Agri-Hub Ethiopia annual network Day!

The Agri-Hub Ethiopia invites you to (actively) participate its annual Network Day on 13 December. With you, they like to look back at a successful year of promoting farmer entrepreneurship in Ethiopia. They also like to look forward with you and shape the work of their Network for the coming year(s). They propose to do this by forming Working Groups on key topics that will design their own learning and action agenda within the Agri-Hub context.In the afternoon the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund (6.6 million Euro in 4 years) will be explained by ICCO: how does it work and how can Agri-Hub members benefit from it ?So what’s in it for you?As Agri-Hub member you can share and participate in this network day via:
  • A market space to showcase your products and services
  • Various podia to pitch your business and propositions
  • Signing up as active member of one of the thematic Working Groups
  • A podium to debate farmer entrepreneurship issues
  • And plenty of interaction and networking
  • Learn how the new Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund will operate
RegistrationThe event will be organised at Harmony HotelAre you in the game? Then register at They have room for 60  participants. Make sure you send your registration before 30 November. Full is full! You will receive a confirmation.Do you need space or time to showcase your products or to pitch your business? Other questions? Please contact WikkeTuinhout (0912 628616) at the Agri-Hub secretariat.Please note that apart from the meals that will be provided during the course of the event, each participant is responsible for other costs of participation such as transport, accommodation etc.Programme08.30  Arrival and registration09.15  Welcome and main achievements of 2012 (chair Gerrit Holtland)09.30  Agri-ProFocus strategy 2013 – 2016(presentation Wim Goris)09.45  Engaging with the Agri-Hub (Gerrit Holtland)A break-out session in at least 4 working groups:a) Cooperative Developmentb) Outgrowers schemes/ contract farmingc) Access to financed) Gender in value chaine) Open ..... (feel free to propose a group)Each group discusses priorities and actions in joint learning, joint action and joint resource mobilization for the coming year(s).10.30  Coffee break11.30  Presentation of the agenda 2013+ for of the Working Groups (Tarekegn).12.00  Agri-Hub Marketplace (exhibitions, business pitches, networking)Your initiative can be here! Do you want to have 10 - 15 minutes of fame and make people enthusiastic about your programme, business, service or research? Let them know!13.00  Lunch14.00  Presentation of FSREF (David Kamukama)Q&A and discussion on possible themes for the new Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Fund15.00  Closure - Cocktail – Entertainment (end at 17.00)Are you in the game?
  • Then register at
  • prepare to showcase your products or pitch your business.
  • contact WikkeTuinhout (0912 628616) for more details.