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jan
25

Business Drinks: you are invited!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 January 2018, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Meet the new AgriProFocus Ethiopia Team on the 1st 2018 business Drinks!

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the first Business Drinks of 2018 will be held on Thursday January 25th at Black Rose Lounge (Inside Boston Spa, on Bole road) Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

On the coming Business Drinks, we will introduce you the new AgriProFocus Team.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late af

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 30 October 2017 at 07:24

· On the coming Business Drinks, we have invited blueMoon Ethiopia to make an extended pitch about their first Youth Agribusiness Incubator program. Biruk Yosef will tell us more about the program, until then check out their website: http://www.bluemoonethiopia.com/

· On the other hand, Wim Goris – Network Facilitator of AgriProFocus – will join us from the Netherlands to talk about some important upcoming changes in the AgriProFocus network. As members of the network you will be given to an opportunity to have your say on those planed changes

. Four blueMoon incubatees will have each a one-minute pitch

. You must not miss this event!!

. If you agree, confirm your attendance HERE!!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 October 2017 at 03:22

Agricultural Policies should be analyzed in Conjunction with other Policies

Dr. Demese Chanyalew at the fifth 2017 Business Drinks

We have announced the sixth and final Business Drinks of the year 2017 to be held on November 2nd (See event post HERE). However, because of time constraint, we haven’t yet shared you the event summary of the last Business Drinks organized on 28 September 2017. With our deepest apologies, we present here what happened that late afternoon.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. Since then, the events have created an opportunity to members and partners of the organizers to come together to promote themselves, to connect and share experiences. Agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors, research institutes and other relevant agricultural actors are continually represented in these events.

For the fifth Business Drinks, just

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nov
02

Business Drinks - You are Invited!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  02 November 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the sixth Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday November 2nd at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

What will happen?

· On the coming Business Drinks, we have invited blueMoon Ethiopia to make an extended pitch about their first Youth Agribusiness Incubator program. Biruk Yossef will tell us more about the program, until then check out their website: http://www.bluemoonethiopia.co

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 18 September 2017 at 04:57

Meet Dr. Demese Chanyalew at the Business Drinks

He is an agricultural economist who has devoted himself in research, academic and consultancy works for over 40 years. As a lecturer, consultant and trainer, Dr. Demese Chanyalew has served in various governmental and non-governmental, public and private, bilateral and multilateral organizations, including the United Nations. He has published a number of articles and books. A 2015 book entitled “Ethiopia’s Indigenous Policy and Growth: Agriculture, Pastoral and Rural Development” is his major contribution with nine hundred pages of critical observations and analysis.

And yet, a few weeks ago, he published another book called “The Quest for Change: Ethiopia’s Agriculture and Pastoral Policies, Strategies and Institutions”. We invited Dr. Demese to have an Extended Pitch at the next Business Drinks event jointly organized by AgriProFocus and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) to be held on 28 September 2017

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sep
28

Next Business Drinks - You're Invited

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  28 September 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

What's New in the 5th Business Drinks?

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the fifth Business Drinks of this year which will be held on Thursday 28th September at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 August 2017 at 12:32

Feed Supplement Production made of Fish Fossils and Shell Powder

Extended Pitch at the 4th 2017 Business Drinks

On July 27, AgriProFocus and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) organized the fourth Business Drinks of 2017. These Business Drinks have been organized since 2015 for the purpose of bringing together the agribusiness community in Ethiopia to create an informal networking and an opportunity to meet and greet among relevant stakeholders. On this last event over 50 participants attended and got the chance to meet with others and to listen interesting pitches. In the first round we listened two pitches from Assegid T. Gedamu of HEKS-EPER and Ahmed Mukred of Gasco Trading PLC.

HEKS-EPER is a Swiss based development organization, working in Ethiopia since 2003. Thematic areas include food security/ food sovereignty, market systems, water development, and pastoralist livelihoods development. Capacity development and resilient building are two major str

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jul
27

Business Drinks: You are Invited!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  27 July 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: 4th of 2017  

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the fourth Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 27th July at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and your organization u

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 June 2017 at 08:04

“When you grow, the challenges grow faster – the only option is to grow faster than your challenges”

Abrham Endrias

Extended Pitch at the Business Drinks

He is a young entrepreneur, 30 years old, and he is in love with agriculture. He has been a lecturer at Adama and Arsi Universities for more than seven years while keeping his relation with agriculture tight. In 2016, he won the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition, and now he comes up with a new project that will hugely benefit smallholder farmers. He owns and runs a company called Green Agro Solutions, currently introducing a model called One-Stop Farming Solutions.

We invited Abrham Endrias to make an extended pitch on our Business Drinks on 25 May 2017, so he can share his entrepreneurial journey to our members and partners. Please read this interesting narration.

