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Engaging Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  20 July 2017 to 12 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Online

Online Discussion Forum: Engaging African Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate  

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation have put together an online discussion forum to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month, starting July 12, 2017 till August 12

The online discussion forum

The online discussion forum is to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month to commemorate World Youth Skills Day (July 15) and International Youth Day (August 12) and will culminate in a webinar to wrap up the online discussion and develop a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness. The discussions will be focused on the

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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 S

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Loes van Dijk Great!

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Sajji RYAKUNZE really great!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 July 2017 at 08:05

Holland Pavilion at the National Agrishow 2017

From the 22nd until the 25th of June 2017, Dutch companies and organizations, active in agri-business in Rwanda, demonstrated their knowledge and expertise to the public at the Rwandan Agricultural Show in Kigali.

The expo was organized for the 12th year by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). This year’s theme was: ‘Adopt climate resilient technologies to improve farmer livelihoods’. MINAGRI stressed that Rwanda is in need of technologies that can help fight against climate change and the effects. Also, there is a need for sufficient quality seeds, fertilizers, water, and training and advice to ensure productive farming (source: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/214727/).

This year in the Holland pavilion the presence of Dutch agri-business companies was combined together with Dutch NGO’s active in the agri-business sector in Rwanda.

AgriProFocus stand received many visitors who were interested in

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Sajji RYAKUNZE This was a great opportunity for  APF Rwanda to   explain to agri business professionals about our linking , learning and leadership in the agri show !

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 28 June 2017 at 05:08

APPEL A CANDIDATURE

  PROJET « CAMPAGNE DE LOBBYING ET DE PLAIDOYER POUR LA DIVERSIFICATION DE LA PRODUCTION AFIN D’AMELIORER LA SECURITE ALIMENTAIRE ET NUTRITIONNELLE AU MALI »     

  ETUDE SUR LES CONTRAINTES ET OPPORTUNITES A L’ACCES SECURISE AU FONCIER RURAL   

L’objectif global de la présente étude est de faire l’état des lieux de la situation des droits d’accès, la gestion et le transfert de la propriété foncière à la femme. En d’autres termes, il s’agit d’examiner les aspects particuliers de la gouvernance foncière liés à la reconnaissance du droit d’accès à tous et notamment à la femme malienne et de mettre en exergues les défis éventuels qui subsistent. 

Les offres (technique et financière) doivent parvenir à AMASSA Afrique Verte Mali avec la mention 

« Consultation sur la réalisation de l’étude sur les contraintes et opportunités à l’accès sécurisé au foncier rural » au plus tard le 10 jui

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 21 June 2017 at 07:38

Vacancy: Project manager ICCO Pulses, People, Planet & Profit (P4) project

Pulses value chains, specifically for mungbeans, offer great potential to lift many Myanmar farmers and labourers out of poverty. The overall objective of the P4 project is to increase the income for 10,000 smallholder mungbean farmers, of which 20% are landless female farm labourers, in 4 townships in Yangon (Thongwa and Kayan) and Magway (Magway and Aung Lan) Regions. P4’s specific objectives are to improve the enabling environment for the mungbean value chain in Myanmar by proposing policy and regulatory reforms; to increase the volume of mungbeans purchased by premium market buyers from farmers’ groups by enhancing access to support services on GAP, CSA and collective marketing; and to increase the mungbean farmers’ productivity and quality of produce by enhancing access to support services and good quality mungbean seeds. The Markets for the Poor (M4P), Value Chain Development (VCD) and public-private partnerships

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 21 June 2017 at 07:33

Vacancy: Admin & Finance Officer for ICCO Pulses, People, Planet & Profit (P4) project

Based in: Yangon, Myanmar

Closing date: July 2nd, 2017

ICCO Cooperation (Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation) is a Dutch organization with 50 years of experience and global presence of five regional offices. The regional office in South East Asia implements programs in Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam. Together with our partners from the public and private sector ICCO works towards a just and dignified life for all, by promoting opportunities for economic empowerment and inclusive development. Responsible and inclusive growth in Myanmar is connected to ICCO’s two core principles: Securing Sustainable Livelihoods and Justice & Dignity for All. “Because a livelihood without rights is not sustainable and because dignity only comes with a livelihood in which rights are respected.” Our regional office is based in Denpasar, Indonesia. 

