Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 2 August 2017 at 04:10

Women Fighting for Food System Change


Here is really interesting and inspiration content for women in Agribusiness Sector!

Women are crucial to the functioning of a healthy and sustainable food system. Despite making up roughly 43 percent of the global agricultural workforce, women worldwide receive a fraction of the land, credit, inputs, and training as compared to men.The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has spotlighted the gender gap in agriculture as a key obstacle to sustainable development.If women farmers had access to the same resources as men, for example, the added yields would reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100 to 150 million. Beyond the fields, women are working to make every aspect of the food system more sustainable, equitable, and innovative.

While there are innumerable women deserving recognition, Food Tank is recognizing

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 10 May 2017 at 09:21

BSR: Gender Equality in Codes of Conduct Guidance 

BSR has launched the Gender Equality in Codes of Conduct Guidance to help companies and standards-setting bodies integrate gender equality considerations across nine traditional code of conduct principles, with a specific focus on developing and emerging market-based supply chains. BSR developed this guidance with the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and with the technical health-related expertise of the Evidence Project/Meridian Group International, Inc.

With women holding 60 to 90 percent of jobs in the labor-intensive stages of the apparel and fresh produce global supply chains, it would make sense for companies in those industries to consider women’s specific challenges when focusing on ethical supply chain management. However, until now, women have rarely been a focus of such strategies, with businesses either unaware of the issues women face or unsure how to address them—or both.

Moreover, supply chain manag

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Aflatoxins and Extension in Zambia Webinar

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 April 2017, 15:30-16:30

Mark your calendars! You are invited to an INGENAES webinar focusing on how agricultural extension services can help support women’s strategies for reducing household exposure to aflatoxins.

Link to Invitation

When: April 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM Central

Time (US and Canada)/15:30 Central African Time (Zambia)

Topic and Background

  • What are the household-level factors that constrain Zambian women farmers’ ability to mitigate aflatoxin contamination of groundnuts?
  • What is the potential role of agricultural extension services (AES) for helping women decrease household mycotoxin exposure?

Dr. Alyson Young (University of Florida) will lead the discussion as we dive into this topic. Aflatoxin contamination of staple crops poses an important risk to nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. Reducing aflatoxin contamination is complicated by its ubiquity in staple foods and the need for multisectoral approaches to address contamination issues.

This presentation is an overview of research on women’s kn

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Idea Jam Eps.2 : The Women-in-Power Edition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  18 April 2017, 19:00-21:00
  Coworkinc Wimo Building 3rd fl., Jl. Kemang 1/No 7 12730 Jakarta, Indonesia

Hi good people!

Is it possible to integrate gender perspective into a business model? How do women play their roles in sustainable business or impactful program? If any of those questions ever crossed your mind, you will find the answer in this workshop!

To commemorate the spirit of our very own heroine Kartini, this session is here to speak about women and sustainability! In this session, we will discuss about women's role in entrepreneurship and sustainable, impactful programs. Participants will be exposed to the panelists' solid track records in developing gender-friendly programs and businesses, particularly in textile and renewable energy sector. To complete the workshop, we will have a gender-tailored, business-model-canvas session, and participants will learn how to develop a more robust and gender-friendly business model.



Business Model Canvas Workshop: The Women In Power Edition


Lina Moeis - Yayasan Rumah

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 March 2017 at 11:40

Hear some of the issues women in aquaculture raised concerning making the value chain businesses thrive. The women were brought together by Farm Africa at Tigoi Farm in Vihiga. They are involved in aquaculture one way or another and they celebrated International Women’s Day by sparking conversations about growth and improvement, change and the nature of being bold.

Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing this nice video Solomon!

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Women entrepreneurs Netherlands trade mission to Tanzania

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  05 March 2017 to 10 March 2017 - All Day Event
  Dar es Salaam

A group of women entrepreneurs from the Netherlands will be visiting Tanzania. 

