Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 15 December 2017 at 02:08

Encourager les pères à participer activement à une meilleure nutrition

Souvent, quand on parle de sexe et de l'agriculture, nous discutons des moyens d'accroître la participation des mères à la croissance des aliments nutritifs afin qu'ils puissent nourrir leurs familles ou utiliser les revenus de la vente des récoltes excédentaires pour acheter des aliments sains. Mais le genre doit être plus que sur les femmes. Comment pouvons-nous encourager les hommes et les pères à mieux soutenir leurs partenaires afin d'assurer les meilleurs résultats de la récolte et de la nutrition?

Un projet de nutrition multisectorielle a été développé par l' USAID, entre autres par le renforcement des partenariats, les résultats et innovations en matière de nutrition. À l' échelle mondiale (PRINTEMPS) , fait la promotion de la participation des hommes au Niger est par vidéo communautaire.

Lien vers la vidéo (10 minutes, langue locale, avec sous-titres): https://yo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 5 December 2017 at 05:55


Nestle East African Region (EAR) are looking for a creative and innovative idea that will improve the health of the generations to come through knowledge of nutrition.

If you have an innovative idea that can help spread nutrition knowledge and empower people to improve health, Sign up, submit your idea and you could get funding of US$50,000.

The deadline for the application is 4th February 2018. 

To apply for this go HERE and see more details.

Hillary Dashina Thanks!

1 month 2 weeks ago

Agriculture Integrated Dev't Do you also accept innovative ideas from NGOs in Uganda?

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Course: Food Security in an Urbanising Society

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  10 September 2018 - 09:00 to 21 September 2018 - 17:00
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Join us in Wageningen, the Netherlands for our 4th edition of the International course on Food Security in an Urbanising Society (10 – 21 September 2018).

You will get well acquainted with the framework of city region food systems in relation to food and nutrition security in densely populated areas. Will be able to use the concepts of city region food systems to analyse urban food and nutrition security issues. Participants will be able to use different designs, methods and approaches, and their interrelationships, in planning for food and nutrition security in urbanizing societies.

For more information about our course and fellowship opportunities:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 24 November 2017 at 11:21

Life Beyond Maize

Video on the need to diversify food production and consumption (Hivos, IIED)

Life Beyond Maize shows a farmer and father, the Minister of Agriculture, and a mother, who all became convinced of the need to diversify: their crops, their consumption patterns, and also the national policies that support those. Zambia's double malnutrition burden - stunting and overweight - has a major cause, i.e. the limited diversity of Zambia’s food production and consumption: 94 per cent of agricultural produce is maize.

The Hivos and IIED Sustainable Diets for All programme helps develop and implement policies that diversify Zambian production and supports consumers to diversify their diets. "Food diversity counts!"

For AgriProFocus network members: this video could help developing your ideas on how to create (more) nutrition-sensitive agribusiness. Feel free to show this video in public meetings, it can inspire fruitful debate on the importance of food s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 21 November 2017 at 09:43

10 Reasons for you to opt pulses

Pulses are a leguminous crop that are harvested solely for the dry seed and they include beans, lentils, chick peas, cowpeas, groundnuts and peas. FAO have shared an interesting article about this type of crops and why you should choose pulses for your health as explained below;

1- Low in fat and contain no cholesterol.

2- Low in sodium.

3- Great source of plant -base protein.

4- Good source of iron. 

5- High in potassium.

6- High in fibre foods.

7- Excellent source of folate.

8- Pulses can be stored for long time.

9- Low glycemic index foods.

10- Pulses are naturally gluten-free.

Read int details about this ten benefits of pulses HERE.

Tatah Susan Ah ok?! I have just learnt alot in this pregnant write up. How does it work?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 20 November 2017 at 10:59

Agricultural courses at your fingertips!

FAO e-learning center offers free interactive courses- in English, French and Spanish on topics ranging from food and nutrition security or climate change to land tenure.  

The courses are suited to agricultural and food security professionals, students, and anyone interested in the broad range of topics offered by FAO.  Also this will give you more opportunity to learn and knowledge in agriculture.  

