Solidaridad

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 6 June 2018 at 02:26

Job openings at Solidaridad: Coffee and Cocoa Value Chains Development in Uganda

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 May 2018 at 11:37

Supporting Bengali women to become successful food entrepreneurs

SaFal is Solidaridad’s food security programme in the southwest of Bangladesh, implemented together with local partners and the Dutch Embassy. So far, the partners have supported 57,000 families (women and men) to become successful entrepreneurs in dairy, vegetables or aqua fisheries. Altogether, 1,500 producer groups now deliver their products to 20 local companies.

‘We pay special attention to creating togetherness’, says Emma Feenstra from Solidaridad. ‘We empower women and bring men on board.’ Women have benefitted from equity interventions such as financial literacy training, and training to improve family health. Men and women have benefitted from mixed leadership training courses that increased their skills as entrepreneurs. In one of the ‘life stories’ collected by field staff, Jolly Mondol from a village called Jessore explains what such training courses mean for her community: ‘My mother and grandmot

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:51

Magazine Making Gender Work: cultivating diversity

Last Friday at our network event, AgriProFocus together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agrifood sector. 

This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? By sharing the views of experts from all four sides of the Dutch Diamond, we hope to inspire you to start or further develop gender sensitivity in your work.

This magazine, as a representation of our network, would not have been possible without the contribution of our members. Thank you all for sharing your insights, your experiences and your stories!

You can find the online version of the magazine HERE

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Caroline for sharing the Magzine. 

2 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 January 2018 at 05:47

Job opportunity for Coffee Project Officers – Uganda at Solidaridad East and Central Africa

Are you passionate about making a contribution to “Change that matters” in the sustainable Coffee

sector? Solidaridad offers you a challenging career opportunity in her Uganda Country Office setting to make a real difference in the World.

Background

Solidaridad strives to be an organization that understands the signs of modern times. It seeks to be a Civil Society Organization (CSO) with its own place and role in society, while simultaneously interacting with Governments and markets. Solidaridad envisions a world in which all we produce, and all we consume can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations. Our ambition is to influence market processes to produce more socially and ecologically desirable outcomes to help to sustain the planet for future generations. Solidaridad embraces the public-private partnerships to test innovations, speeding up change an

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01

Unveiling Rift valley's Black Gold on 1st & 2nd Feb 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  01 February 2018 to 02 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Kipkelion Coffee Mill Fort Ternan, Kericho & Kapkiyai Cooperative Society, Tinderet Nandi Hills

Fairtrade Africa in partnership with Solidaridad and Fairtrade Foundation will introduce and sell FOR THE FIRST time in Kenya Coffee grown and sold by our smallholder mothers and daughters from Kabng'etuny & Kapkiyai Women in Coffee Associations in Kericho and Nandi Counties respectively - called ZAWADI COFFEE. We shall also unveil Rift valley's hidden gem from 32 coffee cooperative societies affiliated to Kipkelion District Union Coffee Mill for sale in Kenya - called KIPKELION UNION CHAMPION COFFEE! These two products have been developed jointly with the coffee farmers and host communities towards adding value to a crop traditionally destined for export under a a 3-year Fairtrade Africa's project called 'Growing Women in Coffee' (March 2015 -February 2018) funded by The Big Lottery Fund, Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission, Jersey Overseas Aid Commission and Dutch Postcode Lottery. We invite all to celebrate with us as we make history in Kenya! Fairtrade Africa in partnership with Solid

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 November 2017 at 01:05

TERMS OF REFERENCE: UGANDA FRUITS AND VEGETABLES SUB-SECTOR PARTNERS CAPACITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOCUSING ON THE TEA VALUECHAIN

Solidaridad is a global network organization with over 45 years of sustainable market oriented supply chain development knowhow, develop and implement farmer training modules and tools, certification and beyond certification modelling, and pre and trade financial products and linkages related to commodities such as livestock, coffee, tea, cocoa, cotton, aquaculture, oil palm and others

Solidaridad Eastern and Central Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is one of the regional expertise centres of Solidaridad headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It is currently implementing development projects in a number of commodity value chains including Coffee, Cotton, Gold, Horticulture, Livestock, Sugarcane and Tea. SECAEC operates in seven countries including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda (www.solidaridadnetwork.org/regions/east-and-central-africa).

Solidaridad with fu

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Paschal Nyabuntu Dear Marion, the advert above is on Fruits but the details are on tea. Kindly clarify. With thanks, Paschal 

8 months 1 week ago

Marion Alyek Dear Pascal, yes it is but with focus on the tea value chain

8 months 1 week ago

Paschal Nyabuntu With thanks.

8 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 July 2017 at 04:31

Fruits and Vegetables Project Officer Job, Central Region of Uganda, IRESO Project

Solidaridad is a global network organization with close to 50 years’ experience in design and implementation of gender inclusive and sustainable market oriented commodity supply chains. We provide producers training and capacity building as well as create linkages to affordable financial services, markets, and certification and beyond, as well as participatory facilitation towards enabling policy environment and sustainable landscapes.

