultural sector to reduce risks linked to climate change. Climate change has an impact on food and nutrition security and agriculture, and the agriculture sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. It is crucial to recognize that climate change affects men and women differently.  (98 pages with many cases).


Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 5 October 2018 at 07:56

Respectful Workplaces Research

The International Finance Corporation (of the World Bank Group) and the DaNa Facility are inviting businesses operating in Myanmar to participate in a ground-breaking new “Respectful Workplaces” research project that will explore the costs of bullying and sexual harassment to workplaces. The purpose of the research is to build respectful workplaces in Myanmar, and to improve workplace productivity, staff recruitment and staff retention.

The research will take place in September and October. Small businesses in four sectors (finance, retail, agribusiness and tourism) are invited to participate in this research. Participation may involve an interview with a manger (HR manager or other), a focus group discussion with some of your employees, and/or running a survey for your employees.

Please, visit the link below for more information details.

Respectful workplace Flyer (Burmese language)

Respectful workplace Flyer (English language)

If you are interested in participating in this research or wo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 5 October 2018 at 07:38

Deadline for application of LMC4-Rural E-Commerce Training Program is extended


One week training of the LMC4-Rural E-Commerce Training Program is postponed from Oct 15-20 to be on Oct 22-26, 2018. The deadline for application is also extended to be Oct 8, 2018.

They look for some candidates who:
  • could communicate well in English
  • have certain level of knowledge and experiences on e-commerce
  • are at senior or middle level of management position in his/ her organization or company
  • may directly involved in developing e-commerce/ rural e-commerce policy, strategic plan, work plan, development projects
  • his/her work/ business related to rural development, products identification and development, cross-border trade, e-commerce, logistics, most importantly, is working closely with SMEs, cooperatives or farmer group and could bring benefit to them
  • strong willing and commitment to initiate or implement action plans for rural e-commerce activities after the training
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Posted 2 October 2018 at 12:28

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/

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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 2 October 2018 at 03:16

Call for contributions…

Agro ecology Futures regional forum, Siem Reap, 6-8 November 2018

The Agro ecology Futures Regional Forum is fast approaching. It is time to gear up and decide how you want to participate… In addition to the several plenary sessions and parallel discussions, we have organized other modalities for all participants to actively contribute and share their experience:

  • A call for posters with a dedicated poster session on the 7th of November afternoon
  • A photo contest about Agroecology with a public display during the whole forum and an awarding ceremony on the 8th of November
  • A seed swap to embrace the biodiversity of the Mekong Region and beyond organized on the 8th November afternoon
  • A knowledge and innovation fair to share or demonstrate any materials or approaches related to agroecology on 7th and 8th of November

You can find more details about the different call for contributions here: https://ali-sea.org/call-for-contributions-

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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

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Bathily Alioune Badara Toute vos informations sont fiable.

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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..? 

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

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KINTO Roméo OK...lekhrom@gmail.com 

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Herco Hekking Thanks.Hope you are fine too

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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 weeks 1 day 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.

2 weeks 4 days 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 !

1 week 4 days 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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Posted 27 September 2018 at 01:14

Posted by Niek van Dijk in AgriProFocus Rwanda 27 September 2018 at 01:14

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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 September 2018 at 02:59

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 Ethiopia” FDOV project

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