Few of the challenges humanity faces are as urgent and complex as food security. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing world population, an unparalleled, worldwide effort is required. Members of the AgriProFocus Network are dedicated to meeting this challenge in collaboration. By working together, learning from each other and unitedly pushing for change.
AgriProFocus brings together businesses, civil society, knowledge institutes and governments working towards food security. United in diversity, our members share the conviction that business and development are not mutually exclusive. This is why innovative 'agripreneurs' are at the heart of our strategy. AgriProFocus supports them in finding new, sustainable ways of doing business. Exchanging perspectives and expecting the unexpected. To accomplish more in a culture of collaboration. For people, planet and profit.
Navigating the network, AgriProFocus staff helps members find the right partners and the right information. Around specific questions, issues and opportunities. Rooted in the Netherlands, AgriProFocus is active in 12 countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Stretching from sprawling cities to remote, rural areas. Offering unique exchanges across cultures and disciplines. Cultivating collaboration.
A dedicated team (see Who to Contact) supports the network and is ready to connect you to 25,000 entrepreneurial people from the agribusiness sector worldwide. We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.
Watch how our network members appreciate our linking, learning and leadership activities below or check our 2018 FACTSHEET
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition under the Marketplace Project in Rwanda is 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 training and tailored technical assistance to individual companies.
We are looking for consultants/experts, individuals (individuals who are into consultancy and have done it before) or companies with expertise in the following areas:
· Product development and formulation
· Food safety and quality assurance and quality control (QAQC)
· Business modelling
· Business planning
· Market research and marketing strategies development
· Accounting and financial management
Trading in used milk cooling tanks is one of Agripoort's main activities. Based in The Netherlands, Agripoort offers second hand milk cooling tanks and other storage devices in good condition. In search for a proper used milk cooling tank? Check our stock.
Visit our stand at EuroTier, the world's leading trade fair for animal production. EuroTier provides a comprehensive overview of innovative technology, services and genetics for modern animal husbandry. It will further focus on farm inputs especially for livestock farmers, i.e. relevant equipment and technology – such as milking machines, cooling tanks and related equipment.
Meet Agripoort in Hall 13 stand B24 (Rind: Melk- und Kühltechnik)
Are you a young entrepreneur in agribusiness aged between 16 and 35? Do you face challenges in the following aspects:
1. Quality and safety of the products
2. Meeting the market required standards
3. Processing technology
The ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources through the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) in partnership with Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China in Rwanda sent two RYAF members attend the training on biotechnology application in food industry in developing countries. After the completion of the training members will conduct a door to door consultancy to young agro-processors to help them improve on above mentioned aspects.
Rwanda Development Board and the Ministry of Agriculture are seeking to attract investments, improve market linkages and enhance resilience in agriculture and agribusiness sector with an aim to increase exports and creating more jobs.
Officials from the two sectors made the commitment last week during an Agriculture and Agribusiness CEO Forum, which brought together policymakers, agriculture and agribusiness stakeholders. Over 200 investors convened under the theme “Agriculture and agribusiness development, a catalyst for economic growth”.
Clare Akamanzi, the Chief Executive of RDB, noted that the private sector continues to play an essential role in boosting Rwanda’s economy.
Following the 10th Agrifinance Fair and Market linkage Event held in Kayonza district from 30th to 31st, August 2018, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized a debriefing Dinner with sponsors and partners who played an important role to make Agrifinance Fair Happen. This took place at Marasa Umubano Hotel, Kigali Rwanda. The main objective of this debriefing dinner was to share the results, validate report and recognize the partners.
During this Agri-Finance Fair Debriefing Dinner, 20 participants from different development organizations and agribusiness companies were presented and shared their feedback regarding what we can improve as far as the next Agri-Finance fair and market linkage event is concerned. The participants thanked AgriProFocus Rwanda for the effort put in organizing the fair that linked farmers and agribusiness companies to financial institution, Agribusiness... Read more
Fish farming and aquaponics are gaining popularity rapidly because of the increasing demands of protein and health benefits of fish. If we depend on wild fish alone, most of our fish will be gone by the year 2050 if we don’t start aquaponic fishing. But many of us don’t know some of the facts about fish farming or fish farmers. In case you don’t have an idea of how a fish farmer works, here are some facts about fish farming given below.
