Innovation

oct
11

Partos Innovation Festival 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  11 October 2018, All Day Event
  Amsterdam

On October 11th 2018 we celebrate innovation in international development together, focusing on ‘A future we want’! Partos & The Spindle organise the annual innovation festival for the fifth time already to highlight innovative ideas in the field of development cooperation. A day full of inspiration, learning by doing and networking. A festival to obtain new skills and insights, with various international participants, speakers and inspiring sessions. Join us at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam!

More information and tickets you find HERE.



Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 14 August 2018 at 07:30

Go Kenya! Kenyan Startups Dominate List Of Finalists In The Latest Edition Of Zambezi Prestigious Award

In a feat which has all the makings of an unprecedented coup, four Kenyan startups have been named in the final ten of the 2018 edition of the prestigious Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion.

The competition is committed to recognizing and unearthing some of the most promising and innovative early-stage startups that are making significant strides in the area of promoting and advancing financial inclusion on the continent.

Four (4!) Kenyan startups are looking to dominate proceedings. They are Apollo Agriculture, Bidhaa Sasa, FarmDrive, and Tulaa. All four start-up providing services to rural areas. The rest of the top ten is made up of South Africa’s LanteOTC and Wala, Ghana’s Farmerline and OZE, and the duo of RecyclePoints and MaTontine from Nigeria and Senegal respectively. 

Read more HERE and also learn about the South African and West African startups that as well made the list.

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 9 August 2018 at 07:11

Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are co-organizing a regional conference on “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” on 20 and 21 August 2018. 

Follow this link for more information.

The conference will focus on the three major cross-cutting themes related to youth issues:

Youth and Entrepreneurship focusing on youth entrepreneurship, particularly how to develop and sustain youth-led, or youth-focused, business products and services geared towards agriculture and ICTs.

Digital Innovation focusing on innovative solutions to support digital innovation and modern production technologies in agriculture, youth-focused networking and engagement around entrepreneurship, innovation and agr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 6 August 2018 at 10:06

CALL FOR RUFORUM YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS APPLICATIONS

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) whose overall purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth. RUYAEC invites young (<35 years) African entrepreneurs and incubates to compete for 20 awards to show case their innovations, enterprises and business concepts and propositions. Download the Call [English] [French] , and Application Form [English] [French]

Deadline for submissions is 31st August, 2018.

More information can be found HERE

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 July 2018 at 05:28

‘Waste food could feed 48m people’

ESTHER MSETEKA, Lusaka, July 10, 2018
THE Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says crops which go to waste due to poor storage facilities could feed about 48 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Post-harvest loss refers to a reduction in the quality and quantity of food such as cereals, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and milk, between the farm and the point-of-sale before consumption.
According to FAO estimates issued in a statement on Friday, post-harvest losses is expected to reach up to 20 percent for cereals, 30 percent for dairy and fish while fruit and vegetables, it will be around 40 percent READ MORE

https://www.daily-mail.co.zm/waste-food-could-feed-48m-people/

Wow! This is interesting! An opportunity for Agripreneurs.

Perhaps there is also need as a country to undertake an inventory of the innovations that have been developed to mitigate Post Harvest Losses and there after Improve on the existing Innovations and commercializing them.

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 17 July 2018 at 08:08

Youth to benefit from national agriculture show:

Several youth are to benefit from source of the Nile national agriculture show which is to be officially launched today by President Museveni in Jinja District, minister Vincent Bamulangaki has said. This is the 26th show to be hosted in Uganda.


The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja said yesterday that government’s mission is to transform agriculture from being pre-dominantly subsistence to commercial for food security, increased household incomes and promoting exports.


‘’We recognize the need to empower sector players especially the youth with Knowledge of opportunities along the value chain, including value addition and marketing from which one can earn income without going to the farm because most of the young people in Uganda are unemployed. So we are sure that they will learn a lot from this show,’’ he said.


He further noted that since 80 percent of the households are engaged in agriculture, there are

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 16 July 2018 at 08:39

Young innovators develop solar-powered technology to manage farming remotely

Farmers will be able to manage farming practices such as effective irrigation of their crops without necessarily being at their farms thanks to a solar-powered technology developed by Rwandan young innovators.

