Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 September 2017 at 12:44

On behalf of my colleagues Wouter Kleijn and Gabriela Quiroga I am happy to present the study KIT conducted for Plan International on Critical factors for skills-based youth employment programmes. Based on the experiences in the Youth Building the Future programme in Latin America.

This study provides an overview of the critical factors which must be taken into account to create successful and sustainable youth employment programmes.


Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 8 September 2017 at 01:06

Youth in Agribusiness Community of Practice Kick-off 5 September at AgriProFocus Utrecht office

AgriProFocus, in collaboration with the Food & Business Knowledge Programme, hosted the first Community of Practice on Youth in Agribusiness. The objective of the CoP is to share recent work of members on Youth in Agribusiness, provide feedback on each others’ work, identify knowledge questions and ideas for joint action, find innovative solutions for urgent issues, and to get to know other members as well as inspiration for collaboration.

Members in the lead!

KIT presented last Tuesday the research results of a research they did for Plan International in El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil: Youth employment and entrepreneurship programs: critical factors for effective interventions.

During an interactive programme, Ingrid Flink and Gabriela Quiroga from KIT guided us through some critical questions with regard to youth employment and youth entrepreneurship programmes:

How to define youth employment and youth en

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Janine Schoeman Ingrid Flink thank you for Gabriella and your contribution! Hope to see you all next time.

9 months 2 weeks ago

Innocent SIMPUNGA  Dear Gabriella and KIT team, Let me take this occasion to express my warm thanks for the contribution and  work done and wish to meet you again. Dr. Innocent SIMPUNGA Rwanda 

9 months 1 week ago

CASTORY WILLIAM thank Gabriella and KIT team hope i will among of them next time

9 months 1 week ago

Walusungu Banda This is a great step in building capacity in the youths as most of them lack knowledge in agriculture and making it as a business. Bravo! 

8 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 12 June 2017 at 04:55

Roundtable Discussion on Post Harvest Loss for Nutrition in Mango & Tongkol

After the workshop Minimizing Postharvest Loss for Nutrition on March 21st 2017, GAIN futher explored post harvest loss in Mango and Tongkol with an in-depth study by Dalberg. The aim is to assess the post-harvest losses in these two value chains and identify potential intervention to bring Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) in Indonesia by engaging key relevant stakeholders. Together with GAIN and AgriProFocus Indonesia, Dalberg presented their preliminary findings on Mango and Tongkol value chains through a round table discussion, on May 23 – 24th 2017 in Jakarta.

The broad topic areas covered during the roundtable are: an overview of the Mango and Tongkol value chains and associated Post Harvest Loss and Waste, the financing landscape for key actors involved in the Mango and Tongkol value chains, and potential opportunities and intervention areas as part of PLAN. Mr. Galopong Sianturi, Directo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 12 June 2017 at 04:53

Mengurangi Susut Hasil Pascapanen untuk Nutrisi

FAO mengestimasi 1/3 pangan yang diproduksi di seluruh dunia hilang atau tebuang antara produksi hingga konsumsi. Tak hanya berdampak sosial, ekonomi, dan lingkungan, susut hasil ini juga memperburuk kelaparan dan malnutrisi pada 800 juta orang, kerugian ekonomi mencapai USD 940 miliar, serta berdampak pada penggunaan air yang signifikan and emisi gas rumah kaca (FAO, 2011). Dengan mengurangi susut hasil dan bahan pangan yang terbuang, kita dapat menawarkan dampak sosial, ekonomi, dan lingkungan yang lebih baik.

GAIN tengah mengembangkan Aliansi Susut Hasil Pasca Panen untuk Nutrisi (Posharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition/PLAN) untuk mengurangi susut hasil pascapanen dan sampah pangan secara global dengan cara menjawab kurangnya pengetahuan, teknologi, dan akses keuangan serta koordinasi yang buruk di sepanjang rantai pasok pangan utama. Pendekatan ini berfokus pada rantai nilai yang mampu atau berpotensi memenuhi nilai nutrisi signifikan un

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 12 June 2017 at 04:38

Workshop Minimizing Postharvest Loss for Nutrition

According to FAO estimates about 1/3 of all food that is produced worldwide is lost or wasted between production and consumption. The impacts are social, economic and environmental as this wastage exacerbates hunger and under - and malnourishment of about 800 million people, leads to an estimated $940 billion in economic losses per year and has a significant impact on the use of water, cropland and greenhouse gas emissions (FAO, 2011). Turning this around we can also state that reducing food loss and waste offers opportunities for positive social, economic and environmental impact.

