Rwanda will participate in the upcoming 7th International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The week-long expo, that kicks off tomorrow, will attract over 500 sectors stakeholders, including farmers, exporters, investors and experts from across the world. The country will be represented by more than 10 local companies with view to position Rwanda as an upcoming flower and horticulture producer.
Read more HERE
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In an effort to promote Dutch business in Zambia and increase exports of horticulture products from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organised a Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar on 5th October in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Various stakeholders from the business community, agricultural companies, agro finance institutions and horticulture producers attended the seminar to provide practical information about horticulture market intelligence, EU import regulations and financing options for SME's in Zimbabwe and Zambia.
For those that could not attend, here are the presentations:
Access to Finance for SMEs in Zambia
Roveg Fruit BV - Netherlands (Potential Market)
Private Sector Development Tools: Dutch Support to Promote Bilateral Trade and Cooperation
The Dutch and European Horticulture Markets: Where are the best opportunities?
Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs: PUM Netherlan
Kecamatan Tambolo Pao, Kabupaten Gowa, Sulawesi Selatan merupakan salah satu sentra hortikultura di Sulawesi. Banyak tanaman yang dihasilkan misalnya wortel, tomat, daun bawang, dan sayuran lain.
Di siang hari, kami para petani makan siang bersama di ladang. Jika kamu butuh informasi lebih lanjut tentang sentra hortukultura di Sulawesi Selatan, jangan ragu kontak kami: Gapoktan Butta Gowa.
Distric Tambolo Pao, Gowa, South Sulawesi is known as horticulture area. We produce carrots, tommato, leek, and other vegetables.
During farming, we like to take a break and enjoy lunchtime together. If you need information about horticulture in this area please do not hesitate to contact us: Farmer Group Butta Gowa.
Siapa bilang pemudi Indonesia hanya ingin kerja di kantoran? Hehehehe, but not for me, perempuan juga pasti bisa berkarya dalam pertanian.
Dahulu, setelah lulus dari IPB dengan notabene jurusannya yg pertanian banget, yaitu agronomi dan hortikultura, pastinya ingin bekerja sesuai dengan background jurusan, tapi apa daya tuntutan hidup yang tinggi untuk bertahan hidup, yah apapun kerjaannya dicoba ajah. Tapi alhamdulillah setelah lulus, dapat kerja dari dosen untuk mengelola ADC sarongge, Cianjur dalam mencari pasar retail dan petani mitra. Namun, akhirnya banting setir juga, hehehe. Mungkin perempuan biasanya lebih takut untuk mengambil resiko ini.
Alhamdulillah punya teman yang punya kebun luas di Cipanas dan ingin mencoba berbisnis. So, kita kerjasama deh. Awalnya dapat kuota menanam baby buncis Kenya 100kg/hari. Lama-kelamaan, kita pun ingin mengembangkan diri dengan tujuan untuk menjembatani petani mendapatkan pasar potensialnnya, yaitu pasa... Read more
Statistics indicate that from 2010 to 2014, the quantity of imported horticulture goods has been steadily increasing?
In 2014 alone Zambia imported vegetables worth US$412.6m (ITC Trade Map). On the other note Zambia exported vegetables worth US$ 11.5m creating trade deficit of -US$ 401.1m.
What can we do to make the Zambian Horticulture sector more competitive?
AgriProFocus Zambia conducted a study in 2015 mapping the Investment Opportunities in the Horticulture Sector. Read it HERE!
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is organizing a Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar on 5th October in Harare, Zimbabwe.
In an effort to promote Dutch business in Zambia and increase exports of horticulture products from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Embassy is inviting experts from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Dutch horticulture produce buyers and the Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) to provide practical information about horticulture market intelligence, EU import regulations and financing options for SME's in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The seminar will be attended by various stakeholders such as the business community, agricultural companies, agro finance institutions and horticulture producers.
- Business associations or NGOs that work with horticulture producers
- Government or quasi government departments that promote horticulture exports; and
- Private companies that are... Read more
For so long have the agricultural sector been underrated, being termed as an unattractive way to earn here in our our country, but in the recent years we have seen drastic changes in how the sector has been perceived and even the youth are slowly taking up the so called practice for 'the old folk'.
in kesses on interaction with one young man was very intriguing. He was really ambitious, having attended the entire demonstration at the farm and also having attended the farmers field day itself so as to recap that which he had learnt.
His technical knowledge surpassed most of those who i had the chance to interact with. Being a young man he had the zeal to do most the things he spoke, having tried the use of the hybrid seeds that he learnt of during the demo and also showed great promise in his work.
