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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 21 May 2018 at 06:46

ELEVATOR PITCH CONTEST 2018

DO YOU HAVE A DISRUPTIVE FOOD/NON FOOD SOLUTION FOR AN AFLATOXIN-FREE FOOD SYSTEM?

Aflatoxins, toxic metabolites of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus fungi, are one of the greatest risks to food security in developing countries. Over 4 billion people are at risk of chronic exposure to aflatoxins through contaminated foods. Significant health problems caused by aflatoxins include acute liver damage and liver cancer. Aflatoxins may be also involved in immune suppression, and growth impairment in children.

Aflatoxins significantly impact trade and economy. Inability to achieve import standards can create barriers to the development of sustainable agriculture, e.g., Africa loses approximately US$670 million annually in lost trade to Europe alone as a result of raw materials failing to meet EU import standards. High yield crop years can often result in even more waste due to limited storage facilities and an inability to export. Economically viable alternati

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 16 May 2018 at 12:51

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS

SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION is looking for innovations in city region food systems that can reach millions of people living in poverty.

Deadline: 11th June 2018

Who can apply

1. Any local or international institution or consortium with experience in the above-mentioned field

and able to demonstrate a capacity to develop and implement projects of similar volume and

complexity may participate.

2. Consortium of complementary institutions are allowed.

3. Applicants, which already receive a programme contribution from the SDC, through the

Institutional Partnership Division, will not be eligible for proposing a project. The conditions of the

federal department of foreign affairs regarding contributions are applicable.


CLICK ON DOCUMENT BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 14 May 2018 at 09:10

A call to Conduct a Baseline Survey Study for ADC (2017 – 2022)

A baseline survey for farmer based organisations

Agribusiness Development Center (ADC) exists to support Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) that have potential to contribute to the agricultural value chain but currently lack the organizational, technical and structural capacity to operate in a sustainable way. The FBO’s selected by the ADC, should be driven by the need to grow and develop independently through access to various support partners like finance providers, markets and organizational capacity building entities. However, various organizations are not bankable or cannot access these opportunities because they lack certain skills and/ or have gaps in governance structures.

Details of the TOR: here

Time frame: 5 weeks starting the 19th/05/2018 after candidate selection.

Duration: 27 days

Deadline: 15th May, 2018

Application process

All proposals should be well addressed with the subject line: Application to Conduct a Ba

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 10 May 2018 at 02:09

Call for Proposals- Sustainable Diets for All Kenya

Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. We cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

Background

Sustainable Diets for All is a Dialogue and Dissent strategic partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is implemented by the Citizens Agency Consortium, consisting of Hivos and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The main goal of the programme is to work with citizens and partner organizations to influence policies, market practices, government actors and international institutions (at global level) to promote diets which are diverse, healthy, fair and green.

The programme focuses on building

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 7 May 2018 at 08:06

The African Union Research Grant II – 2018 Edition Open Call for Proposals

The objectives of the Call are to:

support collaborative Research and Innovation (R&I) activities that address critical issues facing African countries and contribute to the sustainable development of African countries and the fight against poverty, while respecting ethical and gender issues;

develop the capacity of the African Union Commission (AUC) to design, implement and monitor R&I funding programmes and establish the basis for a credible and reputable African framework programme for R&I that could attract additional funds from other sources (African Union (AU) Member States and other partners and donors)

Location: African Union member states


Grant range: $500,000 - $1m

  For more information, please visit African Union Commission- Call For Research Proposals

 

 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 6 May 2018 at 04:59

Fall Army Worm Tech Prize ( USAID call May 14)

Do you want the chance to win up to $400,000 and prevent hunger and malnutrition? Apply now for the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. 

The Fall Armyworm Tech Prize, run by Nesta on behalf of Feed the Future, in partnership with Land O’Lakes and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, aims to help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa combat the invasive, crop-eating pest, fall armyworm.

We are looking for innovators from around the globe to participate. Go to fallarmywormtech.challenges.org to learn more and apply to the prize, which closes on Monday 14 May 2018 (23:59 ET).

Also see this 2m video https://vimeo.com/266649686

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 3 May 2018 at 01:53

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONSULTANCY

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is currently implementing a project in Kenya titled, the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods which targets agricultural value chains and looks to shape markets to ultimately deliver more diverse and nutritionally rich diets.

As part of this project we will be providing both financial and technical assistance to small and medium size enterprises who are delivering nutritious foods to low income domestic markets. In order to help us do this, we are currently looking to build out our database of consultants that can support us in the delivery of this technical assistance. These technical assistance will be delivered through both joint/group trainings and tailored technical assistance to individual companies.

We are looking for expression of interests from consultants/experts in the following areas:

 Financial management

 Nutrition

 Accounting

 Product formulation and development

 Ma

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 April 2018 at 12:41

Big Bite: Food Sustainability in Cities

Urbanization is growing at an alarming rate.

How are cities coping with feeding their populations?

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Twitterchat! Be part of the conversation by following @TR_Foundation and #GoodFoodMedia on Twitter.

