Janine Schoeman

Executive & Communications assistant

Netherlands

About Me

I have started May 2016 as Executive & Communications assistant at the AgriProFocus Support Office in The Netherlands. My job is to provide you with the information needed for this platform and assist Anne Marie Kortleve with all marketing and communication tasks. Besides this I assist Roel Snelder and Sander Mager in the role of executive assistant.

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Interests


oct
09

Food Diversity: multi-stakeholder action needed!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Rome

Hivos and IIED promote food diversity at CFS 44th annual meeting

Article from Hivos website

From 9 to 13 October 2017, the UN’s Committee on World Food Security will hold its 44th plenary session (CFS44) in Rome. Organised annually, the CFS Plenary is the central body for global decision-making, debate, coordination, lesson-learning and convergence by all stakeholders on food security issues. Hivos is attending the conference and will organise a side-event about the need for multi-stakeholder action to safeguard diversity within the global food system.

Loss of diversity negative for health and agroecosystems

Organised together with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UN Environment and the Zambian Government, our event will dive deep into the challenges of the current food system. Hivos and our partners believe that despite its phenomenal productivity, the current food system is not oriented towards delivering healthy, diverse and high quality diets for all people. Today, over 60

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sep
28

Members Meet-Up the Netherlands

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  28 September 2017, 14:00-17:30
  Hotel de Bosrand, Ede, The Netherlands

We need you to shape the AgriProFocus agenda for 2018!

We are excited to invite you to the Members Meet-Up where not only the Dutch AgriProFocus team will be present but also our Country CoordinatorsWe have previously discussed that we want to jointly set our agenda, and this is the time! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Agenda

+ Welcome by managing director Sander Mager

+ Introduction by Aaltje de Roos (DGIS)

Presentation by Ellen Mangnus (Utrecht University) on our mission ‘Making Agribusiness Work for      Development’, followed by participatory member session to reflect on key issues and challenges underneath  this mission.

+ Theme-oriented working groups with members on the 4 themes of AgriProFocus. Input for this session is the  outcome of member consultations in the countries and the survey send to Dutch members (Dutch outcome)  This session is to further zoom in on the 4 themes: What are the underlying challenges? What are the most  bur

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Posted 4 September 2017 at 10:22

Young agri-business group in Tanzania: "Yes we can!"

Article by SNV

Members of the Twaweza group live in the mountain village of Mundu on the outskirts of Morogoro, Tanzania. But despite their isolated location, they have managed to become a strong agricultural trading network.

The Twaweza group, made up of 25 youth, is one of the 80 Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) groups in the country who are involved in a variety of agricultural activities.

A ready local market
Amina and her group have built an efficient trading network selling their own cash crops as well as other produce like rice and plantain procured in bulk from the nearby town. Their own village of Mundu is in a Tanzanian military base in Morogoro which has proven to be a ready market for their produce. Amina supplements her sales by purchasing plantain bananas in bulk at 30,000 TZS (13 USD) and selling them in batches at 10,000 TZS (4 USD) per batch, “I usually come home with about 60,000 TZS (26 USD), and make a profit of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 August 2017 at 02:51

Young women dominate 2017 OYE Tanzania boot camp competition

An article by SNV

We've just wrapped up the 2017 Oportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) Boot Camp. After three days of intensive workshops and a wealth of knowledge and experience gained, 30 ambitious participants anxiously waited to hear the names of the 2017 winners. The competition was fierce and in the end, female entrepreneurs dominated the field and took home most prizes.

The 2017 OYE Boot Camp was the first edition that included participants from both the MasterCard Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)-funded OYE projects. A selection of 30 young people was made, representing 100 high-performing businesses. The businesses were established by OYE participants in 2015 and 2016, and are active in sectors like agriculture, energy and WASH.
Boot Camp participants enjoyed two days of training and learning and were taken on study tours to an organic fertiliser company as well as an organic coal manufa

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 August 2017 at 12:42

"Cool research on the move" container

The mobile research facility Cool – Research on the Move allows you to conduct research on the quality of fresh products anywhere in the world. It is the ideal way to gain insight into the quality of your products and optimise the storage process, reducing food waste and making the most of export opportunities. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and Fotein have brought together state-of-the-art knowledge and technology to create this unique facility for your convenience.

