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Posted 20 August 2018 at 10:35

Posted by Mugisha Richard in AgriProFocus Uganda 20 August 2018 at 10:35

AgriProFocus Youth Think Tanks;

Joining the World to Celebrate the International Youth Day, 12th August 2018AgriProFocus International Youth Think Tank is constituted by a team of 9 whose major role is to champion a Global Youth Program that will help stakeholders to identify issues for change that need collective action. While this is still work in progress, the program is expected to bring together civil society, businesses, young agripreneurs, knowledge institutes and governments in an environment that allows for exchange, learning, collaboration and joint leadership. Additionally, the stakeholders will have an opportunity to reflect on current practices and co-create innovative solutions for supporting Youth agripreneurship around the world.
Aware that Agriculture, which is the backbone of many emerging economies, is now facing a low involvement of Youth resulting in an ageing sector with limited innovation. Young people face a lack of access to resources and of skills to earn a living thr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 13 August 2018 at 10:04

Role of AgriProFocus in Making Agrispace Safe for Youths

The whole of last week we were celebrating youth week 2018 with a theme of creating safe space for youths that ended yesterday. I was unlucky because the list of those to attend the event at the United Nation Complex in Nairobi was full before they got to my name as an applicant. This did not dampen my spirit for i had the opportunity to follow through all the events that were happening world wide using social media tools. I created the hashtag #AgriSpaceSafe4Youths and used this to interact with fellow youths.

Having been a member of AgriProFocus Network for almost a year now, while reflecting on the conversations that took place concerning creation of safe space for young people especially in agribusiness, i remember a question that was paused to me during an interview with the AgriProFocus office in Nairobi “ According to you who is AgriProFocus?

To me " AgriProFocus is an investment bank with a vast repository of agribusine

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 August 2018 at 07:53

Pakasa Youth Awards 2018 launched: Winners to travel to China

For the third time in a row; Vision Group will be looking for the most enterprising youths to award

The prestigious Pakasa Youth Awards, a national entrepreneurship competition is back, as Uganda continues to seek solutions to curb its high youth unemployment rate.

Launched in 2015, the Pakasa Youth Awards seek out exemplary young entrepreneurs from all over the country to honor.

The award aims at inspiring a change in mind-set among young people to regard entrepreneurship as a viable source of income, in the face of rampant youth unemployment.

The New Vision Editor-in-Chief Barbara Kaija says just like has been the case before, the Pakasa Youth Awards is not looking for young enterprising people who have made it.

“We are looking for those trying; those who have not waited for capital but, those who have used the limited resources they have to create jobs. We are bringing these young people as role models for the young peop

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 August 2018 at 05:05

Museveni Asks Youth To Take Interest In Commercial Agriculture, Finished Products

President Yoweri Museveni has urged the youth in the country to wake up and contribute to the development of Uganda so that they are able to come out of poverty and joblessness. The President was this afternoon addressing the National Youth Council meeting at the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) Conference Hall at Lugogo in Kampala.

“I want the youth to wake up so that we develop our country in order to come out of poverty and joblessness,” 

President Museveni said. He asked the youth to familiarize themselves with the ideology and strategy of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) as this will make it easy for them and him to work together.

Museveni encouraged the young people to form groups and undertake different production activities with a view to adding value to products made locally in the country as a way of reducing import expenses.

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Mali
Posted 12 August 2018 at 10:36

Dimanche, 12 Août 2018  Journée internationale de la jeunesse

AgriProFocus Mali a la rencontre du Groupe d’Amitié des Paysans d’ Afrique de Koulikoro

La journee du 12 Aout fut célébrée a double titre au Mali par votre réseau AgriProFocus Mali sur le theme de l’engagement citoyen des jeunes et la promotion de l’agrobusiness au service du développement( MAW4D) . Ce dimanche est d’abord une journee électorale au Mali et aussi la journée Internationale dédiée a la jeunesse.

Ce fut donc une journée riche en partage de connaissance et d pprentissage mutuel avec la centaine d’étudiants de l’Institut Polytechnique Rural de Katibougou. Apres une presentation des deux structures et les visites des fermes de production,une plan de formation fut donc validé sur demande du GAPA a travers son président Mr Senimakan Sidibe.Une mise en relation avec Oiko-Credi , Jege Ni Jaba et Oiko-Credit est donc en cours.

Pour rappel

La Journée internationale de la jeunesse se d

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 August 2018 at 02:43

AgriProFocus Youth Think Tanks;

Joining the World to Celebrate the International Youth Day, 12th August 2018AgriProFocus International Youth Think Tank is constituted by a team of 9 whose major role is to champion a Global Youth Program that will help stakeholders to identify issues for change that need collective action. While this is still work in progress, the program is expected to bring together civil society, businesses, young agripreneurs, knowledge institutes and governments in an environment that allows for exchange, learning, collaboration and joint leadership. Additionally, the stakeholders will have an opportunity to reflect on current practices and co-create innovative solutions for supporting Youth agripreneurship around the world.
Aware that Agriculture, which is the backbone of many emerging economies, is now facing a low involvement of Youth resulting in an ageing sector with limited innovation. Young people face a lack of access to resources and of skills to earn a living thr

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International Youth Day

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  12 August 2018, All Day Event
  Mpigi, Uganda

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’.



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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