Arboneth (an abbreviation of Arboretum-Network-Ethiopia) is a network of forestry sector experts and practitioners, hailing mainly from Ethiopian and German universities, but also including other concerned stakeholders such as the development wing of the Orthodox Church and Bread for the World working to strengthen church forests in Ethiopia, forestry sector projects such as GIZ’s Biodiversity and Forestry Program, ILRI, UNESCO the Succo Foundation and Unique-Nabu working on biospehere reserve development, and others, including Agriprofocus which helped to bring in the perspectives on youth engagement in the forestry sector.
At the present time, there is lots of conflict (e.g. in Western Ethiopia in the Guji and Gedo area), and in the urgent interest of peace, there is current talk in the Commission of Environment and Forest about distributing forest land to demonstrating youth. There is a very important question on... Read more
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Kami sedang mencari usaha kecil menengah (UKM) di bidang pertanian, perikanan, atau kehutanan untuk mendukung riset kami:
Wanita dalam Kewirausahaan dan Akses ke Finansial: Tantangan dan Kesempatan
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UNDP, bersama ANGIN dan didukung oleh pemerintah Kanada, sedang menilai tantangan-tantangan yang dihapi oleh wanita dalam usaha kecil menengah (UKM), terutama di sektor agrikultur, perikanan, dan perhutanan. Tujuan utama dalam riset ini adalah untuk meningkatkan kesetaraan gender dan pemberdayaan perempuan melalui kewirausahaan sosial.
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Value addition can come in many forms. In South Africa, with the Wildlands Trees for Life Programme, community-based tree seedling growers (many of whom are youth) trade their seedlings for food, water tanks, and small business loans. Read more here.
Attention: "Surviving tree project" team from the AgriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness Network, that has been studying tree seedling value chains in Ethiopia - this may be of interest!
first global data report on fast-growing voluntary sustainability
standards outlines the share of bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton,
forestry, palm oil, soybeans, cane sugar and tea in 14 major standards.
The report is based on a partnership between the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and ITC, and is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
You can download it here
The World Forest Congress is looking for passionate and inspiring youth speakers to make a TEDx-style presentation at the youth special event during the XIV World Forestry Congress. If you are involved in a youth-led initiative or project established and run by young people to engage communities, they want to hear from you! There are three/four slots to fill. They will pay your travel, accommodation and registration costs for the full week of the Congress, 7-11 September, in Durban, South Africa.
For more please follow this link: https://forests2015.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/wanted-young-passionate-people-to-speak-at-world-forestry-congress/
Procurement Reference No: LWF/EU/001/2015
The Lutheran World Federation LWF-Uganda is a country program of the larger Lutheran World Federation (LWF), an international organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Since 1979, LWF has worked in Uganda to empower communities to achieve their full potential, claim their universal rights, meet their basic needs and improve their quality of life.
LWF would like to identify suppliers for assorted seedlings for their kitgum and Pader offices
Interested candidates should find details for the tender description here
Deadline Date: 22nd May, 2015
How to Apply
Sealed bids must be delivered to the offices below;
The Lutheran World Federation Head Office
Plot 1401, Gaba Road (Net to Quality Hill Shopping Mall)
Address the bids to;
The Chairperson, LWF Uganda Tender Committee
Bid for supply of assorted seedlings
Procurement Reference No: Tender/LWF/EU/001/2015
AECF launches 2nd round of the Agribusiness Africa Window (AAW)
The 2nd round of the AECF AAW is now open. It seeks business ideas in agricultural production; the production and/or supply and distribution of agricultural inputs, agro-processing, post-harvest or post-processing activities such as storage, wholesaling, retailing, shipping and exporting; livestock, acquaculture, forestry, rural financial services, supply chain logistics and information and media services.
Business ideas that qualify for funding must be innovative and have positive impact on the rural poor: delivering increased employment reduced costs and improved productivity. AAW is a special fund that is open to any agribusiness related ideas from across Africa.
The round remains open until 28 February, 2015.
To register and apply follow this link; http://www.aecfafrica.org/windows/agribusiness-window/apply-submit