Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 July 2018 at 06:31

SME-Award “partnership counts” 

SMEs that are seeking partnerships in order to grow their business and attain a certain business level shall be selected by this SME-Award. They shall be awarded by advisory services to improve their overall business operations such as marketing and financial management in order to become “partnership-ready”. Furthermore, selected companies shall receive assistance to be matched to potential partners such as buyer and/or joint venture companies, potential investors and donor-programmes addressing SME.

The SME-Award is jointly carried out with Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (AACCSA) and other project partners that will integrate their expertise in the process. 

Please find the attached announcement of the SME-Award “partnership counts”

Posted By in Publications
Posted 2 July 2018 at 03:29


La GIZ-Bénin dans le cadre du secteur vert met en œuvre un certain nombre de projets dont le Projet « Promotion de l’Agriculture » ProAgri3 et le projet « Promotion du Financement Agricole » ProFinA qui travaillent dans une logique de synergie d’action.

A- Le Projet « Promotion de l’Agriculture » ProAgri3 est un projet de la Coopération Allemande mis en œuvre par la GIZ-Bénin en partenariat avec le Ministère Béninois de l’Agriculture de l’Elevage et de la Pêche (MAEP). Il est dans sa troisième phase d’une durée de 3 ans qui a démarré le 02 Octobre 2017 et s’achève le 30 Septembre 2020. L’objectif principal du ProAgri3 est l’amélioration de la performance des Chaines de Valeur Agricoles (CVA) sélectionnées dans les quatre filières prioritaires appuyées par le projet. Il s’agit des filières Riz, Soja, Anacarde et Karité. Cet objectif principal lui a valu d’être identifié au ra

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Posted By in Agricultural and Rural Finance Platform
Posted 25 June 2018 at 08:00

Northern Uganda Gets Ugx 160b for Climate Smart Agriculture:

The European Union and the Federal Republic of Germany have invested 160 billion shillings in promoting climate-smart agriculture in Northern Uganda.
The five and a half year grant support was announced during the opening of the GIZ coordination field office in Gulu town.

 It will be implemented by the Civil Society Organisations in Northern Uganda under the Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme-CUSP and Promoting Rural Development in Northern Uganda- PRUDEV.

German Ambassador Albercht Conze, EU Head of Cooperation Cedric Merel, and the Cabinet Minister for Local Government Col. Tom Butime officiated over the ceremony at the office in Gulu Municipality. Merel said that the project is aimed at strengthening the rural economy in selected districts in the region.

Through PRUDEV, the EU and GIZ aim at improving local economic development in Northern Uganda with a strong focus on market intergration through improving skills of agri

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 May 2018 at 01:42

Stakeholder Workshop on Inauguration of the Soil Health and Fertility Strategy Document

AgriProFocus Ethiopia is participating in the Official Inauguration of the Soil Health and Fertility Strategy Document and to jointly plan implementation together with regional governments on 29-30 May 2018 at Rift valley Hotel, Adama.

HE Dr. Kaba Urgessa on behalf of the new Minister of Agriculture, H.E. Ato Shiferaw Shigute introduced the workshop and new published strategy. In line with CRGE and the importance of the agricultural sector in the development of Ethiopia, a soil strategy has been developed, with interests of improving productivity as well as conserving soil and water conservation.

Introduction of Ethiopian soil strategy to regional governments and soliciting feedback, official inaugurate the strategy and layout the roadmap for the implementation are the main objectives of the workshop.

The Ministry of Agriculture and especially the Soil Fertility Directorate are inaugurating the finalized Soil

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 17 May 2018 at 12:53

SNV Zambia's Dairy Value Chain Project's 1st Edition Newsletter!

We are proud to announce the Zambia Dairy Value Chain Project's (ZDVCP) first newsletter. The newsletter serves to give updates of the progress of the work they are doing with Dairy farmers in the Southern Province of Zambia to increase their competitiveness.

