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On the 26th and 27th of April 2017 AgriProFocus Uganda Innovation Communities on Access to Finance and Youth In Agribusiness (SNV, GIZ AGRUFIN) in collaboration with, the Northern Uganda partners; Technoserve, AVSI, Save the Children, Smart up, Action Aid, BOSCO – Uganda, WPDI-Gulu, NUYDC-LABRA, PELUM, YALI organized a two day Agribusiness Fair. It was intended to facilitate platforms for building business & market, brokering deals between youth Agri-preneurs and financial services providers and other value chain actors for improved agricultural production and productivity.
You can view the entire event in Pictures.
Click here for more information about the event.
C’est avec énorme plaisir que Prolinnova Secretariat International vous partage la publication quelques lignes directrices pour organiser une foire de l’innovation paysanne en français et anglais.
It is with pleasure that Prolinnova International Secretariat share the publication with guideline on how to organise a Farmer Innovation Fair.
Organized by the German trade show specialists fairtrade and in cooperation with their Ethiopian partners Prana Promotion, the premier international Trade Show on Agriculture, Food, Beverage and Plastics & Packaging Solutions and Technology “agrofood plastpack Ethiopia 2017” takes place on 3 to 5 February 2017 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa.
Top quality exhibitors from 14 countries are ready to discuss business with more than two thousand specialists from all over Ethiopia and for technology transfer. The exhibitors come from Austria, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Kenya, Taiwan, Thailand, the Netherlands, Togo, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Top institutional support agrofood plastpack Ethiopia 2017 is supported by the French association adepta, gi... Read more
Soil & More will facilitate a lecture at BioFach Fair in Nuremberg. Location: Hall Shanghai, NCC OstLecture: True Cost Accounting in Finance, Food and Farming. How the concept can work in practice
Prices do not tell the ecological truth. External costs shall be internalized, but how does it work? Get an insight into a True Cost pilot project which applies FAO parameters and the guidelines of the Natural Capital Protocol, and includes assessing and communicating the true value of sustainable vs conventional supply-chains.
BioFach in Nuremberg from 15th - 18th of Feb 2017 is the world’s largest organic fair and important meeting point for the whole sector. Here you meet and learn about the latest innovations. We are looking forward to see you at our stand in hall 7 - 304!
More information on the BioFach fair can be found on the website.
You will agree with farmers from Meru that the Annual Agriculture trade fairs in Tanzania that takes place every first week of August (nane nane) are more than agriculture shows as it comprises exhibitions from almost all sectors. For this reason, three years ago, Farmers from Meru District in Arusha Tanzania with support from the Access to input working group of AgriProFocus Tanzania formed a platform dubbed Jukwaa la Wakulima Meru ( Meru Farmers Platform). They thirsted for a farmer friendly agriculture fair. Good for them, they have for 3 consecutive times quenched this thirst.
The fairs aims at linking farmers to reliable agriculture input service providers as well as provide a platform where farmers learn. Additionally the fairs offer a market place for the service providers and a platform to expand their clientele through promoting their products. Parallel to the exhibitions, seminars and workshops are held on specific topics... Read more
Rwanda will participate in the upcoming 7th International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The week-long expo, that kicks off tomorrow, will attract over 500 sectors stakeholders, including farmers, exporters, investors and experts from across the world. The country will be represented by more than 10 local companies with view to position Rwanda as an upcoming flower and horticulture producer.
Read more HERE
Related article: Rwanda to participate in 7th Int’l Horticulture trade fair
AgriProFocus Tanzania Ndani ya Nane Nane Mbeya
Nane Nane ni maonesho ya kilimo yanayofanika wiki nzima hadi kilele cha siku ya wakulima tarehe nane (8/8). Maonesho haya huleta wadau mbalimbali kwenye sekta ya kilimo kuonesha kazi zao mbalimbali kwa wakulima na wadau.
Mtando wa AhriProFocus unashiriki kwenye maonesh ya nane nane mwaka huu mjini Mbeya lengo likiwa kuhamasisha mtandao na pia kuelimisha wadau kuhusu jukwaa la intaneti la AgriProFocus na jinsi ya kulitumia. Tunapatikana kwenye banda la SAGCOT.
AgriProFocus Tanzania in Nane Nane Mbeya
Nane Nane is an Agricultural Exhibition, a one-week fair that takes place every year around this date [8/8] in varying locations of Tanzania. In the Nane Nane Agricultural Exhibition, farmers and other agricultural stakeholders (e.g., universities and research institutes, input suppliers or fertilizer producing industries) showcase new technologie... Read more
The organizing Committee of Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) 2016 cordially welcomes you to the 19th Rwanda International Trade Fair due to take place in Kigali-Rwanda from 27th July - 10th August 2016.
In the spirit of Public Private Partnership (PPP), Private Sector Federation in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry have successfully organized the previous Exhibitions, the 19th is set to be even better.
As commonly known, RITF 2016 suits up for its 19th anniversary and leads a thunderous cheer for a vibrant business community that makes Rwanda and Africa as a whole; special, and unique, in many ways.
The RITF is a great opportunity for local and foreign exhibitors looking to invest in Rwanda to experience first hand immediate responses from domestic buyers in one location.
For more information, follow this link: http://www.psf.org.rw/spip.php?rubrique50
Are you into farming or supporting farmers’ agribusiness in Rwanda; and are you up for this exciting match making opportunity? Then this is an event you simply cannot afford to miss!
