youth

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 6 hours ago

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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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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Hilda Okoth Hi Magalie Laliberte. This will be our 4th edition. The aim of the forum is t expose and attract youth to different opportunities available in the agriculture value chain. Activities in this forum include learning and linking activities. This year we would like to jointly develop a long term learning program for youth with various stakeholder. Oxfam is also very much welcomed to join us in this if you have youth programs or projects in Tanzania. Please share with us more about the upcoming youth forum in West Africa.

3 days 8 hours ago

Daniel Komwihangilo Hi Hilda, where will the Forum be held? Do you think my institution, Tanzania Livestock Research Institute (TALIRI) can have a stake? Please visit www.taliri.go.tz?

3 days 7 hours ago

Juma Bruno Ngomuo Dear Hilda,Thank you for putting this Agrnda Forwad as one of YPARD www.ypard.net member as well as directors of Kilimo Business And Associates (service providers and traders of Varities of agri products) we are ready to join you as previous editions.AND READY TO COMMIT RESOURCES 

3 days 4 hours ago

Juma Bruno Ngomuo @Daniel Komwihangilo thank you for showing Interest. Actually TALIRI is one of the institution that we want to Engage with them for this and upcoming events.There are numbers of opportunities in Livestock  value chains from Technology processing Husbandry and Research and Extension that our fellow youth can tap to.We will write formally to you

3 days 4 hours ago

Ally Michael Hi..For Tanzania country, all materials that includes agriculture value chain should be in Swahili to make the majority understand the concept. Also we need to have public gathering in every district to create awareness about the agriculture value chain and how to grab the opportunity. However we can create youth groups in every district to keep on prevail the information and get feedback from them where necessary. In these groups they can create classes or meeting in every after sometime to discus their challenges and find solutions.

2 days 13 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 July 2018 at 08:58

Food & Business Knowledge Platform Newsletter July 2018

This newsletter includes interesting articles on the following issues:

- Dutch Food Security Policy Evaluation (2012-2016) was published by IOB and discussed in a multistakeholder dialogue in The Netherlands on 31 May. Blogs with outcomes of that dialogue, as well as links to the full Evaluation report can be found here. http://knowledge4food.net/iob-dialogue-summary-outcomes/

Youth and Agripreneurship workshop, including the Youth caravan and Youth market, which the Platform co-organized together with AgriProFocus during the foodFIRST conference on 1 June.

- Studies on the Learning Platforms for land-based investments (Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda)

- Final report of a study on Agribusiness-Based Advisory Services by KIT, Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the F&BKP, which was discussed during a workshop on June 19.

- Report explaining the Food Systems Approach  (by Wageningen University Economic Research, commissioned by Ministry of Agricultu

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 7 July 2018 at 09:30

Meet Emmanuela, a young lady who builds a business from herbal plants!!

Emmanuella Yvonne Iradukunda, 19, saw opportunity in the flower and jumped on it.

The flower, known as Hibiscus is popular in Rwanda for its beauty when planted in gardens or used as decorations in homes

But for Iradukunda, it has a lot more use. It first restored her mother’s health and now it is a source of revenue.

“My mother suffered a lot from joint pains that sometimes she was not able to do basic household chores or take a walk,” Emmanuella added. Read more


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 July 2018 at 03:37

Call for Applications: GAAAP - Uganda 2018 

Do you know any youth:

  1. Aged between 21- 40 years?
  2. Engaged in their business full-time in Uganda?
  3. Willing to commit 9 months to tailored strategic advisory and workshops that will grow your business?

The Global African Agribusiness Accelerator Platform (GAAAP) seeks to foster development of Pan-African community of dynamics youthful Agri-preneurs; stimulate intra-African trade and investment; facilitate inter-generational knowledge transfer and collaboration through mentorship; facilitate exposure to continental and global good practice in agribusiness, and help participants grow their business over the next 3 years. Applications are open!

