Agribusiness

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 August 2017 at 10:25

About agricultural market systems development

What does business and private enterprise have to do with reducing poverty? And how does this compare with more conventional aid? Using a practical example, this short video animation (4 minutes) explains the market systems approach: creating widespread and lasting improvements in access to income, jobs, services and products for people living in poverty.

thank you Andre for referring me to the interesting BEAMexchange website: https://beamexchange.org

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 17 August 2017 at 10:00

Join us @Regional Agribusiness Platform

Theme: Enhancing Agribusiness Through Networking

The following are the workshops to look out for:

  • Importance of using weights by Spruceland Technologies

  • Safe handling of chemicals by ZEMA

  • Cooperative governance by Agriterra

  • Sustainable Integrated Land Management project (SILMS) by SNV Netherlands Development Organization

  • Tuta Absoluta and Fowl Worm Control by MRI

Also workshops by CEEC and Zambian Fertilizers

See you there!

aug
24

Agri-Finance & Market Linkages in Muhanga

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  24 August 2017 to 25 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Muhanga District

Improving Agribusiness

AgriProFocus Rwanda seeks to support farmers to practice agriculture as a business, access innovative business development services and maximise profits. The availability of affordable and accessible credit is critical for the success of the agricultural sector. Credit enables agri- entrepreneurs to mobilise the resources required to support production and marketing activities, which are key to successful entrepreneurship. The growing interest in small scale farmers by financial institutions such as banks and MFIs has increased the number of financial products available. However, few farmers know of these financial and insurance products thus limiting their uptake and utilization.

Moreover, several agribusiness companies, cooperatives and farmers have various innovations, products and services they would like to show to farmers and buyers and thus increase their portfolio of sales. Increasing market linkages and visibility of agribusiness products will enhance pr

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 16 August 2017 at 07:19

Meet Twahirwa Dieudonne, an emerging young entrepreneur in agribusiness

One of biggest challenge the agriculture sector is facing, is the aging of farmers who re not able to cope with today's  challenges. On the other side, we have an increasing number of unemployed young people. However, it seems all the young people who have ventured in agriculture are doing well. we have aproached Mr. Diego to share with us : 

Who is Dieudonne?

I am Dieudone Twahirwa, nicknamed Diego. I am 29 years old and love agribusiness I currently specialize in chilli. I graduated from the University of Rwanda in 2012 in the faculty of Agriculture and I am now the Managing Director of Gashora Farm ltd in Bugesera District.

What motivated you to venture in chilli

I started growing tomatoes and watermelon on land equivalent to one tenth of a hectare with Rwf 130,000 worth of investment and earned Rwf1.3 million from the first harvest.

Though it was doing well, the biggest challenge was that the tomato produce

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Clet IYAMENYE NIBEHO My sincere congratulations to Mr. Diego!! Your agribusiness journey is very inspiring! You are a role model to many more young people who wish to have interest in agriculture. 

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oct
03

Youth in Agribusiness B2B Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  03 October 2017 to 04 October 2017 - All Day Event
  AGCO, LUSAKA

CALL FOR GROWTH ORIENTED YOUTH AGRIBUSINESS OWNERS

AgriProFocus Zambia network in collaboration with AGCO AND BONGOHIVE invites you to a Youth in Agribusiness B2B platform under the theme “Scaling-up my business-Raising Champions”. The purpose of this event is to provide a learning platform and business to business linkages that will foster the growth of Youth-led agribusinesses and networks. To find out if you qualify, carefully read the participant profile below then, CLICK HERE TO APPLY 




Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 August 2017 at 01:05

New (FREE) online course on building your inclusive agribusiness! 

Learn from 2SCALE how partnerships and bottom-up innovations can help you build a profitable and inclusive agribusiness.

2SCALE is an agribusiness incubator aiming to improve rural livelihoods and food & nutrition security in Africa by accelerating inclusive business in agri-food industries. Through public-private partnerships, smallholder farmers and local agribusiness work together on organizing access to inputs, strengthening market intelligence and bargaining power, and other interventions to make their value chains more inclusive. In this course 2SCALE will present methodologies and practical tools used to build this inclusiveness.

Target Groups

  • Entrepreneurs in developing countries who would like to expand or improve their business for and with low-income communities;
  • Representatives of farmer organizations;
  • Staff of intermediary organisations working with local entrepreneurs, such as NGOs, business development services o

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Is applicants from Indonesia are eligible?

