horticulture

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 6 January 2017 at 07:18

What are the investment opportunities in the Horticulture Sector?

 AgriProFocus and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Trade Office commissioned a video on the investment opportunities in the Horticulture sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian horticulture value chain players and Dutch horticulture and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.

Here it is!  


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 16 December 2016 at 11:27

What are the investment opportunities in the Horticulture Sector?

 AgriProFocus and the Royal Netherlands Embassy Trade Office commissioned a video on the investment opportunities in the Horticulture sector in Zambia with the aim to facilitate business linkages between Zambian horticulture value chain players and Dutch horticulture and allied businesses interested in doing business in Zambia.

Here it is!  


CHARLES GUMIRA This is a very informative Video. I liked it

1 year 10 months ago

jan
16

Afrisem Field Days

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  16 January 2017 - 09:00 to 17 January 2017 - 16:30
  Afrisem Doli Estate Usa River Arusha

Come and walk with the experts in vegetable growing. A wide range of vegetables on show for indoor and outdoor growing, drip irrigation, mulching, trellising, hydroponics. Tomato, melon, cucumber, sweet pepper, ngogwe, aubergine, carrots, beetroot, cabbage, radish, lettuce, fennel, hot peppers, spinach, ...

Make an appointment.

Contact: Abel Kuley ( 0677000405)

                Mathew Ngoma (0677000404)



Posted By in Securité Alimentaire et Nutritionnelle Bénin
Posted 13 December 2016 at 10:30

La Foire régionale de l’Intégration, Benin 2016

Du 25 Novembre au 10 Décembre, le Bénin a abrité la foire régionale de l’UEMOA. A ce titre le Togo et le Burkina Faso étaient largement représentés par des entrepreneurs agricoles avec des produits innovants. Le Bénin, pays hôte n’a pas fait piètre figure ! Des produits et équipements innovants ont été exposés.

L’équipe de AgriProFocus ayant visité les stands a été attiré par quelques produits innovants tels que la mini-provenderie, le gari, la purée de Palme Fenou, la purée de tomate…

DEMBELE Oumar et les equipements c'etaient quel  genre 


2 years 1 month ago

Tania Attiba @DEMBELE Oumar, équipement de transformation agroalimentaire (rappe, mélangeur, etc), mini-provenderie

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Posted By in Horticulture Uganda Page
Posted 24 November 2016 at 05:51

Call for proposals 

Competitiveness & enterprise development project: deadline 30th November 2016

Herewith attached is a call for proposals for the matching grant facility offered by Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).  Sectors of interest are horticulture, tourism, coffee, grains, pulses, edible oils, fisheries and ICT

See Fourth call proposals attached for details

Good luck!

feb
07

Symposium on Sustainable Agriculture and Appropriate Tech

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 February 2017 to 09 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Naura Springs, Arusha, Tanzania

The ECHO Symposium will provide a networking and training opportunity for those involved in alleviating hunger and poverty in East Africa. Three mornings of plenary sessions featuring knowledgeable and experienced speakers will be followed by afternoon workshops and discussion groups led by regional agricultural development workers and experts. Topics are currently being discussed for the event.
Potential topics for the sessions will include:
1. Conservation Agriculture
2. Horticulture
3. Innovation in Farming Practices and Techniques
4. Best Livestock Practices
5. Good Development Practices


Find more information HERE



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 November 2016 at 05:28

TERMS OF REFERENCE: UGANDA FRUITS AND VEGETABLES SUB-SECTOR PARTNERS CAPACITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Solidaridad is a global network organization with expertise in developing sustainable market oriented commodity supply chains, farmers training, certification and credit linkages. Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is one of the Regional Centres of the Solidaridad Global Network; registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya since 2008 and is currently implementing development projects in a number of commodity value chains including Coffee, Cotton, Horticulture, Livestock, Sugarcane and Tea as well as Artisanal Gold mining. SECAEC operates in seven countries including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Solidaridad with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, AgriProfocus Uganda, the Uganda Fruits and Vegetables Expo

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Posted By in Hack-a-farm Innovation Camp
Posted 15 November 2016 at 11:18

Pemenang Hack-a-Farm Innovation Camp

Tiga tim akan diundang ke AgriProFocus Network Event tahun depan!


Hack-a-farm Innovation Camp di Yogyakarta tanggal 7-11 November berlangsung sukses. Sepuluh tim yang beranggotakan mahasiswa dan siswa SMK bekerjasama dengan kompak. Selama program digelar, peserta berdiskusi dengan berbagai organisasi mitra agar semakin dekat dengan persoalan pertanian. Misalnya: tantangan petani dalam pengolahan hasil pertanian oleh Asri Saraswati (Agradaya), tantangan pertanian organic oleh Tantyo Bangun (Kecipir.com), pendidikan dan pola dagang oleh Tauhid Aminullah (Wikikopi), tantangan petani Indonesia oleh Qomarunajmi (Sekolah Tani Muda), tantangan petani global oleh Maula Paramitha (AgriProFocus Indonesia) dan masih banyak lagi.

Untuk mempertajam problem statement dalam proposal mereka, peserta diajak tinggal bersama keluarga petani salama dua hari di Minggir, Sleman, Yogyakarta. Peserta kemudian melakukan hackathon selama 36 jam non-stop untuk mewujudkan protot

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Dewi Purnamasari Maaf sepertinya terjadi kesalahan redaksi yaitu juara 2 dan juara 3 tertukar, mohon ditinjau ulang :)

2 years 1 month ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Terima kasih Mbak Dewi atas ralatnya, sudah saya edit. Salam.

2 years 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 November 2016 at 04:11

Rwanda Best SMART Project 

Thumbs up to our member and CEO of Rwanda Best, Mr Jean Claude Ruzibiza 

Rwanda Best, Wageningen University, Bosman van Zaal, Hoogendoorn, RijkZwaan, Koppert and Holland Greentech are working together in Rwanda to support growers to reach the next level.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 November 2016 at 07:20

10 local flower exporters for Amsterdam expo

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

Related article: Rwanda to participate in 7th Int’l Horticulture trade fair

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 27 October 2016 at 10:26

Are you looking for a new export market for your horticulture business? (Zambia and Zimbabwe)

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 23 October 2016 at 11:46

Sentra Hortikultura Sulawesi

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. 

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Horticulture Area in Sulawesi

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.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 11 October 2016 at 03:04

PEREMPUAN PUN BISA BERKARYA DALAM PERTANIAN

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

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Riah Badriah Yups, saat ini msh ekspansi pasar lg. Untuk produknya konvensional biasa mbak, tetapi produknya tidak mengandung bahan yg berbahaya karena petani kami sendiri sudah mengenal prima 3. Kami memberdayakan 10 orang petani. Banyak petani yg ingin bergabung dg kami, tetapi pasar kami pun blum cukup menampung produknya. Untuk itu, ekspansi pasar msh kami lakukan sampai saat ini. Memilih pasar pun hrus memiliki kriteria yg memang ingin membantu petani kita..

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Menarik, membantu petani seperti apa yang dimaksud kak? Bisa dibilang usaha ini punya misi sosial juga ya. Bisa cek ini juga http://agriprofocus.com/post/57fdbaa9a93f256dc159cdb9

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Riah Badriah Yah bisa dibilang seperti itu. Kalo kita sukses, petani pun ikut sukses. Biar sama2 sukses. 💪

2 years 3 months ago

Ence Suhana mantap teh

2 years 3 months ago

andy hendraswanto salam dan semangat petani modern dari wongcilik.com

2 years 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 October 2016 at 08:50

Did you know that...


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!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 September 2016 at 10:48

Good day
We, Al Falah Imports & Exports , are Fruits & vegetable importing and distribution company based in UAE. We are looking for fresh Curry leaves from Uganda
Kindly send your best competitive offers for UAE. Pleased to hear you soon Basheer A Ebrahim
Al Falah Imports & Exports,Ph: +97154 3643123United Arab Emirates I India---------------------------------------------

Jacob Olanya Dear Samson, Its good to know that you are looking for suppliers of fruits and vegetables and fresh Curry leaves. Please note that this is platform that you can use to look for suppliers or to sell your products. In future kindly post under the marketplace it will give you better visibility .

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oct
05

Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar - Zambia and Zimbabwe

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  05 October 2016, All Day Event
  Harare, Zimbabwe

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.

