Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 7 July 2018 at 09:30

Meet Emmanuela, a young lady who builds a business from herbal plants!!

Emmanuella Yvonne Iradukunda, 19, saw opportunity in the flower and jumped on it.

The flower, known as Hibiscus is popular in Rwanda for its beauty when planted in gardens or used as decorations in homes

But for Iradukunda, it has a lot more use. It first restored her mother’s health and now it is a source of revenue.

“My mother suffered a lot from joint pains that sometimes she was not able to do basic household chores or take a walk,” Emmanuella added. Read more

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 28 June 2018 at 07:02

Call for Concept Papers: Apiculture

The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO) brings you the 1st apiculture congress in the country. The event is organised under the theme: “Turning beekeeping into a Business: Inclusive Apiculture development for improved livelihoods."

Call for concept papers:

TUNADO therefore extends the call for papers to all potential participants who wish to make an oral or a poster presentation relevant to the Congress theme Format for the concept. The concept paper should be brief and concise and cover the following in two pages or less.

The format is the Times New Roman font 12 and 1.5 spacing.

1. Title (15-20 words).

2. Topic. (2-3 lines)

3. The issue /challenge/best practice /findings (one paragraph)

4. Literature review (half a page, 3-4 authors cited).

5. Scope (one short paragraph on the subject content of the paper

3.2. Themes for concept papers:

The concept papers should be derived from the themes l, below


1st Apiculture Congress

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  27 August 2018 to 28 August 2018 - All Day Event

The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO) brings you the 1st apiculture congress in Uganda. The event is organised under the theme: “Turning beekeeping into a Business: Inclusive Apiculture development for improved livelihoods.

The event will draw attendance from leading apiculture development experts / professionals from all over the world. Speakers representing industry, government policy makers, as well as academic scholars and researchers from the apiculture arena will be present to discuss Africa apiculture development concerns in the 21st Century.

The focus will be on strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.

Entrance: Interested parties will be required to pay a participation fee of 20,000 UGX (5 US$) and 50,000 UGX (13 US$) for those supported by organisations.

Call for concept papers:

TUNADO therefore extends the call for papers to all potential participants who wi

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VIV Europe  (animal protein industry)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  20 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event

With a target of 25,000 visits and 600 exhibiting companies, VIV Europe is the top quality event for the animal protein industry. Professionals active in the production of poultry meat, eggs, pig meat, fish and dairy all have numerous reasons to meet up at this World Expo from Feed to Food. VIV Europe gathers and promotes every 4 years the latest innovations of the industry in the heart of the Netherlands,.   

Opening on Wednesday 20th June and continuing until Friday 22th June, in 2018 VIV Europe will be celebrating its 40th anniversary as a business platform series that has become renowned worldwide for combining excellent professional information with a superb visitor-friendly location... 

The modern poultry chain from feeds and breeding to production, processing and consumption will be on show at VIV Europe 2018 in The Netherlands. A central theme has been arranged for this feed-to-food World Expo of animal protein businesses, under the label of ‘Sharing Data = Better Poultry

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Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 27 April 2018 at 10:52

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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



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


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 Rwanda
Posted 1 February 2018 at 12:49

Swedish Institute Management Programme Africa

Deadline: 06 February 2017

Do you want to be a part of a network of emerging leaders with a shared interest in exploring 21st century business perspectives? Join the Swedish Institute Management Programme for change-makers focusing on lasting success through responsible leadership and sustainable business. The programme started in 2014 and this year SIMP Africa opens up for participants from Uganda. The call for applications is open and will close 6 February.

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for sharing with us Didier MUYIRAMYE, this is a good opportunity for our capacity building!

5 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 27 November 2017 at 09:14

La femme dans l’agriculture à Masisi

De ces jours, plusieurs études ont été menées en Afrique en général, en RD Congo en particulier sur l’intégration du genre dans le développement, et surtout dans l’agriculture. Quand au Nord-Kivu, dans le Territoire de Masisi en particulier, il a été constaté que plus au moins 51,84% de la population sont des femmes, et presque toutes sont impliquées dans l’agriculture.

