food

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 May 2018 at 01:27

EAC countries join efforts to increase trade on staple foods

  KAMPALA - The East African Community has launched the Regional East African Trade in staples (REACTS-II)project that will increase production of staple food to reduce importations from non-member states.

The three-year project worth sh22.2b agricultural covers Uganda, Kenya, and Rwanda.
It is aimed at helping 300,000 small holder farmers across the three countries. The project is funded by Kilimo Trust with support from Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).
Speaking at the launch on Monday, the Deputy Prime minister, Moses Ali, presiding over the event said the project was timely as it will provide alternative guaranteed markets for farmers and formalise business in agriculture in the EAC partner states.
“At the moment our farmers are held hostage by the middlemen and Uganda has no arrangement to buy from farmers as it was before liberalisation, in the 80s. We thought that with the introduction of the Wareh

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 May 2018 at 07:56

Which Climate-Smart Technologies Will Pay Off for African Farmers?

When Ugandan farmer Eveline Aryemo first tried the NABE 15 improved bean variety, she did not know that this seed contained superior abilities to not only tolerate drought conditions and diseases common in her farm but also triple yields.

imageThe seed was promoted by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Uganda’s National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) together with partners. A truly “climate-smart” technology, the drought tolerant variety has helped Eveline meet market demands and to farm in challenging climate conditions.

NABE15 cooks faster than most of the other commercial varieties and thus requires less firewood, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saves time for women to engage in other activities. When grown in drought-stressed environments it is more productive compared to other varieties, which assures women farmers of a surplus for sale and hence income for home expenses s

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Agro Enterprenuership & Market Facilitation Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event: Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 25th – 29th June 2018.

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NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations.

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INTRODUCTION

Markets are important for rural transformation and poverty alleviation. They provide the direct means through which the poor participate in economic activity as producers (farmers, business groups); as employees (providers of labor); and as consumers (of goods and services).

Working with smallholder farmers to design and set up new income-generating enterprise opportunities on the other hand is complex. It requires taking time and dedication to ensure success. This training programme aims at building the agro-enterprise capacity of rural development practitioners to enable them facilitate the market integration of the most vulnerable beneficiaries. The participants will be guided through participatory processes for identifying market opportunities a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 May 2018 at 07:24

Brighter Living Scholarship to Attend the Young World Summit in The Hague 

For young Ethiopians and Zambians making a positive impact to reduce malnutrition and improve food value chains 


With the Brighter Living Scholarship, DSM will offer 4 scholarships to young leaders from Zambia and Ethiopia, who are working in the field of nutrition, towards eradicating malnutrition and tackling the issue of food security.

The scholarship builds on the Africa Improved Foods (AIF) partnership, which is an innovative public-private partnership making nutritious fortified foods locally in Africa for Africa with the objective of ending malnutrition. AIF is a partnership between DSM, IFC, CDC, FMO, Government of Rwanda and the World Food Programme. A short video by CEO and 2018 OYW Counsellor Feike Sijbesma on the start of this partnership can be found here.

Who should apply:

In line with the expansion objectives of DSM/AIF to more African countries, this scholarship seeks to support young leader

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18

Gender Approaches to Agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  18 June 2018 - 09:00 to 22 June 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

 Event: Gender Approaches to Agricultural Extension Practices Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 18th – 22nd June 2018.

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NB: Discounts up to 25 % for group registrations

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INTRODUCTION

Gender sensitivity in agricultural practices and extension is an important area that affects people of all walks in life. It entails gender equity, gender roles and further implies that roles should not be ascribed for instance to the females alone, or the males exclusively as this will amount to set back to the progress of agriculture. Gender equality refers to equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for women and men, girls and boys. It is the absence of discrimination on the basis of a person’s sex in opportunities, in the allocation of resources and benefits, or in access to services such as agricultural advice. It implies that the interests, needs, and priorities of both women and men are taken into consideration, recognizing the di

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 April 2018 at 12:41

Big Bite: Food Sustainability in Cities

Urbanization is growing at an alarming rate.

How are cities coping with feeding their populations?

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Twitterchat! Be part of the conversation by following @TR_Foundation and #GoodFoodMedia on Twitter.

The online discussion will include topics such as:

• Infrastructure

• Waste

• Urban farming

• Nutritional value and food miles

• Food deserts and processed food

• Urban food security and policy

This chat is part of the Food Sustainability Media Award project.

The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to recognise excellence in reporting and communicating issues relating to the great food paradoxes of our time:

• Hunger & Obesity

• Food & Fuel

• Starvation & Waste

Applications are open until May 31, 2018!

