agribusiness

oct
09

East and Southern Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  09 October 2017 to 11 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Maputo, Mozambique

The East and Southern Africa Agribusiness Conference is only three weeks away and more than 200 delegates have already registered for the event, which will take place between 9th to 11th October in Maputo Mozambique. 

The conference is expecting over 300 delegates in Maputo for this meeting of key people influencing the future direction of the fertilizer agribusiness industry in the region. 

Why should you attend, over 30 speakers confirmed at the conference from Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, USA, South Africa and Malawi. To learn about the speakers profile read HERE.

During the conference you will be able to hear the key debates on the following;

-View from the private sector: African fertilizers leader panel

-Policy development to support regional fertilizer trade and agribusiness 

-Understanding African soils and their nutrient needs 

-Opportunities for investment in agribusiness in Mozambique

-Meeting Africa's rice promise

-Build

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oct
03

Borrel of the Pyramid meets Green Banana Food Company

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 October 2017, 19:30-22:00
  Impact Hub Amsterdam

A new Borrel is planned! (Borrel = social drinks)

The social enterprise 'Green Banana Food Company' invites you to discuss and brainstorm on their business case during an exclusive tasting event!

Again we have interesting and challenging case questions for you. This time we meet up with the social enterprise Green Banana Food Company (GBFC). GBFC is making the traditional Italian pasta healthier, more nutritious, and gluten-free by using green bananas, a fusion of other pulses, legumes and vegetables, all while positively impacting small-scale farmers in Uganda.

Sign up for the event here: http://bit.ly/2wZ36wU

Extra feature: It will be an exclusive tasting event of GBFC's products. Be quick, only limited places available!

How can you help GBFC grow? 3 business case questions will be discussed:

1) Entry market channels

What market channels are suitable to sell GBFC's products? What is the best entry strategy?

2) Brand development (storytelling)

Tailoring main messages to customers why they should buy GBFC's products.

3)

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 18 September 2017 at 06:47

Need help with taking care of your soil, here is your solution!

Soilcare is the solution to all of your problems concerning soil problem, be it type, diseases, information and  more.

Soilcare provide solution on how to manage your soil fertility, soil testing and know what inputs to produce. Also by putting knowledge in the hands of  farmers and give them access to the knowledge from the experts. Through softwares they provide update about practical information of soil to farmers, the one thing you need to do is visit their website and learn more as instructed below.

Read more about soilcare and get the answer to all your soil problems. 

oct
23

A 2 day training workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  23 October 2017 to 24 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Morogoro, Tanzania

The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) in partnership with Campbell Collaboration  and  Sokoine University of Agriculture prepared a two day training workshop with a theme of "Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses".

This workshop will took place at Sokoine University of Agriculture, and aim to promote demand of and the use of evaluation by national governments, researchers, policy makers and academia to inform and shape policy processes and practices, and development programmes. 

Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses explore variety of questions, what is the extent of a problem? Which risk and protective factors are associated with specific condition? etc. The course will be delivered in terms of lectures, group discussion and computer exercises.

The facilitators are Dr Ekwaro Obuku( Africa Centre FOR Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation at Makerere University, Uganda) and Laurenz Langer (Africa Centre for Evidence at the University o

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oct
26

Meru Farmer's Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  26 October 2017 - 09:00 to 28 October 2017 - 05:00
  Arusha, Tanzania

Meru Farmer's Fair - Tanzania

The Meru farmers fair took place in 2016 and had 9000 visitors, and this year is expecting to have more than 4000 visitors a day which for three days will make it 12000 total. 

Meru Farmer's Fair is organised by a group of farmers organisation in agricultural sector in Tanzania. The fair will bring an opportunity for peoples in this sector to meet, advertise, debate, learn and make business. Also the focus of the fair in commodities produced in Meru which are horticulture (vegetables and coffee), cereals and oil seeds, poultry and dairy (cows and goats). 

