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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 April 2018 at 03:32

CONSULTANCY OPPORTUNITY AT SNV RWANDA

SNV Rwanda is seeking a qualified consultancy firm/consultant to conduct an Identification of buyers of fruits and vegetables for the HortINVEST Project in the six targeted districts. 

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit the proposal, all documents in English to the following email address: snvrwanda.recruitment@gmail.com not later than Friday 20thApril 2018, by COB.

N.B.: Please send proposals that contains three referees as you apply with position title as subject.

Use the PDF file attached to find the expected deliverables with details: 



Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 12 April 2018 at 03:48

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Vacancies

SNV seeks talented, entrepreneurial, result-oriented and experienced professionals who will lead their Rwanda, Niger and Cameroon country teams in realizing the implementation of high-quality programs in SNV’s sectors. SNV offers the successful candidates a challenging position in a highly dynamic environment. 

APPLY HERE FOR RWANDA COUNTRY DIRECTOR

APPLY HERE FOR NIGER COUNTRY DIRECTOR

APPLY HERE FOR CAMEROON COUNTRY DIRECTOR

Deadline 29th April 2018

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Maumo Mubila, thanks for sharing the opportunity with us!

3 days 23 hours ago

Maumo Mubila You're welcome! :-) 

1 day 6 hours ago

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NL Launch IFPRI 2018 Global Food Policy Report

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  18 April 2018, 14:00-17:00
  The Hague

The IFPRI 2018 Global Food Policy Report was officially launched in Washington, DC on 20 March. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality are organizing the launch event in the Netherlands in close cooperation with IFPRI and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.

Shenggen Fan, Director General of IFPRI, will introduce the report and Reina Buijs, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will share her first impressions. The presentation of the report will be followed by a multi-stakeholder panel discussion.

Link to full information on event: 

http://knowledge4food.net/event/nl-launch-ifpri-2018-global-food-policy-report/

Link to the IFPRI 2018 Global Food Policy Report: https://gfpr.ifpri.info/



Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 07:59

REGISTER NOW - Network Day 2018 - PUSH YOUR LUCK!  

Friday April 13th an unlucky day? Not if you join our first Network Day of 2018. This afternoon will be filled with inspiring sessions, creative journeys and unexpected networking opportunities; experience what the AgriProFocus network has to offer!

PROGRAM:

13.00 - 14.00 - TEDxAPF

Speaker 1: TOINE TIMMERMANS - Wageningen UR
Mr. Post Harvest Loss himself will spark our conversation on recurring food losses.

Speaker 2: MARIA VAN DER HEIJDEN - MVO Nederland
This 'woman on wings' will inspire us with a disruptive talk on Gender


14.15 - 16.15 - MAKE IT MATTER - GENDER

Is addressing gender issues just a checkbox or can it be a key driving force for social and business development in agriculture? How can you practically integrate gender in your work and profit from it? Join us in finding the answers. During the session our members KIT, Oxfam Novib and RVO will present an interesting case related to gender in value chains. During round tables yo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 April 2018 at 05:17

How to set-up business hubs for women entrepreneurs in rural areas


By providing information and advice on business start-up procedures, available resources of finance, technology and manpower and in some cases office space and facilities at a low rent, business hubs can support women-led start-ups through the tricky early stages. In many cities around the world, business hubs are popping up and providing support to (especially young) women to kick-start their own businesses. However, in rural areas business hubs are less frequently seen. In addition, most existing business hubs do not take gendered differences in terms of access, barriers and opportunities into account. What types of services could support rural women in the start-up and development of their business? Who will run/host a rural business hub? And how will it be financed?

These questions are currently being explored by the programme team of the ‘Enhancing Opportunities for Women's Enterprises’ programme. The programme is being implemented between 2016 and 2020 in Kenya and Vietnam with fun

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Resy! I also added the countries Kenya, Myanmar and Indonesia to your post, I think it is very interesting for these country networks to read and learn about the programme as well!

2 weeks 2 days ago

Resy Vermeltfoort  Thank you Anne Marie, for spreading the news about our programme. The programme is also being implemented in Kenya. In the coming months, we will share updates from Kenya on our activities to boost women entrepreneurship in rural areas.

2 weeks 2 days ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi very great news.

