Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 21 December 2018 at 01:48

Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia: Innovation Program 2019

Young Sustainable Impact Southeast Asia is seeking applications for Innovation Programme 2019 that focus on shaping applicant into a social innovator, and enabling applicant to work in strong teams to create lasting solutions to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). They specialize in forging strong regional teams and supporting them during their initial phases of running an impact company. By pushing the frontiers of online working, they bring together youths from across Southeast Asia to unite in their efforts to creating viable startups addressing pressing issues in the world.

Eligibility Criteria:

- 18 – 25 years old’s (they do encourage slight rule-breaking for those over 25)

- Residents of (or those born in) Southeast Asia

- Those with a passion for sustainability and/or their areas of expertise

- Those willing to apply as an individual to work in a diverse team of 3 co-founders

Application deadl

... Read more

Entrepreneurship College: SDG 2 Zero Hunger

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  08 November 2018, 17:30-19:00
  De Tropen café en restaurant, Mauritskade 64, 1092 AD Amsterdam

On a monthly basis, lectures are organized around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Every session we invite different guest speakers: academic experts and entrepreneurs working in the field of the SDGs. We will discuss root causes, challenges, relevant theories and important stakeholders, and above all the role of innovation and entrepreneurship to contribute to the realisation of the SDGs. So let’s go back to school, and immerse ourselves in knowledge for sustainability!

On the 8th of November Bram Jansen will give us an introduction to SDG 2: Zero Hunger. One out of four people still goes hungry in Africa. So what targets should we reach in 2030 to tackle hunger and malnutrition? And what is the current state of affairs? Jansen, researcher and lecturer at Wageningen University, is an adventurous anthropologist by heart who has done a great deal of research in the Horn of Africa. On the 8th, he will share his knowledg

... Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 August 2018 at 12:38

There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems

08/08/2018 - Press release

Food systems are situated at the crossroads between the many issues and contradictions surrounding sustainable development: food and nutritional security, human and ecosystem health, natural resource renewal, climate change, territorial dynamics, political stability, and social justice. An international group of experts, including researchers from CIRAD, is calling for profound changes in food systems in order to meet the sustainable development goals (SDGs) set by the UN in 2015, and the terms of the Paris Agreement on climate. The authors propose a four-pillar strategy.

"There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems". This call for change was issued by an international group of experts dubbed the "Milano Group" (see box), whose members have written an article published in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development.

Agriculture, the world's biggest e

... Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 7 February 2018 at 01:18

Social Enterprises Need To Align With Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have challenged both the public and private sector to amplify the outcomes of purpose-driven work. Part of this challenge involves aligning impact reporting – communicating the difference you have made – to the impact categories outlined in the SDGs. Globally, social enterprises are the carriers and medium of impact because of the very nature of their work, the model of their organisation and their intent to create change.

The SDGs will not be easy to achieve and, in the case of some goals, will necessitate complete transformation of existing systems and practices. Despite this challenge, however, the goals also represent an immense economic opportunity.

In essence, the SDGs can help businesses to connect their strategies with global priorities while also playing their part in ensuring that no one is left behind.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 January 2018 at 07:56

Ideas 4 action competition

The initiative is looking for local solutions to global 21st century problems.  A joint initiative between the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Ideas for Action Competition empowers young leaders worldwide to share their ideas for financing and implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For details please use the link  attached.

Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing Deriba Mekonnen Taddese

1 year 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 October 2017 at 10:43

The role of Soil in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Did you know soil plays a crucial role in achieving the global goals for sustainable development set by the UN in 2015? Read this article by SoilCares to learn more! 

About the Sustainable Development Goals

The concept of sustainable world was first formed in 1987 when the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development released the report Our Common Future. Sustainable development was then defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. However, it has been unclear how to make this idea operational. The acceptance of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN General Assembly in September 2015 was a crucial step because it translated the idea of sustainability into 17 concrete, measurable goals covering every aspect of life. The 17 Global Goals comprise 169 targets that aim to transform our world by 2030.

... Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 October 2017 at 12:37

Interview with Soil Scientist Johan Bouma

SoilCares interviewed professor Johan Bouma, a renowned soil scientist, about the importance of soil in creating a sustainable world and how SoilCares can contribute to it.

SoilCares talks about the importance of soil in creating a sustainable world with retired Professor Johan Bouma, a Dutch soil scientists with vast experience working for Wageningen University and Research Centre. He shares his views on soil’s role in attaining the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how SoilCares can relate to this and contribute to making the world more sustainable.

Professor Bouma, can you elaborate on the importance of soil in creating a more sustainable world?

Johan Bouma: "The concept of a sustainable world was first articulated in 1987 in the Brundtland Report. Nobody is against a sustainable world, of course, but in the past it was difficult to make it clear what a sustainable world really would entail and how to make it operational. I think the acceptance

... Read more

Anne Marie Kortleve Nice interview! Interesting read for your soil community in Ethiopia Meskerem Niesette RitmeesterSarah Assefa or Gizaw Legesse

1 year 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2017 at 09:09

[Report] The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

The vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food supplies are stable and all people have access to adequate nutrition and health. The start of the 2030 Agenda coincided with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025), adding impetus to these commitments by providing a time-bound, cohesive framework for action.

This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, the report will monitor progress towards

... Read more

Paul Marivate Thanks. I am currently writing an academic working paper on food security. I am also engaged in food security projects in the Limpopo Province in South Africa 

1 year 1 month ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 June 2017 at 01:18

Agriculture is at the heart of the SDGs!

The clock is ticking to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. One sector offers a broad solutions to the interconnected challenges of hunger - learn more about agriculture's pivotal role in the SDGs:


abdoulaye keita Salut comment allez vous ? 

1 year 7 months ago

Daoulata MAIGA Slt nous allons très bien et vous même, bienvenue sur le réseau.

1 year 7 months ago

Akibodé Djodji

Very nice video that makes me proud to work in the field of agriculture to meet so many challenges.I realize that agriculture is a highway that leads us in 2030 to the objectives of sustainable development Thank you Anne Marie for sharing

1 year 7 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 30 May 2017 at 07:06

Agribusiness and de SDG's 

How the agribusiness sector in ASEAN can embrace the Sustainable Development Goals 

CSR Asia, Oxfam and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) jointly published a report to highlight the role of the agribusiness sector in the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture. 

There is an expectation that businesses - including agribusinesses - will use their resources, capabilities and creativity in delivering real solutions to these global challenges. Private business activity, investment and innovation are seen as the major drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation. In the region, there is a need for businesses to adopt a more sustainable strategy for growth, not only looking for eco

... Read more

Unlocking the Potential of Ethiopian Soils for the SDGs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  30 March 2017 - 09:00 to 31 March 2017 - 17:00
  EIAR, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

Annual conference of the Ethiopian Society of Soil Science. Event open to old and first-time dues paying members.


INVITATION to attend EBAFOSA Tanzania National Branch Launch

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  26 August 2016, All Day Event

Greetings from EBAFOSA Tanzania Secretariat!

We very grateful to bring your kind attention the event of Official EBAFOSA Launch in Tanzania.

Kindly find the attached letter of invitation for your immediate response!
We are honoured to host you all at the event.
Let us (you and me) do whatever possible to make the event a success.

The event will take place on undefined and all stakeholders who have registered as EBAFOSA members will be invited to participate.

If you have not done so, please register your organization today via our website: