Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 December 2018 at 08:03

Vote for the winner of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018!

Online poll now open

The poll is open to vote for your favourite finalist of the Agrofood Broker of the Year Award 2018! The Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) will for the second year in a row award the price to a professional in the field of Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), who has undertaken significant brokering activities. The jury, consisting of members of the F&BKP network, has selected three finalists out of 11 nominees.

Follow this link to see the three finalists and to vote :

Nicole Metz this poll is now closed. the winner will be announced soon (please follow the news about this poll on or through twitter @foodplatform

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Nicole Metz Do you want to know the winner of the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2018 Award??? Please go to the Food & Business Knowledge Platform website's homepage and read his name and why he was chosen! Click here and see the top Out of 11 nominees, the jury selected him as one of the three finalists. Thereafter, almost 1000 people voted through an online poll at the same website. The prize was awarded by my colleague Vanessa Nigten during the seminar “Future food systems for Ghanaian food security” in Accra, Ghana on January 17, 2019. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 23 October 2018 at 12:59

Rwandan coffee gets global honours

Coffee produced by Ngororero Coffee Washing Station in Western Province has scooped both the “Best of the Best” and “Coffee Lover’s Choice” awards in a competition that attracted brands from nine countries.

The awards were announced last week in New York, during third annual Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award (EIICA).

The awards are organised by Illycaffè – a global company specialised in high quality coffee trade—which operates in 140 countries worldwide.

It is the first time both honours were bestowed on one coffee lot in the history of EICCA, after rounds of blind tastings by an international independent jury of top culinary and coffee experts, as well as consumers across the globe.

Philotée Mukiza, the production manager at Rwacof Exports Limited – a Rwanda based coffee processor and exporter – received the awards on behalf of the company which owns the Ngororero-based washing station among other stations in the country.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 21 September 2018 at 08:41

Appel à candidature pour un Programme de formation

African Women  In Agricultural Research and Development  (AWARD) appelle à candidatures pour la seconde édition du programme de formation qui débutera en Février 2019.

Le programme de formation panafricain d’AWARD a été lancé en 2017 avec le soutien de la Fondation Agropolis, la Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) et l’Agence des États-Unis pour le développement international (the United States Agency for International Development, USAID).

Les femmes scientifiques dans la recherche agricole sont invitées à postuler pour ce programme   de formation. 

Les candidates doivent etre âgées de 40 ans maximum au moment de leur candidature et ressortissantes de l’un des pays suivants : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, République Centrafricaine, Tchad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, République Démocratique de Congo, Gabon, Guinée, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritanie, Niger, Rwanda, Sénégal, et Togo.


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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 14 August 2018 at 07:30

Go Kenya! Kenyan Startups Dominate List Of Finalists In The Latest Edition Of Zambezi Prestigious Award

In a feat which has all the makings of an unprecedented coup, four Kenyan startups have been named in the final ten of the 2018 edition of the prestigious Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion.

The competition is committed to recognizing and unearthing some of the most promising and innovative early-stage startups that are making significant strides in the area of promoting and advancing financial inclusion on the continent.

Four (4!) Kenyan startups are looking to dominate proceedings. They are Apollo Agriculture, Bidhaa Sasa, FarmDrive, and Tulaa. All four start-up providing services to rural areas. The rest of the top ten is made up of South Africa’s LanteOTC and Wala, Ghana’s Farmerline and OZE, and the duo of RecyclePoints and MaTontine from Nigeria and Senegal respectively. 

Read more HERE and also learn about the South African and West African startups that as well made the list.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 July 2018 at 09:53

Global SME Finance Awards

The Global SME Finance Awards will recognize outstanding achievements of financial institutions and fintech companies in delivering exceptional products and services to their SME clients.

In the last year, if your institution has successfully launched an innovative product or service for SME clients, achieved remarkable results in providing finance to SMEs, or is an innovator in digital financial services, submit your nomination in these categories (each institution can be considered for up to two categories). Winners will be announced at the Global SME Finance Forum 2018 in Madrid.

