AgriProFocus Tanzania

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agrifood sector.

We are active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.

We offer:

Linking:

+ Change makers showcase portfolio
+ Network maps on specific trends, issues, topics identified by members or donors
+ Business 2 Network matchmaking events and activities
+ Online platform with member profiles and resource databases
+ Member coalitions and member partnerships around identified opportunities

Learning:

+ Agribusiness Development Monitor
+ Newsletters
+ Innovation Labs

Leadership:

+ Bottleneck identification and joint analysis of what works and doesn’t work
+ Change Labs on key challenges, with reflection workshops, and scenario planning
+ Putting identified bottlenecks and opportunities on relevant (inter)national agenda’s
+ Joint Campaigns

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.

Factsheet:

The 2017 factsheet can be found HERE and also in Swahili.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 12 hours ago

From us at the African Agribusiness Incubators Network to you all in the agribusiness sub-sector  http://africaain.org/happy-festive-season-and-prosperous-2018-from-aain/ 

Electronic Mastitis Monitor

More than 70% of the livestock in dairy sector are effected by MASTITIS.Unfortunately Mastitis cannot be easily detected even by careful monitoring of the udder region.

QMILK- Electronic Mastitis Indicator - A simple,unique & cost effective device to detect Sub-Clinical Mastitis at an early stage.



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Posted 15 December 2017 at 07:15

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 14 December 2017 at 05:35

Fellowship Opportunity at IITA

You are embarked in a Master of Science or Ph.D in the agricultural sector, a young professional, on Youth and Agribusiness domain and you wish to broaden your knowledge on them? This is for you. 

Under the framework of his project, IITA is pleased to announce 20 research fellowships for 2018. The Call for Applications for the fellowships is meant to promote research on “Youth engagement in Agribusiness and Rural economic activities in Africa”. This is an action-oriented fellowship for young academics and professionals, and students at the post-course work/research stage of their programs. The research will be carried out in the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia

Kindly consult the PDF file attached or go to http://bit.ly/2C57Gs for more information.

Read and share to other networks.

Good luck

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for sharing a such opportunity Didier MUYIRAMYE!

2 days 17 hours ago

Jean Wilson TWIZERIMANA we are appreciating you Didier for your great job of sharing this link.thank u alot!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 14 December 2017 at 10:37

TAHA KILIMO APP FOR HORTICULTURE IN TANZANIA

Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA)  has come up with a mobile phone application to help farmers in horticulture sector to access information easily through their mobile phone. 

The Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) is an apex private sector member based organization that advocates for the growth and competitiveness of the horticultural industry in Tanzania. 

The association came up with the App named TAHAKILIMO APP,  and is available at Playstore for Android users. 

To download the APP follow this LINK.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 12 December 2017 at 09:13

APP FOR ANIMAL FEED THAT NEARLY DOUBLED THE PROFIT IN PILOT TEST IN TANZANIA 

Feed Calculator, is an App co-created by a leading Dutch nutritionists and livestock experts in partnership with farmers in developing countries and tested by the NGO called BRAC and IITA in Tanzania. And the App is available now in Google Play Store, free for all smallholder poultry farmers all over the world. 

Feed Calculator is an app that generates affordable qualify feed recipe for poultry from locally available ingredients, has the potential to be a game changer for poultry farmers as a result from its pilot testing saw a near doubling profits. 

The pretest results showed that the broilers fed using recipes suggested by the app had an average 15% higher weight and that the app on average reduced the cost of feed by 31% compared to regular commercial feed. As a result, on average to 80% higher profit due to lower feed costs and higher weight of the birds. 

IITA  supported the pre

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 11 December 2017 at 08:40

Online course on 'Gender-Sensitive Value Chain'

Join a free online course on 'Gender-Sensitive Value Chain' offered by the joint of FAO and UNITAR (United Nation Institute for Training and Research) on February, 12th to March, 09th 2018. 

The course will be conducted in English language only, you can register HERE.

Application deadline is January, 26th 2018. Remember the course is free of charge therefore first come first served. And there are limited chances available and will be subject to selection process by FAO. Please register early to be considered. 

Read more about the course through this LINK.

Photo Courtesy: FAO 

Jean Wilson TWIZERIMANA I Am Twizerimana jea Wilson from university of RWANDA IN college of agriculture ,environmental and veternary medecine,i was attendend 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival took place at Nyagatare Campus, and then i become inspired,i got many things, i really thank you for your mission which is to  promote youth engaged in agriculture.

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PETER KOLAWOLE Thank you for sharing this information

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feb
26

TRAINING OF ADVISORS

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  26 February 2018 to 28 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

Are you…

  • An experienced inclusive business advisor?
  • Interested in expanding your knowledge portfolio in order to address a larger market?

Welcome to the Inclusive Innovation training – a collaboration between SEED and IBA.

Details:

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: February 26th to February 28th, 2018
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Format: Participants work with the tools in groups and exchange insights in plenary
  • Fee: 750 euros p.p.

