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Posted 3 October 2018 at 07:06

Markt lost ondervoeding niet op

Article Ellen Mangnus (Universiteit Utrecht, 'Follow the Food' consortium)

(in Dutch, copyright Volkskrant) 


https://www.volkskrant.nl/kijkverder/2018/voedselzaak/ideeen/markt-lost-ondervoeding-niet-op 


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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 10:10

Greenhouse Technical Assistance

Tender Hortifresh Ghana (former Ghanaveg)

Background

HortiFresh is a programme supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which has prioritized commercial agriculture in its strategic plan of moving from aid to trade. The programme’s mission is to establish “a sustainable and internationally competitive fruit and vegetable sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food and nutrition security” in Ghana and Ivory Coast.

The objectives include improving productivity in the vegetable sector; facilitating more efficient markets, including linking vegetable producers and other value chain operators with the Dutch private sector; improving the business climate and further professionalizing the value chain for vegetable production and consumption. It also aims to reach 15,000 farmers and increase their productivity by 20% by 2021.

Terms of Reference

Under its ‘Access to Finance’ component HortiFresh is supporting four so-called financial p

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MUBARAK INUWA The average temperature of Nigeria, in relation to the vegetable production in Ghana and Ivory coast is much more required by the crops which are produced in commercial quantities

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 October 2018 at 02:57

What measure would you take to bring about inclusive development in Africa if you were a minister?

Imagine you are the minister of Foreign trade and international cooperation of the Netherlands for one day, and you can decide on one measure to bring about inclusive development in Africa. What would be your proposal? Many countries in Africa experienced high economic growth in past decades. But many African people don’t profit from this growth. Poverty rates remain high, benefits are not equally distributed and large groups in society are excluded. How do you make sure that vulnerable and poor parts of the population, especially women and youth, profit from economic development as well? What policies will you design for economic transformation, to create more jobs, and bring about social protection? Do you choose for a particular sector, or a totally different approach?

Send your practical and original answer, in 175 words maximum, and before Friday the 5th of October, to Joris Tielens (

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Lieke, thank you for sharing with us the opportunity. Can you check well with the link?

2 months 2 weeks ago

Lieke Nijland Thank you for noticing Thacien MUNYAMAHAME, I fixed it! 

2 months 1 week ago

Onesmo Ngao Thanks for reminding us.

2 months 1 week ago

simon Nguye Global population is expected to increase to 9 billion by 2050, with youth (aged 15–24) accounting for about 14 percent of this total. While the world’s youth cohort is expected to grow, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for youth – particularly those living in developing countries’ economically stagnant rural areas – remain limited, poorly remunerated and of poor quality.

2 months 1 week ago

Abdoulaye TRAORE bonjour Daoulata j'aimerai savoir la date de la caravane c'est en Novembre  ou en Décembre?  je vois que dans les publications les dates ne sont pas les mêmes.

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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

2 months 2 weeks ago

Bathily Alioune Badara Bonjour,Suite a votre publication, je vous demande de bien vouloir m'envoyer plus de détails?Cordialement,

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Bathily Alioune Badara Bonjour Daoulata,En tant que particulier, je dispose d'un champs a Baguineda de 15 hectares et je cherche un partenaire crédible afin d'exploiter ce terrain.Merci de me contacter par mail aliounebathily1@gmail.com ou au 66-51-32-33 .Cordialement,

2 months 1 day ago

Bathily Alioune Badara Toute vos informations sont fiable.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 28 September 2018 at 12:54

Journée de réseautage: 

Dans le but de favoriser le réseautage et la synergie d’action nécessaires pour le développement des activités des partenaires néerlendais et le réseau AgriProFocus; une rencontre d’échanges a été organisé ce jeudi 27 septembre 2018 dans la salle du réseau APF à partir de 09 heures.

Au programme le partage des activités de 2018 des partenaires et la projection sur 2019 . L'étape de mutualisation des activités entre le réseau et les partenaires a mis fin à cette rencontre.

Les partenaires néerlendais invités à cette rencontre sont:

L'Ambassade des Pays-Bas; Oxfam; SNV; Oikocrédit; ICRA; PUM et ICCO.

