Welcome to the 2nd AgriBusiness training where we will help answer questions on how to start farming to how to scale to a multi billion agricultural enterprise.
After the success of our 1st Agribusiness Training, we look forward to share our experiences as well as bring in experts from the sector to shade light more on crop insurance, agri-loans and financing options.
We extend a warm welcome to our Agribusiness Training and Field Tour to be held at our office located in 3rd Floor Bishop Magua Centre opposite Uchumi Ngong Hyper along Ngong road. Nairobi, Kenya.
It will be a platform to share and learn on crop husbandry, ways to maximize output, market linkages, financial aspects of Agriculture and most importantly our new contract farming which shall be the highlight of the day.
For a more visual feel, (because we do believe in actions), we shall take a tour to visit one of our demo farms where we shall witness contract farming for exports practically... Read more
Batu, 27 April 2016
On March 2015 AgriProFocus Ethiopia and OXFAM GB, in close collaboration with Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, organized in Batu a successful agribusiness finance fair which farmers took the stage. Read more about the previous Finance Fair HERE.
Yesterday, April 27 2016, the 2nd Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair was organized in Batu with the objective of extending the dialogue started on last year’s Finance Fair between the farmers themselves and the relevant stakeholders. On this Finance Fair also the farmers were given to express their challenges relating to access to finance and agricultural extension services and to present their achievements with the support of OXFAM GB and Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization.
The event which included a panel discussion with two paper presentations and an exhibition by different organizations, opened... Read more
Well I am Mr Ahmed Hussein, from Tanga Tanzania. May I first thank you agriprofocus for such a wonderful website. I am a founder of to be Makaru Agro ltd, which will be incorporated soon. Our company will be dealing with Horticultural Produce. And the farm is located north east of Tanga
2nd Batu Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair
Batu, 27 April 2016
A year ago AgriProFocus Ethiopia and OXFAM GB, in close collaboration with Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, organized in Batu a successful agribusiness finance fair which farmers took the stage.
In continuation of the results observed through that event the 2nd Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair will be held on 27 April 2016 in the same city with the focus of assessing agricultural extension activities and the challenges of access to finance for horticultural farmers.
This event will include paper presentations from key actors in relation to access to finance for smallholder farmers, discussions with relevant government and private stakeholders, and an Exhibition by horticultural agribusiness organizations and farmers’ cooperatives in the area.
This is for the 9th Agribusiness Finance Fair for AgriProFocus Ethiopia to organize in different parts of the country with active partners like OXFAM GB.
To... Read more
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Solidaridad with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands, and in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala and AgriProfocus Uganda, identified member Fruits and vegetable Associations in Uganda, selected core and support role private sector actors, knowledge Institution and other stakeholders who are implementing a five year project titled ‘Enabling Policy Influencing for Improved Livelihoods in Uganda (EPE – Uganda) – Fruits and vegetables component.’
The overall goal of this component is: ‘To contribute towards policy influencing on food safety, institutional capacity, traceability and national policy for enhanced sustainability and livelihoods of actors
1. The... Read more
Today - April 14, 2016 - an interesting learning event, which brought together important stakeholders in the horticulture sector in Ethiopia, took place at Dreamliner Hotel, Addis Ababa.
The objective of the event was to provide a learning opportunity for the 4th round FSRE Fund Innovation Grant winner projects. AgriProFocus who is responsible in organizing FSRE Fund Learning Events for projects being supported by the Fund has recently taken a new approach – connecting projects with similar value chains for a better understanding of common challenges and opportunities. Accordingly, a few months ago a Learning Event for poultry projects was organized.
Today’s event focused on horticulture. To meet the objective, a number of horticulture development stakeholders from both the Government and private sector, as well as from NGOs, were part of the learning event. The diversity of the 26 participants has playe... 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.
Une innovation pour lutter contre les pertes post récolte et favoriser la promotion de la tomate, l’une des principales cultures maraîchères en Afrique subsaharienne.
Lisez plutôt « http://www.cta.int/fr/article/2016-03-30/le-sechoir-a-charbon-une-innovation-fait-coup-double-pour-le-business-et-le-climat-au-niger.html »
AgriProFocus Ethiopia will organize a Learning Event for FSRE Fund projects engaged in the horticulture sector on April 14, 2016 at Dreamliner Hotel, Addis Ababa.
Though the event is organized for the purpose of supporting the FSRE Fund projects, relevant stakeholders from the government and private sectors will attend to share experiences and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the horticulture sector.
Financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and managed ICCO Cooperation, on behalf of AgriProFocus, FSRE Fund has been supporting 68 projects in Ethiopia in different value chains with two windows of Call for Proposals – Innovation and Matching Grant Facilities.
AgriProFocus Ethiopia has been organizing various Learning Events for the winner projects based on rounds of Calls. Recently, Learning Events were themed to target projects with similar value chains. Accordingly, poultry pro... Read more
Recently the first two evaluation reports of Product Market Combination (PMC) projects have been published. Learn more on how vegIMPACT has set up these demand driven supply chain projects to connect small hot pepper en bell pepper farmers to modern markets in Indonesia. In the reports we also share the results and challenges of these two projects.
HOT PEPPER (Cabeh besar)
BELL PEPPER (Paprika)
Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any quiestions.
