Increase your online visibility: Online Platform Training!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  05 April 2018 - 14:30 to 26 July 2018 - 17:00
  AgriProFocus Rwanda Office

In an effort of improving the online visibility of our members' businesses/activities/services (which is an important marketing tip in these increasing digital times). We will be providing this training (to a maximum of 14 participants/day) every Thursday after two weeks of each month between 05 April 2018 - 26 July 2018 (N.B: THE PARTICIPATION IN THIS TRAINING IS FREE OF CHARGE)

Online Platform

The AgriProFocus online platform is one of the main exchange and communication tool. With this tool, you can:

- Access useful local contacts through our Directory

- Market your products/services in our 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?

This training will provide you with hands-on e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 February 2018 at 07:11

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. Becaus

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 7 February 2018 at 12:27

Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Agroecology Course Delivered in Addis Abeba

The Agroecology Platform collaborated with the University of Padova (Italy) and with Catholic University (Ethiopia) to make the 6-day Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Agroecology course (Jan 22-27) a success, contributing particularly through expertise of the network members on the first day and by organizing the field visit to a Botanical Garden and Organic Farm on the 6th and final day of the course. On the opening day of the course three Agroecology network members made presentations:

• Dr. Fentahun Mengistu of AKLDP presented What is Agroecology? Issues and Examples from the Ethiopian context

• Dr. Zewdie Kassa of AAU presented on Ethiopian Agrobiodiversity

• Dr. Hailu Araya of Pelum Ethiopia presented recent Research Findings on Agroecological Practices in the Horn of Africa

AgriProFocus organized Agroecology Network member participation and the field visit learning activities. About 35 professionals p

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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  14 February 2018 to 16 February 2018 - All Day Event

The aim of the LEGS Training course is to build capacity to support the saving of lives and livelihoods

among livestock owning communities affected by disasters.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

▪ Describe and apply the LEGS four-stage approach to response;

▪ Identify appropriate livelihood-based livestock interventions in emergency response;

▪ Design and implement response interventions according to LEGS standards and guidelines.


68th Kienyeji Chicken Farming & Feed Formulation Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  27 January 2018, All Day Event
  Homerange Poultry Farm - Ruaka along Limuru road, Nairobi.

Training on Poultry Farming in Kenya | Poultry Farming Training in Kenya | Training on kienyeji Chicken Farming in Kenya | 68th Comprehensive Training on Poultry Farming | 68th Kienyeji Chicken Farming Training on Saturday, 27th January 2018; Charges Kshs. 3500 per person!!

Maximum participants: 10 participants

Topics covered:
1) Incubation and Hatching
2) Brooding of chicks
3) Poultry Housing
4) Poultry feeding and nutrition
5) Disease control and management
6) Marketing and distribution of your poultry products.
7) General farm management and record keeping.

You MUST attend our upcoming 68th Homerange training on Saturday, 27th January 2018 because we will be training in great detail and practically how to formulate and mix your own quality poultry feeds along with how to make your own small homemade feed mixer that can mix atleast 50kgs

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  26 February 2018 to 28 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

Are you…

  • An experienced inclusive business advisor?
  • Interested in expanding your knowledge portfolio in order to address a larger market?

Welcome to the Inclusive Innovation training – a collaboration between SEED and IBA.


  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: February 26th to February 28th, 2018
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Format: Participants work with the tools in groups and exchange insights in plenary
  • Fee: 750 euros p.p.

After the training you will appear as a trained inclusive innovation advisor on IBA and will be granted access to the full inclusive innovation toolkit.

NOTE: This training is dependent on reaching a minimum number of participants.

To secure your spot, please email Saskia Rotshuizen ( with the following information:

  • Your full name, phone number, mailing address and email address
  • A short description of your current experience as an advisor

Why Inclusive Innovation?

Innovation is by definition uncertain, unpredictable and complex. It is therefore difficult to manage

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 1 December 2017 at 08:13

Gender in advisory services

Hi all, I found this module in the New Extensionist Learning Kit at the G-FRAS website. The Learning Kit contains 13 modules designed for self-directed, face-to-face, or blended learning and can be a useful tool for ao individual extension field staff, managers, lecturers and non-governmental organisations, and other training institutions.

Module 12: Gender in Advisory Services

In order to deliver on their mandates and contribute to positive change, extensionists need a well developed understanding of, and the skills necessary to address critical issues around gender in rural livelihoods. Men and women, young and old, all play vital roles in rural livelihoods, but assumptions are often made about who does what and who makes the decisions. These details of gender and decision making are critical to targeting efforts and helping everyone involved in rural livelihoods and agriculture benefit from innovations and improved technologies.

Every module has

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PETER KOLAWOLE Sir I want you to be my mentor

2 months 2 weeks ago

Wim Goris Hi Peter, thank you for your interest. I recommend you a) complete your profile with respect to gender and value chanins and b) look for others interested in the topic near you. The point is you can then search for 'gender nigeria' .    

