Posted By in Dairy Uganda
Posted 31 October 2018 at 01:27

Jaguza livestock app seeks to make hi-tech farming a reality

Afrosoft, an IT company, has combined technological advancements with the ethos of local techprenuers to create a system it calls the “solution to animal health.

Being a farmer is hard work. You get to spend all day outdoors. There’s also the crack of dawn starting times and 14-hour days filled with hard physical labour, ripe animal manure and delicate cow udders.

Fortunately, technology is making its way down on the farm to make the work easier. Ugandan researchers are hoping to bring technology to small farms around the country.

Ronald Katamba, a multi award winning innovator, is a director at Afrosoft IT Solutions, a Microsoft certified partner. As a 12-year-old orphan, he reared rabbits to raise school fees but they died mysteriously after an unknown sickness attacked without notice.

“When I graduated from university, I thought of developing an application that could help farmers,” Katamba said while unve

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 23 October 2018 at 01:45

Apply for the Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships

(Deadline: December 1, 2018)

For the 2019 – 2020 academic year, TU Delft Global Initiative will once again offer 4 Sub-Saharan Africa Excellence Scholarships to talented, motivated and broadly interested students. The Global Initiative aims to support capacity building in the Global South and to advance future leadership focusing on sustainable global development. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a guiding principle for the TU Delft.

Check out if you're eligible for the scholarship, and apply before  HERE

You can also ask for  more information at Education Service Centre

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 9 October 2018 at 08:38

Internship Opportunity at Technical Centre of Agriculture (CTA)

(Deadline for applications: 21 October 2018)

CTA is looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented intern to support the ICT4Ag team.

Internship background

CTA has an opening for an intern within the Policies, Markets and ICTs (PMI) Programme. The successful candidate will support Youth Entrepreneurship and ICT for agriculture initiatives within the ICT4Ag team.

Duties & responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the ICT4Ag team leader, the intern will assist in the following activities:

Support the implementation of activities relating to youth, entrepreneurship, ICTs and agriculture including the following projects:

-AgriHack Talent initiative which supports ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in Agriculture;

-The “Youth Economic Empowerment in Agribusiness in Kenya (VijaBiz) project;

-The Ideal Burkina project which enables delivery of digital services to young farmers and agripreneurs in -Burkina Faso;


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Sylvie UWIHEREKEJE Dear Thacien, Firstly, thanks for your encouragement ,i'm  going to try my best to apply and i think you will help me to get it because All request we need, I have it.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 July 2018 at 09:22

Dutch Roots: Uganda; Small Country, big solutions:

Each year, the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ), a non-partisan, professional association for agricultural journalists in more than 40 countries hosts an annual conference in one of its member countries.

This year, the congress was held from July 10 to 15 at Wageningen University and Research, a Dutch public university in Wageningen, Netherlands. The Dutch Roots Foundation, the organiser of the event, chose “Dutch Roots: Small Country big Solutions” as the theme for this year’s congress.

Lessons for Ugandan farmers

Rely more on technology

The Dutch agriculture is a world of genomics and robotics. The farmers are always looking for tools and technology that can help improve production. On Wednesday July 11, journalists visited Denkavit, a company in the Netherlands that specialises in the production of high quality feeds for young animals.

Journalists got an opportunity to see an automatic feeding robot that off

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 16 July 2018 at 08:39

Young innovators develop solar-powered technology to manage farming remotely

Farmers will be able to manage farming practices such as effective irrigation of their crops without necessarily being at their farms thanks to a solar-powered technology developed by Rwandan young innovators.

The technology uses solar-fueled sensors and irrigation to collect data on soil moisture, nutrient needs and water needed to foster crop growth.

It is in line with a project of Precise Agriculture (PA), a modern farming management model using digital techniques to monitor and optimise agricultural production processes that the innovators, members of the Kicukiro District-based STES Group, a company which was founded by technical innovators and researchers, have undertaken. Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 29 June 2018 at 11:07

Have you ever heard about E-Hinga App?

World Vision Rwanda’s ‘e-Hinga’, is a dynamic web and mobile-based application intended to help local farmers and extension agents with information on crop and livestock production and management practices, stood out as one of the most innovative products for community’ development today.

