Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 17 hours ago

East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 21st July 2017

Maize (9,489MT) was the highest traded commodity in the region in the week ending 21st July 2017, a decrease from the previous week (11,304MT). The price of maize is on a decline across all Kenyan markets, as many parts of the country have started harvesting fresh maize. The Government of Kenya’s promise to import more maize at a much lower price seems to have finally pushed the price of maize on a downward trend. Zambians and Malawi traders continue looking at exporting maize to Kenya, which seems to offer a much more favourable price, despite unconfirmed reports of Tanzania’s continual barriers towards Kenyan imports from Southern Africa region. Maize wholesale prices were highest in South Sudan, Juba Ksh83($0.80)/kg, and Burundi Gitega, Ksh72($0.69)/kg. The lowest prices were in Tanzania, Mbeya Ksh21($0.20)/kg and Uganda, Kampala Ksh24($23)/kg. Kenya reported the following wholesale prices Kisumu, Ksh60($0.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted yesterday at 07:16

Who Fed Kenya in June 2017. The Perspective of an African Woman Trader.

Maize meal continued to be a big topic of discussion in June 2017, and towards the end of the month Nairobi, started experiencing shortages of rice, a probable indication, that Kenyans were unwillingly consuming more rice than maize meal. In June 2017, Kenya was the Leading Net Importer (66,312MT), a 324% increase in comparison to May 2017 net import (20,449MT). Kenya imported (68,626MT) and exported (2,314MT). The leading imports were maize and beans, while wheat (2,194MT) was the leading export.

Uganda was the Leading Net Exporter (64,304MT) in June 2017 having exported (70,952MT) and imported (6,648MT). The leading exports were beans (34,096MT), a huge increase in comparison to May 2017 (9,803MT). Uganda exported beans to Kenya (30,552MT), to DRC (3,232MT), and to Tanzania (10MT). Uganda’s combined commodity exports were to Kenya (65,243MT), to Rwanda (2,326MT), and to DRC (3,232MT). Mai

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Dorina Prech Fostina Mani, many thanks for sharing these great insights on the food situation in the country. Interesting to note that there was increased demand for rice that Kenyans unwillingly resorted to in place of the maize meal. I think the recent food shortage situation called for the need to diversify our diets; as well as to explore climate smart ways to ensure abundant harvest rather than depending on rainfed agriculture as has always been the case. What do you think? 

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Fostina Mani Thanks for taking the time to read.  With regard to maize vs rice, considering the nature of work many Kenyans do, especially manual work, its fair to say that rice may not be as sustaining as a  meal like good old Ugali or Githeri.  With regard to rain-fed agriculture there are a lot of innovations out we just need to adopt and implement.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 June 2017 at 02:27

Youth agripreneurs join us in Accra, Ghana for a 2-day workshop on Trade and Partnerships Development. 

For more information, visit:

Akibodé Djodji Merci pour ce partage, nous en ferons une plus large diffusion dans nos réseaux partenaires.

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Nigeria & Benin Agro-Logistics Workshop/Atelier

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 March 2017, All Day Event
  The Hague, the Netherlands

Le 6 mars, NABC, RVO et WUR organiseront un atelier d'agro logistique sur le Nigeria et le Bénin. Cet atelier portera sur la question des pertes après récolte, des goulots d'étranglement dans la chaîne de valeur ainsi que sur les relations commerciales entre les deux pays. Le but est de découvrir comment la technologie et les solutions néerlandaises peuvent être mises en pratique ici, et si par une mission commerciale dans les deux pays, les membres du secteur privé hollandais seraient intéressés à s'impliquer. S'il vous plaît contacter Daan Vreeburg si vous êtes intéressé.

Pour plus d'informations et d'inscription, suivez ce lien.

On March 6th, NABC, RVO, and WUR will be organising an Agro-logistics workshop concerning Nigeria and Benin. This workshop will focus on the issue of post-harvest losses, bottlenecks in the value chain as well as trade relations between the two countries. The goal is to discover how Dutch technology and solutions can be put in practice here, and w

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 January 2017 at 01:42


Dear colleagues,

this new book on agricultural markets in Uganda might interest you: Neoliberal Moral Economy: Capitalism, Socio-cultural change and fraud in Uganda. I hope you can inform interested colleagues etc. about this. I hope to launch the book in Uganda at some point in 2017. Please email me for any questions/comments etc.

the introduction is available here:

best regards, Jorg

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 December 2016 at 10:52

Voices from the Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT) entrepreneurs

Crested superior commodities ltd

“Investors are looking for impact business.”

Crested Superior Commodities was registered in 2010 as a milk processing company. Since Uganda produces plenty of milk, Crested Superior Commodities produces cheese from the surplus

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Posted By in Business Brokering Uganda
Posted 5 October 2016 at 01:38

Happening now! Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT). Over 350 agribusiness stakeholders; 42agriprenuers, 11investors and 13 BDS

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 September 2016 at 10:34


Story telling is a scientifically-proven way to capture a listener's attention and hold it. It makes your pitch unforgettable. So, tell your story and tell it right. You're bound to gain attention, and the funding will follow.

