Are we romanticizing the economic potential of smallholder farmers? Does working on the inclusion of smallholder farmers in food chains increase the dominance of big business? Can NGOs be honest brokers to promote inclusiveness, or are they captives of big business?
These were the guiding questions in an exchange between Belgian funded NGOs, together with farmer organisations, researchers, national commodity associations and local governmental agencies in Arusha area, northern Tanzania.
Over the course of two days the participants visited farmer organizations and processors, examined successes and challenges of various business development approaches and models and explored areas of collaboration particularly between Belgian NGOs and their strategic partners in business development.
Read more about this initiative HERE
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There is more and more recognition for the importance of youth in the AgriFood sector. They hold the key to finding new, innovative and sustainable solutions for challenges within this sector! This also means there is a rise in the amount and variety of initiates supporting youth in this sector.
AgriProFocus has identified the need for more collaboration between these initiates, creating a more aligned supply of support to young agripreneurs.
That is why AgriProFocus has been working the last couple of months on the design of a new global youth initiative that focuses on synergy and collaboration between youth projects/programmes worldwide.
This design is taking shape, thanks to the regular input from members, and we are getting really enthusiastic!
We are organizing a breakfast meeting on the 23rd of October, getting even more input from members. At this meeting we take a breat... Read more
WHICH GAMES DO FARMERS PLAY?
I am doing a research for a thesis at the university. Are there any traditional or modern games that farmers play in Kenya? How is the Participation (individual, team, family, community, organization)
What Tools, resources and capacities (skills) are used?
What are the basic principles governing the game? Competing? Collaborating? or both Competitive Collaboration?
Thank you all very much,
Insightful meeting with Agriculture counselor, Bert Rikken and Agriculture officer Liz Kiamba at the Dutch embassy in Nairobi during our Managing Director's Mr Sander Mager visit to Kenya accompanied by the network facilitator.