World Vision Rwanda’s ‘e-Hinga’ initiative was born under the Inzozi Nziza (Great Dream) Project after identifying a gap in agricultural extension services in Rwanda; an effort aimed at modernizing access to information that would positively influence investment decisions for smallholder farmers and, in the long term, provide better livelihoods for them and their families.

E-Hinga App provides highly-synthesized information designed for easy access and adequate interaction by farmers and other users. Around 100 farmer promoters are now equipped with the E-Hinga app on their mobile devices; meaning that 100 villages with almost 20,000 farmers can current

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 May 2018 at 09:26

Dear Veterinarians, Extension workers, Farm managers, Farmers and all in livestock farming . Kindly help us to complete a survey in furtherance of Zoetis-ALPHA intervention to introduce apps in disease diagnosis, prevention and control in Uganda;
We are keen to learn your experiences and ideas about digital mobile technologies, such as apps. Please allow us to ask you a few questions, which will not take longer than a few minutes of your time. All answers are completely anonymously. Your feedback will help us tremendously in identifying new possibilities to develop new tools to improve your professional life. 

Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 16 April 2018 at 10:10

Pitch AgriHack 2018: Inviting Young and Female Entrepreneurs to Grow Start-Up!

Deadline: 21 May 2018

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba (regional), has launched a program entitled “Pitch AgriHack 2018” to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and promotion of youth employment.

The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”.


Two categories are available:

Early stage platform: This is for e-agriculture applications and platforms that have already been developed but that may still need software or business model improvements. Participants must be able to demonstrate the business potential and functional features of their applications or platforms.

Advanced pl

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 April 2018 at 09:08

Calling for Applications: ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship

Co-organised by ASEAN Foundation and USAID, the ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship 2018 aims to foster and institutionalize a culture of scientific-based policy making throughout ASEAN region. It offers unique career advancement opportunity for early and mid career scientists who are ASEAN citizen to be placed for a year in government line ministries within their home countries, where they can influence and contribute to policy formulation. 

Applications are open until April 20, 2018. Fellows will get monthly stipend $1,200, capacity building and other interesting opportunities. Candidates from academic/research, industry, government, NGOs or others are welcome to apply! 

For more information, visit us at

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 5 April 2018 at 05:49

Kenya’s Agricultural Sector at a Glance

Agriculture in Kenya plays a vital role in contributing to its economy. The sector brings in 65% of total export earnings to the country and provides the livelihood for more than 80% of the Kenyan population (employment, income and food security needs). More remarkably, the sector employs more than 40 per cent of the total population and more than 70 per cent of Kenya's rural people. Agriculture in Kenya is large and complex, with a myriad of parastatals, non-governmental, private and public sectors.

The sector is also a main drive of the non- agricultural sector. Operations such as tourism, transport, education, construction and other social services are in one way or the other intertwined with agriculture. It is also important to note, that Kenya’s population has increased significantly (growing from 10 million in 1970 to 40 million in 2012) and it is projected that in the next 20 years, that number will double to 83 million. As a result of th

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Crop Biotechnology Course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  30 April 2018 - 09:00 to 04 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Crop Biotechnology Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 30th April – 04th May 2018




The 2016 Global Hunger Index report, jointly published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe (WHH), showed that the level of hunger globally remains high, with 795 million people still facing hunger, roughly one in four children affected by stunting, and 8 percent of children affected by wasting. Of the many strategies that have been suggested to address the issues of global poverty, hunger and environmental degradation, crop biotechnology is seen as a viable contribution to the solution. Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. Some of the potential benefits of biot

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AGRItech Expo Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  12 April 2018 - 09:00 to 14 April 2018 - 14:00

Date: 12 - 14 April 2018
Time: 09:00 - 14:00 
Venue: Chisamba 


- Mowing + Baling demo
- Aquaculture showcase
- Live planting demo
- Greenhouse showcase
- Value added zone

See what else you can expect --->

Click here to register! or visit:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 January 2018 at 06:09

FarmERP - Smart Agriculture Software Platform

#FarmERP aims at #technology intensive transformation of #agriculture to meet challenges of 2050. 

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 19 January 2018 at 06:50

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Tech Start-ups

The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make $50-90K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity.

If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.

Click here for complete information.


