AgriProFocus Tanzania

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

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.




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A type layer chicken cage

A Type Layer Chicken Cage

Tier & door:3 tier 5 door,4 tier 5 door,3 tier 4 door,4 tier 4 door

Cage size: 1950x380x380  mm/1950*450*410 mm    Weight: 45kg/set

Capacity: 90 chickens  3 chickens/cell

Cell size:390*380*380 mm


Features of A type chicken wire mesh cage:

1. Easy to install and operate

2. Highly corrosion resistance

3. Labor-saving and power-saving

4. No deformation strong frame and long service life

5. Save space, fully automatic system

6. Low egg damage rate, Low disease and death rate


Layer chicken cage usually use Q235 carbon steel as raw materials. Then the layer cage hot galvanized or cold galvanized .Sometimes cold galvanized will plastic coated to let cage have a longer life time.

Except Q235 carbon steel , we also use Zn-Mg alloy as material. This will let chicken cage a longer life time than hot galvanized .

There are A type chicken cage and H type chicken cage. So how to choose ? You may ask when build your own chicken farm?

First , you can choose cage based on y

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Posted yesterday at 06:30

  This morning Putri from Agriterra and me have presented our results   

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2018 at 06:43

  Today Putri from Agriterra and me had a “office day” and work out a complete factory plan  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 10 November 2018 at 01:54

H Type layer chicken cage—Modernization Automatic chicken cage system

H Type Layer Chicken Cage System——www.dtpoultry.com 

The H frame layer cage system construction and the sections of cages are produced of galvanized sheet and hot dipped galvanized wires bearing ISO 9001 Quality Certificate. The surface galvanize cover of these materials, are equal to high standards. It is becoming the most popular and good choices to the poultry farms all over the world.

1. THE MAIN CONSTRUCTION OF THE CAGE SYSTEM

● Availability to adjust the required level of feeds thanks to the feeding system consisting of feed cart(trolley hopper) and dispenser apparatus that are automatic and made of galvanized sheet and dyed sheet. All feeding system are connected with the feed silo(with feed elevator and silo weighing system) and operated automatic.

● The cage system is designed to be strong against earth movements. Main construction of the cage system consists of the legs, which are located in every

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MUBARAK INUWA H TYPE LAYER CHICKEN CAGE-MODERNIZATION AUTOMATIC CHICKEN CAGE SYSTEM   Hello Steven  Wang The above chicken cage innovation, is yet another means of developing the poultry production in modern way.However, before a farmer install this system, he has to be wealthy but if the practice is maintained, alot benefit would be obtained in the chicken production.

1 day 6 hours ago

Steven Wang yes , this H type layer chicken cage suit for big large scale chicken farm.  No enough money can start from a small farm , not need so much money and affordable .

7 hours 33 min ago

Steven Wang 4 tiers 120 birds layer cage is popular in Africa , China , and many other countries .  http://www.dingtuopoultry.com/product/4-tiers-120-birds-layer-chicken-cage

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 9 November 2018 at 12:39

Policies for Women’s Profitable Participation in Agricultural Market Systems

We know the important role that policies play in addressing the legal, institutional, and market constraints that agricultural market actors face. Teasing out how these laws and regulations affect women agri-entrepreneurs and wage workers can be more complicated, however. 

The Feed the Furutre program Enabling Environment for Food Security project has produced a technical note and a series of blogs on this topic. This post is based on the second blogauthored by Cristina Manfre of Cultural Practice with input from Fintrac Inc. Readers are encouraged to access the first, second, third, and fourth blog posts as well as the technical note.

This second blog concludes with the following recommendations:

So, what does an enabling environment that supports women’s profitable participation in agriculture look like? Among other characteristics, it is an environment that:

- Prioritizes the collection and ana

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Posted 8 November 2018 at 03:48

During my business trip to Indonesia, Mr. Andrew from Uganda visited our factory in Holland where my wife and brother served him. Very nice family company we have  

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Posted 7 November 2018 at 06:42

  Together with Putri from Agriterra discussion at local government about dairy processing  

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Posted 7 November 2018 at 05:44

Solidaridad and climate smart dairy 

Solidaridad shared on their website about their approach to professionalize the dairy industry in Africa and avoid rising carbon emissions as a result of increasing dairy production. The business case for dairy farmers has been calculated in a recent feasibility study in Ethiopia and is currently being implemented in Tanzania. This approach enables dairy farmers in Africa to move from subsistence farming to professional dairy businesses, while using climate-smart production methods. Dairy farmers can mitigate climate change — emissions will be halved compared to the business-as-usual scenario — as well as become an attractive partner for impact investors. Commercial dairy hubs are a key enabler in this concept, providing services and milk collection facilities to farmers.  

Read more here (including downloadable pdfs) via this link: 

https://www.solidaridadnetwork.org/news/climate-smart-dairy-in-africa-from-subsistence-to-entrepreneurship

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 November 2018 at 05:27

Working with power in MSPs

Today I attended this seminar at Wageningen CDI https://agriprofocus.com/post/5be315fe26b72a71f45d4e5d It was part of an international training course on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships.  And it was really interesting, especially for us working in coalitions and networks

A presentation by professor Aart DeWulf elaborated on sources of power: resources, legitimacy and authority. Power is present in any coalition where partners represent different stakes. There is also a common interest, an issue that requires joint action.  In this action, the stronger partners need the weaker partners, despite the systemic power imbalance.  There is power playing within the MSP: framing the problem, shaping the outcome. There is also power over the MSP: who sets the agenda, the rules and manages the information flow. 

A second presentation by Geertje Schouten discussed the Round Tables on Palm Oil and Soy. Both are MSPs that started around 2004 and ad

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Posted 7 November 2018 at 09:55

Effective solutions to respond to Fall Armyworm in Africa 

E-conference outcomes, including videos and links.

