Africa

Posted By in Accès aux services financiers
Posted 4 January 2019 at 04:01

Attirer entre 250 000 et 5 millions de dollars de fonds d’investissement dans la phase de démarrage grâce au programme L’Afrique Excelle de la Banque mondiale

Lancé par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale en 2017, le programme L’Afrique Excelle de la Banque mondiale est l’édition francophone de XL Africa, un accélérateur panafricain réussi. Depuis l'achèvement de sa première édition, le portefeuille de XL Africa sur la moitié a réussi à obtenir un financement de près de 18 millions de dollars.

Le programme L’Afrique Excelle de la Banque mondiale est à la recherche de 20 sociétés évolutives en fin de série ou en pré-série, désireuses de découvrir des startups à fort développement de l’Afrique francophone qui espèrent récolter entre 250 000 et 5 millions de dollars

Au cours de ce programme d'accélération des activités d'une durée de six mois, les entrepreneurs bénéficieront d'un mentorat d'experts à la fois mondiaux et locaux, apprendront par le biais d

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Philippe AKPAKI Le site:  https://afrique-excelle.com/fr/

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 4 January 2019 at 02:34

Attirer entre 250 000 et 5 millions de dollars de fonds d’investissement dans la phase de démarrage grâce au programme L’Afrique Excelle de la Banque mondiale

Lancé par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale en 2017, le programme L’Afrique Excelle de la Banque mondiale est l’édition francophone de XL Africa, un accélérateur panafricain réussi. Depuis l'achèvement de sa première édition, le portefeuille de XL Africa sur la moitié a réussi à obtenir un financement de près de 18 millions de dollars.

Le programme L’Afrique Excelle de la Banque mondiale est à la recherche de 20 sociétés évolutives en fin de série ou en pré-série, désireuses de découvrir des startups à fort développement de l’Afrique francophone qui espèrent récolter entre 250 000 et 5 millions de dollars

Au cours de ce programme d'accélération des activités d'une durée de six mois, les entrepreneurs bénéficieront d'un mentorat d'experts à la fois mondiaux et locaux, apprendront par le biais d

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Philippe AKPAKI Le site : https://afrique-excelle.com/fr/

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Posted By in Ethiopia Agroecology Platform
Posted 11 November 2018 at 03:22

Short film about agroecology in Africa from AFSA

What is agroecology is, and what is the way forward? In a nutshell...

Thanks to Million Belay for sharing with our network. 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 September 2018 at 08:43

E-conference : Responding to Fall Armyworm in Africa

22-26 October. Free online participation

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/responding-to-fall-armyworm-in-africa-e-conference-registration-47116199822

Two years ago, fall armyworm (FAW) arrived in Africa. What we have learned so far? What are effective strategies in reaching farmers across the continent? How effective have responses so far been? What are the long-term consequences of these responses? What innovative ideas might work better?

Find out and share your insights during our carbon-free e-conference on responding to the fall armyworm outbreak in Africa, from 22-26 October. Subscribe here to join daily sessions on various aspects of responding to the FAW outbreak in Africa and access an online platform to meet, share work and discuss with others. The e-conference and the online platform will result in a shared action agenda that everyone can contribute to.

Program summary, daily sessions from 13:00-14:30 GMT:

  • 22 October: Fall armyworm identifi

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Nicole Metz Dear Mubarak Inuwa, Thanks for your reponse to the post on the Foodathon at WUR. Sorry to hear your application was rejected. All outcomes of the Foodathon can be viewed here: https://foodathon-solutionsmarket.com/ I don't think there were formal papers presented though. You could also follow the conference website of WUR for further reporting and papers (probably these will come in the coming weeks) https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Sustainable-development-goals/SDG-Conference-Towards-Zero-Hunger.htm. Or else send further questions to the organisers of the Foodathon: e-conference.sdg@wur.nl 

4 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA Thank alot:Nicole Metze for answering my email on foodathon e- conference.