The programme includes a learning journey, company visits, a March 8 women conference at the Netherlands embassy, matchmaking and the annual meetup of SAGCOT. 

find more info in Dutch here: http://www.womennetherlands.com/#trades

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 November 2016 at 09:33

Why gender equality in doing business makes good economic sense


Women today represent about 50 percent of the world’s population and, for the past two decades, about 50 percent of the labor force. Yet there are stark differences in the outcomes they achieve: Women are only half as likely as men to have a full-time wage-earning job. The women who do have paid jobs earn as much as one-third less than men. Fewer women than men are involved in trade or own registered companies. And women are more likely to work in low-productivity activities or informal employment.

There are many reasons for these outcomes, including socio-cultural norms, access to high-quality jobs, the lack of transport and the lack of child-care facilities. In many countries, such differences also continue to be written in the law.

For the first time since it was launched in 2002, the World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business report this year added a gender dimension to its measures, inc

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Angelica Senders Report 'Doing business 2017' Thanks you very much Gisew for sharing this post. I think the publication you are referring to is very relevan for many of our members. herewith the link for those who want to down load the full document: http://www.doingbusiness.org/reports/global-reports/doing-business-2017 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 22 November 2016 at 08:21

Pendaftaran kompetisi Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards Indonesia (CMA) 2016 telah dibuka!

Inisiatif Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) berasal dari Citi Foundation yang berkantor pusat di New York, Amerika Serikat. Inisiatif ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kesadaran masyarakat akan pentingnya kewirausahaan dan keuangan mikro dalam mendukung inklusi keuangan serta penguatan ekonomi individu berpenghasilan rendah.

Untuk mencapai tujuan tersebut, Citi Indonesia (Citibank, N.A.) bekerjasama dengan Mercy Corps Indonesia kembali menyelenggarakan CMA 2016. CMA adalah kompetisi untuk menghargai pengusaha mikro berprestasi yang berkontribusi positif kepada lingkungan di sekitarnya.

Terdapat 5 Kategori Penghargaan dalam CMA 2016, yaitu:

1. Green Microentrepreneur (usaha ramah lingkungan, semua sektor)
2. Agriculture Microentrepreneur (sektor agrikultur)
3. Service Microentrepreneur (sektor jasa dan layanan)
4. Fishery Microentrepreneur (sektor perikanan)
5. Inn

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Sigit Prasojo Mesore Mbak mitha, salam kenal. maaf saya masih rada bingung untuk memaparkan sesuatu dan bertanya. kalau boleh saya mau tanya dulu tentang kegitan tentang tanggal 1 Desember 2016, bagaimana cara mengikutinya dan mendaftarnya ?? apakah dengan batas Usia / tidak. trimakasih atas konfirmasi  dan telah mendapat kan ruang / kesempatan dalam bergabung / belajar lebih disisni. salam

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Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hai Mas Sigit, salam kenal. Mas sigit di atas menulis di kolom komentar posting CMA, namun isinya tentang hal lain. Nggak papa, cuma nanti buat posting lain saja atau komentar di posting yang relevan di http://agriprofocus.com/post/58299497a93f2540a65552bf. Saya jawab ya : acara network & learning event tanggal 1 tidak dibatasi umur, isi form ini http://bit.ly/2ewGco8 untuk mendaftar

8 months 4 weeks ago

Sigit Prasojo adakah syarat lain mbakk?? Thank's

8 months 4 weeks ago

Sigit Prasojo oww iya masih bingung mengunakan halamanya mbakkk, maaf ya ,, makasi

8 months 4 weeks ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Tidak apa-apa Mas Sigit, hehehe. Ayo berbagi terus. Nggak ada syarat lain, silakan isi formulir saja di link tersebut.

8 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 13 October 2016 at 09:34

Call for Applications: Women in Agribusiness Training, 21st-25th November 2016

Africa Center for Transformative and Inclusive Leadership (ACTIL) is partnering with UN Women, UNDP and the AUC for a Women In Agribusiness training in Nairobi.The cost for the participants is all catered for as per the attached brochure. 

The training is 21st – 25th November, 2016 in Nairobi, and will be in both English and French. The Women participants should be drawn from both English and French speaking Africa.  Please submit your CV, and background on specialty in Agribusiness. See the attached brochure for more information. 

