Upcoming learning events and Business Linkage Forums

Comming soon OpportunitiesTGFA is pleased to announce its forthcoming organized events which will be facilitated in collaboration with other stakeholders with in an Outside Tanzania. All these events are the continuation of the previous efforts to promote entrepreneurship in Agriculture and agriculture related value chains. Starting November 2014 to February 2015 there will be;

  1.  Youth Forum Youth in Agriculture Forum and Business Linkage

Target all stakeholders  are youth led enterprises and Organizations along the agriculture and agriculture related value chains.

Include agro entrepreneurs, youth activists, public agencies and authorities, development partners, processors, transporters, researchers, consumer organizations and key decision makers.

  • Advocate in action for youth decent jobs along the chains
  • Promote graduate agro entrepreneurship
  • Embarrassing youth in agriculture chains by recognizing and share achievements
  • Young farmers and agro entrepreneurs cocktails

This event will be followed by Youth in agriculture consultation workshop which will be geared towards collaboration and partnerships in Organizing, implementing and coordination of youth in Agriculture initiatives in Tanzania. November 2014

2. social mediaWeb 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunity

i.) Targeting public relation, communication and community practitioners

ii.) Researchers and marketing managers to improve their efficiency, effectiveness and reach of their work.

Major aim is to empower development professionals to recognize the potential of social media to make innovative use of tools to contribute to the enhancement of the institutional image of their organizations.

WHEN: December 2014, Only shortlisted applicants will be invited.

  1. learningTraining on Modern Agriculture techniques

To be Followed by “Young agro entrepreneurs cocktail Cock tail”

  • Learn by practicing with professional doers in drip irrigation, Green house farming,Mushroom production, Aquaponic, fish farming, Poultry

Other events include; Side events on meet the buyer, financer, meet the investor

Technical advice

  • Urban farming techniques, feeder making, poultry and mushroom farming, sillage making, food waste recycling,
  • Financial literacy Entrepreneurial management of organizations, Agri Business Advice,
  1. Advertise with us 2  Launching of Online Agri Business platform (Agro entrepreneurs stop shop).

Targets all agro entrepreneurs ‘services and Products for networking, business linkage and free advertisement and Online agribusiness deals.

5. public training talkSeminar/ Public talk

“Be inspired before you expire” to be held in Morogoro, Learning Institutions ie University, colleges and on public events.

Be inspired and motivate yourself to take charge of your life and make most of the resources you have.

This is the public social events to all who are interested to improve their life skills, meet new people, motivators and mentors as well as Entrepreneurs.

  1. Graduate Farmer/ Agro entrepreneur filming

This documentary is the second edition of documenting successful and model best practices in Agriculture value chains in Tanzania. It Targets the successful youth who have made and they are continue to embrace in agriculture value chains including, production, value addition, agri food innovation and research, Business advisory, livestock keeping, Promotion and advertisement, E-extension, trading and Transport, processing etc.

The further planning (with well arranged agreements) the documentary will be publically shared and copies will be used for training purpose while the ones shared in social media the best role model will be awarded as per vote.

More information soon For Further information and Early booking +255 763 846 255/

+255 718 664 645/ 0715 024 645 email: learning.tgfa@gmail.com cc: tgfaoffice@gmail.com

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About Graduate Farmers

TGFA is a civil society organization whose membership base constitute highly learned, capable, experienced and aspirants of becoming commercial farmers in Tanzania. Membership also comprises agricultural consultants (researchers) and retired people from the civil service sectors who deal with agriculture and agriculture marketing in general. The major aim of TGFA is to develop, promote, and influence structured business and initiatives that encourages and motivate youth especially graduates to tap in profitable agriculture value chains in both rural and urban areas in Tanzania with defined rules and regulations. TGFA also aimed at bringing dialogues for advocating improvement of the policy and enabling business environment in the country economy, strengthen information dissemination, technology and innovation, agribusiness development skills, business linkages and reduce constraints along the sector value chain. The word ‘graduate’, as it appears on the title, does not strictly mean that one has to have university degree, rather a catch word that connotes a paradigm shift in thinking, especially in the developing countries, that farming is largely for the unprivileged, most less educated and poor people in rural areas towards a new thinking that farming can only be meaningful and actual backbone of the economy if and only if the highly learned, capable (in terms of finances and other resources) and inspired individuals in urban areas embark into it even as part-timers.
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