Anne Marie Kortleve

Communications Manager AgriProFocus

Utrecht, Netherlands

About Me

Hello there! I am one of the community managers of this platform. I work as a Manager Marketing-Communications at the AgriProFocus International Secretariat in The Netherlands. My job is to make you feel at home on this platform and provide you with all the information you need. Besides managing this platform I am responsible for all internal and external communications and marketing for the AgriProFocus network.

I obtained my Master degree in Communication Sciences at Wageningen University in 2008 and worked as Marketing and Communications Officer at ICCO Cooperation from 2011 until 2014. Since February 2014, I work at AgriProFocus.

Skills and Expertise


Interests


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 12 April 2018 at 01:48

Phishing e-mails: please do not respond!

We heard that members have received phishing e-mails, stating that you have to send your ATM card. This is a scam, please do not respond to these messages. We are trying to catch the responsible people, but it is very hard with these kind of mailings.

Example:

Dear Lucky One,

You are entitle to a sum of $250,000.00 Kindly contact The Rev Father in charge to help you send your ATM Card to your home address in your Country.. Here is his email address c.ambassadorchurch@gmail.com
The AgriProFocus Mission International for the development of Agriculture and Re Plantations of Tree for the Climate Change in Global liase with UN for this Huge disbursement Compensation for the help of the Humanity in the Agricultural Development. YOU can visit their website here. https://agriprofocus.com

Your's Truly

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 07:59

REGISTER NOW - Network Day 2018 - PUSH YOUR LUCK!  

Friday April 13th an unlucky day? Not if you join our first Network Day of 2018. This afternoon will be filled with inspiring sessions, creative journeys and unexpected networking opportunities; experience what the AgriProFocus network has to offer!

PROGRAM:

13.00 - 14.00 - TEDxAPF

Speaker 1: TOINE TIMMERMANS - Wageningen UR
Mr. Post Harvest Loss himself will spark our conversation on recurring food losses.

Speaker 2: MARIA VAN DER HEIJDEN - MVO Nederland
This 'woman on wings' will inspire us with a disruptive talk on Gender


14.15 - 16.15 - MAKE IT MATTER - GENDER

Is addressing gender issues just a checkbox or can it be a key driving force for social and business development in agriculture? How can you practically integrate gender in your work and profit from it? Join us in finding the answers. During the session our members KIT, Oxfam Novib and RVO will present an interesting case related to gender in value chains. During round tables yo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 March 2018 at 03:52

Wageningen University in the Netherlands is looking for you to join their Foodathon event and submit a challenge!

This year Wageningen University & Research is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. They have organised many activities one of which is the Foodathon. The Foodathon is an e-conference and part of the international conference “Towards zero hunger, creating partnerships for impact”on August 30-31. In this 36-hours event, teams of students and other young professionals will work together and will be guided by a mentor, and supported by the knowledge of various experts. You can join them! In this setting, you will create solutions for local challenges, related to the theme “Food Systems”. As such, you will exchange knowledge, share experiences and work interactively with SDG2. At the end of the Foodathon, a solutions market is organised, where the teams have the opportunity to meet companies and organisations who will be interested in kick-starting the most promising solutions.

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GOOD JOEL hi, nice to meet up with u and l like it , well am ready to join you while  am in Uganda distance is not barrier currently finalizing  my research projects in management of payroll, why organizations need payroll other than manual payroll methods, am ending my research in may then move to the rural area to start farming projects but unfortunately no fund for me to start  am trying to look around for some start-up funds.we are experiencing winter season and right now communities are planting as we experience rainy season. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON,THNKS

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Leopold Heneriko Thank you Anne Maries for following. Welcome Tz

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ugo sam Nwabuisi nice opportunity.what are the conditions precedent to participation. could we offer same to members of YESAA-YOUTH ENTREPRENSURSHIP SOCIETY FOR AGRIBUSINESS ADVANACEMENT- www.yesaa.org.).

3 days 22 hours ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi contact me. ugosam08@gmail.com

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Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Sam, for more info you can contact Wageningen University! Check the link in the article for the conditions: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Sustainable-development-goals/SDG-Conference-Towards-Zero-Hunger-18-August-2017/E-conference-1/Foodathon-Call-for-Challenges/Guidelines-for-submission-of-challenges.htm

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 28 February 2018 at 09:26

New study challenges funds and governments to invest in African agrifood SMEs

Today Rabobank Foundation, AgriProFocus, Food & Business Knowledge Platform and ICCO Cooperation publish the study ‘Critical Capital for African Agrifood SMEs’. The study evaluates the access of risk capital by agrifood SMEs (small and medium enterprises). SMEs are key for establishing sustainable food systems, while at the same time face difficulties to access capital.

