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 Tanzania
Posted 17 November 2017 at 03:58

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH!

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Are you a graduate or a student living in Iringa and you would like to start a business today? 

Here is an opportunity for you from Kiota Hub, a twelve week internship program that starts from 2nd of December 2017 to 2nd March of 2018.  

The Kiota Hub Internship Program is a 12 weeks intense capacity building and business development program .This is an entrepreneurship internship program ideal for University graduates and students who are passionate with Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  

The program is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs from the idea generation stage to a developed prototype that is ideal for Kiota's Mentorship program.   

To apply for this opportunity go to this LINK.

DEADLINE IS 30TH NOVEMBER 2017.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 16 November 2017 at 09:49

MATUMIZI YA MBOLEA ASILI AINA YA MINJIGU KWA KILIMO CHA MBOGAMBOGA!

Mbolea ya minjigu ni aina ya mbolea asilia kwa ajili ya kupandia. Mbolea hii inatokana na miamba inayochimbwa eneo la Minjigu mkoani Manyara.  Mbolea hiyo husagwa na kufungashwa katika kiwanda kinachopatikana mkoani humo. 

Zifuatazo ni faida za matumizi ya mbolea ya minjigu;

-Huongeza mavuno ya mazao kwa kiasi kikubwa. 

-Huyeyuka taratibu, hivyo hukaa muda mrefu kwenye udongo.

-Rahisi kuihifadhi na haina madhara kwa udongo kama mbolea nyingine za chumvi.

Pitia kiambatanisho hapa chini kinachotoa ufafanuazi zaidi ikiwemo ni udongo wa aina gani unafaa kutumia mbolea hii na vingine vingi kuhusiana na aina hii ya mbolea.

Chanzo: Tovuti ya Wizara ya Kilimo Tanzania






Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 15 November 2017 at 06:51

  OPPORTUNITY TO EMPLOY RESEARCHERS VIA THE YOUNG EXPERT PROGRAMME!

(FURSA YA UTAFITI KWA VIJANA KUPITIA MRADI WA VIJANA WATAALAM)

Tunapenda kuwataarifu  fursa ya programu ya vijana wataalam ya maji na kilimo chakula (YEP) imetangaza  fursa kwa vijana wa kiholanzi na mataifa mengine husika katika kilimo chakula au sekta ya maji. 

Program itawaajiri vijana kupitia mashirika ya kiholanzi katika nchi ambazo ni stahiki. Mradi huu una lengo la kuongeza chachu kwa vijana wataalamu katika sekta ya kilimo na chakula na maji ili kuendeleza uwepo wa wataalamu katika sector hizo. 

Mwisho wa kutuma maombi ni Disemba 1, 2017. 

Wizara ya mambo ya nje ya inachukulia mradi wa YEP kama fursa ya kuimarisha ushirikiano wa kimkakati wa CGIAR na serikali ya Uholanzi. 

Mkakati wa ushirikiano wa Uholanzi na CGIAR umejikita katika nyanja 4 za kipaumbele nazo ni;

1- Kilimo kwa afya na lishe

2- Minyororo ya thamani za thamani 

3- Uboreshaji wa maumbile na vifaa eneza

4- Hali ya kilimo

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mwangangi joshua I wish to start growing pumpkins particularly giant pumpkins. help me get seeds and  a ready market.

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Victoria Gama That is a great idea, please use the search tab to look for what you need to know and check with Kenyan network for more help mwangangi joshua

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mwangangi joshua ok I will

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 10:24

UZINDUZI WA PROGRAMU YA VIJANA KATIKA SEKTA YA KILIMO

Taasisi ya Mastercard Foundation na chuo kikuu cha Michigan wamezindua mradi unaolenga kuwasaidia vijana katika sekta ya kilimo ili kujikwamua kiuchumi. Mradi huo uliopewa jina la "Agrifood Youth Lab (Ag Youth Lab)" unalenga vijana wa umri wa miaka 18-24 na kudumu kwa miaka mitano na kuwafadisha vijana 15,000.

Tarehe 10 mwezi wa 11 yalifanyika majadiliano yaliyohusisha wadau wa kilimo (ambapo pia AgriProFocus tulishiriki) na kujadiliana mawazo mbalimbali ili kuuwezesha mradi kuwa endelevu na wenye mafanikio. 

