This is what winning looks like! All the amazing students of Agripreneurship at Laikipia University coming together to celebrate one of their teams winning the Agripreneurship Alliance business plan award at their university. #SIANI #AfricanYouth #Agripreneurship
Agripreneurship Alliances penultimate visit focusing on our pilot “Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness” course was yesterday and it was great to meet staff and students at our partner Egerton University and I look forward to announcing the winner of our Business Plan competition. Today, we travel to meet our partners at Laikipia University. #SIANI #AfricanYouth #Entrepreneurship #Agribusiness
All good things come to an end, as did my visit to Sheikh and ISTVS. I met amazing people, was welcomed with warmth and had the chance to learn more about the fascinating country of Somaliland and the challenges it faces. I look forward to continuing to support the enthusiastic faculty and students of this great little institution and support the new agribusinesses that I know are going to grow in this community. And yes, there are camels... #ISTVS #AfricanYouth #Agripreneurs #SIANI — at IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary School.
First day in my visit to ISTVS in Somaliland, I am delighted and honored to meet the students who have been participating in the pilot ‘Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness’ course and I look forward to working with them over the next few days. #SIANI #AfricanYouth
Are you under 35 years old and from the global south? 16 fully funded scholarships are available to attend Cop24. Check out the link if you would help inform and input into the negotiation process of the Paris Agreement Closing date is 27 October so act quickly if you’re interested. https://www.youth-climate-scholarships.org
Inter-cropping two legumes – groundnut and pigeon pea – means two grain harvests plus two crop residues to improve soil fertility. https://blog.gfar.net/2018/10/09/double-grain-double-gain/?fbclid=IwAR11tZU9KFcjgJ4ouewaMLVs9XEIXfFCDeFDOfaFa8yG-n1E6P-5uLdPf9U
Fantastic that our President is contributing to the 45th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 45). The event will hold discussions on policy convergence on food security and nutrition in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, convene a Global Thematic Event on the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security, and celebrate World Food Day.
Inspiring story on the GFAR blog on how a Zambian farmer has shifted product from maize to orange fleshed sweet potato vines. https://blog.gfar.net/2018/10/12/zambian-farmer-finds-the-sweet-spot-during-dry-season/?fbclid=IwAR3_HUfnDitXJt0zaTfDca5Zd7hRs1yUs-KVWPlUfnt1x2bGxVmniRdPuBY
Before leaving Uganda I would like to introduce you to Lucy, Jemima, Okello and Herbert. This enthusiastic group presented their business plan on their ‘JuFresh Enterprises’ fresh fruit juice business after completing the ‘Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness’ course at Gulu University in Uganda. I am delighted that they have been awarded a US$1,000 start-up prize and I am looking forward to my first glass of their fresh fruit juice on my return. Congratulations and we’re looking forward to watching and supporting the launch and growth of your business. #siani
Competition Time: Food Ladder is offering a AUD20,000 (USD $14,432.10) prize pack to the winning candidate who designs a sustainable, low-cost commercial food-growing system to be rolled out to disadvantaged communities around the world. The prize includes AUD15,000, a funded trip to see your design built, implemented and in action, and a 12-month fellowship with Food Ladder. While Food Ladder’s head office is based Australia, the prize is open to entrants from around the world. https://www.producegrower.com/article/nonprofit-organization-food-ladder-food-security-indigenous-disenfranchised-communities/?fbclid=IwAR0VKyLroojRfbdTtQyzzB6pZlKiq2Z7VLYq2NiokLtt16qJ-K3eOxum-fs
These amazing students from Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Sudan and Benin, who are all at Gulu University in Northern Uganda, have just completed our ‘Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness’ course. Working in self-formed teams they have created 5 superb business plans focused on making safe, affordable and nutritious foods available to communities in Gulu. We are confident that these business ideas will be successfully launched and we look forward to our future relationships with them all. #SIANI