Coaching partnerships for inclusive agribusiness
For: Professionals working in agricultural research, rural advisory services, farmer organisations and private sector.
When: more than two month programme that runs from the 1st of May until mid July 2019. The face to face part from 3 - 14 June in the Netherlands, is preceded and succeeded by online sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back. The online activities are expected to take you a few hours per week.
Where: Wageningen, the Netherlands and online part in your home country
How to apply and more information you can find on the course page, see: www.icra.global/courses
Application deadline: 1 April 2019
Earlier participants in this course are enthusiastic about the programme and characterise it as eye opening a... Read more
On December 13, 2018, GlobeScan and Business Call to Action (BCtA) hosted a webinar to discuss the results of the 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey.
This dynamic and insightful conversation featured Stuart L. Hart – one of the world’s top authorities in inclusive business – who shared his reflections on the survey findings and answered your questions on the current and future state of inclusive business.
The full panel included:
Stuart Hart, Professor, University of Vermont’s Grossman School of Business
Paula Pelaez, Head of BCtA
Eric Whan, Director, GlobeScan
Launched at the United Nations in 2008, Business Call to Action (BCtA) is a global joint advocacy platform providing public recognition for the private sector’s contribution to development. The 2018 State of Inclusive Business Survey was carried out t... Read more
The production of high-quality plant proteins has overall much less impact on natural resources and the environment than production of animal proteins and contributes to public health. The urgency to act now is more relevant than ever. The ultimate challenge is to make sustainably produced high-quality plantbased proteins more readily available and more attractive for human consumption worldwide. We are inviting partners who want to work on these solutions in a coalition of experts, solution providers, supporters and market players.
How the covenant signatories want to address this issue:
- By fostering collaboration with national & global initiatives and actors which have similar ambitions
- By setting up and supporting projects & activities with (new) partners and doing it ‘first time right’
- By promoting a favourable international policy climate
- By strengthening local sustainabl... Read more
The attached research presentation was made and delivered presented by Mr. Sebsibie Zuber in collaboration with Mr. Victor van der Linden at the September 3 and 5 SPCC validation workshops in Holeta and Asela on behalf of Fair and Sustainable Ethiopia.
For more information on Fair & Sustainable Ethiopia, for more information, please see their website: http://fs-ethiopia.com/
Private sector plays a crucial role in the development of the agricultural sector across global markets. Not only are local small and medium enterprises considered essential for economic progress in most developing countries, but larger “lead firms” are increasingly establishing closer ties with SME suppliers due to rising standards in food regulations, traceability, and transparency.
When lead firms establish linkages with SME processors and suppliers, the potential for win-win outcomes soars. Lead firms can lower supply chain risks, reduce costs, and increase access to local quality products, while SMEs gain access to new markets, financing, and skills, as well as generate significant local employment and income opportunities.
According to a recent study completed by the infoDev unit of the World Bank — conducted by Agland Investment Services, a subsidiary of Dexis Consulting Group — partnerships between lead firms and SME... Read more
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) works to improve food and nutrition security and reduce poverty in developing countries through research for efficient, safe and sustainable use of livestock. It is the only one of 15 CGIAR research centres dedicated entirely to animal agriculture research for the developing world. Co-hosted by Kenya and Ethiopia, it has regional or country offices and projects in East, South and Southeast Asia as well as Central, East, Southern and West Africa .
Consultancy Fee: Monthly rate
Consultancy Fee: Monthly rate
Post location: Burundi
Duration: This is a consultant position, initial appointment is for six months with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon individual performance and continued project needs.
Expected places of travel: Loc... Read more
Deadline: 16th June, 2018
Are you passionate about sustainable market oriented agricultural value chain development?
We are seeking to identify two key experts for a three years project focused on sustainable coffee and cocoa value chain development in Uganda. Experience with EU funded value chain projects with a political framework is highly valued.
As a Consortium (Enclude, Profound and Solidaridad), we are bringing expertise, synergy and co-creation towards packaged solutions backed up by experience at the global and local levels related to sustainability, market development as well as future proofing identified supply chains that have opportunity to create impact in the local economies and contribute to global welfare.
We understand the need for public private partnerships and people innovations, speeding up change and taking success to scale.
You are joining a team effort on design and delivery of... Read more
Zambia International Trade Fair invites all exhibitors to book for the 2018 exhibition in various categories including Agriculture. The 2018 exhibition will mark as an outstanding continuation and commitment of promoting creativity of both public and private sector to spur development.
Exhibitors should utilize the opportunity of booking and paying for exhibition space between now and 28th February, 2018 @ 8%.
You have probably seen the invitation from Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB) on the 2nd private sector conference on Sustainable Inclusive Business - What is Needed to Grow and Scale. If not, see the invitation at this LINK.
As a network, we are thrilled to be a part of this conference. In fact, we shall be facilitating one of the workshops: "Tap into the success formulae in Agriculture". This session will highlight the essence of improving food quality, and how to engage the whole ecosystem in your business model. It will also identify the successes of connecting and working through the whole value chain!
If you have not registered for this conference, and you would really like to be a part of this once a year event, here is some good news: SIB has provided us with 5 complimentary tickets for members of the network.