Mradi huo unaofanyika katika nchi mbili za Afrika ambazo ni Tanzania na Nigeria. Kwa Tanzania inahusisha mikoa ya Dar es salaam, Pwani na Morogoro. 

Mradi unalenga sekta ya kilimo katika vipengele 5 ambavyo ni ufugaji kuku, samaki, kilimo cha matunda na mbogamboga, kilimo cha mihogo na mbegu za mafuta. 

Ili kushiriki katika mradi huu pitia tovuti HII TULIYOKUWEKEA HAPA na kusoma zaidi kuhusiana na mradi.


Ally Cosmas Asante, nimekusoma Victory Gama 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 09:48

THE AGRIFOOD YOUTH LAB LAUNCH! 

The Mastercard Foundation and Michigan State University launch a 5 year program for youth which will benefit 15,000 youth in Nigeria and Tanzania aged between 18-24 years, named "Agrifood Youth Opportunity  Lab (Ag Youth Lab)". On 10th November the Agri Food Lab held a Focus Group Discussion for the program and joined together different stakeholders from agriculture sector(whereby AfriProFocus took part).

The Agri Youth Lab will ignite opportunities to youth in 5 agrifood sector which  are poultry, aquaculture, horticulture, cassava and oil seeds. Through training, youth will be able to employ themselves and get job opportunities in the agrifood sector.

To know on how to get involved in the project below is the link that will guide you through what to do to be part it and get into training session.

Read more about Agri Youth Lab HERE.  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 07:28

Tanzania Gdp From Agriculture!

Gdp From Agriculture in Tanzania is expected to be 2285358.19 TZS million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Gdp From Agriculture in Tanzania to stand at 2154264.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Tanzania Gdp From Agriculture is projected to trend around 2278164.64 TZS million in 2020, according to our econometric models. 

See the data from this LINK.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2017 at 09:27

Food & Business Knowledge Platform newsletter

In the November 2017 newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers based in the Netherlands are invited to register for the conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” and (all readers) to vote for one of the three finalists of the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, readers are asked to complete the evaluation survey of the Knowledge Portal, and the newsletter informs about workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), on the following topics:

- Climate Smart Agriculture - eight new GCP-4 projects granted

- NLandscape - a network on Landscape Approaches

- Mozambique Learning Platform on Land Governance and Food Security

- SES4Food: social entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector

- WBG-NL FFA talks: addressing overuse of antibiotics in livestock sector

- Global Database on city and regional food policies

- Dutch Development Results in p

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FarmERP - Smart Agriculture ERP platform for Farm and Farmer data management

FarmERP the most comprehensive and successful flagship software solution being used globally for farm, farmer, procurement, processing, supply chain and financial data management and analysis. It has helped many leading companies in achieving objectives of profitable and sustainable agribusiness. 

FarmERP is a multi-user, multi-location, multi-cropping, integrated software platform for horticulture, plantation, vegetables, fruits, floriculture, growers and exporters. It provides advanced level of farm analytics to support business decisions. It possesses inbuilt powerful capabilities of any ERP solution covering all business functions. Simultaneously it provides advanced level of analytics to support business decisions. Important modules it is comprised of are Admin, Planning, Purchase, Inventory, Production, Post production, Contract farming, Biotech, HR, Accounts, Maps, Quality Control, and Farm analytics. Our unique and innovative product FarmERP aims at;

1. Enhancing the pr

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Posted 10 November 2017 at 07:39

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 November 2017 at 06:08

KILIMO CHA MAHARAGE


Habari, 

Natafuta taarifa/maelekezo kuhusu kilimo bora cha maharage. Ningependa kujifunza zaidi namna bora ya kulima maharage na mahitaji yake kwa hatua zote kunzia kuandaa shamba mpaka kuvuna. 

Victoria Gama Habari Isaya Ntilema unaweza kupata taarifa zaidi ya zao la maharage kwa kutafuta kutumia search tab na utapata taarifa zote. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 November 2017 at 10:58

SIRI YA KUPATA MAVUNO MAZURI YA ZAO LA KAROTI 

Karoti ni zao zuri sana na kwa kuzingatia vitu kadhaa mkulima anaweza pata mavuno mazuri na yenye ubora. Zifuatazo ni vitu vya kuzingatia kuweza kufanya ukafurahia mavuno ya zao hilo la karoti.

