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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
This is the powerpoint presentation used in the Information Sessions held in the Netherlands
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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 limakilo.id
Ahli di bidang pengembangan produk, berpengalaman mengarsiteki produk teknologi untuk... Read more
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: www.agritech-expo.com
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... Read more
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... Read more
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: email@example.com ou au tél: 75782314.
On est ensemble
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 www.agri-eastafrica.com
To find out more about sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Liam Beckett on T: +27 21 700 3552 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for the conference please contact: Emmanuel Osung on T: +27 21 700 3540 E: emmanuel.osung... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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.
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
ActivitiesWe 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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
Article by Paul Njuguna
There were three masons at a construction site. When asked, the first man said he was laying bricks. The second man said he was building a wall and quite interesting, the third man said he was busy building a cathedral. Without doubt, the third mason would be a visionary.
A snapshot of the agricultural sector, according to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, reveals Uganda’s annual production of maize is 2.4 million metric tonnes. The problem is, this production is the combined effort of smallholder farmers and 90 per cent of it is set aside for local consumption and export.
The meagre 10 per cent balance is utilised for animal feeds. Most of the exported raw maize is destined to animal feeds companies based at the importer countries. Then, why not export animal feeds? Value addition on maize would rake in tonnes of money in export earnings from animal feeds and other by-products such as cooking oil. But how can this be turned around?
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Every year, an exclusive group of thrice-vetted companies we work with spends 5 weeks with us in Kampala, Uganda, during which we work intensively with them alongside our 80+ impressive mentors to get the company into the best possible shape to grow. We then expose and connect them to our network of 550+ funders so that they can raise funding. But it does not end there. We and the entire Unreasonable network continue to support our entrepreneurs for the life of their company and beyond. Learn more »
Unreasonable East Africa, SEGAL Family foundation and ONE ACRE FUND invites you at the May edition of the Kampala Social Enterprise Happy Hour. Come meet the fellows from the recently concluded Unreasonable East Africa lab program and find out what they are doing to tackle East Africa's toughest social and environmental problems
The Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa (RINEA) is a project funded under Horizon 2020 aimed to strengthening synergies between research and business communities from the two regions. For more information about the project please visit www.rinea.org
This funding scheme is designed to facilitate the participation of researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, and other relevant stakeholders in networking and brokerage events organised in the context of RINEA and beyond.
Successful applicants under this grant scheme will receive financial support in order to participate in one of the following brokerage events:
The events are organised in the framework promote business, technological and resear