Food Security

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nov
22

AgriProFocus Ethiopia - Annual Network Day

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  22 November 2018, 08:30-18:00
  Azzeman Hotel, Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

In this full day event, AgriProFocus Network members will have the opportunity to network, promote their work in the agriculture sector, and learn together about sector trends and new tools for sector development. 

More specicfically this event features the following activities: 

* Keynote presentations on food security in Ethiopia, research findings on gender in agriculture, and developing markets for sustainability in agriculture. 

* Breakout groups with presentations and discussions on sustainability in commercial agriculture, and on  agroecology.

* Workshops on tools for addressing gender in agricultural value chains, and on maximizing your online communications with the AgriProFocus website and social media. 

* Launch of the Youth Business Challenge!

* Networking over booths and drinks.

Please find full program attached. All AgriProFocus Ethiopia members are welcome to participate, but they must register via this link.





dec
17

Food Security, Safety and Quality Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 December 2018 to 21 December 2018 - All Day Event
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Event Details: Food Security, Safety and Quality Training

INTRODUCTION

Food security exists when all people have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life at all times. Food insecurity, on the other hand, is part of a continuum that includes hunger (food deprivation), malnutrition (deficiencies, imbalances, or excesses of nutrients), and famine. This training program is therefore designed to act as a guide on how to ensure access to safe and quality food is one of the human rights as well as a sustainable development goal.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of the training, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand basic skills in food security, safety, and quality.
  • Understand the classification of food into different food groups.
  • Understand what constitutes an adequate diet and optimal feeding to children.
  • Understand the relationship between nutrition and health.
  • Gain skills in cro

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dec
10

Food Security and Climate Change Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and climate change are the two major global challenges humanity is facing, and climate change is increasingly being perceived as one of the greatest challenges for food security. This is because reduces the productivity of the majority of existing food systems and harms the livelihoods of those already vulnerable to food insecurity. Conversely, agricultural activities including indirect effects through deforestation and other forms of land conversion account for about one-third of total global warming potential from GHG emissions today. This training is thus intended to equip participants with strategies to realize food security, reduce climate change effects in agriculture, as well as reduce the contribution of the agriculture sector to climate change presently and in the future.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, sen

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains Uganda
Posted 1 November 2018 at 06:13

Farming together reaps benefits for Mubende family:

A farming project that ropes in both husband and wife has brought food security and cohesion to a family in Mubende.

Margaret Lutaaya managed to harvest more than 700kgs of beans from the land she has been cultivating in Kawagalo Village, Bukuya Sub-county in Mubende District 118km from Kampala. “I can even pay school fees for my daughters and take care of my husband.”

Painful history

Over a decade ago, Lutaaya was engaged in unfruitful mixed farming with poor harvests for more than 30 years. She recalls, with pain, the pressure of paying school fees for her seven children. She did not believe that she would become this self-reliant.

Convincing her husband who was doing odd jobs as a builder, she opted to go into farming on a large scale.

Starting out was a gamble. She first convinced her husband, Paul Lutaaya, who she has been married to for more than 30 years, to quit his job to join hands and increase yields.

The results were obvio

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Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 31 October 2018 at 01:27

Jaguza livestock app seeks to make hi-tech farming a reality

Afrosoft, an IT company, has combined technological advancements with the ethos of local techprenuers to create a system it calls the “solution to animal health.

Being a farmer is hard work. You get to spend all day outdoors. There’s also the crack of dawn starting times and 14-hour days filled with hard physical labour, ripe animal manure and delicate cow udders.

Fortunately, technology is making its way down on the farm to make the work easier. Ugandan researchers are hoping to bring technology to small farms around the country.

Ronald Katamba, a multi award winning innovator, is a director at Afrosoft IT Solutions, a Microsoft certified partner. As a 12-year-old orphan, he reared rabbits to raise school fees but they died mysteriously after an unknown sickness attacked without notice.

