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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted yesterday at 04:20

EOWE publication series: Empowering women in agribusiness through social and behaviour change


The success of women in agribusiness is not only determined by the level of access to resources and business assets, but also by gendered-specific behaviour and roles, which influences women’s decision-making power and control around these resources and business assets. Tackling the inequalities that exist between men and women in many rural agricultural societies therefore also requires a change in the deeply entrenched gender norms that are at the root of these inequalities.

As an entry point to reflect on and transform restrictive gender norms and power relations, the EOWE programme of SNV Netherlands development Organisation organises facilitated Household Dialogues among targeted family and/or community members in Kenya and Vietnam to critically reflect and discuss around the key norms that prevent women from fully participating in and benefiting from economic activities.

The EOWE prog

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Shadrack Agaki This is an exemplary work by SNV, the communication model is simple but extremely effective. The communication model used here can be depended on to getting critical information on new technologies and innovations in agriculture to rural areas.  

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 June 2018 at 06:14

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Uganda is hiring

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is looking to hire qualified professionals for the Climate Smart East Africa Project for the following vacancies;

Position 1: Agronomist/Climate Smart Agriculture Advisor

Position 2: Senior Agribusiness Expert

Position 3: Transport Facilitator

Position 4: Manager Climate Innovation and Matching Grant Facility

Position 5: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Deadline: 21st June, 2018

Contract Duration : 3 years

Contract Type: Local (open to Ugandan nationals only)

Duty Stations: Kampala

Desired Start Date: July 2018

Note:

For qualifications and how to apply, please refer to the job profiles.


Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 8 June 2018 at 03:09

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT AT SNV Rwanda

Are you interested in joining an Organisation with a long-term commitment to fighting poverty? Would you like to work in a challenging environment and develop an international career focused on demonstrating shared core values that achieve results?

SNV Rwanda is looking for Horticulture district coordinators. These coordinators will be based in Rubavu, Korongi, or Muhanga district.

Find more information here and How to Apply


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 June 2018 at 09:15

AgriProFocus New Strategy presentation Meeting!!!

On Wednesday 9th May 2018 at Chez Lando Hotel, AgriProFocus Rwanda invited all Dutch members working in Rwanda to a half day workshop in which AgriProFocus Rwanda wanted to share with the members new directions of the network.

The objectives of the workshop were:

1. Sharing with Dutch members APF new strategy and annual plan 2018,

2. Co creating together with Dutch members what to collaboratively work on together that brings up member coalition.

3. Discuss on how AgriProFocus Rwanda can be relevant to Dutch members intervention in Agrifood sector

The workshop started with a welcoming message from the AgriProFocus Network Country Coordinator, Madam Sajji RYAKUNZE and a brief introduction about AgriProFocus new strategy and annual plan 2018. In her speech, Madam Sajji said that “The network is currently in a transition phase from Promoting Farmer Entrepreneurship to Making AgriBusiness work for Development. With this new strategy, AgriProFocus wi

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Roel Snelder Thanks for posting and seeing the good spirit. Looking forward to the synergy

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME The good is spirit there!Let's have a focus!

2 weeks 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 31 May 2018 at 01:56

Le Salon International de l'Agriculture du Mali ( SIAGRI) 

Le SIAGRI, Salon International de l’Agriculture, s’impose comme un rendez-vous majeur des acteurs du monde agricole malien, ceux de la sous-région et de l’international. La hollande très avancée dans le secteur Agroalimentaire était au cœur de cette 7ème édition qui s’est tenue du 05 au 13 Mai 2018 à Bamako. Au cœur de ce grand rendez-vous, un Pavillon Hollandais comportant plus d’une trentaine de Stands. Ce fut l’occasion pour les visiteurs de connaître les entreprises agroalimentaires néerlandaises, leurs partenaires au Mali et celles d’autres pays relevant de la juridiction de l’Ambassade des Pays Bas au Mali (Burkina Faso, Niger).

La cérémonie officielle, de ce grand rendez-vous est placée sous le haut patronage de Mr Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Président de la République. Le Chef de l’Etat, a témoigné de l’Excellence des relations de Coopération entre le Mali et les Pays-Bas, en v

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PARTNERS' DAY - HORTIMPACT & SWA PROGRAMMES

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  12 July 2018, All Day Event
  Nairobi

The Kenya Market led Horticulture Programme and Smart Water for Agriculture have been implementing several business cases led by a number of companies in order to stimulate horticulture sector development as well as promote innovative smart water technologies. In the various business cases, evidence shows that there are some components that are innovative in the Kenyan context, and there are plans to scale some of the successful business cases. In order to do this, stakeholders in the programmes and sector need to be informed on these business cases, the technologies and innovations, their economic and social impact at business and sector levels. On behalf of the two programmes, AgriProFocus is organisinga partner day on the 12th of July 2018.