The technology uses solar-fueled sensors and irrigation to collect data on soil moisture, nutrient needs and water needed to foster crop growth.

It is in line with a project of Precise Agriculture (PA), a modern farming management model using digital techniques to monitor and optimise agricultural production processes that the innovators, members of the Kicukiro District-based STES Group, a company which was founded by technical innovators and researchers, have undertaken. Read more

jun
27

Taking Business to the next level

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  27 June 2018, 14:00-17:00
  +256

At Imuka Ventures, we offer business support and acceleration services to innovative, ambitious and community-minded entrepreneurs who want to speed up their business growth.

We are excited to invite you to attend our upcoming information session on the Imuka Accelerator Program and how to apply, to be held on:

DATE: Wednesday, June 27th

TIME: 2pm-5pm

LOCATION: School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio-engineering Sciences Conference Hall, Makerere University

THEME: HOW TO TAKE YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

Featuring a Q & A with:

Emmanuel Emmodek - ChapChap Africa

Florence Okot - Yellow Star Agroprocessors

Stephen Kaganda - Aquadines Bureau

Amos Nyanga - Skyfoods and Beverages

If you are ready to make the next step and scale up your business, we are excited to see how we can collaborate.

Please sign up by registering for a ticket here.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!




Posted By in Horticulture Uganda Page
Posted 7 June 2018 at 06:29

Best farmers visit World Horticulture Centre:

The best farmers from Uganda visited the World Horticulture Centre in Netherlands; where they learnt about the research and innovation that makes the Dutch the second biggest exporters of fruit and vegetables.


World Horti Center is the leading innovation center of the international greenhouse horticulture sector. A platform where business, education and government jointly innovate, connect, create and inspire. The center is visited annually by some 25,000 international professionals; among whom were Uganda’s best farmers.


The best farmers learned that the greenhouse with its 6,400 m2 research departments, has been built with state-of-the-art applications. Rainwater is used to grow the crops in the research departments. Climate-controlled windows provide natural ventilation and, in combination with horizontal screens, the indoor climate can be optimised. The four kilometre deep geothermal source Trias Westland at the nearby Lange Broekweg will

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Posted By in Horticulture Uganda Page
Posted 21 May 2018 at 06:37

NEW FARA REPORT: INNOVATION OPPORTUNITIES IN ORGANIC PINEAPPLE PRODUCTION IN UGANDA:

ABSTRACT

Pineapple is an important horticultural crop grown in many tropical countries as a major source of income. It is also consumed as fresh and dried fruit and has been found to have high nutritional and medicinal value. In Uganda, organic pineapple production is practised as part of organic agriculture (OA) systems that have been found to be particularly suitable for small-scale farmers. 

The purpose of this research was to conduct a rapid organic pineapple VCA toward identifying innovation opportunities to boost the organic pineapple production and marketing in Uganda. Uganda is leading in Africa with the largest organic area (240,197ha) and highest number of organic producers (190,552), courtesy of NOGAMU, which has been instrumental in organic farming certification in Uganda. Pineapples are produced exclusively as a small-holder crop, either as sole crop or inter-cropped with other crops such as ban

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 16 May 2018 at 12:51

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEMS

SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION is looking for innovations in city region food systems that can reach millions of people living in poverty.

Deadline: 11th June 2018

Who can apply

1. Any local or international institution or consortium with experience in the above-mentioned field

and able to demonstrate a capacity to develop and implement projects of similar volume and

complexity may participate.

2. Consortium of complementary institutions are allowed.

3. Applicants, which already receive a programme contribution from the SDC, through the

Institutional Partnership Division, will not be eligible for proposing a project. The conditions of the

federal department of foreign affairs regarding contributions are applicable.


CLICK ON DOCUMENT BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 April 2018 at 10:55

Climate Smart Agriculture

The last half we worked together with the Dutch Embassy in Pretoria (South Africa) and the Netherlands Enterprise agency (RVO) on a scoping study  on innovations related to Climate Smart Agriculture. In principle with a focus on South Africa, however applicable to all countries who face  server challenges. The result is interesting for parties who want to use climate adaptation and mitigation technologies (such as drought resistant plant varieties, use of water efficient instruments, soil improvement, use of inputs, solare power for water production, early warning systems) in the primary agricultural area.