Interrogée sur la question, Madame Jackie Mukandirwa, mère de dix enfants, paysanne de Loashi, un village de Masisi a déclaré : « Moi et mon mari entretenons seuls notre champs, il m’aide à défricher le terrain, ensuite nous effectuons le labour ensemble. Lors du semis je le fait seul aidée par d’autres femmes du village car à leur tour je les aide aussi. Qquand nous avons récolté, les enfants et moi transportons les produits du champ à la maison, parfois aider par mon mari lors qu’il est disponible. Moi seul, je m’occupe de la vente de nos

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 23 November 2017 at 07:50

Les jeunes Congolais dans l’Agrobusiness

Selon une étude menée en France par l’Association Jeunesse et Entreprises sur les motivations et les freins des jeunes à entreprendre, il apparait que pour près de 60 % des jeunes, le goût d’entreprendre c’est la volonté d’être acteur plutôt que spectateur de son activité. Une motivation prioritaire qui souligne la volonté des jeunes d’être autonomes.

AgriProFocus RD Congo encadre depuis un temps des jeunes qu’il accompagne et encourage dans la pratique de l’agrobusiness, à travers des conférences des jeunes étudiants dans des centres universitaires.

Pour motiver plus de ces jeunes entrepreneurs agricoles, AgriProFocus RD Congo a organisé un concours des plans d’affaires dénommé « TUJENGE PAMOJA », en 2015 en faveur des jeunes entrepreneurs « en agro-business des provinces du Nord-Kivu et du Sud-Kivu.

L’objectif de ce concours était de soutenir l’esprit entrepreneurial et les initiatives agricoles d

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 31 October 2017 at 10:07

Business-Hour: Deuxième tour

Le réseau AgriProFocus Niger en collaboration avec Accentrepreneur a organisé le Jeudi 26 octobre 2017 un deuxième Business-Hour dans ses locaux. L’objectif de cette activité est de mettre en relation les jeunes entrepreneurs agricoles avec les investisseurs afin de booster leurs entreprises ou activités.

Trente personnes (des entrepreneurs, des investisseurs, des incubateurs, des accompagnateurs) ont pris part à ce business hour, ils ont on eu l’occasion de rentrer en contact avec d’autres personnes, d’échanger avec elles et de nouer des relations d’affaires et de partenariat.

Ce business hour a permis aux participants de découvrir des jeunes entrepreneurs innovateurs qui sont dans l’agribusiness. Elle a aussi permis aux entrepreneurs de rentrer en contact avec leurs pairs entrepreneurs.

A l’issue de ce business hour, les participants ont salué l’initiative et ont recommandé l’organisation régulière de cette activité pour permettre aux en

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou Un business hourr organisé dans les locaux de AgriProFocus. Niger. Une activité qui se veut un caractère de mise en relations directe des entrepreneurs, porteurs de projet avec les institutions de financement et les bailleurs de fonds. La pertinent et la qualité de l'activité réside dans la promotion de l'entrepreneuriat agricol et en un mot de l'agribusiness au Niger. En avant l'agribusiness avec le soutien de AgriProFocus Niger. 

8 months 3 weeks ago

ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA thank you for good  information shared

8 months 3 weeks ago

Ibrahim Issoufou Djigo Merci pour ces informations combien de fois importantes et nous permettant de mettre à jour nos connaissances dans le domaine d'agri-business.

8 months 2 weeks ago

SAIDOU ABDOU Tiens, c'est une excellente initiative. Je pense que l'autre travail qui reste, revient aussi à faire le link entre les Agripreneurs (qui disposent d'un certain niveau d'instruction et de compétences techniques) avec les OP formées qui elles, n'ont pas ce genre d'atouts et de ce fait rencontrent des serieuses difficultés dans la promotion des produits qu'elles transforment. Je pense qu'un pond doit exister entre ces deux catégories d'acteurs.

