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... Read more
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)... Read more
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:
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
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 bit.ly/beasiswaFYI2017.
Info lebih lanjut: www.fyindonesians.id. Follow kami di IG/FB/Twitter: @fyindonesians
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: bit.ly/seedsforchangeFYI2017. Isi proposalnya dan kirim ke email@example.com 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 www.fyindonesians.id. 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
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: bit.ly/registrasiFYI2017
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.
Anyone! No matter if you are an experienc... Read more
The Week’s Market Opportunities-
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... Read more
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
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... Read more
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.... Read more
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
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... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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.
Want to attend? Email Mr. Alina... Read more
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.
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)
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.
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