The project is being implemented by SNV one of our network founding members, funded by GIZ, commissioned by the Federal Republic of Germany under the Green Innovations Centers Programme of the One World No Hunger Special Initiative.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 3 May 2018 at 04:21

Dutch demo greenhouse in Myanmar

A Dutch consortium has built a 3,000 m² greenhouse in Myanmar, where Dutch systems and solutions for horticulture are demonstrated. The greenhouse is located in Heho, in the eastern Shan State of Myanmar. At this location, growers from the region receive training from Dutch horticultural experts. This demonstration greenhouse will be officially opened on Wednesday, May 2, in the presence of Wouter Jurgens, the ambassador of the Netherlands in Myanmar.

Since 2015, a Dutch consortium consisting of Larive International, Rijk Zwaan, Koppert, Priva, VEK Advisory Group and DLV GreenQ has invested in strengthening the horticulture chain in Myanmar. The developed demonstration greenhouse aims to show growers and buyers the possibilities for cultivating good quality vegetables in Myanmar and to share the products and knowledge to achieve this.

This cooperation is also made possible by GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), part of the German

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 9 April 2018 at 10:54



Fourniture de semences certifiées de riz

La Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH lance un appel d’offres public pour l’achat de semences certifiées de riz BG 90-2, ADNY 11 et NERICA L2.

Le Dossier d’Appel d’Offres complet peut être retiré au Secrétariat du bureau de la GIZ sis à Bamako, Badalabougou Est, Rue 22, Porte 202 les jours ouvrables de 09.00 heures à 12.00 heures (vendredi jusqu’à 10 heures) jusqu’au 13.04.2018 moyennant le paiement d’une somme de 30.000 FCFA non remboursable.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 22 March 2018 at 02:28

Exciting Job opportunities with GIZ

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has commissioned the Gesellschaft fUr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with the Programme “Strengthening Governance and Civil Society in Uganda”, co-funded by the European Union. The main objective of the programme is that selected state and civil society actors in Uganda are in better position to work towards the compliance with human rights and governance principles (transparency, accountability, efficient and effective management and political participation) in their respective areas of responsibility. Structurally, the programme focuses on 3 main components: 1) Strengthening External Audit 2) Strengthening Human Rights and 3) Strengthening Civil Society.

In the area of civil society support GIZ, co-funded by the EU, focuses on: (1) creating an enabling

environment, (2) foster political participation and (3) capacity building for civil society organizations (CSO). CUSP wil

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Posted By in Recherche et Developpement Bénin
Posted 19 September 2017 at 10:07

De la culture des champs à la petite exploitation

Un film dcoumentaire réalisé par le Centre d'Innovations Vertes pour le secteur Agro-alimentaire au Bénin (ProCIVA)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 2 August 2017 at 03:05

Atelier de Finalisation du concept de promotion d'emplois pour les jeunes en milieu rural dans le cadre du CIV/MALI

Le vendredi 28 Juillet 2017, s’est tenu dans la salle de réunion de CIV un atelier de « Finalisation du concept de promotion d’emplois pour les jeunes en milieu rural dans le cadre du CIV/Mali ».

Le programme CIV ( Centre d’Innovation Vertes) est mis en œuvre dans 4 pays dont le Mali et a pour objectif : « dans les régions rurales sélectionnées , des innovations dans le secteur agricole et agro alimentaire ont amélioré les revenus des petites exploitations agricoles ainsi que l’emploi et l’offre alimentaire régionale »

En termes d’indicateurs, ce projet vise à travers l’accompagnement d’entreprises en amont et en aval de la production, la création de 1000 emplois dont 20% en faveur des jeunes et des 35% des femmes.


L’objectif de cet

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Akibodé Djodji Merci ma chère Mariame pour ce partage et surtout ta dynamique participation

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Meggy d'ALMEIDA Merci beaucoup

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 20 July 2017 at 06:45

Agricultural finance fair 2017 - Kabale

 “I am a potato farmer and have been having a challenge of accessing good seed, however during this event i have had access and got contacts of good quality seed producers. Thank you Agriprofocus and partners of this event.” - Tumukunde Annet, a female farmer.  