After the training you will appear as a trained inclusive innovation advisor on IBA and will be granted access to the full inclusive innovation toolkit.

NOTE: This training is dependent on reaching a minimum number of participants.

To secure your spot, please email Saskia Rotshuizen (saskia@iba.ventures) with the following information:

  • Your full name, phone number, mailing address and email address
  • A short description of your current experience as an advisor

Why Inclusive Innovation?

Innovation is by definition uncertain, unpredictable and complex. It is therefore difficult to manage

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 December 2017 at 12:10

How the European Union joins trade dynamism with sustainable development

Embedding a multilateral approach is pivotal to the EU’s ethos on trade and sustainable development

See interesting blog, link: http://www.tradeforum.org/news/How-the-European-Union-joins-trade-dynamism-with-sustainable-development/

Extract: The European Union (EU) is at the vanguard of marrying the values of sustainable development with the economic engine of trade. Through the incorporation of comprehensive commitments on environmental and labour provisions in all its bilateral trade agreements the EU aims to build free and fair trading relationships. This is a reflection of EU determination to strengthen and uphold the international community’s journey that began with the Millennium Development Goals and the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) and has culminated with the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mapping across

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 8 December 2017 at 07:18

Good Seed Initiative Video;

CABI.ORG shared an innovation video for Good seed initiative program that aim to provide farmers in Africa and Asia with access to quality seed, they need to grow locally appropriate crops by strengthening seed systems. 

In Tanzania the initiative focuses on increasing production and consumption of African indigenous vegetables  and strengthen value chains to deliver seed and produce.  By creating innovation systems for sharing and connecting increases market to farmers and access to quality seeds from seed stakeholders.


Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 6 December 2017 at 12:33

United States Department of State Professional Fellows Program—Advancing Young Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators: A Tanzania-Kenya-Uganda-U.S. Partnership

The goal of the Fellows Program is to build fellows’ capacity and skills in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system innovation and for them to learn about issues of women’s economic empowerment. Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan fellows will develop their leadership capacity and professional skills through a fully funded four-week fellowship program in the United States.

The four-week U.S. program will include a professional internship with Michigan organizations focused on agriculture, innovation, agro-entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment and additional seminars and trainings with professionals from Michigan State University and throughout the state of Michigan.


The Advancing Young Women Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Profes

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Victoria Gama Thanks for sharing Dorina Prech

1 week 4 days ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Cool! Did you share on social media as well?

1 week 2 days ago

Dorina Prech Yes Anne Marie Kortleve, please share it from your end too. Thanks

1 week 1 day ago

oct
22

Local economic development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  22 October 2018 to 02 November 2018 - All Day Event
  South Africa

Bridging the rural/urban divide, this course uses an adapted version of Porter's Diamond to analyse local sub-sectors for boosting urban and rural wealth through agribusiness cluster development. How local communities and youth can play a role in co-creating interventions for positive change in this field, is zoomed into.

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • have a good understanding of conceptual frameworks to identify development opportunities for rural communities and spin-offs for rural wealth creation;
  • be able to appreciate the linkages between poverty and livelihood strategies, the role of agribusiness development and effective services delivery, and the potential of rural markets, local trade and value chains to ‘work for the poor’;
  • be able to facilitate participatory approaches and methodologies for innovation and change processes;
  • be able to apply tools and instruments for strategic and effective interventions catalysing pro

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jan
09

FREE ONLINE COURSE

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  09 January 2018 - 14:00 to 13 February 2018 - 16:00
  Delft

Entrepreneurship for Global Challenges in Emerging Markets

Learn how to start a business and build your network in various cultural and social contexts in emerging markets.

About this course

This course will introduce you to entrepreneurship for global challenges in emerging markets. You will get to know other like-minded entrepreneurs around you, and discover how institutions in your target region are working on innovation and entrepreneurship.

As an entrepreneur in an emerging market, you may be faced with many challenges that need to be solved. These might include scarcity of fossil fuels, climate change or water, food and health security. This Delft University of Technology course will provide you with examples from partner universities and affiliated entrepreneurs in emerging markets which explain the opportunities and obstacles that they faced as they established themselves and created value.

You will acquire a set of practical

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 5 December 2017 at 08:27

Women’s World Banking; Best Practices in Serving Low-Income Women

With support from the Metlife Foundation, Women’s World Banking documented best practices in serving low-income women profitably and sustainable. Debuted at the Making Finance Work for Women Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, these four best practices are based on our experiences working with three institutions: Ujjivan Small Finance Bank (India), Compartamos Banco (Mexico) and Lead Foundation (Egypt). WWWB shares these practices with the industry to enable more financial institutions to serve low-income women and help accelerate financial inclusion for low-income women around the world. The best practices with catchy lessons learned can be found via this link . They are organised according to the following key topics:

  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Customer Centricity
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Data Collection

Do  not forget to Watch this video on YouTube summarizing the main lesson

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Waow!Nice article, happy to see sustainability of relevant projects in many developing countries! Thanks for sharing Angelica Senders!

