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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 18 July 2017 at 06:38

Enabling environment: a prerequisite for a thriving agriculture sector 

We recently attended the 16th Community of Practice Convening by GAIN's MarketPlace for Nutritious Foods, a platform designed to strengthen networks, foster innovations and provide investment to bring affordable nutritious foods to market.

The Community of Practice (CoP) is a network of local entrepreneurs, investors and institutions working in agriculture and nutrition. Through periodic meetings and online discussions, the members explore solutions, share lessons learned and exchange knowledge about market opportunities and policy changes to improve the quality and delivery of nutritious foods.

The overarching theme of this year's convening was “support ecosystems in the agriculture and nutrition space”. The session brought the stakeholders to discuss the findings of a recent survey to the members of the Community of Practice on how the CoP platform addresses needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of the value chain

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Anne Marie Kortleve Great insights here Dorina! I think the AgriProFocus network can really contribute here, what are the next steps? Will we be further involved in this CoP?

6 days 15 hours ago

Dorina Prech Thanks Anne Marie, indeed we shall continue to be engaged with the CoP and we thank Jillian Kanaiza Makungu for inviting us to be on the panel and to exhibit. We had a couple of people registered on the online platform with lots of interests from the SMEs engaged in nutritious foods to exhibit at the Network Day in October. 

6 days 14 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 12 June 2017 at 04:55

Roundtable Discussion on Post Harvest Loss for Nutrition in Mango & Tongkol

After the workshop Minimizing Postharvest Loss for Nutrition on March 21st 2017, GAIN futher explored post harvest loss in Mango and Tongkol with an in-depth study by Dalberg. The aim is to assess the post-harvest losses in these two value chains and identify potential intervention to bring Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) in Indonesia by engaging key relevant stakeholders. Together with GAIN and AgriProFocus Indonesia, Dalberg presented their preliminary findings on Mango and Tongkol value chains through a round table discussion, on May 23 – 24th 2017 in Jakarta.

The broad topic areas covered during the roundtable are: an overview of the Mango and Tongkol value chains and associated Post Harvest Loss and Waste, the financing landscape for key actors involved in the Mango and Tongkol value chains, and potential opportunities and intervention areas as part of PLAN. Mr. Galopong Sianturi, Directo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 12 June 2017 at 04:38

Workshop Minimizing Postharvest Loss for Nutrition

According to FAO estimates about 1/3 of all food that is produced worldwide is lost or wasted between production and consumption. The impacts are social, economic and environmental as this wastage exacerbates hunger and under - and malnourishment of about 800 million people, leads to an estimated $940 billion in economic losses per year and has a significant impact on the use of water, cropland and greenhouse gas emissions (FAO, 2011). Turning this around we can also state that reducing food loss and waste offers opportunities for positive social, economic and environmental impact.

GAIN has developed the Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) in order to decrease Post Harvest Losses and Waste (PHL/W) globally by “addressing the lack of knowledge, technology and access to finance as well as the poor coordination along key food supply chains”, with a particular focus on those value chains that provide or have the potential to pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 April 2017 at 11:54

Can technology help to make fresh food available and affordable?

Poor dietary diversity in developing countries can be a key contributor to health problems because it increases the likelihood that people are not getting sufficient nutrients. Making fresh food more safe, affordable and available provides an opportunity to increase the variety of foods they eat and reduce malnutrition. Herbert Smorenburg, Senior Manager at GAIN writes.

The main drivers of dietary diversity are availability and affordability of micronutrient-rich foods such as horticultural crops, animal-sourced foods, pulses, and nutritious grains. Availability and affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables in particular, due to their seasonal production and perishable nature, present one of the greatest challenges. Without suitable technologies, such as pickling, fermenting, drying, cooling and freezing to conserve, store and process nutritious foods, the cost of such foods, and therefore the cost of better, diverse and

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Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hi Laura, thanks for sharing this :)

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 April 2017 at 04:07

I-PLAN goes Vietnam

Last week I was in Vietnam, where I also participated in the Regional Food Security Conference ‘Let’s get to work. Building a food secure future’. In her key-note address vice-Minister Marjolijn Sonnema rightfully added the word ‘together’ to the title: building a food secure future together. 

I had the pleasure to present a good example of working together: a project our network is developing together with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), the PostHarvest Network (PHN) and BoP Innovation Center. This project aims to establish an Indonesian Postharvest Loss Alliance for Improved Nutrition (I-PLAN).

Food losses

In the developing world most food losses take place before consumption and most remarkably, post farm gate between production and consumption. While loss is most often translated to tonnage of primarily staple foods wasted, postharvest loss and waste most dramatically impacts the perishable nutritious foods, which when lost translate t

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mar
13

My steps to end malnutrition: The #MNFPhotocontest

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  13 March 2017 to 31 March 2017 - All Day Event
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GAIN is driven by a vision of a world without malnutrition. We act as a catalyst – building alliances between governments, businesses and civil society – to find and deliver solutions to the complex problem of malnutrition. We focus our effort on children, girls and women because we know that helping them have sustainable, nutritious diets is crucial to ending the cycle of malnutrition and poverty. By building alliances that deliver impact at scale, we believe that we can eliminate malnutrition within our families.

