Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 4 January 2018 at 02:49

Funding opportunity for young African Entrepreneurs-Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme 2018

Deadline: March 01st,  2018  

TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION is now accepting applications for the 4th cycle of $100M entrepreneurship development programme.

Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading philanthropy in Africa championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The Foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa.

Africa’s largest philanthropy supporting entrepreneur

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Souleymane M.N Kouma Intéressant Puis je avoir des détails 00223 77739149

2 weeks 10 hours ago

Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI very interesting

2 weeks 1 hour ago

Akibodé Djodji Cher Souleymane Dembélé  merci de l’intérêt que vous portez à cette publication, pour toute information prière consulter l'appel à candidature sur le site de la fondation  http://www.tonyelumelufoundation.org/news/tony-elumelu-foundation-accepting-applications-for-4th-cycle-of-100m-entrepreneurship-development-programme/

1 week 6 days ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Merci beaucoup Akibodé Georges Djodji!!!!

1 week 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 December 2017 at 03:56

How to boost women entrepreneurship?

This question was addressed during a National Platform organised on December 14th by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Vietnam. The Platform connected and facilitated knowledge exchange between women entrepreneurs, policy makers & local governments. 

The Platform also marked the official kick-off of the National Women-led Business Start-up Programme (NWBSP), which aims to support women in business start-up and innovation in 63 provinces in Vietnam. The Programme will be implemented by the Vietnam Women’s Union between 2017 and 2025, with support from international and governmental organisations, enterprises and local partners. 


 #FlowNL #EOWE #SDG5 



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  09 January 2018 - 14:00 to 13 February 2018 - 16:00

Entrepreneurship for Global Challenges in Emerging Markets

Learn how to start a business and build your network in various cultural and social contexts in emerging markets.

About this course

This course will introduce you to entrepreneurship for global challenges in emerging markets. You will get to know other like-minded entrepreneurs around you, and discover how institutions in your target region are working on innovation and entrepreneurship.

As an entrepreneur in an emerging market, you may be faced with many challenges that need to be solved. These might include scarcity of fossil fuels, climate change or water, food and health security. This Delft University of Technology course will provide you with examples from partner universities and affiliated entrepreneurs in emerging markets which explain the opportunities and obstacles that they faced as they established themselves and created value.

You will acquire a set of practical

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 17 November 2017 at 03:58


Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Are you a graduate or a student living in Iringa and you would like to start a business today? 

Here is an opportunity for you from Kiota Hub, a twelve week internship program that starts from 2nd of December 2017 to 2nd March of 2018.  

The Kiota Hub Internship Program is a 12 weeks intense capacity building and business development program .This is an entrepreneurship internship program ideal for University graduates and students who are passionate with Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  

The program is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs from the idea generation stage to a developed prototype that is ideal for Kiota's Mentorship program.   

To apply for this opportunity go to this LINK.


Tatah Susan thx for sharing

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 10:24


Taasisi ya Mastercard Foundation na chuo kikuu cha Michigan wamezindua mradi unaolenga kuwasaidia vijana katika sekta ya kilimo ili kujikwamua kiuchumi. Mradi huo uliopewa jina la "Agrifood Youth Lab (Ag Youth Lab)" unalenga vijana wa umri wa miaka 18-24 na kudumu kwa miaka mitano na kuwafadisha vijana 15,000.

Tarehe 10 mwezi wa 11 yalifanyika majadiliano yaliyohusisha wadau wa kilimo (ambapo pia AgriProFocus tulishiriki) na kujadiliana mawazo mbalimbali ili kuuwezesha mradi kuwa endelevu na wenye mafanikio. 

Mradi huo unaofanyika katika nchi mbili za Afrika ambazo ni Tanzania na Nigeria. Kwa Tanzania inahusisha mikoa ya Dar es salaam, Pwani na Morogoro. 

Mradi unalenga sekta ya kilimo katika vipengele 5 ambavyo ni ufugaji kuku, samaki, kilimo cha matunda na mbogamboga, kilimo cha mihogo na mbegu za mafuta. 

Ili kushiriki katika mradi huu pitia tovuti HII TULIYOKUWEKEA HAPA na kusoma zaidi kuhusiana na mradi.

