agriculture

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 December 2018 at 05:19

Woman wins Uganda 2018 best farmers award

Betty Mbazira from Isingiro District was announced the winner, becoming the first woman to win the annual Best Farmer’s competition since it started five years ago.  After reading her name, she walked to the stage raising her hands in the air in disbelief of what had happened.

“My story is long but with this victory, the sky is the limit,” she said.

Read the full story here

jan
21

Training on M&E for Agriculture and Rural Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 January 2019 - 08:00 to 25 January 2019 - 16:30
  Devimpact Institute Training Centre

About the course

Agriculture forms the backbone of many developing countries and is the main economic activity for the rural communities. Since its modest beginnings, the agricultural sector has become increasingly complex and multi-faceted. The challenge agriculture faces today is how to feed the world population in an equitable manner while protecting the environment from irreversible negative changes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) projects are designed, implemented as planned to aid in ending hunger and poverty.

This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust M&E systems for effective management of ARD projects and programs. The learner is introduced to M&E frameworks indicators, tools and techniques for M&E for ARD.

Target Participants

This course is designed for researchers, project staff, development practitioners, managers and decis

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 December 2018 at 04:50

Invitation for Accreditation

Application Deadline: 21st December 2018

Non-refundable fee: 50,000ugx

A pre-accreditation meeting: 12th December 2018 at 10:00 am in the Ministers Boardroom     

The Government of Uganda has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Agriculture Cluster Development Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds towards a matching grant that will help finance the purchase of key production inputs and on-farm storage materials. MAAIF, therefore, requires accrediting agro-input dealers to supply inputs through the E-voucher system these include;

Lot 1. Bean Seed, Lot 2. Maize Seed, Lot 3. Rice Seed, Lot 4. Cassava Cuttings, Lot 5. Fertilizer, Lot 6. Pesticides and Lot 7. Post-Harvest Handling Materials and Farming Equipment 

See details attached


Kabunga James Thanks for sharing

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 3 December 2018 at 08:47

Dear all,

RUFORUM has released the 2nd call for Sentinel (Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture Project) PhDs scholarships, see the attached document for more information. The call can also be accessed through this link https://www.sentinel-gcrf.org/are-you-looking-for-doctoral-research-opportunity.

Please share with your networks. 

Regards,

Valerie Kalinso.


feb
19

SAHEL-Niger 2019

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Niger
  19 February 2019 to 24 February 2019 - All Day Event
  Palais du 29 juillet de Niamey

SAHEL-Niger 2019

Le réseau national des chambres d’agriculture (RECA) du Niger, en collaboration avec les ministères sectoriels concernés et le haut-commissariat à l’3N. Organise sous haut patronage de S.E Issoufou Mahamadou, Président de la République, chef de l’état la cinquième édition du Salon de l’Agriculture, de l’Hydraulique, de l’Environnement et de l’Elevage (SAHEL-Niger) sous le thème : « Financement et développement des filières faces aux changements climatiques ».

Du 19 au 24 Février 2019 au palais du 29 Juillet de Niamey, Niger.



Cliquer ici, note conceptuelle SAHEL-Niger 2019 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 November 2018 at 04:02

Engage youth in farming to end poverty, envoy tells govt

The Deputy Ambassador and head of Development Cooperation and Economic Affairs at the Netherlands Embassy, Mr Joris Van Bommel, has called on the government of Uganda to position the youth at the centre of agriculture.

Mr Bommel, who was on Friday touring the Netherlands funded projects under SNV–a Netherlands Development Foundation, in Kiruhura District, said tapping capabilities of youth into the agriculture sector can create better opportunities for them and spur development.

The country needs to strategically engage the youth in agriculture. Other assistance such as expertise can enhance this potential,” Mr Bommel said.

He said the arable land (40 million acres of land ) and favourable climate can enable agriculture in the country to flourish. 

Read the full article here

Bayo Herbert Sam of us are already taking up agribusiness but the obstacles hindering our development is the lack of credit and high intrest rates from our banks Am working with a group of eight youth on fish farm in entebbe rearing 10,000 fish and we are into our second but we have a shortage of good fish cages and fish feeds 

2 weeks 4 days ago

Marion Alyek Dear Herbert,There is an Enable youth program receiving applications currently. Deadline for receiving applications is 30th November 2018. I think you should apply. Here are the details: https://agriprofocus.com/post/5be2829226b72a71f45d4e4e

2 weeks 4 days ago

Bayo Herbert Thank uI have already applied 

2 weeks 4 days ago

Marion Alyek Great. I wish you the best!

