Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. Specific seed systems addressed are cassava, maize, groundnut, vegetables, cocoa, forage seed, tilapia and chicken, while some projects have a more general focus on improving the functioning and inclusiveness of seed systems and (actors in) markets.
The call on “Seed Systems Development: Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials” was released by the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership. The nine awarded project consortia consist of Dutch research institutes, CGIAR research centers (through CGIAR research programmes or platforms), and (local) partners from the public and private sector.
The call for proposals was built on the premise that development of the seed sector may... Read more
- Startups register to pitch: https://goo.gl/forms/7yIEYQcNyHEm854D3
- Attendeees registration: https://goo.gl/forms/PQ11QKgy6Vp3BlHT2
The event will focus on a pitching competition, exchange of ideas and networking. The Top 5 startups from the pitching competition will all get prizes with the Top 2 getting fully funded tickets to Sahara Sparks 2018 + AfriLabs Annual Gathering 2018 in Dar es Salaam.
Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm, 1st September 2018
Location: Obuntu Hub, 6th Floor, Mega Complex (close to Stendi Kuu), Arusha
Obuntu Hub is a youth innovation hub in Arusha, Tanzania. Our aim is to empower young entrepreneurs by providing co-working space, practical skills development and a supportive community.
Youth unemployment in many parts of Africa is soaring, and especially out of school youth in rural areas are a vulnerable group. SNV’s Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) project realized employment for almost 16,000 young people, using a so called push-match-pull approach. Sixteen thousand young people, and every one of them stands for a person who started up their life and gained purpose. A final report by an independent evaluator has now confirmed that push-, match pull works. But, what is it? And why does it work?
Agro & Poultry East Africa 2018 is the best platform to showcase products and establish brand. Tanzania is considered as one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. Agriculture being a leading sector of Tanzania, participants from around 18 countries, like China, Egypt, India, Germany, France, South Africa, and United Kingdom, can present their Agriculture & its related products to the mass gathering. Visitors can explore following exhibits at the upcoming event:
Rijk Zwaan Afrisem likes to thank AgriProFocus for sharing our 10 minute documentary on the AgriProFocus Facebook page. It was taken during our Field Days in January 2018, in which our farmers, our Product development staff and our partners in agri- inputs and micro-finance explain our common approach to develop intense cultivation in vegetable growing. Attached is a 2 minute teaser which gives a short introduction.
OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER IS OUT:
Our monthly newsletter is out and this time we have the Swahili and English version with different kinds of updates for you to catch up on anything that you might missed out this month.
Here are the links for the both languages below.
English version LINK.
Swahili version LINK.
The United Nation Youth forum will be helding a platform about the role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities #YOUTH2030.
Speaking of sustainable and resilient rural and urban communities takes us back to agriculture production and the use of land resources sustainably, therefore The ECOSOC is a good forum and opportunity for youth to engage, learn, discuss and present different matters of concern for youth.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum of United Nation will be held on 30-31 January 2018, and will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and to discuss the policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalised approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels with a view to promoting solutions to the global challenge of strengthening resilience and sustainable development.
To read more about the ECOSOC and know... Read more
For 3 days (26 to 28 of October) farmers had an opportunity to learn and visit exhibitors at the Meru's Fair, whereby apart from the exhibition also farmers were going for classes to discuss and ask question from agriculture expert on different topics.
On the first day topics covered were accessibility of good quality seed, importance of using good quality seed in vegetable and climate change and parthenium fighting.
Day two session, access to market and capital for agricultural products, food safety for the better community and importance of social security fund for farmers.
Day three, topic discussed involved opportunities in agriculture, land and capital for young farmers. And youth involvement in agriculture which was presented by the AgriProFocus representative.
During the discussion farmers had opportunity to ask questions, share their experience and advice their fellow farmers in the matter discussed.
"In order to succeed in... Read more
Habari njema kwa wakulima, mifuko ya PIC'S imebuniwa kwa ajili ya kuhifadhi mazao kwa wakulima wadogo na wakubwa na kuyalinda mazao dhidi ya wadudu wharibifu.
