agriculture

mar
07

Formation d’entreprises sur le système HACCP

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  07 March 2018 - 08:00 to 09 March 2018 - 17:00
  Cotonou

  "Assurance qualité des produits locaux" vise à former 100 entreprises béninois sur le système HACCP.

L'objectif général de l'atelier est de relier la qualité sous toute ses formes aux politiques de promotion des produits locaux.

Objectifs Spécifiques
De manière spécifique, il s’agit de:
– Faire connaitre les risques associés aux aliments, les conséquences, les causes et les enjeux.
– Discuter le pourquoi et la motivation des entreprises à améliorer la sécurité sanitaire de ses produits
– Renforcer la capacité des entreprises et les acteurs des métiers de bouche, en les initiant à la démarche HACCP par des exercices pratiques et pertinents.
– Informer les entreprise et les acteurs des métiers de bouche sur des notions essentielles et des capacités utiles pour organiser/réaliser les activités de manipulation & transformation des aliments dans des conditions d’hygiènes conformes.

Cibles

- Personnel des entreprises agroalimentaires et de restaurations, 

- Activi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 February 2018 at 07:11

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. Becaus

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mar
26

Agriculture Value Chains Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 March 2018 - 09:00 to 30 March 2018 - 17:00
  Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Agriculture Value Chains Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 26th March– 30th March 2018

NITA CERTIFIED

RECENT CLIENTS

INTRODUCTION

Value chains are a key framework for understanding how products move from the producers to the customers. The value chain perspective provides an important means to understand the business to business relationships, mechanisms for increasing efficiency, and ways to enable businesses to increase productivity and add value.

It provides a reference point for improvements in services and the business environment. It is a vehicle for pro-poor initiatives and for linking small businesses with the market. Value chains therefore reside at the core of high-impact and sustainable initiatives focused on improving productivity, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and SME growth.

This one week course will provide hands-on training in Agriculture value chains and the application

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mar
26

Promoting Entrepreneurship & Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 March 2018 - 09:00 to 30 March 2018 - 17:00
  00101

Event: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 26th March– 30th March 2018

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RECENT CLIENTS

INTRODUCTION

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development are the best hope for reviving weak world economies. Entrepreneurs cannot do it alone; they need an enabling environment in which their business can grow. This course is designed to give insights into the basic requirements for increasing the level of entrepreneurship in communities at local and national levels.

In order to build the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the Agriculture and food security activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations to support efforts in improving survival rates of Agribusinesses that currently have a high rate of failure, (I.e. 70 to 80 per cent of new businesses end their operations in their first year. And of those that survive, o

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 February 2018 at 02:36

AgriProFocus in partnership with The Netherlands Export Combination (NEC) are organising a Holland Village commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the Netherlands Embassy in Uganda. This activity is scheduled to take place from Friday 16th – Sunday 18th February 2018, from 09:00am to 5:30pm every day at Namboole/Mandela National stadium at the Harvest money Expo. 

You are invited to;

  • Come meet and learn from Dutch experts and farmers
  • Visit the Holland Lounge to broaden your knowledge on products and services offered by the Dutch. 
  • Interact with the 12 farmers who won the best farmer Awards. 

Theme: Climate Smart Farming

Entry Fee: 10,000ugx per head per day to the stadium but entrance to the Holland Lounge is free!


Akibodé Djodji Une  initiative en bonne intelligence avec la nouvelle stratégie du réseau. Nous vous souhaitons une réussite totale avec à la clef de bonnes opportunités d'affaire.

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apr
12

AGRItech Expo Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  12 April 2018 - 09:00 to 14 April 2018 - 14:00
  Chisamba

Event: AGRITECH EXPO Zambia
Date: 12 - 14 April 2018
Time: 09:00 - 14:00 
Venue: Chisamba 

THE AGRItech EXPO RETURNS IN 61 DAYS WITH NEW AND EXCITING FEATURES:

- Mowing + Baling demo
- Aquaculture showcase
- Live planting demo
- Greenhouse showcase
- Value added zone

See what else you can expect ---> http://www.agritech-expo.com/Event-at-a-glance

Click here to register! or visit: www.agritech-expo.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 8 February 2018 at 01:49

Holland GreenTech is introducing international quality, field based and affordable soil advisory services in Uganda at the Harvest Money Expo 16th to 18th of February. Offering soil analysis, fertilizer and management advice for your next crop at only 50.000 UGX per acre. Know what to do within 10 minutes and increase your knowledge on your soil to boost your yields and profits! Visit us at our stand at Harvest Money Expo, come to our office off Kironde Road, call our office line 0785369453 or email us info@hollandgreentech.com .

