horticulture

Posted By in Exhibition
Posted 18 September 2015 at 12:01

Boost your brand by becoming an exhibitor at 'Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture'! 


On the 25-27th of November, AgriProFocus will host a unique event to promote innovation and trade within the horticulture sector in Africa. One of the first exhibitors we can confirm is East-West Seed. 
Will you be next?


Exhibit at our event and:

1. Draw attention to useful and innovative services or products in the fruits and vegetables sector

2. Get your products known in the region and find new (export markets) for your products/services

3. Learn from other companies

4. Spread the innovations over the country borders

5. Get new business partners in horticulture

For more information, visit: //agriprofocus.com/horti-2015-exhibition

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 September 2015 at 03:02

Deadline Extended to 29th September 2015, 5:00PM
Call for Proposals - FSRE Fund
4th Matching Grant Facility

The Fund Managers of FSRE Fund announced today that the deadline to submit applications for the 4th Call for Proposal for FSRE Fund Matching Grant Facility is extended to 29th September 2015, 5:00PM

The Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (FSRE-Fund) is financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and managed by ICCO-Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus.

Deadline: September 29, 2015; 5:00 PM

Full Call Advert, Application Guideline, Scoring Criteria, and Budget Format can be found at //agriprofocus.com/matching-grant-fund

The purpose of this call for proposal is to provide a fair and competitive opportunity for interested organizations, institutions and companies to submit proposals for Matching Grant funding for boosting food security and rural entrepreneurship in rural Ethiopia in the value chains listed below.

The Mat

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oct
22

Tanzania - HORTICULTURE BUSINESS INNOVATION COMPETITION

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  22 October 2015, All Day Event
  Dar es Salaam

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INNOVATORS IN HORTICULTURE: PARTICIPATE IN THE BUSINESS INNOVATION CHALLENGE AND WIN A SPONSORED TRIP TO RWANDA TO ATTEND THE REGIONAL HORTICULTURE EVENT

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

AgriProFocus Tanzania in collaboration with SAGCOT Center Ltd Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA) and TAHA Fresh are organizing a Business Innovation Competition for Tanzania on 20th October with an objective to award key innovations in horticulture in the categories of productivity, market access, access to finance, regional trade and gender/youth inclusion. Each participants will be given 5 minutes to present to a panel of independent judges.


THE WINNER OF THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE:

The best 3 pitches will be awarded a a fully sponsored trip to attend the event in Kigali covering transport and accommodation. The 3 winners will also compete regionally with winners from other countries for the ultimate prize. During the event, you will be given an opportunity to pitch your innovati

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nov
25

Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 November 2015 to 27 November 2015 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

Are you a company or organisation looking for new market opportunities and solutions in the Horticulture Sector in Africa? Then this is the event for you!

7 AgriProFocus Country networks (Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, North- and South Kivu and Zambia) are organising a regional event to stimulate innovations and trade between the different regions, with an emphasis on Fruits and Vegetables.

This is the first event of its kind to create a regional market place where companies can do business, promote farmer entrepreneurship, collect new information and business solutions, and advocate for improved trade environment and relations in the region.

Take this unique opportunity and:

1. Exhibit and showcase innovative horticulture products and services to event visitors in an appropriate and effective environment.

2. Share information, exchange experiences and do matchmaking with interested clients. Each company will have a booth to do business and conclude business deals.

3. Join key inte

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nov
10

Rwanda - Horticulture Business Innovation Competition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  10 November 2015, 09:00-14:00
  Kigali

BUSINESS INNOVATION COMPETITION- 10th November 2015

We are looking for innovators in Horticulture! Participate in the Business Innovation Challenge and win a sponsored participation to attend the Event: Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

AgriProFocus Rwanda will organise a Business Innovation Competition on 10th November, whose objective is to award key innovations in horticulture in the categories of productivity, market access, access to finance, regional trade and gender/youth inclusion. Each participant will be given 5 minutes to present his/her innovation to a panel of independent judges.

