Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 October 2018 at 09:10

Ugandan farmers to attend millers’ expo:

Nairobi will host the 29th Annual International Association of Operative Millers Mideast & Africa Region (IAOM MEA) Conference and Expo, Africa’s biggest processed cereal grains forum, from October 22 to October 25 at the Movenpick Hotel & Residences.

Ugandan farmers will be among the more than 500 delegates, including executives of the grain processing industry, grain traders and technology providers expected to attend this conference.

The IAOM MEA, which connects local flour millers with international grain milling experts, machine suppliers, traders and other allied professionals, will be hosted by the Cereal Millers Association (CMA).

The host chairman of the IAOM will be Nicholas Hutchinson, the group managing director of UNGA Holdings Ltd.

Some of the key issues to be discussed, led by keynote speaker Dan Basse, president and founder of AgResource Co include trade tariffs and the declining world wheat export stocks and how they will offer a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 January 2018 at 06:37

NAEB in new push to ensure quality of horticulture exports!

(Source: The NewTimes)

The agricultural exports body has embarked on a nationwide exercise to register horticulture exporters as it moves to strengthen collaboration with sector players to ensure quality and boost competitiveness.

“The National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB) wishes to informs its esteemed partners and exporters of vegetables, fruits and flowers (fresh or dried) or those who plan to start such export to register at NAEB, a notice issued by the export body on December 28 reads in part. It added that this (list of exporters) will serve as reference and basis to draw strategies and also help to strengthen collaboration with the aim of boosting volumes and quality of horticultural exports from Rwanda by complying with export market requirements.

Commenting on the initiative, Eric Ruganintwari, the head of quality assurance at the National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB), said the exercise is designed to bring together

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Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI Thank you Thacien for sharing this news! let all agribusiness entrepreneurs take this advantage to keep expanding our market abroad 

1 year 1 week ago

Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI In addition it is not necessary for horticulture's farmers to come for Registration at NAEB Office at Kigali! Just you can register yourself to Provincial NAEB's office in KAYONZA(eastern province),Musanze(for both Northern and western province) also in Karongi NAEB office.They have also mentioned that the registration would be done before the 31st january 2018

1 year 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 May 2017 at 08:25

Horticultural exports – a threat or a boost to food security?

This article (PDF) in Rural21 Journal assesses the impact of horticultural exports on food security in the exporting country. Horticultural produce is mostly destined for high-income countries and it contributes to food intake there, however it is unclear what their food security consequences are in the countries of origin. Many countries that have become important suppliers of horticulture produce to the world market – such as Kenya, Ethiopia, Peru and India – have high rates of poverty and food insecurity within their borders, and especially so in rural areas. In this article, a variety of direct and indirect effects of horticultural exports on food security in these exporting countries are discussed. Four components of food security are considered: food availability, food access, food utilisation and stability. The authors conclu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 February 2017 at 03:01

[VIDEO] French beans present new prospect for agric exports

Proxifresh Rwanda Ltd, a company that has been exporting French beans since 2014. The company is based at Kigali Special Economic Zone. 

Proxifresh, a Mauritian company, is the first firm to engage in exporting Rwanda grown French beans, according to the National Agriculture Exports Development Board (NAEB).

For more, read http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2017-01-30/207552

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 27 October 2016 at 10:26

Are you looking for a new export market for your horticulture business? (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

In an effort to promote Dutch business in Zambia and increase exports of horticulture products from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organised a Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar on 5th October in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Various stakeholders from the business community, agricultural companies, agro finance institutions and horticulture producers attended the seminar to provide practical information about horticulture market intelligence, EU import regulations and financing options for SME's in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

For those that could not attend, here are the presentations:

Access to Finance for SMEs in Zambia
Roveg Fruit BV - Netherlands (Potential Market)
Private Sector Development Tools: Dutch Support to Promote Bilateral Trade and Cooperation
The Dutch and European Horticulture Markets: Where are the best opportunities?
Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs: PUM Netherlan

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Agro & Poultry Kenya 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  14 October 2016 to 16 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Sarit Centre, Westlands, Nairobi

Visit Agro & Poultry 2016, International Exhibition on Agriculture & Poultry. The Exhibition will be held from 14 - 16 October 2016 in conjunction with Food & Beverages - Packaging at Sarit Centre, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya. For more info, please contact 0786 971 869

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 30 August 2016 at 10:27

Greetings. I am looking for a reliable supplier of maize and yellow soy beans at your earliest kindly contact me for this busines. we are looking at 30 tons each to be supplied quarterly. Only serious suppliers please. Many thanks


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 22 August 2016 at 12:54

RWANDA - Govt launches online service to ease agri-produce trade

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources yesterday launched a new online portal expected to reduce the cost of importing and exporting agricultural produce.

