Janine Schoeman

Executive & Communications assistant


About Me

I have started May 2016 as Executive & Communications assistant at the AgriProFocus Support Office in The Netherlands. My job is to provide you with the information needed for this platform and assist Anne Marie Kortleve with all marketing and communication tasks. Besides this I assist Roel Snelder and Sander Mager in the role of executive assistant.

Skills and Expertise


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 16 February 2018 at 07:31

More potatoes – Secure food in Burundi

Research, development and knowledge transfer on special care are needed to make sure planted "seed" potato tubers are well sprouted and avoid diseases. This project selected three varieties with good performance and facilitates the training of farmer on seed conservation.

Read more in this Factsheet final findings Applied Research Fund Call 1: Development of potato seed quality based innovations for small scale farmers in the three provinces around Bujumbura town in Burundi.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 31 January 2018 at 12:19

Consultant wanted for evaluation & baseline study

Deadline Thursday COB 1 Feb 2018

ZOA Uganda is looking for a consultant to do an end evaluation and baseline study for their land security project in Nwoya District, Northern Uganda. 

The consultant’s profile should include: 

1. A minimum of four years’ experience in programme/project implementation and monitoring and evaluation in recovery/development context, preferably within Uganda. 

2. Demonstrable ability and experience in working with communities. 

3. Demonstrable expertise in monitoring and evaluation methodology.

 4. Strong research and oral and written communication skills with an ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely, appropriate manner. Fluent in English. 

5. Ability to design and plan the evaluation approaches and research methodology, including quantitative and qualitative research methods. 

6. Experience and understanding of the project implementation context and sectors of program

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 03:25

Nominations for the 2018 Africa Food Prize now open!

Deadline 15th May 2018

Seize this opportunity to recognise and celebrate an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort to change the reality of farming in Africa from a struggle to survive to a business that thrives and deserves this preeminent award. Nominations must be received no later than Tuesday 15 May, 2018.


Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks for sharing with us Janine Schoeman!

4 weeks 14 hours ago

Philippe AKPAKI This opportunity is open for all Africa country?

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Janine Schoeman Hi Philippe AKPAKI, you can find all selection criteria via this link: https://www.africafoodprize.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/nomination-guide2018.pdf

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 December 2017 at 12:41

Report Food Security Partners Day

From Aid to Trade: Enhancing Effective and Proactive Partnerships in Food Production Value Chain  

On 24th October 2017, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Nairobi organised a Food Security Partners' Day themed “From Aid to Trade: Enhancing Effective and Proactive Partnerships in Food Production Value Chain”. The goal of the Partners' Day was to provide a platform for interaction, build new and strengthen existing alliances.

The topics covered during the day were inclusivity and scalability. Inclusivity and scalability are relevant topics in the context of the Aid to Trade transition spearheaded by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Nairobi. The ambition with the Aid to Trade agenda is that the Embassy will cease to directly manage development projects and focus on strengthening trade relations with Kenya. There were two sessions during the Partners' day; morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session covered an o

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 December 2017 at 11:22

People Operations / Agile HR Coordinator 

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 Zuid-Oost-Azië. 

Wat ga je doen? 

Jij hebt als

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Stop Food Waste

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 December 2017, All Day Event
  Congres 1931, ingang Brabanthallen ‘s Hertogenbosch

Op 13 december organiseert het Postharvest Network de bijeenkomst "Stop Food Waste" tijdens het AgriFoodTech Platform Congres. U bent van harte uitgenodigd om aan deze bijeenkomst deel te nemen.

Bijeenkomst Stop Food Waste!

Het Postharvest Network heeft afgelopen jaren een eigen en unieke methode ontwikkeld om, in samenwerking met overheid, kennisinstellingen en bedrijfsleven, de naoogst verliezen in ontwikkelingslanden aanzienlijk te verminderen. Deze methode is in een aantal landen in concrete projecten toegepast. Tijdens deze bijeenkomst laten we zien op welke wijze de methode in de praktijk wordt toegepast en welke kansen er liggen voor Nederlandse bedrijven. Ook zullen de plannen voor de toekomst van het Postharvest Network worden uiteengezet. Daarbij is ruime gelegenheid om met de inleiders in discussie te gaan. Dirk ’t Hooft, chairman van het Postharvest Network, zal de bijeenkomst voorzitten en het programma ziet er als volgt uit:

* Michiel van Erkel, Directeur International Agricu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 November 2017 at 10:17

Vacature Talent Coordinator AgriProFocus

Deadline 6 december 2018

Nederland staat wereldwijd bekend om onze kennis, innovatie en ondernemerschap in de agrifoodsector. Als Talent Coordinator bij AgriProFocus zorg jij dat jonge professionals die Nederlandse kennis, expertise en innovatiekracht optimaal kunnen inzetten voor de duurzame en inclusieve transitie van voedselsystemen in ontwikkelingslanden. Ben jij een echte netwerker, met een grote gunfactor en een passie voor de recruitment en coaching van jonge agrifood talenten?

