Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 24 March 2016 at 03:02


Deadline: 04th April 2016

SNV has launched a multi-country and multi-sector project on Evidence Based Advocacy (EBA) in partnership and agreement with Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS). This five-year project aims to strengthen capacities of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to advocate for a conducive enabling environment in WASH, Renewable Energy, Food and Nutrition Security and Resilience.

The overall aim of the Food and Nutrition Security Theory of Change is “To improve food security and nutrition at scale for all members of society, and for mothers and young children in particular, to ensure sustainable and equitable food and nutrition security for future generations”.

SNV Rwanda is looking for CSOs that can be partners in this project. We like to engage with CSO’s that have experiences in food security and nutrition that are motivated to contribute&nbs

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ELIAS NELLY This is very interested.

2 years 9 months ago

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 23 March 2016 at 12:47

Annonce: Offre de petites subventions pour les Entrepreneurs/Innovateurs sociaux et les
Organisations des jeunes.

La SNV a reçu un financement de l’USAID pour la mise en œuvre du Projet YouthAdvocacy, Women, Works and Alliances /YAWWA dans les Régions de Zinder, Maradi, Niamey, Agadez et Diffa.

Une partie du fonds est destinée à accorder de petites subventions aux entrepreneurs/ innovateurs sociaux et organisations des jeunes présentant des projets innovants.

Déjà 9 entrepreneurs/innovateurs sociaux et organisations des jeunes dans nos 5 régions d’intervention ont bénéficiés des subventions d’un coût total de 34 350 000 FCFA au titre de l’an1 YAWWA.

Nous invitons tous ceux qui sont intéressés à bien vouloir soumettre leur proposition à partir 10 Mars 2016 au 1er Juin 2016 date de clôture. Les canevas de demande de subvention peuvent être retirés et déposer une fois remplis du Lundi au Vendredi pendant les heures de service aux lieux ci-a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 3 March 2016 at 10:15

10,000 biogas plants to be installed in Tanzania with support from the Government & Norwegian Embassy

Following the implementation of 12,000 bio-digesters that benefited over 70,000 people, SNV, with support from the Tanzanian Government and the Norwegian Embassy, will install an additional 10,000 biogas plants from 2016 to 2018. This project will help to increase access to clean, modern energy in rural and peri-urban areas of the country.

Read about this story and many more on our brand new website. With a user-friendly interface, it provides quick access to all the information you need to learn about our work around the world. Sections include:

Find more about the SNV in the Newsletter Here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 24 February 2016 at 02:09

Compte rendu des Missions: Coaching business plan

Les jeunes entrepreneurs des régions de Segou,Mopti,Sikasso ,Kayes,Koulikoro et le District de Bamako , ont reçu une formation en Marketing et en Coaching Business Plan,dans le cadre des activités de renforcement de capacité et d’accompagnement des entrepreneurs Agricoles potentiels pour l’élaboration, la finalisation et le coaching des plans d’affaires. Agri Pro Focus et ses partenaires : Fair & Sustainable et le Fonds CANADIEN D'INITIATIVES LOCALES ont conduit cette série de formation.
Les différentes formations ont concerné les modules du marketing, et le coaching du plan d’affaires bancable dans les régions de :

La FINAGRI 2016 va ainsi enregistrer une forte participation des acteurs clef du monde agricole, dont :

- Les exposants de stands, au nombre de 40,

- Les visiteurs des expositions de stands, ,

- Les professionnels et participants aux Conférences thématiques.

Cette 3eme édition du FINAGRI se tient dans un

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Annette van Andel Le 8 mars! La Finagri est une tres bonne occasion pour celebrer, et preter attention a la journee internationale de la femme en generale et l'acces aux financement des femmes d'affaires dans le secteur agricole en particulier.

2 years 10 months ago

Georges Djodji Akibodé Les rencontres thématiques du FINAGRI servent aussi de cadre de partage, et de restitution des différentes études commanditées par le réseau AgriProFocus tel le " rapport sur l’état des lieux de la problématique de l’accès au financement des femmes au Mali : Le cas de la région de Kayes" Etude conduite par Mme Nobre qui est une Consultante Indépendante - Spécialiste Genre Chaîne de valeurs Agricoles - E-mail :

2 years 10 months ago

BENGALY Oudou Merci Mister Georges pour cette pensée mérité aux femmes du monde entier, on est ensemble!

