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? 

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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. 

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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!

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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.

4 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!

6 months 5 days 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!

5 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!

6 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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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 March 2018 at 11:45

ENTAG Poultry Platform Meeting entitled “Poultry Research Towards the Expansion of Private Sector Investment”

The Ethiopia – Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) will held its Sixth poultry sub sector platform meeting which will be focusing on poultry research toward expansion of private investment Ethiopia.

This is therefore to warmly invite you to participant the Sixth Poultry Platform meeting to be held on Tuesday March 20, 2018 in Addis Ababa at Azzeman hotel. This poultry platform meeting is organized by Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) program in collaboration with Ethiopian Poultry Producers and Processors Association (EPPPA).  

The theme of the forthcoming meeting will be:

- Presentation and panel discussion on poultry research in Ethiopia for the development of private poultry sector

- Importation of poultry products

Expected value addition in the processing of poultry product which is believed to be an interested are

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Posted By in SEAD
Posted 18 January 2018 at 09:10

Collaboration between SEAD and the Rwanda Poultry Industry Association (RPIA)

With the worldwide food security emerging as a major policy issue, strengthening and optimizing key agriculture value chains is of growing importance. SEAD is strengthening the capacities of the actors in 4 value chains, among which the poultry chain. 

For establishing the highest impact, it is important that the project engages with all actors in the chain, from service & input providers, to farmers, cooperatives, processors, traders and, not to forget, the customers. Having a single point of access into the value chains is a deliberate strategy of the project, witnessed by established collaboration with IMBARAGA Farmers’ Organisation and the Rwanda National Dairy Platform. For the poultry chain, the SEAD project engaged in a collaboration with the Rwanda Poultry Industry Association (RPIA), of which Mr. Jean Claude Ruzibiza is the president.

imageTo confirm our collaboration, that will be anchored in a Memorandum of

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68th Kienyeji Chicken Farming & Feed Formulation Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  27 January 2018, All Day Event
  Homerange Poultry Farm - Ruaka along Limuru road, Nairobi.

Training on Poultry Farming in Kenya | Poultry Farming Training in Kenya | Training on kienyeji Chicken Farming in Kenya | 68th Comprehensive Training on Poultry Farming | 68th Kienyeji Chicken Farming Training on Saturday, 27th January 2018; Charges Kshs. 3500 per person!!


Maximum participants: 10 participants

Topics covered:
1) Incubation and Hatching
2) Brooding of chicks
3) Poultry Housing
4) Poultry feeding and nutrition
5) Disease control and management
6) Marketing and distribution of your poultry products.
7) General farm management and record keeping.

You MUST attend our upcoming 68th Homerange training on Saturday, 27th January 2018 because we will be training in great detail and practically how to formulate and mix your own quality poultry feeds along with how to make your own small homemade feed mixer that can mix atleast 50kgs

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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 www.entag.org

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 22 November 2017 at 09:36

Follow ENTAG Program on their social media outlets

ENTAG is Ethiopia Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth Program under the umbrella of #BENEFIT partnership. They are supporting, facilitating, and creating network on different value chains such as poultry, aquaculture, sesame, spice, legumes, and so on. ENTAG has been our partners since 2015 in jointly organizing the bimonthly Business Drinks.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 09:48


The Mastercard Foundation and Michigan State University launch a 5 year program for youth which will benefit 15,000 youth in Nigeria and Tanzania aged between 18-24 years, named "Agrifood Youth Opportunity  Lab (Ag Youth Lab)". On 10th November the Agri Food Lab held a Focus Group Discussion for the program and joined together different stakeholders from agriculture sector(whereby AfriProFocus took part).

The Agri Youth Lab will ignite opportunities to youth in 5 agrifood sector which  are poultry, aquaculture, horticulture, cassava and oil seeds. Through training, youth will be able to employ themselves and get job opportunities in the agrifood sector.

To know on how to get involved in the project below is the link that will guide you through what to do to be part it and get into training session.

Read more about Agri Youth Lab HERE.  

Tatah Susan Victoria, connect to tell me more on AG Youth LAB, this would interest my German farmers. 

10 months 3 weeks ago