Agriculture

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted yesterday at 05:05

Museveni Asks Youth To Take Interest In Commercial Agriculture, Finished Products

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the youth in the country to wake up and contribute to the development of Uganda so that they are able to come out of poverty and joblessness. The President was this afternoon addressing the National Youth Council meeting at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Conference Hall at Lugogo in Kampala.

“I want the youth to wake up so that we develop our country in order to come out of poverty and joblessness,” 

President Museveni said. He asked the youth to familiarize themselves with the ideology and strategy of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) as this will make it easy for them and him to work together.

Museveni encouraged the young people to form groups and undertake different production activities with a view to adding value to products made locally in the country as a way of reducing import expenses.

Full story here

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 9 August 2018 at 02:34

Dear AgriProFocus network,


Grounded is looking for suppliers of solar dryers in Zambia. If you know companies that can help us out, please let me know. Your help is much appreciated. 

Thank you once more!


Warm regards,

Gijs, Grounded

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Gijs, maybe my APF colleagues Lawrence Shonga or Yvonne Mtumbi in Lusaka can help you out! Lawrence or Yvonne, what do you think? Good luck Gijs!

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Lawrence Shonga Hi Gijs. You can check with TDAU (Technology Development Advisory Unit) located at the University of Zambia. You can find their contact details via this link https://www.unza.zm/l/units/tdau/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=78

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 8 August 2018 at 06:04

Jobs at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

 Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an international development organization, specializes in designing sustainable, market-led agricultural initiatives. They build strong local and global partnerships, incorporate innovative approaches into their programs, and foster inclusive development to offer enhanced opportunities to under-served groups.  CNFA programs strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of agribusinesses, cooperatives, and associations (including women’s and youth groups) to support farmers and promote the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity and natural resource management. 

Since 1985, CNFA has managed more than $510 million in donor-funded agriculture development programs and has worked in 42 countries across the world in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia.  

Position: Monit

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 7 August 2018 at 02:04

L'accroissement du revenu des menages dans le viseur de Caritas Burundi

Caritas Burundi a conclu ce lundi un partenariat avec le Fond International pour le Développement Agricole (FIDA) sur la pérennisation des acquis des projets déjà clôturés.    

L’objectif est de développer une agriculture familiale commerciale, rentable, et durable pour permettre l’accroissement du revenu des ménages. ODAG Caritas Gitega qui est chargé de mettre en exécution ce partenariat, va encadrer les populations locales à sauvegarder les acquis des projets déjà clôturés pour continuer à en tirer profit.

Pour plus de détails, cliquez ici:

NIYONKURU Albert Le viseur de CARITAS Burundi est de développer une agriculture familiale commerciale, rentable, et durable pour permettre l’accroissement du revenu des ménages, comment y arriver alors que nous avons une agriculture de subsistance.

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Joseph Nsabiyabandi L’important c’est la prise de conscience sur la nécessité de changer les anciennes pratiques agricoles. Aujourd’hui, certains intervenants dans ce secteur commencent à manifester cette prise de conscience. Ce qui reste c’est de rendre collective cette conscience individuelle et de chercher les moyens qui s’y rapportent. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 2 August 2018 at 09:10

Une opportunité en or pour les agripreneurs en quête d'investissements et de partenariats 

African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)  appelle à l'enregistrement les  institutions et organisations engagées dans l'agrobusiness pour participer dans le Forum africain pour la révolution verte  2018 qui se tiendra  du 5 au 8 septembre prochain  à Kigali, Rwanda.

Le forum est organisé pour dresser le bilan, évaluer les actions, et apprendre des preuves irréfutables sur le continent, présentés par de nombreux dirigeants les plus inspirants pour transformer l'agriculture en entreprise prospère. Des  dirigeants,  agriculteurs, secteur public, leaders d'opinion, champions du secteur privé, agripreneurs et bien d'autres sont attendus dans ce forum.

L'activation de nouvelles voies pour transformer les petits exploitants dans les futurs agrobusiness, c'est l'un  des objectifs visés.

Quant aux résultats attendus, c'est entre autres  de nouveaux engageme

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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!

1 week 5 days ago

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

1 week 4 days 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 AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 July 2018 at 02:48

A successful learning and Networking workshop on Agri-Extension services

On July 20th, 2018 at Umubano Hotel; the USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) and Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity, in close collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) and Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) organized a learning and networking workshop on agriculture extension services, that aimed to share and disseminate information on available public and private agriculture extension services models and how can they be strengthened further in the country.

