Business Challenge in food processing

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 November 2017, 09:00-13:00
  Nairobi - Kenya

Call for Business Challenges

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:

Learn more about the innofood project by visiting the website

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

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  20 November 2017 to 24 November 2017 - All Day Event

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

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FAGEM 2017 : Forum Afrique Grenier du Monde

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  31 October 2017, All Day Event
  Azalaï Hotel, Benin

  FAGEM 2017  : Forum Afrique Grenier du Monde

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 :

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 5 October 2017 at 11:49

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

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.


Peter Meijer


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.

My questions are:

- Is it common

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Nanik Rahmawati Yes, farmer can make own poultry feed for their own use. But no chemichal ingredient are used.farmer can buy fish, soya bean, rice at the traditional market

1 month 1 week ago

Peter Meijer Hi Nanik. Do these farmers then use premix in their feed?  To get the necessary quantity of Lysine etc. 

1 month 1 week ago

Alexander Saba Good morning Sorry just reply, we are now still in incubation by kinara Indonesia (fund from investing in woman & Australian embassy) for Vet-Herb product development in Manhattan Hotel Kuningan, Jakarta It is uncommon in Indonesia chicken farmers to mix their own food, usually already in the form of pellets from the factory. Many poultry shop shops selling corn, bran, and soybeans separately. People in west java & central java call poultry shop as “PS”. In Bandung one of the biggest Sukses PS on the road rajawali bandung (next to the gas station) is quite complete selling corn, soybeans, bran apart Yes it has been watched animation feed calculator very good J   NB :  Poultry breeders in Indonesia breed average chicken above 1000 ekor. Thank you Thank you

1 month 2 days ago

Tanfidzul Khoiri Halo peterSaya khoiri peternak kambing domba asal madiun jawa timurUntuk pakan kambing domba saya susun sendiri.Dan di tempat kami sangat mudah mendapatkan bahan pakan. Berupa limbah pertanian dan industri.Tempat pengujian kandungan bahan pakan juga tersedia di dinas peternakan kota blitar dengan harga yang terjangkau.Saya sangat berminat terhadap aplikasi penyusunan ransum pakan tersebut.Terima kasih

3 weeks 5 days ago

AgriProFocus Indonesia Translation for Tanfidzul Khoiri’s comment above: Halo Peter,  I am Khoiri, a sheep and goat farmer from Madiun in East Java. In my area, its quite easy to get ingredients for cattle feed. Usually from agriculture waste or industry. Department of Animal Husbandry in Blitar also provide a facilities to test the content of feed ingredients with affordable cost. I am very interested of this apps to apply the composition of ingredients for feed.  

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Facing rural innovation challenges

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  14 May 2018 to 01 June 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

ICRA course:

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.  
For more information see the course webpage 

Get some tips on the art of listening in this video by our trainer Mariette Gross.

Candidates can: APPLY HERE and click here for scholarship information.

The scholarship application deadline is 19 October 2017
Application deadline for candidates with funds is 15 March 2018

You can check us out on: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube |

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 September 2017 at 01:02

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 

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CASTORY WILLIAM hooouw its amazing and i never thought  that! but madam Victoria Gama you didn't tell us who are the customers of that Cockroach, please tell us. 

2 months 6 days ago

Victoria Gama The customers are people, but mostof them buy for their poultry like chickens food. And mind you they have high amount of protein.

2 months 6 days ago

Emanuel Michael Interesting. No longer annoyance!!

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 8 September 2017 at 11:50

Women in agriculture must be facilitated, panel hears

African Green Revolution Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 5 September 2017

Today’s technological advances and innovations in agriculture should touch every aspects of women’s lives in order for them to have the desired impact on African societies.

This was deliberated on Tuesday, September 5 at the 7th African Green Revolution Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

In a session on “Women in Agriculture”, leaders in politics, business and civil society discussed how challenges to women in agriculture can be overcome and how young women can be facilitated to join the sector.

Read the full article here:

PETER KOLAWOLE Women have value beyond the homeIn homes across the world, women are the keystone. The health of the family—physically and financially— is strengthened when women are empowered to gain knowledge, make decisions, and become leaders. We invest in the power of womenbecause they are the source from which water, fuel, and food flows into the home.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 9 August 2017 at 03:47

Applications have opened for Hivos Residency Program at Impact Hub Jakarta!

Are you a social entrepreneur? Do you have an organization or a business and are you looking to make sustainable social impact? The Hivos Southeast Asia Residency Program might just be for you!

