Capacity building

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 October 2018 at 08:33

Vacancy at LINC

Position 1: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialists, Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets

Job details and how to apply here

Position 2Institutional Capacity Building Specialist, Uganda Inclusive Agricultural Markets

Job Details and how to apply here

Job levels: Senior

Status of employment: Full-time staff positions

Location: Uganda

Deadline: 31st October 2018

Organisation brief:

LINC is a US-based small business that assists local and international organizations to design effectively, increase institutional capacity, forge lasting partnerships, and measure impact. We have developed ground-breaking tools to map organizational networks, measure social capital, and leverage systems-based approaches to development. We understand the unique constraints local organizations face and offer practical solutions via training, consulting services, research and advocacy. At LINC, we believe that a practical approach to engaging committed, capable local organizations

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


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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Investing in Agribusiness: Value Addition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  27 August 2018 - 08:00 to 31 August 2018 - 04:30
  Strathmore Business School

The produce-and-then-sell mentality of the commodity business is being replaced by the strategy of first determining what attributes consumer want in their food products and then creating or manufacturing products with those attributes. With the continuous shifting to a global economy, the international market for value-added products is growing. Market forces have led to greater opportunities for product differentiation and added value to raw commodities because of

  1. Increased consumer demands regarding health, nutrition and convenience
  2. Efforts by food processors to improve their productivity
  3. Technological advances that enable producers to produce what consumers and processors desire.

Producers have a challenge to be responsive to consumer demands by producing what is desired. Attentiveness to consumer demands in quality, variety and packaging are important, because demographic trends show growth in the convenience-oriented, health-conscious and environmentally concerned sectors where price is no

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Adapting to Complex Markets- Online Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  04 September 2017 to 15 December 2017 - All Day Event

capaAgricultural markets are complex-- climate change, appropriate inputs, standards, political instability-- along with producing, adding value and selling. Are you interested in a professional development opportunity that explores systems thinking and agricultural market development to include the most vulnerable? adaptive management? Or maybe you know of a colleague or staff person who is grappling with how to apply systems thinking to adapt to complex markets? We have an online course for you!

The Inclusive Market Institute is offering a fifteen-week course online course, Adapting to Complex Markets. This course will:

· Demystify systems thinking & expose you to exploring markets as complex adaptive systems

· Teach you to identify emergent patterns and effective leverage points to stimulate market development

· Introduce you to frameworks and tools that assist in soliciting feedback from market system actors

· Provide you an opportunity to apply adaptive management in your

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Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 25 July 2016 at 12:40

New research examines smallholder agricultural carbon project implementation

Building local institutional capacity to implement agricultural carbon projects

Participatory action research with Vi Agroforestry in Kenya and ECOTRUST in Uganda

Participatory Action Research spearheaded by EcoAgriculture Partners, working with two smallholder agricultural carbon projects in Uganda and Kenya, has shed much needed light on how to improve local institutional capacity for implementing and managing these types of projects. DOWNLOAD HERE

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 June 2016 at 12:05

Job Vacancy at AVSI

Organisational Description:

AVSI Foundation is an International NGO which has been operating in Uganda since 1984, implementing various programmes in Health, HIV/AIDS, Disability, Education, Food Security, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Nutrition.

Programme background:

AVSI is implementing a 5 year project titled “Skilling Youths for Employment in Agribusiness (SKY)” which is funded by the Royal Dutch Embassy in Uganda. The goal of the project is to enhance sustainable creation of employment of youths in the agribusiness sector. 

Avsi is looking to hire;

Title: Private Sector Development Specialist – SKY Project - 1 position

Duty Station: Based in Kampala, Uganda

Find job details here

Application procedure:

A convincing cover letter, accompanied with an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating 3 work-related referees, plus copies of relevant certificates, should be addressed to: The Human Resource Manager, AVSI Foundation, P.O.Box 6785, Kampala, Uganda and sent to hr.ka

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2nd AgriBusiness Training and Farm Tour

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  04 June 2016, 09:00-15:00

2nd AgriBusiness Training and Farm Tour  

Welcome to the 2nd AgriBusiness training where we will help answer questions on how to start farming to how to scale to a multi billion agricultural enterprise.

After the success of our 1st Agribusiness Training, we look forward to share our experiences as well as bring in experts from the sector to shade light more on crop insurance, agri-loans and financing options.

We extend a warm welcome to our Agribusiness Training and Field Tour to be held at our office located in 3rd Floor Bishop Magua Centre opposite Uchumi Ngong Hyper along Ngong road. Nairobi, Kenya.

It will be a platform to share and learn on crop husbandry, ways to maximize output, market linkages, financial aspects of Agriculture and most importantly our new contract farming which shall be the highlight of the day.

For a more visual feel, (because we do believe in actions), we shall take a tour to visit one of our demo farms where we shall witness contract farming for exports practically

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 19 May 2016 at 02:10

CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems’ Youth Strategy 2014-2017: Engaging Youth in Innovative Agricultural Development

©FAO/Giulio NapolitanoWhy is it at times more rewarding to involve today's youth in innovation to improve agricultural livelihoods than to work with previous generations?