Background of the workshop

Rwanda is committed to the “strengthened private sector service delivery and investment along the 4 pillars of the Strategic Plan for the Agriculture Transformation in Rwanda (PSTA IV).Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity in collaboration with RAB and MINAGRI, conducted the national extension program “Twig

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Nicole Metz Thanks for sharing Thacien. Those interested in Agricultural extension services, could also be interested in reading the findings of another learning trajectory that studied advisory service delivery to small-scale farmers http://knowledge4food.net/agribusiness-based-advisory-services-abas-project-report-and-workshop/ (organisers: KIT, Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform)

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Nicole Metz, thanks for sharing with us, this is very useful and helpful as much as agri-extensions services are concerned!

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 26 July 2018 at 07:23

Expert en Suivi et Evaluation, Bujumbura

Le Centre International pour le Développement des Engrais (IFDC) au Burundi recherche un Expert en Suivi et Evaluation pour ses programmes de développement de la fertilité des sols et d'augmentation durable de la productivité agricole.

RESPONSABILITES ET TACHES

Elaborer des plans de suivi – évaluation des projets, en définissant si nécessaire des indicateurs sur le modèle SMART, recueillir, compiler, suivre et actualiser des données de monitorage selon les indicateurs du cadre logique, identifier les questions - clés et les paramètres pour les enquêtes et les études d’impact, contribuer à la prise des décisions sur la base des données d’évaluation, coordonner toute activité de monitorage et d’évaluation des projets, élaborer les plans d’actions pour le suivi des recommandations des évaluations, collaborer avec les autres membres des équipes des projets pour la planification des activités relatives, assister le Service

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NIYONKURU Albert Salut. Merci beaucoup et continue 

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Joseph Nsabiyabandi Cher Albert NIYONKURU, merci à vous aussi d'avoir consulté notre plateforme. Nous vous encourageons  de le faire quotidiennement afin de tirer profit de nos publications car nous sommes ici pour vous!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 July 2018 at 07:21

The 4th Edition of the Newsletter of Office of The Agriculture Attaché at the Dutch Embassy in Rwanda.

Did you know that the Dutch embassy in Rwanda and the Dutch organizations are making an impact with agriculture sector in Rwanda?Are you willing to learn from Dutch NGOs and Companies working in Rwanda?Here is your change to read more news and updates from the 4th edition of the newsletter of the Netherlands embassy’s agricultural office for Rwanda and Uganda, with news from June and July, 2018. 

Read the Newsletter Here

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Learning, action research and outreach in Higher Education

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  31 October 2018 to 16 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

ICRA Course:    Learning, action research and outreach
                       Making higher education boost food security

NEW 

With online elements you can do from home!

Are you a lecturer, instructor or researcher at a university or vocational training centre in agriculture and rural development? Would you like…

-  Your classes to be full of proactive students?
-  To be valued by employers because your graduates are practically skilled?
-  To get recognition from local communities because of the relevant services you provide?
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To be a part of every (action) research team because you know how to engage external stakeholders? 

For details (incl course content and costs) please see our course webpage.

Candidates with funding can:  APPLY HERE,  the application deadline is 1 September 2018

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 July 2018 at 05:11

North farmers to get modern farming training

TRYNESS TEMBO, Lusaka, July 5, 2018
THE Ministry of Agriculture targets to teach over 300,000 farmers in Northern Province in modern farming practices to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Northern Province agricultural coordinator Charles Kapalasha said most farmers in the area are practising old methods which are negatively affecting crop output.
In an interview yesterday, Mr Kapalasha said rice farmers are still using the broadcast method, which is a system that involves scattering seed, by hand or mechanically, over a relatively large area which does not give room for weeding.
He also said the ministry will teach farmers to adopt conservation farming to help them increase their production and CLICK TO READ MORE

https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/north-farmers-to-get-modern-farming-training/

This will be a good intervention and the same should be done in the other provinces too. Modernization of farming practices or rather modernization

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Posted By in Publications
Posted 19 July 2018 at 04:48

Transforming Food and Agriculture to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals: 20 interconnected actions to guide decision-makers

Feeding the 10 billion people projected to live on planet earth in 2050 must aim to go beyond producing more with less to balancing the focus on quality and diversity, linking productivity to sustainability and addressing the needs of people. A fundamental premise for delivering sustainable food and agriculture is the creation of an enabling policy environment and the need for sectoral ministries to change the way they work and coordinate policies across government. 

The transition to more sustainable agriculture and food systems requires action that builds political alliances and coalitions with actors beyond food and agriculture. Consistent with the 2030 Agenda’s call for transformation, many of the approaches presented in this guide cut across sectors and depend&nbsp

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 16 July 2018 at 09:29

Food Outlook

Biannual Report on Global Food Markets 

released by FAO, July 2018

Amid increased uncertainties from recent rising trade disputes, agricultural markets have so far remained relatively stable thanks to generally good supply conditions across most commodities. Nonetheless, in the context of heightened food import bills, food markets remain vulnerable, with weather shocks and external developments always difficult to predict. Read the full report here.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 12 July 2018 at 06:02

AUXFIN Burundi lance un nouveau projet

Ledit projet est dénommé « Bonnes pratiques agricoles pour tous ». Il a été lancé ce mercredi 11juillet 2018 par la Chargée d’Affaires et Chef de Coopération à l’Ambassade des Pays Bas au Burundi Madame Estella Loeffen. Ce projet a une application de nouvelles technologies qui va permettre aux agriculteurs de savoir quelle culture il faut cultiver, où la cultiver, quand la cultiver et tout ce qui est nécessaire pour qu’elle soit rentable.

