Youth

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 10 August 2018 at 07:31

International Youth Day To Be Held At Kampiringisa, Mpigi:

The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development will on August 12th 2018 join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Youth Day in accordance with the UN General Assembly resolution 54/120 of the 1999.

Every year, the 12th of August sees the commemoration of International Youth Day. Celebrations are organized each year to support the Day as a way to promote better awareness of the World Programme of Action for Youth. The Programme encourages youth around the world to organize activities to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country.

This year’s celebration will be held at Kampiringisa, Mpigi district under the theme ‘Safe spaces for the youth’.

According to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Gender Pius Bigirimana, the day provides an opportunity for Uganda and the rest of the world to focus and reflect on issues affecting the youth and the various i

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Mugisha Richard While others will be at Kampiringisa, over 300 youth from all regions of the country will converge at Parliament to debate issues affecting them. This will be in commemoration of the International Youth Day celebration. We are happy for Actionaid and Uganda Youth National Association for organising this platform. Youth issues must be put on the National agenda. 

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Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 9 August 2018 at 07:11

Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Government of Rwanda and the African Union, are co-organizing a regional conference on “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship” on 20 and 21 August 2018. 

Follow this link for more information.

The conference will focus on the three major cross-cutting themes related to youth issues:

Youth and Entrepreneurship focusing on youth entrepreneurship, particularly how to develop and sustain youth-led, or youth-focused, business products and services geared towards agriculture and ICTs.

Digital Innovation focusing on innovative solutions to support digital innovation and modern production technologies in agriculture, youth-focused networking and engagement around entrepreneurship, innovation and agr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 7 August 2018 at 11:59

Préparation Enquête PEAJ via Akvo Flow 

Formation de trois collaborateurs pour la mise en place du dispositif d’évaluation interne et externe du Projet Entrepreneuriat Agricole Jeune, alternative durable  aux migrations irrégulières.

Le suivi-évaluation du PEAJ est assuré par l’équipe terrain avec la facilitation du réseau AgriProFocus a travers les agents d’enquête par le recueil des données via AKVO Flow.
L’équipe formée assurera le suivi-évaluation quotidien et appuiera la mise en œuvre des activités sur le terrain. Elle produira des rapports périodiques (annuels) narratifs et financiers.

Francophone dans un environnement anglophone

Akvo est une organisation anglophone. L’anglais est une des langues la pluss parlée parlée dans le monde. La langue anglaise est également parlée dans les pays où travaille Akvo, c’est la raison pour laquelle les communications internes et externes de Akvo sont en Anglais. Akvo Mali travaille principalement avec la

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 7 August 2018 at 05:35

Agrifood Bootcamp 2018 (Short Video)


ၿမန္မာဘာသာၿဖင္႔လည္းေအာက္တြင္ဖတ္ရႈေလ႔လာႏိုင္ပါၿပီ။

Do you want to learn youth’s movement in the agriculture sector? We would like to share our valuable experiences in the Agrifood Bootcamp. What did youths do at Agrifood Bootcamp and how did they develop their new business idea based on the different challenges? Which kinds of companies and organizations support them to find the innovative solutions? Please have a look at the unforgettable memory which we saved in this video. If you want to participate in next Bootcamp as a organization or as a participants, please, feel free to contact us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zYHClQ2W2M&t=1s

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စိုက္ပ်ိဳးေမြးၿမဴေရးက႑မွ လူငယ္မ်ားရဲ႕တက္ၾကြလွတဲ႔ လႈပ္ရွားမႈေတြအေၾကာင္

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 6 August 2018 at 10:06

CALL FOR RUFORUM YOUNG AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS APPLICATIONS

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a network of 85 Universities in 35 African countries is pleased to announce the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) whose overall purpose is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth. RUYAEC invites young (<35 years) African entrepreneurs and incubates to compete for 20 awards to show case their innovations, enterprises and business concepts and propositions. Download the Call [English] [French] , and Application Form [English] [French]

Deadline for submissions is 31st August, 2018.

More information can be found HERE

Mahder Akalu Thanks for sharing Hilda Okoth, it's great opportunity! 

