agriculture

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 hours ago

EU to subject Ugandan agro-products to rigorous checks over fall armyworms

The European Union (EU) will start this June subject Uganda's agro-products to rigorous checks due to the fall armyworm, a senior government official has said

Steven Byantware, Commissioner for Crop Protection told a farmers' meeting that EU's intention is to scrutinize Ugandan exports for the worms that are decimating crops.

The fall armyworm is technically classified as quarantined pest under the International Plant Protection Convention, an international agreement that aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests.

Under the convention, countries are granted right to impose phytosanitary measures to stop imports of products in which outbreak of quarantined pests have been confirmed.

Byantware said the EU, one of the biggest importers of Ugandan flowers, vegetables and pepper has strict phytosanitary requirements which may require consignments from Uganda to enter through

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Posted yesterday at 12:30

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oct
02

AFMASS Conference & EXPO- Zambia Edition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  02 October 2018 - 08:00 to 03 October 2018 - 17:00
  To be Announced

Africa's food, beverage, milling, dairy and processed food conference and expo


AFMASS Conference & Expo Zambia edition is a 3 day event being held from October 2-4, 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia. This event the regional trade event that brings together stakeholders in the food and beverage, grains, milling, baking, foodservice and animal feed industries in the southern-central Africa region to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and food safety technologies and practices. The event is set for October 2-4, 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia.



Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 16 April 2018 at 10:10

Pitch AgriHack 2018: Inviting Young and Female Entrepreneurs to Grow Start-Up!

Deadline: 21 May 2018

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba (regional), has launched a program entitled “Pitch AgriHack 2018” to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and promotion of youth employment.

The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”.

Categories

Two categories are available:

Early stage platform: This is for e-agriculture applications and platforms that have already been developed but that may still need software or business model improvements. Participants must be able to demonstrate the business potential and functional features of their applications or platforms.

Advanced pl

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 12 April 2018 at 07:01

I retired from Uganda Investment Authority where I was promoting the agricultural sector through crafting  of sub sector profiles in Agriculture and promoting the sub sectors through face to face meeting with both potential and existing investors, workshops and conferences. Now that I have retired from the office my desire is cause investments in the rural areas of Uganda. Mine is to do a demonstration of sinking water underground tank  of an ambitious capacity of a one million litres but  with a minimum of 100,000 litres from my iron sheets (baati) house. Once water is underground, solar pumps be used to pump water to a tank of of 10,000 litres standing high up 8 metres from the ground to irrigate 11 acres of land starting with 2 acres.  This year round project offering jobs, incomes, demonstrations and poverty leaving us in peace. I believe if this project takes I will back to the creator a very happy man. God BLESS.

OGWANG VALENTINE This project is to be in Kachuru, Kabwangasi, Butebo District curved out of Pallisa District. The land  and the iron sheet ( baati) house are available. Am currently looking for expertise in the following areas:Underground tank construction near the house for water harvestingFixing the solar system to pump water into 10,000 litre tank standing 8 metres from the groundSetting up of the a house for seedlings multiplication (seedbeds)Planning of the first two acres of land to grow vegetables according to soil results from EntebbeConstruction of the infrastructure for irrigation and laying of the irrigation infrastructure.Sourcing for funds as the available funds from my savings may not suffice

6 days 23 hours ago

Yiki Habert You can contact me on habertyiki@gmail.com

5 days 2 hours ago

Maktunu Brian Am just very pleased of the idea.

1 day 6 hours ago

Yiki Habert I am here with irrigation expert. What type crop are you looking at on 2 acres ?

8 hours 32 min ago

OGWANG VALENTINE we shall start with 2 acres of land but we hope to expand to 11 acres by the 6th year year: Fruits: water melons, passion fruits, pawpaw. Vegetables: Onions, tomatoes, local green vegetables, cabbages, carrots, Irish potatoes, egg plants, hot pepper, chilies any other that may be on contract farming. We could also test maize, millet and rice.

3 hours 32 min ago

may
28

Establishing & strengthening farmer

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 May 2018 - 09:00 to 01 June 2018 - 15:00
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Event: Establishing and strengthening farmer organizations Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 28th May– 1st June 2018

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INTRODUCTION

Farmers’ organization’s-FOs represent farmers’ own interests. They have emerged as a result of Farmers own, real expressed needs. They are effective channels of communication between the member-farmers. Without them, a situation of isolated voices would arise, that lack coordination and general power to affect the behavior of agricultural service providers. Farmer organizations therefore need to be strengthened. FO’s for instance do not have access to diverse sources of income, in some instances, there are no core cultural or economic activities that bind their members, FO’s in certain instances do not have access to capacity-building support, they sometimes operate in unfriendly institutional environment (lack of supportive legislat

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may
28

Value Chain Development and Market Linkage

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 May 2018 - 09:00 to 01 June 2018 - 15:00
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Event: Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 28th May– 1st June 2018

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INTRODUCTION

A value chain describes the full range of activities that are required to bring a product or service from conception, through the intermediary phases of production and delivery to final consumers, and final disposal after use. In agriculture, it can be thought of as a set of processes and flows from the inputs to production to processing, marketing and to the final the consumer. This includes activities such as design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer.

