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)
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.
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),... Read more
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... Read more
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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.
more information, please find detailed flyer here
applications MUST be submitted before Sunday 31 December 2017 via this
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:
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
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... Read more
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.
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.
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... Read more
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?
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... Read more
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/
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more