Anne Marie Kortleve

Communications Manager AgriProFocus

Utrecht, Netherlands

About Me

Hello there! I am one of the community managers of this platform. I work as a Manager Marketing-Communications at the AgriProFocus International Secretariat in The Netherlands. My job is to make you feel at home on this platform and provide you with all the information you need. Besides managing this platform I am responsible for all internal and external communications and marketing for the AgriProFocus network.

I obtained my Master degree in Communication Sciences at Wageningen University in 2008 and worked as Marketing and Communications Officer at ICCO Cooperation from 2011 until 2014. Since February 2014, I work at AgriProFocus.

Skills and Expertise


Interests


oct
26

Circular Agribusiness in Dairy: let’s close the loops?

Event posted by in Van Hall Larenstein University
  26 October 2017, 17:30-19:30
  Van Hall Larenstein University - Velp

Agri-Food chains are based on linear principles, the call for a circular economy is big. The dairy farming industry claims to be based on circular principles, however, in many countries it is solely linear.

Which solutions for circularity do we have in agribusiness? Are these solutions climate-smart or inclusive? And what can we learn from each other?

You are invited to discuss these topics, together with members of the network and students from Van Hall Larenstein University during an informal dinner meeting!

To join, simply send an e-mail to Janine Schoeman (jschoeman@agriprofocus.com) before the 20th of October.

See you on Thursday the 26th!

Marco Verschuur

Coordinator Master Agricultural Production Chain Management - Van Hall Larenstein
Host and Lead for this meeting



nov
08

Expert Meeting: Inclusive Agribusiness Programs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  08 November 2017, 14:00-17:00
  RVO, The Hague

As a manager or implementer of inclusive agribusiness programs, your organisation probably encounters many challenges and issues. This is your chance to share your experiences from these programs and learn from other network members and partners who drive similar programs!

On request of network members, AgriProFocus organises a small-scale expert meeting (max 20 participants) on Wednesday November 8 from 14.00 to 17.00 hrs in The Hague.

The focus of the afternoon will be on mutual learning. You will be jointly providing solutions for critical, real life issues and challenges that all of you experience in the inclusive agribusiness programmes you (co)implement.

Expected outcomes:

+ You have learned from other members’ experiences in similar programs.
+ You have concrete ideas for solutions to tackle issues and challenges in your program(s).
+ You know with whom you can build on these ideas to improve performance in present or future programs.

This meeting is on invitation only.



nov
09

Communication Drinks #1

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 November 2017, 16:30-18:00
  Arthur van Schendelstraat 500, Utrecht

Did you develop an innovative communication approach for your organisation or for a specific program? Or do you have a original campaign you'd like to present? Share your story during a short pitch presentation with other communication professionals from the network during our first Communication Drinks!  We'll leave plenty of room for having a chat and getting to know each other over some drinks and bites.

PROGRAM:

16:30 - 16.45 - How the AgriProFocus network can help in increasing your (online) visbility
16:45 - 17:00 - Pitch 1 + Q&A
17:00 - 17:15 - Pitch 2 + Q&A
17:15 - 18:00 - Drinks & 'Get To Know Each Other Game'!

We have room for 2 pitches. If you want to pitch, please let me know (akortleve@agriprofocus.com), first come, first serve! All colleagues are invited to bring their own communication materials.

See you soon!



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 October 2017 at 03:43

AgriProFocus members can make use of our creative co-working spaces in Utrecht (near Central Station) for free!

We offer: 

- A creative meeting room (30 people)
- Skype rooms (2)
- Small meeting room (2 people)
- Workspot with WiFi and nice coffee!
- Lunch (The Color Kitchen)

Contact us to check availability: info@agriprofocus.com or call 030-3039745 

See you soon!  


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 October 2017 at 03:37

Speeddates, Networking & Joint Agenda Setting during our Network Day

Speeddates - Networking - Joint Agenda Setting, just a few ingredients of our members meet up of Thursday  28 September in Ede, The Netherlands. 12 of our networks country coordinators were present for our annual team week and of course we seized the opportunity to organise a network oportunity with our Dutch member organisations!

The afternoon started with an inspirational talk by Ellen Mangnus (Utrecht University) on our mission ‘Making Agribusiness Work for Development’, followed by a participatory member session to reflect on key issues and challenges underneath this mission.