Alem Greiling Thanks Dorina Prech. I think this is a good means of sharing experiences and means of introduction to my agroproducts. I would like to know how to apply and try for my chance. But i wonder if it works for women who are out of Kenya.

9 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 29 September 2016 at 07:29

Did you know there was a Rural Finance Expansion Programme?

This programme, implemented by IFAD, aims to improve the livelihoods of poor rural households through enhanced access to financial services and sustainable economic growth. The primary target group encompasses economically active small and micro-entrepreneurs and smallholder farmers, with an emphasis on women and young people.

The objectives of the programme will be achieved through strategic partnerships, innovation and outreach. The strategic partnerships component aims to enhance the capacity of financial service providers to deliver demand-driven services in rural areas. The innovation and outreach component seeks to improve the efficiency and sustainability of rural financial services.

Measures to stimulate demand for financial services include, among others:

•Helping beneficiaries participate in savings and credit activities to build their financial history
•Encouraging savings to reduce vulnerability to fluctuation

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Janny Nyendwa Check with that website

10 months 1 week ago

Francis Mubanga Thank very much Janny, i have sent an email to Mr Eric Rwabidadi, task manager, maybe he will respond to me.  

9 months 3 weeks ago

Janny Nyendwa how did it go Francis, did they respond to you?

9 months 1 week ago

Francis Mubanga I appreciate your follow up. I have not received any response. Please help if possible in whatever way.

9 months 1 week ago

Janny Nyendwa

Their offices are found along Thabo Mbeki road after east park mall. Visit them in person.

7 months 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 24 August 2016 at 05:48

Women participation in agri-entrepreneurship is key to sustainable development: Stories from the farmer field days

Attending the Kenya highland Seed farmers field day event at their training site in Narok County was a good learning experience for me as a new and young mind in the Agricultural Sector. I got to see the benefits and efficiency of using the appropriate farming techniques, innovative technologies and techniques for sustainable Agriculture.

The training site consisted of an open air demo farm where different crops were grown such as cabbages, kales, spinach, onions, carrots and tomatoes a variety known as Rambo. In the greenhouse they grew cucumber  a variety known as Mydas F1, Capsicum(Passarela F1 and Ilanga RZF1) and also tomatoes of different varieties.

Over 100 farmers attended the field day, many of whom were Maasai since they are the dominant community in the region. Women came dressed in their traditional attire which showed how deep rooted they are in their culture

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2SCALE: Women's Entrepreneurship in African Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  23 August 2016, 12:00-13:15

Webinar 2SCALE: Women's Entrepreneurship in African Agribusiness

From Skepticism to Role Models

What difference does it make to be a female entrepreneur in Africa among male peers and the community? Why is it important to support women entrepreneurship? What is the best way of doing so? And what inspiration can women entrepreneurs offer for women leadership and inclusive business in the African agro-food sector?

These questions and many more will be addressed in our webinar on Women’s Entrepreneurship in African Agribusiness on August 23rd. We do this in close collaboration with three inspiring women entrepreneurs who partner with 2SCALE: Ruth Kinoti (Shalem Investments, Kenya), Ruth Okiror (Acila Enterprises, Uganda) and Oluyemisi Iranloye (Psaltry International, Nigeria).

For whom: Staff, trainers & coaches of 2SCALE, selected partner companies and all other persons, organizations and companies with an interest in women entrepreneurship and inclusion in African agribusiness are mos

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 20 July 2016 at 09:38


What difference does it make to be a female entrepreneur in Africa among male peers and the community? Why is it important to support women entrepreneurship? What is the best way of doing so? And what inspiration can women entrepreneurs offer for women leadership and inclusive business in the African agro-food sector?

These questions and many more are addressed in two interactive activities organized by 2SCALE in 2016. 

They do this in close collaboration with three inspiring women entrepreneurs who partner with 2SCALE: Ruth Kinoti (Shalem Investments, Kenya), Ruth Okiror (Acila Enterprises, Uganda) and Oluyemisi Iranloye (Psaltry International, Nigeria).