Offer agrifood SMEs an assortment of services

The study focuses on agrifood SMEs that form the ‘missing middle’: too large for micro-finance and too small for mainstream banks and private equity firms. A major conclusion is that there are very few investment funds that meet the financing needs of agrifood SMEs, that are usually under 250.000 USD and rarely higher than 1M USD. Such smaller investments are tedious and costly for investment funds, even for those set up with the explicit goal to stimulate the development of the agrifood sector.

The

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Endale Hailu it is vert great updating and boost us to strive more in altering our life!!!

1 month 2 weeks ago

Onesmo Kenneth This is very helpful

1 month 2 weeks ago

GOOD JOEL well this is great and i like it 

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REGISTER NOW - Network Day 2018 - PUSH YOUR LUCK!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 April 2018, 13:00-18:00
  Social Impact Factory - Utrecht

Friday April 13th an unlucky day? Not if you join our first Network Day of 2018. This afternoon will be filled with inspiring sessions, creative journeys and unexpected networking opportunities; experience what the AgriProFocus network has to offer! 

PROGRAM:

13.00 - 14.00 - TEDxAPF

Speaker 1: TOINE TIMMERMANS - Wageningen UR 
Mr. Post Harvest Loss himself will spark our conversation on recurring food losses. 

Speaker 2: MARIA VAN DER HEIJDEN - MVO Nederland
This 'woman on wings' will inspire us with a disruptive talk on Gende

14.15 - 16.15 GENDER - MAKE IT HAPPEN
KIT - Oxfam Novib - Van Hall Larenstein - Fair & Sustainable Consulting - Food & Business Knowledge Platform
Is addressing gender issues just a checkbox or can it be a key driving force for social and business development in agriculture? How can you practically integrate gender in your work and profit from it? Join us in finding the answers. During the session our members KIT, Oxfam Novib and RVO will present an interest

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 February 2018 at 04:23

CALL for contributions: Join WUR conference Towards zero hunger: partnerships for impact!

As part of the many activities that will be organized during the Wageningen University & Research (WUR) anniversary year, WUR is proud to host the international conference 'Towards zero hunger: Partnerships for impact’ which will take place in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 30-31 August 2018. 

You are welcome to join and to contribute! The conference centres around Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG2) and create partnerships (SDG17). 

Only through multiple actor participation and engagement, can innovative transformative pathways be discussed, designed and put into action. Therefore, we recently published a Call of contributions in which we invite all relevant experts and practitioners representing government and policy, private sector, civil society, science and other actor groups to present and discuss

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 31 January 2018 at 12:53

Vacature (herhaalde plaatsing)

People Operations / Agile HR Coördinator (3 dagen/week)

Het AgriProFocus netwerk zit midden in een grote transitie. Het implementeren van onze nieuwe strategie ‘Making Agribusiness Work for Development’ vraagt om een flinke cultuur- en organisatieverandering, waarbij agile werken een drijvende motivatie is. Als onze People Operations Coördinator zorg jij dat onze HR die verandering mogelijk maakt, aanjaagt en ondersteunt.


Over ons AgriProFocus is een netwerkorganisatie van bedrijven, maatschappelijke organisaties, overheids- en kennisinstellingen, die een gezamenlijke ambitie hebben om via duurzaam en inclusief agri-ondernemerschap bij te dragen aan wereldwijde voedselzekerheid. AgriProFocus doet dat door samenwerking te organiseren (linking), leren binnen het netwerk te faciliteren (learning) en collectief leiderschap te katalyseren (leadership). AgriProFocus heeft naast het netwerk in Nederland ook netwerken in 13 landen in Afrika en Zuidoost-Azië. Wat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 25 January 2018 at 02:50

Pendant l´année 2017, le réseau AgriProFocus a offert dans votre pays des services et des activités de réseautage pour promouvoir et soutenir l'entrepreneuriat agricole. Vous avez peut-être participé à une ou plusieurs de nos activités en face-à-face et en ligne. Ou peut-être avez-vous été co-organisateur actif. Nous aimerions connaitre l´appréciation que vous faites de nos services de réseautage et vos suggestions d'amélioration.