We continued with roundtable working groups on our four central themes:

+ Inclusive Agribusiness
+ Climate Smart Agribusiness
+ Circular Economy Agribusiness
+ Nutrition Sensitive Agribusiness

Central questions: What are the underlying challenges? What are the most burning issues? Where do we see the biggest opportunities for change?

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci pour le partage Anne Marie , très intéressant la rencontre ! 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 September 2017 at 08:19

Vlog #8: Woord & Daad: Making Agribusiness work for Development in Bénin and Burkina Faso

Eddie Krooneman, Policy Advisor and Projectleader Employable Youth in Ethiopia, tells us in about 3 minutes what Woord & Daad does and shares an example of their work in the cashew sector in Bénin and Burkina Faso  

Meet the other Dutch member organisations and what they can do for you on THIS PAGE  


oct
30

Masterclass Voedseltransitie

Event posted by in Dutch Working Group on Food Security
  30 October 2017, 15:00-17:00
  Societeit de Witte, Den Haag

Met de petitie VoedseltransitieNU aangeboden op 4 juli jl. deed AgriProFocus samen met alle ondertekenaars een oproep voor extra inzet en investering op voedseltransitie. Deze voedseltransitie vraagt om innovatieve en duurzame oplossingen, om effectieve samenwerking én actie. Inmiddels is Rutte III een feit. Het regeerakkoord geeft echter nog weinig duidelijkheid over hoe een internationaal gezond en duurzaam voedselsysteem vorm moet krijgen. Kunnen we zowel Parijs als de Global Goals behalen en wat is daarvoor nodig? Graag willen wij de aanwezige kennis en ervaring vanuit ons netwerk hierop delen en de kansen die wij voor Nederland zien aan Kamerleden en beleidsmedewerkers presenteren.
We nodigen u uit voor de:

Masterclass Voedseltransitie

Datum:    30 oktober 2017
Tijd:          15.00 -17.00 
aansluitend bieden wij u een borrel aan!
Locatie:   Societeit de Witte, Plein 24 in Den Haag

Programma:

15:00    Welkom en inleiding door Sander Mager

15.1

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 September 2017 at 11:48

Dutch Development Results - Website!

With this website, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents the results that the Netherlands, together with national and international partners, has achieved in the field of development co-operation in 2016.

Have a look at this very informative website, with information on country level, countries and themes: http://www.dutchdevelopmentresults.nl/  

Inclusive sustainable development

Investing in inclusive sustainable development pays off. This was also apparent in 2016. The number of people living in extreme poverty has been further reduced to less than 10% of the world’s population. In 2010, this figure was 22% (and in 1990 it was 47%).

Making trade and investment flows sustainable is no easy feat in an unpredictable global economy. Climate change is not only leading to long-term drought but also to major flooding. And for truly equitable development to exist, attention must be paid to the disadvantaged position of women and girls. The Netherlands conti

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Great report, thank you!

1 month 2 hours ago

Toto suryawan Good jobs

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 03:01

[VIDEO] End hunger, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Watch this video to see what food security actions the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and partners undertake in developing countries. This video shows the results of the past years as well as questions for the future.


Hadijah Ssekyondwa N. Thank you. Very informative video 

3 weeks 6 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 18 September 2017 at 10:13

[Rapport] L’État de la sécurité alimentaire et de la nutrition dans le monde 2017

Les ambitions de transformation associées au Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 appellent l’ensemble des pays et des parties prenantes à travailler de concert afin d’en finir avec la faim et de prévenir toutes les formes de malnutrition d’ici à 2030. Pour satisfaire ces ambitions, il faudra impérativement rendre l’agriculture et les systèmes alimentaires durables, de sorte à garantir la stabilité des disponibilités alimentaires et à donner à chacun accès à une nutrition satisfaisante et à la santé. Le lancement du Programme 2030 a coïncidé avec le début de la Décennie d’action des Nations Unies pour la nutrition (2016-2025) et donné ainsi une nouvelle impulsion à ces engagements en établissant un cadre d’action cohérent assorti d’un calendrier.

Cette année, le rapport sur L’État de la sécurité al

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci Anne Marie pour le partage de ce rapport très riche en information, je vais la partager sur notre page Facebook.

1 month 1 day ago

Cabinet GLOBAL NOVAT MERCI POUR LE PARTAGE

4 weeks 1 day ago

Philippe AKPAKI Très intéressant rapport qui permettra d'orienter les actions et les stratégies pour une meilleure efficacité

3 weeks 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 09:09

[Report] The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

The vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food supplies are stable and all people have access to adequate nutrition and health. The start of the 2030 Agenda coincided with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025), adding impetus to these commitments by providing a time-bound, cohesive framework for action.