Ally Cosmas Asante, nimekusoma Victory Gama 

2 months 1 week ago


Global Entrepreneurship Week

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  18 November 2017, All Day Event
  Dar es salaam, Tanzania

More than 600,000 youth graduate every year in Tanzania and enter the labour market. Only 10% of them are lucky enough to get their almost dream jobs. What do the rest of the 90% do? Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Vocational work is a way out for the 90%. As we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Join us as we create a Launch Pad for young entrepreneurs and answer the big question of ‘Where Do I Start?

Basic Learning on ;

a)Busines planning and proposal - Presented by Kennedy Mmari (PR & Digital Expert, Co Founder Raleigh Society Tanzania)

b)Familiarization with laws to accommodate start ups - Presented by Ben Ishabaki (Lawyer and Activist)

c)Effective Marketing- Presented by Paschal Masalu (ElimikaWikiendi)

d)Digital Skills - Presented By Lilian Madeje ( MD,Ekhiya)


One UN Conference Room

United Nations Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 255


REGISTER HERE, few chances remained.


Short Course: Rural Entrepreneurship

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event

This course is organised in collaboration between Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation (part of Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands) and the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD) of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.

. During the course, you will get familiar with business planning tools to ensure that (new) business ventures are based on sound business principles, and practice your skills and new-learned tools on actual cases.

Upon completion of the course you will:

- have become sensitive to imbalances within agrifood value chains and how these issues can be addressed;

- have strengthened your capacity to promote rural wealth creation;

- have strengthened your competence in the area of market access of microl entrepreneurs;

- have the ability to identify pro-poor, smallholder inclusive and/or gender-friendly agribusiness development opportunities;

- be able to apply

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International course: Market access for food security

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  05 February 2018 to 23 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, The Netherlands

Today, markets have become mainstream instruments for poverty reduction, smallholder inclusion and increased food & nutrition security. However, market dynamics, failures and shortcomings often diminish the desired impacts and/or long term effects. This international course shows participants to which extent and in which manner markets can be used to induce and prolong positive change.

Practical Information

Price: 3,900 Euro

Date: 5 - 23 February 2018

Application deadline: 25 December 2017

Deadline NFP (KOP): 18 October 2017 (for a fellowship opportunity)

Location: The Netherlands

More information: https://www.wur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/centre-for-development-innovation/short-courses/Short-courses-2017/CDicourse_market_access_2017.htm

Posted By in Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted 10 August 2017 at 01:27

Youth development and entrepreneurship in rural Ethiopia 

Reflections from the Young Lives and WIDE longitudinal research projects by Dr Alula Pankhurst and Catherine Dom

AgriProFocus facilitated Dr. Alula Pankhurst Presentation on Rural Youth Dev. & Entrepreneurship

On June 1st 2017, a fireside chat event organized by AgriProFocus and BlueMoon Ethiopia was held at BlueMoon Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa.

Dr Alula Pankhurst and Catherine Dom provided their insights on youth transformation to adulthood and independence, Young women’s economic participation and successful youth entrepreneurship.

Please find the power point slides here

Some highlights from the presentation:

Work & community transitions: unleashing youth potential

• Youth work transitions affected by limited land access, un(der)employment leading to tensions between generation and siblings

• Non-agricultural youth cooperatives more successful; youth cooperatives faced problems of credit, training, leadership, management and compe

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 July 2017 at 02:36

Are you Young with Innovative ideas?
Apply for BlueMoon's Incubator Program

BlueMoon is seeking amazing, out-of-the-box, disruptive, highly innovative, scalable, and potentially transformational ideas from youth interested in Ethiopian agribusiness. 

 Twice a year, they run a national competition and accept a small number of startups (5 to 10) into their on-site 4-month program based in Addis Ababa. They accept two batches every year which run February to May (Belg Batch) and August to November (Kiremt batch).

The deadline for the current competition is July 28, 2017

Please read more and apply at www.bluemoonethiopia.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 July 2017 at 02:12

We joined the food revolution - and you can, too

World Bank Blog by Nataliey Bitature and Manon Lavaud, 13 July 2017.

"Africa’s urban areas are booming, experiencing a high urban growth rate over the last two decades at 3.5% per year. This growth rate is expected to hold into 2050. With this growth, street food is going to become one of the most important components of African diets. The formal sector will just not be able to keep up!

