Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  19 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Nakuru - Kenya

Course:    Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit
                      Key skills for inclusive business brokerage 

For professionals providing agribusiness support services to small-scale farmers, processors and professionals working in agricultural education.

You’ll get practical tips on e.g. building trust and improving your negotiation skills. Watch this video demonstrating the two steps necessary to
negotiating a win-win situation.

A few places are stil available for our November 2018 course 

For details contact Irene Njogu:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 20 September 2018 at 09:41

Graine d'un meilleur futur

C'est le salon  d'agribusiness qui se tient depuis ce mecredi le 19 septembre 2018 à Cibitoke au nord ouest du Burundi. L'ONG SPARK l'a organisé en collaboration avec l'administration provinciale  pour contribuer à l'amélioration de l'environnement des affaires et l'émergence  de l'esprit entrepreneurial. 

Lors du lancement de cet événement, plusieurs invités de marque  dont un Représentant de l' Ambassadeur du Royaume des Pays Bas étaient présents. Le salon est de 2 jours, il se clôture ce jeudi.  SPARK, organisation promotrice  de la "graine d'un meilleur futur" est une organisation d'origine néerlandaise  qui intervient dans le secteur de l'agro-industrie.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 14 September 2018 at 03:50

Halo semua!

Karena kepadatan server jelang penutupan pendaftaran, beberapa pendaftar mengalami kendala saat mengunggah dokumen berkas pendaftaran ke website. Pastikan internet di areamu stabil dan refresh laptop/komputermu.

Jika masih belum berhasil mendaftar via website, kirim via pos segera! Jangan khawatir apabila formulirmu tiba agak terlambat di kantor AgriProFocus Indonesia. Yang terpenting kirim dulu via pos sebelum 17 September 2018. 

Jangan sampai melewatkan kesempatan untuk mengembangkan diri dan berjejaring dengan rekan-rekan agripreneur muda di Duta Petani Muda 2018! Segera daftarkan aplikasimu di dutapetanimuda.i/pendaftaran atau kirim via pos!

ANTONIUS NGAMA Terimakasih sudah Menerimah untuk Bergabung

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 10 September 2018 at 07:42

Farming can reduce youth migration

Quite frequently we see job advertisements in the media for young people willing to go and work overseas. We have also heard about the mistreatment some of them experience at the hands of their foreign employers. Many youth are actually smuggled out of Uganda in what has come to be known as human trafficking. Others have even died on the way trying to cross oceans on boats.

Some have sold land to raise money for air tickets and for bribing their way into countries of their destination. These unfortunate developments can, however, be stemmed by setting up agricultural businesses in African countries, according to a recent Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) press release dated August 24, 2018. It quoted FAO Director General, Jose Graziano da Silva, as saying: 

“Creating decent employment opportunities for youth in Africa’s agricultural sector can significantly reduce youth migration from the continent.”

Graziano made the statement at the Youth Em

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 7 September 2018 at 01:04

Funding opportunity at HortINVEST project, SNV Rwanda

Deadline: 30 September 2018

The HortInvest project in Rwanda is opening the first window of its Investment and Innovation Fund (IIF) on 6 September. With this fund, HortInvest is able to co-invest with companies and cooperatives that want to invest in business cases and innovations in fruit and vegetable value chains in Rwanda.

The HortINVEST IIF will be an important instrument for the HortInvest project to support companies and farmer cooperatives to mobilise private sector investment and promote innovations in production and marketing of fruits and vegetables. These companies and cooperatives are encouraged to develop innovative business cases that are inclusive of small and medium sized farmers.



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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you for your interest Uwayezu Sylvio, please kindly contact and have more details about the fund!Good luck.

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Uwayezu Sylvio Thank you THACIEN For your advice , I contacted him and gave me a good answer ,and advised me to send idea , and fulfill the form  

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Good to hear!Good luck

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 7 September 2018 at 11:09

Youth Business Challenge - now accepting team applications from young graduate teams 

The Youth Business Challenge Developed by Ethio-Netehrlands Trade for Agricultural Growth, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands and AgriProFocus Ethiopia seeks to bridge the gap between university graduates and agri-food industries in Ethiopia.

