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Posted By in Pertes post-recoltes
Posted 9 April 2018 at 10:18

Food Connection Challenge, une opportunité de 13.000.000 FCFA à gagner !

Acteurs des chaînes de valeur agricoles (Vendeurs, distributeurs, transporteurs, transformateurs, producteurs) ayant une réflexion pour réduire les pertes poste récoltes dans une logique de viabilité économique ; inscrivez-vous avant le 18 Mai 2018 via la page  foodconnectionchallenge.com/fr pour soumettre vos idées. BoP InC vous accompagnera dans le plan de réalisation.

Pour accéder au formulaire d'inscription, cliquez sur le lien ci-après : https://vc4a.com/food-connection-challenge/food-connection-challenge-2018/application/fr/

Ensemble disons Non aux pertes poste récoltes !



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 03:46

AgriProFocus members' response to Dutch policy consultation! 

In reaction to the online consultation for the upcoming policy Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

On February 22, 2018 the newly installed Dutch Rutte-III government opened an online civil consultation to feed into its upcoming policy brief that will guide Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (FT&DC) in the coming years.

All (inter)national partners active in this field were warmly invited by Minister Kaag to share their ideas and knowledge. In particular civil society organizations, enterprises and related sector organizations operating in Dutch partner countries, cities and regions with international ambitions and knowledge institutes are invited.

AgriProFocus members have provided their input:

- Jointly, the AgriProFocus policy working group developed a clear set of recommendations for Dutch policy. This will be the basis for dialogue with the Ministries and other stakeholders in the coming months. https:/

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 07:59

REGISTER NOW - Network Day 2018 - PUSH YOUR LUCK!  

Friday April 13th an unlucky day? Not if you join our first Network Day of 2018. This afternoon will be filled with inspiring sessions, creative journeys and unexpected networking opportunities; experience what the AgriProFocus network has to offer!

PROGRAM:

13.00 - 14.00 - TEDxAPF

Speaker 1: TOINE TIMMERMANS - Wageningen UR
Mr. Post Harvest Loss himself will spark our conversation on recurring food losses.

Speaker 2: MARIA VAN DER HEIJDEN - MVO Nederland
This 'woman on wings' will inspire us with a disruptive talk on Gender


14.15 - 16.15 - MAKE IT MATTER - GENDER

Is addressing gender issues just a checkbox or can it be a key driving force for social and business development in agriculture? How can you practically integrate gender in your work and profit from it? Join us in finding the answers. During the session our members KIT, Oxfam Novib and RVO will present an interesting case related to gender in value chains. During round tables yo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 April 2018 at 11:15

Beweging in het FDOV dossier?

Zit er beweging in het FDOV dossier? Iedereen snakt naar nieuws over FDOV editie III.

Is er nieuws? Geruchten zat en ik word geregeld gevraagd waarom AgriProFocus toch niets weet.

Vorige week sijpelde er wat nieuws door: er zit schot in FDOV! Het FDOV-dossier is langs de DG, goedgekeurd en naar minister Kaag gestuurd.

Over timing van publicatie wordt voorlopig niet meer gezegd dan dat met hoopt dat dat voor eind 2018 zal gebeuren. Er liggen nog andere, gerelateerde zaken op het bureau van de minister zoals de nota BHOS. Het nieuwe FDOV dient te passen in de kaders die daarin gesteld gaan worden.

Ik houd u op de hoogte, en als u wat hoort deel het en laat het me weten!

Rolf


Movement in the FDOV file?

Is there movement in the FDOV file? Everyone craves for news about FDOV edition III.

There were rumors and I am regularly asked why AgriProFocus does not know anything. 

Well, is there news? Last week some news seeped through about FDOV: things are moving! Th

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AgriFood Bootcamp Network Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  03 April 2018, 09:00-11:30
  Hle Gu (CARTC)

Are you a private sector AgriFood company or value chain initiate in Myanmar? Would you like to meet the new young talents in the agricultural sector in Myanmar and hear their fresh ideas to solve agricultural challenges? Join the Agrifood Bootcamp Network event on Tuesday, April 3 and pitch your company or organization to the 40 selected Myanmar students and young professionals participating in the Agrifood Bootcamp.

