Mimea na mazao jamii ya mikunde kwa miaka mingi imekuwa ikitumika kibiashara na hitaji soko la ndani na hata nje limekuwa likiongezeka kila mwaka. Sababu kubwa ni Uelewa wa watumiaji hasa lishe bora(protini inayopatikana kwenye maharage, choroko, mbaazin.k ni sawa na inayopatikana kwenye nyama na wakati huo huo mazao haya hayana cholestral) kukua na kushuka kwa uchumi na hata mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa.
Hivyo basi taasisi inayoundwa na na wanachama (Tanzania Graduate Farmers Association www.graduatefarmers.co.tz ) kwa kushirikiana na Kilimo Business, Mikunde Tanzania wameandaa Mafunzo haya elekezi ambayo yatawakutanisha wadau mbalimbali wanaojihusisha na biashara zilizo katika mnyororo wa thamani wa mazao jamii ya mikunde. Wadau hawa watapata fursa ya KUFAHAMIANA, KUTENGENEZA NETWORK na KUPATA MAFUNZO ELEKEZI YA ya mbinu bora za ukuzaji na na usimamizi wa kilimo biashara za aina mbalimbali ya mimea jamii ya mikunde kibiashara kuzingatia viwango, ubora na hitaji la soko.
Mazao ambayo yamepewa kipaumbele ni pamoja na Mbaazi, Dengu, Choroko, Maharagwe na Ngwara. Hivyo wadau mbalimbali kama wataalamu, makampuni ya masoko ushauri N.k yatakuwepo kutoa maelezo na maelekezo.
Pia wakati wa mafunzo hayo washiriki watapata nafasi ya kujua fursa nyingine zilizopo kwenye mnyoro wa thamani wa mimea jamii ya mikunde na pia kukutanishwa na kuunganishwa na wataalamu, washauri elekezi, masoko na wasambazaji wa pembejeo.
MATARAJIO BAADA YA MAFUNZO
Baada ya mafunzo hayo inatarajiwa yafuatayo;
1. Washiriki kuongeza uelewa wao juu ya fursa na mbinu mbalimbali za kukuza na hata kusimamia, kuhifadhi na biashara ya mikunde.
2. Washiriki wataweza kuunganishwa na watoa huduma mbalimbali kulingana na maeneo waliyomo.
3. Washirki kuunda network ama kujiunga na network ambayo itakuwa inawapatia sauti ya pamoja, ushauri na taarifa na habari mbalimbali pamoja na uhakika wa masoko na pembejeo.
4. Mipango ya Mafunzo mengine elekezi mikoa na sehemu mbalimbali
5. Kuwa na mikataba ya uzalishaji na hata uuzaji na ununuzi wa pembejeo na mazao mengine.
NAMNA YA KUSHIRIKI
Jaza fomu HII HAPA ili waandaaji wapate kufahamu vyema biashara, eneo, mawasiliano na matarajio.
Mafunzo haya yatagharimu kiasi cha sh. 35000 ikiwa ni gharama za kuchangia ukumbi, usafiri wa wataalamu toka vituo vya utafiti na gharama za mafunzo n.k. Muombaji ataalikwa kwa barua ama sms ama email toka Graduate Farmers yenye maelekezo ya account ya Kulipia.
Kwa mawasiliano zaidi piga simu 0753843321 ama 0713727565 ama 0789856246.
I am Mr James I Njeru, 39, of Nairobi, Kenya. I hold a higher diploma in community development, five years experience with faith-based organizations, a Certificate on Animal Health with over eight …
Youth employment and hunger are two key issues that have been impacted by the economic crisis. This is particularly true for youth living in developing countries, representing 85% of the world youth. In an attempt to address these issues, the Global Youth Innovation Network, GYIN, has initiated its second Global Youth Summit called the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016).
The summit will prioritise young people’s needs, considering their developmental needs, and including underserved populations, such as girls, to an effective and inclusive employment strategy.
The summit, representing over 100 countries, will give its participants the tools to learn and share how young women and men, especially in rural areas, are increasingly acquiring new capacities and developing innovative solutions to transform themselves as Hunger Fighters, Job Creators, Innovators, and Change Agents. Youth participants and partner organizations will present proven innovative agribusiness and entrepreneurship practices by sharing their knowledge, expertise, challenges and success stories.
To Apply, visit: http://yalesi.org/register/
Requirement: Youth applicants are required to submit a business plan / project idea as part of the application process
Deadline: January 31, 2016
YALESI 2016 will be held in Dakar, Senegal from March 28-April 1, 2016
GYIN is a fully youth-inspired and led network for youth entrepreneurs and rural micro-enterprises who are committed to act as hunger fighters, change agents, and innovators, driven by the passion to see generational transformations and changes from the grassroots to the global level. The network creates an environment to support youth in development and empowerment programs through the following objectives: Leadership / Agribusiness / Entrepreneurship / Education / Community Engagement.