A l'issue de cette séance de travaille ; une rencontre trimestrielle à tour de roule se tiendra pour developper des actions communes et échanger sur les objectifs communs .   

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..? 

2 months 2 weeks ago

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

2 months 1 day ago

KINTO Roméo OK...lekhrom@gmail.com 

2 months 1 day ago

Herco Hekking Thanks.Hope you are fine too

2 months 11 hours ago

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.

2 months 2 weeks 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 months 1 week 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 !

2 months 6 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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Posted 26 September 2018 at 10:06

Posted by Lotte-Marie Brouwer in AgriProFocus Netherlands 26 September 2018 at 10:06

Are you a female entrepreneur in Ghana running a promising agribusiness?

Join us for a women-only face to face inclusive business training and learn how to take your agribusiness to the next level.

When: 2 full days training between 22 - 30 October (final days and locations in Ghana to be confirmed)

How to get on board: Simply click here and register.


As a female entrepreneur, you may be facing daily struggles in growing your business. Through a 2 day face-to-face training in Ghana, we want to offer you the chance to:

  • Learn more about how to scale your agribusiness and make it more inclusive

  • Interact with Professional Business Trainers

  • Meet and connect with other successful Ghanaian women agri-entrepreneurs …..And much more


Register now via this Registration Form. There are only 45 spaces, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

The training is free of cost and daily lunch & snacks are included. Travel, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and other daily expenses are to be paid by part

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 26 September 2018 at 09:40

Are you a female entrepreneur in Ghana running a promising agribusiness?

Join us for a women-only face to face inclusive business training and learn how to take your agribusiness to the next level.

When: 2 full days training between 22 - 30 October (final days and locations in Ghana to be confirmed)

How to get on board: Simply click here and register.


As a female entrepreneur, you may be facing daily struggles in growing your business. Through a 2 day face-to-face training in Ghana, we want to offer you the chance to:

  • Learn more about how to scale your agribusiness and make it more inclusive

  • Interact with Professional Business Trainers

  • Meet and connect with other successful Ghanaian women agri-entrepreneurs …..And much more


Register now via this Registration Form. There are only 45 spaces, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!

The training is free of cost and daily lunch & snacks are included. Travel, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and other daily expenses are to be paid by part

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 25 September 2018 at 04:34

Rencontre d’échange entre le réseau AgriProFocus Niger et L’équipe du Projet de Promotion de l’emploi décent des jeunes ruraux et de l’entreprenariat dans l’agriculture et l’agroalimentaire (NEPAD)

Le Jeudi, 20 septembre 2018 s’est tenue dans les locaux de AgriProFocus Niger, une rencontre d’échanges entre le réseau et le comité de pilotage du projet NEPAD pour la promotion des jeunes dans l’entreprenariat au Niger. Cette rencontre faite suite à la participation du réseau AgriproFocus Niger à l’atelier de présentation du projet. Lors de sa participation à l’atelier la coordinatrice réseau du AgriProFocus Niger a fait une présentation des actions que mènent le réseau en générale mais surtout l’entreprenariat agricole des jeunes. C’est ainsi le réseau AgriproFocus Niger a été identifié comme partenaire dans la mise en œuvre du projet.

Lors de la rencontre c’est la responsable du projet Mme Maikorema Zeinabou BADERI qui a pris la parole en

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Halile Fidele PARAISO c'est très cool.le siège se trouve dans quelle ville du Niger ??

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Halile Fidele PARAISO j'aimerais humblement avoir le mail du responsable

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Milking to Potential course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Wageningen University and Research - Milking to Potential course

13th to 31th May 2019


Full scholarship application deadline : 16/10/2018


3 weeks in a friendly and international environment to discover the Dutch dairy sector, to learn to encompass the multiple aspects of dairy systems, and to design transition paths that are socially, economically and ecologically balanced.

The course is conceived for dairy professionals from all around the world and full scholarships are available.

Learn more on : https://www.wur.nl/en/activity/CDIcourse_milking_to_potential_2019.htm

Hope to see you soon in the Netherlands!