Créer des groupes de 50 personnes (G50) auxquels on accorde une tablette contenant les données nécessaires pour faire de bons choix agri culturaux, voilà la stratégie utilisée. Madame Estella Loeffen a martelé que les outils modernes sont mis à la dispositition des agriculteurs pour aider le gouvernement burundais à développer le secteur de l’agriculture.

Selon les prévisions, 100 milles ménages des provinces de Karusi, Gitega et Kayanza seront touchés en 3ans du proje

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 11 July 2018 at 05:17

Bonjour à tous, je suis à la recherche d'opportunités de partenariat/actionnariat ou formation et ou de financement de mon projet d'installation d'une unité de production de bio-pesticide et d'engrais biologiques au Mali.

Les amis interessés peuvent me guider ou prendre contact avec moi, merci.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 July 2018 at 11:44

UNFFE STRESSES VALUE ADDITION AS THE JINJA SHOW DRAWS CLOSER

As a norm, Jinja town has become a busier town in July every year than usual because the Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFFE) holds the annual National Agricultural show at the Source of the Nile Jinja show grounds.

This year’s agricultural show will be the 26th and it is slated to take place from 13th to 22nd July under the theme; “Fostering Agricultural Value Chains, Innovation for Farmer led food Security, Household Income and Job Creation.

The challenge with Uganda’s agriculture is competitiveness. Uganda’s agriculture does not have a competitive advantage over others due to production of less quantity to meet the outside demand and leave enough for domestic consumption and production of ‘not good enough’ quality to compete with in the globalized agricultural value chains.

This years’ show will therefore focus more on irrigation technologies, value addition, and livestock. The theme brings out the opportunity th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 11 July 2018 at 10:44

Hi,

my name singgih, i come from Indonesia. 

I have some product in agriculture like onion, and rice,

thank you

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 July 2018 at 05:34

My Name is Eric Okunde CEO of Queens Company BV and the President of the Nigerian Dutch Business Association, www.nigeriandutch.com The Nigerian Dutch Business Association is the interlock body that brings trade and cooperation between Dutch companies and Nigerian companies., A window to Nigeria for Dutch companies, as well as a window to the Netherlands for Nigerian Companies, our focuses are to seek business opportunities , knowledge and cooperation between both countries,. 

we are looking for dutch innovative and sustainable Agricultural companies willing to do business in Nigeria,.

Janine Schoeman Hi Eric, you can use the search bar at the top of this page to look for companies and more information. Kind Regards Janine

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 July 2018 at 11:59

Utilising small space to reap big harvests:

Agriculture is arguably Uganda’s most important industry. With the increasing population, growing crops and raising livestock for food is as important as ever. Trying to meet the demands of bulging markets is a huge challenge for many farmers.

But Eric Kayigamba has found a solution in forming a cooperative as a possible solution. His farm is very unusual and could change your definition of farming. Kayigamba, uses a 50 X 80 feet plot to keep rabbits, chicken, grow mushrooms and keep fish as well as run his demonstrations and a products shop.

Too small a space? Not to Kayigamba. To this unique farmer, thinking vertically is the solution. Kayigamba, a 40-year-old agriculture investor based at Lusaze, Sentema road just after the cemetery in Rubaga division in Kampala, is the director of Modern Agriculture Solution, a company that has empowered farmers in high quality farming utilising small spaces.

It also specialises in value addition

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Mabel Nsubuga Mr Kayigamba, I have just started rearing rabbits, i would like to come to the Saturday sharing group.  How do l register? and how do l become a member. Thanks Mabel

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 July 2018 at 02:08

Uganda Releases First Partnership Plan For Climate Change

The Government of Uganda has released its first strategy to deliver on commitments under the Paris Agreement, known as the ‘Uganda Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Partnership Plan’, which aims at combating climate change.

According to the plan, Uganda seeks to mainstream climate resilience across sectors and develop early warning systems and robust monitoring systems by 2020, much earlier than originally planned.

“To reduce its impact on climate change, Uganda has committed to reducing its emissions by 22% come 2030, with actions focused in energy, forestry, and wetlands.” the plan reads in part.

Launching the master plan, the first Deputy Prime Minister General Mosese Ali assured the development partners that Government of Uganda is committed to ensure that climate change is mitigated due to its devastating impacts to the country’s economy.

Full story here