As an introduction offer: For every soil analysis and advice you buy, you get a free sample of our hybrid tomato or african eggplant seeds for free!

Kind regards,

Maarten Hermus 0756074728



Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Maarten, I wanted to check the vidoe, but I see the link is not working properly. Can you reply to this message with the correct link?  I'll update it for you!

1 week 2 days ago

mar
19

Food Security Analysis Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  19 March 2018 - 09:00 to 23 March 2018 - 05:00
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Event: Food Security Analysis Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 19th – 23rd March 2018.

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INTRODUCTION

Before intervening in a country, the priority for development actors is to understand the food security situation of the population. Food security analysts do a wide range of assessments to identify hungry and food insecure populations and to establish the underlying causes. They include Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analyses-CFSVAs, Emergency assessments and market analyses-EFSA.

To collect, manage and analyze data, they use advanced technologies such as satellite imagery, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mobile data collection platforms such as smart phones, tablets and Personal Digital Assistants.

Some actors for instance WFP, are working with partners to establish Food Security Monitoring Systems (FSMS) for continuous monitoring of food security conditions and market prices. This five

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mar
19

Resilient Livelihoods Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  19 March 2018 - 09:00 to 23 March 2018 - 05:00
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Event: Resilient Livelihoods Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 19th – 23rd March 2018.

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RECENT CLIENTS

INTRODUCTION

Most of the rural poor rely heavily on their local environments to provide basic necessities like water, food and energy. These vital resources provide the backbone of many rural livelihoods and their stability is key to securing the well-being of their entire communities.

Disasters and food insecurity are directly interconnected. They interrupt market access, trade and food supply, reduce income, deplete savings and erode livelihoods. Drought, plant pests and diseases, animal diseases and food contamination have a direct economic impact by reducing farm production, by adversely affecting prices, trade, and market access and by decreasing farm income and employment. Economic crises such as soaring food prices reduce real income, force the poor to sell their assets, decrease food consumption, and reduce their dietary d

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mar
19

Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agricultu

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Arusha, Tanzania

On March 19-23, 2018, IFDC will organize an international workshop on “Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agriculture: Lessons from Country Assessments and Regulatory Systems in Africa and Asia” at the Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania.

The main objectives of this one week workshop are to enable participants to:

 1) Identify quality problems in fertilizers; 

2) Identify fertilizer as well as management-related factors that influence quality of fertilizers; 

3) Identify external factors (other than fertilizer properties) that impact quality;

 4) Apply this knowledge to assess fertilizer quality for their businesses, countries or regions; and

 5) Contribute to the design and implementation of national or regional quality regulations that ensure farmers the access to fertilizers that meet the required specifications.

Interested candidates can register HERE



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 February 2018 at 12:38

Are you a mid-career horticulture, livestock or forestry professional? Do you want to enhance your knowledge in your area of expertise and develop management skills at a strategic level? At Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences we offer the one-year postgraduate Master Agricultural Production Chain Management. This MSc is eligible for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarship.
Apply for this MSc programme before 28th February 2018 to be able to apply for the Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) scholarship. http://www.vhluniversity.com/vhl-studies/application/financial-matters/scholarships-and-grants/orange-knowledge-programme.aspx


More information about Van Hall Larenstein's international graduate programs here:  https://www.scribd.com/…/3713…/Brochure-Masters-VHL-20182019

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hi Karen, thanks so much for your posting, we will spread the words! keep on posting!

1 week 5 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 January 2018 at 06:16

Search for Uganda's best farmers is on!

The 2018 edition of the Best Farmer's competition is launched at Kiwenda in Wakiso district, with stakeholders pledging to continue support

WAKISO - Farmers across the country now have a chance to win farm inputs plus a fully sponsored study trip to The Netherlands, after the Best Farmer's 2018 competition was launched on Thursday.