THE WINNER OF THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE:

The best 3 pitches will be awarded a sponsored participation to attend the event in Kigali covering transport and accommodation. The 3 winners will also compete regionally with winners from other countries for the ultimate prize. During the event, you will be given an opportunity to pitch your innovative product and your business ca

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 9 September 2015 at 12:19

Amhara Regional State Investment Guide by the Netherlands Embassy

If you are planning to invest in Amhara Regional State of Ethiopia, this investment guide will pave the way for you. It will give you detail information about the investment climate and available incentives in the Amhara region on different sectors, including horticulture and dairy. Please find it below:

Investment Guide - Amhara


You can also find the recently released Oromia Investment Guide through this link: //agriprofocus.com/post/55ef3491a93f253a8ed4a671


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 September 2015 at 07:18

Oromia investment guide published by the Netherlands Embassy


News article | September 4, 2015. On request of the Oromia regional state, the Netherlands Embassy has published an investment guide for Oromia, which is available on the Embassy website. If you are interested in investing in horticulture, floriculture or dairy in the Oromia region, this is your guide! The Oromia guide is a second edition of the regional investment guides, following the investment guide for Amhara published March 2015. Please find the full Investment Guide for Oromia Regional State below:


Posted By in Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture
Posted 8 September 2015 at 12:47

Which horticultural projects are implemented in East Africa?

Using the link below, you access a handy website moderated by UC Davis (USA), that gives an answer to this question. The page includes a search function that is easy-to-use, which leads you to an overview of horticultural projects by country, by region, etc; or by product category.

Have a look yourself: 

http://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/main/worldprojects.html 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 September 2015 at 06:41

BUSINESS INNOVATION CHALLENGE


WE ARE LOOKING FOR INNOVATORS IN HORTICULTURE: PARTICIPATE IN THE BUSINESS INNOVATION CHALLENGE AND WIN A SPONSORED TRIP TO RWANDA TO ATTEND THE REGIONAL HORTICULTURE EVENT

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

AgriProFocus Tanzania in collaboration with SAGCOT Center Ltd Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA) and TAHA Fresh  are organizing a Business Innovation Competition for Tanzania to be presented in the Regional Horticulture event on promoting innovation and Trade in Horticulture .

The objective of the business innovation challenge is to award key innovations in horticulture in the categories of productivity, market access, access to finance, regional trade and gender/youth inclusion.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

1.Private companies, producer groups, NGOs, research and academic institutions, and government institutions active in the horticulture sector

2.Posses a business innovation on Horticulture

Apply under any of the following categories: production, market on

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Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Hilda, please also post your Tanzanian Business Competiton as an event. Then it will also be shown on the calendar. Thanks!

2 years 9 months ago

Hilda Okoth Hi Anne Marie. I have done so. Thanks!

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aug
27

Workshop on Farmer Organization Models for Market Access

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  27 August 2015, All Day Event
  Kampala, Uganda

This Workshop will bring together value chain actors, development actors, farmer organizations, government and private sector players to share experiences and lessons learned on how to organize farmers for markets, with special focus to fruit and vegetables sector.

The main objective is to share lessons learned in organizing smallholder farmers to access markets with the idea that successful model and practices are replicated by farmer organizations in the horticulture sector, value chain partners, development organizations and governments in supporting smallholder farmers to capitalize on local and export market opportunities

It will be held at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda on 27th August 2015.


Kindly find attached the concept note for more information.

For further information please contact:

Sylvia Natukunda

snatukunda@agriprofocus.com


Documents related to the workshop

 summary report

Concept Note



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 August 2015 at 01:10

Top 20 Concept Notes Announced

4th Call for Proposal, FSRE Fund, Innovation Grant Facility

August 23, 2015

ICCO Cooperation, which manages the FSRE Fund on behalf of AgriProFocus Ethiopia, announced on Friday the top 20 shortlisted Concept Notes for the 4th Call for Proposal of FSRE Fund, Innovation Grant Facility.

July 10 was the closing date, and 95 Concept Notes were submitted for the Fund Managers. Out of these Concept Notes 16 of them were automatically disqualified by reasons of not submitting on time (deadline), not keeping the page limit rule, not following the Concept Note format as outlined on the Application Guideline, and failing to provide own contribution.

The 79 Concept Notes have been assessed by independent bodies based on detailed scoring criteria which can be found HERE. Finally the top 20 Concept Notes are shortlisted to submit their Full Proposals until September 7, 2015, 5:00PM.

This 4th Call focuses on four specific value chains, and horticulture seems to take the larg

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Nicole Metz Thanks for sharing. I realise this was already posted a few weeks ago and that the date for submissions is today. Good luck to all interested companies, NGOs and universities.

