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Posted By in Engager les jeunes dans l'agribusiness
Posted 31 October 2018 at 12:52

Atelier de validation du Plan d’Action National

Du 23 au 24 Octobre 2018 s’est tenu au palais de congrès de Niamey, un atelier national de validation du Plan d’Action National « PAN » organisé par le ministère de l’Agriculture et de l’Elevage avec l’appui financier l’Agence du Nouveau Partenariat pour le Développement Economique de l’Afrique (NEPAD) et de l’Organisation des Nations-unis pour l’alimentation et l’Agriculture (FAO).

C’est le Ministre d’Etat, Ministre de l’Agriculture et de l’Elevage, Monsieur ALBADE Abouba qui a Présidé la cérémonie d’ouverture, en présence des autres membres du gouvernement, des représentants des corps diplomatiques et des institutions intervenants dans la promotion de l’entrepreneuriat des jeunes. Parmi lesquels, le Réseau AgriProFocus Niger, le centre incubateur des petites et moyennes entreprises du Niger le (CIPMEN).

L’objectif de l’atelier est de faire des observations, amendements puis la validation du PAN.

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Georges Djodji Akibode Un bon partage et riche d'enseignement, nous  constatons deja une bonne implication du reseau AgriProFocus et les acteurs actifs sur la thematique E. NTREPRNEURIAT JEUNE. Le plan d'action augure de bonnes perspectives pour le reseau au Niger et surtout une bonne connection avec le Business  Plan 2019 de APF Niger. We love agribusiness #MAW4D

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou Bonjour Georges, ce Plan d'action constitue une bonne perspective pour APF surtout notre niveau d'implication. Merci pour l'intérêt que vous accordez  à la dynamique de la jeunesse en agribusiness.

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 8 October 2018 at 10:24

Gender * Climate sourcebook (FAO, IFAD, WB) 

This Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects and investments in climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The module emphasizes the importance and ultimate goal of integrating gender in CSA practices, which is to reduce gender inequalities and ensure that men and women can equally benefit from any intervention in the agricultural sector to reduce risks linked to climate change. Climate change has an impact on food and nutrition security and agriculture, and the agriculture sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases. It is crucial to recognize that climate change affects men and women differently.  (98 pages with many cases).


Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 4 October 2018 at 08:14

AgriProFocus Mali accueille une mission de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Alimentation

la mission de l’équipe de l’Unité de la Gouvernance et des Politiques (GaPS, ESD) au Mali
en appui à la mise en œuvre des ODD a tenu ce jeudi  4 octobre 2018 une seance de travail  avec le reseau a son siege,

Cette séance de travail  s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’étude « Analyser la gouvernance pour le changement transformationnel et les ODD » que le GaPS est en train de conduire, en collaboration avec le Centre Européen de Développement et Gestion des Politiques (en anglais : ECDPM). L'étude se penche sur les modalités de gouvernance liés à la mise en œuvre des ODD et notamment (1) le processus de priorisation des objectifs nationaux conformes à l'ambition générale de l’Agenda 2030, (2) la mise en place, au niveau national, de processus, plates-formes et dispositifs de leadership et (3) l’adaptation des ODD au niveau territorial ou décentralisé,

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simon Nguye merci de le partager

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Georges Djodji Akibode Merci a vous aussi , cher Simon. Nous espérons de cette rencontre, de bonnes perspectives pour le secteur agricole malien et africain

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MAHAMANE SEKOU GOREL CISSE Nous disons bien venue à nos hôtes et leurs souhaite un bon séjour au Mali de la djatigiya 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 October 2018 at 09:18

FAO: Gender gaps in African agriculture are holding back progress

Gender gaps in agriculture in Africa are holding back progress towards ending hunger and must be urgently addressed, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's director-general José Graziano da Silva. He said this at a joint event with the African Union (AU) on the margins of the UN General Assembly. “We need to better recognize and harness the fundamental contribution of women to food security and nutrition. For that, we must close persisting gender gaps in agriculture in Africa,” Graziano da Silva said.