The aim of ICCO’s current program i

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Bente Meindertsma Marleen Brouwer

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 May 2017 at 01:27

VLOG #5! ICCO Cooperation

Meet Marijke de Graaf, food security strategy and policy advisor for ICCO! In this vlog she explains some inspiring projects, like the AgriBusiness Booster and the STARS project from MasterCardFoundation. She also reveals her wishes for the future and topics we should explore as a network. Check it out!

For more vlogs from our Dutch members, check: //agriprofocus.com/dutch-partnership


Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 3 May 2017 at 12:59

Atelier de diffusion des produits Sènèkèla et météo Sandji de Orange Mali

 AgriProFocus Mali a facilité un atelier sur l’utilisation des plates-formes d’information agricole de SENEKELA et Orange Météo SANDJI de Orange Mali, ce mercredi 26 Avril 2017, au centre Charles Lwanga de Sikasso. L’objectif de l’ atelier est d’une part d’optimiser la production agricole à travers une exploitation judicieuse de l’information métrologique et la maîtrise des techniques de production, et d’autres part de booster les ventes des produits agricoles des localités ciblées à travers l’exploitation d’un système d’informations fiables sur le marché. Les participants sont venus des régions, Cercles et Communes de Kayes, Kita, Koulikoro, Kati, Sikasso, Bougouni, Zantiebougou, Yanfolila, Kolondieba, kadiolo, Koutiala, Loulouni, Ségou, Bla. L'atelier est mise en oeuvre par ICCO et Orange SENEKELA.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 27 April 2017 at 07:51

Act Alliance: People will suffer if only investors' concerns are considered

The European Union (EU) and Myanmar have entered the final negotiations on an Investment Protection Agreement. The agreement aims to promote EU investment in Myanmar, investment intended to bring foreign capital, employment, new technologies, skills and know-how to the country. However, a new report, commissioned by ACT Alliance EU and Myanmar, warns that the agreement, alongside stimulating investment, may also lead to human rights violations and hinder future development.‘Investment agreements have failed to prevent human rights abuses by foreign investors. And I am sorry to note how we as European countries prioritize growth and trade above basic human rights. Many governments are eager to attract and promote investments, but if these come at the expense of human rights, development for poor and vulnerable people may be jeopardized’ says ACT Alliance EU Director, Floris Faber.On the one hand, investment agre

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 April 2017 at 09:03

New Book is Available Now for DOWNLOAD

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund

Click HERE or Go to www.agriprofocus.com/fsre-fund

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru What a cool learning document! Thanks Gizaw :)

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 April 2017 at 01:38

Adapting to climate change: Dutch network members exchange

AgriProFocus Share-a-Slice meeting with network members - 20 April 2017

This informal gathering of AgriProFocus members was hosted by Heifer Netherlands and members exchanged experiences about their interventions to deal with the challenges of climate change in food and agriculture.


Pitches

ScopeInsight’s Maryse Blom started with the statement that ‘professionalism is the key, also for climate smart agriculture’. ScopeInsight has developed several tools to assess the professional quality of agribusinesses (incl SMEs) and trains partners in LMICs to use these effectively. The organization is a business intelligence provider, scoring companies on 8 clearly defined dimensions. As a separate service, they facilitate aligned capacity building that is provided by a group of organisations in the AMEA alliance. This set of services to support capacity building of farmers and SMEs in the agrifood sector is key as a basis to also tackle

