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 Entreprenariat des jeunes
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 !

2 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.

2 months 2 weeks ago

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

2 months 1 week 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

3 months 6 days ago

Sewmehon Tamiru Okay Janine thanks !

3 months 5 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

6 months 1 week ago

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

6 months 1 week ago

Leah Banda The link is

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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

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 16 March 2017 at 02:02

Online Platform Training

I am so glad to let you know that we had an online platform training at Agriprofocus Rwanda in Kigali office. It was so interesting and beneficial to us. I am so grateful to be part of this.

Didier MUYIRAMYE Dear Nkotanyi, it's been a while! welcome back. Looking forward to your contributions!

7 months 1 week ago


We are happy to be here ,there are more interested things in agribusiness.

7 months 1 week ago

Anne Marie Kortleve NIce to hear you enjoyed the training! Hope to see you more often here online Nkotanyi Francis Ngabirano

7 months 1 week ago

Nkotanyi Francis Ngabirano Anne Marie, don't hesitate about my availability. The program is so interesting and no one can intend to miss. With all of me, I promise to keep going.

7 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 17 February 2017 at 11:00

This is the powerpoint presentation used in the Information Sessions held in the Netherlands

See this link for more info: 

RICHARD MUSOKWA Good presentation love it

8 months 5 days ago

Fortunatus MLYANDENA Thanks to hear that 

7 months 3 weeks ago

Vinodsinh Solanki Presentation is Informative & useful for Dairy Farming Enterprises

7 months 1 day ago


Providing Food for The Hunger: Agrifood Issues and Solving

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  20 February 2017, 19:00-21:00
  Coworkinc. Kemang, Jl Kemang 1 No.7, Jakarta


Pangan untuk yang Lapar: Isu Agrifood and Ide Penyelesaian

Kelas ini adalah tempat di mana kamu bisa mengenal lebih dalam isu pangan dan pertanian, dan bertukar pikiran tentang ide bisnis untuk menjawab isu tersebut. Jika kamu berminat dengan sektor pangan dan pertanian, ingin melakukan sesuatu namun belum ada ide, acara in adalah tempat yang tepat. Para ahli bidang sosiald di sektor industri agrifood akan hadir di sini.



1. M. Taufiqul Mujib – Oxfam di Indonesia, Natural Resouce Management Coordinator

Ahli di isu pemberdayaan produsen pangan, terutama perempuan, dan transformasi pedesaan.

2. Silvana Margriet Paath – Hivos South East Asia, Regional Advocacy Officer for Sustainable Diets

Menggeluti isu sistem pangan terkini dan bagaimana menciptakan ruang diskusi produkif tentang isu tersebut.

3. Walesa Danto – Co founder

Ahli di bidang pengembangan produk, berpengalaman mengarsiteki produk teknologi untuk

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Agritech Expo Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  27 April 2017 to 29 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Agritech Expo Zambia is a business-to-business platform for agricultural professionals, from small-scale farmers to commercial enterprises, to engage and conduct business with some of the world’s leading suppliers to the agricultural industry. From live crop trials and machinery demonstrations to technical and practical workshops for emerging farmers and VIP business lounges for commercial players, Agritech Expo is simply the only business event servicing the needs of the entire agri-value chain in Zambia and its neighbouring countries.  

Agritech Expo Zambia offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet some of the world's leading agricultural companies, network with agricultural professionals as well as government and union officials, gain take-home knowledge and skills from the free-to-attend technical workshops, and make informed decision on new products and farm supplies by comparing them side by side in one location.  

For more information:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 November 2016 at 09:33

Why gender equality in doing business makes good economic sense


Women today represent about 50 percent of the world’s population and, for the past two decades, about 50 percent of the labor force. Yet there are stark differences in the outcomes they achieve: Women are only half as likely as men to have a full-time wage-earning job. The women who do have paid jobs earn as much as one-third less than men. Fewer women than men are involved in trade or own registered companies. And women are more likely to work in low-productivity activities or informal employment.

There are many reasons for these outcomes, including socio-cultural norms, access to high-quality jobs, the lack of transport and the lack of child-care facilities. In many countries, such differences also continue to be written in the law.

For the first time since it was launched in 2002, the World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business report this year added a gender dimension to its measures, inc

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Angelica Senders Report 'Doing business 2017' Thanks you very much Gisew for sharing this post. I think the publication you are referring to is very relevan for many of our members. herewith the link for those who want to down load the full document: 

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Expert seminar for SMEs on tax laws and financial planning

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  15 November 2016, 14:00-18:00
  Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC), Kazanchiz, Nega City Mall, 3rd floor

Cordaid-R&D and The Entrepreneurship Development of Ethiopia (EDC) invite you to our expert seminar and networking session in the Global Entrepreneurship Week. The seminar will provide you, as business owner, with ideas on Ethiopian tax laws and practical issues that you should look out for in your financial planning to meet your financial goals and obligations. 

