Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 26 October 2017 at 10:11

Le fromage de Masisi, impose sa marque au Nord-Kivu

Le Territoire de Masisi (Province du Nord-Kivu, RD Congo) est connu pour ses grands pâturages où sont pratiqués l’élevage des bovins de grande envergure. Mais c'est surtout une magnifique et fertile région d'alpage, appelée la "Petite Suisse", qui éblouit par son relief et ses collines verdoyantes où paît le bétail en toute tranquillité. Ce dernier est apprécié depuis longtemps par les occidentaux pour son climat doux. La population étant pasteur en majorité, elle s’est spécialisée dans la transformation du premier produit, qui est le lait. Celui-ci est dérivé en yaourt, lait caillé mais aussi en fromage, lequel répute ce Territoire de la Province du Nord-Kivu, en la RD Congo.

Pratique amenée par les missionnaires belges en 1970, la fabrication des fromages a connu une grande expansion dans cette région suite à la demande des populations urbaines (Goma, Beni, Butembo, Bukavu, Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, ….) q

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou excellent partage! il faut nous décrire la méthode conduisant l'obtention de ce type de fromage.  

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Dan Arhagererwa Nous vous tiendrons au courant après une formation qu'on prévoit organiser bientôt sur la fabrication de ce type de fromage.

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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:

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.


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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:

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 8 September 2017 at 03:44

Forum for Young Indonesians (FYI) presents FYI Fellowship Program! 

Program ini memberikan kesempatan kepada pemuda di luar JABODETABEK untuk dapat berpartisipasi sebagai peserta dalam Forum for Young Indonesian (FYI) pada 22 Oktober 2017 di Usmar Ismail Hall, Jakarta. Daftar sekarang di

Info lebih lanjut: Follow kami di IG/FB/Twitter: @fyindonesians

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Terima kasih FYI Indonesians sudah berbagi informasi. Kami akan bantu sebar luaskan ke jaringan. Kami tunggu info-info selanjutnya ya, tentang anak muda di pertanian :) keep sharing!

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FYIndonesians FYIndonesians Terima kasih kembali! Senang berbagi di platform ini :)

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 8 September 2017 at 03:41

Saatnya mengubah ide menjadi aksi! Kamu punya ide yang berhubungan dengan pembangunan sistem pangan? Ikuti FYI Seeds for Change dan menangkan Rp 15.000.000 serta pelatihan bersama tim ahli untuk menjalankan projectmu. Pemenang juga akan mendapatkan kesempatan untuk menjadi pembicara di salah satu panel diskusi.

Unduh template proposal di: Isi proposalnya dan kirim ke dalam format PDF dengan subjek email: Aplikasi Seeds for Change_Nama/Organisasi selambatnya tanggal 24 September 2017 pukul 11:00 WIB .

Pendaftaran dan info selengkapnya kunjungi Lebih jauh tentang FYI: Forum for Young Indonesians, follow @fyindonesians di FB/IG/Twitter.

Ikuti Forum for Young Indonesians (FYI) • 22 Oktober 2017 • Usmar Ismail Hall

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 8 September 2017 at 03:35

Salam kenal! Forum for Young Indonesians (FYI) adalah platform yang didedikasikan untuk pemuda Indonesia agar memiliki kesempatan untuk memainkan peran kunci dalam proses pembangunan negara. 

Dengan platform yang inklusif dan kolaboratif, tahun ini, FYI bertujuan untuk memfasilitasi komunikasi dan interaksi lintas sektoral di kalangan pemuda untuk menjembatani pengetahuan dan pemahaman serta teori dan praktik yang diperlukan untuk membantu mengubah sistem pangan secara holistik di Indonesia.

FYI akan berlangsung pada Minggu, 22 Oktober 2017 pukul 08:00 - 17:00 WIB di Usmar Ismail Hall, Jakarta Selatan. Yuk jadi bagian dari Forum for Young Indonesians (FYI)! Isi formulir di:

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Program yang sangat menarik! Apakah semua petani muda bisa bergabung di acara ini?

