Agribusiness

Posted By in Horticulture Uganda Page
Posted 8 May 2018 at 11:44

Lukyamuzi’s money grows on citrus trees:

Since his days as a marketing executive on radio, he has gone on to become the country sales manager of Harris International, establishing his own media agency, Felma before he quit the high paying job to become a member of parliament and now a farmer. Busujju county Member of Parliament, David Lukyamuzi Kalwanga, is a definition of a hustler.

He is no longer worried about when the rains will fall. Farming in Uganda is so much dependent on the weather but being creative is what matters now the 39-year-old, said

Unpredictable rains are now the norm in most parts of Uganda including the central region that used to be wet most of the year. Most maize farmers are enduring the pain of the army worm attack while coffee is wilting yet other crops do not get enough rain to give a substantial yield.

Lukyamuzi has beaten all this by farming oranges and guavas which can thrive in such dicey weather conditions.

Research-based farming

Soil needs to be upg

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Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Agribusines

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  11 June 2018 - 09:00 to 15 June 2018 - 05:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya/00101

Event: Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Agribusiness Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 11th – 15th June 2018

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INTRODUCTION

In 2016, the world launched the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals which is a set of 17 Global Goals to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These Goals include Goal 1 and 2; that focus on ending poverty and hunger respectively among others. Despite the existence of global agendas and frameworks to reduce poverty and end hunger, the world still experience acute hunger and poverty. For instance, according to the United Nations report of June 2017, the world population stood at 7.5 billion out of which one of nine people did not have enough to eat.

While increased agricultural production is essential in improving food security status of households and the nation, it is not sufficient to reduce hunger and poverty. The best approach would b

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 16 April 2018 at 10:10

Pitch AgriHack 2018: Inviting Young and Female Entrepreneurs to Grow Start-Up!

Deadline: 21 May 2018

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba (regional), has launched a program entitled “Pitch AgriHack 2018” to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and promotion of youth employment.

The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”.

Categories

Two categories are available:

Early stage platform: This is for e-agriculture applications and platforms that have already been developed but that may still need software or business model improvements. Participants must be able to demonstrate the business potential and functional features of their applications or platforms.

Advanced pl

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 12 April 2018 at 04:17

GOOD NATURE AGRO JOB VACANCY - SALES DIRECTOR 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Good Nature Agro is a social enterprise that invests in Zambia’s small-scale farmers to bring them out of poverty and into the middle class. We identify premium agricultural markets and contract our growing network of farmers to deliver reliable, flexible, and quality supply. Good Nature provides year-round support to growers including business and agronomic training, custom farm advice, input financing, and a premium price.

Our first company, Good Nature Seed, applies the Good Nature Agro model to the legume seed market. In four years, Good Nature has scaled from 40 growers to 5,000 growers and over 1,000 metric tons in sales, with 2,500 metric tons expected in 2018. We sell the output of our growers’ efforts to farmers around the region to ensure all smallholders have access to quality, affordable seed that can improve their farms and lives.

Good Nature is at an inflection point and exploring more diverse market opportunities.

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 12 April 2018 at 04:11

GOOD NATURE AGRO JOB VACANCY - GROWER SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Good Nature Agro is a social enterprise that invests in Zambia’s small-scale farmers to bring them out of poverty and into the middle class. We identify premium agricultural markets and contract our growing network of farmers to deliver reliable, flexible, and quality supply. Good Nature provides year-round support to growers including business and agronomic training, custom farm advice, input financing, and a premium price.

Our first company, Good Nature Seed, applies the Good Nature Agro model to the legume seed market. In four years, Good Nature has scaled from 40 growers to 5,000 growers and over 1,000 metric tons in sales, with 2,500 metric tons expected in 2018. We sell the output of our growers’ efforts to farmers around the region to ensure all smallholders have access to quality, affordable seed that can improve their farms and lives.

