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


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;


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Sylvie UWIHEREKEJE I would like to apply in this internship

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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!

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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.

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


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. 

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

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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,

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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 


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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 October 2018 at 09:12

Hasil penyemaian benih menggunakan pelepah pisang, tips ampuh dari bg prayogy bisa jadi andalan dan mudah diaplikasikan, ngak harus menggunakan tanah lagi sebagai media tanam. penasaran? yuk mari dicoba

Bima Sahputra Baru tau ni pelepas pisang bisa juga utk semai benih, thanks kak infonya 

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Zuhra Markbit sama2 bima, monggo dipraktekin

1 week 1 day ago

AgriProFocus Indonesia Wah, menarik banget! Langkah-langkah persiapannya sebelum benih disemai seperti apa, kak Zuhra Markbit?

1 week 22 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 October 2018 at 08:33

Vacancy at LINC

Position 1: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialists, Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets

Job details and how to apply here

Position 2Institutional Capacity Building Specialist, Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets

Job Details and how to apply here

Job levels: Senior

Status of employment: Full-time staff positions

Location: Uganda

Deadline: 31st October 2018

Organisation brief:

LINC is a US-based small business that assists local and international organizations to design effectively, increase institutional capacity, forge lasting partnerships, and measure impact. We have developed ground-breaking tools to map organizational networks, measure social capital, and leverage systems-based approaches to development. We understand the unique constraints local organizations face and offer practical solutions via training, consulting services, research and advocacy. At LINC, we believe that a practical approach to engaging committed, capable local organizations

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 October 2018 at 07:36

Vacancy at Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

PositionChief of Party – FtF Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity

Job level: Senior 

Status of employment: Full-time staff position

Location: Uganda

Job details here


This organization is responding to a call for proposals and offering a role subject to project award

Project background:

CNFA is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded Feed the Future (FtF) Inclusive Agricultural Markets Activity in Uganda. The purpose of this Activity is to increase incomes and improve livelihoods of households through agricultural-led inclusive economic growth. The Activity will increase the institutional capacity of Government institutions, the private sector, and civil society organizations, and will create incentives for agribusinesses to invest in the market system and be more responsive to changes in it.

Organization brief:

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA), an inte

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Odamah Brian hello Marion, i am Brian from Liraany placements in agriculture for Diploma level available?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 3 October 2018 at 07:00

Appel à propositions pour une subvention de 250 000 euros

Ceci est un rappel! Le Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rural (CTA) lance un appel à propositions pour soutenir la mise en œuvre de services de mécanisation basés sur les TIC en Afrique. Le montant indicatif global mis à disposition au titre de cet appel à propositions est de 250 000 euros maximum. 

Les candidatures doivent être envoyées par e-mail avant le jeudi 11 octobre 2018 @ 18h00. Heure des Pays-Bas.

Le Centre Technique de Coopération Agricole et Rurale (CTA) est une institution internationale commune du Groupe des États d'Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique (ACP) et de l'Union européenne (UE). Sa mission est de faire progresser la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, d'accroître la prospérité et d'encourager une gestion rationnelle des ressources naturelles dans les pays ACP.

Plus d'informations sont disponibles


ASEAN Learning Exchange

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  24 October 2018 - 08:00 to 25 October 2018 - 17:00

The Ministry of Cooperative and SMEs of Indonesia in cooperation with ASEAN Farmers’ Organisations Support Programme (AFOSP) implemented by ASEAN Foundation will organise the ASEAN Learning Exchange on 24 - 25 October 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The theme of this Exchange Visit is “Strengthening the Role of Agricultural Cooperatives in the Coconut Value Chain Management and job creations in rural areas”.

Please join our facebook live on 24-25 October 2018 via #AFOSP #BeASEAN #ASEAN #Agriculture

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 1 October 2018 at 11:55

Appel à Candidature de UAC VALLEY

l'accelérateur des Projets Innovants de UAC Startup Valley lance le recrutement de la 2ème promotion des entreprises accélérés avec plus d'innovations. 

Les conditions sont détaillées dans le fichier attaché.

Contact: +229 22 04 14 59, +229 67 52 98 76

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 October 2018 at 09:18

FAO: Gender gaps in African agriculture are holding back progress

Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's director-general José Graziano da Silva. He said this at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly. “We need to better recognize and harness the fundamental contribution of women to food security and nutrition. For that, we must close persisting gender gaps in agriculture in Africa,” Graziano da Silva said.

The director-general called for better representation of women in governance mechanisms and decision-making processes, as well as adequate and equal access to land, financial resources, social protection programmes, services and opportunities for women in rural areas.