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FYIndonesians FYIndonesians Terima kasih! Bisa banget, langsung daftar ke ya :)

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 September 2017 at 06:40

Global Landscape Forum Blog Competition

Your community, your landscape

Landscapes are intrinsically tied with the communities that inhabit them. Landscapes consist of more than just our use of and interaction with land: healthy landscapes provide habitats, homes, livelihoods and ecosystem benefits far beyond the reach of the land itself. However, landscapes also often provide the backdrop to many challenges and conflicts between and amongst different communities, governments, companies and other actors. Tell us about your local landscapes: how do you, your community and others define, engage and interact with it? What challenges are your communities and landscapes facing, and how are you solving them?

The 2017 blogging competition will run up until GLF’s global event in Bonn, 19-20 December. The competition will cover six cross-cutting themes: food & livelihoods, finance, restoration, rights, peatlands and measuring progress.

Who can participate?

Anyone! No matter if you are an experienc

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Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 8 August 2017 at 02:05

Agroecology for Food Security and


Proceedings of the FAO International SymposiuM

Our global food system is at a crossroads. Agriculture must meet the challenges of hunger and malnutrition – against a backdrop of population growth, increased pressure on natural resources including soils and water, the loss of biodiversity, and the uncertainties associated with climate change. While past efforts focused on boosting agricultural output to produce more food, today’s challenges – including climate change – demand a new approach. We need to shift to more sustainable food systems – food systems that produce more, with less environmental cost. In many countries agriculture has been seen as an enemy of the environment, but there is increasing recognition that a regenerative, productive farming sector can provide environmental benefits while creating rural employment and sustaining livelihoods. Agroecology offers the possibility of win-win solutions. By building syn

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 August 2017 at 03:05

East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 28 July 2017

The Week’s Market Opportunities-

  • Kenya is currently experiencing a shortage of pure red millet, the commodity that is currently available in the market is an extremely poor quality mixture of various varieties of millet including black millet.
  • The Nairobi market continues to experience a shortage of the imported long grain rice (Biryani/Sidano).
  • Betta Grains is currently sourcing for the following items for our clients; White Millet, Red Millet, Long Grain Imported Rice, Arrow Root Flour, Yam Floor, Banana Floor, Green Grams (Nylon Variety), Chick Peas, and Lentils (Green).
  • Betta Grains has requests to find buyers for the following items; Red Groundnuts (Malawi & Zambia), White Maize (Malawi & Zambia), Red and White Cowpeas (Uganda), Sugar Beans (Uganda), Soya Beans (Uganda), Red Kidney Beans (Uganda), and Nyayo Beans (Kenya).

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 August 2017 at 04:10

Women Fighting for Food System Change


Here is really interesting and inspiration content for women in Agribusiness Sector!

Women are crucial to the functioning of a healthy and sustainable food system. Despite making up roughly 43 percent of the global agricultural workforce, women worldwide receive a fraction of the land, credit, inputs, and training as compared to men.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has spotlighted the gender gap in agriculture as a key obstacle to sustainable development.If women farmers had access to the same resources as men, for example, the added yields would reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100 to 150 million. Beyond the fields, women are working to make every aspect of the food system more sustainable, equitable, and innovative.

While there are innumerable women deserving recognition, Food Tank is recognizing

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Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 31 July 2017 at 12:07

Can agroecology feed the world and save the planet?

As agricultural production across the world is increasingly threatened by climate change and overpopulation, some farmers are exploring radical alternatives like agroecology – which might just be the answer to global hunger

By Henrietta Moore (Director of UCL Institute for Global Prosperity)  

You wouldn’t necessarily know it, but right now Africa is facing a food crisis. With Brexit, global terror attacks, the war in Syria and the seemingly endless string of sporting fixtures vying for our collective attention in 2016 so far, the fact that up to 50 million people across east and Southern Africa are at risk of hunger seems to have largely escaped mention.

