Hivos

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 23 May 2018 at 02:54

‘The spice of life: the fundamental role of diversity on the farm and on the plate’ 

Happy #WorldBiodiversityDay! Read the new @hivos and @iied publication supporting diversity in production and #consumption

Brief summary: https://www.iied.org/we-need-safeguard-biodiversity-promote-diverse-diets 

Full paper: https://hivos.org/sites/default/files/the_spice_of_life-the_fundamental_role_of_diversity_on_the_farm_and_on_the_plate_0.pdf

Contact person (author): Seth Cook (seth.cook@iied.org) 

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 22 May 2018 at 04:40

Hivos Southeast Asia is hiring!

Hivos seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of Program Manager Green Energy (PM GE). 

In Indonesia, Hivos has supported civil society organisations working on improved cook stoves, electricity provision with micro hydro installations, energy kiosk and solar powered pump for irrigation. Hivos has also started the Indonesia Domestic Biogas Program (IDBP) in 2009 of which the overall objective of the is to disseminate domestic bio-digesters as a local and sustainable energy source through the development of a commercial market oriented sector in selected provinces. In 2010 Hivos also started the Iconic Island initiative. The Indonesian island of Sumba was chosen as the ‘Iconic Island’ (SII). Hivos aims to provide access to reliable renewable forms of energy to the population of this island, and in doing so, ending their dependency on fossil fuels and support development and economic activities of the local population. With years of

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 10 May 2018 at 02:09

Call for Proposals- Sustainable Diets for All Kenya

Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. We cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

Background

Sustainable Diets for All is a Dialogue and Dissent strategic partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is implemented by the Citizens Agency Consortium, consisting of Hivos and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The main goal of the programme is to work with citizens and partner organizations to influence policies, market practices, government actors and international institutions (at global level) to promote diets which are diverse, healthy, fair and green.

The programme focuses on building

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 7 May 2018 at 04:56

A citizen-led approach to food research and policy making

Hivos and IIED released two new publications at this year’s #cityuniversityfood symposium: citizen generated evidence paper and citizen advocacy toolkit. 

Supporting low income #citizens to share their priorities with policy makers? This citizen advocacy toolkit is a must read. It includes 10 tools and resource lists. 

Check out our story here: https://hivos.org/blog/citizen-led-approach-food-research-and-policy-making

Here are the direct links to the publications:

· Advocacy toolkit: https://hivos.org/sites/default/files/advocacy_toolkit.pdf

· Citizen-generated evidence: https://hivos.org/sites/default/files/citizen_generated_evidence.pdf

Contact: Natalie Lartey, Communications and Advocacy Officer on the Sustainable Diets for All programme. E-mail: natalie.lartey@iied.org.

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 4 May 2018 at 01:35

Call for Proposals- Sustainable Diets for All Kenya

Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. We cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

Background

Sustainable Diets for All is a Dialogue and Dissent strategic partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is implemented by the Citizens Agency Consortium, consisting of Hivos and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

The main goal of the programme is to work with citizens and partner organizations to influence policies, market practices, government actors and international institutions (at global level) to promote diets which are diverse, healthy, fair and green.

The programme focuses on building

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Posted By in Dutch Working Group on Food Security
Posted 3 May 2018 at 11:39

Join the Food & Nutrition Security Advocacy Group!

Do you want to have a direct influence in Dutch policy making on Food and Nutrition Security? Join the AgriProFocus Food Security Advocacy group! Nout van der Vaart from Hivos explains the benefits and successes from last year in this video. 


Current members: ICCO, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Oxfam Novib, Hivos and Woord en Daad


Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 11 December 2017 at 09:15

!dea Jam

Program inkubasi bisnis untuk menemukan dan mematangkan ide bisnismu

Kamu anak muda berusia 18-30 tahun? Ingin bikin bisnismu sendiri tapi masih bingung idenya? Ayo matangkan idemu di Idea Jam!

Program inkubasi dengan jaringan mentor berbakat untuk membantumu mewujudkan ide yang siap selesaikan masalah.

Ada juga kesempatan untuk mendapatkan akses ke sumber daya yang dapat melambungkan ide bisnismu!

Tema Ide Bisnis:

1. Pangan berkelanjutan

2. Energi terbarukan

Durasi Program:

Februari – Mei 2018

Lokasi:

Code Margonda, Depok (akomodasi dan transportasi tidak ditanggung penyelenggara)

Layangkan ide bisnismu ke SINI paling lambat 23 Desember 2017

Narahubung: sramadhita@hivos.org | wicak.hidayat@gmail.com

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Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Batas usia pesertanya maksimal 30 tahun, tidak boleh lebih daripada itu, Mas.

