Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast supply chains that span the globe, while at the bottom the bargaining power of small-scale farmers and workers has been steadily eroded in many of the countries from which they source.
The result is widespread human suffering among the women and men producing food for supermarkets around the world. From forced labour aboard fishing vessels in Southeast Asia, to poverty wages on Indian tea plantations and hunger faced by workers on South African grape farms, human and labour rights abuses are all too common in food supply chains.
In an era of gross global inequality and escalating climate change, this business model is increasingly unsustainable. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Governments, food companies, small-scale farmers and workers, and citizens... Read more
On 30th August 2018 at Umubano Hotel held a meeting on horticulture value chain certification organized by OXFAM. Objective of the workshop was to bring together different actors in the Horticulture sector to brainstorm on the Horticulture Certification and take required measures to make horticulture farmers business oriented for bright future and economic growth. One of its recommendations, a steering committee on the organic certification has been established composed of the following institutions:
● Representative member from each of the following development organizations: OXFAM Rwanda, INADES Rwanda and AgriProFocus Rwanda as a network.
● Representative member from each of the following concern government institutions: NAEB, RALIS, RSB and RCA.
● Representative member from each of the following farmers’ organizations: NCCR(National Cooperatives Confederation of Rwanda) and RFHC (Rwanda... Read more
Current members: ICCO, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Oxfam Novib, Hivos and Woord en Daad
13.00 - 14.00 - TEDxAPFSpeaker 1: TOINE TIMMERMANS - Wageningen UR
Speaker 2: MARIA VAN DER HEIJDEN - MVO Nederland
This 'woman on wings' will inspire us with a disruptive talk on Gender
Projet : A-05437-12-01
Appel à candidature
'Subvention des projets innovants'
Oxfam au Niger met en œuvre le projet Empowerment des jeunes entrepreneurs afin de soutenir l’innovation des jeunes dans l’entreprenariat.
Le présent appel à candidature vise à soutenir dix startups (jeunes promoteurs d’entreprises ou porteurs de projets innovants) afin de démarrer une nouvelle entreprise ou mettre sur pied leurs entreprises qui existent déjà. Le soutien se fera sur la base d’apports financiers de deux millions FCFA et une courte formation intensive de trois jours en entreprenariat. Ces jeunes seront suivis et accompagnés pendant douze mois afin de créer leur propre entreprise tout en contribuant à la création locale d’autres emplois.
La subvention sera accordée aux jeunes entrepreneurs ou porteurs de projets innovants résidant dans la région de Niamey et âgés de 15 à 35 ans. Ils doivent répondre au... Read more
Perkumpulan Pikul dan Oxfam di Indonesia mempersembahkan Festival Pangan: Makan, Musik dan Mangarti hari Sabtu, 24 Februari 2018 pukul 11.00 - 21.00 WITA.
Kamu bisa belajar bertani di musim hujan oleh Kakak Lenny Mooy, penerima Academy NTT Award, mendengar langsung pengalaman para wirausaha sosial muda di pertanian oleh Dicky Senda (pemilik Lakoat.Kujawas) dan Maya Stolastika (finalis Duta Petani Muda 2016 dan Presiden Aliansi Organik Indonesia), serta yang paling istimewa kehadiran Raim LaOde yang membuat perut kita sakit karena tertawa!
Musik, demo pangan lokal, kuis, pameran foto, dan banyak acara lainnya menjadi rangkaian the coolest event of the year ini! Yuk datang, rasakan, dan pahami langsung di OCD Beach Cafe - Kupang NTT!
We invited Madelon Meijer, Policy Advisor Agriculture at Oxfam Novib to share her assessment of the ADS from her wider perspective. She has wide experience in supporting the development of agricultural strategies around the world and visited Myanmar to peer-review the ADS.
The development of the ADS started in August 2016, w... Read more
The ADS is regarded as the most comprehensive new strategy for the agricultural sector in Myanmar. After an extensive consultation process, the ADS is now in its final stage of development and will be launched soon by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI). Do you want to learn what the ADS means for the agricultural sector? Do you wonder what happened with the consultations? Would you like to discuss what needs to happen to implement the strategy?