The director-general called for better representation of women in governance mechanisms and decision-making processes, as well as adequate and equal access to land, financial resources, social protection programmes, services and opportunities for women in rural areas.

Addressing gender gaps

The findings and recommendations of the AU-FAO study ‘The Regional Outlook on Gender and Agrifood Systems

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Posted By in Ethiopia Agroecology Platform
Posted 24 September 2018 at 03:58

Highlights of panel presentation and discussion

Feeding the Planet through Agroecology September 22, 2018

Terra Madre Salone de Gusto 2018 Slow Food Festival, Turin Italy

What is agroecology?

“Agroecology includes biodiversity, traditional knowledge, and holistic management of land and natural resources,” according to the moderator, Christana Peano from Italy.

Why should we be concerned?

According to Maxime, in the last 20 years humanity has extracted more recources than it has in the rest of history. Clearly, the extractive nature of our lifestyles, and our food is not sustainable.

In India’s experience of the Green Revolution, adoption of chemical inputs and hybrid seed has rendered farmers heavily dependent on external inputs and subsidies from outside. Despite great diversity of food systems, 1/4th of the hungry in the world are in India. In the last 15 years, 2.5 million farmers have committed suicide due to debt and desperation.

Carlin Patrini, president and founder of the slow f

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 September 2018 at 07:01

FAO, Government of Uganda and stakeholders commit to tackling tick vector related challenges in Uganda:

Following a study commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the prevalence of ticks, tick-borne diseases and tick resistance to acaricides in Uganda, experts have now recommended measures to be put in place immediately to prevent the likely economic losses that result from high prevalence of ticks and tick-borne diseases (TTBDs) in the country.

The study was conducted following a request from the Government of Uganda to FAO, to assess the extent of the ticks and tick-borne disease challenge in the country that is threatening thousands of herds of cattle.

The call for immediate action was made during a two day stakeholders’ feedback meeting convened in Mbarara District, which is among the cattle corridor districts that have high prevalence of ticks and tick borne diseases, mainly resulting from tick resistance. The workshop was organized to dissemina

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5th Annual Farm Camp

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  28 August 2018 to 31 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Gayaza High School

Gayaza High School in Uganda and various partners such as Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), AgriProFocus Uganda, SKY/AVSI, Heifer International, NARO, UCU, Buyinzika Poultry and Peace Corps; are working together to develop opportunities for students to learn and acquire agricultural skills while eating healthier and nutritious food. The 5th annual school farm camp is a project that helps the high school acquire production input and facilities that are showing promising results. Through the project, a greenhouse for vegetable production was set up and so far, five tomato harvests were achieved. Moreover, a piggery unit was built which now holds over 50 pigs. The two facilities provide learning opportunities not only for students of the Gayaza high school, but also for the neighboring schools. In addition, like=minded stakeholders have been working in close collaboration with Gayaza High School to further develop it’s School Farm Camp initiative, which seeks to equip the nation’s you

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 24 August 2018 at 07:33

La conférence de FAO sur l'emploi des jeunes en agriculture en Afrique à Kigali

Du 21 et 22 Août 2018, comme jeune champions burundais en agriculture, j’ai participé dans la conférence sur l’emploi des jeunes en agriculture organisée par la FAO et l’Union Africaine et qui a eu lieu au Rwanda.

Je tiens à informer le public que le thème de la conférence a pour objet de contribuer dans la réalisation de l’Agenda 2063 de la 6ème Aspiration de l’Afrique, qui envisage «une Afrique dont le développement est axé sur l’individu, notamment les femmes, les jeunes et enfants ".

En passant en long et en large, nous avons constaté que la situation actuelle de l’Afrique est caractérisée par : Le chômage des jeunes, Migration mortelle, l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, la facture d'importation de nourriture très élevée, etc.