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Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:51

Newsletter Food  & Business Knowledge Platform September 2018 (#5)

In its September newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents reports of several workshops, among them the session about the UNSC resolution 2417 on conflict and hunger; the Food Systems Approach workshop at the WUR SDG conference; and the CoP on Youth, employment and migration.

And information is shared about two calls under the NL-CGIAR partnership, one for senior experts and one for a PPP and Research Uptake expert.

Furthermore, the Platform refers to the evaluation 2013/2018 “Co-creating (Dutch) diamonds, gold (standards) and silver (bullets) in the food security and agricultural business maze” by Ton Dietz and Joep van den Broek, which is available at the F&BKP website.

Moreover, a new topic on the Knowledge Portal, is highlighted, where Food and Nutrition Security professionals can find relevant cutting-edge knowledge products on Food security & stability. To stay tuned to specific topics of t

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MUBARAK INUWA Thank you Nicole Metz,It is very important approach, to have such a Newsletter on food and business platform For September 2018#5.Alot of guidelines and principles on Agricultural skills and ideas would be derived.I hope, all the stalkholders on the themes would have a closer exchange of ideas on their deliberations.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:31

What happened during the 5th Business Drinks of 2018?

On this last Thursday’s event around 50 members of AgriProFocus Ethiopia as well as people from partner organizations were present. As always it was interesting to see new faces and to hear pitches about new ideas and innovations. We tried to summarize the pitches in the following manner, so that they could reach those who missed the event.

Ms. Victoria Endeshaw from OCP, a multi-dimensional company which has around 12 offices in different countries working in agribusiness competition for starters in order to support and strengthen agribusinesses. OCP promotes its agribusiness competition with around 200 company in Morocco. Please find more info about this competition here.

Mr. Cor Jan Zee is a senior consultant at Meset Consult Plc, a company involved in supporting the agricultural sector such as livestock production, crop production and dietary service for long and short time in way to work in the achievement of the sector.

Mr. Getaneh Sha

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Getaneh Shambel It was really a wonderful opportunity and great pleasure to present how www.kedamegebeya.com could contribute to support smallholder farmers and unions in Ethiopia. Thank you team Agriprofocus for the facilitation.

2 months 2 weeks ago

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Posted 21 September 2018 at 09:31

Posted by Rolf Schinkel in Inclusive Agribusiness 21 September 2018 at 09:31

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?

Understanding the relations between jobs and skilled youth in agriculture and migration

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed during the Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.

The insights from both Edukans and SNV confirm that it is difficult to pinpoint to a direct effect of skills training and education on migration decisions, as there are so many influencing

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Natasha Marbun Hi, my name is NatashaI'm from in indonesiaI want to ask, how can we especially young people help develop agriculture? as is known Indonesia is rich in natural resources, as well as feed crops, but Indonesia is still export from abroad, what is the right way to develop agriculture, especially in the field of agribusiness? Thankyou

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MUBARAK INUWA Rolf Schinkel.It is unanimously believed that youth migration, mostly happened in poor nations of the world.This is due to the fact that youth, need to upgrade their life condition from local to more socialised better condition of life, where they would have an affluent life with every social infrastructure.This is not possible without job opportunity-Provision of employment to youth, would led them life upgrading to receive better education in more complex societies,where after graduation they would obtain a white collar job to purchase their life needs.

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 21 September 2018 at 09:23

Rural youth empowerment to mitigate international migration?

Understanding the relations between jobs and skilled youth in agriculture and migration

What is the relation between youth employment and education in agriculture and migration? And how should organizations working to improve food security via employment and education programs relate to the political agenda of mitigating (international) migration? These were questions discussed during the Community of Practice Youth in food systems Meet-up on September 11, 2018. Edukans and SNV presented insights from their experiences, followed by a lively debate with organizations active in this field – aiming at creating a better understanding of the eclectic relation between job creation, better skilled and qualified youth and the root causes of migration.

The insights from both Edukans and SNV confirm that it is difficult to pinpoint to a direct effect of skills training and education on migration decisions, as there are so many influencing

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Kenneth Opige I agree with this article like in Uganda there are many qualified youths but the potential to begin their own initiative is a prime challenge 

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