The online discussion will include topics such as:

• Infrastructure

• Waste

• Urban farming

• Nutritional value and food miles

• Food deserts and processed food

• Urban food security and policy

This chat is part of the Food Sustainability Media Award project.

The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to recognise excellence in reporting and communicating issues relating to the great food paradoxes of our time:

• Hunger & Obesity

• Food & Fuel

• Starvation & Waste

Applications are open until May 31, 2018!

Find out more: www.goodfoodmediaaward.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 19 April 2018 at 08:28

Call for Concept Papers for Potential Private Sector Partners 

Kenya Feed the Future – Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity  

Program Background 

The Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity (KCDMSD) is a five-year (Oct 2017– Sept 2022) program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It is funded as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. Government’s global hunger and food security initiative that helps to increase agricultural production and reduce poverty and malnutrition in Kenya. 

The project is being implemented by RTI International. It is operational in 12 counties including; Kitui, Makueni, Taita Taveta, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii, Kisumu, Siaya, Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga. The applicant need not be located within one of these counties but must be in a position to work with, sell to, or buy from, the population located within those counties. The Activity will focus on strengthening the followin

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Simeon Lumbe This is great, I would only request they include Oranges as well

1 month 4 days ago

Dorina Prech Hello Simon, it may be worth writing to RTI directly to see if there is a possibility of including oranges as well. The email is provided above. 

1 month 4 days ago

Simeon Lumbe Thanks Dori, am doing that

1 month 4 days ago

SAMEH MOHAMMED check your mail please, 

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 18 April 2018 at 12:34

CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY AT SPARK

(Deadline: 22nd April 2018)

Organizational context and scope

SPARK is an International NGO that offers a variety of business and entrepreneurship programmes around the world. We believe that sustainable, economic growth is essential for the alleviation of poverty. We therefore partners with local organisations to provide existing SME’s and new entrepreneurs with tools they need to flourish. We also work closely with various governments in fragile states to improve conditions for entrepreneurs and job creators.

It is in this context that SPARK Rwanda is currently implementing Irish Potato Value Chain Financing project, with the aim of supporting smallholder farmers to increase access to financial services to enhance productivity, income and job opportunities for Irish Potato smallholder farmers. The project is implemented in partnership and collaboration with different partners including financial institutions, service providers, and the Rwanda

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 April 2018 at 10:46

Young leaders between 18 and 30 years working in an NGO, health and/or care-giving sector, social entrepreneurship, medical facility to underserved communities, then you can get an opportunity from the Johnson & Johnson Company to attend the One Young World Summit 2018 to be held in the Hague, the Netherlands (17-20 October 2018) and the 2018 Johnson & Johnson One Young World Program.

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Humphrey! Is there a link available where people can find more information?

1 month 6 days ago

MUWANGUZI SAMUEL MOM, Anne, i would like to introduce to you my agri projects ,my farm is known as GREENVILL FARMS UGANDA ON UTUBE CHANNEL 

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 16 April 2018 at 10:10

Pitch AgriHack 2018: Inviting Young and Female Entrepreneurs to Grow Start-Up!

Deadline: 21 May 2018

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba (regional), has launched a program entitled “Pitch AgriHack 2018” to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and promotion of youth employment.

The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”.

Categories

Two categories are available:

Early stage platform: This is for e-agriculture applications and platforms that have already been developed but that may still need software or business model improvements. Participants must be able to demonstrate the business potential and functional features of their applications or platforms.

Advanced pl

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 April 2018 at 09:08

Calling for Applications: ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship

Co-organised by ASEAN Foundation and USAID, the ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship 2018 aims to foster and institutionalize a culture of scientific-based policy making throughout ASEAN region. It offers unique career advancement opportunity for early and mid career scientists who are ASEAN citizen to be placed for a year in government line ministries within their home countries, where they can influence and contribute to policy formulation. 

Applications are open until April 20, 2018. Fellows will get monthly stipend $1,200, capacity building and other interesting opportunities. Candidates from academic/research, industry, government, NGOs or others are welcome to apply! 

For more information, visit us at http://bit.ly/ASEANSTFellow2018

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 13 April 2018 at 01:04

Vacancy Announcement: Country Network Facilitator at AgriProFocus Rwanda

Deadline: April 22, 2018

Specification of the Job

The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch Roots representing agri-entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agribusiness sector. We are active in 13 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, and link 25,000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. AgriProFocus network in Rwanda has been active in since 2010 and hosted by ICCO Cooperation Organization in Rwanda. It is supported by the AgriProFocus Netherlands secretariat.

AgriProFocus offers concrete network building, Linking, Learning and Leadership solutions to identify opportunities and address challenges in the agribusiness sector. Through network building, AgriProFocus creates a culture of collaboration for sharing information, opportunities, challenges and exploring potential for joint action. The Linking solutio

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Maktunu Brian Wish you well

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 10 April 2018 at 08:10

Scholarships for MSc and PhD at GENES

The GENES Project was established in anticipation of the need to increase the number of plant breeders who can use genomics. GENES is funded by the Intra-Africa Program of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission. The consortium intends to:

1) Produce for Africa 10 world-class PhD holders molecular plant breeders who will accelerate cultivar development to adapt to current and future challenges related to climate change and food and nutrition security;

2) Train 36 MSc holders genomics scientists and 8 support staff with strong capacity in cultivar development and new molecular breeding approaches to increase knowledge and prospects of improving major crops including cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits, and bio-fuels used in Africa for food and nutrition security and the crop production industry;

3) Harmonize training programs and research agenda of the consortium members (universities) on the use of geno

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Posted By in Pertes post-recoltes
Posted 9 April 2018 at 10:18

Food Connection Challenge, une opportunité de 13.000.000 FCFA à gagner !

