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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 12 April 2018 at 08:31

Myanmar youth present innovative business ideas at Agrifood Bootcamp Showcase event

On Friday, April 6, we successfully hosted the Agrifood Bootcamp Showcase Event in Nay Pyi Taw. The Showcase event was the closing of the Agrifood Bootcamp. 5 groups of highly talented Myanmar youth impressed the audience and the highlevel jury with their innovative business solutions for agrifood challenges in Myanmar.

An exciting training program

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project organized by AgriProFocus Myanmar in collaboration with the Dutch agribusiness companies and organizations De Heus, East West Seed, Agriterra, Fresh Studio and ICCO Cooperation. Together, we supported Myanmar youth between 18 and 35 to participate in an exciting week long training program from April 2 to 6. We selected a talented and extremely motivated group of 40 participants with diverse backgrounds: Students from 5 different universities, young professionals and agri-entrepreneurs.

They learned about the daily affairs of agr

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Kay Thwe Moe - Thanks a lot

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Mugisha Richard Waoo! this is great news. Congratulations Myanmar

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BUSTANI AND CO SEEDLING GROWERS

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  14 March 2018 to 11 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Morogoro

We are a group of professional seedling growers located in Kihonda, Morogoro region. Our team is proudly equipped with two young crop scientists and several field assistants. We are dealing with the seedlings of all horticultural crops i.e Tomato, Sweet pepper, Onion, garlic, Pawpaw etc. 

What you are needed to do is to place an order by naming the variety of your choice. However, we can assist you in determining the best variety to establish. We offer farmer friendly price i.e  tomato and Sweet pepper seedlings are priced  @ Tshs 350/= for more than 7000 seedlings, @ Tshs 400/= for  3500-7000 seedlings, Tshs 450/= for 1750-3500 seedlings,@ Tshs 500/= for less than 1750 seedlings and @ Paw paw seedling is priced at @ Tshs 4500/=. 

When placing the order, it has to be paid on two installments, first when placing/ initiating the order, and the last is paid when receiving the well grown seedlings after three to five weeks.

We serve all cus

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 13 February 2018 at 04:20

Accomplished the final Agrifood Teaser Workshop with moment of inspiration by the youth voice

On 7 February 2018, AgriProFocus Myanmar successfully hosted the Final Agrifood Bootcamp Teaser Workshop at Yangon University of Economics. Wow!!! We were impressed by the active input and high quality of the contributions from young people to solve the various challenges presented by the companies and organizations. There were 165 participants from Yangon University of Economics and other interested youth.. When we announced the statement “ I can contribute to developing the agriculture sector with my educational background”, more than 70% of the participants stand up and agreed the statement.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and D

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:48

Help to solve the agrifood challenges of these companies and organizations

From January until April 2018, AgriProFocus and 5 agrifood companies and organizations from the Netherlands will organize the Agrifood Bootcamp! This is a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector.

We invite Myanmar youth to develop innovative solutions for the agrifood challenges the companies and organizations are facing in their work in Myanmar. Please read more about the companies challenges below!

Do you want to participate in the Agrifood Bootcamp? Choose one of the challenges below and think of an idea to solve it! Don’t be shy, all ideas are welcome. Pitch your idea in English in a short video (max 3 minutes) or a written text (max 1 A4). Send it to our AgriProFocus Myanmar Facebook Messenger or through Viber to 09 453272578.

Find the challenges here:

ICCO Cooperation

ICCO Cooperation is a global non-governmental organization that works together with its partners on responsible and

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:13

Agrifood Bootcamp: Linking Myanmar young talent to Dutch agribusiness organizations

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

On January 26, AgriProFocus will launch the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals between age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and Dutch and Myanmar companies and organisations and to develop skills and capacities required in the agribusiness sector. During the intensive Agrifood Bootcamp week we will challenge participants to come up with innovative solutions to solve agribusiness issues. The winning team receives a leadership training package to become Youth Ambassadors.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a joint project of AgriProFocus and 5 Dutch

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 28 September 2017 at 01:27

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Berbagai Inisiatif Urban Farming dan Pembelajarannya

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Jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia kembali menggelar Network & Learning Event pada selasa 12 September 2017, di Workout.ID – The Coworking Space, Jakarta. Kali ini, tema Learning Event yang diangkat adalah pertanian perkotaan Inisiatif Urban Farming di Jakarta – The Way Forward dengan menghadirkan para inisiator urban farming di Jakarta dari Jakarta Berkebun, Genus Organik, Muria, dan EWINDO untuk berbagi pembelajaran. “Jaringan AgriProFocus mengangkat tema urban farming sebagai solusi keterbatasan lahan, pemenuhan pangan di perkotaan dan mitigasi perubahan cuaca dan iklim,” ujar Dedi Triadi, Country Network Coordinator AgriProFocus Indonesia. Di sisi lain, konsumsi sayur orang Indonesia masih rendah, yaitu 35kg/orang/tahun, padahal menurut PBB setidaknya 75kg/orang/tahun. “Kita kekurangan 50% kebutuhan sayur ideal, urban farming merupakan inisiatif yan

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 7 September 2017 at 04:49

Mung bean producers to receive international help in cultivation, diversification

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာနိုင္ပါသည္။

A technologically-driven market access project to grow and export high quality mung beans to Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia will be launched this month, said Peter J. Brimble, Team Leader from the UK-funded DaNa Facility, which supports inclusive economic growth in Myanmar.

          He said “Many buyers pay good prices in return for good quality. If quality is good, beans can be exported to many other markets. There are good opportunities for Myanmar.

           The Pulses, People, Planet & Profit (P4) project will be implemented jointly among East West Seed Network Activities Group, DaNa Facillity and ICCO Corporation this month. Under the project, high quality s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 17 August 2017 at 03:18

Children of Myanmar farmers receive Simon N. Groot Scholarship

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Four young and deserving students from Myanmar received a full scholarship to support their undergraduate study in agriculture. The students, coming from various townships in Myanmar, all come from a family of farmers.

Launched during East-West Seed’s 35th anniversary, the “Simon Groot Scholarship Program for Agriculture" provides an opportunity for 35 students - sons and daughters of farmers - to pursue an agriculture degree in public agricultural colleges and universities.

The four students from Myanmar represent the first batch of confirmed scholars; 31 more students will be awarded the scholarship within the year.The program provides four years of undergraduate study, covering tuition and allowance.It will be offered in 12 countries where the company is most active: Thail

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 30 June 2017 at 05:17

First successful exchange between agribusinesses and State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs)

On Wednesday, June 28, Aeres, MDF and AgriProFocus organized a workshop about modernizing and diversifying the curriculum of the SAIs and assessing the requirements of the private sector for future students. For the SAI teams, it was the first time to directly exchange ideas with representatives from agribusinesses. 

The Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its funding partner NICHE work together to strengthen agricultural schools in Myanmar. The NICHE programme in Myanmar concerns the strengthening of 5 pilot State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs) with an outreach to the 9 other SAIs. Hands-on support will be provided with curriculum review, teacher development and ICT needs. It also ensures that the SAI curriculum will be better tailored to job profiles and real job needs in the regions.

Capacity for curriculum de

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Roel Snelder Congrats: sounds like a strong foundation for educating aspiring Myanmar agri-professionals to be able to link to innovative agri-businesses

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