Good Nature is at an inflection point and exploring more diverse market opportunities. The

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 12 April 2018 at 03:38

Job Vacancy: Senior Program Manager Coffee & Cocoa

To support the scale-up of the Indonesian coffee & cocoa sectors, Inisiatif Dagang Hijau (IDH) is recruiting  Senior Program Manager Coffee & Cocoa. This role is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Senior Program Manager (SPM) is an essential component of coffee & cocoa programs and will be crucial for continued development of the programs. The position reports directly to the Indonesia Program Director and will focus on convening in multi-stakeholder platforms, implementing existing projects and developing additional projects in line with the existing Coffee & Cocoa Programs strategy. The Senior Program Manager will provide leadership and strategic guidance to the Coffee & Cocoa Programs by building networks and partnerships that result in effective implementation, and through developing the capacity of the existing team. The SPM will develop and implement strategies in Coffee & Cocoa Programs in close collaboration w

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 10 April 2018 at 02:41

Congratulations! Top Ten Winners of the Zambia Agribusiness Bootcamp


The top 10 were announced at the finale and pitch event of the Agribusiness Bootcamp Zambia held at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) on Friday 23rd March, 2018.

The Zambia Agribusiness Bootcamp was a competitive mentoring and training programme designed to help growth oriented SME's who operate in value added agribusinesses to derive concrete and feasible expansion plans. Over the last three months, the bootcamp supported participating enterprises with coaching, market contacts and peer learning.

The top 10 winners are agro-processors operating in various value chains. The winners become the first beneficiaries of the Zambia AgriBusiness and Trade Project (ZATP)'s Market Connect.

MarketConnect is an advisory, brokerage and financial support service provided by the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) that aims to promote the sustainable integration of agribusiness SMEs into value chains w

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Short Course: Agri-Business, Enterprise Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  30 April 2018 to 04 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Foscore Development Center, Nairobi Kenya

Course Event: Agri-Business, Enterprise Development and Market Linkage Course 

View course content and register as individual or group - https://bit.ly/2GqQww1  

Introduction

Agribusiness and Enterprise development is a course oriented towards imparting knowledge about different activities, economic concepts and tools related understanding agriculture as a business. The course modules: Econom

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Posted By in Promoting Agribiz Investment Networking & Trade
Posted 6 April 2018 at 09:07

Dear Stakeholders;

Here is the Agribusiness Trade and Investment matchmaking (PAINT) Event 2017 video

This video is an illustration of the activities that transpired during the PAINT program in 2017 whose objective is to support Agriprenuers in Uganda to improve their competitive advantage and connect to long term strategic and profitable investment, financing, trade and BDS opportunities. 

PAINT therefore offers a platform to consolidate the position of investors and other financiers to improve funding streams to local agri MSMSEs in Uganda. It’s a basis on which to further assess the development dynamics and opportunities towards agri-commercialisation, financial investments, enhance information sharing, cooperation among key sectoral players and facilitate business linkages. The program also aims to increase the flow of business and expertise between Uganda and the Netherlands.


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.

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Investing in Agribusiness: Value Addition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  27 August 2018 - 08:00 to 31 August 2018 - 04:30
  Strathmore Business School

The produce-and-then-sell mentality of the commodity business is being replaced by the strategy of first determining what attributes consumer want in their food products and then creating or manufacturing products with those attributes. With the continuous shifting to a global economy, the international market for value-added products is growing. Market forces have led to greater opportunities for product differentiation and added value to raw commodities because of

  1. Increased consumer demands regarding health, nutrition and convenience
  2. Efforts by food processors to improve their productivity
  3. Technological advances that enable producers to produce what consumers and processors desire.

Producers have a challenge to be responsive to consumer demands by producing what is desired. Attentiveness to consumer demands in quality, variety and packaging are important, because demographic trends show growth in the convenience-oriented, health-conscious and environmentally concerned sectors where price is no

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Agribusiness Bootcamp- Zambia Finale

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  23 March 2018, All Day Event
  Mulungushi Conference Centre

The World Bank Group and the Zambian Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (ZATP) in partnership with BongoHive and AgriProfocus Zambia launched the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Zambia with support from The World Bank Group in January 2017 to support Agro-processing enterprises in Eastern, Copperbelt, and Lusaka provinces.

The Zambia Agribusiness Bootcamp is a competitive mentoring and training program designed to help growth-oriented agro-processing SMEs who operate in value added agribusiness to derive concrete and feasible expansion plans. The 5-day bootcamp between 19th and 23rd March 2018 will support participating enterprises through coaching, market contacts and peer learning. The bootcamp is a precursor to the up-coming MarketConnect, an advisory, brokerage and financial support service provided by the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. The best 10 participants of the bootcamp will become the first bene

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AGRIBUSINESS TRADE MISSION TO THE NETHERLANDS

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  11 June 2018 to 15 June 2018 - All Day Event
  AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

RE:INVITATION TO AGRIBUSINESS / HORTICULTURE TRADE AND INVESTMENT MISSION TO THE NETHERLANDS FROM 11TH TO 15TH JUNE 2018

Agribusiness is Africa’s untapped goldmine. According to a World Bank report, Africa’s agribusiness industry is expected to be worth $1 trillion by 2030. With up to 60 percent of the world’s uncultivated arable land, fertile soils, abundant labour, and all-year sunshine, sub-Saharan Africa surely has the potential to become the world’s biggest exporter of food products. Even if Africa decides to ignore export markets, the continent’s one billion people provides a huge and ready market for agribusiness.

Interestingly, more international entrepreneurs are tapping into the vast opportunities in Africa’s agribusiness market. And with the continued harsh impacts of low crude oil prices in 2016, sleeping agribusiness giants like Nigeria and Angola are finally putting a strong focus on agribusiness as a means to diversifying their economies.&nbs

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Join Us At Our Upcoming Agricultural Trainings in April 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  01 April 2018 - 09:00 to 30 April 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Service, Nairobi, Kenya.

Dear All,

Warm greetings for the day! IRES Kenya would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming trainings for the month April 2018 on Agriculture development, Food security and Livelihoods at Indepth Research Services training facilities, Nairobi, Kenya.

The main role of these training workshops is to equip all Agricultural experts together with mid-level policy-makers, with knowledge and skills in understanding the context of the Agriculture Sector with the overall goal of strengthening technical capacity for increased consideration and use of Agriculture in decision-making aimed at tackling development issues.

A preliminary agenda has been devised; a more specific and detailed programme will be sent to any interested candidate who registers for any of our scheduled courses for April 2018.

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations.

Causes and Minimization of Post-Harvest Losses Course (02nd to 06th April 2018)

Food loss and waste have many negative economic and environmental impacts. Economically, they represent a wasted investment that can reduce farmers’ incomes and increase

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 14 March 2018 at 11:42

         THE AGRIBUSINESS LEGAL CLINIC IS RIGHT HERE! NO MORE WORRIES.

Have you been struggling in accessing Agribusiness legal support services? Are you looking for business legal information? Here comes a lasting solution for your business to receive legal information support in real-time through mobile phone devices.

AgriProFocus in partnership with Puliida Uganda Limited, The Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to agribusiness Development (CURAD) and The Uhuru Institute of Social Development will be unveiling a Micro-enterprise Legal Support Program that links agribusinesses, cooperatives and social enterprises to transactional legal support through mobile phones.

This program provides transactional/business legal information on various issues including; business formation, contracts, agreements, trademarks, licenses, certifications, taxes, and more. However; this program does NOT support litigation and criminal matters.

Benefits

1. Easy access of leg

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Muhwezi Godfrey Richard, I like this. Can't wait to see it launched. Once ready, please let us know the details.

2 months 5 days ago

Mugisha Richard Hi Godfrey, we are launching it on Wed the 28th March, 2018. 

2 months 5 days ago

Mugisha Richard Hi Anne Marie, we are going to post it immediately. 

2 months 5 days ago

Ismail Bakundana Thx

1 month 4 weeks ago

Aguti stella Brilliant!