Want to do business in Ethiopia? Join the economic mission to Ethiopia from 17 - 20 May, 2016 along Jeroen Verheul, Ambassador for Foreign Trade and Development at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
During the mission you will have extensive contact with Ethiopian businesses and government parties. You will meet and share experiences with Dutch entrepreneurs and potential business partners from Ethiopia. In addition, you will have the opportunity for business meetings as well as individual matchmaking, collective visits to relevant companies, government agencies and network events such as the Dutch Business Day.
Participation in this mission is open to companies and research institutions from all sectors. During the mission will be special attention will be paid to the sectors: Agri & Food and Horticulture & Propagation Materials.
More information can be found HERE
As you are well aware, Uganda National Farmers Federation (UNFFE) organizes an Agricultural Study Tour to Kenya every year. This year, we have initiated similar study tour to Rwanda with the same ideology and we hope this will be another exciting and learning event for our farmers. We continue to thank all those who have always supported our Kenya annual program, and we encourage you to adopt and consider this new innovation. Preparations for this agricultural study trip are already in progress.
The Study Tour will include visits to various Agricultural enterprises for Dairy Farms, Piggery, Poultry, Horticulture, Agro-forestry, Commercial Farms, Agro-processing Industries and the Rwanda National Trade Fair.
The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to invite participants from Local Government, Local leaders, Institutions, Farmers, Agriculturalists, and Individuals with interest to learn, explore, discover more agricultural innovation and fa... Read more
Twende would like to test market its low cost drip irrigation kit. It irrigates an area of 3m x 8m and is designed primarily for vegetables. It consists of a plastic bag holding 20 litres of water, feeding a header pipe which in turn feeds 7 lateral pipes of 8m length. These lateral pipes are fitted with emitters – very small plastic pipes which just pass the water very slowly. The plastic bag is fitted with loops from which it can be hung from two poles fixed in the ground. (Poles not supplied.) The life of the kit is expected to be in excess of one year but actual life testing has not yet been completed.
The standard kit costs TSh15,000 only and other specifications can be made to order.
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Undercover Farming started as an industry magazine, and gave life to Conferences and Expo’s to bring farmers, new investors, service providers from foreign countries and locals together under one roof where the latest technology is exhibited and professionals in the trade deliver presentations on technical and management subjects during a conference. Since the first Expo and Conference, the term ‘undercover farming, became a household name and visitors were inspired to invest in this kind of farming.
More info: http://www.undercoverfarmingexpo.co.za
Link to Program
Après Sikasso, le Centre mondial des légumes ouvre un bureau à Mopti au Mali
Le Centre mondial des légumes (AVRDC) a ouvert en janvier un bureau à Sevaré sur la route de Mopti au Mali pour mettre en œuvre dans la région le projet financé par l’USAID « Déploiement des technologies améliorées de légumes pour surmonter la malnutrition et la pauvreté au Mali ». Ce projet implanté avec succès à Sikasso, selon l’AVRCD, vise à réduire la pauvreté, la faim et la malnutrition en favorisant la production, la transformation et la consommation de légumes et la création d’activités basées sur l’eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène (WASH).
Les activités dans la région seront mises en œuvre à Koro et Bankass avec dix Vegetable Technology Immersion Clusters (VTICs) et un Best Practices Hub (HBP).
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AgriProFocus Uganda wishes to invite you to the 1st Horti MSP planning meeting 2016 which will be held on 10th February 10am- 12pm at SNV offices.
We are consulting with our stakeholders to define activities for 2016 for the horticulture subsector. As the AgriProFocus mandate dictates; to bring together stakeholders to co-create and innovate, we hope to accomplish this by mobilizing horticulture stakeholders through the Horticulture Multi-Stakeholder Platform (Horti MSP). Horti MSP stakeholders will meet and agree on activities they will jointly do together.
Attached is the Concept Note Horti MSP with specific activities that AgriProFocus proposes for 2016. However, note that these are just proposals, final activities to undertake will be decided on in the upcoming meeting. Please be sure to attend this meeting so as to contribute in enriching the Horti MSP plans.
If you wish to participate in this meeting, please write to Sylvia at firstname.lastname@example.org
With great pleasure we herewith share the final report of the regional event ‘Promoting Innovation and Trade in Horticulture’ organised in November 2015 as a joint initiative by the Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF), the National Agricultural Export Board of Rwanda (NAEB) and the AgriProFocus network, in collaboration with a group of national and international partners and sponsors.
The event provided a space to meet, exchange about innovations and do business in horticulture, for about 300 conference participants, 96 exhibiting companies, and 600 exhibition visitors. The conference and exhibition were considered as highly relevant by the participants: interviewed farmers said they developed useful contacts with suppliers of seeds, fertilizers, etc. Many participants to the event said they would use the insights right away to improve th... Read more
This breakout session facilitated by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and AgriProFocus (Nicole Metz).
This post includes the link to the powerpoint presentations used during the session as well as a short outline of the session's conclusions. The full conference report will be available later today.
* Botany Hang’ombe - Profit+ of Zambia (programme of USAID Zambia)
* Nicole Metz - Food & Business Knowledge Platform and AgriProFocus, Netherlands
Discussion and conclusions
Regarding impact on nutrition:
- Fruit and vegetable consumption patterns are highly influenced by cultural factors and people’s mind set. It depends for example on the mind set of people whether people sell vegetables instead of consuming them; on the culture of people whether they leave the consumption of fruits and vegetable to the children.
- Cooking... Read more