Solidaridad works to create impact along the value chains of cotton, livestock, tea, sugarcane, horticulture, Gold, soy, cocoa, textile, palm oil, aquaculture, coffee and dairy. We envision a world in which all we produce and all we consume can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations.

The Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) Uganda Country Office is one of the three country offices, the others being Ethiopia and Tanzania. The

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 July 2017 at 12:08

Today is the start of the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York! It is a central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. This campaign by some of our Dutch members, raises awareness on Women Economic Empowerment.


Join the #HLPF2017 #FlowNL Twitter storm on women's economic empowerment from 10 to 14 July #genderequality #SDG5!  

jul
12

Agribusiness Finance Fair - Kabaale

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  12 July 2017 to 13 July 2017 - All Day Event
  Kabaale

Agribusiness Finance Fair 2017 - Kabaale 

AgriProFocus in partnership with SNV, GIZ, The Hunger Project, Bank of Uganda, Solidaridad Network, Trias, AMFUI, ISSD, PELUM Uganda, IFDC, Caritas Kabale, LADA, Excel Hort, Kabale Traders Association, Reign Business Development Agency (REBDA), KAZADI, A2N, Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Uganda National Seed Potato Association, among others are organizing a regional Agribusiness fair focusing on horticulture with an overall objective of facilitating a platform for building business & market linkages and brokering deals between farmer entrepreneurs and Agribusiness Development Services providers including insurance companies for increased agribusiness investment, improved agricultural production and productivity and influencing an enabling environment.




Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 June 2017 at 12:46

Jaarverslag 2016 Solidaridad

Bedankt! Mede dankzij jouw steun hebben we ons ook in 2016 weer elke dag kunnen inzetten voor een duurzame wereld waarin geproduceerd en geconsumeerd wordt met respect voor elkaar en het milieu. Samen maakten we het verschil voor 632.940 boeren, 37.544 arbeiders en 2.916 mijnwerkers. Wil je meer weten over wat we afgelopen jaar hebben bereikt? Lees dan ons jaarverslag.

Ik hoop dat we ook de komende jaren kunnen samenwerken aan mooie resultaten!

Heske Verburg,

Directeur Solidaridad Europa

 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 April 2017 at 01:38

Adapting to climate change: Dutch network members exchange

AgriProFocus Share-a-Slice meeting with network members - 20 April 2017

This informal gathering of AgriProFocus members was hosted by Heifer Netherlands and members exchanged experiences about their interventions to deal with the challenges of climate change in food and agriculture.


Pitches

ScopeInsight’s Maryse Blom started with the statement that ‘professionalism is the key, also for climate smart agriculture’. ScopeInsight has developed several tools to assess the professional quality of agribusinesses (incl SMEs) and trains partners in LMICs to use these effectively. The organization is a business intelligence provider, scoring companies on 8 clearly defined dimensions. As a separate service, they facilitate aligned capacity building that is provided by a group of organisations in the AMEA alliance. This set of services to support capacity building of farmers and SMEs in the agrifood sector is key as a basis to also tackle

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 27 February 2017 at 01:44

An Agronomist needed to train women farmers on Coffee GAPs

Fairtrade Africa is recruiting a full time agronomist to train Kapkiyai Women in Coffee Association member on Good Agricultural Practices for Coffee and other food crops under 'Growing Women in Coffee' project. This is is a 3-year initiative (March 2015-February 2018) directly targeting 450 Fairtrade-certified smallholder women coffee farmers in Kabng’etuny FCS, Kapkiyai MCS and indirectly 20,000 coffee smallholder farmers affiliated to Kipkelion Union in western Kenya. 

Activities are implemented by Fairtrade Africa in partnership with Fairtrade Foundation (UK) and Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC). Project donors include the Big Lottery Fund (BLF-UK), Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission (GOAC), Jersey Overseas Aid Commission (JOAC) and Dutch Post Code Lottery Fund.   

Role

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is currently seeking professional services of a qualified agronomist with specific focus on smallholder coffee production to t

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07

Invitation to Solidaridad Working Session

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  07 March 2017, 09:00-13:00
  Gullele Botanic Garden, Addis Ababa

Invitation to Solidaridad Working Session “Agribusiness in Landscapes” during African Landscape Dialogue in Addis Ababa (7 March 2017)

Are you an entrepreneur in agribusiness in Ethiopia and keen to discuss social and environmental impacts in your landscape? Join the “Agribusiness in Landscapes” Working Session!

When? Tuesday morning March 7th 2017 (9 AM – 13 PM)

Where? Gullele Botanic Garden, Addis Ababa.

Solidaridad works together with private sector to realize sustainable production practices in agribusiness supply chains and landscapes. On March 7 2017, during the African Landscape Dialogue in Addis Ababa, Solidaridad will host a working session together with Dutch and Ethiopian entrepreneurs to discuss landscape level challenges around food security and land rights, which directly affect the business environment in Ethiopia.

The idea of this working session is to invite 5 or 6 agribusiness entrepreneurs with extensive experience in Ethiopia to discuss the role an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 January 2017 at 04:28

Call for proposals for external auditors

Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) wishes to procure the services of an audit firm for the purpose of auditing its Uganda office Projects financial reports. The audit shall be carried out in accordance with the International Standards on Auditing and carried out by an external, independent and qualified auditor.

