VI Dutch - Ukrainian Agribusiness Forum Kiev; 12 February 2015


Since several years, during the AgriEvent , Kiev International Trade Fair, the Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine in association with ’Ukrainian Agribusiness Club” organise an agribusiness forum. This forum is being supported by the Ukrainian Association of potato producers, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs. This year, the theme was ‘increasing the profitability of the Ukrainian potato sector. Main speakers were;

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AECF (Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund) new tender/competition


AECF is a US$ 200 million Challenge fund, capitalized by international donor organisations including the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The fund awards grants and zero interest repayable loans to private sector companies with the aim to support innovative business ideas in agriculture/ agribusiness including primary production, supply and distribution of inputs, processing, post-harvest activities, financial services etc. in any one or more African countries.

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Cattle- and Pig Slaughterhouse and Meat processing plant South Africa


In September Agriment started the activities for carrying out a feasibility study and develop a bankable business plan for a cattle- and pig Slaughterhouse and Meat Processing plant in the Dr. Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality (Dr.KKDM) in the North West Province in South Africa. Agriment was selected to carry out the study as part of a tender procedure in which several international consortia have participated. Agriment is assigned by AngloGold Ashanti, representing the Dr. KKDM and the City of Matlosana. The promoters of this project have the principle objective to establish a slaughter- and meat processing plant with a capacity of 1500 pigs and 500 cattle per day. 

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Demonstration project / Student wanted


By the end of September 2014  two demonstration projects, focussed on the difference in using cut and uncut seed potatoes will be started up in South East Buenos Aires province (SEBA).

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Potato signals


Roodbont publishers, in cooperation with GITAH-papa and the Argentine Agricultural Technology Institute INTA, has developed a Latin American version of its popular book, potato signals under the title Señales de la papa.

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