Agri-ProFocus network facilitator Jan Willem Eggink is spending two weeks in the French-speaking Great Lakes region of Africa. Who did he meet with and what actually did he encounter? In his blog, you will find that working in a network approach is never straightforward, but certainly very rewarding!
In 12 African countries, Agri-ProFocus has established successful networks for the promotion of farmer entrepreneurship. Based on the success of these Agri-Hubs, partnership members Hivos, Cordaid and ICCO initiated an exploration into setting up an Agri-Hub in Indonesia in 2013.
“Firms understand farmers, but farmers do not understand firms”. With this bold statement, Agri-ProFocus started an e-discussion on the relations between farms and firms in Africa. With 227 contributions in just 10 days, the discussion proved an excellent prelude to the Expert Meeting organised on 18 April.