Anatole Majyambere

Business Linkage Advisor

Kigali, Rwanda

About Me

Anatole Holds a Master’s degree in Management of Development, specializing in Rural Development and Food Security; has a degree in food science and technology and other trainings in Business Development and Entrepreneurship. Has over five years of working experience in academics, business development and entrepreneurship, as well as international NGOs.

With two years of working for Agri-ProFocus Rwanda, as a Business Development and Network Assistant Coordinator working with farmers from all corners of Rwanda and stakeholders in agriculture, he understands what the specific needs of farmers are that would help them in changing their agriculture from subsistence to agribusiness.

He has strong experience in business development and entrepreneurship obtained throughout five years working as a trainer of entrepreneurship for the Rwanda Business Development Center, a center of Regent University. He has trained 100 young entrepreneurs in the five provinces of Rwanda and has contributed to the training of over 250 entrepreneurs by BDC Rwanda.

As an owner of an IT company, he process a good understanding of both the business and IT environment.

Skills and Expertise


Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 May 2017 at 12:16

Vacancy Announcement: Policy Officer Private Sector Development (40 hours per week)

Deadline: 30 May 2017

The Netherlands embassy in Kigali is implementing a substantial Aid and Trade program in Rwanda.

Trade and Investment, which includes Private Sector Development, has become over the past years an important policy theme within the embassy’s programming, which will be developed further in the next years. The policy officer Private Sector Development will be part of a multi-disciplinary embassy team, which consists of more than 30 staff of which 11 expatriates.

The embassy is looking for a dynamic person with extensive knowledge of, and experience in the private sector in Rwanda, as well as working experience in an international environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

· To identify, develop and follow-up business leads for Dutch companies in particular related to the energy, infrastructure and transport, water supply and agri-food sectors;

· To act as th

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 February 2017 at 04:48

Consultancy services for the Agri BDS Network on the legal set ups for a paid service provider function and developing administrative and financial procedures

Deadline: 22th February 2017 midnight (Kigali time)

The requested services are aimed at assisting the recently formed agri BDS network to have a legal set up in terms of services provision functions and profits sharing scheme with its members. The assignment should also assist the network to acquire adapted managerial and administrative instruments which shall guide it to operate in a transparent manner, attract new membership and retain the existing ones with an insured loyalty. Advisory and guidance should cover practices related to Organizational Structure, services provision, relations with Partners, operational roles and responsibilities for its members and board committees, recruitment procedures, Purchasing management, capital management and much more. This advice should be legally, practical and be carried by the develop

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Posted By in Dairy Learning Lab Rwanda
Posted 13 January 2017 at 08:56

Rwamagana Dairy Learning report available!

For the second time, on 23-24 November 2016,  AgriProFocus Rwanda and partners organized a dairy learning lab in Rwamagana District

We are grateful to PUM, Agriterra, Send a Cow Rwanda, Dukundamatungo Cooperative and to all participants. The report can be found here 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 9 December 2016 at 01:09

Testing the new "Tagging feature"

Hello Anne Marie Kortleve @Didier, Lisette van Benthum, hello all agriprofocus online platform users, this is a great new feature on AgriProFocus Platform. Keep it up

Lisette van Benthum Working perfectly !

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Dairy Learning Lab-Rwamagana District

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  23 November 2016 - 08:00 to 24 November 2016 - 17:00
  Rwamagana Disrict

AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Agriterra, Send a cow Rwanda and PUM  are organizing a dairy learning lab in Rwamagana Distric dedicated to animal feeding and feeds.  This time, the learning lab will focus on:  

. Feed, 

. Feeding and harvesting of roughage

Participants can also bring in other topics as a result of the learning lab

About the Learning Lab

The dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in support of farmer entrepreneurs. The learning lab will comprise of:

1. Farm visit in the morning

2. Training session in the afternoon

3. Dairy Business cocktail

Why should you participate?

· Update your topical knowledge on dairy

· Improve your training materials and skills

· Grow your professional network in the Dairy sector.

Who should participate? 

Participants have been selected by organizers but few seats are still available for independent participants who  are wi

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 20 September 2016 at 02:49

Consultancy opportunity - Analysis of ICT Solutions for Smallholder Farming  

Smallholder platform at IFC/MAS is looking for consultant(s) to conduct the analysis of ICT solutions available on the market that would address the following core challenges for integrating smallholder farmers in value chain:

  • Supply chain data and traceability;

  • Extension, field staff training and management;

  • Supplier aggregation and benchmarking;

  • GIS and precision farming.

