Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 January 2019 at 02:40

6th Edition of Agriculture Newsletter-Embassy of the Netherlands in Rwanda

Dear fellows, 

Kindly find a lot of news and events about agriculture shared by Agriculture department of the Netherlands Embassy in Rwanda.

Read more detailed news from the attached newsletter!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 January 2019 at 02:17

Uganda Coffee Technology and Post-Harvest Loss Assessment

We are reaching out to coffee farmers, cooperatives, and exporters in Uganda to inquire how the procurement of specific technologies would improve the processing and production of coffee that would have an an immediate impact on reducing post-harvest loss, increasing quality and expanding production.

We greatly appreciate your participation in this assessment, which would take no longer than 5 minutes of your time.

We hope that with this information we can work with donors, government and critical stakeholders in the coffee sector to pilot these technologies and strengthen the value chain.

AFRIPORT INTERNATIONAL, is a registered Ugandan company that seeks to improve the capacity and economic well-being of farmers, reduce post-harvest losses, and strengthen the value chain to increase exports for high-quality, organic produce and other commodities from Uganda to the global market.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 21 December 2018 at 09:38

Nine research projects funded to improve seed systems in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa

Nine projects are funded by NWO-WOTRO to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR research partnership on generating insights that contribute to improving seed systems in focus regions within Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa. Specific seed systems addressed are cassava, maize, groundnut, vegetables, cocoa, forage seed, tilapia and chicken, while some projects have a more general focus on improving the functioning and inclusiveness of seed systems and (actors in) markets.

The call on “Seed Systems Development: Enabling and Scaling Genetic Improvement and Propagation Materials” was released by the Netherlands-CGIAR partnership. The nine awarded project consortia consist of Dutch research institutes, CGIAR research centers (through CGIAR research programmes or platforms), and (local) partners from the public and private sector.

Aim of the research projects

The call for proposals was built on the premise that development of the seed sector may

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The Farmers' Agrifest 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  28 September 2018 to 30 September 2018 - All Day Event

The Farmer's Agrifest will take place from 28th -30th September 2018 at Makerere University Kabanyolo under the Theme: Re-branding Agriculture for Economic Take Off.

This event serves as a major economic event for many local small farmers and vendors. Upwards of 60,000 people come to this 3 day event for many different reasons such as Food, History, Culture, Information, to network, listen to the music and have fun to name a few. 

Many farmers and pretty much all vendors in the community believe the event is more than feasible and provides a networking platform.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 26 September 2018 at 06:57

Looking forward to meeting and interacting with like-minded youth involved in agribusiness and livestock.

Gloria Kyomugisha Hello Kristofer, a warm welcome to the AgriProFocus network where we work towards linking different agribusiness stakeholders (local and international) to make agribusiness work for development. You can also Join in on our Youth in Agribusiness discussions via:

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 18 September 2018 at 11:45



The Uganda Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) and the Strategic Support Program for Scientific Research (PASRES) of Côte d'Ivoire supported by Theme 3 of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) are pleased to announce the launch of a call for joint research projects in the fields of Agriculture and Health.

This call for joint research projects is the realization of the scientific partnership agreement between the Strategic Support Program for Scientific Research (PASRES) of Côte d'Ivoire and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), which will allow selected joint research teams to benefit from funding over a period of one year.

Purpose of the Program

The SGCI aims to design and implement joint research projects involving researchers affiliated with research institutions, public universities in Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire.

How to apply and submit

The joint pro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 9 August 2018 at 08:06

Received our latest newsletter yet?

Our newsletter which gets shared to our members on our mailing list, contains a summary of updates from interesting events we collaborate in, information on upcoming events (of AgriProFocus and other partners), it also shares jobs and calls for proposals; opportunities that you do not want to miss out on.

In this edition, we share an update on the Soil care consultative meeting that we hosted in July, news about the Youth Symposium, as well as a Q&A on our youth agripreneur and member of the month.

Access the June – July network updates in our newsletter HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 July 2018 at 07:21

The 4th Edition of the Newsletter of Office of The Agriculture Attaché at the Dutch Embassy in Rwanda.

Did you know that the Dutch embassy in Rwanda and the Dutch organizations are making an impact with agriculture sector in Rwanda?Are you willing to learn from Dutch NGOs and Companies working in Rwanda?Here is your change to read more news and updates from the 4th edition of the newsletter of the Netherlands embassy’s agricultural office for Rwanda and Uganda, with news from June and July, 2018. 

Read the Newsletter Here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 June 2018 at 09:38

Best Farmers in the Netherlands!

Winners of New Vision’s 2017 Best Farmers’ Competition on Saturday flew to the Netherlands on a week-long agro-business tour. Ten farmers emerged winners of the fourth edition of the Best Farmers Competition held last year. 

They were on Thursday flagged off at dfcu Bank headquarters in Nakasero, Kampala. The 2017 competition was sponsored by the royal Netherlands embassy in Kampala, dfcu Bank, Vision Group and KLM Airlines.

Read more here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 May 2018 at 08:42


What: Land

Where: Itojo, Ntoroko, Fort Portal-Western Uganda

Number: 480 acres

Price: UGX2m per acre

Other Information: Untitled land, privately owned by pastoralist old man who wants to settle, fertile/good for agriculture. Buying is primary but if renting/hiring then it has to be part of the land not all acres.

For more information, visiting the land, etc contact 0700 687 711, 0789 962 775

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 March 2018 at 01:11

Applied Research Projects

Special newsletter with updates on projects financed from the Applied Research Fund (ARF-1), facilitated by Food & Business Knowledge Platform and NWO/WOTRO

The projects funded by the ARF tackle challenges related to Food and Nutrition Security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. They all stem from the knowledge and innovation needs of farmers, practitioners and policymakers. The research-driven innovations support new tools and technologies for Food and Nutrition Security that should ultimately benefit the world’s most vulnerable people. 

