Eddie Krooneman, Policy Advisor and Projectleader Employable Youth in Ethiopia, tells us in about 3 minutes what Woord & Daad does and shares an example of their work in the cashew sector in Bénin and Burkina Faso
Meet the other Dutch member organisations and what they can do for you on THIS PAGE
Met de petitie VoedseltransitieNU aangeboden op 4 juli jl. deed AgriProFocus samen met alle ondertekenaars een oproep voor extra inzet en investering van het volgend kabinet op de voedseltransitie agenda. Deze voedseltransitie vraagt om innovatieve en duurzame oplossingen, om effectieve samenwerking én actie. Graag willen wij de aanwezige kennis en ervaring vanuit ons netwerk hierop delen en een aantal specifieke punten van de petitie verder uitdiepen. Daarom organiseren wij als netwerk voor Kamerleden en medewerkers een:
Datum: 30 oktober 2017
Tijd: 15:00 tot 17:00 uur
15:00 Prof. Dr. Ruerd Ruben (WUR) geeft een aftrap op de stand van zaken van onze voedselzekerheid, de facts& figures, behaalde resultaten en de burning issues van ons voedsel(zekerheid)beleid
15:45 Vragen en antwoorden aan netwerkpartners
16:15 Voedseltransitie als kans: 3 pitches op innovatieve oplossingen
16:25 Vragen... Read more
With this website, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents the results that the Netherlands, together with national and international partners, has achieved in the field of development co-operation in 2016.
Have a look at this very informative website, with information on country level, countries and themes: http://www.dutchdevelopmentresults.nl/
Making trade and investment flows sustainable is no easy feat in an unpredictable global economy. Climate change is not only leading to long-term drought but also to major flooding. And for truly equitable development to exist, attention must be paid to the disadvantaged position of women and girls. The Netherlands conti
Watch this video to see what food security actions the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and partners undertake in developing countries. This video shows the results of the past years as well as questions for the future.
Les ambitions de transformation associées au Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 appellent l’ensemble des pays et des parties prenantes à travailler de concert afin d’en finir avec la faim et de prévenir toutes les formes de malnutrition d’ici à 2030. Pour satisfaire ces ambitions, il faudra impérativement rendre l’agriculture et les systèmes alimentaires durables, de sorte à garantir la stabilité des disponibilités alimentaires et à donner à chacun accès à une nutrition satisfaisante et à la santé. Le lancement du Programme 2030 a coïncidé avec le début de la Décennie d’action des Nations Unies pour la nutrition (2016-2025) et donné ainsi une nouvelle impulsion à ces engagements en établissant un cadre d’action cohérent assorti d’un calendrier.
Cette année, le rapport sur L’État de la sécurité al... Read more
The vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food supplies are stable and all people have access to adequate nutrition and health. The start of the 2030 Agenda coincided with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025), adding impetus to these commitments by providing a time-bound, cohesive framework for action.
This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, the report will monitor progress towards... Read more
What does it take to build an inclusive agribusiness in Africa?
Join the 2SCALE 2017 event and find out how 2SCALE, one of the largest incubators of inclusive agribusiness in Africa, built over 50 public-private partnerships in selected high-potential product groups in nine countries in Africa.
You will learn from the best: entrepreneurs, producer organizations, microfinance institutions, business coaches, SMEs and others will all share how they succeed in establishing new agribusinesses.
Besides sharing our lessons learned, we want to learn from you! During the break-out sessions we will dive deep in several topics that are essential to making inclusive agribusiness work.
09:30 Registration and coffee
10:00 Plenary sessions: What it takes to build an inclusive agribusiness
Key-note speaker: Ruth Kinoti – founder and CEO of Shalem investments
Other guest speakers representing inclusive agribusiness projects in Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Nigeria.
12:30 Speed-date with speakers
For quite some time now, AgriProFocus’ members highlight the importance of gender equality as an objective (#SDG5) in their mission and programmes. Next to that, many focus on gender in their efforts to strengthen farmer entrepreneurs and the agribusiness sector. AgriProFocus has been very active with gender and specifically with gender in value chains, developing and implementing the gender in value chains approach. This has resulted in outputs such as the Gender in Value Chains toolkit and the development of coaching tracks, rolled out in several countries, in collaboration with members and key stakeholders such as F&S Advisory Services, FAO and embassies.
In the new strategic plan of the AgriProFocus network for 2018-2022, inclusive agribusiness is a key theme and gender is a cross-cutting subject and working field. We would like to invite you, as member of AgriProFocus, to help shape the future of this theme within the network, building on your experiences, expertise and needs. Duri... Read more
The AgriProFocus online platform is a unique agribusiness platform connecting 24.000 agripreneurs worldwide. Our community is growing every day!
