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.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 hours ago

Big Bite: Food Sustainability in Cities

Urbanization is growing at an alarming rate.

How are cities coping with feeding their populations?

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Twitterchat! Be part of the conversation by following @TR_Foundation and #GoodFoodMedia on Twitter.

The online discussion will include topics such as:

• Infrastructure

• Waste

• Urban farming

• Nutritional value and food miles

• Food deserts and processed food

• Urban food security and policy

This chat is part of the Food Sustainability Media Award project.

The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to recognise excellence in reporting and communicating issues relating to the great food paradoxes of our time:

• Hunger & Obesity

• Food & Fuel

• Starvation & Waste

Applications are open until May 31, 2018!

Find out more:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted yesterday at 07:59

Let me first introduce myself. My name is Frank Schaminee and I'm a consultant at Aeres Training Center International formerly PTC + in Barneveld the Netherlands. This saterday I will take part in an Impact mission on Poultry to Myanmar. Our goal is to educate the people in the Poultry and Feed sector from Myanmar.

We make this possible through cooperation with the governments, educational institutions, integrators, supply industry, but also the individuals. For this we have standard training courses but also tailor-made training courses. One of these trainings, for example is, "Access 2 Finance" a course that teaches the CEO or CFO to walk the correct road to obtain a financing by writing a business plan. for more information look on our website,

Kind regards Frank Schaminee

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Theint Yadanar Zaw can you post Franks message on social media as well? For some more outreach? Thanks!

8 hours 35 min ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 16 April 2018 at 05:31

Hello, my name is Ruby Ross CEO and MD of organic agri product distribution in the Pilippines, we are currently looking for distribution partners across the globe for our latest Japanese Technology Microbial Inoculant for Farming crops, aquaculture, poultry and livestock including waste management. Please find below product flier. Kindly email us at or contact us at whatsapp line +639499942114 should you be interested in this venture. Thank you. God Bless. I am currently in Nigeria expanding market, you may also reach me at +2348183002288. you may also check our facebook page: Hope to hear from you! 

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear ruby ross maribao, thanks for sharing the opportunity with us!As i see you are normally working in west Africa, so are you also interested to run your business in east Africa?

1 day 8 hours ago

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 April 2018 at 09:08

Calling for Applications: ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship

Co-organised by ASEAN Foundation and USAID, the ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship 2018 aims to foster and institutionalize a culture of scientific-based policy making throughout ASEAN region. It offers unique career advancement opportunity for early and mid career scientists who are ASEAN citizen to be placed for a year in government line ministries within their home countries, where they can influence and contribute to policy formulation. 

Applications are open until April 20, 2018. Fellows will get monthly stipend $1,200, capacity building and other interesting opportunities. Candidates from academic/research, industry, government, NGOs or others are welcome to apply! 

For more information, visit us at

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:51

Magazine Making Gender Work: cultivating diversity

Last Friday at our network event, AgriProFocus together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agrifood sector. 

This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? By sharing the views of experts from all four sides of the Dutch Diamond, we hope to inspire you to start or further develop gender sensitivity in your work.

This magazine, as a representation of our network, would not have been possible without the contribution of our members. Thank you all for sharing your insights, your experiences and your stories!

You can find the online version of the magazine HERE

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Caroline for sharing the Magzine. 

1 day 3 hours ago

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 12 April 2018 at 08:31

Myanmar youth present innovative business ideas at Agrifood Bootcamp Showcase event

On Friday, April 6, we successfully hosted the Agrifood Bootcamp Showcase Event in Nay Pyi Taw. The Showcase event was the closing of the Agrifood Bootcamp. 5 groups of highly talented Myanmar youth impressed the audience and the highlevel jury with their innovative business solutions for agrifood challenges in Myanmar.

An exciting training program

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project organized by AgriProFocus Myanmar in collaboration with the Dutch agribusiness companies and organizations De Heus, East West Seed, Agriterra, Fresh Studio and ICCO Cooperation. Together, we supported Myanmar youth between 18 and 35 to participate in an exciting week long training program from April 2 to 6. We selected a talented and extremely motivated group of 40 participants with diverse backgrounds: Students from 5 different universities, young professionals and agri-entrepreneurs.