The program will recruit two fellows whose business ideas focus in addressing renewable energy or sustainable food issues. Within a 3-month period (September – November), the fellows will be closely mentored by Hivos Southeast Asia and Impact Hub Jakarta professionals as well as able to enjoy free access to a coworking space, networking opportunities, events, and trainings. A tailor-made Sustainable Social Impact guideline support is also developed to help shape and develop initiatives of those fellows into sustainable ventures

If you are working on solutions in renewable energy or sustainable food issues, learn more and apply before 21 August via here

AgriProFocus Indonesia Hi Queen, thanks for your post! Its very interesting opportunity, will spread it out whitin our network. Keep posting :)

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 2 August 2017 at 12:10

#Highlight2016: Campaign: Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2016

Tina Napitupulu, (former) Country Coordinator, AgriProFocus Indonesia:

“The Young Agripreneurz Ambassador is a competition and campaign organised by the Innovation and Learning Community Youth and Agriculture under the AgriProFocus Indonesia network. The goal of the campaign was to promote agri-entrepreneurship among youth and make agriculture more attractive as a source of income. The chosen ambassadors set up a campaign to show the young generation that agribusiness is cool and there are young farmer entrepreneurs who have been successful in developing their agribusiness, especially in Indonesia. The candidates who entered the competition were provided with a series of trainings and classes, including IT and business, value chain analysis, but also training in leadership and public speaking. We visited companies, a school, and even held a press conference with much media attention.

Our network involved various members and stakeholde

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 July 2017 at 02:36

Are you Young with Innovative ideas?
Apply for BlueMoon's Incubator Program

BlueMoon is seeking amazing, out-of-the-box, disruptive, highly innovative, scalable, and potentially transformational ideas from youth interested in Ethiopian agribusiness. 

 Twice a year, they run a national competition and accept a small number of startups (5 to 10) into their on-site 4-month program based in Addis Ababa. They accept two batches every year which run February to May (Belg Batch) and August to November (Kiremt batch).

The deadline for the current competition is July 28, 2017

Please read more and apply at


SAG-SEED Replicator Connect Workshops

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  03 August 2017 to 04 August 2017 - All Day Event

Kickoff your own business in just one day!

Do you want to replicate a tested and proven business model to set up your own eco-inclusive enterprise?

APPLY NOW for the SAG SEED replicator workshops targeted at future entrepreneurs who want to start a business but don’t have a specific business idea yet, business owners wanting to expand or refine their business model, and NGOs wanting to finance themselves through revenues. 

 In a unique one-day workshop we enable you to adapt an already existing, proven business model to your local market. Selected future entrepreneurs come together during a one-day Replicator Connect Workshop in Kampala (3 and 4 August 2017), funded by SWITCH Africa Green For the upcoming SAG-SEED Replicator Connect Workshops, participants can work on cases from the following sectors:

· From Bee Hives to market.

· Collaborative Business Model for small holder farming.

· ICT Solutions for Agriculture.

· Biomass to Briquettes.


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 July 2017 at 02:49

Innovation Fund: 2nd Call for Projects (from ENTAG)

The objective of the Innovation Fund is to promote innovations in various agricultural sub-sectors in Ethiopia that benefit smallholder farmers.

The Innovation Fund runs from September 2016 to December 2019. It will provide financial and technical support to at least 32 projects that support the objective of the Fund and meet its criteria.

The Innovation Fund is managed by the Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade Facility for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG). ENTAG falls under the Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade Partnership (BENEFIT), which is implemented by Wageningen University & Research from The Netherlands and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa.

Deadlines and Schedules

16 July 2017 - Announcement of call for projects

18 August 2017 - Deadline for submission of concept notes

29 Sept 2017 - Announcement of selected concept notes

27 Oct 2017 - Deadline for submission of proposals

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 7 July 2017 at 10:23

World Bank, Nest launch Kenyan agri-tech challenge

The World Bank and Nest have announced applications have opened for the Agritech Challenge 2017, which aims to connect Kenyan promising startups and innovators with one of the region’s leading agribusiness corporates.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 July 2017 at 08:45

Call for Proposals: Innovations Against Poverty (IPA)
Deadline: July 24, 2017

Background of IAP

The IAP fund was initially launched in 2011, taking on a pioneering role in promoting innovations and social entrepreneurship aimed at the low income population. During the pilot phase from 2011 until 2016, 66 projects have received funding, 34 large grants and 32 small grants, and a total of €5,4m has been invested in various sectors across 30 developing countries in the world. Click here for further information on IAP phase 1 projects:

Following the success of the pilot phase, Sida launched the second phase of the IAP fund in 2016, managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in partnership with Inclusive Business Sweden (IB Sweden) and BoP Innovation Center (BoP Inc.). The second phase is designed for innovative inclusive business ventures in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Zambiaactive in one of the following sectors:


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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  22 July 2017, All Day Event
  Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show, Jinja

Innovation is an essential part of agribusiness success, and many of Uganda’s leading agribusiness minds are notable for their bold approach to challenges. The Agri-Talks gives participants a chance to hear the remarkable cross-generational discussions between some of the country’s most interesting agribusiness men and women.

The structure behind the Agri-Talks is simple. Ten (10) inspirational cross-generational agribusiness leaders (5 agriprenuers below the age of 35 and 5 above the age of 35) have been selected from across the country and paired up to debate today’s agribusiness landscape, exchange stories, share their trials and tribulations, lessons learned and strategies for running successful agribusinesses.

These business leaders will be selected from diverse backgrounds; different genders, different ages, different segments of the value chain. The Agri-Talks programme recognizes that both older and younger generations of agriprenuers have many things to teach and learn from ea

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 June 2017 at 01:28

Stay informed on the latest Food & Nutrition Security publications!

