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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 August 2018 at 01:56

Regional coffee players target domestic market!

Regional coffee growers, exporters and sector policy makers are turning their focus to domestic consumption, a move they say is intended to cushion them against fluctuations on the international market, which sometimes adversely affects their incomes.

They were speaking Friday at the official launch of the 17th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition (AFCC&E) in Kigali. The event is running under the theme, ‘Specialty Coffees at the Heart of Africa’, and it is focusing production and marketing of high quality coffee.

The event was organised by African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) and Rwanda’s National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). Read more here

nov
03

AFSA Food Systems Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  03 November 2018 to 05 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Dakar, Senegal

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) will hold its second biennial food system conference in Dakar, Senegal, from the 3rd to the 5th of November 2018. Please find attached the website. http://foodsystems.afsafrica.org/. Please click http://foodsystems.afsafrica.org/?lang=fr for the French version. You can also change the language by clicking the symbols on the top of the web page. Those of you interested to participate are welcome to register. 


Photo credit: https://afsafrica.org/  



Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 9 August 2018 at 07:11

Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are co-organizing a regional conference on “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” on 20 and 21 August 2018. 

Follow this link for more information.

The conference will focus on the three major cross-cutting themes related to youth issues:

Youth and Entrepreneurship focusing on youth entrepreneurship, particularly how to develop and sustain youth-led, or youth-focused, business products and services geared towards agriculture and ICTs.

Digital Innovation focusing on innovative solutions to support digital innovation and modern production technologies in agriculture, youth-focused networking and engagement around entrepreneurship, innovation and agr

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sep
04

ICSD 2019International Conference on Sustainable Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 September 2019 - 09:30 to 05 September 2019 - 19:45
  Rome, Italy

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.
The 7th ICSD 2019 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
The Conference venue is: Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy

Read more:  https://ecsdev.org/conference/7icsd-2019



sep
25

Africa Agri-Finance Forum

Event posted by in Finance Worldwide
  25 September 2018, All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

Adopting Best for Inclusive Lending For the Agricultural Value Chain


According to expert reports, agriculture sector in Africa is the least productive in the world. Small-scale and subsistence farmers, pastoralists, and fishermen produce most of the food consumed in this region, yet they continue to face a number of challenges. Lack of capital for investment contributes significantly to the lowering of small scale farmers’ productivity levels.

How can formal financial institutions provide agricultural credit that meets the unique demands of the entire agricultural?

“Agriculture in African countries is massively under-funded”.

Topics


1. Financial inclusion and innovation in Agriculture· Inclusive investment

2. Value chain financing· Building competitive commercial Value Chains

3.Doing Successful Agribusiness in Africa· 1) Enabling farmers to think like business people 2) Important Business initiatives and skills

4.Public-private partnerships· 1) Source of le

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jun
19

World's top tea and sustainability conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  19 June 2018, All Day Event
  London, United Kingdom

TEAM UP 2018 Catalysing Change 

   

There are only 4 weeks left until TEAM UP 2018 Catalysing Change takes place at Glaziers Hall (London) and tickets are selling fast! To reserve your place for the world’s top tea and sustainability conference brought to you by IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, and Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) please click here.

Great speakers
We recently shared our packed agenda full of high profile expert speakers for this year’s TEAM UP. We are equally delighted to announce that Oxfam’s Director of Gender Justice and Women’s Rights, Nikki van der Gaag, will be sharing expert insight on how businesses that embrace equality are reaping the rewards, and the importance of gender equality.We’ll also be exploring how new technologies and business models can disrupt the status quo and improve the lives and livelihoods of thousands of tea workers and farmers around the world. Technologies, such as blockchain, can help us create a more prosperous tea s

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aug
20

14th African Dairy Conference & Exhibition by ESADA

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Nairobi

ESADA is delighted to announce to you that the 14th Edition of the African Dairy Conference and Exhibition (14th AfDa), will be taking place on 20th – 24th August 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more here: https://www.dairyafrica.com/afda/

Exhibit: Showcase your products in the presence of key industry stakeholders and decision makers

- Visit: Experience firsthand world class technologies and the latest innovative solutions in dairy

- Conference: Attend powerful, insightful and strategic conference sessions with presentation from world renowned dairy industry leaders


Holland Pavilion ESADA Nairobi

The NABC, in collaboration with SNV, will be organizing the Holland Pavilion at the 14th edition of ESADA's African Dairy Conference & Exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya. For years NABC has facilitated a Holland pavilion at ESADA, positioning the Dutch dairy sector as the suppliers of choice for all those participating. The cost i

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mar
21

16th New Ag International Conference and Exhibition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 March 2018 to 23 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi

New Ag International will host in Kenya, from Wednesday 21st - Friday 23rd March 2018, their annual international conferences covering the world of High Tech Agriculture in depth.

The conference programme of international speakers will cover the following:

  • Biostimulants and Biofertilizers – New Products

  • Greenhouse Cropping

  • Irrigation Technology (microirrigation-sprinkler irrigation, irrigation control & scheduling)

  • Precision Agriculture practical applications in Plant Nutrition, Plant Protection, Irrigation and Fertigation

  • Speciality Plant Nutrition (fertigation, foliar spray & micronutrients)

Special attention will be given to abstracts covering regional subjects about agronomics, economics and technological developments in Africa.