They learned about the daily affairs of agr

... Read more

Kay Thwe Moe - Thanks a lot

6 days 10 hours ago

Mugisha Richard Waoo! this is great news. Congratulations Myanmar

6 days 6 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 03:46

AgriProFocus members' response to Dutch policy consultation! 

In reaction to the online consultation for the upcoming policy Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

On February 22, 2018 the newly installed Dutch Rutte-III government opened an online civil consultation to feed into its upcoming policy brief that will guide Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (FT&DC) in the coming years.

All (inter)national partners active in this field were warmly invited by Minister Kaag to share their ideas and knowledge. In particular civil society organizations, enterprises and related sector organizations operating in Dutch partner countries, cities and regions with international ambitions and knowledge institutes are invited.

AgriProFocus members have provided their input:

- Jointly, the AgriProFocus policy working group developed a clear set of recommendations for Dutch policy. This will be the basis for dialogue with the Ministries and other stakeholders in the coming months. https:/

... Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 03:08

Food & Business Knowledge Platform newsletter April 2018

In the April newsletter you will find new studies and reports of meetings, including:

- the first podcast on Feeding Cities
- the study “Critical Capital for African Agrifood SMEs”
by Rabobank Foundation, AgriProFocus and ICCO Cooperation, and supported by the F&BKP, 
- the report by KIT/Royal Tropical Institute 'Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways: key insights from a gender analysis of impact evaluation design.'
- the results of the Knowledge Portal survey
- the input by the F&BKP knowledge brokers to the consultation of Minister Kaag ("Continue investing in a solid knowledge base for Food and Nutrition Security results").
- upcoming events including the foodFIRST conference “Team up with African Agripreneurs” , which takes place on June 1, 2018 in Utrecht. The F&BKP is co-organizing two workshops: “Private sector coalitions to feed African cities” (with MVO Nederland) and “Youth and agriprene

... Read more

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks for sharing with us Nicole Metz, a lot of helpful news!

1 week 2 days ago

Martin Steffens  Hello Sir/MaI work as Financial Consultant for my clients..Am direct mandate to an Active, Reliable and Capable provider of bank instruments,such as fresh cut BG, SBLC, MTN and LC which are specifically for lease/purchase, our Bank instruments can be engage in PPP Trading, Discounting, Signature Project(s) such as Aviation, Agriculture, Petroleum , Telecommunication, Construction of dams, Bridges, Real Estate and all kind of projects. Right now we currently have options for lease/Collateral for Loan and we can deliver instruments strictly with our terms and procedure only.    Best Regards Martin SteffensEmail:

12 hours 16 min ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 4 April 2018 at 10:30

Youth in agri-business 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 April 2018 at 05:17

How to set-up business hubs for women entrepreneurs in rural areas

By providing information and advice on business start-up procedures, available resources of finance, technology and manpower and in some cases office space and facilities at a low rent, business hubs can support women-led start-ups through the tricky early stages. In many cities around the world, business hubs are popping up and providing support to (especially young) women to kick-start their own businesses. However, in rural areas business hubs are less frequently seen. In addition, most existing business hubs do not take gendered differences in terms of access, barriers and opportunities into account. What types of services could support rural women in the start-up and development of their business? Who will run/host a rural business hub? And how will it be financed?

These questions are currently being explored by the programme team of the ‘Enhancing Opportunities for Women's Enterprises’ programme. The programme is being implemented between 2016 and 2020 in Kenya and Vietnam with fun

... Read more

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Resy! I also added the countries Kenya, Myanmar and Indonesia to your post, I think it is very interesting for these country networks to read and learn about the programme as well!

2 weeks 1 day ago

Resy Vermeltfoort  Thank you Anne Marie, for spreading the news about our programme. The programme is also being implemented in Kenya. In the coming months, we will share updates from Kenya on our activities to boost women entrepreneurship in rural areas.

2 weeks 1 day ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi very great news.