A report  can be downloaded via: http://bit.ly/2EA7fHx and and addendum was published after a succesful workshop held in January'18 after which also an addendum was published: https://bit.ly/2qiHqq9.   

In case you are interested in a little booklet with 25 innovations of Dutch businesses drop a short email to Mrs. K. van den B

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mar
28

Concours de l'innovation agroalimentaire du Bénin

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  28 March 2018 to 30 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Place des Marthyrs (Cotonou/Bénin)

Act for Development ONG organise du 28 au 30 Mars le «concours de l’innovation agroalimentaire», qui a vocation de reconnaitre les mérites des entreprises agroalimentaires du Bénin qui innovent.
Dans l’opérationnel, trois prix seront décernés à trois entreprises parmi celles qui exposeront leurs produits au salon de l’agroalimentaire.
Plus de précisions sur le lien: http://www.act-dev.org/article.php?id=26



may
08

10th global ICT4D Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  08 May 2018 to 10 May 2018 - All Day Event
  Lusaka Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC)

The 10th global ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they are using innovations in information and communications technology to increase impact in addressing humanitarian and development challenges. This highly interactive and hands-on conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, field-based program managers, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development challenges.

To find out more and register:

https://www.ict4dconference.org/



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 January 2018 at 10:02

Digital 4 development prize Belgium (new deadline feb 21)

French here: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/fr


Prize D4D is a biennial initiative in line with the policy priorities of the Belgian development cooperation to use digitisation and (new) technologies as a lever for development. The combination of both responsibilities, ' Development Cooperation ' and ' Digital Agenda ', in the portfolio or Minister Alexander De Croo offers a range of unique possibilities. One of these opportunities is the Prize D4D.

For more information, the entry rules and other documents, we refer to the Prize D4D website: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/en.

Closing of the call for applications: Wednesday February 21, 2018

The innovation fair and the award ceremony will take place at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in the autumn or 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions regarding PrizeD4D.

Wim Goris The deadline for the Digital ' Prize for Development (D4D) ' is extended until Wednesday, February 21, 2018!

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Wim Goris Cher monsieur, Chère Madame,Maintenant que la date limite pour l'appel à propositions est passé, tous les projets présentés pour la catégorie ' iChoose ' (le prix du public) sont placés sur le site web. Tout le monde peut voter pour ses projets favorites jusqu ' à vendredi 11 mai 2018. Le but du Prix D4D est promouvoir la digitalisation the comme un levier pour le développement. La digitalisation n'est donc pas une fin and soi. Prière de vous assurer que votre choix pour le prix du public et directement au développement des initiatives envisage contributor spécifiquement durable.Voter est possible via le lien suivant: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/fr/ichooseCordialementDear,Now that the deadline for the Prize Digital for Development (D4D) has passed, we have posted all the entries for the category ' iChoose ' (public award) online. Everyone can now vote for his/her favourite submission (s) until Friday 11 May 2018. Prize D4D promotes digitisation as a lever for development. We would like to emphasize that digitisation is not considered as a goal in itself. While voting for your favourite submission, please take into account the extent to which the submission specifically and contributes directly to sustainable development.Voting is possible via the following link: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/en/ichooseBest regardsDiana Di NittoResponsible ' Price Digitization for Development 'Royal Museum for Central Africa/Musée royal de l'Afrique centraleLeuvensesteenweg 13B-3080 TervurenT + 32 (0) 2 7695734prized4d@africamuseum.be

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2018 at 09:28

FoodStars’ first accelerator for innovative startups in horti-tech is now open for applications!

FoodStars was founded for three reasons: the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector’s wish to work with international startups, its challenge to adapt high-tech innovations to the context of upcoming markets, where the need for innovation is high, and last but not least, its commitment to contribute to food security and the world’s Sustainable Development Goals. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate your startup in a very short time to maximize your market opportunity. 


Read here why you should apply for our program: http://foodstars.net/accelerator/#application  

Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing  this Pedro!  A very nice opportunity for start-ups in horticulture, I'll promote this call within our networks.