The conferences will feature speakers from academic, government and industry circles, whose aim will be to promote products and technologies that fit African conditions.

For more information about the conference and exhibition, click here

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may
08

10th global ICT4D Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  08 May 2018 to 10 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Lusaka Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC)

The 10th global ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they are using innovations in information and communications technology to increase impact in addressing humanitarian and development challenges. This highly interactive and hands-on conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, field-based program managers, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development challenges.

To find out more and register:

https://www.ict4dconference.org/



sep
26

13th International Conference on ICT 4Development&Educatn

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  26 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Center(KCC)

eLearning Africa

Founded in 2005, eLearning Africa is the leading pan-African conference and Ministerial Round Table on ICT enhanced training, digital learning and educational technology. The three day event offers participants the opportunity to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Over 12 consecutive years, eLearning Africa has hosted 16,228 participants from 100+ different countries around the world, with over 85% coming from the African continent. More than 3,300 speakers have addressed the conference about every aspect of technology enhanced education and skills development.

This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Republic of Rwanda,with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of ICT in collaboration with the Rwanda Convention Bureau.

For interested applicants, there is also a Call for Papers  to be presented in the eLearning Africa event, the 13th International Con

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 November 2017 at 11:09

Food & Business Knowledge Platform and NWO-WOTRO host a conference

Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact

This conference takes place tomorrow 1 Dec 2017 in the Netherlands and will be attended by approx. 120 guests, of which about 30-35 are from Africa and Asia. The guests are representatives of GCP and ARF research consortia, involved in these research initiatives touching upon a range of specific topics related to Food and Nutrition Security and to agri-food sector development. (see http://knowledge4food.net/research-projects/ ) and representatives from policy, civil society and private sector.

The conference will be used to discuss interim findings of research with Dutch policy makers and a broader multi-stakeholder community.

The concept notes for the different sessions are worth reading also if you don't attend yourself. You may download them through the links below:

Session 1 – Innovations for food security: concept note

Session 2 – Nutrition and consumpti

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Anne Marie Kortleve Good luck tomorrow Nicole! A very nice programme and I love the title :)

8 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 6 November 2017 at 03:33

Participez à la FOKAYES 2017

Vous êtes Entrepreneurs agricoles, Producteurs, Transformateurs, Fournisseurs d'intrants et de services, Equipementiers, Institutions de Connaissances, Institutions de Financement, ONG , Partenaire au Développement, Projet, ou Programme, Coopératives , Associations, participez à la 2ème édition de la Foire Agricole de Kayes (FOKAYES 2017), sur le thème

"Entrepreneuriat Agricole, Alternative Durable à l’Immigration Clandestine "

L’événement le plus marquant de l'année pour le monde agricole, FOKAYES, vous attend à Kayes du 10 au 14 Décembre 2017, c’est une initiative facilité par le réseau AgriProFocus Mali, en partenariat avec le Conseil Régional de Kayes.

Des expositions, des conférences thématiques, des animations culturelles, et des centaines de visiteurs attendus.

La FOKAYES, pour c’est pour valoriser les produits agricoles de la région et booster l’accès au marché. Alors sortez massivement car cette foire est la vôtre. Pour p

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SEYBOU KONE RDV à Kayes donc le 10 Décembre pour la foire agricole !

9 months 6 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 October 2017 at 12:31

A GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON POULTRY INDUSTRY, A WAY OF TRANSFORMING POULTRY BUSINESS IN AFRICA

The first edition of Poultry Africa 2017 event took place from the 4th to 5th at Kigali Convention Centre. It was a two days event which brought together over 1000 key stakeholders in poultry industry mainly from Europe, North America and Sub-Saharan Africa, to discuss the development of the poultry industry in Africa.

The event themed “Poultry Africa 2017” was organized by Netherlands - African Business Council (NABC) in close cooperation with VNU Exhibitions, the Dutch Poultry Centre and Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). The Stakeholders of poultry industry from international and national level discussed about the poultry industry development on the African continent.

Mr. Jean Claude Kayisinga, the Permanent Secretary in MINAGRI, opening this global event noted that this is a rare opportunity to bring together poultry industry stakeholders across the value chain from farmers

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sep
12

ICSD 2018International Conference on Sustainable Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  12 September 2018 - 09:38 to 13 September 2018 - 19:38
  Rome, ITALY

The International Conference on Sustainable Development is organized by the European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University.

The 6th ICSD 2018 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.

Read more: https://ecsdev.org/index.php/conference



oct
11

Edukans Skills Conference in Ethiopia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 October 2017, 10:00-17:00
  Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa

Edukans Skills Conference in Ethiopia 

The growing number of unemployed youth in Africa is one of the most challenging issues we face – and that’s while African economies are growing and there is increasing demand for a skilled workforce. But how do we ensure that young people’s skills match the demand from the market?

Join the Edukans Learn4Work event and find out how we can maximize youth employment together!

