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  1. payuka

    payuka JF-Expert Member

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    business plan templates:

    free sample business plans
    Enterprise Ireland Business Plan Template - Download link to Word document. Recommended!
    Score Business Plan & Other Business Templates
    Write a Business Plan that Works

    business ideas:
    Matt Cutts - How to find start-up ideas
    Combinator - Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund
    Chris Dixon - Developing new startup ideas
    20 Small Budget Start-Ups
    23 ways for teens to make money (and maybe adults too!)
    11 Ways to Make Money while You Sleep | Profitable Business Ideas
    100+ Free Business Ideas
    list of 400 business ideas
    50 Side Businesses You Can Start On Your Own
    101 Ways to Make Money Online

    Sample business letters (Sample Business Letters on everything under the sun are here. You just adjust them to suit your needs.)
    Sample Business Letters

    Brainstorming:

    FreeMind is an open source "mind mapping" application. It's great to use to brainstorm on your own or with a team.

    Computing:
    CCleaner keeps my computer running. It cleans both the left overs from my hard drive and keeps my registery up to date. It is amazingly fast. It takes about 5 minutes to clean both the hard drive and the registry. CCleaner is light weight, open-source, free, and regularly updated.

    http://midatlanticinvestmentnetwork.com

    other useful links

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    INDIA MART
    SEEK AND SOURCE
    TRADE-BALL
    EASY2SOURCE
    e-INDIA-BUSINESS
    INDIABIZCLUB
    INFOBANC
     
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    King kingo JF-Expert Member

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    shukurani Mkuu this is very useful
     
  3. payuka

    payuka JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks! unaruhusiwa kuendeleza list ambayo baadae tutai-consolidate na kuiweka kwenye pdf format...ambayo itapatikana free kwa wadau wote!
     
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    payuka JF-Expert Member

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    tajirisana Senior Member

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    asante sana, ila wana JF tuitumie ipasavyo hizi link kwa manufaa ya kuzidi kujiongezea kipato
     
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    Paul S.S Verified User

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    Mkuu big up
    umemefanya jambo la mbolea sana
     
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    payuka JF-Expert Member

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    thanks, saidia kuendeleza list ili stakeholders wazidi kufaidika!
     
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    Misterdennis JF-Expert Member

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    You are good! Thanx
     
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    RealDeal JF-Expert Member

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    payuka JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks alot Real deal, JF has got talents...... I believe they are going to strike that deal!
     
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    Masikini_Jeuri JF-Expert Member

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    Bado naziwinda zinahusiana na kilimo na ufugaji kwa ujumla ama kwa aina tofauti tofauti, Asanteni nyote
     
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    payuka JF-Expert Member

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    • Agmachine.com: It is the largest specialized directory of agricultural machinery and farm equipment manufacturers on the internet with over 3,700 company listings in 63 countries worldwide, including over 2,300 direct links to company websites
    • AgriFor: AgriFor offers free access to a searchable catalogue of quality reviewed Internet resources in agriculture, food and forestry. New resources are added to the database on a weekly basis.
    • Africa South of the Sahara Database: Social Science Institutions and Periodicals; UNESCO provides information on the region's social science research and training institutes and periodicals
    • African Crops Net :A Website on Genetic Improvement of African Crops and Seed Systems
    • Animal Traction Network for Eastern and Southern Africa: This web site provides information on workshops publications; committee and contacts; national networks etc..
    • AgricultureB2B.com Web business directory, aranged by subject areas within the industry, or by “marketplace channels,” such as crops, farm equipment, properties, etc.
    • Agriculture: Country Profiles : browse the country specific information
    • Agriculture : Online Books an electronic collection of the most important agricultural texts published between the early 19th century and the mid-20th century
     
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    Masikini_Jeuri JF-Expert Member

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    Mbarikiwe wakuu!:biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1::A S thumbs_up::A S thumbs_up::A S thumbs_up:
     
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    JF is the best place i have ever been,kila unacho taka kipo hapa safi sana
     
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    Masikini_Jeuri JF-Expert Member

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    "If you want to work on the water, you have to get out of the boat!!!" I couldn't agree more Mr. SPEAKER!:biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1:
     
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    useful information
     
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    payuka JF-Expert Member

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    For those who wish to run agricultural related projects but they do no where they obtain affordable/ interest free funds;

    A G R I C U L T U R E

    >Agropolis Foundation (France) and CAPES (Brazil) -- Research Collaboration in
    >Agricultural Sciences
    >Agropolis and CAPES invite French/Brazilian research related to agricultural
    >crops and food systems. Themes include plant genetics, pests and diseases,
    >agri-environmental innovations, and others. Proposals that involve African
    >participation will be considered. Proposals should be submitted in English
    >before 17 September 2010.
    >http://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/uploads/calls_for_proposal/CAPES%20...