Mais pourtant, nous avons également vu que l’Afrique regorge des potentialités énormes notamment: Les ressources naturelles riches

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing your story Emile!

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 22 August 2018 at 01:07

A regional conference on youth employment in agriculture

A solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa

A Regional Youth Employment in Agriculture Conference took place from the 20th to 21st at Kigali Convention Centre. It was a two days event which brought together over 500 key stakeholders and young agripreneurs mainly from Africa, to foster an exchange among stakeholders (policy makers, development partners, the private sector, youth and women organizations, civil society organizations, research and academia) on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, ICT innovations in agriculture and rural development, leading to prioritizing interventions going forward.

Read more insights shared during the conference HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 16 August 2018 at 12:01

FAO Boosts Uganda Govt’s Efforts To Fight Fall Armyworm; Donates Equipment

In a bid to respond to the Fall Armyworm (FAW) outbreaks and minimize the pest’s destruction of crops, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations working with the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), have rolled out the use of a mobile phone application –Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS), for FAW monitoring and early warning.

The equipment which included 126 mobile phones loaded with the FAMEWS app will be used in 15 districts to pilot a community based FAW monitoring and early warning system.

These districts include; Mukono, Iganga, Bulamburi, Nakapiripirit, Oyam, Adjumani, Kiryandong, Kibaale, Kasese, Lira, Kayunga, Soroti, Busia, Masindi and Luwero.

Other items handed over to MAAIF included 700 pheromone traps and 6000 lures facilitate detection of the presence and build-up of FAW and to capture adult moths.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 10 August 2018 at 09:06

I am happy to announce that FAO's publication “Gender and food loss in sustainable food value chains” has been translated and is now also available in French and Spanish.

Please find the publications in the links below.

Genre et pertes alimentaires dans chaînes de valeur alimentaires durables. Note d’orientation.

La présente publication vise à aider les décideurs politiques, les concepteurs de projets et les praticiens de terrain à conceptualiser le lien étroit (nexus) qui existe entre l’égalité des sexes et les pertes alimentaires, tout en offrant des conseils pratiques et des outils permettant d’intégrer les considerations de genre dans la planification et la mise en oeuvre d’études, de stratégies de réduction et d’interventions en matière de pertes alimentaires.

PDF document: http://www.fao.org/3/I8620FR/i8620fr.pdf

Card Page: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/I8620FR

Género y pérdida de alimentos en cadenas de valor alimentarias sostenibles. Guía de orientac

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 9 August 2018 at 07:11

Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are co-organizing a regional conference on “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” on 20 and 21 August 2018. 

Follow this link for more information.

The conference will focus on the three major cross-cutting themes related to youth issues:

Youth and Entrepreneurship focusing on youth entrepreneurship, particularly how to develop and sustain youth-led, or youth-focused, business products and services geared towards agriculture and ICTs.

Digital Innovation focusing on innovative solutions to support digital innovation and modern production technologies in agriculture, youth-focused networking and engagement around entrepreneurship, innovation and agr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 July 2018 at 05:28

‘Waste food could feed 48m people’

ESTHER MSETEKA, Lusaka, July 10, 2018
THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says crops which go to waste due to poor storage facilities could feed about 48 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Post-harvest loss refers to a reduction in the quality and quantity of food such as cereals, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and milk, between the farm and the point-of-sale before consumption.
According to FAO estimates issued in a statement on Friday, post-harvest losses is expected to reach up to 20 percent for cereals, 30 percent for dairy and fish while fruit and vegetables, it will be around 40 percent READ MORE

https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/waste-food-could-feed-48m-people/

Wow! This is interesting! An opportunity for Agripreneurs.

Perhaps there is also need as a country to undertake an inventory of the innovations that have been developed to mitigate Post Harvest Losses and there after Improve on the existing Innovations and commercializing them.