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Isaya Japhet Thanks Hilda for caring

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 31 July 2018 at 02:04

Unexpected farmer:


Meet our July Member of the month; Jimmy Ouni who never thought farming was for him but is now a successful agripreneur. Here are excerpts from Jimmy Ouni's Q&A.


My name is Jimmy Ouni and I am the Finance & SME Manager of Truism Holdings Limited. I originally had no interest in farming but my drive into agriculture came from “Imat Lucy”, an elderly woman I met in northern Uganda whilst working as a site foreman with Save the Children. Lucy, who was ill at the time, was selling off her land in order to seek medical attention. “Imat” is a respectful way of addressing the elderly in the Langi culture.


Meeting “Imat Lucy” during an on-site supervision role with Save the Children, Jimmy Ouni was rewarded with her 2.5acre piece of land for offering to pay off her medical bills.

Though Jimmy was not keen on practising farming on the land, “Imat Lucy” convinced and encouraged him to plough and plant on the land. Jimmy reluctantly obliged; not because he believed it cou

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Mugisha Richard Congratulations Jimmy upon being a member of the month. I know Jimmy as a very committed youth with a positive attitude. Well motivated and enthusiastic. Jimmy is a student of the AgriProFocus Youth Caravan , a model that provides a platform for real life learning opportunities through strategic business exposures from youth led initiatives. Part of what Jimmy has been able to do, i'm sure was an inspiration he got from last year's youth caravan. "Seeing is believing". Always aspire to inspire others!

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Jimmy Ouni I  can't thank Agriprofocus enough for the opportunity I enjoyed and ripping out of it now 'youth Caravan' . Mugisha you have been a great Inspiration too. The journey is on going and ready to take it on.

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PHIONAH KYOMUHENDO Well done Ouni.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 30 July 2018 at 11:39

Ayo Daftar Duta Petani Muda 2018!

Halo Para Petani Muda yang telah bergabung di online platform AgriProFocus. Yuk, daftar ajang pemilihan Duta Petani Muda 2018 di www.dutapetanimuda.id/pendaftaran. Info lebih lanjut bisa cek poster di bawah.

Satu Duta Petani Muda 2018 terbaik akan memenangkan perjalanan ke Australia untuk berpartisipasi dalam kunjungan belajar tentang sektor pertanian di Australia. Kunjungan belajar ini dibiayai dan dipersembahkan oleh Academies Australasia Institute.

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Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2018 Open for Registration!

Hello young agripreneurs who have joined AgriProFocus online platform. Please register yourself to be selected as Young Agripreneurz Ambassador this year. For complete information, please see the poster below.

The best Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2018 will win a trip to Australia to participate in a study visit to learn about the agriculture sector in Australia. The study visit is funded and presented by Academies Australasia Institute

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 27 July 2018 at 01:47

National Youth Symposium:

Dear members,

Please find the attached the National Youth Symposium – “Youth in agribusiness for income generation and job creation” report.


A summary report of this Event can be found here. 

Moses Iranya Thank you Gloria for sharing this report on the NYS Event. 

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Mugisha Richard Youth, please take this space to learn and share. Time is now, it's a matter of doing it right.

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Posted 26 July 2018 at 12:28

Posted by Yonas Alemayehu in AgriProFocus Ethiopia 26 July 2018 at 12:28

Introducing AgriProFocus Ethiopia’s new youth interns

Hello AgriProFocus Community, My name is Yonas Alemayehu. I am an environmental science and sustainable development student at Hope College of Business, Science and Technology. I’m currently working as an intern at APF Ethiopia. I’m interested in Agroecology and Climate Smart Agriculture as it addresses food security and the relationship between climate change and agriculture. At APF Ethiopia, I’m assisting in the development of the Youth Business Challenge and also on the agroecology and urban agriculture platform development activities, as well as representing AgriPro Focus in ad-hoc external meetings and events. I’m super excited to be a member of this community!

