Posted By in Horticulture Uganda Page
Posted 23 November 2018 at 06:33

Farmers find new market for fruits:

Some Ugandan farmers dealing in fruit production will next week head to the Turkish city of Antalya about 461 kilometres south of the capital Istanbul, to exhibit their produce as the European food processing industry grows interest in Uganda’s organic products.

The chairperson of Kampala Women Traders Association (KAWOTDA) Ms Akankwasa said at least 30 farmers from different parts of the country have been registered with the Turkish Embassy in Kampala to travel for the exposition.

“The Turkish have fallen in love with the fruits from Uganda because they are organic. They invited our farmers to travel to Antalya for the exposition on November 28. If liked, the Turkish will make orders straightaway,” Ms Akankwasa said.

The invitation for the exhibition was made two months ago when members of KAWOTDA visited Turkey for a study tour on how to do successful businesses.

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1st National Livestock, Trade & Cultural Expo

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  07 December 2018 to 16 December 2018 - All Day Event
  Jinja Show Grounds

The Uganda National farmers Federation has organized the first ever National Livestock, trade and Cultural Expo this December starting on 7th up to 16th, 2018. The show will bring together multiple organizations, companies and individuals to the trade, livestock and cultural industries in 9 days of business, networking and showcasing of new and different products.

The expo is expected to also host the first ever National Agribusiness Youth summit which is organized by UNFFE and intended to bring together different groups and individual youth in Agribusiness with other stake holders with interest in supporting youth in Agribusiness/ Agriculture. The National Agribusiness Youth Summit will foster an exchange of information among stakeholders (policy makers, development partners, the private sector, youth and women organizations, civil society organizations, research and academia) on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, I.C.T inno

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 October 2018 at 07:06

Markt lost ondervoeding niet op

Article Ellen Mangnus (Universiteit Utrecht, 'Follow the Food' consortium)

(in Dutch, copyright Volkskrant) 



Event posted by in Jobs & Call for Proposals
  26 June 2018, All Day Event
  Plot 2735 Liberia Road Show grounds, P.O. Box 71058, Ndola, Zambia.


Zambia International Trade Fair invites all exhibitors to book for the 2018 exhibition in various categories including Agriculture. The 2018 exhibition will mark as an outstanding continuation and commitment of promoting creativity of both public and private sector to spur development.

Exhibitors should utilize the opportunity of booking and paying for exhibition space between now and 28th February, 2018 @ 8%.

For more details visit: and download the brochure attached. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 December 2017 at 12:10

How the European Union joins trade dynamism with sustainable development

Embedding a multilateral approach is pivotal to the EU’s ethos on trade and sustainable development

See interesting blog, link:

Extract: The European Union (EU) is at the vanguard of marrying the values of sustainable development with the economic engine of trade. Through the incorporation of comprehensive commitments on environmental and labour provisions in all its bilateral trade agreements the EU aims to build free and fair trading relationships. This is a reflection of EU determination to strengthen and uphold the international community’s journey that began with the Millennium Development Goals and the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) and has culminated with the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mapping across

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 24 October 2017 at 10:28

Apply for an Online e-Learning Course for Trade, Food Security and Nutrition!

The United Nation, Food and Agriculture Organization is offering an online course based on trade, food security and nutrition for free.

Find the content of the course below;

The course consists of 7 lessons, organized in three units. Lessons last approximately 30 to 80 minutes each.

Unit 1: Introduction to Trade, Food Security and Nutrition

Lesson 1.1 Definitions and Linkages between Trade, Food Security and Nutrition

- Lesson 1.2 Impacts of Trade on Food Security and Nutrition

Unit 2: Trade Policy Supportive of Food Security

Lesson 2.1 Trade Policy Measures and Agricultural Development

- Lesson 2.1 Design and Implementation of Trade Policy Measures

Unit 3: Governance of Trade, Food Security and Nutrition

Lesson 3.1 Introduction to the Multilateral Trading System

- Lesson 3.2 Policy Space for Food Security in the Multilateral Trading System

- Lesson 2.3 Towards Improved Governance for Trade, Food Security and N

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Anatole Majyambere Thank you for sharing dear Victoria. On the same link, I found so many other courses that could be of interest to members. Hope many people will benefit from this post

1 year 2 months ago

Victoria Gama You are welcome, am glad that you find it useful and for others too Anatole Majyambere

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David Mpanga Looking forward to be part of dis  

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Deborah Namayi Muricho I really really enjoy the tutorial. Facts are stated clearly and concise. I have really learned alot so far. I have one more lesson to go. Am so grateful Victoria Gama for posting.

1 year 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 August 2017 at 08:07

East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 25 August 2017

The Week’s Market Analysis

- Uganda’s grain export dominated the week’s regional trade. Most exports went to Kenya (11,874MT). Exports to other EAC countries were Rwanda (741), Tanzania (135) and DRC (63MT).

- Tanzania’s grain export was mostly to Uganda (1,527MT) and Rwanda (641MT), with significantly lower exports to Kenya (346MT). The exports were mostly sorghum, rice, peas and groundnuts. Sunflower Seed Cake and Maize Brain were the major exports to Kenya. There are numerous unconfirmed reports of Tanzania increasing trade barriers on imports to Kenya, especially from the Southern Africa region. This perhaps explains the increased trade volumes through Uganda, as most traders are reporting the ease of transporting goods to Kenya through Uganda.

- Rwanda exported grains to Uganda (165MT) and DRC(868MT), mostly maize, wheat, rice, and beans. While some of the wheat may have been

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 2 August 2017 at 03:05

East Africa Regional Grain Trade Analysis for the Week Ending 28 July 2017

The Week’s Market Opportunities-

  • Kenya is currently experiencing a shortage of pure red millet, the commodity that is currently available in the market is an extremely poor quality mixture of various varieties of millet including black millet.
  • The Nairobi market continues to experience a shortage of the imported long grain rice (Biryani/Sidano).
  • Betta Grains is currently sourcing for the following items for our clients; White Millet, Red Millet, Long Grain Imported Rice, Arrow Root Flour, Yam Floor, Banana Floor, Green Grams (Nylon Variety), Chick Peas, and Lentils (Green).
  • Betta Grains has requests to find buyers for the following items; Red Groundnuts (Malawi & Zambia), White Maize (Malawi & Zambia), Red and White Cowpeas (Uganda), Sugar Beans (Uganda), Soya Beans (Uganda), Red Kidney Beans (Uganda), and Nyayo Beans (Kenya).

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 20 July 2017 at 06:03

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 19 July 2017 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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CHARLES GUMIRA This is great information. 

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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 AgriProFocus 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

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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.

2 years 3 months 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

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

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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