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  • Ibrahim Mchumo Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Region, Dar es Salaam

    Interests: Rice, Cover Crops, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness, Cassava

    Wilson Afenyo Ghana, Volta Region, Home

    Interests: Corn, Rice, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Cassava, Ginger, Beans,

    Oladimeji Popoola Nigeria, Lagos, Magodo

    Interests: Marketing, Agribusiness, Cassava, Goat

  • Ibrahim Mchumo Tanzania, Dar es Salaam Region, Dar es Salaam

    Interests: Rice, Cover Crops, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness, Cassava

    Wilson Afenyo Ghana, Volta Region, Home

    Interests: Corn, Rice, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Cassava, Ginger, Beans,

    Oladimeji Popoola Nigeria, Lagos, Magodo

    Interests: Marketing, Agribusiness, Cassava, Goat

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    Call for Applications: GOGETTAZ Agripreneur Prize 2019 for young Africans

    GoGettaz is a competition for innovative, young entrepreneurs pursuing the trillion-dollar opportunity of Africa’s agri-food sector. If you are a young agripreneur with a pioneering business venture, you could win one of two US$50,000 cash prizes that will help you change your world and transform the agri-food business.

    The agri-food sector may be defined as businesses including:
    – Agri-food research & development
    – Primary food production (farming)
    – Crop nutrition
    – Irrigation
    – Mechanisation, automation or robotics, including drones
    – Crop protection
    – Hydroponics or urban farming
    – Transport, distribution, storage or logistics
    – Food processing
    – Packaging or marketing
    – Food retail or service
    – Waste management or recycling
    – Digital or technology solutions/services to the agri-food sector
    – Innovative finance solutions/services to the agri-food sector
    – Renewable energy or environmental solutions/services to the agri-food sector

    Application Deadline: 21 July 2019 at midnight Central Africa Time (CAT)

    Illustration Photo: Super gari, made with locally-grown cassava, in Liberia (credits: Jessie Kalsmith, USAID-BEST Project, Fintrac Inc. July 2014. / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Call for Proposals: Innovation Platforms, Agribusinesses and other Multi-stakeholders platforms to Scale Agricultural Technologies in Africa

    The goal of this call is to competitively provide support to existing/new innovation Platforms, agribusinesses and other Multi-stakeholders platforms to bring technologies to scale on TAAT commodities value chain: rice, wheat, maize, sorghum/millet, cassava, beans, sweet potatoes, fish and small livestock (including poultry).

    This call is only suitable for agribusinesses and multi-stakeholder groups working on the TAAT commodities value chain with business considerations. This call will prioritize the development and operationalization of business cases on the IP using existing technologies and less on conducting research to develop new technologies. As a result of this call, smaller Innovation platforms or clusters may be requested to consolidate into larger operational platforms.

    FARA has some seed funding from the African Development Bank to pilot capacity development support. Furthermore, it proposes to facilitate the development of investment portfolio for consideration at national level through the compilation of the applications to this call. Incremental and phased sub-grant funding and other capacity development support valued up to US $20,000 for a period of two (2) years and are expected to be provided to suitably developed proposals on case by case basis.

    Application Deadline: June 30th, 2019

    Illustration Photo: Tani Fund is experimenting with digital crop management for its partner-farmers. Each lead farmer is given a smart phone loaded with Tani Fund's app, which allows them to send photos and collect data about their crops. The digital element is in its early stages. (credits: UN SG's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Call for Proposals: Innovation Platforms, Agribusinesses and other Multi-stakeholders platforms to Scale Agricultural Technologies in Africa

    The goal of this call is to competitively provide support to existing/new innovation Platforms, agribusinesses and other Multi-stakeholders platforms to bring technologies to scale on TAAT commodities value chain: rice, wheat, maize, sorghum/millet, cassava, beans, sweet potatoes, fish and small livestock (including poultry).

    This call is only suitable for agribusinesses and multi-stakeholder groups working on the TAAT commodities value chain with business considerations. This call will prioritize the development and operationalization of business cases on the IP using existing technologies and less on conducting research to develop new technologies. As a result of this call, smaller Innovation platforms or clusters may be requested to consolidate into larger operational platforms.