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, the report will monitor progress towards

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nov
07

2SCALE: incubating inclusive agribusiness in Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  07 November 2017, All Day Event
  Social Impact Factory, Vredenburg 40, 3511 BD Utrecht, the Netherlands

What does it take to build an inclusive agribusiness in Africa?

Join the 2SCALE 2017 event and find out how 2SCALE, one of the largest incubators of inclusive agribusiness in Africa, built over 50 public-private partnerships in selected high-potential product groups in nine countries in Africa.

You will learn from the best: entrepreneurs, producer organizations, microfinance institutions, business coaches, SMEs and others will all share how they succeed in establishing new agribusinesses.

Besides sharing our lessons learned, we want to learn from you! During the break-out sessions we will dive deep in several topics that are essential to making inclusive agribusiness work.

THE PROGRAM

09:30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Plenary sessions: What it takes to build an inclusive agribusiness

Key-note speaker: Ruth Kinoti – founder and CEO of Shalem investments

Other guest speakers representing inclusive agribusiness projects in Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Nigeria.

12:30 Speed-date with speakers
13:0

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 August 2017 at 07:50

Vlog #7: Making agribusiness work for development has everything to do with farmer professionalism! 

Eline Arnoldy, business development manager at our Dutch member SCOPEinsight, explains in this 2-minute vlog! 

Meet the other Dutch member organisations and what they can do for you on THIS PAGE


sep
21

The Future of Gender in Value Chains

Event posted by in Gender in Value Chains
  21 September 2017, 12:00-14:00
  AgriProFocus Office - Utrecht

For quite some time now, AgriProFocus’ members highlight the importance of gender equality as an objective (#SDG5) in their mission and programmes. Next to that, many focus on gender in their efforts to strengthen farmer entrepreneurs and the agribusiness sector. AgriProFocus has been very active with gender and specifically with gender in value chains, developing and implementing the gender in value chains approach. This has resulted in outputs such as the Gender in Value Chains toolkit and the development of coaching tracks, rolled out in several countries, in collaboration with members and key stakeholders such as F&S Advisory Services, FAO and embassies.

In the new strategic plan of the AgriProFocus network for 2018-2022, inclusive agribusiness is a key theme and gender is a cross-cutting subject and working field. We would like to invite you, as member of AgriProFocus, to help shape the future of this theme within the network, building on your experiences, expertise and needs. Duri

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sep
07

WORKSHOP: Improve your visibility - Online Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  07 September 2017, 14:30-17:00
  AgriProFocus Rwanda Office

Improve your visibility online! 


The AgriProFocus online platform is a unique agribusiness platform connecting 24.000 agripreneurs worldwide. Our community is growing every day! 

Through our platform you can:

- Access useful local contacts through our Contacts database
- Market your products/services in our MarketPlace
- Market your organization/company
- Discuss agricultural issues with people from all over the world
- Exchange experiences and ask the community for input

The online platform features new content on a daily basis with the latest news and information, an online marketplace to trade, a forum to discuss and an agribusiness directory where you can find all connected organisations and companies.

What will you learn?

This training will provide you with hands-on experience on how to use of the platform, by learning how to:

- Register /sign-up on the AgriProFocus platform
- Update your personal profile
- Add your organisation / company’s profile
- Access useful agribusiness contacts throu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 August 2017 at 01:42

Are you interested to learn more about inclusive agribusiness, access to finance, value creation and innovations in farming? 

Register now for the FREE online inclusive agribusiness bootcamp organised by the #2SCALE program of IFDC and our members ICRA and the BoP Innovation Center, that starts in September.