We would like to invite you to the “Agri-Finance and Market Linkages event” for farmers that will be held in Ruhango district, on 11-12 August 2016.
The event aims to bring together farmers from the Southern Province, finance service providers from Southern Province and in Rwanda, agribusiness companies and Development partners operating in Rwanda for better information sharing, dialogue and interaction to address various burning issues in farmer entrepreneurship, including Access to Finance, Access to Market, and Information on quality inputs and equipment.
Your benefit as a Finance Service Provider,
Processor, buyer/seller of
agricultural products and inputs
The event will provide you with a separate stand and logistical support to display in an attractive way
At the fairs in Choma and Chipata in Zambia, 15 % of visitors indicated to have closed a deal, e.g. 30 farmers in Chipata receiving loans from Vision Fund to purchase dairy cows.
Horti-processor Ronipam Enterprises was linked to Green Age International company at the horti fair in Rwanda. They reached an agreement to expand their operations.
More network results can be found in our Annual Report 2015! Click HERE
The Regional Finance Fair was organized with the Hunger Project, AMFIU, GIZ, SNV, Feed the Future, VECO and Financial Access. It attracted close to 400 participants and 30 exhibitors. A pre-event for 40 producer organisations increased their preparedness and confidence to interact with financial service providers. 15 of them made deals with Centenary Bank, Opportunity Bank and Pride Micro-Finance.
Since 2013 AgriProFocus collaborates with GIZ and Bank of Uganda to disseminate the Finance Year Book. The book features sub-sector oriented developments and information on the development of the agri-sector in general including access to finance.
During the Mbale finance fair, half of the first day was dedicated to disseminating this information in the form of a workshop.
More network results can be found in our Annual Report 2015! Click HERE
AgriProFocus Network Results 2015: Bankable Business Plans
FINAGRI in Segou, Mali
Segou finance fair was organised in March 2015 with support of the Netherlands Embassy and
with IFDC, Oikocredit and others. The event attracted 3258 participants and 40 exhibitors. AgriProFocus Mali organized a business plan training for submitters. 53 business plans were
shared between 3 banks and 4 microfinance institutions, 56 % was financed!
More network results can be found in our Annual Report 2015: Click HERE
Batu, 27 April 2016
On March 2015 AgriProFocus Ethiopia and OXFAM GB, in close collaboration with Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, organized in Batu a successful agribusiness finance fair which farmers took the stage. Read more about the previous Finance Fair HERE.
Yesterday, April 27 2016, the 2nd Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair was organized in Batu with the objective of extending the dialogue started on last year’s Finance Fair between the farmers themselves and the relevant stakeholders. On this Finance Fair also the farmers were given to express their challenges relating to access to finance and agricultural extension services and to present their achievements with the support of OXFAM GB and Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization.
The event which included a panel discussion with two paper presentations and an exhibition by different organizations, opened... Read more
3rd AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURAL MACHINERIES, FOOD, FOOD TECHNOLOGIES AND PACKAGING FAIR
November 27 - 30, 2015 Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Venue: Addis Ababa Exhibition Center
3rd ADDIS AGROFOOD Agriculture, Agricultural Machineries, Food, Food Technologies, and Packaging Exhibition offers important global investment opportunies for sectoral professionals.This will be the perfect platform to expand your business into rising Africa market, and meet with the decision makers.
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The Eldoret Agri-Trade Fair will feature potatoes in a big way. Apart from visiting potato demo fields to see, touch and compare the recently released Dutch potato varieties, you can witness potato harvesting demonstrations with state of the art machinery, get information on potato spraying programmes and talk “potato” with representatives of numerous seed potato companies, related industries, and farmers.
This year there is a special feature on potato storage technology. You can see for example a small scale potato storage unit with a capacity of 5-20 tonnes. This prototype unit is produced by sourcing mainly local items such as an insulated container and PV solar panels. Therefore this unit is plug and play, easy to operate and independent from the power grid.
For those who want to know more about innovations in (seed) potato development in Kenya, come and join mini-seminars that are organised daily in the Holland pavilion.
Nico Rozemeijer – project coordinator
Organised by MINAGRI, the 10th Kigali National Agricultural Show will start tomorrow 04/06/2015 at Mulindi Agricultural Showground. The fair will be operating from 07 A.M to 06 P.M daily.
Innovations and best practices in the Agriculture Sector in Rwanda will be exhibited.
AgriProFocus Rwanda Network will also be there. We will keep you posted through our online platform and our Facebook page.
Come one, Come all !!!
Food fairs revive local food and nutrition. Bernard Guri & Patricia Dianon
Food fairs are an important tool and space to promote food sovereignty as they take place in local public spaces and within people’s own socio-cultural settings. One excellent example was a food fair in Ghana, organised by the Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Organisational Development (CIKOD). Women farmers exhibited traditional crops and foods, emphasising their importance for local and national food and nutrition security. The fair reminded community and political leaders of the value of neglected traditional foods. Some years later, it can be seen how this and subsequent food fairs helped to ensure the improved integration of traditional foods and agroecological farming into national food security plans.
Read the full article about food fairs in Farming Matters magazine.
Question for AgriProFocus members and country teams:
Do you think that some of the agro-fairs, which the AgriProFocus network organises, shou... Read more