Mifuko ya PIC'S ( Purdue Improved Crop Storage) ambayo ni mifuko yenye tabaka tatu zinazofanya kuwa mfuko mmoja. Tabaka mbili huwa ndani na zimeundwa na nyloni mbili na tabaka la nje ni mfuko mzito wa kiroba.
FAIDA ZA MIFUKO YA PICS
- Uhifadhi wa mazao bila kutumia madawa
- Kuwa na chakula salama, lishe bora na kuzuia njaa
- Ongezeko la thamani ya mazao
Upatikanaji wa mifuko ya PICS,
Pee Pee (Tanzania) Limited
Kange Industrial Area,
New Korogwe Road,
Tanga, Tanzania, East Afrika
Kujua faida hizo kiundani zaidi, aina ya mazao unayoweza kuhifadhi, nini cha kuzingatia katika utumiaji wa mifuko ya PICS na mengine mengi pitia kiambatanishi hapa chini.
Tarehe 19 mwezi wa 10, tutakuwa na mafunzo ya matumizi ya mtandao wetu ili kuongeza ufanisi zaidi kwa washiriki na wanachama wetu.
Utafaidika nini kupitia mafunzo haya?
- Utaweza kupata mawasiliano ya ndani na nje ya nchi kupitia orodha tuliyonayo
- Kutafutia soko bidhaa au huduma unayotoa kupitia sehemu ya soko katika mtandao wetu
- Kulitangaza shirika au kampuni yako
- Kujadili masuala ya kilimo na watu duniani kote
Utajifunza vitu hivi kupitia mafunzo haya:
-Jinsi ya kujiandikisha na kutumia kwa usahihi mtandao huu
- Kuweka na kuzibadili taarifa zako
- Kuweka kampuni au shirika lako
- Kupata mawasiliano na watu sahihi na shughuli zako
- Kuweka au kutafuta bidhaa kupitia mtandao
- Kutangaza bidhaa zako katika sehemu ya soko.
Nani wa kuhudhuria;
Mtu yeyote katika tasnia ya kilimo au anayejifunza ili kupata maarifa.
Kwa mafunzo yanayofuata tutaweka fomu ya kujaza ili kuweza kuhudhuria mafunzo.
In order to increase our online users visibility in the platform, on 19th October there will be a session on the use of our platform.
The AgriProFocus online platform is one of the main exchange and communication tool. With our platform you can:
- you can access local/international contacts in our directory
- Increase your market through marketing your product/services in the marketplace
- Market your organization/company
- Discuss agricultural issues with people from all over the world.
The online platform features new content on a daily basis with the latest news and information, an online marketplace to trade, a forum to discuss and an agribusiness directory where you can find all connected organisations and companies.
What will you learn?
- Register /sign-up on the AgriProFocus platform
- Update your personal profile
- Add your organisation / company’s profile
- Access useful agribusiness contacts through the directory section
- Post on the platform
- Advertise o... Read more
This event highlights cassava value chain developments in Africa. Read summary below.
Full details on this event site: http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=171017& . Note that conference fee is USD 1295.
Zambia – Zambian Government in partnership with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has launched a Cassava Mechanisation and Agro Processing Project (CAMAP), to boost production. This year, Zambian Breweries invested US$ 2.2 million to empower 4,000 small-scale farmers engaged in cassava cultivation in Luapula Province. Plus, a K1.2 million cassava starch processing plant will also start operating in Mansa this September.
Uganda – Cassava production is estimated at 11.3 million tonnes annually in Uganda – mainly from its northern and eastern regions. Projects such as an ethanol extraction factory in Lira District has helped local cassava farmers. Plus, a $248m agricultural project is expected to benefit cassava farmers build capacity –...