The SDSN’s Thematic Network on Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems hosted a virtual, e-conference on fall armyworm (FAW) in Africa from October 22 to 26, 2018. Fall armyworm is an agricultural pest native to the Americas but introduced to Africa in 2015 or 2016. In the 3-4 years since its introduction, it has spread across the entire continent and is responsible for maize yield losses ranging from 20-50%. This is especially challenging for smallholder farmers, where yield declines result in lost income and hunger, and who often lack the knowledge or financial resources to recognize and respond to new pest species.

A number of experts presented on the challenge of FAW and solutions, in particular how to move away from the overuse of broad-spectrum pesticides, which are often ineffective and potentially harmful to human and environmental health, towards more effective respo

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MUBARAK INUWA RE- EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO RESPOND TO FALL ARMYWORM IN AFRICA:It had been an important educative session of e-conference,on how to pave ways on how to tackle the damage done on maize by the  fall armyworm in africa.Especially the smallscale farmers, who have little investment in maize production,due financial insufficiency.

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Posted 6 November 2018 at 07:35

  Visiting and reorganizing the mozzarella plant in Indonesia  

AgriProFocus Indonesia We have a network of skillful vocational student in dairy sector. Would the company interested to connect with them? For exchange learning, internship, etc. Thanks!

10 hours 13 min ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 6 November 2018 at 12:23

Meru Farmers Fair, a fair for the farmers by the farmers 

Many fair take place in Tanzania with a focus to link farmers to different input providers. However none of those fairs are organized by the farmers themselves. The menu farmers fair is the only one we know of that is by the farmers and for the farmers. 

The 2018 edition of the meru farmers fair just concluded on 3rd November where more than 600 farmers had an opportunity to meet with different service providers such as input suppliers, advisory services, financial institutions and development organizations for business linkages, obtaining knowledge, developing skills as well as networking. Additionally, farmers obtained and enhanced their knowledge on different issues such as proper inputs(seeds and fertilizer), access to finance, access to markets as well as entrepreneurship through workshops that were offered as a side event to the exhibition. 

Not only did farmers benefit since the fair also offered a platform for net

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 November 2018 at 01:15

Agromisa Agrodok Special issue on pesticides and poisoning

Agrodok 29: Pesticides: compounds, use and hazards

Pesticides are still being used and this handbook makes an important contribution to how they can be more safely used. It explains what pesticides are, how they are categorised and what their advantages and disadvantages are. Spraying is discussed, as well as types of sprayers, dosage and how equipment should be maintained. Considerable attention is given to the human and environmental hazards of pesticides and the importance of carefully following directions for use and safety measures. This information is reinforced by the inclusion in an appendix of the FAO International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides.

AgroBrief: Pesticide Poisoning

The AgroBrief Pesticide Poisoning deals with the hazards involved in working with pesticides. It is aimed at farmers who have little access to information on pesticides use. It gives an overview of how to prevent problems as wel

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Sarah Assefa Thanks Wim, really interesting. Available for download, but correction - not free (5-10 euro) e.g. Pesticides: compounds, use and hazards: https://www.agromisa.org/product/pesticides-compounds-use-hazards/ ... still very helpful indeed, however. 

6 days 6 hours ago

Nardos Zeleke Belachew Good Job winHow can I get it in Ethiopia?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 November 2018 at 09:03

Free online Course Open Data Management: Applications close 5 Nov 2018

Please find more information here

Herman Scheepers Hope the information will provide value. Enjoy the course Mubarak.

1 week 19 hours ago

MUBARAK INUWA Thank you  Herman,does that mean my application for free online  course:Open Data Management in Agriculture, Nutrition and Land is accepted?If  that is  so, email me necessary  contact  website information for the event.

6 days 7 hours ago

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Posted 3 November 2018 at 03:53

  Follow my business trip to Indonesia 'Reorganize Mozzarella factory Indonesia ' https://lnkd.in/dg3kNDw

Wim Goris You mentioned this trip is for a client of Agriterra in Indonesia. Wish you good luck !

1 week 1 day ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru What a nice platform, polarsteps... very very goodluck! If you are happen to Jakarta, most welcome to stop by to our office.

1 week 14 hours ago

Herco Hekking Thankyou for your message!

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Posted 2 November 2018 at 07:33

  Yesterday Netherlands enterprise agency was visiting our demonstration dairy plant at Chawakim in Dar es Salaam. Very nice and positive day   

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Posted 2 November 2018 at 07:23

Free Green Business Platform 

Greenbusinesstrade.com is the World's First Totally Green Business Portal dedicated exclusive to renewable energy sectors.

It acts as an business-to-business and customers-to-business E-commerce Marketplace offering multiple professional services to increase commerce of renewable energy products and services worldwide .

The meaning of „Green” in the name of the website is reffering to products and services related to all renewable energy sectors, and www.greenbusinesstrade.com is dedicated to all companies and private persons interested in selling, buying, advertising, developing their green businesses worldwide.

Greenbusinesstrade.com facilitates the connection between sellers and buyers, aiming to boost their businesses and interests worldwide in the most efficient and successful way.

Apart of connecting your business or interests worldwide, greenbusinesstrade.com, is offering you professional advertising services and opportunity to discover and expan

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Herman Scheepers Let me know if the Green Business Platform is of value.....

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Solid Liquid Separator - Manure Dewatering Machine

This solid liquid separation equipment mainly used in animal manure management, such as cow dung, chicken manure etc. It separates the solid from the liquid. After separation, the organic solids can be further processed into organic/bio organic fertilizer or commercial compost for sale, so this machine can be applied into manure organic fertilizer production.



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Posted 1 November 2018 at 08:36