Semaine de Promotion des Produits Agricoles Transformés

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Mali
  21 May 2018 to 27 May 2018 - All Day Event

"Consommons ce que nous produisons ", le réseau AgriProFocus et ses partenaires (RFEO, ICCO, FENATRA), organisent la 3ème édition de la semaine de Promotion des Produits Agricoles Transformés (SPPAT).

Cette grande campagne de promotion des produits MADE IN MALI, vise à booster la consommation des produits locaux et créer  une meilleure valeur ajoutée économique pour les acteurs de la chaîne à travers des activités d'accès au marché (Linking), de formation et d'apprentissages mutuels (Learning) et surtout l'émergence des champions de l'agroalimentaire (Leadership). 

Rejoignez-nous donc du 21 au 27 Mai 2018 dans toute la capitale Bamakoise à travers :

-  les émissions radios pour des débats ;

- les  échanges avec nos consommateurs;

-  les foires expositions pour la vente et la promotion de nos produits, 

- les caravanes de promotion;

-  les séances de dégustations;

-  les ateliers de formation pour promouvoir les innovations.

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Posted By in Innovation Community NUTRITION
Posted 1 February 2018 at 04:06

AgriProFocus Ethiopia Supported EKN in Promoting Healthy and Nutritious Diets

The Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands (EKN) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, held a family day on 27 January 2018 for its staff members and their families. Next to a lot of sport and fun activities for young and old, the EKN asked AgriProFocus Ethiopia to organize an interactive session to promote ‘healthy and nutritious diets’.

AgriProFocus Ethiopia provided an 1-hour-long knowledge exchange session on how to make healthy food choices for yourself and for your household. For this interactive knowledge sharing session,  AgriProFocus Ethiopia worked together with one of its network members called Sara Antonio, who is a professional nutritionist.

The session started with a clear explanation of the food pyramid. The best way to understand what is exactly a healthy and balanced diet is to use this food pyramid as a guide. This food pyramid shows 7 layers of 7 different food groups. On each layer, we have

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Public Seminar: The Potential of Value Chains for Nutrition

Event posted by in Innovation Community NUTRITION
  16 February 2018, All Day Event
  Azzeman Hotel (Bole Area), Addis Ababa

The Food & Business Knowledge Platform, NWO-WOTRO and AgriProFocus Ethiopia, in close collaboration with IFPRI and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are organizing the public seminar “The potential of value chains for nutrition: Knowledge exchange for better informed policies and practices” on Friday 16 February 2018 in Azzeman Hotel, in Addis Ababa.

The public seminar will focus on the potential of nutrition-sensitive value chain interventions for improved nutritional intake in Ethiopia. Experts working with and in Ethiopian food value chains from policy, practice and research will be invited to exchange with Applied Research Fund projects (third Call) from Africa, Asia and the Netherlands that will be in Addis Ababa for their kick-off workshop that week.

The seminar will look at how knowledge co-creation, sharing and research uptake throughout the food value chain can be improved in order to contribute to Food and Nutrition Security. Please download the 2-page background document e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 January 2018 at 09:40

Call for Proposals (Food Businesses Operating in Kenya)

Applications for our first Call for Proposals 2018 are still open for food businesses operating in Kenya. The application should be completed using the Innovation Accelerator application form and company self-assessment form, which can be downloaded along with application instructions (including eligibility and evaluation criteria) on the Marketplace website. Once completed the form should be saved as a PDF document and emailed to

The deadline for submission of these proposals is 6th February 2018 at 11:59 PM (East Africa Time).

Should you have any queries regarding this application please email us . Frequently Asked Questions will be posted here. “ 


International Nutrition Conference

Event posted by in Innovation Community NUTRITION
  18 August 2018, All Day Event
  Hawassa University in Hawassa Town

Academic Center of Excellence organizes first International Nutrition Conference

Proposed Themes are:

1. Partnership for Long and Short term Training

2. Global Food Safety Concerns and ways forward 

3. Food Fortification: experiences and ways forward

4. School feeding for better Nutrition, to support education and local economy

5. Trends in improving health and nutrition in developing countries

6. Food and Nutrition small enterprises to minimize Youth unemployment 

7. Food Systems, Agriculture, Nutrition and Health Linkages

8. Under-utilized crops for Nutrition Security

The Conference will be held in Hawassa Town, Ethiopia, on 18 August 2018

The major aims in hosting the Conference is to share experiences by working together during preparation for the conference and in the future.

The Academic center is looking for collaboration with your organization to co-host the Conference

Maybe there are other themes that they might consider to include?

As we all know, hosting an International Conference

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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!

2 months 2 weeks ago

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

1 month 2 weeks ago


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?

2 months 2 weeks ago

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

2 months 2 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 3 weeks ago

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

3 months 3 weeks ago


3 months 3 weeks ago

David Mpanga Looking forward to be part of dis  

3 months 2 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.

3 months 5 days 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

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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 weeks ago

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

3 months 1 week 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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. 

5 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.

5 months 1 week ago

Emanuel Michael Interesting. No longer annoyance!!

5 months 6 days ago