The innovation, according to State Minister for Agriculture Tony Nsanganira, is a double win for importers and exporters of plants/plants materials, animals/animal products and agrichemicals in Rwanda.

It means they will be able to spend less time and spend less when acquiring import and export permits.

Cheese exhibitors showcase their products in Kigali earlier this year. / File.

The ministry developed the portal through a direct project funding of $150, 000 secured from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) a regional trade facilitation institution, Nsanganira told The New Times yesterday.

He lauded the new development, saying that, “ICT is no longer an option but a necessity for economic development. We can hardly do without it. We rely on the ICTs for almost all our daily activit

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Agro & Poultry Kenya 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  14 October 2016 to 16 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Sarit Expo Centre, Nairobi

International Trade Show on Agriculture & Poultry, Farming & Veterinary

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 20 March 2016 at 11:52


Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Tania, can you elaborate a bit more on the link? What does it offer us?

2 years 10 months ago

Tania Attiba L’Export Helpdesk informe les entreprises sur les droits de douane, les conditions, les régimes préférentiels, les contingents et les statistiques de l’Union européenne

2 years 9 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 January 2016 at 08:49


Rwanda’s horticulture industry fetched more than $6.1 million (Rwf4.7 billion) in the 11 months to November 2015, an increase from $4.3 million realised in the same period in 2014. This was an increase of 41.3 per cent, according to National Agricultural Exports Board report released last week.

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  18 March 2016 - 10:00 to 20 March 2016 - 06:00
  Diamond Jubilee Hall , Dar-Es-Salaam

Agro & Poultry, International Trade Show on Agriculture, Farming, Poultry and Equipment Trade Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in Conjunction with Trade Africa 16 from 18 - 20 March 2016, at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.


Agro & Poultry provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. The Exhibition will attract exhibitors from around 18 countries.

Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 26 October 2015 at 12:40

Export fresh fruit to Europe

Do you want to export fresh fruit to Europe? Make sure you know all about the requirements your product has to comply with, before trying to contact European buyers. For example requirements related to plant health, contaminants and labelling. Read more on the website of the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries!


ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA hi ,those are good information. can you please help us to explore new market there ineurope as expert?  be blessed

1 year 6 days ago

ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA hi ,those are good information. can you please help us to explore new market there in Europe as expert?  be blessed

1 year 6 days ago

ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA hi ,those are good information. can you please help us to explore new market there in Europe as expert?  be blessed

1 year 6 days ago

Mercy Njau Hi. What requirements should I be familiar with to export herbs to Europe?  How do I source for market?

12 months 17 hours ago

Mercy Njau Hi. What requirements should I be familiar with to export herbs to Europe?  How do I source for market?

12 months 17 hours ago

Posted By in Poultry in Zambia
Posted 31 August 2015 at 07:41

Agricultural Output Indonesia: $ 127 billion for 2015

I got this list of 10 most advanced countries in agriculture. I checked for countries in our network, but only Indonesia is there after China, India, USA, but before Brazil, Turkey and Japan. The text is short:  "Number four goes out to Indonesia which has almost half of its population working tirelessly in the agricultural sector. The country is a major exporter of things like natural rubber, coffee, spices, cacao and many more."

Read more via :


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 25 August 2015 at 05:52


Hallo everyone,

Hollanda FairFoods Ltd, a Rwandan/Dutch agrifood company is looking for serious distributors for its WINNAZ potato crisps in Eastern Africa (Uganda, DR Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, and Kenya).

N.B: For countries with Nakumatt supermarkets, we already have a contract with the retail chain. This would make your lives much easier :)

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us at:


or call: +250788301147

Feel free to:

Like us on Facebook: winnazworld

and Follow us on Twitter: @Winnazworld

Rolf Schinkel What can I add? Dutch potatoe crisps are the best!!! ;-)

3 years 4 months ago

NAHAYO Pierre Claver During the Forth CAADP regional potato meeting held à Musanze, i visited the Factor producing Crips. It is a wonderfull project with a good product

3 years 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 16 June 2015 at 01:09

Food Waste In Kenya: uncovering food waste in the horticultural export supply chain

Dear all,

My name is Edd Colbert and I am a researcher working for an NGO in the UK called Feedback (www.feedbackglobal.org). Today I share with you a recent report (attached) produced by Feedback entitled Food Waste In Kenya: uncovering food waste in the horticultural export supply chain.