    >U.S. National Science Foundation and Gates Foundation -- BREAD
    >The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates
    >Foundation, invites proposals under BREAD (Basic Research to Enable Agricultural
    >Development). Proposals should address major constraints that limit the
    >productivity of crops important to smallholder farmers in developing countries.
    >International collaboration with the developing countries is encouraged, but the
    >principal investigator must hold an appointment in the USA. Letters of intent
    >are due 16 September 2010.
    >http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10589/nsf10589pdf


    >U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Agriculture
    >Brazil-Mozambique
    >USAID-Brasilia is launching a cooperation program between the U.S. and Brazil to
    >provide assistance to third countries, beginning with agriculture in
    >Mozambique. The focus is horticulture and school nutrition at selected sites in
    >Mozambique. The program will include capacity building in Brazil for the
    >implementation of food security programs internationally. Applications are
    >invited from NGOs, universities, research organizations, professional
    >organizations, and other nonprofit institutions. Funding Opportunity
    >RFA-512-10-000004. Closing date is 16 August 2010.
    >http://sites.google.com/site/terravivaorg/Home/funding-news/applicati...


    >InnoCentive -- Access and Affordability of Fertilizers in Africa
    >InnoCentive offers cash prizes for solutions to worldwide challenges, including
    >how to make NPK fertilizer more affordable for small-hold farmers in Sub-Saharan
    >Africa. The award is US$20 thousand, and the closing date is 26 September 2010.
    >https://gw.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9569798


    >Rothamsted International -- October 2010
    >Rothamsted International offers one-year grants for senior researchers in
    >developing countries to work with British researchers at Rothamsted in
    >agricultural sciences. Next deadline for applications is 22 October 2010.
    >Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme Appying & deadlines


    >Orskov Foundation -- Small Grants for Agriculture
    >Orskov makes grants of up to £2,500 to support agriculture in developing
    >countries. One category of grants supports university students in agricultural
    >studies related to poverty alleviation and environmental sustainabilty. The
    >second category of grants is for community-based agriculture on a revolving-fund
    >basis. Application deadline is 31 January of each year.
    >Application Guidelines | Orskov Foundation


    >Scholarship for plant breeders
    >The African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) in Durban, South Africa, is
    >inviting applications for its PhD scholarship in plant breeding. The programme
    >is reserved for students from Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia,
    >Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi and South Africa, whose research interests include
    >cereals, roots and tubers, and legumes. Applicants must have a master's in plant
    >breeding, plant genetics, plant pathology, crop science or horticultural
    >science, be below the age of 40 and be employed as an agricultural research
    >scientist in a national agricultural research institution or a non-governmental
    >organisation, or as a university lecturer.
    >http://wwwacci.org.za/Default.asp?nav=13&idno=90


    >The future of agriculture in the Nile Basin
    >Scientists have until 31 October 2010 to submit their abstracts for a conference
    >on agriculture in the Nile Basin, which will be held in Egypt next year.
    >CAAST-Net - The future of agriculture in the Nile Basin



    >B I O D I V E R S I T Y
    >French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) -- Global Change and
    >Biodiversity
    >FRB invites proposals to model scenarios of global change, biodiversity,
    >ecosystem services, and public policy. Provided that some French territories
    >are included, proposals may cover large regional and continental scales.
    >Projects that focus on developing and emerging countries are particularly
    >encouraged. Proposals (full projects, pre-projects, and expressions of
    >interest) are due 13 October 2010.
    >http://www.fondationbiodiversite.fr/images/stories/Call_ModelingScena...



    >Bioversity International -- Agricultural Genetic Resources 2011
    >Bioversity International announces the Vavilov-Frankel fellowships for 2011. Up
    >to two grants of US$20 thousand each will support young researchers in themes
    >of conserving and using genetic resources in agriculture. Proposals are invited
    >from researchers in low and middle-income countries who are under age 35.
    >Closing date is 07 November 2010.
    >http://www.bioversityinternational.org/training/research_fellowships/...


    >World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) -- Prince Bernhard Study Grants 2011
    >WWF announces the 2011 Prince Bernhard Scholarships to fund mid-career training
    >of individuals working in conservation or disciplines directly relevant to
    >conservation. Eligibility extends to nationals from Africa (including
    >Madagascar); Asia and Pacific; Latin America and Caribbean; Eastern Europe; and
    >the Middle East. WWF gives preference to applicants seeking support for studies
    >in their own country or region. Maximum grant amount is CHF 10 thousand.
    >Applications (English, French, Spanish) are due be 11 January 2011.
    >http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/volunteer/prince_bernhard_schol...


