Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 15 August 2018 at 09:05

Apply now for the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition

Are you a nutrition sensitive SME in Malawi, Ethiopia or Kenya ? Does your product address a local diet quality gap and increase the consumption of safe and nutritious foods ? Apply and stand a chance to win a trip to Nairobi to compete in the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition.

The Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network (SBN) in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) organizes the first edition of the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition, that will be held during the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum (NAIF) in Kenya on the 16th of October 2018.  For this application process, SBN in partnership with BoPinc will select the cohort of SMEs from Ethiopia, Kenya and Malawi that will participate in the SUN Pitch Competition. 

Apply now or no later than September 1st, through

Application Process and Timeline

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Niek! Sarah Assefa, maybe you can announce this during the nutrition conference in Hawassa these coming 2 days?

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Niek van Dijk That would be great Sarah Assefa !

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Mahder Akalu Of course! We will! 

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 15 August 2018 at 07:59

Agriculture Apprenticeship Program

An opportunity to do an Agriculture Apprenticeship is here! This is for anyone ages 18 years and above. This is an amazing next step for your career and an amazing opportunity to learn, work and earn whilst completing your apprenticeship. For more info, follow this link

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 15 August 2018 at 07:29

Call for Proposal: Mobilising more finance for climate action

Do you have an idea for climate mitigation or adaptation in Tanzania that has the potential to attract private investors? Join the Mobilising More (MoMo) Challenge and submit your idea before August 31st. The best proposal will win € 25,000 to further develop their business case.

How it works

  • Do you have an idea how to involve the private sector in climate adaptation or mitigation in Tanzania?
  • Go to the website to submit your idea
  • The MoMo Panel, consisting of financial experts, will assess your business case to determine its viability and the potential to mobilise private investments
  • Late 2018 the best ideas will be presented in Tanzania for a live audience of investors that will select the winning proposal
  • The winner will receive a € 25.000 price to strengthen and scale up their business case, with the support of the MoMo Panel
  • Deadline for submitting proposals is 31st of August

About MoMo Challenge

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 August 2018 at 11:32

The REACT SSA Ethiopia competition is now open to private sector enterprises

The SME-Award aims at identifying a number of companies out of specified sectors (garment and textile, agro-processing, leather and shoes, renewable energies) that have the potential to become partnership-ready by receiving an advisory service from a professional consultancy. Tackled shall be jointly identified challenges that hinder them to acquire partners. Additionally the initiative works together with a certain number of investors and donor-programmes in order to assist the selected companies to be matched to potential partners. 

For the detail please find the attached PDF file.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 10 August 2018 at 09:59

€ 250 000 call for proposals on ICT and Mechanisation (deadline Oct 11, 2018)

CTA calls for proposals for Grant: ICT-ENABLED MECHANISATION IN AFRICA. This is a call to explore and implement initiatives supportive of the effective use of digital technologies for agricultural transformation in Africa.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries.

CTA is launching a Call for proposals to support the implementation of ICT-enabled mechanisation services in Africa. Applications have to be sent by email by Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 6:00 PM Netherlands time.

The overall indicative amount made available under this Grant / Call for Proposals is a maximum of Euro 250,000.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 August 2018 at 05:30

Call for proposal:SAGCOT Investment Project Matching Grant Fund 

SAGCOT Investment Project (SIP) aims to increase the integration of smallholder farmers into competitive agribusiness value chains to help create the opportunity for technology acquisition, productivity improvement and income growth of farmers.

As part of the process of strengthening smallholder business linkages, the SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund invites concept notes from agribusinesses in Tanzania for a financial grant to support innovative strategies to generate agricultural growth and poverty alleviation, through building successful partnership between smallholder communities and agribusiness investors in the SAGCOT Region. 

The Matching Grants Fund (MGF) is a USD 40 Million fund, with a USD 5 million management contract between the SCTF and KPMG, for KPMG- Tanzania to manage the MGF.

If you are interested in this funding opportunity please visit the SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund for more information.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 6 August 2018 at 10:06


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) whose overall purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth. RUYAEC invites young (<35 years) African entrepreneurs and incubates to compete for 20 awards to show case their innovations, enterprises and business concepts and propositions. Download the Call [English] [French] , and Application Form [English] [French]

Deadline for submissions is 31st August, 2018.

More information can be found HERE

Mahder Akalu Thanks for sharing Hilda Okoth, it's great opportunity! 