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Posted By in Publications
Posted 19 July 2018 at 04:48

Transforming Food and Agriculture to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals: 20 interconnected actions to guide decision-makers

Feeding the 10 billion people projected to live on planet earth in 2050 must aim to go beyond producing more with less to balancing the focus on quality and diversity, linking productivity to sustainability and addressing the needs of people. A fundamental premise for delivering sustainable food and agriculture is the creation of an enabling policy environment and the need for sectoral ministries to change the way they work and coordinate policies across government. 

The transition to more sustainable agriculture and food systems requires action that builds political alliances and coalitions with actors beyond food and agriculture. Consistent with the 2030 Agenda’s call for transformation, many of the approaches presented in this guide cut across sectors and depend&nbsp

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 16 July 2018 at 09:29

Food Outlook

Biannual Report on Global Food Markets 

released by FAO, July 2018

Amid increased uncertainties from recent rising trade disputes, agricultural markets have so far remained relatively stable thanks to generally good supply conditions across most commodities. Nonetheless, in the context of heightened food import bills, food markets remain vulnerable, with weather shocks and external developments always difficult to predict. Read the full report here.

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FAO Conférence sur les meilleures pratiques

Event posted by in Jeunes dans l'AgriBusiness
  20 August 2018 to 21 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali

La conférence vise à favoriser les échanges entre les parties prenantes sur les connaissances et les meilleures pratiques au sujet des interfaces entre l'agriculture, l'emploi des jeunes, l’entreprenariat, les innovations dans le domaine des TIC, afin de prioriser les interventions pour aller de l’avant.

Pour en savoir plus, allez sur : http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/youth-in-agriculture/fr/ 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 July 2018 at 07:02

The Fall Army Worm Risk index map 

The map incorporates diverse socio-economic and agro-ecological data so that responders can visualise where the underlying risk of household food insecurity due to Fall Armyworm is highest. The tool consists of a number of layers allowing users to disaggregate risk into its constituent parts. By highlighting potential "hotspots", the tool is intended to assist decision-makers in prioritising and preparing for early action in targeted areas.The tool developed by FAO is part of innovative projects awarded funding by the Government of Belgium.


click for the interactive map below:  http://www.fao.org/emergencies/resources/maps/detail/en/c/1110178/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 2 July 2018 at 06:49

Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System


The FAO e-Agriculture Newsletter issue 6 is focusing on the Fall Armyworm Monitoring and Early Warning System (FAMEWS) . FAMEWS is a monitoring and education tool that feeds several platforms that are used to make decisions about Fall Armyworm (FAW). The App was developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as part of the fight against the Fall Armyworm scourge.

Data are inputted via an app for smartphones, which provide exact locations of the source of the information. Data can be collected on FAW prevalence in fields (infested crop plants) or from pheromone traps that attract adult moths. Data collection is done using FAO’s FAW Guidance Notes and is available in five languages. The app also provides basic background information on FAW and will soon incorporate an Artificially Intelligent Assistant who will provide advice in several languages. Data can be transmitted immediately from the field via telephone or can be saved to the phone

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FAO Regional Youth Conference in Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  20 August 2018 to 21 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

Regional Youth Conference in Rwanda

Theme

Youth in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship

Dates: 20 -21 August 2018

Venue: Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

Find more information HERE



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 16 May 2018 at 12:59

A new FAO publication "Developing gender sensitive value chains. Guidelines for practitioners". 

What efforts need to be made to effectively mainstream gender in agrifood value chain projects and programmes? When can a value chain intervention be considered ‘gender-sensitive’? What actions can be implemented to address gender inequalities along the chain?

These guidelines aim to respond to these questions and support practitioners in translating the Gender-Sensitive Value Chain Framework, developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) into action (FAO, 2016a). Building on FAO’s comparative advantage on gender in agriculture and food security, these guidelines are primarily intended to assist practitioners in designing and implementing interventions that provide women and men with equal opportunities to benefit from agrifood value chain development. They offer practical tools and examples of successful approaches to foster a more systematic integration of gender equality

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