3 days 21 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 23 March 2018 at 01:28

DAIRY SECTOR IN HAI WILL SOON TAKE A NEW POSITIVE TURN

AgriProFocus Tanzania in collaboration with SNV Tanzania and PUM organized 4 learning labs in Hai District Kilimanjaro region with the aim of improving the knowledge and expertise of dairy practitioners for increased productivity in the dairy sector. Participants  were from 4 cooperatives namely, Lyamungu Dairy cooperative, Nronga Women dairy Cooperative, Kalali women dairy cooperative and Marukeni Women Cooperative.These interactive training included morning field visits and in class training with a advice from the expert. The learning labs covered topics such as:

1. Feeds and fodder

2. Animal General health 

3. Animal  Reproductive Health

The farmers were very impressed with this kind of training that gave them an opportunity to reflect on their day to day practices while highlighting loop holes that might have led to low productivity. Such loops holes include the structure of the cow shed. Traditionally dairy farmers inh

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Juma Bruno Ngomuo Safi sana

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 8 March 2018 at 10:15

Working together to enhance food security and business opportunities through food waste and food loss reduction in a changing climate

Sustainable Inclusive Business alongside SOCCA and SNV facilitated a parallel session "Enhancing Food Security and Business Opportunities Through Food Waste, Loss Reduction and Quality in a Changing Climate" during last year's Annual Network Day.

The objective of this session was to identify business opportunities to ehnance food security by cutting on Food Waste, Food Losses and increasing Quality across the agriculture value chain. There were great suggestions on how to go about it, as detailed in the attached report. 

Key higlights:

• Mindset change – move from agriculture is agribusiness

• Quality standards

• Linking all aspects of the value chain

• IT & Innovation are keys to successful solutions

• Consumer awareness

• Leaders to start the change

See the attached report for more detailed information. You are most welcome to share your thou

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 6 March 2018 at 12:22

International Women's Day is coming. Let's get ready. March 8, 2018

INTERNATIONAL Women's Day seeks to celebrate women's achievements, as well as act as a catalyst for change when it comes to gender equality.

The UN theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”  Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Under the Gender in Valuechains platform, AgriProFocus provides an important moment to showcase commitment to women's equality, launch new initiatives and action, celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness, highlight gender parity gains and more. 

The day is celebrated and supported globally by industry, governments, educational institutions,

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 21 February 2018 at 09:14

Appels à propositions de projets

La SNV, Organisation Néerlandaise de Développement (SNV Bénin), dans le cadre du programme OmiDelta Fonds Acteurs Non Etatiques (ANE) financé par le Programme Eau de l’Ambassade du Royaume des Pays-Bas à Cotonou, lance deux (02) appels à propositions de projets pour le financement des actions d’opérationnalisation de la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Eau (GIRE) dans le sous-bassin de la Basse et Moyenne Vallée de l’Ouémé (BMVO) et en particulier le delta côtier.

Ces appels à propositions de projets s’adressent aux Acteurs Non Etatiques Nationaux et Internationaux conformément aux spécifications des lignes directrices.

Les lignes directrices et leurs annexes peuvent être consultées sur le site http://www.snv.org/update/omidelta-non-state-actors-fund-announcement-calls-proposals-integrated-water-resource

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Dairy Learning Lab - Hai District

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  12 March 2018 to 20 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Machame, Hai District, Kilimanjaro

AgriProFocus Tanzania in partnership with SNV- the Netherlands Development Organisation and PUM – Netherlands Senior Experts are organizing a dairy learning lab in Machame Ward in Hai District.

About the Learning Lab

A dairy learning lab is a network approach that boosts the exchange and learning among dairy

professionals. A learning lab is a two day session on specific topics. Typically, one learning

lab day has the following elements concerning one topic.

a) Morning guided farm visit

b) Q&A session on observations with expert

c) Afternoon class with theoretical backgrounds, exchange of experience.


 These learning lab will take place in 3 dairy cooperatives in Machame Ward of Hai District. The dairy cooperatives involved are;Nronga, Kalali and Marukeni dairy cooperatives.

 In each lab, a maximum of 30 farmers and cooperative staff will participate.


The major topics for the learning labs are:

● Pasture Management (Feeds and Fodder)

● Animal reproductive health

● General animal health

Th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 February 2018 at 02:34

Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture visits AgriProFocus

On Friday February 9, Marjolijn Sonnema, Director General of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality visited the AgriProFocus office in Utrecht. She was curious to find out more about our network; who are our members, what drives us and how can the ministry and AgriProFocus work more together on agriculture and food security?

