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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 December 2018 at 12:57

Youth Learning Visit to Climate Smart Agriculture Practice in Southern Ethiopia

On November 28th and 29th, the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) invited youth from AgriProFocus' Youth in Agricultre and Agroecology Networks to learn from project and community experience in implementing climate smart agriculture (CSA) around Doyogena in Southern Ethiopia. 

Youth had the opportunity to learn about watershed management, climate smart livestock, and home gardening. Please see the video below to learn about where some of the visiting youth came from, and what they considered to be highlights of their CSA learning visit.  

AgriProFocus and the youth that had the opportunity to participate in this learning visit are very grateful for the commitment to youth capacity building and inter-generational learning demonstrated by the CCAFS Programme and by ILRI. We would like to encourage more agriculture proj

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 12 December 2018 at 01:03

Le Coup d'envoi de la 5ème Forum/caravane pour la promotion des jeunes en Agrobusiness est donné ce mardi 11 Décembre 2018 à 9h 00 en face de l'APEJ (Agence pour la Promotion de l'Emplois des Jeunes) .Nous remercions les partenaires Icco-coopération à travers le projet EJOM, la principauté de Monaco à travers son projet PEAJ et l'APEJ . Tous ont félicité les jeunes pour leur engagement et détermination à devenir les futurs nantoumès (un champion de l'Agrobusiness au Mali) de demain.Pour rappel la caravane se tiendra du 11 au 18 Décembre sur l' axe Bamako-Sikasso-Bobo-dioulasso .


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Collect Seedlings at School Garden Digging Party

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  18 December 2018, 09:30-11:30
  Makdala School, Biserate Gebriel (on Victory road, accross the street from the INSA office)

2 Opportunities for Urban Gardeners - School Gardening & Vegetable Seedling Collection! 

1. Come collect vegetable seedlings - Florensis has donated 3,000 seedlings to urban gardens! There are mostly tomato and watermellon seedlings. You can collect seedlings from your garden on Tuesday morning at Magdala School Garden.  

2. Help students at Magdala Public School to dig their garden bed, together with gardening expert Mr. Eskinder Mulugeta who working to grow food secure schools in Addis Ababa. Learn and work together on Tuesday morning! 

Makdala School is a public school in the Biserate Gebriel neighborhood of Addis Ababa, accross the road from the Ethipia Network Security Agency (also known as ENSA, see map via this link). 

To collect seedlings or help students dig their garden, please call Mr. Eskinder: 0904399009.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 11 December 2018 at 08:32

Call for Submission: FARA essay Competition  

''Engagement for impact in agricultural development. Experiences of the African youth”

The Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)- Africa in collaboration with FARA is launching an essay competition to have youth articulate their experiences in youth engagement initiatives across the region, especially in the context of agri-preneurship. This is aimed at informing FARA and its constituents better on how to effectively engage with and feature youth and women in agriculture in the context of implementing FARA’s new strategy.

The essay should reflect the experience you went through as a beneficiary of an initiative involving an agricultural institution in your country or region. However, in case you were directly involved in the implementation of such an initiative, directed towards youth, and you are able to share the experience of engaging other youth, YPARD Africa may also consider your perspective as an ‘engaging yo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 4 December 2018 at 02:45

Youth participate in the 2018 Arboneth Conference, Addis Ababa

Arboneth (an abbreviation of Arboretum-Network-Ethiopia) is a network of forestry sector experts and practitioners, hailing mainly from Ethiopian and German universities, but also including other concerned stakeholders such as the development wing of the Orthodox Church and Bread for the World working to strengthen church forests in Ethiopia, forestry sector projects such as GIZ’s Biodiversity and Forestry Program, ILRI, UNESCO the Succo Foundation and Unique-Nabu working on biospehere reserve development, and others, including Agriprofocus which helped to bring in the perspectives on youth engagement in the forestry sector.

At the present time, there is lots of conflict (e.g. in Western Ethiopia in the Guji and Gedo area), and in the urgent interest of peace, there is current talk in the Commission of Environment and Forest about distributing forest land to demonstrating youth. There is a very important question on

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Mali
Posted 3 December 2018 at 12:39

L'ESPRIT DE LA CARAVANE POUR LA PROMOTION DES JEUNES EN AGROBUSINESS

Sites à visiter

L’identification des sites se fera parle le  Comite de Facilitation sur des critères d’attractivité et d’intérêt pour les jeunes. La mission de préparation : rencontre des jeunes de la localité pour échanger et mettre en lumière les opportunités de la région, discussions/informations.