First Acquaintance

My acquaintance with the AgriProFocus network was two years ago. A friend named Shambachew told me that there was an announcement o

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Loes van Dijk This is great!

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Marion Alyek This is a great article! Thank you for sharing!

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Sajji RYAKUNZE This is super! thanks

7 months 1 week ago

Lucy Asiimwe Twinamasiko Great way to showcase entrepreneurs. This is really a nice piece. The Picture also communicates volumes.

7 months 6 days ago

ISIMBI Ariane Merci Oh really inspiring. Keep up the good work!!!

7 months 5 days ago

may
25

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the third Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 25th May at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

As you all know, AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 April 2017 at 04:07

In case you missed it, the Business Drinks event was great

AgriProFocus, in partnership with Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), organized the second Business Drinks of the year on 30th of March 2017 at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa. The Business Drinks have been organized since 2015 for the purpose of bringing together the agribusiness and agricultural development community for an informal interaction and networking.

On this last Thursday’s event 55 members of AgriProFocus as well as people from partner organizations were present. As always it was interesting to see new faces and to hear pitches about new ideas and innovations. We tried to summarize the pitches in the following manner, so that they could reach those who missed the event.

Belaineh Mekonnen is a researcher and founder of MOMALLOT, which is a private soil fertility research organization in Ethiopia. His organization is “working on the impact of the new way of home gardening through self-water

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may
25

You are Invited for Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the third Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 25th May at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

As you all know, AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members andpartners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 February 2017 at 09:37

The First 2017 Business Drinks: How It Went

Last week, 26 January, we had our first Business Drinks of the year 2017. As usual, it has remarkably served members and partners to meet new people, chat about possible business opportunities, and introduce new agribusinesses.

More than 70 people attended the event, and we had the chance to listen interesting one-minute pitches.

Awot Berhane is a student at Addis Ababa University, and made a pitch about Green Innovation Hub, which he is a member. He told us that GIH is a student led initiative which channels youth ideas towards tackling climate change and promotes sustainable development.

Wendewesen Kebede is another young pitcher on our Business Drinks. He represents a group of Dairy Advisors who are well experienced on the dairy sector and have received practical trainings from well-known experts arranged by DairyBISS program and Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia. Wendewesen explained on his pitch that the Advisors group provides various dairy develo

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nov
24

You are Invited - Business Drinks!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  24 November 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

You are Invited - Business Drinks!

Bring your Business Card!

Dear members and Partners,

We are pleased to invite you to our Business Drinks event, which will be held on November 24, 2016 at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

As you all know, these Business Drinks are jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG). And their purpose is to bring the agribusiness community in the private sector, agricultural development agents and relevant stakeholders together to create interaction and networking opportunity.

In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and your organization using the 1-minute pitch session.

- And, of course, you will do all this while enjoying 2 Free Drinks offered by the organizers.

Who is invited?

Any member of AgriProFocus Ethiopia is invited. But if you are going to invite someone,

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 August 2016 at 01:01

Business Drinks: Even More New One-minute Pitches

Philip O’Dwyer was the first person to arrive at the Business Drinks and to register for the pitch. His organization is called Maggrow East Africa Ltd. During his pitch, Philip introduced and offered us a new agricultural technology. It is a patent-protected Magnetic Spraying technology that reduces drift by up to 80% while reducing the amount of liquid and increasing productivity.  

Zegeye Teklu was one of the ten people who made pitches on our Business Drinks event on 25th August 2016. He is from Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), and he said “ATA is there to solve systematic problems of agricultural development in Ethiopia.

What the organizers of these Business Drinks – AgriProFocus and ENTAG - continue to be proud of is that more and more new people are using the opportunity to introduce themselves and to promote their organizations. Dave Blackwell and James Allen are from Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 June 2016 at 12:01

New Faces, More Pitches

In our Business Drinks
23 June 2016

The Bi-monthly Business Drinks have become a good opportunity for many agribusinesses to connect and interact with each other. The one held yesterday has brought new faces and made us to entertain interesting pitches.

Around 65 members and partners from wide variety of sectors attended the event. They represented agriculture and agro-industry companies, agricultural development programs, government agriculture research institutes, the Federal Cooperative Agency, business development consultancy firms, universities and knowledge institutes, bio-energy companies, commercial farm owners from different value chains, and so on.

We listened 14 one-minute pitches. Wim Goris, AgriProFocus Network Facilitor from the Netherlands, attended the Business Drinks for the first time and made the first pitch. On the first round of the pitch session, while Beza Ermias from Ariti Herbal and Abyie Astatke from Faji High Land Fruit Farm introd

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jun
23

Next Business Drinks: Thursday June 23, 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  23 June 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Next Business Drinks: Thursday June 23, 2016

You are invited!

Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to the Business Drinks event, jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), to be held on Thursday June 23, 2016.

