Join our online discussion on Google Hangouts about: Professionalizing Agriculture; What does it take?
Click here to join discussion
The Agricultural Sector continues to be the most important sector in Uganda; it employs approximately 69% of the population and contributed about 26% to the GDP. Agro processing and Value addition in agricultural production can take different forms and levels ranging from the basic to more sophisticated level e.g. packaging, processing, cooling,drying, extracting or any other type of processes that differentiates the product from the original raw commodity. Investment opportunities in agriculture and agro-processing are vast, ranging from cut flower production for exports, oil seed production and processing, cotton production, ginning,spinning and weaving, the production and processing of livestock products.
Opportunities for investment exist in:
Commercial farming in both crops and animal industries, as well as aquaculture;
Value addition (Agro-industries -Ag... Read more
Join our online discussion from 03 November to 17 November on this platform.
Over the last years, there has been encouragement of Rwandan Youth to adequately utilize the technical and financial support that is being availed to them by the Government of Rwanda and Development Partners. Multi-stakeholder partnerships have formed, and time and money have been invested.
Leave a reply below this message. The outcomes of your contributions will be shared at the Youth in Agribusiness Festival on November 22!
If you have questions or need assistance, contact:
At AgriProFocus Rwanda: Thacien Munyamahame, Assistant Coordinator
email@example.com / Mobile: 0788235357
At Rural Development Initiative (RDI): Aime Kayumba, Director
firstname.lastname@example.org / Mobile: 0788309605
For more info... Read more
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation have put together an online discussion forum to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month, starting July 12, 2017.
Agriculture is a key sector in most African countries and accounts for nearly half of Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). With rapid population growth in Africa in the past two decades, per capita food grain production has been reducing resulting in food scarcity coupled with imbalanced diets. A large part of the population has become malnourished. Agriculture in Africa is affected by risks such as climate change, increased market risk, and tightening resource constraints. With the removal of constraints to agricultural development, it is anticipated that... Read more
Agriculture is a critical sector to many developing
economies such as Tanzania. The sector provides food, income and bio resources
that sustain societies.
Circular economy principles can offer many opportunities for growth of this
In definition, Circular Economy mode of production the manner in which resources are kept in use for as long as possible, there is extraction of maximum value from them whilst in use and finally there is the recovering and regenerating of products and materials at the end of each service life. It is in contrast to a ‘linear economy’ which is a 'take, make, dispose' model of production.
In this discussion we aim at exploring the role of circular economy in agriculture by answering this question:
What do you think is the role of circular economy in sustainable agriculture production?
****************************************************************************... Read more
The Rome-based Agencies Working Group (Including FAO, WFP and IFAD) has developed a joint nutrition-sensitive value chain (NSVC) framework. The NSVC framework is a practical approach to navigate
the complexity of food systems and identify investment and policy
opportunities to ensure that food value chains contribute to improved
food security and nutrition. Opportunities to enhance nutrition outcomes
arise at all stages of the value chain, from production to consumption.
Adopting a NSVC approach allows for analyzing the roles and incentives
of different actors along the chain, and to consider what may be the
impact on cross cutting issues such as gender and climate change, as
well as what policy and regulatory environment is conducive for VC to
contribute to nutrition.
Follow the online discussion "How can value chains be shaped to improve... Read more
With the theme post harvesting and processing, members of the Innovation Community Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture had a workshop on 23 August 2016. Agreed up on the importance of post-harvest in our country, the members decided that the co-creation should start with inventorying the experience of AgriProFocus members towards enhancing post-harvest management. So the following question is developed to initiate an active online discussion.
Starting sharing your idea by commenting under this post.
Veuilez trouver une version Francaise de ce message ci-dessous.
BST 9-10 am and again at BST 3-4 pm
CEST 10-11 am and again at CEST 4-5 pm
How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond? Join this online discussion with DFID, Diageo and Care International UK.
This online discussion will address the Challenge question: How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?
Specifically, we would like to explore the following questions:
1. How can business best support women’s economic empowerment working through their value chains?
2. How can companies’ internal policies and practices contribute to greater economic empowerment for women?
3. How can business use external marketing and customer engagement to support women’s economic empowerment?
4. W... Read more