1 week 4 days ago

Nicole Metz Thanks Angelica, interesting to see there is a process to find better financial services, that work for women. The video misses a 'gender' perspective however, unfortunately.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 December 2017 at 02:19

The Scaling Scan

The Scaling Scan is a tool to help you to analyze, reflect on, and sharpen your scaling ambition and approach.

This scan was presented and discussed during a seminar hosted by PPPLab on 30 November 2017 in the Netherlands. The notes of the presentations and discussion are presented below.

Introduction - Jan Ubels and Floortje Jacobs (SNV)

Scaling is needed for a variety of reasons: reaching more people, higher efficiencies, achieving system change. A new scan to assess the potential for scaling was developed by PPPLab, and it includes 5 key concepts:

1. Delivery mechanisms. It is about the delivery mechanism(s) for a range of elements that enable the adoption and sustainability of the improved solution or practice (so, not the technical solution only). So it is not what you scale, but how you scale it.

2. Horizontal and vertical scaling. Horizontal : rolling out, replication to as many people as possible. Vertical scaling, is about the other system levels (solution, organization

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 5 December 2017 at 05:55

OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NUTRITION

Nestle East African Region (EAR) are looking for a creative and innovative idea that will improve the health of the generations to come through knowledge of nutrition.

If you have an innovative idea that can help spread nutrition knowledge and empower people to improve health, Sign up, submit your idea and you could get funding of US$50,000.

The deadline for the application is 4th February 2018. 

To apply for this go HERE and see more details.



Hillary Dashina Thanks!

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sep
17

Short course: Organised Farmers as Partners in Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 September 2018 to 05 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Can farmers improve their income and well-being through effective collective action? Join the course and take home many practical tools and approaches for promoting farmer entrepreneurship and strengthening famers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.

Improving farmers’ performance and business relations

This course perceives farmers as autonomous entrepreneurs and their organisations as farmers’ business organisations. Both operate in dynamic market systems and have to deal with a range of public and private sector players, such as sourcing companies, banks and MFI’s, agro-input dealers, research, extension and others. The central question of the course is how farmers can improve their income and well-being through effective collective action of their organisations and improved relations with other stakeholders.

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • be familiar with state-of-the-art thinking about farmer entrepreneurship, famers' or

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 December 2017 at 12:18

Call for proposals from US African Development Foundation:

The U.S. African Development Foundation invites proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.  

The deadline for the application ends at January 29th 2018. 

Maximum awards is $250,000. And proposals will be accepted only from registered agricultural cooperatives, small- scale producer group and agricultural processors (from the mentioned countries find them from the application link.)

Read more about the application HERE and also you may find the Swahili, English and Francais document for application more details.


Iddi Hamisi Hello! Am asking if, I can apply for teaching farmers in Tanzania how to use agricultural by products like coffee husk to produce charcoal briquettes for cooking energy. It will help them to get income after harvesting. Coffee husk contain 4.3 % of ashes which its very good raw material for production of charcoal. thanks

1 week 6 days ago

Hillary Dashina Thank you for sharing. Surely this is something to seriously look into as it address most of small and poor farmers. I am working on it!

1 week 6 days ago

Victoria Gama Iddi Hamisi hello, and thank you for your offering for that, Please may you send an email to tanzania@agriprofocus.com and we will get back to you for that. 

1 week 4 days ago

sep
17

Short course:  Lost Harvest and Wasted Food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  17 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Course announcement: Lost Harvest and Wasted Food – 2018 (Wageningen, the Netherlands, 17 – 28 September)

Managing the crop supply chain for increased food security Stark contrasts exist in how we manage the food we have available. While in developing and transition countries food losses mainly happen post-harvest, in the urban and wealthier communities good food is wasted in retail stages of the supply chain and by consumers. Strategies to minimize food losses and waste along the chain can contribute to food security and sustainable food production.

Course objectives Upon completion of the course you will:

  • understand the link between primary production, post-harvest management, the supply chain and food security;
  • be familiar with alternative uses of food waste;
  • have insight into the public and private responsibilities in the supply chain for post-harvest handling and food waste management;
  • be able to design solutions for minimising the amount of ‘missing

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aug
09

GAIEXPO - German African International Expo, 9. - 12.08.2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  09 August 2018 - 10:00 to 12 August 2018 - 20:00
  Festplatz -Tübingen, Germany 72720

Call for participation -Exhibitors, Traders, Workshops and trainers, partners and sponsors!

Join us in Tübingen, Germany as we bring African small and medium sized enterprizes, Ngo's, Organizations, Knowledge advocates in the other sectors but particularly in the Agri-business-food sector. The 4days Expo is a meeting marketplace for transactions, industry visitations and knowledge sharing with emphasis on Diaspora remittances on finance this sector in sub-Sahara Africa. Tanzania is the focus country 2016, slogan is Business Meets Culture. More information & Contacts for Registration & Participation under www.gaiexpo.com