Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2018 at 09:38

Nine research projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

Aim of the research projects

The call for proposals was built on the premise that development of the seed sector may

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Arusha Sparks - Register Now!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  01 September 2018, 14:00-17:30
  Obuntu Hub, Arusha

Obuntu Hub in partnership with Sahara Sparks is excited to present Arusha Sparks 2018 for all those passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship in Northern Tanzania (Arusha, Moshi, Tanga...).


- 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.

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 20 July 2018 at 03:06

Evaluator concludes: SNV’s youth employment approach works.

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?

Find more details here


Agro & Poultry East Africa 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 September 2018 - 10:00 to 09 September 2018 - 18:00
  Mlimani Conference Centre, Dar-Es-Salaam

 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:  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 21 March 2018 at 09:49

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.

Godamen Naiman Expand your area of operation like in Manyara region Most of farmers like to know this hybrid seed in horticulture 

10 months 5 days ago

Harald Peeters Hi Godamen Naiman, please contact George Upina and visit our Centre of Excellence in Kisesa on the Nane Nane showgrounds. Hos phone; 0677000407

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 28 November 2017 at 01:12


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

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 8 November 2017 at 03:56


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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 30 October 2017 at 10:09


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

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Israel akyoo some how helpfull

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Wim Goris a pity I could not join this event. Thanks for the reporting !

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 26 October 2017 at 08:22


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.


- Uhifadhi wa mazao bila kutumia madawa

-Gharama nafuu

- 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, 

P.O.Box 34,

Tanga, Tanzania, East Afrika

Email: sales@pptl.biz

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.


Mafunzo ya utumiaji wa mtandao wa AgriProFocus

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  19 October 2017, 08:00-10:00
  Dar es salaam, Tanzania

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.


Training: The use of online platform to increase visibility

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  19 October 2017, 02:00-04:00
  Dar es salaam, Tanzania

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.

Online 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

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Cassava World Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  10 October 2017 to 11 October 2017 - All Day Event

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.

ZambiaZambian 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.  

UgandaCassava 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 –

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 24 July 2017 at 10:32

Feeding Dar es Salaam: a symbiotic food system perspective

PhD Thesis by Marc C.A. Wegerif

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

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Posted By in Dairy - Maziwa Tanzania
Posted 27 September 2016 at 12:54

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!     

Neema Mollel This is good news for dairy farmers.

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Mabiru Almas hi?Yvonne how much for the 150 ltrs?

1 year 9 months ago

masolo nathan Hi can you supply milk cooling tanks to Uganda please let me know

9 months 6 days ago

masolo nathan Hi can you supply milk cooling tanks to Uganda please let me know

9 months 6 days ago

masolo nathan Hi can you supply milk cooling tanks to Uganda please let me know

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 17 May 2016 at 07:31

Tanzania and the East African Community: A comparative political economy

Cooksey, B. 2016. (Discussion Paper 186). Maastricht: ECDPM.


Key messages

•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.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 19 February 2016 at 08:24

Topical application of soya oil

Soya Essential Oils

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

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  25 February 2016 - 09:00 to 27 February 2016 - 16:30

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.



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  18 March 2016 - 10:00 to 20 March 2016 - 06:00
  Diamond Jubilee Hall , Dar-Es-Salaam

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.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 7 December 2015 at 10:29

Interesting publication:

Assessing Policy Coherence for Development

A Pilot Study on the Impacts of OECD Countries’ Policies on Food Security in Tanzania


Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 24 November 2015 at 09:40

 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

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Juma Bruno Ngomuo Greatvwork

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