Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 17 January 2018 at 09:47

Bienvenu au  Young Expert Business Development Afrique de l'Ouest

C’est avec une grande joie que le réseau AgriProFocus Mali vous annonce l’arrivée de notre collègue Romy Appelman

Romy est de nationalité néerlandaise et vient de rejoindre le Réseau AgriProFocus Afrique de l’Ouest (Mali-Niger-Benin) avec pour résidence Bamako. Elle a donc pour mission de co-animer et co-développer des proposi

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou bienvenu en Afrique l'Ouest à madame!

2 months 6 days ago

Anne Marie Kortleve Good luck in Bamako Romy Appelman! Keep us updated about your activities through the platform!

2 months 6 days ago

Philippe AKPAKI Welcome Romy 

1 month 4 weeks ago

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 21 December 2017 at 09:31

Associate Policy Advisor Food & Nutrition Security at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Rwanda 



 EKN Kigali is implementing the Aid, Trade and Investment policy letter of November 2014, in which the food security and nutrition policy spearhead features, in a balanced way. Aid projects are underway, starting or in formulation in the different result areas: nutrition, agricultural productivity, ecological sustainable production systems and the enabling environment. There is a close cooperation with the EKN water program which has an important IWRM project underway. Project managing and implementing partners are UNICEF, GoR MINAGRI, World Bank, GoR MININFRA, SNV/Agriterra/CDI-WUR/IDH/HollandGreentech, MottMcDonald (TA –IWRM). There is close cooperation with the Agricultural Office of the EKN Kigali (Agricultural Council) to identify and facilitate opportunities to introduce Dutch technology and innovation in the food security, nutrition and agribusin

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 December 2017 at 02:55

Young Expert Business Development - East Africa 

Through the Young Expert Programme (YEP). This position is only open for Dutch Young Experts, local Young Experts are selected through the selection process of the specific companies. 


AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network consisting of farmer organisations, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations, working together to create collective impact and transform agri-food systems. All members actively work with and for farmer entrepreneurs, who are change makers in agricultural transformation. The AgriProFocus network has strong Dutch roots and is active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide.The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market-oriented, bu

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 23 November 2017 at 10:17

Vacature Talent Coordinator AgriProFocus

Deadline 6 december 2018

Nederland staat wereldwijd bekend om onze kennis, innovatie en ondernemerschap in de agrifoodsector. Als Talent Coordinator bij AgriProFocus zorg jij dat jonge professionals die Nederlandse kennis, expertise en innovatiekracht optimaal kunnen inzetten voor de duurzame en inclusieve transitie van voedselsystemen in ontwikkelingslanden. Ben jij een echte netwerker, met een grote gunfactor en een passie voor de recruitment en coaching van jonge agrifood talenten?

Weet jij als geen ander hoe je mensen kan inspireren, overtuigen en motiveren? Ben je organisatorisch ijzersterk, zakelijk ingesteld en zorg jij ervoor dat alles op rolletjes loopt? Wil jij daarnaast werken in een netwerk waarin uiteenlopende organisaties en bedrijven samen werken aan meer duurzame impact op het voedselzekerheid vraagstuk? Dan ben jij de perfecte kandidaat! Ga​ ​jij​ ​de​ ​uitdaging​ ​aan?​ ​

Wat​ ​ga​ ​je​ ​doen?

Als Talent Co

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 November 2017 at 09:57

Opportunities Young Expert Programme

We would like to inform you that there is a fourth call for proposals for Young Expert Programmes (YEP) Water & Agrofood placements within the framework of the Netherlands-CGIAR Strategic Partnership.

The YEP programmes offers young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in the international Agrofood or Water sector. The YEP placements will be one of the instruments available to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR Strategic Partnership.

The call is open until December 1, 2017 and offers two places for Dutch nationals and two places for local young experts. Since YEP professionals need to be employed by an organization that is registered by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, applications are likely to involve a collaboration between a CGIAR Research Programme (CRP) and a Dutch private sector, NGO or knowledge institute partner.

You can find more details on this fourth call in the attached flyer, including the contact details of Paul va

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 24 July 2017 at 02:32

Are you our new business developer?

Mali - Bamako

Project Title: AgriProFocus West-Africa Network

Duration: 2 years

About AgriProFocus

AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network consisting of farmer organisations, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations, working together to create collective impact and transform agrifood systems.

Actively work with and for farmer entrepreneurs, who are change makers in agricultural transformation. The AgriProFocus network has strong Dutch roots and is active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide.

The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market-oriented, business-driven and willing to learn, innovate and grow. Agripreneurs who together can, and will, make the difference for sustainable

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 March 2017 at 08:24

Project Manager Myanmar 

(Dutch nationality only)

Impact Terra:

Impact Terra is a fast growing start up technology company based in Yangon. We at Impact Terra develop and implement mobile solutions for farmers, agribusinesses, and other agricultural stakeholders. Our mission is to improve the livelihoods of rural population and improve food security and safety.