Registration: http://2scale.org/bootcamp

The program will tackle the following topics:

  1. Value Creation: learn how to access local markets and create value for and with smallholder farmers and other business actors in the value chain;
  2. Innovations in Farming: learn how to strengthen your supply chains and increase returns to local farmers and SMEs by introducing innovations, based on needs assessment;
  3. Access to Finance: learn how to secure access to finance in your value chains by building innovative financing solutions at farmer and SME level;
  4. Agribusiness Clusters: learn how to effectively organise local farmers to ensure innovation and competitiveness, to maximize local value creati

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 2 August 2017 at 12:10

#Highlight2016: Campaign: Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2016

Tina Napitupulu, (former) Country Coordinator, AgriProFocus Indonesia:

“The Young Agripreneurz Ambassador is a competition and campaign organised by the Innovation and Learning Community Youth and Agriculture under the AgriProFocus Indonesia network. The goal of the campaign was to promote agri-entrepreneurship among youth and make agriculture more attractive as a source of income. The chosen ambassadors set up a campaign to show the young generation that agribusiness is cool and there are young farmer entrepreneurs who have been successful in developing their agribusiness, especially in Indonesia. The candidates who entered the competition were provided with a series of trainings and classes, including IT and business, value chain analysis, but also training in leadership and public speaking. We visited companies, a school, and even held a press conference with much media attention.

Our network involved various members and stakeholde

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 26 July 2017 at 10:02

“Cooperation is critical to achieving success and impact”

Membership Agreement signed between Van Hall Larenstein and AgriProFocus

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences and AgriProFocus signed a Membership Agreement on 21st June 2017. Van Hall Larenstein’s Board Chairman Peter van Dongen and AgriProFocus’ Executive Director Sander Mager put their signatory and discussed the opportunities of further collaboration in a short meeting with staff of both organisations and a group of six students.

The Membership Agreement will strengthen the engagement and active participation of Van Hall Larenstein in the AgriProFocus network and improve the added value of the AgriProFocus network for Van Hall Larenstein, with a specific focus on sharing knowledge and connections in agribusiness for development. This will contribute to Van Hall Larenstein’s connections with the broader international agri-food development practitioners’ community as well as with policy makers; and in view

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Daniel Ikaaba Great milestone


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 July 2017 at 02:32

Are you our new business developer?

Mali - Bamako

Project Title: AgriProFocus West-Africa Network

Duration: 2 years


About AgriProFocus

AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network consisting of farmer organisations, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations, working together to create collective impact and transform agrifood systems.

Actively work with and for farmer entrepreneurs, who are change makers in agricultural transformation. The AgriProFocus network has strong Dutch roots and is active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide.

The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market-oriented, business-driven and willing to learn, innovate and grow. Agripreneurs who together can, and will, make the difference for sustainable

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 July 2017 at 01:21

Why is it so difficult for African farmers to have access to loans?

Check the study on Finance for Smallholders and the workshops held in different country networks

together with NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Josien Sluijs, director of NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance:

“Why is it so difficult for African farmers to have access to loans? If farmers are organised in formal groups, it is much easier for a financial institution to give a loan. The study ‘Finance for Smallholders’, carried out together with AgriProFocus and funded by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform gives insights. The study provides 14 models in Ethiopia, Mali, Rwanda and Uganda, in which NpM or AgriProFocus have managed to successfully finance farmers. AgriProFocus networks in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Benin and Mali, in cooperation with NpM, organised expert meetings to discuss the outcomes of the research. The meetings included a broad delegation of farming organiz

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Anne Marie Kortleve

I can imagine MUWANGUZI SAMUEL When I read the overall conclusion of the participants of the workshops I see there is an urgent need for appropriate, flexible and timely financial services tailored to the production cycle of small farmers and that government support is needed through a regulatory framework and stimulation of innovation and finally that donors and investors are to take a facilitating role, also supporting innovation, partnership and high risk investments. Do you agree or do you ahve other suggestions?

2 months 3 weeks ago

Akibodé Djodji

in Mali this formidable work was restored by

The workshop to share the results of the study entitled "FINANCES FOR SMALL PRODUCERS - RISK MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS"

2 months 3 weeks ago

Akibodé Djodji Nous restons convaincus que les résultats de ses études serviront de base à l'amélioration des différentes politiques et stratégies de facilitation d'accès au crédit des petits producteurs agricoles.  Vous pouvez suivre la vidéo de l'atelier de restitution de l'étude en cliquant sur ce lien  https://agriprofocus.com/post/587cac31a93f251491aac11a        MERCI, on est ensemble

2 months 3 weeks ago

Julius. M 1-Being a sector reliant on weather, they are unsure of the harvest (which harvest they also use to repay the loan after selling). 


2-High interest rates. 

3-Some lenders want a farmer deal in/grow a specific crop (like telling a farmer in Northern Uganda to grow cabbage). Automatically he/she won't get the loan.

2 months 3 weeks ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Julius! Lisette van Benthum, can you add anything to the discussion?

2 months 3 weeks ago