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jan
15

International Green Week Berlin

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  15 January 2016 to 24 January 2016 - All Day Event
  Berlin, Germany

International Green Week at a Glance

Established in 1926, International Green Week is taking place for the 81st time in 2016. The IGW is a one-of-a-kind international exhibition for the food, agricultural and horticultural industries. At the same time, the IGW is the point of origin for the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) with more than 70 departmental ministers. Producers from all over the world come to IGW to test market food and luxury items and reinforce their brand image. Following consumer trends, regional sourcing plays an increasingly important role. Renewable resources, organic agricultural, rural development and gardening continue to gain importance at International Green Week.

Product Overview

  • The IGW features a comprehensive range of international foods and luxury items
  • Fresh products of all types
  • Product markets, beer, wine and champagne, meats and sausages, seafood, teas, herbs and spices
  • Agricultural and horticultural machinery and equipment, seeds, gree

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 17 August 2015 at 05:17

KASI Agriventures: Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF), Tanzania

About SEAF: Established in 1989, SEAF is a not-for-profit global investment and advisory firm that pursues sustainable, high-impact economic development by investing in entrepreneurs whose products and services improve their communities. SEAF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development (CEED) connects and mentors investees and other high-growth entrepreneurs to help them strengthen and expand their business.

About KASI : In Tanzania, SEAF manages KASI Agriventures, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and based in Dar es Salaam. Through this project, SEAF will provide financing to small and growing businesses in the horticulture and animal feed sectors in Tanzania.

For more information, download the detailed flier HERE

oct
27

Uganda - Horticulture Business Innovation Competition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  27 October 2015, All Day Event
  Kampala, Uganda

BUSINESS INNOVATION COMPETITION- 27th October 2015

We are looking for innovators in Horticulture! Participate in the Business Innovation Challenge and win a sponsored trip to Rwanda to attend the Event: Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

AgriProFocus Uganda will organise a Business Innovation Competition on 27th October 2015, whose objective is to award key innovations in horticulture in the categories of productivity, market access, access to finance, regional trade and gender/youth inclusion. Each participant will be given 5 minutes to present his/her innovation to a panel of independent judges.

THE WINNER OF THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE:

The best 3 pitches will be awarded a a fully sponsored trip to attend the event in Kigali covering transport and accommodation. The 3 winners will also compete regionally with winners from other countries for the ultimate prize. During the event, you will be given an opportunity to pitch your innovative product and yo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 July 2015 at 09:01

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A 100% natural insecticide made with natural Kenyan Pyrethrum.

Flower DS 4 EC offers farmers the following benefits:

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  • One day pre-harvest interval
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  • Broad spetrum of insect kill
  • No resistance by insects.Pyrethrum has no recorded instances of insect resistance.

Download our e-leaflet for more details! or visit http://flowerbrand.co.ke or https://www.facebook.com/flowerbrandkenya for more details

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 23 July 2015 at 10:32

Making Agriculture Practical and Attractive to the Youth

On the 22nd Day of July 2015, AgriProfocus Kenya held the second youth in Agribusiness trendsetters caravan at the United States International University (USIU-A).

The event brought together about 80 young, trendy and innovative youth in agriculture drawn from different value chains in agriculture. We had a great presentation from the United States International University (USIU-A). This involved models that can help transform subsistence farmers who focus on producing food for survival to metro food entrepreneurs with managerial skills in agribusiness.

“We offer a multidisciplinary program where people can come up with practical solutions in agriculture and make agriculture a business. This will create awareness to the youth so that they can access markets, add value to their produces and fetch best prices in the market”. Said Professor Ruthie C, Rono, Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic affairs- USIU-A.

The trendsetter’s caravan

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Espérance Mukarugwiza Very interesting event

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Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Thanks Much Esperance

2 years 11 months ago

Nicole Metz Thanks Jillian and the other organisers of this interesting event. Congratulations! Would it be possible to share some further information about the winning pitch (of Kenya Organic Finest Aromas LTD - KOFAr, which I did indeed find on Facebook) and about the 7 other pitches? I am interested in the types of innovations highligthed during the event, and in the criteria the jury used to select the winning ones. Looking forward to further information! Thanks.

2 years 11 months ago

Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Dear Nicole, I am compiling all the information and hope to share with you once i am done. Thanks

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 21 July 2015 at 09:26

The story of an entrepreneur in Chipata District.