We wanted to present the broad variety of members and activities of our network. We invited members in Utrecht and set up a live video connection with Uganda and Benin. Our coordination teams there had invited network members and partners that are involved in the Benin “Uplifting the Fish Value Chain in Benin” program and in the Uganda PAINT program, two strong examples of how AgriProFocus facilitates Dutch, national and international partners to work together on common goals and agendas.

Thanks to the live connection a lively discussion sparked between the guests in Utrecht, Uganda an

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Akibodé Djodji Congratulations , Utrecht team, I see that this visit opens the door to a greater collaboration with the new ministry  of agriculture. Thanks to the team of Benin and Uganda for sharing your activities Together we will make agribusiness work for developpement  in Mali and the rest of the world

2 months 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 26 January 2018 at 07:38

Son Excellence l'Ambassadeur Pays-Bas au Mali visite le Pavillon Hollandais FEBAK 2018

Malgré l’ emploi du temps très chargé de Son Excellence Mr JOLKE OPPEWAL, l’Ambassadeur du Royaume  des Pays-Bas au Mali accompagné de son chargé des affaires économiques Mr Mamadou Landouré ,du Vice-Président de la CCIM et du Coordinateur de votre réseau AgriProFocus Mali, il a visité ce jeudi 25 Janvier 2018, toutes les entreprises néerlandaises présentes au pavillon néerlandais et d’autres stands stratégiques de la FEBAK 2018 ( Foire d'Exposition Internationale de Bamako) .

Après cette visite guidée, c’est devant les chefs de réseau, ONGs, Projets/programmes et des entreprises néerlandaises que Son Excellence a reçu une distinction honorifique appelée CIWARA de la part des entreprises néerlandaises pour service rendu et du bon partenariat entre nos deux pays.

 Vive le partenariat Pays-BAS-Mali

Akibodé Djodji As far as possible,EKN combines assistance and trade to contribute to sustainable global economic growth that benefits the entire malian population including the poorest and most vulnerable group.Their action aims to expand and improve acces to international marketsstrengthen the malian private sector boost trade and investmentincrease tax fairnesssustain comercial and production chain

2 months 5 days ago

Okello Ejedio APPLICATION STATUS: IN PROGRESSYour application approval is in progress.Application ID388103585

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 December 2017 at 03:56

How to boost women entrepreneurship?


This question was addressed during a National Platform organised on December 14th by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Vietnam. The Platform connected and facilitated knowledge exchange between women entrepreneurs, policy makers & local governments. 

The Platform also marked the official kick-off of the National Women-led Business Start-up Programme (NWBSP), which aims to support women in business start-up and innovation in 63 provinces in Vietnam. The Programme will be implemented by the Vietnam Women’s Union between 2017 and 2025, with support from international and governmental organisations, enterprises and local partners. 

http://bit.ly/2BnZSFl 

 #FlowNL #EOWE #SDG5 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 8 December 2017 at 11:11

Capitalisation du programme PAD2SA

Dans le but de pérenniser les acquis du Programme d’Appui au Développement des Services d’Affaires dans le Secteur Agricole (PAD2SA) mis en oeuvre par la SNV Bénin, AgroBusiness Center a réalisé un film documentaire sur l'accès au financement de ses bénéficiaires.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 December 2017 at 02:19

The Scaling Scan

The Scaling Scan is a tool to help you to analyze, reflect on, and sharpen your scaling ambition and approach.

This scan was presented and discussed during a seminar hosted by PPPLab on 30 November 2017 in the Netherlands. The notes of the presentations and discussion are presented below.

Introduction - Jan Ubels and Floortje Jacobs (SNV)

Scaling is needed for a variety of reasons: reaching more people, higher efficiencies, achieving system change. A new scan to assess the potential for scaling was developed by PPPLab, and it includes 5 key concepts:

1. Delivery mechanisms. It is about the delivery mechanism(s) for a range of elements that enable the adoption and sustainability of the improved solution or practice (so, not the technical solution only). So it is not what you scale, but how you scale it.

2. Horizontal and vertical scaling. Horizontal : rolling out, replication to as many people as possible. Vertical scaling, is about the other system levels (solution, organization

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 November 2017 at 04:23

Implementing large scale inclusive agribusiness programs

Sound solutions for critical challenges

On request of network members, AgriProFocus organised a small-scale expert meeting  on November 8th at RVO. The meet-up focussed on mutual learning and jointly looking for solutions for critical issues and challenges from practice that network members experience with the implementation of large-scale, inclusive agribusiness programmes. Two programmes with specific challenges and questions were presented by members.