Quality control

Cool – Research on the Move means you can guarantee the quality and shelf life of your products. Your own people, trained by experts from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, can use Cool to decide the best moment for harvesting, the optimal storage conditions and the best transport methods. The data provided will enable you to make informed decisions which reduce postharvest losses and generate more added value for your product. This will in turn strengthen your co

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Gerlance KAMBALE MUSAVULI It is a good deal!

3 weeks 4 days ago

happy mbile bravo..

3 weeks 2 days ago

amos kingori amazing techncology

2 weeks 6 days ago

GEOFREY MTEMBELI Good technology

6 days 11 hours ago

aug
29

Closing the Digital Financial Services Gender Gap

Event posted by in Gender in Value Chains
  29 August 2017, 09:00-10:00
  Online - US EDT timezone

SEEP webinar on Closing the Digital Financial Services Gender Gap

Grameen Foundation will replicate a debate held during the 2017 Women's Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum on the best way the close the digital financial services (DFS) Gender Gap. One side will offer the proposition that digital platforms allow for more specialized and focused financial products. Using behavioral economics, our sector should focus on developing products that meet the specific needs of women and the way they manage money. The con side will argue that financial products are all similar, and what we need to focus on is greater financial and digital literacy and increasing equitable household relations.

Read more here. 

To register go here. 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 22 August 2017 at 07:36

Another shot at € 25.000 for your business idea

MoMo4Climate is inviting you to submit your creative ideas for the third call of 2017. You are challenged to submit an innovative business proposal that attracts private investment for a climate mitigation or adaptation project in a developing country. This year, the reward for the two most promising proposals is € 25,000. Have a look at www.momo4climate.org and submit your plan on 17 September latest.

Additionally, a special opportunity is offered for entrepreneurs in Indonesia. This year, in cooperation with the Dutch embassy in Jakarta, one of the winners will be selected from the project proposals that are to be located in Indonesia. The other winner will be selected from the regular proposals.

What is in it for you?

Since 2014 we have received about a hundred business proposals in total. MoMo4Climate has helped several of these proposals a step forward. The prize money has enabled Royal IHC, one of last year’s winner, to conduct a pilot stu