“By developing many enterprises I am able to produce food all year around!’

Mr. Stephen Sinda attended the Agri-Business Finance Fair in Chipata District on June 18th-20th where he showcased his business Garden of Eden Agro Arts.

As a business man he has been looking at how to make his business ventures more profit. He explains that “by using an integrated approach my business is self-sustainable and nothing goes to waste”. Mr Sinda grows vegetables, bananas, Irish potatoes, guavas, avocados and has fish ponds, keeps pigs and goats. “In this way many enterprises are benefitting from one resource” he continues to explain. His approach is simple: he uses the manure from his livestock as fertilisers for his vegetable production and fish farming. He also uses the sugar cane chaf as feed for his livestock and for making composed manure, therefore no by-product goes to waste. With this arrangement there is a continued resource flow

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Lackson Phiri Let me congratulate Mr. Sinda for the good initiative and food security he is providing to the nation. Am motivated and would like to visit his place. Its unfortunate that i could not see the stand at the Financial fair. Am one of the people who attended and very much interested in doing horticulture . Continue with the same spirit Mr. Sinda. Claire let me know where he stays and the mobile number if possible.

2 years 10 months ago

Claire van der Kleij Hi Lackson. Thank you for your comment! I have sent you his details by email.

2 years 10 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 July 2015 at 07:56

NEW REPORT

How does the Fruit and Vegetable Sector in low- and middle-income countries contribute to Food and Nutrition Security?

Following the initial idea of the Topsector Horticulture and Starting Materials, an explorative study has been conducted by LEI Wageningen UR within the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) on the potential of the Fruits & Vegetables Sector for Food and Nutrition Security. Although there are many initiatives and programmes to support the horticultural sector in Africa, among which several key programmes of Netherlands Embassies, this study is among the first endeavours to explore the relationship with food and nutrition security. Please find below the link for the full report and study summary titled, “How does the Fruit and Vegetable Sector contribute to Food and Nutrition Security?”

Download the report How does the Fruit and Vegetable Sector contribute to Food and Nutrition Security? 

Background

This short and explorative study focused on the question of

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Claire van der Kleij @ Charity. As discussed when we met today, I will send you an email about the Horticulture Event in Rwanda.

2 years 11 months ago

Roel Snelder Hi Angelica can you highlight this on our gender pages as well

2 years 11 months ago

Nicole Metz Thanks for the different reactions so far. Readers could also look at the new thematic page on Fruits and Vegetables on the website of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. It includes a few other very interesting resources about gender & horticulture (see links in the right-hand side of the thematic page). Click this link: http://knowledge4food.net/theme/fruits-and-vegetables/

2 years 11 months ago

Lackson Phiri Claire when are coming to Chipata? Am stuck in some areas i where i need help from you. Any way let me know the key players for me to access money. Am now a member of Zambia national farmer s association and got a recommendation from the ministry of agriculture and having an account with Investrust. Have got quotation from Saro for the solar pump but things are not moving.

2 years 10 months ago

Claire van der Kleij Hi Lackson! I responded to your earlier post on Mr. Sinda by email which as my contact details. Please get in touch with me so we can discuss this further.

2 years 10 months ago

nov
22

Livestock & Horticulture Trade Mission to Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  22 November 2015 to 27 November 2015 - All Day Event
  Kigali

From November 22-27, NABC will organize a trade mission to Rwanda for the Dutch private sector active in livestock & horticulture. With a GDP growth of more than 7%, a stable government and fast economic growth, the Rwandan market is full of opportunities.

The dairy sector is in the fast lane, with a reported milk-surplus. This creates chances in the whole chain, for breeding organizations, roughage and fodder production, milk quality control and processing etc. Rwanda is landlocked and can easily serve its surrounding neighbour countries as well.

The poultry sector is less well developed. The production of chicken meat increased with 78% over the last 10 years but is still low compared to the surrounding countries. Egg production stalls at 32% growth over the last 10 years. More than half of the eggs consumed in Rwanda are imported. Opportunities in the poultry industry are in most parts of the chain; hatchery, fodder production, egg production etc.

The horticulture sector in Rwanda has bee

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Posted By in Publications Kenya
Posted 24 June 2015 at 10:17

I am delighted to share with you videos for Horticulture and Food Security Program. Visit our youtube channel and View more