2 months 2 weeks ago

PETER KOLAWOLE Thank you sir

2 months 2 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 December 2017 at 06:55



The purpose of the Agriculture apprenticeship is to fill the gap for skilled manpower in farms and to create employment opportunities for the rapidly growing masses of unemployed graduates of Kenya learning institutions.

For more information on the same or any referrals kindly contact;

Peris @ 0727 203 251

Christine @ 0716 431 054

Agriculture Integrated Dev't Can qualified individuals from Uganda also apply?

1 month 2 weeks ago


Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Ag

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 May 2018 to 11 May 2018 - All Day Event

Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agriculture and Balanced Nutrition

To improve the knowledge, understanding, and skills of those involved in fertilizer manufacturing, procurement, distribution, usage, policy and regulations, IFDC will conduct an international training program entitled “Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agriculture: Lessons from Country Assessments and Regulatory Systems in Africa and Asia.” The program will be held in Arusha, Tanzania, May 7-11, 2018. This training program, which will draw on lessons learned and best practices from IFDC and partner organizations in the world, targets all key players in the fertilizer value chain in developing countries.

Register here:


Workshop:Compost Theory and Practice

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  22 November 2017 - 08:30 to 23 November 2017 - 16:30
  Addis Ababa University EIABC, Lideta, Addis Ababa

Learn all about compost from experts and practitioners. Practically make a compost heap and build your own vermicompost box!  Organized by AAU EIABC Landscape Architecture Department in collaboration with Boku and Hamburg Consult. To register to participate, please fill online registration form available via this LINK developed by AgriProFocus.

UPDATE: The PowerPoint Presentations from this workshop are now available upon request by emailing


Results Measurement for Private Sector Development

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  19 March 2018 to 23 March 2018 - All Day Event

Apply for the Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development course 

19-23 March 2018, Bangkok

This 5-day course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system for internal learning and communicating credible results. This course targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers that are working in Private Sector Development programs. The course is offered by HPC, with Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon as lead trainers.

For more information or to apply, see

HPC also offers a 4-day results Measurement course for Program Managers at 26-29 March 2018 in Bangkok. For more information or to apply, see:


Lessons Learned & Emerging Perspectives on Subsidy Programs

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  19 February 2018 - 08:00 to 23 February 2018 - 17:30

The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has over 35 years’ experience conducting research and providing training and technical assistance in all aspects of agro-input markets in the developing world. At the request of some governments, IFDC has provided technical support in the introduction of subsidy programs and also has provided capacity building though seminars and workshops to share lessons learned and best practices, working in collaboration with local and international partners.

This training program will draw on lessons learned and the latest research findings and recommendations from IFDC and partner organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

Register here:

Workshop brochure is attached.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 10:24


Taasisi ya Mastercard Foundation na chuo kikuu cha Michigan wamezindua mradi unaolenga kuwasaidia vijana katika sekta ya kilimo ili kujikwamua kiuchumi. Mradi huo uliopewa jina la "Agrifood Youth Lab (Ag Youth Lab)" unalenga vijana wa umri wa miaka 18-24 na kudumu kwa miaka mitano na kuwafadisha vijana 15,000.

Tarehe 10 mwezi wa 11 yalifanyika majadiliano yaliyohusisha wadau wa kilimo (ambapo pia AgriProFocus tulishiriki) na kujadiliana mawazo mbalimbali ili kuuwezesha mradi kuwa endelevu na wenye mafanikio. 

Mradi huo unaofanyika katika nchi mbili za Afrika ambazo ni Tanzania na Nigeria. Kwa Tanzania inahusisha mikoa ya Dar es salaam, Pwani na Morogoro. 

Mradi unalenga sekta ya kilimo katika vipengele 5 ambavyo ni ufugaji kuku, samaki, kilimo cha matunda na mbogamboga, kilimo cha mihogo na mbegu za mafuta. 

Ili kushiriki katika mradi huu pitia tovuti HII TULIYOKUWEKEA HAPA na kusoma zaidi kuhusiana na mradi.

Ally Cosmas Asante, nimekusoma Victory Gama 

3 months 5 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 13 November 2017 at 09:48


The Mastercard Foundation and Michigan State University launch a 5 year program for youth which will benefit 15,000 youth in Nigeria and Tanzania aged between 18-24 years, named "Agrifood Youth Opportunity  Lab (Ag Youth Lab)". On 10th November the Agri Food Lab held a Focus Group Discussion for the program and joined together different stakeholders from agriculture sector(whereby AfriProFocus took part).

The Agri Youth Lab will ignite opportunities to youth in 5 agrifood sector which  are poultry, aquaculture, horticulture, cassava and oil seeds. Through training, youth will be able to employ themselves and get job opportunities in the agrifood sector.

To know on how to get involved in the project below is the link that will guide you through what to do to be part it and get into training session.

Read more about Agri Youth Lab HERE.  

Tatah Susan Victoria, connect to tell me more on AG Youth LAB, this would interest my German farmers. 

