The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges in Girls education, Agriculture, Energy, Global Health, Education, Governance and Infrastructure?
D-PRIZE is now open to receive your application to scale up a solution. If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.
Find out more: https://www.d-prize.org/
AgriProFocus Zambia is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mwansa Lwanga as Marketing and Communications Facilitator.
Mwansa Lwanga is responsible for profiling AgriProFocus Network in Zambia. Her role supports the team to build an effective multi stakeholder platform that promotes the Networks core mission of Making Agribusiness Work for Development.
Mwansa is a holder of a Diploma in Journalism from Evelyn Hone College and prospect Degree in Communication Science from the University of South Africa (UNISA).
Mwansa joins us from the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) where she served as Communications Officer for four years.
If you are hosting any Agri-events or have a story to share, get in touch with Mwansa on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) is seeking to engage a Media Liaison Officer to support the implementation of a Digital Information Management System.
The training is aimed at strengthening the horticultural sector in the North-Western Province of Zambia.
Nsabo Yetu wishes to address the most pressing matter which has now emerged: poor performance of the horticultural sector. Current horticultural practices are low yielding and unsustainable, the women work with local varieties of vegetables leading to low yield and unfavourable quality. Meanwhile, there is a demand of high quality vegetables from the mining community. However, the women are not able supply the need of the community starting with the lack of quality seedlings. The women have to travel 700 kilometres to access seedlings i.e. from Chisamba, Sunshine Seedlings.
Through this Tailor Made Training a large part of skills and knowledge, required for the basic production of vegetables, can be acquired. Through this TMT, Delphy and AgriProFocus wish to improve the... Read more
Climate change and food security is ever becoming a key area of discussion. A recent study by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine predicted that global average yields of vegetables and legumes such as soy beans and lentils are predicted to be reduced by 35% and 9% respectively. What does this mean for the local Zambian horticulture farming communities?
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY :Business Manager
Fisenge Dairy Business Cooperative Union (FDBCU) is a farmer owned business that primarily deals with dairy farmers. Its core business is milk collection from farmers. FDBCU plans to expand its business by going into milk processing and marketing. Because of this expansion, FDBCU is now looking for a full time dynamic and self-driven Business Manager to oversee the entire cooperative business and drive its growth. The Business Manager will be based in Luanshya and work from Fisenge. To Apply: Email: email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you passionate about getting Agribusiness word around ? Join our AgriProFocus Zambia team as Marketing and Communication Facilitator. This role supports the team to build and effective multi-stakeholder platform that promotes our core mission of making agribusiness work for development. The nature of the role dictates vibrancy, energy, self-drive and creativity.
RESEARCH FINDINGS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE E-VOUCHER IN 2017-2018 FARMING SEASON
Zambia's Public Policy Think Tank concluded its study on the implementation of the E-Voucher system implemented by government in the year 2017-2018 farming season. This timely brief has come at a time Government is reconsidering reverting to the Farmer Input Support Programme in some areas due to a number of challenges which are included in this study.
See link to report below:
This event will be a networking and experience sharing event with several Moringa stakeholders including farmers, processors, consumers, financiers and other interested groups. Come and learn all about the Moringa Value chain, Moringa farming, trading and export potential.
Speakers: We Inviting those who have expertise to submit their presentation and Papers. Moringa Dev Corporation: you can mail email@example.com OR call +260977848320/0963201397
AgriProFocus Zambia wishes to congratulate the following Agripreneurs that have made it under the Agribusiness category to receive support under the Tony Elumelu Foundation 2018 Entrepreneurship Programme.
James Chileshe Kaluba
Vincent Muyunda Lifumbo
The winners were the 6 out of 22 selected from Zambia that will be part of the Entrepreneurship programme that runs every year. The programme offers critical tools for business success, including:
Sectors from which winners were selected in Zambia also includes:Education and training, Health, ICT, Finance, Media and entertainmen... Read more
The World Bank Group and the Zambian Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (ZATP) in partnership with BongoHive and AgriProfocus Zambia launched the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Zambia with support from The World Bank Group in January 2017 to support Agro-processing enterprises in Eastern, Copperbelt, and Lusaka provinces.
The Zambia Agribusiness Bootcamp is a competitive mentoring and training program designed to help growth-oriented agro-processing SMEs who operate in value added agribusiness to derive concrete and feasible expansion plans. The 5-day bootcamp between 19th and 23rd March 2018 will support participating enterprises through coaching, market contacts and peer learning. The bootcamp is a precursor to the up-coming MarketConnect, an advisory, brokerage and financial support service provided by the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. The best 10 participants of the bootcamp will become the first bene... Read more
The ban on processed meat product imports in Zambia due the outbreak of Listeria is expected to trigger discussion around the extent to which Zambian local producers are able to sufficiently fill this gap. It is uncertain how long the ban will last but however long it will take, it appears local processors have an opportunity to occupy more shelf space on the chain store shelves.
The 10th global ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they are using innovations in information and communications technology to increase impact in addressing humanitarian and development challenges. This highly interactive and hands-on conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, field-based program managers, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development challenges.
To find out more and register:
world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best
interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a
business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges which include:
- Quality Seed Challenge
- Fertiliser Challenge
- Farm Practices Challenge
Or you could present your own custom agricultural challenge.
If selected you will be awarded up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme poverty exists.