AgDevCo, a social impact agribusiness investor has announced a $225,000 debt investment into a Tanzanian poultry business. The company, Kingchick Poultry, is scaling up its operations with the aim of establishing a food safe, quality controlled source of chicken for the Tanzanian market.
Kingchick Poultry is a Tanzanian owned and run broiler producer, founded by Rose Sweya in 2010. Since 2010 the business has enjoyed significant growth. Initially rearing 200 broilers per cycle, today Kingchick produces over 130,000 broilers per year. AgDevCo's investment will support the business to grow production in the coming years through the modernisation and expansion of its facilities, as well as provide additional support to the governance and management of the business as it grows.
Through a live sales offtake with one Tanzanian's biggest poultry processers, as well as local direct sales through agents and an outlet stor... Read more
Africa’s share of the global population is projected to rise dramatically from 12% in 2015 to 23% by 2050. This huge demographic trend will certainly amplify Africa’s political and economic impact on the rest of the world, and this impact will largely be determined by young Africans between 15-35 years who constitute about 55% of the labor force. At the same time, Africa faces a big employment challenge, about 11 million young Africans are expected to enter into the labor force each year until 2035. Yet formal job creation in Africa’s growing economies has not kept pace -- more than half of Africa’s un- and underemployed are youth. Research by Michigan State University in collaboration with The MasterCard Foundation, the Agrifood Youth Employment and Engagement Study (AgYees) examines the potential for African agrifood systems to prov... Read more
Smallholder farmers in Tanzania are increasingly taking to sesame farming because of its drought resistant qualities. It is more resilient climate change related impacts.
Constantine Martin, a primary school leaver, who hails from Babati District in northern Tanzania has invented a simple and cost-effective machine that makes it easier to plant sesame seeds. Martin, 42, began developing his invention after receiving training in modern sesame farming by a London-based international development charity, Farm Africa, which helps farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more. He is also a member of one of Farm Africa’s co-operatives that brings members together to negotiate better prices for their crops and gain access to improved seed varieties, inputs and training.
The hand-pushed planting machine dubbed ‘Coasta Planter’ makes the planting of sesame seeds easier and upscale production.Sesame farming in Tanzania has t
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GDP From Agriculture in Tanzania increased to 2,929,358 TZS million in the
first quarter of 2017 from 2,268,151 TZS million in the fourth quarter of
2016. GDP From Agriculture in Tanzania averaged 2,122,428.61 TZS million
from 2005 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 2,929,358 TZS million
in the first quarter of 2017 and a record low of 1,496,675 TZS million in
the third quarter of 2005.
Source: Forex of the Day
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Dates: August 21 – September 1, 2017
“Tours were very well planned. IFDC is very well connected and respected. Well done” - Operations Manager, Australia
“Thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn a lot of interesting developments in crop farming, water and nutrient management in the U.S. Many of the technologies I saw will definitely help sharpen my thinking about simple things that can be done here in Nigeria to improve production of our farmers.” – Group Head Commercial Services, Nigeria
“I am glad to have attended this training, and I now have many friends from different countries. I will share my knowledge from this training with my partners, because it is very useful to agricultural production.” – Key Laboratory Manager, China
In all, the program was very beneficial with good facilitators and materials applicable to my job and country. Very good arrangements and
responsible for coordinating with internal GAFCo stakeholders including
sales, operations, processing & logistics, and third-party oil
extraction partners to ensure quality and timely delivery of client
orders for sunflower and safflower oils.