Our Mobile Application: Shwe Thee Nhan

Our mobile application Shwe Thee Nhan provides our users, whom are mostly farmers in Myanmar, with an easy-to-use visual interface and real-time, targeted content such as weather forecasts, input crop market prices, product information, farming best practices, news, risk announcements, and much more.


Project Manager

We are looking for a motivated, hard-working, social and entrepreneurial strong Project Manager. As Project Manager you will take part in the YEP programme, financed by the government of the Netherlands. As part of the programme, you will have a three weeks training in th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 14 July 2016 at 04:35

Présentation de Mme Geling Alinta

Chers membres du réseau,

C’est avec un grand plaisir que nous vous présentons Mme Geling Alinta , du Programme des Jeunes Experts en Agrobusiness . Notre nouvelle collègue est une néerlandaise Issue donc d’un pays d’entrepreneurs, et d’une famille d’agriculteurs, elle a grandi entre la Guinée-Bissau et le Mali.

Alinta a travaillé en 2015 à International Crisis Group , comme Assistante de Recherche au bureau de Dakar, et a occupé le poste d’assistante de gestion et communication à Near East Foundation , Sévaré –Mali.

Elle obtient de 2014-2016, un Master en Sciences Po Paris, France en Sécurité Internationale spécialisation: Afrique et Agriculture.

De 2010-2013 à l’Université Leiden, Pays-Bas, elle obtient un Bachelor en Paix, Justice et Durabilité Concentration : Développement.

Elle est maintenant de retour en Afrique pour appuyer l’équipe AgriProFocus, tout particulièrement dans le cadre de l’entreprenariat jeunes qui

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Tania Attiba Welcome Alinta

1 year 8 months ago

ADA MAHAMANE Habou Bon retour en terre africaine!

1 year 8 months ago

Fructueux APLOGAN welcome Mrs

1 year 8 months ago

Meggy d'ALMEIDA welcome Alinta

1 year 6 months ago

Jean Bosco Senani I am new like him !!We hope to get more here

1 year 5 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 11 May 2016 at 02:10

YEP Annual Report 2015!

The YEP Programme Bureau proudly offers you their 2015 annual report. Currently over 60 organisations have applied to the programme, resulting in 150 Young Experts positions with a duration of 1 or 2 years. Since the programme started in 2013, already 40 Young Experts made the transition from Young Expert to alumni and are now part of a growing YEP alumni network. See our young experts here.

As a Dutch based organisation you can apply to YEP. New deadlines for proposals are 1 June and 3 October. Are you interested in the YEP programme for your organisation do the self-test to see if you fit the criteria.

More information on YEP can be found on the website:


Georges Djodji Akibodé Le Bureau du Programme YEP vous offre fièrement leur rapport annuel 2015 . Actuellement, plus de 60 organisations ont adhéré au programme , ce qui a entraîné 150 postes pour jeunes experts pour 'une durée de 1 ou 2 ans . Depuis le début du programme en 2013 , déjà 40 jeunes experts ont fait la transition de Young Expert aux anciens et font partie d'un réseau d'anciens de YEP croissante . Voir nos jeunes experts ici . Comme une organisation néerlandaise vous pouvez appliquer à YEP . Nouveaux délais pour les canditures sont fixés du 1er Juin au 3 Octobre . Vous êtes intéressé par le programme YEP pour votre organisation?faites l'auto-test pour voir si vous correspondez aux critères . Plus d'informations sur YEP peuvent être consultés sur le site :

1 year 10 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 May 2016 at 08:03

NEW YEP ROUND! - Apply before 1st of June 2016

Co-funding opportunity for Dutch organisations and their partners, that are interested in a Young Expert position for min 1 or max 2 years for their international Water and/or Agrofood project.

Are you a Dutch organisation registered in the Netherlands or do you collaborate closely with a Dutch organisation and you are interested to recruit a Young Expert for 1 or 2 years on your Water and/or Agrofood project, YEP might provide you an opportunity. 

Take the test here to see if you are eligible to apply. Countries in which the young experts can placed are mentioned here. Next to financial support the YEP programme provide an intensive learning and coaching trajectory for the Young Expert.

Young Experts have a BSc or MSc degree and a maximum of 8 years work experience of which 4 relevant. For more info on or contact me directly.

Wycliffe Ondoro A chance for the young experts. This is a worthwhile opportunity. Thanks for sharing.