2 days 22 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 3 April 2018 at 05:55

AgriFood Bootcamp, first day experience. Training about how to present effectively our pitching ideas.

Anne Marie Kortleve Thank for sharing! It looks like a lot of fun, wish I could be there, keep on sending us updates :) 

2 weeks 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 March 2018 at 01:11

Applied Research Projects

Special newsletter with updates on projects financed from the Applied Research Fund (ARF-1), facilitated by Food & Business Knowledge Platform and NWO/WOTRO

The projects funded by the ARF tackle challenges related to Food and Nutrition Security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. They all stem from the knowledge and innovation needs of farmers, practitioners and policymakers. The research-driven innovations support new tools and technologies for Food and Nutrition Security that should ultimately benefit the world’s most vulnerable people. 

Follow this link:

masseni sanogo je suis sur la finition de mon plan d'affaire. Merci.

1 week 2 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 27 March 2018 at 08:15



Impact Terra, the Myanmar based agriculture and fintech social enterprise, announced that it has secured nearly USD 3.0 million in funding to lead the digitization of smallholder farming. Its support includes a grant from the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (‘G4AW’) facility and a grant from venture philanthropy organization Leap201. Through the Golden Paddy mobile application platform, Impact Terra offers personalized advice and services to smallholder farmers, aimed at improving their productivity, market access and financial inclusion.

The Netherlands Space Office (NSO), through its Geodata for Agriculture and Water (‘G4AW’) Facility, recently confirmed its support for the Smart Agriculture Myanmar (‘SAM’) project. Impact Terra leads the project in collaboratio

... Read more

FAO Agroecology Symposium

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  03 April 2018 to 05 April 2018 - All Day Event

There is a broad consensus that agroecology can be instrumental in achieving a wide range of policy, environmental and food security targets, from sustainability related goals to the reduction of rural poverty.

Building on the 1st International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition, held in Rome in 2014, and the subsequent regional seminars organized in 2015 and 2016, FAO will host the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2018.

This second symposium aim at moving agroecology from dialogue to activities at the regional and country level by providing an opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences, while discussing policies and actions that can support agroecology in achieving the SDGs and accompany the decade of Family Farming.

The Symposium will take a multi-stakeholder, multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary approach. About 400 participants are expected to attend, from policy-mak

... Read more


AgriFood Bootcamp Network Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  03 April 2018, 09:00-11:30
  Hle Gu (CARTC)

Are you a private sector AgriFood company or value chain initiate in Myanmar? Would you like to meet the new young talents in the agricultural sector in Myanmar and hear their fresh ideas to solve agricultural challenges? Join the Agrifood Bootcamp Network event on Tuesday, April 3 and pitch your company or organization to the 40 selected Myanmar students and young professionals participating in the Agrifood Bootcamp.

We will organize pitches, speed dating sessions and an information market to facilitate exchange.

 We would like to invite you to present your company at the Network Event.

Please confirm your attendance before March 26 by sending an email to Thaint Yadanar Zaw:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 23 March 2018 at 07:56

Htwet Toe or digital communication platform for farmers

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနို္င္ပါသည္။

Village Link, a leading digital service company in Myanmar, officially introduces Htwet Toe, an innovative agri-mobile application for the farmers of Myanmar that aims to build a community between the farmers and agricultural professionals on a single platform, the company said in a statement. The company also announces the support of the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) program, which will assist to further develop the application.

U Thadoe Hein, Founder and Group CEO of Myanma AWBA Group, one of the shareholders in Village Link, said: “It is our honor to introduce the Htwet Toe application to the farmers in Myanmar. Almost 90 percent of the population currently have access to mobile phones, including 32 million farmers. Since the surge of mobile penetration a few years a

... Read more

Agriculture Value Chains Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  07 May 2018 - 09:00 to 11 May 2018 - 04:30

Event: Agriculture Value Chains Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 7th - 11th May 2018.




Value chains are a key framework for understanding how products move from the producers to the customers. The value chain perspective provides an important means to understand the business to business relationships, mechanisms for increasing efficiency, and ways to enable businesses to increase productivity and add value.