2 weeks 4 days ago

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 23 November 2018 at 01:53

Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment

The Urban Agriculture Magazine explores challenges and solutions raised by migration pressures with a focus on youth employment in city region food systems. It include examples from Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States, and from small to mega-cities, urban, periurban and rural spaces. This collection explores opportunities for and barriers to youth employment along the entire food system.

The Urban Agriculture Magazine functions as a platform for exchange and discussion of grounded information on urban agriculture: research results, project experiences, and critical analyses of conventional and innovative policies on urban agriculture. The Urban Agriculture Magazine is published twice a year. The focus of the Urban Agriculture Magazine is on: “Research into Use” and “Policy to Practice”. This 35th edition of the UA Magazine (PD

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 November 2018 at 09:30

Investors climbing into Africa’s agri and food sectors, backing everything from blueberries to beef

Many commentators have touted Africa as the future breadbasket of the world, which is plausible given the continent’s large areas of open arable land. Investors, too, are seeing the promise in the agriculture sector. Africa Private Equity News, an industry information service, reported a significant number of agribusiness and food-related investments throughout 2018, and the month of October was no different. Some of the most notable deals that took place are highlighted below

 In Uganda, the Yield Uganda Investment Fund committed Ush5.1bn ($1.37m) to Central Coffee Farmers Association Ltd (CECOFA), a farmer-owned primary coffee processor located in the capital Kampala. The fund is managed by Pearl Capital Partners (PCP) and was set up with financing from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and quasi-governmental agency National Social Security Fund Uganda (N

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 15 November 2018 at 07:56

AIA: Making agriculture ‘sexy’ will end the African youth unemployment crisis

Agriculture is perceived as socially non-prestigious by most unemployed youths who are surrounded by agricultural opportunities but they refuse to see them

Agricultural activities seem uncomfortable and unsafe for the youth fuelling the unemployment crisis in Africa.

People dedicated to agriculture are perceived to go through a lot of things, ranging from stress associated with work to unproductivity due to infestations.

Youths usually want to look their best and have a comfortable work condition, and because starting to farm involves digging, tilling lands, watering, removing weeds, burning, and maybe encountering snakes, scorpions, and other earth creatures, they would rather remain at home than to join the farming train.

In education, the evolved African educational curricula fail to include material agriculture. Some schools teach agriculture but mostly the soft aspect of it, with few or no practical sessions.

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Humphrey Mutaasa hahahaha Now my word "sexy Agric" has caught fire.... I totally Agree

1 month 17 hours ago

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 1 November 2018 at 03:42

Advocacy Manual: Guiding CSOs to advocate for empowerment of women entrepreneurs

Kenya has made substantial progress in improving the enabling environment for women’s economic empowerment and enterprise development by enacting legislation and programmes such as the Kenya Constitution 2010, the Women Enterprise Fund and the Access to Government Procurement Opportunities programme. Despite of this progress some of these policies are only partially implemented, denying women the benefits they would accrue from their full implementation. A key challenge that hinders full implementation of these policies is the lack of gender-responsive policy frameworks and inadequate capacity in county governments. In addition, the voice of women in decision-making processes is weak due to limited involvement of women in government processes. Women therefore have little influence if any, over structures and processes that set the agenda and determine what issues are important.


CSOs as central pillars of change
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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 October 2018 at 08:34

Grant Management and Fundraising Training (10th - 14th December 2018)

Register as an Individual | Register as a Group

INTRODUCTION

This course is comprehensive on grants management and fundraising, spanning the grants lifecycle from pre-award through grant closeout. The course provides the Federal, pass-through, and recipient workforces with the knowledge and skills they need to improve program and public accountability, efficiency, and outcomes for beneficiaries.