This training course aims at guiding participants towards development of sustainable value chains.

DURATION

5 days.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, se

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may
21

Agro-Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 May 2018 - 09:00 to 25 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 21st – 25th May 2018

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Offers: Register Today as a Group and get 25% discount. Offer valid till 31st of May 2018

INTRODUCTION

Markets are important for rural transformation and poverty alleviation. They provide the direct means through which the poor participate in economic activity as producers (farmers, business groups); as employees (providers of labor); and as consumers (of goods and services).

Working with smallholder farmers to design and set up new income-generating enterprise opportunities on the other hand is complex. It requires taking time and dedication to ensure success. This training programme aims at building the agro-enterprise capacity of rural development practitioners to enable them facilitate the market integration of the most vulnerable bene

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 April 2018 at 05:49

Kenya’s Agricultural Sector at a Glance

Agriculture in Kenya plays a vital role in contributing to its economy. The sector brings in 65% of total export earnings to the country and provides the livelihood for more than 80% of the Kenyan population (employment, income and food security needs). More remarkably, the sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya's rural people. Agriculture in Kenya is large and complex, with a myriad of parastatals, non-governmental, private and public sectors.

The sector is also a main drive of the non- agricultural sector. Operations such as tourism, transport, education, construction and other social services are in one way or the other intertwined with agriculture. It is also important to note, that Kenya’s population has increased significantly (growing from 10 million in 1970 to 40 million in 2012) and it is projected that in the next 20 years, that number will double to 83 million. As a result of th

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jun
26

ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

Event posted by in Jobs & Call for Proposals
  26 June 2018, All Day Event
  Plot 2735 Liberia Road Show grounds, P.O. Box 71058, Ndola, Zambia.

Theme: PRIVATE SECTOR KEY TO INDUSTRIALISATION

Zambia International Trade Fair invites all exhibitors to book for the 2018 exhibition in various categories including Agriculture. The 2018 exhibition will mark as an outstanding continuation and commitment of promoting creativity of both public and private sector to spur development.

Exhibitors should utilize the opportunity of booking and paying for exhibition space between now and 28th February, 2018 @ 8%.

For more details visit: https://www.zitf.org.zm/index.php/en/ and download the brochure attached. 




jun
05

CAMINEX 2018

Event posted by in Jobs & Call for Proposals
  05 June 2018 to 07 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Kitwe Showgrounds, Ndola Road, Wusakile Zambia

With over 100 exhibitors, CAMINEX 2018 is your three-day opportunity to boost your business with expert advice and cutting-edge products and services. Don’t miss out!

See the latest technologies

Find new ways to streamline operations

Experience machinery in action with daily demos

Source from local and international exhibitors

View world-class products and services

Engage with leading experts for technical advice

Acquire new knowledge at the free-to-attend seminars

To register click here--> CAMINEX2018



Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 4 April 2018 at 07:08

MUSIKA IS RECRUITING FOR MULTIPLE POSITIONS!

1. Small Business Manager - Southern x1 & Western x1

2. Manager, Livestock Markets - Lusaka

3. Manager, Finance and Digital Markets - Lusaka

4. Research Officer

5. Knowledge Management Officer - Northern

6. Research Officer - Small Business Development

View full details at http://www.musika.org.zm/careers

Deadline: Sunday 7th April 2018

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 April 2018 at 05:17

How to set-up business hubs for women entrepreneurs in rural areas


By providing information and advice on business start-up procedures, available resources of finance, technology and manpower and in some cases office space and facilities at a low rent, business hubs can support women-led start-ups through the tricky early stages. In many cities around the world, business hubs are popping up and providing support to (especially young) women to kick-start their own businesses. However, in rural areas business hubs are less frequently seen. In addition, most existing business hubs do not take gendered differences in terms of access, barriers and opportunities into account. What types of services could support rural women in the start-up and development of their business? Who will run/host a rural business hub? And how will it be financed?

These questions are currently being explored by the programme team of the ‘Enhancing Opportunities for Women's Enterprises’ programme. The programme is being implemented between 2016 and 2020 in Kenya and Vietnam with fun

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Resy! I also added the countries Kenya, Myanmar and Indonesia to your post, I think it is very interesting for these country networks to read and learn about the programme as well!