With a focus on circular economy, the Youth Business Challenge connects businesses with a waste product with teams of interdisciplinary graduates ready to help these businesses find a profitable way to use their waste.

Five Dutch and Ethiopian companies working in the agri-food sector have joined the challenge. Teams of youth are now invited to apply to help these business find profitable ways to deal with their waste. The youth teams will be invited to learn about the waste challenges that these companies face, connected with a local technical expert on the waste issue at hand, given basic training in business problem solving, then charged to find and assess

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 6 September 2018 at 12:42

La caravane des jeunes au Burundi

L'AgriProFocus Burundi organise  une Caravane  des jeunes du 15 au 21 octobre prochain. C'est  un grand programme collectif sous forme d'excursion. La caravane  vise à faire découvrir aux jeunes entrepreneurs agricoles les opportunités agricoles, faciliter les interactions entre eux et les autres acteurs du secteur agricole, créer des contacts, partager des  connaissances et échanger des  expériences.

Sur l'agenda, les jeunes caravaniers vont visiter différentes associations/coopératives, des entreprises de transformations agroalimentaires et les institutions financières  pour être sensibilisés sur les opportunités que leur offre le secteur agricole. Un atelier de renforcement des capacités  et l'élection de 6 jeunes ambassadeurs agricoles seront organisés dans la suite du programme.

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 4 September 2018 at 08:37

Youth skilled in agricultural value chains at farm camp:

Besides the inspiration from the hands-on experience during the week-long camp, it exposed students to careers in agriculture, agribusiness, entrepreneurship, innovations and leadership skills through agricultural activities.

More than 600 students drawn from different colleges and high schools gathered at Gayaza High School on the farm. Some were seen watering vegetables, others checking on nursery beds, while the rest were on fodder farm attending to dairy animals.

Every year there is a farm camp organised for secondary school children across the country at Gayaza High School in a bid to impart innovative agriculture skills in the children. This year’s camp attracted students from schools such as St Peter’s College Tororo, Marry Hill, Nyakasura, Bombo Army secondary school and St Catherine's secondary from northern Uganda; among others.

Under the theme “Exploring the Farming value chains” students exploited the opportunities

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Mugisha Richard Thank you Gloria for this post. We saw students enjoy farming and many of them pledging to become professional agripreneurs. Time is now to inspire students as future agribusiness leaders in the agrifood sector. 

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Brian Kibirige The 5th Annual School Farm Camp was awesome. Thank you AgriProFocus for taking part

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Hakizimana John I am grateful that fellow youth are self motivated into agriculture. we now have a basis for transforming it and environmental friendly sector for sustainable development. thank you!

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Caravane des Jeunes pour l'Entrepreneuriat : 5EME EDITION

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  11 December 2018 to 18 December 2018 - All Day Event

AgriProFocus Mali en partenariat avec le Conseil National de la Jeunesse compte organiser la 5ème édition de la caravane nationale des jeunes pour l’entreprenariat agricole dans les régions de Sikasso, Bobo Dioulasso( Burkina-Faso) et Niger intitulé le «Retour des Jeunes à la Terre» avec le Conseil National de la Jeunesse (CNJ),la Fédération Nationale des Jeunes Ruraux.

L'ojectif de cette 5ème édition de la Caravane des jeunes pour l’entreprenariat agricole vise à contribuer à l’attractivité du secteur agricole pour la promotion de l’entrepreneuriat et de l’insertion socio-économique des jeunes dans le secteur agricole afin d’améliorer la souveraineté alimentaire dans la sous-région.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 28 August 2018 at 07:52

Le project value4her apelle les entrepreneuses d'Afrique à développer le premier réseau interrégional sur l'agribusiness

VALUE4HER est un nouveau projet du CTA qui entend autonomiser les femmes entrepreneuses du secteur agricole, ou « agripreneuses », en leur fournissant les compétences, les connaissances et l’accès aux marchés, aux financements et aux services dont elles ont besoin pour développer leur entreprise. Le projet appelle les agroentreprises, dirigées par des femmes, à rejoindre le premier réseau de renseignements sur l’agribusiness d’Afrique qui leur est spécialement dédié.

