Learning

nov
21

Community of Practice - Youth in AgriBusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  21 November 2017, 16:00-18:00
  AgriProFocus, Utrecht

Join us at the 2nd Youth in AgriBusiness - Community of Practice

YOUTH - professionals - YOUTH - members - YOUTH - stakeholders - YOUTH


The AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with F&BKP, facilitates the second Community of Practice (CoP) for and with professional youth from members and stakeholders! The aim is to exchange our knowledge, share experiences and jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector and to have their voices heard among decision makers. 

TOPIC OF THIS CoP: Is there a bridge in the room? How to design an end-to-end approach to closing the gap between unemployed youth and the agrifood sector? BY: Heifer and Edukans


How to “bridge the gap” between the skills of unemployed youth and the requirements for successful (self-)employment in the agrifood sector? Many interventions focus on either the supply side - improving youth skills - or the demand side - creating market and

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nov
06

M&E and Learning meet-up

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 November 2017, 15:00-17:00
  Utrecht

Hi there! Are you that kind of person that can't stop talking about how amazing it is to LEARN from others and do you want to know (even) more about this? 

On November 6th, a working group of learning experts have organised a small meet-up to discuss different kind of learning challenges. 

So what is this LEARNING meet-up about? The objective of this work session is to talk about best practices of internal learning processes within our own organisations. In a small group of learning experts, we will work together on (internal) learning cases, challenges and find concrete examples for our daily practices. 

We seek answers to the following questions: What does learning mean in our organisations? What do we want to achieve with it? When do we see ourselves as a learning-driven organisation and what is the role of a M&E expert in this process? And how do we exchange experiences about this so we really can start using interesting tools and examples in our own work/team? 

This meet-u

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 28 September 2017 at 01:27

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Berbagai Inisiatif Urban Farming dan Pembelajarannya

Jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia kembali menggelar Network & Learning Event pada selasa 12 September 2017, di Workout.ID – The Coworking Space, Jakarta. Kali ini, tema Learning Event yang diangkat adalah pertanian perkotaan Inisiatif Urban Farming di Jakarta – The Way Forward dengan menghadirkan para inisiator urban farming di Jakarta dari Jakarta Berkebun, Genus Organik, Muria, dan EWINDO untuk berbagi pembelajaran. “Jaringan AgriProFocus mengangkat tema urban farming sebagai solusi keterbatasan lahan, pemenuhan pangan di perkotaan dan mitigasi perubahan cuaca dan iklim,” ujar Dedi Triadi, Country Network Coordinator AgriProFocus Indonesia. Di sisi lain, konsumsi sayur orang Indonesia masih rendah, yaitu 35kg/orang/tahun, padahal menurut PBB setidaknya 75kg/orang/tahun. “Kita kekurangan 50% kebutuhan sayur ideal, urban farming merupakan inisiatif yang baik untuk mendorong konsumsi sayur,” kata M.Maula

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 27 September 2017 at 10:17

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Engaging ASEAN Coffee Player in ALSPEAC

Last 20 – 21 July, AgriProFocus Indonesia participated in ASEAN Learning Series and Policy Engagement on Agricultural Cooperatives (ALSPEAC) and meet coffee stakeholders from ASEAN countries. The event discussed the challenges and opportunities in coffee production, processing and marketing in ASEAN region through panel discussion on ASEAN coffee standard, best practices, existing policy, field visit activity, group discussion, and also cupping and brewing performances. In second day, we were visited coffee plantation in downhill of Mount Merapi and devided into four groups to observe and make recommendation regarding soil condition, agronomy of the coffee tree, shading tree condition, pest and natural enemy management. This session were very interesting as participants from different countries have various knowledge as well as experience to be shared to each other.

In third day, AgriProFocus Indonesia were as one of panelis

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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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sep
18

Smart Water for Agriculture Learning Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  18 September 2017, 14:00-19:00
  Nairobi

Participation by invitation only!   