Keynote speaker

We are delighted to announce that Education State Minister Teshoma Lemma will be our keynote speaker. As head of the Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency (FTVETA) he will share his view on the developments within the labour market and the education sector.

When?

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Where?

Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa

Time

10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Followed by a networking cocktail party until 6.00 p.m.

Places are limited, so please register soon: USE THIS LINK: https://www.edukans.nl/conference-ethiopia/


More information

Morning progra

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oct
09

Combat Aflatoxins Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  09 October 2017, All Day Event
  Nairobi

Call for Abstracts - Combat Aflatoxins: Deadline 15th June, 2017

The organizers of the AflaNet project are announcing a conference to be held in Nairobi, Kenya. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists, stakeholders, institutes, farmers and governmental institutions seeking for long-lasting, innovative and practicable ideas to combat Aflatoxin from the food value chain.

The project funded by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture in 2016 is designed as an initial study that is planned to be followed by a more intensive, overall collaborative project with African partners. The goal of the AflaNet project is to establish a long-term network between scientific and development partners in Kenya/East Africa and Germany to address the reduction of aflatoxins in the food value chain. Scientific results have been gathered by conducting a carry-over study of aflatoxin into milk, about verifying aflatoxin rapid tests and molecular methods to minimise contaminat

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apr
26

Investing in Agribusiness Primary Production.

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 April 2017 to 28 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Strathmore Business School

Program Overview

Food scarcity is not a new phenomenon. Food imports into Africa since 2014 have been estimated to be USD 50 Billion. Poor utilization of available arable land fit for agricultural production, post-harvest losses estimated to be at 40%, declining productivity, farm degradation and poor production management are all challenges that investors in agribusiness face.

Other key challenges for these investors include difficulty in marketing their produce, managing their farms while working in cities, evaluating viable agribusiness enterprises to venture into, accessing funding from financiers to fund their agribusiness ventures and falling prey to "fake" consultants, resulting in huge investment losses.

The program is also designed to help potential investors develop the right agribusiness investment ideas, equip themselves with research skills in a dynamic sector, develop viable business plans and manage their farm working capital.

Who should attend?

This program is designed for In

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sep
18

11ème Conférence de l'Alliance African Cashew

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  18 September 2017 to 21 September 2017 - All Day Event
  Cotonou

   11ème Conférence annuelle de l'Alliance Africaine du Cajou

 

Du 18 au 21 Septembre 2017,  le Bénin abritera la 11ème Conférence annuelle de l'Alliance Africaine du Cajou. Placée sur le thème  «Une nouvelle vision pour le partenariat et les investissements», la conférence contribuera à la mise en place d'une plate-forme importante pour créer une nouvelle vision pour l'industrie africaine du cajou, en partageant les connaissances sur les meilleures pratiques et la mise en réseau.

Plus d'informationhttp://www.africancashewalliance.com/en/news-and-info/blog/register-now-aca-annual-cashew-conference


  11th ACA Annual Cashew Conference 

From the 18th to 21st of September 2017, Benin will hold the 11th African Cashew Alliance Conference! With the theme “A New Vision for Partnership and Investments”, "this year’s conference will serve as an important platform for creating a new vision for the African Cashew Industry, sharing know

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oct
18

International Coffee Conference on Climate Change and Soil

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  18 October 2017 to 20 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Bali, Indonesia

International Coffee Conference on Climate Change and Soil Degradation (IC4SD 2017)

“Enhancing Strategic Coffee Science & Technology in the Changing of World Climate and Soil Degradation”

in Conjunction with World Plantation Conference & Exhibition 2017

Bali, 18 – 20 October 2017

IC4SD 2017 will be held in conjunction with World Plantation Conference and Exhibition 2017 (WPLACE-2017) under a theme of Plantation in the Current and Future Challenges. WPLACE-2017 will discuss various development aspects of six main plantation commodities (oil palm, rubber, cocoa, coffee, sugar cane, and tea), arranged from global perspective of plantation business up to field technological innovation, in a one package of conferences and exhibition.

Therefore, this event will be attended by no less than 1,000 participants from around the world. Special events for coffee such as the 9th Indonesian Specialty Coffee Competition, Indonesian Specialty Coffee Auction, Barista Competition and other specia

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jun
13

UR Scientific Conference Week 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  13 June 2017 to 14 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village

The University of Rwanda (UR) is pleased to announce the UR Scientific Conference Week entitled: ‘Rebranding Research for Sustainable Development.’ The UR was established in 2013 by the Government of Rwanda from the merger of the nation’s seven (7) public Higher Learning Institutions ‘to deliver quality education and develop innovative teaching and research meant to address the problems of the population, the students, the nation, the region and the world.’ This conference provides an opportunity for scholars and stakeholders to reconsider the role of research in socio-economic transformation. In addressing the context of national and global developmental goals especially the SDGs, the UR aims to become both local in context and at the same time globally relevant.

This conference is expected to bring together over 1000 participants from around the world. Over 300 papers is expected to be presented.

Conference Themes

The conference main theme is "Rebranding Research for Sustainable

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