Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 September 2018 at 09:47

Dear Agriprofessionals,

This is a kind of reminder, tomorrow there is a workshop that aims to set up a stakeholder platform for soil fertility in Rwanda. Are you a stakeholder working on soil fertility management in Rwanda? You don't have to miss this please! The workshop will take place on tomorrow , September 11th, 2018 at Lemigo Hotel.

If you need more information, you can contact Pascal Murasira on 

Emmanuel Gasigwa Good !

3 months 1 week ago


Invitation to a workshop to launch a Soil Platform in RWANDA

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  11 September 2018, 08:30-16:00
  Lemigo Hotel, Kigali

Dear all,

Warm greetings from Wageningen.
It is my pleasure to bring to your attention the ongoing preparations for a workshop to set up a stakeholder platform for soil fertility in Rwanda.
The workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at Lemigo Hotel.
I am sharing this update on behalf of SoilCares (now part of AgroCares), a leading Dutch AgriTech company based in Wageningen (Visit the company website for more information).

SoilCares has developed a technology to scan soils and immediately provide nutrients content and fertilizer recommendations based on the crop a farmer plans to grow on a particular season. Rwanda was one of the first countries to adopt this technology through partners such as ENAS and HollandGreenTech.

Myself being a Rwandan, I believe this technology could have an enormous impact on how fertilizer recommendation and soil fertility is conducted in our country, with positive impact on both financial and environmental outcomes.
I have attached the invitation t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 January 2018 at 10:00

At the end of 2017, Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) had important platform meeting under the four agricultural sub-sectors: Spices, poultry, aquaculture, and legumes.

Please find the following newsletter to read highlights about their meetings and to find relevant information.

Download here: 5th platform meetings-Newsletter-ENTAG

If you want more info on ENTAG, visit

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 22 August 2017 at 07:39

Hello all,

I am the founder and CEO of, a new B2B platform that aims to help to facilitate trade between African and foreign firms in Europe, Asia, etc. and to improve intra-African trade as well.

The first sector we are engaged in is Agribusiness. More sectors will be implemented by mid 2018.

We are currently in Dar Es Salam until next friday (08/25/2017).

I just discovered this group today and I am calling everyone that is available for a meeting by friday. We will attend the Food Agro Tanzania exhibition in Mlimani Conference Center.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 April 2017 at 08:11

“The Gold Standard: Exploring the added value of the Dutch knowledge platforms”

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

The Dutch Knowledge Platforms are said to ‘have gold in their hands’. A recently launched learning review provides insight into the achievements and added value of the five Knowledge Platforms since their kick-off three years ago.

While the Knowledge Platforms are diverse in their organization and strategy, the reviewers identify common “gems”. These include the multi-stakeholder approach that lies at the core of their institutional strategy. The Platforms do not operate in a vacuum, they are positioned in a context of diverse actors (ministries, NGOs, research institutes, consultancies, businesses, etc.). This shows that their approach is not installed to fulfil only the needs of the Dutch government, but a meaningful way to take stock of multiple perspectives in order to achieve a greater good. Other achievements mentioned in the learning review are the c

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Agritech Expo Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  27 April 2017 to 29 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Chisamba, Zambia

Agritech Expo Zambia is a business-to-business platform for agricultural professionals, from small-scale farmers to commercial enterprises, to engage and conduct business with some of the world’s leading suppliers to the agricultural industry. From live crop trials and machinery demonstrations to technical and practical workshops for emerging farmers and VIP business lounges for commercial players, Agritech Expo is simply the only business event servicing the needs of the entire agri-value chain in Zambia and its neighbouring countries.  

Agritech Expo Zambia offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet some of the world's leading agricultural companies, network with agricultural professionals as well as government and union officials, gain take-home knowledge and skills from the free-to-attend technical workshops, and make informed decision on new products and farm supplies by comparing them side by side in one location.  

For more information:


AgriProFocus Online Platform Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  27 October 2016, 14:30-16:30
  AgriProFocus Rwanda Office, KG 5 Ave House 82 - Kacyiru

In an effort of improving the online visibility of our members' businesses/activities/services (which is an important marketing tip in these increasing digital times), AgriProFocus Rwanda is organizing a training on the use of the online platform

We will be providing this training (to a maximum of 14 participants/day) every Thursday of the week between 22nd September – 27th October 2016.

Online Platform

The AgriProFocus online platform is one of the main exchange and communication tool. With this tool, you can:

- Access useful local contacts through our Directory

- Market your products/services in our MarketPlace

- Market your organization/company

- Discuss agricultural issues with people from all over the world.