Acteurs des chaînes de valeur agricoles (Vendeurs, distributeurs, transporteurs, transformateurs, producteurs) ayant une réflexion pour réduire les pertes poste récoltes dans une logique de viabilité économique ; inscrivez-vous avant le 18 Mai 2018 via la page  foodconnectionchallenge.com/fr pour soumettre vos idées. BoP InC vous accompagnera dans le plan de réalisation.

Pour accéder au formulaire d'inscription, cliquez sur le lien ci-après : https://vc4a.com/food-connection-challenge/food-connection-challenge-2018/application/fr/

Ensemble disons Non aux pertes poste récoltes !



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 March 2018 at 03:52

Wageningen University in the Netherlands is looking for you to join their Foodathon event and submit a challenge!

This year Wageningen University & Research is celebrating its 100-year anniversary. They have organised many activities one of which is the Foodathon. The Foodathon is an e-conference and part of the international conference “Towards zero hunger, creating partnerships for impact”on August 30-31. In this 36-hours event, teams of students and other young professionals will work together and will be guided by a mentor, and supported by the knowledge of various experts. You can join them! In this setting, you will create solutions for local challenges, related to the theme “Food Systems”. As such, you will exchange knowledge, share experiences and work interactively with SDG2. At the end of the Foodathon, a solutions market is organised, where the teams have the opportunity to meet companies and organisations who will be interested in kick-starting the most promising solutions.

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GOOD JOEL hi, nice to meet up with u and l like it , well am ready to join you while  am in Uganda distance is not barrier currently finalizing  my research projects in management of payroll, why organizations need payroll other than manual payroll methods, am ending my research in may then move to the rural area to start farming projects but unfortunately no fund for me to start  am trying to look around for some start-up funds.we are experiencing winter season and right now communities are planting as we experience rainy season. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON,THNKS

2 months 4 days ago

Leopold Heneriko Thank you Anne Maries for following. Welcome Tz

1 month 3 weeks ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi nice opportunity.what are the conditions precedent to participation. could we offer same to members of YESAA-YOUTH ENTREPRENSURSHIP SOCIETY FOR AGRIBUSINESS ADVANACEMENT- www.yesaa.org.).

1 month 1 week ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi contact me. ugosam08@gmail.com

1 month 1 week ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Sam, for more info you can contact Wageningen University! Check the link in the article for the conditions: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Sustainable-development-goals/SDG-Conference-Towards-Zero-Hunger-18-August-2017/E-conference-1/Foodathon-Call-for-Challenges/Guidelines-for-submission-of-challenges.htm

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Posted by Marion Alyek in AgriProFocus Uganda 17 March 2018 at 12:25

SEED Low Carbon Awards 2018

Call for Applications

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase, locally driven and eco-inclusive with an ambition to be in the vanguard of green and inclusive growth? Does your enterprise make significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change? Does your enterprise need support in replicating business activities in another region or country?

If those questions particularly apply to you, you will be pleased to hear that the SEED has opened the Call for Applications for the 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards.

SEED is looking for the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises making significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. Up to five 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Focus Countries: Uganda, Tanzania, India, Colombia, Thailand

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 March 2018 at 03:14

CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS OPEN UNTIL 9/04/2018 


The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) acts as a catalyst – bringing together alliances of governments, business and civil society to find solutions to the problem of malnutrition.

GAIN invites grant applications from eligible entrepreneurs for its Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Innovation Accelerator. GAIN is looking for your innovative ideas from across the food value chain that brings affordable, diverse and nutritious foods to market and contribute towards the fight against malnutrition.

Selected innovations will be eligible to receive technical assistance and / or funding to support their business innovation.

More info: http://www.gainmarketplace.com/rwanda/call-proposals-0

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 15 March 2018 at 12:02

SEED Low Carbon Awards 2018

Call for Applications

Is your enterprise in a start-up phase, locally driven and eco-inclusive with an ambition to be in the vanguard of green and inclusive growth? Does your enterprise make significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change? Does your enterprise need support in replicating business activities in another region or country?

If those questions particularly apply to you, you will be pleased to hear that the SEED has opened the Call for Applications for the 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards.

SEED is looking for the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises making significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. Up to five 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards are sponsored by the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Focus Countries: Uganda, Tanzania, India, Colombia, Thailand

Deadlin

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Anne Marie Kortleve Nice opportunity! Can you promote this post also on Twitter and Facebook? That would be great!

2 months 1 week ago

Marion Alyek Dear Anne Marie,Will be sharing this opportunity on Twitter and Facebook shortly

2 months 5 days ago