Join our learning event with Madelon Meijer, Policy Advisor Agriculture at Oxfam Novib. She... Read more
Oxfam analysis finds that governments and donors are failing to provide women farmers with relevant and adequate support for farming and adapting to climate change. Oxfam conducted research on government and donor investments in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania. It found that funding in these countries is significantly lower than commitments that have been made, and there is little evidence of resources and technical assistance reaching women farmers. Resources are being diverted to priorities other than smallholder farmers, and for the most part governments lack the capacity to deliver funding to them. This paper presents the findings along with recommendations for governments.
Author: Pearl-Martinez, Rebecca
Publication date: 13 Oct 2017
You can download the paper and summary of the paper here.
On Wednesday 30th August 2017, AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Oxfam in Rwanda and National Co-operatives Confederation of Rwanda (NCCR) organized a workshop “Organic certification for Horticulture value Chain‘’ at Umubano Hotel, Kigali Rwanda.
This workshop’s objective was to discuss on the issues challenges and gaps which limit the development of Horticulture cooperatives among which organic certification is major and discuss possible solutions to address the identified issues.
During this workshop, there were 31 different horticulture value chain actors and stakeholders. The participants came from Government Institutions (NAEB, RALIS, RSB and RCA), NGOs and INGOs (Oxfam, INADES-Formation, and DUTERIMBERE), PSF (Farmers and Companies), Horticulture Cooperatives federation including organic farmers (ROAM) and cooperative union.
This round table meeting brought in more awareness on what, why a... Read more
Tina Napitupulu, (former) Country Coordinator, AgriProFocus Indonesia:
“The Young Agripreneurz Ambassador is a competition and campaign organised by the Innovation and Learning Community Youth and Agriculture under the AgriProFocus Indonesia network. The goal of the campaign was to promote agri-entrepreneurship among youth and make agriculture more attractive as a source of income. The chosen ambassadors set up a campaign to show the young generation that agribusiness is cool and there are young farmer entrepreneurs who have been successful in developing their agribusiness, especially in Indonesia. The candidates who entered the competition were provided with a series of trainings and classes, including IT and business, value chain analysis, but also training in leadership and public speaking. We visited companies, a school, and even held a press conference with much media attention.
Our network involved various members and stakeholde... Read more
You can also read in Myanmar language below.
Here is a webinar developed by Oxfam and funded by the Swedish Government. They cordially invite you to attend their free webinar on Agribusiness and the SDGs:
How the Agribusiness Sector in ASEAN can embrace the Sustainable Development Goals on Wednesday July 12th, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (MMT)
Register Here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/175152585818919939
The webinar is Developed by Oxfam and funded by the Swedish Government.In this webinar they discuss about the report ( http://www.csr-asia.com/report/Agribusiness-and-the-SDGs.pdf ) and this report is highlights the advantages of incorporating the SDGs into agribusiness planning across the sector. Companies can also use their presentation report as a tool to assess which SDGs are most relevant to their businesses and the impact they have, especially on issues such as smallholder inclusion and gender inequality, while also scoping opportunities to incorporate the SDGs... Read more
Today is the start of the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York! It is a central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This campaign by some of our Dutch members, raises awareness on Women Economic Empowerment.
4th of July - Dutch Parliament - The Hague
A broad coalition of 45 parties urges the new Dutch cabinet in this manifesto to transition towards a sustainable food system, through which the Netherlands will contribute to green growth, healthy food for all, and a more peaceful world with less conflict and more stability. We ask the next government to invest in this, together with the private sector, consumers, civil society, farmers, education and science.
On July 4th a delegation of signatories presented the manifesto to the House of Representatives of the Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. You can watch the livestream (in Dutch) HERE.
The work does not stop here! This manifesto was an initiative of the Food Security Policy Group of the AgriProFocus network. In September we will organise a Masterclass FoodTransition for Members of Parliament. If you are interested to join, please contact Sander Mager (Chair of the Poli... Read more
Dutch ODA for agriculture has been on the rise in the last five years. However, it remains unclear whether Dutch ODA expenditures on agriculture are reaching female smallholder farmers. Empowering smallholders, specially women, is a proven solution for reducing hunger and poverty. This is particularly true of the rural poor, who are the worst affected by the impacts of climate change. This paper calls on the Dutch government to combine a strong ODA budget for agriculture with a solid strategy for resolving hunger by 2030, to scale up climate finance for adaptations in the agricultural sector, and to supply improved data on the impact of agricultural investments for each target group and gender.
