Dutch members 2018:
08/08/2018 - Press release
"There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems". This call for change was issued by an international group of experts dubbed the "Milano Group" (see box), whose members have written an article published in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development.
In a feat which has all the makings of an unprecedented coup, four Kenyan startups have been named in the final ten of the 2018 edition of the prestigious Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion.
The competition is committed to recognizing and unearthing some of the most promising and innovative early-stage startups that are making significant strides in the area of promoting and advancing financial inclusion on the continent.
Four (4!) Kenyan startups are looking to dominate proceedings. They are Apollo Agriculture, Bidhaa Sasa, FarmDrive, and Tulaa. All four start-up providing services to rural areas. The rest of the top ten is made up of South Africa’s LanteOTC and Wala, Ghana’s Farmerline and OZE, and the duo of RecyclePoints and MaTontine from Nigeria and Senegal respectively.
Read more HERE and also learn about the South African and West African startups that as well made the list.... Read more
Due to the high interest in the topic
of contract farming, on June 2018, Grow Asia,
the Myanmar Agriculture Network
(MAN) and AgriProFocus Myanmar ran a joint learning event on contract farming schemes. To
multiply the impact of the event and broaden the reach of the learnings
distilled, they have put together this document as a summary of the key
take-aways. We hope you and your organization will use it as a reference point
to guide further action. Please, click here to read more about contract
Contract farming ႏွင္႔ ပတ္သက္ေသာBlog တစ္ခု ထြက္ေပၚလာၿခင္း၊
Gr... Read more
Female entrepreneurs in agribusiness fight an uphill battle when it comes to getting access to the power and resources needed to professionalize and scale their business. In this webinar already successful female agribusiness champions share 5 strategies for female agri-entrepreneurs to succeed.
Focusing specifically on Ghana, this webinar offers a perfect learning ground for Ghanaian entrepreneurs or those interested in the topic to talk through some of the hurdles faced every day and how to overcome them.
Interact or listen in, but register now to not miss this opportunity.
The aya TEAM
Aya is part of 2SCALE, an incubator program that manages a portfolio of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for inclusive business in agri-food sectors and industries. Aya is a 6-month entrepreneurship track for women in agribusiness in Ghana that builds on the experiences of 2SCALE. For more info about aya and 2SCALE visit the aya website.
AgriProFocus Mali a la rencontre du Groupe d’Amitié des Paysans d’ Afrique de Koulikoro
La journee du 12 Aout fut célébrée a double titre au Mali par votre réseau AgriProFocus Mali sur le theme de l’engagement citoyen des jeunes et la promotion de l’agrobusiness au service du développement( MAW4D) . Ce dimanche est d’abord une journee électorale au Mali et aussi la journée Internationale dédiée a la jeunesse.
Ce fut donc une journée riche en partage de connaissance et d pprentissage mutuel avec la centaine d’étudiants de l’Institut Polytechnique Rural de Katibougou. Apres une presentation des deux structures et les visites des fermes de production,une plan de formation fut donc validé sur demande du GAPA a travers son président Mr Senimakan Sidibe.Une mise en relation avec Oiko-Credi , Jege Ni Jaba et Oiko-Credit est donc en cours.
La Journée internationale de la jeunesse se d... Read more
Ce lundi 06 Aout 2018, la salle de réunions du réseau AgriProFocus Mali a accueilli cinq représentantes des jeunes bénéficiaires des formations en entrepreneuriat au compte du programme Next Economy, via un partenariat IMPACT-HUB \ SOS Village d’Enfant. La problématique du financement des startup de l'agrobusiness etait au cœur des discussion. L'approche APF est bien appréciée par les jeunes porteurs
La Next Economy est un programme triennal financé par le Ministère Néerlandais des Affaires Etrangères mis en œuvre par SOS Villages d’Enfants Mali en collaboration avec son partenaire Impact Hub Bamako.
La Next Economy a pour objectifs :
Inspirer, former, encadrer les jeunes et faciliter la création de leur propre entreprise ;
Encadrer et former les jeunes en les dotant de compétences qui répondent aux exigences... Read more
Dear AgriProFocus network,
Grounded is looking for suppliers of solar dryers in Zambia. If you know companies that can help us out, please let me know. Your help is much appreciated.
Thank you once more!
On February 1, 2018, The Broker, supported by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), organized a workshop to conclude its project on conflict sensitive Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) programming in fragile settings. Bringing together policymakers, researchers and practitioners working on food security in fragile settings, this workshop served to share the lessons learned (captured in the final report), present the tool for conflict sensitivity that was developed based on the project’s main findings, and discuss ways forward for integrating conflict sensitivity and stability into FNS programming. You can download a full report of the workshop here.
The workshop, hosted at the F&BKP offices in The Hague, was kicked off by a brief presentation of The Broker’s own project results... Read more
Interesting blog by Marcel Vernooij (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NL) including links to key instruments of the Dutch government to facilitate African and Asian SMEs
"The private sector is the engine of economic growth. As The Netherlands, we support local entrepreneurs in developing economies. We assist companies to grow, while facilitating better conditions for companies to do business, create jobs and deliver products to markets in a responsible manner. Rosejoy restaurants in Ghana is an excellent example how smaller companies, with tailor-made support, serve consumers and drive economic growth, enabling people to earn their own living. "
Link to the full blog:
Follow Marcel Vernooij on twitter: https://twitter.com/Marcel_Vernooij if you like to read more blogs
CSAF convenes 12 of the world's leading agricultural lenders, including Oikocredit, to exchange ideas, identify best practices, and develop industry standards. Its members aim to create a thriving, sustainable, and transparent market to serve the financing needs of agricultural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in low- and middle-income countries.