In the context of this mandate, GAIN through the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods offers capacity building to private sector companies in order for them to derive ways to continue availing quality, diverse and affordable nutritious foods to the low income consumers. We are looking to engage micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and young prospective entrepreneurs through a photo contest where the winning photo will be awarded technical support and or/a s

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 28 February 2017 at 07:08

Opportunity for Training in Meat Processing 

The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Rwanda has recently concluded the selection of grantees for its first and second call for proposals with 10 companies selected to receive investment grants for the implementation of several agricultural value addition projects including meat processing, flour blends and processing, egg production and Tilapia fish cage farming and physallis (gooseberry) production. The Marketplace project is now calling for applications from qualified companies or Individuals within meat processing to be provided with two day training. A maximum of 25 companies producing meat products will be selected by GAIN.

Objective

GAIN has hired a consultant to provide training to 25 selected meat processing companies. GAIN thereby wishes to invite eligible and interested meat processing companies in Rwanda to apply for this two training opportunity.

Outcome of the training

Company delegates will be trained on:

- How to prod

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mar
02

USAID/Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods CoP Meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  02 March 2017, 08:30-15:35
  Lemigo Hotel

(From GAIN Rwanda Secretariat)

Dear Partner,

Re: Invitation to the fourth USAID/Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Community of Practice Meeting

I am pleased to invite you to the 4th USAID/Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods Community of Practice meeting, which will take place on March 2nd, 2017 from 8.30 to 15.35 at Lemigo Hotel. Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is hosting the Community of Practice (COP) as part of the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods in Rwanda.

The Rwanda Marketplace for Nutritious Foods project provides business planning, technical, and financial assistance to agri-based companies in Rwanda helping them to use local agriculture to contribute to the fight against malnutrition by producing nutritious foods available to low-income consumers across the country. By working with investable businesses to support innovations all along the agricultural value chain —from production, processing and food preparation to sales — the Marketplace for Nutritious Foods makes a s

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jan
25

Guest Lecture Lawrence Haddad

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  25 January 2017, All Day Event
  Jalan Lingkar Kampus, Kampus IPB Darmaga,Bogor, 16680

In Commemoration of the National Nutrition Day 2107

Guest Lecture:

Strengths and Weakness of Food Policy for Improving Nutrition in Developing Countries

By Lawrence Haddad

Executive Director of GAIN

Former Director, Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, IFPRI

Former Director of the Institute of Development Studies


Time: Wednesday, January 25th 2017 | 14.00 – 17.000

Place : Auditorium GMSK, Departement of Community Nutrition, FEMA, IPB

The Theme of this event is "Strength and Weaknesses of Food Policy in Developing Countries for Improving Nutrition". The Speaker is Mr Lawrence Haddad Ph.D. He is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition-GAIN, Former Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute-IFPRI, Former Director of the Institute of Development Studies.

Register here



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 December 2016 at 09:22

How can you leverage Monitoring & Evaluation to generate new opportunities within a project?

Interested in the lessons learned from M&E in the AIM Coalition? Listen to this PodCast where Marijke de Graaf (ICCO) and Marlene Roefs (WUR-CDI) tell about their experiences with 2 AIM-projects: The vegetables for all project in Tanzania and the SPAR Rural Hubs project in South Africa. 

Main questions they will answer:

+ What are reasons for doing M&E?
+ What are opportunities?
+ What are best practises?

Check the PodCast!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 November 2016 at 12:51

How can we build and activate a multi-stakeholder coalition with ambitious goals and diversified partners?

Lessons learned from developing the multi-sector AIM coalition 

According to the FAO (2015) close to 2 billion people survive on diets that lack the vital vitamins and nutrients needed to grow properly, live healthy lives, and raise a healthy family. In most cases, this is due to high prices and limited availability on the market.

In 2009 GAIN started the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition (AIM). AIM's goal is to reduce malnutrition in Africa and Asia via nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive practices. By leveraging market based approaches developed in partnerships between business, NGOs, knowledge institutes and governmental organisations, AIM is committed to making a significant contribution to the global targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The AIM coalition leads seven projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Nigeria and South Afr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 November 2016 at 02:22

'Fresh Assembly Points' as distribution model for fresh produce 

In Africa produce is moved over hundreds of kilometers from rural farmers to urban-based distribution centers. Part of this produce is then moved back to an expanding network of rural retailers. Such distribution models are very difficult to enter for smallholder farmers.

The SPAR Rural Hubs initiative - one of the AIM projects- in South Africa focuses on improving rural community access to fresh produce from smallholder farmers by setting up a new distribution network. 'Fresh Assembly Points' (FAPs), strategically located near farmers, rural retailers and consumers, provide logical alternatives for the produce to travel a shorter distance from farmer to FAP to retailer, thereby reducing cost and preserving freshness longer.

