In this full day event, AgriProFocus Network members will have the opportunity to network, promote their work in the agriculture sector, and learn together about sector trends and new tools for sector development.
More specicfically this event features the following activities:
* Keynote presentations on food security in Ethiopia, research findings on gender in agriculture, and developing markets for sustainability in agriculture.
* Breakout groups with presentations and discussions on sustainability in commercial agriculture, and on agroecology.
* Workshops on tools for addressing gender in agricultural value chains, and on maximizing your online communications with the AgriProFocus website and social media.
* Launch of the Youth Business Challenge!
* Networking over booths and drinks.
Please find full program attached. All AgriProFocus Ethiopia members are welcome to participate, but they must register via this link.
WFP Ethiopia Country Office seeks (1) graduate (BSc), and post-graduate (MSc) students looking for field-based dissertation topics, (2) BSc and MSc students already graduated within a year, looking for opportunity hands-on work experience, and (3) researchers looking for settings where to develop operational research topics. Background: Nutrition/Public Health/Epidemiology, Food Technology, Communication, Social Sciences, Climate Change, Logistics, Engineering, Economy and any other field related to food and nutrition.
For the details: please see the attached pdf file.
Impact Booster is an intensive six-month acceleration program, which enables SME entrepreneurs with an innovative product or service to enter emerging markets. Its shareholders are ICCO and Woord en Daad. iMPACT Booster is shortlisted to prepare a full proposal for the Enable Youth Challenge Fund. This is a 2 million fund to run 5 acceleration rounds in Uganda. The most important requirement for final selection of the proposals is the quality and expertise of the team. To create a solid team the following experts are required.
Enable Youth Uganda is a pilot challenge fund aimed at identifying and supporting, through training, mentoring and investment support, selected motivated youth in five districts in rural Uganda who wish to set up their own rural or agri-sector-based enterprise.
The following experts are needed to successfully implement the Enable Youth program;
Position 1: Fund management expert and legal exp... Read more
FAO and e-Agriculture.org are preparing an online forum discussion on "Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Resilience". The forum will take place from 28 November to 13 December 2016.
Many successful experiences on the use of ICTs for Resilience at FAO have already been documented such as eLocust, SWALIM, OpenForis, EMA-i, EMPRES-i, Drought preparedness in Uganda, Disaster preparedness in Dominican Republic etc.
Based on these experiences and others from the partners and members of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice, a two week discussion forum will be held to capitalize on these experiences, to share knowledge and to work towards overall recommendations on the use of ICTs for Resilience.
The discussion will be guided by Subject Matter Experts from different organisations and facilitated by FAO's Knowledge Outreach Team.
The forum can be accessed through the following link: http://w... Read more
DFCU bank is a fast growing commercial bank offering a variety of innovative products and services. DFCU Limited was started by the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) of the United Kingdom and the Government of Uganda through the Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) under the name of Development Finance Company of Uganda Limited. Later restructuring brought in DEG (of Germany) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) as equal partners with CDC and UDC, each having a 25% stake in the company. Its objective was to support long-term development projects whose financing needs and risk did not appeal to the then existing financial commercial lending institutions.
Title: Communications & Events Manager
Duty station: Kampala
Reports to: Head, Brand Marketing & Communications
Type/ Status: Fixed term, Full-time
Deadline for Application: 15th September, 2016
International Role: No! Only National applicants... Read more
The Crop Calendar is a tool that provides timely information about seeds to promote local crop production. It contains information on planting, sowing and harvesting periods of locally adapted crops in specific agro-ecological zones. It also provides information on the sowing rates of seed and planting material and the main agricultural practices.
This tool supports farmers and agriculture extentionists across the world in taking appropriate decisions on crops and their sowing period, respecting the agro-ecological dimension. It also provides a solid base for emergency planning of the rehabilitation of farming systems after disasters.
The Crop Calendar provides information for more that 130 crops, located in 283 agro-ecological zones of 44 countries.