Award Categories

- Product Innovation of the Year

- SME Bank of the Year

- Responsible Digital Innovator of the Year

                                                Deadline for submission: 23 July 2018

Judging Criteria

Reach: What is the number of MSMEs served/financed and volume of fina

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 26 June 2018 at 04:38

Konsorsium Pembaruan Agraria (KPA) kembali menyelenggarakan Agrarian Reform Media Awards, yakni ajang penghargaan sebagai bentuk apresiasi terhadap insan jurnalis dan media pers yang selama ini dinilai konsisten memberikan dukungannya terhadap kerja-kerja pembaruan agraria di Indonesia melalui karya-karya jurnalistik yang mereka lahirkan. Ini adalah ajang yang kedua setelah pertama kali diselenggarakan 2016 lalu.

Dalam penyelenggaraan kali ini, KPA didukung oleh Dewan Pers dan Ikatan Jurnalis Televisi Indonesia (IJTI). Pelaksanaanya akan dimulai dari medio Mei hingga Juni, meliputi penerimaan karya hingga proses seleksi oleh tim juri yang terdiri dari Imam Wahyudi (Anggota Dewan Pers), Gafar Yudtadi (IJTI), Abdul Manan (Ketua Umum AJI), serta Dewi Kartika (Sekjend KPA). Sementara pemberian penghargaan untuk karya-karya terbaik akan dilaksanakan dalam Launching Global Land Forum (GLF) 2018 awal Juli nanti di Jakarta.

Agrarian Reform Media Awards tahun ini menjadi rangkaian menuju Global Land Forum

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 June 2018 at 09:38

Best Farmers in the Netherlands!

Winners of New Vision’s 2017 Best Farmers’ Competition on Saturday flew to the Netherlands on a week-long agro-business tour. Ten farmers emerged winners of the fourth edition of the Best Farmers Competition held last year. 

They were on Thursday flagged off at dfcu Bank headquarters in Nakasero, Kampala. The 2017 competition was sponsored by the royal Netherlands embassy in Kampala, dfcu Bank, Vision Group and KLM Airlines.

Read more here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 April 2018 at 02:00

Agriculture ministry to award best seed-growing companies:

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) has announced plans to award private companies engaged in seed production and dissemination in a move aimed at promoting high quality seeds in the agriculture sector.

According to Opolot Okaasai, the director of crop production at MAAIF, seven companies have so far registered for the pilot project dubbed, AgResults ever since it was officially launched in February 2017 by agriculture state minister Christopher Kibazanga .

The seven companies that have registered include CAII seeds, Equator Seeds ltd, Pearl Seeds, CEDO, OTIS Garden Seeds, Grow More Seeds and Victoria Seeds.

The pilot projects are designed to incentivise the private sector to overcome market barriers and develop solutions to food security and agricultural challenges that eventually affect people living in poverty, Okaasai said.

This is one of the six global initiatives that are funded by five partners; B

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 April 2018 at 12:41

Big Bite: Food Sustainability in Cities

Urbanization is growing at an alarming rate.

How are cities coping with feeding their populations?

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Twitterchat! Be part of the conversation by following @TR_Foundation and #GoodFoodMedia on Twitter.

The online discussion will include topics such as:

• Infrastructure

• Waste

• Urban farming

• Nutritional value and food miles

• Food deserts and processed food

• Urban food security and policy

This chat is part of the Food Sustainability Media Award project.

The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to recognise excellence in reporting and communicating issues relating to the great food paradoxes of our time:

• Hunger & Obesity

• Food & Fuel

• Starvation & Waste

Applications are open until May 31, 2018!

Find out more:

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 6 March 2017 at 12:07

2017 AWARD AgTech Innovation Challenge

Dear Partner/s,

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming 2017 AgTech Innovation challenge brought to you by African Women In Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD).

To participate in the GAIA AgTech Innovation Challenge, Please complete the application form via the link below in its entirety by 9th March 2017. Winners will be announced on 13th March, and will benefit from participation in an intensive, 2-day boot camp, which will culminate in a showcase to potential investors, partners, and other key players in the agriculture sector in Accra Ghana.

Cibarani Cibarani Thanks for drawing our attention...we hope we are not yet late///

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Didier MUYIRAMYE My pleasure Cibarani Cibarani. Good luck!

