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... Read more
Deadline: 11th June 2018
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.
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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.
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... Read more
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
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:
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.
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
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).
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
2nd International Symposium on Agroecology
Dear partners and colleagues,
As you may know, FAO is organizing the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology (more information here: https://goo.gl/ic7PTf).
Agroecology depends on the co-creation of local capacities and knowledge –often building on traditional knowledge- that works with complex systems under changing environmental, social and economic conditions. That requires shifting the emphasis from traditional technology transfer approaches to identifying, supporting and strengthening the institutions and processes needed to enable innovative ways of knowledge creation and sharing.
As part of the Symposium, FAO will co-organize and host a ‘Market place on innovation for agroecology’. With the present call, we would like to highlight innovative example actions or processes from a wide range of actors involved in agriculture and food systems in their diversity
APP FOR ANIMAL FEED THAT NEARLY DOUBLED THE PROFIT IN PILOT TEST IN TANZANIA
Feed Calculator, is an App co-created by a leading Dutch nutritionists and livestock experts in partnership with farmers in developing countries and tested by the NGO called BRAC and IITA in Tanzania. And the App is available now in Google Play Store, free for all smallholder poultry farmers all over the world.
Feed Calculator is an app that generates affordable qualify feed recipe for poultry from locally available ingredients, has the potential to be a game changer for poultry farmers as a result from its pilot testing saw a near doubling profits.
The pretest results showed that the broilers fed using recipes suggested by the app had an average 15% higher weight and that the app on average reduced the cost of feed by 31% compared to regular commercial feed. As a result, on average to 80% higher profit due to lower feed costs and higher weight of the birds.
IITA supported the pre... Read more
CABI.ORG shared an innovation video for Good seed initiative program that aim to provide farmers in Africa and Asia with access to quality seed, they need to grow locally appropriate crops by strengthening seed systems.
In Tanzania the initiative focuses on increasing production and consumption of African indigenous vegetables and strengthen value chains to deliver seed and produce. By creating innovation systems for sharing and connecting increases market to farmers and access to quality seeds from seed stakeholders.
Is your company operating in the food processing sector in Kenya and are you facing a specific challenge for which you need an innovative solution? Would you like to take the chance to benefit from applied, market-driven research and to develop innovative solutions with the help of multi-disciplinary teams of students and faculty members at a renowned Technical University?
Register here for the business challenge that will take place on 21st of November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.
To conduct the food processing survey click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/innofoodKE
The INNOFOOD initiative is a project of MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF) and BoP Innovation Center (BoP Inc) in partnership with the Ho Technical University in Ghana and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology in Kenya. It is made possible by the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE... Read more
The Annual Regional BDS Conference is your premier thought leadership platform and marketplace on matters business development in Eastern Africa and beyond. For the last 12 years development practitioners, entrepreneurs and policy makers meet at the BDS Conference to reflect on growth of markets, emerging opportunities and progress towards realization of development goals in the Eastern African region. Over the years the conference has grown into a platform where participants forge partnerships, share lessons and successes and contribute to development policy in the region. The conference is organized by the Business Development Donor Coordination Group which is a congregation of donors and development agencies working in the areas of business and market development.
The objectives of the conference are:
1. Develop a community of practice and in market systems development
2. Facilitate learning, collaboration and joint action for organisations providing business development serv... Read more
Le 31 Octobre, le Bénin sera le Carrefour de l'innovation agro-digitale africaine.Venez rencontrer les grandes personnalités de notre pays et de la sous-région qui s'investissent dans l'agro-industrie!!! Au programme, conférence débat, panels, rencontres professionnelles.....
La participation est gratuite mais requiert une invitation.
Pour plus d'information visitez le : https://www.lefagem.com/contact
Dalam waktu 2 minggu, kami akan meluncurkan Feed Calculator, sebuah apps untuk peternak ayam agar bisa mengoptimalisasikan resep pakan yang dibuat sendiri, sehingga pengeluaran untuk pakan bisa menurun signifikan. Aplikasi ini gratis untuk peternak yang memiliki <1000 unggas.</p>
Berikut penjelasan singkat aplikasi dalam animasi https://youtu.be/v48kFG62S0k
Pertanyaan saya adalah:
- Apakah umum di Indonesia peternak membuat pakan sendiri?
- Apakah ada toko bahan pakan dimana peternak dapat membeli bahan pakan yang berbeda sekaligus (misalnya bungkil kedelai, tepung ikan, dedak/bekatul, premix, DL-methionin, dll)?
Saya nantikan jawaban Anda.
In two weeks time we will launch the Feed Calculator, an innovative app for poultry farmers to optimize their own feed recipes and therefore reduce their feed cost dramatically. The app will be for free for farmers with <1000 birds.</p>
Just see this animation for a short explanation. https://youtu.be/v48kFG62S0k
My questions are:
- Is it common... Read more
Facing rural innovation
challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security ,
14 May - 1 June 2018 in Wageningen, the Netherlands
This course is highly valued by its participants, professionals working in agricultural research, agribusiness, rural advisory
services, food security and producer organisations.
Get some tips on the art of listening in this video by our trainer Mariette Gross.
For more information see the course webpage
Candidates can: APPLY HERE
Application deadline for candidates with funds is 15 March 2018
Have you ever considered 'Cockroach' as a business opportunity!
Have you ever thought that a cockroach can be used as a source of business, a young man in Tanzania Rwehura Daniel in his interview with BBCSwahili reporter David Nkya says through research for dirt and find an opportunity to start a business. He learned about cockroaches in a different way compared to what he knew that they were just bugs. Cockroach contain a large amount of protein and it is used as food for human and animals. Instead of looking at cockroaches as dirt insects now is an opportunity for a business Rwehura explains where he is getting them from around his area and keep them and grew them more in a room and sell them in boxes to his customers. Due to this his income increased and get to learn more about cockroaches.
Also a nutrition specialist from Muhimbili hospital Mariam says "cockroach has special protein which is 3 times better than buffalo's and 5 times cow's milk". Also according... Read more