A significant part of the reason stems from the rapid changes taking place in today’s globalized world that is typified by migration, urbanization, technological innovation, increasing educational levels and aspirations, and the IT and social media revolution linking youth to global information and change movements.

CGIAR Youth Strategy - Setting a precedent

This Youth Strategy is the first to be issued within the CGIAR system, setting a precedent that may stimulate serious attention to this critical stakeholder group among other CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs). It may also contribute to inspire joint efforts with other partners to engage youth in innovative agricultural development.


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Georges Djodji Akibodé Programme de recherche du CGIAR sur la stratégie Dryland Systems jeunesse 2014-2017: la mobilisation des jeunes dans le développement agricole innovant. Pourquoi est-il parfois plus gratifiant de faire participer les jeunes d'aujourd'hui en matière d'innovation pour améliorer les moyens de subsistance agricoles que de travailler avec les générations précédentes? Une partie importante de la raison provient des changements rapides qui ont lieu dans le monde globalisé d'aujourd'hui qui se caractérise par la migration, l'urbanisation, l'innovation technologique, l'augmentation des niveaux d'éducation et les aspirations, et l'IT et de la révolution des médias sociaux reliant les jeunes à l'information et de changement des mouvements mondiaux. Stratégie jeunesse GCRAI - Créer un précédent Cette Stratégie de la jeunesse est la première à être publiée dans le système du GCRAI, créant un précédent qui peut stimuler une attention sérieuse à ce groupe d'intervenants critique parmi d'autres programmes de recherche du CGIAR (CRP). Elle peut également contribuer à inspirer les efforts conjoints avec d'autres partenaires pour engager les jeunes dans le développement agricole innovant. La stratégie a été élaborée grâce à un processus multipartite participative qui a été lancé dans le genre et Stratégie de Jeunesse Design Workshop (Malawi, 20-21 Septembre 2013). Elle attire également des discussions riches au Systems Dryland First Sciences et Réunion de mise en œuvre (Amman, Jordanie, le 30 Juin-4 Juillet 2014). spécialistes du genre comme Jennie Dey de Pryck (Forum mondial sur la recherche / Gender in Partnership Agriculture agricole), est l'auteur principal de ce document avec des contributions précieuses de jeunes professionnels pour le personnel de développement agricole Courtney Paisley et Marina Cherbonnier Genre et Jeunesse selon l'approche La jeunesse et en particulier les jeunes femmes ont longtemps été mis de côté dans l'élaboration des politiques. Cependant, les jeunes plus que jamais doivent devenir des engagés dans la prise de décision, la conception du projet et la mise en œuvre des programmes agricoles innovants. Le programme de recherche du GCRAI sur les systèmes Dryland stratégie jeunesse 2014-2017 est ancrée autour de deux mandats de systèmes Dryland. La première est la jeunesse, qui est l'un des quatre thèmes transversaux: genre, la jeunesse, la biodiversité et le renforcement des capacités; et l'autre concerne la cinquième des six résultats du développement intermédiaire (IDO 5), qui est consacré à l'égalité des sexes et de l'intégration des jeunes. Le programme de recherche du GCRAI sur la stratégie de genre sur les systèmes Dryland offre une approche d'âge ventilées pour identifier et répondre aux besoins des jeunes. Élaboration d'une stratégie jeunesse - facultatif? L'importance de la construction d'une stratégie pour la jeunesse repose sur la volonté de traiter les jeunes des questions spécifiques telles que l'exode rural et le chômage des jeunes. De même, il représente la première étape pour trouver des moyens d'attirer et d'avoir les jeunes impliqués activement dans la lutte contre les défis du vieillissement global de la population active agricole. La lutte contre la sécurité alimentaire mondiale, les défis de la nutrition et de la construction d'un avenir durable, exige la nouvelle génération à devenir des agents de changement dynamique dans l'agriculture. Cela ne peut se produire lorsque les acteurs locaux, nationaux et mondiaux se rendent compte du rôle crucial qu'ils doivent jouer, grâce à des politiques et des plans de jeunesses appropriées, pour permettre aux jeunes de libérer leur plein potentiel. Sans les efforts et l'engagement de toutes les parties prenantes concertées, cette stratégie de la jeunesse aura un peu plus de morceaux de papier. "Depuis le GCRAI marche sur une nouvelle terre, cette stratégie représente un document vivant, à élaborer et enrichi à la lumière de nouvelles perspectives et d'expériences entre de nombreux partenaires et intervenants du GCRAI, ainsi que le processus de réforme du GCRAI en constante évolution." Cliquez ici pour lire le programme de recherche du GCRAI sur la Stratégie jeunesse Systems Dryland Related Posts La recherche et l'éducation dans l'agriculture et la production alimentaire sont essentiels pour la sécurité alimentaire Pour lutter contre la faim, Inspire jeunesse Session Interactive Student: Apporter Nouvelles perspectives sur les biotechnologies agricoles MyFood30: Growing agroalimentaire les talents de demain "Dragons" exhorter les jeunes à prendre les rênes du pouvoir

2 years 8 months ago

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 19 May 2016 at 01:11

Getting today’s kids to feed us tomorrow

If we do not manage to attract young people to farming, we will not be able to feed a growing, and increasingly urbanized, world population. This logic makes more and more people and organizations aware of the importance of giving priority to youth in agriculture.

