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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
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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7 months 3 days 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

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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.

1 year 4 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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 24 March 2016 at 03:38

Penguasaan Lahan dan Model Pertanian

Jika kita memperhatikan hasil sensus pertanian 2013, ada fenomena yang sangat menarik. Selama kurun waktu 10 tahun, jumlah petani dengan kepemilikan lahan kurang dari 1000 m2 menurun lebih dari 5 juta orang, berkurang lebih dari separo dibanding satu dekade sebelumnya. Artinya, hampir setiap menit jumlah petani dengan lahan seluas kurang dari 1000 m2 berkurang satu. Nyaris semua kategori luas kepemilikan lahan mengalami tren penurunan jumlah petani, rata-rata 2,65%. Hanya dua kategori penguasaan lahan yaitu 10.000-19.999 m2 dan 30.000 m2 ke atas yang mengalami kenaikan jumlah petani masing-masing sebesar 1,8% dan 22,8%. Laporan lengkap sensus pertanian dapat diunduh di sini.

Menurutmu, apa yang menyebabkan jumlah petani gurem, utamanya di sektor hortikultura, merosot tajam? Mengapa petani dengan penguasaan lahan luas cenderung bertambah? Apakah ini menunjukkan transformasi model pertanian dari skala rumah tangga menjadi industri? Apa kelebihan dan k

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Rizki Estrada Menurut pandangan saya, beberapa faktor yang menyebabkan petani gurem merosot tajam, khususnya di sub sektor hortikultura salah satunya masih tetap urusan klasik, a.l Alih fungsi lahan pertanian menjadi perumahan atau hotel/apaeteman. saya tidak berbicara data, tetapi berbicara kenyataan yang saya alami sendiri sebagai petani hortikultura, kasus di Lembang, kabupaten Bandung Barat, Jawa Barat. Lahan hortikultura kini sudah di kavling untuk di jual, bagi para pemilik lahan yang luas, justru tidak memfokuskannya untuk tanaman, melainkan sedikit demi sedikit mulai di jual baik untuk peruntukan perusahaan pengemasan sayur atau untuk para pengembangan perumahan dan perhotelan. Persoalan lain terkait kestabilan harga komoditi hortikultura yang tidak stabil, bahkan perubahan harganya di ukur per hari untuk setiap komoditi horti, saya ambil contoh komoditi brokoli, harga beli di kebun tergantung pada bandar, dan perubahan harganya bisa berubah hari ini atau besok. ini yang menurut pandangan saya mengapa petani gurem di subsektor horti boleh jadi mengambil pilihan mata pencaharian lain, karena tanaman horti berisiko, selain jaminan pasar yang kurang memadai dan terlalu banyak kartel, komoditi kadang tidak variasi karena di tentukan pasar (kasus Lembang), alih fungsi lahan, belum lagi perubahan cuaca/iklim yang kini tidak menentu, serta pasokan air untuk pengairan. Menurut saya, tidak ada transformasi dari pertanian yang besifat individu ke arah industri, industri pertanian yang ada justru hanya sebagai perantara , karena mereka memiliki pasar, dengan sistem beli kepada petani terkadang di hutang, lebih parah lagi di hutang menggunakan giro, sementara petani memerlukan biaya produksi untuk penanaman selanjutnya. Lebih dari pada itu, industri pertanian yang adapun bukanlah dimiliki oleh warga masyarakat petani horti pada khususnya, baik dari segi saham ataupun sarana produksinya, artinya petani tetap bekerja saja sebagai buruh. Jadi yang saya lihat bukan alih ke industri pertanian, tapi cenderung ke industri perumahan/permukiman dan wisata. Menurut pandangan syaa, model yang cocok bagi Indonesia kembalikan kepada konsep gotong royong masyarakat desa. Keberadaan BUMDES dengan saham gabungan dari masyarakat secara kolektif mungkin lebih baik, lebih dari pada itu memberikan peluang terhadap akses dan aset bagi petani gurem atau BUMDes adalah penting, termasuk keleluasaan untuk export agar dipermudah. Sementara itu dulu, mungkin ada pandangan yang lain untuk bisa saling memperkaya.

