Strengthening the onion value chain in West-Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  15 February 2017, 09:30-13:30
  Utrecht, The Netherlands

Are you involved in the onion value chain in West Africa? Would you like to share your experiences and contribute to strengthen this value chain? Then we are looking for you! AgriProFocus member Bejo Zaden has the ambition to sustainably improve the onion value chain in West Africa and is looking for partners to collaborate.

You are invited to:

  • Share your knowledge and experience about the onion value chain in West Africa.
  • Learn with other professionals to gain better insight in the challenges and opportunities.
  • Explore possibilities of taking part in a consortium to strengthen the onion value chain in West-Africa.

Members of the AgriProFocus network and key stakeholders. Language will be Dutch or English depending on the participants.


09:00-09:30 Arrival 

09:30-10:00 Introduction by Bejo Zaden and AgriProFocus 

10.00-12:00 Exploring challenges and opportunities 

12:00-12:30 Wrap-up: conclusions and next steps 

12:30-13:30 Network lunch


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 28 April 2016 at 02:26

Dialogue with the Farmers

On the 2nd Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair

Batu, 27 April 2016

On March 2015 AgriProFocus Ethiopia and OXFAM GB, in close collaboration with Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, organized in Batu a successful agribusiness finance fair which farmers took the stage. Read more about the previous Finance Fair HERE.

Yesterday, April 27 2016, the 2nd Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair was organized in Batu with the objective of extending the dialogue started on last year’s Finance Fair between the farmers themselves and the relevant stakeholders. On this Finance Fair also the farmers were given to express their challenges relating to access to finance and agricultural extension services and to present their achievements with the support of OXFAM GB and Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization.

The event which included a panel discussion with two paper presentations and an exhibition by different organizations, opened

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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.

2 years 4 months ago

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

2 years 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 April 2015 at 06:48


our very best FSA-RC 1986A Has performed better than any other product we have tried on our demonstration farm. If you wish to see it stand in garden before harvest on 20/4/2015- Dont  hesistate to call me. Tour and learning costs 50K ugx


Email: joseph@farmsolutionsafrica.com


Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 April 2015 at 09:08

Farmers Took the Stage

on the 8th Agribusiness Finance Fair held in Batu

Since 2012, AgriProFocus Ethiopia has been organizing agribusiness Finance Fairs which comprise not only agricultural market places, but also paper presentation and panel discussions focused on access to finance, as well as field visits as experience sharing opportunity.

The eighth Finance Fair was organized in Batu (some 165 km south of Addis) in collaboration with OXFAM and its local partner Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, on March 27 and 28, 2015. And it was in this event that farmers took the stage to explain their current situations regarding access to finance.

As Batu, a city in central rift valley, is the center of enormous Oromo people traditions, the Finance Fair was opened by the respected blessings from Aba Gedas (elders and leaders of the Oromo ‘Geda’ system). A group of Oromo women, wearing attractive traditional clothes and singing their spirit-lifting Oromifa songs, have ma

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 26 March 2015 at 10:27

 Onion Marketing in Mangola

Mangola an Onion capital located in the Northern Region of Tanzania. The people of Mangola largely depend on Onion cultivation, approximately 100,000 tones of Onion are produced every year.

Though onion cultivation has not yet pulled Mangola people out of poverty there is some good news on market, as some of the large scale farmers in Mangola have been able to find market out side Tanzania boundaries, forexample in places like Congo DRC, Ethiopia, Somali and Kenya.

Its is now just a matter of time, Onion farmers in mangola will be making platinum profits out of their efforts.

Dismas Deogratious how is the production?

2 years 4 months ago


2 years 4 months ago

Meshack Clarence it is realy good if you if compared to the facilities availlable to them and the knowledge they have...as i said their now making a huge step foward..its gonna be awesome very soon

2 years 4 months ago

Johnson Yessaya Mwambola good news aisee

2 years 4 months ago

Juma Bruno Ngomuo So what are the opportunities for other agropreneurs in value chain? What does it take to engage in input supply or advertisement for the chain.

2 years 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 November 2014 at 06:22


Farmer groups in Nebbi, Zombo, Arua, Yumbe and Moyo have started to harvest simsim, beans, Irish potatoes, Cassava and onions. They are in need of better markets and its my wish to organise for the linkages and meetings of potential buyers and the farmers.

If you are a produce trader/dealer/ transporter/agent please contact me on:


Dennis Nuwagaba,

Enterprise Development Manager

Agency For Accelerated Regional Development.

P.O. Box 80, Nebbi, Uganda

Tel: (+256) 784 743 461

                  703 951 203

                  712 935 058

E-mail: afard@afard.net

Website: www.afard.net

Vision: "A Prosperous, Healthy, and Informed People of West Nile."