What are the challenges and how can international organizations work to make agriculture more attractive to youth? These were the questions a number of Dutch organizations came together to discuss in an informal and exploratory meeting on Youth in agriculture, in The Hague.

According to an initial overview by the Dutch Food & Business Knowledge Platform, many organizations recognize the youth in the agri-food sector and have launched successful initiatives. But there are still many challenges to efficiently deal with the role of youth in agriculture.

The participants discussed a number of these challenges of these challenges. For instance, the urgency of creating jobs including in t

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Joel Kimathi Good.

2 years 8 months ago

Alphaxrd Gitau Thanks Joel.. Most welcome to the online platform and continue with the discussion.

2 years 8 months ago

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 19 May 2016 at 11:42

A growing, vibrant online and on the ground network : YPARD 2015 Annual Report

Since its inception, YPARD has grown rapidly, demonstrating the need and value that young professionals see in a youth focused network.

This is moreso reflected in the recently released YPARD 2015 annual report which takes into account all the activities YPARD community has been involved in for the last one year.Among these notable activities include;

Communication both Online and Offline

In the last one year, YPARD national representatives have made waves in their countries, mobilizing youth in agriculture, focusing action on specific issues and making their voices heard. As of the report publication, YPARD membership spread across the globe has 11, 621 registered members from 187 countries. But not all young people are online a situation that YPARD Sri Lanka representative has taken note of. She brings the offline youths printed copies of the YPARD newsletter while in Armenia the message is spread th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 February 2016 at 05:23

2016 SEED Awards: Call for applications now OPEN

Dear Members,

On behalf of the SEED team we are pleased to announce that SEED has launched the 2016 SAG-SEED, SEED Africa and SEED Gender Equality Awards for innovative start-up enterprises that aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level. In this 2016 Award cycle, SEED will make available up to:

  • 15 SAG-SEED Awards to enterprises in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green (SAG) project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union;
  • 4 SEED Africa Awards to enterprises in Malawi, Mozambique and Namibia supported by the Government of Flanders;
  • 1 SEED Gender Equality Award to enterprises in Kenya that are run or owned by women and prioritise women‘s empowerment.

Candidates can apply from 26 January 2016 until 21 March 2016, 23:59 CET. For detailed information please refer to the attac

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Agro Tour to Argentina

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  08 June 2015 to 14 June 2015 - All Day Event
  Argentina, South America

The ATM Consortium invites you to participate in the Argentine Agro Tour from June 8-14, 2015

The tour has been designed to enable you to understand why Argentina, with a population of 40 million people produces food for 400 million people.

This has been possible due to tight and careful land management, soil analysis, proper application of organic and inorganic fertilizer, integrated pest management, proper choice of hybrid seeds and varieties, the use of zero tillage system, crop rotation, use of inoculants, and the utilization of the latest machinery, among others.

It is our intention to showcase during your visit to Argentina how we have mastered all the items required to produce food and breed livestock with the success we do.

Contact us for full itinerary of the Agro Tour - 

We look forward to having you as part of the tour.

Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 30 March 2015 at 11:49

The ATM Consortium invites you to participate in the Argentine Agro Tour from June 8-14, 2015

The tour has been designed to enable you to understand why Argentina, with a population of 40 million people produces food for 400 million people.

This has been possible due to tight and careful land management, soil analysis, proper application of organic and inorganic fertilizer, integrated pest management, proper choice of hybrid seeds and varieties, the use of zero tillage system, crop rotation, use of inoculants, and the utilization of the latest machinery, among others.

It is our intention to showcase during your visit to Argentina how we have mastered all the items required to produce food and breed livestock with the success we do.

Please find attached the proposed itinerary for your visit to Argentina. 

Nicole Metz Thanks for posting this at the AgriProFocus online platform. Could you specify a few things: * Does ATM Consortium have particular objectives or target groups, regarding the learning from the Argentina experiences? * Could you clarify the financial conditions of this invitation please? Am I correct to understand participants pay 1400 USD (or 1150 USD, if double occupancy) plus their own flights to Argentina? Thank you kindly.

3 years 9 months ago

Justo Nicolas Casal Dear Nicole, Thanks for your questions. ATM Consortium´s main objective is that farmers around the world are able to produce more per hectare regardless of the scale of the farmer; we care for small, medium and large scale farmers. The invitation to this tour will be a combination of specific activities for the group that joins the tour and then visit the Agro Activa Show, one of the largest Agro Shows in the world. ATM will make sure to take the visitors to relevant stands where they shall interact with the owners of the companies as well as to attend the demo plots to watch the machinery/technology work and answer any question from the participants. Yes, the tour has those costs that you mention which cover accommodation, transport to all the venues, extra activities such as tango shows and some of the dinners during the show. Hope this helps to clarify the tour and thank you for your help. ATM Director - Justo CAsal

3 years 9 months ago