ICCO

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 February 2018 at 02:34

Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture visits AgriProFocus

On Friday February 9, Marjolijn Sonnema, Director General of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality visited the AgriProFocus office in Utrecht. She was curious to find out more about our network; who are our members, what drives us and how can the ministry and AgriProFocus work more together on agriculture and food security?

We wanted to present the broad variety of members and activities of our network. We invited members in Utrecht and set up a live video connection with Uganda and Benin. Our coordination teams there had invited network members and partners that are involved in the Benin “Uplifting the Fish Value Chain in Benin” program and in the Uganda PAINT program, two strong examples of how AgriProFocus facilitates Dutch, national and international partners to work together on common goals and agendas.

Thanks to the live connection a lively discussion sparked between the guests in Utrecht, Uganda an

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Akibodé Djodji Congratulations , Utrecht team, I see that this visit opens the door to a greater collaboration with the new ministry  of agriculture. Thanks to the team of Benin and Uganda for sharing your activities Together we will make agribusiness work for developpement  in Mali and the rest of the world

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 February 2018 at 09:25

Truvalu: a new player in the agrifood sector

 – with ambitions“The world food market can no longer ignore fair chains”

Fair chains are the way of the future in the world food market. Investing in food value chains is not only an obligation – it also offers scope for contributing to sustainable economic development in developing countries, said social entrepreneur Jaap Jan Verboom at the launch of Truvalu, a new part of the global development organization ICCO Cooperation. Truvalu makes use of the opportunities offered by the world food market to enable agrifood and food-processing companies in developing countries to grow and increase their market share.

Unprocessed agricultural commodities, like cacao and coffee, are the main export products for emerging economies. Processing these into marketable products is a profitable activity but is often done in Europe. Verboom: “That’s why local economic development is going nowhere. If we can enable farmers not only to get a fair pric

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 13 February 2018 at 04:20

Accomplished the final Agrifood Teaser Workshop with moment of inspiration by the youth voice

On 7 February 2018, AgriProFocus Myanmar successfully hosted the Final Agrifood Bootcamp Teaser Workshop at Yangon University of Economics. Wow!!! We were impressed by the active input and high quality of the contributions from young people to solve the various challenges presented by the companies and organizations. There were 165 participants from Yangon University of Economics and other interested youth.. When we announced the statement “ I can contribute to developing the agriculture sector with my educational background”, more than 70% of the participants stand up and agreed the statement.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and D

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Semaine de Promotion des Produits Agricoles Transformés

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  21 May 2018 to 27 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Bamako

"Consommons ce que nous produisons ", le réseau AgriProFocus et ses partenaires (RFEO, ICCO, FENATRA), organisent la 3ème édition de la semaine de Promotion des Produits Agricoles Transformés (SPPAT).

Cette grande campagne de promotion des produits MADE IN MALI, vise à booster la consommation des produits locaux et créer  une meilleure valeur ajoutée économique pour les acteurs de la chaîne à travers des activités d'accès au marché (Linking), de formation et d'apprentissages mutuels (Learning) et surtout l'émergence des champions de l'agroalimentaire (Leadership). 

Rejoignez-nous donc du 21 au 27 Mai 2018 dans toute la capitale Bamakoise à travers :

-  les émissions radios pour des débats ;

- les  échanges avec nos consommateurs;

-  les foires expositions pour la vente et la promotion de nos produits, 

- les caravanes de promotion;

-  les séances de dégustations;

-  les ateliers de formation pour promouvoir les innovations.

Nos produits a

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 6 February 2018 at 06:57

Youth raised their voices at Agrifood Bootcamp teaser workshop

AgriProfocus Myanmar proudly convened the 2nd Agrifood Boootcamp Teaser workshop at Yezin Agricultural University (Nay Pyi Taw) on February 3, 2018. It was a great event for the participating companies and organizations to meet the fresh young scholars, to hear what is their idea on their specific challenges. There were 349 participants from Yezin Agricultural University, University of Veterinary Science, Co-operative department and MoALI. All of them agreed to the statement that agribusiness is an interesting way to get a good career.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and Dutch and Myanmar companies and organisations and to develop skills and capacities required i

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Posted By in Publications
Posted 1 February 2018 at 10:28

A PROPOS DE ICCO COOPERATION

A travers les lignes ci-dessous, nous allons decouvrir l'institution ICCO Coopération : ses domaines d'intervention, ses cibles, les thématiques abordées, etc.