5 months 2 weeks ago

Muhammad Djufryhard wah sudah close untuk pemasukan ide-nya ya mbak Mita?...

4 months 3 weeks ago

ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA hello

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 24 November 2017 at 11:21

Life Beyond Maize

Video on the need to diversify food production and consumption (Hivos, IIED)

Life Beyond Maize shows a farmer and father, the Minister of Agriculture, and a mother, who all became convinced of the need to diversify: their crops, their consumption patterns, and also the national policies that support those. Zambia's double malnutrition burden - stunting and overweight - has a major cause, i.e. the limited diversity of Zambia’s food production and consumption: 94 per cent of agricultural produce is maize.

The Hivos and IIED Sustainable Diets for All programme helps develop and implement policies that diversify Zambian production and supports consumers to diversify their diets. "Food diversity counts!"


For AgriProFocus network members: this video could help developing your ideas on how to create (more) nutrition-sensitive agribusiness. Feel free to show this video in public meetings, it can inspire fruitful debate on the importance of food s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 November 2017 at 04:23

Implementing large scale inclusive agribusiness programs

Sound solutions for critical challenges

On request of network members, AgriProFocus organised a small-scale expert meeting  on November 8th at RVO. The meet-up focussed on mutual learning and jointly looking for solutions for critical issues and challenges from practice that network members experience with the implementation of large-scale, inclusive agribusiness programmes. Two programmes with specific challenges and questions were presented by members.

1. Brokering successful 4P partnerships

By Nico Janssen, SNV netherlands development organisation

In this programme, funded by IFAD, SNV and consortium partners develop best practises on establishing Public - Private - Producer partnerships through Provision of brokering services. See the following link for the introduction and more information http://www.snv.org/project/partnering-value-4p.

The Issue

Finding new ways to finance middle size, emerging (and growing) local agribusinesses with a capital re

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oct
10

Multi-stakeholder action & food diversity from farm to plate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  10 October 2017, 18:00-19:30
  Rome

Hivos, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UN Environment and the Zambian Government invite you to the following official side event at the 44thcommittee for World Food Security meeting (CFS44):

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER ACTION & FOOD DIVERSITY FROM FARM TO PLATE: HOW CAN WE ALIGN GLOBAL RESEARCH ON DIVERSIFYING FOOD PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION WITH LOCAL PERSPECTIVES

Despite their phenomenal productivity, current food systems are not oriented towards delivering healthy, diverse and high quality diets for people. Humans have utilized 7000 food plants over the millennia, however today over 60 per cent of dietary calories worldwide are derived from just four crops – wheat, maize, rice and potatoes. The result is a loss of diversity on the farm and on the plate, with damaging impacts on human health and the resilience of agroecosystems.

The event will launch and present policy recommendations that outline challenges and solutions to diversifying food production and cons

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oct
09

Food Diversity: multi-stakeholder action needed!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Rome

Hivos and IIED promote food diversity at CFS 44th annual meeting

Article from Hivos website

From 9 to 13 October 2017, the UN’s Committee on World Food Security will hold its 44th plenary session (CFS44) in Rome. Organised annually, the CFS Plenary is the central body for global decision-making, debate, coordination, lesson-learning and convergence by all stakeholders on food security issues. Hivos is attending the conference and will organise a side-event about the need for multi-stakeholder action to safeguard diversity within the global food system.

Loss of diversity negative for health and agroecosystems

Organised together with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UN Environment and the Zambian Government, our event will dive deep into the challenges of the current food system. Hivos and our partners believe that despite its phenomenal productivity, the current food system is not oriented towards delivering healthy, diverse and high quality diets for all people. Today, over 60

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 2 August 2017 at 12:10

#Highlight2016: Campaign: Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2016

Tina Napitupulu, (former) Country Coordinator, AgriProFocus Indonesia:

“The Young Agripreneurz Ambassador is a competition and campaign organised by the Innovation and Learning Community Youth and Agriculture under the AgriProFocus Indonesia network. The goal of the campaign was to promote agri-entrepreneurship among youth and make agriculture more attractive as a source of income. The chosen ambassadors set up a campaign to show the young generation that agribusiness is cool and there are young farmer entrepreneurs who have been successful in developing their agribusiness, especially in Indonesia. The candidates who entered the competition were provided with a series of trainings and classes, including IT and business, value chain analysis, but also training in leadership and public speaking. We visited companies, a school, and even held a press conference with much media attention.