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Isaya Japhet Thanks Hilda for caring

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 27 July 2018 at 11:25

Job Opportunities for Business Advisers

Agriterra is looking for people who are entrepreneurial, focused on performance, clients and results, and able to work in a team.

Category: Business and Administration, Economics, Management

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per the organization scale

Deadline: Aug 19, 2018

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Eskender Mulugeta Thanks Meskerem Nisette  Ritmeester for encourage me

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 16 July 2018 at 12:33


The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) under the Farm Income Enhancement Program-Project 2 (FIEFOC-2 Project) whose specific objective is to improve household incomes, food security, and climate resilience through sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development. MWE with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is piloting the Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment for Youth in Uganda’s Agriculture (ENABLE) Youth Program in Uganda. ENABLE Youth is a program concept developed by AfDB to focus on young entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and promote the start-up and growth of youth-led agro-enterprises in member countries.

It aims at creating opportunities for young ‘agri-entrepreneurs’ to upgrade technical skills, adopt innovative agricultural business management practices and access expansion capita

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Jacob Olanya Hello akwap john paul. The program is a Pilot and will start in 5 Districts and which it will be spread countrywide.

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PHIONAH KYOMUHENDO Hi. Wat age group r they targeting? 

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Jacob Olanya Hello PHIONAH KYOMUHENDO We are targeting youth from the ages of 18-35

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Patrick Ocaka Which districts are they Jacob?

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Jacob Olanya Hello Patrick, the focus is currently on Kasese District. You could find out more by visiting our website on 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 July 2018 at 03:37

Call for Applications: GAAAP - Uganda 2018 

Do you know any youth:

  1. Aged between 21- 40 years?
  2. Engaged in their business full-time in Uganda?
  3. Willing to commit 9 months to tailored strategic advisory and workshops that will grow your business?

The Global African Agribusiness Accelerator Platform (GAAAP) seeks to foster development of Pan-African community of dynamics youthful Agri-preneurs; stimulate intra-African trade and investment; facilitate inter-generational knowledge transfer and collaboration through mentorship; facilitate exposure to continental and global good practice in agribusiness, and help participants grow their business over the next 3 years. Applications are open!

Deadline: 13th July, 2018

Where to apply 

Visit for more information or email

STEPHEN OBORE great thanks 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 July 2018 at 01:42

Exploring inclusive palm oil production

ETFRN News 59 – Call for contributions - deadline August 15

An increase in global demand for vegetable oils has led in part to the rapid growth of palm oil production across the tropics. An estimated 40% of global supply is produced by smallholders, supporting livelihoods, but this varies widely between countries and contexts. But there are also negative effects of palm oil production on the local environment and the local communities, making it a controversial commodity. However, much more information is needed on what kind of activities, projects and analyses have been done and are being done on the ground to increase the involvement of and benefits to smallholder oil palm growers. How do these actions and their impacts differ between different smallholder ‘types’ and organizations? How does this differ between countries, regions and corporate contexts? What are the effects of different ‘enabling’ policy environments? And what do we mean b

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Jack Chitanika Hi Janine I'm eager to learn more about this crop, I have been researching about the bad news is that I have not seen anyone growing it in my country. Eager to learn more about it.

1 month 2 weeks ago

Janine Schoeman Hi Jack, thanks for your response. I have just posted the message on behalf of one of our members but am afraid I cannot assist you. You can have a look at the website mentioned or contact Rosalien or Nick (see post)

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amos kingori Hallo Janine,is it possible to get a supplier or a business partner who maybe interested in selling milk cooling tanks and other dairy equipment to east African market???

1 month 1 week ago

Janine Schoeman Hi Amos, I personally do not have these contacts. Please use the search bar at the top of this page to find possible partners. Good Luck!

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Posted By in Access to Finance Indonesia
Posted 29 June 2018 at 01:09

Request for proposals: "Moving to holistic risk management"

Impact Insurance - ILO

The ILO’s Social Finance Programme is inviting proposals from financial institutions in Indonesia and the Philippines that aim to implement an integrated risk-management solution for low-income households and/or small enterprises. The objective is to test risk-management solutions that combine savings, credit, insurance, and risk prevention. The ILO seeks partners for whom improving customers’ ability to manage risks is a strategic priority and who have the potential to leverage technology to scale the innovations quickly and achieve sustainability, while improving customers and shareholder value.

What themes should the proposals focus on?