"We are making a nationwide impact and are changing the image of agriculture in Uganda," Henk Jan Bakker, the ambassador of The Netherlands to Uganda, said while launching this year's edition of the contest in Wakiso district. For the launch, Bakker was joined by several other guests, including sponsors and journalists, at the farm of Celia Kansiime, one of the 2016 winners.

"If you wake up every day and believe you can do farming, have the business drive within you. Then you are eligible for the Best Farmers competition," the ambassador tipped at Mish Farm Ltd, Kiwenda. "We shall continue giving best farmers publ

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Richard James Onyai Great! This should motive is to work hard and put in  practice smart agriculture

2 weeks 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 January 2018 at 06:09

FarmERP - Smart Agriculture Software Platform

#FarmERP aims at #technology intensive transformation of #agriculture to meet challenges of 2050. 

To know more visit: https://goo.gl/uedhe5

feb
22

Fepro  2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  22 February 2018 to 24 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Danané, Côte d'Ivoire

Le Fepro-Agr est un forum rural qui valorise l'agriculture  familiale et travail à sa résilience face au changement climatique. 

L'Edition 2018 de ce  forum rural verra la participation de 500 acteurs de l'agriculture paysanne et mettra l' accent sur les technologies innovantes qui pourront réinventer le secteur de l'agriculture familiale en Afrique.

Prévu pour les  22, 23 et 24 Février 2018 A Danané, Ouest de la Côte d'Ivoire, l'objectif de cette rencontre est de mettre en réseau les agriculteurs paysans(nes) avec des startups et des entreprises du Sud qui offrent des solutions durables aux acteurs pour l'accès au matériel d'analyse des sols, à des semences, des engrais, des techniques d'irrigation, la gestion post-récolte, et aux solutions de financement des chaînes de valeurs agricoles.

Le Fepro  est un programme atypique en Afrique  qui rapproche les startups et entreprises du Sud au  monde rural. Nous abor

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 December 2017 at 06:40

Agriculture takes a leap forward at Bonn Climate Talks

UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning

Bonn, Germany – The signature decision on agriculture coming out of this year's climate talks in Bonn, called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, provides a new opportunity to address how climate change impacts on agricultural production have put millions of lives and livelihoods at risk worldwide.

"This bold landmark decision brings agriculture to the forefront of the international climate change agenda, and looks directly at important issues such as assessing adaptation and mitigation benefits of agriculture, improving soil health, nutrient management and livestock systems, and addressing the socio-economic and food security issues associated with climate change in the agriculture sectors," said Julia Wolf, Natural Resource Officer and Coordinator from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the Un

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feb
19

Lessons Learned & Emerging Perspectives on Subsidy Programs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  19 February 2018 - 08:00 to 23 February 2018 - 17:30
  Jinja

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has over 35 years’ experience conducting research and providing training and technical assistance in all aspects of agro-input markets in the developing world. At the request of some governments, IFDC has provided technical support in the introduction of subsidy programs and also has provided capacity building though seminars and workshops to share lessons learned and best practices, working in collaboration with local and international partners.

This training program will draw on lessons learned and the latest research findings and recommendations from IFDC and partner organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

Register here: bit.ly/IFDCJinja2018

Workshop brochure is attached.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 November 2017 at 10:58

SIRI YA KUPATA MAVUNO MAZURI YA ZAO LA KAROTI 

Karoti ni zao zuri sana na kwa kuzingatia vitu kadhaa mkulima anaweza pata mavuno mazuri na yenye ubora. Zifuatazo ni vitu vya kuzingatia kuweza kufanya ukafurahia mavuno ya zao hilo la karoti.

- Chimba shimo urefu wa mita 20 na tifua vizuri kabla ya kupanda.

-Udongo uliotifuliwa husaidia mizizi ya karoti kupenya kwa urahisi na kuwa mirefu.

-Usiweke mbolea kabla au baada ya  kupanda maana husababisha kufunga. 

-Kwa mavuno mazuri, nunua mbegu bora toka kwa wasambazaji waliosajiliwa.

-Changanya mbegu ya karoti na mchanga kabla ya kupanda ili kurahisisha kushika mbegu hizo ambazo ni ndogo ndogo sana.