De plus, notre réseau initiera en 2018 notre nouvelle stratégie, à savoir : «Mettre l'agro-industrie au service du développement». Cette stratégie met l'accent sur le lien effectif entre les opportunités d'affaires et les défis de développement. Votre opinion et vos suggestions sur la façon d'améliorer l´importance de notre réseau pour votre organisation seront extrêmement utiles pour renforcer cette stratégie.

Participer a l'enquete!

Nous vous prions de bien vouloir nous accorder 10 minutes de votre précieux temps pour remplir cette enquête en

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jan
25

Zuid-Afrika meeting - Climate Smart Agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 January 2018, 09:30-12:00
  Unie van Waterschappen, Koningskade 40, Den Haag

Zuid-Afrika bijeenkomst 25 januari en Scoping Report Climate Smart Agriculture

Op 25 januari organiseren NWP, RVO.nl, Verbos Business Development en de UvW een gecombineerde bijeenkomst in het kader van het Partners voor Water programma en de Water en AgriFood Nexus in Zuid-Afrika. Tevens zal de landbouwraad, Jack Vera aanwezig zijn en zijn visie met u delen. Tijdens deze bijeenkomst kijken we terug op de activiteiten van het Zuid-Afrikaplatform in 2017 en bereiden we ons voor op de daaruit voortgekomen acties. Zo hebben het bezoek van Minister Mokonyane aan de Amsterdam International Water Week, het City of the Future evenement in Durban en de Economische Missie in Kaapstad, gezorgd voor een goede positionering van de Nederlandse water sector in Zuid-Afrika in 2017.

Registeren voor deze bijeenkomst kan tot dinsdag 23 januari via deze link. Hier vindt u ook de details over de locatie en tijd. 

In 2018 wordt in juni de WISA conferentie (water) in Kaapstad georganiseerd en in augustus staat de

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2017 at 09:02

Internships at Dutch Embassies in Uganda and Mozambique!

As part of the Talent Pool Programme AgriProFocus offers students 6-months internships at Netherlands Embassies working on Food and Nutrition Security. Find below the offer to students, the basic placement description, and the application format for the positions in Kampala and Maputo (starting April 1st).

Uganda

The intern will contribute to the general implementation of the Food & Nutrition Security portfolio. The portfolio consists of 3 value chain/sector focused projects (dairy, potato, rice, seed sector (food crops and horticulture)) and several projects in support of the enabling environment (access to finance, solar energy, agro skilling of youth, policy development). Two recent projects focus on refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda, supporting them in income generation through agro skilling. The embassy follows an Aid and Trade strategy, implying a strong involvement of the business community (Dutch but also Ugand

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 December 2017 at 02:55

Young Expert Business Development - East Africa 

Through the Young Expert Programme (YEP). This position is only open for Dutch Young Experts, local Young Experts are selected through the selection process of the specific companies. 


Background:

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 agri-food systems. All members 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, bu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 November 2017 at 04:23

Implementing large scale inclusive agribusiness programs

Sound solutions for critical challenges

On request of network members, AgriProFocus organised a small-scale expert meeting  on November 8th at RVO. The meet-up focussed on mutual learning and jointly looking for solutions for critical issues and challenges from practice that network members experience with the implementation of large-scale, inclusive agribusiness programmes. Two programmes with specific challenges and questions were presented by members.

1. Brokering successful 4P partnerships

By Nico Janssen, SNV netherlands development organisation

In this programme, funded by IFAD, SNV and consortium partners develop best practises on establishing Public - Private - Producer partnerships through Provision of brokering services. See the following link for the introduction and more information http://www.snv.org/project/partnering-value-4p.

The Issue

Finding new ways to finance middle size, emerging (and growing) local agribusinesses with a capital re

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 November 2017 at 03:09

Partnership cracks open the macadamia chain for small farmers

The cultivation of macadamia nuts in Malawi has been the preserve of big businesses to date. Small farmers lack the requisite materials, knowledge and a sales channel to start cultivating the popular nut themselves. Thanks to a Dutch-Malawian project, they too are now being given access to this growth market.

The project is providing 3,000 farmers in Malawi with a total of 300,000 small macadamia trees. This is being enabled by an investment on the part of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The seedlings are being grown centrally by Malawian processing firm Sable Farming, which is also taking responsibility for their distribution to the farmers. The impact for the farmers will be considerable, explains the firm’s director, H.S. Pannu. 'Macadamia cultivation will generate an extra, secure income for them. It will supplement income from crops such as maize and tobacco, which are harvested in the spring. Macadamia cultivatio

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Dorothy Maureen Otieno Like the social impact implication of the project in the long run and the fact that project is supporting the small holders in other food crops, for food security.