We are looking for partners that are interested in implementing innovations in the following areas:

Bundling a range of financial services that improve consumers’ ability to manage risk

Developing risk management solutions that supplement existing social pro

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 28 June 2018 at 07:02

Call for Concept Papers: Apiculture

The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO) brings you the 1st apiculture congress in the country. The event is organised under the theme: “Turning beekeeping into a Business: Inclusive Apiculture development for improved livelihoods."

Call for concept papers:

TUNADO therefore extends the call for papers to all potential participants who wish to make an oral or a poster presentation relevant to the Congress theme Format for the concept. The concept paper should be brief and concise and cover the following in two pages or less.

The format is the Times New Roman font 12 and 1.5 spacing.

1. Title (15-20 words).

2. Topic. (2-3 lines)

3. The issue /challenge/best practice /findings (one paragraph)

4. Literature review (half a page, 3-4 authors cited).

5. Scope (one short paragraph on the subject content of the paper

3.2. Themes for concept papers:

The concept papers should be derived from the themes l, below

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 25 June 2018 at 11:34

Youth Leadership in Agriculture under USAID is looking for partners. Are you a company or cooperative working with youths mainly in cereals and horticulture, they are looking for partners. For those in central region, contact Fredrick Kibira on , western and parts of northern contact  Mary on 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 22 June 2018 at 06:36

Youth Leadership in Agriculture under USAID is looking for partners. Are you a company or cooperative working with youths mainly in cereals and horticulture, they are looking for partners. For those in central region, contact Fredrick Kibira on , western and parts of northern contact  Mary on 


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Godfrey Ssekabira Welcome Enid, please inform others that may be interested in the funding.

1 month 4 weeks ago

Okello Justine Thank you, am  interested,email

1 month 3 weeks ago

Godfrey Ssekabira Dear Justine, contact the above email contacts for more information.

1 month 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 19 June 2018 at 07:39

Pleased to inform you that the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Rwanda is inviting applications to our Second Innovation Accelerator Call for proposals 2018!   

This call is meant for Businesses that are already operating in Rwanda in agricultural Nutrition Space.

Visit: to know much about this call

 Deadline is 8th July 2018.  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 June 2018 at 07:37

Allianz Climate Risk Research Award


  • University students currently pursuing either a PhD degree or a post-doc, as well as, recent PhD graduates or recent post-doc graduates. (Graduation/defense of final research to obtain title should not be no more than two years before the time of the application)
  • Research applicable to focus and topic of Award
  • Completed application form (download here)
  • Supporting documents consist of:
    • Research summary (Further info in Application form)
    • A letter of recommendation from the candidate’s academic mentor (Further info in Application form)
    • Filled and signed declaration form (download here)
  • We welcome the four finalists to travel to Munich-Germany for the Award’s event. Allianz Re will cover all travel costs (please refer to FAQ)
  • Eagerness to be part of internal and external communication around the Award (e.g. interviews)

Further information

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 June 2018 at 01:02

New SDG Partnership Facility started

The Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Facility (SDGP) focuses on sustainable entrepreneurship and food security. The facility is the successor of the well-known Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV). Through public-private partnerships, SDGP contributes to achieving sustainable development goals: SDG 2 (end of hunger), SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth) and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals).

Read here how to apply

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 31 May 2018 at 03:01

Second Call for Proposals 2018 

The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Kenya is pleased to invite applications to its second Innovation Accelerator call for proposals 2018! This call is applicable to companies registered and operating in Kenya, targeting the low-income consumers with safe and nutritious diets.

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. 

The application should be completed using the Innovation Accelerator application form and company self-assessment form, which can be downloaded along with application instructions (including eligibility and evaluation criteria) on the Marketplace website. Once completed the form should be saved as a PDF document and emailed to

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 May 2018 at 06:52

The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility Call for Proposals 2018 is now open!

Established in 2006, IFAD’s Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) is a unique facility based on the principle of Indigenous Peoples' self-determined development within the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It funds small projects that indigenous peoples' communities and their organizations design themselves and that build on their culture, knowledge, natural resources, and human rights. The Facility provides small grants of US$ 20,000 to US$ 50,000 to small projects designed and implemented by Indigenous Peoples' communities and their organizations.

The 2018-2021 grant will finance the fifth cycle of IPAF.

The grant will support up to 35 demand-driven projects by Indigenous Peoples' communities through the co-management of partner organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

This new IPAF cycle will focus on indigenous youth and prioritize projects

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