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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 12:03

Call: International Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials Seed Money Projects (SMPs) 2018

Seed Money Projects serve to initiate (or act as the ‘seed’ for) international partnerships for Dutch SMEs in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors. The creation of a consortium is key in this. The objective is to contribute to the sustainable development of a local agricultural and/or horticultural system. This is conditional on the participation of a local problem owner (a business and/or government) able to point to a demand and necessity for the project. A Seed Money Project results in an international partnership feasibility business model. A good business model is managed and supported by business and must be capable of ‘tempting’ other potential candidate consortium members to participate and thus contribute to international system solutions in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors.

Applications and explanatory notes

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Theophile HATEGEKIMANA This seems to be not clear and most of links are not in english. Would you attach the application form if it exists in english or provide more explanation please?

2 days 16 hours ago

Nicole Metz Dear Theophile, thanks for your feedback. The original source of this information is a mix of Dutch and English text indeed. Please note that the 3 links at the bottom of the page I refer to are in English. So just click on those. The 'indieningsformulier' link includes the English application form. I try to copy it here: http://topsectortu.nl/sites/topsectortu.nl/files/files/SMP%202018%20project%20application%20form%20(1).docx

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Theophile HATEGEKIMANA Thanks dear Nicole Metz

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 19 January 2018 at 06:50

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Tech Start-ups

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make $50-90K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.

Click here for complete information.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 17 January 2018 at 02:50

Do you wish to be part of 1000 young leaders to develop innovative solutions for UN SDGs? Here is the chance for you; go to www.unleash.org and apply for this opportunity. #UNLEASHLAB2018 


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 17 January 2018 at 02:38

I am pleased to announce that The Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N) is accepting applications from promising enterprises for its February 2018, Enterprise Showcase in Nairobi.

We kindly request you to refer to us promising early stage social enterprises in your knowledge which meet the below criteria:

· Are in the sectors of Agriculture, Education, Clean Energy, Healthcare, Financial Inclusion, Water, and Sanitation clearly catering to rural, low-income, disadvantaged communities.

· Have an experienced and dedicated promoter team

· Have a clear for-profit business model with high potential for scale

· Have some proof of concept on the ground, and are preferably generating revenues

· Are looking for funding in the range of USD 100K - USD 1mn

8 companies will be chosen from the applicants to get in-depth hand-holding and investment readiness support from the I3N team, and then be showcased to I3N angel investors for investment. Furthermore, these enterprises will

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME This is a great opportunity as i see!Thank you very much for sharing with us!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2018 at 09:28

FoodStars’ first accelerator for innovative startups in horti-tech is now open for applications!

FoodStars was founded for three reasons: the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector’s wish to work with international startups, its challenge to adapt high-tech innovations to the context of upcoming markets, where the need for innovation is high, and last but not least, its commitment to contribute to food security and the world’s Sustainable Development Goals. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate your startup in a very short time to maximize your market opportunity. 


Read here why you should apply for our program: http://foodstars.net/accelerator/#application  

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing  this Pedro!  A very nice opportunity for start-ups in horticulture, I'll promote this call within our networks.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 17 January 2018 at 02:33

The World Food Prize Global Nomination Process Opens for Innovators in Agriculture

The World Food Prize Foundation is now accepting nominations for its renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nominations of worthy candidates are invited from public and private organizations, academic institutions, governmental organizations, and businesses. The nomination criteria, procedure, and on-line form are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/nominate. Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2018.

The World Food Prize was created in 1986 to be the highest individual honor for truly exceptional and unique achievements in improving the quality, quantity, and availability of the world’s food supply, as well as the access of all human beings to it. This prestigious $250,000 award has been presented to 46 outstanding individuals from 18 countries and

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 16 January 2018 at 02:08

New Call for Proposals January 2018 

Deadline for submission of these proposals is 6th February 2018 at 11:59 PM (East Africa Time).

The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Kenya is pleased to invite applications to its first Innovation Accelerator call for proposals 2018!

The goal of GAIN’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program is to increase the production, marketing, and availability of more safe and nutritious foods by promoting innovation and catalysing private sector engagement. It does this through improving access to knowledge, networks, technical assistance and funding by means of the following strategies: a) A Community of Practice for knowledge and networking; b) Innovation Accelerator to evaluate and provide advanced financial support and technical services to businesses showing the greatest potential for positive nutritional impact and business strength and; c) links eligible businesses with potential investors for further investment.

