sustainability

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

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

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Posted By in Publications
Posted 12 July 2017 at 08:36

Trade Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

CONSISTENCY WITH DOMESTIC POLICIES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ( JOHANES AGBAHEY ET AL, 2017)

J'ai le plaisir de partager avec vous une publication sur " les politiques commerciales en Afrique subsaharienne avec comme études de cas le Bénin, l'Ethiopie et la Zambie". Cette étude s'est appesantie sur la cohérence entre les politiques commerciales et les politiques agricoles et en quoi ces politiques affectent le développement agricole et rural. Aussi, l'étude a-t-elle touché les aspects tels que les accords commerciaux régionaux et internationaux signer par ces pays et en quoi ces accords pourraient restreindre leur aptitude à mener à bien leurs politiques de développement agricole .

Cliquez ici pour télécharger le document

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 10 April 2017 at 12:04

What is Sustainability in Agriculture?

To sustain something means to maintain for an undetermined length of time. In reference to agriculture, it takes on the additional loaded meaning of conservation, preservation and safety. Consumers want to feel good about the food they eat, and the idea of sustainable farming gives them security and less guilt when they purchase food in the store. It gives them a comfortable position from which they live and feed their family. Sustainability is personal, emotional and eternal in its perception power.


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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 December 2016 at 11:09

FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards & Conference 2017

Catalysing Finance and Disruptive Technologies to Boost Sustainable Solutions

This unique global programme highlights ground-breaking, long-term private sector solutions to key development issues. Special attention for 2017 is being given to products and services that harness disruptive technologies and business models to achieve their goals. Crucial issues around land – ownership rights, governance and management – will also be highlighted, along with the continuing challenges around climate change, and the need to address poverty in all its forms.

The Awards will also continue to underline innovative and financially viable solutions that help meet key UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s Achievement in Sustainable Development awards include a prize for food and water security, with an additional emphasis on land governance.

The Transformational Business Awards are open to all financial and non-financial private

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JAFFAR RUSHIGAJE Thank you very much for sharing this great information. We are going to work on.

10 months 1 week ago

Famory SINABA Many thanks Nicole for charring this funds opportunities

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 13 June 2016 at 12:12

Call for Letters of Intent

The Conservation Agreements Private Partnership Platform (CAPPP) invites applicants to submit Letters of Intent to assess the feasibility of implementing conservation agreements. The feasibility analysis will follow the process and requirements specified in the Conservation Agreement Field Guide. Budget available per feasibility analysis is between $10,000 and $20,000, and the feasibility analysis report is expected to be ready in less than six months. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent in English to csp@conservation.org by July 15, 2016, using the form available here. For additional information on the geographies and selection criteria, please refer to theCAPPP operations manual. The CAPPP is an initiative financed by the GEF, with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the implementing agency.

Georges Djodji Akibodé <<< Appel de lettres d'intention Les accords de Conservation Private Partnership Platform (CAPPP) invite les candidats à soumettre des lettres d'intention d'évaluer la faisabilité de la mise en œuvre d'accords de conservation. L'analyse de faisabilité suivra le processus et les exigences énoncées dans l'accord de Conservation Field Guide. Budget disponible par analyse de faisabilité est entre 10 000 $ et 20 000 $, et le rapport d'analyse de faisabilité devrait être prêt en moins de six mois. Les candidats doivent soumettre une lettre d'intention en anglais à csp@conservation.org par 15 juillet 2016, en utilisant le formulaire disponible ici. Pour plus d'informations sur les zones géographiques et les critères de sélection, veuillez vous référer au manuel des opérations theCAPPP. Le CAPPP est une initiative financée par le FEM, avec le Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement en tant que l'agent d'exécution.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 7 April 2016 at 12:30

Dear Ugandans, we are looking for eco-entrepreneurs who want to find solutions for one of the main challenges in Uganda: Sustainable agriculture, Manufacturing and Tourism. If you want to receive support to turn your idea into reality apply now with your team for the SAG-SEED Starter Months 2016 in Kampala, Uganda! Deadline: 1 May, more information: www.seed.uno/support/starter

Alex Byamukama Am looking for funds

1 year 6 months ago

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Talkshow: We Grow!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  14 April 2016, 15:00-17:00
  Jakarta Convention Center

Perubahan iklim secara nyata memberikan dampak kepada seluruh masyarakat baik diperkotaan maupun di pedesaan. Karenanya semua pihak memiliki tanggungjawab yang sama untuk mengatasinya. Salah satunya adalah dengan melakukan urban farming sebagai upaya mengurangi emisi dengan mendekatkan sumber pangan ke meja makan.

Menyikapi hal ini KRKP bekerjasama dengan OXFAM akan mengadakan Talkshow: We Grow! Empowering Youth Through The Sustainable Urban Farming sebagai bagian dari rangkaian kegiatan Climate Change Education Expo. 

Talkshow ini bertujuan untuk memberikan informasi dan gambaran pada generasi muda mengenai model pertanian di perkotaan yang berkelanjutan, serta menawarkan softskill tentang cara bertanam di lahan terbatas dalam konteks pertanian di perkotaan.

Untuk konfirmasi kehadiran dapat menghubungi CP. Widya (085364473739) via sms/wa/line. Terima kasih. 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 16 June 2015 at 01:09

Food Waste In Kenya: uncovering food waste in the horticultural export supply chain

Dear all,

My name is Edd Colbert and I am a researcher working for an NGO in the UK called Feedback (www.feedbackglobal.org). Today I share with you a recent report (attached) produced by Feedback entitled Food Waste In Kenya: uncovering food waste in the horticultural export supply chain.

