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Dear poultry stakeholders
You are warmly invited to the fourth Poultry Platform meeting to be hold on Tuesday August 01, 2017 in Debre-Zeyit Bin international hotel. This, the 4th poultry platform meeting is organized by Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) Program in cooperation with the Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA).
• Discussion on current Challenges of Biosecurity and vaccine failure in and around Debre –Zeite area and possible solutions
• Introduction and field business tour of new poultry slaughtering and processing company.
• Experience sharing with one private poultry farm
Besides the poultry farmers and micro enterprises all important stakeholders of MoLF, Oromia livestock and fishery development bureau , Investment bureau, Debre Zeite city administration MoLF office and others important stakeholders in related to the a... Read more
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As part of the Dairy and Poultry Trade Mission, the Doing Business in Zambia Meeting was held on 26th April, 2017 at the Southern Sun Hotel. This meeting was held to give insight to the Dutch and Zambian Businesses on the business landscape and the opportunities that are in Zambia. This occasion was graced by the Director of Zambia Development Agency and we had presentations from Patents and Company Registration Agency (PACRA), Zambia Bureau of Standards, Zambia Revenue Authority, Poultry Association of Zambia and the Dairy Association of Zambia. Each of these institutions gave an insight on the rules and regulations in respect to their mandate in the event that the business would be interested in participating in doing business in the Zambian business environment.
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On April 28, 2017 at Azzeman Hotel, all stakeholders of the Ethiopian poultry sector were invited to discuss on the challenges and opportunities of poultry. This happened on the Poultry Platform Meeting organized by Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG), in collaboration with Ethiopian Poultry Producers Association.
Dr Thomas, advisor to the Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, made a speech on behalf of HE Minister Dr. Fekadu, indicating the current status of the sector and government plans. He said, " a lot of work is ahead of us."
Owner of a private poultry farm, Genene Tesfaye, made detail presentation explaining current challenges of the sector from the side of agribusiness owners. He mentioned that poultry challenge in Ethiopia lies in many areas such as market, feed, vaccine, lack of training, and legal system. He also said, "Government always promises, but no solutions yet."
The discussion continued with questions and answ... Read more
The 41 st DITF, Buyer/Seller meetings aims at linking sellers and buyers of agricultural produce to establish business relationships for selected sectors. The sectors are:
i. Oil seeds – Sunflower and Sesame
iii. Horticultural produce (Cabbage, Vegetables, Tomatoes, Nutmeg, Mangoes, Black pepper, Chillies, Okra, Lime, Pineapples, Dried Cloves, Ginger, Onions and Water melon)
Both buyers and sellers will be provided with platform to discuss the sector and assess the product availability, quantity and quality, varieties, delivery logistics, sales agreements and new market opportunities.
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The feed calculator is an innovative smartphone app for livestock farmers in developing countries to make their own profitable feed mixes. It allows small-scale livestock farmers to optimize their own feed mixes. As you might be aware, many farmers do not have access to high quality and affordable feed for their livestock. Also tons of feed are wasted because farmers have neither the capacity nor the access to the knowledge and tools that are available in developed countries. The Feed Calculator is about to change this, and their lives.
In Tanzania, IITA, BRAC and Single Spark have piloted this app and the results are amazing. See the video HERE. To learn more about the app follow this LINK.
Antibiotics are crucial in human and animal health and yet growing levels of resistance to these drugs pose an increasingly serious threat to public health. One of the key contributing factors to such antimicrobial resistance is irresponsible use of antibiotics in the livestock sector.
AgriProFocus is a multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots that promotes farmer entrepreneurship as a contribution to food and nutrition security in developing countries. Food quality is a growing concern in many of these countries. But the awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance is still low.
Need for upscaling proper advice and monitoring
All the key stakeholder that were present including Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia Development Agency, Zambia Bureau of Standards, Zambia Revenue Authority, PACRA, Poultry Association of Zambia and Dairy Association of Zambia identified the potential investment opportunities in the poultry and dairy sub-sectors to be:
1. Feed additives and premixes
2. Vaccines and medicines for poultry and dairy
3. Improved poultry and dairy genetics
4. Diagnostic facilities
5. Commercial extension services as the government is slowly moving away from providing free extension services to farm... Read more
Poultry farming can be profitable, but the prospective poultry farmer has to plan carefully beforehand.
Anyone who wants to produce poultry has first to find a market – even before acquiring land. A poultry farmer can produce for the meat market or the egg market. And don’t forget about by-products; farmers can recycle manure for composting, for instance.
Whichever market you choose, you have to know it is the right one. And to find it, you must know what you can produce and if there is a demand for it. Market research can supply this information.
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Given the potential of the agriculture sector, with particular attention to the small scale farmers on whom the sector's and the continent's economic transformation is premised, investments that empower farmers can help reduce poverty five times more than any other economic sector.