Find the calendar here
Get an alert when:
1. There are events coming up in your AgriProFocus country network
2. A member has liked or replied to your post or comment
3. Other agribusiness professionals follow you on the online platform
See instructions below:
Recevoir une alerte quand:
1. Il y a des événements à venir dans votre réseau de pays
2. Un membre a aimé ou répondu à votre message ou un commentaire
3. D’autres professionnels de l’agroalimentaire vous suivent sur la plate-forme en ligne
Vous êtes toujours informé sur ce qui se passe sur le réseau même si vous n’êtes pas connecté à internet !
Article by Gillian Nantume
Engaging in agriculture may be a noble undertaking, but at what stage of the agricultural value chain are you? Are you just a consumer, a farmer or are you into agribusiness?
Venturing into agribusiness needs one to be aware of what area of agriculture to focus on, and in that area of focus, decide whether to concentrate on production, supply or marketing.
This is where AgriProFocus Uganda, an agricultural information organisation, comes in to link different stakeholders and players at different levels in the agriculture sector to influence agribusiness development.
The stakeholders include individual farmers, farmer organisations, private sector companies (traders, input suppliers, processors, exporters,) NGOs, government bodies, development agencies and donors.
Deadline: 31st March 2016 at 17:00 hours East African Time)
The ICCO MasterCard Foundation STARS program aims to address barriers to increase food security and income (access to financial services , insufficient farming inputs, integration into markets,) through a two-pronged approach: Development and implementation of financial products for agriculture with MFIs; and Value Chain Development and linking with financial services. The five-year program aims to increase income and food security for at least 210,000 low-income, smallholder farmers (50% women) and their families. The program is implemented in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Rwanda.
ICCO is looking for a qualified, experienced and self-motivated Communications/Fundraising Officer to be based at the Rwanda office.
Job title: Communication/Fundraising Officer
Type of contract Two year contract renewable depending on performance
Location: Rwand... Read more
Je voudrais partager un message important du Président du Conseil AgriProFocus, M. Wantenaar, à propos de notre nouveau directeur général!
Chers membres de AgriProFocus,
Il me fait grand plaisir de vous présenter M. Sander Mager qui est le nouveau directeur général de AgriProFocus.
Sander a travaillé dans tous les domaines de la sécurité alimentaire et l'agriculture durable (gouvernement, secteur privé, instituts de connaissances et de la société civile).
Il a occupé le poste de vice-président et directeur du programme d'apprentissage de TransForum (un programme d'innovation public-privé), en tant que conseiller stratégique principal pour les ministères de l'économie et des affaires étrangères, il fut maître de conférences à l'Université VU d'Amsterdam, et plus récemment en tant consultant indépendant .
Il combine une vision claire sur l'agriculture durable et l'esprit d'entreprise avec une approche pragmatique de la promotion... Read more
I'd like to share an important message from the Chairman of the AgriProFocus Board, Mr Wantenaar, about our new Managing Director!
Dear AgriProFocus members,
It is my great pleasure to introduce to you Mr. Sander Mager as the new Managing Director of AgriProFocus.
Sander has worked for all four sides of the so-called 'Dutch Diamond' in the areas of food security and sustainable agriculture (Government, Private Sector, Knowledge Institutes and Civil Society). He worked as vice-president and director of the learning program of TransForum (a public-private innovation program), as senior strategic adviser for the Ministries of Economic and of Foreign Affairs, as lecturer at VU University Amsterdam, and more recently as an independent consultant at Licence to Grow.
He combines a clear vision on sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurship with a pragmatic approach to fostering multi-stakeholder cooperation between public and private sectors, knowledge... Read more
Dans le cadre de l’organisation de la foire agricole pour faire la promotion des produits locaux dans les départements du Mono et du Couffo et valoriser les appuis du Programme Agriculture, l’Unité Fonctionnelle Régional du Mono-Couffo du Programme Agriculture de la Coopération Benino-Belge invite par la présente demande, les agences spécialisées dans le domaine de la communication/média, la production graphique et audiovisuelle, le marketing et la promotion évènementiel à présenter leurs soumissions conformément aux dispositions du présent dossier de demande de cotation.
Tous les consultants indépendants sont exclus de ce processus.
Pour plus de précision, cliquer ici pour télécharger l'appel d'offre.