Source: Shamba chef 



Tatah Susan This is smart, i´ll try and see for myself

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 7 November 2017 at 08:51

Hi everyone, I'm really glad and also excited for joining this network. I'm Dharma, and currently as CEO Vestifarm. We're helping farmers to get capital from investors in the city through a digital platform. We're now one of the most-hyped agriculture investment platform with thousands of investors looking for agriculture project that can be invested every month. I'm hoping to collaborate with anyone of you who are willing to foster agriculture sector in Indonesia. Nice to see you all

Dharma Anjarrahman Thanks for the warm welcoming Janine Schoeman & Maula Paramitha Wulandaru :) I'm very interested with your platform, because i believe it is very improtant to keep the agriculture ecosystem being connected to each other. I still learn myself to use your platform. Does Agri Pro Focus have some community empowerment programs specifically to farmers? We are very happy and open for farmers if they need some funding to scale-up their project. And are you open for some coffee meeting? just for keeping in touch. Thanks in advance :)

3 months 1 week ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Coffee talk would be nice, you are very welcome to stop by to our office in Jl Kemang Selatan XII No.1 (Hivos office) or we could arrange it in Kuningan as well. I will email you.Regarding the direct program to farmers, we have some members who done that in several commodities like coffee, pig, palm sugar, cattle and horticulture. We also have young farmers too.. I believe your business will match to them.

3 months 1 week ago

Agus Riyanto Hi Dharma AnjarrahmanThanks for introduction your self, I am Agus riyanto and nice to meet you here, base on your info,  i already send to your email : opportunity in agricultural business, hope you can check and feedback. :)

3 months 4 days ago

Dharma Anjarrahman Thanks for the email Agus Riyanto, very well-received and it's on our review. We will reply and attach our feedback to you soon. :)

3 months 4 days ago

Agus Riyanto Thank Dharma Anjarrahman for your willingness to review my proposal, hope can match with your platform and or your future vision.  

3 months 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 26 October 2017 at 08:22

PIC'S MKOMBOZI WA MKULIMA

Habari njema kwa wakulima, mifuko ya PIC'S imebuniwa kwa ajili ya kuhifadhi mazao kwa wakulima wadogo na wakubwa na kuyalinda mazao dhidi ya wadudu wharibifu.

Mifuko ya PIC'S ( Purdue Improved Crop Storage) ambayo ni mifuko yenye tabaka tatu zinazofanya kuwa mfuko mmoja. Tabaka mbili huwa ndani na zimeundwa na nyloni  mbili na tabaka la nje ni mfuko mzito wa kiroba.

FAIDA ZA MIFUKO YA PICS

- Uhifadhi wa mazao bila kutumia madawa

-Gharama nafuu

- Kuwa na chakula salama, lishe bora na kuzuia njaa

- Ongezeko la thamani ya mazao

Upatikanaji wa mifuko ya PICS,

Pee Pee (Tanzania) Limited

Kange Industrial Area,

New Korogwe Road, 

P.O.Box 34,

Tanga, Tanzania, East Afrika

Email: sales@pptl.biz

Kujua faida hizo kiundani zaidi, aina ya mazao unayoweza kuhifadhi, nini cha kuzingatia katika utumiaji wa mifuko ya PICS na mengine mengi pitia kiambatanishi hapa chini.




nov
03

Fifth Network Thematic Discussion – COMING!

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  03 November 2017, 13:30-18:00
  ILRI compound, Lalibella auditorium,CMC road, Gurd Sholla

You are cordially invited to a participatory workshop hosted by CIMMYT:

Transforming gender inequality in agriculture: promising methodologies

Date: Friday November 3rd 2017 13:30 start

Location: Lalibella auditorium, ILRI compound, CMC road, Gurd Sholla. When you arrive tell security you are here for the presentation and ask them to advise you on parking.


This workshop will present seven participatory methodologies that have been implemented in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector. Come and experience first-hand the type of tools used in these methodologies and why they are leading to transformational gender changes. Breakaway sessions will be facilitated by organizations with on-the-ground experience in applying these methodologies to strengthen and empower whole communities, groups and households while creating more egalitarian relationships.

Some of the methodologies are problem driven, and some are asset or strength based. All methodologies help communities, groups or househol

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