National Field Days at Rijk Zwaan Afrisem
For the 5th year in a row Rijk Zwaan Tanzania organizes Field days and welcome vegetable farmers to our demo with our total assortment for indoor and outdoor crops.
For more information please contact/ Kwa maelezo zaidi piga: +255 789 765 062
HortiFresh is a programme supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands which has prioritized commercial agriculture in its strategic plan of moving from aid to trade. The programme’s mission is to establish “a sustainable and internationally competitive fruit and vegetable sector that contributes to inclusive economic growth, food and nutrition security” in Ghana and Ivory Coast.
The objectives include improving productivity in the vegetable sector; facilitating more efficient markets, including linking vegetable producers and other value chain operators with the Dutch private sector; improving the business climate and further professionalizing the value chain for vegetable production and consumption. It also aims to reach 15,000 farmers and increase their productivity by 20% by 2021.
Under its ‘Access to Finance’ component HortiFresh is supporting four so-called financial p... Read more
It’s the middle of harvest season and Oruchinga Refugee Settlement in Western Uganda is buzzing with activity. A group of refugee farmers are filling a big plastic tub with freshly harvested onions from their green house. Eggplants, peppers and spinach will be harvested soon after.
The vegetables and tub belong to members of Twitezi Imbere group, one of the various greenhouse groups established within the settlement through UNDP’s ‘Climate Resilient Livelihoods Project.’ The project was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid (HIJRA), as part of efforts to promote climate resilient livelihoods in the settlement where the environment has been heavily degraded by the large number of refugees.
... Read more“Just last month, we got a good harvest of cabbages which we sold to restaurants and hotels,” Niyorugira Pascasin, a refugee
Rijk Zwaan Afrisem likes to thank AgriProFocus for sharing our 10 minute documentary on the AgriProFocus Facebook page. It was taken during our Field Days in January 2018, in which our farmers, our Product development staff and our partners in agri- inputs and micro-finance explain our common approach to develop intense cultivation in vegetable growing. Attached is a 2 minute teaser which gives a short introduction.
What happens when you take a concept, add a generous amount of seed funding and a dash of well-targeted mentorship to it ?
Chaos…the organised variety, that is.
6 months post-GCARD 3 and the desert greenhouse that I made my YAP proposal about is finally taking shape. Here’s a brief look into its genesis.
There would be no use building the greenhouse if we had no potential customers lined up. Our thoughts on who would make the best early adopters were centred around;
Whether the school was within a drought prone region – to be a candidate, the school would have to either be within an already established feeding program or suffer from the fluctuation of food prices within periods of drought.
Distance from Nairobi and accessibility – a closer site would allow us to make regular visits during the trial period.
Whether the school incorporated Agricultural and Business studies within its curriculum – having the greenhouse would be a unique... Read more
while travelling in Rwanda, I saw these installations (see pictures below). My question: Are these installations greenhouses? Or a protection against insects?
In any case, I'm curious if someone could help me with this. It would as well be interesting for me to know what kind of plants are cultivated there.
Additionally, I'd like to know if the use of greenhouses has been already tested
in the heights
of Rwanda and Burundi
where it may be cold during night,
and if it has a real advantage for farmers in these areas?
I could imagine that it may be useful to have a system like a greenhouse where you can assure that the temperature does not drop below a certain limit, so that growth of seedligs and plants may be longer or earlier over the year. If yes, there must be than a system to keep the heat constant during night.
Maybe someone has an idea? Thanks in advance.
Appolinaire is part of the Shape & Lead project of CATALIST-2. He has set up a very innovative Hydroponic greenhouse for potato mini tubers in Musanze, Rwanda. Hydroponic is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil.
Shape & Lead collaborates with BidNetwork, Ejo and AgriProFocus.
GREENHOUSE AVAILABLE FOR SUB-LETTING
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