Fact #1: Fish is a major source of protein for over one billion people around the world, especially in the developing countries. In America, the awareness of protein from fish consumption and other health benefits from fish and fish farming is rapidly growing, making fish farming a profitable business.
Fact #2: Over 70% of the world’s wild fish stock has been exploited or depleted due to over fishing, and therefore, fish farming or aquacultured fish has become a necessity, which is quickly stepping up... Read more
What can be done to support the consumption of more healthy food products by the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries, the people at the so-called “Bottom of the Pyramid” (BoP)? That is an urgent challenge, given the fact that globally 155 million children are still stunted, 52 million children are wasted, and 2 billion people lack key nutrients like iron and vitamin A1.
This challenge is addressed by several actors in these countries and their international partners. Small, medium and larger enterprises from different sectors are those who use market-based solutions to produce, distribute and sell nutritious food products to consumers. In addition, NGOs and the public sector also contribute to tackling the different forms of malnutrition, including in countries with emergencies.
An event in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on October 4, 2018, facilitated... Read more
A maximum of six grants will be awarded. The maximum amount that will be allocated to a winning proposal is Euro 60,000.
Applications must be submitted by email address by Monday 12 November 2018 @ 23:59 Netherlands time.
The subject heading of the email must bear the title “Blockchain use cases in Agriculture in African, the Caribbean and Pacific countries - Call for Proposals". Projects can be submitted in English or French.
Applicants may send questions by email no later than 21 days before the deadline for receipt of applications to: Ken Lohento, Senior ICT4Ag Programme Coordinator, CTA: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only inquiries (and NOT proposals) will be sent to that address. The email to which proposals will be sent is i... Read more
(Deadline for applications: 21 October 2018)
CTA is looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented intern to support the ICT4Ag team.
CTA has an opening for an intern within the Policies, Markets and ICTs (PMI) Programme. The successful candidate will support Youth Entrepreneurship and ICT for agriculture initiatives within the ICT4Ag team.
Duties & responsibilities
Under the guidance and supervision of the ICT4Ag team leader, the intern will assist in the following activities:
Support the implementation of activities relating to youth, entrepreneurship, ICTs and agriculture including the following projects:
-AgriHack Talent initiative which supports ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in Agriculture;
-The “Youth Economic Empowerment in Agribusiness in Kenya (VijaBiz) project;
-The Ideal Burkina project which enables delivery of digital services to young farmers and agripreneurs in -Burkina Faso;
-Blockchain... Read more
PUM has participated in several successful dairy programmes and is developing new dairy programmes with different stakeholders in the emerging economies such as Kenya, India, Bangladesh, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, etc. Based on these experiences, PUM summarized their approach and shared lessons learned in this publication.
This Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects and investments in climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The module emphasizes the importance and ultimate goal of integrating gender in CSA practices, which is to reduce gender inequalities and ensure that men and women can equally benefit from any intervention in the agricultural sector to reduce risks linked to climate change. Climate change has an impact on food and nutrition security and agriculture, and the agriculture sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. It is crucial to recognize that climate change affects men and women differently. (98 pages with many cases).
Given the escalating population growth, intensified cropping, widespread land degradation and shrinking agricultural land, sustaining agricultural production through improved soil management is critical to the issue of food security and poverty alleviation in developing countries.
Limited availability of additional land for crop production along with declining yield growth for major food crops have heightened concerns about agriculture's ability to feed the world population. Much currently cultivated land is being lost through soil erosion, nutrient depletion, desertification, deforestation, and salinization or overgrazing. As agricultural areas become even more crowded, arable land is likely to come under increasing pressure. This also sets the livelihoods of millions of subsistence farmers at risk.
Integrated soil health and fertility management (ISHFM) is the key in raising productivity levels while maintaining... Read more
this line for production of high quality chips, It is an integrated
system for the production and packaging of chips and using a small
percentage of oil
The line is based on a globally approved technique, and many modifications have been introduced that are compatible with local conditions, especially local potato quality
• Cleaning machine
• Peeling machine • Conveyor belt for inspection • Machine cutting into slices • washing machine • Bleaching machine • Frying machine • Flavoring machine • Filling machine
The most important features of the line
• High technology products
• internationally approved technology
• Lower oil consumption
• Regularly operated and extended lifespan of machines
• Fully automatic
• All electrical components mounted on the machine origin French from Schneider Electric
• Servo motors
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