It provides a reference point for improvements in services and the business environment. It is a vehicle for pro-poor initiatives and for linking small businesses with the market. Value chains therefore reside at the core of high-impact and sustainable initiatives focused on improving productivity, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and SME growth.


5 days


This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture value chain working with communities, in governments,

... Read more

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 21 March 2018 at 08:46


Etes vous intéressé par un master ou cours de coure durée? NUFFIC à travers son programme Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) lance un appel à candidature pour les personnes intéressés par une bourse néerlandaise pour un Master ou cours de courte durée.

Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur le site de NUFFIC

Ces bourses sont uniquement ouvertes pour des personnes déjà en activité professionnelle.

Avant d'envoyer votre candidature vérifier que vous remplissez les critères d' éligibilité ci dessous:

Pour être éligible un candidat nommé:

- doit être professionnel (employé) et national, et travailler et vivre dans l'un des pays de la liste des pays OKP; 

- doit avoir une déclaration de l'employeur conforme au format fourni par Nuffic. Toutes les informations doivent être fournies et tous les engage

... Read more

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME thanks  for sharing with us ELYSE MUHORAKEYE

4 weeks 16 hours ago

Niyomwungere Bonaventure Merci de l'information Mais j'ai une question , pourquoi ce master est pour les fonctionnaires

3 weeks 6 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 21 March 2018 at 05:26

Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability explores the challenges to ensuring a healthy and sustainable diet for our growing world population, as well as the central role of agriculture in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The agriculture sector is at the heart of issues such as food security, malnutrition, ecosystem management, and the responsible production and consumption of food. However, without the proper policy frameworks and programs to guide our global food system, there is the risk of exacerbating inequality and harming our environment.

Start Date: Apr 16 2018

End Date: Jun 17 2018

Duration: 9 weeks

Estimated time commitment: 2-4 hours per module

Cost: Free

Requirements: An internet connection to access course materials

This course discusses:

  • Agriculture’s contribution to the environmental, economic and social pillars of sustainable development

  • The past 50 years of agricultural developm

... Read more

Tun Tun Win I'd like to attend this course. How can I join it?

3 weeks 3 days ago

Theint Yadanar Zaw Yes! you can participate freely by register this course with your email account. This is online course. Please, click here ( )  for more information detail. Thank you!

3 weeks 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 March 2018 at 03:52

Wageningen University in the Netherlands is looking for you to join their Foodathon event and submit a challenge!

This year Wageningen University & Research is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. They have organised many activities one of which is the Foodathon. The Foodathon is an e-conference and part of the international conference “Towards zero hunger, creating partnerships for impact”on August 30-31. In this 36-hours event, teams of students and other young professionals will work together and will be guided by a mentor, and supported by the knowledge of various experts. You can join them! In this setting, you will create solutions for local challenges, related to the theme “Food Systems”. As such, you will exchange knowledge, share experiences and work interactively with SDG2. At the end of the Foodathon, a solutions market is organised, where the teams have the opportunity to meet companies and organisations who will be interested in kick-starting the most promising solutions.

... Read more

GOOD JOEL hi, nice to meet up with u and l like it , well am ready to join you while  am in Uganda distance is not barrier currently finalizing  my research projects in management of payroll, why organizations need payroll other than manual payroll methods, am ending my research in may then move to the rural area to start farming projects but unfortunately no fund for me to start  am trying to look around for some start-up funds.we are experiencing winter season and right now communities are planting as we experience rainy season. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON,THNKS

1 month 8 hours ago

Leopold Heneriko Thank you Anne Maries for following. Welcome Tz

3 weeks 1 day ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi nice opportunity.what are the conditions precedent to participation. could we offer same to members of YESAA-YOUTH ENTREPRENSURSHIP SOCIETY FOR AGRIBUSINESS ADVANACEMENT-

2 days 22 hours ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi contact me.

2 days 22 hours ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Sam, for more info you can contact Wageningen University! Check the link in the article for the conditions:

1 day 23 min ago