Want to know more about this innovative approach? Listen to Kenneth Carden, project manager of SPAR, who explains it HERE 

AIM (the Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition) brings together more

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 11 October 2016 at 01:19

Lowongan Kerja

Pemetaan pengetahuan, pemangku kepentingan, dan jejaring untuk Bawang Merah

Latar Belakang

Gain membuat Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) untuk menurunkan kehilangan dan sampah pasca panen secara global melalui “addressing the lack of knowledge, technology and access to finance as well as the poor coordination along key food supply chains” dengan berfokus pada rantai nilai yang menyediakan (atau berpotensi menyediakan) nutrisi signifikan yang bernilai bagi pasar pedesaan dan perkotaan, berbasiskan piramida populasi.

GAIN memilih Nigeria sebagai negara PLAN pertama, bersama AgriProFocus, BoPInc, dan Postharvest Network akan membawa pendekatan PLAN ke Indonesia. Inisiatif ini diharapkan bisa berkontribusi untuk meningkatkan ketersediaan lokal dan keterjangkauan tanaman pangan bernutrisi di Indonesia. Baca lebih lengkap di bawah.

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Job Vacancy

Knowledge, Stakeholder and Network Mapping – SHALLOT

Indonesian Postharvest Loss Alliance for

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Lisette van Benthum The e-mail address for applications is indonesia@agriprofocus.com

9 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 11 October 2016 at 01:14

Lowongan Kerja

Pemetaan Pengetahuan, Pemangku Kepentingan, dan Jejaring untuk Buah Tropis

Latar Belakang

Gain membuat Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) untuk menurunkan kehilangan dan sampah pasca panen secara global melalui “addressing the lack of knowledge, technology and access to finance as well as the poor coordination along key food supply chains” dengan berfokus pada rantai nilai yang menyediakan (atau berpotensi menyediakan) nutrisi signifikan yang bernilai bagi pasar pedesaan dan perkotaan, berbasiskan piramida populasi.

GAIN memilih Nigeria sebagai negara PLAN pertama, bersama AgriProFocus, BoPInc, dan Postharvest Network akan membawa pendekatan PLAN ke Indonesia. Inisiatif ini diharapkan bisa berkontribusi untuk meningkatkan ketersediaan lokal dan keterjangkauan tanaman pangan bernutrisi di Indonesia. Baca lengkap di bawah.

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Job Vacancy

Knowledge, Stakeholder and Network Mapping – TROPICAL FRUIT

Indonesian Postharvest Loss Alliance for Improv

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Lisette van Benthum The e-mail address for applications is indonesia@agriprofocus.com

9 months 2 weeks ago

Rizki Estrada there is no proposal template?

9 months 1 week ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru No, just up to the applicant.

9 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 11 October 2016 at 01:03

Lowongan Kerja

Pemetaan pengetahuan, pemangku kepentingan, dan jejaring untuk Ikan Laut (Tangkapan)

Indonesian Postharvest Loss Alliance for Improved Nutrition (i-PLAN)

Latar Belakang

Gain membuat Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) untuk menurunkan kehilangan dan sampah pasca panen secara global melalui  “addressing the lack of knowledge, technology and access to finance as well as the poor coordination along key food supply chains” dengan berfokus pada rantai nilai yang menyediakan (atau berpotensi menyediakan) nutrisi signifikan yang bernilai bagi pasar pedesaan dan perkotaan, berbasiskan piramida populasi.

GAIN memilih Nigeria sebagai negara PLAN pertama, bersama AgriProFocus, BoPInc, dan Postharvest Network akan membawa pendekatan PLAN ke Indonesia. Inisiatif ini diharapkan bisa berkontribusi untuk meningkatkan ketersediaan lokal dan keterjangkauan tanaman pangan bernutrisi di Indonesia. Baca lebih lengkap di bawah.

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Lisette van Benthum the e-mail address for applications is indonesia@agriprofocus.com

9 months 2 weeks ago

AgriProFocus Indonesia Thank you Lisette, I just edited it!

9 months 2 weeks ago

IWAN BUDHIARTA so sad...late to read...is there still any chance for me?

9 months 1 week ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru So sorry the vacancy already closed. Please follow this page so you will not missed other vacancies in the future. Thank you.

8 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 15 June 2016 at 02:48

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) 

2nd Call For Proposals—Companies Producing Nutritious Foods in Rwanda 

Deadline for submission: July 07th , 2016

The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods (“The Marketplace”) fosters innovation and drives investment in the production, marketing, and consumption of nutritious foods made from locally produced agricultural products. The Marketplace provides access to knowledge, networks, and technical and financial assistance to help businesses in poor countries use local agriculture to contribute to the fight against malnutrition.

“The Marketplace” will provide business planning, technical, and financial assistance to companies in Rwanda that have innovative ideas for transforming Rwanda’s agricultural potential into nutritious foods available to low-income consumers across the country.   

For more information on eligibiliy requirements, CLICK HERE

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