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... Read more
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... Read more
Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
The future of African small-scale producers depends on their ability to play an active and meaningful role in market dynamics. By effectively participating in and influencing the value chains that link them to suppliers, traders and consumers, smallholders will be able to earn more from their crops, livestock and small businesses. This 5 days training programme equips researchers, rural development practitioners and service providers with the competencies needed to assist small-scale farmers, traders and businesses to strengthen their position in value chains and, by so doing, contribute to economic development and poverty reduction. Overall the workshop consists of a mixture of brief interactive lectures to introduce various concepts, principles and approaches (questions and discussions encouraged during the presentation), plenary exercises, brainstorms, role... Read more
Local fresh food markets and value chains are potential vehicles to achieve inclusive development, food and nutrition security, and poverty reduction. This course provides a platform for professionals where experiences in these domains are shared, and strategic action plans for positive change developed.
Date: 26 November – 14 December 2018
Registration deadline – general: 15 October 2018
Registration deadline – Orange Knowledge Programme (OKP) Fellows: 20 July 2018
Location: The Netherlands
For more information and online registration please visit the website:
This week I had a privilege of attending the 1st East Africa Digital Farmer conference that was organized by the Smart Farmer Magazine in Nairobi. Agriculture conferences, to my opinion seem to isolate individuals who have not done courses related to Agriculture, of course this might my perception but i am always pushing the boundaries to get into such conferences because I know my skills as a communication practitioner are as important as those of an Agronomist. Of course my clever way of getting into such conferences has been through Volunteerism. I am proud of Agriprofocus Kenya for being the first in opening their doors for me to volunteer. Now i have what will open greater opportunities as Food Security and Social Justice Advocate
Volunteering is what was my ticket to the 1st East Africa Digital Farmer Conference. Pitching my idea of breaking down technology into understandable information for the farmers who were to come... Read more
When we last had this discussion on agriculture/food insecurity and what is ailing our production, we discussed planning or the lack of it. In this sector what has inhibited growth of it. Today I wish to discuss another aspect touching on the structures of management in this sector.
In most parts of the developing world, governments seem never to plough back proportionate resources to the agricultural sector as to its production. This has over the years made it difficult to retain or to recruit qualified staff in the sector. Let’s take extension services as an example of a service that’s responsible for disseminating Knowledge, technology, agricultural information and linking farmers to other actors of the economy. In most African countries except for a few, these services are as well as dead. Considering the importance of extension services in promoting and transforming of subsistence farming to modern and commercial agriculture, it would be considered unw... Read more
DO YOU HAVE A DISRUPTIVE FOOD/NON FOOD SOLUTION FOR AN AFLATOXIN-FREE FOOD SYSTEM?
Aflatoxins, toxic metabolites of Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus fungi, are one of the greatest risks to food security in developing countries. Over 4 billion people are at risk of chronic exposure to aflatoxins through contaminated foods. Significant health problems caused by aflatoxins include acute liver damage and liver cancer. Aflatoxins may be also involved in immune suppression, and growth impairment in children.
Aflatoxins significantly impact trade and economy. Inability to achieve import standards can create barriers to the development of sustainable agriculture, e.g., Africa loses approximately US$670 million annually in lost trade to Europe alone as a result of raw materials failing to meet EU import standards. High yield crop years can often result in even more waste due to limited storage facilities and an inability to export. Economically viable alternati... Read more
Current members: ICCO, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Oxfam Novib, Hivos and Woord en Daad
The GENES Project was established in anticipation of the need to increase the number of plant breeders who can use genomics. GENES is funded by the Intra-Africa Program of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission. The consortium intends to:
1) Produce for Africa 10 world-class PhD holders molecular plant breeders who will accelerate cultivar development to adapt to current and future challenges related to climate change and food and nutrition security;
2) Train 36 MSc holders genomics scientists and 8 support staff with strong capacity in cultivar development and new molecular breeding approaches to increase knowledge and prospects of improving major crops including cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits, and bio-fuels used in Africa for food and nutrition security and the crop production industry;
3) Harmonize training programs and research agenda of the consortium members (universities) on the use of geno... Read more
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 21st – 25th May 2018
Irrigation can be used to produce outcomes in terms of crop production. Irrigation schemes may also have other outcomes. It is now playing a more important role in agriculture than ever before. However, depending on the climate, the value of the plants or animals, the value of the land and it's suitability for irrigation, the cost, reliability and quality of the water supply, irrigation may or may not be possible or feasible.
