AgriProFocus (APF): making agribusiness work for development


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SNV supports AgriProFocus (APF), a business network that connects organised farmers, traders, suppliers, processors and exporters - both nationally and internationally. APF Zambia also links development agencies to government and knowledge institutes. The network supports farmers in becoming strong entrepreneurs, able to make informed decisions for their businesses.

United in Diversity

AgriProFocus brings together businesses, civil society, knowledge institutes and governments working towards food security. The network brings together over 25,000 professionals globally and over 1,500 in Zambia. 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.

Member Benefits:

  • Networking platform, providing easy access to over 25,000 agri-business contacts globally and over 1,500 in Zambia and resources across various agricultural sectors;
  • Connecting agri-businesses to expertise and resources on a local, regional and international level;
  • Supporting joint initiatives that generate new solutions to existing problems;
  • Facilitating partnerships for joint resource mobilization;
  • Facilitating knowledge-exchange, discussions, debates and access to the latest innovations in agriculture and food security

Linking – Learning – Leadership

 

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Project in countries

Rooted in the Netherlands, AgriProFocus is an organisation active in 12 countries in Africa and South-East Asia that brings together agro-entrepreneurs, private sector companies, civil society organisations, knowledge institutes and state structures around specific issues and opportunities for achieving food security.

Since 2011 and until 31 December 2018, SNV, in addition to being a contributing member, is the host institution of the AgriProFocus network in Benin. As such, the AgriProFocus Benin team operates throughout the country and offers various services:

  • Linkage
  • Facilitation of market access
  • Learning opportunities via the online platform and different fora and workshops organized on agribusiness related topics

 

2,115
members
registered on the platform
15
partners
organisations
Created acces to markets for
190
entrepreneurs

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