We are delighted that Ritah of Oikos Youth Enterprises is the Youth Agri-Hub winner of the Agripreneurship Alliance ‘Business Plan’ competition. Ritah and her colleagues have completed the ‘Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness’ course and all demonstrated great passion for the growth of their business ideas. It is amazing people like Ritah and the members of the Youth Agri-Hub who will change Africa. #SIANI
We’ve had a great day with this group of agripreneurs from Mukono. They’re members of the Youth Agri-Hub and have been participating in our Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness course. Today they were pitching their business plans to a distinguished panel and one fortunate contestant has been awarded a US$1,000 business start up grant, more on that soon! #SIANI
Outward bound to Uganda and found this interesting article in the Brussels Airlines in-flight magazine
Great to see a positive story about food and Africa in the international press.... https://amp.theguardian.com/…/kampala-uganda-rooftop-farmin…
New evidence in the report The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018 (SOFI) confirms a rise in world hunger: the number of people who suffer from hunger has been growing over the past three years, returning to levels from almost a decade ago. Multiple forms of malnutrition are evident in many countries: adult obesity is growing even as forms of undernutrition persist. The reports says that climate variability and extremes are key drivers behind this rise, together with conflict and economic downturns, and are threatening to erode and reverse gains made in ending hunger and malnutrition. http://www.fao.org/state-of-food-security-nutrition/en
What are the forgotten foods of East Africa and are there business opportunities growing or adding value to them? http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180821-are-forgotten-crops-the-future-of-food?fbclid=IwAR37GDLPF7qbelX8maAb2CkhTE0YvcjKqwT-JTAnmx-Yei11KRA0MhlmoK0
Interesting short interview (in French with English transcript) with Josefa Sacko on some of the challenges and opportunities for the African Agri-Food sector https://paepard.blogspot.com/2018/06/interview-with-josefa-sacko.html?fbclid=IwAR0vxVudfUgiq_dnSeXIlBHGwvl03KHgAql9ix7v-uMlBhmIbMbnbQGhxco
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We met these amazing ladies from Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan and Nepal at a seed farm on Monday evening. They are participating in an amazing programme at Kinneret Academic College where they have the opportunity to be introduced to advanced agricultural techniques and explore how these can be adapted for implementation in their own business ventures on their return home.
How does the ‘Internet of Things’ relate to Agriculture and Agribusiness? Maybe this video will shed some light onto this interesting and important topic... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C16UxI6Wk9g&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3tBR84w44526sxUPzKfKH9mYXjwL9SIUoUXpw7BBXX24qaWxglU3mLxSw&app=desktop
We are delighted that our President, Dr Anne Roulin, has been invited to Cape Town to participate in this weeks FAO-EVI Agripreneurship Workshop. This 'African Agripreneurship Knowledge Exchange' workshop will include 40 participants from across Sub-Saharan Africa who will have the chance to share knowledge, build networks and explore the impact of entrepreneurship on job creation, gender and youth empowerment.
One of the cornerstone areas upon which young agripreneurs can focus is the much needed area of 'bio-fortification', making sure that the food that we eat is rich in the essential nutrients that we need to maintain health. http://1srw4m1ahzc2feqoq2gwbbhk.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/pess-INFOGRAPHIC-BIOFORTIFICATION-FINAL.pdf?fbclid=IwAR00NwVOuz1DxtshBHSZ1ruBsGF603fnY_UkyjtWZrnZwOk2CLroO8FrOYY