En Août 2016, 48 entreprises du Mali, du Niger et du Burkina Faso ont visité les Pays-Bas lors d'une mission commerciale organisée par le Conseil d'affaires des Pays-Bas-africain. Nous suivons entrepreneur Aichatou Nasser du Niger au cours de cette visite. Les participants visitent un membre de notre partenariat néerlandais Bejo Zaden.
In August 2016, 48 companies from Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso visited The Netherlands during a trade mission organized by the Netherlands-African Business Council. We follow entrepreneur Aichatou Nasser from Niger during this visit. The participants visit one of our Dutch partnership member Bejo zaden.
The third edition of NABC’s conference promises to be a prominent B2B platform which focuses on Africa’s growing economies, particularly in light of innovations developing in the financial sector.
This year the theme is ‘Innovation in Finance’. With its unique resources and sheer size, Africa is now taking the lead in the development of inventive products and services that require smart, innovative, and practical financing solutions.
The AgriProFocus network will be present as well, hosting a workshop around “Finance for Smallholders: Opportunities for risk management by linking financial institutions and producer organizations.” together with NpM and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.
The study “Finance for Smallholders: Opportunities for risk management by linking financial institutions and producer organizations” by NpM, AgriProFocus and FBKP revealed that 1) risk management should be a common agenda, 2) access to finance relies not jus... Read more
Our network approach
AgriProFocus is convinced that our network can significantly contribute to tackling the current challenges we face in food and nutrition security worldwide. Being an international, multi-stakeholder network that is active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, which counts 22,000 agribusiness professionals worldwide today, we engage a wide diversity of stakeholders. No one stakeholder can bring about the desired systemic changes alone. From the experience we have built up engaging these stakeholders, we know that more sustainable results are possible if actors in the agribusiness sector are more effective... Read more
3 étapes faciles pour mettre à jour de votre profil :
1. Connectez-vous à agriprofocus.com ;
2. Cliquez sur votre nom dans le coin supérieur droit -> vous serez redirigé vers votre page de profil
3. Prenez quelques minutes pour mettre à jour entièrement en cliquant sur la barre grise appelée: "Modifier les paramètres de profil"
- Accroitre en ligne la visibilité de votre entreprise et atteindre plus de 20 000 professionnels de l’agrobusiness.
- Promouvoir vos produits et s... Read more
Updating your profile is done in 3 easy steps:
1. Log-in or sign-up at agriprofocus.com
2. Click on your name in the upper right corner -> you will be re-directed to your profile-page
3. Take a couple of minutes to fully update it by clicking on the grey-bar called: ‘Edit Profile Settings’
• Increase your company visibility online and reach over 20,000 agribusiness professionals
• Promote your business and services to our platform visitors (500,000 pageviews a year)
• Get access to collaboration opportunities both local and international
• A professional and completed profile with contact details will increase your reliab... Read more
Through AgriProFocus, agribusiness professionals from the corporate sector, CSO’s, knowledge institutes and governments join forces, share knowledge and combine resources to fully unlock the potential of agri-entrepreneurship for food and nutrition security. Through our Dutch roots and the 20.000 registered professionals in 12 country networks, we are able to facilitate linking and learning and demonstrate that the Dutch Diamond really works in practice.
We are ready for a new phase: to further improve the impact and significance of our network, and to further strengthen the value for our members, partners and key-stakeholders. That is why on 28 and 29 June (in Doorn, The Netherlands) we generated the ingredients for an ambitious strategy and a new businessplan, together with our Dutch partnership members and other strategic thi... Read more
Example Ethiopia: Regular Business Drinks (five in 2015) were co-organised with the Agri-Business Support Facility (ABSF). Visitors can have a one-minute pitch.
A distributor of Purdue Improved Crop Storages (PICS) presented the actual bags and made a deal for ETB 12.800 on the spot with Damot Wolayta Cooperative Union. Visitors indicated their prime motive for participating to be: funding; finding partners; market and visibility.
