The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agrifood sector.
We are active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.
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.
Windrow compost turner machine can be carried out in the open space or workshop greenhouse. It is equipped with cab. In order to save power, auger adopts manual up and down and double sprocket and double chain drive. Under aerobic conditions of organic matter decomposition, the bacteria can fully play the role in organic fertilizer composting. And this machine plays significant role in organic fertilizer production line.
Full hydraulic crawler-type compost turning machine adopts auger shaft hydraulic lift design. Through hydraulic operating system, the machine can adjust balance automatically in working the patented design of the hydraulic lifting of the dragon shaft. Through the hydraulic operating system, the hydraulic system automatically adjusts the balance even if the ground is uneven. It does not affect the normal operation of the compost turning machine. The system can adjust force evenly of walking wheel, reducing damage in the process of shock in a way. Turning the shaft can automa... Read more
About the live webinar
This webinar is a culmination of a month long online discussion organized by the 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. The discussion, which commenced on World Youth Skills Day (15th July) and ended on the International Youth Day (12th August) explored the challenges and opportunities for engaging youth in agribusiness in a changing climate.
As a wrap-up to the online discussion, this webinar will discuss novel opportunities for youth, practitioners, policy makers, scientists, technical experts and other stakeholders emerging in the discussion and provide an impetus towards developing a framework for concrete youth engagement in agribusiness within the context of a changing climate. The youth do not have the right skills and opportunities to develop their talents for a prosperous and sustainable... Read more
What does business and private enterprise have to do with reducing poverty? And how does this compare with more conventional aid? Using a practical example, this short video animation (4 minutes) explains the market systems approach: creating widespread and lasting improvements in access to income, jobs, services and products for people living in poverty.
thank you Andre for referring me to the interesting BEAMexchange website: https://beamexchange.org
The following are the workshops to look out for:
Importance of using weights by Spruceland Technologies
Safe handling of chemicals by ZEMA
Cooperative governance by Agriterra
Sustainable Integrated Land Management project (SILMS) by SNV Netherlands Development Organization
Tuta Absoluta and Fowl Worm Control by MRI
Also workshops by CEEC and Zambian Fertilizers
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we have a workshop on *18th -20th August 2017 which will focus on Dairy production/dairy and pig production* and will be held at
*Muzala Lodge Lunsemfwa Road in Kalundu area opposite UNZA Main campus from 9 am- 4pm everyday*
We have put it on three days basis so that we can capture those who might have different work shedules during the period, below are the names of those who have registered to be in attendance add your name on the list if I left you out.
1) Dry Cow and Heifer Management
2) Cow Immunization and Colostrum Management
3) Ensuring Calve Survival Trough Transfer Of Immunity
4) Rumen Development and Feeding Of Calves
5) Effective Fodder Utilization and Nutrients Supplementation
6) How to get a layer to lay eggs withiy 16weeks
7) how to get a broiler archive 1.5kg withing 4 weeks
8) pig production techniques.
9) Goat Farming Techniques
10) How to reduce the mature period of Cattle to 15 Months Organically.
*Fee is ZK 150 per delegate ( deposits should be made by 15-0... Read more
CALL FOR GROWTH ORIENTED YOUTH AGRIBUSINESS OWNERS
AgriProFocus Zambia network in collaboration with AGCO AND BONGOHIVE invites you to a Youth in Agribusiness B2B platform under the theme “Scaling-up my business-Raising Champions”. The purpose of this event is to provide a learning platform and business to business linkages that will foster the growth of Youth-led agribusinesses and networks. To find out if you qualify, carefully read the participant profile below then, CLICK HERE TO APPLY
As we celebrate the international youth day of the united nations today, we would like to introduce Agripredict to you! Agripredict was spotted from the AgriHack which was our first ever youth in agribusiness event.
AgriPredict is a machine learning program that can be harnessed in agriculture as a risk and disaster management tool. Farmers experience droughts and diseases that affect their livestock and crops, and end up losing huge assets and investments. Fortunately, this group of youths have developed a technology to change all of that. They have developed an app called AgriPredict.
The app will be launched at the 2017 Regional Agribusiness Platform, themed “Enhancing Agribusiness through Networking,” in chipata, on the 24th and the 25th of August.
See you there!
Hello everyone, I am glad to introduce myself as a 25yr old Zambian male, currently based in the city of Lusaka. I am an agronomist by profession and currently employed by Livestock Services Cooperative Society serving in the role of Management trainee. At Livestock Services, we provide integrated support to the Zambian farming environment as well as the agriculture value chain by providing farmers with inputs, technical services and consultation at lowest possible prices. Personally, I hold a strong passsoin for agriculture, poverty reduction and development and I believe this platform is suitable to my ambitions as it would allow me to fully engage and share ideas with those that share in my values. I am excited to be part of this platform and I am looking forward to an exciting participatory experience with everyone.
Learn from 2SCALE how partnerships and bottom-up innovations can help you build a profitable and inclusive agribusiness.
2SCALE is an agribusiness incubator aiming to improve rural livelihoods and food & nutrition security in Africa by accelerating inclusive business in agri-food industries. Through public-private partnerships, smallholder farmers and local agribusiness work together on organizing access to inputs, strengthening market intelligence and bargaining power, and other interventions to make their value chains more inclusive. In this course 2SCALE will present methodologies and practical tools used to build this inclusiveness.
Wamis initially secured funding from ILO and FAO which facilitated the mobilization and establishment of a farmer out grower scheme in Chibombo area. However, Wamis faced a major challenge in purchasing the soya seed from the farmers when it was ready. They needed finances to purchase up to 25 metric tonnes of soya seed especially bearing in mind that they had a buyer already identified.
AgriProFocus through the Business linkage function facilitated the linkage to an investor who invested a total of K 225 000 in their business. So far they have purcha... Read more
In case you missed it. The AAIN Digest e-newsletter issue 2 of 2017 is here. http://africaain.org/aain-digest-e-newsletter-issue-2-for-2017/
PICS Bags were originally produced for cow peas storage but latter provide to be effective against pests of other crops including maize, beans sorghum, pigeon pea, peanuts and rice.
As one of our mandate is to link farmers to resources, that’s knowledge, finance and market, we linked Chibombo farmers to World Food Programme to be trained in u... Read more
Register now for the FREE online inclusive agribusiness bootcamp organised by the #2SCALE program of IFDC and our members ICRA and the BoP Innovation Center, that starts in September.
The program will tackle the following topics:
Agriterra is an agri-agency founded by farmers’ organisations and cooperative
agribusinesses in The Netherlands. Agriterra’s mandate is to professionalise farmers’
organisations and cooperatives worldwide with advice from experts from the Dutch
agricultural sector. Agriterra’s agri-advice team supports farmer-led economic
development across Africa, Asia and Latin America, in the belief that strong farmers'
organisations and cooperatives lead to more participation, economic growth and a better
distribution of income.