The fair starts from 26 to 28 of October at USA River, Arusha from morning to evening. 

For more information on how to participate and deadline for application see the attached document . Email: farmers.meru@gmail.com 




Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 September 2017 at 08:30

I'd like to share some thoughts on the recent developments around Aquaponics and Hydroponics in Africa and Asia. Would love to hear your comments and experiences:

Aquaponics: A sustainable business model!?

“Talking with restaurant owners all around Ethiopia we picked up many frustrations about the supply of vegetables they were receiving. Often vegetables were out of stock for weeks, arriving half rotten or even delivered with traces of pesticides. After observing their response to our aquaponics vegetables, we realized that with aquaponics we had to key to solving many of these urban food supply issues.”  

Commercial aquaponics has rooted itself in the growing sustainable food movement in the west. Production numbers are increasing, improvements are made on organic pest management and nutrient control is being optimized. Despite these positive developments, profitability still is an issue for many western growers, but not so in emerging urban markets of Asia and A

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Gizaw Legesse A few months ago, we featured an entrepreneur who use plastic bottles to grow vegetables in a semi aquaponic system using Algae as source of nutrients. This member thinks, his project is cost effective, a means for achieving food security, a solution for getting healthy food, and a contribution for environment protection. Personally, I liked the idea - and sure would like to try it home. Dear Bouke, thank you for sharing this, and please take a look at this article about the project I mentioned above: https://agriprofocus.com/post/58c2ca460b34d915e2e9155e

1 year 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 7 September 2017 at 02:52

I am Eric from Kigali, Rwanda,  I am new on this platform  and I have recently graduated from college.

I look forward to share  and to learn from here. Thank you

Janine Schoeman Welcome Erik, happy to see you on the platform! Looking forward to seeing more of you here. Kind Regards Janine

1 year 4 months ago

GEOFREY MTEMBELI welcome Erik,feel free to post anything positive and helpfully.Geofrey here from Tanzania

1 year 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 22 August 2017 at 07:39

Hello all,

I am the founder and CEO of afrikamart.com, a new B2B platform that aims to help to facilitate trade between African and foreign firms in Europe, Asia, etc. and to improve intra-African trade as well.

The first sector we are engaged in is Agribusiness. More sectors will be implemented by mid 2018.

We are currently in Dar Es Salam until next friday (08/25/2017).

I just discovered this group today and I am calling everyone that is available for a meeting by friday. We will attend the Food Agro Tanzania exhibition in Mlimani Conference Center.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 August 2017 at 10:25

About agricultural market systems development

What does business and private enterprise have to do with reducing poverty? And how does this compare with more conventional aid? Using a practical example, this short video animation (4 minutes) explains the market systems approach: creating widespread and lasting improvements in access to income, jobs, services and products for people living in poverty.

thank you Andre Vording for referring me to the interesting BEAMexchange website: https://beamexchange.org

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 17 August 2017 at 10:00

Join us @Regional Agribusiness Platform

Theme: Enhancing Agribusiness Through Networking

The following are the workshops to look out for:

  • Importance of using weights by Spruceland Technologies

  • Safe handling of chemicals by ZEMA

  • Cooperative governance by Agriterra

  • Sustainable Integrated Land Management project (SILMS) by SNV Netherlands Development Organization

  • Tuta Absoluta and Fowl Worm Control by MRI

Also workshops by CEEC and Zambian Fertilizers

See you there!

aug
24

Agri-Finance & Market Linkages in Muhanga

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  24 August 2017 to 25 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Muhanga District

Improving Agribusiness

AgriProFocus Rwanda seeks to support farmers to practice agriculture as a business, access innovative business development services and maximise profits. The availability of affordable and accessible credit is critical for the success of the agricultural sector. Credit enables agri- entrepreneurs to mobilise the resources required to support production and marketing activities, which are key to successful entrepreneurship. The growing interest in small scale farmers by financial institutions such as banks and MFIs has increased the number of financial products available. However, few farmers know of these financial and insurance products thus limiting their uptake and utilization.

