Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 23 April 2018 at 12:48

Training of Trainers Workshop organized by key stakeholders of Horticulture sector in Rwanda!

Funded by USAID, Horticulture Innovation lab (USA) and UCDAVIS (USA), Reducing Postharvest Losses in Rwanda Project (RPLR) is implemented by 3 institutions: The National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) under the MINAGRI and the University of Rwanda (UR) under the Ministry of Education. RPLR under University of Rwanda has organised a series of trainings from 3rd to 5th April 2018. The training of Trainers (ToT) including 15 University of Rwanda staffs, 5 district agronomists (Rulindo, Musanze, Gakenke, Gicumbi and Burera) and 10 moderate agribusiness entrepreneurs (individual and cooperative representatives) was hold at Western Mountain Hotel, Rubavu - Rwanda.


Mr. Serge Ndayitabi, the project coordinator, speaking at the opening of the Training of Trainers Workshop.

The main objective of training was to gain understanding of postharvest losses cau

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear ELIAS NELLY, Thank you very much for sharing with the outputs of the ToT workshop!Keep empowering the key players of the sector!

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Improving Fertilizer Quality for Productive Agriculture

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

Improving Fertilizer Quality for Highly Productive Agriculture

On May 7-11, 2018, 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 at the Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. 

As a result of the five-day training program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify quality problems in fertilizers.
  2. Identify fertilizer as well as management-related factors that influence quality of fertilizers.
  3. Identify external factors (other than fertilizer properties) that impact quality.
  4. Apply this knowledge to assess fertilizer quality for their businesses, countries or regions.
  5. Contribute to the design and implementation of national or regional quality regulations that ensure farmers the access to fertilizers that meet the required specifications.

Register here:


Contemporary Cooperative Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  04 April 2018 to 06 April 2018 - All Day Event

The Contemporary Cooperative Workshop is to provide an understanding on how agricultural cooperatives work and how to structure them in the modern business world, especially in an Indonesian business legal context. Through this workshop participants will better understand how their organisation can better support cooperatives.

The expected participants are Country Director/Manager or Program Director/Manager of NGO/Donor working with cooperatives, Government officers or parliament members involved in decision-making in the agricultural or food sector; and are required to have experience working with Agricultural Cooperative (AC) or is planning to work with AC in their project/programme.

See more detail on the flyer.

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 13 February 2018 at 04:20

Accomplished the final Agrifood Teaser Workshop with moment of inspiration by the youth voice

On 7 February 2018, AgriProFocus Myanmar successfully hosted the Final Agrifood Bootcamp Teaser Workshop at Yangon University of Economics. Wow!!! We were impressed by the active input and high quality of the contributions from young people to solve the various challenges presented by the companies and organizations. There were 165 participants from Yangon University of Economics and other interested youth.. When we announced the statement “ I can contribute to developing the agriculture sector with my educational background”, more than 70% of the participants stand up and agreed the statement.

The Agrifood Bootcamp is a project to link Myanmar students and young professionals age 18 and 35 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector. The objective is to increase awareness of youth about the opportunities in agribusiness, improve linkages and exchange between Myanmar youth and D

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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


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.


Youth Learn4Work Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 October 2017, All Day Event
  Addis Abeba

Workshop tackling youth unemployment!

• Inspiring speakers from the private sector and field of TVET

• Interactive and practical sessions to learn more about a market-driven approach

•Discussions on the seven steps of Edukans

• Networking with different stakeholders

• Meeting young people who benefit from Edukans Learn4Work projects

Spaces are limited, so please let us know via this email:   

if you would like to secure your place for this event.


WORKSHOP: Improve your visibility - Online Platform

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  07 September 2017, 14:30-17:00
  AgriProFocus Rwanda Office

Improve your visibility online! 

The AgriProFocus online platform is a unique agribusiness platform connecting 24.000 agripreneurs worldwide. Our community is growing every day! 

Through our platform you can:

- Access useful local contacts through our Contacts database
- Market your products/services in our MarketPlace
- Market your organization/company
- Discuss agricultural issues with people from all over the world
- Exchange experiences and ask the community for input

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 experience on how to use of the platform, by learning how to:

- Register /sign-up on the AgriProFocus platform
- Update your personal profile
- Add your organisation / company’s profile
- Access useful agribusiness contacts throu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 18 July 2017 at 10:26

OK. Pangan Learning Program: Workshop Program

Indonesia Media Arts Festival OK. VIDEO 2017: OK. Pangan presents Workshop Program.