    FARA has some seed funding from the African Development Bank to pilot capacity development support. Furthermore, it proposes to facilitate the development of investment portfolio for consideration at national level through the compilation of the applications to this call. Incremental and phased sub-grant funding and other capacity development support valued up to US $20,000 for a period of two (2) years and are expected to be provided to suitably developed proposals on case by case basis.

    Application Deadline: June 30th, 2019

    Illustration Photo: Tani Fund is experimenting with digital crop management for its partner-farmers. Each lead farmer is given a smart phone loaded with Tani Fund's app, which allows them to send photos and collect data about their crops. The digital element is in its early stages. (credits: UN SG's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Call for EOIs: Climate Smart Agriculture East Africa

    The overall goal of the project is to increase the availability of accessible climate smart food for the growing population in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The emphasis of the project implementation will be adopting climate smart practices and technologies among smallholder farmers and agro-enterprises, increasing investments and business growth in climate smart value chains, and creating the enabling environment necessary to ensure the large-scale rollout of market-driven climate smart solutions for the agriculture sector. The project aims to transform, reorient and climate-proof agricultural systems and businesses to the new realities of climate change in a select number of value chains.

    Project Objectives

    Adoption of climate smart practices and technologies among 300,000 farmers
    Development of inclusive business cases for 50 agri-business SMEs and 30 cooperatives
    Climate resilient sustainable food production on 600,000 hectares

    Application Deadline: May 31, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Illustration Photo: On 28 and 29 January 2015 Farmers from CCAFS climate-smart villages and the wider Makueni region, attended the two farmer field days organized by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), East Africa and other partners working in Makueni. Farmers learned about pearl millet, sorghum, legumes and cassava technologies and later on went to Josephine Sammy’s farm for onsite trials. (credits: S.Kilungu (CCAFS) / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0))

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    A Mobile-Based Deep Learning Model for Cassava Disease Diagnosis

    Authors: Amanda Ramcharan, Peter McCloskey, Kelsee Baranowski, Neema Mbilinyi, Latifa Mrisho, Mathias Ndalahwa, James Legg and David P. Hughes

    Journal Title: Frontiers in Plant Science

    ISSN: 1664-462X (Online)

    Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.

    Convolutional neural network (CNN) models have the potential to improve plant disease phenotyping where the standard approach is visual diagnostics requiring specialized training. In scenarios where a CNN is deployed on mobile devices, models are presented with new challenges due to lighting and orientation. It is essential for model assessment to be conducted in real world conditions if such models are to be reliably integrated with computer vision products for plant disease phenotyping. We train a CNN object detection model to identify foliar symptoms of diseases in cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz). We then deploy the model in a mobile app and test its performance on mobile images and video of 720 diseased leaflets in an agricultural field in Tanzania. Within each disease category we test two levels of severity of symptoms-mild and pronounced, to assess the model performance for early detection of symptoms. In both severities we see a decrease in performance for real world images and video as measured with the F-1 score. The F-1 score dropped by 32% for pronounced symptoms in real world images (the closest data to the training data) due to a decrease in model recall. If the potential of mobile CNN models are to be realized our data suggest it is crucial to consider tuning recall in order to achieve the desired performance in real world settings. In addition, the varied performance related to different input data (image or video) is an important consideration for design in real world applications.

    Picture: Examples of training images from 7 classes with leaflet annotations. Classes are (A) Healthy, (B) Brown streak disease, (C) Mosaic disease, (D) Green mite damage, (E) Red mite damage, (F) Brown leaf spot and (G) Nutrient Deficiency. (credits: Amanda Ramcharan, Peter McCloskey, Kelsee Baranowski, Neema Mbilinyi, Latifa Mrisho, Mathias Ndalahwa, James Legg and David P. Hughes)

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    Facebook Call for Proposals: Computer Vision for Global Challenges

    Facebook is calling for proposals for pilot and early-stage research that extends computer vision technologies in developing countries.

    Illustrative computer vision applications for delivering this type of social impact include (but are not limited to) the following:

    Agricultural extension: better informing smallholders about crop health, pest control, livestock illnesses, or soil fertility
    Health services: improving diagnosis, dietary, water or sanitation assessments
    Education quality: tools to enhance access to information without requiring high levels of literacy or language skills
    Infrastructure and sustainable industry: improving factory machinery or training to increase safety, jobs or output. Transportation innovations for environmental and human benefit.
    Disaster relief and climate action: visual information for first-responders to fires, floods or other natural disasters. Technologies to manage or mitigate environmental change.