Oxfam Novib published this paper which you can find here.
Oxfam Novib works on sustainable rural livelihoods for all people, to make it possible for communities to grow or buy enough food, now and in the future.
Madelon Meijer, madelon.
Untuk mempermudah anggota jejaring dalam melakukan kerja-kerjanya, semenjak kwartal akhir 2016 AgriProFocus mulai membangun database jaringan AgriProFocus di Indonesia. Database jaringan ini berisi informasi tentang program dan aktivitas, area kerja, isu pertanian yang dikerjakan, jaringan mitra lokal dan kontaknya, serta dokumen pengetahuan/pembelajaran. Kontribusi informasi dari empat organisasi yaitu Hivos, ICCO, Oxfam dan SNV menandai mulainya pembangunan database ini.
Setiap anggota jaringan AgriProFocus di Indonesia bisa mengkases database ini dengan menghubungi tim sekretariat AgriProFocus. Agar database terus tumbuh, setiap anggota yang mengakses diharapkan juga memberikan informasi tentang organisasi dan aktivitasnya.
In order to increase member's networking accessibility, since fourth quarter of year 2016 AgriProFocus has been developing network database of AgriProFocus Indonesia. This database contain informati... Read more
AgriProFocus Indonesia menyelenggarakan Network & Learning Event kedua di tahun 2016 dengan mengundang Hivos Hub SEA, Swisscontact, dan Oxfam di Indonesia untuk berbagi strategi mereka dalam mengintegrasikan gender dalam rantai nilai. Acara ini berlangsung tanggal 01 Desember 2017, di Hotel Sahati, Jakarta.
Peran gender dalam rantai produksi dalam sektor pertanian sering kali belum diperhatikan. Ini berdampak pada banyak hal, seperti kurang tepatnya target penerima manfaat dari program peningkatan produksi, hilangnya kesempatan bisnis, pengelolaan usaha yang kurang efektif, hingga rendahnya kesejahteraan produsen (petani). Agar kinerja rantai nilai lebih efektif dan bermanfaat bagi perempuan dan laki-laki, perspektif gender sangat diperlukan dalam merancang program-program pengembangan bisnisnya.
Dari komoditas Kakao, kita belajar dari pengalaman Swisscontact membangun pendekatan yang sensitif gender. Di lapangan, perempuan pe... Read more
Building Optimism Towards Sustainable Agriculture Through Youth Agripreneurs Ambassadors 2016
Young farmers only make up 12 percent of the total farmers in Indonesia. As informed by Ministry of Agriculture, food production has been dependent on farmers population, which in fact, is getting smaller each year. Data from the Indonesia Central Bureau of Statistics 2013 shows only 12 percents farmers is under 35 years old. This percentage is very low when considering their role for preparing and providing Indonesia on sustainable food, in 20 years ahead. In order to strengthen farmers regeneration issue, apart from study and meeting with agriculture experts, youth and farming working group which includes CSO and private sectors under the umbrella of AgriProFocus Indonesia Network called Innovation Community Youth in Farming, we decided to organise campaign activity, entitled Youth Agripreneurs Ambassadors 2016, which is second time after 2014. This collective initiative is... Read more
AgriProFocus Zambia and its partners held its first Youth in Agribusiness Event from 1st - 3rd September. Our goal was simple: to link aspiring and current youth agripreneurs with each other and stakeholders in the sector to learn, share and grow.
It was a small event with a big goal, and even bigger potential to grow into a movement that would help harness our youth to grow the sector, and Zambia. Over 100 youths and 10 organisations participated in the event.
The event comprised of presentations, panel discussions, a hackathon (using ICT for Agriculture), testimonials and a business case competition.
A special thank you to Young Emerging Farmers Initiative (YEFI), Oxfam, BongoHive, Agricomm, Agriterra, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, COMACO, and UNZA for their contributions towards making this event a success.
Check out the following hashtags on facebook and twitte... Read more
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