ANGIN and UNDP Roadshow

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  22 February 2018, All Day Event

Punya usaha di sepanjang mata rantai pertanian yang memecahkan masalah sosial dan/ atau lingkungan?

Datang ke Roadshow kami!

Februari ini, UNDP Indonesia, Government of Canada, dan ANGIN akan berkunjung ke Lampung dan Manado! Kami mengadakan workshop dan talkshow yang ditujukan untuk membantu para wirausawahan lebih siap dalam mencari pendanaan.

Khusus untuk workshop kami, hanya terbatas untuk 20 peserta terseleksi. Peserta workshop terbaik akan mendapatkan kesempatan untuk mendapat konsultasi 1-on-1 mengenai fundraising dengan tim ANGIN!


Tempat dan Tanggal

Kamis, 22 Februari 2018: Manado, tempat akan di-email

Jadwal Acara (sama untuk Lampung dan Manado):

11.45-12.00: Sambutan dari UN Resident Coordinator/ UNDP Resident Representative, Anita Nirody

12.00-13.00: [Talk Show] Tantangan dan Kisah Sukses dalam Mengembangkan dan Mendanai Usaha Tahap Awal

14.00-16.00: [Workshop] Kesiapan Investasi: Hal-hal yang Harus Dipersiapkan dan Diperhatikan dalam Fundraising

16.00-17.00: [Workshop] Sca

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 February 2018 at 07:11

Kenya’s Agricultural Sector at a Glance

Agriculture in Kenya plays a vital role in contributing to its economy. The sector brings in 65% of total export earnings to the country and provides the livelihood for more than 80% of the Kenyan population (employment, income and food security needs). More remarkably, the sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya’s rural people. Agriculture in Kenya is large and complex, with a myriad of parastatals, non-governmental, private and public sectors.

The sector is also a main drive of the non- agricultural sector. Operations such as tourism, transport, education, construction and other social services are in one way or the other intertwined with agriculture. It is also important to note, that Kenya’s population has increased significantly (growing from 10 million in 1970 to 40 million in 2012) and it is projected that in the next 20 years, that number will double to 83 million. Becaus

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Agribusiness Bootcamp Zambia Official Launch

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  15 January 2018, 10:00-13:00
  Radisson Blu Hotel

Join us at the launch of the first ever Agribusiness Bootcamp Zambia. The Agribusiness Bootcamp is a training and mentorship program to enhance and promote growth of local agribusinesses and agri-processors in Zambia.

If you are not in Lusaka and want to learn more about the bootcamp and its benefits, catch us at the info sessions in:

(I) Chipata (Venue: Crystal Spring Lodge Date: Wed 17th Jan, 2018 Time: 10:00hrs)

(II) Kitwe (Venue: Moba Conference Centre Date: Fri 19th Jan, 2018 at 10:00hrs)

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 9 January 2018 at 01:17

Meet Mukazigama, Gatsibo’s budding agricultural entrepreneur!!

When many university students complete their studies, one of their biggest preoccupations is how to land government or corporate jobs. For many, getting white collar jobs is the only alternative after campus.

However, for Evangeline Mukazigama, a graduate of accounting from Kigali Independent University (ULK), job-seeking was out of the equation, thanks to her passion for farming and entrepreneurship. Though the move surprised many, for her it was a natural choice having raised all her university tuition fees from farming activities.

“For me the thought of job-seeking was like a huge burden I couldn’t bear,” says the 30-year-old resident of Rurenge, Remera sector in Gatsibo District, Eastern Province.

So I decided to apply the knowledge gained from university to carry out my own income-generating activities to make more money, Mukazigama added.

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 20 December 2017 at 01:55

Final Report: ''3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival'' – 22nd November 2017

On 22 November 2017, was held the 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival at the University of Rwanda, the College of Agriculture, Environment and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAEVM, Nyagatare Campus). The festival was jointly organized by AgriProFocus Rwanda, UR-CAVM, and Rural Development Initiative (RDI) in partnership with USAID/PSDAG project, Rwanda Catholic Relief Service (CRS Rwanda, the Youth Engagement in Agriculture Network (YEAN), National Youth Council (NYC), FESY Rwanda and Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF).