- Chimba shimo urefu wa mita 20 na tifua vizuri kabla ya kupanda.

-Udongo uliotifuliwa husaidia mizizi ya karoti kupenya kwa urahisi na kuwa mirefu.

-Usiweke mbolea kabla au baada ya  kupanda maana husababisha kufunga. 

-Kwa mavuno mazuri, nunua mbegu bora toka kwa wasambazaji waliosajiliwa.

-Changanya mbegu ya karoti na mchanga kabla ya kupanda ili kurahisisha kushika mbegu hizo ambazo ni ndogo ndogo sana.

Source: Shamba chef 



Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 9 November 2017 at 09:46

Scaling up Climate Smart Agriculture

8 New research projects on business models, incentives and innovative finance For Climate smart agriculture (GCP)

Eight new projects were granted in the fourth call of the Global Challenge Programme, by NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, in collaboration with the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. The call focuses on contributing to business models, incentives and innovative finance for scaling Climate Smart Agriculture.

Read more: http://knowledge4food.net/granted-gcp-projects-scaling-climate-smart-agriculture/

Transdisciplinary proposals were submitted by consortia of research organizations, a public and/or private organization from an LMIC, and CCAFS. Research will take place in the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and in the region East Africa.

A short description of the eight projects which have receiv

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Nicole Metz Maybe good to know: CCAFS is developing Country Profiles for Climate Smart Agriculture. Country profiles that are available already, for Africa: KenyaRwandaSenegalMozambiqueTanzania and ZambiaThe following profiles are currently being developed: Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Uganda.See: https://ccafs.cgiar.org/publications/csa-country-profiles

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME @Nicole, Thanks for sharing with us!!

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Dorina Prech Thank you for very much for sharing this Nicole Metz! This is very relevant for our upcoming Network day, whose theme is "Investing in climate smart agriculture to enhance food security in a changing climate", and we shall actually be featuring some of these cases such as the smart farm in Nyando for the case of Kenya. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 8 November 2017 at 11:07

The next phase of agribusiness incubator and incubator hub accreditation is  finally open. To have your organisation or group benefit from this phase, here is the update: http://africaain.org/accreditation-for-agribusiness-incubators-and-hubs-kick-started-in-accra-ghana-africa-to-gain-more-from-joint-initiatives-by-aain-and-partners/

Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 8 November 2017 at 09:03

Call For Successful Experiences in Scaling-up Agroecology

FAO calls for cases - deadline 13 November

As one of the planned agenda items of the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology: Scaling Up agroecology to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAO will select and showcase successful experiences in agroecology in action that can be scaled up and out. We will select 12 cases to be presented by speakers during a session of the International Symposium (10min each presentation). The selection of cases will be based on the following criteria:

· Contribution made to scale-up agroecology

· Potential to be replicated and further scaled-up/out

· Addresses each of the three pillars of sustainability (social environmental and economic)

· Regional balance will be ensured

· For each region, case studies involving governmental and non-governmental initiatives will be included

· All the cases need to be based either on policy or practices

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  18 November 2017, All Day Event
  Dar es salaam, Tanzania

More than 600,000 youth graduate every year in Tanzania and enter the labour market. Only 10% of them are lucky enough to get their almost dream jobs. What do the rest of the 90% do? Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Vocational work is a way out for the 90%. As we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Join us as we create a Launch Pad for young entrepreneurs and answer the big question of ‘Where Do I Start?

Basic Learning on ;

a)Busines planning and proposal - Presented by Kennedy Mmari (PR & Digital Expert, Co Founder Raleigh Society Tanzania)

b)Familiarization with laws to accommodate start ups - Presented by Ben Ishabaki (Lawyer and Activist)

c)Effective Marketing- Presented by Paschal Masalu (ElimikaWikiendi)

d)Digital Skills - Presented By Lilian Madeje ( MD,Ekhiya)

LOCATION AND VENUE:

One UN Conference Room

United Nations Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 255

DATE AND TIME:

REGISTER HERE, few chances remained.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 8 November 2017 at 03:56

THE ECOSOC OF UNITED NATION

The United Nation Youth forum will be helding a platform about the role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities #YOUTH2030.