Same place, same time – Black Rose Lounge, from 5:00PM to 6:30PM (Late Afternoon).

One Minute Pitch

You are still welcome to use the one minute pitch session to promote yourself, your organization, or your products and services.

Free Drinks

The organizers, APF & ENTAG, offer you the first 2 drinks for free,

Who is invited?

Any member of AgriProFocus Ethiopia is invited. But if you are going to invite someone important, you are allowed in one condition – make them sign up at www.agriprofocus.com/registration to become a member of our network.

Requirement to Attend

If you wish to attend this exciting Business Drinks event, attendance confirmation is mandatory! You can do that easily by filling the REGISTRATION FORM HERE.

Don’t be late

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 25 April 2016 at 04:00

Cross Border Linkages in Our Business Drinks

“Today’s Business Drinks was exceptional, it was an international one” said a member who attended the Business Drinks event organized last Wednesday 20 April 2016. AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bimonthly Business Drinks events in the beautiful Black Rose Lounge since 2015, and the recent event was for the seventh times.

Indeed, the presence of AgriProFocus network manager from 11 African countries, Indonesia and the Netherlands has made the last Business Drinks extraordinary. It was a good opportunity to create cross border linkages for our members who are engaged in the agribusiness sector, for the community managers of all AgriProFocus Country Networks can serve as a bridge for a potential market chains.

We, the AgriProFocus Ethiopia Team and our members, had also the pleasure of having Mr. Sander Mager, Managing Director of AgriProFocus, in our Busine

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Georges Djodji Akibodé Avec les COCKTAIL D'AFFAIRES, traversez les frontières "LE COCKTAIL D'AFFAIRES d'aujourd'hui était exceptionnel, il avait un caractère international", a déclaré un membre qui a assisté à l'événement Drinks Business organisé mercredi 20 Avril 2016. AgriProFocus Éthiopie a facilité avec Agri Business Support (ABSF) l'organisation de ces rencontres d'affaires mensuelles autours des boissons, dans la belle black Rose Lounge depuis 2015, et l'événement récent fut la septième fois. En effet, la présence des gestionnaires de réseau AgriProFocus de 11 pays africains, l'Indonésie et les Pays-Bas a donné une touche particulière à ce RDV d'Affaire. Ce fut une bonne occasion pour créer des liens transfrontaliers pour nos membres qui sont engagés dans le secteur agroalimentaire, pour les gestionnaires de la communauté de tous les AgriProFocus Country Networks peut servir de pont pour un potentiel chaînes de marché. Nous, l'équipe AgriProFocus de l'Ethiopie et nos membres, avons également eu le plaisir d'avoir M. Sander Mager, Directeur Général de AgriProFocus, dans ce cocktail d'affaires.

1 year 9 months ago

Amegni Serge well done for AgriProFocus.....................Business drinks is the good way to talk about every deals.....................especially in agri business

1 year 9 months ago

Ousmane DRAME j'apprécie votre démarche. je demande aux membres du réseau un forum sur l'exploitation et la commercialisation de la gomme arabique dans les zones sahéliens plus précisement au Mali .

1 year 8 months ago

apr
20

Next Business Drinks: Wednesday April 20, 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  20 April 2016, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Next Business Drinks: Wednesday April 20, 2016

You are invited!

Dear members,

We are pleased to invite you to the Business Drinks event, jointly organized by AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Agri Business Support Facility (ABSF), to be held on Wednesday April 20, 2016.

Why Wednesday?

As you all know, the Business Drinks have been organized on Thursdays. But this time, because of a special reason, it will be on Wednesday – same place, same time – Black Rose Lounge, from 5:00PM to 6:30PM (Late Afternoon).

What Special Reason?

Our new Managing Director Mr. Sander Mager and 17 AgriProFocus Staffs, representing all Country Networks, will be there to attend this Business Drinks and meet you face-to-face.

AgriProFocus has 11 Country Networks in Africa, in Indonesia, and in the Netherlands. All of them will be represented that day, and you may also discuss with them about possible cross-country agribusiness relations, while having your two Free Drinks.

One Minute Pitch

You are still we

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 February 2016 at 04:31

Networking, a Road to Success

On the Business Drinks held 25th February

Last Thursday we our Business Drinks, which was jointly organized with Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG). We saw new faces, means new networking opportunities.

These Business Drinks events have become a better way of meeting people in various sectors and organizations with different programs. Our members and partners has found them to be a good opportunity to broaden their networks while having a few drinks just after a long day of work.

The one we had last week is the first of six Business Drinks we planned to organize with ENTAG for 2016. As the previous five in 2015, this one also had similar format. Anyone attending can just go to the other and introduce himself and get on with networking. But anybody who wishes to have a broader audience in the room, either to promote his business or to tell about his exceptional skills or to announce an upcoming event, the floor is his to make a pit

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