Use the Food & Business Knowledge Platform’s Knowledge Portal

To ensure you stay updated on new publications in the field of Food & Nutrition Security, you can now subscribe to the topics of your interest on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform’s Knowledge Portal.

The Knowledge Portal provides you with selected references to knowledge and innovations in the field of Food & Nutrition Security (FNS). Items such as reports, briefs, toolkits and articles are shared in the Portal. Selection criteria for the Portal are defined in the Guidelines, indicating that items should offer innovative insights to FNS professionals, deepen current knowledge and be aimed at poverty reduction. The Knowledge Portal is updated with relevant knowledge items on a regular basis, divided into 6 main topics which consist of several sub-topics. Under the sub-topics annotated references can be found on subjects like nutrition security, urbanizat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 June 2017 at 08:04

“When you grow, the challenges grow faster – the only option is to grow faster than your challenges”

Abrham Endrias

Extended Pitch at the Business Drinks

He is a young entrepreneur, 30 years old, and he is in love with agriculture. He has been a lecturer at Adama and Arsi Universities for more than seven years while keeping his relation with agriculture tight. In 2016, he won the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition, and now he comes up with a new project that will hugely benefit smallholder farmers. He owns and runs a company called Green Agro Solutions, currently introducing a model called One-Stop Farming Solutions.

We invited Abrham Endrias to make an extended pitch on our Business Drinks on 25 May 2017, so he can share his entrepreneurial journey to our members and partners. Please read this interesting narration.

First Acquaintance

My acquaintance with the AgriProFocus network was two years ago. A friend named Shambachew told me that there was an announcement o

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Loes van Dijk This is great!

5 months 1 week ago

Marion Alyek This is a great article! Thank you for sharing!

5 months 6 days ago

Sajji RYAKUNZE This is super! thanks

5 months 3 days ago

Lucy Asiimwe Twinamasiko Great way to showcase entrepreneurs. This is really a nice piece. The Picture also communicates volumes.

5 months 2 days ago

ISIMBI Ariane Merci Oh really inspiring. Keep up the good work!!!

5 months 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 June 2017 at 12:57

World Bank Group – WBG-NL Partnership “Food for All”

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

In May 2015, the Netherlands and the World Bank Group signed a “Food for All” Partnership agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) to increase knowledge, support job creation, and secure the long-term sustainability of agriculture in developing countries. “Food for All’’ brings together the World Bank Group and civil society, academia, government, private sector, and other stakeholders from the Netherlands.

The agreement focuses on strengthening collaboration in key strategic areas such as food, nutrition and health; inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth with a focus on pro-poor value chains and market transformations that better link farmers to markets; and ecologically sustainable food systems for climate-smart, resilient agriculture.

The aim is to match cutting-edge Dutch technical expertise and private sector innovation with programs and investments by the World Bank and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 May 2017 at 11:43

Guidelines for organising a Farmer Innovation Fair

Quiroga G and Flink I. 2017.

Prolinnova International Secretariat and Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). 12 pp.

In order to stimulate policymakers and practitioners to recognise farmer innovation in agricultural research and development (ARD), partners in the Prolinnova network have been developing and using various methods and tools for advocacy and lobbying. One of these is the Farmer Innovation Fair. The following guidelines reflect the network’s experiences in organising and hosting such fairs, with a focus on the experiences gained from the West African Farmer Innovation Fair held in Ouagadougou in May 2015, hosted by Inades Formation Burkina and the PROFEIS (Promoting Farmer Experimentation and Innovation in the Sahel) multistakeholder platform in Burkina Faso:

Copied from PAEPARD website (and received printed copy from KIT, our NL network member):

Click here for the French and Spanish versions.


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Leah Banda This indeed provides a unique opportunity for small-scale farmers and a platform for support organizations to understand communities and how best to intervene.

6 months 1 day ago


Learning Event #1

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  18 May 2017, 08:30-13:00 Coworking Space, Perkantoran Grand Panglima Polim Kav 90, Jalan Panglima Polim No. 16-17,

Innovative Production Technology for Agriculture : A lesson learned from Hack-a-Farm

AgriProFocus Indonesia, Hack-a-Farm Innovation Camp chapter Indonesia, dan dengan gembira mengundang Anda untuk hadir dalam Learning Event “Innovative Production Technology for Agriculture : A lesson learned from Hack-a-Farm”.

Dalam acara ini dua tim pemenang Hack-a-Farm Innovation Camp akan berbagi pembelajaran proses kreatif pembuatan teknologi teknologi pelayu vanili oleh Amazing Agriculture dan teknologi pengusir hama tikus berbasis sistem audio oleh Teknotani.

Proses pembelajaran akan didampingi mentor Hack-a-Farm:

Walesa Danto, | Tantyo Bangun, | Aryo Wiryawan, Indmira

Mengapa inovasi ini dibutuhkan? Apa saja tantangan yang dihadapi anak muda mewujudkan inovasi ini? Temukan jawabannya di acara ini.

Kamis, 18 Mei 2017 | 08.30 – 13.00 | di Coworking Space, Perkantoran Grand Panglima Polim Kav 90, Jalan Panglima Polim No. 16-17, Jakarta Selat

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