Weet jij als geen ander hoe je mensen kan inspireren, overtuigen en motiveren? Ben je organisatorisch ijzersterk, zakelijk ingesteld en zorg jij ervoor dat alles op rolletjes loopt? Wil jij daarnaast werken in een netwerk waarin uiteenlopende organisaties en bedrijven samen werken aan meer duurzame impact op het voedselzekerheid vraagstuk? Dan ben jij de perfecte kandidaat! Ga​ ​jij​ ​de​ ​uitdaging​ ​aan?​ ​

Wat​ ​ga​ ​je​ ​doen?

Als Talent Co

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 November 2017 at 09:57

Opportunities Young Expert Programme

We would like to inform you that there is a fourth call for proposals for Young Expert Programmes (YEP) Water & Agrofood placements within the framework of the Netherlands-CGIAR Strategic Partnership.

The YEP programmes offers young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in the international Agrofood or Water sector. The YEP placements will be one of the instruments available to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR Strategic Partnership.

The call is open until December 1, 2017 and offers two places for Dutch nationals and two places for local young experts. Since YEP professionals need to be employed by an organization that is registered by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, applications are likely to involve a collaboration between a CGIAR Research Programme (CRP) and a Dutch private sector, NGO or knowledge institute partner.

You can find more details on this fourth call in the attached flyer, including the contact details of Paul va

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 16 October 2017 at 10:13

Financing Women Farmers:
The need to increase and redirect agriculture & climate adaptation resources

Oxfam analysis finds that governments and donors are failing to provide women farmers with relevant and adequate support for farming and adapting to climate change. Oxfam conducted research on government and donor investments in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania. It found that funding in these countries is significantly lower than commitments that have been made, and there is little evidence of resources and technical assistance reaching women farmers. Resources are being diverted to priorities other than smallholder farmers, and for the most part governments lack the capacity to deliver funding to them. This paper presents the findings along with recommendations for governments.

Author: Pearl-Martinez, Rebecca
Publication date: 13 Oct 2017
Publisher: Oxfam

You can download the paper and summary of the paper here. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 October 2017 at 12:31

Vlog #8: Meet CBI

Patrick Gouka, Senior Programme Manager East & Southern Africa, tells us in 3 minutes what CBI does and shares a great example of collaboration in the AgriProFocus Network with FSAS in Ethiopia.

Meet the other Dutch member organisations and what they can do for you on


Food Diversity: multi-stakeholder action needed!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event

Hivos and IIED promote food diversity at CFS 44th annual meeting

Article from Hivos website

From 9 to 13 October 2017, the UN’s Committee on World Food Security will hold its 44th plenary session (CFS44) in Rome. Organised annually, the CFS Plenary is the central body for global decision-making, debate, coordination, lesson-learning and convergence by all stakeholders on food security issues. Hivos is attending the conference and will organise a side-event about the need for multi-stakeholder action to safeguard diversity within the global food system.

Loss of diversity negative for health and agroecosystems

Organised together with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UN Environment and the Zambian Government, our event will dive deep into the challenges of the current food system. Hivos and our partners believe that despite its phenomenal productivity, the current food system is not oriented towards delivering healthy, diverse and high quality diets for all people. Today, over 60

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Members Meet-Up the Netherlands

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  28 September 2017, 14:00-17:30
  Hotel de Bosrand, Ede, The Netherlands

We need you to shape the AgriProFocus agenda for 2018!

We are excited to invite you to the Members Meet-Up where not only the Dutch AgriProFocus team will be present but also our Country CoordinatorsWe have previously discussed that we want to jointly set our agenda, and this is the time! Don’t miss this opportunity!


+ Welcome by managing director Sander Mager

+ Introduction by Aaltje de Roos (DGIS)

Presentation by Ellen Mangnus (Utrecht University) on our mission ‘Making Agribusiness Work for      Development’, followed by participatory member session to reflect on key issues and challenges underneath  this mission.

+ Theme-oriented working groups with members on the 4 themes of AgriProFocus. Input for this session is the  outcome of member consultations in the countries and the survey send to Dutch members (Dutch outcome)  This session is to further zoom in on the 4 themes: What are the underlying challenges? What are the most  bur

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Posted 4 September 2017 at 10:22

Young agri-business group in Tanzania: "Yes we can!"