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Saskia Rotshuizen Hello AgriProFocus Indonesia yes anyone can join the course

4 days 4 min ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 9 August 2017 at 09:01

LA CERTIFICATION DES PRODUITS AGROALIMENTAIRE AU BURUNDI A L'ORDRE DU JOUR 

Dans le souci de répondre aux recommandations exprimées lors de la 1ère édition de la Semaine de Promotion de l'agroalimentaire en avril dernier, votre réseau a organisé en date du 28 juin 2017 un atelier de vulgarisation des normes obligatoires et textes réglementaires pour obtenir la certification de qualité pour les produits transformés.

Cet atelier qui s'est déroulé à l'hôtel City Hill a connu la participation d'une vingtaine de responsables des PMEs qui sont dans la transformation de la banane, riz, huile de palme, jus de fruits, miel, manioc, farine, etc.

Au cours de cet atelier d'une journée, 3 thèmes ont été présentés par les experts du Bureau Burundais de Normalisation et de Contrôle de la qualité BBN en sigle. Ces thèmes portaient sur:

1. Les étapes du contrôle de la qualité des produits commercialisés au Burundi

2. Les procédures de demande de licence pour l'application de l

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 27 July 2017 at 03:28

"Scaling-up my agribusiness-Agripreneurs"

AgriProFocus network in collaboration with partners is working on a youth platform “Scaling-up my business”. The purpose of this platform is to provide a platform for learning and business to business linkages that will foster the growth of Youth-led agribusinesses and networks.

The objectives are to:

1. Facilitate business-to-business sessions that will match youth entrepreneurs with industry players. (Agribusiness company industry leaders, investors, financial institutions (bank & non-bank))

2. Provide learning opportunities for business growth through intense masterclasses offered by experienced organisations.

The network is therefore looking for youth who meet the following criteria:

· Aged between 17 – 36 years

· Understand basic spoken English

· Have clear identification of gaps in scaling up their business

· Have a registered company

· Are involved in horticulture (to

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Samson Ocheyo Good idea. I think this should also be emulated in Tanzania. @Hilda Okoth 

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jul
28

Strathmore Business School Masters and PhD Knowledge Session

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  28 July 2017, 18:00-20:15
  Kampala, Serena Hotel

In our quest to transform and equip business leaders across the region, Strathmore Business School cordially invites you to our knowledge session and networking cocktail in Kampala, Uganda at Serena Hotel where you will engage with industry peers as you learn more about our Masters and PhD programs at SBS which include:

  • PHD Program in Business Management

  • MBA for Executives

  • Master of Management in Agribusiness

  • Master of Public Policy and Management

  • MBA Healthcare Management

  • Master of Science in Development Finance

Kindly RSVP to Veronica on vmuniu@strathmore.edu by stating your program of interest as the email subject.
* Exclusive to executives who RSVP



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 July 2017 at 02:36

Are you Young with Innovative ideas?
Apply for BlueMoon's Incubator Program

BlueMoon is seeking amazing, out-of-the-box, disruptive, highly innovative, scalable, and potentially transformational ideas from youth interested in Ethiopian agribusiness. 

 Twice a year, they run a national competition and accept a small number of startups (5 to 10) into their on-site 4-month program based in Addis Ababa. They accept two batches every year which run February to May (Belg Batch) and August to November (Kiremt batch).

The deadline for the current competition is July 28, 2017

Please read more and apply at www.bluemoonethiopia.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 22 July 2017 at 04:29

2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge

Are you a young African between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you have a passion for youth participation in the transformation of agribusiness in Africa?

Here is your chance to win sponsorship from the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) and partners to represent the youth from your country at the 2017 edition of the  5th October “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” during the forthcoming 2017 Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo that will run from the 4th to the 6th of October in Dakar, Senegal.

How to participate

1. Get acquainted with the history of the “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” and the “Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo”. Do your homework on global business incubation, opportunities in ICT integration in agribusiness, AAIN core investment areas, the 2017 theme of the African Union, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Pr

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jul
27

Business Drinks: You are Invited!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  27 July 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: 4th of 2017  

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the fourth Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 27th July 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.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and your organization u

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 July 2017 at 11:47

AgriProFocus facilitated the Kickoff the Surviving Tree Project at Mintesenot Urban Agriculture

In Ethiopia tree seedling are planted every year but the survival rate is very low. The Kickoff the Surviving Tree Project was organizing a tree competition event aimed at speed up tree planting with a higher rate of survival. The Surviving Tree Competition and tree planting activities took place at Mintesenot Urban Agriculture (a youth-run integrated urban farm, with permaculture vegetable plots, poultry, pigs, sheep and cows) hosted a tree planting event on the side of Kebena river. The event were opened by the song by the Ethiopian Environmental Club children on Endemic trees, Global warming, River health and Sustainable development continued from the song indigenous tree seedlings like Cordi Africana (Wanza), Croton (Bisana), Juniperus Procera (Tsid) , Olive (Weyra) etc from seedling supplier at Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources were planted. Peace and Green also pro

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing this article Sewmehon! It is really nice to get a feel of what the day was like, keep it up.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 July 2017 at 11:01

AgriProFocus Facilitates Mapping of Soil Fertility and Tree Seedling Value Chains

This quarter AgirProFocus facilitated two sustainable value chain workshops in Ethiopia:  one on mapping soil fertility value chains for the Fertile Grounds Initiative held in Ziway, and one on mapping tree seedling value chains for GiZ at Menagasha. Members of the AriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness Platform had the opportunity to participate in both workshops.