APF : Présentez-vous s’il vous plaît

Sébastien D. : Je suis Sébastien Dohou, Responsable du programme Alliance pour l’Engement Citoyen (AEC) à ICCO Coopération Afrique de l’Ouest.

APF : Parlez- nous ICCO Coopération

Sébastien D. : ICCO signifie organisation inter-églises pour la coopération au développement. C’est une organisation non gouvernementale néerlandaise. Elle œuvre pour un monde où les gens peuvent vivre dans la dignité, un monde sans pauvreté et sans injustice.

Fondée en 1965, ICCO a son siège social à Utrecht, aux Pays-Bas. ICCO Coopération travaille dans 36 pays et compte 5 bureaux régionaux en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine. En Afrique de l'Ouest, ICCO travaille actuellement au Bénin, au Mali, au Burkina Faso, au Sénégal et au Ghana.

APF : Que

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou Bonjour Saloufou de cette genèse d'ICCO! excellentes relations sont maintenues entre APF Benin et ICCO, mes feliitation pour cr travail. Icco vous n’êtes pas présents au Niger, il faut les prochaines années j'imagine?                        

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SALOUFOU Moussabihatou Merci Mr Mahamane

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 31 January 2018 at 05:52

CHALLENGE - ONE

ICCO Cooperation invites youths to solve the challenges

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

ICCO Cooperation is a global non-governmental organization that works together with its partners on responsible and inclusive development and on peace building and tolerance. In Myanmar, one of their most important projects is the Pulses, Planet, People and Profit (P4) project, which will increase the incomes of 10.000 smallholder mungbean farmers.

Challenge: How to increase consumption of pulses and oilseeds in Myanmar?

"In Myanmar there is a high pulses and oilseeds production potential, as they fit well with rice-based cropping systems in the Delta and diversified production systems in the Dry Zone of Myanmar. The country is one of the world’s largest exporters of these commodities, to India and China, but also increasingly to Europe, Japan and other high-pre

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 26 January 2018 at 07:38

Son Excellence l'Ambassadeur Pays-Bas au Mali visite le Pavillon Hollandais FEBAK 2018

Malgré l’ emploi du temps très chargé de Son Excellence Mr JOLKE OPPEWAL, l’Ambassadeur du Royaume  des Pays-Bas au Mali accompagné de son chargé des affaires économiques Mr Mamadou Landouré ,du Vice-Président de la CCIM et du Coordinateur de votre réseau AgriProFocus Mali, il a visité ce jeudi 25 Janvier 2018, toutes les entreprises néerlandaises présentes au pavillon néerlandais et d’autres stands stratégiques de la FEBAK 2018 ( Foire d'Exposition Internationale de Bamako) .

Après cette visite guidée, c’est devant les chefs de réseau, ONGs, Projets/programmes et des entreprises néerlandaises que Son Excellence a reçu une distinction honorifique appelée CIWARA de la part des entreprises néerlandaises pour service rendu et du bon partenariat entre nos deux pays.

 Vive le partenariat Pays-BAS-Mali

Akibodé Djodji As far as possible,EKN combines assistance and trade to contribute to sustainable global economic growth that benefits the entire malian population including the poorest and most vulnerable group.Their action aims to expand and improve acces to international marketsstrengthen the malian private sector boost trade and investmentincrease tax fairnesssustain comercial and production chain

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PARTNER UP! EVENT

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 February 2018, 09:00-15:00
  Azure Hotel, Nairobi

Young Africans are shaking up agriculture with new ideas and sky-high ambition, making agribusiness the next dominant employment generator for the millennials despite the effects caused by climate change. Younger generation are harnessing new techniques and experimenting with ways to add value with various agricultural products.However this efforts are being faced by a number of challenges.

There exists a myriad of good initiatives aimed at generating employment for youth in agribusiness among various stakeholders. However, these initiatives face huge challenges that prevent them from generating the number of jobs needed to meet the increasing demand.