Webinar (online seminar): Tuesday August 23rd, 2016 | 12.00 – 13.15 pm (Nigeria time) / 14.00 – 15.15 pm (East Africa time).

Bootcamp (online course): During the week of 14 – 18 November 2016.

Follow this link for more informations, http://

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 18 July 2016 at 10:41


Online Disc: 'How can business support women's empowerment'

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  19 May 2016, 10:00-11:00

How can business support women's empowerment through their value chains and beyond?

On-line Discussion

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BST 9-10 am and again at BST 3-4 pm

CEST 10-11 am and again at CEST 4-5 pm

How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond? Join this online discussion with DFID, Diageo and Care International UK.

Questions for discussion

This online discussion will address the Challenge question: How can business most effectively support women’s economic empowerment, through their value chains and beyond?

Specifically, we would like to explore the following questions:

1. How can business best support women’s economic empowerment working through their value chains?

2. How can companies’ internal policies and practices contribute to greater economic empowerment for women?

3. How can business use external marketing and customer engagement to support women’s economic empowerment?

4. W

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 28 April 2016 at 02:26

Dialogue with the Farmers

On the 2nd Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair

Batu, 27 April 2016

On March 2015 AgriProFocus Ethiopia and OXFAM GB, in close collaboration with Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization, organized in Batu a successful agribusiness finance fair which farmers took the stage. Read more about the previous Finance Fair HERE.

Yesterday, April 27 2016, the 2nd Agricultural Extension and Finance Fair was organized in Batu with the objective of extending the dialogue started on last year’s Finance Fair between the farmers themselves and the relevant stakeholders. On this Finance Fair also the farmers were given to express their challenges relating to access to finance and agricultural extension services and to present their achievements with the support of OXFAM GB and Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization.

The event which included a panel discussion with two paper presentations and an exhibition by different organizations, opened

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 19 April 2016 at 01:51

SAG-SEED Uganda: Call for Applications to Starter Month now open

SEED is a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy that was founded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Developm

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 March 2016 at 01:41

Entreprenarium launches its flagship entrepreneurship programme dedicated to women entrepreneurs, the WCR

(Rwanda, Senegal, Gabon)

(Ecofin Agency) - The Entreprenarium Foundation launches the first edition of its flagship programme WCR (Women Capital Raising) meant for 100 women entrepreneurs in Gabon, Rwanda, and Senegal. Entreprenarium also announces the funding of 30 projects with high growth potential in these three pilot countries.

Designed by the Entreprenarium Foundation, WCR is a 6 week programme to support women in their entrepreneurial journey. Its main objective is to equip women entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and resources to succeed in starting and operating a small or medium business. This first edition of the WCR launched on March 8 in the three pilot cities of the Entreprenarium Foundation Libreville, Kigali and Dakar, counts 100 participants with innovative projects to develop. The programme consists of course sessions and workshops focused primarily on the methodolog

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 March 2016 at 09:05


Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC) is an Organization registered in Uganda, with regional headquarters in Kenya. It is a member of the Global Solidaridad Network with headquarters in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Solidaridad works towards improvement of livelihoods of smallholder producers through producer support and market linkages and covers seven countries includingBurundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

SECAEC recently received funds from aBiTrust, for a two (2) year Creating Shared Value (CSV) Project entitled “Creating shared Value through Agricultural Value Chains in Uganda”, impacting on 12,000 smallholder farmers, targeting at increased income and resilience.

TOR details here

Valuechains: Beans and Barley production systems

Location: South Western Uganda in the districts of Kabale Kisoro, and Kanungu

Deadline: 4th March, 2016

Consultancy Period: approx 6 (six days) in a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 October 2015 at 02:00

Zambia: US $30 million for skills, jobs and entrepreneurship for women and youth in the agriculture sector

The African Development Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved on Wednesday, October 14 a loan of US $30 million to the Government of Zambia for the Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Project Supporting Women and Youth.

The project is designed to promote job creation, gender equality and poverty reduction amongst young cassava producers to enable inclusive economic growth and sustainable livelihoods development.

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