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jul
27

Business Drinks: You are Invited!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  27 July 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: 4th of 2017  

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the fourth Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 27th July at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and your organization u

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 July 2017 at 11:01

Networking for success: forming new business contacts at the 8th Agribusiness Club meeting

On the 30th June,  65 people attended the business cocktail during the 8th Agribusiness Club meeting at City Blue Hotel - Kacyiru,  interacting and “networking”, a way to be updated on innovations & trends in the rwandan agribusiness sector and to be introduced to entrepreneurs, senior executives in various organisations, – government, NGOs, etc.

This AgriProFocus initiative which started more than 3 years ago

(1) Provides the Rwandan agribusiness practitioners with a platform to discuss, debate and learn about issues and opportunities along the different Rwandan agribusiness value-chains

(2) Provides agribusiness professionals an opportunity to expand professional connections and opportunities.

(3) increases agribusiness companies and practitioners’ visibility

During all these years, this networking cocktail has involved more than 300 professionals and entrepreneurs from va

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dec
06

From Farm to Table Expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  06 December 2017 to 09 December 2017 - All Day Event
  Indonesia Convention Exhibition ICE, BSD City Tangerang

From Farm To Table Expo 2017 is an International Exhibition on Farm and Agricultural Industry & Supply Expo that will be held at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), BSD City, Tangerang, Indonesia on 6 – 9 December 2017.

With 400+ exhibitors from 14 countries, this expo is the meeting place for the entire agriculture and food processing industry. You can join this exhibition as a visitor or exhibitor. For more information click www.fromfarmtotableexpo.com



jun
30

8th Agribusiness Club Meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  30 June 2017, 17:30-19:30
  City Blue Hotels Embassy Row – Kacyiru

Dear member,

AgriProFocus Rwanda is very pleased to invite you to take part in the 8th “Agribusiness Club” meeting on the 30th June 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The venue is City Blue Hotels Embassy Row – Kacyiru.

Objectives

The objectives of the Agribusiness Club Meetings is two folds:

  • (1) Provide the Rwandan agribusiness practitioners with a platform to discuss, debate and learn about issues and opportunities along the different Rwandan agribusiness value-chains

  • (2) To expand professional connections and opportunities.

  • (3) To increase agribusiness companies and practitioners visibility

if you want to share new developments in your activity, promote what you sell, or inform what you demand in a special way, please email us your request to rwanda@agriprofocus.com

Who is participating?

Around 50 people (AgriProFocus Rwanda members as well as other agribusiness practitionners who are not yet members of the network) are expected to take part of the forum.

Generally, AgriProFocus Rwanda members are from agribusiness com

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 June 2017 at 05:00

Networking Event for Coffee Players

On March 14, 2017, AgriProFocus Indonesia with Scopi, Anomali Coffee, and Ceritain Kopi Indonesia organized a networking event for coffee sector actors. The purpose of this event is to provide space for members of the AgriProFocus Indonesia network, especially for those working in the coffee sector, to do networking informally. More than 60 actors from the coffee sector came from coffee farmers, farmers' organizations, cooperatives, roasters, coffee shops, traders, exporters, financial institutions and NGOs.

Participants use this event to share information, seek opportunities and business cooperation, and promote products. The event consists of pitching sessions, matchmaking, and product exhibitions. There are 20 participants who signed up for pitching and more than 15 products on display. Here are some organizations that did the pitching:

CV Royal Ontosoroh, represented by Adri, is a trading unit of coffee exporters, especially from Java and Flores. This CV

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 June 2017 at 04:49

Networking Event untuk Pelaku Kopi

Tanggal 14 Maret 2017 lalu, AgriProFocus Indonesia bersama Scopi, Anomali Coffee, dan Ceritain Kopi Indonesia menyelenggarakan acara berjejaring untuk pelaku sektor kopi. Tujuan acara ini adalah menyediakan ruang bagi anggota jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia, terutama yang bekerja di sektor kopi, untuk bertemu dan berjejaring secara informal. Lebih dari 60 pelaku sektor kopi hadir mulai dari petani kopi, organisasi petani, koperasi, roaster, coffee shop, pedagang, eksporter, institusi keuangan, dan NGO.

Peserta mnggunakan acara ini untuk berbagi informasi, mencari kesempatan dan kerjasama bisnis, serta mempromosikan produk. Acara ini terdiri dari sesi pitching, matchmaking, dan pameran produk. Ada 20 peserta yang mendaftar pitching dan lebih dari 15 produk yang dipamerkan. Berikut adalah beberapa organisasi yang melakukan pitching:

CV Royal Ontosoroh yang diwakili oleh Adri, adalah unit dagang menegah ekportir kopi , khususnya dari Jawa dan Flores. C

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may
25

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the third Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 25th May at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

As you all know, AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 April 2017 at 04:07

In case you missed it, the Business Drinks event was great

AgriProFocus, in partnership with Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), organized the second Business Drinks of the year on 30th of March 2017 at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa. The Business Drinks have been organized since 2015 for the purpose of bringing together the agribusiness and agricultural development community for an informal interaction and networking.

