farming

sep
07

The Coffee Technology Expo 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  07 September 2018 - 07:30 to 08 September 2018 - 20:30
  Lake View Hotel - Mbarara

For all your production and productivity enhancement and value addition in Agriculture in one place. 

This year we are moving to the Land of Milk and Honey. Western Uganda here comes the Coffee Technology Expo 2018. 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 26 April 2018 at 07:34

Seeking for a partner in the commercial farming business; I would love to bring you to speed in regards to the pineapple project which is located in Buvuma Islands ( what we have achieved to date, sales projections, income projections and key pending items).

We have made use of 13 acres of land, found in Buvuma Islands in Buvuma District, in Bulima Village. I was born and raised in Buvuma Islands and farming was our "thing" since child hood. So, I experienced first hand the dilemmas farmers do face.
Subsistance farming was a dominant practice for many years. Few house-holds in my village practiced commercial farming. I took the initiative in the fall of last year to alter the "status quo" and to something different, farming on a large scale.
We're engaged in Inter-cropping, the 13 acres of land are covered with 140,000 pineapple seedlings and 1010 banana plants. Both the pineapples and the bananas are valued at 1.937.400.000 UGX in four years active harvest, according to the agronom

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 19 April 2018 at 02:58

Hello members!

I am Niyigena Vladimir, I live in Kigali, Rwanda and am very happy to join APF network.  I practice Agriculture as my profession. I have got my bachelor’s degree in Soil Sciences at the National University of Rwanda. I deal with horticulture and mainly focusing on onion farming in Kigali, Rwanda.   I with i will have opportunity to share experiences with onion farmers and other relevant stakeholders on this platform!!

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Niyigena Vladimir , welcome on the platform, feel free to share your innovations with other members. Use the search portal to find your fellow members who are interested in onion farming!!

1 month 6 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 April 2018 at 02:07

Hi, I am Faustin NTAWUGASHIRA, am working as marketing officer of JAIN Irrigation system which is an indian company based in Rwanda. I have got my bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Applied of science, statistics department of University of Rwanda.  I am marketing of driling equipment with BST company which is a Russian company. I am very happy to join this network.

For more details, you can contact me on :+250788242975 or via email: ntawugashirafaustin@gmail.com

This is an example of one of the farming equipment of BST company:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 20 February 2018 at 07:35

#IoAT is rapidly changing the way #farming is done. Get better yields and higher profits. Practice #SmartFarming with #FarmERP. To know more visit: https://goo.gl/DygEGq

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 October 2017 at 02:57

Hello Everyone!

I am SENGOGA Desire actively involved in Agribusiness sector. Currently, am doing maize farming in in Eastern Province of Rwanda. Together with other youth, we look forward to start a vibrant cooperative which will  enhance our economic status and create more jobs for people living in rural areas. Our goal is to make an  effort to combat hunger and malnutrition in Rwanda. I am glad to be part of this network looking forward to learn from you.

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Mr.Desire, welcome on the platform. Through this network you can have access to many contacts which can help you in maize value chain! Feel free to use this platform and make deals with different stakeholders!

7 months 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 October 2017 at 08:24

Rwf13bn to modernise pig farming, improve value chain

Source: The New Times

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources will inject Rwf13 billion to improve the pig farming industry, especially by promoting new processing technologies to ensure standards.

Didace Rushigajiki, the livestock specialist at the ministry, said the money will also be used to build capacity of farmers and extension staff on pig breeding, as well as disease control and value chain development to enable market access.

Rushigajiki said policies that promote quality and market access were in the pipeline. The official was addressing pig farmers and other stakeholders on sector issues, including market access, standards and modern farming methods.

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Follow the link and see the experience from the farmers in piggery business: https://agriprofocus.com/search?keyword=newtimes


oct
04

"What kind of precision agriculture do smallholders need"

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  04 October 2017, 11:00-12:00
  online FREE webinar

 Join us for our online discussion on Wednesday, October 4, from 11am – noon CET. We have a high-calibre panel of experts, including representatives of eKutir, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bayer, Farmerline and WARC.