Whether you're looking for investors or to get people interested in your business, your victory depends on your ability to explain what makes your business unique and to catch your listener's attention in less than 2 minutes. One of the most important things a businessperson can do, especially the founder or the general manager or someone who is at the center of the business daily operations is sales and learning how to speak about the business to others. This therefore these two things become the main target for every business that wants to grow.

Are you an entrepreneur? Company? Cooperative?, today AgriProFocus, SNV -The Netherlands Development Organization, B-Space and Netherlands Uganda Trade & Investment Platf

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Bernard Mugume Am glad I will be part of this interesting sessions and i hope to network with investors and financiers to boost Focus Youth Forum Association in agriculture

9 months 3 weeks ago

Alphaxrd Gitau This is great. We are looking at doing this in Kenya as well with the youth. Would be great to learn from your experience.

9 months 3 weeks ago

Mugisha Richard I have not seen an immediate impacting event like PAINT, where clients confirm they are converted, where agribusinesses pitches turn into stories

9 months 2 weeks ago

Alphaxrd Gitau This is great Richard. We need to do this more.

9 months 2 weeks ago


Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar - Zambia and Zimbabwe

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  05 October 2016, All Day Event
  Harare, Zimbabwe

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is organizing a Horticulture Export Promotion Seminar on 5th October in Harare, Zimbabwe.

In an effort to promote Dutch business in Zambia and increase exports of horticulture products from Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Embassy is inviting experts from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Dutch horticulture produce buyers and the Centre for Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) to provide practical information about horticulture market intelligence, EU import regulations and financing options for SME's in Zimbabwe and Zambia. The seminar will be attended by various stakeholders such as the business community, agricultural companies, agro finance institutions and horticulture producers.

Eligible Organisations

Business associations or NGOs that work with horticulture producers

- Government or quasi government departments that promote horticulture exports; and 

- Private companies that are

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 September 2016 at 03:17

Ethiopia, Sudan draft MoU on cross-border animal health, livestock trade programs

IGAD Centre for Pastoral Areas and Livestock Development (ICPALD) organized a cross-border meeting in Khartoum, Sudan from 15th to 17th August 2016 between Sudan and Ethiopia.

The main aim of the cross-border meeting was to initiate development of a binding agreement between Sudan and Ethiopia to provide a framework for stronger cooperation and collaboration along their bilateral border in order to address disease surveillance, disease control and timely sharing of animal health and trade information.

The meeting brought together 30 participants from Sudan, Ethiopia, and Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and African Union Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR). Participants consisted of veterinary staff, foreign affairs experts from national governments and experts from IGAD and AU-IBAR.

In his remarks, Dr Joseph Magona, on behalf of Dr Solomon Munyua, the Acting Director of ICPALD n

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Posted By in P.A.I.N.T
Posted 3 September 2016 at 02:33


Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

Are you;

- A commercial financier/finance broker

- An impact investor/impact investment broker

- An equity investor/ equity investment broker

- An angel investor / angel investment broker

Looking for profitable business opportunities within the Agribusiness sector?

We are currently receiving applications from interested investors in the sectors mentioned above who wish to be a part of the PAINT program and participate in the “Trade and investment matchmaking event” that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2016 at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.

Participation Fees: $ 300 (Investors) and $ 150 (BDS providers)

Deadline for application: 19th September 2016

Contact Details: / +256 (0) 782 551 473

Express your interest to participate by Clicking here

Downloadable Items

1. Concept Note

2. Call

3. Offline Form

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 30 August 2016 at 10:27

Greetings. I am looking for a reliable supplier of maize and yellow soy beans at your earliest kindly contact me for this busines. we are looking at 30 tons each to be supplied quarterly. Only serious suppliers please. Many thanks



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  05 October 2016 to 06 October 2016 - All Day Event

Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

PAINT aims to bring together local, regional and international agribusinesses to build long term sustainable business relationships.

The initiative shall support the growth of the agribusiness sector by linking investable and profitable agribusinesses in the sectors of horticulture, coffee, oilseed, dairy & livestock to financing , technology, knowledge and markets.

Specific objective

1. To connect prequalified agribusinesses to financing

2. To link buyers to suppliers of inputs (commodities, equipment and services)

3. To link investors to investable businesses and opportunities

4. To facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology among businesses


We are currently receiving application from interested businesses in the sectors mentioned above who wish to participate in the trade and investment matchmaking event that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2

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Rwanda International Trade Fair

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  27 July 2016 to 10 August 2016 - All Day Event
  Gikondo Expo Ground

The organizing Committee of Rwanda International Trade Fair (RITF) 2016 cordially welcomes you to the 19th Rwanda International Trade Fair due to take place in Kigali-Rwanda from 27th July - 10th August 2016.

In the spirit of Public Private Partnership (PPP), Private Sector Federation in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry have successfully organized the previous Exhibitions, the 19th is set to be even better.

As commonly known, RITF 2016 suits up for its 19th anniversary and leads a thunderous cheer for a vibrant business community that makes Rwanda and Africa as a whole; special, and unique, in many ways.

