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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 December 2018 at 06:24

Government revises irrigation targets

Source: The NewTimes

The government has said that the high cost of irrigation, land fragmentation as well as encroachment of land designated for farming activities by construction projects, have hindered irrigation targets, calling for a review.

The revelations was made last week as officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources met parliamentarians

MP Albert Ruhakana said that in the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the target was to irrigate 100,000 hectares of farmland, which he said was overambitious.

According to figures from the ministry, only 50,000 hectares are currently catered for by irrigation schemes countrywide.

“The target of 2024 is to irrigate 102,000 hectares. Why is the expectation of 2017 targeted to be realised in 2024? We should analyse the issue to exactly know the challenges that slowed the progress to achieve the target in 2017,” he said.

The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Jean Claude

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 September 2018 at 04:52

Farm Land for sale:

140 acres of land is available for sale in Namutamba Village, Mityana district. It touches to the permanent stream, has no squatters and ready land title. it is suitable for farming, tree planting etc.

Price:  Ush 4,000,000 per acre

Location: Namutamba Village, Mityana district

Call or watsap me on 0774-314999 or 0758-314999

Together we can develop farming in Uganda

Gloria Kyomugisha Hello Charles, thanks for providing the land option to practice farming. Now, is there a possibility of farmers leasing the land for agricultural purposes? And if yes, how much would it cost and for what duration?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 July 2018 at 08:58

Food & Business Knowledge Platform Newsletter July 2018

This newsletter includes interesting articles on the following issues:

- Dutch Food Security Policy Evaluation (2012-2016) was published by IOB and discussed in a multistakeholder dialogue in The Netherlands on 31 May. Blogs with outcomes of that dialogue, as well as links to the full Evaluation report can be found here. http://knowledge4food.net/iob-dialogue-summary-outcomes/

Youth and Agripreneurship workshop, including the Youth caravan and Youth market, which the Platform co-organized together with AgriProFocus during the foodFIRST conference on 1 June.

- Studies on the Learning Platforms for land-based investments (Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda)

- Final report of a study on Agribusiness-Based Advisory Services by KIT, Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the F&BKP, which was discussed during a workshop on June 19.

- Report explaining the Food Systems Approach  (by Wageningen University Economic Research, commissioned by Ministry of Agricultu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 May 2018 at 08:42

URGENT LAND SALE/OFFER AVAILABLE

What: Land

Where: Itojo, Ntoroko, Fort Portal-Western Uganda

Number: 480 acres

Price: UGX2m per acre

Other Information: Untitled land, privately owned by pastoralist old man who wants to settle, fertile/good for agriculture. Buying is primary but if renting/hiring then it has to be part of the land not all acres.

For more information, visiting the land, etc contact 0700 687 711, 0789 962 775

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 January 2018 at 04:01

LANDac is now accepting submissions for its Annual International Conference 2018!


LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2018 will take place on 28th and 29th June 2018 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

The conference will look at land investments through the lens of mobility. What are the implications of land based investments on the movements of people, and on processes of urbanization? And how have displacement and population movements contributed to new and contesting land claims?

The 2018 conference takes this land-mobilities nexus as a starting point, focusing on the extent to which land acquisitions trigger the inflow or outflow of particular groups of people – and also yield other mobilities (capital, goods, ideas etc.) and land claims. Given the variety of mobilities, what are good ways forward in land governance? To what extent can land governance contribute to inclusive development – preventing eviction and displacement, while supporting vulnerable groups to settle in safe pla

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 10 November 2017 at 11:58

L’énorme potentiel économique de la banane à Masisi

A Masisi, la banane a la côte. Elle est largement répandue sur le Territoire et sa capacité génératrice de recettes en fait encore une culture vivrière, de subsistance, commerciale et intégrée dans l’économie de la zone de Masisi.

La banane offre plusieurs possibilités de transformation (farine, beignets, jus, vin, boisson locale,…), contribue à la sécurité alimentaire et à l’augmentation du revenu. Sur une échelle de 1 à 10, la banane a la côte 5,8 pour sa contribution à la sécurité alimentaire, 5,86 pour ses possibilités de transformation alimentaire et 5 sur 10 pour ses facilités d’approvisionnement en intrants agricoles. Elle est tellement utile que même les voleurs ne s’empêchent pas d’en subtiliser des régimes dans la bananeraie à l’insu des propriétaires.