Feedback have been investigating food waste in Kenya for the last three years, however the most recent visit occurred in December when we met many exporters and farmers  to better understand the social and economic impacts of food waste in this supply chain. We got a lot of support from AgriProFocus Kenya to interact with the exporters and farmers.


The main results from the research concluded that:

· All of the farmers and exporters interviewed for this report expressed having experienced problems with food being rejected on the grounds of cosmetic specifications.

· All farmers interviewed had experienced financial

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Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Hi Edd, You can share with me some photos and maybe a short write up with quotes then i can include links to the report.

2 years 4 months ago

Jillian Kanaiza Makungu Share with me through jmakungu@agriprofocus.com

2 years 4 months ago

Nicole Metz Dear Edd, Good to know about your research. Please also check the Food & Business Knowledge Platform's website about the theme Food Wastage (f you hadn't) via this link (http://knowledge4food.net/theme/food-wastage/ ) and the proceedings of these days conference in the Netherlands No More Food to Waste (http://www.nomorefoodtowaste.nl/ ).

2 years 4 months ago

Baraka Songa Thanks Edd for sharing with us this report,I have found it so useful and informative..!!There is a need for reviewing policies and ABC's of conducting international trade on horticultural produce due to the fact that some restriction are too much for a local farmers to match with i.e cosmetic specification

2 years 3 months ago

Edd Colbert Hi Baraka - please email me on address above as it would be great to speak more! Thanks Nicole, my colleagues were at the conference last week which I hear was a success. I will look at the platform now.

2 years 3 months ago

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Kiswahili Permaculture Design Course(PDC)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  22 June 2015 to 03 July 2015 - All Day Event
  Arusha,Tanzania

Food Water Shelter(FWS) is very happy to offer you its first Permaculture Design Course(PDC) in 2015.We'd love you to have to join us in Arusha as from 22nd June 2015 to 3rd July 2015 as we host our 7th PDC.

  This is an incredible 10 day course that provides you with concepts and skills in improving self-reliance and sustainability.Our courses have been attended by over 140 students from 27 different countries,from East Africa to Europe,India to Chile,the USA to Australia.Whether you are a gardener or a small scale farmer,live in the city or in the country,support your family or the whole community,this course offers so much.

  For those of you who don't know what Permaculture has to offer please visit www.foodwatershelter.org.au/pdc-courses to read a summary of what will be taught in the two weeks,and how the learnt content can help you.your family and your community.

  For this course we are excited to bring together a teaching team led by Nicolas Syano of Kenya and a num

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 May 2015 at 11:25

Article Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock.


I received this 10p article by Breeman, Dijkman and Termeer 2015 and like to share.

You can read it in 2 ways. The authors focus on analysing the multistakeholder approach of this 'wicked problem'.  In the analysis they use five governance capabilities.

You can also read it to learn about the history and the role of the Global Agenda on Sustainable Livestock, the case used here. For more information go to http://www.livestockdialogue.org/

The article itself via this link at Springer

Wim Goris here is a 3m video on GSAL : http://www.livestockdialogue.org/video/en/

2 years 5 months ago

Inger Janssen Hi Wim, your link is not working.

2 years 5 months ago

Wim Goris thank you I repaired it just now.

2 years 5 months ago

Posted By in Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 22 April 2015 at 01:50

Sustainable Intensification Revisited

This briefing by IIED revisits the term ‘sustainable intensification’. The paper makes a distinction in what it should be according to the authors — a useful guiding framework for raising agricultural productivity on existing arable land in a sustainable manner; and what it should not be — a paradigm for achieving food security overall. The paper summarises the history of and controversy surrounding the term, its main assumptions and risks, as well as its value for the future. 

The key recommendations when implementing sustainable intensification, aimed at decision makers, are: 1) provide incentives to drastically reduce the environmental impacts of crop and livestock production; 2) promote low-cost approaches that farmers can control; 3) promote low-cost approaches that farmers can control; 4) discourage the use of highly productive croplands to grow animal feed; 5) address the energy needs of smallholders while limiting fossil fuel intensity

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Posted By in Expert Meeting Sustainable Agriculture
Posted 8 December 2014 at 10:02

Report - AgriProFocus Expert Meeting on Sustainable Agriculture & Value Chains

Now available on this website: the final report of the AgriProFocus Expert meeting Vision 2030: Making current approaches work for sustainable agriculture. How can agro-ecology and other approaches support farmers to feed the world sustainably by 2030? 

During the meeting, participants shared a sense of urgency to support the further greening of agriculture in the context of the combined global food, environmental and climate challenges. It became clear that different approaches to greening agriculture (agro-ecology, climate-smart agriculture, the landscape approach, etc.) all have their merits. Greening of agriculture needs a multi-scale and multi-stakeholder approach in which public sector, civil society, companies and knowledge institutions all have a role to play, with a special focus on entrepreneurial farmers producing for local and regional food markets. Whereas producers, consumers and other pr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 27 November 2014 at 09:28

Visit the 5th African Coffee Sustainability Forum: "Access to Finance: The Key to Increased Productivity and Sustainability?"

11 Feb 2015, Safari Park, Nairobi, Kenya, one day before the AFCA Conference

To view the agenda, please click here.