Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 January 2019 at 02:40

6th Edition of Agriculture Newsletter-Embassy of the Netherlands in Rwanda

Dear fellows, 

Kindly find a lot of news and events about agriculture shared by Agriculture department of the Netherlands Embassy in Rwanda.

Read more detailed news from the attached newsletter!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2018 at 09:38

Nine research projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. Specific seed systems addressed are cassava, maize, groundnut, vegetables, cocoa, forage seed, tilapia and chicken, while some projects have a more general focus on improving the functioning and inclusiveness of seed systems and (actors in) markets.

The call on “Seed Systems Development: Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials” was released by the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership. The nine awarded project consortia consist of Dutch research institutes, CGIAR research centers (through CGIAR research programmes or platforms), and (local) partners from the public and private sector.

Aim of the research projects

The call for proposals was built on the premise that development of the seed sector may

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 11 December 2018 at 03:11

Rwanda poultry industry association 2018 General Assembly meeting on 26th-27th September 2018

From 26th-27th September 2018, the Rwanda Poultry Industry Association (RPIA) in partnership with the SEAD project, GAIN and RAB organized a 2018 General Assembly meeting at Hill Top Hotel, Kigali. The meeting gathered more than hundred poultry farmers from all over the country whereby they discussed the current situation of the poultry industry, challenges and the policy governing the poultry sector. The session was officially declared open by Dr Uwituze Solange, the Deputy Director General (DDG) in charge of Animal resources at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) who thanked the RPIA and its partners for their invaluable contribution to the poultry sector development. The DDG gave the current picture of the poultry sector in Rwanda with a poultry population of 8 million whose egg production is estimated at 150 Million per year or 8000 metric tons of eggs. Chicken meat production is estimated at 30,000 me

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 December 2018 at 02:21

Use chicken feeder troughs to reduce feed wastage:

Feeding poultry with nutritious feed is important for their proper growth.

However, the way you feed the birds is equally crucial as putting the feed on bare ground for the birds to feed, results in improper feeding and wastage.

If a farmer places the feeds on bare ground the birds find it hard to eat.

Feeding troughs

This is why a poultry farmer should feed the birds by putting feeds in chicken feeder troughs.

According to Hussein Kigozi, an animal husbandry officer and lecturer at Centenary Community College, Kayunga District, chicken feeders can be made from plastic or wooden material.

“An ideal chicken feeder should ensure easy access to food and also minimise wastage and contamination,” Kigozi says, adding, “Putting feed on the ground can be a source of diseases such as coccidiosis which is cause by contamination of feed and water.”

He says that wooden chicken feeders are cheaper than the automatic chicken feeders and can be made local

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 3 December 2018 at 01:33

Outreach training on Poultry diseases and prevention

In the week of 10-14 September, the SEAD project organized outreach training in the poultry value chain at IPRC Ngoma. The workshop was facilitated by Mr. Mark Bos, an expert of consortium partner Q-point and Mr. Jean Claude Ruzibiza.

Seven staff from UR/CAVM, IPRC Ngoma and IPRC Gishari participated in the three-day ToT workshop to customize training material so it is easily digested by Rwandan poultry farmers. To do this; the facilitators divided the ToT team into three groups and each group was assigned to work on a specific part of the training material as follows:

Group 1: Farmer’s farm management to prevent and control poultry diseases,

Group 2: Effect of failing prevention and control of poultry diseases,

Group 3: Poultry diseases prevention/ control put into practice.

On the second day of the training the participants went on a field visit to Kayiranga Seminari, a model poultry farmer in Ngoma district. The purpose of this visit wa

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 31 October 2018 at 07:39

Meet Remy Rutayisire: A university student on a mission to build a livestock business empire

Jean Remy Rutayisire is quite different from most youths. Unlike the majority of young men and women who find agriculture unattractive, Rutayisire says that this is an industry that has fascinated him since his childhood.

Desperate to raise money to start up an agricultural project, the Chief Executive Officer of the Muhanga based Urugwiro Poultry Farm Ltd took up a part-time job in photography in 2015. Since he was a high school student by then, he was only able to work during holidays, earning a daily wage of Rwf2,000.

He used some for his pocket money at school and saved the rest. By December last year, he had saved up to Rwf200,000—inadequate to see him venture into a significant farming project.

He was looking for Rwf2 million. However, efforts to mobilise capital from friends and relatives were unsuccessful. With his meagre savings, he decided to start a small poultry farm. o his

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Aime Hagabimana it is a great achievement project as youth!!!! big it up...

2 months 2 weeks ago


The Farmers' Agrifest 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  28 September 2018 to 30 September 2018 - All Day Event

The Farmer's Agrifest will take place from 28th -30th September 2018 at Makerere University Kabanyolo under the Theme: Re-branding Agriculture for Economic Take Off.

This event serves as a major economic event for many local small farmers and vendors. Upwards of 60,000 people come to this 3 day event for many different reasons such as Food, History, Culture, Information, to network, listen to the music and have fun to name a few. 