The purpose of this event was to gather young people together with some development partners so that they share information on the existing opportunities in agribusiness and develop more networks that can help them to be more involved in Agribusiness.

Under the theme ''Youth as Catalyst for Agribusiness Development in Rwanda'' the festival attracted 350 participants drawn from UR-CAVM (students & lecturers),

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing the report Thacien! Do you have anice picture collage to go with it too perhaps? Would look nice!

2 months 21 hours ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for your comments Anne Marie Kortleve.

2 months 3 hours ago

Prosper DUTONNYEKUMANA Good achievement!

1 month 4 weeks ago

Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI This report shows how youth are the driving force towards agriculture sector development.

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 December 2017 at 01:18

From us at the African Agribusiness Incubators Network to you all in the agribusiness sub-sector 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 December 2017 at 03:00

Hi everyone,

I am Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI, CEO&Co-founder of Umurage Francoise Flower Garden in Muhoza sector, located in Musanze District near the National police college at the road heading to Musanze Agro-market. I provide different horticultural services to different clients! These services include growing flowers, Raising seedlings and producing root stocks for other people who want to grow these flowers in their gardens. 

By participating in different Youth in Agribusiness Festivals that are being organized by AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Rural Development Initiative and other partners, I have got lots of experience and gained new skills that have empowered me for improving business and make it more viable and profitable as well. For instance, I was participated as an exhibitor in 2016_Youth in Agribusiness Festival  that took place at UR-CAEVM, Busogo Campus and due to professional advice from AgriProFocus staff, presenters and different leaders that

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Waow!Thanks for sharing with us Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI!Happy to see a good testimony like this!

2 months 6 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 14 December 2017 at 08:55

3 Things  Every Business Need To Learn;

1.  Stabilize their cash flow

2. Grow without being hindered by lack of working capital

3. Finance your business without a loan

At Benefactors Ltd, a Rwandan financial company,  we specialize in offering solutions to all of these. Get in touch with us: E:  W: Phone: +250780483649

Paul Kagame Mucyo Thank you Thacien... 

2 months 1 day ago

Richard James Onyai Can Ugandans also benefit from the scheme?

1 month 2 weeks ago

Paul Kagame Mucyo Hello Richard, yes, if your customers are in Rwanda... 

1 month 2 weeks ago

Richard James Onyai Paul, I am a farmer.  To benefit from the scheme, I have to order goods from a Rwandese company, right?

1 month 1 week ago

Paul Kagame Mucyo Richard, can you please visit for more

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 December 2017 at 08:16

Call for Applications : International Business Readiness

A course for tech start-ups in agriculture, health, financial, education and business services

Australia Awards is inviting leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators of technology-enabled start-ups who want to develop their knowledge and skills in international business to apply for our two-week short course in Australia on 27 April – 13 May 2018.

The course aims to encourage, support and advance the involvement of Indonesian entrepreneurs or innovators in international business and connect their businesses with market opportunities for international expansion.

This is a fully funded scholarship. All course fees, travel, accommodation and per diems will be provided by Australia Awards.

For more information, please find detailed flyer here

All applications MUST be submitted before Sunday 31 December 2017 via this link


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 16 November 2017 at 09:49


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 Mali
Posted 14 November 2017 at 09:42

Formation en Technique de Culture Hors-Sol

Le samedi 04 Novembre 2017 à 09h00mn, s’est tenue dans la salle de conférence d’AgriProFocus une formation qui avait pour objectif de former 20 entrepreneurs sur les nouvelles pratiques des cultures maraichères, organisée par l’entreprise GUINDO-FARMING.

Cette formation a débuté par la présentation du réseau AgriProFocus et sa Plateforme en ligne par M. Georges AKIBODE chargé du Développement du réseau et Point Focal Jeunesse-Entreprenariat qui invita les uns et les autres à s’y inscrire.

Les formateurs M. Mahamadou GUINDO et M. Habib De Nazaire ADJET respectivement promoteur et consultant en économie de développement rural auprès de GUINDO-FARMING échangèrent avec les participants, sur les différentes solutions à apporter pour valoriser le maraichage au Mali, avec une pratique à moindre coûts et un rendement élevé.