The RITF is a great opportunity for local and foreign exhibitors looking to invest in Rwanda to experience first hand immediate responses from domestic buyers in one location.

Local Exhibitors Registration Form
Foreign Exhibitors Registration Form

For more information, follow this link:



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  20 November 2016 to 27 November 2016 - All Day Event

Tanzanian and European spice producers will facilitate new business relationships during an outgoing trade mission, set to take place in Tanzania 20-27 November. Activities will include seminars, company and field visits, business dinners and matchmaking activities. NABC will organize meetings with processors, logistic partners, quality bureaus, representatives from the financial sector and government representatives. See the website for more details, and contact Daphne Meijer-Willems via for more information.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 April 2016 at 12:50


Dear Agriprenuers,

I would like to bring to your attention to a trade and investment matchmaking event organized by AgriProFocus Uganda that we will be held in August 2016. In preparation for this event, we are currently profiling potential participants in the matchmaking event specific to agribusiness. I particularly encourage businesses on this platform that wish to be linked to potential investors, markets, expertise or knowledge to apply.

Find more details in the attached Trade and Investment Matchmaking Call. Apply by 30th June 2016.

For further details, contact: Sylvia Natukunda M. Email: or Tel: 078 2551473

Lawrence Mugisha Please provide a brief description of the participant such that we can further share the opportunity

1 year 3 months ago

Sylvia Natukunda Mwesigwa Laurence, participant description is included in the attached document named "Trade & Investment Matchmaking Call".

1 year 3 months ago



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  29 January 2016, All Day Event
  Kirinyaga County

The Kenya Livestock Producers Association invites you to their 1st Agri-Business Trade Fair this year in collaboration with the Kirinyaga County Government, co-hosts Eastern Africa Farmers Federation (EAFF), Eastern & Southern Africa Dairy Association (ESADA), Kenya National Farmers Federation (KENAFF), ACK Church, Isinya Feeds, Unga Farm Care Ltd, Cooper K- Brands & Agricultural Industry Network (AIN) which will be held on Friday 29th January, 2016.

The venue of the event will be at Kerugoya Stadium, Kerugoya town, Kirinyaga County.

The theme for the Agribusiness Trade Fair is “Farming is big Business.”

These trade fairs are monthly events organized by the association in various Counties of the Country and which have been held successfully since 2008.

The Chief Guest will be the Governor of Kirinyaga County Government; His Excellency Hon. Joseph K. Ndathi. Your participation in this Great National event will be highly appreciated.

Entry to the venue is Free!


West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 February 2016, All Day Event
  Lagos, Nigeria

Recognised as the biggest gathering of trade finance professionals in the region, the West Africa Trade & Export Finance Conference will return to Lagos for 2016.

With over 300 delegates expected in attendance, the conference will bring together delegates from the market’s leading corporate, banking and financial services organisations to discuss key market issues within agribusiness, hard commodities, risk mitigation and infrastructural development.

In addition to a speaker line-up of the market’s primary decision-makers and trade finance specialists, the event will also feature a number of dedicated networking sessions, allowing attendees to establish new working relationships and re-acquaint themselves with old contacts, all with the prospect of developing business across West Africa. More information 


Afrique Africa Investment Summit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  17 November 2015 to 18 November 2015 - All Day Event
  Accra, Ghana

Welcome2Africa announce the 1st but annual Agrique Africa investment summit 2015.

The Agrique Africa Investment Summit, taking place 17-18 November 2015, at the World Trade Centre, Accra, will bring together over 300 of Africa’s leading Agricultural players, 20+ seasoned speakers, all with the common goal and vision to transform Africa’s Agricultural sector With ‘Agricultural Trade And Investment Opportunities in Africa’ being the key theme of the event, the Agrique Africa Investment Summit 2015, offers an invaluable opportunity for businesses with agricultural products or services to meet with Agribusinesses, farmer associations, and Agricultural leaders from across Africa. It also provides an excellent opportunity for Investors to view outstanding Agricultural investment opportunities.

The Agrique Africa Investment Summit is bought to you by Welcome2Africa, headquartered in the UK, Welcome2Africa was founded upon the vision to be leading provider of initiatives that

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Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 26 October 2015 at 12:40

Export fresh fruit to Europe

Do you want to export fresh fruit to Europe? Make sure you know all about the requirements your product has to comply with, before trying to contact European buyers. For example requirements related to plant health, contaminants and labelling. Read more on the website of the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries!

samya abdul hi ,have also try and its not working if you don't mind would you please re post it as may be there is a slightly defference

1 year 8 months ago

Martin Hulst Dear Wim Goris and Samya Abdul, Hereby the link in another format: Does it work now? I'll change it in the message as well! Best, Martin

1 year 8 months ago

Joshua Muleya Hi, this is great information. I will definitely have a look and follow through.

1 year 8 months ago

Martin Hulst Hi Joshua, good to hear you can use the information! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

1 year 8 months ago

benard weru the link is working hear in Kenya .good to learn.thanks

1 year 8 months ago