Eligible Organisations

Business associations or NGOs that work with horticulture producers

- Government or quasi government departments that promote horticulture exports; and 

- Private companies that are

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 20 September 2016 at 05:43

Horticulture and the Hortimpact project in Kesses.

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 20 September 2016 at 05:17

Hortimpact Farmer's field day in Ngusishi. 

 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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 7 September 2016 at 08:59

Hasara kwa Wakulima wa Nyanya

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? 

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Tomato Growers Make Losses

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

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Tanzania Graduate Farmers Kwa wanachama wetu wa TGFA japo sio wengi walipata hasara lakini kwa upande mmoja ama mwingine wamepitia wakati mgumu kwenye.... Wanachama wetu watatu amabo ni wanunuzi wamesema kwamba bei inazidi kushuka kwa kuwa ulaji ama mahitaji ya nyanya za hapa kwetu tanzania ni mdogor na unashuka kwani walaji hawaamini katika ubora wa nyanya zetu kwa kuwa 1. wanahisi zina sumu nyingi/ Hawana historia ya uzalishaji 2. Hazikai muda mrefu kwa kuwa zinaharibika kwa haraka (low shelf life) 3. Nyanya nyingi ndani zimeharibika/ Yaani zimeliwa Sababu hizo hapo juu zimachangia walaji hao/Wateja kuhamia kutumia nyanya ambazo zimekuwa processed.... Sasa kinachotakiwa kufanyika ni kwamba wakulima/ wajasiriamali wakubali kwamba lazima kuwa na mipango katika uzalishaji wenye mpango... Lazima wafahamiane wajue soko linahitaji nini, LINI , WAPI, IKIWAJE, ZIKIWA KWENYE NINI na hata amakadirio ya BEI. PIA Lazima sassa wazalishaji wawe na ukaribu na wateja wao/Walaji ili kufahamu ni kiasi gani na wapi. Wakati huo huo sasa ni wakati wa sekta binafsi/ wazalishaji na wasindikaji kuhakikisha kwamba wanajua nini kinatokea na wanafanya kazi kwa karibu sana na vitivo na idara ambazo zinahusika na mipango na biashara ili ziweze kuwasaidia kupata habari zaidi na hata kuhakikishiwa usalama na uhakika wa kile wanafanya mf. Serkakli kuweka sheria mathubuti juu ya uingizwaji wa nyanya ama bidhaa za aina hiyo toka nje ama kuharamisha matumizi ya baadhi ya viuatilifu ama hata serikali kuhamasisha na kuzuia wakulima wengi kuzalisha mazao hayo katika sehemu fulani. Lingine ni kwamba watu waangalie WANAPATA USHAURI TOKA WAPI.... Je ni kwa MUUZAJI ama ni kwa WAFANYABISHARA . Kama ni muuzaji basi kuwa makini kwani anaweza akataka kuuza tu mbegu, mbolea n.k lakini mfanyabiashara yeye atakwambia soko linahitaji nini na wapi.

2 years 4 months ago

Hilda Okoth Asante sana kwa mchango wako @Tanzania Graduate Farmers inaonekana kuwa kutokuwa na habari sahihi ndio tatizo- habari za viuatilifu sahihi, habari za masoko n.k.

2 years 4 months ago

Paschal Paul Tufike mahali tuseme ukweli,ipo hali imejengeka ya mkumbo katika kufanya jambo. Leo utakuta MTU akisikia jambo Fulani linalipa na Yeye anakimbilia kufanya bila kujali kwenda kwake kufanya kuna mambo kadhaa ya nahitaji kuzingatia. Mfano.suala la soko,kitendo cha mkulima kulima bidhaa Fulani lazima kiwe na jibu la uhitaji na wengi wake Changamoto, wewe au Mimi nikisikia nyanya zinalipa nimeandaa wahitaji au nimeongeza wahitaji ktk soko. Tufike mahali roho mtakatifu atufundishe ata tofauti ya kile tulichosoma darasani. Tutafsiri haya mambo kimjadala Specialization Division of labour Hii itasaidia kubadilika kifikira.

2 years 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 9 August 2016 at 02:41

UPDATED POST: Successful 12 Farmer Field Days!

DOWNLOAD 2016 REPORT HERE

Dear Friends,

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

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