1. Brokering successful 4P partnerships

By Nico Janssen, SNV netherlands development organisation

In this programme, funded by IFAD, SNV and consortium partners develop best practises on establishing Public - Private - Producer partnerships through Provision of brokering services. See the following link for the introduction and more information http://www.snv.org/project/partnering-value-4p.

The Issue

Finding new ways to finance middle size, emerging (and growing) local agribusinesses with a capital re

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 November 2017 at 11:24

Thanks to the just concluded AgriProFocus Uganda training of youth in Agriculture on financial access at SNV,  because our group is now registering as a company to enjoy the many financial opportunities that we were opened-up to. BIG UP.

Janine Schoeman Dear Ambrose, thank you for sharing this positive feedback. Congratulations on the registration! Good luck with your endeavors. 

4 months 4 weeks ago

ambrose kamya We are r'lly grateful Janine. We just request that Agri Pro Focus gives us alot more of this.

4 months 4 weeks ago

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Défis de l’agrobusiness au Bénin

Event posted by in Jeunesse et entrepreneuriat Bénin
  05 December 2017, 09:00-14:00
  Salle de conférence Azalaï Hôtel

Nous avons l’honneur de vous inviter à l’atelier de capitalsiation du programme AgroBusiness Center. Il aura lieu le mardi 05 Décembre 2017 à la salle de conférence de l’hôtel AZALAI à partir de 09h00.

En effet, la SNV Bénin exécute à travers AgroBusiness Center (ABC) le programme intitulé Programme d’Appui au Développement des Services d’Affaires dans le Secteur Agricole (PAD2SA). Ce programme financé par l’Ambassade du royaume des Pays-Bas près le Bénin, d’une durée de quatre (4) ans 2013-2017, a pour objectif de contribuer à l’accroissement du revenu des acteurs directs notamment les commerçants, les distributeurs, les exportateurs, les transformateurs, les producteurs, les commanditaires et les utilisateurs des services d’affaires. Durant la mise en œuvre du programme, des avancées notables ont été relevées en matière de facilitation d’accès au financement, de mise en marché. Toutefois, beaucoup de difficultés ont été relevées. Certaines

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 October 2017 at 09:07

Smart Water For Agriculture Program: Transforming Lives In Kenya

I have read through a report prepared after SNV’s Smart water for Agriculture (SWA) learning event that took place on 18 September 2017 in Nairobi Kenya; it is clear new technologies in water harvesting, storage, and usage would lead to transformation of lives. This new knowledge and technologies if embraced would lead to eradication of poverty and ensure food security.

In the report one thing is evident – change of tact in SWA programs is necessary if we have to achieve SDGs No. 1,2 &13 . According to National irrigation Board (NIB) in Kenya, The government is re-looking into policies that have existed on irrigation, which have not borne fruits with intention of instituting changes. In fact the government is now seeking to empower and encourage private sector as strategic partners to take a bigger role in spearheading smart Water Agriculture technologies and practices.

Given that Agriculture is a devolved function in Ken

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Shadrack! I really like your contributions that gives us more insight on how we can make agribusiness work for development!

5 months 3 weeks ago

Shadrack Agaki Anne Marie Kortleve thanks for complement. We all have an obligation to share information that can help the network deliver on its  promise.

5 months 3 weeks ago

Dorina Prech Many thanks for sharing this Shadrack! I also agree with Anne Marie that your contributions provides insights on how we can all work together to make agribusiness work for development. Keep up the good work! 

5 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 23 October 2017 at 01:22

"Give up speaking for communities" - V4CP

Voice for Change partnership launch was held on the 29th of September 2017 at the Sarova Panafric Hotel. It was an auspicious event that brought on board sixty five stakeholders drawn from national and county government departments, community based and national CSOs, research, think tanks and international development organizations.

The programme addressed four issues namely: food and nutrition safety, resilience, renewable energy, water, sanitation and hygiene. The day's programme was divided into several sessions aimed at getting perspectives from different stakeholders.

Mr Irungu Houngton, the Executive Director of Chapter One Kenya while giving his perspective on the role of CSOs in development noted that civil society organizations are at the front seat of the country's future as they point out issues that are not protecting the rights of citizens. He further noted that CSOs are at the voice of citizens at the local, national and intern

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