markets

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 8 May 2017 at 08:54

Aujourd'hui, vient de s'ouvrir à Cap Town en Afrique du Sud la formation en Agribusiness ''Making Markets Matter 2017. Trois participants ont représentés le Bénin

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 April 2017 at 09:08

CALL - PROMOTING AGRIBUSINESS INVESTMENT, NETWORKING AND TRADE (PAINT)

Are you a business person in the agribusiness sector and wish to be linked to buyers, suppliers and/or investors in form of equity financing, commodity financing, grants, loans or wish to have your products access markets? Do you fulfill the following requirements?

- You have a registered business or organization

- Are you in the sectors of horticulture, dairy & livestock, oil seeds and coffee 

- Your business has been operational for at least 2 years

- You employ at least 10 people or work with at least 50 farmers

- Your cash flows are backed by a bank statement or audited books of accounts for the 2 years

- Your Annual return is above USD 30,000 (100,000,000 Ugx)


NB: For companies in the start up categories (have been in existence for less than 2 years) can also apply - for this category you will not need to submit your annual returns.


PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agrib

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 January 2017 at 01:42

NEW BOOK OUT ON AGRICULTURAL MARKETS IN UGANDA: TNCS, TRADERS, FARMERS, FRAUD, BCU ETC.


Dear colleagues,

this new book on agricultural markets in Uganda might interest you: Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-cultural change and fraud in Uganda. I hope you can inform interested colleagues etc. about this. I hope to launch the book in Uganda at some point in 2017. Please email me for any questions/comments etc.

http://www.rowmaninternational.com/books/neoliberal-moral-economy


the introduction is available here: https://ws1.nbninternational.com/widgets/find/3/156/9781783488537


best regards, Jorg

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05

TRADE & INVESTMENT MATCHMAKING EVENT

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  05 October 2016 to 06 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Kampala

Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.

The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.

Specific objective

1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing

2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)

3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities

4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses

Activities

We are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 22 July 2016 at 09:26

30 sales agreements signed during the 3rd edition of Business meetings

AgriProFocus Tanzania in partnership with the Tanzania Trade Development Authority organized 4 successful business to business meetings from 2nd to 6th July, 2016 during the 40th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF).

The meetings hosted over 170 participants, mainly representatives of farmer organizations, support organizations and small-scale entrepreneurs who met with buyers of agricultural produce from food processing companies and exporters of agricultural produce such as Dabaga, Bakhresa Food Products Ltd, Mohammed Enterprises (T) Ltd, African Women Agribusiness Network, AKO group Ltd, Tusiime Holidngs (T) Ltd and Sunshine Industrial Co. Ltd,

The meetings were officiated by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Hon. Charles John Mwijage who insisted on the government’s strategy on industrial development to stimulate economic reform and human development, he explained that, current

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 22 April 2016 at 10:27

European Union support to Agriculture under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF)

On 20th April, 2016 the European Union (EU) convened a National Stakeholders' Consultation at Radisson Blue Hotel in Lusaka to review identified priorities for a EUR 87 million financial support for agricultural development under the 11th European Development Fund. 

The EU also introduces its new instrument AGRIFI supporting inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth through increased investment in smallholder agriculture and agribusiness medium and small-scale enterprises. Here are the highlights of the meeting:


The 11th EDF Phase 2 will focus on:

- Diversification, Access to Markets and services for small scale farmers

- Support to Sustainable Agriculture

- Natural Resource Management

- Enabling Environment

- Food and Nutrition Security

- Agribusiness Development


The EDF will have several implementation modalities:

1. Call for proposals - these calls of proposals are open to NGOs, farmer organisatio

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Chibbonta Chilala We happy for this call for proposal we look forward to make a go at it. We are being faced with various challenges in the sector and some funding would go a long way to enhance the practices by farmers failing to harvest own food and failing supply chains along value chains. There is greater need for optimising performances in the producer organisation in the face of hostile environment of doing agriculture especially failed funding.

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Business to Business (B2B) meetings

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  02 July 2016 - 09:00 to 06 July 2016 - 13:00
  Dar es Salaam

Deadline for sending applications is on 20th May 2016.

AgriProFocus Tanzania in collaboration with Tanzania Trade Development Authority (Tan Trade) are inviting applications from business minded and committed producers and suppliers of (1) Livestock i.e. Poultry & Dairy products (2) Honey (3) Fruits and Vegetables (Chillies, Nutmeg, Cloves, Black pepper, Tomatoes, Watermelons, Mangoes, Onions, Pineapples, Lime) (4) Cashew nuts & Sesame to participate in Business to Business (B2B) meetings during the 40th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF).

The meetings will take place from 2nd to 6th July, 2016 at the Mwl. J.K. Nyerere Trade Fair Ground located along Kilwa road in Dar es Salaam, from 9am to 1pm daily.

The purposes of organizing the B2B meetings are;

i) To create linkages between supply and demand for agricultural products in East Africa

ii) To provide opportunities for business people to discuss agribusiness issues face to face.

iii) To enhance trade and investme

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 20 April 2016 at 01:16

Apply to participate in Business to Business (B2B) meetings during the 40th Dar es Salaam International Trade fair in July, 2016.


Deadline for sending applications is on 20th May 2016.


AgriProFocus Tanzania  in collaboration with Tanzania Trade Development Authority (Tan Trade) are inviting applications from business minded and committed producers and suppliers of (1)  Livestock i.e. Poultry & Dairy products (2) Honey (3) Fruits and Vegetables (Chillies, Nutmeg, Cloves, Black pepper, Tomatoes, Watermelons, Mangoes, Onions, Pineapples, Lime) (4) Cashew nuts & Sesame to participate in <!--[if gte mso 9]>

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 February 2016 at 02:26

As GTP II gets underway, the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA), an agency focused on promoting agricultural sector transformation throughout Ethiopia, is currently hiring for the following positions:

- Director, Research & Extension deadline February 7, 2016

- Project Team Leader Tef Market Development deadline February 14, 2016

Project Officer, Market Services deadline February 8, 2016

- Project Officer, Regional Business Development Specialist-Tigray deadline February 7, 2016

- Project Officer, Regional Crop Specialist-Amhara deadline February 4, 2016 

- Project Officer, Regional Crop Specialist-Oromia deadline February 14, 2016

Positions will be based in Addis Ababa or as otherwise indicated above.  Compensation will be competitive with comparable positions.

For full details, please visit our website http://www.ata.gov.et/careers/If interested in this role, please submit an (i) Application Form (http://www.ata.gov.et/wp-content/uploa

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Posted By in Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture
Posted 1 February 2016 at 11:21

Horticulture national and regional markets

Chapter of the overall report of "Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture" November 2015

During the regional conference in Rwanda, plenary presentations and a panel debate concentrated on the opportunities of regional trade in horticultural products. The key recommendations from the panel session are as follows:

Urgent steps to reduce obstacles farmers face in accessing regional markets in horticulture:

1. Harmonisation in regulatory functions of countries in the region (EAC or COMESA members) makes it easier to do business; streamlining operations of regulatory authorities.

2. Governments need to reduce trade tariffs, and limit the non-tariff barriers to ease the movement of products across borders.

3. Tax exemptions on agricultural inputs that support the horticultural export business e.g. packaging material, improved production equipment.

4. Stable policies on export bans.

5. Higher investment in road and railway infrastructure to facilitate easy

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 January 2016 at 12:13

The State of Sustainable Markets: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2015

The first global data report on fast-growing voluntary sustainability standards outlines the share of bananas, cocoa, coffee, cotton, forestry, palm oil, soybeans, cane sugar and tea in 14 major standards.

The report is based on a partnership between the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and ITC, and is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

You can download it here



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 9 October 2015 at 01:01

The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) currently has a number of Senior level positions, including:

1. Senior Director, Agribusiness and Markets – deadline November 15, 2015

2. Project Team Leader, Tef International Market Access – deadline October 18, 2015

3. Senior Technical Expert, Commercial Farm Development – deadline October 16, 2015

4. Senior Technical Expert, Cooperative Business Development – deadline October 20, 2015

5. Senior Technical Expert, Gender – deadline October 21, 2015


Full details can be found on our website at http://www.ata.gov.et/careers/.

If interested in any of these positions, please submit an Application Form, Cover Letter and CV (maximum 5 pages) to Recruitment@ata.gov.et.  Please feel free to pass along the info to anyone you think maybe interested.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 10 September 2015 at 12:46

Mobile Data helps Tanzania herders get ahead of markets and weather

The livestock Information Network Knowledge System (LINKS) is an online platform that uses global positioning system (GPS) technology, text messaging and web based computer analysis providing information to pastoralists via mobile phones or the internet.

The system allows livestock dealers to monitor prices and volumes in markets across the country while being alerted on the onset of drought and diseases that could affect herds. LINKS is funded by the Tanzania government in partnership with United States Development Agency, USAID. It monitors major domestic livestock including cattle, sheep, goats, donkeys and horses.

Since its launch in 2013, the project has reaches 53 out of 369 cattle markets with a target to covering them all.

The main objective of LINKS is to increase the household income of pastoral communities in East Africa by boosting the efficiency of livestock markets. It also aims to determine the application and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 6 July 2015 at 09:26

Business to Business meetings 2015: Linking production to markets!

AgriProFocus Tanzania recently organized 4 business to business meetings for producers, buyers and other key service providers for agribusiness such as financial service providers, business consultants, input service providers and extension service providers. These meetings took place during the 39th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The meetings hosted over 150 participants, mainly representatives of farmer organizations, support organizations and small-scale entrepreneurs with about 11 buyers of agriculture produce from food processing companies such as Darsh Industries, Bakhresa group and Twiga Feeds Limited.


The participants represented producers for Cashew nuts, Sesame, Horticulture, Honey and poultry. The sessions involved one on one business match making and also general presentations and discussions on available opportunities from the private sector and also from governmental institu

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Juma Bruno Ngomuo All the Best team....

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NERRY CHIRAGWILE it was nice....

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 11 June 2015 at 01:18

Registration Form for Business to Business meetings now Available! 