Our network involved various members and stakeholde

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 26 July 2017 at 03:14

Consultancy - ToR for a mapping study in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

Introduction

Freedom of expression is the main measure of openness in a society, but globally, the space for free expression is dwindling. Resistance to this development is led by young frontrunners: artists, musicians, hacktivists, vloggers, writers etc. As these ‘young makers’ challenge the perspectives of older generations, they can break through the hegemonic structures in society.

In May 2017, Hivos launched its

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 July 2017 at 12:08

Today is the start of the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York! It is a central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This campaign by some of our Dutch members, raises awareness on Women Economic Empowerment.


Join the #HLPF2017 #FlowNL Twitter storm on women's economic empowerment from 10 to 14 July #genderequality #SDG5!  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 July 2017 at 11:45

Our call to the next cabinet: Invest in Food Transition!

4th of July - Dutch Parliament - The Hague

A broad coalition of 45 parties urges the new Dutch cabinet in this manifesto to transition towards a sustainable food system, through which the Netherlands will contribute to green growth, healthy food for all, and a more peaceful world with less conflict and more stability. We ask the next government to invest in this, together with the private sector, consumers, civil society, farmers, education and science.

On July 4th a delegation of signatories presented the manifesto to the House of Representatives of the Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. You can watch the livestream (in Dutch) HERE.

Masterclass FoodTransition

The work does not stop here! This manifesto was an initiative of the Food Security Policy Group of the AgriProFocus network. In September we will organise a Masterclass FoodTransition for Members of Parliament. If you are interested to join, please contact Sander Mager (Chair of the Poli

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 9 June 2017 at 05:16

Promoting diversity on the farm – and the plate

As a recent meeting in Lusaka showed, Food Change Labs offer an innovative path towards greater diversity on the farm and on the plate in Zambia. Read below from IIED and Hivos

https://www.iied.org/promoting-diversity-farm-plate

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 25 April 2017 at 03:58

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 March 2017 at 01:34

Making Agribusiness Work For Development: Access to Seed - Uganda

There are many initiatives of AgriProFocus members in Uganda that aim to improve farmers’ access to seed, seed production, quality and affordability of seeds etc. These are for example: the Integrated Seed System Development programme (ISSD) who promote Quality Declared Seed (QDS) and have organized and empowered market-oriented farmers into Local Seed Businesses (LSBs) in Uganda. NGOs Hivos and Bioversity International work together on Community Seed Banks (gene banks) and towards an Open Source Seed System. Seeds remain freely available without patents and an open source seed systems leads to ‘protected commons’, increasing access to seed and biodiversity, safeguarding free access and diverse food systems. 

Meet Taban, Gloria and Mary, who will tell their story and see how Agribusiness Works for Development!  

Dorina Prech Great video and insightful information there!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 2 March 2017 at 09:39

AgriProFocus Zambia collaboration with Hivos Women@Work Campaign


AgriProFocus Zambia conducted a two day workshop for Hivos during their  Annual Partners' Planning and Training Session held in Lusaka from February 27th to March 4th for Eastern and Southern Africa partners. This workshop was to help the Hivos partners and staff to have a better understanding of the Horticulture Value Chain in the East and Southern African region. The partners included women lawyers associations, labor and trade unions, and farmer organisations. Hivos and each partners see an opportunity to promote decent work for women who earn their living in global production chains, specifically in the flower, fruits and vegetable industries. 

We  introduced the partners to our Toolkits on Gender in Value Chains and It Takes Two to Trade that they can use in practice to identify the constraints women and men face in the horticulture sector. Presentations were given by network members and partners: Dutch E

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 28 February 2017 at 08:36

NEW VLOG! Presenting the AgriProFocus network: Hivos

The AgriProFocus network consists of 32 Dutch members organisations. In a new vlog- serie we are introducing all Dutch members to you. Watch it and see what they can do for you!

In this first vlog I take you to The Hague at the headquarters of Hivos. I talked to Frank Mechielsen, programme manager Sustainable Diets. He explains to us in 2 minutes how Hivos makes agribusiness work for development!

If you have any questions or comments on the video, please let me know in a comment below. Thanks!