The continent has been wracked by drought following one of the strongest ever El Niños. And while a natural phenomenon is the immediate cause, however, Africa’s food security has been undermined over recent decades by the rise of mono cropping – the planting of

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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 Kenya
Posted 20 July 2017 at 06:03

East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 21st July 2017

Maize (9,489MT) was the highest traded commodity in the region in the week ending 21st July 2017, a decrease from the previous week (11,304MT). The price of maize is on a decline across all Kenyan markets, as many parts of the country have started harvesting fresh maize. The Government of Kenya’s promise to import more maize at a much lower price seems to have finally pushed the price of maize on a downward trend. Zambians and Malawi traders continue looking at exporting maize to Kenya, which seems to offer a much more favourable price, despite unconfirmed reports of Tanzania’s continual barriers towards Kenyan imports from Southern Africa region. Maize wholesale prices were highest in South Sudan, Juba Ksh83($0.80)/kg, and Burundi Gitega, Ksh72($0.69)/kg. The lowest prices were in Tanzania, Mbeya Ksh21($0.20)/kg and Uganda, Kampala Ksh24($23)/kg. Kenya reported the following wholesale prices Kisumu, Ksh60($0.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 May 2017 at 08:11

Losses, inefficiencies and waste in the global food system

Article used from Food & Business Knowledge Platform, Published by Agricultural systems, May 1st, 2017

This article (PDF), published in the Agricultural Systems journal, aims to better understand the magnitude of food losses in different stages in the food system and provides insights into how these influence overall food system efficiency. A systems view is taken from primary production of agricultural biomass through to human food requirements and consumption. Quantities and losses over ten stages are calculated and compared in terms of dry mass, wet mass, protein and energy. The results suggest that due to cumulative losses, the proportion of global agricultural dry biomass consumed as food is just 6% (9.0% for energy and 7.6% for protein), and 24.8% of harvest biomass (31.9% for energy and 27.8% for protein). The highest rates of loss are associated with livestock production, although the largest absolute losses of biomass o

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 April 2017 at 09:25

Sustainable intensification in smallholder agriculture: An integrated systems research approach

Article from

Sustainable intensification has recently been developed and adopted as a key concept and driver for research and policy in sustainable agriculture. It includes ecological, economic and social dimensions, where food and nutrition security, gender and equity are crucial components. This book on Routledge by Ingrid Oborn, Bernard Vanlauwe, Michael Phillips, Richard Thomas, Willemien Brooijmans and Kwesi Atta-Krah, describes different aspects of systems research in agriculture in its broadest sense, where the focus is moved from farming systems to livelihoods systems and institutional innovation. Much of the work represents outputs of the three CGIAR Research Programs on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics, Aquatic Agricultural Systems and Dryland Systems. The chapters are based around four themes: the conceptual underpinnings of systems research; sustainable intensific

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 April 2017 at 01:23

Do you want to set up a challenge? Best practices from the Food Connection Challenge

Article of IBA, by Rosanna Martucci on March 6, 2017

The Food Connection Challenge Ghana (FCC), an initiative of BoP Innovation Center and CrossWise Works facilitated by F&BKP and IBA, was launched as a business-led response to post-harvest losses in Ghana. The FAO indeed reports that post-harvest loss amounts up to 30-40% of the total food produced in Ghana, due to poor harvesting, storing and transportation facilities.

In June 2016, After an open application process targeting Ghanian agribusiness SMEs, FCC selected four Ghanaian agribusinesses producing tilapia, pineapple, peanut and groundnut products. Lack of proper storage facilities being one of the main causes of losses in their operations, FCC matched them with Dutch companies offering cold and non-cold storage facilities. Four student teams were involved to adapt the Dutch technologies for scaling in the context of the Ghanaian entrepreneurs.