He, unlike most farmers had great awareness of the agrifinancing and also the networking aspect of being an agri-entrepreneur. wh... Read more
The farmer's field days have in the recent few visits been very wonderful and exciting. the farmers seem to be from different regions but share the same passion in that which they as farmers.
The love the farmers have for their farming is evidently shown in the eagerness exhibited by their arrival to learn at the field day itself; despite the number of many farmers who had not attended the demo itself but they still were thankful for the experience.
the greatest challenge that was evident in the interaction with the farmers was the lack of prior awareness of the demonstration at the demo farms. the farmers were really eager to learn about the green house technologies and also the management and efficient practices in the green house itself.
for those who had attended the demo itself were really thankful for the experience and requested for more demos. Despite not so many of the farmers were able to put to practice that which... Read more
Bei ya nyanya sokoni imeshuka sana miezi michache iliopita. Wakulima nchi nzima wanalalama kuhusu hili baada ya kuwekeza sana kwenye kilimo hiki. Kwa mtazamo wangu naona sabubu zifuatazo zimechangia hali hii:
1. Kufuata mkumbo - Miaka micache kilimo cha nyanya kilionekana kinatija sana na kuvutia watu wengi bila kufanya uchunguzi au utafiti wakina wa masoko.
2. Uchache au ukosefu wa mbinu bora zakuhifadhi mazao baada ya mavuno.
3. Uchache au ukosefu wa viwanda vya usindikaji na hata elimu ya usindikaji.
Je una sababu zingine zaidi ya hizi? Tafadhali wakilisha sababu hizo. Nini kifanyike basi ili kuzuia hali hii wakati ujao?
Over the past few months, tomatoes prices have fallen in the local markets. Farmers all over the country are lamenting over their losses. Huge investments in resources have been made. Tomatoes have been produced in huge numbers... Read more
As you have probably seen from the updates from our field consultants, this past few months have been a beehive of activity for the HortImpact project. We supported the HortIMPACT team to organise and facilitate 12 very successful field days in 9 Counties: Kiambu, Nakuru, Laikipia, Nyeri, Nyandarua, Narok, Nyandarua, Uasin Gishu and Meru. A number of input suppliers were present, including: Koppert Biologicals, Syngenta, Real IPM among others; seed companies like Kenya Highland Seed, financial institutions and insurance companies like Equity Bank, Family Bank, UAP Insurance, SACCOs among others.
In this report, you will find an analysis of what made the field days successful. One of the key components is farmers and exhibitors mobilisation - what strategies were used, what made the strategies effective and what lessons can be learned. It also highlights what techniques and technologies were adopted by the farmers and the reasons for their decisi... Read more
REPORT: TOMATO PARTNERSHIP MEETING IN IHEMI CLUSTER.
There has been a rapid increase in the demand for table and processed tomatoes. However, due to challenges such as poor agronomic practices and high post-harvest losses amongst farmers, demand continues to outstrip supply. As a result of the demand-supply imbalance, tomato processors compete against middlemen for tomatoes in the market, and as a result they are often unable to meet their processing targets. For example DARSH Industries, an agro-processor running a tomato processing facility in Iringa, had planned to process 225,000 MT of tomatoes but until the end of the first quarter of 2016 was only able to process 10 % of the expected target, due to limited supply of quality tomatoes for processing.
With the right interventions, there is high potential to increase the quantity and improve the quality of tomato production in Iringa. As a result, processors such as DARSH can provide a consistent market throughout the year, leading to an... Read more
In a public debate session at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands, experiences of Trade Mark East Africa were discussed and compared with those of BoPInc, in search of further Knowledge sharing on the key question above.
Trade Mark East Africa was created 5 years ago, focusing on regional integration, trade, competitiveness of businesses in the region, in order to reduce poverty in East Africa. Countries involved: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan. In total turnover of $USD 560 mio over 5 years.
Key orientation of TMEA:
- National implementation of regional policies
- Trade facilitation: hardware and software. Including reduction of non-tariff barriers. Capacity strengthening of officia... Read more
This course gives access to the latest insights of world leading Dutch knowledge organisations and private companies from the horticulture sector and covers the complete horticulture value chain. The programme specifically addresses the following aspects:
For more information and onl... Read more
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
Ne jetons plus les fibres de coco!!! Elles constituent dans l'horticulture un support de croissance supérieur pour la production à petite et grande échelle!!! Lisez plutôt "http://www.cannagardening.ca/fr-ca/cultiver_dans_la_fibre_de_coco"...
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