Through our platform you can:
- Access useful local contacts through our Contacts database
- Market your products/services in our MarketPlace
- Market your organization/company
- Discuss agricultural issues with people from all over the world
- Exchange experiences and ask the community for input
The online platform features new content on a daily basis with the latest news and information, an online marketplace to trade, a forum to discuss and an agribusiness directory where you can find all connected organisations and companies.
What will you learn?
This training will provide you with hands-on experience on how to use of the platform, by learning how to:
- Register /sign-up on the AgriProFocus platform
- Update your personal profile
- Add your organisation / company’s profile
- Access useful agribusiness contacts throu
Register now for the FREE online inclusive agribusiness bootcamp organised by the #2SCALE program of IFDC and our members ICRA and the BoP Innovation Center, that starts in September.
The program will tackle the following topics:
Tina Napitupulu, (former) Country Coordinator, AgriProFocus Indonesia:
“The Young Agripreneurz Ambassador is a competition and campaign organised by the Innovation and Learning Community Youth and Agriculture under the AgriProFocus Indonesia network. The goal of the campaign was to promote agri-entrepreneurship among youth and make agriculture more attractive as a source of income. The chosen ambassadors set up a campaign to show the young generation that agribusiness is cool and there are young farmer entrepreneurs who have been successful in developing their agribusiness, especially in Indonesia. The candidates who entered the competition were provided with a series of trainings and classes, including IT and business, value chain analysis, but also training in leadership and public speaking. We visited companies, a school, and even held a press conference with much media attention.
Our network involved various members and stakeholde... Read more
Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences and AgriProFocus signed a Membership Agreement on 21st June 2017. Van Hall Larenstein’s Board Chairman Peter van Dongen and AgriProFocus’ Executive Director Sander Mager put their signatory and discussed the opportunities of further collaboration in a short meeting with staff of both organisations and a group of six students.
Mali - Bamako
Project Title: AgriProFocus West-Africa Network
Duration: 2 years
AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network consisting of farmer organisations, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations, working together to create collective impact and transform agrifood systems.
Actively work with and for farmer entrepreneurs, who are change makers in agricultural transformation. The AgriProFocus network has strong Dutch roots and is active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide.
The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market-oriented, business-driven and willing to learn, innovate and grow. Agripreneurs who together can, and will, make the difference for sustainable... Read more
together with NpM Platform for Inclusive Finance and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform
Josien Sluijs, director of NpM, Platform for Inclusive Finance:
“Why is it so difficult for African farmers to have access to loans? If farmers are organised in formal groups, it is much easier for a financial institution to give a loan. The study ‘Finance for Smallholders’, carried out together with AgriProFocus and funded by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform gives insights. The study provides 14 models in Ethiopia, Mali, Rwanda and Uganda, in which NpM or AgriProFocus have managed to successfully finance farmers. AgriProFocus networks in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Benin and Mali, in cooperation with NpM, organised expert meetings to discuss the outcomes of the research. The meetings included a broad delegation of farming organiz... Read more
Are you interested to learn more about inclusive agribusiness, access to finance, value creation and innovations in farming? Register now for the FREE online inclusive agribusiness bootcamp organised by the #2SCALE program of IFDC and our members ICRA and the BoP Innovation Center, that starts in September.
The program will tackle the following topics:
In October 2016 ARF-2 project members met for a learning exchange during the second International workshop of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) in Cotonou, Benin. Since the ARF project groups aim to ensure their research is taken up in society, they all have a private organization as project leader of their consortium. The projects also need to embed their research in society from the very beginning of the project.
To support these groups in achieving these goals, the first two days of the workshop focused on knowledge exchange and strategies of co-creation and research uptake. In addition a public seminar was organized on the role of nutrition in agricultural value chains. During this third day workshop lessons were brought further with food security professionals from Benin.Read more
Today is the start of the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York! It is a central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This campaign by some of our Dutch members, raises awareness on Women Economic Empowerment.
For more vlogs from our Dutch members, check: //agriprofocus.com/dutch-partnership
4th of July - Dutch Parliament - The Hague
A broad coalition of 45 parties urges the new Dutch cabinet in this manifesto to transition towards a sustainable food system, through which the Netherlands will contribute to green growth, healthy food for all, and a more peaceful world with less conflict and more stability. We ask the next government to invest in this, together with the private sector, consumers, civil society, farmers, education and science.
On July 4th a delegation of signatories presented the manifesto to the House of Representatives of the Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. You can watch the livestream (in Dutch) HERE.
The work does not stop here! This manifesto was an initiative of the Food Security Policy Group of the AgriProFocus network. In September we will organise a Masterclass FoodTransition for Members of Parliament. If you are interested to join, please contact Sander Mager (Chair of the Poli... Read more