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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 29 October 2017 at 10:37

This was a positive turning point in my career, 18th-25th August 2017 "Youth in Agribusiness Caravan 2017". The lessons learnt are still clear and fresh. All the agronomic practices, thats from Nursery management to Marketing of Agric-produce. AgriProFocus gave me the best platform to network with different people and organistions in Agric-Sector. This is how I got connected to Holland GreenTech Uganda, the company that supplies quality Agric-inputs and services, Irrigation systems and Green houses. Currently, I'm the Engineer of Holland GreenTech Uganda. I am happy and thankful for AgriProFocus and Holland GreenTech Uganda. It was also good to meet again at the PAINT (Promoting Agribusiness Investment Networking Trade) FORUM

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Steven, for sharing your experience.  A lot more is coming as we plan to have a caravan this time to the Netherlands. If interested, begin to plan around March 2018.

2 weeks 4 days ago

Mulindwa Steven Yes Richard. Indeed I should start planning. It will be good for me to get more exposure in the field of Agriculture. Thanks for the info.

2 weeks 4 days ago

SSEKYEWA HENRY Thanks a lot for that innovative idea. Lets plan for it.

2 weeks 1 day ago

Eron Nakyewa Thank u Steven,for sharing with us.It's an encourager

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 28 October 2017 at 08:06

Uganda Government awards 25 best youth farmers

By Henry Sekanjako

The agriculture ministry has awarded 25 youth farmers engaged in agri-enterprises and livestock farming. Awarded on Thursday in Kampala, the 25 youth farmers have been taken on by the Government as model farmers, to interest and guide other youth in the farming business.

According to Prof. Augustus Nuwagaba, the chief judge at the National Youth Champions in agriculture, the finalists were drawn from the over 500 youth farmers who participated in the competition. “The 25 youth farmers are from five regions (central, eastern, northern, south western A and south western B) of Uganda. They were selected after a national search,” Nuwagaba said.

At the ceremony, the winners were given plaques, certificates and money. The overall winner Charles Kisembo from Kagadi district, walked away with a prize of sh3.5m. Fatuma Namutosi who came second was given sh2.5m. During the selection process, the judges looked at value additio

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AGABA KENETH the youth innovation hub kayonza has also geared change in lives of communities through group projects in agribusiness and this has been boosted through peer exchange, farmer to farmer visits and youth cooperatives in value addition.

2 weeks 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 July 2017 at 04:45

For your sponsorship to the main event with us from the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), partner African Union CAADP Technical networks and more in Dakar, Senegal.

Vital details in link: http://africaain.org/2nd-annual-africa-youth-in-agribusiness-day-challenge-open/ 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 May 2017 at 02:46

APPLICATION TO BE PART OF THE YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS CARAVAN, 2017

“Feeding the World, Changing Lives”  

Theme: Youth in Agribusiness for Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Development!  

AgriProFocus in collaboration with like-minded organizations, that include; Uhuru Institute of Social Development, Agriterra, Actionaid, Clusa, AVSI, Agrotourism, DARAS, CURAD, Excel Hort, Uganda National Farmers Federation, Uganda National Young Farmers Association, TUNADO, Young Agribusiness Network, European Union, National Parliamentary Youth Forum are organising a Youth in Agribusiness Caravan, 2017, with an overall objective of creating a platform for joint actions on motivating youth into agribusiness. This shall be achieved through; peer 2 peer exchanges and learning from youth led agribusiness enterprises, exposure farm-firm field visits within and across borders as well as interfacing with policy/decision makers of relevant Government ministries, departments and agencies.


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Mugisha Richard Hi my brother Tafadzwa, how is Zim. Hope you still remember me. I met you in 2008. Are you still working with Atai? Now this is a caravan that you must not miss. We are getting youth from the netherlands, Kenya. So having you in Uganda is a great a pleasure. A lot to learn, a lot to share

5 months 3 weeks ago

SSEKYEWA HENRY Its really great i have  liked and hope to take part ..thanks

5 months 2 weeks ago

NSUBUGA DENIS Woow. This is really nice. I have already registered. Hopefully I will be taken up for the opportunity.