Deadline: 13th July, 2018

Where to apply 

Visit www.gaaap.biz for more information or email info@gaaap.biz

STEPHEN OBORE great thanks 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 July 2018 at 09:16

Invest in agriculture to achieve sustainable middle income status:

By Richard Mugisha

Youth unemployment is a serious problem in Uganda. And if unattended to, might be a drawback factor to the attainment of the middle income status. I begin getting worried when I look at the population of young people between the ages of 15 and 25 that is rapidly growing, yet there is no similar growth in the job market.

Uganda has in the recent years undertaken an investment push purposely to position the country into a middle income status by 2020.


With the exception of human resource capital, heavy investments are being undertaken in the infrastructural development - priority being given to sectors such as works, transport, energy and mineral development- while ignoring agriculture.


However, agriculture is the sector that employs majority of Ugandans. Therefore, to achieve a sustainable middle income status by 2020 with everyone on board would mean targeting growth of agriculture sector (National Developm

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 25 June 2018 at 11:34

Youth Leadership in Agriculture under USAID is looking for partners. Are you a company or cooperative working with youths mainly in cereals and horticulture, they are looking for partners. For those in central region, contact Fredrick Kibira on fkibira@ftfyla.com , western and parts of northern contact  Mary on mkobusingye@ftfyla.com. 

Posted By in FINAGRI
Posted 22 June 2018 at 03:21

MOBILISATION DES JEUNES POUR LE SALON DU FINANCEMENT DE L'AGRICULTURE

Ils sont au total 65 jeunes porteurs de projet ; venus de Bamako; Gao ;Segou et autre pour participer au coté des  jeunes de Sikasso aux RENCONTRES B2B du Salon du Financement de l'Agriculture .La motivation est totale car ses jeunes ont payé d'eux même leur  déplacement ;toute fois une fois une fois arrivé sur le site du FINAGRI; le réseau AgriProFocus prend en charge leur  hébergement et la restauration pendant les trois jours du FINAGRI.

C"est le lieu de remercier les partenaires du PEAJ ;EJOM et ICCO COOPERATION à travers son programme de Gouvernance Locale et Redévabilité (PGLR), financé par l’Ambassade des Pays-Bas au Mali.

 Les rencontres Business to Business (B2B) du Finagri sont  des sessions face-to-face (vis-à-vis) entre porteurs de projet  et les fournisseurs de services financiers pour :

 Donner l’opportunité aux porteurs de projets / plan d’affaires de présenter et d

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 22 June 2018 at 06:36

Youth Leadership in Agriculture under USAID is looking for partners. Are you a company or cooperative working with youths mainly in cereals and horticulture, they are looking for partners. For those in central region, contact Fredrick Kibira on fkibira@ftfyla.com , western and parts of northern contact  Mary on mkobusingye@ftfyla.com. 

NASUBUGA ENID greetings

3 weeks 2 days ago

Godfrey Ssekabira Welcome Enid, please inform others that may be interested in the funding.

3 weeks 2 days ago

Okello Justine Thank you, am  interested,email justineokello48@gmail.com

2 weeks 6 days ago

Godfrey Ssekabira Dear Justine, contact the above email contacts for more information.

2 weeks 6 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 20 June 2018 at 02:44

Youth Agro-Pastoral Entrepreneurship Summit, 17-20 July 2018, Yaoundé, Cameroon  

PROCASUR is pleased to announce the launch of the first ever international summit: The Youth Agro-Pastoral Entrepreneurship Summit, which is being organized under the Large Regional IFAD-PROCASUR Grant Programme “Strengthening capacities and tools for scaling up and disseminating innovations”. (For more information please see the Call for Expression of Interest attached)

The Summit will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon between the 17th and 20th of July 2018 and will be hosted by one of the IFAD funded projects, the Agro-Pastoral Entrepreneurship Promotion Program in conjunction with the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Animal Industries (MINEPIA) in Cameroon. The main objective of the summit is to bring together Champions from all over Africa in search for solutions that position rural youth at the centre of Sustainable Development agenda.


Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 13 June 2018 at 02:53

CoP Youth 22nd of May 2018

Changing food systems and the power of youth

How do youth organise themselves, and (how) can we support them?