Article by SNV

Members of the Twaweza group live in the mountain village of Mundu on the outskirts of Morogoro, Tanzania. But despite their isolated location, they have managed to become a strong agricultural trading network.

The Twaweza group, made up of 25 youth, is one of the 80 Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) groups in the country who are involved in a variety of agricultural activities.

A ready local market
Amina and her group have built an efficient trading network selling their own cash crops as well as other produce like rice and plantain procured in bulk from the nearby town. Their own village of Mundu is in a Tanzanian military base in Morogoro which has proven to be a ready market for their produce. Amina supplements her sales by purchasing plantain bananas in bulk at 30,000 TZS (13 USD) and selling them in batches at 10,000 TZS (4 USD) per batch, “I usually come home with about 60,000 TZS (26 USD), and make a profit of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 August 2017 at 02:51

Young women dominate 2017 OYE Tanzania boot camp competition

An article by SNV

We've just wrapped up the 2017 Oportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) Boot Camp. After three days of intensive workshops and a wealth of knowledge and experience gained, 30 ambitious participants anxiously waited to hear the names of the 2017 winners. The competition was fierce and in the end, female entrepreneurs dominated the field and took home most prizes.

The 2017 OYE Boot Camp was the first edition that included participants from both the MasterCard Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)-funded OYE projects. A selection of 30 young people was made, representing 100 high-performing businesses. The businesses were established by OYE participants in 2015 and 2016, and are active in sectors like agriculture, energy and WASH.
Boot Camp participants enjoyed two days of training and learning and were taken on study tours to an organic fertiliser company as well as an organic coal manufa

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 August 2017 at 12:42

"Cool research on the move" container

The mobile research facility Cool – Research on the Move allows you to conduct research on the quality of fresh products anywhere in the world. It is the ideal way to gain insight into the quality of your products and optimise the storage process, reducing food waste and making the most of export opportunities. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and Fotein have brought together state-of-the-art knowledge and technology to create this unique facility for your convenience.

Quality control

Cool – Research on the Move means you can guarantee the quality and shelf life of your products. Your own people, trained by experts from Wageningen Food & Biobased Research, can use Cool to decide the best moment for harvesting, the optimal storage conditions and the best transport methods. The data provided will enable you to make informed decisions which reduce postharvest losses and generate more added value for your product. This will in turn strengthen your co

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Gerlance KAMBALE MUSAVULI It is a good deal!

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happy mbile bravo..

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amos kingori amazing techncology

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GEOFREY MTEMBELI Good technology

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Isaac Olowu Great concept.

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Closing the Digital Financial Services Gender Gap

Event posted by in Gender in Value Chains
  29 August 2017, 09:00-10:00
  Online - US EDT timezone

SEEP webinar on Closing the Digital Financial Services Gender Gap

Grameen Foundation will replicate a debate held during the 2017 Women's Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum on the best way the close the digital financial services (DFS) Gender Gap. One side will offer the proposition that digital platforms allow for more specialized and focused financial products. Using behavioral economics, our sector should focus on developing products that meet the specific needs of women and the way they manage money. The con side will argue that financial products are all similar, and what we need to focus on is greater financial and digital literacy and increasing equitable household relations.

Read more here. 

To register go here. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 22 August 2017 at 07:36

Another shot at € 25.000 for your business idea

MoMo4Climate is inviting you to submit your creative ideas for the third call of 2017. You are challenged to submit an innovative business proposal that attracts private investment for a climate mitigation or adaptation project in a developing country. This year, the reward for the two most promising proposals is € 25,000. Have a look at www.momo4climate.org and submit your plan on 17 September latest.

Additionally, a special opportunity is offered for entrepreneurs in Indonesia. This year, in cooperation with the Dutch embassy in Jakarta, one of the winners will be selected from the project proposals that are to be located in Indonesia. The other winner will be selected from the regular proposals.

What is in it for you?

Since 2014 we have received about a hundred business proposals in total. MoMo4Climate has helped several of these proposals a step forward. The prize money has enabled Royal IHC, one of last year’s winner, to conduct a pilot stu