In February 2018 in Nairobi ICCO Cooperation is convening a Partner Up event with the theme: Youth Agribusiness4Growth. The event aims at convening the public, private institutions and development donors/partners to deliberate and develop a shared commitment on how to bridge the gaps holding back youth innovation agribusiness.

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:48

Help to solve the agrifood challenges of these companies and organizations

From January until April 2018, AgriProFocus and 5 agrifood companies and organizations from the Netherlands will organize the Agrifood Bootcamp! This is a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector.

We invite Myanmar youth to develop innovative solutions for the agrifood challenges the companies and organizations are facing in their work in Myanmar. Please read more about the companies challenges below!

Do you want to participate in the Agrifood Bootcamp? Choose one of the challenges below and think of an idea to solve it! Don’t be shy, all ideas are welcome. Pitch your idea in English in a short video (max 3 minutes) or a written text (max 1 A4). Send it to our AgriProFocus Myanmar Facebook Messenger or through Viber to 09 453272578.

Find the challenges here:

ICCO Cooperation

ICCO Cooperation is a global non-governmental organization that works together with its partners on responsible and

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:13

Agrifood Bootcamp: Linking Myanmar young talent to Dutch agribusiness organizations

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါသည္။

On January 26, AgriProFocus will launch the Agrifood Bootcamp, a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals between age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and Dutch and Myanmar companies and organisations and to develop skills and capacities required in the agribusiness sector. During the intensive Agrifood Bootcamp week we will challenge participants to come up with innovative solutions to solve agribusiness issues. The winning team receives a leadership training package to become Youth Ambassadors.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a joint project of AgriProFocus and 5 Dutch

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 26 December 2017 at 07:18

FICHE D’INSCRIPTION BOURSE RÉGIONALE KARITÉ DU 25 AU 27 JANVIER 2018

L'Alliance Globale du Karité en partenariat avec  APROKAM, ICCO Coopération et AgriProFocus-Mali organise la 1ère Edition de la Bourse Régionale Karité du 25 au 27 Janvier 2018 au Mémorial Modibo Keita de Bamako.

L'objectif de cette Bourse est de « soutenir le développement des exploitants de karité en leur favorisant l'accès aux services financiers (surtout le crédit agricole) et l’accès au marché rémunérateur ».

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 20 November 2017 at 01:24

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: STARS Programme Director (CONSULTANT)

OPENING DATE: November20, 2017; CLOSING DATE: December05, 2017

Organization profile

ICCO Cooperation is an international development organization (www.icco-cooperation.org) with 338 staff working in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America operating from 5 regional offices. We work towards 

a world without poverty and injustice. ICCO’s partners include civil society organizations, private sector and governments. We believe in the enterprising power of people. We aim to implement a systemic change and successful, sustainable and equitable development in low and middle-income countries.

ICCO Cooperation is currently accepting expressions of interest for a consultancy for 6 months period in the role of Programme Director on the ICCO-MasterCard Foundation Strengthening African Rural Smallholders (STARS) program which increases access to finance and value chain development for smallholder farmers. The consultant will ha

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear members, i wanted to let you know that the deadline for this vacancy is extended to December 05, 2017. Keep sending your documents on the indicated emails!Good luck.

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 2 November 2017 at 03:04

  Appel à candidature

Titre du Poste : Secrétaire - Comptable 

Lieu d’affectation : Kayes-Koulikoro 

Type et Durée de contrat : contrat à durée déterminée un (01) an avec possibilité de renouvellement 

Date d'affectation : Immédiate Nombre de poste : Deux (02) dont un (01) à Kayes et un (01) à Koulikoro 

Date de Publication : 02 Novembre 2017 Date limite de dépôt : 16 Novembre 2017  .


Pour plus d'informations consultez le fichier en Pièce Jointe ICI



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Daoulata MAIGA Bienvenue sur le réseau Mr Diakité et bon vent pour la Société Africaine pour le Développement de l'Agro business et le Conseil( SADAC SARL)

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SEYBOU KONE Bienvenue à la SADAC ! Comme on le dit : << LA TERRE NE MENT PAS >> .

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 17 October 2017 at 02:52

Myanmar youth in agriculture

Last week the first part of the tailor-made training on ‘Partnerships for Youth and Gender Sensitive Food Security, and Food Safety’ took place in Bogolay and Ngwe Saung (Ayerwaddy Region, Myanmar). The training, supported by Nuffic and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was commissioned by Radanar Ayar Development Association (RDA) in collaboration with Wageningen UR – Centre for Development Innovation, and ICCO Cooperation.