4 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA Please,kindly  let me know whether you can connect me with WUR. Charlotte Schilt for the issuance of my recently MOOC. Feeding Hungry Planet fro April 17 2018 to June 2018 .She is Co-chair of Agric ecology department to Ken Giller.

4 months 2 weeks ago

Nicole Metz Please contact WUR directly. Contact information is available through the MOOC or else the WUR website. Kind regards

4 months 2 weeks ago

MUBARAK INUWA I tried before, to get in contact with WUR.Directly, but it became abortive.

4 months 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 September 2018 at 08:06

How big is the potato yield gap in Sub-Saharan Africa and why? A participatory approach


http://knowledge4food.net/knowledge-portal-item/how-big-is-the-potato-yield-gap-in-sub-saharan-africa-and-why-a-participatory-approach/

This study (PDF) in Open Agriculture is an attempt to develop an innovation consultation approach for yield gap assessment in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), based on syngergies between modelling techniques and historical non-published data of potato experiments.


Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 22 August 2018 at 01:07

A regional conference on youth employment in agriculture

A solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa

A Regional Youth Employment in Agriculture Conference took place from the 20th to 21st at Kigali Convention Centre. It was a two days event which brought together over 500 key stakeholders and young agripreneurs mainly from Africa, to foster an exchange among stakeholders (policy makers, development partners, the private sector, youth and women organizations, civil society organizations, research and academia) on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, ICT innovations in agriculture and rural development, leading to prioritizing interventions going forward.

Read more insights shared during the conference HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 August 2018 at 01:56

Regional coffee players target domestic market!

Regional coffee growers, exporters and sector policy makers are turning their focus to domestic consumption, a move they say is intended to cushion them against fluctuations on the international market, which sometimes adversely affects their incomes.

They were speaking Friday at the official launch of the 17th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition (AFCC&E) in Kigali. The event is running under the theme, ‘Specialty Coffees at the Heart of Africa’, and it is focusing production and marketing of high quality coffee.

The event was organised by African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) and Rwanda’s National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). Read more here

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07

Agro & Poultry East Africa 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 September 2018 - 10:00 to 09 September 2018 - 18:00
  Mlimani Conference Centre, Dar-Es-Salaam

 Agro & Poultry East Africa 2018 is the best platform to showcase products and establish brand. Tanzania is considered as one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. Agriculture being a leading sector of Tanzania, participants from around 18 countries, like China, Egypt, India, Germany, France, South Africa, and United Kingdom, can present their Agriculture & its related products to the mass gathering. Visitors can explore following exhibits at the upcoming event:  



Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 19 May 2018 at 01:01

Making Climate Smart Agriculture a reality in Africa: Lessons from Aid and International Development Forum Africa Summit Nairobi.

It is no secret Africa is the front-runner continent in the race of saving the world from future food insecurity and poverty. For this to happen though, a number of issues have to be solved. Like Dr. Richard Munang, Regional Climate Change Coordinator observed in his Keynote speech as he opened the AIDF Africa conference, “It takes more than one bracelet to jingle.” Hence for Climate Smart Agriculture to take root in Africa it is imperative for deliberate cooperation and collaboration to be embraced by all stakeholders from all over the world.


For Agriculture to succeed in Africa a critical mass of youth need to be involved. As AfDB’s President Akinwumi Adesina says , “To achieve food sufficiency and turn the continent into a net food exporter, Africa must empower smallholder farmers, who constitute 70% of the population and produce 80% of the food cons

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Dorina Prech Many thanks for this excellent analysis Shadrack Agaki! Sharing it with our social media followers. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 20 April 2018 at 07:41

Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation — Pitch AgriHack 2018


The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB) launches the Pitch AgriHack 2018. The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”. The competition is open to both male and female founders and co-founders of e-agri startups offering digital services to the agricultural sector. Applicants must be aged between 18 to 35 years and need to be nationals and residents of African, Caribbean or Pacific countries. 50% of finalists will be women founders or co-founders of startups. Up to nine winning companies will receive a cash prize of up to € 15 thousand each. The deadline for registration is 21 May 2018.