Hi AgriProFocus members. My name is Lensa Girma. I am a new intern at AgriPro focus Ethiopia. I am specialized in bachelors’ degree in plant science from Addis Ababa University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and now I am attending my masters

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 23 July 2018 at 02:35

Youth Symposium urges Youth to exploit value chains in agribusiness:

On the occasion of THE 2018 National Youth Symposium, Uganda National Young Farmers Association (UNYFA) invited its partners within Uganda to a countrywide Youth Symposium. With the support of UNFFE, AVSI and UNYFA, the AgriProFocus Network in Uganda co-organized this Symposium Day on July 20th at the Source of the Nile in Jinja.

The central theme of the Symposium Day was ‘Youth in agribusiness for income generation and job creation.’ Many of the stakeholders at the Symposium recognise the important role of young women and men in realising a sustainable agri-food sector in the near future. They are also aware of the many challenges young people face as agripreneurs in the sector. 


The Symposium thus focused on collaboration and sharing of experiences, debate forums amongst the youth; as important factors to inspire, increase synergy, to improve and be more effective in tackling challenges in convin

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Mugisha Richard Thanks Gloria

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 20 July 2018 at 07:00

Agriculture Revolution would start from Villages: But would be aided by youths

My heart is full of hope after attending my inaugural Rural farmers Field days. The zeal and energy of the rural farmers is contagious. It can infect anyone who comes close, this for me is a sign of hope for the agriculture sector. Going forward we have to be determined to make this happen.

Why do I believe that Agriculture is going to work? One elderly man who dropped me at Kapsabet town from the Field day in Nandi profusely appreciated the effort portrayed by a number of young people like Rodgers Kirwa. He observed that young people are leading in taking agricultural talks to the village. He thinks that a movement of young people in agribusiness is in the oving so long as those leading this crusade never cease or give up. For me, this was a confirmation of my conviction that our generation has the ability and responsibility to transform our countries.

I am persuaded by my passion that I have a greater role to p

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 20 July 2018 at 03:06

Evaluator concludes: SNV’s youth employment approach works.

Youth unemployment in many parts of Africa is soaring, and especially out of school youth in rural areas are a vulnerable group. SNV’s Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) project realized employment for almost 16,000 young people, using a so called push-match-pull approach. Sixteen thousand young people, and every one of them stands for a person who started up their life and gained purpose. A final report by an independent evaluator has now confirmed that push-, match pull works. But, what is it? And why does it work?

Find more details here


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HANGOUT: Agribiz for income generation & youth employment

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  19 July 2018, 10:00-11:00
  Google HangOuts

Live discussion on "Whether agribusiness can be the major sector for income generation and employment of the Youth in Uganda."

The thrilling discussion, live on the Hangout conversation platform; will be moderated by AgriProFocus Uganda Network Facilitator- Richard Mugisha.

Aim of the discussion is to jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful agripreneurs in the agri-food sector and to have their voices heard among decision makers.

The discussion will further identify current knowledge needs on agribusiness in order to stimulate more synergy in this field and to create a coherent knowledge agenda for further follow-up during the National Youth Symposium to be held on July 20th 2018.

Youth members, members in organisations who are involved in working with youth, are invited to join the discussion(on Hangout) and to take the the opportunity to:

Share your recent work on youth in agribusiness.

Give input and feedback on the work of others.

Identify key questions

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 17 July 2018 at 08:08

Youth to benefit from national agriculture show:

Several youth are to benefit from source of the Nile national agriculture show which is to be officially launched today by President Museveni in Jinja District, minister Vincent Bamulangaki has said. This is the 26th show to be hosted in Uganda.


The Minister of Agriculture, Mr Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja said yesterday that government’s mission is to transform agriculture from being pre-dominantly subsistence to commercial for food security, increased household incomes and promoting exports.


‘’We recognize the need to empower sector players especially the youth with Knowledge of opportunities along the value chain, including value addition and marketing from which one can earn income without going to the farm because most of the young people in Uganda are unemployed. So we are sure that they will learn a lot from this show,’’ he said.