ApplyNow! Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, & Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation in Dakar, March 29-31, 2016. http://yalesi.org/register/ #yalesi2016
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The winners of the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge, which took place from 28 November to 02 December 2015 in Durban in South Africa, were announced on 2nd December, at the closing ceremony of the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture, African Edition (GFIA Africa).
- Climate change category :
Winning team: Students from the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) : Victoria Justine Rautenbach; Sean Cullen and Nadia Oosthuizen
Prototype developed: Temo le Boso. The platform (website and app) aims to serve as a decision making tool for farmers in selecting what crop type to potentially plant in their area under future climatic conditions.
Rewards: 4000 euros + consulting opportunity to fully build the services.
For their prototype, they used open data from many sources, notably those of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a partner of the activity. They received their trophy from a Board member of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), another partner of the activity.
- Spore Magazine category
Team: Layyers (Jose Kabeya, Peter Seme Silwimba and Thamsanqa Mahlaola)
Prototype developed: This is a mobile app that will enable users to read content published on the Spore agricultural magazine online platform and provides a space for readers to interact and discuss the articles they have read. Trophy handed out by Vish Eraman, a representative of the Durban University of Techonology (DUT) a partner of the activity.
Rewards: 4000 euros + consulting opportunity to build the final app.
- Start-up category
Team: Diepsloot Kasi Hive (Linda Sibeko, Jacob Simelane, Johannes Swalo (Jessey) Nkale)
Prototype: An app than can link up vegetable growers with their targeted market. The app will enable vegetable growers to interact with the market and inform people about their produce, in such a way that increases their knowledge of where their produce is needed and improves access to market. They target their local community for their services. Trophy given by Michael Hailu, CTA Director.
Rewards: 6000 euros + incubation
- Special GODAN Prize (Best use of open data)
The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), rewards the innovation that made best use of open data.
Team: MobiElectro (Mpfumeri Errence Baloyi and Solly Sifiso Cossa)
Prototype: This platform harness cloud computing and the internet of things to improve water management on farms. It is a 2-tiered platform composed of an electronic circuit (sensors) that monitor water level on farms and send the information to an app (which farmers can monitor anywhere) through the cloud. In return, the app allows farmers to control their irrigation systems and manage field watering remotely.
Rewards: 3000 euros cash + 2000 euros of material.
The trophy was handed out by André Laperrière, Director of GODAN. They used data such as CCAFS climate change data.
For more information on prizes and rewards check http://durban-agrihack.ict4ag.org/index.php/prizes/.
Spread the word: The official International Year of Pulses logo
The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.
The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition. The Year will create a unique opportunity to encourage connections throughout the food chain that would better utilize pulse-based proteins, further global production of pulses, better utilize crop rotations and address the challenges in the trade of pulses.
What are pulses and why are they important?
Pulses are annual leguminous crops yielding between one and 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, used for both food and feed. The term “pulses” is limited to crops harvested solely for dry grain, thereby excluding crops harvested green for food, which are classified as vegetable crops, as well as those crops used mainly for oil extraction and leguminous crops that are used exclusively for sowing purposes (based on the definition of “pulses and derived products” of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
Pulse crops such as lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas are a critical part of the general food basket. Pulses are a vital source of plant-based proteins and amino acids for people around the globe and should be eaten as part of a healthy diet to address obesity, as well as to prevent and help manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary conditions and cancer; they are also an important source of plant-based protein for animals.
In addition, pulses are leguminous plants that have nitrogen-fixing properties which can contribute to increasing soil fertility and have a positive impact on the environment.
The IYP website will be the main platform to share information and relevant resources with different partners. The current version will be updated soon, please come back for more information.
The Citizen,Dar es Salaam.
President Jakaya Kikwete yesterday launched the Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) with a pledge that the government will raise Sh800 billion capital requirement in eight years.
The good news for farmers comes two days after the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) gave the new kid on the block a certificate of operation after satisfying itself that the institution met all requirements.
Mr Kikwete said the government would raise Sh100 billion every year to ensure the bank’s 20-year strategic plan is effectively implemented.
“It is the plan of the government to ensure agriculture is transformed by addressing challenges that have been retarding productivity, such as lack of effective financing packages,” he said. “That is why I have asked the management to look into proper financing packages in order to accommodate different farmers.”
The President challenged farmers to improve their productivity through loans from TADB.