Find the topics titles below;

1. The basics of nutrition, food security and livelihoods 

2. Climate change and food security

3. Pre-breeding for effective use of plant genetic resources

4. The Responsible Governance of Tenure

5. Rural Invest – preparing effective Investment Project Proposals

6. An introduction to social safety nets

7. Enhancing participation in CODEX activities

Photo source: FAO Knowledge

Tatah Susan I am interested, need basics  knowledge in agriculture. Damn this is interesting, please i need updates

1 month 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 10 November 2017 at 11:14

Rassemblement mondiale 2017 du Mouvement Mondial pour mettre fin à la malnutrition (SUN)

"Le Rassemblement mondiale 2017 du Mouvement SUN est terminé, mais nos efforts pour améliorer la nutrition continuent! En remerciant la Côte d'Ivoire d'avoir accueilli cet incroyable rassemblement, revenons sur cette troisième journée d'échange et d'apprentissage mutuels."

Voir un résumé en images, plein de liens aux rapports et aux vidéos sur YouTube spécifiques:

Plus d'infos sur le mouvement SUN

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 November 2017 at 07:24

Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear all,

Please check out these job opportunities from different organizations. The date in the bracket is the deadline for application. click on each job title for more description and requirements. Don't forget to share!!

CAMRIS International

Nutrition Officer FEWS NET 7 (Nov 26)

Dexis Consulting Group

Senior Transition Advisor (STA) (Nov 18)

Panagora Group

Communications Specialist (Dec 1)

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 24 October 2017 at 10:28

Apply for an Online e-Learning Course for Trade, Food Security and Nutrition!

The United Nation, Food and Agriculture Organization is offering an online course based on trade, food security and nutrition for free.

Find the content of the course below;

The course consists of 7 lessons, organized in three units. Lessons last approximately 30 to 80 minutes each.

Unit 1: Introduction to Trade, Food Security and Nutrition

Lesson 1.1 Definitions and Linkages between Trade, Food Security and Nutrition

- Lesson 1.2 Impacts of Trade on Food Security and Nutrition

Unit 2: Trade Policy Supportive of Food Security

Lesson 2.1 Trade Policy Measures and Agricultural Development

- Lesson 2.1 Design and Implementation of Trade Policy Measures

Unit 3: Governance of Trade, Food Security and Nutrition

Lesson 3.1 Introduction to the Multilateral Trading System

- Lesson 3.2 Policy Space for Food Security in the Multilateral Trading System

- Lesson 2.3 Towards Improved Governance for Trade, Food Security and N

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Anatole Majyambere Thank you for sharing dear Victoria. On the same link, I found so many other courses that could be of interest to members. Hope many people will benefit from this post

3 months 1 hour ago

Victoria Gama You are welcome, am glad that you find it useful and for others too Anatole Majyambere

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David Mpanga Looking forward to be part of dis  

2 months 3 weeks ago

Deborah Namayi Muricho I really really enjoy the tutorial. Facts are stated clearly and concise. I have really learned alot so far. I have one more lesson to go. Am so grateful Victoria Gama for posting.

2 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 11 October 2017 at 06:34


Siku ya Kimataifa ya mtoto wa kike!- International Day of  Girl Child.

In celebrating International day of a girl child, which was declared for the first time by United Nations in  October 11, 2012. Apart from a girl child facing different problem among them is nutrition. 

APF Tanzania is joining hands in supporting agriculture which in one way or another lead to better nutrition in the agricultural sector. Also use our search tab to explore more about gender in value chain and  find report about it there. 

 To read more about the day of girl child go to this link.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 27 September 2017 at 03:21

Job Opportunities

Maxwell Stamp

Team Leaders: Building Resilience (locations: Malawi and Ethiopia)

Maxwell Stamp are now recruiting for highly experienced Team Leaders to manage forthcoming donor-funded resilience projects in Africa.

Team Leaders are responsible for overall co-ordination and management of the programmes. This includes managing relationships with the donor, the government, any consortium partners and other key stakeholders. Team Leader positions are full time for the duration of the project, based in-country and typically last between four and six years.

Find details of job description and application procedure HERE.

