Jillian Kanaiza Makungu

Project Associate - GAIN

Nairobi, Kenya

About Me

Currently coordinating knowledge sharing through The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods' Community of Practice at the Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition.

Skills and Expertise


Interests


Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 December 2018 at 12:14

THIRD CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2018

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, Kenya is pleased to invite applications to its third Innovation Accelerator call for proposals 2018! This call is applicable to companies registered and operating in Kenya, targeting the low-income consumers with safe and nutritious diets.

The goal of GAIN’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program is to increase the production, marketing, and availability of more safe and nutritious foods by promoting innovation and catalysing private sector engagement. It does this through improving access to knowledge, networks, technical assistance and funding by means of the following strategies: a) A Community of Practice for knowledge and networking; b) Innovation Accelerator to evaluate and provide advanced financial support and technical services to businesses showing the greatest potential for positive nutritional impact and business strength and; c) links eligible businesses with potential investors for further investment.

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 18 September 2018 at 07:58

Request for EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Development of Manual, Training Guide, and Delivery of Training on Composite Flour Production

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is pleased to share with you this EXPRESSION OF INTEREST. Please note that this is not a request for quote nor a request for proposal. Interested candidates or companies should provide the information requested on the attached document to GAIN. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with a full request for quote and will be invited to submit a full financial and technical proposal for the scope of work to be executed.

If you are interested in being invited to submit a proposal for this work, please submit the requested documents to GAIN by 30 September 2018 via email AgNutProjectSupport@gainhealth.org.

Unsuccessful applicants will be kept on our database of service providers and will be contacted when work related to their area of expertise is available. 


Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 31 May 2018 at 03:01

Second Call for Proposals 2018 

The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Kenya is pleased to invite applications to its second Innovation Accelerator call for proposals 2018! This call is applicable to companies registered and operating in Kenya, targeting the low-income consumers with safe and nutritious diets.

The goal of GAIN’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program is to increase the production, marketing, and availability of more safe and nutritious foods by promoting innovation and catalysing private sector engagement. 

The application should be completed using the Innovation Accelerator application form and company self-assessment form, which can be downloaded along with application instructions (including eligibility and evaluation criteria) on the Marketplace website. Once completed the form should be saved as a PDF document and emailed to MNFproposalsKenya@gainhealth.org

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 3 May 2018 at 01:53

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONSULTANCY

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is currently implementing a project in Kenya titled, the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods which targets agricultural value chains and looks to shape markets to ultimately deliver more diverse and nutritionally rich diets.

As part of this project we will be providing both financial and technical assistance to small and medium size enterprises who are delivering nutritious foods to low income domestic markets. In order to help us do this, we are currently looking to build out our database of consultants that can support us in the delivery of this technical assistance. These technical assistance will be delivered through both joint/group trainings and tailored technical assistance to individual companies.

We are looking for expression of interests from consultants/experts in the following areas:

 Financial management

 Nutrition

 Accounting

 Product formulation and development

 Ma

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 January 2018 at 09:40

Call for Proposals (Food Businesses Operating in Kenya)

Applications for our first Call for Proposals 2018 are still open for food businesses operating in Kenya. The application should be completed using the Innovation Accelerator application form and company self-assessment form, which can be downloaded along with application instructions (including eligibility and evaluation criteria) on the Marketplace website. Once completed the form should be saved as a PDF document and emailed to marketplacekenya@gainhealth.org

The deadline for submission of these proposals is 6th February 2018 at 11:59 PM (East Africa Time).

Should you have any queries regarding this application please email us . Frequently Asked Questions will be posted here. “ 

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 16 January 2018 at 02:08

New Call for Proposals January 2018 

Deadline for submission of these proposals is 6th February 2018 at 11:59 PM (East Africa Time).

The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Kenya is pleased to invite applications to its first Innovation Accelerator call for proposals 2018!

The goal of GAIN’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program is to increase the production, marketing, and availability of more safe and nutritious foods by promoting innovation and catalysing private sector engagement. It does this through improving access to knowledge, networks, technical assistance and funding by means of the following strategies: a) A Community of Practice for knowledge and networking; b) Innovation Accelerator to evaluate and provide advanced financial support and technical services to businesses showing the greatest potential for positive nutritional impact and business strength and; c) links eligible businesses with potential investors for further investment.

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing this call Jillian! Dorina Prech, can we promote this through our social media channels as well?