Many farmers and pretty much all vendors in the community believe the event is more than feasible and provides a networking platform.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 24 September 2018 at 09:12

Study on regional dynamics in poultry sector East Africa (WUR, NABC))

This study and learning trajectory by Wageningen Livestock Research and the Netherlands Africa Business Council (NABC) analyses the way in which national poultry value chains in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda are influenced by the dependency on inputs from and market outlets in other countries in East Africa (EA). The growth of the poultry sector in the various countries has not been equal. This has inevitably led to a situation whereby the poultry sector in some countries depends on the poultry sector in other countries, e.g. for inputs (day old chicks, vaccines) or for market outlets of eggs and poultry meat. This inter dependency is not necessarily always conducive for a more sustainable development of poultry sectors.

read more on FBKP platform here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 September 2018 at 08:39


Genesis farm was established a couple of years ago by a Dutch entrepreneur who started off with a vegetable farm in Debre Ziet, Ethiopia. Through imported seeds from Holland and by making good use of the circumstances in Debre Ziet, this farm grew high quality crops for which a big market existed and expanded production and activities. Local people were involved in crop production and were stimulated to improve their own lives with good and healthy food. The Farm is currently engaged in a year round production of vegetables due to availability of water from boreholes as well as dairy, poultry, horticulture, feed production and several ornamental flowers, plants and trees.

Currently the farm has expanded and engaged in many activities and links with other local farms. Vegetables are still being grown where seeds are imported and the crops grow at more than 100 hectares of the farm. Drip Irrigation system is used for the growing of crops. Besi

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Sarah Assefa Thanks! I am curious about the sustainability aspect of the farm - other than conserving water with drip irrigation, how is the farm demonstrating agroecological principles? 

4 months 2 hours ago

Worku Janka Negawo Thank you Yonas for great presentation of Genesis Farm:) It really gives a lot of inspiration to visit this farm. I visited the farm in 2010 with my students and we learnt a lot about integrated farming from our observation. 

3 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 21 July 2018 at 06:49

Salam Tani, Salam Agri Pro Focus Indonesia. Saya Sulasmi Kisman sementara ini menjalankan usaha budidaya ayam broiler di Maluku Utara, Berada di wilayah sentra perikanan menjadi tantangan tersendiri bagi "kami" peternak ayam broiler. Bahan baku (DOC dan pakan) yang masih bergantung penuh dari Makassar dan Surabaya (pulau Jawa)  juga menjadi permasalahan pelik yang belum bisa diberantas.  Namun, dengan tekad yang kuat "kami" tetap optimis untuk memajukan peternakan ayam broiler di timur Indonesia.  Menyediakan pangan segar menjadi cara sederhana yang bisa kami lakukan. Bersama Agri Pro Focus kami berharap bisa mendapatkan banyak masukan untuk pengembangan usaha peternakan kami di masa yang akan datang.  

#animalhusbandry #poultry #broilerchicken #northmaluku #zerohunger #freshfood

AgriProFocus Indonesia Salam, selamat bergabung di online platform AgriProFocus! Terima kasih sudah berbagi cerita tentang tantangan yang dihadapi oleh peternak ayam broiler di Maluku Utara. Semoga dengan inovasi yang tepat kita dapat segera mengatasi persoalan bahan baku tersebut. Jika ada informasi yang Anda butuhkan terkait dengan budidaya ayam broiler, kami dengan senang hati akan membantu menghubungkan dengan ahli di bidang peternakan. Terima kasih!

6 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 July 2018 at 08:43

I am in need of Kuroiler F1 and F2 chicken breeds. Any quotations with delivery up to Arua are Welcome. (2000 F1 and 1000 F2 birds). For more details send mail to nilocservices@gmail.com or call +256 (0) 759528007.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 8 July 2018 at 04:09

How much do i require to start with poultry farm ?

This is a questions on facebook asked by Sharz De’Lee . She have no experience on poultry farming , also do not know how much capital required to start .

As a new one to start poultry farm , ask this questions is normal and right. This will help her avoid venture and get helpful advice from others. Everyone who want to go to a new business , consult and ask the one who have experience is a good and effective way.

This remind me many years ago , when i was 20 years old , i plan to buy a computer. I tell my Dad this idea and he agree , give me the money. But i have no any knowledge about computer: which type computer is good , the configuration is ok ? I am blind on computer. So i ask my classmates help me . He buy computer 2 years ago and know computer quality and configuration. At last , his advice and suggestions give me a great help .

Ok, now go to our topics today. How much required ? As a new starter , we not know how much capital requi

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Agro & Poultry East Africa 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 September 2018 - 10:00 to 09 September 2018 - 18:00
  Mlimani Conference Centre, Dar-Es-Salaam

 Agro & Poultry East Africa 2018 is the best platform to showcase products and establish brand. Tanzania is considered as one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. Agriculture being a leading sector of Tanzania, participants from around 18 countries, like China, Egypt, India, Germany, France, South Africa, and United Kingdom, can present their Agriculture & its related products to the mass gathering. Visitors can explore following exhibits at the upcoming event:  


VIV Europe  (animal protein industry)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  20 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event

With a target of 25,000 visits and 600 exhibiting companies, VIV Europe is the top quality event for the animal protein industry. Professionals active in the production of poultry meat, eggs, pig meat, fish and dairy all have numerous reasons to meet up at this World Expo from Feed to Food. VIV Europe gathers and promotes every 4 years the latest innovations of the industry in the heart of the Netherlands,.   

