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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 03:25

Nominations for the 2018 Africa Food Prize now open!

Deadline 15th May 2018

Seize this opportunity to recognise and celebrate an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives and deserves this preeminent award. Nominations must be received no later than Tuesday 15 May, 2018.

https://www.africafoodprize.org/

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks for sharing with us Janine Schoeman!

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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

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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?

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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

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Theophile HATEGEKIMANA Thanks dear Nicole Metz

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

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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 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.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 17 January 2018 at 02:33

The World Food Prize Global Nomination Process Opens for Innovators in Agriculture

The World Food Prize Foundation is now accepting nominations for its renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nominations of worthy candidates are invited from public and private organizations, academic institutions, governmental organizations, and businesses. The nomination criteria, procedure, and on-line form are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/nominate. Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2018.

The World Food Prize was created in 1986 to be the highest individual honor for truly exceptional and unique achievements in improving the quality, quantity, and availability of the world’s food supply, as well as the access of all human beings to it. This prestigious $250,000 award has been presented to 46 outstanding individuals from 18 countries and

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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 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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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 Mali
Posted 11 January 2018 at 05:26

PAVILLON NÉERLANDAIS A LA FEBAK 2018

PARTICIPATION DES ENTREPRISES NEERLENDAISES DANS UNE DEMARCHE DE LINKING LEARNING ET LEADERSHIP

Ce samedi 13 Décembre 2018, Bamako abritera la 12ème édition de la Foire Internationale d’Exposition FEBAK .C’est dans ce cadre que sur financement de l’Ambassade des Pays- Bas au Mali à travers la mission commerciale du Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), une trentaine d’entreprises néerlandaises prendront part à cette grande foire internationale d’exposition. Cette grande activité de promotion , de mise en marché , d’apprentissage et de réseautage sera facilitée par le réseau AgriProFocus en collaboration avec la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Mali (CCIM).

L’initiative vise à contribuer au développement économique du Mali et de renforcer les échanges commerciaux entre les entreprises néerlandaises au Mali.

En outre, elle permettra de favoriser les relations d’affaires entre les entreprises néerlandaises p

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Posted By in Circular Economy Agribusiness
Posted 8 January 2018 at 10:21

Circular Economy is a significant step towards achieving Zero hunger goal, creating employment and solving climate change challenges. In deed starting with Agriculture  would help us increase the probability  of averting major crisis of food insecurity by over 50%.  

Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 8 January 2018 at 08:22

Call for New Business Challenge Ghana 2018

Do you have international ambitions with your company, with a special interest in Ghana? Participation in the New Business Challenge (NBC) can be your chance to realize that ambition. The NBC is a business case competition in which 20 Dutch and 20 Ghanaian students and young professionals work together for 2 months on a business case of your company. The students work in mixed groups of 4 people. It is up to the teams to come up with the best solution that can be realized for your company.

For the 4th time in a row, Sustainable Motion is organizing the New Business Challenge on behalf of RVO.nl. Previously, companies such as Phillips, Tony Chocolonely, Closing the Loop, Cargill and NileDutch have taken part in this Business Challenge.

More information

Detailed information about participation as a company and general information can be found on the New Business Challenge website.

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 27 December 2017 at 06:27

Using a gender lens to address critical issues in rural areas: The illustrated gender and youth toolkit

2SCALE works in 9 countries of West and Eastern Africa and seeks to foster women’s participation by setting a 40% target in the agribusiness clusters they support. Partnership facilitators working within the program and their partners organizations, the Business support services, need to find innovative strategies to reach this target of female participation.

To ensure this, the first step is understanding the specific context in which they operate at cluster level. Using adapted versions of the Harvard gender analysis framework[1] is an effective way to do this. However, facilitators face different challenges using these tools. 2SCALE with the support of a gender consultant, developed an illustrated toolkit adapted from the Harvard framework. It was designed in collaboration with Mango Tree, an organization based in Uganda. The prototype was tested in several countries in W

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Natuurlijke veehouderij – een stap verder

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  08 March 2018, All Day Event
  Twentsche Foodhal, Enschede

Conferentie Platform Natuurlijke Veehouderij
Datum: donderdag 8 maart 2018
Tijd: 10.00 – 17.00 uur
Locatie: Twentsche Foodhal, Enschede

Natuurlijke Veehouderij is voor sommigen nog een relatief nieuw begrip, anderen werken er al langer aan. Deze dag is een vervolg op de symposia rond natuurlijke veehouderij in het Provinciehuis in Zwolle in 2014, 2015 en 2016.

Deze conferentie wil veehouders, dierenartsen en anderen uit de sector (verder) laten kennismaken met de principes van natuurlijke veehouderij – met nadruk op de waarden die dit oplevert. Naast de economische waarde van producten ook zaken als natuurwaarde, voedingswaarde, kenniswaarde en waardering vanuit de maatschappij.

Deze conferentie wordt een netwerkdag met verdieping van kennis over natuurlijke veehouderij, verbinden tussen bestaande initiatieven, en het versterken van nieuwe activiteiten. De bijeenkomst wordt financieel mogelijk gemaakt door de Provincie Overijssel. Met medewerking van kunstenaars vanuit Agri Meets Design.

Ter voorbereid

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2017 at 09:02

Internships at Dutch Embassies in Uganda and Mozambique!

As part of the Talent Pool Programme AgriProFocus offers students 6-months internships at Netherlands Embassies working on Food and Nutrition Security. Find below the offer to students, the basic placement description, and the application format for the positions in Kampala and Maputo (starting April 1st).

Uganda

The intern will contribute to the general implementation of the Food & Nutrition Security portfolio. The portfolio consists of 3 value chain/sector focused projects (dairy, potato, rice, seed sector (food crops and horticulture)) and several projects in support of the enabling environment (access to finance, solar energy, agro skilling of youth, policy development). Two recent projects focus on refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda, supporting them in income generation through agro skilling. The embassy follows an Aid and Trade strategy, implying a strong involvement of the business community (Dutch but also Ugand

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 21 December 2017 at 05:21

Workshop Multipihak untuk Memperkuat SMK Pertanian

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SMK Pertanian menjadi tempat yang penting untuk mempersiapkan generasi muda dengan kemampuan praktik yang memadai, serta pemikiran kreatif untuk membangun agribisnis yang permintaannya terus meningkat di masa depan, khususnya bagi negara seperti Indonesia. Namun, jurusan pertanian terus mengalami penurunan minat, kemungkinan disebabkan oleh citra agribisnis yang kurang menguntungkan atau tidak tersedianya lapangan pekerjaan di sektor pertanian. Oleh karena itu, diperlukan inisiatif untuk memperkuat SMK Pertanian guna menciptakan lingkungan belajar yang mendukung.

Pada tanggal 19 Oktober 2017 , AgriProFocus Indonesia bersama dengan Program Diploma IPB serta Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Science memfasilitasi workshop multipihak untuk mengumpulkan masukan-masukan guna memperkuat SMK Pertanian di jurusan ruminansia. Acara ini dihadiri oleh pengajar SMK, pihak swasta, pemerintah dan praktisi. Dala

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Dirgha Ahdiansyah menarik sekali mbak mitha, semoga bisa bersinergi dengan smk pertanian nya

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