1 year 10 months ago

Georges Djodji Akibodé NEW YEP RONDE! - Appliquer avant le 1er Juin 2016 possibilité de cofinancement pour les organisations néerlandaises et leurs partenaires, qui sont intéressés par une position Young Expert pour min 1 ou max 2 ans pour le projet de Agrofood leur eau internationale et / ou. Êtes-vous une organisation néerlandaise enregistrée aux Pays-Bas ou vous collaborez étroitement avec une organisation néerlandaise et vous êtes intéressé à recruter un jeune expert pour 1 ou 2 ans sur votre et / ou projet Agrofood Eau, YEP peut vous donner l'occasion. Faites le test ici pour voir si vous êtes admissible. Les pays dans lesquels les jeunes experts peuvent etre placés sont mentionnés ici. A côté de l'appui financier du programme, YEP va fournir une formation et de coaching trajectoire intensive pour les jeunes experts. Jeunes Experts ont un BSc ou MSc degré et un maximum de 8 ans d'expérience de travail dont 4 pertinent. Pour plus d'informations sur ou me contacter directement. - Voir plus:

1 year 10 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 April 2016 at 09:42

Newsletter (12) of Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Recommended reading about a/o. Applied Research Fund, SMEs, Micronutrients, Youth, World Bank, and the Extensive Livestock Expo.

This newsletter includes interesting highlights: the launch of the third call of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund; and several knowledge products and event reports. Those include the complete report of the successful Food & Business Applied Research projects workshop held in Uganda (in collaboration with AgriProFocus), an essay on micronutrient management, an exploration on youth in agriculture, a report of the “Food for All Partnership” learning journey on food safety, and the report about the Extensive Livestock Expo (which AgriProfocus Kenya co-organised).

Please draw your attention to the proposal deadline for the Young Expert Programmes (YEP). Until June 1, Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and social organizations can submit a proposal for the deployment of a Young Expert in Agrofood. Please v

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Georges Djodji Akibodé Ce bulletin comprend les faits saillants intéressants: le lancement du troisième appel du Fonds de la recherche appliquée de l'alimentation et des affaires; et plusieurs produits de la connaissance et les rapports d'événements. Ceux-ci incluent le rapport complet de la réussite de l'alimentation et des affaires de la recherche appliquée Projets atelier tenu en Ouganda (en collaboration avec AgriProFocus), un essai sur la gestion des micronutriments, une exploration sur les jeunes dans l'agriculture, un rapport de la "Food for All Partnership" parcours d'apprentissage sur la sécurité alimentaire, et le rapport sur l'Expo de l'élevage extensif (qui AgriProfocus Kenya a co-organisé). S'il vous plaît attirer votre attention sur la date limite de proposition pour les programmes d'experts Young (YEP). Jusqu'au 1er Juin, les entreprises néerlandaises, les institutions du savoir et des organisations sociales peuvent soumettre une proposition pour le déploiement d'un jeune expert en agroalimentaire. S'il vous plaît visitez le site Web de YEP pour plus d'informations. S'il vous plaît suivez ce lien: Aimer lire! Les réactions sont les bienvenues! - Voir plus: Agri Pro Focus

1 year 11 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 4 February 2016 at 11:43


My stay in Netherlands has been an amazing experience despite the cold and the intense program. I have had different experiences and am indeed going back home with lots of new ideas as well as new information. One of my takeaways home is indeed the clear difference in the use of technological innovations in enhancing food production as well as water management. One Sunday aft

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Mathai Mathai N. Interesting read. Its always good to empower others with such information. Thanks and keep sharing such and other relevant information.

2 years 1 month ago

Alphaxrd Gitau @ Mathai most welcome.Let us keep in touch and for sure it is always good to keep sharing information.

2 years 1 month ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 January 2016 at 01:16

For Organisations in Water & Agri Sector: Apply for Young Expert Programmes before 1 February 2016

Subsidy for Dutch organisations (and their direct partners) in 68 Countries

Since 2013 more than 140 Young Experts have been deployed within more than 60 organisations in over 30 countries worldwide. Young Expert Programme (YEP) supports Dutch organisations that want to promote young professionals within their company for their international activities and projects. The YEP programme can support this in 68 countries. The YEP Programme contributes to a dynamic international network of experts in the Water and Agri & Food sectors and opens it up to a new generation of professionals, incentivising the sectors to invest in young talent.

For more information contact me directly or send an e-mail to

Deadline next round: 1st of February 2016

Application documents:

Main criteria applicant

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 December 2015 at 08:50

10th newsletter Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Are you interested in knowledge and innovations in the area of Food, Nutrition and Agriculture!?

Newsletter no. 10 of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform is now available and recommended reading to all! It also includes a brief update on the AgriProFocus & partners Regional Horticulture Event in Rwanda (November 25-27).

Enjoy reading!

P.S. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can also do so through the link on the Food & Business Knowledge Platform website. 