We will organize pitches, speed dating sessions and an information market to facilitate exchange.

 We would like to invite you to present your company at the Network Event.

Please confirm your attendance before March 26 by sending an email to Thaint Yadanar Zaw: tyadanarzaw@agriprofocus.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 March 2018 at 10:26

Brief moment with

Mahalet Zewdineh, PUM Country Representative 

"The AgriProFocus network is an ideal platform to disseminate PUMs program to SMEs"

Could you introduce yourself and PUM to the AgriProFocus network members in Ethiopia?

My name is Mahalet Zewdineh, one of the local PUM Representatives in Ethiopia. PUM is a non-profit organization that is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The main objective of PUM is to provide technical assistance to SMEs in developing countries. It has been doing this for 40 years now and has assisted more than 40,000 organizations worldwide.

Could you share the big achievements of PUM in Ethiopia?

PUM believes that capital Investment alone is not sufficient for companies to become competitive. Expert know-how is a very necessary ingredient in order to improve their operations and compete in today's global market place. Technical Assistance is provided through PUM Experts that have more than 30 years of experience in the

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Wim Goris thanks for highlighting the PUM rep in Ethiopia. I recommend they create their own profile on the Ethiopia pages with their contact details for easy reference. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 March 2018 at 08:46

Meet the winners of "Best Innovative Small Scale Projects" Competition in 2018

On 22nd, 23rd, 27th and 28th February, World Vision Rwanda in partnership with AgriProFocus Rwanda and Nyamagabe district organized a competition of "Best Innovative Small Scale projects in 2018". The competition was held in Nyamagabe district of Southern Province of Rwanda.

One of the World Vision’s missions is to facilitate the increased capacity of creating new jobs responding to economic issues and thereby increasing livelihood resilience. It is in this regard that World Vision Rwanda (Nyungwe Cluster) in partnership with AgriProFocus Rwanda and Nyamagabe district has organized this competition of the best innovative small scale projects to evaluate, support and promote innovative projects in the area. This competition was attended by 22 people from farmer cooperatives, associations, individuals.

During the four days of the competition, selection was done at the sector level and the winners were advis

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 28 February 2018 at 09:26

New study challenges funds and governments to invest in African agrifood SMEs

Today Rabobank Foundation, AgriProFocus, Food & Business Knowledge Platform and ICCO Cooperation publish the study ‘Critical Capital for African Agrifood SMEs’. The study evaluates the access of risk capital by agrifood SMEs (small and medium enterprises). SMEs are key for establishing sustainable food systems, while at the same time face difficulties to access capital.

Offer agrifood SMEs an assortment of services

The study focuses on agrifood SMEs that form the ‘missing middle’: too large for micro-finance and too small for mainstream banks and private equity firms. A major conclusion is that there are very few investment funds that meet the financing needs of agrifood SMEs, that are usually under 250.000 USD and rarely higher than 1M USD. Such smaller investments are tedious and costly for investment funds, even for those set up with the explicit goal to stimulate the development of the agrifood sector.

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Endale Hailu it is vert great updating and boost us to strive more in altering our life!!!

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Onesmo Kenneth This is very helpful

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GOOD JOEL well this is great and i like it 

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REGISTER NOW - Network Day 2018 - PUSH YOUR LUCK!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  13 April 2018, 13:00-18:00
  Social Impact Factory - Utrecht

Friday April 13th an unlucky day? Not if you join our first Network Day of 2018. This afternoon will be filled with inspiring sessions, creative journeys and unexpected networking opportunities; experience what the AgriProFocus network has to offer! 

PROGRAM:

13.00 - 14.00 - TEDxAPF

Speaker 1: TOINE TIMMERMANS - Wageningen UR 
Mr. Post Harvest Loss himself will spark our conversation on recurring food losses. 