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Akibodé Djodji Un autre tir à € 25.000 pour votre idée d'entreprise   MoMo4Climate vous invite à soumettre vos idées créatives pour le troisième appel de 2017. Vous êtes confronté à un souci de soumettre une proposition d'entreprise novatrice qui attire des investissements privés pour un projet d'atténuation climatique ou d'adaptation dans un pays en développement. Cette année, la récompense pour les deux propositions les plus prometteuses est de 25 000 €. Regardez www.momo4climate.org et soumettez votre plan le 17 septembre dernier.   En outre, une opportunité spéciale est offerte aux entrepreneurs en Indonésie. Cette année, en coopération avec l'ambassade des Pays-Bas à Jakarta, l'un des gagnants sera sélectionné parmi les propositions de projets qui seront situées en Indonésie. L'autre gagnant sera sélectionné parmi les propositions régulières.   Qu'y a-t-il pour vous?   Depuis 2014, nous avons reçu une centaine de propositions d'affaires au total. MoMo4Climate a aidé plusieurs de ces propositions à faire un pas en avant. Le prix en argent a permis à Royal IHC, l'un des gagnants de l'année dernière, de mener une étude pilote sur l'amélioration durable de la récolte d'algues. La Fondation OPIN, l'autre gagnante, a stimulé le développement d'une alternative durable à l'utilisation du charbon en Afrique de l'Ouest, grâce à MoMo4Climate. Mais en plus du prix en argent, MoMo a plus d'avantages à offrir. MoMo4Climate conseille les promoteurs de propositions présentant un potentiel particulier sur les exigences et les possibilités de soumission aux fonds et sur les possibilités de soutien dans le renforcement des capacités, l'assistance technique ou le développement de cas d'affaires.   Comment ça marche?   Toutes les propositions seront examinées sur la viabilité du business case, le potentiel de mobilisation des investissements privés, le potentiel de mise à l'échelle et la contribution qu'il apporte à l'atténuation ou à l'adaptation au changement climatique par un panel d'experts. Le panel offre des conseils pour rendre votre proposition commerciale plus rentable et récompenser les deux gagnants avec le soutien nécessaire pour mettre en œuvre et étendre votre idée.   Les propositions - y compris celles pour l'Indonésie - peuvent être soumises maintenant sur www.momo4climate.org. Ici, vous pouvez également trouver les conditions de participation, les critères d'évaluation et les informations sur les finalistes du passé. La date limite de soumission des propositions est le 17 septembre 2017.   À propos de MoMo4Climate   MoMo4Climate est une initiative de l'UICN NL, ECN, NWP et le ministère néerlandais des Affaires étrangères pour mobiliser plus de capitaux privés pour s'attaquer aux impacts et aux causes du changement climatique dans les pays en développement en réunissant des entrepreneurs, des décideurs et des investisseurs.   Nous attendons vos idées, vos propositions et vos projets!   Cordialement,   L'équipe MoMo

1 month 4 days ago

Gerlance KAMBALE MUSAVULI Merci pour la traduction Cher Akibodé Djodji 

1 month 4 days ago

ADA MAHAMANE Habou Merci infiniment l'infatigable Akibodé! nous sommes ensemble pour une planète sans contrainte climatique, c'est-à-dire un monde en équilibre.

1 month 2 days ago

Akibodé Djodji Merci chers MEMBRES et PARTENAIRES du réseau.La force du réseau, c'est les membres et la force des membres c'est le réseau.On est ensemble.

1 month 2 days ago

Humphrey Mutaasa Will follow through. We have two life changing programs we shall write

3 weeks 6 days ago

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Posted 19 July 2017 at 06:12

Responsible agriculture finance for smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Uganda

Published by Mastercard Foundation; RAF Learning Lab, June 20th, 2017, text from Food and Business Knowledge Platform

This report (PDF), commissioned by the MasterCard Foundation, analyses input credit for smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Uganda. Agricultural inputs (either cash or in-kind) are provided on credit and the farmer reimburses the provider after harvest. Input credit products for farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are often ‘bundled’ with other compulsory services and fees. As a result, smallholder farmers may not fully understand the pricing structure and compulsory nature of bundled credit products, and may be taking on more risk than they can handle. It appears there may be a number of smallholder farmers who are indeed struggling to comprehend input credit bundles and the associated relatively high but variable risks of input credit. The objective of the study was to improve The MasterCard Found

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 July 2017 at 05:57

The power of multi-sectoral governance to address malnutrition

Published by SNV, WUR, KIT, SDC, June 1st, 2017

This technical brief (PDF) from SNV, Center of Development Innovation of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), shares learning on the importance of multi-sectoral governance to address malnutrition and scale-up projects. The brief presents results from the Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) model in Uganda and Zambia. This new and innovative model aims to empower communities to reduce the causes of malnutrition themselves and ensure dietary diversity and overall nutrition goals are improved. Communities are supported to understand what they can do to improve the situation and formulate their own locally available solutions.To ensure sustainability and scalability of the approach, SN4A works with local and district level authorities, building their capacity to plan and implement nutritio

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jul
20

Engaging Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  20 July 2017 to 12 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Online

Online Discussion Forum: Engaging African Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate  

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation have put together an online discussion forum to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month, starting July 12, 2017 till August 12

The online discussion forum

The online discussion forum is to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month to commemorate World Youth Skills Day (July 15) and International Youth Day (August 12) and will culminate in a webinar to wrap up the online discussion and develop a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness. The discussions will be focused on the

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 13 July 2017 at 10:25

A look in the life of a Gender in Value Chains Coach

Knox Kalubi, gender coach in Zambia shares his experience as a gender in value chains coach. Currently implementing the fourth Gender in Value Chains Coach trajectory in Zambia, he tells us more about his view on Gender, the tools and he provides advice for potential coachee's. 