1 year 7 months ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hai Mas Rizki, terima kasih komentarnya. Memang betul, kebanyakan petani berlahan kecil menjual lahannya dan beralih ke sektor non pertanian karena beberapa hal yang sudah disebutkan di atas. Soal model gotong royong yang Anda sebutkan, sangat menarik. Apakah ini berbentuk koperasi/BUMDES? Apakah ada contoh model seperti ini di daerah Anda?

1 year 7 months ago

Rizki Estrada Semua sekarang melirik model industri perdesaan yang konon di dominasi sektor pertanian melalui BUMdes, di daerah saya (Jabar) belum ada ajeg berdiri, semua tengah bergerak ke arah sana, seiring dengan Implementasi UU Desa tahun 2014. Koperasi sepertinya model lama dan yang terakhir dari konsep ekonomi kerakyatan, dan masih cocok untuk di terapkan diperdesaan, hanya tantangannya masih dengan gerusan model-model inkubisnis lainnya yang jarang sekali menyentuh petani gurem, khususnya para buruh tani yang tidak memiliki lahan. di salah satu kelompok tani di pangalengan ada yang telah menginisiasi membuat produk pupuk cair organik, akan tetapi terkendala pemasaran dan kebijakan pemerintah daerah juga pemerintah pusat untuk melindugi produk tersebut dari serangan produk - produk industri besar. Pandangan saya, sepanjang masyarakat desa, yang mayoritas bermata pencaharian dari bertani sebagai suatu budaya tidak diperkuat, desa hanya di jadikan sasaran okupasi produsen-produsen kelas besar, dan membatasi ruang akses pasar bagi inovasi-inovasi yang justru diprakarsai oleh petani itu sendiri yang lebih adaptasi terhadap ekosistem lingkungan pertaniannya.

1 year 7 months ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Memang perlu ada keberpihakan dari pemerintah untuk memperkuat petani dan inisiatif komunitas pedesaan. Kira-kira, apakah implementasi UU Desa Tahun 2014 bisa menjawab kebutuhan itu di daerah Mas Rizki? Mungkin tantangan besarnya adalah keterlibatan secara demokratis bagi warga desa dalam perencanaan dan implementasinya.

1 year 7 months ago

Rizki Estrada bagi saya masih ragu tentang kata "keberpihakan" pemerintah terhadap petani mba maula. coba cek dalam definisi "petani" itu sendiri deh dalam sederetan perundangan yang ada di kita. Petani didefinisikan menurut komoditas, tak heran tatanannya struktur pemerintahan nya pun berdasarkan komoditas, jadi peraturan perundangan kita tidak mengenal petani gurem, petani kecil (small farmer/peasant) atau petani pengusaha tani (landlord)nya gitu... Keberpihakan hanya diterjemahkan dalam sedertean program/kegiatan pemerintah saja, tapi kepata "petani" yang mana yang kadang simpang siur. UU Desa sebenarnya ruhnya disitu untuk mengembalkan kembali ekonomi kerakyatan berbasis kolektifitas masyarakat pedesaan, tetapi tidak semudah membalikan tangan. Bagi para aktifitis lapanga, yang sehari2 nongkrong bersama mereka (petani) UU Desa adalah peluang menumbuhnkan peluang dan inovasi. tantangn nyatany, susah cari pemuda/mudi..yang ladang pertanian di desa-desa kalo lihat di data kan banyaknya diisi oleh masyarakat dengan kisaran usia di 45-59 thun ,sementara yang 19-44 tahun lebih banyak terserap oleh industri (alias jadi buruh pabrik), anak petani muda yang ada banyak milih ngredit motor buat ngojek, dari pada nyangkul di ladang..humm. Artinya, masih perlu perjuangan mbak, titik baliknya ya di UU desa ini. Terkait peran serta sudah banyak di undangan, diuraikan dalam tulisan-tulisan hukum pada lembar-lembar aturan, tapi praktiknya tetap bentur, apabila masyarakat tidak diberdayakan sama saja, sudah diberdayakan sama pula, karena peran serta yang masyarakat di batasi hanya buat mengadu, terlibat dari perencanaan dll, tpi tidak diberi wewenang dalam pengawasan, peningkatan kapasitas pengawasan dan dukungan biaya, dan juga kekuatan hukum dalam kontek daerah (aturan daerah) jadi terkadang jengah juga. Akan tetapi, bukan berarti apa yang telah di rancang pemerintah keliru, melainkan pada kontek daerah, penerapannya tergantung hasrat pemimpin daerah itu saja menurut saya. Coba deh liat peraturan kemenrian pertanian yang baru soal peran serta masyarakat dalam Hortikultura, itu bagus tapi gak jamin di daerah diterapkan, kata mereka "ini era otonomi bung" ya..ego otonomi, ego sektor persoalan klasik yang kadang saya juga bingung dari jaman suharto mpe sekarang ga ada perubahan yang signifikan. Kasian Petani cuma keset buat hasrat politik saja mbak..hummm

