Youth - Jeunesse

Young entrepreneurs in Agribusiness

moderated by Caroline van der Molen

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 Youth, Agriculture, Business
Posted yesterday at 12:31

2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge

Are you a young African between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you have a passion for youth participation in the transformation of agribusiness in Africa?

Here is your chance to win sponsorship from the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) and partners to represent the youth from your country at the 2017 edition of the 5th October “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” during the forthcoming 2017 Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo that will run from the 4th to the 6th of October in Dakar, Senegal.

How to participate

1. Get acquainted with the history of the “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” and the “Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo”. Do your homework on global business incubation, opportunities in ICT integration in agribusiness, AAIN core investment areas, the 2017 theme of the African Union, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and Agenda 2063.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 July 2017 at 02:36

Are you Young with Innovative ideas?
Apply for BlueMoon's Incubator Program

BlueMoon is seeking amazing, out-of-the-box, disruptive, highly innovative, scalable, and potentially transformational ideas from youth interested in Ethiopian agribusiness. 

 Twice a year, they run a national competition and accept a small number of startups (5 to 10) into their on-site 4-month program based in Addis Ababa. They accept two batches every year which run February to May (Belg Batch) and August to November (Kiremt batch).

The deadline for the current competition is July 28, 2017

Please read more and apply at www.bluemoonethiopia.com

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 22 July 2017 at 04:29

2nd Annual Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge

Are you a young African between the ages of 18 and 35? Do you have a passion for youth participation in the transformation of agribusiness in Africa?

Here is your chance to win sponsorship from the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) and partners to represent the youth from your country at the 2017 edition of the  5th October “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” during the forthcoming 2017 Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo that will run from the 4th to the 6th of October in Dakar, Senegal.

How to participate

1. Get acquainted with the history of the “Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day” and the “Africa Agribusiness Incubation Conference and Expo”. Do your homework on global business incubation, opportunities in ICT integration in agribusiness, AAIN core investment areas, the 2017 theme of the African Union, the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Pr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 July 2017 at 09:55

VACANCY: PROGRAM LEAD YOUTH ENABLE BUSINESS ACCELERATOR UGANDA

Impact Booster is an intensive six-month acceleration program, which enables SME entrepreneurs with an innovative product or service to enter emerging markets. For the last round 275 entrepreneurs from all over the world applied, from which 9 have been selected. Its shareholders are It’s shareholders are ICCO and Woord en Daad. Currently we are starting regional focused seed-funds and acceleration rounds and are shortlisted in the bidding process for the Enable Youth program. Part of the acceleration program is online and the validation phase is in the region. Therefore, we are looking for a program manager who has experience with accelerating start-ups and running an investment fund, to run four rounds of iMPACT Booster in Uganda and a USD 700.000 seed fund.

Location: Kampala

Duration: October 2017 – October 2021

Capacity: first two years full-time, then part-time

Deadline: 30th July, 2017

Job details here

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 July 2017 at 09:44

Jobs at Impact Booster: Expert Profiles - Positions for staffing

Impact Booster is an intensive six-month acceleration program, which enables SME entrepreneurs with an innovative product or service to enter emerging markets. Its shareholders are ICCO and Woord en Daad. iMPACT Booster is shortlisted to prepare a full proposal for the Enable Youth Challenge Fund. This is a 2 million fund to run 5 acceleration rounds in Uganda. The most important requirement for final selection of the proposals is the quality and expertise of the team. To create a solid team the following experts are required.

Enable Youth

Enable Youth Uganda is a pilot challenge fund aimed at identifying and supporting, through training, mentoring and investment support, selected motivated youth in five districts in rural Uganda who wish to set up their own rural or agri-sector-based enterprise.

The following experts are needed to successfully implement the Enable Youth program;

Position 1: Fund management expert and legal exp

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Engaging Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  20 July 2017 to 12 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Online

Online Discussion Forum: Engaging African Youth in Agribusiness in a Changing Climate  

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation have put together an online discussion forum to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month, starting July 12, 2017 till August 12

The online discussion forum

The online discussion forum is to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month to commemorate World Youth Skills Day (July 15) and International Youth Day (August 12) and will culminate in a webinar to wrap up the online discussion and develop a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness. The discussions will be focused on the

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Young Women Can Do It

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  21 July 2017, 02:00-09:30
  Holeta

Postpone Event

Dear Our Members,

We are hosting a visit to Young Women Can Do It on Friday 21st July at Holeta , if you are interested register : sowmictam@gmail.com

Sorry for the inconvenience ,because of security problem there we will postponed the visit, let you know the exact date on email.

Please find the Flyer HERE



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Engaging African Youth in Agribusiness in changing climate

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  18 July 2017 to 12 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Online

CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), CGIAR Research Program on Livestock, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN), AgriProFocus, and ICCO Cooperation have put together an online discussion forum to dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate. The online discussion will run for one month, starting July 12, 2017.

The context

Agriculture is a key sector in most African countries and accounts for nearly half of Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). With rapid population growth in Africa in the past two decades, per capita food grain production has been reducing resulting in food scarcity coupled with imbalanced diets. A large part of the population has become malnourished. Agriculture in Africa is affected by risks such as climate change, increased market risk, and tightening resource constraints. With the removal of constraints to agricultural development, it is anticipated that

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 July 2017 at 02:12

We joined the food revolution - and you can, too

World Bank Blog by Nataliey Bitature and Manon Lavaud, 13 July 2017.

"Africa’s urban areas are booming, experiencing a high urban growth rate over the last two decades at 3.5% per year. This growth rate is expected to hold into 2050. With this growth, street food is going to become one of the most important components of African diets. The formal sector will just not be able to keep up!

Enter my company, Musana Carts, which tackles the #FoodRevolution challenge from the end of the food value chain. Musana Carts, which currently operates in Uganda, streamlines and improves the production and consumption of street food."

Full blog text: http://blogs.worldbank.org/voices/we-joined-food-revolution-and-so-can-you?CID=AGR_TT_agriculture_EN_EXT

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 14 July 2017 at 11:47

AgriProFocus facilitated the Kickoff the Surviving Tree Project at Mintesenot Urban Agriculture

In Ethiopia tree seedling are planted every year but the survival rate is very low. The Kickoff the Surviving Tree Project was organizing a tree competition event aimed at speed up tree planting with a higher rate of survival. The Surviving Tree Competition and tree planting activities took place at Mintesenot Urban Agriculture (a youth-run integrated urban farm, with permaculture vegetable plots, poultry, pigs, sheep and cows) hosted a tree planting event on the side of Kebena river. The event were opened by the song by the Ethiopian Environmental Club children on Endemic trees, Global warming, River health and Sustainable development continued from the song indigenous tree seedlings like Cordi Africana (Wanza), Croton (Bisana), Juniperus Procera (Tsid) , Olive (Weyra) etc from seedling supplier at Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources were planted. Peace and Green also pro

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thank you for sharing this article Sewmehon! It is really nice to get a feel of what the day was like, keep it up.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 13 July 2017 at 09:39

International Association of Students in Agriculture and Related Sciences calls upon all partners, sponsors  passionate youth and other stakeholders for this noble event!!!!! 


Mark your calender and run for registration on this link

http://www.123contactform.com/form-2807677/Event-Registration-Form

Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 11 July 2017 at 08:05

Euromena Awards 2017

C'est un concours organisé par Euromena Consulting pour récompenser l’innovation africaine. Une opportunité de levée de fonds pour les starts-up ( 10 000€ à partager pour les 3 premiers lauréats), une opportunité de renforcer ses capacités ( accompagnement personnalisé des équipes Euromena durant 6 mois pour le vainqueur).

CRITÈRES D'ÉLIGIBILITÉ :

* Etre une start-up implantée en Afrique;

* Avoir un projet défini, déjà opérationnel ou en cours de lancement à caractère innovant et offrant un bénéfice à la société africaine.

DÉLAI DE FIN DE DÉPÔT DES CANDIDATURES : 22 OCTOBRE 2017


Vous trouverez toutes les informations concernant les Awards ainsi que la procédure d’inscription sur le site internet : https://euromenaconsulting.com/euromena-awards-2/?lang=fr

Akibodé Djodji Merci pour ce partage , une belle opportunité pour les entrepreneurs.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 July 2017 at 11:01

AgriProFocus Facilitates Mapping of Soil Fertility and Tree Seedling Value Chains

This quarter AgirProFocus facilitated two sustainable value chain workshops in Ethiopia:  one on mapping soil fertility value chains for the Fertile Grounds Initiative held in Ziway, and one on mapping tree seedling value chains for GiZ at Menagasha. Members of the AriProFocus Youth in Agribusiness Platform had the opportunity to participate in both workshops.

The interactive value chain mapping technique described in the by the AgriProFocus Gender in Value Chains Toolkits was used in both instances; workshop participants were supported to identify social, economic and environmental constraints and opportunities to the core and extended value chain of specific agricultural products (highland tree seedlings, lowland tree seedlings, compost, biochar, vermicompost, biofertilizer, and green manure seed).

Feedback from the tree seedling value chain workshop was very positive, feedback from the soil fertility

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 10 July 2017 at 12:42

Here is a great Virtual Incubation site for Startups! 

Are you an early stage entrepreneur in Africa?

Would you like help with your business model?

Do you want to be connected to mentors to support your business?

Would you like to be informed of upcoming activities, opportunities for funding, and service providers?

If so, sign up to StartupWave! It’s free for entrepreneurs. Get your dream business started today!

StartupWave is Intellecap’s free virtual online platform that supports early stage entrepreneurs with one-on-one feedback to validate their business models and better prepare them for incubation and acceleration programs.

Register here


If you have any questions, get in touch with Victor Esendi by sending an email to kenya@agriprofocus.com

 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 10 July 2017 at 11:18

Participation au Quatrième Panel de haut niveau : «Tirer pleinement profit des dividendes démographiques en Afrique en investissant dans la jeunesse». 

AgriProFocus a participé au Quatrième Panel de Haut Niveau sur le Genre et l’Autonomisation des femmes, pour partager son expérience de travail dans l’entrepreneuriat des jeunes et des femmes. L’objectif de cette participation est de contribuer à cette réflexion à travers le partage des expériences et des actions du Niger dans le renforcement de capacités et l’appui à la création d’emploi pour les jeunes et les femmes à travers l’entreprenariat.

Placé sous le thème : «Tirer pleinement profit des dividendes démographiques en Afrique en investissant dans la jeunesse», le quatrième Panel de discussion sur l’autonomisation de la jeune fille et de la jeune femme, s’est tenue du 20 au 30 juin à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie. A travers ce panel de haut niveau, L’Union africaine appelle à l’investissement

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 4 July 2017 at 07:03

Formation sur l'utilisation de la plateforme

L’association YOUTH FOR CHANGE ( YFCM), créé en Août 2013 et mise en activité en Avril 2015

considère que le futur du Mali dépend fortement de sa jeunesse et que chaque malien a une dette envers sa patrie. YFCM œuvre afin de préserver le bien-être du peuple et de donner aux générations futures un Mali meilleur que celui qui  leur a été légué. Pour toutes ces raisons, les personnes adhérant à cette vision ont souhaité se réunir pour travailler ensemble afin de satisfaire les points suivants:

L’optimisation des capacités de la jeunesse malienne.

La maximisation et la perfection des impacts sociaux et humanitaires de la jeunesse malienne. L'union des dignes enfants du Mali où qu’ils se trouvent ainsi que la convergence de leurs talents au service du Mali.

Faire revenir et primer l’excellence au sein de la jeunesse malienne.

Faire de tout jeune malien un acteur de développement à temps plein.

Préparer la jeunesse

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On vous remercie la Famille d'Agriprofocus !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

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Tounkara Sophie Soucko C'est une très belle chose la formation à l'utilisation de la plateforme afroprofocus par la jeunesse pour le changement. Cependant aviez-vous associé l'association des jeunes ruraux du Mali? Cette association représente l'un des moteurs de l'entreprenariat agricole future au Mali.

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How to plant trees that survive

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  09 July 2017, 09:00-11:30
  Mintesenot Urban Agriculture, Kasanchis - Kebena, AA

Tree Planting, Songs by the Ethiopia Environment Protection Club and Launching of the Surviving Tree Project!

The survival rate of trees planted from seedlings from some local tree seedling nurseries is estimated to be as low as 20% in the first 1-2 years after planting. The Surviving Tree Project seeks to promote the survival of planted tree seedlings through knowledge, and a competition in which the team of tree planters with the highest rate of tree survival get a cash award. (The design for this competition is inspired by the incentive scheme practiced by Wangari Maatha's Green Belt Movement).

The launch of the surviving tree project will take place at Mintesenot Urban Agriculture, an integrated farm on the Kebena River of Addis Abeba, that is run 100% by youth members creating jobs, healthy food and promoting environmental protection in their community.

Program

9:00 am - Welcome

9:15 am - Songs by the Ethiopia Environment Protection Club composed on the following themes:

Endemic tre

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Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  22 July 2017, All Day Event
  Source of the Nile National Agricultural Show, Jinja

Innovation is an essential part of agribusiness success, and many of Uganda’s leading agribusiness minds are notable for their bold approach to challenges. The Agri-Talks gives participants a chance to hear the remarkable cross-generational discussions between some of the country’s most interesting agribusiness men and women.

The structure behind the Agri-Talks is simple. Ten (10) inspirational cross-generational agribusiness leaders (5 agriprenuers below the age of 35 and 5 above the age of 35) have been selected from across the country and paired up to debate today’s agribusiness landscape, exchange stories, share their trials and tribulations, lessons learned and strategies for running successful agribusinesses.

These business leaders will be selected from diverse backgrounds; different genders, different ages, different segments of the value chain. The Agri-Talks programme recognizes that both older and younger generations of agriprenuers have many things to teach and learn from ea

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 29 June 2017 at 02:27

Youth agripreneurs join us in Accra, Ghana for a 2-day workshop on Trade and Partnerships Development. 

For more information, visit: www.gaaap.biz

Akibodé Djodji Merci pour ce partage, nous en ferons une plus large diffusion dans nos réseaux partenaires.

3 weeks 4 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 27 June 2017 at 01:27

Conférence sur l'Agriculture et le Développement en RDC, TENUE A L’ULPGL/GOMA


Le samedi 10 juin 2017, sur demande des Etudiants de l'Université Catholique de la SAPIENTIA  (UCS) et l'Université Libre des Pays de Grands Lacs (ULPGL), DIOBASS et AgriProFocus RDC ont animé une conférence-débat sur l'apport de l'agriculture au développement intégral en RDC.


Le premier intervenant , Mr Michel RAMAZANI (Chef de Bureau de la Plateforme DIOBASS, basé à Goma) présente le « contexte de l’Agriculture en RDC, facteurs favorables et défavorables». Il a prouvé que la RDC regorge un grand potentiel agricole, avec les terres arables et les conditions écologiques et climatiques favorables, dont des avancées dans le secteur. Néanmoins, quelques défis à surmonter, rencontrés dans le domaine agricole, ont été relevés par ce dernier. 

Le second intervenant, Mr Emmanuel BAHATI (Coordinateur Pays de l’AgriProFocus) abordant le su

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Akibodé Djodji Très bonne initiative,c'est toujours une bonne chose d'aller ç la rencontre des Instituts de Connaissance pour lancer les grandes réflexions.  L'agriculture et le développent, ceci peut faire l'objet d'une thèse, désormais en Afrique nous connaissons tous le grand potentiel de l'agriculture, il ne reste qu'à passer à l'action. Oui entreprendre, c'est pour cette raison que je félicite vivement les étudiants qui étaient présents à cette rencontre et de surcroit on décidé de passer à l'acte en créant la plateforme DJEDI. Big up à vous, mes braves, le soutien du réseau AgriProFocus RDC ne fera pas défaut, c'est notre mission. Mes félicitations à toute l'équipe de la RDC. N'oublions jamais que la force du réseau c'est les membres et la force des membres c'est le réseau. On est ensemble
 

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