agribusiness

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

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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.

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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 !

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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. 

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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.

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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 

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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.  

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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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

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Ally Cosmas Thanks  Victoria Gama.

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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

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Rose Marijani Thanks Victoria for good information about gugu karoti

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

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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.

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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!

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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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19

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

CIRCULAR ECONOMY: PEANUT SHELL FOR CHARCOAL MAKING!

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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nov
08

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.

Theme: YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN AGRIBUSINESS TRADE AND INVESTMENT




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 By in AgriProFocus Tanzania

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.

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

1 month 6 days ago

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25

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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