Zambia

nov
21

DISTRICT AGRIBUSINESS PLATFORM: LUNDAZI

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  21 November 2018, All Day Event
  Lundazi

2018 Theme: Enhancing Market Access Through Aggregation

ARE YOU ….?

  • Looking to ENHANCE your MARKET for your PRODUCTS and SERVICES in one big stride?

  • Looking to RAISE your PROFILE, Become VISIBLE and BUILD your REPUTATION as a KNOWLEDGEABLE, RELIABLE & SUPPORTIVE Business/Person?

  • Looking for RELEVANT CONNECTIONS for your NETWORK and BUSINESS?

  • Looking for OPPORTUNITIES for JOINT VENTURES, CLIENT LEADS, PARTNERSHIPS, BUSINESS or ASSET SALES?

COME and PARTICIPATE in District Agribusiness Platforms organized by AgriProFocus Network with support from SNV through the SIDA funded Project SILMS!

You can contact me for more information through lshonga@agriprofocus.com




Posted By in Horticulture in Zambia
Posted 28 September 2018 at 08:47

FRUIT PRODUCTION: Success with citrus comes from planning

Citrus production can be very profitable, if you get the basics right.

Citrus tree cultivation is limited to areas having mild, frost-free winters where temperatures never drop below -2°C. In fact, if there is no protection against frost, the temperature should not drop lower than 2°C to 3°C.

Fruit will go into a dormant state below 13°C and the threshold for root activity is a soil temperature of 15°C. Temperatures higher than 39°C are also detrimental to trees.

Read more: https://www.africanfarming.com/fruit-production-success-citrus-comes-planning/

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 8 June 2018 at 09:00

Zambia Dairy Value Chain Project Newsletter 2nd Edition

The second edition of SNV's Zambia Dairy Value Chain Project Newsletter is out! Highlighting the Choma District Dairy Cooperative Union's successful journey despite it's challenges and and inspiring testimonial from an emerging successful dairy farmer!

Read more about how the project is changing the dairy landscape in the Southern Province of Zambia by downloading the newsletter.

Enjoy the read!


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 Dairy Zambia
Posted 27 April 2018 at 10:52

For an improved Dairy experience, use Molaplus products! we are the official distributors in Souther Africa

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 26 April 2018 at 12:10

SNV VACANCIES

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation's Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Health and Development (USHHD) Project is looking to recruit for two positions:

1. Sanitation Business Advisor

2. Behaviour Change Communications (BCC) Advisor

View the attached document for the Terms of Reference (ToR)

Note: Apply by submitting your application letter and CV by email to zambia@snv.org by May 1st, 2018. Please note that all CV’s should be saved in the applicant’s full names e.g CV- Masuzyo Phiri and clearly state the position applied for in the subject line.


Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 16 April 2018 at 12:26

CALL FOR EVENTS!

AgriProFocus Zambia would like to stay up to date with all our members throughout the year. Help us support you by filling out this form with details of all your upcoming events or click here ---> https://goo.gl/forms/ad1m5C73BhXlsisu1  to access the form. 

We always look forward to interacting with you.

jun
26

ZAMBIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

Event posted by in Jobs & Call for Proposals
  26 June 2018, All Day Event
  Plot 2735 Liberia Road Show grounds, P.O. Box 71058, Ndola, Zambia.

Theme: PRIVATE SECTOR KEY TO INDUSTRIALISATION

Zambia International Trade Fair invites all exhibitors to book for the 2018 exhibition in various categories including Agriculture. The 2018 exhibition will mark as an outstanding continuation and commitment of promoting creativity of both public and private sector to spur development.

Exhibitors should utilize the opportunity of booking and paying for exhibition space between now and 28th February, 2018 @ 8%.

For more details visit: https://www.zitf.org.zm/index.php/en/ and download the brochure attached. 




Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 4 April 2018 at 07:08

MUSIKA IS RECRUITING FOR MULTIPLE POSITIONS!

1. Small Business Manager - Southern x1 & Western x1

2. Manager, Livestock Markets - Lusaka

3. Manager, Finance and Digital Markets - Lusaka

4. Research Officer

5. Knowledge Management Officer - Northern

6. Research Officer - Small Business Development

View full details at http://www.musika.org.zm/careers

Deadline: Sunday 7th April 2018

apr
12

AGRItech Expo Zambia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  12 April 2018 - 09:00 to 14 April 2018 - 14:00
  Chisamba

Event: AGRITECH EXPO Zambia
Date: 12 - 14 April 2018
Time: 09:00 - 14:00 
Venue: Chisamba 

THE AGRItech EXPO RETURNS IN 61 DAYS WITH NEW AND EXCITING FEATURES:

- Mowing + Baling demo
- Aquaculture showcase
- Live planting demo
- Greenhouse showcase
- Value added zone