“When I graduated from university, I thought of developing an application that could help farmers,” Katamba said while unve

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 25 October 2018 at 12:36

Grant Management and Fundraising Training (10th - 14th December 2018)

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INTRODUCTION

This course is comprehensive on grants management and fundraising, spanning the grants lifecycle from pre-award through grant closeout. The course provides the Federal, pass-through, and recipient workforces with the knowledge and skills they need to improve program and public accountability, efficiency, and outcomes for beneficiaries.

DURATION

5 days

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE

  • Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects
  • Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions
  • Understand the donor requirements in relation to supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements
  • Managing multiple-funded programmes
  • Understand proposal writing, project planning and problem analysis
  • Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report
  • Describe the phases in t

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Philippe AKPAKI Une session peut être prévue pour les francophones?

3 weeks 14 hours ago

Indepth Research Services Hello Phillippe, Unfortunately, we currently do not offer the course in French only in English. 

2 weeks 6 days ago

Indepth Research Services Bonjour Phillippe, Malheureusement, nous ne proposons pas actuellement le cours en français uniquement en anglais.

2 weeks 6 days ago

Philippe AKPAKI Merci. C'est une doléance que je fais afin que vous pensiez à prévoir une session pour les francophones. 

2 weeks 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 October 2018 at 09:29

WFD call to action: Eradication of hunger is a multi-stakeholder target:

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries was joined by partners including the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the Food Rights Alliance to organise activities for the 2018 World Food Day in Uganda.

The official hosts of these activities were selected as Nabuin Zonal Agricultural Research and Development Institute which is under the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) one of seven Agencies of the Ministry that hosts the activities annually.

To maximise outreach and popularise the 2018 theme which was set as “Our actions are our future. A Zero Hunger world by 2030 is possible” partners developed roles of different stakeholders in eradicating hunger to be shared in a buildup to the 16th October climax.

What farmers and agribusinesses can do to help achieve Zero Hunger

The women and men who work in agriculture play a vital role in achieving Zero Hunger. Whether

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dec
03

Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Trainin

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  03 December 2018 to 07 December 2018 - All Day Event
  +254

Event Details: Linking Emergency Aid to Food and Nutrition Security Training

INTRODUCTION

Food insecurity and disasters are directly related; therefore, institutions dealing with food and nutrition security should be prepared for such adversities and device means to respond. Relief aid institutions also play part in maintenance of food and nutrition security in emergencies by providing relief aid. Food aid is all about providing food and related assistance to tackle hunger, either in emergency situations, or to help with deeper, longer-term hunger alleviation and achieve food security. Thus, this training programme is designed to enable participants to gain skills on how to prepare, measure, and respond to nutrition emergencies to sustain food security.

DURATION

5 days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand classification of emergencies in particular famine and food crises. Food insecurity and malnutrition and how these have shaped operational response and practice.
  • Explore f

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nov
26

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food Security  Workshops

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  26 November 2018 - 09:00 to 31 December 2018 - 17:00
  Stipp Hotel Rwanda

Indepth Research Services welcomes you to attend our training courses on Agriculture, Food Security and Rural Development to take place in Kigali Rwanda . These courses equip all Agricultural experts together with mid-level policy-makers, with knowledge and skills in understanding the context of the Agriculture Sector with the overall goal of strengthening technical capacity for increased consideration and use of Agriculture in decision-making aimed at tackling development issues.

Join us by registering for these scheduled training courses. These training courses will also give you an opportunity to meet and network with other monitoring and evaluation professionals’ and project management officials from NGOs, public and private organizations’ from across the world.

Resilient Livelihoods Course

This course takes participants through among other things how to improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the rural poor and develop and strengthen community-based livelihoods management a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 September 2018 at 11:51

Newsletter Food  & Business Knowledge Platform September 2018 (#5)

In its September newsletter the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) presents reports of several workshops, among them the session about the UNSC resolution 2417 on conflict and hunger; the Food Systems Approach workshop at the WUR SDG conference; and the CoP on Youth, employment and migration.

And information is shared about two calls under the NL-CGIAR partnership, one for senior experts and one for a PPP and Research Uptake expert.

Furthermore, the Platform refers to the evaluation 2013/2018 “Co-creating (Dutch) diamonds, gold (standards) and silver (bullets) in the food security and agricultural business maze” by Ton Dietz and Joep van den Broek, which is available at the F&BKP website.