The inn

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 April 2017 at 08:21

Global food policy report 2017

Published by IFPRI, March 23rd, 2017  

The Global Food Security Report (PDF) is a reoccurring IFPRI publication that provides a synthesis of all major developments regarding food policy. This edition pays special attention to the challenges of urbanization for food and nutrition security (FNS) since rapid urbanization and population growth are expected to put growing pressure on the global food system as agricultural production comes under stress. In addition, urban poor face unique challenges since they are highly dependent on the informal sector, are more vulnerable to income and price shocks and have limited access to basic services. While informal markets are key to ensure FNS, government policies tend to focus on control, regulation or eradication of urban informal food economy. Urbanization also reshapes the agricultural value chains since commercial flows of agricultural goods increase, diets change, and commercial markets become more important. In

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Fortunatus MLYANDENA East Africa Economic Corridor especially in cooperative society need more training in mobile internet skill for the power of information.

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Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund Launch

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  28 March 2017, 09:00-14:00

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund Launch in Zambia

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden, has been selected by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) to manage the Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund.

IAP is a specialised fund aimed to identify and support innovative inclusive business models that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefit for the low income population, prioritising women and youth. The support provided by IAP includes a mix of advisory and non-reimbursable funding for up to EUR 200,000.

The IAP Fund launch is being held on 28th March 2017. The main objectives of the workshop are to:

1. Introduce the concept of innovative inclusive business and IAP

2. Introduce the application guidelines for the concept note.

3. Clarify any doubts or questions regarding the fund or application process.

Click here to read more about the IAP fund 

Want to attend? Email Mr. Alina

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 March 2017 at 12:10

Apply for the Innovations Against Poverty Fund today! (Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cambodia)

Innovations Against Poverty challenges the private sector to develop products, services and business models that can contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change.

Through our advisory and non-reimbursable funding, we support innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population in both rural and urban areas, while being commercially viable.

Who Can apply?

The program is designed for companies which are operational or plan to enter the market (with a local partner in case of foreign companies) in the following sectors:  ICT (Cambodia), Energy (Ethiopia), WASH (Uganda) and Agriculture and Food (Zambia)

The Fund

IAP provides advisory support and non-reimbursable funding for up to 49% of the total investment to selected projects through competitive open calls for proposals.  

Click the links below to learn more

IAP Website
IAP Brochure
IAP Guideli

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Humphrey Bwalya Kabamba If you have a viable concept on Product which you have tried, How may you bring in Partners to boast you product.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 14 February 2017 at 09:08

Dua Tiket Gratis Mengikuti Idea Jam Providing Food for The Hunger: Agrifood Issues and Solving Ideas

Mau dapat tiket gratis untuk acara keren ini?

Ayo bikin posting di tentang : Apa idemu untuk membuat usaha pertanian dengan prinsip social entrepreneurs?


1. Tulis idemu dalam 10-15 kalimat

2. Satu orang hanya bisa membuat 1 posting

3. Posting ditunggu paling lambat Kamis, 16 Februari 2017 pukul 10.00

4. Nama orang yang memposting akan diundi, 2 orang pemenang akan diumumkan Kamis, 16 Februari 2017 pukul 17.00

5. AgriProFocus tidak menanggung uang transport atau biaya lain yang dikeluarkan pemenang untuk menghadiri acara.

Kami tunggu postingmu! Baca tentang acara DI SINI


Two Free Ticket for Idea Jam Providing Food for The Hunger: Agrifood Issues and Solving Ideas

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Satu tiket gratis diberikan kepada:
Thomas Pandhu dari Milenials Farmer dengan posting

Satu tiket lagi akan diberikan berdasarkan diskresi penyelenggara. Terima kasih atas partisispasinya. Sampai jumpa di kegiatan selanjutnya.
One free ticket given to Thomas Pandhu from Milenials Farmer who post

Another one free ticket will be given to others based organizer discretion. Thank you for your attention. See you on next event.

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