#Pitch AgriHack will:
[1] provide a business training boot camp to selected start-ups
[2] conduct a pitching competition
[3] offer grants and facilitate a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 20 April 2018 at 07:26

Orange Telecom — Orange Social Venture Prize 2018

The Orange Social Venture Prize is awarded to entrepreneurs and start-up organizations that make innovative use of ICTs in agriculture, energy, and other fields of development. The geographical focus is Africa and the Middle East. Prizes range from €10 thousand to €25 thousand, plus professional support for a period of six months. The eligible countries are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Dem Rep Congo, Ivory Coast, Egypt, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Tunisia. The registration deadline is 31 May 2018. 

http://entrepreneurclub.orange.com/en/social-venture-prize-2018.html

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 27 March 2018 at 06:17

Hello Everyone I'm Kizito Wafula from Nairobi Kenya. I'm the Chief operation officer at Farmboost Africa.

FARMBOOST AFRICA LTD; is a registered company in Kenya its focus being Agribusiness. We train women groups/farmers on new farming practices, wealth management and finance their Agricultural projects 100% without collateral. Our Mission is to improve the lives of small scale farmers in Marginalized areas through providing training, finance and introduction of new farming techniques. we are transforming lives/communities through empowering farmers. I'm here to network and get partners who are looking to transform lives as we feed the world.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 March 2018 at 04:21

Scholarship Opportunities for Africans (PAN-African Universities)

The Pan African University ( PAU) is the culmination of continental initiatives of the Commission of the African Union to revitalize higher education and research in Africa. It is a project that will exemplify excellence, enhance the attractiveness and global competitiveness of African higher education and research and establish the African University at the core of Africa’s development.

Visit http://www.pau-au.net to apply

#Scholarship

#MSc.

#Ph.D

#Africa

#WesternAfrica #EasternAfrica

#NorthernAfrica

#CentralAfrica

#OpportunitiesForAfricans

#PAU

#PanAfricanUniversity

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 October 2017 at 09:24

Nov 7 @ Utrecht (NL) Come see how #farmtotable initiatives offer the dignity of choice in markets across #Africa 

http://2scale.org/event/2scale-event-2017-incubating-inclusive-agribusiness

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03

Borrel of the Pyramid meets Green Banana Food Company

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 October 2017, 19:30-22:00
  Impact Hub Amsterdam

A new Borrel is planned! (Borrel = social drinks)

The social enterprise 'Green Banana Food Company' invites you to discuss and brainstorm on their business case during an exclusive tasting event!

Again we have interesting and challenging case questions for you. This time we meet up with the social enterprise Green Banana Food Company (GBFC). GBFC is making the traditional Italian pasta healthier, more nutritious, and gluten-free by using green bananas, a fusion of other pulses, legumes and vegetables, all while positively impacting small-scale farmers in Uganda.

Sign up for the event here: http://bit.ly/2wZ36wU

Extra feature: It will be an exclusive tasting event of GBFC's products. Be quick, only limited places available!

How can you help GBFC grow? 3 business case questions will be discussed:

1) Entry market channels

What market channels are suitable to sell GBFC's products? What is the best entry strategy?

2) Brand development (storytelling)

Tailoring main messages to customers why they should buy GBFC's products.

3)

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 August 2017 at 08:07

East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 25 August 2017

The Week’s Market Analysis

- Uganda’s grain export dominated the week’s regional trade. Most exports went to Kenya (11,874MT). Exports to other EAC countries were Rwanda (741), Tanzania (135) and DRC (63MT).

- Tanzania’s grain export was mostly to Uganda (1,527MT) and Rwanda (641MT), with significantly lower exports to Kenya (346MT). The exports were mostly sorghum, rice, peas and groundnuts. Sunflower Seed Cake and Maize Brain were the major exports to Kenya. There are numerous unconfirmed reports of Tanzania increasing trade barriers on imports to Kenya, especially from the Southern Africa region. This perhaps explains the increased trade volumes through Uganda, as most traders are reporting the ease of transporting goods to Kenya through Uganda.

