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.


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 Uganda
Posted 23 March 2016 at 08:49

Promoting Agribusiness through innovation

Article by Gillian Nantume

Engaging in agriculture may be a noble undertaking, but at what stage of the agricultural value chain are you? Are you just a consumer, a farmer or are you into agribusiness?

Venturing into agribusiness needs one to be aware of what area of agriculture to focus on, and in that area of focus, decide whether to concentrate on production, supply or marketing.

This is where AgriProFocus Uganda, an agricultural information organisation, comes in to link different stakeholders and players at different levels in the agriculture sector to influence agribusiness development.

The stakeholders include individual farmers, farmer organisations, private sector companies (traders, input suppliers, processors, exporters,) NGOs, government bodies, development agencies and donors.

“We also facilitate linkages and sharing of information regarding agrifinance, youth in agribusiness, and gender in value chains development,” says Asiimwe.


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