Mafunzo ya utumiaji wa mtandao wa AgriProFocus

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  19 October 2017, 08:00-10:00
  Dar es salaam, Tanzania

Tarehe 19 mwezi wa 10, tutakuwa na mafunzo ya matumizi ya mtandao wetu ili kuongeza ufanisi zaidi kwa washiriki na wanachama wetu.

Utafaidika nini kupitia mafunzo haya?

- Utaweza kupata mawasiliano ya ndani na nje ya nchi kupitia orodha tuliyonayo

- Kutafutia soko bidhaa au huduma unayotoa kupitia sehemu ya soko katika mtandao wetu

- Kulitangaza shirika au kampuni yako

- Kujadili masuala ya kilimo na watu duniani kote

Utajifunza vitu hivi kupitia mafunzo haya:

-Jinsi ya kujiandikisha na kutumia kwa usahihi mtandao huu

- Kuweka na kuzibadili taarifa zako

- Kuweka kampuni au shirika lako

- Kupata mawasiliano na watu sahihi na shughuli zako

- Kuweka au kutafuta bidhaa kupitia mtandao 

- Kutangaza bidhaa zako katika sehemu ya soko. 

Nani wa kuhudhuria;

Mtu yeyote katika tasnia ya kilimo au anayejifunza ili kupata maarifa.

Kwa mafunzo yanayofuata tutaweka fomu ya kujaza ili kuweza kuhudhuria mafunzo.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 16 October 2017 at 12:10


An interview with young man who invented a charcoal machine.

AgriProFocus had an opportunity to interview a young man who is a founder of Green Power Group in Tabora region which deals with making charcoal by using waste products and peanut shells.

With the background of Law degree he dedicate his time to conserve the environment. His full name is Idrissa Khamisi Nyachenga born and raised in Kaliua, Tabora region. Idrissa says “I started working on my idea when I was still at the university after a thought of what will I do in case I will not be able to find a job after college”. Most of his time spent in library doing research about environment and what to do to make a different that will also be an employment for him and his community.

Green Power Group turn waste product into charcoal and invented a charcoal making machine, Idrissa said “I got an idea of making charcoal machine from the Chinese social network and simplify it to my

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 October 2017 at 09:04

Applications Open for MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017 Competition!

Deadline: 30 November 2017

Is your business working to scale up a financial product or service to transform more lives in Africa? If yes, then apply for the MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity Competition.

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking applications for the third collection period of its 2017 Competition to support innovative financial products, services or processes from organizations that will design, pilot and test new ideas, as well as those that aim to expand proven ideas into new geographies or a new customer segment in rural and agricultural areas.

Applications made to the 2017 Rolling Competition should be for support of between US$250,000 and US$2,500,000.

For more information visit; Fund for rural prosperity

Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi,

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  20 November 2017 - 09:00 to 22 November 2017 - 17:00
  Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

You are cordially invited to join us as delegates from the 20 – 22 November 2017, African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) 2017 to be held at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.

The African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) is the world’s meeting place for investment in Africa’s agriculture and agro processing sectors. The African food and agribusiness industry requires investment to drive commercial farming, mechanization and processed product through value addition. Governments across the continent are increasingly redefining policies to attract initiatives to support this industry so to lift its citizens out of poverty.

The AAII 2017 provides a forum for investors, bankers, mining projects, project owners, entrepreneurs and governments to connect and identify real opportunities in African agri. The Indaba creates a structured and efficient platform for investment ready projects across the food value chain to be showcased and attract interest from the investment and financial industry.

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Africa agribusiness incubation conference and expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  08 November 2017 to 10 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Dakar, Senegal

Africa Agribusiness Incubation Network ( AAIN)  has prepared  "The Agribusiness Conference and Expo" which will take place in Dakar, Senegal between 8th to 10th November. 

And before the actual event the AAIN has prepared a Bootcamp which is a pre event which will take place before and during the conference on 7th November. The pre event offers coaching, mentoring, pitching conducted to select few leading ideas for future support. Read more HERE.

The conference will be highly interactive and focused on self organised event. To know the routine and to register for the conference check through this LINK.


Agro-processing factory available for Acquisition, rental or Joint venture

Reason for selling:

The owners do not have enough manpower as they have heavily invested in farming activities in other regions of Tanzania.

