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
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
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... Read more
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... Read more
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
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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
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 email@example.com by stating your program of interest as the email subject.
* Exclusive to executives who RSVP
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
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... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
is open until 12 September 2017
Pay before 1 August and get a 10% reduction on t... Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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... Read more
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... Read more