Deadline for sending applications is on 26.06.2015

AgriProFocus Tanzania is organizing a series of value chain focused Business to Business (B2B) meetings during the 39th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) in collaboration with Tanzania Trade Development Authority and the International Business and Trade Tanzania Initiative (IBUTTI).

The meetings will take place from 1st July to 5th July, 2015 at the Mwl. J.K. Nyerere Trade Fair Ground located along Kilwa road in Dar es Salaam, from 9am to 2pm as follows;

    1st July; Cashew nuts and sesame

    2nd July; Horticulture

    3rd July; ICT and Education

    4th July; Honey

    5th July; Poultry

The purposes of organizing the B2B meetings are;

i) To create linkages between supply and demand for agricultural products in East Africa Such as Sesame, Cashew nuts, Poultry, Honey and Horticultural products s

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OKER HENRY we are the cooperative society in northern Uganda deal ginger production 

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Value chain focused business to business meetings

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  01 July 2015 - 09:41 to 04 July 2015 - 14:00
  Dar es Salaam

AgriProFocus Tanzania is organizing a series of value chain focused Business to Business (B2B) meetings during the 39th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) in collaboration with Tanzania Trade Development Authority and the International Business and Trade Tanzania Initiative (IBUTTI).

The meetings will take place from 1st July to 5th July, 2015 at the Mwl. J.K. Nyerere Trade Fair Ground located along Kilwa road in Dar es Salaam, from 9am to 2pm as follows;

- 1st July; Cashew nuts and sesame

- 2nd July; Horticulture

- 3rd July; ICT and education

- 4th July; Honey

- 5th July; Poultry

The purposes of organizing the B2B meetings are;

i) To create linkages between supply and demand for agricultural products in East Africa Such as Sesame, Cashew nuts, Poultry, Honey and Horticultural products.

ii) To provide opportunities for business people to discuss agribusiness issues face to face.

iii) To enhance trade and investment between East African agribusiness stakeholders.

Download the registratio

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 20 May 2015 at 01:31

CALL FOR PAPERS – RESEARCH CONFERENCE: MANAGING AFRICAN AGRICULTURE: MARKETS, LINKAGES AND RURAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Researchers are invited to submit their papers that could specially, but not exclusively, deal with:

  1. Transformations in rural economies on and off -farm: Changes in farm management or farm organization to upscale agricultural production, to make farm production better meet market demand, to increase sustainability and resilience of agriculture and to create rural economic development.
  2. Development of agro-industry clusters: Entrepreneurial initiatives that change the agri-business structure resulting in geographical concentration of input suppliers, agro-management services, trading firms, and especially food processors serving national, regional and international markets.
  3. Role of markets and value chains: Initiatives to upscale, improve and diversify agricultural production, processing and trade by firms that dominate agricultural value chains, including linkages to non-agriculture s

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nov
04

Herding for the Markets - Extensive Livestock Expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  04 November 2015 to 06 November 2015 - All Day Event
  University of Nairobi - Kabete Campus

AgriProFocus Kenya, Kenya Commercial Bank Foundation (KCBF), Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC), Kenya Markets Trust (KMT), Land O’ Lakes Kenya and SNV (Netherlands Development Organization) Kenya in recognition of the need for an extensive livestock value chains platform intends to host the first extensive livestock expo in Kenya on 4th to 6th November 2015.

Livestock contributes about 6 to 20% of the GDP of individual countries in the Horn and Eastern Africa region and employs tens of millions of people. The extensive livestock keepers are mainly found in the arid and semi-arid regions that cannot support other conventional forms of agricultural production. Most of the extensive livestock value chains have for years received very minimal attention from the business and development actors. The harsh terrain, recurring inter-community conflicts, low literacy levels and enduring cultural practices have made extensive livestock communities less receptive to change. Thus, the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 April 2015 at 07:20

Publication on Lessons Learned from the Cracking the Nut Conference 2015


The learning event,Cracking the Nut 2015: Expanding Rural and Agricultural Markets Amid Climate Change

took place March 2-3 in Lusaka, Zambia,and generated the following key lessons learned.


For the publication click here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 21 April 2015 at 08:33

Report on Onion and Garlic Value chains study in Northern Tanzania now available!

 Trias Tanzania , MVIWATA, TAHA and AgriProFocus Tanzania jointly commissioned a Quick assessment of onion and garlic value chains in Arusha and Manyara production zones. The study report is now available!


The study has identified the existing actors, opportunities and obstacles for both value chains and has also recommend initiatives that can be taken to take advantage of the opportunities as well as address the obstacles. In the report, you will also find a stakeholder mapping for both value chains, together with lists and mobile phone contacts of all the farmers, traders and key informants that were interviewed in the field.


The study was conducted in five production valleys, in which three were surveyed for the onion value chain while two were surveyed for the garlic value chain. In Arusha region, Selela and Engaruka wards in Monduli district and the Mangola valley in Karatu district were surveyed

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Nicole Metz dear Katarina, Thanks for sharing this online! Interesting! Did you also post it on the online platforms of Niger and Mali? I know that there is interest in onions in these countries too.

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Katarina Mungure Hi Nicole, thanks, I have also tagged Niger and Mali now

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