In 2017, CSAF members issued loans totalling $716 million to 794 businesses. These loans connected 2.2 million smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to local and international markets. CSAF’s State of the Sector report was developed in partnership with MIX with support from the Small Foundation.
Read the report or view the annual State of the Sector webinar to learn more about the evolving cr... Read more
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are co-organizing a regional conference on “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” on 20 and 21 August 2018.
Follow this link for more information.
The conference will focus on the three major cross-cutting themes related to youth issues:
Youth and Entrepreneurship focusing on youth entrepreneurship, particularly how to develop and sustain youth-led, or youth-focused, business products and services geared towards agriculture and ICTs.
Digital Innovation focusing on innovative solutions to support digital innovation and modern production technologies in agriculture, youth-focused networking and engagement around entrepreneurship, innovation and agr... Read more
Le suivi-évaluation du PEAJ est assuré par l’équipe terrain avec la facilitation du réseau AgriProFocus a travers les agents d’enquête par le recueil des données via AKVO Flow.
L’équipe formée assurera le suivi-évaluation quotidien et appuiera la mise en œuvre des activités sur le terrain. Elle produira des rapports périodiques (annuels) narratifs et financiers.
Akvo est une organisation anglophone. L’anglais est une des langues la pluss parlée parlée dans le monde. La langue anglaise est également parlée dans les pays où travaille Akvo, c’est la raison pour laquelle les communications internes et externes de Akvo sont en Anglais. Akvo Mali travaille principalement avec la... Read more
Do you want to learn youth’s movement in the agriculture sector? We would like to share our valuable experiences in the Agrifood Bootcamp. What did youths do at Agrifood Bootcamp and how did they develop their new business idea based on the different challenges? Which kinds of companies and organizations support them to find the innovative solutions? Please have a look at the unforgettable memory which we saved in this video. If you want to participate in next Bootcamp as a organization or as a participants, please, feel free to contact us.
စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေမြးၿမဴေရးက႑မွ လူငယ္မ်ားရဲ႕တက္ၾကြလွတဲ႔ လႈပ္ရွားမႈေတြအေၾကာင္... Read more
Few days ago , i see a new poultry farmer ask manage point of layers . So we let our team give tips for new farmer. In this article , layers is breed in layer chicken cage , chicks cage . So if you feed layer on ground or use pan feeding , the operation is different from this article , please noted.
(Ⅰ)Phases 1—— Chicks layer
Time: before put chicks layer into shed .
Target : supply no bacteria , warm and comfortable environment
Manage Point: Disinfect when the shed is empty. Improve the temperature to 32℃~33℃ before put layer chicks in shed.
Time: Put chicks layer into shed
Target: Reduce stress reaction, make sure high live rate
Mange point: Prepare warm water(25℃) in advance 30 minutes. Give water in time , then feed chicks layer by feed pan.
After 2 hours of put chicks layer into shed , improve temperature into 35℃~37℃ gradually. Keep this temperature 3 days , and make sure moisture 60%. Also have medicine protection at the same time.
Time:... Read more
Agriterra & TCDC (Tanzania Cooperative Development Commission) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to express willingness of both parties to cooperate in the effort of strengthening Agricultural Cooperative Societies in Tanzania.
Read more HERE !
On this last Thursday’s event 60 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.
Mr. Misteru Tesfaye (EIAR) pointed out that in Ethiopia most of the oil products that imported from foreign countries are low in quality and has excess amount of fat content, which is not advisable for human healthy that can cause different health related problems such as cancer, cholesterol and heart disease which eventually results to death.
Mr. Mesteru is looking forward to work with anyone who is interested in his idea for creating healthy product for the community at all.
Mr. Jiregna Tadese :- An Environmentalist and Human Right Activist from Top River Project at Ginfile, who works in the rehabilitation an... Read more
Rwanda Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has urged vegetable and fruits farmers to adopt the use of modern farming techniques and technologies for reducing post-harvest losses.
The call is founded on post-harvest loss assessment of different crops such as tomatoes, pepper, bananas, among others, that was conducted last year. The assessment was released last week to farmers and processors.
The assessment carried out in conjunction with the University of Rwanda and other stakeholders showed that the largest losses are a result of poor handling of produce and result to losses in the value chain of different crops from farm to market. Read more
Halo Para Petani Muda yang telah bergabung di online platform AgriProFocus. Yuk, daftar ajang pemilihan Duta Petani Muda 2018 di www.dutapetanimuda.id/pendaftaran. Info lebih lanjut bisa cek poster di bawah.
Satu Duta Petani Muda 2018 terbaik akan memenangkan perjalanan ke Australia untuk berpartisipasi dalam kunjungan belajar tentang sektor pertanian di Australia. Kunjungan belajar ini dibiayai dan dipersembahkan oleh Academies Australasia Institute.
Hello young agripreneurs who have joined AgriProFocus online platform. Please register yourself to be selected as Young Agripreneurz Ambassador this year. For complete information, please see the poster below.
The best Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2018 will win a trip to Australia to participate in a study visit to learn about the agriculture sector in Australia. The study visit is funded and presented by Academies Australasia Institute
A la faveur des activités de facilitation du réseau AgriProFocus Mali,plus de 1000 femmes bénéficieront directement des ateliers de formation et d'insertion a travers deux projets finances par la Fondation pour l'Egalite des Chances en Afrique et la Direction de la Coopération Internationale de Monaco avec comme parties prenantes Oiko-Credit pour la facilitation d’accès au crédit, Bejo Zaden et Jege Ni Jaba pour la facilitation d’accès aux semences de qualité. La premiere pha... Read more