Workshop Program at Indonesia Media Arts Festival OK. Pangan of 2017 has the theme of "Survival". This theme is raised because the most basic food issue is the issue of basic human need for food to survive. This "Resilience" workshop seeks to restore food problems to the most basic level.

In collaboration with Warung Ramah dan Bakudapan, will explore food angles in alternative practices.

With the theme of "Survival", this workshop presupposes an ideal natural state, where everything in the world is only necessary. This natural condition occurs only at the conceptual levelit can't happen in real lifebut the workshop attempts to reconstruct the condition through a series of programs, so that we can better understand the necessary things in life.

Period: July 2017
Venue: Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jln. Pancoran Timur II, No. 4, Cikoko, Jakarta S

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Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  12 May 2017, 14:00-17:00

Did you know that your organisation or company could be losing out on business opportunities and profits due to gender inequality in the agricultural value chains you work in?

It doesn't have to be this way.

AgriProFocus combines the fields of gender and value chain development to help organisations and companies improve gender equity in agricultural value chain development.

AgriProFocus invites professionals from agriculture-centered NGO's, donor agencies, farmer organisations, government offices and the private sector to participate in a Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop.

This teaser workshop will be an introduction to the Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory to inform potential participants of the coaching track, focusing on what the coaching involves and how it can improve your business.

Participation is by invitation only: If your company/organisation is interested in taking part of this important workshop, please contact Mr. Did

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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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Global African Agribusiness Accelerator Platform Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  13 December 2016 to 14 December 2016 - All Day Event
  AGCO Future Farm Training Centre, Lusaka

+ Are you an African-active agribusiness/agriculture enterprise owner under 40?
+ Have you been in business at least 2-3 years or more?
+ Do you want your business by 20% year on year for the next 3 years?

Then sign up for this workshop: 

Module 1: Technology Adoption

The objective of this session is to discuss the importance of technology adoption in modern farming and agribusiness and help delegates develop strategies to acquire technology they deem beneficial to the growth of their businesses.
  • Delegates will discuss procurement, access to finance for technology/ equipment, the importance of maintenance, the increasing role and opportunities in African farming of ICT, shared services and opportunities to become a distributor.
  • Delegates not involved with primary production will also be able to discuss the importance of technology, beyond the farm, in processing, packaging and retailing.
  • Delegates will also be introduced to professionals representing various programs/ projects that exist

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Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture

Event posted by in Ethiopian Network - Gender Equality in Agriculture
  08 December 2016 to 09 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Getfam Hotel

The "Ethiopian Network for Gender Equality in Agriculture" will hold its 4th bi-annual workshop on the 8 and 9th Dec. 2016 at Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa.


CIMMYT: Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Workshop

Event posted by in Innovation Community NUTRITION
  30 November 2016, All Day Event
  Getfam Hotel, Addis Ababa

CIMMYT organizes a one-day workshop on “Nutrition-sensitive agriculture: the role of zinc and agronomic biofortification to improve nutrition in Ethiopia,”.

This workshop will take place on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Getfam Hotel, starting at 9:00 a.m.

The workshop has two objectives: (1) present key research results on potential of zinc agronomic biofortification in Ethiopia, and (2) conduct interactive sessions that will allow participants to contribute to the enrichment of the current understanding as well as guide the future direction of the project’s next phase. Your active participation is highly appreciated.

Register here.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 17 November 2016 at 11:13

Missed the Event? Read the Poultry Masterclass Report Here!

AgriProFocus Zambia (in partnership with RVO, the Dutch Embassy, PAZ, LSCS and PUM Netherlands Senior Experts) organised Poultry Masterclasses in Kitwe and Lusaka last month. The aim of the Poultry Masterclass  was to improve agri-business skills in the poultry sector, specifically of Zambian farms, processors, marketing and export managers and other important stakeholders in the poultry sector in order to tackle the lack of knowledge and skills regarding commercial poultry production.  

Read the Full Report Here!

Want to learn what the participants learned, here are the presentations from the 3 days.