The online platform features new content on a daily basis with the latest news and information, an online marketplace to trade, a forum to discuss and an agribusiness directory where you can find all connected organisations and companies.

What will you learn?


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 23 August 2016 at 03:05

Partnerships at the centre of inclusive finance! 

4 highlights from the inclusive finance forum in Nairobi were

- Develop industrial parks and models farms for capacity building and market linkages

- Establish sharing and learning platforms 

- Develop the capacity o financial institutions

- Develop central information portals 

Read more on the INCLUSIVE FINANCE REPORT here

Watch inspiring take home messages in our short video clip 

We look forward to collaborate with stakeholders to establish a vibrant and relevant inclusive finance platform for sharing, learning and co-creation . If your institution is interested in being part of this platform kinldy contact us through

Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 28 July 2016 at 10:18

Research Study on Dairy Lobby Issues in Zambia

The dairy industry is a source of livelihood for all year round income to small scale farmers as well as emergent and large scale farmers. The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) and Dairy Association of Zambia (DAZ) received complaints from dairy farmers and processors alike from most parts of the country that the dairy market had suddenly slowed down and processors were finding it difficult to sell their dairy products because demand for local dairy products had slumped with some processors experiencing sales that were half to their usual trends.

DAZ members brought these issues to the foreground during the Regional Dairy Debate Platform held in March in  Monze hosted by DAZ , SNV and AgriProFocus. The main issues highlighted were:

High cost of production – there is need to come up with ways of how to bring down the cost of production per litre of milk and improve negotiation skills for milk prices between farmers and processors.


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 19 February 2016 at 12:42

EKN - AgriProFocus Kenya -- Exploring collaboration 

Insightful meeting with Agriculture counselor, Bert Rikken and Agriculture officer Liz Kiamba at the Dutch embassy in Nairobi during our Managing Director's Mr Sander Mager visit to Kenya accompanied by the network facilitator. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 October 2015 at 10:58

Exciting!! AgriProFocus Rwanda has empowered its members and other agriculture actors on use of the online platform as way of: marketing, sharing opportunities, communicating to other members as well as getting to know what others have done so far in Agriculture development and other cross-cutting issues.

This is a very important path that stimulates Rwandan actors to actively engage collectively in integrated development pathways as well as an opportunity for entrepreneurs to attract potential customers.

Big up APF Rwanda.

John Ndikuwera Was soo inspiring. Thanks Didier and Anatole for making it happen!

3 years 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 30 August 2015 at 02:59

MilkIT promotes milk production in Tanzania and India

Via PAEPARD mailing list I got this paper:  Innovation platforms to improve smallholder dairying at scale: Experiences from the MilkIT project in India and Tanzania. by Duncan, A.J., Teufel, N., Ravichandran, T., Hendrickx, S. and Ballantyne, P.G.

In this 21 page paper the authors reflect on the potential role of innovation platforms as spaces to identify and spread useful innovations associated with dairy production and feeding.

They draw examples from MilkIT, a project to promote milk production in India and Tanzania. They first introduce the idea of innovation platforms and show how they can be used to define the key issues quickly. They highlight the various changes in local practices that innovation platforms can stimulate. They then consider how local innovations can move beyond innovation platforms, and classify a series of mechanisms by which this can happen. They outline strategies to ensure that innovation platforms

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 2 February 2015 at 10:33

How To . . .

Create Your Company Page

Among the many feature of our new platform, creating your company page by yourself is one of them. Any member of AgriProFocus Ethiopia can do that. Here is a few steps you should follow:

-          Once you login, click your name on the up-right corner of the page, then you will get another page where you can see or edit your personal information.

-          Click on the button which says “Add Organization”, then check the small box with “I can’t find my organization" description.

-          Write the name of your organization and your position on the spaces provided immediately after checking the small box. Then click “Save Organization”. Now, you just created your organization’s own page in our platform.

-          However, you need to insert relevant information,

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 November 2014 at 11:46

Dear Agri-Hub Members,

You are finally here! Its a pleasure to have you on this new online platform and i hope that you find it more user friendly than the Ning. Please continue posting your queries, discussions as well as events just like before. If you have any difficulty in navigating through the new online platform, please send your inquiries to or reach me on 0706580997

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 November 2014 at 10:57

Dear Agri-Hub Members,

You are finally here! Its a pleasure to have you on this new online platform and i hope that you find it more user friendly than the Ning. Please continue posting your queries, discussions as well as events just like before. If you have any difficulty in navigating through the new online platform, please send your inquiries to or reach me on 0706580997