8 months 2 weeks ago

ADA MAHAMANE Habou Merci Saidou! le linking est un des objectifs poursuivi par AgriProFoucus/Niger. Nous vous remercions d'avoir suggérer une telle activité, l'équipe prendra en compte vos observations.  car la force du Réseau c'est les membres, et les membres c’est le réseau. ensemble pour un entrepreneuriat agricole émergent au Niger et ailleurs.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 26 October 2017 at 10:11

Le fromage de Masisi, impose sa marque au Nord-Kivu

Le Territoire de Masisi (Province du Nord-Kivu, RD Congo) est connu pour ses grands pâturages où sont pratiqués l’élevage des bovins de grande envergure. Mais c'est surtout une magnifique et fertile région d'alpage, appelée la "Petite Suisse", qui éblouit par son relief et ses collines verdoyantes où paît le bétail en toute tranquillité. Ce dernier est apprécié depuis longtemps par les occidentaux pour son climat doux. La population étant pasteur en majorité, elle s’est spécialisée dans la transformation du premier produit, qui est le lait. Celui-ci est dérivé en yaourt, lait caillé mais aussi en fromage, lequel répute ce Territoire de la Province du Nord-Kivu, en la RD Congo.

Pratique amenée par les missionnaires belges en 1970, la fabrication des fromages a connu une grande expansion dans cette région suite à la demande des populations urbaines (Goma, Beni, Butembo, Bukavu, Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, ….) q

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou excellent partage! il faut nous décrire la méthode conduisant l'obtention de ce type de fromage.  

8 months 3 weeks ago

Dan Arhagererwa Nous vous tiendrons au courant après une formation qu'on prévoit organiser bientôt sur la fabrication de ce type de fromage.

8 months 2 weeks ago


Business Challenge in food processing

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 November 2017, 09:00-13:00
  Nairobi - Kenya

Call for Business Challenges

Is your company operating in the food processing sector in Kenya and are you facing a specific challenge for which you need an innovative solution? Would you like to take the chance to benefit from applied, market-driven research and to develop innovative solutions with the help of multi-disciplinary teams of students and faculty members at a renowned Technical University?

Register here for the business challenge that will take place on 21st of November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.

To conduct the food processing survey click here:

Learn more about the innofood project by visiting the website

The INNOFOOD initiative is a project of MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF) and BoP Innovation Center (BoP Inc) in partnership with the Ho Technical University in Ghana and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology in Kenya. It is made possible by the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 20 October 2017 at 10:59

Findings and Recommendations Agriterra scoping mission in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

Agriterra is an agri-advisory organization founded by farmer organizations from the Netherlands and has 20 years of experience in advising governments, farmer organizations and cooperatives in over 17 countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Agriterra provides training, advisory services and exchange visits to entrepreneurial farmers with a willingness to cooperate, a clear ambition and a strong business mindset. The Agriterra focus is two-fold. As a starting point it is essential to focus on the development of robust governance structures, develop house-rules that stimulate member commitment and bringing financial management systems in tune with the demands of banks and micro-finance institutions. Once these internal basics are in place, Agriterra supports clients to realize their business ambitions. This can be done via supporting clients to get improved market access or to upscale business activities t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 8 August 2017 at 11:10


Le réseau AgriProFocus Niger en collaboration avec Accentrepreneur a organisé le mercredi 02 Août 2017 un Business-Hour dans ses locaux. L’objectif de cette activité est de mettre en relation les jeunes entrepreneurs agricoles avec les investisseurs afin de booster leurs entreprises ou activités.

Au cours de ce Business-Hour des relations d’affaires importantes ont été tissées entre investisseurs-entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs-entrepreneur d’une part et d’autre part entre entrepreneurs et accompagnateurs. Les résultats obtenus à cette rencontre ont dépassé largement les attentes d’AgriProFocus, d’Accentrepreneur, des investisseurs, des accompagnateurs et des entrepreneurs invités pour la circonstance.

L’activité a enregistré la participation de vingt-huit (28) personnes, toute catégorie confondue (investisseurs, entrepreneurs et accompagnateurs) dont six (06) femmes.

A l’issue de ce Business-Hour les jeunes entrepreneurs ont reformulé des recommandation

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ISSA Habibou Merci Habou, je témoigne de la vivacité de cette rencontre. l'évènement a profité à tous les participants. Ils ont aimé la rencontré et ont encouragé l'initiative. C'était un rendez-vous du "donner et du recevoir". Encore une fois de plus AgriProFocus Niger démontre son engagement a toujours soutenir la jeunesse. Vivement d'autres rencontres similaires !