As AgriProFocus, we are committed to bring technology and information closer to the farmer. To this regard, AgriProFocus collaborated with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Netherlands Export Combination and hosted 18 Dutch companies and knowledge institutions active in dairy and poultry at the 4th Agritech Expo in Zambia. The Dutch agricultural companies exhibited their products and were also present to provide information. It was an interesting 3 days program of learning about new technologies and linking.
The Holland Pavilion saw a thousand of farmers dedicated to acquiring expert knowledge in the sector. The government of the republic of Zamb... Read more
The SEAD project is in essence, a capacity building project that is set out to address the skills gaps in the Value Chains of Irish Potato, Dairy, Poultry and Horticulture/Vegetables. It is key to determine the gaps in formal education, applied research and outreach services/non-formal education as provided by the education sector (both by TVET and Universities). Through the support under the NICHE-1 programme (a concerted activity conducted by CAVM and Q-Point), several Labour Market Needs Assessments (LMNA) were conducted that shed light on the needs of the labour market, especially from the private sector (farmers, cooperatives and agri-businesses). The SEAD Project gratefully used the available information for prioritizing its interventions, in especially the Poultry and Irish Potato chains. For the dairy and horticulture chains, valuable information was available from studies performed by SNV and Livestock research/WageningenUR.
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You are warmly invited to the third Poultry Platform meeting to be hold on Friday 28, 2017afternoon start from 12:30 PM in Addis Ababa AZEMMAN hotel. This, the 3rd poultry platform meeting is organized by Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) Program in cooperation with the Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA).
The theme of the forthcoming meeting will be:
• Discussion on challenges and importunity of Ethiopian private poultry sector
• Experience sharing with one private poultry farm
Please note that lunch is served before the meeting from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in AZZEMAN Hotel
Please find attached program here.
To confirm your participation and make enquiries , please contact ENTAG poultry sub sector facilitator Dr. Demeke Wondmagegn, by Email firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com or telephone 09849580... Read more
Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) in cooperation with the Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA) organizes the second poultry platform meeting on April 26, 2017.
HE Professor Fikadu Beyene, Minister, Ministry of Livestock and Fishery, will attend the event which mainly focuses on the challenges of the poultry sector in Ethiopia.
Relevant stakeholders, as well as members of the poultry platform will participate in the meeting to discuss the current and existing challenges of the sector and the Minister will elaborate on the policy directions priorities.
For more information you can contact:
Dr. Demeke Wondmagegn
+251 (0)91 195 2228
+251 (0)93 986 5714
Masterclasses are practical training sessions which aim to optimize various agricultural value chains via transfer of proven technology, capacity building and market access development to agriculture entrepreneurs and institutions.
Link / Lien: http://knowledge4food.net/fbkp-newsletter-2017-01/
- Mapping of social entrepreneurs in food value chains within their supporting ecosystems
- Stakeholder perceptions & future outlook of Food & Business Knowledge Platform
- Potential of hybrid potato cultivars in East Africa
- Food for All Talk 01: "From production system to food system" (WBG-NL partnership)
- ARF Country workshop in Uganda
- Upcoming study & learning project on poultry development in East Africa
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Source: The New Times
Rwanda has turned to other countries for importation of poultry products to fill the gap left by a ban triggered by bird flu outbreak in some countries.
Over one month has elapsed since a ban was imposed on imports of poultry products from bird flu affected countries such as Uganda and some European countries, including Hungary, Germany, France, Denmark and The Netherlands.
The Head of Animal Resources at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Dr Christine Kanyandekwe, told The New Times that an alternative had to be found.
Since the end of January, 49,000 day-old chicks were imported from Mauritius, 29,000 from Belgium and 11.6 tonnes of fertilised eggs from South Africa, some of the countries whose poultry has been free from bird flu, according to Kanyandekwe.
The ban has an had impact on poultry farms, which have been importing chicks from the countries where bird flu cases have been recorded.
Summit-Expo supported by VIV, NABC, WPSA, WVPA and partners
With the recent opening of the Kigali Convention Center, the beautiful, clean, safe and well-connected Capital of Rwanda is set to be the host of the launch-edition of Poultry Africa. The pan-African event focuses to connect African and international producers and suppliers in Poultry & Eggs.
Leadership Conference – 2 days (09.00-17.00): Leadership Conference (150 attendees)
Technical Best Practices Seminar – 2 days (13.00-17.00) Seminars (250 attendees)
Expo – 2 days (10.00-17.00) Boutique exhibition (75 exhibitors approx.)
Find more information here!
Orr contact Diana.Toth@vnuexhibitions.com
Event's website: http://poultryafrica2017.com/
Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform
To harmonize the country-oriented Dutch development and economic diplomacy policies with increasing regional influences in poultry value chain developments, better insight is needed in the interdependency of the poultry sectors of different countries. Therefore, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) has decided to support a study and learning project that will look into the various aspects of this interdependency in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda).
The objective of the study and learning project is to gather relevant information on poultry developments in the Eastern African region with the aim of collecting and sharing this information with relevant stakeholders and advise the Netherlands Government on more regional-economic responsive policies for sector/value chain development.
Whilst the issues of interdependency can be recognized across the whole of Africa,... Read more