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 18 April 2017 at 03:53

APPELS D'OFFRES 

 ICCO Cooperation recherche des propositions d'équipes de recherche qualifiées pour entreprendre une étude de base avec les petits agriculteurs dans les organisations de producteurs dans des chaînes de valeur agricoles spécifiques au Rwanda, en Éthiopie, au Sénégal et au Burkina Faso.Les données recueillies formeront la mesure de la situation de référence pour l'impact attendu des ménages sur l'une des stratégies d'intervention dans le programme STARS, qui est décrit plus en détail ci-dessous dans la sous-section §1.1B. Le programme STARS est financé par la Fondation MasterCard, et est mis en œuvre par ICCO Cooperation et ICCO TerrafinaMicrofinance. Il se déroulera de 2016 à 2020. En 2017, le projet passera de la phase initiale à la phase de mise en œuvre.  Pour plus de détails cliquez  sur les termes de références de l'étude ici 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 18 April 2017 at 03:33

Appels d'offres

Termes de référence 

Dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre du programme ICCO STARS;  ICCO Cooperation recherche des manifestations d'intérêt auprès de consultants qualifiés pour entreprendre une étude approfondie des petits exploitants agricoles dans l'adoption et les effets des produits de crédit agricoles nouvellement développés. Les données recueillies formeront la mesure de référence pour l'impact attendu des ménages sur l'une des stratégies d'intervention dans le programme STARS, qui est décrit plus en détail dans les termes de reference en pièce jointe. Le programme STARS est financé par la Fondation MasterCard, et est mis en œuvre par ICCO Cooperation et ICCO TerrafinaMicrofinance. Il se déroulera de 2016 à 2020. En 2017, le projet passera de la phase initiale à la phase de mise en œuvre. Cliquez sur ce lien pour les détails de l'étude

alassane bagayoko Hooo!!! NS sommes prêtre à suivre toujours àla participation d c événements !!!!!!!!! Bonne initiative Daoulata....

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci beaucoup Bagayoko, on est ensemble !

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 12 April 2017 at 03:16

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR RICE VALUE CHAIN FINANCE ANALYSIS CONSULTANCY

ICCO Cooperation is launching a call for expression of interest for Rice Value Chain Finance Analysis consultancy in the framework of the STARS program “Strengthening African Rural Smallholders” implemented by ICCO Cooperation in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in 4 African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Burkina Faso).

The details are described in the Terms of Reference attached here. We invite you to send in your expression of interest, a well written technical and financial proposals in English, properly bound and presented in two copies containing the following information: a cover letter, which should indicate the applicants’ expertise area; budget (number of days and fee per day in Euro currency (transport and accommodation will not be taken care of by the project)), 2 pages CV for all proposed consultants, and at least 2 references for similar work achieved. All applications m

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Semaine de promotion de l'agroalimentaire au Burundi

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Burundi
  19 April 2017 - 08:30 to 21 April 2017 - 17:30
  Hotel source du Nil

Sous le haut patronage du Ministère du commerce, de l'industrie et du Tourisme, AgriProFocus Burundi, en collaboration avec Christian Aid, Le Burundi Business Incubator (BBIN), l'Interprofession des Fruits du Burundi( IPFB), L'association des femmes Entrepreneurs du Burundi(AFAB) et ICCO Coopération organisent la 1ère édition de la semaine de Promotion de l'agroalimentaire au Burundi.

Objectif global

· Promouvoir l’industrie et l’innovation agricole au Burundi à travers la consommation des produits transformés au Burundi.

Objectifs spécifiques de la foire agricole

· Promouvoir les produits locaux transformés.

· Développer une culture de la qualité des produits et services offerts.

· Contribuer à accroître la visibilité des entreprises agricoles.

Résultats attendus

· Renforcer la consommation interne des produits transformés localement.

· Une meilleure connaissance des lois et règlements en matière de transformation agroalimentaires.

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Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  18 April 2017, 14:00-17:00
  Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia

Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund

You are Invited!