Les principaux défis auxquels les femmes sont confrontées incluent l’accès aux marchés, aux connaissances sur ces marchés, aux financements et aux autres services économiques, ainsi que le manque de compétences techniques, en gestion et en leadership nécessaires pour qu’une entreprise aille de l’avant.

VALUE4HER appelle les agroentreprises, dirigées par des femmes, en Afrique

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Posted By in Youth in Farming Indonesia
Posted 27 August 2018 at 08:37

Apa kamu sudah mendaftar di program Duta Petani Muda 2018? Pastikan kamu telah melihat tampilan gambar di bawah ini di layar gadget-mu ketika mendaftar melalui website, ya! Setelah mendaftar online, jangan lupa konfirmasi ke Widya (+62 853-6447-3739) lewat sms/WhatsApp. Jika kamu mendaftar dengan mengirim berkas via pos, konfirmasi ke Gea (+62 812-1250-3496).

Jangan lewatkan kesempatan untuk berjejaring dengan kawan-kawan muda di dunia agribisnis! Segera daftar sebelum 17  September 2018!

Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 21 August 2018 at 06:44



Deadline for receipt of proposals: Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 6:00 P.M. Netherlands Time

CTA is launching a Call for proposals to support the implementation of ICT-enabled mechanisation services in Africa. The overall indicative amount made available under this Grant / Call for Proposals is a maximum of Euro 250,000.

You can find the complete information about this call HERE

The objective of the ICT for agriculture programme of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is to explore and implement initiatives supportive of the effective use of digital technologies for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries. The Centre also supports strategies promoting the engagement of youth and job creation in agricultural value chains. CTA is launching the current call for proposals against this backdrop.

The specific objective of this Call for Proposa

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 16 August 2018 at 01:58

Workshop on Agribusiness

In order to strengthen education and improve agricultural development in Rwanda, the SEAD project makes use of several pillars, Curriculum revision is of them. UR-CAVM is currently engaged in an internal review of all programmes it offers, since these have not been undergoing a review since the merger of the institutes in 2014. It is in this regards that during the week of 16th-20th April 2018 at Fatima hotel, the SEAD project has provided support by offering its expertise for the revision of the programme of Agribusiness of UR-CAVM.

The process involved the education teams of UR-CAVM and other higher education institutions with higher learning expertise in agribusiness, government officials in strategic positions for agribusiness development, representatives of the private sector involved in the agribusiness and students & Alumni of the agribusiness programme at higher learning institutions.

The participants of the workshop assessed the current curriculum of the Bac

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Agri-Finance Fair and Market Linkages

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  30 August 2018 to 31 August 2018 - All Day Event

Improving Agribusiness!

In an effort to improve the "Access to Finance" sector, AgriProFocus Rwanda with active collaboration and support of different other partners has been organizing a series of famous events called “Agri-Finance Fair and Market linkages”

Those Agri-Finance Fairs took place respectively in Musanze (Northern Province - 2012), Rusizi (Western province - 2012) and Kayonza (Eastern province - 2013), Nyanza (Southern Province-2014), Ngoma (Eastern Province-2015), Ruhango (Southern Province-2016), Muhanga (Southern Province-2017).

The last one that was held in Muhanga District in August, 2018 was also named the "Agribusiness market Linkages Event" as it targeted both the "Access to finance" and "Market Access". (See the Event here: Muhanga Fair ). Generally we do track record we found that AgriProFocus Rwanda has been facilitating these Fairs over the past 8 years. In total 9 fairs have been organized, with over 10,000 participants in total. We managed to link at le

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Posted By in Agricultural and Rural Finance Platform
Posted 8 August 2018 at 06:54

Strengthening Agribusiness ethics:

Agriculture is a science, art, practice and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies. However, all farming generally relies on techniques to expand and maintain the lands suitable for raising domesticated species. Agriculture is the only culture on the earth which doesn't have an alternative. Which is why a research project on the Agribusiness community in Uganda has been launched under the theme: "Progress and Impact of AGRI-QUEST" 


The AGRI-QUEST project was premised on the foundation that despite the benefits of embracing ethical behaviour and quality standards in agri-businesses to strengthen competitiveness and sustainability for accelerated transformation, value chain actors (VCAs) in Uganda do not exhibit sufficient competence in e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 August 2018 at 10:13

Are you an Agribusiness seeking funding/investment?

