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.
AgriProFocus Tanzania is organizing its 1st ever AgriBusiness drinks meet up event for its members and partners in Arusha.
The aim of this event is to :
1. Providing a network platform for organization in the Agri Food sector within Arusha.
2. Facilitating exchange of experiences and learning among stakeholders in the Agri Food sector.
3. Cultivate opportunities and collaboration among stakeholders in the Agri Food sector.
Highlights of the event
1. Knowing AgriProFocus better
2. Speed date session
3. Pitching session from agripreneurs
4. Networking session
NB: This event is by invitation only!
Food Grade VOT Binola Jute Bag has become increasing surely in the recent past. On top of this, the material used to make them is purely natural fiber and comes in natural colors. This allows the Food Grade VOT Binola Jute Bag to come out being attractive and strong.
Food Grade VOT Binola Jute Bag especially used for packaging of various agri-commodities viz. Cocoa beans, Coffee beans, Cashewnuts, Peanuts, Sheanuts, Groundnuts, Palm kernels, Grains, Maize, Wheat, Paddy, Rice and also Cereals etc.
- BRAND NAME: BANGLADESH JUTE BAG
- PLACE OF ORIGIN: MADE IN BANGLADESH
- PRODUCT CODE: T – 102 N
- PRODUCTS NAME: FOOD GRADE VOT BINOLA JUTE BAG
- MATERIAL: 100% BANGLADESH JUTE FIBER
- DIMENSIONS: H: 44 X W: 26.5 INCH (112 X 68 CM)
- WEIGHT: 907 G (2.00 LBS)
- PORTER & SHOT: 6 X 7
- GRADE: FOOD GRADE – VOT
- SEWN: MOUTH HEMMED & OVERHEAD DRY SEWN
- PACKING: 300 PCS / EXPORT STANDARD IRONBOUND BALE
- CONTAINER LOADING: 70 BALE = 21,000 PCS / 20 FT CONTAINER
- MINIMUM ORDER QUANTIT... Read more
WSA Innovations - Open FORA
Welcome to our weekly WSA Innovations-Open FORA activities at WSA Innovations, a place where we meet to discuss, resolve, understand business and project related dynamics. WSA Innovations we Management consultants, we are project planners, managers, project Evaluators, project Analysts, capacity building experts and advisors. www.wsainnovations.com
Goal of the FORA,
To be the leading booster of project and Business success in the EAST Africa Regional countries by the year 2030 and the general continent
Main objective of the FOR A
• To provide solid experts advises to all business owners experiencing challenges in their businesses and projects
• 2. To catalyze better business and project practices for both micro and macro projects
• 3. To boost the capacity of managers and inviduals in business and project management
Our major objective is to meet face to face with stakeholders facing common challenges in their business and projects as w... Read more
(free download of article until March 2 , 2019 via link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1YNVO6fSi9gLHQ )
This article is co-authored by Gidi Smolders, who as an expert for PUM worked with AgriProFocus in various APF dairy learning labs. It is an easy to read 11pager with some scenarios for improved crop-livestock interactions.
Go to full article here:
Yesterday discussion at Van Hall Larenstein university about Ante India
The 22nd FOODAGRO 2019 - International Trade Exhibition on Food & Kitchen is the largest trade event held annually in Tanzania, concurrently held with East Africa Trade Exhibition (EAITE). The exhibition attracts exhibitors from more than 30 countries and visitors from all over East & Central Africa, thus giving exhibitors an excellent opportunity to explore several countries at one time.
Over the past few years, Tanzania has emerged as a major regional trade centre. This is mainly due to the very friendly and businesslike atmosphere it offers to foreign investors and products. Duties are considerably low and re-exports to neighboring countries are either very low or exempted. Click HERE
Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture is a member based organization that was established on 1988 at national level and 1994 at regional level with the support of Tanzania government to strengthen the private sector.
The main aims of the establishment of TCCIA are to promote business, provide access to member services at discounted rates, to provide opportunities that are best for businesses and to provide access to networks between businesses and opportunities for dialogues between the public and the private sector.
The chamber of commerce of Arusha wishes to engage reputable consultancy firms/ consortium for an expert study in the fishery sector in the Arusha Municipality.
Terms of reference for this consultancy and the Request for Proposal (RFP) document can be obtained at http://www.tcciaarusha.org. All queries quoting the above Tender title should be emailed email@example.com.
The closing dat... Read more
My name is Neema Mollel, currently working as a marketing & communications intern in Agriprofocus, Tanzania. I will be in charge as a community manager in this platform. Feel free to share contents and experiences regarding agribusiness. Cheers!
Few of the challenges humanity faces are as urgent and complex as SDG2. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing world population, an unparalleled, worldwide effort is required to sustainably transform agrifood systems. 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.
Why AgriProFocus in 2019?
In a world dominated by competition between projects and stakeholders, AgriProFocus is a neutral convener. We help you find the right partners and relevant information quickly. Online, our network connects over 26.000 registered agribusiness professionals around specific questions, issues and opportunities.
Our strength is recognized by embassies and ministries from all over the world, who turn to our network to organise diamond collaboration, mappings and explorations.
The most important thing is that this rice mill machine is convenient for customers to use at home, with the automatic shelling function, it can meet all the needs of customers in home using.Just connect it to the power and press the button it will work. So you can see how it is easy to operate it. Besides, this machine is really multi-functional.