Moreover, several agribusiness companies, cooperatives and farmers have various innovations, products and services they would like to show to farmers and buyers and thus increase their portfolio of sales. Increasing market linkages and visibility of agribusiness products will enhance pr

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 16 August 2017 at 07:19

Meet Twahirwa Dieudonne, an emerging young entrepreneur in agribusiness

One of biggest challenge the agriculture sector is facing, is the aging of farmers who re not able to cope with today's  challenges. On the other side, we have an increasing number of unemployed young people. However, it seems all the young people who have ventured in agriculture are doing well. we have aproached Mr. Diego to share with us : 

Who is Dieudonne?

I am Dieudone Twahirwa, nicknamed Diego. I am 29 years old and love agribusiness I currently specialize in chilli. I graduated from the University of Rwanda in 2012 in the faculty of Agriculture and I am now the Managing Director of Gashora Farm ltd in Bugesera District.

What motivated you to venture in chilli

I started growing tomatoes and watermelon on land equivalent to one tenth of a hectare with Rwf 130,000 worth of investment and earned Rwf1.3 million from the first harvest.

Though it was doing well, the biggest challenge was that the tomato produce

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Clet IYAMENYE NIBEHO My sincere congratulations to Mr. Diego!! Your agribusiness journey is very inspiring! You are a role model to many more young people who wish to have interest in agriculture. 

1 year 5 months ago

Anne Marie Kortleve What a nice story! Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

1 year 4 months ago

HIRWA Fabrice I love your story Diego. From you I am going to try to start a small business of piggery farm but I need a support in terms of training in order to get a more skills about a piggery, so I want this because I am a student in University of Rwanda Nyagatare Campus in faculty of animal Production and we don't get a practical skills, then after That Festival I inspired to start a business but help me how I can get that practical knowledge before starting.  

1 year 1 month ago

oct
03

Youth in Agribusiness B2B Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  03 October 2017 to 04 October 2017 - All Day Event
  AGCO, LUSAKA

CALL FOR GROWTH ORIENTED YOUTH AGRIBUSINESS OWNERS

AgriProFocus Zambia network in collaboration with AGCO AND BONGOHIVE invites you to a Youth in Agribusiness B2B platform under the theme “Scaling-up my business-Raising Champions”. The purpose of this event is to provide a learning platform and business to business linkages that will foster the growth of Youth-led agribusinesses and networks. To find out if you qualify, carefully read the participant profile below then, CLICK HERE TO APPLY 




Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 August 2017 at 01:05

New (FREE) online course on building your inclusive agribusiness! 

Learn from 2SCALE how partnerships and bottom-up innovations can help you build a profitable and inclusive agribusiness.

2SCALE is an agribusiness incubator aiming to improve rural livelihoods and food & nutrition security in Africa by accelerating inclusive business in agri-food industries. Through public-private partnerships, smallholder farmers and local agribusiness work together on organizing access to inputs, strengthening market intelligence and bargaining power, and other interventions to make their value chains more inclusive. In this course 2SCALE will present methodologies and practical tools used to build this inclusiveness.

Target Groups

  • Entrepreneurs in developing countries who would like to expand or improve their business for and with low-income communities;
  • Representatives of farmer organizations;
  • Staff of intermediary organisations working with local entrepreneurs, such as NGOs, business development services o

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Is applicants from Indonesia are eligible?

1 year 5 months ago

Saskia Rotshuizen Hello AgriProFocus Indonesia yes anyone can join the course

1 year 5 months ago

victor FUILA je suis interessé car il y a une approche avec le projet MADIA EASY FOOD dont j'initie pour la RDCongo.