- Rwanda exported grains to Uganda (165MT) and DRC(868MT), mostly maize, wheat, rice, and beans. While some of the wheat may have been

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 August 2017 at 01:14

African food supply in perspective

Report by Lotte Huisman, Martijn Vink and Martha van Eerdt (PBL, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency), November 2016

The picture of Africa’s increasing dependence on imports and large-scale agricultural expansion to keep up its food supply needs nuancing. Domestic production increase was the dominant factor for food supply growth. Cross-country differences in food production trends and in the role of agricultural expansion are large. This is the main message of a PBL study on national-level food supply and land use trends in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Link to summary: http://www.pbl.nl/en/publications/african-food-supply-in-perspective

Link to full report (41 pages): http://www.pbl.nl/sites/default/files/cms/publicaties/pbl-2016-african-food-supply-in-perspective-1724.pdf

 

Akibodé Djodji Approvisionnement alimentaire africain en perspective Rapport de Lotte Huisman, Martijn Vink et Martha van Eerdt (PBL, Agence néerlandaise pour l'évaluation environnementale), novembre 2016 L'image de la dépendance croissante de l'Afrique à l'égard des importations et de l'expansion agricole à grande échelle pour maintenir son approvisionnement alimentaire a besoin de nuances. L'augmentation de la production intérieure a été le facteur dominant de la croissance de l'offre alimentaire. Les différences entre les pays dans les tendances de la production alimentaire et dans le rôle de l'expansion agricole sont importantes. C'est le message principal d'une étude PBL sur l'approvisionnement alimentaire au niveau national et les tendances de l'utilisation des terres en Afrique subsaharienne.Lien vers le résumé: http://www.pbl.nl/fr/publications/african-food-supply-inperspective  Lien vers le rapport complet (41 pages): http://www.pbl.nl/sites/default/files/cms/publicaties/pbl-2016-african-food-supply-in-perspective-1724.pd

1 year 4 months ago

Sedjro Mensah Malheureusement les liens ne marchent pas. 

1 year 4 months ago

Nicole Metz Sedjro Mensah, Veuillez utiliser les liens dans le message en anglais, pour le moment. Est-ce que Akibodé pourrait corriger les liens dans le message francais s'il vous plait? Merci

1 year 4 months ago

Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 31 July 2017 at 12:07

Can agroecology feed the world and save the planet?

As agricultural production across the world is increasingly threatened by climate change and overpopulation, some farmers are exploring radical alternatives like agroecology – which might just be the answer to global hunger

By Henrietta Moore (Director of UCL Institute for Global Prosperity)  

You wouldn’t necessarily know it, but right now Africa is facing a food crisis. With Brexit, global terror attacks, the war in Syria and the seemingly endless string of sporting fixtures vying for our collective attention in 2016 so far, the fact that up to 50 million people across east and Southern Africa are at risk of hunger seems to have largely escaped mention.

The continent has been wracked by drought following one of the strongest ever El Niños. And while a natural phenomenon is the immediate cause, however, Africa’s food security has been undermined over recent decades by the rise of mono cropping – the planting of

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 July 2017 at 01:57

Toegang tot onafhankelijke kennis en informatie leidt tot empowerment van kleinschalige familieboeren. Dit is de oplossing van het hongerprobleem; alle 17 Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelen worden bereikt en Afrika kan de graanschuur van de wereld worden. 

Farming Africa is een NGO in oprichting. Wordt vrijwilliger, met uitzicht op een vaste baan. Ziehier de vacture: http://farmingafrica.net/vacature/ 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 6 April 2017 at 01:26

South-South Cooperation - Agribusiness, and African Agricultural Development: Brazil and China in Ghana and Mozambique

This report by highlights the contribution of Brazil and China in agricultural development in Ghana and Mozambique. The paper examines the extent to which the concept of South-South Cooperation is creating more scope and space for African development initiatives, and whether it is resulting in new paradigms of development that favor the poor, or is resulting in a further deepening of capitalist accumulation and competition on the African continent.

Download the full report here.