Flexible investment options:

1. Acquisition- As per the valuation, the cost or selling price of the property (Excluding Machines) is USD 900,750 and includes the land and building

2. Rental- The rent for the premises is in the range: USD 10,000 to USD 15,000 per month. Individual sections are also open for rent and can be discussed upon a visit by the potential investor.

3. Joint Venture- The property is also open for a Joint Venture, and this does not necessarily have to be in the agro processing industry. Assets such as Godowns/Warehouses are suitable for manufacturing industries that require spacious storage.

Premises details:

Ø The subject property is specifically located at on Plot No. 40 Block ‘P”,Kinyanambo “C” Mafinga urban, about 100metres from Dar to Mbeya tarmac road.

Ø Total size of the land is six (6) acres

Ø Fi

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Posted 6 October 2017 at 09:14

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 October 2017 at 12:23

My  experience with paint mentoring training has been of the great importance for it has been of enabled me to learn more of how to present my business for business invest in, partners as well as Improving marketing and sells and knowing my customers .which i believe  it will transform   my business development.  A very big thank you to the organisers. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 2 October 2017 at 10:22

Youth in aquaponic farming!

Entrepreneurship in aquaponic!

Aquaponic is a way of growing fish and plants together in one integrated system,  the fish waste provides an organic food source for the plants, and the plants naturally filter the water for the fish. Stanley Hermes from Morogoro is among the youth who does aquaponic farming named "Heshe farms". 

Stanley shared his experience with us about aquaponic farms, whereby he grows strawberry, keep chicken, rabbits and fish dam for tilapia. He says with aquaponic to start is the difficult part but once you are all set up everything run smoothly. At first i wanted to do agriculture but i was looking for a way to do it in a sustainable and organic way, then i learned about aquaponic. Stanley has a degree in Computer Science and had interest in farming but he did not have enough space to farm in urban area. With his experience of entrepreneurship through volunteering with Raleigh International, Tanzania, Stanley learned about aquapon

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GEOFREY MTEMBELI The project is so good,I would like to start mine in Morogoro as well.Give me your contact for more information stanley.

1 week 2 days ago

Heshe _Aqua Hi Mtembeli, here are my contacts 0762547464 call during working​ hours we will be happy to work with you.

6 days 10 hours ago


Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 June 2018 to 06 July 2018 - All Day Event
  Ibadan, Nigeria

ICRA course:

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.

For more information and application, see the course webpage.

Scholarship application deadline is 19 October 2017
Application deadline for candidates with f

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 22 September 2017 at 11:57

OYE bootcamp in supporting youth entrepreneurs!

In supporting youth in agribusiness, our partners SNV partnered with MasterCard Foundation in a project named Opportunity for Youth Employment (OYE) and held a boot camp between 11th-14th September. The bootcamp involved youth from four zones of Tanzania including Southern Zone (Mbeya), Northern Zone (Arusha), Central Zone (Dodoma/Morogoro) and Lake Zone (Mwanza).

The Bootcamp held for 3 days, of which 2 days of learning, networking and study tours to organic fertilizer company and organic manufacturer company. Out of 30 participants, 3 winners were chosen whereby the first winner won a startup kit worth 1 million, second 900,000 and third 800,000 start up kits. 

 The panel of judges from SNV and AgriProFocus Tanzania Country Coordinator Katarina Mungure chose the competition winner named Elizabeth from Haki Leather Group in Dodoma. 

 Katarina says "youth who attended OYE bootcamp and business plan competition

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Juma Bruno Ngomuo Great work @SNV Tanzania And @AgriProfocus Tanzania Katarina Mungure @Awadh Milas for keeping on the Spirit

3 weeks 5 days ago

MUWANGUZI SAMUEL Am really appreciate of such great work but i also pray to God to give Favor on us  the Ugandan Youths also to participate in such tacks 

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East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  09 October 2017 to 11 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Maputo, Mozambique

The East and Southern Africa Agribusiness Conference is only three weeks away and more than 200 delegates have already registered for the event, which will take place between 9th to 11th October in Maputo Mozambique. 

The conference is expecting over 300 delegates in Maputo for this meeting of key people influencing the future direction of the fertilizer agribusiness industry in the region. 

Why should you attend, over 30 speakers confirmed at the conference from Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, USA, South Africa and Malawi. To learn about the speakers profile read HERE.

During the conference you will be able to hear the key debates on the following;

-View from the private sector: African fertilizers leader panel

-Policy development to support regional fertilizer trade and agribusiness 

-Understanding African soils and their nutrient needs 

-Opportunities for investment in agribusiness in Mozambique

-Meeting Africa's rice promise


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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:

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.