1 year 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 12 July 2017 at 12:43

Marketing Nutrition: Shaping businesses for better nutrition

Consumers shop for food and not for Nutrition. People choose foods based on appearance, taste, convenience and cost. Educating consumers around the importance of better, more nutritious foods can help them make better food choices- but education alone will not change behavior. It is essential that we work together to create and foster businesses that provide foods that are desirable, accessible, nutritious and safe.


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My steps to end malnutrition: The #MNFPhotocontest

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  13 March 2017 to 31 March 2017 - All Day Event
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GAIN is driven by a vision of a world without malnutrition. We act as a catalyst – building alliances between governments, businesses and civil society – to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition. We focus our effort on children, girls and women because we know that helping them have sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can eliminate malnutrition within our families.

In the context of this mandate, GAIN through the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods offers capacity building to private sector companies in order for them to derive ways to continue availing quality, diverse and affordable nutritious foods to the low income consumers. We are looking to engage micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and young prospective entrepreneurs through a photo contest where the winning photo will be awarded technical support and or/a s

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Posted By in Joint Learning Platform (Coffee Sector)
Posted 19 May 2016 at 12:15

Dear All,

Find the coffee Joint learning Platform report here. We will be glad to get feedback from you and also find ways to work together in the same sector. Enjoy reading!!

FRIDAH MBAYA Hello Juliana, Am working with a company that makes organic fertilizer from kitchen waste. We are using it with the coffee farmers. The fertilizer ican be used on all types of crops and flowers.

2 years 8 months ago

Nicole Metz Dear all, interesting conversation that I only read now. Please find a background paper on bioslurry. http://www.nmi-agro.nl/images/themas/prikbord/PrikbordMestenReststoffen/Alterra_report_Bioslurry.pdf Ms. Fridah Mbaya, could you mention the name of the company producing organic fertilizer? They may be an interesting invitee for an upcoming workshop in Nairobi (sept 2016) about compost quality. See http://www.agriprofocus.com/post/57614505a93f25287406f8fa

2 years 7 months ago

FRIDAH MBAYA Hello Nicole the company is called Echo Limited they are based in kenya

2 years 7 months ago

maureen munjua Hey Fridah, great to read you have reviewed the report. This is a practical learning platform that is ongoing and we capture lessons and stories from the field. The innovative approach to this is the promotion of bio-slurry but we would be glad to explore more options to make coffee farming more viable, and farmers more resilient. We would be glad to have you present during the September workshop Nicole mentions above. http://www.agriprofocus.com/post/57614505a93f25287406f8fa

2 years 6 months ago

FRIDAH MBAYA Hello Maureen Thank you for the invite. it an hon our. Just email me more details in regards to the workshop. gakiimbaya@ymail.com

2 years 6 months ago

Posted By in Joint Learning Platform (Coffee Sector)
Posted 19 May 2016 at 09:25

I have the pleasure to share with you the Joint learning Platform newsletter.

The Joint Learning Platform (JLP) is an annual cross-learning platform whose partners are the Food Security Programme for Ethiopia and Kenya (FOSEK) and the Sustainable and Secure Smallholder Systems program (4S@Scale). The two programs are co-funded through the Netherlands ministry of foreign affairs (MoFA) and Private sector partners. They have a common objective of increasing farmers’ income through sustainable coffee productions systems and diversification. Read More about the JLP

Elijah Gakomo Thank you. I have have a long hard look at the coffee sector having grown up in coffee growing region and worked for a leading coffee exporter in Kenya. The sector have unique challenges but holds mega potential.

2 years 8 months ago

FRIDAH MBAYA coffee has great potential in Kenya, but at the same time faces great extinction. Its time we really appreciate the farmers who labor so hard on the farm by giving them a better price for their products. This can be achieved if we can sell our coffee as a finished product opposed to the raw material and the same is brought back to us as final product.

2 years 8 months ago

Elijah Gakomo Fridah, you Nailed it.

2 years 8 months ago

Elijah Gakomo I believe once you have a good coffee that is well packaged as per target market, e-commerce enables you to present your offering across the world efficiently.