The invited guest speakers are experts in Ethiopian tax laws and regulations. Mr. Dawit Tadesse is an independent tax consultant and has shared his expertise with various Ethiopian companies, from small and medium enterprises to large firms. A representative of the Ethiopian Revenue and Customs Agency (ERCA) will give detailed information about new tax laws and regulations.

After the presentations of the experts and an interactive discussion, there is time to network with fellow entrepreneurs, business development service providers and other stakeholders. While enjoying a drink and a snack, there is ample op

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Business Cocktail

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  03 November 2016, All Day Event

Le réseau AgriProFocus Mali organise un business cocktail le 03 novembre 2016 à l’hôtel Radisson Blu de Bamako à 17h 00.

Notre business cocktail est idéal pour favoriser les échanges professionnels entre acteurs de l'agro-business, les banques /IMF et les structures de développement  pouvant aboutir à une signature de contrat. Tout ceux ci dans un cadre convivial. Pour tout intérêt pour ce cocktail , contacter Mlle Mariam Sidibé pour les cartes d'invitations. Email: ou au tél: 75782314.

On est ensemble


The 4th annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  29 November 2016 to 30 November 2016 - All Day Event
  Serena Hotel, Kampala

The East African region is an arena for agricultural growth and potential

After the 3 successful editions in Dar es Salaam, the 4th annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa moves to a new host nation in November, Kampala, Uganda.

With East African agriculture moving into the 21st century, this congress presents the ideal platform that brings together stakeholders from across the agri-value chain, to discuss pertinent topics that will drive the sector forward.

Take advantage of early bird rates and save on your conference pass. Register today or download the programme brochure to find out more hot topics and view the industry speakers that you will meet over the two days.

Find out more information on why you should attend by visiting

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Liam Beckett on T: +27 21 700 3552 E:

To register for the conference please contact: Emmanuel Osung on T: +27 21 700 3540 E: emmanuel.osung

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E.A Business & Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  10 October 2016 to 13 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi

The East Africa Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition is an annual event rotating in all partner states of the East African Community (EAC) in collaboration with the respective investment agencies. As Kenya is hosting this years’ edition, KenInvest is our strong partner on the ground!

This three-day conference will bring together high-level government and private sector decision makers from the EAC partner states as well as entrepreneurs and investors from abroad. BDI is EABC’s strong partner in Germany. Through their support also a high-level German participation is expected.

Why attend:

The objective of the East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference and Exhibition is to provide an opportunity for business to business (B2B) and business to government (B2G) engagement, a platform for buyers and sellers and to strengthen entrepreneurship in the EAC from within the region and internationally by developing an annual one-stop center for investment and trade opport

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  05 October 2016 to 06 October 2016 - All Day Event

Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.

The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.

Specific objective

1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing

2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)

3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities

4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses


We are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 21 July 2016 at 07:10

Kisah Lewi Cuaca Membangun Bisnis Produk Premium

Click HERE to read the interview in english

AgriProFocus Indonesia terhubung dengan Lewi Cuaca di Workshop Nasional Pengembangan Industri Kecil Gula Kelapa dan Aren, Desember tahun lalu. Lewi, begitu ia biasa disapa, adalah CEO PT Profil Mitra Abadi (PMA) yang memiliki banyak mitra penderes nira di Purwokerto dan sekitarnya. Lewat PT PMA, Lewi mengekspor produk-produk premium Indonesia ke Eropa seperti gula semut kelapa, chips singkong, kacang lurik Flores, buah naga kering, kacang mete, selai kacang yang semuanya organik. AgriProFocus Indonesia mewawancarai Lewi untuk mengetahui bagaimana ia terjun ke bisnis premium , setelah sekian lama bekerja di perusahaan multinasional.

Mengapa Anda memutuskan untuk menjalankan usaha sendiri padahal sudah punya posisi yang mapan di Perusahaan?

Saya memutuskan keluar dari perusahaan ketika saya merasa bisa melakukan pekerjaan lebih baik. Saat itu saya pikir saya lebih pintar dari siapapun di perusahaa

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 5 May 2016 at 03:46

Agrobusiness : Les opérateurs économiques maliens préparent la 3e mission vers les Pays-Bas

En prélude à la prochaine mission économique à laquelle elle prendra part du 28 au 31 août 2016 au Pays Bas, la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Mali a organisé, le mardi 03 mai 2016 à son siège, un séminaire d’information à l’intention des opérateurs économiques maliens. Les participants à ce séminaire ont été édifiés sur l’objectif de cette 3ème mission, qui sera consacré à l’agrobusiness sous l’égide de NABC (Netherlands-African Business Concil). C’était en présence du 1er vice président de la CCIM, Baba Sylla, des membres de la délégation des Pays Bas dont Marina Diboma, Faustine et des opérateurs économiques.

Dans son intervention, le 1er vice président de la chambre de commerce, Baba Sylla, a fait savoir que ce séminaire rentre dans le cadre des prép

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