    Submission Deadline: Monday, April 29 at 5:00 pm PST

    Illustration Photo: Cassava Brown Streak Disease symptoms, Tanzania. PlantVillage Nuru is an mobile app that uses Google’s Tensorflow machine learning tool and a database of images collected by crop disease experts across the world to diagnose crop disease. (credits: H.Holmes / RTB / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Call for applications: FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards

    Projects or transactions must have passed the implementation stage, and should result in measurable impact. They must be financially viable now or potentially within five years of implementation. Only initiatives that have been implemented since 2013 will be eligible. Start-ups with innovative solutions and a clear roadmap to financial sustainability are encouraged to apply.

    The following core award categories for 2019 are now open for entries:

    Transformational Solutions in Urban Infrastructure
    Transformational Solutions in Food, Water and Land
    Transformational Solutions in Health, Wellness and Disease Prevention
    Transformational Solutions in Education, Knowledge and Skills
    Special Award: Innovating for Disability

    The deadline for entries is 15 March 2019 at 5pm GMT

    Illustration Photo: A project in Congo is looking at growing spirulina as the staple diet in the Congo town of Bikoro is cassava, which supplies very little protein. Spirulina could supplement the local diet with much-needed protein as well as vitamin A and iron. The spirulina is dried and powdered, with 10 grams sprinkled on food each day enough to satisfy most dietary requirements – adding a slightly saltier taste to a dish. Employees from the SCK·CEN research centre are working with local entrepreneurs to help make the system a success after beginning in one village. The Arthrospira bacteria – better known as spirulina – have been a staple part of ESA’s space research for many years because they is easy to grow and multiply rapidly. The bacteria turn carbon dioxide into oxygen and can be eaten as a delicious protein-rich supplement. They are also highly resistant to radiation found in outer space. Copyright SCK·CEN

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    Call for nominations: The Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia

    The award recognizes exemplary individuals in Southeast Asia who have contributed to the advancement of agricultural development in the region as exemplified by Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali, the first Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and a renowned development practitioner. It covers achievements along the full range of fields that contribute to agricultural development including plant and animal sciences, land and water management, environment and natural resource management, technology development, social organization, food security, poverty reduction, economics and business, and policy and governance, among others.

    The award is given biennially and comes with a cash prize of USD 10,000 and a plaque.

    Dateline for nominations: 31 May 2019

    Illustration Photo: Checking cassava plantations for signs of pests and diseases, near Khorat, eastern Thailand. (credits: Neil Palmer (CIAT) / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0))

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    International job offer: Agricultural Engineer specializing in Precision Farming

    Deko Industries is an international group in the agro-food industry. We promote and use open source technologies in our operations. We have operations in Cambodia, Singapore, Mali and Nigeria. For our projects in Africa, we are looking to hire an Agricultural Engineer specializing in Precision Farming.

    As an agricultural engineer specialized in precision farming, you will work with our multidisciplinary and multicultural team to implement precision farming in our multi-site commercial farms:
    - Commercial cassava plantation
    - Commercial castor oil plantation
    - Commercial sugar cane plantation
    - Commercial jojoba plantation
    - Cattle farm
    - Poultry farm

    The technologies to be implemented in our agricultural value chains (agricultural plantations, processing plants, logistics, etc ...) are:
    - Artificial Intelligence
    - Internet of Things
    - Big Data, analytics and predictive analytics
    - Exploitation of data from agricultural drones

    Your profile
    You have a proven track record of success of at least 3 years on similar jobs.
    In addition to your knowledge of precision farming, you are driven by the culture of results, you are strong and innovative. You are very rigorous, autonomous with a good sense of listening and relationship.

    Illustration Photo: Wheat grower Noah Williams (left) and Garrett Duyck, a soil conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, track data from soil sensors installed on a cover cropped wheat field and a fallowed wheat field. The data will help Williams develop a cover cropping plan that maximizes soil moisture. (credits: NRCS Oregon / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-ND 2.0))

    Deadline to apply: 31 Mai 2019

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