Pour ce faire 3 groupes de travail ont été constitué pour discuter sur les termes clés que s

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci Koné , bravo aux formateurs

3 months 5 days ago

Habib De Nazaire Adjet l'équipe GUINDO-FARMING tient à dire merci aux participants, à la formidable et dynamique équipe de AGRIPROFOCUS Mali et à tous ceux qui nous soutiennent et nous encourage au quotidien.

3 months 5 days ago

Daoulata MAIGA L'équipe AgriProFocus est heureuse d'accompagner une telle initiative venant de deux  jeunes  très engagés pour former et partager  de telles  innovations qui ne peuvent que donner  à d'autres jeunes de s'engager dans  l'agrobusiness .On est ensemble !

3 months 5 days ago

MAHAMANE SEKOU GOREL CISSE Merci a GUINDO FARMING a Habib et l'incontournable Agri Profocus pour leurs engagements pour le développement de l'agriculture chaque un le dit la terre ne ment pas pour quoi ne nous Tournon pas vers au lieu de ce faire noyé en longueur de journée et même pire. 

3 months 3 days ago

MAHAMANE SEKOU GOREL CISSE GOREL FARMING SARL ET GUINDO FARMING ont opter pour l'agriculture vert, durable et futuriste nous somme persuadé que le défi sera relève tant que les accompagnements sans faille des structure comme Agri Profocus sont là.

3 months 3 days ago

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


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 

3 months 6 days ago

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


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.  

Tatah Susan Victoria, connect to tell me more on AG Youth LAB, this would interest my German farmers. 

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 13 November 2017 at 09:44

A better rural life possible with Agro-industrialization in the Counties

The agro-industrialization potential towards Kenya’s devolution success and nation’s development cannot be over-emphasized in a country that produces many crops that could be processed into various value-added products. Agro-industry is an integral part of the economic growth of any county, various cash crops and livestock that are produced in different counties could be major drivers of development. Counties could benefit immensely from these resource opportunities to achieve food security if apparent challenges confronting the sector are tackled deliberately. A strong and efficient agricultural sector would enable a county to feed its growing population, generate employment, and provide raw materials for ‘intra-county’ industries.

It is imperative to note that agricultural sector has a multiplier effect on socio-economic and industrial fabric because of the multifunctional nature of agriculture. Judging from

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 November 2017 at 07:06

What are the Critical Factors when you plan to go into Poultry Farming?

1) What kind of Poultry Business do you want to Start with?

Well, Poultry Farming Buiness is very wide, please do not just limited to only market

for feeding chickens, Quails, and Fowls, awell as Turkeys.

There are lots of things to do for Poultry Farming, like Meat Production, egg production,

and Poultry food products, as well as Poultry Medicine Product, and incubation business,

and manure fertilizer and whatever.

Please identify a map that you want to work in, and you can design a general picture of it?

2) What breed of Poultry you want to Feed:

There are hundreds of poultry breeds you can feed on your farm, Once you determine the breed you want and know how can you get the potential customers, potential market, and ready suppliers.

Here are some poultry breeds you can consider on the farm:

Chicken(Broilers & Layers), Turkeys, Guinea Fowls, Quails, Peacocks, ducks, and Geese, etc.

If you go fo

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Jane Whirlston In addition, it is necessary to consider how to process poultry manure properly:

2 months 3 weeks ago

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:

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

3 months 2 weeks ago

Ally Cosmas Thanks  Victoria Gama.

3 months 1 week ago

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



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


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


- 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 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

3 months 2 weeks ago

Rose Marijani Thanks Victoria for good information about gugu karoti

3 months 2 weeks ago

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

3 months 2 weeks ago


Business Drinks - You are Invited!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  02 November 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the sixth Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday November 2nd at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

What will happen?

· On the coming Business Drinks, we have invited blueMoon Ethiopia to make an extended pitch about their first Youth Agribusiness Incubator program. Biruk Yossef will tell us more about the program, until then check out their website:

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