AgriProFocus Kenya, on behalf of The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), has organised a lesson sharing session on Smart Water Solutions for agriculture in Kenya. The learning event is anchored around EKN in Kenya-funded programme, Smart Water for Agriculture Programme implemented by a consortium that includes SNV, Meta Meta, Royal Tropical Institute, Aqua for All,  Tropica and Wageningen University. 

The four-year programme aims to increase water productivity, income and food security by developing climate-smart and market-led ‘smart water' solutions to 20,000 farmers in five counties. By using less water and energy to decrease their input costs, these small and medium-sized entrepreneurial (SME) farmers are expected to increase the income and profitability of their farms.

This session is open to stakeholders in the agri-food and water sectors, where we will be exploring potential areas for collaboration through:

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sep
12

Network & Learning Event - Urban Farming The Way Forward

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  12 September 2017, 09:00-14:00
  Workout.ID - The Coworking Space Perkantoran Grand Panglima Polim, Kav 90 Jalan Panglima Polim Raya

Network & Learning Event

Inisiatif Urban Farming di Jakarta – The Way Forward

Apakah kamu pegiat urban farming? Apakah kamu tertarik memulai usaha urban farmingmu sendiri? Atau apakah kamu menginginkan sayuran segar yang dihasilkan secara lokal? Dan apakah menurutmu kota besar seperti Jakarta perlu menghasilkan pangannya sendiri?

Mari gabung di acara ini untuk berbagi dan belajar bersama dari pengalaman berbagai inisiatif urban farming di Jakarta dan berbagai langkah maju untuk mengembangkannya. Para pembicara adalah inisiator Urban Farming di:

1. Jakarta Berkebun

2. Genus Organik

3. East West Seed

4. Muria

Di acara ini kamu juga bisa melakukan pitch, matchmaking, membuat koneksi baru di sesi networking!

Hari / Tanggal : Tuesday, September 12th 2017

Waktu : 08.30 – 14.00

Tempat : Workout.ID - The Coworking Space

Perkantoran Grand Panglima Polim, Kav 90

Jalan Panglima Polim Raya, Jakarta

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aug
24

Agri-Finance & Market Linkages in Muhanga

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  24 August 2017 to 25 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Muhanga District

Improving Agribusiness

AgriProFocus Rwanda seeks to support farmers to practice agriculture as a business, access innovative business development services and maximise profits. The availability of affordable and accessible credit is critical for the success of the agricultural sector. Credit enables agri- entrepreneurs to mobilise the resources required to support production and marketing activities, which are key to successful entrepreneurship. The growing interest in small scale farmers by financial institutions such as banks and MFIs has increased the number of financial products available. However, few farmers know of these financial and insurance products thus limiting their uptake and utilization.

Moreover, several agribusiness companies, cooperatives and farmers have various innovations, products and services they would like to show to farmers and buyers and thus increase their portfolio of sales. Increasing market linkages and visibility of agribusiness products will enhance pr

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sep
05

Kick Off! Community of Practice - Youth in Agribusiness

Event posted by in Youth - Jeunesse
  05 September 2017, 16:00-18:00
  Arthur van Schendelstraat 500, Utrecht

Many of us recognize the important role of young women and men in realizing a sustainable agri-food sector in the near future. We are also aware of the many challenges young people face as agripreneurs in the sector. Many stakeholders, including members of AgriProFocus, develop and implement projects and programmes in low and middle income countries for and with youth in order to find innovative solutions for these challenges and explore, pilot and upscale opportunities that contribute to the transformation of the agri-food sector. Collaboration and sharing of experiences are important to inspire, increase synergy, to improve and be more effective in tackling worldwide challenges in the agri-food sector.

WHAT?

The AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with the F&BKP, facilitates a Community of Practice (CoP) for and with professional youth from members and stakeholders, with the aim to jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful agripreneurs in the agri

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oct
03

Youth in Agribusiness B2B Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  03 October 2017 to 04 October 2017 - All Day Event
  AGCO, LUSAKA

CALL FOR GROWTH ORIENTED YOUTH AGRIBUSINESS OWNERS

AgriProFocus Zambia network in collaboration with AGCO AND BONGOHIVE invites you to a Youth in Agribusiness B2B platform under the theme “Scaling-up my business-Raising Champions”. The purpose of this event is to provide a learning platform and business to business linkages that will foster the growth of Youth-led agribusinesses and networks. To find out if you qualify, carefully read the participant profile below then, CLICK HERE TO APPLY 




Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 August 2017 at 01:05

New (FREE) online course on building your inclusive agribusiness! 

Learn from 2SCALE how partnerships and bottom-up innovations can help you build a profitable and inclusive agribusiness.

2SCALE is an agribusiness incubator aiming to improve rural livelihoods and food & nutrition security in Africa by accelerating inclusive business in agri-food industries. Through public-private partnerships, smallholder farmers and local agribusiness work together on organizing access to inputs, strengthening market intelligence and bargaining power, and other interventions to make their value chains more inclusive. In this course 2SCALE will present methodologies and practical tools used to build this inclusiveness.

Target Groups

  • Entrepreneurs in developing countries who would like to expand or improve their business for and with low-income communities;
  • Representatives of farmer organizations;
  • Staff of intermediary organisations working with local entrepreneurs, such as NGOs, business development services o

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Is applicants from Indonesia are eligible?

3 months 3 days ago

Saskia Rotshuizen Hello AgriProFocus Indonesia yes anyone can join the course

3 months 3 days ago

victor FUILA je suis interessé car il y a une approche avec le projet MADIA EASY FOOD dont j'initie pour la RDCongo.

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jul
28

Strathmore Business School Masters and PhD Knowledge Session

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  28 July 2017, 18:00-20:15
  Kampala, Serena Hotel

In our quest to transform and equip business leaders across the region, Strathmore Business School cordially invites you to our knowledge session and networking cocktail in Kampala, Uganda at Serena Hotel where you will engage with industry peers as you learn more about our Masters and PhD programs at SBS which include:

  • PHD Program in Business Management

  • MBA for Executives

  • Master of Management in Agribusiness

  • Master of Public Policy and Management

  • MBA Healthcare Management

  • Master of Science in Development Finance

Kindly RSVP to Veronica on vmuniu@strathmore.edu by stating your program of interest as the email subject.
* Exclusive to executives who RSVP



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 June 2017 at 08:44

10 things to know about evaluation and learning

I would like to share an interesting presentation about evaluation, and how it can work for learning purposes. Evaluation is essential to grow as an individual, team and organisation, but there are still many misconceptions about what it is - and how it should be used.

The ODI's Research and Policy in Development Programme (RAPID) put together essential 'things to know' about evaluation in 10 infographics. Interested to read? You can find the infographics in both a PDF in English and a PDF in French.


Akibodé Djodji

Dear LOES, thank you for sharing this 

The importance of monitoring and evaluation has become a priority in all serious organizations and for all projects. For AgriProFocus Mali, the tools developed by the network are well used, this is an opportunity to say thanks to Peter and The AKVO team in Mali. We greatly appreciated the exchanges we had with you this week to improve the survey questions

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may
18

Learning Event #1

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  18 May 2017, 08:30-13:00
  Workout.id 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 Workout.id 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, Limakilo.id | Tantyo Bangun, Kecipir.com | 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 Workout.id Coworking Space, Perkantoran Grand Panglima Polim Kav 90, Jalan Panglima Polim No. 16-17, Jakarta Selat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 April 2017 at 08:11

“The Gold Standard: Exploring the added value of the Dutch knowledge platforms”

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

The Dutch Knowledge Platforms are said to ‘have gold in their hands’. A recently launched learning review provides insight into the achievements and added value of the five Knowledge Platforms since their kick-off three years ago.