11 months 2 weeks ago

Zeinabou Hamani Merci Ada pour ce partage, ce fut une heure de rencontre d'échange et de partage, elle a permi aux jeunes entrepreneurs d'entrer en contact direct avec les investisseurs. Elle leur permettra sans nul doute de booster leurs entreprises ou activités. Elle leur a permi aussi de se connaitre  et de nouer des relations.

11 months 2 weeks ago

Akibodé Djodji Linking - Learning - Leadersip, très bonne initiative de mise en relation et courtage d'affaire..

11 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted 24 July 2017 at 12:31

2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge

Are you a young African between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you have a passion for youth participation in the transformation of agribusiness in Africa?

Here is your chance to win sponsorship from the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) and partners to represent the youth from your country at the 2017 edition of the 5th October “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” during the forthcoming 2017 Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo that will run from the 4th to the 6th of October in Dakar, Senegal.

How to participate

1. Get acquainted with the history of the “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” and the “Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo”. Do your homework on global business incubation, opportunities in ICT integration in agribusiness, AAIN core investment areas, the 2017 theme of the African Union, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and Agenda 2063.


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 18 July 2017 at 08:41

AgriProFocus hosting an event Young Women Can Do It on Friday 21st July at Holeta

In collaboration with Development Fund of Norway and Young Women Can Do It , we host a visit to Holeta.

Janine Schoeman Dear Sewmehon Tamiru  thank you for posting this event. When you post it as an event, instead of a normal post like this one, it is also shown in the calendar which gives it more exposure. You can create an event the same way as creating a post, but than select the tab 'event'. If you need assitance my colleague Gizaw Legesse Kind Regards Janine

1 year 5 days ago

Sewmehon Tamiru Okay Janine thanks !

1 year 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 June 2017 at 10:07

Why do business in East Africa?

With this question in mind around 200 entrepreneurs visited the first East Africa Business Dialogue organised by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and RVO last week. Dutch embassies in the region (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda), sector representatives and companies with experience in East Africa were more than happy to share their knowledge and experiences with those interested in exploring the East African business opportunities.

AgriProFocus was also present on behalf of the sectors agrifood and horticulture. The AgriProFocus country networks provided the Dutch team with up-to-date insights into the market and related opportunities for Dutch agricultural companies (see booklet ‘Doing Business in East Africa’). Anne-Marie Slaa and Lisette van Benthum spoke with various company representatives with a clear interest in the linking services that the AgriProFocus teams can provide. Already during the event itself B2B linkages were made by

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 11 April 2017 at 12:40

Call for applications

AgriProFocus is pleased to inform you that SNV Zambia and the IAP2 Project Team formally launched the IAP2 Challenge Fund in Zambia on the 28th of March 2017.

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) is a specialized fund with the specific mandate to identify and support innovative inclusive business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population while being commercially sustainable. IAP is funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) and managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organization in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden.

Target sectors include WASH, Energy, Agriculture/Food and ICT. IAP will provide funding within the following range euro50, 000 up to euro 200,000. The funding will be grants and not loans, with pre conditions that have to be met.

The project is now calling for the private sector to submit applications for review and consideration. The process shall be a twostep process by which

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Kaitano Mpulamasaka i don't seem to find the link to the application form. somebody help me. thanks

1 year 3 months ago

Betty Mbewe Boonen Same with me Leah can you help please.

1 year 3 months ago

Leah Banda The link is

1 year 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 April 2017 at 06:30

Fish Farming Business

Fish is a very healthy and nutritious protein which is popular around the world. Industrial fish farming, or aquaculture, provides almost half the seafood around the world and this is expected to increase.

Fish is a delicious and nutritious protein source that is also rich in nutrients like omega-3 Fatty acids that improves our heart health and lowers our blood cholesterol level. Farmed fish has been playing an important role in meeting global protein demands.

Rising fish at home could open up many profitable opportunities today. Home raised fish could easily be sold for profit around the neighbourhood or restaurants. There are people who want locally raised fish from organic farms. It could also supply you and your family with delicious fresh seafood. So, why not start your own home based fish farm?

Click the link below on how to start your home based fish farming business.


Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 20 March 2017 at 09:22

Milk volumes drop in Uganda

Please find news about the dairy sector of Uganda in the Africa news – let us stay abreast with the news!

The fall in milk volumes has led to a hike in milk prices and supply shortages at processing plants; Get details by following the Link