Loes van Dijk Great to hear you talking about passion and a change in mindset, Knox Kalubi.  That is what matters!

2 months 2 weeks ago

Akibodé Djodji Thanks for sharing. The video is to see and review because it is full of learning

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 July 2017 at 12:33

Challenges & opportunities for women’s economic empowerment in agriculture

An article by SNV

Over the past several years, there has been increasing evidence regarding the importance of women’s economic participation, both for the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality, as well as for the economic well-being of families, communities, sectors and nations. Advancing women’s political participation, leadership and economic empowerment is central to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Women have a critical role to play in all of the SDGs, with many targets specifically recognising women’s equality and empowerment as both the objective and part of the solution. SDG5 is known as the stand-alone gender goal because it is dedicated to achieving these goals.

As Global Manager of SNV’s Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises (EOWE) programme (funded by the Dutch government as part of the Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) funding stream), I participated in th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 July 2017 at 12:30

The power of multi-sectoral governance to address malnutrition

Article by SNV

Improved nutrition is critical to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Chronic malnutrition, including stunting, is an important example of a global challenge that spans multiple sectors, including health, agriculture and food systems, water and sanitation, education and gender. Addressing malnutrition requires a strong focus on governance, involving coordinated actions by many actors across sectors and across levels of government.

Recognising the multifaceted nature of malnutrition, SNV in partnership with the Centre for Development Innovation of Wageningen UR (CDI) and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) developed and implemented the Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) project in Zambia and Uganda.
A central pillar of the SN4A project is to support national, multi-sectoral policies by developing and strengthening district and sub-district mult

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 July 2017 at 12:03

Finance for a Fruitful Future
Dutch Aid for Agriculture, 2005-2015

Dutch ODA for agriculture has been on the rise in the last five years. However, it remains unclear whether Dutch ODA expenditures on agriculture are reaching female smallholder farmers. Empowering smallholders, specially women, is a proven solution for reducing hunger and poverty. This is particularly true of the rural poor, who are the worst affected by the impacts of climate change. This paper calls on the Dutch government to combine a strong ODA budget for agriculture with a solid strategy for resolving hunger by 2030, to scale up climate finance for adaptations in the agricultural sector, and to supply improved data on the impact of agricultural investments for each target group and gender.

Oxfam Novib published this paper which you can find here.
Oxfam Novib works on sustainable rural livelihoods for all people, to make it possible for communities to grow or buy enough food, now and in the future.

Contact:
Madelon Meijer, madelon.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 June 2017 at 09:45

Annual Report 2016 Both Ends

Both ENDS just published its Annual Report 2016. Want to know more about their projects, programmes and alliances in 2016? Visit the online Annual Report or check out the activities and results highlighted below.   

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 28 June 2017 at 07:36

Meet Up Gender Coaches a success

12, 13 and 14 June 2017 a meet up was held in Kampala Uganda for Gender Coaches from all over the world. Organised by AgriProFocus for the coaches to share experiences, learn from each other and built the Gender Coaches community.

Presentations for but also by the participants, brainstorms were held and creative flip charts were made. There were lots of ideas and suggestions for the future to expand the community of coaches. 