1. Bio Security (Disease Control) - Presentation
2. Feed making - Presentation
3. Feeding Broilers - Presentation
4. Learning Broiler Signals - Presentation (Part 1)
Learning Broiler Signals - Presentation (Part 2)

Click here to see pictures of the event


28th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  09 August 2017 to 22 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Herrsching, Germany

Unique in the world, this workshop enjoys an excellent reputation in the rural youth movements of all continents. In 2017, interested rural youth work leaders are being invited to Herrsching for the 28th International Workshop.

Current and future rural youth work leaders will gain qualifications for their local, regional and supraregional tasks with new, modern contents and methods.

Skills will be conveyed to the participants so that they can help young people in rural areas to improve their living conditions. They will be inspired to take on responsibility for the sustainable development in their region and learn to plan, organise and conduct their own activities and campaigns to suit their requirements.

Through the international exchange of experiences and build-up of a network of experts during the workshop, the participants are given important impulses for rural youth work in their home countries.&nbs

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 3 November 2016 at 11:39

2016 Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit 

 Are a small scale farmer looking for opportunities to expand your network,business? Do you have a business plan that can thrill lenders? Here is an opportunity for you.

The Embassy of the United States of America to the Republic of Zambia and the Women’s Entrepreneurial Center of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE I ZAMBIA) Center have partnered to bring you the 2016 Zambia Entrepreneurship Summit. The Summit will host 100 of Zambia’s investors, lenders, and entrepreneurship empowerment organizations as exhibitors. Our exhibitors are eager to meet Zambian entrepreneurs with good business ideas to network and discuss financing and resources. We encourage all Zambian entrepreneurs to come to the public portion of the Summit to meet our exhibitors. Free of charge!

For more information about #ZES2016, please visit the U.S. Embassy Zambia website here and the WECREATE I ZAMBIA website Click Here

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Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 October 2016, All Day Event

AgriProFocus, in partnership with Musika, invites professionals from agriculture-centered NGO's, donor agencies, farmer organisations, government offices and the private sector to participate in a Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop.

This teaser workshop will be an introduction to the Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory to inform potential participants of the coaching track, focusing on what the coaching involves and what it can achieve. The aim of the trajectory is to increase business and public interest by showing the economic benefits or missed opportunities in the agriculture sector using a gender lens. This will be done by supporting practitioners in integrating a gender perspective in agricultural value chain development, through providing practical tools for all stages of the value chain intervention. Read more about the toolkit HERE.

The teaser workshop will
1) Show experiences and results from Zambia and other countries where the coaching track has taken pl

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 29 September 2016 at 10:12

Report regional workshop on Compost for Sustainable Agriculture, Nairobi

A must read for everyone with an interest in soil fertility!

Enhancing the knowledge and raising awareness about uses, challenges and potentials of organic nutrient sources was among the core objectives of a regional workshop by the Fertile Ground Initiative and CIAT held in Nairobi 12-13 September 2016.

The workshop “Compost for Sustainable Agriculture – facts, myths, potentials and business opportunities” addressed quality and quantity issues linked to the use of such resources, and how and if they can make existing farming systems more sustainable. It discussed the quality of compost samples that were gathered and analyzed beforehand; and discussed several existing and possible business models for resource recovery. More than 50 participants from different sectors including research, NGO’s, governmental organizations, private sector (mostly from the composting sector), networks and platforms with differe

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CASTORY WILLIAM thanks very much for that good report

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Poultry Masterclass - Lusaka

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 October 2016 to 28 October 2016 - All Day Event
  Kasisi Training Centre

AgriProFocus Zambia, in partnership with RVO, the Dutch Embassy, PAZ, LSCS and PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, are organizing two Poultry Masterclasses (training of trainers) in October.

Improving agri-business skills in the poultry sector, specifically of Zambian farms, processors, marketing and export managers and other important stakeholders in the poultry sector in order to tackle the lack of knowledge and skills regarding commercial poultry production.

Poultry value chain actors in medium to large scale poultry farms, including farm and extension managers, and processing, marketing, and/or export managers in Zambia.

Day 1: Bio security (disease control)
Day 2: Feed making/Feeding
Day 3: Record keeping/Poultry Business Management
*Masterclasses include practical sessions and farm visits.

There are only 25 places available. To confirm your eligibility/RSVP/or for more information, please contact Ms. Maumo Mubila via email on

Deadline: 8th October, 2016.

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