The development bank will work with financial institutions, including commercial and community banks, savings and credit co-operative societies and a variety of other groups to extend loans to farmers. Individuals will also get loans provided they qualify.
To minimise risk, Mr Kikwete urged the management to use the Credit Reference Bureau to establish loan portfolios of borrowers before deciding whether or not to release funds as this would reduce the number of defaulters.
“I am glad to hear that the bank will use other institutions to extend their services to potential clients,” President Kikwete added. “I advise the management to come up with friendly criteria so that your loans are affordable to farmers, unlike loans from some commercial banks.”
According to the president, TADB should concentrate on supporting farmers financially as TIB Development Bank focuses on loans for investors in the agro-processing industry. “The capital that was injected in the agricultural window under TIB Development Bank will remain there to serve those who want to engage in the agro-processing industry,” Mr Kikwete added. “This will minimise competition among farmers, who will now get loans from the agricultural bank.”
The bank will focus on produce best suited to small and medium outfits. These include maize, rice, fruit, sesame, sugarcane indigenous chicken, horticulture, livestock, fish farming and bee keeping.
Finance Minister Saada Mkuya said the Treasury had released about Sh60 billion of capital that has gone into completing the process of opening the bank. “We have started some processes to raise the Sh800 billion required by the bank through Treasury bill,” she said. “We want to see the TADB loans go to farmers, who are our main our focus.”
TADB Managing Director Thomas Samkyi said the launch was a major milestone in the long journey to establish the bank that will bridge the financing gap in the farming sector.
He added: “The decision to start the bank was made in 2008, during the National Business Council meeting chaired by President Kikwete. It was agreed that the government raises $500 million–equivalent to Sh800 billion then–as seed capital.
A session at inaugural African Union Youth Business Linkages Forum held on the 21st of August through the 23rd of August 2014 at Tribes Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
WE, the delegates of the inaugural African Union youth business linkages forum upon convening virtually as a Pan African Youth grouping adhere to and attest to the following:
- In memoriam of the late Ernesto Alfabeto Nhamuave from Mozambique who was set alight in 2008 in addition to over 50 other killings that same year, all of whom were conducted under a series of xenophobic attacks – strongly condemn the current and most recent wave of xenophobic attacks of 2015 that seem to continue to the extent of targeted foreign nationals in South Africa now needing to protect themselves within a nation whose laws are meant to protect all law abiding citizens, foreign or otherwise.
- Recognize that the spate of current Xenophobic attacks is now a matter that tears the very fabric of Pan-Africanism and African Unity as it is domiciled within a Nation that is meant to be amongst the continent’s biggest economies.
- Re-iterate that a rising united Africa will require socio-economic developments that are devoid of incidents such as those that underpin the current Xenophobic attacks in the Republic of South Africa.
- Call upon and request for vigilance, restraint and unity amongst the rest of the continent’s citizenry against the need to retaliate, notwithstanding the acknowledgement that the contrary is very plausible as this has become a repeat offense from a similar demographic of the few citizens of South Africa who may not know better but still enjoy the freedom to exercise their ill-informed demeanour against hard-working foreigners in South Africa. Yet these foreigners still contribute to the prosperity of their economically adopted land.
- In the context of such documentation as Africa’s Agenda 2063, being forerun by Africa’s Economic institutions namely the African Development Bank, The African Union Commission and The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, note that continental support from all of Africa’s youth from a common standpoint is required for the realization of Agenda2063 and achievement of its tenets and this support in retrospect will be seen to have been eroded at an exponential rate by the lack of requisite coordinated responses similar to how the pre-cursor Addis Ababa meetings in the 1960s to the setting up of Oorganizationof African Unity.
We issue this statement without reservation or prejudice as our stand against Xenophobia on this day, 17 April 2015, that has been declared as Black Friday in some circles as we mourn the dearth and death in Continental Patriotism initiated by the Xenophobic attacks or should we call them Aphrophobic attacks in South Africa.
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Deadline for Receiving Proposals: 8 May 2015
Food Trade East and Southern Africa (FoodTrade ESA), a trade promotion programme funded by the UK Government, is inviting innovative funding proposals from for-profit businesses that are active in staple food value chains in the nine east and southern Africa countries— Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi. The FoodTrade ESA Challenge Round 3 will focus on businesses that have innovative solutions or mechanisms at the aggregation level that reward smallholder famers for high quality grain through the implementation of grades and standards. FoodTrade ESA Challenge Fund grants will match up to 49% of an investment in a particular project beginning at £100,000 up to a maximum of£1,000,000; applicants are responsible for the remainder of the funding.
To date, FoodTrade ESA has provided Challenge Fund investment capital to nine businesses that are delivering innovative solutions in the areas…
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