13th International Conference on ICT 4Development&Educatn

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  26 September 2018 to 28 September 2018 - All Day Event
  Kigali Convention Center(KCC)

eLearning Africa

Founded in 2005, eLearning Africa is the leading pan-African conference and Ministerial Round Table on ICT enhanced training, digital learning and educational technology. The three day event offers participants the opportunity to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Over 12 consecutive years, eLearning Africa has hosted 16,228 participants from 100+ different countries around the world, with over 85% coming from the African continent. More than 3,300 speakers have addressed the conference about every aspect of technology enhanced education and skills development.

This year’s conference will be co-hosted by the Republic of Rwanda,with the support of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of ICT in collaboration with the Rwanda Convention Bureau.

For interested applicants, there is also a Call for Papers  to be presented in the eLearning Africa event, the 13th International Con

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Posted By in Youth in Farming Indonesia
Posted 2 January 2018 at 04:47

FarmERP - Smart Agriculture Software Platform for Farm and Farmer data management

FarmERP is the most comprehensive and successful smart software platform being used globally for farm, farmer, procurement, processing, supply chain and financial data management and analysis. It has helped many leading companies in achieving objectives of profitable and sustainable agribusiness. Through FarmERP we assist corporate and individual farm operators, agribusiness and contract farming companies, exporters, R&D institutions, and Government agencies, Co-operatives to exploit the power of Smart agriculture to achieve higher efficiency, higher yields, higher profitability and complete traceability.

FarmERP is a multi-user, multi-location, multi-cropping, integrated software platform for all sorts of agribusinesses. It possesses inbuilt powerful capabilities of any ERP solution covering all business functions. Simultaneously it provides advanced level of analytics to support business decisions. Import

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Start course:  Lost Harvest and Wasted Food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 September 2018, All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Course announcement: Lost Harvest and Wasted Food – 2018 (Wageningen, the Netherlands, 17 – 28 September)

Managing the crop supply chain for increased food security Stark contrasts exist in how we manage the food we have available. While in developing and transition countries food losses mainly happen post-harvest, in the urban and wealthier communities good food is wasted in retail stages of the supply chain and by consumers. Strategies to minimize food losses and waste along the chain can contribute to food security and sustainable food production.

Course objectives Upon completion of the course you will:

  • understand the link between primary production, post-harvest management, the supply chain and food security;
  • be familiar with alternative uses of food waste;
  • have insight into the public and private responsibilities in the supply chain for post-harvest handling and food waste management;
  • be able to design solutions for minimising the amount of ‘missing

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 3 October 2017 at 11:24

ICT and the use of phones increases youth involvement in Agriculture!

In Africa especially in Tanzania large number of youth did not engage in agricultural activities before the increase use of technology. According to Tanzania Media Environment  research in 2012 said in every household more than 62% have access to phones.  Farmers has been long associated with poor farming methods, the use of poor technology, intensive labor and low productivity which did not appeal to the young generation. The use of ICT has attracted youth in agriculture activities, the new generation are now attracted  in agriculture, as they have access to a lot of information through phones and ICT equipments. 

Youth also promotes agriculture via  social media like on Twitter, FaceBook, Blogs, other social media and social reporting.

ICT led youth to manage and associate themselves in agriculture that led them to access;

-Market information,

-Production techniques, 

-New technologies and 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 26 September 2017 at 08:14

A life savior mobile App for monitoring crops pests and diseases!

Crop pests and diseases are the devastating effects on smallholder farmers today due to climate change. Cassava brown streak diseases is spreading westward across African continent, cassava mosaic disease threatens the food and income security of over 30 million farmers in East and Central Africa. Also, banana is facing fungal and bacterial and fungal diseases and banana bunchy top virus while sweetpotato is faced with viruses and Alternaria fungi. 

Farmers are always unable to identify properly these diseases, while health authorities and extension organization lack the data to support them. To overcome these issues, a team under the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB), are working on a revolutionary app to accurately diagnose diseases in the field, which will be combined with SMS services to send alerts to thousands of rural farmers.

Painstaking field work using cameras, spectrophotometers and dr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 18 September 2017 at 06:47

Need help with taking care of your soil, here is your solution!

Soilcare is the solution to all of your problems concerning soil problem, be it type, diseases, information and  more.

Soilcare provide solution on how to manage your soil fertility, soil testing and know what inputs to produce. Also by putting knowledge in the hands of  farmers and give them access to the knowledge from the experts. Through softwares they provide update about practical information of soil to farmers, the one thing you need to do is visit their website and learn more as instructed below.

Read more about soilcare and get the answer to all your soil problems.