On 22nd of May 2018, a Community of Practice (CoP) meetup around youth in agribusiness and food systems was facilitated by AgriProFocus and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP). The objective of the CoP is to share recent work on youth in food systems, provide feedback on each others’ work, identify knowledge questions and ideas for joint action, find innovative solutions for urgent issues, and to get to know other stakeholders working in this field as well as inspiration for collaboration.

Organizing of youth for changing food systems

This meetup zoomed in on how youth organise themselves around issues in the agriculture and food sector. In many development policies and programmes, there is a growing emphasis on the need to involve youth in agriculture in order to create employment, build up livelihood opportunities and engage in community deve

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Regional Youth Conference in Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  20 August 2018 - 00:00 to 21 August 2018 - 23:59
  Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

Regional Youth Conference in Rwanda

Theme

Youth in Agriculture as a Solid Solution to ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa: Engaging through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Entrepreneurship

Dates: 20 -21 August 2018

Venue: Kigali Convention Center (KCC)

Find more information HERE



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Youth and Civil Participation

Event posted by in Youth - Jeunesse
  22 June 2018, 08:30-13:00
  Larensteinselaan 26-A, 6882 CT Velp, the Netherlands

Facilitation Academy

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Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Science 

Youth and Civil Participation

Date and time: 22nd of June, from 9:00 am until 1:00pm. Walk-in is from 8:30 am onwards.

Location: Van Hall Larenstein, Larensteinselaan 26-A, 6882 CT Velp.

If you’ve ever facilitated a neighborhood livability workshop, or attended one, you know that the average of the participating inhabitants is definitely 35 and up. That raises some questions:

• What is needed to reach the youth from the age 16 to 24?

• What do the youth now want in the neighborhood?

• How do we keep young people/the youth in the neighborhood, in our area and our village?

• How do we involve them, reach them for and in our projects?

• What do we need to do?

Tools we use already in a development context are very usefull in a Dutch setting, while on the other side development organsations can learn from Dutch municipalities.. It may need a little tweak, in a modernized package. But how to do that?

Invitation

The faci

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 8 June 2018 at 09:13

First Step of Agrifood Youth Ambassadors


Are you wondering what our young ambassadors do after the Agrifood Bootcamp 2018? Last week of May, we could organize the youth leadership training for the winners of Agrifood Bootcamp 2018. Our Main facilitator May from MDF Asia Myanmar also could facilitate the youths to be active leaders in their community. It took three days from 30 May to 1st June at Ibis style hotel, Yangon.


All participants prioritized to attend this training even they have personal, work related important cases because they really want to be active as a youth leader in their community. Training days are spent with interesting activities, concepts, discussion and brainstorming about how to be a leader for the youths in agricultural sector. HE. Wouter Jurgens, the Netherlands ambassador also visited the training to encourage the Agrifood youth ambassadors. Even the training is finished, it is not a finish, just a start for them.

Training objective is to know more about themselves

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 May 2018 at 07:27

Call for Rural Youth Agribusinesss Entrepreneurship Support! Deadline 6 June 2018

The Eastern Africa Farmers Federation in partnership with IFAD is calling on rural youth groups in agriculture and agribusiness related enterprises to apply for support to help them access 

 Technical support to develop enterprise ready investment proposals, 

 Agri-business incubation services and mentorship 

 Potential funders/ investors and other partnership opportunities. 

The intention of this support is to build existing businesses/start ups run by youth with a view of creating employment. 

1. Application 

The support is intended to reach at least 10,000 youthful farmers in groups/individuals aged 35 years and below in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. If the applicants are youth groups, the group dynamics should have at least 70% youth as members. The project will last at least 3 years with the first round of support expected to culminate in possible business pitching t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 31 May 2018 at 06:52

The Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility Call for Proposals 2018 is now open!

Established in 2006, IFAD’s Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) is a unique facility based on the principle of Indigenous Peoples' self-determined development within the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It funds small projects that indigenous peoples' communities and their organizations design themselves and that build on their culture, knowledge, natural resources, and human rights. The Facility provides small grants of US$ 20,000 to US$ 50,000 to small projects designed and implemented by Indigenous Peoples' communities and their organizations.