He further noted that since 80 percent of the households are engaged in agriculture, there are

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 16 July 2018 at 12:33

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR YOUTH AGRIPRENUERS INTERESTED IN STARTING INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISES


The Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) under the Farm Income Enhancement Program-Project 2 (FIEFOC-2 Project) whose specific objective is to improve household incomes, food security, and climate resilience through sustainable natural resources management and agricultural enterprise development. MWE with support from the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is piloting the Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment for Youth in Uganda’s Agriculture (ENABLE) Youth Program in Uganda. ENABLE Youth is a program concept developed by AfDB to focus on young entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and promote the start-up and growth of youth-led agro-enterprises in member countries.


It aims at creating opportunities for young ‘agri-entrepreneurs’ to upgrade technical skills, adopt innovative agricultural business management practices and access expansion capita

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Jacob Olanya Hello akwap john paul. The program is a Pilot and will start in 5 Districts and which it will be spread countrywide.

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PHIONAH KYOMUHENDO Hi. Wat age group r they targeting? 

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Jacob Olanya Hello PHIONAH KYOMUHENDO We are targeting youth from the ages of 18-35

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Patrick Ocaka Which districts are they Jacob?

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Jacob Olanya Hello Patrick, the focus is currently on Kasese District. You could find out more by visiting our website on www.enableyouth.ug 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 16 July 2018 at 08:56

Hello Everyone,

I, BIZUMUREMYI Jean Claude I am 21 years old, I am 1.78 m height. I have A2 certificate in electricity from ECOLE TECHNIQUE SAINT KIZITO. Now I study in year one in electrical and electronic engineering department, my option is electromechanical technology in KIGALI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY located in KIGALI CITY, KICUKIRO district. I am the most reliable person with discipline. I am sympathy with Ability to interact with people of different backgrounds, Ability to work under minimum supervision and Very effective team work. I originate from eastern province, Nyagatare district, Krangazi sector, Mbare cell, Karohoza village.

I like working hard. Also since I was a kid I like innovation and I am good at studying, innovating, inventing, communication, ask when I get confused with the aim of understanding more and analyzing every technical situation by considering myself as a problem solver, and I don’t force myself to do these I always find myself already done with that.

After seei

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Bizumuremyi Jean Claude, thanks for joining AgriproFocus Network, please use the search portal and starting following, connecting and learning your fellow agribusiness men and other key stakeholders in general.

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Bizumuremyi Jean Claude thanks a lot,I will keep on this

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Emmanuel Dusabimana This is great

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 16 July 2018 at 08:39

Young innovators develop solar-powered technology to manage farming remotely

Farmers will be able to manage farming practices such as effective irrigation of their crops without necessarily being at their farms thanks to a solar-powered technology developed by Rwandan young innovators.

The technology uses solar-fueled sensors and irrigation to collect data on soil moisture, nutrient needs and water needed to foster crop growth.

It is in line with a project of Precise Agriculture (PA), a modern farming management model using digital techniques to monitor and optimise agricultural production processes that the innovators, members of the Kicukiro District-based STES Group, a company which was founded by technical innovators and researchers, have undertaken. Read more

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 15 July 2018 at 03:00

La Fondation pour l'Egalite des Chances en Afrique est en action au Mali

Former et insérer durablement 300 migrants ou candidats au départ dans le tissu économique malien à travers l’agrobusiness . 

Dans sa mission de soutenir les projets et programmes d'égalité des chances , avec une forte vision axée sur la consolidation de l'Etat de droit et la démocratie en Afrique, la Fondation pour Egalité des Chances en Afrique lance la phase II du projet << Entrepreneuriat Agricole,alternative durable aux migrations irrégulières >>

L’initiative unanimement saluée par les maires et les chefs des communes et villages d’intervention du projet, vise en cette phase II, la formation de 150 jeunes migrants de retour ou de potentiels candidats au départ dans les filières porteuses de l’agrobusiness en se référant au rapport de l’étude sur les filières porteuses en agriculture, avec le soutien de la Direction de la Coopération Internationale de Monaco. Le projet apporte une réponse efficace à une vraie problématique de développement au Mal