DURATION

5 days

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

  • Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects
  • Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions
  • Understand the donor requirements in relation to supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements
  • Managing multiple-funded programmes
  • Understand proposal writing, project planning and problem analysis
  • Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report
  • Describe the phases in t

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apr
30

11th ICT4D Conference (Speakers)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  30 April 2019 to 03 May 2019 - All Day Event
  Kampala

Inspire and Make an Impact. 

Apply to speak at the 11th ICT4D Conference taking place April 30 – May 3 2019 in Kampala, Uganda. We are looking for practical case studies and presentations on truly cutting-edge applications and innovation in the use of ICT for Development

Selection Process for Conference Track Sessions:

Speaking is a great way to share your experience in implementing ICT4D solutions, stimulate discussion about the challenges and best practices surrounding their use, and introduce people to new ways of doing relief and development work.

Closing date for submissions: November 30 2018. Successful applicants will be notified from mid-December. We particularly welcome applications from women, and people with disabilities

Conference themes for 2019 are:

Agriculture

Digital Financial Inclusion

Digital Diversity: Gender and Disability Inclusion

Education and Digital Literacy

Health and Nutrition

Humanitarian Response and Resilience

Digital Development in Uganda

Supply Chain

Water Security (

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 25 October 2018 at 12:36

Grant Management and Fundraising Training (10th - 14th December 2018)

Register as an Individual  | Register as a Group

INTRODUCTION

This course is comprehensive on grants management and fundraising, spanning the grants lifecycle from pre-award through grant closeout. The course provides the Federal, pass-through, and recipient workforces with the knowledge and skills they need to improve program and public accountability, efficiency, and outcomes for beneficiaries.

DURATION

5 days

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

  • Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects
  • Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions
  • Understand the donor requirements in relation to supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements
  • Managing multiple-funded programmes
  • Understand proposal writing, project planning and problem analysis
  • Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report
  • Describe the phases in t

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Philippe AKPAKI Une session peut être prévue pour les francophones?

1 month 2 weeks ago

Indepth Research Services Hello Phillippe, Unfortunately, we currently do not offer the course in French only in English. 

1 month 2 weeks ago

Indepth Research Services Bonjour Phillippe, Malheureusement, nous ne proposons pas actuellement le cours en français uniquement en anglais.

1 month 2 weeks ago

Philippe AKPAKI Merci. C'est une doléance que je fais afin que vous pensiez à prévoir une session pour les francophones. 

1 month 2 weeks ago

nov
26

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food Security  Workshops

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  26 November 2018 - 09:00 to 31 December 2018 - 17:00
  Stipp Hotel Rwanda

Indepth Research Services welcomes you to attend our training courses on Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development to take place in Kigali Rwanda . These courses equip all Agricultural experts together with mid-level policy-makers, with knowledge and skills in understanding the context of the Agriculture Sector with the overall goal of strengthening technical capacity for increased consideration and use of Agriculture in decision-making aimed at tackling development issues.

Join us by registering for these scheduled training courses. These training courses will also give you an opportunity to meet and network with other monitoring and evaluation professionals’ and project management officials from NGOs, public and private organizations’ from across the world.

Resilient Livelihoods Course

This course takes participants through among other things how to improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the rural poor and develop and strengthen community-based livelihoods management a

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 17 October 2018 at 07:21

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS WITH FOCUS ON FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY

Are you a young entrepreneur in agribusiness aged between 16 and 35? Do you face challenges in the following aspects:

1. Quality and safety of the products

2. Meeting the market required standards

3. Processing technology

4. Packaging

The ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources through the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) in partnership with Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China in Rwanda sent two RYAF members attend the training on biotechnology application in food industry in developing countries. After the completion of the training members will conduct a door to door consultancy to young agro-processors to help them improve on above mentioned aspects.

Fill the form HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 16 October 2018 at 02:52

Government of Rwanda targets investments worth $90m in agriculture

Rwanda Development Board and the Ministry of Agriculture are seeking to attract investments, improve market linkages and enhance resilience in agriculture and agribusiness sector with an aim to increase exports and creating more jobs.

Officials from the two sectors made the commitment last week during an Agriculture and Agribusiness CEO Forum, which brought together policymakers, agriculture and agribusiness stakeholders. Over 200 investors convened under the theme “Agriculture and agribusiness development, a catalyst for economic growth”.

Clare Akamanzi, the Chief Executive of RDB, noted that the private sector continues to play an essential role in boosting Rwanda’s economy.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 10 October 2018 at 03:41

#step3


Saatnya memindahkan bibit bunga matahari ke media tanam (tanah). Manfaat menyemai benih bisa dibaca dipostingan sebelumnya. Salah satu manfaatnya yakni benih yang disemai di pelepah pisang tidak perlu diberi pupuk atau nutrisi tanaman karena nutrisi tanaman sudah ada di pelepah pisang. Jadi selain tanpa tanah juga bisa nghemat.

Cara menggunakan pelepah pisang :

1. Pilih pelepah pisang yang tebal kemudian potong ukurannya kira-kira sepanjang 30cm, agar mudah dipegang saat dipindahkan.

2. Kupas kulit dibagian tengahnya, seperti digambar.

3. Semai benih diatas pelepah pisang yang sudah dikupas. Benihnya disebar saja, nanti benih akan menyesuaikan diri untuk tumbuh.

4. Pelepah pisang jangan dijemur agar tidak kering dan kandungan kadar air didalam pelepah pisang tidak hilang.

5. Ketika sudah tumbuh bisa langsung dipindahkan ke media tanah.


_______Selamat mencoba______


Tips dan photo dari mas prayogo :)

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 9 October 2018 at 08:38

Internship Opportunity at Technical Centre of Agriculture (CTA)

(Deadline for applications: 21 October 2018)

CTA is looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented intern to support the ICT4Ag team.

Internship background

CTA has an opening for an intern within the Policies, Markets and ICTs (PMI) Programme. The successful candidate will support Youth Entrepreneurship and ICT for agriculture initiatives within the ICT4Ag team.

Duties & responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the ICT4Ag team leader, the intern will assist in the following activities:

Support the implementation of activities relating to youth, entrepreneurship, ICTs and agriculture including the following projects:

-AgriHack Talent initiative which supports ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in Agriculture;

-The “Youth Economic Empowerment in Agribusiness in Kenya (VijaBiz) project;

-The Ideal Burkina project which enables delivery of digital services to young farmers and agripreneurs in -Burkina Faso;

-Blockchain

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Sylvie UWIHEREKEJE I would like to apply in this internship

2 months 3 days ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Sylvie, this is a what we call one chance in a life!I would encourage to try your best and apply this opportunity!

2 months 1 day ago

Sylvie UWIHEREKEJE Dear Thacien, Firstly, thanks for your encouragement ,i'm  going to try my best to apply and i think you will help me to get it because All request we need, I have it.

2 months 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 October 2018 at 10:15

AFRICA AGRICULTURE STATUS REPORT 2018

The main theme was Catalyzing Government Capacity to Drive Agricultural Transformation in Africa.

Please read full Report Here

Mahder Akalu Thanks for sharing  Thacien, I will also share it with our network. 

2 months 1 week ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Yes sure, it is an interesting report that shows gaps and interesting opportunities concerning Agriculture sector in Africa!! 

2 months 1 week ago

Bathily Alioune Badara Bonjour,Suite a votre publication très intéressante, je vous demande de bien vouloir me contacter au 00223-66-51-32-33   afin de visiter le Mali ou le Sénégal.Cordialement,

2 months 1 day ago

oct
15

Integrated Soil Health and Fertility Management Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  15 October 2018 - 09:30 to 19 October 2018 - 05:00
  Stipp Hotel, Kigali Rwanda

Visit our website for more Rwanda courses by clicking here 

INTRODUCTION

Given the escalating population growth, intensified cropping, widespread land degradation and shrinking agricultural land, sustaining agricultural production through improved soil management is critical to the issue of food security and poverty alleviation in developing countries.

Limited availability of additional land for crop production along with declining yield growth for major food crops have heightened concerns about agriculture's ability to feed the world population. Much currently cultivated land is being lost through soil erosion, nutrient depletion, desertification, deforestation, and salinization or overgrazing. As agricultural areas become even more crowded, arable land is likely to come under increasing pressure. This also sets the livelihoods of millions of subsistence farmers at risk.

Integrated soil health and fertility management (ISHFM) is the key in raising productivity levels while maintaining

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