See what else you can expect ---> http://www.agritech-expo.com/Event-at-a-glance

Click here to register! or visit: www.agritech-expo.com



oct
10

Multi-stakeholder action & food diversity from farm to plate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  10 October 2017, 18:00-19:30
  Rome

Hivos, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UN Environment and the Zambian Government invite you to the following official side event at the 44thcommittee for World Food Security meeting (CFS44):

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER ACTION & FOOD DIVERSITY FROM FARM TO PLATE: HOW CAN WE ALIGN GLOBAL RESEARCH ON DIVERSIFYING FOOD PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION WITH LOCAL PERSPECTIVES

Despite their phenomenal productivity, current food systems are not oriented towards delivering healthy, diverse and high quality diets for people. Humans have utilized 7000 food plants over the millennia, however today over 60 per cent of dietary calories worldwide are derived from just four crops – wheat, maize, rice and potatoes. The result is a loss of diversity on the farm and on the plate, with damaging impacts on human health and the resilience of agroecosystems.

The event will launch and present policy recommendations that outline challenges and solutions to diversifying food production and cons

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oct
10

Cassava World Africa

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  10 October 2017 to 11 October 2017 - All Day Event
  Lusaka

This event highlights cassava value chain developments in Africa. Read summary below.

Full details on this event site: http://www.cmtevents.com/aboutevent.aspx?ev=171017& . Note that conference fee is USD 1295.


ZambiaZambian Government in partnership with the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has launched a Cassava Mechanisation and Agro Processing Project (CAMAP), to boost production. This year, Zambian Breweries invested US$ 2.2 million to empower 4,000 small-scale farmers engaged in cassava cultivation in Luapula Province. Plus, a K1.2 million cassava starch processing plant will also start operating in Mansa this September.  


UgandaCassava production is estimated at 11.3 million tonnes annually in Uganda – mainly from its northern and eastern regions. Projects such as an ethanol extraction factory in Lira District has helped local cassava farmers. Plus, a $248m agricultural project is expected to benefit cassava farmers build capacity –

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 14 June 2017 at 12:28

ZANACO Bank Upholds the Agriculture Sector

Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO) has increased its financial support to the agriculture sector from K 600 million last year to K 1 billion this year to enable the industry to significantly contribute to economic growth.

The agriculture sector is a top priority in the country’s economic diversification agenda, as such, the financial institutions have to ensure that they attach great importance to the industry. This is because providing sufficient and affordable financing will significantly contribute to increasing productivity, income generation, poverty reduction and job creation, thereby supporting  the sector’s gross domestic product.

In response to calls for increased financial support to the agriculture sector, ZANACO has set aside about K 1 billion to support the agriculture sector in Zambia.

Follow the link below for more details.

LINK

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 6 June 2017 at 08:01

Highlights of the 2017 World Milk Day Commemoration

This year’s World Milk Day commemoration was held in Choma district in the southern region of Zambia under the theme "Raising a Glass to Nourish a Child".

The event was attended by Government Representatives who included the Southern region Deputy Permanent Secretary, the Mayor, the Provincial Livestock and Fisheries Coordinator and District Coordinators, banks represent included Finance Bank, Zanaco bank, and Indo Zambia bank, Building Society, SACCO. Processors present included Parmalat, the input livestock sector input suppliers included VET 24, Bimeda, Green Solutions and Grandees were exhibited their products. Others in attendance were the Dairy Association of Zambia, Czech Republic office, Citizen Economic Empowerment Commission, Cooperatives, individual dairy farmers and pupils. 

The world milk day commemoration was organized by AgriProFocus Zambia, SNV Netherlands Development Organization and Choma Dairy Cooperative Union.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 26 May 2017 at 11:35

World Milk Day Celebrations – 1st June

Zambia joins the rest of the world in celebrating the  World Milk Day which falls on 1st June. World milk day celebration was initiated by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in 2001 in order to encourage common social public about the milk and dairy products consumption as their daily diet.

World Milk Day is celebrated by the people all across the world on annual basis. It is celebrated to increase the common public awareness about all aspects of the natural milk such as its natural origin, milk nutritional value and various milk products including its economic importance throughout the globe. World Milk Day celebration has impacted large population to understand the reality of milk. Milk is great source of all the healthy nutrients required by the body (calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iodine, iron, potassium, folates, vitamin A, vitamin D, riboflavin, vitamin B12, protein, healthy fat and etc. It provides instant energy to t

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Posted 18 May 2017 at 09:52

Posted by Leah Banda in AgriProFocus Zambia 18 May 2017 at 09:52

FeedCalculator App!

In case you missed it, the Dutch trade mission brought a FeedCalculator app to the 2017 Agritech Expo at the Holland Pavilion.