The interactive value chain mapping technique described in the by the AgriProFocus Gender in Value Chains Toolkits was used in both instances; workshop participants were supported to identify social, economic and environmental constraints and opportunities to the core and extended value chain of specific agricultural products (highland tree seedlings, lowland tree seedlings, compost, biochar, vermicompost, biofertilizer, and green manure seed).

Feedback from the tree seedling value chain workshop was very positive, feedback from the soil fertility

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nov
13

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  13 November 2017 to 24 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Ibadan, Nigeria

ICRA course:  

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit – Learning key skills for inclusive business brokerage,  13 - 24 November 2017, Ibadan, Nigeria. 

This course is for agribusiness service providers and coaches working with smallholder farmers and agro-entrepreneurs.  

As a professional in business support services, you want to contribute to local entrepreneurial development and food security. By offering professional capacity support and coaching and assisting in accessing startup capital you try to help small-scale producers and processors move towards farming as a business.  

In two weeks you will learn how to build trust to establish sustainable business relationships, to improve your negotiation skills and you will get tips on how to secure a steady income. 

This video shows the two steps necessary to negotiate a win-win situation.

Application is open until 12 September 2017

Pay before 1 August and get a 10% reduction on t

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jul
18

Agribusiness Boot Camp

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  18 July 2017 to 20 July 2017 - All Day Event
  Watermark Business Park, Karen

The African Inception for Agribusiness Research is carrying out an Agribusiness Boot Camp in Nairobi on July 18-20, 2017. This Boot Camp is designed for aspiring agribusiness entrepreneurs who are prepared to build a business model from their ideas and/or existing agribusinesses. Participants get hands-on assistance to test ideas over an intense 4 phase incubation by interacting with business advisors as well as investors. See attached the Agribusiness Boot Camp flier and should you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us on africanagribusiness@ai-ar.org.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 June 2017 at 02:27

Youth agripreneurs join us in Accra, Ghana for a 2-day workshop on Trade and Partnerships Development. 

For more information, visit: www.gaaap.biz

Akibodé Djodji Merci pour ce partage, nous en ferons une plus large diffusion dans nos réseaux partenaires.

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 June 2017 at 11:35

Vote for Apis Agribusiness HERE

Hey Friends,

No Tree, No Bee, No Honey, No Money

I am Jony in organic honey business working with rural unemployed youth in natural forest area. The my pilot project of developing sustainable supply chain was among top ten finalists from 338 projects as part of the Solutions Search competition. 

Can you help by clicking on the link below and voting for my entry "Apis Agribusiness" ? I would be mega grateful if you also ask your friends to do the same. The more votes I get, the more likely to win. The vote will end on July 7. 

https://solutionsearch.org/contest/farming-biodiversity#finalists  

Thanks everyone!!


Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 30 May 2017 at 07:06

Agribusiness and de SDG's 

How the agribusiness sector in ASEAN can embrace the Sustainable Development Goals 

CSR Asia, Oxfam and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) jointly published a report to highlight the role of the agribusiness sector in the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture. 

There is an expectation that businesses - including agribusinesses - will use their resources, capabilities and creativity in delivering real solutions to these global challenges. Private business activity, investment and innovation are seen as the major drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation. In the region, there is a need for businesses to adopt a more sustainable strategy for growth, not only looking for eco

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 22 May 2017 at 12:25

Towards a global research and learning agenda for inclusive agribusiness

Report by Food & Business Knowledge Platform of the workshop on March 7 & 8, 2017

Beginning March some 35 experienced practitioners came together to consider how to learn more effectively from the wealth of work being done on inclusive agribusiness, and to formulate key points for a global research and learning agenda. By the end of the workshop six collaborative action priorities for taking the inclusive agribusiness agenda forward were agreed upon.

The workshop “Towards a global research and learning agenda for inclusive agribusiness” took place in Brighton to foster strategic action in the field of inclusive agribusiness. Participants represented the full range of parties working on inclusive agribusiness: private sector, knowledge institutes, donors & implementing agencies, governments from the Global South, producer organizations and NGOs. Initiaters of the event were Seas of Change, the Global Donor Platform

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