Short course: Organised Farmers as Partners in Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 September 2018 to 05 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Can farmers improve their income and well-being through effective collective action? Join the course and take home many practical tools and approaches for promoting farmer entrepreneurship and strengthening famers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.

Improving farmers’ performance and business relations

This course perceives farmers as autonomous entrepreneurs and their organisations as farmers’ business organisations. Both operate in dynamic market systems and have to deal with a range of public and private sector players, such as sourcing companies, banks and MFI’s, agro-input dealers, research, extension and others. The central question of the course is how farmers can improve their income and well-being through effective collective action of their organisations and improved relations with other stakeholders.

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • be familiar with state-of-the-art thinking about farmer entrepreneurship, famers' or

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 October 2017 at 05:03


Young Leaders Forum (YLF) is an annual program for learning and networking, dialogue and capacity building sessions for youth between the age of 18-35 years, from social enterprises, business start-ups, civil society, international organizations and public institutions. Convened for the first time in 2016 by the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa (OSIEA).

The 2017 Young Leaders Forum will be held from November 15-17, 2017 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, inviting young leaders from across Africa.  The deadline for this application will be 27th October,2017.

There is no fee to attend into the forum. To apply follow the this link

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 7 September 2017 at 03:02

Linking entre la société UNIPLAST et le Projet JEGE NI JABA

Voici le résultat du Linking-Learning-Leadership///Mise en relation-Apprentissage-Leadership

Quand votre réseau AgriProFocus met en relation la société UNIPLAST(spécialisée en emballage) et le projet Jègè Ni Jaba, ça donne cet emballage conçu pour la Coopérative des Producteurs de Semence (COPROSEM) .Grand Merci au projet
« Jègè ni jaba», autrement dit « poisson et oignon », est la dénomination du programme de renforcement des chaînes de valeurs agricoles pour la sécurité alimentaire au Mali.(PRCA-SA) est financé par les Pays-Bas. Il est exécuté par un consortium d’Ong : ICCO coopération, une Ong internationale néerlandaise spécialisée dans l’aide au développement rural dans le monde, et de SNC Lavalin, l’une des plus grandes sociétés d’ingénierie et de construction au monde basé au Canada et qui compte en son sein des partenaires comme Wetland International, Fair and Sustainable Advisory se

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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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Making Makets Matter 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  07 May 2017 to 12 May 2017 - All Day Event
  Afrique du Sud

                    Making Markets Matter 2017

L'’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture (FAO) a lancé un projet régional sur le développement des chaines de valeur agricoles en Afrique Sub-Saharienne. Ce projet envisage travailler avec les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises dans les domaines de l’agro-industrie et de l’agribusiness en vue de renforcer leurs capacités et compétitivité.

En partenariat avec le ‘’Réseau Africain des Incubateurs en Agribusiness’’ dénommé en Anglais ‘’African Agri-business Incubation Network’’ (AAIN), des PMEs actives dans le domaine de l’agribusiness et l’agro-industrie dans les pays bénéficiaires du projet (Bénin, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, RDC, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tchad et al Zambie) seront sélectionnés pour prendre part à un programme de formation sur le thème ‘’Making Markets Matter’’ qui sera organisée en Afriq

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 9 February 2017 at 08:34

Regional AgriProFocus Country Coordinators meeting - November 2016

On 28-30 November 2016, three AgriProFocus country coordinators (Rwanda, DR Congo & Burundi) met in Kigali to discuss progress in their countries and look for possibilities of organizing some cross country activities among the 3 country networks in 2017. Among the topics discussed, ‘’Youth’’ and ‘’Potato’’ emerged as possible regional programs the 3 countries can focus on.


Engagement of youth in agribusiness is currently high on the agenda of development cooperation and the network approach applied in Rwanda in 2016 turned out very effective. The AgriProFocus approach regarding Linking and Learning really came out as added value. There is a need for the young of the countries to exchange experiences, evaluate the start of their businesses, hear successes and challenges on a regional level.


The participation of the DRC and Burundi teams in the Potato Week  (funded by Agriterra and co-organ

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Janine Schoeman Great picture guys!

10 months 1 week ago

maureen munjua woooh i like this guys ... true team work 

9 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 January 2017 at 06:13

Postgraduate course - Science and Leadership for Transforming Institutions.

Hi all, I am just sharing about this course. Find further details at end of message :)

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in partnership with University of Dar es Salaam School of Business, the International Foundation for Science (IFS), and Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM) invites you to participate in the course “Science and Leadership for Transforming Institutionsin Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 27 February through 10 March 2017. This course is part of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) 2015 -2020 Bilateral Capacity Building

Programme for Tanzania and other country programmes.

The overall objective of the course is to increase knowledge and competences in leadership and science to support young scientists in building more effective and robust institutions.

The course aims to give PhD students from African and European countries the opportunity to understand

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 19 June 2015 at 11:22

Why are women important for agricultural cooperatives?

Results from the Agriterra workshop for female leaders of agricultural cooperatives in Embu Kenya 

It is 18th of May 2015, 29 female leaders of 10 agricultural cooperatives meet in Embu Kenya. The participating women are farmer leaders, managers and staff of cooperatives. They participate in a 3-day workshop on the role of women in their cooperatives. The workshop is organized by Agriterra and supported by AgriProFocus. Both organizations believe that including women is important for the business strategy of agricultural cooperatives. The workshop is facilitated by Angelica Senders, gender in value chain expert from AgriProFocus in The Netherlands, together with Trienke Elshof. Trienke is a female dairy farmer from the Netherlands and experienced board member in several cooperatives and other agriculture related policy bodies.

The first day starts with comparing ideas on the roles and capacities on men and women in the past and presen

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NAHAYO Pierre Claver Women are very important for agricultural cooperatives because they are representing more than 60%; they are also decision makers.

2 years 5 months ago

Jules Jules It have been proved that women are good manager than man especially financial management. Cooperatives with women or with two gender managers are well managed than cooperatives with men as managers.

2 years 4 months ago