Find out more: www.goodfoodmediaaward.com

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21

Agro-Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 May 2018 - 09:00 to 25 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 21st – 25th May 2018

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Offers: Register Today as a Group and get 25% discount. Offer valid till 31st of May 2018

INTRODUCTION

Markets are important for rural transformation and poverty alleviation. They provide the direct means through which the poor participate in economic activity as producers (farmers, business groups); as employees (providers of labor); and as consumers (of goods and services).

Working with smallholder farmers to design and set up new income-generating enterprise opportunities on the other hand is complex. It requires taking time and dedication to ensure success. This training programme aims at building the agro-enterprise capacity of rural development practitioners to enable them facilitate the market integration of the most vulnerable bene

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 April 2018 at 05:49

Kenya’s Agricultural Sector at a Glance

Agriculture in Kenya plays a vital role in contributing to its economy. The sector brings in 65% of total export earnings to the country and provides the livelihood for more than 80% of the Kenyan population (employment, income and food security needs). More remarkably, the sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya's rural people. Agriculture in Kenya is large and complex, with a myriad of parastatals, non-governmental, private and public sectors.

The sector is also a main drive of the non- agricultural sector. Operations such as tourism, transport, education, construction and other social services are in one way or the other intertwined with agriculture. It is also important to note, that Kenya’s population has increased significantly (growing from 10 million in 1970 to 40 million in 2012) and it is projected that in the next 20 years, that number will double to 83 million. As a result of th

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may
07

Causes and Minimization of Post-Harvest Losses

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  07 May 2018 - 09:00 to 11 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Causes and Minimization of Post-Harvest Losses Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 07th – 11th May 2018

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INTRODUCTION

Food loss and waste have many negative economic and environmental impacts. Economically, they represent a wasted investment that can reduce farmers’ incomes and increase consumers’ expenses. Environmentally, food loss and waste inflict a host of impacts, including unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions and inefficiently used water and land, which in turn can lead to diminished natural ecosystems and the services they provide.

While the number of food insecure population remains unacceptably high, massive quantities of food are lost due to spoilage and infestations on the journey to consumers. However, one of the major ways of strengthening food security is by reducing these losses. It is of high importance in the effort to combat hunger, raise

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 5 March 2018 at 05:37

Cities for Our Future Challenge 2018

The Cities for our Future challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with the UK National Commission of UNESCO.

They are inviting imaginative problem solvers from the wider field of surveying, urban design, architecture, and engineering to submit transformative ideas for projects and policies that solve some of the defining challenges of our time: Rapid Urbanisation, Climate Change, and Resource Scarcity.

Benefits

If you have e got a transformative idea for a project or policy and you want to make a positive contribution to the world, potentially build your professional profile at an international level and kick-start a rewarding and varied career, then this is the competition for you.

If you win, there’s also a £50,000 prize up for grabs and the chance to work with experts and mentors from within the surveying industry.

Your idea could be made into a prototype that makes a positi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 February 2018 at 12:57

Apply as a startup to our Horti-Tech Accelerator

Does your startup have a solution that helps to feed the world’s cities in vertical farming or horticulture? Does your innovation improve efficiency in water, energy or soil usage? Does your startup have a solution that helps to feed the world’s cities? Rapid population growth, urbanization and the effects of climate change challenge the way we are producing our food. 

FoodStars mobilizes broad alliance to invest in innovative startups World Startup Factory and Truvalu.startups, two international innovation accelerators, initiated FoodStars to invite a broad coalition of corporates,  research and knowledge institutes, government bodies and investors to invest together in boosting innovation and entrepreneurship in the sector. Innovation and investments in smart farming for metropolitan areas are crucial to achieving a sustainable food production in the future. We are going to select 10 startup teams. 

Start date:

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 February 2018 at 07:11

Kenya’s Agricultural Sector at a Glance

Agriculture in Kenya plays a vital role in contributing to its economy. The sector brings in 65% of total export earnings to the country and provides the livelihood for more than 80% of the Kenyan population (employment, income and food security needs). More remarkably, the sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya’s rural people. Agriculture in Kenya is large and complex, with a myriad of parastatals, non-governmental, private and public sectors.

The sector is also a main drive of the non- agricultural sector. Operations such as tourism, transport, education, construction and other social services are in one way or the other intertwined with agriculture. It is also important to note, that Kenya’s population has increased significantly (growing from 10 million in 1970 to 40 million in 2012) and it is projected that in the next 20 years, that number will double to 83 million. Becaus

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mar
26

Agriculture Value Chains Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 March 2018 - 09:00 to 30 March 2018 - 17:00
  Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Agriculture Value Chains Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 26th March– 30th March 2018

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INTRODUCTION

Value chains are a key framework for understanding how products move from the producers to the customers. The value chain perspective provides an important means to understand the business to business relationships, mechanisms for increasing efficiency, and ways to enable businesses to increase productivity and add value.

