agribusiness

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 9 December 2014 at 01:09

Deputy Secretary General Challenged Participants @ 1st East African Youth Conference on Pig farming as a solution to Poverty Alleviation in rural areas.

The 1st EAC Youth Conference gathered more than 200 youths and senior officers from EAC Countries with a theme "YOUTH: THINK.SPEAK.PARTICIPE". Participants have been inspired and agribusiness took a major place in constructive discussions. In the closing ceremony, DSG shared the power of pig farming for income generation. Following is a pitch on the project of pig farming in Huye District to be implemented by Youth Agri Business Co. Ltd.


Huye district has an estimated population of 328, 608; average population growth rate of 2.20%, inactivity rate of 19.3% and a labor force of 75.6% engaged in agriculture. About 300 million youth aged 16 to 30 years are unemployed around the world, though having potentials of becoming entrepreneurs, only less than 5% do due to lack of today’s labor market skills. More than 118, 000 youth population aged 14-35

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Didier MUYIRAMYE That is really woww! Congz to Youth Agribusiness Co. Ltd. Could you tell us other info on Youth Agribusiness Co.? is it a cooperative, company? Where is it based at?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 19 November 2014 at 10:39

Consultancy opportunity 


APF Rwanda is looking for a consultant who will collect all relevant contacts and put them together in a well-designed catalog before the end of 2014. The goal of the agri-business catalog is to improve agribusiness development by facilitating an easy access to information on actors in agri-business sector.For more details read the full announcement here attached. 


GATOYI RUTIKANGA Vital All ready applied waiting up coming results.From IPRC group of researchers.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 17 November 2014 at 08:22

AECF Launches Africa Agribusiness Window


The 2nd round of the AECF AAW is now open. It seeks business ideas in agricultural production; the production and/or supply and distribution of agricultural inputs, agro-processing; post-harvest or post-processing activities such as storage, wholesaling, retailing, shipping and exporting; livestock; aquaculture; forestry; rural financial services; supply chain logistics; and information and media services.

Business ideas that qualify for funding must be innovative and have positive impact on the rural poor: delivering increased employment reduced costs and improved productivity.

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Caroline very useful information

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Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Thanks a lot Caroline

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 November 2014 at 09:31

Milkyas Legesse Great and interesting papers!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 November 2014 at 05:56

Catalogue

Below find the Catalogue for Haramaya Finance Fair. It contains profiles of more than 20 organizations participated on the Fair, and additional directories.

Haramaya_Catalogue.pdf


Amarech Haile Berhe Well presented!!!!

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Laurent ULIMUBENSHI Like it!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2014 at 01:52

Pictures - Field Visits to Haqan Gudina Multi-Purpose Coop. and Jiru Siresa Milk and Milk products producers Coop.

Shamba Shape Up Great pictures!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 November 2014 at 01:49

Pictures - Filed Visits to Haqan Gudina Multi-Purpose Coop. and Jiru Siresa Milk and Milk products producers Coop.

Agriculture Integrated Devt(AID) That's great

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 November 2014 at 01:21

Parallel Events to Haramaya Finance Fair: Two Field Visits and Paper Presentations

The main focus of the paper presentations and public discussions was providing the facts and possible solutions regarding providing access to finance  to small holder farmers in the region. The Following are the titles and presenters of the papers:

1. “Profitability analysis of local seed business – evidence from east Oromia farmers’ seed producer cooperative” – Reta Wagari (ISSD-HU)

2. “Micro agribusiness enterprise development and access to village level financial service – Experince of CARE East Hararghe” – Anuwar Ahmed (CARE E. Hararghe)

3. “Farmers’ Access to Financial Services and Investment ” – Kebede Dhuga (Agri-ProFocus Ethiopia)

4. “Agricultural Inputs System in Ethiopia” – Awet Teki (Agricultural Transformation Agency - ATA)

5. “Opportunities, challenges and lessons in Agricultural business operation – Experience of farmers’ copperative u

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Shadrack Oyugi is it possible to get the paper on profitability analysis of local seeds business?

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Gizaw Legesse Denboba Dear Shadrack, yes it is possible; I will attach it ASAP. Thanks for the interest.

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Kennedy Mafinge Good program but how often do you hold these fairs?

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Gizaw Legesse Hi Kennedy, we are now organizing 3 to 4 Finance Fairs per year. You can also look at the Catalogue of this Fair attached on later post, which you will find previews of previous Finance Fairs. Thank you for your comment.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 November 2014 at 10:46

Haramaya Finance Fair: the Fair

Agri-ProFocus Ethiopia, in collaboration with Haramaya University/ISSD Program, organized the 7th Agribusiness Finance Fair in Haramaya University compound on 7 & 8 November, 2014.

The overall objective of the event was to share experience on constraints and solutions to improve access to financial services for small scale enterprise development in East Ethiopia in general and east Oromia in particular.

Financial institutions, like Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Bunna International Bank and a number of regional MFIs and Saving & Credit Enterprises, as well as various Farmers Cooperatives and Unions exhibited their products, services and activities. Capacity Builders, including the Co-Organizer HU-ISSD, were also exhibiting their activities and projects in the region. Nearly 400 people attended the Agri-ProFocus Agribusiness Finance Fair.

Dr Nigussie Dechassa, Vice President for Research Affairs of Haramaya University and HU-ISSD Scientfic Coordinator, made the welcoming sp

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Gerrit Holtland Nice event. Congratulations to all organisers! And good to see my friend Awet presenting the ATA agenda on input finance again; a crucial dosier for Ethiopian agriculture.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 November 2014 at 06:02

***** POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY *****

The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), an agency focused on promoting agricultural sector transformation throughout Ethiopia. is introducing a groundbreaking initiative to drive agricultural transformation and rural industrialization – the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters.  The new Clusters project will leverage ATA priority interventions by focusing them in geographic clusters and is currently looking to fill several new positions listed below.

These are dynamic opportunities for passionate, driven problem solvers with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Agribusiness, Business/Management, Operations, Agricultural Economics, Economics or other relevant fields and at least 5 years’ (for Mobilization Officer, Program Manager and Policy Expert roles) or 15 years” (for Unit Lead role) experience with large-scale programs (preferably agro-processing and agribusiness initiatives) to join a

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Gizaw Legesse Denboba Thank you Elizabeth, for your useful information.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 30 October 2014 at 12:30

Agri-ProFocus Rwanda organized the 5th edition of the Agribusiness Fair: http://www.agri-profocus.nl/2014/articles/rwanda-organised-the-5th-edition-of-the-agri-business-fair/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 27 August 2014 at 01:26

En date du 22 et 23 août 2014, l’Agri-ProFocus Burundi en partenariat avec le ministère de l’agriculture et de l’élevage a organisé dans la province de Bururi une foire agricole promotionnelle ayant pour thème :"Appui à la promotion des filières agricoles au Burundi."

imageCet événement a été rehaussé par la participation de SE le Président de la République du Burundi, Pierre NKURUNZIZA qui a lancé le début des activités accompagné  par l’ambassadeur des Pays bas au Burundi et de la Ministre de l’agriculture et de l’élevage  ainsi que les partenaires techniques et financiers et ONGs appuyant le domaine de l’agriculture et l’élevage.

Cette foire avait pour objectif de promouvoir et d’améliorer la connaissance des filières lait, maïs, pomme de terre, huile de palme et autres filières agricoles au niveau de la province de Bururi et des provinces transfrontaliers. Plusieurs activités avaient été prévu notamment l’exposition – vente, l

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