The Urban Agriculture Magazine explores challenges and solutions raised by migration pressures with a focus on youth employment in city region food systems. It include examples from Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and the United States, and from small to mega-cities, urban, periurban and rural spaces. This collection explores opportunities for and barriers to youth employment along the entire food system.
The Urban Agriculture Magazine functions as a platform for exchange and discussion of grounded information on urban agriculture: research results, project experiences, and critical analyses of conventional and innovative policies on urban agriculture. The Urban Agriculture Magazine is published twice a year. The focus of the Urban Agriculture Magazine is on: “Research into Use” and “Policy to Practice”. This 35th edition of the UA Magazine (PD... Read more
The United Arab Emirates(UAE) has signed a deal with Uganda to establish one of the world’s only agricultural free zones in an attempt to enhance food security in the Emirates. The 2,500-hectare free zone will allow private companies from the UAE to invest in agricultural production and development in Uganda.
Mariam Al Mehairi, Minister for Food Security, told The National it will also act as a launch pad for further investment into East and Central Africa. “There is a lot of potential to be unlocked in that area,” she said.
The agreement was signed at Agriscape, a two-day exhibition in Abu Dhabi that convenes dozens of producers, suppliers and investors from across the globe. The deal will promote agribusiness between the two countries and lead to an increase in UAE imports of Ugandan crops and beef.
Food security – the accessibility of safe and nutritious food for all – is crucial in the UAE,... Read more
Private sector plays a crucial role in the development of the agricultural sector across global markets. Not only are local small and medium enterprises considered essential for economic progress in most developing countries, but larger “lead firms” are increasingly establishing closer ties with SME suppliers due to rising standards in food regulations, traceability, and transparency.
When lead firms establish linkages with SME processors and suppliers, the potential for win-win outcomes soars. Lead firms can lower supply chain risks, reduce costs, and increase access to local quality products, while SMEs gain access to new markets, financing, and skills, as well as generate significant local employment and income opportunities.
According to a recent study completed by the infoDev unit of the World Bank — conducted by Agland Investment Services, a subsidiary of Dexis Consulting Group — partnerships between lead firms and SME... Read more
Dear Agriprofessionals, Please read our latest newsletter, we hope this will help you to keep up to date on our latest news and deals made during the 10th Agri-Finance fair and Market linkages event held at Kayonza.
We provide linking, learning and leadership opportunities for our members to be able to unlock the potential of the agri-food sector in Rwanda and overseases.
Did you already hear about the opportunities within the agri-extension services in Rwanda? Do you want to explore more about the thoughts shared during the workshops co-organized by AgriProFocus Network and its partners?
Government must improve public spending on agriculture, implement policies and regulations, build and strengthen the current institutions if the country is to realise its agricultural output potential, a new World Bank report has recommended.
The report titled “Closing the potential performance divide in Ugandan agriculture” says weak public institutions for promoting agricultural productivity at the level of small farms, inefficiencies in public expenditures and implementation of regulation and policies remain some of the biggest issues affecting the agricultural sector.
Launching the report in Kampala yesterday, the World Bank country manager, Ms Christina Malmberg Calvo, said government must get its priorities right if the sector is to achieve the desired targets.
Ms Calvo said the issues of fake inputs, low investments in the agricultural sector and other challenges must be addressed. She called for a deliberate move for commercialisati... Read more
Pineapple is an important horticultural crop grown in many tropical countries as a major source of income. It is also consumed as fresh and dried fruit and has been found to have high nutritional and medicinal value. In Uganda, organic pineapple production is practised as part of organic agriculture (OA) systems that have been found to be particularly suitable for small-scale farmers.
The purpose of this research was to conduct a rapid organic pineapple VCA toward identifying innovation opportunities to boost the organic pineapple production and marketing in Uganda. Uganda is leading in Africa with the largest organic area (240,197ha) and highest number of organic producers (190,552), courtesy of NOGAMU, which has been instrumental in organic farming certification in Uganda. Pineapples are produced exclusively as a small-holder crop, either as sole crop or inter-cropped with other crops such as ban... Read more
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation's Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Health and Development (USHHD) Project is looking to recruit for two positions:
1. Sanitation Business Advisor
2. Behaviour Change Communications (BCC) Advisor
View the attached document for the Terms of Reference (ToR)
Note: Apply by submitting your application letter and CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st, 2018. Please note that all CV’s should be saved in the applicant’s full names e.g CV- Masuzyo Phiri and clearly state the position applied for in the subject line.
My name is Lucy van Rijswijk, I am currently working on my graduation project together with my colleague named Rick Relou. We are both students at the HAS University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, studying "International Food and Agribusiness (Lucy) and "Agribusiness and Administration" (Rick).
As we are busy with our graduation project we would really appreciate your help! We would like to know from you what you see as the main challenges or obstacles when starting out in farming. Below, you can find our survey and it would be great if you could fill it in please.
Thank you in advance!
Rick and Lucy
Fish is a very healthy and nutritious protein which is popular around the world. Industrial fish farming, or aquaculture, provides almost half the seafood around the world and this is expected to increase.
Fish is a delicious and nutritious protein source that is also rich in nutrients like omega-3 Fatty acids that improves our heart health and lowers our blood cholesterol level. Farmed fish has been playing an important role in meeting global protein demands.