1 month 3 weeks ago

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3ème édition de la foire sur le financement de l'agriculture

Event posted by in Financement de l'Agribusiness
  12 April 2018 - 08:00 to 13 April 2018 - 18:00
  Niamey

Foire sur le financement de l'agriculture 3ème édtion (FINAGRI Niger)

Le réseau AgriProFocus Niger en collaboration avec ses partenaires  organise la troisième édition de la foire sur le financement de l’agriculture au Niger du 12 au 13 avril 2018 à Niamey. La FINAGRI 3 vise à contribuer à l’amélioration du financement des filières agricoles porteuses a travers le développement des relations entre les institutions de financement et les acteurs du secteur agricole. Elle sera l’espace pour casser la barrière entre les banques/IMFs et acteurs du secteur agricole.

De façon spécifique, il s’agira de :

- Partager des informations et expériences sur le FISAN

- Faire connaitre les expériences et opportunités de financement de chaines de valeur par les banques et IMFs

- Faire connaitre les principales filières agro sylvo pastorales porteuses du Niger, les ONGs. Les OPS et autres acteurs qui soutiennent le secteur agricole

- Echanger sur les maillons de la chaine de valeur

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Posted By in Horticulture
Posted 5 March 2018 at 03:08

Opportunity to join InspiraFarms team!


Inspirafarms, a leading innovator in agrifood and renewable energy technology is looking for a dynamic and seasoned individual that will lead in the development of new business opportunities in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Our customers are innovative, growing food companies in Africa and Latin America.

We are looking for a competent person to fill the following position of

Position: Business Developer

Value chain: Agribusiness and Renewable Energy Technology

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 5th March 2018

Consultancy Duration: 2-year basis with the possibility of extension

Job details here

InspiraFarms: Competitive. Sustainable. Agribusiness.


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The 2nd Northern Uganda Agribusiness Forum & Exhibition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  23 March 2018 to 25 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Mayors Garden, Lira

Dear Stakeholder,

Re: Invitation to participate in the Northern Uganda Agribusiness Forum and Exhibition from 23rd to 25th 2018 Mayors Garden Lira

In trying to rejuvenate the development of Northern Uganda, Eye to Eye Consult Ltd in partnership with Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (UNCCI) Lira, the Private Sector Mid North and other stakeholders is organizing the “2nd Northern Uganda Agribusiness Forum and Exhibition 2018”.

Venue: Mayors Garden, Lira

Dates: 23rd - 25th March, 2018

Event Fees:

Corporate Section:

100 Seater Tent - Ushs. 2,000,000

50 Seater Tent - Ushs. 1,000,000

Open space 30 Square Meters 700,000

SME Section:

Table - Ushs. 100,000 for the Groups (Women Groups, Farmer Groups, Youth Groups)

Table for individuals - Ushs. 50,000

Participation:

Entrance to the Exhibition alone Ushs. 1,000

Exhibition and Training - Ushs. 5,000

It is the largest trade event in Northern Uganda for Agriculture, Aquaculture and Animal Health Industries. This event brings together over 250 Companies and fa

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 21 February 2018 at 04:09

The 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival: ''Youth as Catalyst for Agribusiness Development in Rwanda''

AgriProFocus Rwanda through its programme called Youth in Agribusiness, in close partnership with Rural Development Initiative (RDI), USAID/PSDAG project, Rwanda Catholic Relief Service (CRS), the University of Rwanda - College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM), YEAN Rwanda, National Youth Council (NYC), FESY Rwanda and Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), organized the 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival on the 22nd November 2017 at UR-CAVM, Nyagatare Campus.

The objectives of this event were to:

- Create links and networking space among youth agribusiness entrepreneurs with big buyers, agribusiness industry leaders, investors, farmers’ federation and Research institutions.

- Encourage the agribusiness companies, private investors and financial institutions to invest in youth

- Share the current situation on opportunities and challenges for youth engagement in agribusiness

- R

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 20 February 2018 at 04:15

Harvest Money Expo – What Next for Agribusiness in Uganda?

https://ssmusoke.com/2018/02/20/harvest-money-expo-what-next-for-agribusiness-in-uganda/