Speaker 2: MARIA VAN DER HEIJDEN - MVO Nederland
This 'woman on wings' will inspire us with a disruptive talk on Gende

14.15 - 16.15 GENDER - MAKE IT HAPPEN
KIT - Oxfam Novib - Van Hall Larenstein - Fair & Sustainable Consulting - Food & Business Knowledge Platform
Is addressing gender issues just a checkbox or can it be a key driving force for social and business development in agriculture? How can you practically integrate gender in your work and profit from it? Join us in finding the answers. During the session our members KIT, Oxfam Novib and RVO will present an interest

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 14 February 2018 at 06:39

                           Agrifood Bootcamp: How to apply

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

The Agrifood Bootcamp links Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. You can get selected for the Agrifood Bootcamp week, an exciting 4 day training program for a selected group of 40 students and young professionals to discover new opportunities, improve their skills and capacities, build their network and learn to solve challenges in the agrifood sector. The program takes place between April 2 and 6 and includes skills training, masterclasses, networking events, field visits, group work on solving challenges and coaching provided by the companies and organisations participating in the Agrifood Bootcamp. The winning team receive

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 February 2018 at 02:34

Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture visits AgriProFocus

On Friday February 9, Marjolijn Sonnema, Director General of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality visited the AgriProFocus office in Utrecht. She was curious to find out more about our network; who are our members, what drives us and how can the ministry and AgriProFocus work more together on agriculture and food security?

We wanted to present the broad variety of members and activities of our network. We invited members in Utrecht and set up a live video connection with Uganda and Benin. Our coordination teams there had invited network members and partners that are involved in the Benin “Uplifting the Fish Value Chain in Benin” program and in the Uganda PAINT program, two strong examples of how AgriProFocus facilitates Dutch, national and international partners to work together on common goals and agendas.

Thanks to the live connection a lively discussion sparked between the guests in Utrecht, Uganda an

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Akibodé Djodji Congratulations , Utrecht team, I see that this visit opens the door to a greater collaboration with the new ministry  of agriculture. Thanks to the team of Benin and Uganda for sharing your activities Together we will make agribusiness work for developpement  in Mali and the rest of the world

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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!

Read full Harvest Money Expo report HERE


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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Holland Lounge - Harvest Money Expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  16 February 2018 to 18 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Mandela National Stadium

Welcome to the Holland Lounge!

Meet the agro-food sector from Holland


In the Holland Lounge you will find:

- Innovative solutions in poultry, dairy, agri- and horticulture

- Seminars and presentations

- Best Farmers

- Companies, associations and organisations




Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 6 February 2018 at 06:57

Youth raised their voices at Agrifood Bootcamp teaser workshop

AgriProfocus Myanmar proudly convened the 2nd Agrifood Boootcamp Teaser workshop at Yezin Agricultural University (Nay Pyi Taw) on February 3, 2018. It was a great event for the participating companies and organizations to meet the fresh young scholars, to hear what is their idea on their specific challenges. There were 349 participants from Yezin Agricultural University, University of Veterinary Science, Co-operative department and MoALI. All of them agreed to the statement that agribusiness is an interesting way to get a good career.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and Dutch and Myanmar companies and organisations and to develop skills and capacities required i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 February 2018 at 07:50

Vacancy: AgriProFocus Country Network Facilitator (Medior/Senior)

AgriProFocus Myanmar is hiring! Are you a multi-stakeholder process specialist and do you want to support making agribusiness work for development in Myanmar? Then you might be our new Country Network Facilitator (Medior/Senior). 

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Country Network Facilitator. You will be the team’s multistakeholder process specialist and work directly with our Myanmar and Dutch partners to develop strong joint programmes that contribute to making agribusiness work for development in Myanmar. Other important tasks include the management and implementation of our current inclusive agribusiness projects, facilitation of networking and learning events and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL). 

For more information, check the vacancy attached!


Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 1 February 2018 at 04:06

AgriProFocus Ethiopia Supported EKN in Promoting Healthy and Nutritious Diets

The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands (EKN) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, held a family day on 27 January 2018 for its staff members and their families. Next to a lot of sport and fun activities for young and old, the EKN asked AgriProFocus Ethiopia to organize an interactive session to promote ‘healthy and nutritious diets’.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia provided an 1-hour-long knowledge exchange session on how to make healthy food choices for yourself and for your household. For this interactive knowledge sharing session,  AgriProFocus Ethiopia worked together with one of its network members called Sara Antonio, who is a professional nutritionist.