Date: 18 April 2017

Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM (Afternoon)

Venue: Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa

You are cordially invited to attend the FSRE Innovation Fund final event and a book launch to be held on 18 April 2017 at Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa.

The Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship (FSRE) Innovation Fund has been financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia. The FSRE Innovation Fund has been managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus, which in parallel has organized learning events and conducted coaching visits to the innovation projects as part of a learning trajectory.

Since 2012, the FSRE Innovation Fund has supported 75 agricultural innovation projects in Ethiopia reaching over 30,000 smallholder farmers through 53 implementing partner organizations. The over six million Euro received from the Dutch international co

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Books Launch: Contract Farming & Agricultural Innovators

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  18 April 2017 to 19 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Addis Ababa

Books Launch: Contract Farming & Agricultural Innovators

AgriProFocus will organize a two-day event on April 18-19, 2017.

On April 18 the closing learning agenda for the FSRE Fund winners will be held and all the winners are invited to attend. FSRE Fund was financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands while managed by ICCO on behalf of AgriProFocus. As the day marks also the closing of the four year program, the event will also be attended by invited relevant stakeholders from Government, Dutch Embassy, Private sector, and other development organizations are expected to attend.

Two important books are completed and published, and they will be launched on April 18 and 19, 2017. Officials from the Government and the Embassy of the Netherlands will honor us by attending and officially launching the publication of the books.

“Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund”

April 18

The main goal of the publication is to inform

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 14 March 2017 at 07:14

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST OF “Rapid Rural Appraisal of Household Income Expenditures with Smallholder Farmers”

Deadline: 20th March 2017  

ICCO Cooperation is launching a call for expression of interest for a “Rapid Rural Appraisal of Household Income Expenditures with Smallholder Farmers” in the framework of the STARS program (Strengthening African Rural Smallholders); implemented by ICCO Cooperation in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in 4 African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Burkina Faso).

ICCO STARS - Rwanda aims to gain insight into how a 30% increase in income with smallholder farmers could be measured. This can be done by the following activities:

1. To discuss with farmers how they would spend an additional 20-30% of monthly income, and from that develop a list of assets and household characteristics that would indicate such a rise. A first idea on such list is provided in the annex.

2. To advise on how this informat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 14 March 2017 at 07:12

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST OF “a Field Coordinator for data collection in the context of a baseline study for the ICCO STARS program”

Deadline: 20th March 2017  

ICCO Cooperation is launching a call for expression of interest for a “Field Coordinator for data collection in the context of a baseline study for the ICCO STARS program” in the framework of the STARS program (Strengthening African Rural Smallholders); implemented by ICCO Cooperation in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in 4 African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Burkina Faso).

ICCO STARS - Rwanda aims to undertake the following data collection activities in 2017 in Rwanda. These are:

· In May 2017 a baseline survey with farmers in Producers Organizations working in the rice and maize value chains

· In May or June 2017 a baseline survey with farmers in pilots of new agricultural credit products offered by MFIs

The details are described in the Terms of Reference attached here

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 10 March 2017 at 12:05

APPEL D’OFFRE POUR LE RECRUTEMENT D’UNE  MAISON D’AUDIT.

ICCO-COPERATION désire recruter une maison d’audit.

Le Consultant doit être un Cabinet d’Audit et d’Expertise Comptable indépendant et faisant profession habituelle de réviser les comptes, membre de l’ordre professionnel comptable, OPC, et ayant une expérience confirmée en audit financier des comptes des projets de développement.

Le personnel clé de la mission devra comporter au moins (i) un Diplômé en comptabilité justifiant d’au moins 10 ans d’expérience d’audit financier et ayant une bonne connaissance des procédures de gestion fiduciaire, (ii) des cadres ayant un diplôme niveau BAC + 5 ou plus en audit, comptabilité et justifiant d’une expérience préalable conséquente des audits financiers des projets de développements.

Une expérience du cabinet en audit des projets de Microfinance et en audit des institutions de microfinance serait un plus.

La date limite de dépôt

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