Enter my company, Musana Carts, which tackles the #FoodRevolution challenge from the end of the food value chain. Musana Carts, which currently operates in Uganda, streamlines and improves the production and consumption of street food."

Full blog text: http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/we-joined-food-revolution-and-so-can-you?CID=AGR_TT_agriculture_EN_EXT

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 June 2017 at 08:04

“When you grow, the challenges grow faster – the only option is to grow faster than your challenges”

Abrham Endrias

Extended Pitch at the Business Drinks

He is a young entrepreneur, 30 years old, and he is in love with agriculture. He has been a lecturer at Adama and Arsi Universities for more than seven years while keeping his relation with agriculture tight. In 2016, he won the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition, and now he comes up with a new project that will hugely benefit smallholder farmers. He owns and runs a company called Green Agro Solutions, currently introducing a model called One-Stop Farming Solutions.

We invited Abrham Endrias to make an extended pitch on our Business Drinks on 25 May 2017, so he can share his entrepreneurial journey to our members and partners. Please read this interesting narration.

First Acquaintance

My acquaintance with the AgriProFocus network was two years ago. A friend named Shambachew told me that there was an announcement o

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Loes van Dijk This is great!

7 months 1 week ago

Marion Alyek This is a great article! Thank you for sharing!

7 months 1 week ago

Sajji RYAKUNZE This is super! thanks

7 months 1 week ago

Lucy Asiimwe Twinamasiko Great way to showcase entrepreneurs. This is really a nice piece. The Picture also communicates volumes.

7 months 6 days ago

ISIMBI Ariane Merci Oh really inspiring. Keep up the good work!!!

7 months 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 April 2017 at 09:03

New Book is Available Now for DOWNLOAD

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund

Click HERE or Go to www.agriprofocus.com/fsre-fund

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru What a cool learning document! Thanks Gizaw :)

8 months 2 weeks ago


Wirausaha Muda Mandiri 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  22 December 2016 to 31 December 2016 - All Day Event

Sebagai wujud konsistensi dalam mendukung tumbuh kembang wirausahawan muda Indonesia dari kalangan terdidik (mahasiswa maupun alumni), Bank Mandiri kembali menyelenggarakan Program Wirausaha Muda Mandiri (WMM). WMM merupakan kompetisi wirausaha nasional yang ditujukan untuk mencari bibit pengusaha muda potensial dan turut berperan dalam pengembangan kewirausahaan di Indonesia

Sesuai dengan tema pelaksanaan kegiatan di tahun 2016 "Muda, Inovatif, Peduli" Bank Mandiri mencari pengusaha muda yang inovatif dalam penciptaan produk dan jasa serta inovatif dalam merumuskan strategi dan proses bisnis untuk memenangkan persaingan pasar.

Melalui program WMM kami ingin memberikan edukasi kepada generasi muda bahwa menjadi pengusaha tidak hanya bertujuan untuk mandiri, namun harus memberikan dampak positif bagi lingkungan sekitarnya. Untuk itu penerapan prinsip good corporate governance (GCG) dan sustainability (keberlanjutan usaha) menjadi point penting dalam kompetisi WMM 2016.

Disamping wirausahawa

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 22 December 2016 at 12:03

Firstly, let me introduce my self in this forum. I am Rici Solihin, a creative, responsible and motivated farmer with genuine interest in business and agriculture from Indonesia. I am also an owner of Paprici, Indonesian Vegetables Supplier and Bell Pepper Cultivation. While completing my Master of Science Management Program at Universitas Padjadjaran, I developed Farmtastic, a start-up project, to solve the high logistic cost and networking problem for small-scale farmers which was awarded as 1st winner of YSEALI Pitch Master Chef Business Competition at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2016. I was a finalist of Mandiri Young Entrepreneur Award and represented Indonesia in ASEAN Student Visit India Program. Currently, I have been chosen as Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2016 organized by Agriprofocus Indonesia. I am also a young lecturer who empower young entrepreneurs and local farmers in rural areas. Please feel free to share with me about your entrepreneurship and farming experience.