Deadline for application: 1 November 2017

FHI 360 (Alive & Thrive Ethiopia)

Program Director and Deputy Program Director

Alive & Thrive (A&T) anticipates being awarded a new grant by the BMGF to advance the Government of Ethiopia (GoE)’s National Nutrition Program II and National Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Strategy. Under this new grant A&T will provide analyt

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 27 September 2017 at 09:39

Click read more to see english version

Workshop Merancang Aliansi Pengurangan Susut Hasil untuk Peningkatan Nutrisi (Indonesia Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition)

19 Juli 2017 lalu AgriProFocus Indonesia menyelenggarakan Workshop Desain I-PLAN bersama dengan Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) dan Dalberg. Acara ini membawa aktor kunci dalam rantai nilai ikan Tongkol untuk mendiskusikan dan mengeksplorasi program PLAN untuk Indonesia. Pertemuan ini menjadi titik awal penting untuk membangun aliansi, dimana pemangku kepentingan dengan peran berbeda dapat bekerja sama sekaligus mendukung inisiatif yang telah ada. Mengurangi susut hasil pasca panen dan limbah pada ikan Tongkol sangatlah penting mengingat banyak orang Indonesia, terutama anak-anak, menderita kekurangan gizi sedangkan terjadi susut hasil yang signifikan pada setiap tahap rantai nilai ikan Tongkol.

Kesenjangan ini dapat diatasi dengan cara mengurangi susut hasil dan limbah pasca panen ikan Tongkol, sehingga ketersedi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 03:01

[VIDEO] End hunger, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Watch this video to see what food security actions the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and partners undertake in developing countries. This video shows the results of the past years as well as questions for the future.

Hadijah Ssekyondwa N. Thank you. Very informative video 

4 months 4 days ago

Dorothy Maureen Otieno Great  video, very important issues that effect smallholder farmers households, highlighted.

2 months 2 weeks ago

Paul Marivate Thanks. I am currently writing an academic working paper on food security. I am also engaged in food security projects in the Limpopo Province in South Africa 

2 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 09:09

[Report] The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

The vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food supplies are stable and all people have access to adequate nutrition and health. The start of the 2030 Agenda coincided with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025), adding impetus to these commitments by providing a time-bound, cohesive framework for action.

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, the report will monitor progress towards

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Paul Marivate Thanks. I am currently writing an academic working paper on food security. I am also engaged in food security projects in the Limpopo Province in South Africa 

2 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 September 2017 at 01:02

Have you ever considered 'Cockroach' as a business opportunity!

Have you ever thought that a cockroach can be used as a source of business, a young man in Tanzania Rwehura Daniel in his interview with BBCSwahili reporter David Nkya says through research  for dirt and find an opportunity to start a business. He learned about cockroaches in a different way compared to what he knew that they were just bugs. Cockroach contain a large amount of protein and it is used as food for human and animals. Instead of looking at cockroaches as dirt insects now is an opportunity for a business Rwehura explains where he is getting them from around his area and keep them and grew them more in a room and sell them in boxes to his customers. Due to this his income increased and get to learn more about cockroaches. 

Also a nutrition specialist from Muhimbili hospital Mariam says "cockroach has special protein which is 3 times better than buffalo's and 5 times cow's milk". Also according 

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CASTORY WILLIAM hooouw its amazing and i never thought  that! but madam Victoria Gama you didn't tell us who are the customers of that Cockroach, please tell us. 

4 months 1 week ago

Victoria Gama The customers are people, but mostof them buy for their poultry like chickens food. And mind you they have high amount of protein.

4 months 1 week ago

Emanuel Michael Interesting. No longer annoyance!!

4 months 1 week ago

Posted By in Dairy & Livestock Worldwide
Posted 22 August 2017 at 11:43

Beyond nutrition, investing in livestock can also deliver on health

Frank Berthe, 17 August 2017 on WBG website

Interesting blog describing how the livestock sector could contribute to nutrition and publich health, while also describing the risks on the human-animal interface. I copy-paste the final sections here, but please refer to the original blog via the link below.