2 months 2 weeks ago


Short course: Write Winning Proposals

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  27 November 2017 to 30 November 2017 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Develop convincing and attractive proposals

You have a project idea which needs funding. You want to respond to a request for proposals or mobilise new resources for your organisation. You want to demonstrate your added value but are facing stiff competition.

Learn to write a proposal that stands out. We believe that writing a convincing and attractive proposal is something we all can learn.

- Learn to match your unique proposal idea and added value with funders needs.

- Know how to bring needed logic and structure to your proposal.

- Understand the pros and cons of forming partnerships.

- Understand the evaluation procedure and criteria that will be used to assess your proposal.

- Raise your confidence in proposal writing. 

Download the course flyer with extended course description here!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 27 October 2017 at 11:48

Online Platform Training sessions – September&October 2017

I wish to thank everyone who honored our invitation to AgriProFocus online platform training in September and October, 2017. We treasure your contributions and time with us, and we hope your commitment to improve your businesses' online visibility & marketing strategies improved.

We kindly thank you very much for attending, and please remember to recommend this opportunity to other participants.

Participants - Online Platform Training

07th September, 2017

1. Moise NIYONZIMAChilli and Rabbit farmer in Bugesera District, Eastern Province of  Rwanda.

2. Eric NTWARI, fresh graduate from University of Rwanda (Knowledge Institute)

21st September, 2017

1. Christine MUHAWENIMANA, A fresh graduate from University of Rwanda (Knowledge Institute)

2. Olivier TUYISHIME, A farmer from Ngoma district in Eastern of Rwanda

05th October, 2017

1. Mary MUTESI, Manager of Nala ltd

2. Sylvain NDAGIJIMANA, Field staff at REDO

12th Octobe

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Inclusive Innovation Training for Business Advisors

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  30 January 2018 to 01 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

Are you… An experienced inclusive business advisor?

Interested in expanding your knowledge portfolio in order to address a larger market?
Welcome to the Inclusive Innovation training!

The Inclusive Innovation toolkit captures the experiences, insights, methods and tips from experienced practitioners, and translate them into concrete tools for use in various phases of the innovation process. 


  • Duration: 3 days
  • Date: January 30th to February 2nd, 2018
  • Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Format: Participants work with the tools in groups and exchange insights in plenary
  • Fee: 750 euros p.p.

After the training you will appear as a trained inclusive innovation advisor on IBA and will be granted access to the full inclusive innovation toolkit.

Learn more and express interest here:…/

Or email Saskia Rotshuizen (

Posted By in Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted 18 October 2017 at 02:50

EDUKANS with Development Expertise Center (DEC) hosted a full day workshop at Ghion Hotel on 11th October 2017

The workshop was aimed at celebration of 10th year of DEC and sharing the Edukans developed 7-STEPS, a tested formula that builds sustainable links between the local labour market, schools and training institutions. The result? Young people gain skills through relevant and high-quality education, while employers get the highly-skilled personnel they need.

Ato Teshome Lemma the State Minister of TVET Agency also gave a brief explanation about the general situation of the TVET sector of Ethiopia. The minister also quoted our aim is to "creating coherent based TVET sector in formal and non formal ways"

At the event there were also a group discussion on the 7-steps of Edukans.

Please watch the video and read more about the steps here

Training and Education for a better future!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 22 August 2017 at 09:32

Hello everyone! I am new to this network and excited to connect with you all. My organization is Paper Crown Institute. We focus on gender analysis, training and education. I am a gender specialist working in Rwanda for six years now, emphasizing participatory training workshops and community engagement to transform the social norms that perpetuate gender inequality across numerous sectors. Looking forward to working and collaborating with you all! Please visit our website for more info about what we do:

Janine Schoeman Welcome Katie, happy to have you here on the platform! We have a dedicated page on Gender that you can visit here:

6 months 16 hours ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks Katie, your organization is very helpful for Gender value chain. We will invite you to our upcoming events!In case of any specific questions you can contact us through AgriProFocus Rwanda address (

5 months 2 weeks ago

Katie Carlson Thanks Janine Schoeman - I am looking forward to getting more involved! Thacien MUNYAMAHAME - that sounds perfect, we are really hoping to get more involved in gender work within agriculture!

5 months 2 weeks ago


AgriProFocus Online Platform Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  27 July 2017 - 10:00 to 07 September 2017 - 12:00
  Arusha, Kijenge next to 40/40 Lounge

Online Platform Training now available for our members IN ARUSHA twice every month!

The AgriProFocus Online Platform is a unique platform where more than 1500 professionals in the agri-food sector meet and network, learn and exchange knowledge and expertise as well as showcase their work and advertise their products and services.

In order to equip our members with the required skills and knowledge to utilize our platform. we are organizing a series of training sessions, from July to September, on the use of the online platform every month twice. These will be personalized trainings limited to a maximum of 10 people per session running for a maximum of 2 hours.

Why you should participate in these trainings:

1. Learn more about the AgriProFocus Network

2. Learn on how to use the online platform to enrich your expertise in agribusiness and agriculture

3. Meet and network with like minded individuals during the training.

Note: Participation will be on first come first served basis. Please come with your

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