• Drive planning & quality control initiatives with internal stakeholders based on client orders, including:
a. Mapping client orders to out-grower production plan;
b. Timely ordering of stock seed for import;
c. Verify stock seed import processes and documentation;
d. Allocation of stock seed to out-grower locations;
e. Verifying proper germination testing & seed dressing;
f. Monitoring Planting Campaigns and Growing Activities in Farm force to ensure adherence to crop protocols, field traceability and yield forecasting.
g. Monitor third parties who provide oil extr
Women are usually the main producers of many crops such as sunflower and wheat in Rukwa region in the southern Highlands of Tanzania. But unfortunately they benefit less from these production activities. However Mama Mzindakaya a teacher turned farmer and agrodealer believe that women producers can do better if given opportunities such as access to resources such as land, credit or finances as well as decision making power and access and control over benefit of agriculture production.As a teacher mama Mzindakaya was always passionate with agriculture.
Women are important players in agriculture value chains
In Rukwa region of Tanzania a lot of women engage in agriculture production. Fortunate or unfortunately most of the activities that women are more involved in are the most important ones that determine the yields of the crop such as land preparation, sowing or planting, weeding, harvesting and post harvesting activi... Read more
Farms that are used to teach agricultural techniques and technologies – known as demonstration farms – are a smart investment that can help accelerate the adoption of game-changing innovations. Farmers can learn new ways of doing things without having to do it on their farms.
Demonstration farms are used to teach various agricultural techniques and technologies, showcase new or improved crops. They also serve as a venue to research and test new methods alongside traditional ones.
Their sizes can vary widely, ranging from small to big farms. Depending on what’s being tested or showcased, the demonstration farm could have different types of crops and crop varieties, livestock or poultry breeds, fertilizer treatments or technology, such as drip irrigation. They are often owned and operated by universities, government or private research institutions, private industries or agriculture focused start-ups and
SNV Tanzania is looking for a Gender Consultant with experience in developing agricultural gender strategies. Consultant should be able to submit a Gender strategy document with a keen focus in agricultural value chains that they have worked in the past, A Financial proposal and proposed work plan as a pre-requisite of getting short-listed/considered for the assignment and up to date CV. Please find more details on the attached Terms of Reference.
The AgriProFocus Online Platform is a unique platform where more than 1500 professionals in the agri-food sector meet and network, learn and exchange knowledge and expertise as well as showcase their work and advertise their products and services.
In order to equip our members with the required skills and knowledge to utilize our platform. we are organizing a series of training sessions, from July to September, on the use of the online platform every month twice. These will be personalized trainings limited to a maximum of 10 people per session running for a maximum of 2 hours.
Why you should participate in these trainings:
1. Learn more about the AgriProFocus Network
2. Learn on how to use the online platform to enrich your expertise in agribusiness and agriculture
3. Meet and network with like minded individuals during the training.
Note: Participation will be on first come first served basis. Please come with your... Read more
The programme is a joint initiative by the Ireland Ministry for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Ministry of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to support partnerships between Irish and African agri-food companies.
Application Deadline: 17th August 2017.
Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
About the Award: The Objective of the AADP is to develop partnerships between the Irish Agri-Food Sector and African countries to support sustainable growth of the local food industry, build markets for local produce and support mutual trade between Ireland and Africa.
It is intended that any investment by the AADP will be catalytic support with co-funding from the private sector. The fund is designed to leverage greater expertise, experience and investment from the Irish agri-... Read more
Seeds of Expertise for the Vegetable Industry of Africa (SEVIA) is organizing a two days farmer field days aimed at exposing farmers and other stakeholders to different vegetable varieties and technologies in order to improve productivity and farmers' livelihood.
TIME: 8:00 am - 2.00pm
VENUE: SEVIA IVT, Lambo Mferejini
Why you should attend this farmers' field days?
1. To exhibit your work, services and products to various horticulture stakeholders and farmers
2. To meet and interact with like minded individual and expand your network
3. To learn new technologies used in the horticulture industry.
For more information, contact
- Epaphras Milambwe through email@example.com or 0782 495 833
- Clara Mlozi through firstname.lastname@example.org or 0787 177 753
Agriculture is a critical sector to many developing
economies such as Tanzania. The sector provides food, income and bio resources
that sustain societies.