1 year 7 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 18 March 2016 at 02:26

Big Farm Land for sale !!!

Size: Over 16 Ha

Location of farm: 4 kms from Nyamata town (45kms from Kigali City)

Water available from the mashland that can be used for irrigation  


Farm is suitable for: Cattle/ poultry farming. Commmercial crops like vegetables, maize,soja,stevia etc...

If you are interested, please contact:

Ms Josiane Gatamba

Tel: 0788506728

email: gatbut@yahoo.fr

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ECHO, East Africa Pastoralists Symposium

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  01 March 2016 to 03 March 2016 - All Day Event
  Sportsman's Arms Hotel, Nanyuki, Kenya

It's not too late! Some open seats remain. In addition to an outstanding plenary lineup, this 2nd ECHO East Africa Pastoralist Symposium offers an array of afternoon workshops including Holistic management, Animal diseases control, Livestock management, Gender issues, Population, Peace building and conflict resolution, Wildlife and conservation aspects and others.

For more information and registration visit:

https://www.echocommunity.org/en/resources/81c89717-3fbd-42f5-a7da-22eb5c41d91

Note in your calendar:

ECHO's 2nd Highlands Symposium set from from 1st-3rd November 2016 in Addis, Ethiopia.

Stay connected with ECHO East Africa for more information about this symposium through www.echocommunity.org



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 December 2015 at 08:50

10th newsletter Food & Business Knowledge Platform


Are you interested in knowledge and innovations in the area of Food, Nutrition and Agriculture!?

Newsletter no. 10 of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform is now available and recommended reading to all! It also includes a brief update on the AgriProFocus & partners Regional Horticulture Event in Rwanda (November 25-27).

http://knowledge4food.net/tenth-fbkp-newsletter/

Enjoy reading!

P.S. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can also do so through the link on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform website. http://knowledge4food.net/subscribe-newsletter/ 

Emile NSENGIYUMVA Merci de l'information et elle est bien reçue

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1 year 9 months ago

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Land Governance & Food Security workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  07 December 2015 to 11 December 2015 - All Day Event
  Bishoftu

This workshop introduces participants to state-of-the-art knowledge and current debates on the linkages between land governance and food security in Ethiopia. Participants will share own experiences and learn about best practices in land governance, policies and regulations, and how to optimize the food security outcomes of activities. Topics are discussed in interactive mini-courses, presentations by local experts, solution-oriented workshops and field visits. Topics include: International and national land and food policies; The role of local governments, farmer organizations, civil society and private sector in land governance and food security; Access to land for food production; Gender issues in land governance and food security..

Participation fee is Birr 7300 (for board and lodging)

Find more info in the flyer or at LANDac: www.landgovernance.org