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

5 days 13 hours ago

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

3 days 15 hours 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


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!

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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 week 12 hours 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 week 7 hours ago

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

5 days 18 hours ago

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



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

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:

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

2 weeks 4 days ago

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


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- to read more about our investment criteria and contact information.

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


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.


Tatah Susan thx for sharing

1 week 19 hours 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!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 19 October 2017 at 07:49


The Brenthurst Foundation invites the young applications from young graduates for the  Machel Mandela Fellows pogram, named in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel. The Fellowship programme aims to be the most prestigious of its kind in Africa. 

This opportunity is available for fellows from Africa and abroad and will be based at Brenthurst Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa.



  • Under 30 years of age
  • An Undergraduate or Masters level degree
  • Excellent spoken and written English. African and other languages an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and reliable, a self-starter who requires minimal oversight and management
  • Able to balance deadlines and attention to detail
  • Fluency in all basic IT skills
  • Copy-editing and proof-reading skills an asset
  • A passion for Africa and a keen interest in new thinking and strategies to strengthen Africa’s economic

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 October 2017 at 09:04

Applications Open for MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017 Competition!

Deadline: 30 November 2017

Is your business working to scale up a financial product or service to transform more lives in Africa? If yes, then apply for the MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity Competition.

The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking applications for the third collection period of its 2017 Competition to support innovative financial products, services or processes from organizations that will design, pilot and test new ideas, as well as those that aim to expand proven ideas into new geographies or a new customer segment in rural and agricultural areas.

Applications made to the 2017 Rolling Competition should be for support of between US$250,000 and US$2,500,000.

For more information visit; Fund for rural prosperity

Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi,

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 3 October 2017 at 09:56

Eric Bleumink Grant Scholarships for Students from Developing Countries to Study in Holland

 (Deadline: 1st December 2017)

The Eric Bleumink Fund, established on 23 May 2000, provides financial support to Master’s students from developing countries wishing to study in Holland at the University of Groningen a Master’s degree. This initiative will not only improve the cooperation between the University of Groningen and universities in developing countries, but will also raise the level of academic expertise in these countries.


Candidates for the Eric Bleumink Fund scholarships to study in Holland should:

 Have obtained conditional admission to the program of choice (see: )

 Have excellent academic performance, preferably to be confirmed by letters of recommendation

 Have excellent grades during their bachelor/undergraduate studies;

 Have excellent English language proficiency, in accordance with the admission requirements of the progr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 20 September 2017 at 07:10


Spark is a non-profit organization that develops higher education and entrepreneurship so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their post-conflict societies into prosperity.

SPARK has launched the 'Rebuilding Futures: Startup Competition' for entrepreneurs in fragile states. There is a trip to the Netherlands and a €10,000.00 startup grant available for the winner! 

Interested applicants (entrepreneurs/startups) might fit the following criteria:

-Business idea or existing business under 1 year old

-An idea that addresses 'rebuilding futures' (aka a social enterprise, contributing to rebuilding of post-conflict -communities)

-Based in one of the countries SPARK works in (

More information and the application form are available here on our website (link:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 September 2017 at 01:56

The INNOVATE Call for Proposals (the Call) is seeking applications from eligible organizations, companies and institutions: to pilot a NTF product/service focused on rapid testing and learning to document through a case study an ongoing or completed initiative related to NTF. The initiatives should demonstrate the potential and/or ability of products, services, or delivery channels that can catalyze and/or foster the adoption of agricultural innovations. For more info visit

Hadijah Ssekyondwa N. Thank you Humphery 

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 September 2017 at 01:28

The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is seeking proposals for its 2018 Research Grants Program that address the resiliency of organic systems to challenges like climate change and/or have economic and social considerations to complement on-farm research. OFRF offers funding for research on organic farming and food systems and the dissemination of these research results to organic farmers and the greater agricultural and research communities

Humphrey Mutaasa This is the Organic World Congress this November

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in Finance Worldwide
Posted 7 September 2017 at 02:04

Call for Consultants - Tanzania - Venture Capital Research

ICCO Cooperation, Rabobank Foundation and AgriProFocus, in cooperation with Food & Business Knowledge Platform, are conducting a research on venture capital for agri-food SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa. The objective of the research is to provide information on the current situation and state of the art developments in the area of venture capital / private equity for agri-food businesses in Sub Saharan Africa as well as evidence of successful financing strategies and mechanisms for related policy recommendations to governments, donor agencies, financiers, and the development community in a wider sense.