The Africa Green Revolution Forum, the world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape, will this year host a Dealroom connecting investors with business owners and projects across the agriculture value chain seeking investments.

We invite all entrepreneurs working along the Agriculture value chain to apply for the AGRF Dealroom. The Dealroom is specially designed for entrepreneurs looking to raise capital and connect, directly, with potential investors and development partners.

Businesses seeking investments between $100k-$5m will be considered. We are seeking companies in the growth development phase and looking for expansion capital to scale up their businesses. 

Apply Here

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 1 August 2018 at 02:01

Bees give Obanyo honey and money:

It is 2.30pm as the youth from various places in the country gather at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute, Kabanyolo (MUARIK) for the launch of the fifth CURAD-Swiss contact agribusiness innovations challenge and to show case of their agricultural products they are marketing.

It is an initiative where a number of development partners such as CURAD, Swiss Contact and Stanbic Bank have signed a collective MOU in trying to help impart skills in youths across the country by engaging in agriculture as a business.

Stanbic Bank has come in to provide a revolving fund for the youth to be able to participate in agribusiness initiatives by participating in business incubations for skill gaining in a particular agriculture product. Simon Obanyo one of the youth Mbarara District who is busy offloading different packages of honey for display. He stands out among the rest of the youth as one can see the passion and zeal he has in handling his apiary

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Mugisha Richard Mugisha Richard Simon is such a great youth entrepreneur. We were inspired by his story and rich experience of 16 years in bee keeping. This was during last year's (2017) AgriProFocous Youth Caravan at his farm in Bushenyi.  He started his bee business with nothing but 2000 shillings and now he is one of the few rich youth in Mbarara. He actually says, interest + determination + hardwork =success. We are proud of you Simon!

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CHARLES GUMIRA Simon is very inspiring. I had a chat with him during the Soil Cares community of practice meeting and his story is amazing. Let it be a lesson for other youths

5 months 2 weeks ago

Mugisha Richard Charles, i know you too have a story. Could you please share with us on the online

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 30 July 2018 at 11:35


CTA appelle à l’enregistrement numérique des agroentreprises dirigées par des femmes en Afrique de l’Est et australe. Cet enregistrement facilitera la création d’une base de données en ligne de ces entreprises, qui sera le premier réseau de renseignements sur l’agribusiness dédié aux agroentreprises dirigées par des femmes. L’objectif est de créer un réseau d’agroentreprises de femmes, ainsi que de renforcer le flux d’informations au sein des réseaux d’agroentreprises dirigées par des femmes et avec les marchés, chaînes de valeurs et autres fournisseurs de services, y compris les partenaires financiers. 


Les agroentreprises enregistrées:

 seront  invitées à participer à un salon B2B international organisé par le programme VALUE4HE;

Seront éligibles à une formation en deux phases sur la gestion d’agroentreprises et le le

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 27 July 2018 at 01:47

National Youth Symposium:

Dear members,

Please find the attached the National Youth Symposium – “Youth in agribusiness for income generation and job creation” report.

A summary report of this Event can be found here. 

Moses Iranya Thank you Gloria for sharing this report on the NYS Event. 

5 months 2 weeks ago

Mugisha Richard Youth, please take this space to learn and share. Time is now, it's a matter of doing it right.

5 months 2 weeks ago


Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  19 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Nakuru, Kenya

ICRA course:  Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit
                    Key skills for inclusive business brokerage

This course is meant for agribusiness service providers working with smallholder farmers, processors, affiliated enterprises ànd for professionals working  in producer organisations, educational institutes and development organisations with agribusiness as their domain.  

Candidates with funding can approach me by email:

application deadline is 1 October for those who need a visa for Kenya
application deadline is 1 November for those who do not need a visa for Kenya

To get updates on our courses  and scholarship opportunities you can sign up here