Moreover, a new topic on the Knowledge Portal, is highlighted, where Food and Nutrition Security professionals can find relevant cutting-edge knowledge products on Food security & stability. To stay tuned to specific topics of t

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MUBARAK INUWA Thank you Nicole Metz,It is very important approach, to have such a Newsletter on food and business platform For September 2018#5.Alot of guidelines and principles on Agricultural skills and ideas would be derived.I hope, all the stalkholders on the themes would have a closer exchange of ideas on their deliberations.

1 month 3 weeks ago

dec
10

Climate Resilience and Food Security Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  10 December 2018 to 14 December 2018 - All Day Event
  Meridian Hotel, Nairobi Kenya

Event Date: 10th – 14th, December 2018

Register online to attend

Organizer: Foscore Development Center


Introduction

This course will equip you with knowledge on protecting people’s livelihoods from shocks, and strengthening their capacity to absorb the impact of, and recover from, disruptive events. It is a necessary ingredient for food and nutrition security. The course is also in line with the first millennium goal on eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.

Course Objective:

· Understand various terms in food security and risk reduction

· Food Security interventions

· Food Security analysis and tools

· Food Security Programming

· Improve agricultural infrastructure and agricultural practice

Duration

5 days

Who should attend?

National governments, UN partners and NGOs, Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, fundi

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sep
17

Climate Resilience and Food Security Training Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 September 2018 to 21 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Meridian Hotel, Nairobi Kenya

Click here to Register online to attend

Organizer: Foscore Development Center


Introduction

This course will equip you with knowledge on protecting people’s livelihoods from shocks, and strengthening their capacity to absorb the impact of, and recover from, disruptive events. It is a necessary ingredient for food and nutrition security. The course is also in line with the first millennium goal on eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.

Course Objective:

· Understand various terms in food security and risk reduction

· Food Security interventions

· Food Security analysis and tools

· Food Security Programming

· Improve agricultural infrastructure and agricultural practice

Duration

5 days

Who should attend?

National governments, UN partners and NGOs, Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, Research organizations

Course content

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 30 August 2018 at 09:04

Global Vegetable supply to dwindle by more than a third!

Climate change and food security is ever becoming a key area of discussion. A recent study by  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine predicted that global average yields of vegetables and legumes such as soy beans and lentils are predicted to be reduced by 35% and 9% respectively.  What does this mean for the local Zambian horticulture farming communities?


Read the article through this link


aug
29

5th Annual Farm Camp

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  29 August 2018 to 30 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Gayaza High school

Gayaza High School in collaboration with like-minded organizations like Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), Heifer International, AgriProFocus Uganda, Uganda Christian University and NARO in Uganda are working together to develop opportunities for students to learn and acquire agricultural skills while eating healthier and nutritious food. The farm camp project initiated to help the high school acquire production input and facilities is 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 which converge over 450 students. In addition,Agricultural-interested schools have been working in close collaboration with Gayaza High School to further develop it’s School Farm Camp initiative, which seeks to

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 9 August 2018 at 02:34

Dear AgriProFocus network,


Grounded is looking for suppliers of solar dryers in Zambia. If you know companies that can help us out, please let me know. Your help is much appreciated. 

Thank you once more!


Warm regards,

Gijs, Grounded

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Gijs, maybe my APF colleagues Lawrence Shonga or Yvonne Mtumbi in Lusaka can help you out! Lawrence or Yvonne, what do you think? Good luck Gijs!

3 months 1 week ago

Lawrence Shonga Hi Gijs. You can check with TDAU (Technology Development Advisory Unit) located at the University of Zambia. You can find their contact details via this link https://www.unza.zm/l/units/tdau/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=78

3 months 1 week ago

Gijs Boers Thank you very much!! We will check it out. 

2 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 August 2018 at 12:29

How can Food and Nutrition Security programming “do good” in fragile settings?

Closing workshop of The Broker’s project on conflict sensitivity in Food Security Programming, funded by Food & Business Knowledge Platform.  

