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Greenbusinesstrade.com is the World's First Totally Green Business Portal dedicated exclusive to renewable energy sectors.
It acts as an business-to-business and customers-to-business E-commerce Marketplace offering multiple professional services to increase commerce of renewable energy products and services worldwide .
The meaning of „Green” in the name of the website is reffering to products and services related to all renewable energy sectors, and www.greenbusinesstrade.com is dedicated to all companies and private persons interested in selling, buying, advertising, developing their green businesses worldwide.
Greenbusinesstrade.com facilitates the connection between sellers and buyers, aiming to boost their businesses and interests worldwide in the most efficient and successful way.
Apart of connecting your business or interests worldwide, greenbusinesstrade.com, is offering you professional advertising services and opportunity to discover and expan... Read more
Kenya has made substantial progress in improving the enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment and enterprise development by enacting legislation and programmes such as the Kenya Constitution 2010, the Women Enterprise Fund and the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities programme. Despite of this progress some of these policies are only partially implemented, denying women the benefits they would accrue from their full implementation. A key challenge that hinders full implementation of these policies is the lack of gender-responsive policy frameworks and inadequate capacity in county governments. In addition, the voice of women in decision-making processes is weak due to limited involvement of women in government processes. Women therefore have little influence if any, over structures and processes that set the agenda and determine what issues are important.
CSOs as central pillars of change
Promoting crop genetic diversity, social interdependence, adaptability and autonomy are important topics to empower smallholder farmers. This course brings state-of the -art strategies in managing crop genetic resources and building resilient seed systems for sustainable food security and reducing climatic risk.
For this course fellowships are available.
For more information and online registration please visit our website: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/show/WCDI_PGR_2019.htm
Towards local agribusiness development
This course tailors Porter's Diamond to analyse local sub-sectors for creating inclusive rural and urban wealth through strengthening the economic capacity of local areas and assessing the potential for agribusiness cluster development. While food and nutrition security are key, strategies engaging local communities and youth in this process are vital. ”
For this course fellowships are available.
For more information and online registration please visit our website:
Jean Remy Rutayisire is quite different from most youths. Unlike the majority of young men and women who find agriculture unattractive, Rutayisire says that this is an industry that has fascinated him since his childhood.
Desperate to raise money to start up an agricultural project, the Chief Executive Officer of the Muhanga based Urugwiro Poultry Farm Ltd took up a part-time job in photography in 2015. Since he was a high school student by then, he was only able to work during holidays, earning a daily wage of Rwf2,000.
He used some for his pocket money at school and saved the rest. By December last year, he had saved up to Rwf200,000—inadequate to see him venture into a significant farming project.
He was looking for Rwf2 million. However, efforts to mobilise capital from friends and relatives were unsuccessful. With his meagre savings, he decided to start a small poultry farm. o his... Read more
Can farmers improve their income and well-being through effective collective action? Join the course and take home many practical tools and approaches for promoting farmer entrepreneurship and strengthening farmers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.
For this course fellowships are available. Deadline 19 March 2019.
For more information and online registration please visit our website
A delegation of four participants will represent Rwanda in a three-day International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) exhibition scheduled for the 7th - 9th, November, 2018 in Vijhuizen, the Netherlands. The three exhibitors from Bella Flowers, Bloomhills and Floramatt were nominated among key floriculture sector players to attend the exhibition. The participants in this year’s exhibition are facilitated through a joint collaboration of the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in the Netherlands and the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB).
The IFTF is one of the largest and important trade shows in the world. The exhibition provides a platform where the world floriculture industry gets together during a 3-day trade show. Over 3,000 companies and exhibitors from over 115 different countries will attend the exhibition this year. The exhibition will be an excellent oppor... Read more
Do you have interesting opportunities to share with our networks in Africa and Asia? Do you have specific questions around the agribusiness sector in the countries where we work? This is you chance to link up directly with our colleagues from the country networks where we operate!
DRINKS & DATES
Join our business drinks on Wednesday the 14th of November at our office in Utrecht. Our colleagues are present for our annual strategy week and are very much interested in meeting you during this special event.
We hope to welcome you on the 14th!