Deadline: 31st January, 2017

Find details here

Submission process

Interested firms should submit the following;

a) An expression of interest to provide the above mentioned consultancy services.

b) An organization profile including previous related experiences

c) Proposed detailed methodology to deliver required services

d) A work plan and budget for the activities and final deadline

The completed proposal in Hard copy and in a sealed envelope clearly marked should be submitted to:

Country Project Manager

SOLIDARIDAD Eastern & Central Africa Expertise Centre

Uganda Country office

Plot 21,Bazarabusa

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Posted By in Joint Learning Platform (Coffee Sector)
Posted 19 December 2016 at 02:00

Report: East Africa Coffee Joint Learning Platform 2016 

Download Report Here


The third East Africa Joint Learning Platform (JLP) was held from 8th to 11th November 2016 in Meru and Tharaka Nithi Counties, Kenya. The learning activity involved two days of field learning’s culminating in a conference on the third day. 59 participants were in attendance, drawn from farmer co-operatives, implementing partners from Uganda and Kenya, financial sector (banks and insurance companies) and County government who provided policy perspectives for coffee, dairy and related sectors.


Key highlights

1. Some farmers have installed bio digesters and they testified to have accrued many benefits such as saving on cost of purchasing cooking fuels, no need to plant shade trees, the use of bio slurry has resulted in reduce usage fertilizer and better health (no smoke, no bending).

2. Women are accessing and controlling the benefits of coffee and dairy farming at household level. Some women int

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 November 2016 at 05:28

TERMS OF REFERENCE: UGANDA FRUITS AND VEGETABLES SUB-SECTOR PARTNERS CAPACITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Solidaridad is a global network organization with expertise in developing sustainable market oriented commodity supply chains, farmers training, certification and credit linkages. Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is one of the Regional Centres of the Solidaridad Global Network; registered and based in Nairobi, Kenya since 2008 and is currently implementing development projects in a number of commodity value chains including Coffee, Cotton, Horticulture, Livestock, Sugarcane and Tea as well as Artisanal Gold mining. SECAEC operates in seven countries including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Solidaridad with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, AgriProfocus Uganda, the Uganda Fruits and Vegetables Expo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 November 2016 at 08:24

TERMS OF REFERENCE: UGANDA TEA SECTOR PARTNER CAPACITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is a global network organization with expertise in developing sustainable market oriented commodity supply chains, farmer training, certification and credit linkages. The organization has experience in managing international programmes working with grass-roots organizations, producers, civil society and governments, as well as core and support role private sector actors.

Solidaridad with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, and in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kampala, AgriProFocus Uganda, the Uganda Tea Association (UTASSo) an umbrella body of companies and individual actors engaged in the business of tea production, processing and trading, other stakeholders including the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), National Agriculture Advisory Service (NAADS), Nationa

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Okello Justine Am i did agriculture engineering yes am interested to join or even volunteer if goes wasted

1 year 7 months ago

Marion Alyek Dear Okello,

Please apply if you meet the criteria

1 year 7 months ago

Okello Justine Thanks,how can one apply

1 year 7 months ago

nov
08

The East Africa Coffee Joint Learning Platform 2016

Event posted by in Joint Learning Platform (Coffee Sector)
  08 November 2016 - 08:30 to 11 November 2016 - 19:00
  Meru County

AgriProFocus Kenya is organizing the third E. A. Coffee Joint Learning Platform (JLP) that will bring together our project partners working in coffee, dairy and biogas sectors for local economic development. The JLP has been designed in close consultation with partners in two public private partnership programs namely: “Food Security through Improved Resilience of Small Scale Farmers in Ethiopia and Kenya (FOSEK)” and “Sustainable Smallholder Systems at Scale” (4S@Scale) being implemented in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

The JLP shares a common learning cycle and approach, to compare the impact of the two programmes in the coffee sector. The platform is designed with the key objective of bringing FOSEK and 4S@Scale Partner organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia together to review and reflect on: Good farming practices, challenges, and interactively finds solutions for the two programs; integrate lessons, while documenting and supporting the key learning.

From

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 17 October 2016 at 06:19

VACANCY: PROJECT OFFICER 

Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) Tanzania Country Office seeks to recruit a dynamic and self-motivated individual for the position of Project Officer for the Sustainable Landscape Management Project in the Kilimanjaro Landscape in, Tanzania.

More information is found HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 September 2016 at 07:18

VACANCY: Financial and Administration Officer 

Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is an ISO 9001:2008 certified

Not -For -Profit Organization based in Nairobi, Kenya and with country offices in Ethiopia,

Tanzania and Uganda. SECAEC is one of the nine (9) Regional Expertise Centres of the Solidaridad

Global Network Organization, with main office in Utrecht, Netherlands. Solidaridad brings

together supply chain actors and engage them in innovative solutions to improve production,

ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefits for all

hence “change that matters”.

SECAEC Tanzania Country Office seeks to recruit a dynamic and self-motivated individual for the

position of Financial and Administration Officer for the country Office in Arusha, Tanzania.

Find more information HERE.