Youth in Agribusiness

Young entrepreneurs in Agribusiness

moderated by Rolf Schinkel

AgriProFocus members worldwide recognize that involvement of young people in food production and agri-business is essential for a healthy world food system. 

This page is a place where you can share your ideas, initatives, experiences and publications regarding this topic. 

It is also the place where you can see updates about AgriProFocus activities on this important theme.

In the menu on the left you find a resources page with key documents and videos posted on YouTube. See the 'Recommended Reading' pages on the left for country specific information on the topic. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 4 December 2020 at 09:05

Job vacancy at Agasha Group Ltd

Position 1: Project Coordinator (internal staff only)

Position 2: Project Administrator/Marketing (open)

Project Name: Development of Digital Agribusiness Platform that will facilitate Agricultural stakeholders to network and collaborate with each other during and post COVID-19. The initial stage is sponsored by Agasha Group in partnership with aBi Development Ltd (

Job description (qualifications, skills and experience):

How to apply: Email your CV (2 pages maximum) to In the body of the email message, include your expected monthly salary and contact details of 3 referees.

Deadline: Extended to Friday, 11th December 2020.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 November 2020 at 08:22

It is a pleasure to inform you that we won the prize (a tablet) for the quarterly best Ambassador for Access Agriculture. 

Thank you for your vote that came in form of Facebook Like, Share and as a Comment for a post about farmer-to-farmer videos versus extension officers!

On my behalf, kindly share this thank note with a friend of your friend who voted for me. I appreciate the love and unity they demonstrated!

A smartprojector + training videos + entrepreneurship coaching package is now on for winning. Get one by applying online via: Closing tomorrow (Deadline: Saturday, 28th November 2020)


Sharon Againe (Q3 Best Ambassador Access Agriculture 2020)

MUBARAK MUHAMMED INUWA RE - Cooperatives  in Agriculture have solutions for Climate Change.Environmental degradation, is one of the consequences developed nations have as a result of rapid technological innovation.This on the other hand, has  a very bad impact in Agriculture,especially Arable farming.While a land is exhauted from fertility, due to mineral exploration,this practice has an impact towards crops production for both man and animal.Asian and African countries, have the access to produce food but they lack the Technology  to  innovate sophisticated modern machines for large scale productions.High yielding varieties in their countries is lacking.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 23 November 2020 at 11:48

Start your story at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture(RICA)

Deadline: 7th January 2021

The next season for admissions into RICA September 2021 cohort is drawing closer.

Applications for admission will be open from 20 November 2020 to 7 January 2021 and RICA is looking ahead with enthusiasm to the subsequent selection of brilliant young women and men to join RICA.

Please find attached admission flyer that spells out more details and we encourage you to circulate it. For more information, please visit our website, social media or contact Admissions Office.

RICA, educate a new generation of entrepreneurs in agriculture. Their campus is custom-made to train future innovators using a hands-on, experiential approach. They teach students to be strategic thinkers and problem-solvers, equipped with the communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills for career success. Their curriculum emphasizes Conservation Agriculture and One Health principles, as they teach students farming, m

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 October 2020 at 08:02

Dear members,

I hope all is well with you.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

Topic: 10th Indigenous Food and Seed Fair organized by PELUM Uganda.

When: Oct 30, 2020 07:00 AM EAT. Held scientifically at Silver Springs Hotel, Bugolobi, Kampala, Uganda.

To join virtually/online on zoom use this link:

Passcode: 300371

Webinar ID: 886 9285 4458.

Kindly note that Jane from Access Agriculture is exhibiting and guiding the youth on how to apply for the Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund-KCOA for Uganda and Malawi. 

It started running on 27rh October 2020 and it will close on 21at November 2020. Submit your application before the deadline. Use this link to apply:

Let me know if you have any questions about the fund.