Rici Solihin hai @anne, it is nice to know you too. Thank you for your support and very nice greeting. Wish you all the best with your activites too! :)

1 year 1 month ago

Ence Suhana Selamat ya bu atas prestasinya baik d budang wirausahanya mau oun terpikihnya sebagai duta petani muda mohon bimbingannya perkenalkan saya  ence suhana dr subang saya juga seorang petani sekaligus wira usaha di bidng ternak jangkrik dn ternak atau budidaya benih ikan mas juga dan saya masih tercatat sebagi mahasiswa agribisnis pertanian di universitas subang...barang kali ada info buat beasiswa pendidikan toww beasiswa penelitian sekarang saya lagi meneliti efektifitas pupuk organik cair dr kotoran jangkrik...dan saya memvutihkan dana untuk hal tersebut teimakasih atas waktunya

1 year 1 month ago

Ence Suhana Minta webnya tow contacknya bang

1 year 4 weeks ago

Rici Solihin Thank you for your a nice greeting Maula Paramitha Wulandaru
Great question! In my opinion the greatest challenge so far coming from the availability of competent human resources in agriculture. It is because most of local farmers live in rural area and they are lack of entrepreneurial skills and has lower education level. On the other hand, most of educated people want to be the middlemen in the food supply chain. So, it is hard to find a new worker who has passion in agriculture. Thus make the distribution chain become long and reduce the income margin for the local farmers, reduce the quality and increase the price for end consumer.

1 year 3 weeks ago

Rici Solihin Terima kasih mas Ence Suhana
Wah usaha yang menarik sekali, saya juga memulai berwirausaha budidaya paprika sejak saya masih duduk di bangku perkuliahan walaupun saya bukan basicnya di bidang pertanian. Nilai baiknya Anda punya pendidikan yang linier dengan bidang usaha sehingga harapan saya Anda bisa lebih konsisten dalam menjalankan bisnis tersebut. Untuk peluang beasiswa wirausaha cukup banyak khususnya untuk di perguruan tinggi baik tingkat diploma atau sarjana karena dari Dikti dan Universitas biasanya ada program kreativitas mahasiswa atau lebih dikenal dengan PKM serta program mahasiswa wirausaha (PMW) mungkin bisa mulai cari info-info mengenai program tersebut di bagian biro kemahasiswaan. Program menarik lainnya seperti program beasiswa wirausaha yang sering diadakan oleh Bank BUMN kita hanya saja program tersebut biasa diperuntukkan untuk mahasiswa di universitas tertentu, untuk hal ini mungkin sebaiknya lebih rajin mengunjungi bagian kemahasiswaan kampusnya. Program lainnya bisa juga memantau program wirausaha pemula dari Kementerian Pemuda dan Olah Raga (Kemenpora) yang sering diadakan di pertengahan tahun. Terakhir dapat pula melihat berita terkini mengenai program kewirausahaan yang sering diadakan oleh beberapa NGO dalam maupun luar negeri salah satunya AgriProFocus ini. Tipsnya simpel saja, Anda sebaiknya memiliki rencana bisnis berupa proposal business plan mengenai usaha yang sedang dijalankan, coba tonjolkan apa inovasi yang diciptakan, manfaat untuk masyarakat sekitar. prospek usaha tersebut dilihat dari perhitungan keuangan, pangsa pasar serta ulas keunggulan usaha itu dibandingkan dengan usaha lainnya. Untuk info lebih jelas mungkin bisa mengunjungi website pribadi saya yang terkadang membahas mengenai pembuatan proposal bisnis serta info lomba kewirausahaan di http://ricisolihin.com atau website usaha saya di http://paprici.com

1 year 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 22 November 2016 at 08:21

Pendaftaran kompetisi Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards Indonesia (CMA) 2016 telah dibuka!

Inisiatif Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) berasal dari Citi Foundation yang berkantor pusat di New York, Amerika Serikat. Inisiatif ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kesadaran masyarakat akan pentingnya kewirausahaan dan keuangan mikro dalam mendukung inklusi keuangan serta penguatan ekonomi individu berpenghasilan rendah.

Untuk mencapai tujuan tersebut, Citi Indonesia (Citibank, N.A.) bekerjasama dengan Mercy Corps Indonesia kembali menyelenggarakan CMA 2016. CMA adalah kompetisi untuk menghargai pengusaha mikro berprestasi yang berkontribusi positif kepada lingkungan di sekitarnya.

