Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 23 November 2018 at 01:53

Youth in Food: Opportunities for education and employment

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 October 2018 at 05:37

UAE and Uganda to establish one of the world's first agricultural free zones: 

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,

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Posted By in Promoting Agribiz Investment Networking & Trade
Posted 5 October 2018 at 06:49

How to build successful B2B linkages in the agriculture sector:

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 September 2018 at 02:11

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?

Please read carefully our Newsletter and learn more!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 20 June 2018 at 08:46

World Bank calls for more funding to agriculture:

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

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Posted By in Horticulture Uganda Page
Posted 21 May 2018 at 06:37



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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 26 April 2018 at 12:10


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 zambia@snv.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.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 April 2017 at 08:12

Help needed! What are the main obstacles when starting out in farming?

Dear all,

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

Anne Marie Kortleve I am sure there are some members of our community that would like to help you! Jacob Olanya or Marion Alyek, can you share their request on the AgriProFocus Uganda Facebook and Twitter as well?

1 year 8 months ago

Jacob Olanya Hello Van+Rijswijk Lucy i would be glad to share this with  people on our other platforms including social media. I too have taken the survey. :) 

1 year 8 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 4 April 2017 at 06:30

Fish Farming Business

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.


Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 26 July 2016 at 02:29

Funding Opportunities (with deadlines: August 2016 - January 2017)

1. German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships (Germany)

Deadline: 31 Jul 2016

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

2. International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) -- Training Course for Professionals in Agricultural Education

Deadline: 01 A

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  17 August 2016 - 07:30 to 19 August 2016 - 17:00

Strathmore University Business School is pleased to invite you to participate in our Sustainable Investments in Agriculture (SIA) Program targeting key players and decision makers in the Agriculture sector. 

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.

Module I: 17th to 19th August, Strathmore Business School
Module II: 26th to 30th September, Israel

For more information contact Veronica on vmuniu@strathmore.edu

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 17 February 2016 at 01:17


Calling on all young agripreneurs – Submit your project!

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

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 7 December 2015 at 06:25


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

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Christopher Macharia This job was last advertised on August 2015 and I was informed they took someone. It is not currently advertised in their website nor in their recruitment agent.

3 years 1 week ago

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 5 October 2015 at 01:15

Consultancy services for conducting a scoping study for the Agri-BDS network’ legal, strategic and operational status


About AgriProFocus

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 May 2015 at 05:11

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 14 May 2015 at 09:33

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

Poultry Farming

Growing of Bananas, Irish, Maize and Beans

Diary farming.

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.

E-Mail: formalimited@yahoo.co.uk

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 16 March 2015 at 01:41

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.

Duty Station:

Kampala with up to 3 weeks per month (Monday to Friday) travel to Eastern Uganda

Contract Period:

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 pomach@snvworld.org.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 19 November 2014 at 10:39

Consultancy opportunity 

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. 

GATOYI RUTIKANGA Vital All ready applied waiting up coming results.From IPRC group of researchers.

4 years 2 weeks ago