On February 1, 2018, The Broker, supported by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), organized a workshop to conclude its project on conflict sensitive Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) programming in fragile settings. Bringing together policymakers, researchers and practitioners working on food security in fragile settings, this workshop served to share the lessons learned (captured in the final report), present the tool for conflict sensitivity that was developed based on the project’s main findings, and discuss ways forward for integrating conflict sensitivity and stability into FNS programming. You can download a full report of the workshop here.

The workshop, hosted at the F&BKP offices in The Hague, was kicked off by a brief presentation of The Broker’s own project results

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nov
19

Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  19 November 2018 to 30 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Nakuru, Kenya

ICRA course:  Building agribusiness relations for sustainable profit
                    Key skills for inclusive business brokerage

This course is meant for agribusiness service providers working with smallholder farmers, processors, affiliated enterprises ànd for professionals working  in producer organisations, educational institutes and development organisations with agribusiness as their domain.  

Candidates with funding can approach me by email:  saskia.vleer@icra.global

application deadline is 1 October for those who need a visa for Kenya
application deadline is 1 November for those who do not need a visa for Kenya

To get updates on our courses  and scholarship opportunities you can sign up here 



oct
01

M&E,Data Management and Analysis for Agriculture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  01 October 2018 - 09:00 to 21 December 2018 - 05:00
  Indepth Research Training center Nairobi & Kigali

The demand for data on impact of policies, programmes and interventions on food and nutrition security is rapidly growing. Both governments and civil society have a need for information on food and nutrition conditions and trends and the impact of policies and interventions.

Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment are undertaken by governments, NGOs, international agencies and donors. The course emphasizes the need for careful selection of indicators in designing information support systems at various administrative levels and the skills required for analysis and interpretation of data collected for policy making.

The courses are job-oriented and the training approach is interactive. They provide the participants with the possibility to learn from expert facilitators as well as from each other.

Indepth Research Services, Africa’s leading Training and Consultancy Center since 2003, Invites you to our trainings on:

September 

· M & E, Data Management & Analysis in Food Security & Nutri

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 16 July 2018 at 08:56

Hello Everyone,

I, BIZUMUREMYI Jean Claude I am 21 years old, I am 1.78 m height. I have A2 certificate in electricity from ECOLE TECHNIQUE SAINT KIZITO. Now I study in year one in electrical and electronic engineering department, my option is electromechanical technology in KIGALI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY located in KIGALI CITY, KICUKIRO district. I am the most reliable person with discipline. I am sympathy with Ability to interact with people of different backgrounds, Ability to work under minimum supervision and Very effective team work. I originate from eastern province, Nyagatare district, Krangazi sector, Mbare cell, Karohoza village.

I like working hard. Also since I was a kid I like innovation and I am good at studying, innovating, inventing, communication, ask when I get confused with the aim of understanding more and analyzing every technical situation by considering myself as a problem solver, and I don’t force myself to do these I always find myself already done with that.

After seei

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Bizumuremyi Jean Claude, thanks for joining AgriproFocus Network, please use the search portal and starting following, connecting and learning your fellow agribusiness men and other key stakeholders in general.

4 months 6 days ago

Bizumuremyi Jean Claude thanks a lot,I will keep on this

4 months 6 days ago

Emmanuel Dusabimana This is great

4 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 July 2018 at 08:31

UNFFE advocates for value addition as the National Agricultural show draws closer:

This year’s agricultural show will be the 26th and it is slated to take place from 13th to 22nd July under the theme; “Fostering Agricultural Value Chains, Innovation for Farmer led food Security, Household Income and Job Creation." The Uganda National Farmers’ Federation (UNFFE) will hold the annual National Agricultural show at the Source of the Nile Jinja show grounds.


The challenge with Uganda’s agriculture is competitiveness. Uganda’s agriculture does not have a competitive advantage over others due to production of less quantity to meet the outside demand and leave enough for domestic consumption and production of ‘not good enough’ quality to compete with in the globalised agricultural value chains.


This years’ show will therefore focus more on irrigation technologies, value addition, and livestock. The theme brings out the opportunity that aims at preparing and organising the small ho

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