Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 September 2017 at 09:30

Bartering Tree-Preneurs

Value addition can come in many forms.  In South Africa, with the Wildlands Trees for Life Programme, community-based tree seedling growers (many of whom are youth) trade their seedlings for food, water tanks, and small business loans. Read more here.

Attention: "Surviving tree project" team from the AgriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness Network, that has been studying tree seedling value chains in Ethiopia - this may be of interest!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 July 2017 at 11:47

AgriProFocus facilitated the Kickoff the Surviving Tree Project at Mintesenot Urban Agriculture

In Ethiopia tree seedling are planted every year but the survival rate is very low. The Kickoff the Surviving Tree Project was organizing a tree competition event aimed at speed up tree planting with a higher rate of survival. The Surviving Tree Competition and tree planting activities took place at Mintesenot Urban Agriculture (a youth-run integrated urban farm, with permaculture vegetable plots, poultry, pigs, sheep and cows) hosted a tree planting event on the side of Kebena river. The event were opened by the song by the Ethiopian Environmental Club children on Endemic trees, Global warming, River health and Sustainable development continued from the song indigenous tree seedlings like Cordi Africana (Wanza), Croton (Bisana), Juniperus Procera (Tsid) , Olive (Weyra) etc from seedling supplier at Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources were planted. Peace and Green also pro

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing this article Sewmehon! It is really nice to get a feel of what the day was like, keep it up.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 March 2015 at 10:20

Linking ZOA to active farmers around Kampala

Under the ICCO AS4Y project, ZOA started development of a range of training videos.

These videos will be used at Vocational Training Institutes and youth organizations to provide technical support on enterprise production and create inspiration to venture into agri business.

The videos will be availed in English and translated into West Nile languages. Access will be open to the wider stakeholder community after final acceptance. Enterprises of interest are;

1. Apiculture

2. Tree Nursery Management

3. Horticulture: Tomato

4. Goat Rearing

5. Piggery

6. Poultry: Chicken

While most of the videos were shot in West Nile, ZOA is in need to redo the filming of some few shots for each of the above enterprises. They plan to film these shots closer to town. Consequently ZOA is in need to find 1 operational farmer in each of the above enterprises within a close distance to town who is willing to demonstrate his skills.

For those interested in this venture, kindly c

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 November 2014 at 03:11


Any body know where one can buy certified Tree Tomato seeds?

MULINDWA RONNIE Certified or genuine improved tomato seeds. If you have money please try ASIRA F1 it very good and high yielding.

3 years 8 months ago

PETER HERI Currently in Tanzania the best Tomato Variety is KILELE F1 .It is high yield variety and resistant to Viral disease and Fusarium wilt.

3 years 7 months ago