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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”.

Categories

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 http://bit.ly/ASEANSTFellow2018

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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30

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

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INTRODUCTION

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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12

AGRItech Expo Zambia

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

Event: AGRITECH EXPO Zambia
Date: 12 - 14 April 2018
Time: 09:00 - 14:00 
Venue: Chisamba 

THE AGRItech EXPO RETURNS IN 61 DAYS WITH NEW AND EXCITING FEATURES:

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

See what else you can expect ---> http://www.agritech-expo.com/Event-at-a-glance

Click here to register! or visit: www.agritech-expo.com



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. 

To know more visit: https://goo.gl/uedhe5

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.



sep
26

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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sep
17

Short course:  Lost Harvest and Wasted Food

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  17 September 2018 to 28 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. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 22 July 2017 at 12:29

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF EXTENSION SERVICES 

Most of us have heard of a buzz word ''Artificial Intelligence'' or simply ''AI''; which is increasingly popular in tech circles. However, most people do not realise how AI is affecting their daily lives. 

If you have ever received a recommendation about what video to watch on Youtube or what song to listen to on Spotify, that's AI. While video and music recommendation services are rather simple when compared to other AI systems, they do accomplish a useful task: recommending music and videos based on interests you've expressed and judgements you've made in the past. The more personal preferences data you provide to these platforms, the better AI recommendations become. 

AI is here and it is poised to continue revolutionising how we access services. 

For sometime now, I have been involved with a British company developing artificial intelligent medical doctors. The prototype AI doctor has been proven to be more acc

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 7 July 2017 at 10:23

World Bank, Nest launch Kenyan agri-tech challenge

The World Bank and Nest have announced applications have opened for the Agritech Challenge 2017, which aims to connect Kenyan promising startups and innovators with one of the region’s leading agribusiness corporates.


http://nest.vc/world-bank-agritech-challenge

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Posted 13 June 2017 at 08:03

Posted by Adrian Austin in AgriProFocus Uganda 13 June 2017 at 08:03

TechCrunch to host a startup competition with Facebook in Nairobi

We’re looking for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs to participate in TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017. Startups can apply to three categories: social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment. TechCrunch will host the event in Nairobi in front of a live audience and top judges, and we will live stream the show on TechCrunch and Facebook so the rest of the world can tune in. The judges will choose a winner in each category and select an overall winner, “Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup,” whose founders will win $25,000 USD in no-equity cash plus an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco to compete in the Battlefield at TechCrunch’s flagship event, Disrupt SF 2018.

The timing for Battlefield Africa 2017 could not be better. Sub-Saharan Africa just produced its first unicorn, Jumia, exits are increasingly frequent, and global venture capitalist

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 June 2017 at 08:01

TechCrunch to host a startup competition with Facebook in Nairobi

We’re looking for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs to participate in TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017. Startups can apply to three categories: social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment. TechCrunch will host the event in Nairobi in front of a live audience and top judges, and we will live stream the show on TechCrunch and Facebook so the rest of the world can tune in. The judges will choose a winner in each category and select an overall winner, “Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup,” whose founders will win $25,000 USD in no-equity cash plus an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco to compete in the Battlefield at TechCrunch’s flagship event, Disrupt SF 2018.

The timing for Battlefield Africa 2017 could not be better. Sub-Saharan Africa just produced its first unicorn, Jumia, exits are increasingly frequent, and global venture capitalist

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 24 May 2017 at 11:05

Ethiopia seeks to boost honey production

Industry experts say the beekeeping sector is still a long way from harvesting its full potential as it is hampered by outdated, low-yield techniques, periodic droughts and uncompetitive prices.

Read the reporting by Sarah Jones from TRT World


may
18

Learning Event #1

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  18 May 2017, 08:30-13:00
  Workout.id Coworking Space, Perkantoran Grand Panglima Polim Kav 90, Jalan Panglima Polim No. 16-17,

Innovative Production Technology for Agriculture : A lesson learned from Hack-a-Farm

AgriProFocus Indonesia, Hack-a-Farm Innovation Camp chapter Indonesia, dan Workout.id dengan gembira mengundang Anda untuk hadir dalam Learning Event “Innovative Production Technology for Agriculture : A lesson learned from Hack-a-Farm”.

Dalam acara ini dua tim pemenang Hack-a-Farm Innovation Camp akan berbagi pembelajaran proses kreatif pembuatan teknologi teknologi pelayu vanili oleh Amazing Agriculture dan teknologi pengusir hama tikus berbasis sistem audio oleh Teknotani.

Proses pembelajaran akan didampingi mentor Hack-a-Farm:

Walesa Danto, Limakilo.id | Tantyo Bangun, Kecipir.com | Aryo Wiryawan, Indmira

Mengapa inovasi ini dibutuhkan? Apa saja tantangan yang dihadapi anak muda mewujudkan inovasi ini? Temukan jawabannya di acara ini.

Kamis, 18 Mei 2017 | 08.30 – 13.00 | di Workout.id Coworking Space, Perkantoran Grand Panglima Polim Kav 90, Jalan Panglima Polim No. 16-17, Jakarta Selat

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 April 2017 at 09:08

CALL - PROMOTING AGRIBUSINESS INVESTMENT, NETWORKING AND TRADE (PAINT)

Are you a business person in the agribusiness sector and wish to be linked to buyers, suppliers and/or investors in form of equity financing, commodity financing, grants, loans or wish to have your products access markets? Do you fulfill the following requirements?

- You have a registered business or organization

- Are you in the sectors of horticulture, dairy & livestock, oil seeds and coffee 

- Your business has been operational for at least 2 years

- You employ at least 10 people or work with at least 50 farmers

- Your cash flows are backed by a bank statement or audited books of accounts for the 2 years

- Your Annual return is above USD 30,000 (100,000,000 Ugx)


NB: For companies in the start up categories (have been in existence for less than 2 years) can also apply - for this category you will not need to submit your annual returns.


PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agrib

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