Delphy and AgriProFocus have embarked on a tailor made training program for the A Zambian based Women Organization, Nsabo Yetu to strengthen the horticultural sector in the North-Western Province of Zambia.
The training which is projected to run until May 2019, will address the under performance of the horticultural sector in the area.
According to the project brief, it was noted that poor horticultural practices coupled with limited access to effective soil management technologies and lack of consistency in the production of horticultural produce has limited the farmer’s capacity to penetrate the chain store markets and potentially the export market.
‘’Current horticultural practices are low yielding and unsustainable, the women work with local varieties of vegetables leading to low yield and unfavourable quality. Meanwhile, there is a demand of high quality... Read more
The training is aimed at strengthening the horticultural sector in the North-Western Province of Zambia.
Nsabo Yetu wishes to address the most pressing matter which has now emerged: poor performance of the horticultural sector. Current horticultural practices are low yielding and unsustainable, the women work with local varieties of vegetables leading to low yield and unfavourable quality. Meanwhile, there is a demand of high quality vegetables from the mining community. However, the women are not able supply the need of the community starting with the lack of quality seedlings. The women have to travel 700 kilometres to access seedlings i.e. from Chisamba, Sunshine Seedlings.
Through this Tailor Made Training a large part of skills and knowledge, required for the basic production of vegetables, can be acquired. Through this TMT, Delphy and AgriProFocus wish to improve the... Read more
From the 27thJune until the 01July of June 2018, Dutch companies and organizations, active in agri-business in Rwanda, demonstrated their knowledge and expertise to the public at the 13th National Agricultural Show held at Mulindi show Ground, Kigali, Rwanda.
The agriculture show was organized for the 13th year by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in Rwanda. The theme year was: ‘Invest in Innovations and Agribusiness to Transform Agriculture’. MINAGRI organized the Agri-Show aiming to prosper and flourish business and technology transfer in Agriculture of Rwanda. Rwanda is in need of technologies that can support for sufficient quantity and quality seeds, fertilizers, water/irrigation, and training to ensure productive farming in the country.
With the support of Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Rwanda, this year in the Holland pavilion the presence of Dutch agri-business companies was combined together with... Read more
As the former extension service of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Delphy was privatised about 20 years ago. Nowadays, it is a fully commercial and independent company, offering knowledge and expertise services for growers, suppliers, extension officers, educational institutes and other stakeholders in the plant sector. Delphy has her head office in Wageningen, The Netherlands, but has subsidiaries, experts and partners in many countries in the world. In Africa, we have a local presence in Kenya, South Africa and Ethiopia.
With 230 (international) Delphy-professionals and numerous partnerships with local organisations and expert companies, we are the largest global commercial service provider in the field of cultivation and production related knowledge regarding food & flower processes. Our services include consultancy, research (on-site, at our own greenhouse complex in the Netherlands or with local partners), trainings a... Read more
The Dutch Horticulture business-delegation that is visiting Rwanda met new business contacts, clients or partners active in the horticulture sector today @ the Holland Lounge at the Expo Grounds (see picture).
Dutch ompanies involved were: Orinso, Bosman van Zaal, Hoogendoorn, Koppert Biological Systems, RijkZwaan, DLV Plant, Holland Green Tech, TAHMO, Wageningen-UR, BoP Inc, SNV, Greenport Holland, Agriterra.
We will update you soon with more info coming from Kigali, Rwanda!