“I have been looking for the right person for 3 years, today I got the opportunity to meet, chat and made a formal appointment.” Ato Wagnew Ayalneh, from Wasa Mushroom Farm.
More network results can be found in our Annual Report 2015! Click HERE
Get an alert when:
1. There are events coming up in your AgriProFocus country network
2. A member has liked or replied to your post or comment
3. Other agribusiness professionals follow you on the online platform
See instructions below:
Recevoir une alerte quand:
1. Il y a des événements à venir dans votre réseau de pays
2. Un membre a aimé ou répondu à votre message ou un commentaire
3. D’autres professionnels de l’agroalimentaire vous suivent sur la plate-forme en ligne
Vous êtes toujours informé sur ce qui se passe sur le réseau même si vous n’êtes pas connecté à internet !
AgriProFocus Network Results 2015: Bankable Business Plans
FINAGRI in Segou, Mali
Segou finance fair was organised in March 2015 with support of the Netherlands Embassy and
with IFDC, Oikocredit and others. The event attracted 3258 participants and 40 exhibitors. AgriProFocus Mali organized a business plan training for submitters. 53 business plans were
shared between 3 banks and 4 microfinance institutions, 56 % was financed!
More network results can be found in our Annual Report 2015: Click HERE
With pleasure the AgriProFocus global team presents the 2015 network results to its stakeholders: our Dutch partnership members, country network affiliates, and of course our public partners.
Increased services and relevance for multiple
2015 has been a good year for the network in terms of the outreach of its products and services. The number of events in the country networks - co-created with and for stakeholders - went up 30%. Online registered agri-professionals increased with more than 50%. 2015 saw a dynamic online information and knowledge exchange. Our ‘one-stop-shop’ online platform is working!
Tangible results for agri-entrepreneurs from knowledge
and business services
In terms of outcome: stakeholders have used the network benefits to build capacities in their organisation or business (notably staff skills and marketing), and improved the services they deliver to farmer entrepreneurs. They pointed out that the net... Read more
The Netherlands Academy on Land Governance (LANDac) and its partners are announcing the 2nd LANDac International Conference which will take place on June 30 and July 1, 2016 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Conference, titled “Large scale land acquisition in the context of urban sprawl and climate change: LINKING THE RURAL AND THE URBAN” is a follow-up of the 1st LANDac International Conference which took place in July 2015.
REGISTRATION UNTIL 1 JUNE – early bird fee of 50 Euro’s!
The 2016 LANDac Annual International Land Conference ‘Large-scale land acquisition in the context of urban sprawl and climate change: Linking the rural and the urban’ will take place on Thursday June 30 and Friday July 1 in Utrecht, the Netherlands (Muntgebouw). The conference builds on the success of the 2015 International Conference in which LANDac brought together stakeholders from around the world, from a variety of backgrounds. The 2016 conference focuses on topics related to rural-urban land gov... Read more
Winners of the challenge will be invited to attend the annual World Economic Forum on Africa Summit scheduled to take place in Kigali Rwanda from 11th to 13th May this year.
“We have launched a challenge to identify Africa’s top women innovators because we know that the female half of the population in particular needs champions and role models,” said Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum.
She also noted that the continent’s best resource is its people who need to be empowered through an environment where they can flourish. The female innovators must have also given back to society along the way.
The closing date to enter the challenge is today, Monday 25th April, 2016.
The best five female innovators fro... Read more
Kathy Marshall, owner and general manager of Sabahar, inspired the community managers from AgriProFocus (gathering in Ethiopia at the moment) with her entrepreneurial spirit! She used to work for an international NGO, but in 2004 decided to switch to a business approach. She started her silk-business with only two spinning wheels in her own house. Kathy explains: “Nowadays, we buy the silk from over 200 (female) producers in Ethiopia and export fair trade silk textiles worldwide."
Kathy explained the three core values that guide Sabahar:
• Sustainability: We support and train artisans to apply their ancient skills to modern, fresh designs. By providing the bridge between the artisan and the global market, we provide reliable income for families.