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FOFANA Lassana Bonjour;Quelle est la date prevue pour les candidatures et les conditions ?Merxi

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Georges Djodji Akibode Cher Fofona,merci de l’intérêt que vous portez a nos activités, Vous pouvez intégrer le projet faites juste un tour a notre bureau sis a ACI2000 prés du rond point bougie Ba

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 July 2018 at 03:05

Access to correct financial information would accelerate agribusiness in Kenya: Lessons From SNV partners Day

“Romance without Finance has no chance”  This quote from Rodger Frank founder of innovara captured the mood and theme of the SNV Partners day event. To me the quote explains why young people have shunned away from agriculture. From the era of our grandparents, agriculture in Africa was considered what Dr. Akinwumi Adesina calls a social sector. It was only good for keeping the family going as children were encouraged to go to school work hard get job probably in the City in order to save the family from poverty. This thinking contributed greatly to the state of affairs in the Agriculture sector.


Young people including myself deserve a better life hence the fear of engaging in what has been termed non productive social sector -Agriculture , we have to make money to sustain a family otherwise we are condemned to eternal agony of poverty. Therefore, for young people 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 11 July 2018 at 02:33

Stay Tuned for Tanzania Youth in AgriBusiness Forum 2018

The youth working group of AgriProFocus Tanzania is planning and organizing a youth forum in 2018. We aim to make it bigger and better so come join us! 

1.Are you working with Youth in Agribusiness and want to meet like minded individuals and organizations?

2. Do you offer services to young agri prenuers?

3.Are you a young agriprenuer that wants to showcase your products and services to a wider community?

4. Are you an inspiring young agriprenuer that wants to learn more on how to engage in different agriculture value chains?

If you are one of the above we would like to hear from you on some of the issues that you would like to raise concerning youth in agriculture value chains. How can we better involve youth? 

Join in the discussion by posting your comments below. We are eagerly waiting to hear from you.

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Kaa Tayari kwa ajili ya Baraza la Vijana kwenye Kilimo Biashara 2018

Kikundi kazi cha Vijana chini ya Mtandao wa

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andrea exavery Habari,sisi vijana wengi taarifa kama hizi haziwafikii watu wengi sana hasa vijana wa vijijini wanao lima sana na kujihusisha na kilimo endapo watafahamu majukwaa kama haya ya vijana na jupatiwa elimu vijana tutafika mbali mfano sisi vijana wa shinyanga kilimo kinapatikana huku na watu wanlima sana ila sio cha kisasa.Jambo lingine taasisi nyingi zinazojihusisha na kilimo zikilimaliza tu kufanya semina au utafiti hawaludu kuendelea kufanya kazi na vijana hili ni tatizo kubwa sana hapa nchini tunaomba majukwaa kama haya mji hata mara moja kufanyia kufanyia mkoa wa shinyanga na waalike vijana wa wilaya zote sio kuwa zinafanyikia jijini.

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Abdulikarim Ramadhani Faru Habari Hilda,hili baraza litafanyika wapi

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Hilda Okoth Thank you all for your contributions. Juma Bruno Ngomuo thank you for your commitment. We hope to collectively contribute towards this agenda. Ally Michael your opinion is very valid and we have started working on it. I hope you did receive our latest newsletter that is both in English and Swahili. At AgriProFocus we have seen that it is important to also include those that would prefer or can only use Swahili so we are also trying as much as we can to also post in Swahili. On your second point I would invite you to join us during the roadshow so we can co create together and your idea can be heard and incorporated to the bigger plan of TYIAF.

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Hilda Okoth Andrea exavery asante sana kwa ushauri wako. Tutalifanyia  kazi. Mpango wetu nikufikia vijana wengi zaidi. Kwa hio tutaliweka wazo lako kwenye mipango yetu na tutawafahamisha jinsi gani tutafanya. 

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Hilda Okoth Abdulikarim Ramadhani Faru Habari yangu nzuri. Baraza litafanyika Dar. Tupo kwenye hatua  za awali za maandalizi wa baraza hili. Tutawapatia tariff tukishakamilisha.

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