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Akibodé Djodji Un autre tir à € 25.000 pour votre idée d'entreprise   MoMo4Climate vous invite à soumettre vos idées créatives pour le troisième appel de 2017. Vous êtes confronté à un souci de soumettre une proposition d'entreprise novatrice qui attire des investissements privés pour un projet d'atténuation climatique ou d'adaptation dans un pays en développement. Cette année, la récompense pour les deux propositions les plus prometteuses est de 25 000 €. Regardez www.momo4climate.org et soumettez votre plan le 17 septembre dernier.   En outre, une opportunité spéciale est offerte aux entrepreneurs en Indonésie. Cette année, en coopération avec l'ambassade des Pays-Bas à Jakarta, l'un des gagnants sera sélectionné parmi les propositions de projets qui seront situées en Indonésie. L'autre gagnant sera sélectionné parmi les propositions régulières.   Qu'y a-t-il pour vous?   Depuis 2014, nous avons reçu une centaine de propositions d'affaires au total. MoMo4Climate a aidé plusieurs de ces propositions à faire un pas en avant. Le prix en argent a permis à Royal IHC, l'un des gagnants de l'année dernière, de mener une étude pilote sur l'amélioration durable de la récolte d'algues. La Fondation OPIN, l'autre gagnante, a stimulé le développement d'une alternative durable à l'utilisation du charbon en Afrique de l'Ouest, grâce à MoMo4Climate. Mais en plus du prix en argent, MoMo a plus d'avantages à offrir. MoMo4Climate conseille les promoteurs de propositions présentant un potentiel particulier sur les exigences et les possibilités de soumission aux fonds et sur les possibilités de soutien dans le renforcement des capacités, l'assistance technique ou le développement de cas d'affaires.   Comment ça marche?   Toutes les propositions seront examinées sur la viabilité du business case, le potentiel de mobilisation des investissements privés, le potentiel de mise à l'échelle et la contribution qu'il apporte à l'atténuation ou à l'adaptation au changement climatique par un panel d'experts. Le panel offre des conseils pour rendre votre proposition commerciale plus rentable et récompenser les deux gagnants avec le soutien nécessaire pour mettre en œuvre et étendre votre idée.   Les propositions - y compris celles pour l'Indonésie - peuvent être soumises maintenant sur www.momo4climate.org. Ici, vous pouvez également trouver les conditions de participation, les critères d'évaluation et les informations sur les finalistes du passé. La date limite de soumission des propositions est le 17 septembre 2017.   À propos de MoMo4Climate   MoMo4Climate est une initiative de l'UICN NL, ECN, NWP et le ministère néerlandais des Affaires étrangères pour mobiliser plus de capitaux privés pour s'attaquer aux impacts et aux causes du changement climatique dans les pays en développement en réunissant des entrepreneurs, des décideurs et des investisseurs.   Nous attendons vos idées, vos propositions et vos projets!   Cordialement,   L'équipe MoMo

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Gerlance KAMBALE MUSAVULI Merci pour la traduction Cher Akibodé Djodji 

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou Merci infiniment l'infatigable Akibodé! nous sommes ensemble pour une planète sans contrainte climatique, c'est-à-dire un monde en équilibre.

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Akibodé Djodji Merci chers MEMBRES et PARTENAIRES du réseau.La force du réseau, c'est les membres et la force des membres c'est le réseau.On est ensemble.

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Humphrey Mutaasa Will follow through. We have two life changing programs we shall write

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Posted 19 July 2017 at 06:12

Responsible agriculture finance for smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Uganda

Published by Mastercard Foundation; RAF Learning Lab, June 20th, 2017, text from Food and Business Knowledge Platform

This report (PDF), commissioned by the MasterCard Foundation, analyses input credit for smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Uganda. Agricultural inputs (either cash or in-kind) are provided on credit and the farmer reimburses the provider after harvest. Input credit products for farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are often ‘bundled’ with other compulsory services and fees. As a result, smallholder farmers may not fully understand the pricing structure and compulsory nature of bundled credit products, and may be taking on more risk than they can handle. It appears there may be a number of smallholder farmers who are indeed struggling to comprehend input credit bundles and the associated relatively high but variable risks of input credit. The objective of the study was to improve The MasterCard Found

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Posted 19 July 2017 at 05:57

The power of multi-sectoral governance to address malnutrition

Published by SNV, WUR, KIT, SDC, June 1st, 2017

This technical brief (PDF) from SNV, Center of Development Innovation of Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), shares learning on the importance of multi-sectoral governance to address malnutrition and scale-up projects. The brief presents results from the Sustainable Nutrition for All (SN4A) model in Uganda and Zambia. This new and innovative model aims to empower communities to reduce the causes of malnutrition themselves and ensure dietary diversity and overall nutrition goals are improved. Communities are supported to understand what they can do to improve the situation and formulate their own locally available solutions.To ensure sustainability and scalability of the approach, SN4A works with local and district level authorities, building their capacity to plan and implement nutritio

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Engaging Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  20 July 2017 to 12 August 2017 - All Day Event

Online Discussion Forum: Engaging African Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate  

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation have put together an online discussion forum to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month, starting July 12, 2017 till August 12

The online discussion forum

The online discussion forum is to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month to commemorate World Youth Skills Day (July 15) and International Youth Day (August 12) and will culminate in a webinar to wrap up the online discussion and develop a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness. The discussions will be focused on the

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