If you think this is a workshop that could benefit your business, please send us... Read more
IAP is a specialised fund developed to identify and support innovative Inclusive Business ideas that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefits for low income people, while advancing the inclusion and economic empowerment of women and youth. IAP is funded by Sida (Swedish International Development Agency) and managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden.
Private companies have proven to be effective catalysts of change when it comes to creating opportunities for low income people to lift themselves out of poverty, through new job opportunities, increased income and access to basic goods and services. At the same time, low income markets represent a large business... Read more
This year, 26 April, SIB-Kenya will organize the 2nd Private Sector Conference on Sustainable Inclusive Business where we will bring knowledge, businesses, key players, ideas and hot topics together.
This is all in the light to grow more Future Proof, Sustainable Inclusive and Smart Businesses. To improve your business impact in a positive way on People and Planet makes business sense. Sustainability has now moved from a nice-to-do, to a must-do. SIB-Kenya will facilitate the process and progress to improve businesses through steering them towards sustainability and inclusiveness.
Innovation is a very important area for any business that wishes to be Future-Proof. In this year’s conference, we will put extra focus into the entire aspect of Innovation, focusing on the various innovative successes, and how to tap into the opportunities brought about by technology and information, to make need-based innovations.
More information to follow soon.
There is rumor about a new call of the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV) . If you do not know any more what FDOV was about, this website of the Dutch RVO tells you all about it (also that it is currently not possible to apply for a FDOV-grant, but, .... there is a rumor)
Mr Anno Galema was one of the people at the ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands who worked intensively on the policy side of the FDOV at the so called PPP Expertise center. He has just started in his new function as First Secretary Food Security & Private Sector Development at the Dutch embassy in Kampala, Uganda.
An interesting interview with him was published April 28, 2016. It's about how the ministry looks at PPPs and role of the public P in the PPP. Read the article Here.
The last FDOV call was in 2014. All AgriProFocus countries were eligible at that time. See for the complete list of eligible countries: LIST
You are invited to participate in the first open 2-2 Trade training and e-coaching trajectory that will be organized during the months July, August and September 2016 in Uganda. The trajectory can be attended by a maximum of 20 participants.
What do you get:
- Five e-coaching and e-feedback sessions: from June 2016 until September 2016
- Training session 1 : 4-day session from 11-15 July 2016
- Training session 2 : 3-day session from 23-26 August 2016
Check our special training page on this online platform for more information: //agriprofocus.com/two-to-trade-training
The EU also introduces its new instrument AGRIFI supporting inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth through increased investment in smallholder agriculture and agribusiness medium and small-scale enterprises. Here are the highlights of the meeting:
The 11th EDF Phase 2 will focus on:
- Diversification, Access to Markets and services for small scale farmers
- Support to Sustainable Agriculture
- Natural Resource Management
- Enabling Environment
- Food and Nutrition Security
- Agribusiness Development
The EDF will have several implementation modalities:
1. Call for proposals - these calls of proposals are open to NGOs, farmer organisatio... Read more
The budget for FY 2016/2017 has already been presented in parliament for approval and appropriation. It’s in this regard that a pre budget dialogue was held last week on 18th March 2016 to share the budget projections and expectations on the 2016/2017 national budget.
Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM) in partnership with Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSABG) organized this dialogue under the theme: ’The 5 Year Journey to transforming Uganda's Economy and the Prospects of the FY 2016/17 budget in addressing Today's economic challenges" at UMA Conference hall in Kampala.
A cross-section of stakeholders across the country attended including CSOs, community monitors, government ministries, policy makers, private sector organizations, academia, local governments, development partners, and the media participated in the dialogue. PELUM was represented by some of her members and farmers who deliberated on their expectations of the 2016/2017 budget.
Concerns in ag... Read more
Visiting World Bank officials asked Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA) to host a meeting where they could hear and learn from those in the private sector of Uganda how they saw the way forward for climate smart agricultural development. UAA gathered 16 private sector colleagues who we knew had good insight into and vision for agricultural development in Uganda: 6 farmers, 2 processors, 2 exporters, 2 providers of agribusiness development services, one provider of agribusiness ICT services, 2 managers of agribusiness incubators, and one provider of market information and networking services. All gave the World Bank officials their thoughtful input, including 6 women and 5 youth. Among the main conclusions: successful agricultural/agribusiness development depends on individuals who have a combination of passion for what they do, education on how to do it, and patient perseverance that is committed to a long-range view of their agricultural efforts as a business.
The International Growth Centre (THEIGC) in collaboration with FtF EEA has organized the dissemination/policy dialogue workshop on Wednesday 16, September 2015 at the Protea Hotel, Kampala. THEIGC has got new research that provides concrete evidence of the nature, scale and implications of the quality problem in agricultural inputs in Uganda. THEIGC is disseminating this research to all stakeholders in the agriculture sector. This event will also facilitate a policy dialogue on this matter between GOU and the private sector, academia and Development Partners so that together solutions can be identified.
The purpose of this note is to invite your participation, hence, contribution to this dialogue.
Your consideration of this matter is highly appreciated.
Find details here