Addressing gender gaps

The findings and recommendations of the AU-FAO study ‘The Regional Outlook on Gender and Agrifood Systems

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 28 September 2018 at 03:32

#repost by Georges Djodji Akibodé

Tantangan Bisnis Pemuda Mali

Pelatihan di Koulikoro dari 81 siswa dari Politeknik Pedesaan Institut Katibougou dalam pengembangan rencana bisnis untuk mempromosikan kewirausahaan pertanian melalui penciptaan usaha pertanian junior dan pembentukan hubungan dengan lebih dari 25000 aktor pertanian yang sangat aktif di 13 negara, termasuk Mali, melalui platform online AgriproFocus menempatkan profesionalisasi pemain sektor pertanian di jantung strategi integrasi pemuda. Penting untuk menunjukkan bahwa kaum muda yang dilatih di sektor pertanian seharusnya tidak lagi dihitung di antara para lulusan muda yang menganggur karena mereka akan dimotivasi oleh para agripreneurs melalui penciptaan usaha-usaha pertanian junior.

"Dengan membawa semua karakteristik kepemimpinan ini bersama dengan pemuda, kita dapat secara efektif mengatasi tantangan pembangunan negara kita dan Afrika," kata GUEYE.

Untuk bagiannya, Presiden AJCAD Adam DICK

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Hai! Terima kasih ya sudah menerjemahkan post AgriProFocus Mali. Namun, saran kami untuk ke depannya, silakan membagi konten yang sifatnya bukan re-post, ya! Supaya informasinya tidak berulang. Dan akan lebih baik lagi jika kamu menuliskan isi posting-mu sendiri yang berhubungan dengan, misalkan, website yang kamu kembangkan atau tentang bibit secara umum :)

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Zuhra Markbit Terimakasih AgriProFocus Indonesia sarannya, sy pribadi tidak semua paham informasi dalam bahasa inggris, karena itu saya repost ulang supaya teman2 yang punya kendala  serupa bisa lebih cepat baca tanpa harus buka google translate terlebih dulu.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 27 September 2018 at 03:21

Panggilan untuk Pertanian Konservasi Nominasi (batas waktu 30 September!)

Pencarian untuk pemenang CA Award 2018 per kategori yang disediakan sekarang terbuka, nominator diundang untuk mencalonkan individu atau lembaga / organisasi yang luar biasa yang telah memberikan kontribusi yang patut dicontoh, dalam beragam cara, untuk promosi, adaptasi dan adopsi Konservasi Pertanian (CA ) di Afrika.

Skema penghargaan yang terhormat ini dimaksudkan untuk mengenali individu atau lembaga / organisasi terkemuka yang memimpin upaya untuk mengubah realitas pertanian di Afrika dari sistem berbasis persiapan yang tidak tepat dan tidak produktif ke sistem Pertanian Konservasi yang sangat produktif, menguntungkan, berkelanjutan dan berwawasan lingkungan.

Batas waktu untuk nominasi adalah hari Minggu, 30 September 2018. Pemenang akan diumumkan pada Acara Gala CA profil tinggi pada Kongres Afrika Kedua tentang Konservasi Pertanian (2ACCA) yang akan diadakan pada bulan Oktober 2018 di Johannesburg, Afrika Selatan.

Baca lebi

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Toto suryawan good info

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Zuhra Markbit selamat mengikuti..

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 27 September 2018 at 02:44

Lalu Mat'ul Arifin Yang menjadi Maslah juga di lapangan akses permodalan dan jaminan bagi petani untuk pemenuhan kebutuhan hidup selama rentang masa usia panen, padahal pertanian kita rentan dengan Maslah iklim.

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Toto suryawan seharusnya semua petani saling memberikan info dan memberikan contoh jika sudah sukses sehingga pada semangat untuk bertani

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Zuhra Markbit Lalu Mat // Ya, saya rasa pun sudah banyak solusi yang disampaikan untuk mengatasi masalah diatas, tinggal bagaimana keseriusan pemerintah mengadakan perbaikan.  Semestinya adanya penyuluhan dan pembekalan pengetahuan tentang pertanian merata diberikan kepada petani. Mengingat tidak semua petani bergerak mencari tahu tanpa didongkrak terlebih dahulu.

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Zuhra Markbit Toto suryawan // iya mas, saya setuju jika info suksesnya tidak cuma disebarkan lewat media sosial tapi juga diajarkan langsung dilapangan

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Zuhra Markbit AgriProFocus Indonesia punya solusinya

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  04 November 2019 to 06 November 2019 - All Day Event

Le Youth Ag Summit est une occasion unique de créer des liens et d’autonomiser la prochaine génération de décideurs du changement agricole. Tous les deux ans, 100 jeunes leaders mondiaux âgés de 18 à 25 ans sont réunis pour le réseautage, les débats, la formation professionnelle et le développement de projets. Le but final : Donner aux jeunes les moyens d’agir concrètement sur l’un des problèmes les plus pressants de l’humanité: comment nourrir une planète affamée.