Circular economy principles can offer many opportunities for growth of this
In definition, Circular Economy mode of production the manner in which resources are kept in use for as long as possible, there is extraction of maximum value from them whilst in use and finally there is the recovering and regenerating of products and materials at the end of each service life. It is in contrast to a ‘linear economy’ which is a 'take, make, dispose' model of production.
In this discussion we aim at exploring the role of circular economy in agriculture by answering this question:
What do you think is the role of circular economy in sustainable agriculture production?
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VECO and TAHA are seeking a highly qualified consultant to carry out a study of the irrigation finance ecosystem and financial analysis of different technological options and financing. The objective of this study is to prove the the investment case in order to increase financing by banks or any other form of financing the large/smallholder farmers, individual, cluster/groups of farmers. The consultant will be guided by various studies carried out on irrigation with the main documents being the Market Analysis and Options for Water-Productive Irrigation Financing in Tanzania undertaken by the 2030 WRG-Tanzania Partnership (2016) and the VECO, Nelson Mandela Institute (NMI) study on Potential energy and water efficient irrigation technologies for smallholder agriculture in Tanzania. For more information please go to Veco website https://eastafrica.veco-ngo.org/en/news/conslutant-needed
World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. The Center conducts research and development programs that contribute to alleviating poverty and malnutrition in the developing world through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. WorldVeg - Eastern and Southern Africa, located in Arusha, Tanzania, conducts vegetable research and training and provides information services for the benefit of its stakeholders in the horticultural sector in Africa. The Center is looking for a senior-level Tanzanian consultant for a postharvest assignment. The deliverable will be a reconnaissance level report for Tanzania.
Background: MSc level preferred; experience in postharvest preferred; experience in value chain and socio-economic analysis
Time frame: 1 July... Read more
AgriProFocus is a multi-stakeholder network that brings together institutions and professionals in agriculture and agribusiness. Established in the Netherlands in 2005, the network has expanded to 13 country networks in Africa and to Indonesia. The key mandate of AgriProFocus is to promote knowledge sharing and co-creation in order to trigger innovative agribusiness enterprises. The AgriProFocus
Tanzania network is part of the global AgriProFocus network. AgriProFocus Tanzania has over 50 partner
organizations drawn from development sector, private sector, research and academia, public institutions
and farmer based organizations. AgriProFocus Tanzania has strategically placed itself as a neutral platform where institutions from various backgrounds converge and share experiences. Facilitating knowledge sharing and learning for the stakeholders within our network is one of the key services of AgriProFocus Tanzania.
AgriProFocus is hosted by SNV Tanza... Read more
A group of thirty three (33) dairy farmers from Rungwe and Busokelo Districts; and 6 Livestock extension Officers from Mbeya, Rungwe, Busokelo, Iringa and Njombe benefited from a three days intensive capacity building training on dairy cattle best management practices through a dairy learning lab. The lab took place from 10th to 12th April 2017, and was led by Mr. Gidi Smolders, a Dairy Expert from PUM- The Netherlands and organized by SAGCOT Centre Limited in collaboration with AgriProfocus and ASAS Dairies Ltd.
The dairy learning lab was a combination of an in-door/classroom and out-door/on-farm training. It was a highly interactive and a learning experience for both the farmers and the local Government Livestock officers, thanks to Gidi Smolders who unleashed his long standing experience of working in the dairy sector, and articulated well the adult learning techniques: adults learn better with practice on something of thei... Read more
The 41 st DITF, Buyer/Seller meetings aims at linking sellers and buyers of agricultural produce to establish business relationships for selected sectors. The sectors are:
i. Oil seeds – Sunflower and Sesame
iii. Horticultural produce (Cabbage, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Nutmeg, Mangoes, Black pepper, Chillies, Okra, Lime, Pineapples, Dried Cloves, Ginger, Onions and Water melon)
Both buyers and sellers will be provided with platform to discuss the sector and assess the product availability, quantity and quality, varieties, delivery logistics, sales agreements and new market opportunities.
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