2 years 8 months ago

Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Dear Elijah and Fridah, Glad to have you on board and thank you for your contribution. Let us explore ways to make coffee a prime product in the market. Thanks

2 years 8 months ago

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 16 May 2016 at 02:50

Three Social Science PhD positions in project 3R Kenya

Three social science PhD positions at Wageningen University (with scholarship) in project '3R Kenya - Resilient, Robust and Reliable - from Aid to Trade'

Background

As part of the Dutch- Kenyan transition strategy from aid to trade, Wageningen UR will implement a project that assesses and validates to what extent lessons can be learned from the Netherlands Embassy’s Agriculture and Food and Nutrition Security programmes.

The project will focus on the horticulture, dairy and aquaculture sectors. The 3R Kenya project (Resilient, Robust and Reliable - from Aid to Trade) will investigate whether these lessons can be transferred and scaled up, and as such better anchored within Kenya’s changing agri-food system and especially the dairy, horticulture and aquaculture sectors.

The project will also include the experiences of other related programmes in Kenya that are centrally funded by the government of the Netherlands and simila

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 11 May 2016 at 12:55

Vacancy: Marketing and Communications Position

AgriProFocus Kenya is looking for a dynamic and creative individual to fill the position of marketing and communications facilitator.

About the position

As a network, our vision is to be the “go to network” in the agribusiness sector in Kenya. To achieve this, we need to position the network strategically in the sector. The main role of the marketing and communications facilitator is to profile AgriProFocus, both online and offline, through brand visibility, marketing the products and services of the network as well as develop and implement effective communication strategies both internally with the team and externally with network partners and stakeholders. This role supports the team to build and effective multi-stakeholder platform for sustainable agri-entrepreneurship. The nature of the role dictates vibrancy, energy, self-drive and creativity.

See details here

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Agricultural Machinery Open Day

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  03 June 2016, All Day Event
  Stima Members Ground next to KCA university

An opportunity to exhibit any machine used by farmers ranging from;

Milking machines, Incubators, Harvesters, Planters, Trucks ,Sprayers & Irrigators, Chaff Cutters and Milk Coolers.

PARTNERSHIP PACKAGES

1. Platinum 10X6 Feet Stand: Kshs. 100,000 plus VAT

2. Gold 8X6 Feet Stand: Kshs. 80,000 plus VAT

3. Silver 6X6 Feet Stand: Kshs. 50,000 plus VAT

4. Bronze 4X6 Feet Stand: Kshs. 30,000 plus VAT

Entrance to the event for all farmers is free of charge

TO BOOK YOUR SPACE, CONTACT:

James 0726 155 290 Eva 0705 293 254

Maureen 0700 669 085 Ann 0701 819 929

Email: info@smartmedia.co.ke



Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 10 May 2016 at 12:51

Consultant: Aquaculture Gender impact study

Deadline: 16 - May 2016

Farm Africa was founded in 1985; and has a track record of implementing successful grassroots development projects and improving relevant policies on agricultural development. We currently work in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. We support our beneficiaries in value addition for their products and harvests and link them to markets in order to establish viable income-generating enterprises.

Farm Africa has received funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands (EKN) to implement the Kenya Market-led Aquaculture Programme (KMAP). In order to support the design of the project implementation, Farm Africa is seeking to engage a consultant with experience in conducting research into gender dynamics, opportunities and challenges to develop recommendations for the approach to empower women to benefit from engaging with the aquaculture value chain. The research should assess the household, community, cultural an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 9 May 2016 at 11:18

Innovative agribusiness incubation

deadline: 30th June 2016

African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) is soliciting for business ideas and solutions from organizations and individuals focused on innovative agribusiness incubation. The investment financing is to help support solutions or start small scale agribusiness incubators along different value chains.

AAIN has established the AAIF to support emerging businesses and Small to Medium Scale Incubators to deepen the outreach and impact of agribusiness incubation in Africa. Small to medium Scale Incubators have untapped potentials that can increase opportunities for jobs and wealth creation for small scale incubators in Africa.

The investment ranges from 5,000 - 50,000 USD.

The deadline for receipt of your application for this stage is no later than 30th June 2016 at 1700hrs GMT.

Download and fill in the application form from AAIN website www.africaain.org

kennedy masinde i love this noble idea, feeding the future and empowering the youth through AgreeBusiness

2 years 8 months ago

Wycliffe Ondoro Like it and will try it out. Thanks

2 years 8 months ago

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 11 April 2016 at 08:56

Consultant: Gender Analysis Study

The programme aims at advancing women’s economic participation and self-reliance by creating a conducive environment for female entrepreneurship as a vehicle for change. It shall enhance implementation of gender sensitive policies while tackling socio-economic barriers at local levels to improve the enabling environment for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in trade. In addition, it will support women to enter business, as well as those already in businesses, to increase their profitability and viability so as to address inequalities in the economic arena. EOWE will build the capacity of local actors to be central pillars of this change.

