Rolf Schinkel

Network Facilitation Expert

Utrecht, Netherlands

About Me

To make a good change on access to local, regional and international markets farmers and their organisations have to be and operate professional. This is what I support as Network Facilitator with AgriProFocus. Working from the Netherlands I facilitate agro-business networks in Uganda, Burundi and DR Congo, so their members from national and international for-profit and non-profit organisations and companies, knowledge institutes and governmental organisations can be as effective as possible. The final objective remains food security and poverty reduction.

I'm also responsible for the Organized Farmer theme within AgriProFocus. With AgriProFocus' partners CDI and KIT I work on the roll out of the 2-2-Trade method.

Skills and Expertise


Interests


oct
16

#Youth4change

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  16 October 2018, 15:00-18:00
  den Haag

#Youth4change

Activating youngsters for local challenges with a broader impact.

U bent uitgenodigd op 16 oktober van 15.00u tot 18.00u voor het #Youth4change event bij RVO in Den Haag (Prinses Beatrixlaan 2), de kick-off van de One Young World Summit 2018.

Aanmelden voor het #Youth4change kan via deze link: #Youth4Change.

Na het welkomstwoord van de directeur RVO Tjerk Opmeer start de paneldiscussie waar we het thema jongerenwerkgelegenheid zullen bespreken. Het is een interactieve discussie, met veel ruimte voor opmerkingen van het publiek. Na een uur vat de moderator de discussie samen en zal de borrel beginnen.

De panelleden zijn:

- Hans Docter, Directeur Directie Duurzame Economische Ontwikkeling, Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken

- Diipa Khosla, social media influencer

- Beatrice Maneshi, Founder Catalystas

- Adnane Addioui, Young Leader Marokko

- Ramiro Gomes Monteiro, Young Leader Nederland

- Moderator: Theodore Klouvas, Orange Corners Africa


What: #Yo

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oct
17

One Young World Summit 2018

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  17 October 2018 to 20 October 2018 - All Day Event
  den Haag

One Young World Summit 2018  

Op 17 t/m 20 oktober 2018 vindt de One Young World Summit 2018 plaats in Den Haag. 1300 jongeren uit 196 verschillende landen zullen gaan deelnemen aan deze conferentie. Het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken - Directie Duurzame Economische ontwikkeling (DDE) - heeft 50 scholarships gefinancierd waarvan Team Orange Corners 20 jonge leiders en sociaal entrepreneurs afkomstig uit landen uit de MENA, Sahel en Hoorn regio heeft uitgenodigd om hieraan deel te nemen. We hebben als doel om de capaciteit van deze jongeren te vergroten en zo ook hun impact in de verschillende fragiele staten.

Special event:

16 oktober van 15.00u tot 18.00u het #Youth4change event bij RVO in Den Haag.



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"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/

oct
09

Webinar " Inclusive PPPs, Emerging Best Practices

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  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 27 September 2018 at 01:16

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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 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 21 September 2018 at 09:31

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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 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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Posted 4 September 2018 at 11:46

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KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY AUTHORITY (KCCA)

Notice of Expression of Interest for the provision of consultancy services to carry out 

Feasibility studies for the expansion of the Kyanja Urban Agricultural Resource Centre in Kampala, Uganda

The Kyanja Agricultural Resource Center is established by KCCA to showcase and demonstrate innovations in urban farming. The aim is to engage communities to intensify and expand their participation in urban agriculture as a source of income and food security.

The demand for the Centre’s inputs is ever expanding and it can no longer cope with the increased demand for inputs, storage, training and support of urban farmers in Kampala. KCCA therefor wants to expand the capacity of the Center, expand its current infrastructure and install new infrastructure.

The assignment will consist of studies of both hard and soft infrastructural components of the expansion of the centre. Because analysis is needed to ensure that

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Posted 4 September 2018 at 11:45

KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY AUTHORITY (KCCA)

Notice of Expression of Interest for the provision of consultancy services to carry out 

Feasibility studies for the expansion of the Kyanja Urban Agricultural Resource Centre in Kampala, Uganda

The Kyanja Agricultural Resource Center is established by KCCA to showcase and demonstrate innovations in urban farming. The aim is to engage communities to intensify and expand their participation in urban agriculture as a source of income and food security.

The demand for the Centre’s inputs is ever expanding and it can no longer cope with the increased demand for inputs, storage, training and support of urban farmers in Kampala. KCCA therefor wants to expand the capacity of the Center, expand its current infrastructure and install new infrastructure.

The assignment will consist of studies of both hard and soft infrastructural components of the expansion of the centre. Because analysis is needed to ensure that the actual exp

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sep
11

Youth, Employment and Migration understanding the relations

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  11 September 2018, 16:00-18:00
  Utrecht

Youth, Employment and Migration

Understanding the relations between jobs, skilled youth and migration  


On September 11, the AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with the F&BKP, facilitates the fourth Community of Practice (CoP) around Youth in Agribusiness and food systems, entitled “Youth, Employment and Migration – Understanding the relations between jobs, skilled youth and migration”. The aim is to exchange knowledge, share experiences and jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful in agrifood sectors and to have their voices heard among decision makers.

Mitigating the root causes of migration dominates todays Dutch development policy. The assumption is that job creation and education in low income countries will prevent youth from moving to Europe. The tendency to frame development policies with the objective to ‘stop migration’ is international. The European Union released numerous calls for proposals which aim to reduce

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Posted 27 August 2018 at 07:47

Ghana Launches ICT Innovation Project To Promote Digital Entrepreneurship

Ghana has launched an ICT Innovation Project tailored to nurture startups, promote digital entrepreneurship and create jobs for youths in the country. The initiative, under eTransform Ghana, comprises a Mobile Applications Laboratory (mLab) and an Innovation Hub (iHub). Read more HERE.