La caravane va à la rencontre des jeunes

Ils (100-150) viennent rencontrer les caravaniers lors des escales ; ils visitent ensemble le site (entreprises/fermes/projets, font un débat/conférence. En partant un représent part avec la caravane pour faire la restitution après.

Sélection des sites :

1. La caravane visite le site de ceux qui ont réussi par eux-mêmes (pas via leurs membres familles)

2. Jeunes entrepreneurs

Immigres de retour au pays Durée moyenne : La caravane se déroule généralement sur 6 (6) jours..

Les activités :

Module 1: Visite des entreprises agricoles et

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Mali
Posted 30 November 2018 at 06:58

AVIS TRES IMPORTANT A TOUS LES INSCRITS POUR LA CARAVANE 2018

Chers Agripreneurs, vous êtes nombreux à demander la participation a la Foire agricole de Sikasso , en plus de l’expérience de la caravane, et bien c 'est chose faite. Le Comité d’Organisation de la caravane a décidé de coupler la FASKO a la Caravane en vue de vous faire bénéficier de plus de mise en relation, d’apprentissages et surtout d’opportunité de co-entrepreneuriat.

Priere donc retenir la nouvelle date de la caravane qui est fixée du 11 au 18 Décembre 2018.

Le Comite d ;organisation de la caravane convie donc, tous les candidats inscrits pour la caravane a une importante réunion pour les interview d’admission pour la caravane.

Date : Mardi 04 Décembre 2018

Lieu : Salle de conférence du Réseau AgriProFocus Mali, sis a ACI 2000 près du Rond-Point Bougie Ba

Heure : De 09H00 à 12 H 00

L’ordre du jour étant très important, la présence de tous est vivement souhaitée

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 30 November 2018 at 09:44

Youth in Agribusiness Caravan 2018 ends on a high note!

The first ever agricultural caravan ended yesterday on a high note, participants calling for everyone’s renewed efforts to transform the agriculture sector from subsistence to commercially oriented farming.

In her closing remarks, AgriProFocus Rwanda country coordinator, Madam Sajji Ryakunze commended the resolutions that the up to 150 youth participating at the caravan made following the field visits at successful farmers’ farms.

“There’s no doubt this was a good platform to plot the way forward for the Rwanda young farmers. You all witnessed the good strides others are making in the agriculture besides learning the challenges facing small-scale farmers and ways in which these can be overcome,” Ms. Ryakunze said.

YNKURIJE Dorcas, Help a Child Rwanda beneficiary is a farmer from the Rusizi district and was one of the farmers who attended the youth caravan. After visiting the Sunripe farms Rwanda in Bugesera district, she wanted

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 30 November 2018 at 06:52

AGRIPROFOCUS HOSTS THE NATIONAL YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS FORUM

The National Youth in Agribusiness Forum (PAINT-Y) took place on 27th November 2018 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The event themed, “Investing in the Youth as the Next Frontier in Agricultural Transformation” brought together over 300 stakeholders in the agrifood sector among them; development partners, researchers, academia, government, private sector actors and farmers.

Promoting Agribusiness, Investment, Networking and Trade for Youth (PAINT-Y) is a platform that appreciates efforts by different stakeholders in supporting youth in agribusiness through initiatives that enable them access information, knowledge, resources, experiences and expertise. PAINT-Y therefore positions itself as a neutral platform to facilitate linking, learning and collective influencing by stakeholders who support youths in agribusiness.

Ms. Nynke Humalda, Food Security Expert at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands during her keynote address p

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 29 November 2018 at 08:55

DAY2 - Youth Caravan: Labor minister thrilled with ‘Youth in agribusiness’ market outlets as our caravan takes us to upcountry

Kigali – November 28, 2018: Our initiated and first ever agricultural caravan in Rwanda was launched in Kigali with a call on youth to work hard to transform their initiatives into viable agribusinesses as a key to achieve Rwanda’s sustainable development.

RYAF Youth shops

The call was made by the minister for public service and labor, Ms Rwanyindo Kayirangwa Fanfan, before the youth caravan kicked off in Kigali, while officiating the opening of RYAF SHOPS ltd, a private company owned by the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum RYAF.