    >Global Biodiversity Information Network (GBIF) -- Young Researchers Award 2010
    >The GBIF invites university graduate students to apply for its Young Researcher
    >awards in biodiversity informatics. GBIF comprises 54 countries and 44
    >international organizations. Two awards of €4 thousand each are available in
    >2010, the first year of the awards. Application deadline is 15 September 2010.
    >http://www2.gbif.org/YRA_call.pdf


    >Fellowships for researchers who want to protect the environment
    >Germany's state-run Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has announced the start of
    >its 2010 international climate protection fellowships. The programme, which
    >targets future leaders from developing countries, allows applicants to conduct a
    >research-related project of their own choice during a one-year stay in Germany.
    >Applicants must have completed their first university degree (a bachelor's
    >degree or its equivalent) less than 12 years ago. They must also hold further
    >academic or professional qualifications (such as a master's degree, PhD, LLM or
    >MBA) or have extensive professional experience in a leadership role.
    >Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation - International Climate Protection Fellowship


    >First Peoples Worldwide -- Keepers of the Earth Fund
    >First Peoples offers grants for the support of indigenous organizations
    >worldwide. Grants frequently include aspects of protecting and managing natural
    >resources and environment (including climate change). Grants through the Keepers
    >of the Earth Fund range from US$250 to US$20 thousand. Application information
    >is in English, French, and Spanish. Annual application deadline is 30
    >September.
    >First Peoples Worldwide - Apply for a Grant


    >International Elephant Foundation -- Call for Proposals 2011
    >The International Elephant Foundation makes grants for elephant conservation and
    >research. IEF's support in 2011 includes protection of wild elephants and their
    >habitats, scientific research, education efforts, and improvements in captive
    >elephant care. The Foundation prefers requests of $10 thousand or less, but
    >will consider larger amounts. Eligibility extends to students, scientists, and
    >institutions internationally. Closing date is 13 August 2010.
    >Conservation Project Grant Application « International Elephant Foundation


    >Whitley Fund for Nature -- 2011 Awards are Open
    >The Whitley Fund makes grants for grass-roots conservation projects in
    >developing countries. The grants are to nationals in eligible countries who
    >lead pragmatic
     
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    payuka JF-Expert Member

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    For those who wish to run agricultural related projects but they do no where they obtain affordable/ interest free funds;

    A G R I C U L T U R E

    >Agropolis Foundation (France) and CAPES (Brazil) -- Research Collaboration in
    >Agricultural Sciences
    >Agropolis and CAPES invite French/Brazilian research related to agricultural
    >crops and food systems. Themes include plant genetics, pests and diseases,
    >agri-environmental innovations, and others. Proposals that involve African
    >participation will be considered. Proposals should be submitted in English
    >before 17 September 2010.
    >http://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/uploads/calls_for_proposal/CAPES%20...


    >U.S. National Science Foundation and Gates Foundation -- BREAD
    >The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates
    >Foundation, invites proposals under BREAD (Basic Research to Enable Agricultural
    >Development). Proposals should address major constraints that limit the
    >productivity of crops important to smallholder farmers in developing countries.
    >International collaboration with the developing countries is encouraged, but the
    >principal investigator must hold an appointment in the USA. Letters of intent
    >are due 16 September 2010.
    >http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10589/nsf10589pdf


    >U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Agriculture
    >Brazil-Mozambique
    >USAID-Brasilia is launching a cooperation program between the U.S. and Brazil to
    >provide assistance to third countries, beginning with agriculture in
    >Mozambique. The focus is horticulture and school nutrition at selected sites in
    >Mozambique. The program will include capacity building in Brazil for the
    >implementation of food security programs internationally. Applications are
    >invited from NGOs, universities, research organizations, professional
    >organizations, and other nonprofit institutions. Funding Opportunity
    >RFA-512-10-000004. Closing date is 16 August 2010.
    >http://sites.google.com/site/terravivaorg/Home/funding-news/applicati...


    >InnoCentive -- Access and Affordability of Fertilizers in Africa
    >InnoCentive offers cash prizes for solutions to worldwide challenges, including
    >how to make NPK fertilizer more affordable for small-hold farmers in Sub-Saharan
    >Africa. The award is US$20 thousand, and the closing date is 26 September 2010.
    >https://gw.innocentive.com/ar/challenge/9569798


    >Rothamsted International -- October 2010
    >Rothamsted International offers one-year grants for senior researchers in
    >developing countries to work with British researchers at Rothamsted in
    >agricultural sciences. Next deadline for applications is 22 October 2010.
    >Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme Appying & deadlines


    >Orskov Foundation -- Small Grants for Agriculture
    >Orskov makes grants of up to £2,500 to support agriculture in developing
    >countries. One category of grants supports university students in agricultural
    >studies related to poverty alleviation and environmental sustainabilty. The
    >second category of grants is for community-based agriculture on a revolving-fund
    >basis. Application deadline is 31 January of each year.
    >Application Guidelines | Orskov Foundation


