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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:51

Magazine Making Gender Work: cultivating diversity

Last Friday at our network event, AgriProFocus together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agrifood sector. 

This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? By sharing the views of experts from all four sides of the Dutch Diamond, we hope to inspire you to start or further develop gender sensitivity in your work.

This magazine, as a representation of our network, would not have been possible without the contribution of our members. Thank you all for sharing your insights, your experiences and your stories!

You can find the online version of the magazine HERE

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Caroline for sharing the Magzine. 

5 days 4 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 29 March 2016 at 08:26

Going beyond stereotypes to strengthen your Farmer-Firm trade relation


Around 100 participants gathered on March 24 at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam for the AgriProFocus Expert meeting: 'It Takes 2-2-Trade'.


A sustainable relationship between farmers and their customers is paramount for good business. To achieve this both parties need to be aware of each other's strengths, weaknesses, and perceptions. In a structured way, the 2-2-Trade tool brings these strengths, weaknesses and perceptions to the surface. With a facilitated, structured discussion 2-2-Trade creates mutual understanding between farmers and their customers creating space for development and new initiatives and opportunities that bring benefit to both.

The meeting focussed on how trade relations can be made more sustainable and profitable by looking at the critical components of the relation and how the 2- 2 Trade tool can be used in business cases of the participants.

Three cases where 2-2-Trade has been applied were pr

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24

Expert Meeting: 'It Takes Two to Trade'

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  24 March 2016, 13:00-18:00
  KIT, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam

A sustainable relationship between farmers and their customers is paramount for good business. To achieve this both parties need to be aware of each other's strengths, weaknesses, and perceptions. In a structured way, the 2-2-Trade tool brings these strengths, weaknesses and perceptions to the surface.

With a facilitated, structured discussion 2-2-Trade creates mutual understanding between farmers and their customers creating space for development and new initiatives and opportunities that bring benefit to both.

That sounds nice, but what is in it for me?

After this session you understand:

• how trade relations can be made more sustainable and profitable by looking at the critical components of the relation.

• how the 2- 2 Trade tool can be used in your business cases.

What you can expect:

After a network lunch (13.00-14.00 hrs) with a.o. our Business Linkage advisors from several Country Networks, we will discuss:

1. Farmer – firm relations: A simple model with 7 critical components

2.

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07

Annual Meeting Sustainable Food Lab

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  07 June 2015 to 11 June 2015 - All Day Event

Leading into the Future


The Sustainable Food Lab’s 2015 Summit is an opportunity to explore new challenges—emerging issues in the food system as well as the leadership required to engage across organizations, sectors and regions. All business must meet targets for operations and raw materials, and many NGOs are focused on business supply chains. Yet to ensure a reliable supply of raw materials and sustainable livelihoods many organizations are expanding their attention to sourcing regions. This is not beginner’s territory. This scope expansion requires a new type of leadership and collaboration. “System leaders,” as we have called them, are in high demand. In support of system leaders, the Food Lab Summit blends technical expertise, with organizational strategy, and personal leadership.Ship 4

The Sustainable Food Lab Leadership Summit on the ss Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The conversations that will anchor the agenda are:

• Collective action in landscapes and watersheds: What are we learning a

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16

ESADA Dairy Sector Trade and Exchange Mission Belgium and the Netherlands

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  16 April 2015 - 07:30 to 21 April 2015 - 17:00

The Eastern and Southern Africa Dairy Association (ESADA) in collaboration with the Netherlands Africa Business Council (NABC) and the Brussels Airline is delighted to announce to the dairy industry stakeholders (small to large dairy processors, cooperative movement, development partners and government officials) the trade and exchange mission to the Netherlands and Belgium stated for April 16th to 21st 2015. The missions is aimed at exposing emerging dairy stakeholders across the value chain to world class dairying practices, technologies and solutions and nurturing business partnerships.

During the five-day mission the participants will experience firsthand world-class dairy industry from the farm to the table. During the mission you will visit;

1. Nuscience in Belgium - the expert in premixes, mineral feed, concentrates, young animal feed and health-promoting feed ingredients. (http://www.nusciencegroup.com/)

2. Packo in Belgium – A leading manufacturer of processing equipment and ma

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 February 2015 at 08:19

FrieslandCampina’s next challenge lies in East Africa.

“The region is one of the biggest African markets measured in terms of dairy consumption, and grows fast. The business environment, however, is radically different from other African regions. Because there is an established dairy market already, East-African countries impose a 60-per cent import duty to protect their farmers. Which makes it impossible to build a brand name using an export model like we did in West Africa – we are forced to start from scratch. The only way for us to enter the market is to start a production facility and produce locally. We are exploring partnerships with local players at the moment.”


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 16 April 2014 at 02:54

A unique dairy expert meeting organized by Agri-ProFocus’ members AERES group, Agriterra, FrieslandCampina, Heifer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Van Hall Larenstein, SNV and Wageningen UR, took place at Wageningen UR on Thursday, 10 April.

Over 140 representatives of the dairy chain, farmers and researchers discussed on the modern Dutch approach, based on a long-term successful dairy production. The meeting was facilitated by Simone van Vugt (Wageningen UR CDI).

Read more here and access/download expert meeting materials.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 15 April 2014 at 08:52

Dutch dairy chain approach: Help the farmers and they will help themselves

2 weeks ago we shared information regarding a dairy expert meeting that was scheduled to take place on 10th April 2014 in the Netherlands. Many of our members showed interest in the information that would be shared during the meeting.

The expert meeting was organized by Agri-ProFocus’ members AERES group, Agriterra, Friesland Campina, Heifer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Van Hall Larenstein, SNV and Wageningen UR. It took place at Wageningen UR on Thursday, 10 April. Over 140 representatives of the dairy chain, farmers and researchers discussed on the modern Dutch approach, based on a long-term successful dairy production. 

Please follow this link here in order to get more information about the Expert meeting and also to download the meeting materials that were shared.