This company was created to put into action a strategy that promotes a reform in food and agricultural trading mechanisms in Rwanda, by and for RYAF members as engine for positive agribusiness transformation.

Ms Rwanyindo was thrilled by the initiative and assured the youth that the government is committed to support all mechanisms

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 28 November 2018 at 08:11

DAY 1-2018 Youth Caravan to provide agricultural guidance and linkages to market

Kigali – November 27, 2018: In collaboration with our partners Rwanda Youth In Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), the ministry of agriculture and animal resources MINAGRI, HortINVEST, Help a Child Rwanda, ICCO Cooperation, USAID Feed the Future Hinga Weze, Rural Development Initiative and YEAN Rwanda we have launched today the agricultural caravan of the first ever “Youth in Agribusiness Caravan” in Rwanda.

Theme of this edition is “Youth Making Agribusiness “Cool”, a basis of Sustainable Economic Development”. Our goal is to establish and build the communication between agricultural agribusinesses and the youth in general and the agripreneurs in particular to closely learn about the untapped opportunities existing in the agriculture landscape in Rwanda.

Launch in Kigali

“The caravan aims at establishing linkages between successful farmers and agribusiness people and the youth innovators motivated about agribusin

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Bosco KWIZERA Thank you Egide, I will call you for any possible advise!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 27 November 2018 at 12:39

Youth Business Challenge Launched

During our Annual Network Day the pilot project of the Youth Business Challenge was also launched. Just the day before the teams went on a company visit to the two companies who are participating in the project, Senselet Food Processing and Chico Meat.

Seada Redi We will work hard to show how potential and motivate we are! Thank you for invited us this opportunity .

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 November 2018 at 04:02

Engage youth in farming to end poverty, envoy tells govt

The Deputy Ambassador and head of Development Cooperation and Economic Affairs at the Netherlands Embassy, Mr Joris Van Bommel, has called on the government of Uganda to position the youth at the centre of agriculture.

Mr Bommel, who was on Friday touring the Netherlands funded projects under SNV–a Netherlands Development Foundation, in Kiruhura District, said tapping capabilities of youth into the agriculture sector can create better opportunities for them and spur development.

The country needs to strategically engage the youth in agriculture. Other assistance such as expertise can enhance this potential,” Mr Bommel said.

He said the arable land (40 million acres of land ) and favourable climate can enable agriculture in the country to flourish. 

Read the full article here

Bayo Herbert Sam of us are already taking up agribusiness but the obstacles hindering our development is the lack of credit and high intrest rates from our banks Am working with a group of eight youth on fish farm in entebbe rearing 10,000 fish and we are into our second but we have a shortage of good fish cages and fish feeds 

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Marion Alyek Dear Herbert,There is an Enable youth program receiving applications currently. Deadline for receiving applications is 30th November 2018. I think you should apply. Here are the details: https://agriprofocus.com/post/5be2829226b72a71f45d4e4e

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Bayo Herbert Thank uI have already applied 

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness
Posted 26 November 2018 at 10:44

Training of Young Farmers Supports Efforts to Encourage Farmer Regeneration

Jakarta, 26 November 2018 - The Young Farmers Ambassador Program has promoted the agricultural sector by inspiring young people to become farmers and contribute to the development of their respective regions through collaboration with farmer groups, youth organizations and the business sector. Young farmers have become a reference for agricultural technical assistance, encouraging findings in food agriculture and expanding other networks of young people to start businesses by becoming peer mentors.

An important part in the Young Farmers Ambassador program is the intensive six-day training to increase knowledge capacity about business, adding insight into the trends and challenges of the food & agriculture sector, introducing gender aspects, environmental and social impacts of agricultural value chains, and developing leadership characteristics for young farmers. The training is designed with an adult-education appro

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National Youth in Agribusiness Forum (PAINT-Y)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  27 November 2018, All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

The National Youth in Agribusiness Forum (PAINT-Y) will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from 7.00 am- 7.00 pm. The event themed, “Investing in Youth as the Next Frontier in Agricultural Transformation” will bring bring county, national, regional and international stakeholders working towards supporting the youth in the agri-food sector.