3 months 2 weeks ago

Mugisha Richard please go ahead and make payments

3 months 2 weeks ago

Dancan Olarker

how much is payment

3 months 2 weeks ago

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Agribusiness Youth Caravan 2017

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
  19 August 2017 to 25 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Country wide

The Agribusiness Youth Caravan - 2017

AgriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness program in partnership with like minded organizations, Institutions, private sector companies and value actors; will create more platforms for joint actions on motivating youth into agribusiness through; peer 2 peer exchanges and learning from youth led agribusiness enterprises, exposure field visits within and across borders, promote being a part of the cooperatives, household learning, use of mass media and motivational talks. 

This will be a 7-day agribusiness learning caravan from one point to another, starting from Kampala, through the region and back to the national level as a climax, launching the agribusiness campaign (Feeding the world, changing lives). This caravan will draw participants from all regions of the country. Other successful value actors from different areas will be sharing their own experiences through question and answer approach. 

The caravan will involve the media houses as the ear

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Uganda
Posted 25 April 2016 at 03:40

Discover Yourself should be the best advice to our youth. Most often, youth cannot start anything because there is no money. These type have slid to the defeat zone. An innovative youth starts with self evaluation starting with what he /she has including knowledge. Then you look at opportunities around you.  If you are around Soroti, check on me and we chat. Start now. Good luck

BAJJA FRUIT FARM Very inspirational and motivating advice. Thanks.

1 year 6 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 April 2016 at 05:00

Youth urged to network to overcome unemployment challenges

Article by Joseph Kiggundu

Youth in Uganda have been advised to network with their peers in the country to gain exposure in current affairs and also overcome unemployment.

According to the founder of the FK youth mentoring network Mr Farid Karama, problems affecting youth are universal and therefore should network and share experiences and approaches in solving problems.

“These people have lots of problem and it’s through these meetings we hold as FK Youth Mentoring Network which has helped them to understand their challenges and seek approaches in solve them,” he said.
Mr Karama was speaking on Thursday during a youth breakfast meeting held at Mackinnon suites Hotel in Kampala.
The network is a youth-led organization focusing on youth development and empowerment through mentoring.

Find the full article here

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The CURAD 1st Agribusiness Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  25 September 2015, All Day Event
  Hotel Africana, Kampala

Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development Limited (CURAD) in its’ quest for promoting Agribusiness in Uganda and Africa as a whole is proud to announce the 1st National Agribusiness Conference with the themed “Agribusiness Incubation the key to Youth Job Creation” which will aim to bring together a variety of Agribusiness players and promoters to deliberate upon the Agribusiness sub sector in Uganda with a slight bias towards Agribusiness incubation and youth employment.

The registration fees are as follows:

Full board (Coffee Value Chain Training, Conference & Gala Event): 200,000 UGX

Conference & Gala Event: 100,000 UGX

Coffee Value chain training singly: 100,000 UGX

Exhibition space (2m x 2m): 150,000 UGX

For details refer to the attached flier and registration form

Please visit www.curadincubator.org/



Posted By in Youth
Posted 3 August 2015 at 01:08

IITA announces workshop on integrating youth in CGIAR research programs

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"With growing numbers of disenfranchised youth around the world and a strong focus on finding opportunities for their engagement and employment, CGIAR is committed to finding ways to approach the topic and planning appropriate activities, especially through its second generation of research programs."

They are seeking organizations and individuals with expertise and experience in working with youth engagement, enterprise and employment, particularly (but not exclusively) in agriculture to join this workshop.