You can use it to get brown rice and white rice. So this mini rice mill is very popular now, especially in countries like USA, Canada, Thailand,
This mini rice mill machine can make the paddy to white rice directly. And make the bran, rice, broken rice separate. This machine is with easy operation and high efficiency. It is with 2.2kw electric engine and 220v voltage. The productivity can over 180kg/h.
1.Complete rice milling machine 6N40-9FQ20 is combined with rice mill machine and grain crusher machine.
2.Two function: Rice milling and Grain grinding, such as rice bran, cassava, corn,... Read more
In the December Newsletter, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) indicates that Food and Nutrition Security in conflict sensitive areas is nowadays high on the policy agenda and a priority theme of the Platform. In the newsletter a report is presented about the recent Food _ Stability mission to the Horn of Africa, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and FAO, joined by the F&BKP.
Furthermore the Platform shares an inventory by Nuffic on Dutch-African partnerships in support of SHAEA; an update on the food systems approach and insights of the 2018 Global Nutrition Report.
The rewarded projects under the LEAP-Agri and the Seed Systems Development call are also presented; and the findings of several Global Challenges Programme (GCP) projects and an interview with a team member of the research consortium of the successful GCP aquaponics project.Read more
There are a lot of question about the use off the foddersystem in Africa. A lot of people are reading my site about the fodder. (www.hydroponics-nederland.nl/hydroponic-fodder) Therefore this article.
On the surface, the concept of producing hydroponic fodder in a hydroponic system is quite appealing to farmers because 1kg of grain provides 6 to 10kgs of hydroponic fodder in 6 to 10 days. However, when you scratch below the surface, you realize that hydroponic fodder is not quite a viable option for feeding your cattle and especially sheep, cows, and goats.
What is Hydroponic Fodder?
Fodder is food given to livestock. Thus, hydroponic fodder is the livestock food produced using hydroponics. Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil in a hydroponic system.
Students, scientists and professionals from the public and industrial sector, who are involved in local crop (potato) improvement or GM regulatory programs
Holder of at least a Bachelor (or equivalent) in Science, Plant Biotechnology, Agricultural or Bioengineering Sciences
Good knowledge of English
Preference will be given to participants from Africa involved in potato breeding
A balance between male and female participants will be achieved
A number of scholarships with support from VLIR-UOS for registration, accomodation and travel expenses are available for applicants from the VLIR country list. Preference will be given to participants from the public sector in Africa who are professionally involved in the topic.
1) STI-scholars must be nationals... Read more
2018 – what a blast! A year full of new projects, happy clients (and delicious products made with our machinery ;-)) We would like to say THANK YOU! to everyone who trusts us, our clients and also our partners. This year we installed many efficient, but simple dairy processing machinery from Holland throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. We’re looking forward to another year like this and give our best wishes to everyone around
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Are we romanticizing the economic potential of smallholder farmers? Does working on the inclusion of smallholder farmers in food chains increase the dominance of big business? Can NGOs be honest brokers to promote inclusiveness, or are they captives of big business?
These were the guiding questions in an exchange between Belgian funded NGOs, together with farmer organisations, researchers, national commodity associations and local governmental agencies in Arusha area, northern Tanzania.
Over the course of two days the participants visited farmer organizations and processors, examined successes and challenges of various business development approaches and models and explored areas of collaboration particularly between Belgian NGOs and their strategic partners in business development.
Read more about this initiative HERE
Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. Specific seed systems addressed are cassava, maize, groundnut, vegetables, cocoa, forage seed, tilapia and chicken, while some projects have a more general focus on improving the functioning and inclusiveness of seed systems and (actors in) markets.
The call on “Seed Systems Development: Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials” was released by the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership. The nine awarded project consortia consist of Dutch research institutes, CGIAR research centers (through CGIAR research programmes or platforms), and (local) partners from the public and private sector.
The call for proposals was built on the premise that development of the seed sector may... Read more
OLVEA Burkina Faso is a French company that was established in 2008 in Bobo-Dioulasso in Western Burkina Faso, in the heart of the production area of shea nuts. The company produces shea butter which is highly appreciated by the cosmetics industry. At the start the company bought the bulk of its products from middlemen. As the quality and continuity of the production were far from optimal, OLVEA Burkina Faso looked into the possibilities to guarantee a sustainable supply chain by going straight to the producers and producer organisations.
98% of the shea producers in Burkina Faso are women. The income gained with the shea nut production makes many of them financially independent. The full potential of the shea nut production is however not realized, due to inefficiencies in the shea value chain. The OLVEA case shows t... Read more
Coaching partnerships for inclusive agribusiness
For: Professionals working in agricultural research, rural advisory services, farmer organisations and private sector.
When: more than two month programme that runs from the 1st of May until mid July 2019. The face to face part from 3 - 14 June in the Netherlands, is preceded and succeeded by online sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back. The online activities are expected to take you a few hours per week.
Where: Wageningen, the Netherlands and online part in your home country
How to apply and more information you can find on the course page, see: www.icra.global/courses
Application deadline: 1 April 2019
Earlier participants in this course are enthusiastic about the programme and characterise it as eye opening a... Read more