agribusiness

Posted By in Horticulture Uganda Page
Posted 9 July 2018 at 06:35

Luwero, the pineapple Sanctuary:

Pineapples in Luwero are a must bite for tourists destined to Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park. The organic fruit weighing more than 4kg has a price tag of less than sh3000. It all depends on one’s haggling skills.

“Soon, a trip to Uganda without tasting a pineapple will be declared incomplete,” said Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) spokesperson, Jonathan Baniah. “We are urging all tour operators to include a trip to Luwero as part of the itinerary.”

Destined to Murchison Falls National Park, two Japanese Midori Lsozaki and Kusano Kazuki had their tongues wagging for the juicy harvest when they made a stopover in Luwero to sample them on 40 acres of a pineapple garden and Sulma Foods processing plant.

“These fruits are bigger than my head!” exclaimed Losaki as she was served a whole fruit dripping with juice. “Give me chop sticks?” Losaki was told to wash her hands an

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 7 July 2018 at 09:30

Meet Emmanuela, a young lady who builds a business from herbal plants!!

Emmanuella Yvonne Iradukunda, 19, saw opportunity in the flower and jumped on it.

The flower, known as Hibiscus is popular in Rwanda for its beauty when planted in gardens or used as decorations in homes

But for Iradukunda, it has a lot more use. It first restored her mother’s health and now it is a source of revenue.

“My mother suffered a lot from joint pains that sometimes she was not able to do basic household chores or take a walk,” Emmanuella added. Read more


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Journée d'Entrepreneuriat Agricole Jeunes

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  15 November 2018, All Day Event
  Koulikoro

AgriProFocus à travers ses communautés d'innovation , jeunesse et entrepreneuriat agricole en collaboration avec JOKKOLABS , organise le 15 Novembre 2018 la 1ère édition de la journée d'échange d’expériences sur l'entrepreneuriat agricole des jeunes sous le thème " Innovations agricoles et Opportunités d'emplois verts"

La présente journée vise à contribuer à stimuler auprès des jeunes et des femmes l'esprit d'entreprendre et la conscience écologique dans le domaine agricole en vue de relever le défi de l'auto -emploi et de garantir la sécurité alimentaire auprès des populations locales .

 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 July 2018 at 03:37

Call for Applications: GAAAP - Uganda 2018 

Do you know any youth:

  1. Aged between 21- 40 years?
  2. Engaged in their business full-time in Uganda?
  3. Willing to commit 9 months to tailored strategic advisory and workshops that will grow your business?

The Global African Agribusiness Accelerator Platform (GAAAP) seeks to foster development of Pan-African community of dynamics youthful Agri-preneurs; stimulate intra-African trade and investment; facilitate inter-generational knowledge transfer and collaboration through mentorship; facilitate exposure to continental and global good practice in agribusiness, and help participants grow their business over the next 3 years. Applications are open!

Deadline: 13th July, 2018

Where to apply 

Visit www.gaaap.biz for more information or email info@gaaap.biz

STEPHEN OBORE great thanks 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 27 June 2018 at 09:27

Proper Value Chain Development and Actor Empowerement Course

06th August - 10th August 2018

Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

The future of African small-scale producers depends on their ability to play an active and meaningful role in market dynamics. By effectively participating in and influencing the value chains that link them to suppliers, traders and consumers, smallholders will be able to earn more from their crops, livestock and small businesses. This 5 days training programme equips researchers, rural development practitioners and service providers with the competencies needed to assist small-scale farmers, traders and businesses to strengthen their position in value chains and, by so doing, contribute to economic development and poverty reduction. Overall the workshop consists of a mixture of brief interactive lectures to introduce various concepts, principles and approaches (questions and discussions encouraged during the presentation), plenary exercises, brainstorms, role

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Farmer Group Transformation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  20 June 2018, All Day Event
  Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka

Knowledge sharing and learning workshop & Business drinks

Theme: Farmer Group Transformation

What?

AgriProFocus Network is hosting a network building event under the theme “Transforming Farmer Groups” on Wednesday 20th June 2018, from 08:00 – 17:00 hours at Radisson Blu Hotel.

Why?

There are a number of programmes and initiatives that leverage on the farmer group structures. This draws in the need for key stakeholders and members to share insights on the key drivers and limitations on working with farmer group structures. The purpose of the event is to create a platform for key stakeholders and members working with various types of farmer groups to exchange knowledge and learn from each other on the challenges, advantages and best practices of working and engaging farmer groups. The event will also seek to generate interest among stakeholders for the establishment of a coalition to work towards a Farmer Group Transformation programme to accelerate the development of sustainable

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Posted By in Agricultural and Rural Finance Platform
Posted 8 June 2018 at 01:07

Agribusiness: Northern Uganda gets tractor boost.

Before 2015, Seraphine Adibakum, a Moyo-based farmer and his workers took a month to cultivate his 20 acre piece of land using the hand hoe. So he could not plan the cassava at the same time and therefore had less for the market.Besides, Adibakum says he was spending most of the little money from the cassava sales on workers’ food, transport and wages every month.


However, this changed in 2015 when Adibakum bought an old tractor to mechanise his farming and increase output. He has since opened up more land for cultivation and bought a second tractor, a new one. In addition to his own farm work, Adibakum hires out the tractors to other farmers. He says he earns more from agriculture having ventured into rice and from the tractor hire.


Adibakum’s is an example of how mechanism in agribusiness enterprises is improving farms in northern Uganda and has boosted people’s incomes, food security and created employment. Small scale farmers have ex

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 28 May 2018 at 04:49

Are you running an incubator or accelerator in the Asia-Pacific?

Frontier Incubators will assist regional ecosystems to develop innovative enterprises that can secure investment, scale their impact, and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. This program builds the capacity of incubators and accelerators in the Asia-Pacific region, increasing the quality of support services these organisations offer to innovative entrepreneurs and enterprises. To achieve this we will facilitate partnerships between global leaders in the field and emerging incubators and accelerators from the region.

If you would like to strengthen your program and improve the services you offer, apply here before July 31, 2018.

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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