La banane est intégrée dans l’économie de la zone de Masisi qui offre un potentiel énorme pour cette culture. Une gr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2017 at 09:27

Food & Business Knowledge Platform newsletter

In the November 2017 newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) readers based in the Netherlands are invited to register for the conference “Research & Policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact” and (all readers) to vote for one of the three finalists of the Agrofood Broker of the Year 2017 Award. Furthermore, readers are asked to complete the evaluation survey of the Knowledge Portal, and the newsletter informs about workshops, reports and events related to Food and Nutrition Security (FNS), on the following topics:

- Climate Smart Agriculture - eight new GCP-4 projects granted

- NLandscape - a network on Landscape Approaches

- Mozambique Learning Platform on Land Governance and Food Security

- SES4Food: social entrepreneurship in the agrifood sector

- WBG-NL FFA talks: addressing overuse of antibiotics in livestock sector

- Global Database on city and regional food policies

- Dutch Development Results in p

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 21 June 2017 at 03:20

Land restoration in Ethiopia

A project to restore the land in Tigray, Ethiopia has created opportunities for livelihoods for young people who had been leaving in droves.

Ethiopia is suffering from severe drought, but there is water in Gergera. 20 years of restoring its hills and river valley has brought life back to this area of the Tigray region in the country’s far north.

Gergera watershed covers 1382 hectares in the kebele (Ethiopia’s smallest administrative unit) of Hayelom in Atsbi-Wonberta district in the eastern zone of Tigray.

Read the full article from The Gardian

Photograph: Cathy Watson/ICRAF

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 March 2017 at 02:53

F&BKP newsletter 2017 #01

Bulletin d'information Food & Business Knowledge Platform 2017 # 1

Link / Lien: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/

Articles:

- Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems

- Stakeholder perceptions & future outlook of Food & Business Knowledge Platform

- Potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa

- RUAF analysis report “The role of private sector in city region food systems”

- Food for All Talk 01: "From production system to food system" (WBG-NL partnership)

- ARF Country workshop in Uganda

- GCP Call with CCAFS on Climate Smart Agriculture

- Upcoming study & learning project on poultry development in East Africa

- Learning Platforms on Land Governance and Food Security


Follow this link / suivez ce lien:

http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 March 2017 at 09:09

Irrigation Managers and Commercial Farm Investors Sought For Three Agribusiness Opportunities in Zambia

The Irrigation Development Support Project (IDSP), an initiative of the Government of Zambia financed by the World Bank, will finance and establish irrigated farming developments at multiple sites in Zambia. A procurement process has now begun to select an irrigation manager and commercial farm investor for three priority sites in Chirundu, Mulfira and Chisamba districts. 


Read more here , also for contacts at IDSP

Isaac Mando

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1 year 8 months ago

Wim Goris hi Isaac, strange I doublechecked myself. Find info here: http://www.agriculture.gov.zm/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=106&Itemid=1578

1 year 7 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 February 2017 at 12:57

Vacancy: Sustainable Land Management Expert - Oromia

Wageningen University and Research is looking for applicants for the position of Sustainable Land Management Expert in Bahir Dar for the period of February 2017 until December 2017. The Expert will be implementing a partnership between the by Wageningen coordinated projects CASCAPE and the DFID funded Land Investment for Transformation Program (LIFT).

Projects and partnership

CASCAPE

CASCAPE (Capacity Building for Scaling up of Evidence-based Best Practices in Agricultural Production Programme) is a project of Ethiopia and the Netherlands to improve agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. The project is jointly executed by researchers from six Ethiopian universities (Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Haramaya, Hawassa, Jimma and Mekelle) and Wageningen University and Research Centre. CASCAPE was part of AGP I - and is now extended into AGP II. During CASCAPE I (2010-2015), the project has achieved a 30% increase in agricultural productivity fo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 February 2017 at 12:54

Vacancy: Sustainable Land Management Expert - Amhara

Wageningen University and Research is looking for applicants for the position of Sustainable Land Management Expert in Bahir Dar for the period of February 2017 until December 2017. The Expert will be implementing a partnership between the by Wageningen coordinated projects CASCAPE and Fertile Grounds Initiative and the DFID funded Land Investment for Transformation Program (LIFT).