2 years 10 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 February 2016 at 11:49

Horticultural Production Innovations

Chapter of the overall report of "Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture" November 2015

During the regional conference organised in Rwanda, two breakout sessions concentrated on production innovations. The current post includes links to the powerpoint presentations used during this session, which was chaired by SNV's Rik van Keulen and Anja de Feijter, and included contributions of a number of Dutch companies and experts participating in a NABC trade mission.

A full report of the conference is available HERE.

Please find the powerpoints of key note presentations here:

Demand Driven vegetable breeding for Africa. Adrian Roelofs – RijkZwaan, Tanzania

Importance of nursery raising in vegetable productions. Anja De Feijter – SNV, Uganda

The African Greenhouse. Anne Elings – Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), Netherlands

Safe solutions for increased crop health, resilience and productionPatrick Koome – Koppert Biological System

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Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Thanks Much Nicole. I have just shared the same via twitter to Koppert and the rest

2 years 11 months ago

ELYSE MUHORAKEYE Thanks Nicole for sharing

2 years 11 months ago

Abdul R Kagonji Thank you Nicole for sharing such a valuable report. Definitely, I have learned a lot from it.

2 years 11 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 29 January 2016 at 06:07

Report Artificial Insemination Model Assessment is out now!

AgriProFocus together with The Dairy Association of Zambia, Agriterra and SNV have finalised the report on the assessment on viable models for artificial insemination  (AI) in the dairy sector.

On the basis of this research, the members will design new interventions in 2016 that can improve the uptake of AI including improved animal health and feeding. AgriProFocus will also use these findings to develop new content for the Dairy Learning Labs.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 20 January 2016 at 03:38


Are you interested in joining an international organisation with a long term commitment to sustainable development?

At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. Our global team of advisors use their specialist expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today

SNV agriculture programme promotes climate smart value chain development and inclusive business. We broker inclusion of smallholder farmers, and develop competitive and equitable value chains, for improved income and food security. Promoting sustainable economic opportunities for women and youth takes a central place in SNV’s work. As our agriculture programme in Uganda continues to grow, we are looking for dynamic professionals to fill the following positions

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 January 2016 at 08:33

Youth Entrepreneurship Training: Done in December 2015

On the 17th, 19th and 21st December 2015, a 3days training entitled ‘Youth entrepreneurship training’ took place at Ninzi Hill Hotel/ Kacyiru, Kigali. The training aimed at providing the knowledge, skills and attitudes in entrepreneurship that will best meet the youth employment needs and develop positive attitude towards self employment, judicious use of material and time on the field. 

The Youth entrepreneurship training was jointly organized by AgriProFocus Rwanda in Partnership with SNV. The contents of the training mainly focused on: Self Assessment Sessions, Entrepreneurial Competencies, Assessing Business Opportunities, Business Management Sessions and various instructive, entertaining and relaxing games and exercises (Kind of sessions that enable to be equipped with useful knowledge and skills needed to start up new ventures).

Among 68 applicants, only 30 candidates were selected to attend the training and 25 youths who f

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Clet IYAMENYE NIBEHO This sounds wonderful!!! My sincere congratulations to #AgriProFocus Rwanda and #SNV. for the amazing job you are doing equipping the Rwandan #youth with these skills that matter today!! Keep up the good job. Our #agriculture sector has a bright future.

2 years 12 months ago

Georges Djodji Akibodé Merci chère Elyse pour ce partage. La problématique de l’insertion des jeunes, dans le tissu économique de manière générale et dans le secteur agricole de manière particulière est au cœur de toutes les stratégies et dispositifs d’emploi des jeunes dans les pays en développement, eu égard, d’une part á l’arrivée massive sur le marché d’emploi de cette frange de population chaque année (180 000 jeunes ruraux arrivent sur le marché du travail au Mali), et d’autre part au fort potentiel d’insertion que constitue l’Agriculture.Le réseau AgriProFocus Mali mène un travail appréciable pour l'attractivité du secteur agricole comme alternative à l’émigration . La prochaine édition du salon du financement de l'agriculture prévue du 08 au 10 Mars à Sikasso sera une grande opportunité offerte aux jeunes entrepreneurs pour des rencontres B2B avec les banques et IMF du Mali.ON EST ENSEMBLE

2 years 11 months ago

Posted By in Horticulture
Posted 6 January 2016 at 11:08



The final report is now available!

AgriProFocus in collaboration with SNV and Agri-Business Incubation Trust presented this report in the form of an investment guide at the Regional Horticulture Event in Rwanda in November to attract investors from the region to Zambia.

As a result of the study AgriProFocus will organize an Innovation Community meeting with stakeholders interested to find solutions to the issues raised. If you are interested to participate please contact us at and we will provide you details for this upcoming meeting. 