This event is free for all to join! Click here to view to attend the discussion: https://iba.ventures/take-part-in-the-conversation-innovating-for-a-more-inclusive-2030/precision-agriculture-for-smallholder-farmers/#activity




jun
25

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  25 June 2018 to 06 July 2018 - All Day Event
  Ibadan, Nigeria

ICRA course:

This course is for agribusiness service providers and coaches working with smallholder farmers and agro-entrepreneurs.

As a professional in business support services you try to help small-scale producers and processors move towards farming as a business.

In two weeks you will learn how to build trust to establish sustainable business relationships, to improve your negotiation skills and you will get tips on how to secure a steady income.

This video shows the two steps necessary to negotiate a win-win situation.

For more information and application, see the course webpage.

Application deadline for candidates with funds is 15 March 2018

You can check us out on:
LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | www.icra-edu.org/courses | info@icra-edu.org



oct
03

Borrel of the Pyramid meets Green Banana Food Company

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 October 2017, 19:30-22:00
  Impact Hub Amsterdam

A new Borrel is planned! (Borrel = social drinks)

The social enterprise 'Green Banana Food Company' invites you to discuss and brainstorm on their business case during an exclusive tasting event!

Again we have interesting and challenging case questions for you. This time we meet up with the social enterprise Green Banana Food Company (GBFC). GBFC is making the traditional Italian pasta healthier, more nutritious, and gluten-free by using green bananas, a fusion of other pulses, legumes and vegetables, all while positively impacting small-scale farmers in Uganda.

Sign up for the event here: http://bit.ly/2wZ36wU

Extra feature: It will be an exclusive tasting event of GBFC's products. Be quick, only limited places available!

How can you help GBFC grow? 3 business case questions will be discussed:

1) Entry market channels

What market channels are suitable to sell GBFC's products? What is the best entry strategy?

2) Brand development (storytelling)

Tailoring main messages to customers why they should buy GBFC's products.

3)

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 September 2017 at 08:30

I'd like to share some thoughts on the recent developments around Aquaponics and Hydroponics in Africa and Asia. Would love to hear your comments and experiences:

Aquaponics: A sustainable business model!?

“Talking with restaurant owners all around Ethiopia we picked up many frustrations about the supply of vegetables they were receiving. Often vegetables were out of stock for weeks, arriving half rotten or even delivered with traces of pesticides. After observing their response to our aquaponics vegetables, we realized that with aquaponics we had to key to solving many of these urban food supply issues.”  

Commercial aquaponics has rooted itself in the growing sustainable food movement in the west. Production numbers are increasing, improvements are made on organic pest management and nutrient control is being optimized. Despite these positive developments, profitability still is an issue for many western growers, but not so in emerging urban markets of Asia and A

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Gizaw Legesse A few months ago, we featured an entrepreneur who use plastic bottles to grow vegetables in a semi aquaponic system using Algae as source of nutrients. This member thinks, his project is cost effective, a means for achieving food security, a solution for getting healthy food, and a contribution for environment protection. Personally, I liked the idea - and sure would like to try it home. Dear Bouke, thank you for sharing this, and please take a look at this article about the project I mentioned above: https://agriprofocus.com/post/58c2ca460b34d915e2e9155e

8 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 7 September 2017 at 02:52

I am Eric from Kigali, Rwanda,  I am new on this platform  and I have recently graduated from college.

I look forward to share  and to learn from here. Thank you

Janine Schoeman Welcome Erik, happy to see you on the platform! Looking forward to seeing more of you here. Kind Regards Janine

8 months 2 weeks ago

GEOFREY MTEMBELI welcome Erik,feel free to post anything positive and helpfully.Geofrey here from Tanzania

8 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 27 July 2017 at 01:41

Better and Different!

Transforming Food Systems through Agroecology

Agroecology is not merely an agricultural approach that reduces the need for pesticides and fertilisers, recycles plant remains and harnesses biological processes to grow food. Rather, agroecology emphasises a particular perspective vis-à-vis our relationship to nature. Around this perspective, a social movement is growing, which encourages peer-to-peer exchanges of information between farmers. The chief goal being to develop locally adapted solutions for peasant farmers that work with the available resources.

The agroecological perspective invites us to embrace the complexity of nature and to see this complexity not as a liability, but as an asset. Farmers are discoverer: he or she proceeds experimentally, by trial and error, observing what consequences follow from which combinations, and learning from what works best in their local context. So-called ‘modern’ agriculture did the exact opposite. It sought to

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 22 July 2017 at 12:29

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF EXTENSION SERVICES 

Most of us have heard of a buzz word ''Artificial Intelligence'' or simply ''AI''; which is increasingly popular in tech circles. However, most people do not realise how AI is affecting their daily lives. 