The session started with a clear explanation of the food pyramid. The best way to understand what is exactly a healthy and balanced diet is to use this food pyramid as a guide. This food pyramid shows 7 layers of 7 different food groups. On each layer, we have

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Inclusive and Climate-Smart Dairy Business Models (Ethiopia)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  15 February 2018, 09:00-13:30
  Azzeman Hotel (Bole area), Addis Ababa

Invitation to the Inception workshop for the research and scaling-up project Inclusive and climate smart business models in Ethiopian and Kenyan dairy value chains

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences and partners will start an NWO-funded research programme in Ethiopia and Kenya. In the attachment you will find the official invitation for the workshop "Inclusive and climate smart business models in Ethiopian and Kenyan dairy value chains" in Addis Ababa on February 15 from 9:00h-13.30h in Azzeman Hotel (Bole area, Addis Ababa).

The main objective (and reason for AgriProFocus Ethiopia to be involved) is to share and obtain input on the chosen research approach with key stakeholders and to adapt the research design based on the input from stakeholders.

If you are interested to join our meeting or you need further information, please register with Meskerem Ritmeester mritmeester@agriprofocus.com 




Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 31 January 2018 at 12:53

Vacature (herhaalde plaatsing)

People Operations / Agile HR Coördinator (3 dagen/week)

Het AgriProFocus netwerk zit midden in een grote transitie. Het implementeren van onze nieuwe strategie ‘Making Agribusiness Work for Development’ vraagt om een flinke cultuur- en organisatieverandering, waarbij agile werken een drijvende motivatie is. Als onze People Operations Coördinator zorg jij dat onze HR die verandering mogelijk maakt, aanjaagt en ondersteunt.


Over ons AgriProFocus is een netwerkorganisatie van bedrijven, maatschappelijke organisaties, overheids- en kennisinstellingen, die een gezamenlijke ambitie hebben om via duurzaam en inclusief agri-ondernemerschap bij te dragen aan wereldwijde voedselzekerheid. AgriProFocus doet dat door samenwerking te organiseren (linking), leren binnen het netwerk te faciliteren (learning) en collectief leiderschap te katalyseren (leadership). AgriProFocus heeft naast het netwerk in Nederland ook netwerken in 13 landen in Afrika en Zuidoost-Azië. Wat

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 31 January 2018 at 04:37

330 Young people attended Teaser Workshop to explore the opportunities in AgriFood sector

On 26 January 2018, AgriProfocus Myanmar hosted the first AgriFood Bootcamp Teaser workshop from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at THE Co-operative university (Thanlyin). There WEre 330 participants from Co-operative University and members of Central Coperative Society WHO attended this workshop. Most Youth mention that “we can’t do IT alone; we have to combine OUR strengthS to develop the best solutions”. Half of them agree that agribusiness is also AN interesting way to get A good career to make success.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals between age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and Dutch and Myanmar companies and organisations and to develop skills and capacities required i

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 26 January 2018 at 07:38

Son Excellence l'Ambassadeur Pays-Bas au Mali visite le Pavillon Hollandais FEBAK 2018

Malgré l’ emploi du temps très chargé de Son Excellence Mr JOLKE OPPEWAL, l’Ambassadeur du Royaume  des Pays-Bas au Mali accompagné de son chargé des affaires économiques Mr Mamadou Landouré ,du Vice-Président de la CCIM et du Coordinateur de votre réseau AgriProFocus Mali, il a visité ce jeudi 25 Janvier 2018, toutes les entreprises néerlandaises présentes au pavillon néerlandais et d’autres stands stratégiques de la FEBAK 2018 ( Foire d'Exposition Internationale de Bamako) .

Après cette visite guidée, c’est devant les chefs de réseau, ONGs, Projets/programmes et des entreprises néerlandaises que Son Excellence a reçu une distinction honorifique appelée CIWARA de la part des entreprises néerlandaises pour service rendu et du bon partenariat entre nos deux pays.

 Vive le partenariat Pays-BAS-Mali

Akibodé Djodji As far as possible,EKN combines assistance and trade to contribute to sustainable global economic growth that benefits the entire malian population including the poorest and most vulnerable group.Their action aims to expand and improve acces to international marketsstrengthen the malian private sector boost trade and investmentincrease tax fairnesssustain comercial and production chain

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