"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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. “
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... Read more
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... Read more
OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NUTRITION
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.
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:
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!"
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.
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;
Photo source: FAO Knowledge
"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 http://scalingupnutrition.org/fr/
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!!
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
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.
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)
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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... Read more