On this last Thursday’s event 55 members of AgriProFocus as well as people from partner organizations were present. As always it was interesting to see new faces and to hear pitches about new ideas and innovations. We tried to summarize the pitches in the following manner, so that they could reach those who missed the event.

Belaineh Mekonnen is a researcher and founder of MOMALLOT, which is a private soil fertility research organization in Ethiopia. His organization is “working on the impact of the new way of home gardening through self-water

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may
25

You are Invited for Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  25 May 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa

Business Drinks: Third of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the third Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 25th May at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

Confirm your attendance using this LINK.

As you all know, AgriProFocus Ethiopia and Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together and connecting agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members andpartners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event. In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and experiences.

- To promote yourself and

... Read more


Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 25 February 2017 at 12:38

Tim Fasilitator Wangsakerta mengisi satu sesi pada acara Ciremai Camp yang diselenggarakan oleh Peace Corp di Setu Patok, Cirebon.  Kami berbagi pengetahuan dan pengalaman dengan tema "Lingkungan Hidup yang sehat, Ketahanan Pangan dan Peran Petani Muda Indonesia".  Acara ini diikuti oleh lima puluh siswa dari berbagai sekolah menengah atas (SMA, SMK dan MAN) dari Cirebon, Majalengka dan Indramayu.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 February 2017 at 04:16

PizzaProFocus! Informal network meeting on inclusive business

On Thursday evening 2nd February, the Dutch network of AgriProFocus gathered for an informal network meeting with pizzas: PizzaProFocus. The meeting took place at BoP Innovation Center, one of the organizations which had made the proposal to the network to start such informal gatherings to enable people in the network to meet, discuss, get new ideas, and establish new connections.

This time, the theme was Inclusive Business. 3 pitches were done by CBI’s Eva Smulders; ICRA’s Bertil Videt; and BoPInc’s Niek van Dijk. Other participants responded, which gave room for further open questions and exchanges. Some of the key areas of interest from that discussion that I recall:

CBI has developed a new tool, with support of Schuttelaar & Partners, to support SMEs in low- and middle-income countries with an interest to export to Europe, in developing more ‘responsible business’ practices. After the use of this tool, thes

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Nicole Metz More details on the CSR roadmap can be found in the specific post by CBI and Schuttelaar (Celine Steer), following this link to another page on our platform: http://agriprofocus.com/post/58d5446d0b34d96f130f5201

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 February 2017 at 09:37

The First 2017 Business Drinks: How It Went

Last week, 26 January, we had our first Business Drinks of the year 2017. As usual, it has remarkably served members and partners to meet new people, chat about possible business opportunities, and introduce new agribusinesses.

More than 70 people attended the event, and we had the chance to listen interesting one-minute pitches.

Awot Berhane is a student at Addis Ababa University, and made a pitch about Green Innovation Hub, which he is a member. He told us that GIH is a student led initiative which channels youth ideas towards tackling climate change and promotes sustainable development.

Wendewesen Kebede is another young pitcher on our Business Drinks. He represents a group of Dairy Advisors who are well experienced on the dairy sector and have received practical trainings from well-known experts arranged by DairyBISS program and Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia. Wendewesen explained on his pitch that the Advisors group provides various dairy develo

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oct
12

Regional Business Platform III

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  12 October 2017 to 13 October 2017 - All Day Event
  TBA, Copperbelt Province

AgriProFocus is organising 3 Regional Business Platforms (formerly known as the Agribusiness Finance Fairs) this year. During our experiences with the finance fairs, we found that one of the main issues in the Agriculture sector is the lack of collaboration between value chain actors (market, inputs, finance, etc). Therefore, our main goal is to develop business linkages and partnerships through these platforms.

For more information, please contact Ms. Chali Nyirenda - cnyirenda@agriprofocus.com



aug
24

Regional Business Platform II

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  24 August 2017 to 25 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Chipata, Eastern Province

AgriProFocus is organizing 3 Regional Business Platforms (formerly known as the Agribusiness Finance Fairs) this year. During our experiences with the finance fairs, we found that one of the main issues in the Agriculture sector is the lack of collaboration between value chain actors (market, inputs, finance, etc). Therefore, our main goal is to develop business linkages and partnerships through these platforms.

For more information, please contact Ms. Chali Nyirenda - cnyirenda@agriprofocus.com



jan
26

Business Drinks: First of 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  26 January 2017, 17:00-18:30
  Black Rose Lounge

Business Drinks: First of 2017

Dear members and partners,

We are pleased to announce the first Business Drinks of 2017 which will be held on Thursday 26 January at Black Rose Lounge, Addis Ababa.

AgriProFocus and Ethiopian-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) have been organizing these bi-monthly Business Drinks since 2015. The events have created the opportunity of bringing together agribusinesses, agricultural development agents, government actors and research institutes. With the interesting one-minute pitches and informal talks and meets, members and partners have gained visibility for their programs and strengthened their respective networks.