The Ministry of Communications – the supervising body for the entirety of the project, will establish a Board to dogwatch the operations of the mLab and iHub, which are expected to be up and ready for operations in a matter of weeks. The mLab is being implemented by an Innohub and Kumasi Hive as joint ventures while the iHub is being implemented by MDF West Africa, Ghana Technology University and BlueSpace as joint ventures.

That there is something to nurture do proof the three Startups from Ghana that were selected for DEMO Africa Innovation Tour. One of the start-ups is Complete Farmer. It will compete wit start-ups from Nigeria and Ivory

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Susanne Roelofsen Hello Rolf, Thanks for posting about this. I work for MDF West Africa as the project manager for the Ghana Innovation Hub (as iHub will be called). The hub will be operational as of October 1st in the Accra Digital Center. If anyone is interested in continuing the conversation, please contact me at sro@mdf.nl. Best,Susanne

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  Group of 15 Ugandan potential clients visit Ante BV Holland   

Abdiweli siyad Awesome

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Joseph Nsabiyabandi Merci Abdiweli, je vous encorage à visiter quotidiennement notre plateforme et à aimer nos posts, assurement que vous allez obtnir des informations et des opportunités  actualisées relatives au domaine agricole.

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Posted 23 August 2018 at 07:25

THE EMERGING YOUNG FACES OF COCOA FARMING IN GHANA

Also in Ghana, moving to the city in search of work is the norm for rural youth. They don’t consider agriculture as a viable alternative source of livelihood and part of the reason is lack of access to land, knowledge, capital and financial services. To motivate young people to go into agriculture, for the past two and a half years, Solidaridad and its partners have implemented the MASO Programme to create employment opportunities for rural youth in the cocoa sector.

You can read more about this program in this post on the Solidaridad web-site. Happy reading!

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Posted 22 August 2018 at 08:38

de Banking for Food-podcasts


Netherlands

Harm Edens (Dit Was Het Nieuws) voelt voor de Rabobank specialisten van binnen en buiten de bank tweewekelijks aan de tand over hun bijdrage aan ‘Growing a better world together’. In interviews van circa twintig minuten vertellen zij over de projecten waar ze nauw bij betrokken zijn.

In de laatste podcast vertelt Gilles Boumeester, hoofd RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, over het gevecht voor stabiele en eerlijke voedselketens, van boer tot bord.

Alle tot nu toe gepubliceerde podcasts kan je HIER vinden.


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Posted 21 August 2018 at 06:44

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A GRANT:

ICT-ENABLED MECHANISATION IN AFRICA

Deadline for receipt of proposals: Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 6:00 P.M. Netherlands Time

CTA is launching a Call for proposals to support the implementation of ICT-enabled mechanisation services in Africa. The overall indicative amount made available under this Grant / Call for Proposals is a maximum of Euro 250,000.

You can find the complete information about this call HERE

The objective of the ICT for agriculture programme of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is to explore and implement initiatives supportive of the effective use of digital technologies for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries. The Centre also supports strategies promoting the engagement of youth and job creation in agricultural value chains. CTA is launching the current call for proposals against this backdrop.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposa

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Posted 20 August 2018 at 10:35

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AgriProFocus Youth Think Tanks;

Joining the World to Celebrate the International Youth Day, 12th August 2018AgriProFocus International Youth Think Tank is constituted by a team of 9 whose major role is to champion a Global Youth Program that will help stakeholders to identify issues for change that need collective action. While this is still work in progress, the program is expected to bring together civil society, businesses, young agripreneurs, knowledge institutes and governments in an environment that allows for exchange, learning, collaboration and joint leadership. Additionally, the stakeholders will have an opportunity to reflect on current practices and co-create innovative solutions for supporting Youth agripreneurship around the world.
Aware that Agriculture, which is the backbone of many emerging economies, is now facing a low involvement of Youth resulting in an ageing sector with limited innovation. Young people face a lack of access to resources and of skills to earn a living thr

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oct
11

Partos Innovation Festival 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  11 October 2018, All Day Event
  Amsterdam

On October 11th 2018 we celebrate innovation in international development together, focusing on ‘A future we want’! Partos & The Spindle organise the annual innovation festival for the fifth time already to highlight innovative ideas in the field of development cooperation. A day full of inspiration, learning by doing and networking. A festival to obtain new skills and insights, with various international participants, speakers and inspiring sessions. Join us at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam!

More information and tickets you find HERE.



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Posted 20 August 2018 at 07:32

Carol Gribnau,  director of the Hivos global Green Energy and Green Food programs writes on IPC about

Joint Action Needed to Reform our Food System

Read the full article HERE.

Come 2030, we will not have healthy and affordable food if we continue with business as usual. But no one institution can single handedly change the course of our food system. The key to ensuring a sustainable food system is involving a diverse group of actors – from smallholder farmers to government – to generate ideas for change, together.

Everyone recognizes the need for multi-stakeholder collaboration, but it’s good to understand exactly what we’re talking about. 

Hivos applies a “Lab” approach in several countries. It allows for a tailored approach and helps the actors move from global to national and local platforms. Given the complexity of food systems, local platforms are likely to be the most effective. 

The transformation towards sustainable food systems requires involving key actors,

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