Sharon Againe,

Ambassador Uganda, Access Agriculture.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 28 October 2020 at 10:31

In commemoration of World Food Day 2020, AgriProFocus (APF) Indonesia, in collaboration with PT East-West Seed Indonesia and SNV Indonesia, held a series of webinars on two consecutive days. The first webinar taking the theme “Healthy Diet” was conducted on Thursday, 15th October 2020 displaying the resource persons, such as Dr. dr. Lucy Widasari, M.Si., Monitoring Specialist in Acceleration Team for Stunting Prevention (TP2AK), and Muh. Nur Hasan Syah, S.Gz., M.Kes. as Manager Nutrition and Health of Millennials Voice Indonesia. The other ones were Head of Department of Zakat Community Development Program of BAZNAS RI Tatiek Kancaniati and Managing Director PT East-West Seed Indonesia Ir. Glenn Pardede, M.B.A.

The second webinar’s theme held on Friday, 16th October 2020 was “Youth Entrepreneurship in Agriculture”, where Nanya Burki as Head of Development & Partnership of Nuffic Neso Indonesia gave a welcoming speech. The resource persons were Afrizal Gindow as Deputy Managing Dir

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 28 October 2020 at 07:23

I would like to invite you to the African Agribusiness Incubation Conference & Expo where we will be presenting details about Young Entrepreneur Challenge Fund-KCOA Uganda call. Access Agriculture team will guide the youth on how to make an online application (Apply online via:

Event date: Thursday 29th October to Friday, 30th October 2020.

Venue: UIRI, Namanve Industrial & Business Park, Uganda.

How to participate?

Attend the conference physically (limited) and/or virtually via online channel by registering on Slack:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 27 October 2020 at 03:34

Agriterra's Youth leaders​

Do you want to involve youth in your cooperative or organisation? Agriterra created a Youth in Agribusiness programme, in which they focus on creating youth projects, youth councils and help to evolve (personal) leadership.  

Congratulations to all the young lead farmers including Myanmar!

Visit Agriterra youth website

You can find many results and information, and hope they inspire you to create space for youth!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 16 October 2020 at 07:35

Training of Trainers Bizconnect online

AgriProFocus, together with MDF (NICHE program) conducted the T0T Bizconnect online sessions for SAI teachers. This online TOT session with teachers from Lon Pe, Heho, Myitkyina, Demoso, Zwekapin SAIs and regional DoA staff joined. Over the next 2 weeks we will train the teachers from the remaining 10 SAIs across the country All the participants are expected to learn on how to organize a Bizconnect workshop and its benefits. It is a good opportunity for the staff from 5 SAIs and regional DoA, and participants feel connected and happy to learn from each other during the training sessions. Although the training design is online, participants and APF have a great time to discuss the topics through breakout sessions, Q & A sessions and sometimes, outside of training sessions. After learning together with many group discussions and assignments, participants are confident enough to prepare and organize their own bizconnect workshop in the coming future. Succ

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 October 2020 at 12:58

World Food Day 2020

Agroecology and Youth for Food! 

Zoom meeting with people working to scale agroecology in Ethiopia on Friday October 16, World Food Day. 

Register to participate here

Sarah Assefa Recording here: thanks to all presenters and participants. 

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Gainful employment for youth in Agriculture - Online debate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  15 October 2020, 10:30-12:30

To build a vibrant youth-led agribusiness movement that creates employment opportunities,  improves income and livelihoods, and promotes inclusive growth for a sustainable socio-economic and democratic transformation of Uganda.

Join our Online Debate:

Topic: Gainful Employment for youth in Agriculture.

Date: 15th October 2020

Time: 10:30AM – 12:30 PM

Register to be part of the debate (Free):

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 10 October 2020 at 11:34


Dalam rangka memperingati Hari Pangan Sedunia, AgriProFocus (APF) Indonesia akan menyelenggarakan rangkaian seminar online selama 2 hari untuk menghubungkan para praktisi dan lembaga yang peduli dengan pola makan sehat dan pemuda di bidang pertanian. APF akan mengundang praktisi dan lembaga yang memiliki program tersebut untuk berbagi pengalaman melalui diskusi online.