The application should be complet

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing this call Jillian! Dorina Prech, can we promote this through our social media channels as well?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 January 2018 at 07:56

Ideas 4 action competition

The initiative is looking for local solutions to global 21st century problems.  A joint initiative between the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Ideas for Action Competition empowers young leaders worldwide to share their ideas for financing and implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For details please use the link  attached.  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/submit-your-proposal-2018-ideas4action-competition-dominic-johnson/?trackingId=E%2FoG7HbyTKY6Ma9Y7Tj2ew%3D%3D

Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing Deriba Mekonnen Taddese

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 January 2018 at 04:01

LANDac is now accepting submissions for its Annual International Conference 2018!


LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2018 will take place on 28th and 29th June 2018 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The conference will look at land investments through the lens of mobility. What are the implications of land based investments on the movements of people, and on processes of urbanization? And how have displacement and population movements contributed to new and contesting land claims?

The 2018 conference takes this land-mobilities nexus as a starting point, focusing on the extent to which land acquisitions trigger the inflow or outflow of particular groups of people – and also yield other mobilities (capital, goods, ideas etc.) and land claims. Given the variety of mobilities, what are good ways forward in land governance? To what extent can land governance contribute to inclusive development – preventing eviction and displacement, while supporting vulnerable groups to settle in safe pla

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 December 2017 at 03:52

Open call for examples of ‘Innovation for agroecology’

2nd International Symposium on Agroecology

Dear partners and colleagues,

As you may know, FAO is organizing the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology (more information here: https://goo.gl/ic7PTf).

Agroecology depends on the co-creation of local capacities and knowledge –often building on traditional knowledge- that works with complex systems under changing environmental, social and economic conditions. That requires shifting the emphasis from traditional technology transfer approaches to identifying, supporting and strengthening the institutions and processes needed to enable innovative ways of knowledge creation and sharing.

As part of the Symposium, FAO will co-organize and host a ‘Market place on innovation for agroecology’. With the present call, we would like to highlight innovative example actions or processes from a wide range of actors involved in agriculture and food systems in their diversity

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 7 December 2017 at 04:28

Responsible Business Fund (RBF)

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

As a part of the Danish Development Assistance to Myanmar, Denmark has established the MMK 12.5 billion RBF to function as a ‘Challenge Fund’ to “increase the competitiveness and responsible behavior of Myanmar enterprises” by providin

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 6 December 2017 at 12:33

United States Department of State Professional Fellows Program—Advancing Young Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators: A Tanzania-Kenya-Uganda-U.S. Partnership

The goal of the Fellows Program is to build fellows’ capacity and skills in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system innovation and for them to learn about issues of women’s economic empowerment. Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan fellows will develop their leadership capacity and professional skills through a fully funded four-week fellowship program in the United States.

The four-week U.S. program will include a professional internship with Michigan organizations focused on agriculture, innovation, agro-entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment and additional seminars and trainings with professionals from Michigan State University and throughout the state of Michigan.


The Advancing Young Women Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Profes

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Victoria Gama Thanks for sharing Dorina Prech

1 month 2 weeks ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Cool! Did you share on social media as well?

1 month 2 weeks ago

Dorina Prech Yes Anne Marie Kortleve, please share it from your end too. Thanks

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 5 December 2017 at 05:55

OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NUTRITION

Nestle East African Region (EAR) are looking for a creative and innovative idea that will improve the health of the generations to come through knowledge of nutrition.

If you have an innovative idea that can help spread nutrition knowledge and empower people to improve health, Sign up, submit your idea and you could get funding of US$50,000.

The deadline for the application is 4th February 2018. 

To apply for this go HERE and see more details.



Hillary Dashina Thanks!

1 month 2 weeks ago

Agriculture Integrated Dev't Do you also accept innovative ideas from NGOs in Uganda?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 4 December 2017 at 12:18

Call for proposals from US African Development Foundation:

The U.S. African Development Foundation invites proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.  

The deadline for the application ends at January 29th 2018. 

Maximum awards is $250,000. And proposals will be accepted only from registered agricultural cooperatives, small- scale producer group and agricultural processors (from the mentioned countries find them from the application link.)

Read more about the application HERE and also you may find the Swahili, English and Francais document for application more details.