Feedback have been investigating food waste in Kenya for the last three years, however the most recent visit occurred in December when we met many exporters and farmers  to better understand the social and economic impacts of food waste in this supply chain. We got a lot of support from AgriProFocus Kenya to interact with the exporters and farmers.

The main results from the research concluded that:

· All of the farmers and exporters interviewed for this report expressed having experienced problems with food being rejected on the grounds of cosmetic specifications.

· All farmers interviewed had experienced financial

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Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Hi Edd, You can share with me some photos and maybe a short write up with quotes then i can include links to the report.

3 years 7 months ago

Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Share with me through jmakungu@agriprofocus.com

3 years 7 months ago

Nicole Metz Dear Edd, Good to know about your research. Please also check the Food & Business Knowledge Platform's website about the theme Food Wastage (f you hadn't) via this link (http://knowledge4food.net/theme/food-wastage/ ) and the proceedings of these days conference in the Netherlands No More Food to Waste (http://www.nomorefoodtowaste.nl/ ).

3 years 7 months ago

Baraka Songa Thanks Edd for sharing with us this report,I have found it so useful and informative..!!There is a need for reviewing policies and ABC's of conducting international trade on horticultural produce due to the fact that some restriction are too much for a local farmers to match with i.e cosmetic specification

3 years 6 months ago

Edd Colbert Hi Baraka - please email me on address above as it would be great to speak more! Thanks Nicole, my colleagues were at the conference last week which I hear was a success. I will look at the platform now.

3 years 6 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 21 May 2015 at 12:32

Export your product to Europe

Europe offers opportunities for agriculture export companies from Rwanda. But where exactly are these opportunities? Which products are in demand? Where to find buyers? And what requirements do these European buyers have?

The Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) publishes information that can help Rwandan companies answer these questions. On their market information platform you can find publications about the most promising European markets, trends, buyer requirements, convincing buyers and more.

The platform includes information for companies that want to export for example coffee, tea, fresh fruit, vegetables, natural ingredients and nuts to Europe.

Want to know more? Have a look at this animation!


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 May 2015 at 10:18

The Ugly Bean

Supermarkets in Europe reject Kenyan grown French beans that are not straight enough or are too long. The result is food waste and farmers lose out on income. Nevertheless, growing beans for export is still good business for smaller farmers in Kenya, even though they are constrained by the demands imposed by the companies they supply.

Our Country Network Coordinator for Kenya, Amos Thiongo, was interviewed for the article that was published in a special magazine on Food Chains by ViceVersa, the Dutch Magazine on Development Cooperation.

"What is the use of rejecting vegetables because they don't meet the cosmetic requirements while there is nothing wrong with them?" Amos Thiongo

Food waste is an outrage, says Amos, who has already done a lot in Kenya to raise awareness on the subject. The discussion on waste that he started on the AgriProFocus-platform provoked many reactions from farmers, businesses and organisations, acknowledging there is a problem. 

To raise awareness among

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mozambique
Posted 12 May 2015 at 07:18

Agricultural exports down 23% in Mozambique last year

Traditional agricultural exports were done 23% in 2014 compared to 2013, according to the Bank of Mozambique. Falling world prices meant tobacco exports were down 40% and sugar 8% down. But bananas have become a major export. The prawn catch is down from 6160 tonnes in 2010 to 3555 tonnes last year, due to overfishing (O Pais 10 April).  The first export data for 2014 are given in the Bank of Mozambique's "Conjuntura Economica e Perspectivas de Inflacao - Abril de 2015"

Read more at: http://www.bancomoc.mz/Files/DEE/CEPI%20Abril_2015_21.pdf

This news item is from Joe Hanlon's Newsletters. Read previous newsletters and other Mozambique material are posted on bit.ly/mozamb



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  30 July 2015 to 31 July 2015 - All Day Event
  London, Mayfair

2nd The Agro-Processing Compliance & Trade World Forum - UK 2015

30-31 July 2015 - Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London


The forum details are attached and tickets listed on eventbrite - http://bit.ly/1JRbj3e

Please feel free  distribute around your networks. please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to exhibit or attend as we have limited free and discounted passes for partners and networks

We look forward to hearing from you and to see you at the forum.


Millennium Leadership Forum invites you to the 2nd Agro Processing Compliance & Trade World Forum. Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London - 30-31st May 2015

The Agro Processing Compliance & Trade World Forum is an international forum for world-class agro-processing, agro-trade companies; Academic, Policy Makers, Key Ministers of Agriculture, Trade, Chief Executives, leading Managers, Quality Control and Agrotrade experts globally.

Sponsored by Agricultural Development Bank,

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