The workshop will take place in Montpellier, France, September 8-9th 2015

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 9 June 2015 at 02:54

Empowering Aspiring Entrepreneurs for Economic Success

A team of young entrepreneurs from Kenya, South Africa and Uganda were sent to Oklahoma State University (OSU) on 1st of May 2014 to participate in the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs grant project. The project’s broad aim was to create professional collaborations and learning experiences between mid-level, emerging African and U.S. entrepreneurs as part of a two-way exchange program. The first group attended the learning and sharing forum in the United States for 32 days in May and June 2014 while the second group trained in October and November 2014. The project aimed at supporting the exchange of 24 fellows (8 per country; 12 during each of its two cycles) and 16 U.S. participants (8 per cycle) distributed among the African nations.

AgriProFocus Kenya was selected as the in country partner who undertook the role of sending out a national open call to apply. AgriProFocus thereafter vetted differe

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 20 May 2015 at 02:03

Youth in Agriculture resource page is updated! 

On this page you will find some key-documents of organisations in our network that have a comprehensive overview of information regarding young people in agri-business:

//agriprofocus.com/youth-resources

If you are missing certain publications, let us know! 

You can post your own documents and experiences on the stream of that page.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 11 May 2015 at 12:40

Youth in agri-business

Agriculture in Uganda contributes up to 23.9% of its GDP and employs 73% of the labor force. The sector has different players engaging in animal husbandry, crop production, value addition and food processing. It’s an engaging activity that has in the past been dominated by males 40 years of age and over.

In the recent years however, many initiatives have been put in place to make it all inclusive with special focus on women and the youth. Many of these youth look at agriculture as a sector for the old and a fall back position if all avenues for formal employment fail. This has greatly contributed to the 83% youth unemployment rate. The different programs that have put in place by the Government of Uganda, NGO’s and other stakeholders aim at giving the youth alternative sources of livelihood and utilization of available resources. This calls for a paradigm shift. Agriculture should no longer be looked at as the “go to” but rather the “way to”.

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Mugisha Richard Thank you very much AGROMAX for doing a commendable job of helping the youth realize their potential. It is on record that, over 60% of Uganda's population is comprised of youth, yet less than 10% of the youth is in active agricultural production. This means that; there is high propensity to consume and low propensity to produce. Therefore; if the youth issue is not addressed in order for them to be active in agricultural production value chain; poverty might still continue devouring this country. Thanks to AGROMAX for doing a noble job. I encourage more private companies to do this. Meanwhile, let the youth; you have trained share their experiences they got from Israel on the AgriProFocus platform. I am sure ,it will be an inspiration to many more outside. cheers!

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YESE live on UBC TV, 23/Apr/15 09-10pm

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  23 April 2015, 21:00-22:00
  256

YESE will be on UBC TV, the Uganda National Broadcaster this Thursday 23rd April, 2015 at 9pm sharp till 10pm! We shall be sharing all you need to know about Kuroiler Improved chicken breeds and Solar Do-It-Yourself systems.

Be sure to watch and thanks for all your support always.



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Youth in Agribusiness Inspirational Conference

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  23 April 2015 to 24 April 2015 - All Day Event
  Lira

AgriProFocus Uganda and ICCO in collaboration with the Innovation community on Youth in Agribusiness, Uganda youth Forum and SNV have organized a youth in Agribusiness inspirational conference under the theme 'Inspiring the Youth into Agribusiness as a means of employment to foster development in Uganda'.

Composed of both forums and exhibitions, the two-day event will take place on the 23rd - 24th of April 2015 from 8:00am to 5:30pm each day. The event will be hosted at Lira Hotel ltd, Uganda. 

The event shall bring together youth farmers, youth organizations/cooperatives, Government institutions, Civil Society Organizations involved in agricultural activities and Youth support organizations and Development partners. As well as Service providers, Financial Institutions; input Dealers; traders; processors, distributors, private sector, Government, policy makers, academic institutions.

The event aims to; (i) provide a platform for networking, product promotion and making business deals (ii) mot

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