If you have ever received a recommendation about what video to watch on Youtube or what song to listen to on Spotify, that's AI. While video and music recommendation services are rather simple when compared to other AI systems, they do accomplish a useful task: recommending music and videos based on interests you've expressed and judgements you've made in the past. The more personal preferences data you provide to these platforms, the better AI recommendations become. 

AI is here and it is poised to continue revolutionising how we access services. 

For sometime now, I have been involved with a British company developing artificial intelligent medical doctors. The prototype AI doctor has been proven to be more acc

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Anne Marie Kortleve Sounds good Pascal MUR MURASIRA, are you in contact with Anatole Majyambere as well on this matter?  

10 months 5 days ago

apr
26

Investing in Agribusiness Primary Production.

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 April 2017 to 28 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Strathmore Business School

Program Overview

Food scarcity is not a new phenomenon. Food imports into Africa since 2014 have been estimated to be USD 50 Billion. Poor utilization of available arable land fit for agricultural production, post-harvest losses estimated to be at 40%, declining productivity, farm degradation and poor production management are all challenges that investors in agribusiness face.

Other key challenges for these investors include difficulty in marketing their produce, managing their farms while working in cities, evaluating viable agribusiness enterprises to venture into, accessing funding from financiers to fund their agribusiness ventures and falling prey to "fake" consultants, resulting in huge investment losses.

The program is also designed to help potential investors develop the right agribusiness investment ideas, equip themselves with research skills in a dynamic sector, develop viable business plans and manage their farm working capital.

Who should attend?

This program is designed for In

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 November 2016 at 10:40

Uganda farming classes transform refugees into entrepreneurs


http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2016/10/581300654/uganda-farming-classes-transform-refugees-entrepreneurs.html

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 August 2016 at 08:44

African Farmers need ‘Farmers Today’

Dutch agriculture differs much from African agriculture. The costly highly technologized agricultural system may seem too different for many small scaled African Farmers to learn from. Stephen Dradenya however gives it a try with his magazine Farmers Today.

Farmers Today for farmers in Uganda
Farmers Today is the only free agricultural magazine of Uganda. The first edition is published in august 2015 with a circulation of 3.000 copies. With this publication chief editor Stephen Dradenya has proven to have all the skills, the network and possibilities to publish a professional independent agricultural magazine. The first edition is published without any income from advertisers or subscribers. At the moment he is looking for advertisers and other funding’s to publish his second edition.


Anyone who might be able to contribute to this magazine, please contact farmerstoday@farmingafrica.net.

Want to read more? Click here.


may
25

Workshop about own production of bio-fertilizer

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  25 May 2016, 09:00-12:30
  Piato Restaurant & Café, Plot 20 Lumumba Avenue, Kampala

Invitation to workshop about production of BioFertilizers

TransForm is a Danish company specialising in constructing green technologies for the agricultural sector – transforming green waste into wealth. With the innovative BioFertilizer Unit, we offer farmers a customised and decentralised opportunity to produce their own bio-fertilizers meeting specific crop and soil conditions.

We would like to invite you to our first workshop in Kampala introducing the BioFertilizer Technology Solution – how it works and the benefits of using bio-fertilizers for crop, soil and land.

The workshop takes place Wednesday the 25th of May 2016 from 9 to 12.30 at Piato Restaurant & Café, Plot 20 Lumumba Avenue, Kampala, Uganda.

You can register your attendance with Katrine Jessen, kj@greengrowthafrica.net. Please let us know as soon as possible, if you would like to join us and how many you are. You are most welcome to forward this invitation to stakeholders and partners in your network. TransFo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 8 April 2016 at 11:34

Zambia is the First Country to Create a Smart Training Centre

Zambia has become the first country in the world to create a smart farming training centre.

The AGCO-Zambia Agriculture Training Centre launched this week will fast-track the country’s agricultural sector into the 21st century- as it moves away from its dependence on copper.

Farmers will be taught how to use high technology farming machines at the new centre - which will enable them to produce more crops.

Read More Here!

oct
14

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