On the 12th and 13th of July 2017, AgriProFocus in partnership with SNV, Bank of Uganda, Trias, AMFUI, ISSD, IFDC, aBi Finance, GIZ, LADA, Excel Hort, Kabale Traders Association, Reign Business Development Agency (REBDA), KAZADI and Uganda National Seed Potato Association held an Agribusiness fair in the Kigez region covering (Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu, Rukungiri, Rukiga and Rubanda) Districts. The event under the theme; Investment in New Technologies for Increased Market –Oriented Production was organised with an overall objective of facilitating a platform for building business & market linkages and between farmer entrepreneurs and Agribusiness Development Services provide

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 July 2017 at 11:01

AgriProFocus Facilitates Mapping of Soil Fertility and Tree Seedling Value Chains

This quarter AgriProFocus facilitated two sustainable value chain workshops in Ethiopia:  one on mapping soil fertility value chains for the Fertile Grounds Initiative held in Ziway, and one on mapping tree seedling value chains for GiZ at Menagasha. Members of the AgriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness Platform had the opportunity to participate in both workshops.

The interactive value chain mapping technique described in the AgriProFocus Gender in Value Chains Toolkits was used in both instances; workshop participants were supported to identify social, economic and environmental constraints and opportunities to the core and extended value chain of specific agricultural products (highland tree seedlings, lowland tree seedlings, compost, biochar, vermicompost, biofertilizer, and green manure seed).

Feedback from the tree seedling value chain workshop was very positive, feedback from the soil fertility works

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Wim Goris close to 200 views, this is a sign of network interest in the topic !

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Agribusiness Finance Fair - Kabaale

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  12 July 2017 to 13 July 2017 - All Day Event

Agribusiness Finance Fair 2017 - Kabaale 

AgriProFocus in partnership with SNV, GIZ, The Hunger Project, Bank of Uganda, Solidaridad Network, Trias, AMFUI, ISSD, PELUM Uganda, IFDC, Caritas Kabale, LADA, Excel Hort, Kabale Traders Association, Reign Business Development Agency (REBDA), KAZADI, A2N, Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Uganda National Seed Potato Association, among others are organizing a regional Agribusiness fair focusing on horticulture with an overall objective of facilitating a platform for building business & market linkages and brokering deals between farmer entrepreneurs and Agribusiness Development Services providers including insurance companies for increased agribusiness investment, improved agricultural production and productivity and influencing an enabling environment.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 30 June 2017 at 11:46

Rapport de l’atelier de lancement du processus d’adaptation du secteur privé aux changements climatiques (CC) au Mali

Le 29 Mai 2017, sur invitation de la GIZ, votre réseau AgriProFocus Mali a participé avec succès à  l’atelier de lancement du processus d’adaptation du secteur privé aux changements climatiques (CC) au Mali. Ont pris part à cet atelier les représentants : des chambres consulaires ;  des entreprises du secteur privé évoluant dans les domaines des énergies renouvelables et de l’agro-industrie ;  des structures accompagnatrices du secteur privé ; de la presse écrite et orale.


Après la cérémonie d’ouverture, l’atelier s’est déroulé suivant le programme ci-après :

1. la présentation sur le climat au Mali par Dr. Lassina Coulibaly de l’AEDD

 2. la présentation sur l’adaptation du secteur privé par M. Hartmut Behrend

3. la présentation sur les financements climatiques par M. Hartmut Behrend ;


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Mahamadou Guindo Great! des actions de ce genre en valent la peine que les secteurs incontournables de ce domaine noble se réunissent pour un partage judicieux d'information à fin de trouvent des compromis pour le grand bonheur de toutes les populations sans exception. c'est pourquoi il faut le rappeler que le ventre creux n'a point d'oreille. Alors, la lutte continue pour vaincre l'insécurité alimentaire dans nos ville. Unis nous vaincrons!!! 

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moussa Coulibaly Je suis tout à fait d'accord avec toi tu as raison.. Mais c'est pas avec les belles paroles que nous allons arriver. 

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Akibodé Djodji Merci chers membres, Nous sommes d'accord, passons à l'acte, et  je crois bien que ça bouge now Mon cher Guindo  UNIS NOUS VAINCRONS  La force du réseau c'est les membres, la force des membres c'est le réseau

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 May 2017 at 06:49

Northern Region Agribusiness Finance Fair - In Pictures. 