The 2018-2021 grant will finance the fifth cycle of IPAF.

The grant will support up to 35 demand-driven projects by Indigenous Peoples' communities through the co-management of partner organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

This new IPAF cycle will focus on indigenous youth and prioritize projects

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 30 May 2018 at 03:21

Very happy to share that we have worked for the past 3 days on the design of the new AgriProFocus Youth Program. Exciting to develop this program with our colleagues at the country platforms and see our network approach come to life! If you have suggestions on what value an AgriProFocus Youth Program could add for you or your organization, please let us know in the questions section of this post. 

Taye Teshome We would be happy if we can collaborate with you Hands on Consultancy Service @handsonconsultancyplc@gmail.com

1 month 2 weeks ago

julius aine iwil be happy to hear from you am julius from uganda am looking for someone who can help me with some support to my projects and here is my email juliuskasajja68@gmail.com

1 month 2 weeks ago

Muhindo Nasani Kahuju I will be the happiest if we can collaborate. otherwise we the youth we need support. Muhindo. Kasese Uganda .Goat farmer.

1 month 2 weeks ago

Godfrey Ssekabira I am implementing anew strategy called Rural Youth Extension Workers where selected rural based youths are given comprehensive training , sit for exams and passed out as certified rural based service providers. These provide their services for a fee to the small holders and the intention is to create income for the youths, interest them into agriculture while at the same time solving the challenge of law adoption by farmers because of either being busy, old age or being luzy to work on their farms. Would be glad to scale the program up and also share it with you members if interested.

1 month 1 week ago

Godfrey Ssekabira We are now establishing a network for these service providers that will guide their activities, code of conduct in addition to enabling them bid for any other business or support.

1 month 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 17 May 2018 at 10:05

AgriProFocus veut concentrer ses efforts sur les agripreneurs* qui sont des artisans du changement dans le secteur.

Qui :

ont le potentiel de se consacrer vraiment aux affaires, orientés vers le marché;

ont la volonté de se développer;

sont innovants et

contribuent à l'amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l’inclusion sociale et la durabilité.

* De l'entrepreneur agricole, aux PME, à l'entreprise agroalimentaire

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 15 May 2018 at 07:24

Brighter Living Scholarship to Attend the Young World Summit in The Hague 

For young Ethiopians and Zambians making a positive impact to reduce malnutrition and improve food value chains 


With the Brighter Living Scholarship, DSM will offer 4 scholarships to young leaders from Zambia and Ethiopia, who are working in the field of nutrition, towards eradicating malnutrition and tackling the issue of food security.

The scholarship builds on the Africa Improved Foods (AIF) partnership, which is an innovative public-private partnership making nutritious fortified foods locally in Africa for Africa with the objective of ending malnutrition. AIF is a partnership between DSM, IFC, CDC, FMO, Government of Rwanda and the World Food Programme. A short video by CEO and 2018 OYW Counsellor Feike Sijbesma on the start of this partnership can be found here.

Who should apply:

In line with the expansion objectives of DSM/AIF to more African countries, this scholarship seeks to support young leader

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 11 May 2018 at 07:50

Youth and Gender Specialist Position Malawi (18 May)

UIUC is soliciting expressions of interest in this position and this position is contingent on funding. We recommend submitting your application ahead of application deadline.

Summary of Position:

AgReach at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) seeks qualified Visiting Youth and Gender Specialist candidates for an anticipated four-year USAID-funded higher education program in Malawi. The primary objective of this initiative is to increase Malawi’s skilled, employable workforce by expanding access to higher education, especially for vulnerable populations including youth and women in rural areas by focusing on high-demand employment subjects and training programs for increased economic impact. Over the longer-term, this will result in increasing economic opportunities for youth who stay in school.

The Visiting Youth and Gender specialist will be responsible for design and implementation of activities to enhance adolescent

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