Rising fish at home could open up many profitable opportunities today. Home raised fish could easily be sold for profit around the neighbourhood or restaurants. There are people who want locally raised fish from organic farms. It could also supply you and your family with delicious fresh seafood. So, why not start your own home based fish farm?
Click the link below on how to start your home based fish farming business.
The German Academic Exchange Service (Deuscher Akademischer Austauschdienst -DAAD) offers scholarships in many disciplines related to sustainable development including agricultural and environmental sciences, land management and landscape ecology. Topic to study include: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Land management; Land degradation and restoration; Poverty reduction/Development. This programme targets students willing to pursue their master's or PhD degrees in Germany in the fields related to development studies and listed in the "List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines".
Application date:Depending on chosen study programme; Exception is Cameroon: July 31, 2016
Together we will explore opportunities for growth in agriculture and how to create investment friendly environments. We will discover new and innovative farming techniques, acquire skills to negotiate the best investment contracts and manage these investments in a sustainable way.
For more information contact Veronica on email@example.com
We, at GFAR and CGIAR, are committed to integrate, stimulate and mentor the involvement of youth in all of our collective programs. At GCARD3, the Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development, we are taking any opportunity to live up to that commitment.
undefinedWe want to use the upcoming GCARD3 global event to pilot a number of innovative projects and approaches. One of these projects is “YAP”, the Youth Agripreneurs Project. “YAP” is a pilot project targeting young agricultural entrepreneurs or “agripreneurs”.
Within “YAP” we want to select young agripreneurs from all over the world, and provide a seed fund to facilitate the startup of their project. During one year, we will mentor these young agripreneurs within their project, linking them with seasoned researchers and practitioners, by integrating them in the YPARD (Young Professionals for Agricultural Development) mentoring p... Read more
Kenya Markets Trust (KMT) is a not-for-profit organisation working in seed, agricultural inputs, dairy, livestock and water that uses innovative mechanisms to catalyse and influence change in market systems through partnerships in the private and public sector, working at business level influencing commercial practices and at government level influencing policy and regulation, to create better performing market systems that are inclusive and create wealth for all along the value chain, particularly those at the base of the pyramid. (for more information on KMT see www.kenyamarkets.com).
KMT is seeking to recruit a Portfolio Director (PD) to manage its Agribusiness portfolio. The Portfolio Director Agribusiness will develop and manage the implementation of strategies to strengthen and transform the agricultural value chain from seed and input to access to processing and markets through the Seed and Inputs technical teams, implementing partners and ma... Read more
Consultancy services for
conducting a scoping study for the Agri-BDS network’ legal, strategic and
AgriProFocus is a network that promotes agriculture as a business. Since its establishment in 2005 by Dutch NGOs, finance agencies and knowledge institutes, it has grown in leaps and bounds. It now has national networks in Indonesia and in 12 African countries including Benin, Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
AgriProFocus Rwanda currently has more than 1,000 members registered on its online platform, a large number of offline members and more than 170 affiliated organisations. These include farmers’ organisations, financial institutions, cooperatives, NGOs, research institutions, government and development agencies amongst others. It capitalises on existing member activities as well as innovative network ideas to support farmers and their organisations. The main domains... Read more
SOLIDARIDAD is looking for: A Horticulture Project Coordinator
Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Non- Governmental Organisation with regional offices in Nairobi and a Country office in Uganda. SECAEC brings together supply chain actors and engage them in innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefits for all hence change that matters. SECAEC is implementing a horticulture Pilot Project, targeting 2,000 smallholder farmers in Central Uganda (Mpigi, Luwero and Wakiso), for the next 12 months. We seek to recruit a dynamic and self-motivated individual for the position of a Project Coordinator.
Position: Project Coordinator (PC) (1 Position)
Location: Kampala, with frequent visit to Project sites
Type: 12 Months Contract renewable based on funds availability and performance
Full job description here
How to Apply
If you feel you meet the requirem... Read more
Trainer or technical advisor wanted
FORMA co-operative union needs a trainer/technical advisor/ in farming with experience in or Knowledge in either part or all of the following
Growing of Bananas, Irish, Maize and Beans
The person(s) shall be contracted to offer technical advice to members and groups of the union on terms to be agreed on.
Should be able to speak Runyakitara.(Runyoro-Rutoro, Runyankole-Rukiga)
N.B: Not a full time Job.
Job Opportunity: Renewable Energy Consultant
SNV Uganda is seeking a Renewable Energy Consultant to support the Renewable Energy
team. SNV has been working in the Renewable Energy Sector for the last 4 years, providing technical
support to the African Biogas Partnership Programme.
Kampala with up to 3 weeks per month (Monday to Friday) travel to Eastern Uganda
9 months, full time preferred, but willing to negotiate weekly working hours
Desired Start Date: no later than 1st April 2015
Deadline for Submission: 20th March 2015
Find details here.
Interested candidates can send their
i) Motivation letter,
ii) An updated Curriculum Vitae;
iii) Names and contact details of three professional referees.
iv) Concrete examples of proven experiences as indicated above will be an added value.
Applications should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
APF Rwanda is looking for a consultant who will collect all relevant contacts and put them together in a well-designed catalog before the end of 2014. The goal of the agri-business catalog is to improve agribusiness development by facilitating an easy access to information on actors in agri-business sector.For more details read the full announcement here attached.