On the 26th and 27th of April 2017 AgriProFocus Uganda Innovation Communities on Access to Finance and Youth In Agribusiness (SNV, GIZ AGRUFIN) in collaboration with, the Northern Uganda partners; Technoserve, AVSI, Save the Children, Smart up, Action Aid, BOSCO – Uganda, WPDI-Gulu, NUYDC-LABRA, PELUM, YALI organized a two day Agribusiness Fair. It was intended to facilitate platforms for building business & market, brokering deals between youth Agri-preneurs and financial services providers and other value chain actors for improved agricultural production and productivity. 

You can view the entire event in Pictures.   

Click here for more information about the event.

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 10 May 2017 at 09:38

GIZ AVIS D'APPEL D'OFFRES Réalisation d'études

«Etude d'identification des petites et micro-entreprises et de caractérisation de leurs besoins d'appui-conseil pour la transformation et commercialisation du riz à Youwarou (Activité 9.1.2) PASSIP/REAGIR)»
Dans le cadre du Programme d’Appui au Sous-secteur de l’Irrigation de Proximité (PASSIP), la GIZ lance un appel d’offre public pour le recrutement des prestataires pour conduire l’«Etude d'identification des petites et micro-entreprises et de caractérisation de leurs besoins d'appui-conseil pour la transformation et commercialisation du riz à Youwarou (Activité 9.1.2) PASSIP/REAGIR)».
La cible de l’étude concerne les petites et microentreprises agricoles (commercialisation d’intrants/matériels, les unités de battage, les unités de décorticage, les unités d’étuvage et la commercialisation des produits,…) des sites d’intervention du cercle de Youwarou dans la région de Mopti pour lesquels la durée de la prestation s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 April 2017 at 11:04

Job opportunities at GIZ Uganda

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services is going to submit a proposal for the EU-funded project “Promoting Commercial Aquaculture in Uganda”.

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to contribute to a competitive, job-intensive, environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture sector in Uganda.

The specific objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows: to support the development of a competitive, job-intensive, environmentally-sustainab

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 March 2017 at 07:50

TOR for the GIZ Project: Promotion of nutrition-sensitive potato value chains in Uganda

German International Cooperation (GIZ) provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development with over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

Overview of the potato sector in East Uganda

In Uganda the Irish potato (solanum tuberosum) is an important staple food. On a total area of 135.000 hectares farmers cultivate potatoes. The production areas are the highland areas of Uganda (1.500 – 3.000 meters aSI) and are located in the Southwest (Kigezi districts) and in the East around Mt. Elgon (districts of Mbale, Kapchorwa

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 20 February 2017 at 09:31


Le Projet Centres d’Innovations Vertes pour le secteur Agro-alimentaire“  (ProCIVA) de la GIZ Bénin cherche un(e) Assistant(e) Technique pour Bohicon auprès de la structure partenaire CCR-B (Conseil de Concertation des Riziculteurs du Bénin).  

Profil : 

- Qualifications professionnelles / académiques en administration des affaires, relations commerciales (gestion et communication), développement organisationnel, marketing, agriculture

- Au moins deux ans d'expérience professionnelle

- Une bonne maîtrise du français (parlé et écrit)

La durée du contrat est de 24 mois

Lieu de travail : Bohicon 

La date limite pour les soumissions est le 28 Février 2017 . 

Pour plus d'informations, aller sur :

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 6 February 2017 at 10:59

How to select value chains

Guidelines for value chain selection: Integrating economic, environmental, social and institutional criteria.

In close collaboration with GIZ and ILO, Fair & Sustainable Advisory Services (FSAS) consultants Jochem Schneemann and Trude Vredeveld developed a publication named Guidelines for Value Chain Selection. The Guidelines provide development practitioners, such as development organizations, NGOs, donors and governments with an easy to use tool to identify those value chains with most potential to achieve their development objectives and targets within a reasonable time frame.

The Guidelines offer a holistic and structured approach to value chain selection. They combine four different dimensions of value chains/sustainable development: economic, environmental, social and institutional. Since the four dimensions are interconnected, overlooking any one of them during value chain selection will affect the next phase of value chain analysis and development. No comp

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