Irrigation may enable plants (i.e. crops, pasture) to be grown in a dry climate where it would not otherwise be possible, or it may supplement the existing rainfall and improve growth rates by extending the growth period of the plant, or by ensuring there is adequate moisture during critical periods when the plant is growing mo... Read more
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
· 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
· For any inquiry at: firstname.lastname@example.org or +254712260031
· Website: www.fdc-k.org
Hello Everyone I'm Kizito Wafula from Nairobi Kenya. I'm the Chief operation officer at Farmboost Africa.
FARMBOOST AFRICA LTD; is a registered
company in Kenya its focus being Agribusiness. We train women
groups/farmers on new farming practices, wealth management and finance
their Agricultural projects 100% without collateral. Our Mission is to
improve the lives of small scale farmers in Marginalized areas through
providing training, finance and introduction of new farming techniques.
we are transforming lives/communities through empowering farmers. I'm here to network and get partners who are looking to transform lives as we feed the world.
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 30th April – 04th May 2018
Community food security is the condition which exists when all of the members of a community have access in close proximity; to adequate amounts of nutritious, culturally appropriate food at all times, from sources that are environmentally sound and just. Food security policies are developed to nurture the development of a food secure state in which all of its citizens are hunger-free, healthy and benefit from the food systems that impact their lives. The policies also affirms the commitment to supporting sustainable food systems that provide people with high quality food, employment, and that also contribute to the long-term well-being of the environment.
This five day training programme shall enlighten the participants on food p... Read more
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Warm greetings for the day! IRES Kenya would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming trainings for the month April 2018 on Agriculture development, Food security and Livelihoods at Indepth Research Services training facilities, Nairobi, Kenya.
The main role of these training workshops is to 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.
A preliminary agenda has been devised; a more specific and detailed programme will be sent to any interested candidate who registers for any of our scheduled courses for April 2018.
NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations.
Causes and Minimization of Post-Harvest Losses Course (02nd to 06th April 2018)
Food loss and waste have many negative economic and environmental impacts. Economically, they represent a wasted investment that can reduce farmers’ incomes and increase... Read more
Sustainable Inclusive Business alongside SOCCA and SNV facilitated a parallel session "Enhancing Food Security and Business Opportunities Through Food Waste, Loss Reduction and Quality in a Changing Climate" during last year's Annual Network Day.
The objective of this session was to identify business opportunities to ehnance food security by cutting on Food Waste, Food Losses and increasing Quality across the agriculture value chain. There were great suggestions on how to go about it, as detailed in the attached report.
• Mindset change – move from agriculture is agribusiness
• Quality standards
• Linking all aspects of the value chain
• IT & Innovation are keys to successful solutions
• Consumer awareness
• Leaders to start the change
See the attached report for more detailed information. You are most welcome to share your thou... Read more
Offer agrifood SMEs an assortment of services
The study focuses on agrifood SMEs that form the ‘missing middle’: too large for micro-finance and too small for mainstream banks and private equity firms. A major conclusion is that there are very few investment funds that meet the financing needs of agrifood SMEs, that are usually under 250.000 USD and rarely higher than 1M USD. Such smaller investments are tedious and costly for investment funds, even for those set up with the explicit goal to stimulate the development of the agrifood sector.... Read more
There is a rapid change in climatic conditions which has resulted to several negative effects on human activities and development especially in agriculture and the environment. There is little awareness and understanding of the changing world in the rural areas where majority of agriculture and rural development activities are carried out.
Officers involved in agricultural and rural development activities do not have adequate capacity to inform and manage issues resulting from climate change. Thus, there is need to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills in managing the effect of climate change for the development of agriculture and the environment.
Resilient Livelihoods Course (19th to 23rd March 2018)
Disasters and food insecurity are directly interconnected. They interrupt market a... Read more
Event: Causes and Minimization of Post-Harvest Losses Course
Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.
Event Date: 19th – 23rd March 2018.
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 income and improve food security and livelihoods. Th... Read more
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