The feedcalculator is an innovative smartphone app for livestock farmers in developing countries to make their own profitable feed mixes. It allows small-scale livestock farmers to optimize their own feed mixes. As you might be aware, many farmers do not have access to high quality and affordable feed for their livestock. Also tons of feed are wasted because farmers have neither the capacity nor the access to the knowledge and tools that are available in developed countries. The Feed Calculator is about to change this, and their lives.

With the FeedCalculator, millions of farmers have the potential to increase both their livestock productivity, and their income. The feed calculator is easy to use, gives a mixture of high quality feed standard and always gives the lowest price of feed ingredients. However, the feed calculator currently suppor

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Isaac Mando

The signup for this app does not have Zambia...When are we having it to work here?

1 year 8 months ago

Leah Banda Dear  Isaac, you might have selected a different app. Just make sure it is Single Spark The Netherlands. Let me know if you still be facing difficulties logging in.

1 year 8 months ago

Leah Banda  This might help..  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.singlespark.feedcalc


1 year 8 months ago

Leah Banda Hi Fortunatus, do you mind sharing how your app works?  Or what your project is?

1 year 8 months ago

Nathan Mwanaumo Hi Leah, why others locked (dairy, pigs, sheep, beef, goat)?

1 year 7 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 12 May 2017 at 11:07

FeedCalculator App!

In case you missed it, the Dutch trade mission brought a FeedCalculator app to the 2017 Agritech Expo at the Holland Pavilion.

The feedcalculator is an innovative smartphone app for livestock farmers in developing countries to make their own profitable feed mixes. It allows small-scale livestock farmers to optimize their own feed mixes. As you might be aware, many farmers do not have access to high quality and affordable feed for their livestock. Also tons of feed are wasted because farmers have neither the capacity nor the access to the knowledge and tools that are available in developed countries. The Feed Calculator is about to change this, and their lives.

With the FeedCalculator, millions of farmers have the potential to increase both their livestock productivity, and their income. The feed calculator is easy to use, gives a mixture of high quality feed standard and always gives the lowest price of feed ingredients. However, the feed calculator currently suppor

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Peter Meijer Click here to download the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.singlespark.feedcalc



1 year 7 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 14 March 2017 at 03:25

Gender in Value Chains Trajectory IV

AgriProFocus Zambia's Gender Trajectory has welcomed it's fourth cohort in 2017! We kicked off this nine-month trajectory with a three-day workshop and participants from SNV, the Cotton Association of Zambia, the Dairy Association of Zambia and a new gender coach, Mr. Knox Kalubi. The aim of this workshop was to equip the participants with the knowledge, skills and tools on how to mainstream gender in their work and activities. It was an eventful three days as participants experienced an enlightenment in their perspective of gender and it's application in value chain development. Click here to read more about the kick-off workshop and the journey our participants and coach will be embarking on! Also for a more visual effect, follow this link to check out pictures on our Facebook page. For any questions and information on how you can take part in our Gender in Value Chains Trajectory, don't hesitate to email Maumo Mubila on: mmubila@agriprofocus.com 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 7 March 2017 at 08:43

Taking the Dairy Industry Forward

Despite the increased demand for improved dairy crosses, there are currently no commercial cattle breeders in the country, making access to breed stock expensive and beyond the reach of most smallholder farmers. Zambia relies more on imported dairy breeding stock from South Africa than local sources for its dairy development agenda.

The limited genetic potential of local cattle breeds currently being milked is a major factor accounting for low milk productivity and viability of smallholder dairy farming. Productivity within the Zambian traditional dairy sector is at 2 litres per cow per day. Emergent farmers who also keep cross breeds produce between 12 and 15 

litres, while commercial producers who use pure breeds are at between 17 and 24 litres per animal per day. It is therefore important to enable the small scale farmers to have access to improved dairy animal breeds.

Although pure breeds have a higher yield than traditional and cross breeds

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mar
04

Poultry Keeping: The Basics

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  04 March 2017, All Day Event
  Commonwealth Youth Programme Regional Centre for Africa, Lusaka

Poultry Farming can be defined as raising chickens, ducks, or other fowl (birds) for meat, eggs, or both. This can be done either for profit making purposes or may also be done for only family feeding purposes. Regardless of the purpose, it is important to ensure sustainable methods are followed to ensure reduced losses and maximise gains.

This one day training (Refreshments Included) aims to provide participants with sufficient information and knowledge to allow them to keep poultry in a sustainable way no matter your purpose for keeping poultry. It will also help you understand and decide if you can make money out of the venture. Further, it presents you an opportunity to network and interact with like-minded people.

Register for the event here and contact organisers for payment details.

All Participants will recieve;

1. FREE copy of our e-book "How to Keep Village Chickens for Business"

2. FREE consultation when needed

3. Discounted Veterinary Services from our parter Veterinary Doctors

4. C

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