agribusiness

jan
15

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!

1 month 4 days ago

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

1 month 3 days ago

Prosper DUTONNYEKUMANA Good achievement!

1 month 3 days ago

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

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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  http://africaain.org/happy-festive-season-and-prosperous-2018-from-aain/ 

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!

1 month 1 week 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: info@benefactorsltd.com  W: www.benefactorsltd.com Phone: +250780483649

Paul Kagame Mucyo Thank you Thacien... 

1 month 5 days ago

Richard James Onyai Can Ugandans also benefit from the scheme?

3 weeks 2 days ago

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

2 weeks 5 days 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 week 4 days ago

Paul Kagame Mucyo Richard, can you please visit www.benefactorsltd.com for more

1 week 3 days 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

sep
17

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

MATUMIZI YA MBOLEA ASILI AINA YA MINJIGU KWA KILIMO CHA MBOGAMBOGA!

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

2 months 1 week 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.

2 months 1 week 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 !

2 months 1 week 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. 

2 months 1 week 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.

2 months 1 week ago

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

UZINDUZI WA PROGRAMU YA VIJANA KATIKA SEKTA YA KILIMO

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 

2 months 1 week ago

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

THE AGRIFOOD YOUTH LAB LAUNCH! 

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. 

1 month 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:http://organicfertilizermachine.com/eco-solutions/how-to-process-chicken-manure-organic-fertilizer.html

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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: http://africaain.org/accreditation-for-agribusiness-incubators-and-hubs-kick-started-in-accra-ghana-africa-to-gain-more-from-joint-initiatives-by-aain-and-partners/

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

2 months 2 weeks ago

Ally Cosmas Thanks  Victoria Gama.

2 months 2 weeks ago

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

JINSI YA KUZUIA GUGU KAROTI

(PARTHENIUM HYSTEROPHORUS)

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

JINSI YA KUZUIA GUGU KAROTI

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

ATHARI ZA GUGU KAROTI

- 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 GUGU VAMIZI

- 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

2 months 3 weeks ago

Rose Marijani Thanks Victoria for good information about gugu karoti

2 months 2 weeks ago

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

2 months 2 weeks ago

nov
02

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: http://www.bluemoonethiopia.co

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 October 2017 at 04:41

Can Index Insurance Make African Farmers Climate-Resilient?

By Wambi Michael

Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for lost crops and livestock due to climate change.

A number of African governments have either introduced or are piloting index insurance while some are still waiting and watching to see if it will have any tangible impact. Various experts attending the Global Green Growth Week conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia discussed and shared experiences with index insurance as an innovation in agriculture for climate and food security in Africa.

Uganda is among the African countries that have just introduced an index insurance scheme run on a public private partnership basis between insurance firms, the insurance regulatory authority and the Central Bank of Uganda, which holds the money.

The Government of Uganda allo

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Sarah Assefa Members of our Agroecology network have commented that the total rainfall in the season is not the critical indicator of crop success - rather whether or not rain comes at critical times in the growth of the crop - especially the flowering time for many grains and fruits. The critical time will be different for each crop! So this is one reason that Ethiopians point to the index not being targeted enough to be well correlated to economic output.  I do find this kind of support for managing risk at the smallholder level to be important and I hope that it will take off one day.

2 months 3 weeks ago

Marion Alyek Dear Sarah,Thank you for sharing your insight!. Its good to know that the Ethiopians art the small holders level find this very important. I can only hope that we can all try and sensitize our farmers public about the importance of index Insurance!

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 22 October 2017 at 08:33

A successful preparatory meeting of 2017-Youth in Agribusiness Festival

On Thursday, 19th October 2017, AgriProFocus Rwanda held 1st preparatory meeting of Youth in Agribusiness Festival 2017 at Chez Lando Hotel to gather different stakeholders' ideas in organizing 2017-Youth in Agribusiness Festival.

The objective of this meeting was to commonly discuss and share the ideas from different partners in preparing Youth in Agribusiness Festival 2017.

AgriProFocus Rwanda and Rural Development Initiative (RDI) in collaboration with different partners organizations are organizing a ‘’2017- Youth in Agribusiness Festival’’, to enhance the engagement of youth in agribusiness by facilitating information-sharing and practical entrepreneurship experience -sharing between youth role-models and those who want to enter the Agribusiness career.

WHAT IS ‘’YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINES FESTIVAL’’

‘’Youth in Agribusiness Festival’’ is an event started in 2015 from an idea of RDI and AgriProFocus Rwanda with the aim of advocat

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