Speaking of sustainable and resilient rural and urban communities takes us back to agriculture production and the use of land resources sustainably, therefore The ECOSOC is a good forum and opportunity for youth to engage, learn, discuss and present different matters of concern for youth. 

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum of United Nation will be held on 30-31 January 2018, and will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and to discuss the policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalised approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels with a view to promoting solutions to the global challenge of strengthening resilience and sustainable development.

To read more about the ECOSOC and know

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Agro Poultry East Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  18 March 2018 to 20 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Agro Poultry East Africa is a 3 day event being held from 18th May to 20th May 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. 

This event showcases products like Agriculture Fibers, Tractors Toolbox, Animal Feeds, Agricultural Import & Export, Tractors Wheels Tyres, Animal Husbandry, Agro Chemicals, LED & HID Lights, Clinics, Agro Based Products & Commodities, Quick Hitch, Diagnostics, Dairy Products & Equipments, Pipes & Fittings etc. in the Agriculture & Forestry, Meat, Poultry & Seafood industries.

Read more about the event details  and visitors who are attending the event, including location and more HERE.

  




Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 7 November 2017 at 09:48

Agriculture is lifeline for most of developed and developing country especially Tanzania. It is the key occupation which can eradicate  poverty quickly in most of African countries, but it depends on how it is practiced. 

For the small scale farmers the challenge  starts from the farms before getting to the market,  here I am talking about  equipment for better farming and awareness on the best seeds for more yields  production, and appropriate place to conduct agriculture for a particular crop. From the last month I put my product below to the market, despite of more products produced (water melons) at the time, the biggest challenge was to the middleman whom I've been working with, i.e  one watermelon cost five thousand Tsh, so what the middleman do is to drop the price of your product to three thousand Tsh. for the reason that the market is poor at that time. In the end they sell to their own customers by secret agreement between them, instead of selling

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Victoria Gama Thanks for sharing Ally Cosmas

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Ally Cosmas Thanks  Victoria Gama.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 November 2017 at 08:44

I am Ally Cosmas, currently I'm living in Dar Es salaam, the major occupation  i'm involving with is agriculture in small scale. I'm so exited to join the royal platiform connecting the farmers to make change #agriprofucus.

monica kiverege congrats ally cosmas...

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Victoria Gama Karibu sana Ally Cosmas

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Victoria Gama And please use the search tab to learn more from our members and do not hesitate to share what you know with everyone in the platform.. Good luck Ally Cosmas

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Mabiru Almas Karibu saana Ally

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 3 November 2017 at 06:13

hello!! my name is Emmanuel am irrigation & water resources engineer i am also a farmer.

Victoria Gama Hi, Emmanuel Edward karibu sana, feel free to share the knowledge about Irrigation and use the search tab to learn from others too. And for any concern please contact us.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 November 2017 at 09:33

JINSI YA KUZUIA GUGU KAROTI

(PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS)

Gugu karoti kwa jina la kisayansi linaitwa Parthenium Hysterophorus, ni mmea hatari kwa wanyama na mimea pia.

Parthenium limetokea Amerika ya Kati na kuenea katika nchi nyingi. Gugu karoti limeanza kukua kwa kasi sana mkoani Arusha kuanzia miaka ya 2010.

Kwanini Gugu karoti ni hatari?

-Inapunguza kukua au kuota kwa mazao.

-Ni hatari kwa afya ya binadamu na wanyama

-Inaweza kusababishwa jangwa

- Inasababisha pumu/aleji ya ngozi

- Linavamia sehemu ya kando kando ya barabara

JINSI YA KUZUIA GUGU KAROTI

Punguza kueneza kwa gugu karoti kwa kung’oa na kuchoma kabla ya kutoa mbegu.

ATHARI ZA GUGU KAROTI

- Upungufu wa hadi 90% ya mavuno kwenye zao la mahindi, kunde na dengu.

- Upungufu wa zaidi ya 90% ya majani ya malisho pamoja na mimea mingine ya asili.

UDHIBITI WA GUGU VAMIZI

- Udhibiti wa kibiolojia ni njia salama kwa mazingra ikilinganishwa na matumizi ya kemikali.

- Tumia wadudu marafiki

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Wim Goris thanks Victoria for the effort of translating.  I went to the source for English

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Rose Marijani Thanks Victoria for good information about gugu karoti

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Victoria Gama Thank you Wim Goris Rose Marijani do not forget to share!

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