1 year 10 months ago


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 December 2016 at 11:09

FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards & Conference 2017

Catalysing Finance and Disruptive Technologies to Boost Sustainable Solutions

This unique global programme highlights ground-breaking, long-term private sector solutions to key development issues. Special attention for 2017 is being given to products and services that harness disruptive technologies and business models to achieve their goals. Crucial issues around land – ownership rights, governance and management – will also be highlighted, along with the continuing challenges around climate change, and the need to address poverty in all its forms.

The Awards will also continue to underline innovative and financially viable solutions that help meet key UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s Achievement in Sustainable Development awards include a prize for food and water security, with an additional emphasis on land governance.

The Transformational Business Awards are open to all financial and non-financial private

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JAFFAR RUSHIGAJE Thank you very much for sharing this great information. We are going to work on.

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Famory SINABA Many thanks Nicole for charring this funds opportunities

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 8 February 2016 at 11:50

Mahojiano - Wanawake Watafiti

Mtangazaji wa Redio ya Kiswahili Carolyne Tsuma aliwahoji wanamama wawili walioshinda Tuzo za AWARD kujadili kazi na tija za utafiti barani Afrika, Mahijoano haya yalikuwa baina na mtafiti mwanamama kutoka Tanzania Frida Nyamete  na Norah Ndege kutoka Kenya.

Silikiza Hapa

AWARD Fellowship Interview (Swahili)

Swahili radio journalist Carolyne Tsuma discusses the work and impact of the AWARD Fellowship to female agricultural scientists and researchers in Africa. In this candid interview, titled Wanawake Watafiti, AWARD Fellows Frida Nyamete (Tanzania) and Norah Ndege (Kenya) talk about their engagement with AWARD and their current research work.

Posted By in Youth in Agri-Business Rwanda
Posted 9 September 2015 at 06:32

East Africa Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition (Deadline: 15th September 2015)

The USAID Trade and Investment Hub, Syngenta and IREN Launch Second Edition of Agribusiness Competition for Youth in East Africa.

The USAID-supported East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Syngenta and the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), have launched the second edition of the agribusiness competition dubbed “Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition.” This follows last year’s successful Agribusiness competition that attracted over 800 participants from sub-Saharan Africa. Out of the 35 youth finalists, ten have gone on to win other prizes in the energy and agribusiness sectors; ten have expanded and retained their agro-related enterprises and 15 are employed or pursuing higher education.

This year’s competition is open to East African youth aged 18-35 years, who reside in the East African Community, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Mauritius or Madagascar, and have a start-up or small and medium sized

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Gerald Magooge I will apply for the competition

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 February 2015 at 09:20


We are pleased to inform you that SEED has just launched the 2015 SEED Awards for innovative start-up enterprises that aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level.

This year SEED celebrates 10 years of SEED Awards. During that time, we have recognised 175 SEED Winners from 37 countries and accompanied them in their initial scale-up. In this 2015 Award cycle, SEED will make available up to 29 SEED Awards to enterprises in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa.

Two SEED Awards are available to enterprises that are run or owned by women and prioritise women‘s empowerment; one of these is for an enterprise in any country that is not an OECD or EU member, the other to an enterprise in Kenya.

Candidates can apply from 02 February 2015 until 31 March 2015, 23:59 CET. For detailed information please refer to call for applications or to the SEED homepage.

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Marion Alyek Dear Joseph, This is a very good way for organizations to give back to the active members in the agricultural sector. I am happy that this will encourage especially the women with SMEs to apply!

3 years 11 months ago

ASIIMWE JOSEPH MAGAMBO Dear Marion, It is important that growth, development, prosperity is inclusive not forgetting women and young entrepreneurs. This is a Fundamental part of Green growth Agriculture.

3 years 11 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 3 February 2015 at 06:08

Ini 6 finalis Hivos Social Innovation Award 2014, salah satunya dari Indonesia, lho! Acara penganugerahan award akan dilaksanakan tanggal 5 Februari mendatang. Dari 6 finalis, 3 diantaranya merupakan proyek di bidang pertanian. Semoga di seleksi tahun ini, ada member AgriProFocus yang lolos seleksi!


Here are 6 finalists for Hivos Social innovation Awards 2014, one of them comes from Indonesia! The awarding ceremony is happening on 5 February. Of all 6 projects here, 3 of them are related to agriculture. We hope AgriProFocus members will follow the lead for this year's selection for the award!