Summary (please find link to PDF version at bottom of article)
This thesis is a sociological analysis of the agri-food system that feeds most of the over four and a half million residents of the fast-growing city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. It is based on qualitative research that has generated a picture of the food system that supplies the important foods for the majority of residents of the city. The research took an actor orientated approach and started from urban eaters and then followed the food back through retailers, processors and transporters to the primary producers. Methodological lessons are derived from this process in particular the elaboration of the ‘ride-along’ as a research method. Foods followed include maize, rice, potatoes, green vegetables, eggs and milk. Other foods such as beef and chicken have also been touched on especially in relation to marketing and slaughtering oper... Read more
Mueller cooling tanks now available in Tanzania!
Milk cooling tanks with different capacities, open and closed tanks, new and used ones, on electricity: one phase and three phases, on solar: high manufacturing quality, finish and cooling efficiency stainless steel tanks manufactured in the Netherlands and India!
For more information, don't hesitate to contact me!
Cooksey, B. 2016. (Discussion Paper 186). Maastricht: ECDPM.
•Tanzania has improved port efficiency, reduced the cost of transit trade and increased the export of manufactured goods to its neighbours in the EAC.
•But Tanzanian clearing and forwarding agents, travel and tourism companies and trades unions strongly resist deeper integration under the EAC Charter.
•Multiple non-tariff barriers further undermine regional trade, investment and service integration with Tanzania and Kenya the main offenders.
•To benefit from deeper regional integration, Tanzania needs to achieve greater international competitiveness, an improved business enabling environment and better logistics performance.
Regular use of pure essential oils has been long known to help keep your skin healthy. These nutrients from nature contain minerals that are essential to proper skin health, which are recognized by the skin cells and readily accepted through the pores. Rejuvenating aroma therapeutic skin products are largely aimed at stimulating rapid cell regeneration in the dermal layer, thus protecting the health of the skin from within.
Here’s what essential soya oils can do for your skin:
- Penetrate lower skin layers to work on moisturizing and healing
- Stimulate and regenerate skin cells, to heal skin damaged by sun, burns, wrinkles or injury
- Destroy infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi, such as those associated with acne, Rosacea and other skin problems
- Reduce inflammation and puffiness
- Soothe sensitive or injured skin
- Regulate over- or under-active oil glands
- Encourage removal of waste products
- Treat stress-related skin problems
- Tone a... Read more
Maonesho ya wauzaji na wasambazaji wa mashine na Mikopo ya mashine “Bila Dhamana yoyote”. MAKUMBUSHO YA AZIMIO LA ARUSHA- ARUSHA, TAREHE: 25, 26, and 27/02/2016
Kwa masiliano tupigie: 0762 461 460
EFTA Ltd wanawakaribisha kwenye maonesho ya siku tatu ya namna yakukuza na kuendeleza biashara kupitia Mikopo ya mashine.
Pia kutakuwa na mafunzo ya ujasiriamali toka kwa wataalamu mbalimbali bure kwa siku tatu.
Agro & Poultry, International Trade Show on Agriculture, Farming, Poultry and Equipment Trade Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in Conjunction with Trade Africa 16 from 18 - 20 March 2016, at Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Agro & Poultry provides a unique opportunity to expand your brand in one of the most astonishing business destinations in Africa. The Exhibition will attract exhibitors from around 18 countries.
FADECO BIO-CROPS is a new initiative in Karagwe district, Kagera Region, NW Tanzania, that has embarked on production and dissemination of clean planting banana materials, addressing the devastating Banana Bacterial Wilt virus, that has left the Kagera Region devoid of bananas- the staple food crop as well as biggest income earner.
FADECO BIO-CROPS is partnering witt 2 private sector biotechnology initiatives: BioCrops (U) ltd in Kampala and Crop Bio-science Solutions (T) Ltd in Arusha ,who both have plant genetic engineering capability.
I am looking for partners to work with to make this project a success. This project complements initial efforts to enhance livelihood security (improved household food security and incomes) of the people in Kagera region that have been undertaken by FADECO since 1993.
Seven districts in Kagera region (Bukoba, Biharamulo, Muleba, Karagwe, Ngara, Kyerwa and Misenyi) have have been hit by the Banana Bacterial disease (BXW). Almost 90 per cent of the entire... Read more