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 16 January 2018 at 04:56

Bourses Fondation Nestlé

Bourses Fondation Nestlé
100000$

Présentation du donateur

La Fondation Nestlé offre différentes catégories de prix et de bourses, dont certaines utilisent une approche modulaire, c’est-à-dire que le Programme de Bourse Pilote constitue le module de bourse de départ pour une demande de Bourse de Recherche complète. Les critères d’éligibilité ainsi que les objectifs et sujets de recherche doivent être remplis indépendamment de la catégorie des prix (pour plus ample détails, voir la section « Informations particulières pour les demandes).

Résumé de l'opportunité

  1. Bourse de formation (maximum : 20 000US$). Le programme de Bourse de formation finance un petit projet de recherche comme un projet de thèse de magistère ou de doctorat ou autre travail de formation.
  2. La Bourse pilote (maximum : 20 000US$).Le programme de Bourse pilote de la Fondation finance une étude pilote dotée d’un fort potentiel pour aboutir ensuite à une bourse complète de projet de recherche
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Philippe AKPAKI Critères d'éligibilité (version française)À l'heure actuelle, le travail de la Fondation concerne principalement les questions de recherche en nutrition humaine portant sur:la nutrition maternelle et infantile, y compris l'allaitement maternel et l'alimentation complémentaire,déficiences et déséquilibres en macro et micronutriments,les interactions entre infection et nutrition, etéducation nutritionnelle et promotion de la santé.Les priorités et les objectifs précis de la Fondation sont modifiés de temps en temps pour répondre aux besoins émergents en matière de santé publique et de nutrition dans le monde en développement.Des études dans d'autres domaines de la recherche sur la nutrition humaine pourraient également être envisagées, pour autant qu'elles traitent des problèmes de malnutrition dans les pays éligibles (voir ci-dessus). D'autres domaines de recherche peuvent éventuellement être pris en considération si le demandeur peut fournir des preuves spécifiques et convaincantes et justifier le choix de son sujet de recherche.

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Posted By in Youth in Farming Indonesia
Posted 2 January 2018 at 04:47

FarmERP - Smart Agriculture Software Platform for Farm and Farmer data management

FarmERP is the most comprehensive and successful smart software platform being used globally for farm, farmer, procurement, processing, supply chain and financial data management and analysis. It has helped many leading companies in achieving objectives of profitable and sustainable agribusiness. Through FarmERP we assist corporate and individual farm operators, agribusiness and contract farming companies, exporters, R&D institutions, and Government agencies, Co-operatives to exploit the power of Smart agriculture to achieve higher efficiency, higher yields, higher profitability and complete traceability.

FarmERP is a multi-user, multi-location, multi-cropping, integrated software platform for all sorts of agribusinesses. It possesses inbuilt powerful capabilities of any ERP solution covering all business functions. Simultaneously it provides advanced level of analytics to support business decisions. Import

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 December 2017 at 12:41

Report Food Security Partners Day

From Aid to Trade: Enhancing Effective and Proactive Partnerships in Food Production Value Chain  

On 24th October 2017, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Nairobi organised a Food Security Partners' Day themed “From Aid to Trade: Enhancing Effective and Proactive Partnerships in Food Production Value Chain”. The goal of the Partners' Day was to provide a platform for interaction, build new and strengthen existing alliances.

The topics covered during the day were inclusivity and scalability. Inclusivity and scalability are relevant topics in the context of the Aid to Trade transition spearheaded by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Nairobi. The ambition with the Aid to Trade agenda is that the Embassy will cease to directly manage development projects and focus on strengthening trade relations with Kenya. There were two sessions during the Partners' day; morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session covered an o

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 14 December 2017 at 10:37

TAHA KILIMO APP FOR HORTICULTURE IN TANZANIA

Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA)  has come up with a mobile phone application to help farmers in horticulture sector to access information easily through their mobile phone. 

The Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) is an apex private sector member based organization that advocates for the growth and competitiveness of the horticultural industry in Tanzania. 

The association came up with the App named TAHAKILIMO APP,  and is available at Playstore for Android users. 

To download the APP follow this LINK.