2 weeks 2 days ago

Resy Vermeltfoort  Thank you Anne Marie, for spreading the news about our programme. The programme is also being implemented in Kenya. In the coming months, we will share updates from Kenya on our activities to boost women entrepreneurship in rural areas.

2 weeks 2 days ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi very great news.

3 days 21 hours ago

may
07

Causes and Minimization of Post-Harvest Losses

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  07 May 2018 - 09:00 to 11 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Causes and Minimization of Post-Harvest Losses Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 07th – 11th May 2018

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INTRODUCTION

Food loss and waste have many negative economic and environmental impacts. Economically, they represent a wasted investment that can reduce farmers’ incomes and increase consumers’ expenses. Environmentally, food loss and waste inflict a host of impacts, including unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions and inefficiently used water and land, which in turn can lead to diminished natural ecosystems and the services they provide.

While the number of food insecure population remains unacceptably high, massive quantities of food are lost due to spoilage and infestations on the journey to consumers. However, one of the major ways of strengthening food security is by reducing these losses. It is of high importance in the effort to combat hunger, raise

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apr
30

Crop Biotechnology Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  30 April 2018 - 09:00 to 04 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Crop Biotechnology Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 30th April – 04th May 2018

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INTRODUCTION

The 2016 Global Hunger Index report, jointly published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe (WHH), showed that the level of hunger globally remains high, with 795 million people still facing hunger, roughly one in four children affected by stunting, and 8 percent of children affected by wasting. Of the many strategies that have been suggested to address the issues of global poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, crop biotechnology is seen as a viable contribution to the solution. Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. Some of the potential benefits of biot

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30

Food Security Policies Formulation & Implementation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  30 April 2018 - 09:00 to 04 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event: Food Security Policies Formulation and Implementation Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 30th April – 04th May 2018

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INTRODUCTION

Community food security is the condition which exists when all of the members of a community have access in close proximity; to adequate amounts of nutritious, culturally appropriate food at all times, from sources that are environmentally sound and just. Food security policies are developed to nurture the development of a food secure state in which all of its citizens are hunger-free, healthy and benefit from the food systems that impact their lives. The policies also affirms the commitment to supporting sustainable food systems that provide people with high quality food, employment, and that also contribute to the long-term well-being of the environment.

This five day training programme shall enlighten the participants on food p

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 21 March 2018 at 09:49

Rijk Zwaan Afrisem likes to thank AgriProFocus for sharing our 10 minute documentary on the AgriProFocus Facebook page. It was taken during our Field Days in January 2018, in which our farmers, our Product development staff and our partners in agri- inputs and micro-finance explain our common approach to develop intense cultivation in vegetable growing. Attached is a 2 minute teaser which gives a short introduction.


Godamen Naiman Expand your area of operation like in Manyara region Most of farmers like to know this hybrid seed in horticulture 

1 month 3 hours ago

Harald Peeters Hi Godamen Naiman, please contact George Upina and visit our Centre of Excellence in Kisesa on the Nane Nane showgrounds. Hos phone; 0677000407

1 month 1 hour ago

Posted By in Ethiopia Agroecology Platform
Posted 21 March 2018 at 07:18

Agroecology

Agroecology is an umbrella term for many different practices that have the systems approach in common.

All agroecological practices contribute to a more resilient, coherent and cyclic system for effective use of soil and water, nutrients, seeds, plants, animals, sun, rain, temperature and organic matter. The core of agroecology has to do with increasing capacity for location specificity in practices that influence local agroecological systems.

Climate resilience and circular economy are important issues in agroecology.

In 2018, network members seek to promote integration for sustainable agriculture in the following areas:

- Integrated soil fertility management

- Integrated pest management

- Agrobiodiversity

- Institutional integration

may
01

Training courses in Agriculture in May 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  01 May 2018 - 09:00 to 31 May 2018 - 05:00
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Build Your Career! Indepth Research Services Africa’s Leading Capacity Building and Management Consultancy Center with its head office in Westland’s Nairobi, Kenya. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of technical training and education services designed for individuals, and organizations working in the AGRICULTURE DEVELOPMENT, FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOOD INSTITUTE Through our training workshops, we aim to strengthen the knowledge and capacity of Key policymakers, including senior managers, negotiators, advisors, planners and analysts, to meet the core challenges of growing the agricultural sector as a main engine of national economic development. Kindly have a look at some of our upcoming courses scheduled in May 2018: Agriculture institute helps in the achievement of food secure and better livelihood of small scale farmers by offering various courses in agriculture with the aim of providing training on diverse fields of agriculture with a view to strengthening

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