Follow this link:

masseni sanogo je suis sur la finition de mon plan d'affaire. Merci.

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Posted 20 February 2018 at 04:15

Harvest Money Expo – What Next for Agribusiness in Uganda?

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 28 November 2017 at 09:30

Gender in Value Chain Coaches Training from Uganda

During 20~23 November 2017, AgriProFocus conducted Gender in Value Chain Coaches training in Kampala, Uganda. Altogether 15 people have been trained as Gender Coaches for value chain development during 4 days training. The participants are from Kenya, Malawi, Myanmar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The objectives of the training are 1) developing gender-mainstreaming capacities; 2) developing coaching skills and 3) reaching more equitable, inclusive & performed value chains. The training covered the following skills –

Gender based analysis at different levels
Gender sensitive strategic planning and design of gender sensitive action plans to address gender based constraints at different levels
Gender sensitive M&E
Peer-advice and coaching to solve gender & value chain related issues

Jacqueline Terrilon, who is an experienced gender consultant & coach, facilitated the training. The training covered gender & gender mainstr

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Theint Yadanar Zaw Wow! I hope you had a precious memory on it. Congratulation!

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Zaw Htet Aung Thanks Ma Theint! :) 

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing your story Zaw Htet Aung and a very nice picture of the group! What will be your next steps? What kind of 'gender' activities will you deploy in Myanmar? Curious to find out!

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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.


Borrel of the Pyramid meets Green Banana Food Company

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 October 2017, 19:30-22:00
  Impact Hub Amsterdam

A new Borrel is planned! (Borrel = social drinks)

The social enterprise 'Green Banana Food Company' invites you to discuss and brainstorm on their business case during an exclusive tasting event!

Again we have interesting and challenging case questions for you. This time we meet up with the social enterprise Green Banana Food Company (GBFC). GBFC is making the traditional Italian pasta healthier, more nutritious, and gluten-free by using green bananas, a fusion of other pulses, legumes and vegetables, all while positively impacting small-scale farmers in Uganda.

Sign up for the event here:

Extra feature: It will be an exclusive tasting event of GBFC's products. Be quick, only limited places available!

How can you help GBFC grow? 3 business case questions will be discussed:

1) Entry market channels

What market channels are suitable to sell GBFC's products? What is the best entry strategy?

2) Brand development (storytelling)

Tailoring main messages to customers why they should buy GBFC's products.


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Cassava World Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  10 October 2017 to 11 October 2017 - All Day Event

This event highlights cassava value chain developments in Africa. Read summary below.

Full details on this event site: . Note that conference fee is USD 1295.

ZambiaZambian Government in partnership with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has launched a Cassava Mechanisation and Agro Processing Project (CAMAP), to boost production. This year, Zambian Breweries invested US$ 2.2 million to empower 4,000 small-scale farmers engaged in cassava cultivation in Luapula Province. Plus, a K1.2 million cassava starch processing plant will also start operating in Mansa this September.  

UgandaCassava production is estimated at 11.3 million tonnes annually in Uganda – mainly from its northern and eastern regions. Projects such as an ethanol extraction factory in Lira District has helped local cassava farmers. Plus, a $248m agricultural project is expected to benefit cassava farmers build capacity –

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 February 2017 at 09:05

Nine Ugandan Food & Business projects gathered to enhance their policy relevance

Article by Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Representatives of nine Applied Research Fund (ARF) projects – from research, the private sector and NGOs and governmental agencies – gathered for a country workshop in Entebbe on January 26 and 27. They discussed and reflected upon emerging findings and results of research on food security and private sector development, mainly in Uganda but also with a more global focus. The engagement with policy, to enhance the conditions for an enabling environment, was the main theme of the event.

The workshop was organized by NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and RUFORUM. It provided room for acquaintance, exchange and reflection, through presentations, discussions, working group sessions and a field trip. The workshop was aimed at learning, about the respective projects, the ARF programme and the F&BKP as well as approaches to a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 December 2016 at 12:39

Strengthening Climate Change Resilience through Local Seed Businesses

Short video explaining how ISSD Uganda contributes to the effective use of improved seed varieties by Ugandan farmers. Crops mentioned in the video a/o. cassava, groundnut, pigeon peas.

ISSD Uganda is helping farmers to adapt to climate change by supporting local seed businesses to produce affordable certified quality seed of improved varieties of food security crops which perform well under changing climate conditions.

ISSD is a collaborative effort of NARO, WUR, EKN Kampala.

Published on Nov 23, 2016

License: Standard YouTube License

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 November 2016 at 09:06

Networks of Rural Producer Organizations in Uganda: What Can be Done to Make Them Work Better?

Article by: Evgeny Latynskiy, Thomas Berger, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Published in: World Development, Volume 78, February 2016, Pages 572–586.

Okello Justine Its abig question we need to sort out,we are trying with the seedlings project in soroti uganda 

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Nicole Metz dear Okello, Thanks for your reaction. Do you have sufficient access to knowledge / advice for that work? Or could we assist you linking to others? 

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Okello Justine This is awesome we need that too but more so financial support because all of us did agriculture  thus link us if possible

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 20 October 2016 at 09:27

BRAC Uganda is promoting the production of Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP) and developing supply chains among smallholder farming communities in Uganda to improve their nutrition and livelihoods. Here's a link to a video on an intergrated agriculture and health nutrition project. This video was shown at the 2016 World Food Prize event in early October. Enjoy!

Jacob Olanya Hello Emmanuel, this is a great and inspiring video, glad to see BRAC is activity promoting the Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP)

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