If you want to know more about Gender Coaches trajectories or Gender in general, please contact cvandermolen@agriprofocus.com 

jun
12

Meet-Up Gender in Value Chain Coaches

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  12 June 2017 to 14 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Royal Suites Hotel, Kampala, Uganda

This Meet Up event puts the Gender in Value Chain-coach in the spotlight and gives him/her the opportunity to share their experiences with the community of coaches, as well as learn from peers.

During this event we will focus on:

* Sharing experiences as a coach. What are challenges, best practices and lessons learned?
* Sharing expertise that can benefit all coaches
* Sharing new ideas and tools of and for gender in value chain coaches


After completion of this event, we aim that you have:
* Increased your level of expertise: more knowledge, more insights and up to date with new developments.
* Shared your experiences, positive and negative, and learnt lessons from peers that you can use in your daily practice and in the advancement of your career as GVC coach
* Feel more connected to the AgriProFocus community of coaches
* Been inspired, motivated and encouraged to think outside the box and see new opportunities.


Participation is by invitation only. For questions you can contact Caroline van der

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 June 2017 at 12:00

DFID funded WASH project in Uganda surpasses its 2016 sanitation target

An article by SNV

SNV Uganda has once again surpassed the sanitation target of one of its WASH projects, with 770,000 people now having latrines for the first time. This is a 45% increase from the target in 2016 of 530,000 people gaining access to sanitation.

Within the Sustainable Sanitation & Hygiene for All Results (SSH4A Results) project in Uganda, SNV has focused on training local actors to trigger communities to invest in sanitation at household level, which lead to a reduction in open defecation. This is supported by findings in the 2017 Mid-term Monitoring Report. As a result, the project currently has a resource pool of 100 Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) promoters.

Open defecation has reduced by 11% – from 16% in 2014 to 5%. Environmentally safe sanitary facilities (latrines that have a drop hole cover to prevent human contact with faeces) have grown by 20% and more households are now constructing them.

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Loes van Dijk Great work!

3 months 3 weeks ago

jun
13

Informatiemiddag Klimaatfinanciering

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 June 2017, 12:00-17:30
  Muntgebouw Leidseweg 90, Utrecht

Voor Nederlandse bedrijven die klimaattechnologie of -diensten leveren, liggen er grote kansen in ontwikkelingslanden en opkomende economieën. De vraag naar klimaatoplossingen is immers niet beperkt tot Nederland. Maar hoe maak je daadwerkelijk de stap naar Afrika, Azië of Latijns-Amerika? Wie kan je helpen om de kansen die je ziet voor ontwikkelingslanden aan te pakken?En hoe financier je zoiets? Deze vragen komen op dinsdag 13 juni aan de orde op de bijeenkomst 'Internationale klimaatfinanciering: een kans voor het mkb'.

Tijdens de bijeenkomst geven experts uitleg over het krijgen van toegang tot klimaatfondsen en het ontwikkelen van klimaatfinanciering. Hierbij ligt de focus op kansen en barrières voor het mkb. Daarnaast is er ruimte om ervaringen uit te wisselen in de interactieve deelsessies, waarbij wordt ingezoomd op specifieke focuspunten.

Deelname is gratis. Deze informatiemiddag wordt georganiseerd door IUCN NL in samenwerking met FME,NWP, ECN en RVO.

Het programma van de dag is

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 June 2017 at 08:40

An improved relationship leads to a better life

An article by SNV

Hussein Ahmed and Worknesh have been married for more than 20 years. They experienced many problems in their marriage. Now their relationship has improved significantly as a result of their participation in the 'Gender and youth empowerment in horticulture markets' (GYEM) project.

Hussein and Worknesh were selected as champion farmers for the GYEM project. As a part of that, Hussein took part in a training session. SNV brought together champion famers, men and women, from different villages who all experience problems in their household such as alcoholism or domestic abuse.

The champion famers create a vision on what they would like to reach in their lives, such as a car or a better house, and the steps they need to take to realise their dream. As a part of this process, participants discuss their household situation, for example their relationship with their spouse and the division of labour at home, and what changes are neede

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