The programme objectives:

  1. Increase capacity of government actors to implement and localise female entrepreneurship friendly policies and institutions.
  2. Increase capacity of local actors, including CSOs, to create bottom-up pressure for women’s economic empowerment and leverage existing poli

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 11 April 2016 at 07:51

The potato transformation for food security

Faced with a number of challenges like high cost of labor, dependence on rain fed production, inability to enforce the 50 Kg packaging standards amongst others, potato still feeds a greater percentage of Kenya’s population.

For one to have better results, we have to start from quality seed production. Start by implementing ideas now because tomorrow is too late.’ Mentioned James Karanja from Kevian. Mr. Karanja was speaking at the national potato conference and exhibition that was held on 31st March 2016 at the KARLO headquarters and from his words you could tell that Potato is one of the most important food crops for nutrition as well as the next food crop after Maize.

The event brought together, producers, processors, input suppliers, financial institutions and all the stakeholders involved in the potato value chain. Being a first event of its kind, there was much to take home for all the participants.

AgriProFocus Kenya and Glo

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Innovations for Livestock Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 June 2016 to 30 June 2016 - All Day Event
  Sentrim Elementaita Lodge, Nakuru, Kenya

It is a pleasure to invite you to the 1st World Congress on Innovations for Livestock Development. The event will be held from 26th to 30th June 2016, at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge, Nakuru, Kenya.

The congress is organized by the European Union-funded iLINOVA project (www.ilinova.org) which is a collaboration between Egerton University, Kenya, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.

The theme for the congress is “Fostering Innovations for the Livestock Industry”. The sub-themes for the congress include: (a) Innovation input systems; (b) Sustainable production systems; (c) Livestock marketing, agribusiness, food quality and safety; (d) Role of gender and crosscutting issues in livestock development.

You can register now at http://www.wcild.org to confirm your participation.

Please feel free to contact us at info@wcild.org or call +254512217684/5 or +25472957547/2 if you need more information or clarifications.

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 29 March 2016 at 01:19

A day out with the young agribusiness entrepreneurs

Agriculture is the major sector in Kenya yet young people do not want to venture in it to sustain themselves and create employment. The youth will always think of agriculture as something to do when they retire from offices. There are many parties coming together to ensure that the youth are empowered to venture into agribusiness and promote food security in the world.

It is with this reason that AgriProFocus Kenya in partnership with USIU-Africa’s Global Agribusiness Management and entrepreneurship (GAME) Center hosted a youth in agribusiness trendsetter’s caravan on 24th March 2016. The event was held at USIU-Africa and was officially opened by Professor Francis Wambalaba from USIU-Africa.

One of the most interesting activities that took place during the forum is the ideation through simulation. The simulation activity is a practical guide to running a successful enterprise. Youth in the forum found the activity very involvin

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Annette van Andel Great event once more!

2 years 9 months ago

Sanya Wandera Would you share a full report on this! To help us understand the kind of resolutions made, how feasible are the innovations, how practically are they scaling up the stated sectors.

2 years 9 months ago

Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Hi Sanya, We are working on a report which will be shared soon. Thanks Much

2 years 9 months ago

Michael Ondialla Photos too? ;-)

2 years 9 months ago

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International Congress on Innovations in Agriculture (ICIA)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 March 2016 to 22 March 2016 - All Day Event
  Safaripark Nairobi

The role of technology and innovations in the improvement of agriculture and food production sector is not in dispute any more. It is important that we leverage these innovative solutions to benefit owners of agricultural enterprises, food security, climate change mitigation and creation of job opportunities.

Who will attend?

The conference is “a must attend” event for farmers in Africa to learn and source for new products and technologies that can raise yields, ease their operations, reduce impact on natural resources, combat climate change and increase profitability. It will give exhibitors an opportunity to showcase their innovations and products, establish new relationships with buyers, take products forward into new markets and help increase sales. It will be an important forum for authorities to understand the benefits of effecting sustainable agriculture policies and programs, find technologies that would work for their communities and meet international partners. Supply chain p

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