The research includes desk study, consultation of resource persons, analyses of selected cases of Agri-Food SMEs having obtained venture capital as well as of Venture Capital Suppliers & Mechanisms operational in the selected focus countries; Kenya, Zambia, Mali and Tanzania.

While local consultants from Kenya, Zambia and Mali have alrea

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Simon Ngwira I recently graduated from from Natural Resources Development College  (NRDC) studied agriculture and majored in crop science science with more than 3 year work experience do i stand a chance??.

3 months 1 day ago

Lisette van Benthum Dear Simon, thank you for your question. We are looking for consultants who have 5-10 year experience with Financial Service / Venture Capital and SME development.... If you have that experience, please do not hesitate to apply.

3 months 1 day ago

Simon Ngwira Thank you.

3 months 1 day ago

Aart van den Bos Hi LIsette. you already  have the senior consultant?

2 months 4 weeks ago

Lisette van Benthum Hi Aart, in the Netherlands we already have a senior consultant who has started his research. At the moment we are only looking for a consultant located in Tanzania, who can be senior or somewhat junior.

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 September 2017 at 09:02

Ongoza Youth entrepreneurs mentorship and coaching intake in on!

        ++ Are you an entrepreneur aged 35 and below?  

        ++ Does your business have a turn over of minimum 100,000 per month?  

        ++ Do you believe mentorship and coaching will lead to doubling your turnover and increasing your                      competitiveness? 

Ongoza is recruiting high-potential young social entrepreneurs who will be provided with up to two years of customized weekly business advisory, market linkages, and debt financing to scale their employment and social impact.  


Apply and be part of the September 2017 cohort today! Get in touch with Lucy on or call 0724 456 101.

Read more about Ongoza in this brief

Dorina Prech Hi Lucy Kerei, thanks for sharing this information, which I have slightly edited. I am also sharing this in our newsletter for wider circulation. Best regards, Dorina

3 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 September 2017 at 08:09

International short courses for mid-career professionals

We offer a wide range of courses which will help you to develop the capacities, leadership qualities needed to be creative, adaptive and responsive to the dynamics of a rapidly changing world. In our courses we connect WUR’s technical and scientific expertise with cutting-edge processes of innovation and learning.

Whether you are a development practitioner, an entrepreneur, or a policy-maker, our highly interactive training methods stimulate you to reflect and share your experiences to generate new insights. In our courses we offer a rich mixture of state-of-the-art theoretical insights and practical expertise.

See all our courses on our website:

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Waow! this is an interesting course! Let's hope that the application process is direct and simple!!

3 months 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 29 August 2017 at 04:35

Business Innovation Window


The DaNa Facility’s Business Innovation Window (BIW) will provide grant funding to innovative business projects that empower the poor, women and other disadvantaged groups to better participate in, and benefit from, Myanmar’s economic development, and help shape the growth of more inclusive, competitive and wealth-creating markets.

Eligible sectors

  • Garments and textiles;
  • Agribusiness;
  • Community forestry; and/or
  • Financial inclusion.

Funding size and duration

Matching grant co-funding for projects will be between GBP 150,000 and GBP 750,000 (British pounds sterling).Each application will be expected to clearly justify the level of funding that is being requested, particularly in terms of the anticipated development impact the business project aims to deliver.The duration of grant funding by the DaNa Facilit

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