While the Knowledge Platforms are diverse in their organization and strategy, the reviewers identify common “gems”. These include the multi-stakeholder approach that lies at the core of their institutional strategy. The Platforms do not operate in a vacuum, they are positioned in a context of diverse actors (ministries, NGOs, research institutes, consultancies, businesses, etc.). This shows that their approach is not installed to fulfil only the needs of the Dutch government, but a meaningful way to take stock of multiple perspectives in order to achieve a greater good. Other achievements mentioned in the learning review are the c

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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.

Youth

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.

Potato

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!

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

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feb
21

District Nutrition Learning Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 February 2017 to 23 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Chinsali and Isoka, Northern Zambia

AgriProFocus, in partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, is organizing Nutrition Learning Platforms in 2017.  This activity will focus on bringing all stakeholders together that work on nutrition and agriculture as a way to build on existing networks and develop a more cohesive exchange for information, learning from experiences and creating innovations together. AgriProFocus in collaboration with SNV and other key nutrition players are organising district platforms (in Isoka and Chinsali) which will focus on sharing lessons learned and innovations and looking at innovative solutions to build on these experiences. These learning platforms will create an enabling environment for partnerships and policy dialogue.

For more information please contact Ms. Nosiku Siyumbwa - nsiyumbwa@agriprofocus.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 12 January 2017 at 10:00

Jadwal Acara AgriProFocus 2017

Informasi detail setiap acara akan diumumkan di online platform ini, pantau terus ya.

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AgriProFocus events in 2017

More detailed information will be announce here. Do mot miss it.

Toto suryawan Untuk biayanya berapa yaa

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Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hai Mas Toto, acara kami gratis, silakan tunggu pengumuman berikutnya untuk register. Salam.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 11 January 2017 at 12:00

Tiga Pengalaman Mengintegrasikan Gender dalam Rantai Nilai

AgriProFocus Indonesia menyelenggarakan Network & Learning Event kedua di tahun 2016 dengan mengundang Hivos Hub SEA, Swisscontact, dan Oxfam di Indonesia untuk berbagi strategi mereka dalam mengintegrasikan gender dalam rantai nilai. Acara ini berlangsung tanggal 01 Desember 2017, di Hotel Sahati, Jakarta.

Peran gender dalam rantai produksi dalam sektor pertanian sering kali belum diperhatikan. Ini berdampak pada banyak hal, seperti kurang tepatnya target penerima manfaat dari program peningkatan produksi, hilangnya kesempatan bisnis, pengelolaan usaha yang kurang efektif, hingga rendahnya kesejahteraan produsen (petani). Agar kinerja rantai nilai lebih efektif dan bermanfaat bagi perempuan dan laki-laki, perspektif gender sangat diperlukan dalam merancang program-program pengembangan bisnisnya.

Dari komoditas Kakao, kita belajar dari pengalaman Swisscontact membangun pendekatan yang sensitif gender. Di lapangan, perempuan pe

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 17 November 2016 at 11:13

Missed the Event? Read the Poultry Masterclass Report Here!

AgriProFocus Zambia (in partnership with RVO, the Dutch Embassy, PAZ, LSCS and PUM Netherlands Senior Experts) organised Poultry Masterclasses in Kitwe and Lusaka last month. The aim of the Poultry Masterclass  was to improve agri-business skills in the poultry sector, specifically of Zambian farms, processors, marketing and export managers and other important stakeholders in the poultry sector in order to tackle the lack of knowledge and skills regarding commercial poultry production.  

Read the Full Report Here!

Want to learn what the participants learned, here are the presentations from the 3 days.

1. Bio Security (Disease Control) - Presentation
2. Feed making - Presentation
3. Feeding Broilers - Presentation
4. Learning Broiler Signals - Presentation (Part 1)
    
Learning Broiler Signals - Presentation (Part 2)


Click here to see pictures of the event