It provides a reference point for improvements in services and the business environment. It is a vehicle for pro-poor initiatives and for linking small businesses with the market. Value chains therefore reside at the core of high-impact and sustainable initiatives focused on improving productivity, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, and SME growth.

This one week course will provide hands-on training in Agriculture value chains and the application

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mar
26

Promoting Entrepreneurship & Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 March 2018 - 09:00 to 30 March 2018 - 17:00
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Event: Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 26th March– 30th March 2018

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INTRODUCTION

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development are the best hope for reviving weak world economies. Entrepreneurs cannot do it alone; they need an enabling environment in which their business can grow. This course is designed to give insights into the basic requirements for increasing the level of entrepreneurship in communities at local and national levels.

In order to build the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the Agriculture and food security activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations to support efforts in improving survival rates of Agribusinesses that currently have a high rate of failure, (I.e. 70 to 80 per cent of new businesses end their operations in their first year. And of those that survive, o

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mar
26

Horticultural Production and Marketing Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  26 March 2018 - 09:00 to 30 March 2018 - 17:00
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Event: Horticultural Production and Marketing Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 26th March– 30th March 2018

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INTRODUCTION

In most countries, marketing problems are currently regarded as beyond the scope of field-level agricultural extension workers who are the officers in direct contact with the farmers. Therefore, the farmer has to take on commercial and marketing skills. Marketing is the process by which the space between the producer and the consumer is bridged. The process obviously involves transport and techniques for minimizing crop losses. An effective distribution system will also require the establishment of rural businesses such as truck drivers and packaging manufacturers, contractors and wholesalers. The production/marketing chain is a two way process. Produce flows from the rural areas into the cities; money and market information should flow back. As

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2018 at 02:39


Student Video Competition on food supply (deadline April 1, 2018)
  


Dear All,

IUFoST (www.IUFoST.org) presently organizing the 19th IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress from October 23 -27. 2018 in Mumbai, India. To stimulate the young generation’s interested in improving the Food Supply in a sustainable way on a local but also global level a Student Video Competition has been initiated for the >IUFoST ROSE SPIESS AWARD FOR A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SUPPLY<</p>

We invite students from all scientific areas around the globe to think about possible improvements of the food chain, develop strategies and visualize their ideas in a video, alone or together with friends and colleagues. Details on the Competition are attached, see especially >Information – IUFoST< . The attached information are also accessible in the Internet under >IUFoST Rose Spiess Award< (3 Documents: Information - IUFoST; Form - IUFoST; Proposal Form - IUFoST). The best videos will be awarded, besides the recognition of presenting an important idea to improve the food supply chain the winners will receive e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2018 at 09:28

FoodStars’ first accelerator for innovative startups in horti-tech is now open for applications!

FoodStars was founded for three reasons: the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector’s wish to work with international startups, its challenge to adapt high-tech innovations to the context of upcoming markets, where the need for innovation is high, and last but not least, its commitment to contribute to food security and the world’s Sustainable Development Goals. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate your startup in a very short time to maximize your market opportunity. 


Read here why you should apply for our program: http://foodstars.net/accelerator/#application  

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing  this Pedro!  A very nice opportunity for start-ups in horticulture, I'll promote this call within our networks.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 17 January 2018 at 02:33

The World Food Prize Global Nomination Process Opens for Innovators in Agriculture

The World Food Prize Foundation is now accepting nominations for its renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nominations of worthy candidates are invited from public and private organizations, academic institutions, governmental organizations, and businesses. The nomination criteria, procedure, and on-line form are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/nominate. Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2018.

The World Food Prize was created in 1986 to be the highest individual honor for truly exceptional and unique achievements in improving the quality, quantity, and availability of the world’s food supply, as well as the access of all human beings to it. This prestigious $250,000 award has been presented to 46 outstanding individuals from 18 countries and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 1 December 2017 at 12:31

La pomme de terre dans le Nord et Sud-Kivu

La pomme de terre « Solanum tubersosum » est l’une des cultures les plus importantes au niveau mondial. Elle constitue avec le blé, le riz et le mais, les 4 cultures qui nourrissent le plus grand nombres d’habitants sur terre. Pendant, ces dernières années, la quantité de pomme de terre a doublé sur le marché des pays en voies de développement.

Pratiqué sous la monoculture sur billon, toute la pomme terre s’adapte mieux dans ces grandes collines de l’Est de la RD Congo. Mais malheureusement exploité par les paysans en majeure partie. D’où les grands défis que court la filière dans la zone ; étant donné que des grands entrepreneurs ne s’intéressent pas vraiment de la filière.

Quant aux acteurs présents et impliqués dans la filière pomme de terre, les défis suivants ont été constatés :

-Manque des semences de qualité et d’autres part la méconnaissance de certaines variétés des semences vulgaris

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
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.  

6 months 3 weeks ago

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

6 months 2 weeks ago