Iddi Hamisi Hello! Am asking if, I can apply for teaching farmers in Tanzania how to use agricultural by products like coffee husk to produce charcoal briquettes for cooking energy. It will help them to get income after harvesting. Coffee husk contain 4.3 % of ashes which its very good raw material for production of charcoal. thanks

1 month 2 weeks ago

Hillary Dashina Thank you for sharing. Surely this is something to seriously look into as it address most of small and poor farmers. I am working on it!

1 month 2 weeks ago

Victoria Gama Iddi Hamisi hello, and thank you for your offering for that, Please may you send an email to tanzania@agriprofocus.com and we will get back to you for that. 

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 December 2017 at 06:55

WANT TO JOIN THE RIDE??

WORK , GET SKILLS , GET PAID 💪

The purpose of the Agriculture apprenticeship is to fill the gap for skilled manpower in farms and to create employment opportunities for the rapidly growing masses of unemployed graduates of Kenya learning institutions.

For more information on the same or any referrals kindly contact;

Peris @ 0727 203 251

Christine @ 0716 431 054

Agriculture Integrated Dev't Can qualified individuals from Uganda also apply?

3 weeks 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 22 November 2017 at 08:02

MSD and WorldVet - 2017 Scholarship call

(deadline January 1)

Based on the successful deliverance of the MSD Animal Health/WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2016, MSD Animal Health and WVA agreed to continue the good collaborations and to launch the Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2017 to include 41 scholarships of US 5000$ (of a total of $205,000) to be delivered to selected students from countries in the regions of Latin America (16 grants), Africa (10 grants), North Africa/Middle East (10 grants) and Asia/Oceania (5 grants) by mid-2018.

Eligibility requirements for students:

  • Citizen of one of the countries under the grant coverage.
  • Second or Third year veterinary students (accomplishment of first year exams).
  • Currently enrolled and in good standing at a recognized school of veterinary medicine in their country.

Read more here: http://www.worldvet.org/news.php?item=347

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks Wim Goris, this is a great opportunities for our veterinaries!

2 months 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 November 2017 at 09:53

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

Do you own or know any one who has an agro-processing company that has existed for atleast 1 year and having annual turnover of atleast Shs 200,000,000, apply for mezzanine or equity financing of up to Shs 3,000,000,000/=.  

Apart from providing patient capital to agro-processing companies, COSEF also provides comprehensive Business Development Services (BDS) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) improvements to enable companies grow.

Visit our website-http://www.cosefuganda.org to read more about our investment criteria and contact information.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 17 November 2017 at 03:58

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH!

Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Are you a graduate or a student living in Iringa and you would like to start a business today? 

Here is an opportunity for you from Kiota Hub, a twelve week internship program that starts from 2nd of December 2017 to 2nd March of 2018.  

The Kiota Hub Internship Program is a 12 weeks intense capacity building and business development program .This is an entrepreneurship internship program ideal for University graduates and students who are passionate with Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  

The program is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs from the idea generation stage to a developed prototype that is ideal for Kiota's Mentorship program.   

To apply for this opportunity go to this LINK.

DEADLINE IS 30TH NOVEMBER 2017.


Tatah Susan thx for sharing

1 month 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 November 2017 at 09:57

Opportunities Young Expert Programme

We would like to inform you that there is a fourth call for proposals for Young Expert Programmes (YEP) Water & Agrofood placements within the framework of the Netherlands-CGIAR Strategic Partnership.

The YEP programmes offers young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in the international Agrofood or Water sector. The YEP placements will be one of the instruments available to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR Strategic Partnership.

The call is open until December 1, 2017 and offers two places for Dutch nationals and two places for local young experts. Since YEP professionals need to be employed by an organization that is registered by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, applications are likely to involve a collaboration between a CGIAR Research Programme (CRP) and a Dutch private sector, NGO or knowledge institute partner.

You can find more details on this fourth call in the attached flyer, including the contact details of Paul va

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Short course: Write Winning Proposals

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  27 November 2017 to 30 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Develop convincing and attractive proposals

You have a project idea which needs funding. You want to respond to a request for proposals or mobilise new resources for your organisation. You want to demonstrate your added value but are facing stiff competition.

Learn to write a proposal that stands out. We believe that writing a convincing and attractive proposal is something we all can learn.


- Learn to match your unique proposal idea and added value with funders needs.

- Know how to bring needed logic and structure to your proposal.

- Understand the pros and cons of forming partnerships.

- Understand the evaluation procedure and criteria that will be used to assess your proposal.

- Raise your confidence in proposal writing. 


Download the course flyer with extended course description here!