Opening on Wednesday 20th June and continuing until Friday 22th June, in 2018 VIV Europe will be celebrating its 40th anniversary as a business platform series that has become renowned worldwide for combining excellent professional information with a superb visitor-friendly location... 

The modern poultry chain from feeds and breeding to production, processing and consumption will be on show at VIV Europe 2018 in The Netherlands. A central theme has been arranged for this feed-to-food World Expo of animal protein businesses, under the label of ‘Sharing Data = Better Poultry

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Posted By in Agricultural and Rural Finance Platform
Posted 22 May 2018 at 07:12

The loan that made me a thriving farmer:

When Mable Namubiru took out a bank loan of Shs25m, part of her plan was to go into agriculture. She wanted to supplement her income in the formal job as an environmental assessment officer at National Environment Management Authority (Nema).


With the money, she bought six acres of land in Kapeeka, Semuto, in Luwero District, located about 70 kilometres from Kampala. She planted eucalyptus trees on two and a half acres and a banana plantation on the same land size.

She set up a poultry project and planted vegetables such as onions, tomatoes, green pepper and eggplants on the remaining acre of land. Namubiru has been a farmer for two years and like many corporate employees, she has learnt the hard way. When she started out, she recounts managing her farm projects via the phone. This had its hard lessons, for example employees would call her and peddle lies of sick chicks just to get money from her. She would send mobile money.

She star

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Muhindo Nasani Kahuju True. The same happened on me in my goat farm were  I lost some young one like10 of them in 1 week but since I started attending to my farm, everything is at least now moving on well.

7 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 27 April 2018 at 10:52

For an improved Dairy experience, use Molaplus products! we are the official distributors in Souther Africa

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 18 April 2018 at 07:59

Let me first introduce myself. My name is Frank Schaminee and I'm a consultant at Aeres Training Center International formerly PTC + in Barneveld the Netherlands. This saterday I will take part in an Impact mission on Poultry to Myanmar. Our goal is to educate the people in the Poultry and Feed sector from Myanmar.

We make this possible through cooperation with the governments, educational institutions, integrators, supply industry, but also the individuals. For this we have standard training courses but also tailor-made training courses. One of these trainings, for example is, "Access 2 Finance" a course that teaches the CEO or CFO to walk the correct road to obtain a financing by writing a business plan. for more information look on our website,


Kind regards Frank Schaminee

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Theint Yadanar Zaw can you post Franks message on social media as well? For some more outreach? Thanks!

9 months 1 week ago

Theint Yadanar Zaw Hi! Anne and Frank, sorry for my late response. I was in the holidays and training last few weeks. I will post it on our social media today. Thank you for reminding me Anne!

8 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 30 March 2018 at 06:25

Kindly contact me if you are in need of piggery plans, Poultry plans of different demensions and can also be designed to your specifications they are all compiled in one booklet. call/whatsapp +260966328525

Maumo Mubila Hi Keith, thanks for your willingness to share your expertise with other network members. This post would perform better if you added it on the marketplace by choosing the option t "add a product/service" when you are posting. If you need help with this don't hesitate to let us know. Goo day!

9 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 20 March 2018 at 03:48


Dear Moderator,

I am not sure whether you could assist me.  I am trying to spread the news that there is a proliferation of scam online sites using the poultry sector in South Africa as a means to scam people by advertising chickens, eggs and equipment for sale.

We have heard of a number of people in the SADC region being scammed through these site, therefore it is not a uniquely South African problem and cannot be viewed in isolation. By spreading the word through various channels, I am hoping to create a general awareness of the problem, therefore reducing the market in which these criminals thrive.

If you are not able to assist I do understand as it is a rather obscure request.


Christopher N Mason

Manager: Sustainability and Operations

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 9 March 2018 at 06:17

Dutch animal nutrition firm starts manufacturing in Thilawa

ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္း ေအာက္တြင္ေလ႔လာဖတ္ရႈႏိုင္ပါသည္။

It is a great news for the poultry and swine farmers and clients of Trouw Nutrition in myanmar. The Netherlands-based producer of animal feed and nutritional service specialist, Trouw Nutrition, opened its first manufacturing unit in Myanmar last week. Thilawa is the only SEZ in operation in the country, whereas Kyaukphyu SEZ in Rakhine State and Dawei SEZ in Tanintharyi Region are in the planning stage.

Trouw Nutrition Myanmar Co was incorporated at Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in July 2017. The manufacturing plant, located in Zone A, is expected to start operation in two weeks. The Thilawa facility is part of Trouw Nutrition’s €5 million (US$6.16 million) investment in Myanmar. The plant, employing 15 people, manufactures animal nutrition products, including premix, base

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