Emmanuel M Gondwe Very interesting report Claire, would like to be part of the innovative meeting.

3 years 1 week ago

Claire van der Kleij Hi Emmanuel. You are welcome to join the next meeting. we will announce it on the platform so keep an eye on it!

3 years 1 week ago

Emmanuel M Gondwe Definitely will, thank you

3 years 1 week ago

MUNKUNDIRE Samuel how could attend those mentioned events?

2 years 11 months ago

Claire van der Kleij Hi Samuel. Thanks for your interest. We announce our events on this website. So keep an eye on our events page!

2 years 11 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 17 December 2015 at 02:09

Dairy Learning Labs Tanzania: Feeds, Animal Health and Reproduction

The dairy learning labs held from 23rd November to 1st December 2015 in Tanga and Arusha were co-organised by SNV, AgriProFocus, Tanzania Association of Milk Producers (TAMPRODA), Tanga Dairy Platform, Tengeru Livestock Training Agency (LITA), ECHO, and facilitated by PUM expert. With topics on feeds, animal health and reproduction, the learning labs aims at reviewing and sharing materials and methods used for training dairy farmers and to jointly improve existing practices among dairy practitioners and professionals. A total of 105 participants attended the learning labs. 

Find the report of the dairy learning lab HERE


Training opportunity

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  17 December 2015 - 08:00 to 19 December 2015 - 17:00
  Ninzi Hill Hotel

Are you a graduate from Agriculture domain or/and high institutions in related fields? 

Are you interested in agribusiness sector? 

Are you below 30 years? 

This is for you!!! 

AgriProFocus Rwanda in partnership with SNV are organizing a 3-day training in entrepreneurship in order to stimulate the most interested and motivated youth to build competencies in agricultural entrepreneurship and have a level to decide on which viable agribusiness ideas to develop.

Applications are closed now

If your answer to the above questions is YES,  Click here to read more

Posted By in Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture
Posted 25 November 2015 at 04:18

Promoting Innovation & Trade in Horticulture has started!

The first day of the Exhibition is a fact. One of the highlights was the Matchmaking event, organised by NABC and AgriProFocus. 

The Dutch Horticulture business-delegation that is visiting Rwanda met new business contacts, clients or partners active in the horticulture sector today @ the Holland Lounge at the Expo Grounds (see picture).

Dutch ompanies involved were:  Orinso, Bosman van Zaal, Hoogendoorn, Koppert Biological Systems, RijkZwaan, DLV Plant, Holland Green Tech, TAHMO, Wageningen-UR, BoP Inc, SNV, Greenport Holland, Agriterra.

We will update you soon with more info coming from Kigali, Rwanda!

Rita Kusasira We are sure waiting!

3 years 1 month ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 25 November 2015 at 01:34

New Job Opportunities in Ethiopia

Dear Members,

Please find a number of job opportunities from various National and International Organizations, such as ATA, SNV, HoAREC&N, Save the Children, CARE Ethiopia, Carana Corporation, TETRA TECH, and so on.

Each jobs has their own application deadlines which you can see in brackets, and the shortest is November 30 and the longest is December 18.

For more details on job descriptions and on how to apply, please click on each jobs.

Please share this post to others and expand your network!

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

Project Team Leader - Tef International Market Access (TIMA) Project (Deadline: Nov 30)

Recruitment, Training and Professional Development Specialist, Analytics Team (Deadline: Nov 30)

Senior Project Officer - Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Expert (PPD) (Deadline: Dec 4)

Programmer Analyst (Deadline: Dec 4)


Senior Technical Specialists (Deadline: Nov 30)


Deputy Chief of Party (Dea

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 October 2015 at 07:39

Farmers crack finance to business deals with financial service providers, during the Agricultural Finance Fair held on the 22nd and 23rd October 2015 in Mbale _Eastern part of Uganda

AgriProFocus Innovation Community on Access to Finance in partnership with Financial Access, SNV, GIZ-AGRUFIN, Uhuru Institute, Feed the Future, The Hunger Project Uganda, AMFIU, VECO East Africa and Mbale District Local Government convened a regional finance fair with an overall objective of linking Farmer entrepreneurs to Financial Service Solutions; for Increased Productivity and Profitability.