Terdapat 5 Kategori Penghargaan dalam CMA 2016, yaitu:

1. Green Microentrepreneur (usaha ramah lingkungan, semua sektor)
2. Agriculture Microentrepreneur (sektor agrikultur)
3. Service Microentrepreneur (sektor jasa dan layanan)
4. Fishery Microentrepreneur (sektor perikanan)
5. Inn

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Sigit Prasojo Mesore Mbak mitha, salam kenal. maaf saya masih rada bingung untuk memaparkan sesuatu dan bertanya. kalau boleh saya mau tanya dulu tentang kegitan tentang tanggal 1 Desember 2016, bagaimana cara mengikutinya dan mendaftarnya ?? apakah dengan batas Usia / tidak. trimakasih atas konfirmasi  dan telah mendapat kan ruang / kesempatan dalam bergabung / belajar lebih disisni. salam

1 year 2 months ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hai Mas Sigit, salam kenal. Mas sigit di atas menulis di kolom komentar posting CMA, namun isinya tentang hal lain. Nggak papa, cuma nanti buat posting lain saja atau komentar di posting yang relevan di http://agriprofocus.com/post/58299497a93f2540a65552bf. Saya jawab ya : acara network & learning event tanggal 1 tidak dibatasi umur, isi form ini http://bit.ly/2ewGco8 untuk mendaftar

1 year 2 months ago

Sigit Prasojo adakah syarat lain mbakk?? Thank's

1 year 2 months ago

Sigit Prasojo oww iya masih bingung mengunakan halamanya mbakkk, maaf ya ,, makasi

1 year 2 months ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Tidak apa-apa Mas Sigit, hehehe. Ayo berbagi terus. Nggak ada syarat lain, silakan isi formulir saja di link tersebut.

1 year 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 14 November 2016 at 02:06

Information about Dutch Business Instruments

The Kingdom of the Netherlands through the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) a unit under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, administers business instruments to support entrepreneurs to grow their business in an innovative and sustainable approach.

On November 9th, RVO held an information session in Lusaka where they explained 3 business instruments:

Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) - financing of water infrastructure for economic development

Sustainable Food Security and Entrepreneurship Fund (FDOV) - financing collaborations that create sustainable value chains in agriculture and food.

PUM Senior Experts Facility (PUM) - technical assistance to public institutions and private enterprises.

For more information and contact details see:

PUM presentation here

Business instruments presentation here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 November 2016 at 08:46

Climate Smart Greenhouse Building 

What happens when you take a concept, add a generous amount of seed funding and a dash of well-targeted mentorship to it ?

Chaos…the organised variety, that is.

6 months post-GCARD 3 and the desert greenhouse that I made my YAP proposal about is finally taking shape. Here’s a brief look into its genesis.

Partner Canvassing

There would be no use building the greenhouse if we had no potential customers lined up. Our thoughts on who would make the best early adopters were centred around;

Whether the school was within a drought prone region – to be a candidate, the school would have to either be within an already established feeding program or suffer from the fluctuation of food prices within periods of drought.

Distance from Nairobi and accessibility – a closer site would allow us to make regular visits during the trial period.

Whether the school incorporated Agricultural and Business studies within its curriculum – having the greenhouse would be a unique

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 October 2016 at 09:32

State of the Small and Growing Businesses Sector

2015 Impact Report - by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

Since 2009 ANDE has been tracking the state of the small and growing business (SGB) sector to assess its growth and impact on emerging market economies. This year’s report reflects a sector that is on the move—and also dives into regional market insights. It discusses the hurdles for emerging market entrepreneurship—access to capital, talent and markets—and evaluates how well the sector is addressing these.

Key highlights from the report include:

* ANDE members have collectively invested over $12 billion directly into SGBs and supported over 415,000 entrepreneurs with business development services.

* In the past ten years, 485 investment vehicles have launched that invest in emerging market SGBs, with an estimated $26 billion in committed capital.

* An estimated one-third of SGBs are owned by women, and more ANDE members have embraced gender-lens investing: at t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 October 2016 at 08:32

Notice: FSRE Innovation Fund Completion Seminar Postponed 

Dear Members and Partners,

A few days ago we announced that there will be the FSRE Innovation Fund Completion Seminar on 26-27 October 2016, which will also include a book launch and an innovation fair.

However, due to current circumstance we would like to inform you that the event is postponed until further notice. We will inform you any developments.


Gizaw Legesse

+251 (0)91 115 6248