Therefore, you are cordially invited to attend the event and use this opportunity to start the New Year with new business relations and partnerships.

In this an hour and half event, starting from late afternoon 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity:

- To meet new people in your line of business and share ideas and e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 6 December 2016 at 08:46

Our Annual Network Day: Connecting Members with Similar Objectives

On Friday December 2, 2016, AgriProFocus Ethiopia brought together its members to celebrate the Annual Network Day with different fruitful activities. Over 140 members from various sectors attended the event with full of excitement and energy. Primarily, for this successful event, we would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our members who attended the event, our partners who used the opportunity to promote and introduce their organizations and programmes, and our guest presenters (including in parallel sessions) who took their time to prepare and to provide their perspectives to our network members.

So, what really happened?


In the Morning . . .

The day began with the informative presentation entitled “Poverty and Resilience” by Dr. George Gray, who is a Lead Consultant at the Agriculture Knowledge, Learning, Documentation and Policy Project (AKLDP). As Ethiopia is struggling to cope with the current drought and it

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Wim Goris thank you for the excellent image coverage !

7 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 December 2016 at 10:52

Voices from the Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT) entrepreneurs

Crested superior commodities ltd


“Investors are looking for impact business.”

Crested Superior Commodities was registered in 2010 as a milk processing company. Since Uganda produces plenty of milk, Crested Superior Commodities produces cheese from the surplus

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dec
01

Network & Learning Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  01 December 2016, 09:00-13:00
  Hotel Sahati, Jl Taman Margawatwa No.45, South Jakarta

Network and Learning event didedikasikan untuk semua anggota jaringan AgriProFocus Indonesia. Kali ini, kita akan berbagi pembelajaran soal mempromosikan gender dalam rantai nilai. Pembicara yang akan berbagi adalah:

1. Dini Widiastuti dari Oxfam in Indonesia - Rantai nilai sawit

2. Caecilia Putri Mumpuni  dari Swisscontact -  Rantai nilai kakao

3. Mashadi Mulyo  dari Hivos -  Rantai nilai kopi

Mohon melakukan reservasi melalui link INI (wajib)

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Network and Learning event is dedicated to all AgriProFocus Indonesia network members. This time, we will share and learn from each other regarding promoting gender in value chain.

The speakers are:

1. Dini Widiastuti from Oxfam in Indonesia - Palm Oil Value Chain

2. Caecilia Putri Mumpuni from Swisscontact - Cocoa Value Chain

3. Mashadi Mulyo from Hivos - Coffee Value Chain

Women plays important role in agriculture. They are in charge of many things along the value chain, however their important contributions at most of

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dec
02

AgriProFcus Ethiopia Annual Network Day 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  02 December 2016, All Day Event
  AZZEMAN HOTEL, Addis Ababa

You are INVITED!

Dear Members and Partners,

You are cordially invited to attend the AgriProFocus Ethiopia Annual Network Day, to be held on Friday 2nd of December 2016 in AZZEMAN Hotel, Addis Ababa.

As you may recall, at the end of every year we organize this Annual Network Day to bring together our members and partners for exciting and fruitful activities:

  • We will learn new findings, developments and achievements in Ethiopian agriculture sector from Guest Presenters;
  • The AgriProFocus Ethiopia Coordination Team will highlight the 2016 activities of the network to its members and partners, and look forward to what we envision for 2017 together with you;
  • Members and Partners, in turn, will review and comment on the ending year activities, and indicate new topics of focus or new ways of networking methods to be incorporated in our 2017 Annual Plan;
  • Market Place by member and partner organizations who wish to reserve an exhibition booth to pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 13 September 2016 at 04:57

AGRIPROFOCUS AT AGRF 2016-NAIROBI, Kenya,05th-10th September

The just concluded African Green Revolution forum organized by AGRA dubbed "Seize the moment: Securing Africa's rise through agricultural transformation" from 05TH -10TH September 2016, brought together more than 1000 delegates from across the world. The participation was drawn from Academia and research, Private sector, Governments and development organizations. AgriProFocus was glad to be represented by our own Managing director Mr Sander Mager, Kenya Country coordinator Ms. Maureen Munjua, the Youth in agribusiness thematic facilitator Mr. Alphaxrd Gitau and our very own young entrepreneur"Trendsetter Elizabeth Mbogo of Botanic Treasures.

Together with the African Agribusiness Incubation network, AgriProFocus was privileged to host a session on how to promote and enhance Incubation of small business dubbed "scale and Alignment- Agribusiness Incubation"

Below are the various interventions and contributions from the entire team.

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Dorina Prech Many thanks for sharing the highlights from the AGRF Alpha. There is certainly a lot that can be learned by our network members. We hope they join in the discussions of how to promote sustainable incubation programs in our work.

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STEPHEN OBORE waooo thanks for the great presentation you put there. surely we me change makers and i know we are part of it as Agri Pro Focus

10 months 1 week ago