Emile NSENGIYUMVA Merci de l'information et elle est bien reçue

2 years 3 months ago

ADA MAHAMANE Habou merci de l'info

2 years 1 month ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 November 2015 at 02:31


We zijn zoek naar Nederlandse jonge professionals voor AgriProfocus in Mali, voor Akvo in Burkina Faso en voor DADTCO in Nigeria. Zie voor meer info of stuur een mail naar

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 30 October 2015 at 10:33

Youth in Agribusiness thematic facilitator position AgriProFocus

Country: Kenya

Title of project: Youth in Agribusiness thematic facilitator East Africa

Duration: 2 years

Start: January 2015


AgriProFocus is an international network with Dutch roots that promotes and drives entrepreneurship among farmers and other actors in the agricultural sector as well as their organisations. At present AgriProFocus facilitates 13 country networks in 11 African countries, Indonesia and the Netherlands.

Worldwide, people engaged in the agricultural sector are ageing as young people, often better educated than their parents, have ambitions outside the agricultural sector and move away from rural areas. The general disinterest of young people for the sector has different causes in different places. AgriProFocus focusses the coming two years specifically on knowledge sharing, linking and learning within the network around the question how to engage young people, both women and men, in the agricultural

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 September 2015 at 10:31

Newsletter 8, Food & Business Knowledge Platform

The September newsletter of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform presents the study, “The impact of food standards on inclusive growth in agriculture: the case of Bangladesh”. The study was conducted by the BoP Innovation Center on behalf of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangladesh and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP).

We also update you about the YEP Agrofood partnership agreement which has officially been signed. The Office announces the first and upcoming Food & Business Applied Research projects workshop on knowledge co-creation and research uptake that will be held in Uganda beginning October. Lastly, you will have the opportunity to read four new articles published within the Platform, including two articles in the context of the International Year of Soils 2015, one on the theme Inclusive Business, and one expert opinion from the Embassy in Kenya on the topic of needed expertise in t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 8 September 2015 at 02:39

Partnership Agreement Young Expert Programme Agrofood  (YEP Agrofood) signed!!

The Young Expert Programme Agrofood (YEP Agrofood) is now official; the Partnership Agreement has been signed! Marcel Beukeboom – Head of Food and Nutrition Security at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands - , Lennart Silvis – Managing Director of the Netherlands Water Platform (NWP) and Hedwig Bruggeman - Managing Director of AgriProFocus (on behalf of the Food & Business Knowledge Platform) – signed the agreement for the implementation of the YEP Agrofood.


YEP Agrofood can place 22 Young Experts a year: 11 Dutch en 11 local professionals in 68 countries. We aim to hold three rounds a year, for organisations to apply for a Young Expert position. The number of rounds will however also depend on how quickly the positions fill up. Deadline for the 2015 round, as stated in earlier communications, is set for next Monday 14 September. Next opportunity to apply will only be February 2016.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 18 June 2015 at 01:41

New YEP Programme focuses on Agrofood

The Young Experts Programmes (YEP) Programme Bureau, in partnership with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP), has announced the start of YEP Agrofood. It is a logic and inspirational extension of YEP Water, and an excellent example of cross-sectoral cooperation.

YEP Agrofood will promote the availability of international professionalism and expertise in the agrofood sector. The programme will offer Dutch young professionals an opportunity to acquire professional experience abroad and young local professionals an opportunity to take their first steps in an international work environment via Dutch organizations. YEP Agrofood will make a contribution to a dynamic international agrofood network and will make this network open to a new generation of agrofood experts.

To introduce YEP Agrofood to the agrofood sector, three information meetings have been scheduled: on June 23 in The Hague; on June 25 in Arnhem and on June 30 in Amsterdam. If you are interested t

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing with us Ine. I think this a great opportunity for both Dutch and International Young professionals to gain experience in the agrofood-business!

2 years 9 months ago

EVARLYNE MWIHAKI Thank you Ine for sharing this.

2 years 9 months ago

Kabagambe Juvenal Thank you Ine martens for sharing this great opportunity.

2 years 9 months ago

amos kingori what are the requirements for one to take part in

2 years 5 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus International
Posted 5 June 2015 at 11:01

AgriProFocus Participants Council meets in innovative environment of the New World Campus

Our bi-annual Participants Council, consisting of members of the Dutch AgriProFocus Partnership, was held on June 4 at the recently opened New World Campus.

The agenda included, among other items, the presentation of key results of 2014, an update of the new online platform in operation, and the progress report on the AgriProFocus Business Plan Development in Uganda. Nextto that, Hedwig Bruggeman reported on her trip to Washington (May 30-June 3), related to the Strategic Partnership “Food for all" between The Netherlands and the WorldBank.

The second part of the meeting was reserved for introductions of the New World Campus and the Young Expert Programme Agrofood. Truly inspiring initiatives of which AgriProFocus is part!