Rijk Zwaan Afrisem Field Days      21-25 January 2019

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  21 January 2019 - 09:00 to 25 January 2019 - 16:00
  Dolly Estate, Afrisem, Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania

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

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 2 October 2018 at 10:10

Greenhouse Technical Assistance

Tender Hortifresh Ghana (former Ghanaveg)


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.

Terms of Reference

Under its ‘Access to Finance’ component HortiFresh is supporting four so-called financial p

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MUBARAK INUWA The average temperature of Nigeria, in relation to the vegetable production in Ghana and Ivory coast is much more required by the crops which are produced in commercial quantities

3 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in EPE Project - Fruits and Vegetables Component
Posted 18 July 2018 at 06:51

Greenhouse farming changes lives in Oruchinga Refugee settlement:

 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.

“Just last month, we got a good harvest of cabbages which we sold to restaurants and hotels,” Niyorugira Pascasin, a refugee

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 21 March 2018 at 09:49

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.

Godamen Naiman Expand your area of operation like in Manyara region Most of farmers like to know this hybrid seed in horticulture 

10 months 5 days ago

Harald Peeters Hi Godamen Naiman, please contact George Upina and visit our Centre of Excellence in Kisesa on the Nane Nane showgrounds. Hos phone; 0677000407

10 months 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 November 2016 at 08:46

Climate Smart Greenhouse Building 

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.

Partner Canvassing

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 8 April 2016 at 01:20

Greenhouses in Rwanda / Burundi ?


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.

Nicole Metz I posted it on the Rwanda platform too, as well as on the platform of a few other countries in the region working on horticulture. Thanks Benedikt for your interest!

2 years 9 months ago

Pieter van Schaik Hi Benedikt, the pictures that you posted are indeed of greenhouses. Most of those greenhouses in Rwanda are empty or abandonned. There are two main reasons for it. First of all, most of those greenhouses have soil-born diseases. Since there was no soil-labaratory in Rwanda, most farmers did not know what was wrong with their soil. Second, those greenhouses are build with price as on of the most important criteria. Due to this, the ventilation is often lacking; leading to a bad climate inside and an increase in pest and diseases. Holland Greentech (the company I am working for) is developing a concept of products (e.g. an improved greenhouse) and services (e.g. better training) to overcome those challenges. Let me know if you want to know more.

2 years 8 months ago

Nicole Metz Thanks Pieter van Schaik for your interesting comments. These challenges you refer to were also part of the conversation between the participants to the regional horticultural event last year. Choosing the right combination of agricultural practices and technologies, including the appropriate greenhouse technology, is certainly challenging. Your company and the companies and Knowledge instutitions involved in the SMART project may have interesting expertise to share indeed.

2 years 8 months ago

Benedikt Maibaum Thanks Pieter, now I understand the situation better

2 years 8 months ago

Pieter van Schaik Last comment to Benedikt initial question: as far as I know growth of plants slow down at temperatures below 8-10 degrees Celsius, and stops below 5 degrees Celsius. Temperatures at night in Rwanda go rarely below 9 degrees. So consequently it will not increase the yield significantly, especially if you compare it to the investment costs. Only thing that might be (but I am not sure about economics on that) it a kind of blower that will dry the leaves faster from the dawn in the morning. The sooner the leaves are dry, the lower the pest pressure.

2 years 8 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 31 July 2015 at 01:39

Hydroponiscs Greenhouse books great success in first season

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.  

Read more here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 February 2015 at 07:07


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We act for and on behalf of one of the biggest farms in Wakiso district. The farm is located on 80 acres.

Our client seeks to sub-let two fully functional Greenhouse structures on the farm's holding to suitable individuals, practicing or prospective farmers and farms or institutions. It's a tenancy arrangement.

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