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26

Circular Agribusiness in Dairy: let’s close the loops?

Event posted by in Van Hall Larenstein University
  26 October 2017, 17:30-19:30
  Van Hall Larenstein University - Velp

Agri-Food chains are based on linear principles, the call for a circular economy is big. The dairy farming industry claims to be based on circular principles, however, in many countries it is solely linear.

Which solutions for circularity do we have in agribusiness? Are these solutions climate-smart or inclusive? And what can we learn from each other?

You are invited to discuss these topics, together with members of the network and students from Van Hall Larenstein University during an informal dinner meeting!

To join, simply send an e-mail to Janine Schoeman (jschoeman@agriprofocus.com) before the 20th of October.

See you on Thursday the 26th!

Marco Verschuur

Coordinator Master Agricultural Production Chain Management - Van Hall Larenstein
Host and Lead for this meeting



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08

Expert Meeting: Inclusive Agribusiness Programs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  08 November 2017, 14:00-17:00
  RVO, The Hague

As a manager or implementer of inclusive agribusiness programs, your organisation probably encounters many challenges and issues. This is your chance to share your experiences from these programs and learn from other network members and partners who drive similar programs!

On request of network members, AgriProFocus organises a small-scale expert meeting (max 20 participants) on Wednesday November 8 from 14.00 to 17.00 hrs in The Hague.

The focus of the afternoon will be on mutual learning. You will be jointly providing solutions for critical, real life issues and challenges that all of you experience in the inclusive agribusiness programmes you (co)implement.

Expected outcomes:

+ You have learned from other members’ experiences in similar programs.
+ You have concrete ideas for solutions to tackle issues and challenges in your program(s).
+ You know with whom you can build on these ideas to improve performance in present or future programs.

This meeting is on invitation only.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 October 2017 at 03:43

AgriProFocus members can make use of our creative co-working spaces in Utrecht (near Central Station) for free!

We offer: 

- A creative meeting room (30 people)
- Skype rooms (2)
- Small meeting room (2 people)
- Workspot with WiFi and nice coffee!
- Lunch (The Color Kitchen)

Contact us to check availability: info@agriprofocus.com or call 030-3039745 

See you soon!  


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 October 2017 at 03:37

Speeddates, Networking & Joint Agenda Setting during our Network Day

Speeddates - Networking - Joint Agenda Setting, just a few ingredients of our members meet up of Thursday  28 September in Ede, The Netherlands. 12 of our networks country coordinators were present for our annual team week and of course we seized the opportunity to organise a network oportunity with our Dutch member organisations!

The afternoon started with an inspirational talk by Ellen Mangnus (Utrecht University) on our mission ‘Making Agribusiness Work for Development’, followed by a participatory member session to reflect on key issues and challenges underneath this mission.

We continued with roundtable working groups on our four central themes:

+ Inclusive Agribusiness
+ Climate Smart Agribusiness
+ Circular Economy Agribusiness
+ Nutrition Sensitive Agribusiness

Central questions: What are the underlying challenges? What are the most burning issues? Where do we see the biggest opportunities for change?

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci pour le partage Anne Marie , très intéressant la rencontre ! 

6 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 September 2017 at 08:19

Vlog #8: Woord & Daad: Making Agribusiness work for Development in Bénin and Burkina Faso

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  


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 September 2017 at 11:48

Dutch Development Results - Website!

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/  

Inclusive sustainable development

Investing in inclusive sustainable development pays off. This was also apparent in 2016. The number of people living in extreme poverty has been further reduced to less than 10% of the world’s population. In 2010, this figure was 22% (and in 1990 it was 47%).

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

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Great report, thank you!

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Toto suryawan Good jobs

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 03:01

[VIDEO] End hunger, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

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.


Hadijah Ssekyondwa N. Thank you. Very informative video 

7 months 5 hours ago

Dorothy Maureen Otieno Great  video, very important issues that effect smallholder farmers households, highlighted.

5 months 1 week ago

Paul Marivate Thanks. I am currently writing an academic working paper on food security. I am also engaged in food security projects in the Limpopo Province in South Africa 

4 months 4 weeks ago