The two day fair attracted over 300 participants that included but not limited to producer organizations, financial service providers, agribusiness entrepreneurs and professionals, farmer organizations, insurance providers, cooperators, NGOs focusing on agribusiness and other agricultural value chain actors.

during the fair, both farmer groups and individual farmer entrepreneurs had an opportunity to interact with dif

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Posted By in Dairy StakeHolders Event
Posted 19 October 2015 at 11:22


                                              THEME: "DRINK MILK FOR GOOD HEALTH"

Under the umbrella of AgriProFocus Uganda Network, Dairy Development Authority (DDA), Send a Cow, Heifer International/East African Dairy Development (EADD), Netherlands Development Organization (SNV), and Renaissance Livestock network (RELINE), Brookside Dairies/Sameer organized a two day dairy stakeholders’ event.

360 (279 males and 81 females) attended the event and these comprised of processors, input dealers for drugs, pasture management, agrochemicals and fertilizers; individual farmers, farmers’ organizations, dairy cooperatives, financial institutions, providers of agro-machinery, equipment and to

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 28 September 2015 at 02:10

Vacancy Announcement: SNV Rwanda (Deadline: 02/10/2015)

Project advisor in Youth Business Skills and Enterprise Development

The "Opportunities for Youth Employment" (OYE) financed by The MasterCard foundation and implemented by SNV is looking for an energetic and challenged professional in the areas of Business Administration, Economics, Sustainable Development, or similar with experience in business development and enterprise creation. She/he, will need to bring youth towards their (self-) employment by encouraging, mentoring, coaching, transferring knowledge and providing business technical support for enterprise development in Rwanda.

For more information, read the attached Terms of References


Golden Jubilee SNV Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  02 October 2015, 12:30-16:00

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is celebrating its Golden Jubilee on Friday 2nd October, 2015. Not only is this a celebration of SNV’s 50 years in development globally, 2015 also marks SNV’s 50th year in Zambia making the organisation one of the country’s most consistent development partners.

SNV has undergone many changes in our approach to development aid and we have become an organisation that builds local people’s capacities and develops smart and sustainable market-based solutions for progress. Our ambition as SNV is to strengthen the ability within Zambia to provide high quality development services to organisations that work towards poverty alleviation in a lasting manner. These local service providers are increasingly taking the lead in the development processes and SNV values their importance and therefore supports their advancement. Our successes in Zambia would not have been possible without these key local service providers, and the global and local partners w

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The 2015 Finance Fair-Mbale: Farming: a Paying Business!!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  22 October 2015 to 23 October 2015 - All Day Event
  Maluku Council Hall –Mbale District

Farmer entrepreneurship has been underscored as an important competence that farmers will need to drive themselves out of poverty. This idea recognizes that Agriculture which employs over 75% of Uganda’s population will not lead to the annual 6% sector growth (Malabo declaration June 2014), unlike farmers take on a business mind-set as opposed to current subsistence form of farming in the sub-Saharan Africa.

However; majority still practice subsistence farming with associated barriers, and still consider farming as a way of life with limited prospects of fostering their efforts to break the rhetoric. There is therefore; need to bridge the gap by facilitating a business to finance interactions and relationships for improved productivity and profitability.

It’s against such a background that the AgriProFocus Innovation Community on Access to Finance in partnership with The Hunger Project (THP), Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU), GIZ, SNV and other partners is org

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 4 September 2015 at 11:48

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is looking for a Project Administrator Lira

At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development.

Starting out in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 countries across Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of advisors use their specialist expertise in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today. SNV has been working in Uganda since 1989 and is currently working in 108 districts. Our advisory services are in line with Ugandan policies and are tailored for specific Ugandan organisations, enterprises and districts.

As our programme in Uganda continues to grow, we are looking for dynamic professionals to join our support team.

Kindly find attached detailed requirements for the job application and work scope.

Contract period:

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 September 2015 at 11:39

Milk Consumption Promotion Campaign

It's happening Now! Milk Consumption Promotion Campaign! Dairy Stakeholders' Event-2015 organizers are spearheading a campaign to promote the consumption of milk and milk products. The campaign is targeting the back to school shopping period. After engaging dairy processors: JESA Farm Dairy, Sameer/Brookside, Pearl Dairy and Mega Milk, these have agreed to promote and sell subsidized milk products. The campaign is running in the following supermarkets:

-Nakumatt (Oasis, Village Mall, Acacia),

-Capital Shoppers (Ntinda, Nakawa),

-Mega standard supermarket, Shoprite (central town, Lugogo),

-Turskys (Main gate MUK, Ntinda)

Results of this campaign and more will be shared during the Dairy stakeholder event 2015- 16th & 17th Sept. at UMA

The Campaign will run from today Friday to Sunday. Hurry to take advantage of the offer!

Event organizers: AgriProFocus Uganda, SNV, Send a Cow, Heifer International/EADD, Reline and Dairy Development Authority.