Diskusi ini akan dilaksanakan via Zoom & disiarkan langsung di kanal YouTube PT East West Seed Indonesia, Panah Merah TV (

Diet Sehat 
15 Oktober 2020

Berdasarkan data Pusat Pangan dan Pertanian Asia Tenggara Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) 2018, konsumsi sayur mayur di Indonesia masih cukup rendah. Konsumsi sayur masyarakat Indonesia hanya 180 gram per kapita per hari, jauh di bawah standar WHO yaitu 400 gram per kapita per hari. Hal ini harus segera diatasi karena konsumsi sayuran yang kurang dalam jangka panjang dapat men

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 10 October 2020 at 11:27


Celebrating World Food Day 2020, AgriProFocus (APF) Indonesia, in collaboration with PT East West Seed Indonesia and SNV, will conduct a two-day online seminar. It aims to connect the practitioners and institutions who are involved and care about healthy diet, as well as youth in agriculture. APF will invite practitioners and institutions that have the program to share experiences through the online discussions.

This online discussion will be conducted via Zoom & streamed live at YouTube Channel PT East West Seed Indonesia, Panah Merah TV (

Healthy Diet
October 15, 2020

Based on data from the Southeast Asia Center for Food and Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) 2018, consumption of vegetables in Indonesia is still quite low. Indonesian people's vegetable consumption is only 180 grams per capita per day, far below the WHO standard of 400 grams per capita per day. This must be resolved immediately because in

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 7 October 2020 at 09:00

Foire Régionale de Tahoua

Le mercredi 07 octobre 2020 s’est tenu dans la salle de conférence de l’hôtel de ville de Tahoua, le lancement officiel de la foire régionale organisée par AgriProFocus Niger. Placée sous le thème « Eveil entrepreneurial pour une meilleure autonomisation des jeunes », la foire régionale de Tahoua rentre dans le cadre de la réalisation du projet JEEN « Les jeunes entreprennent et s’emploient » financé par Union Européenne et mis en œuvre par un consortium composé de : AgriProFocus, Oxfam, SNV, UNCDF, DGDCT.

L’objectif principal visé par la foire est de créer un cadre d’échange sur les opportunités d’emploi pour les jeunes dans les chaines de valeurs agro-pastorales, agroalimentaires, artisanales et autre métiers.

Y ont pris part, les jeunes bénéficiaires des 16 des 17 communes d’interventions du projet, les maires des différentes communes, les jeunes entrepreneurs de la région de Tahoua, les femmes transformatrices des produ

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jubrin023 Mohamed Hello, Mr. and Mrs., As a result of the losses, bankruptcies and damages that the whole world has suffered from Coronavirus (COVID-19), we offer financing and loans to refinance your various activities and projects at low rates, If you feel the need, please contact me for more information by email: Whatsapp +91-9818603391

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Posted By in YALTA
Posted 5 October 2020 at 01:41


Theme: “Agroecology as a pathway towards sustainable food systems and unlocking business opportunities for youth.”

Date: 16th-22nd October 2020

Venue: Physical and Online

AgriProFocus with support from IKEA Foundation is currently implementing a three year 2020-2022 initiative “Youth in Agroecology and Business Learning Track Africa (YALTA)” which is aimed to support young agripreneurs to apply agroecological principles and to co-create networks around them, in view of contributing to the increased sustainability of food systems and youth employment. However the success of this initiative is highly dependent on working together with a variety of stakeholders such as; young innovators who are passionate and motivated about agroecology and business, and ready to be change makers, civil society organizations, research institutions, Government institutions, farmers with agroecology principles, financial institutions, private sector, media and de

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RajuKumar Singh Singh would like to collaborate with the government/ private companies and work for farmer's welfare and prosperity. Can anyone introduce us to them?

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Posted By in SMK Pertanian di Indonesia
Posted 1 October 2020 at 02:56

Webinar: Millenial Farmers and Agritech

A number of youths have been successful in becoming entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector. Networking skills, the use of online platforms for promotion, the use of technology in running agriculture in a modern way are some of the keys to their success. 

Their success stories can motivate other youth to establish businesses in the agricultural sector. The use of agricultural technology and digital applications can be a very good attraction for the millennial generation who are familiar with technological developments in everyday life. Agritech systems and features currently available can help farmers analyze land conditions, crops, weather, and provide access to buying and selling transactions.

AgriProFocus (APF) Indonesia, supported by vegIMPACT NL, has organized 10 online training sessions in collaboration with PT East West Seed Indonesia (EWINDO). Eight online training sessions with Urban Farming topic were attended by 50 students from

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Posted By in SMK Pertanian di Indonesia
Posted 1 October 2020 at 02:39

Webinar: Petani Millennial Dan Agritech  

Sejumlah pemuda berhasil membuat gebrakan menjadi pengusaha sukses di sektor pertanian. Kemampuan berjejaring, pemanfaatan online platform untuk promosi, penggunaan tekhnologi dalam menjalankan pertanian secara modern menjadi beberapa kunci kesuksesan mereka. 

Kisah sukses mereka dapat menjadi motivasi bagi para pemuda lainnya untuk menekuni usaha di sektor pertanian. Penggunaan teknologi pertanian dan aplikasi digital dapat menjadi salah satu daya tarik bagi generasi milenial yang akrab dengan perkembangan teknologi dalam kehidupan sehari-hari.  Beberapa sistem dan fitur agritech yang tersedia saat ini dapat membantu petani untuk menganalisa kondisi lahan, tanaman, cuaca, serta transaksi jual beli.

AgriProFocus (APF) Indonesia, didukung oleh vegIMPACT NL, telah menyelenggarakan 10 sesi online training yang berkolaborasi dengan PT East West Seed Indonesia (EWINDO). Delapan sesi pelatihan online dengan topik Urban Farming d

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 28 September 2020 at 03:15

Visit to Jeldu practice of Integrated Soil Fertility Management for Acid Soil Reclamation

The Jeldu farming community struggles with land degradation and acidification. Jeldu is are not alone in facing the challenge of soil acidification - many highland communities in Ethiopia area also struggling with this problem: 42% of Ethiopian agricultural land features pH of less than 5.5. In such conditions agricultural inputs like seed and fertilizer fail to achieve their potential, and yields are much reduced. As a result, the cost of food rises, and farmer revenues shrink. We also see the problem of acid soils hurting other African countries like Uganda and Rwanda.

On September 23, Jeldu farmers and Woreda Agriculture Experts invited interested stakeholders including youth and radio producers to learn from their acid soil challenges and their effective practice to rehabilitate degraded soil using integrated soil fertility management practices including application of agricultural lime together with ot

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Posted By in YALTA
Posted 21 September 2020 at 08:05

Webinar: Youth involvement in organic farming for achieving sustainable food systems.

Date: 29-09-2020

Time: 10 - 11:30 am

Venue: Online meeting

Language: Kinyarwanda

A transition is needed towards more sustainable food systems that produce more, with more socio-economic benefits and with less environmental consequences. Organic agriculture is crucial in working towards environmental sustainability, so is the necessity of empowering young people to be more aware, responsible consumers teaching them the value of organic food. The involvement of youth in organic farming is still limited, while their involvement is crucial for feeding our community with healthy foods.

Organic farming is one of the agroecology practices that has potential for youth at national and international level.

It is in this regard that AgriProFocus Rwanda under YALTA initiative (Youth in Agroecology and Business Learning Track in Africa) in collaboration with Agriterra Rwanda and Rwanda Organic Movement organized a web

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RajuKumar Singh Singh would like to collaborate with the government/ private companies and work for farmer's welfare and prosperity. Can anyone introduce us to them?

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 10 September 2020 at 06:20

Webinar: Asean Family Farmers and COVID-19: Impacts, Innovations, Investments

It was organized by the AsiaDHRRA, AFA, PAKISAMA, and FAO, providing an opportunity to discuss the impact of COVID-19 in the agricultural sector of the ASEAN countries, examine challenges to food systems, and identify measures and opportunities to build more resilient and sustainable agriculture and food systems in the recovery phase.

Read more about the webinar HERE!

Posted By in YALTA
Posted 9 September 2020 at 07:33


Apply and become a GREEN AMBASSADOR for climate in Africa and gain international recognition as a young climate and environment activist in Africa and join the Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO) Network to share ideas, learn, connect and act on the global imperative to fight climate change.

Climate Change Africa Opportunities is launching its call for GREEN AMBASSADOR for climate in Africa, which aims to identify, encourage and promote and network the contributions of young climate activists and their offer a benchmark, visibility and international recognition for their loyal and noble services rendered and support them in remaining proactive for the protection of the environment and the fight against climate change in Africa.


- The Green Ambassadors for the climate in Africa are voluntary activists but will have a mark of recognition of the international level sanctioned by obtaining an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE for their loy

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