    >Scholarship for plant breeders
    >The African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) in Durban, South Africa, is
    >inviting applications for its PhD scholarship in plant breeding. The programme
    >is reserved for students from Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia,
    >Mozambique, Namibia, Malawi and South Africa, whose research interests include
    >cereals, roots and tubers, and legumes. Applicants must have a master's in plant
    >breeding, plant genetics, plant pathology, crop science or horticultural
    >science, be below the age of 40 and be employed as an agricultural research
    >scientist in a national agricultural research institution or a non-governmental
    >organisation, or as a university lecturer.
    >http://wwwacci.org.za/Default.asp?nav=13&idno=90


    >The future of agriculture in the Nile Basin
    >Scientists have until 31 October 2010 to submit their abstracts for a conference
    >on agriculture in the Nile Basin, which will be held in Egypt next year.
    >CAAST-Net - The future of agriculture in the Nile Basin



    >B I O D I V E R S I T Y
    >French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) -- Global Change and
    >Biodiversity
    >FRB invites proposals to model scenarios of global change, biodiversity,
    >ecosystem services, and public policy. Provided that some French territories
    >are included, proposals may cover large regional and continental scales.
    >Projects that focus on developing and emerging countries are particularly
    >encouraged. Proposals (full projects, pre-projects, and expressions of
    >interest) are due 13 October 2010.
    >http://www.fondationbiodiversite.fr/images/stories/Call_ModelingScena...



    >Bioversity International -- Agricultural Genetic Resources 2011
    >Bioversity International announces the Vavilov-Frankel fellowships for 2011. Up
    >to two grants of US$20 thousand each will support young researchers in themes
    >of conserving and using genetic resources in agriculture. Proposals are invited
    >from researchers in low and middle-income countries who are under age 35.
    >Closing date is 07 November 2010.
    >http://www.bioversityinternational.org/training/research_fellowships/...


    >World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) -- Prince Bernhard Study Grants 2011
    >WWF announces the 2011 Prince Bernhard Scholarships to fund mid-career training
    >of individuals working in conservation or disciplines directly relevant to
    >conservation. Eligibility extends to nationals from Africa (including
    >Madagascar); Asia and Pacific; Latin America and Caribbean; Eastern Europe; and
    >the Middle East. WWF gives preference to applicants seeking support for studies
    >in their own country or region. Maximum grant amount is CHF 10 thousand.
    >Applications (English, French, Spanish) are due be 11 January 2011.
    >http://wwf.panda.org/how_you_can_help/volunteer/prince_bernhard_schol...


    >Global Biodiversity Information Network (GBIF) -- Young Researchers Award 2010
    >The GBIF invites university graduate students to apply for its Young Researcher
    >awards in biodiversity informatics. GBIF comprises 54 countries and 44
    >international organizations. Two awards of €4 thousand each are available in
    >2010, the first year of the awards. Application deadline is 15 September 2010.
    >http://www2.gbif.org/YRA_call.pdf


    >Fellowships for researchers who want to protect the environment
    >Germany's state-run Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has announced the start of
    >its 2010 international climate protection fellowships. The programme, which
    >targets future leaders from developing countries, allows applicants to conduct a
    >research-related project of their own choice during a one-year stay in Germany.
    >Applicants must have completed their first university degree (a bachelor's
    >degree or its equivalent) less than 12 years ago. They must also hold further
    >academic or professional qualifications (such as a master's degree, PhD, LLM or
    >MBA) or have extensive professional experience in a leadership role.
    >Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation - International Climate Protection Fellowship


    >First Peoples Worldwide -- Keepers of the Earth Fund
    >First Peoples offers grants for the support of indigenous organizations
    >worldwide. Grants frequently include aspects of protecting and managing natural
    >resources and environment (including climate change). Grants through the Keepers
    >of the Earth Fund range from US$250 to US$20 thousand. Application information
    >is in English, French, and Spanish. Annual application deadline is 30
    >September.
    >First Peoples Worldwide - Apply for a Grant


    >International Elephant Foundation -- Call for Proposals 2011
    >The International Elephant Foundation makes grants for elephant conservation and
    >research. IEF's support in 2011 includes protection of wild elephants and their
    >habitats, scientific research, education efforts, and improvements in captive
    >elephant care. The Foundation prefers requests of $10 thousand or less, but
    >will consider larger amounts. Eligibility extends to students, scientists, and
    >institutions internationally. Closing date is 13 August 2010.
    >Conservation Project Grant Application « International Elephant Foundation


    >Whitley Fund for Nature -- 2011 Awards are Open
    >The Whitley Fund makes grants for grass-roots conservation projects in
    >developing countries. The grants are to nationals in eligible countries who
    >lead pragmatic
     

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