Projects and partnerships

CASCAPE

CASCAPE (Capacity Building for Scaling up of Evidence-based Best Practices in Agricultural Production Programme) is a project of Ethiopia and the Netherlands to improve agricultural productivity in Ethiopia. The project is jointly executed by researchers from six Ethiopian universities (Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar, Haramaya, Hawassa, Jimma and Mekelle) and Wageningen University and Research Centre. CASCAPE was part of AGP I - and is now extended into AGP II. During CASCAPE I (2010-2015), the project has achieved a 30% incre

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Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 15 July 2016 at 01:04

Biodiversity is below safe levels across more than half of world's land 

16 July 2016

Habitat destruction has reduced the variety of plants and animals to the point that ecological systems could become unable to function properly, with risks for agriculture and human health, say scientists. Most of it is due to (development of) industrial agriculture rather than urbanization.

Read the full Article at the Guardian.com


Picture: Enormous swaths of dry forest in Paraguay’s sparsely populated Chaco Boreal region have been cleared for cattle ranching. Photograph: Planet

Fortunatus MLYANDENA HAPPY PEASANT DAY 2016

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 12 July 2016 at 09:22

FOOD SECURITY AND LAND GOVERNANCE FACTSHEET - Uganda

15 updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security.

Read the fact sheet:

http://www.landgovernance.org/assets/20160627-Factsheet-Uganda.pdf

 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 11 July 2016 at 01:03

FOOD SECURITY AND LAND GOVERNANCE FACTSHEET - Kenya

15 updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security.

Read the fact sheet:

http://www.landgovernance.org/assets/20160608-Factsheet-Kenya.pdf

 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 11 July 2016 at 01:00

FOOD SECURITY AND LAND GOVERNANCE FACTSHEET - Indonesia

15 updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security.

Read the fact sheet:

http://www.landgovernance.org/assets/20160627-Factsheet-Indonesia.pdf

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hi Nicole, thank you for the interesting factsheet. I am sure it will be useful for Indonesian network.

2 years 5 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 July 2016 at 12:58

FOOD SECURITY AND LAND GOVERNANCE FACTSHEET - Ethiopia

15 updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security.

Read the fact sheet:

http://www.landgovernance.org/assets/20160608-Factsheet-Ethiopia.pdf



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 11 July 2016 at 12:55

FOOD SECURITY AND LAND GOVERNANCE FACTSHEET - Rwanda


15 updated country fact sheets on land governance and food security are now available for download on the LANDac website. As part of the joint knowledge agenda on land governance and food security, the fact sheets – originally compiled in 2012 – have been updated and were extended to better include food security.


Read the fact sheet:

http://www.landgovernance.org/assets/20160627-Factsheet-Rwanda.pdf

 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 July 2016 at 12:31

Newsletter Food & Business Knowledge Platform

News about CGIAR, Global Nutrition Report, land governance and the East African floriculture sector.


This newsletter includes news about activities by network partners within the Platform:

* A discussion paper on the importance of an integrated approach to food and agriculture systems, including food production, distribution, access, utilization and stability.

* News about four CGIAR Research Programs that have been identified within the NL-CGIAR partnership. These programs most clearly target the shared Priority Knowledge Domains, which include Agriculture for Nutrition and Health; Climate Change; Agriculture and Food Security; Policies, Institutions and Markets; and Water, Land and Ecosystems.

* Information about the updated LANDac country fact sheets on land governance and food security.

* News about the six Ghanaian companies that have been selected for the Food Connection Challenge, in the area

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 April 2016 at 04:48

Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA)

By the World Bank

The EBA project aims to inform and encourage policy decisions that support inclusive participation in agricultural value chains and foster an environment that is conducive to agribusinesses. It provides objective measures of laws and regulations that impact the enabling environment for agribusiness markets, shaping incentives for players to enter and operate efficiently in the agribusiness value chain. The ultimate aim is to promote smart regulations that foster efficient regulatory processes that support thriving agribusinesses while ensuring safety and quality control. 

Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2016: Comparing regulatory good practices provides a tool for policymakers to identify and analyze legal barriers for the business of agriculture and to quantify transaction costs of dealing with government regulations. The report presents the main results for 40 countries, for the first time using indicator scores to sh

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