1 year 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 9 August 2017 at 09:01

LA CERTIFICATION DES PRODUITS AGROALIMENTAIRE AU BURUNDI A L'ORDRE DU JOUR 

Dans le souci de répondre aux recommandations exprimées lors de la 1ère édition de la Semaine de Promotion de l'agroalimentaire en avril dernier, votre réseau a organisé en date du 28 juin 2017 un atelier de vulgarisation des normes obligatoires et textes réglementaires pour obtenir la certification de qualité pour les produits transformés.

Cet atelier qui s'est déroulé à l'hôtel City Hill a connu la participation d'une vingtaine de responsables des PMEs qui sont dans la transformation de la banane, riz, huile de palme, jus de fruits, miel, manioc, farine, etc.

Au cours de cet atelier d'une journée, 3 thèmes ont été présentés par les experts du Bureau Burundais de Normalisation et de Contrôle de la qualité BBN en sigle. Ces thèmes portaient sur:

1. Les étapes du contrôle de la qualité des produits commercialisés au Burundi

2. Les procédures de demande de licence pour l'application de l

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 27 July 2017 at 03:28

"Scaling-up my agribusiness-Agripreneurs"

AgriProFocus network in collaboration with partners is working on a youth platform “Scaling-up my business”. The purpose of this platform is to provide a platform for learning and business to business linkages that will foster the growth of Youth-led agribusinesses and networks.

The objectives are to:

1. Facilitate business-to-business sessions that will match youth entrepreneurs with industry players. (Agribusiness company industry leaders, investors, financial institutions (bank & non-bank))

2. Provide learning opportunities for business growth through intense masterclasses offered by experienced organisations.

The network is therefore looking for youth who meet the following criteria:

· Aged between 17 – 36 years

· Understand basic spoken English

· Have clear identification of gaps in scaling up their business

· Have a registered company

· Are involved in horticulture (to

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Samson Ocheyo Good idea. I think this should also be emulated in Tanzania. @Hilda Okoth 

1 year 5 months ago

jul
28

Strathmore Business School Masters and PhD Knowledge Session

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  28 July 2017, 18:00-20:15
  Kampala, Serena Hotel

In our quest to transform and equip business leaders across the region, Strathmore Business School cordially invites you to our knowledge session and networking cocktail in Kampala, Uganda at Serena Hotel where you will engage with industry peers as you learn more about our Masters and PhD programs at SBS which include:

  • PHD Program in Business Management

  • MBA for Executives

  • Master of Management in Agribusiness

  • Master of Public Policy and Management

  • MBA Healthcare Management

  • Master of Science in Development Finance

Kindly RSVP to Veronica on vmuniu@strathmore.edu by stating your program of interest as the email subject.
* Exclusive to executives who RSVP



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 July 2017 at 02:36

Are you Young with Innovative ideas?
Apply for BlueMoon's Incubator Program

BlueMoon is seeking amazing, out-of-the-box, disruptive, highly innovative, scalable, and potentially transformational ideas from youth interested in Ethiopian agribusiness. 

 Twice a year, they run a national competition and accept a small number of startups (5 to 10) into their on-site 4-month program based in Addis Ababa. They accept two batches every year which run February to May (Belg Batch) and August to November (Kiremt batch).

The deadline for the current competition is July 28, 2017

Please read more and apply at www.bluemoonethiopia.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 22 July 2017 at 04:29

2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge

Are you a young African between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you have a passion for youth participation in the transformation of agribusiness in Africa?

Here is your chance to win sponsorship from the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) and partners to represent the youth from your country at the 2017 edition of the “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” during the forthcoming 2017 Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo that will run from the 8th to the 10th of November in Dakar, Senegal.

How to participate

1. Get acquainted with the history of the “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” and the “Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo”. Do your homework on global business incubation, opportunities in ICT integration in agribusiness, AAIN core investment areas, the 2017 theme of the African Union, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and

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jul
27

Business Drinks: You are Invited!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  27 July 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: 4th of 2017  

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the fourth Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 27th July 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.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and your organization u

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