PAINT – Y (Promoting Agribusiness Investment Network and Trade for Youth) is a platform that appreciates the numerous initiatives that exist towards supporting youth in agribusiness and it is this rich pool of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise that PAINT-Y brings it all together with the goal of transforming agriculture and food systems for Kenya and the region. PAINT-Y is designed on the proposition that if all stakeholders can link to each other at their point of convergence, share and learn from each other’s experiences then collectively we can contribute to creating a sustainable and effe

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Youth Climate Smart Agriculture Field Learning Trip

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  26 November 2018 to 27 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Doyogena, near Hosana, Ethiopia

Youth learning visit to youth practice of climate smart agriculture and landscape management

ILRI with support of AgriProFocus is organizing a field visit for staff and partners and also for 50 youth who are interested to learn about climate smart agriculture practice by young farmers. The site is to Doyogena, near the town of Hosena. The ministry of Agriculture will be selecting 25 of the youth participants, and AgriProFocus the other 25. ILRI will cover the costs of youth participation.

Young climate resilience enthusiasts to register to participate if they are interested and available. Participants should be either youthful (between 15 and 35 years of age) and interested to benefit from practical exposure, and connection with other youth interested in agriculture and sustainability.

To apply to participate, please fill out this short online registration form by Wednesday November 21st. 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 15 November 2018 at 07:56

AIA: Making agriculture ‘sexy’ will end the African youth unemployment crisis

Agriculture is perceived as socially non-prestigious by most unemployed youths who are surrounded by agricultural opportunities but they refuse to see them

Agricultural activities seem uncomfortable and unsafe for the youth fuelling the unemployment crisis in Africa.

People dedicated to agriculture are perceived to go through a lot of things, ranging from stress associated with work to unproductivity due to infestations.

Youths usually want to look their best and have a comfortable work condition, and because starting to farm involves digging, tilling lands, watering, removing weeds, burning, and maybe encountering snakes, scorpions, and other earth creatures, they would rather remain at home than to join the farming train.

In education, the evolved African educational curricula fail to include material agriculture. Some schools teach agriculture but mostly the soft aspect of it, with few or no practical sessions.

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Youth in Agribusiness Caravan

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  27 November 2018 to 29 November 2018 - All Day Event
  Umubano hotel&Field visits

AgriProFocus Rwanda in close collaboration with Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), Rural development Initiative, SNV-HortINVEST RwandaUSAID Feed the Future Hinga Weze, YEAN Rwanda and Help a Child Rwanda are organizing a Youth in Agribusiness Caravan, 2018, with a theme “Youth Making Agribusiness “cool” a basis of Sustainable Economic Development”

This is a 3-day agribusiness learning caravan from one point to another, starting from Kigali, with the inspiration forum, go throughout the Northern and Eastern provinces for farm field visits and then back to Kigali for sharing the learnings from the field visit.

In the caravan, different issues will be discussed and discussions will be led by facilitators experienced in the following but not limited to Youth access to finance, Market and Soft skills, Youth employment and Agriculture Entrepreneurship.

The caravan will gather 100 participants; 60 youth and 40 other stakeholders from different organizations and financial instit

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 12 November 2018 at 03:01

YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS CARAVAN IN RWANDA

The Rwandan economy depends on agriculture which employs around 80% of the total population. The majority of farmers are aged smallholder farmers and it is then difficult for them to have access to financial services, information and other agriculture services. Commercial Agriculture has been identified as one of the key sector that can potentially generate wealth, with high employment potential. This responds to the need of Job creation for youth which is in alignment with Rwanda economic development and poverty reduction strategy II, (EDPRS II).

The low participation of youth in agribusiness is further attributed to the limited access to key resources like; land, start-up capital, lack of exposure, limited access to role models and business mentors. Consequently, this has led to low levels of food production, low income, and poverty.

AgriProFocus Rwanda and its partners however are aware that; young people being energetic with a high potentials, ex

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 8 November 2018 at 05:49

Youth Business Challenge Launch

During the annual network day of AgriProFocus we will officially launch our new program "Youth Business Challenge". The Youth Business Challenge is developed by AgriProFocus and the Ethio-Netherlands Trade for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG) in support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Ethiopia. The Youth Business Challenge seeks to bridge the gap between university graduates and agrofood private sector actors in Ethiopia.

In the past weeks we have done the selection of five teams, who will participate in this program. They are fresh graduates and will focus on a waste challenge of a poultry and a potato processing company. The teams will be supported by training and coaching in order to complete the assignment as expected. 

On November 22 the partners in this program will present themselves, including their role in the Youth Business Challenge. You will be able to meet the teams who are selected and talk to the companies who partner

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