La quatrième édition du sommet Youth Ag sera organisée à Brasilia, au Brésil, du 4 au 6 novembre 2019. Une fois encore, 100 jeunes délégués du monde entier seront choisis pour y participer. 

Informations et candidature sur :

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 September 2018 at 11:27

Rooftop farming: why vertical gardening is blooming in Kampala

Ugandans are finding creative solutions to the growing challenges of urbanisation

When Martin Agaba realised his urban farm had run out of space, he decided the solution was not to expand outwards but upwards.

“We realised we had to use the roof,” he says. Of all the innovations that have galvanised people in his district in the Ugandan capital Kampala to grow their own food, these vertical box plantations remain his favourite.

Kwagala farm, located on half an acre of land, is the brainchild of Diana Nambatya, a professor in public health, who began growing vegetables to save money on food in 2010.

After receiving two cows as a dowry, she decided to use their dung to generate biogas for her home. Her burgeoning urban farm soon attracted the attention of the neighbours, and in 2012 she started training women at a small demonstration centre.

The urban farm is just one of many springing up in and around Kampala, a city of more than

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Hilda Okoth interesting

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 18 September 2018 at 11:45



The Uganda Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) and the Strategic Support Program for Scientific Research (PASRES) of Côte d'Ivoire supported by Theme 3 of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) are pleased to announce the launch of a call for joint research projects in the fields of Agriculture and Health.

This call for joint research projects is the realization of the scientific partnership agreement between the Strategic Support Program for Scientific Research (PASRES) of Côte d'Ivoire and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), which will allow selected joint research teams to benefit from funding over a period of one year.

Purpose of the Program

The SGCI aims to design and implement joint research projects involving researchers affiliated with research institutions, public universities in Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire.

How to apply and submit

The joint pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 September 2018 at 07:14

Youth strikes gold in farming

Nsubuga fixing drip irrigation bottles arou

Nsubuga fixing drip irrigation bottles around the orange plant at his farm in Mukono District. Photo by Lominda Afedraru

Unlike most youth who like living in cities gambling and doing petty jobs, some are beginning to realise the importance of farming.

Nsubuga’s journey
One such youth is Hudson Nsubuga, 20, from Kiragira Village in Mukono District who abandoned city life and embarked on farming.

Nsubuga lived his life from childhood with his grandmother in Kampala with passion in pursing his education. He began paying his school fees right from primary until when he completed Advanced Level two years ago.

Throughout this period, he has been engaged in casual labour work with well-wishers and being a friendly child, people would give him handout cash to pay his tuition.

When he reached Senior Four, he started doing part time work as a taxi conductor for purposes of raising school fees.

Starts farming
However, upon completing advanced level, one of the elders in his

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 September 2018 at 04:49

K+S Expands Activities in East Africa

K+S Fertilizer have expanded their activities in East Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa is a region with very high growth potential that reminds us of Brazil, India or China in recent decades,” explains K+S CEO Dr. Burkhard Lohr. The entry point to sub-Saharan Africa already happened through an aid program in Uganda in 2013. Since then, a lot has happened. “Of course, our activities in Uganda are also about being economically successful. At the same time, however, it is also capacity building and, in my opinion, an approach to show the people the prospects they have in their own country. This I see as a key to answering the refugee question.”

K+S is currently investing in agricultural infrastructure in Uganda, such as fertilizer blending plants, grain handling processing, and storage facilities near the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

In a second step, K+S, together with local partners, will set up a digital trading platform. In the process, a Ugandan partner

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Posted By in Jeunes dans l'AgriBusiness
Posted 3 September 2018 at 06:51

Club de jeunes entrepreneurs

Il existe sur le territoire Béninois une dizaine de lycée agricole. Ces divers centres de formation déversent sur le marché de l’emploi des étudiants spécialisés dans plusieurs domaines. Ceci devrai être normalement une bonne nouvelle, puisqu’ils sontoutillés à s’auto employer et par la même occasion contribuer à éradique la pauvreté en mettant à profit leurs connaissances, mais, Force est de constater que plusieurs de ces jeunes finissent leurs formations et n’exercent pas.

Dans le but de motiver les apprenants et les maintenir dans le secteur, Une représentation composée de AgriproFocus et de la société Alternative étaient le mardi 29 octobre dans les locaux du lycée Agricole de Natitingou pour partager l’idée de la mise en place d’un club de jeunes entrepreneurs.

Ce fut un temps riche en :

- Découverte du reseau AgriProFocus

- Instant témoignage d’entrepreneurs ayant atteint une certaine capacité de production..

Le cor

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