'The global demand for livestock products is set to increase by 70% in the next 30 years and nearly all that growth will occur in developing countries. The increasing demand for animal-sourced food and the associated expansion of livestock production systems are likely to raise the risk of emerging infectious diseases at the human animal interface; because of increasing livestock numbers, accelerating animal turnover, confinement of large numbers of animals in small spaces, as well as habitat fragmentation and encroachment with wildlife.'

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 22 August 2017 at 10:19

La sous-nutrition coûte plus d’1 milliard de dollars US par an à la République démocratique du Congo

Le 7 juillet 2017, le gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) a publié un nouveau rapport révélant le coût social et économique de la sous-nutrition dans le pays. Cette étude met l’accent sur les pertes considérables subies chaque année en raison des coûts accrus des soins de santé, des fardeaux supplémentaires pesant sur le système éducatif et de la productivité amoindrie de la population active. On estime le montant de ces coûts à 1,637 milliard de francs congolais par an, soit 1 milliard de dollars US.

L’étude sur le coût de la faim (CDFA) a été entreprise par le gouvernement de la RDC en collaboration avec le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), la Commission de l’Union africaine (CAU), le nouveau partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique (NEPAD) et la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Amérique

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Gerlance KAMBALE MUSAVULI Merci pour le partage d'infoarmation, il faut envisager une solution durable!

5 months 4 days ago

JAFFAR RUSHIGAJE Etant donné que la RDC est fertile dans sa partie orientale et centrale

5 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 11 August 2017 at 09:13

The Important Role of SMEs in Ethiopia

SMEs constitute around 80% of food manufacturing sector in Ethiopia and they play an important role in improving access to affordable and nutritious diets. However, most often they receive little attention in the nutrition agenda in the country.

I would like to share with you a proceedings of a joint field visit that was organized by GAIN in collaboration with UNICEF and Concern Worldwide with the aim of sharing experiences and progress of the Integrated Home Fortification (IHF) and Community Based Complementary food (CBCF) projects with key stakeholders including government officials from Federal and Regional levels, Kingdome of Netherland’s mission in Ethiopia, and partners working in the area of IYCF. 

The visit was conducted on December 22 and 23, 2016 in four selected Woredas in Gulo Mekeda and Sassie Tseada Ambaworedas that are implementing the IHF project and in Seharti Samreand Endamehoni woredas that are implementing CBCF project. Click the

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Gizaw Legesse Dear Alem Abay , Thank you for sharing us this relevant insight about SMEs. Please keep on bringing it.

5 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in Ethiopia AgroEcology Platform
Posted 8 August 2017 at 02:05

Agroecology for Food Security and


Proceedings of the FAO International SymposiuM

Our global food system is at a crossroads. Agriculture must meet the challenges of hunger and malnutrition – against a backdrop of population growth, increased pressure on natural resources including soils and water, the loss of biodiversity, and the uncertainties associated with climate change. While past efforts focused on boosting agricultural output to produce more food, today’s challenges – including climate change – demand a new approach. We need to shift to more sustainable food systems – food systems that produce more, with less environmental cost. In many countries agriculture has been seen as an enemy of the environment, but there is increasing recognition that a regenerative, productive farming sector can provide environmental benefits while creating rural employment and sustaining livelihoods. Agroecology offers the possibility of win-win solutions. By building syn

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 24 July 2017 at 01:25


Le New York Times, le Washington Post, la James Beard Foundation et Today, tous journaux américains ;ont tous désigné le sorgho comme une tendance alimentaire de 2017. Le Sorghum Checkoff a permis d'augmenter la promotion du sorgho en tant que super grain pour les consommateurs l'été dernier quand il a lancé

Comme tous les programmes de cotation, Sorghum Checkoff est chargé de créer et de créer de nouveaux marchés. Seulement 3% du sorgho est consommé comme nourriture aujourd'hui (le reste est destinée à l'alimentation du betail, de l'éthanol et de l'exportation), de sorte que le checkoff travaille à faire croître ce marché relativement nouveau et petit en sensibilisant les entreprises alimentaires, les chefs, les diététiciens, les meuniers, Les boulangers et les éditeurs de nourriture.

Pour plus informations cliquer sur le liens suivant:

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