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 18 September 2017 at 06:47

Need help with taking care of your soil, here is your solution!

Soilcare is the solution to all of your problems concerning soil problem, be it type, diseases, information and  more.

Soilcare provide solution on how to manage your soil fertility, soil testing and know what inputs to produce. Also by putting knowledge in the hands of  farmers and give them access to the knowledge from the experts. Through softwares they provide update about practical information of soil to farmers, the one thing you need to do is visit their website and learn more as instructed below.

Read more about soilcare and get the answer to all your soil problems. 


A 2 day training workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  23 October 2017 to 24 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Morogoro, Tanzania

The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) in partnership with Campbell Collaboration  and  Sokoine University of Agriculture prepared a two day training workshop with a theme of "Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses".

This workshop will took place at Sokoine University of Agriculture, and aim to promote demand of and the use of evaluation by national governments, researchers, policy makers and academia to inform and shape policy processes and practices, and development programmes. 

Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses explore variety of questions, what is the extent of a problem? Which risk and protective factors are associated with specific condition? etc. The course will be delivered in terms of lectures, group discussion and computer exercises.

The facilitators are Dr Ekwaro Obuku( Africa Centre FOR Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation at Makerere University, Uganda) and Laurenz Langer (Africa Centre for Evidence at the University o

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Meru Farmer's Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  26 October 2017 - 09:00 to 28 October 2017 - 05:00
  Arusha, Tanzania

Meru Farmer's Fair - Tanzania

The Meru farmers fair took place in 2016 and had 9000 visitors, and this year is expecting to have more than 4000 visitors a day which for three days will make it 12000 total. 

Meru Farmer's Fair is organised by a group of farmers organisation in agricultural sector in Tanzania. The fair will bring an opportunity for peoples in this sector to meet, advertise, debate, learn and make business. Also the focus of the fair in commodities produced in Meru which are horticulture (vegetables and coffee), cereals and oil seeds, poultry and dairy (cows and goats). 

The fair starts from 26 to 28 of October at USA River, Arusha from morning to evening. 

For more information on how to participate and deadline for application see the attached document . Email: 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 September 2017 at 08:30

I'd like to share some thoughts on the recent developments around Aquaponics and Hydroponics in Africa and Asia. Would love to hear your comments and experiences:

Aquaponics: A sustainable business model!?

“Talking with restaurant owners all around Ethiopia we picked up many frustrations about the supply of vegetables they were receiving. Often vegetables were out of stock for weeks, arriving half rotten or even delivered with traces of pesticides. After observing their response to our aquaponics vegetables, we realized that with aquaponics we had to key to solving many of these urban food supply issues.”  

Commercial aquaponics has rooted itself in the growing sustainable food movement in the west. Production numbers are increasing, improvements are made on organic pest management and nutrient control is being optimized. Despite these positive developments, profitability still is an issue for many western growers, but not so in emerging urban markets of Asia and A

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Gizaw Legesse A few months ago, we featured an entrepreneur who use plastic bottles to grow vegetables in a semi aquaponic system using Algae as source of nutrients. This member thinks, his project is cost effective, a means for achieving food security, a solution for getting healthy food, and a contribution for environment protection. Personally, I liked the idea - and sure would like to try it home. Dear Bouke, thank you for sharing this, and please take a look at this article about the project I mentioned above:

1 month 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 7 September 2017 at 02:52

I am Eric from Kigali, Rwanda,  I am new on this platform  and I have recently graduated from college.

I look forward to share  and to learn from here. Thank you

Janine Schoeman Welcome Erik, happy to see you on the platform! Looking forward to seeing more of you here. Kind Regards Janine

1 month 1 week ago

GEOFREY MTEMBELI welcome Erik,feel free to post anything positive and helpfully.Geofrey here from Tanzania

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 22 August 2017 at 07:39

Hello all,

I am the founder and CEO of, a new B2B platform that aims to help to facilitate trade between African and foreign firms in Europe, Asia, etc. and to improve intra-African trade as well.

The first sector we are engaged in is Agribusiness. More sectors will be implemented by mid 2018.

We are currently in Dar Es Salam until next friday (08/25/2017).

I just discovered this group today and I am calling everyone that is available for a meeting by friday. We will attend the Food Agro Tanzania exhibition in Mlimani Conference Center.

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 Vording for referring me to the interesting BEAMexchange website:

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!