The objectives of the Partner Day include:

· Sharing and exchange of experiences and results of business cases; the business models used and the potential for scale to relevant sector stakeholders;

· Promotion of partnerships and links

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 17 May 2018 at 12:53

SNV Zambia's Dairy Value Chain Project's 1st Edition Newsletter!

We are proud to announce the Zambia Dairy Value Chain Project's (ZDVCP) first newsletter. The newsletter serves to give updates of the progress of the work they are doing with Dairy farmers in the Southern Province of Zambia to increase their competitiveness.

The project is being implemented by SNV one of our network founding members, funded by GIZ, commissioned by the Federal Republic of Germany under the Green Innovations Centers Programme of the One World No Hunger Special Initiative.

ENJOY THE READ!

CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENT BELOW


Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 May 2018 at 01:37

Measuring the nutrition effects of food security and agriculture programs

Sharing approaches, metrics and practices.

This new brochure presents experiences and practical lessons of members of the Netherlands Working Group for International Nutrition (NWGN) (e.g. ICCO, SNV and KIT), and opportunities for action by NGOs, companies and public institutions. It summarises the findings from an internal workshop by NWGN in December 2017 held at KIT/Royal Tropical Institute. 

Support of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform helped realising this brochure.

The brochure will serve as input for an expert meeting with a key note by IFPRI this Thursday 17 May 2018 in The Hague. (fully booked) 

This is the link to the brochure: http://knowledge4food.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/nwgn_nutrition-metrics-publication180515.pdf


!Find the outcomes of the expert meeting on 17 May on www.knowledge4food.net soon.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 4 May 2018 at 12:25

PAVILLON HOLLANDAIS AU SIAGRI 2018

L’Ambassade du Royaume des Pays-Bas au Mali et son partenaire NABC soutiennent la participation d’une quarantaine d’entreprises du secteur Agricole à la 7ème Edition du Salon International de l’Agriculture à travers le PAVILLON HOLLANDAIS !

Le pavillon Hollandais est un espace qui offre aux entreprises néerlandaises la possibilité de présenter leurs produits, leur technologie et leur expertise aux visiteurs, de créer des réseaux et d'organiser des réunions B2B avec de (nouveaux) partenaires.

LE SALON INTERNATIONAL DE L’AGRICULTURE

Le SIAGRI permet donc à l’Ambassade du royaume des Pays-Bas au Mali à travers la facilitation du réseau AgriProFocus Mali de renforcer la compétitivité des produits agricoles, agroalimentaires et agroindustriels maliens et améliorer leur accès aux marchés nationaux et internationaux à travers un pavillon néerlandais de plus de 30 stands.

Le Pavillon Hollandais est un espace convivial qui réunit les

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Emicom Emicom Merci à l'Ambassade des Pays Bas au Mali et à son partenaire NABC pour cet espace très convivial très utile pour les entreprises

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Posted By in Dutch Working Group on Food Security
Posted 3 May 2018 at 11:39

Join the Food & Nutrition Security Advocacy Group!

Do you want to have a direct influence in Dutch policy making on Food and Nutrition Security? Join the AgriProFocus Food Security Advocacy group! Nout van der Vaart from Hivos explains the benefits and successes from last year in this video. 


Current members: ICCO, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Oxfam Novib, Hivos and Woord en Daad


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 26 April 2018 at 12:10

SNV VACANCIES

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation's Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Health and Development (USHHD) Project is looking to recruit for two positions:

1. Sanitation Business Advisor

2. Behaviour Change Communications (BCC) Advisor

View the attached document for the Terms of Reference (ToR)

Note: Apply by submitting your application letter and CV by email to zambia@snv.org by May 1st, 2018. Please note that all CV’s should be saved in the applicant’s full names e.g CV- Masuzyo Phiri and clearly state the position applied for in the subject line.


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!

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Maumo Mubila You're welcome! :-) 

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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!

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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 months 2 weeks ago

ugo sam Nwabuisi very great news.

2 months 4 days 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