ICCO has been cooperating with RDA for over one year now. ICCO/Kerk in Actie supports its work in and around Paungde township (Bago region), where RDA works on capacity building and market linkages for 1,200 smallholder farmers producing blackgram and other crops. As part of ICCO’s Civic Engagement Alliance for lobby & advocacy, RDA advocates for better access to good quality pulses and rice seeds for smallholders. RDA is also collaborating in a number of other partnerships, such as the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 9 October 2017 at 09:46

Lancement Officiel du Consortum ICCO, UMOCI et SOATAF

Votre réseau a participé au lancement officiel de «l’Initiative pour une chaîne de valeur karité durable », portée par le consortium ICCO, UMOCI et SOATAF.

Cette initiative bénéficie du financement de l’USAID à travers l'Alliance Gloabal du Karité (AGK).

L’objectif de cette initiative de trois ans est de contribuer à l’augmentation de la sécurité alimentaire, du revenu durable, de l’égalité entre les sexes et de la résilience de 40.000 femmes principalement dans les régions productrices de karité du Mali

(Sikasso, Ségou, Koulikoro et Kayes).

La réalisation de ce projet passera par plusieurs étapes :

- Des contrats garantis, équitables et à long terme entre les coopératives des entreprises privées ;

- Des constructions de magasins garantis pour stocker les produits ;

- Des formations pour les acteurs en entreprenariat, en greffage, en développement de pépin

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 3 October 2017 at 10:40

Formation ScopeInsight

ICCO Coopération a organisé une formation du 11 au 15 Septembre 2017 avec la facilitation de votre réseau AgriProFocus sur l’outil d’évaluation de Scope Insight basic.

L’objectif de cette évaluation est d’aider deux coopératives COPROKAZAN et COPROKASY qui sont des Coopératives de productrices de Karité de Zantièbougou et Siby à mieux comprendre les forces et les faiblesses de leur organisation et d’identifier les domaines essentiels dans lesquels des améliorations peuvent être apportées. Pendant une semaine, la formatrice Mme Bibiane Katu à initier les 10 participants sur les 08 dimensions de Scope Basic à savoir : les opérations, la gestion interne, les risques externes, la gestion financière,les approvisionnements, les marchés, l’environnement favorable et la durabilité.

Après avoir soumis l’évaluation à un contrôle qualité auprès des experts de scope, un premier rapport sera partagé avec ICCO et les Coopératives pour la vali

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 22 September 2017 at 07:47

Call for an individual consultant to make a documentary film

Deadline: October 01st, 2017  

The Civic Engagement Alliance (CEA) led by ICCO seeks the engagement of a producer to develop and film the documentary (Documentation of three path ways). In close collaboration with the Program Officer, the ICCO team and the teams of the various partner organizations, the consultant is expected to come up with a documentary that clearly answers the questions mentioned in the Terms of Reference.

Assignment Title: Documentation of three path ways

Assignment Dates: Maximum of 3 months (October – December 2017)

Assignment location: Uganda

The budget available for the full process is maximum Euro15,000

For more information, read the attached Terms of Reference


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 September 2017 at 05:24

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (RE-ADVERTIZED)
(Deadline Friday 29th September, 2017 17:00 hours EAT)

Organization profile

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.

ICCO Cooperation has four thematic focus areas including;

• Economic Empowerment

• Food Security and Sustainable Consumption

• Responsible Business and

• Humanitarian Aid.

To strengthen its operation, ICCO would like to invite qualified applicants for the following positions for Ethiopia Country Office.

Position 1:

Job Title: Microfinance Field Specialist

Job summary: The Microfinance Field Specialist will support the Microfinance advisor and be responsible for implementation of the agri-finance product development and value chain finance interventions under the STARS program.

Reports to: The Micr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 September 2017 at 06:04

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor.

OPENING DATE: SEPTEMBER 06, 2017; CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Organization profile

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.

To strengthen its operation, ICCO would like to invite qualified applicants for the following position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor. 

For more details about the vacancy announcement, please open the PDF file: