AgriProFocus Zambia

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

Few of the challenges humanity faces are as urgent and complex as food security. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing world population, an unparalleled, worldwide effort is required. Members of the AgriProFocus Network are dedicated to meeting this challenge in collaboration. By working together, learning from each other and unitedly pushing for change.

AgriProFocus brings together businesses, civil society, knowledge institutes and governments working towards food security. United in diversity, our members share the conviction that business and development are not mutually exclusive. This is why innovative 'agripreneurs' are at the heart of our strategy. AgriProFocus supports them in finding new, sustainable ways of doing business. Exchanging perspectives and expecting the unexpected. To accomplish more in a culture of collaboration. For people, planet and profit.

Navigating the network, AgriProFocus staff helps members find the right partners and the right information. Around specific questions, issues and opportunities. Rooted in the Netherlands, AgriProFocus is active in 12 countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Stretching from sprawling cities to remote, rural areas. Offering unique exchanges across cultures and disciplines. Cultivating collaboration.

A dedicated team (see Who to Contact) supports the network and is ready to connect you to 25,000 entrepreneurial people from the agribusiness sector worldwide.We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.



Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted yesterday at 12:41

Big Bite: Food Sustainability in Cities

Urbanization is growing at an alarming rate.

How are cities coping with feeding their populations?

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Twitterchat! Be part of the conversation by following @TR_Foundation and #GoodFoodMedia on Twitter.

The online discussion will include topics such as:

• Infrastructure

• Waste

• Urban farming

• Nutritional value and food miles

• Food deserts and processed food

• Urban food security and policy

This chat is part of the Food Sustainability Media Award project.

The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to recognise excellence in reporting and communicating issues relating to the great food paradoxes of our time:

• Hunger & Obesity

• Food & Fuel

• Starvation & Waste

Applications are open until May 31, 2018!

Find out more: www.goodfoodmediaaward.com

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Posted 17 April 2018 at 06:05

What is farm management?

A farm enterprise produces commodities that are biological in nature, the management functions must be performed by specialized individuals who have knowledge and skills in biological products. Farm enterprise management is called after the type of enterprise being managed. Farm management requires the performance of conversional management functions but modified to suit the farm environment. Thus, farm management is basically the process and art of application of conventional functions of planning, organising, directing and control to attain farm targets. The important management functions are:

(a) planning: farm planning involves setting objectives on output, resource use, resource allocation, financing and human resource and how to meet these objectives. Farm managers need to have written plans that all other workers are able to follow and implement. There are two types of plans:

(i) strategic plans: these are broad, cover a long period of time stretching

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Godfrey Mitti Hi, want to learn more of this..

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 16 April 2018 at 05:31

Hello, my name is Ruby Ross CEO and MD of organic agri product distribution in the Pilippines, we are currently looking for distribution partners across the globe for our latest Japanese Technology Microbial Inoculant for Farming crops, aquaculture, poultry and livestock including waste management. Please find below product flier. Kindly email us at rrmaribao35@gmail.com or contact us at whatsapp line +639499942114 should you be interested in this venture. Thank you. God Bless. I am currently in Nigeria expanding market, you may also reach me at +2348183002288. you may also check our facebook page: www.facebook.com/classnuniqueglobal Hope to hear from you! 

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear ruby ross maribao, thanks for sharing the opportunity with us!As i see you are normally working in west Africa, so are you also interested to run your business in east Africa?

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AFMASS Conference & EXPO- Zambia Edition

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  02 October 2018 - 08:00 to 03 October 2018 - 17:00
  To be Announced

Africa's food, beverage, milling, dairy and processed food conference and expo


AFMASS Conference & Expo Zambia edition is a 3 day event being held from October 2-4, 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia. This event the regional trade event that brings together stakeholders in the food and beverage, grains, milling, baking, foodservice and animal feed industries in the southern-central Africa region to trade, network and learn the latest processing, packaging and food safety technologies and practices. The event is set for October 2-4, 2018 in Lusaka, Zambia.



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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.

Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 16 April 2018 at 10:10

Pitch AgriHack 2018: Inviting Young and Female Entrepreneurs to Grow Start-Up!

Deadline: 21 May 2018

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba (regional), has launched a program entitled “Pitch AgriHack 2018” to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and promotion of youth employment.

The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”.

Categories

Two categories are available:

Early stage platform: This is for e-agriculture applications and platforms that have already been developed but that may still need software or business model improvements. Participants must be able to demonstrate the business potential and functional features of their applications or platforms.

Advanced pl

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 16 April 2018 at 10:06

USAID INNOVATIONS in FEED the FUTURE

1000000$

Due date : 12 October, 2018

Presentation of the donor

The U.S. Government, in partnership with other governments, civil society, multilateral development institutions, research institutions, universities, and the private sector, will build on experience to date through Feed the Future to address these challenges, take advantage of opportunities, and advance food security and improved nutrition by focusing efforts around three interrelated and interdependent objectives:

Inclusive and sustainable agricultural-led economic growth, as growth in the agriculture sector has been shown in some areas to be more effective than growth in other sectors at helping men and women lift themselves out of extreme poverty and hunger. It does this by increasing availability of food, generating income from production, creating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities throughout value chains, and spurring growth in rural and urban economies.

Strengthened resilience among

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National Food & Nutrition Summit

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  24 April 2018 to 26 April 2018 - All Day Event
  Mulungushi International Conference Centre

NATIONAL FOOD AND NUTRITION SUMMIT 

Theme: "Investing in food and nutrition for accelerated National development - walk the talk"


The Nutrition Sector in Zambia is currently preparing for a National Food and Nutrition Summit scheduled to take place from the 24th - 26th April 2018. The theme for this years gathering is: Investing in Food and Nutrition for Accelerated National Development - Walk the talk.

Overall Objective: To translate increased political and multi-stakeholder will and commitment to food and nutrition security priorities into tangible measurable multi-sectoral actions for accelerated national development.

Specific Objectives:

  • To generate recommendations for strengthening the policy and regulatory environment for scaling up coordinated multi-sectoral food and nutrition interventions.
  • To increase awareness and commitments of high-level policy-makers in the fight against malnutrition.
  • Discuss and address the challenges affecting adoption of evidence-based practices that prioritis

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:54

TRAINING SCHEDULE AT LIVESTOCK SERVICES - April - June 2018

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:51

Magazine Making Gender Work: cultivating diversity

Last Friday at our network event, AgriProFocus together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agrifood sector. 

This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? By sharing the views of experts from all four sides of the Dutch Diamond, we hope to inspire you to start or further develop gender sensitivity in your work.

This magazine, as a representation of our network, would not have been possible without the contribution of our members. Thank you all for sharing your insights, your experiences and your stories!

You can find the online version of the magazine HERE

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Caroline for sharing the Magzine. 

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 12 April 2018 at 04:17

GOOD NATURE AGRO JOB VACANCY - SALES DIRECTOR 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Good Nature Agro is a social enterprise that invests in Zambia’s small-scale farmers to bring them out of poverty and into the middle class. We identify premium agricultural markets and contract our growing network of farmers to deliver reliable, flexible, and quality supply. Good Nature provides year-round support to growers including business and agronomic training, custom farm advice, input financing, and a premium price.

Our first company, Good Nature Seed, applies the Good Nature Agro model to the legume seed market. In four years, Good Nature has scaled from 40 growers to 5,000 growers and over 1,000 metric tons in sales, with 2,500 metric tons expected in 2018. We sell the output of our growers’ efforts to farmers around the region to ensure all smallholders have access to quality, affordable seed that can improve their farms and lives.

Good Nature is at an inflection point and exploring more diverse market opportunities.

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 12 April 2018 at 04:11

GOOD NATURE AGRO JOB VACANCY - GROWER SERVICES ASSOCIATE

Good Nature Agro is a social enterprise that invests in Zambia’s small-scale farmers to bring them out of poverty and into the middle class. We identify premium agricultural markets and contract our growing network of farmers to deliver reliable, flexible, and quality supply. Good Nature provides year-round support to growers including business and agronomic training, custom farm advice, input financing, and a premium price.

Our first company, Good Nature Seed, applies the Good Nature Agro model to the legume seed market. In four years, Good Nature has scaled from 40 growers to 5,000 growers and over 1,000 metric tons in sales, with 2,500 metric tons expected in 2018. We sell the output of our growers’ efforts to farmers around the region to ensure all smallholders have access to quality, affordable seed that can improve their farms and lives.

Good Nature is at an inflection point and exploring more diverse market opportunities. The

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 12 April 2018 at 03:48

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Vacancies

SNV seeks talented, entrepreneurial, result-oriented and experienced professionals who will lead their Rwanda, Niger and Cameroon country teams in realizing the implementation of high-quality programs in SNV’s sectors. SNV offers the successful candidates a challenging position in a highly dynamic environment. 

APPLY HERE FOR RWANDA COUNTRY DIRECTOR

APPLY HERE FOR NIGER COUNTRY DIRECTOR

APPLY HERE FOR CAMEROON COUNTRY DIRECTOR

Deadline 29th April 2018

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Maumo Mubila, thanks for sharing the opportunity with us!

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Maumo Mubila You're welcome! :-) 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 12 April 2018 at 02:41

Farm enterprise and its components

A farm enterprise is an enterprise like any other enterprise. It is run on management principles like any other enterprise except that it has very important distinguishing features. Thus, conversional management principles are modified to suit the farm enterprise environment. Successful farm enterprise management requires that farming be treated as a business rather than a way of life such as gathering. A farm enterprise is generally a biological enterprise. It relies on natural processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, assimilation it borrows heavily from plant and animal anatomy and physiology, soil science, climatology. A farm enterprise is generated from skills developed from the understanding of these natural processes and elements. It is an enterprise that produces biological products such as crops and crops products, livestock and their products, forest and their products, fish and their products, mushroom, and other products. The primar

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 11 April 2018 at 02:07

The concept of a Farm

Introduction

A farm enterprise is an enterprise like any other enterprise which depends on effective management of inputs to generate the intended output. However, not all farms are run as businesses. A farm running as a business has a clearly defined system of mobilising resources to achieve the intended objective of making a profit and other measures of success. It is run on conventional management principles just like any other enterprise except that these management principles are modified to suit the farm enterprise environment. Successful farm enterprise management requires that farming be treated as a business rather than a way of life. A farm enterprise is generally a “biological enterprise” because it relies on natural processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, and assimilation. It borrows heavily from natural sciences like anatomy, physiology, physics, chemistry, soil science, climatology because it is dependent on skills developed from the under

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 10 April 2018 at 02:41

Congratulations! Top Ten Winners of the Zambia Agribusiness Bootcamp


The top 10 were announced at the finale and pitch event of the Agribusiness Bootcamp Zambia held at Lusaka’s Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) on Friday 23rd March, 2018.

The Zambia Agribusiness Bootcamp was a competitive mentoring and training programme designed to help growth oriented SME's who operate in value added agribusinesses to derive concrete and feasible expansion plans. Over the last three months, the bootcamp supported participating enterprises with coaching, market contacts and peer learning.

The top 10 winners are agro-processors operating in various value chains. The winners become the first beneficiaries of the Zambia AgriBusiness and Trade Project (ZATP)'s Market Connect.

MarketConnect is an advisory, brokerage and financial support service provided by the Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project (ZATP) that aims to promote the sustainable integration of agribusiness SMEs into value chains w

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Piggery and Poultry plans for sale at K85 th booklet includes a standard p

They include designs and dimensions



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Posted 10 April 2018 at 01:52

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Posted 10 April 2018 at 08:10

Scholarships for MSc and PhD at GENES

The GENES Project was established in anticipation of the need to increase the number of plant breeders who can use genomics. GENES is funded by the Intra-Africa Program of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission. The consortium intends to:

1) Produce for Africa 10 world-class PhD holders molecular plant breeders who will accelerate cultivar development to adapt to current and future challenges related to climate change and food and nutrition security;

2) Train 36 MSc holders genomics scientists and 8 support staff with strong capacity in cultivar development and new molecular breeding approaches to increase knowledge and prospects of improving major crops including cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits, and bio-fuels used in Africa for food and nutrition security and the crop production industry;

3) Harmonize training programs and research agenda of the consortium members (universities) on the use of geno

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 April 2018 at 10:55

Climate Smart Agriculture

The last half we worked together with the Dutch Embassy in Pretoria (South Africa) and the Netherlands Enterprise agency (RVO) on a scoping study  on innovations related to Climate Smart Agriculture. In principle with a focus on South Africa, however applicable to all countries who face  server challenges. The result is interesting for parties who want to use climate adaptation and mitigation technologies (such as drought resistant plant varieties, use of water efficient instruments, soil improvement, use of inputs, solare power for water production, early warning systems) in the primary agricultural area.

A report  can be downloaded via: http://bit.ly/2EA7fHx and and addendum was published after a succesful workshop held in January'18 after which also an addendum was published: https://bit.ly/2qiHqq9.   

In case you are interested in a little booklet with 25 innovations of Dutch businesses drop a short email to Mrs. K. van den B

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Goat farming for beginners

Hello,

I recently acquired a piece of farm land and want to venture into goat rearing.

I'm a full time miner who needs a secondary source of income and I believe goat rearing is the way for me. 

Therefore, I need technical insight into this business.

Looking forward to the much anticipated help.

Kind regards,

Besa.M.



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Posted 8 April 2018 at 12:12