Last week we visit The Green East research center in my hometown. Horticulture on water the newest farming. Nice to see
Le 11 octobre, Mr Chris Reij a présenté un exposé sur «L'intensification de l'agriculture au Sahel: réduire la pauvreté et s'adapter au changement climatique» lors d'un déjeuner-causerie organisé au ministère des Affaires étrangères des Pays-Bas.
L'agroforesterie est une pratique fondamentale à faible coût visant à accroître la productivité agricole et à préparer le terrain pour une intensification accrue. Utilisés en combinaison avec la récupération de l'eau, les engrais organiques et les micro-doses d'engrais de bonne qualité permettent d'obtenir des rendements en engrais de grande qualité dans les zones arides. Tel était le message clé de Chris Reij, membre du Global Ressources Institute du World Resources Institute, qui a déclaré que les Pays-Bas devraient tirer parti de l’impact de l’agroforesterie dans le Sahel en offrant aux agriculteurs un accès à de petites quantités d’engrais de qualité.
L... Read more
Many of us intend to share experiences, ideas, good practices with others, and use this platform or Facebook or other online media to do so. Blogs are a great tool for this. The tips by Duncan Green (blog: From Poverty to Power) can be helpful! Check them quickly!
Coffee produced by Ngororero Coffee Washing Station in Western Province has scooped both the “Best of the Best” and “Coffee Lover’s Choice” awards in a competition that attracted brands from nine countries.
The awards were announced last week in New York, during third annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award (EIICA).
The awards are organised by Illycaffè – a global company specialised in high quality coffee trade—which operates in 140 countries worldwide.
It is the first time both honours were bestowed on one coffee lot in the history of EICCA, after rounds of blind tastings by an international independent jury of top culinary and coffee experts, as well as consumers across the globe.
Philotée Mukiza, the production manager at Rwacof Exports Limited – a Rwanda based coffee processor and exporter – received the awards on behalf of the company which owns the Ngororero-based washing station among other stations in the country.
The award w... Read more
Could you introduce yourself and your Organization to the APF network members in Ethiopia?
I am Samson Eshetu (PhD) currently working for Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems (CDAIS) project in Ethiopia as a Lead National Innovation Facilitator. The Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation System (CDAIS) project, which has started operation in Ethiopia in May 2016, is an initiative of Agrinatura (association of European research and universities), represented by ICRA and FAO in eight developing countries of the world which is designed to try out a new model of development framed by the innovation systems perspective. The project is financed by the European Union and is aimed at strengthening the functional capacities of actors involved in agricultural innovation syst... Read more
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There is more and more recognition for the importance of youth in the AgriFood sector. They hold the key to finding new, innovative and sustainable solutions for challenges within this sector! This also means there is a rise in the amount and variety of initiates supporting youth in this sector.
AgriProFocus has identified the need for more collaboration between these initiates, creating a more aligned supply of support to young agripreneurs.
That is why AgriProFocus has been working the last couple of months on the design of a new global youth initiative that focuses on synergy and collaboration between youth projects/programmes worldwide.
This design is taking shape, thanks to the regular input from members, and we are getting really enthusiastic!
We are organizing a breakfast meeting on the 23rd of October, getting even more input from members. At this meeting we take a breat... Read more
It is that time of the year again! The nomination round for the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018 is open. Since last year, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform annually awards a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), who has undertaken significant brokering activities. Starting today, you can nominate someone who has been actively and enthusiastically connecting actors to align policy and/or practices with knowledge (development) in order to contribute to FNS in 2018.
In December 2017, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) handed out the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award for the first time. The winner, Addis Teshome (IFDC) was merited for his work on the 2SCALE portfolio of public-private partnerships in Ethiopia, which was developed under his leadership. He was honoured for “bringing key actors together to discuss how to move the development of critical value chains forward”.... Read more
Over the last four years, PPPLab, our partners and organisations engaged in PPPs have explored the transformational potential of PPPs. The emergence of the SDG-P facility is a good moment to concretely spell out how this potential should be delivered upon and what the implications for our collective roles are.
That means PPPs must:
• Aspire to deliver systemic change
• Be fit to realise their aspirations
• Rethink risk and blend finances
By the end of the day you will have a sharp idea of where you can take your PPP work to a next, necessary level and we will have formulated an action and learning agenda for a PPP community of practice.
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