GAIN has developed the Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition (PLAN) in order to decrease Post Harvest Losses and Waste (PHL/W) globally by “addressing the lack of knowledge, technology and access to finance as well as the poor coordination along key food supply chains”, with a particular focus on those value chains that provide or have the potential to pro

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 1 May 2017 at 08:12

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 21 January 2015 at 07:49

Compétition Plans d'Affaires TECHNOSERVE

Madame, Monsieur,


Comme vous le savez, depuis le 16 décembre 2014, le Projet de Compétitivité et de Croissance Intégrée (PCCI) a lancé une Compétition de Plans d’Affaires au Bénin.  Cette compétition est mise en œuvre sur financement de la Banque Mondiale et son organisation a été confiée à l’ONG TechnoServe.


Initialement, la clôture de la période d’inscription à cette compétition était prévue pour le 15 janvier 2015.  Cependant j’ai le plaisir de vous annoncer que la date limite de dépôt des fiches d’inscription  a été prorogée jusqu’au 6 février 2015.


Aussi, l’inscription est désormais ouverte aux projets de création ou de développement d’entreprises et non seulement aux entreprises existantes.


Enfin, je vous informe également qu’une nouvelle tournée de l’équipe TechnoServe est programmée dans les six chef-lieu d’anciens départements pour permettre a

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Florent GNIDE Belle initiative. En ce qui conserne le création ou le développement d'entreprise quel canevas allons nous suivre vu que le fichier de la candidature à été conçu pour les entreprises existantes.

3 years 5 months ago

LEGBA H. François Merci pour lereport dela date pour les retardataires

3 years 5 months ago

TOTIN Henri :Président Superbe...!!!

3 years 4 months ago

Shègun AGUEMON Est-il possible de s'inscrire directement sur le site de tecnoserve sans devoi télécharger le dossier en vue de son dépot à votre siège.???

3 years 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 8 January 2015 at 08:31

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 November 2014 at 01:48

On November 25th 2014, 18 participants (representing 7 Innovation Communities) attended our annual planning workshop. The workshop started by presentations on:

         -  The ‘’Mid-Term Review’’ of year-2014 activities, presented by Esperance MUKARUGWIZA (Agri-Hub Rwanda Coordinator)

     -   The strategic directions of Agri-ProFocus in 2015, by Jan Willem Eggink (Network facilitator of 3 Agri-Hubs: Rwanda, Burundi, DRC)

Discussions concentrated mainly on the challenges faced along the year 2014 and the planning of activities of 2015. Seven Innovation Communities that were present are: Beekeeping, Aquaculture Farming, Research & Practices, Farm-firm relations, Agro-Ecological Practices, Post-Harvest and Food Industry, Youth in Agribusiness (NEW!!!).

During the workshop, there were discussions on how we can move from Value Chain Innovation Communities to the establishment of permanent national platforms; participants were informed

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Laurent ULIMUBENSHI Youth in Agribusiness, glad to hear this innovation community. SPARK will contribute more through its CSP program in Rwanda.

3 years 6 months ago

GATOYI RUTIKANGA Vital Try to integrate our young technicians TVETs in these kind of training

3 years 6 months ago

SIMPUNGA Innocent Thanks a lot Didier for the quick feedback of our meeting held at Rwamagana

3 years 6 months ago

Didier MUYIRAMYE Thank you all. @Laurent, just to let you know that after long discussions, it was decided to make the "Youth in Agribusiness" as a "Theme of the Year" not as a separate Innovation Community. The changes were aimed at making it a crosscutting theme in all Innovation Communities, as we want the involvement of Youth in all levels of Agricultural Value Chains. @Gatoyi, You are right. How do you think they should be involved? Feel free to share with us your views

3 years 6 months ago


3 years 6 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 14 November 2014 at 08:32

Agri-ProFocus Zambia Review, Evaluation and Planning Meeting, 2014

Dear members,

On Wednesday, 12th November, 2014 we had a meeting to review and evaluate our year so far, as well as plan for the year 2015. 

We would like to thank you, our members, for participating and contributing to this activity. From this meeting we formed 4 major Innovation Communities; that is, "Gender in Value Chains", "Access to Finance", "Dairy" and "Horticulture". These can be accessed by subscribing to them under "Innovation Communities" on the left side of the Zambia Page. We would like to take this further and will be hosting individual meetings with each Innovation Community this month, if you are therefore interested in contributing to any of them, please let us know.

The full report, presentations and our Activity Plan for 2015 can be accessed here.

Rwinick Mapanza Mateo This should target the youths who want to venture into agriculture more especially the above programmes. Most youths lack professional experience in managing and forming cooperatives and it is a good beginning for our young farmers. Cooperatives are encouraged to involve mostly the youths (both male and female) in their quest for training.

3 years 6 months ago

Nchimunya Kasongo This is indeed true Rwinick, youth need to be more involved in agriculture activities.

3 years 6 months ago