• Innovation: Weaving is an ancient craft in Ethiopia but silk was only introduced to Ethiopia about 15 years ago. We adopt traditional technologies to new fibers and products. We remain lo... Read more
For example, we shared experiences and challenges around the soil campaign held in 2015 in Ethiopia for a big and diverse audience and the example of the EKN-RVO Learning event held in Nairobi, which was 2 days and for a specfic targetgroup (food security projects funded by EKN). We discussed the various phases of event-planning and shared many experiences. We also discussed on how we can improve this online platform and how we can best interact wit hand inform our members on important issues related to agri-entrepreneurship. We finalise this week with optimising our monitoring and evaluation to learn from the input from our members and visitors.
I received this interested opportunity from Amplify:
Around the world, millions of farmers work tirelessly to feed their families and communities. But in spite of their efforts, over 42% of the food these farmers produce is never consumed. Instead, it is lost during harvest, or on the journey from farm to market. The consequences are immense – closing this gap has the potential to feed one billion people and improve livelihoods for farmers.
For our fifth Amplify challenge, we are calling on entrepreneurs, NGOs, designers and social innovators to develop solutions that reduce waste and improve the livelihoods of small scale farmers. We are focusing on a few key areas where new solutions can have a big impact, including: improving access to markets, ensuring farmers have access to relevant information, using technology in new ways and financial services.
The power of open innovation starts with you. In each of our past cha... Read more
A sustainable relationship between farmers and their customers is paramount for good business. To achieve this both parties need to be aware of each other's strengths, weaknesses, and perceptions. In a structured way, the 2-2-Trade tool brings these strengths, weaknesses and perceptions to the surface. With a facilitated, structured discussion 2-2-Trade creates mutual understanding between farmers and their customers creating space for development and new initiatives and opportunities that bring benefit to both.
The meeting focussed on how trade relations can be made more sustainable and profitable by looking at the critical components of the relation and how the 2- 2 Trade tool can be used in business cases of the participants.
Three cases where 2-2-Trade has been applied were pr... Read more
From May 23 until May 27 2016 a Poultry, Meat and Processing Trade Mission to Kenya will be organized by the Netherlands - African Business Council (NABC) in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi. Part of this trade mission will take place at the AIPEX in Nairobi. Also a matchmaking session, a reception, company visits (field visits) and a seminar will be organised in Kenya.
The objective of this trade mission is to introduce and familiarize Dutch companies in the Dutch poultry, processing and meat value chains to the Kenyan market. With the end goal being to generate investment and trade opportunities within these two value chains between the Netherlands and Kenya. In addition to a number of tailor made excursions and meetings we will participate in a sector related expo (AIPEX) taking place from the 25th until the 27th of May in Nairobi Kenya. As such we will also be providing an opportunity to Dutch companies to exhibit and be part of t
Futures AgriBusiness organizes in Washington DC the International African Agribusiness And Trade Seminar. An event where participants can encounter large-scale funding opportunities of their projects in the agricultural, livestock and fish farming.
Agribusiness investors, US manufacturers, sponsors and vendors for Africa Agribusiness markets, governments officials from Africa, private sectors value chain actors, NGOs and Civil Societies working on climate change and food security, multilateral and bilateral institutions operating in Sub-Sahara Africa, and universities.
For participation, sponsorship opportunities, marketing and sales, send you inquiry to the event committee at email@example.com or visit: http://futuresagribusiness.com/
Want to do business in Ethiopia? Join the economic mission to Ethiopia from 17 - 20 May, 2016 along Jeroen Verheul, Ambassador for Foreign Trade and Development at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the mission you will have extensive contact with Ethiopian businesses and government parties. You will meet and share experiences with Dutch entrepreneurs and potential business partners from Ethiopia. In addition, you will have the opportunity for business meetings as well as individual matchmaking, collective visits to relevant companies, government agencies and network events such as the Dutch Business Day.
Participation in this mission is open to companies and research institutions from all sectors. During the mission will be special attention will be paid to the sectors: Agri & Food and Horticulture & Propagation Materials.
More information can be found HERE