Ideally, we are looking for one person for the entire assignment however GIS part can be performed separately. We are primarily looking for candidates with the experience in working with smallholder farmers as well as ICT4D knowledge.

Whoever interested, please, send your CV to before Oct 3rd, 9 am.

Detailed TOR will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 September 2016 at 07:43

Horticulture sector development for emerging markets                                                 

Strengthening value chains for progress                                                                                                                         

  • Course dates and introduction 
  • Application procedure
  • Fellowship information 

Course dates and introduction

“Current developments in emerging economies offer new opportunities for the horticulture sector. To seize these opportunities, a transition to a more professional sector is required. Enhanced va

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 September 2016 at 06:39


Precision agriculture is an approach of directing small regions within fields instead of directing whole fields as one unit. Numerous farmers have recorded the significance of utilizing site-specific data to manage nutrients, pests, water, seeding rates, and other resources in a more efficient manner.

Precision farming is related to sophisticated technologies in satellites and computers, which most farmers have neither the financial or physical resources to employ. However, precision farming can still be implemented to improve various crop management decisions even without costly technologies. A number is provided in this article. Precision farming can improve farming practice that can be directed across different regions or over time. Here are some management examples that may benefit from precision farming:
Quality and Fertility of Soil. Levels of yield within a field may be correlated with levels of soil nutrients. Choices regarding

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Agri-BDS Strategy validation workshop

Event posted by in Agri BDS Network Association - Rwanda
  08 September 2016, 09:00-15:00

It comes as a great pleasure to present the Agri BDS Network three year’s strategic plan.  This coming Thursday 8 September, 

The network was launched in 2016 in a collaborative effort between of Spark with AgriProFocus. From the on-set the organization’s development followed a systematic approach leading to legal recognition. The network started with 30 members who had the common and innovative vision of enhancing quality, standards, value, accessibility and profitability of the Agri Business and development services in Rwanda.

The establishment of this network is timely as the country seeks to use business driven approaches to meet current demand in country and to increase exports. In time the Agri BDS Network can help to fill gaps and support existing services in areas such as finance, inclusive markets, value chain costs structures and market distortions.

In July 2016 members of the network and partner organizations came together for a one day strategic planning w

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Network Event:  Power of People Connections for Business Ou

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  01 September 2016, 17:30-18:30

Junior Chamber International is cohosting a networking event with kLab this Thursday evening at 5h30. The networking event will be hosted at kLab and will host a speaker from Botswana who will present on the theme: Power of People Connections for Business Outlook.

Gareghaba will speak about Power of People Connections for better Business Outlook covering the essence of networking and how it impacts your business perspectives and outlook. He is passionate about empowering young Africans to be leaders of change in their communities.

After Gareghaba's talk/presentation, there is an open cocktail networking session.

This event is being brought to you by JCI Rwanda in collaboration with kLab.

VenuekLab Telecom House 6th Floor
DateSeptember 01st, 2016
Time5:30 p.m. (60 minutes)

Dear AgriProFocus members, you definitely do not have to miss this out. 

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 18 July 2016 at 09:32

Seed Cooperative Alliance “SCA”

Communication in Cooperatives: Strengthening communication channels & networks in SCA Cooperatives

Scope of Work

Date: June 22, 2016

Subject: SCA - Land O’Lakes is seeking experienced individual consultant to design and facilitate workshops aimed at promoting discussion on communication and trust among members of its supported maize growers cooperatives

Assignment Title: Communication in Cooperatives: Strengthening communication channels & networks in SCA Cooperatives

Assignment Dates: August 2016

Level of effort: TBD: 8-12 days

Assignment location: Rwanda

Assignment Manager: Willy Nyirigira

Scope of Work

I. Project Overview

Land O’Lakes is currently in the third year of implementing a USAID funded program called the Seed Cooperative Alliance. The proje

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Aimable UWIHANGANYE well let's try

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Fortunatus MLYANDENA hi all

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Anatole Majyambere Hi Fortunatus

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 11 May 2016 at 12:09

Call for consultancy to Support IAKIB& NDFU in development of internal policies & Procedures and related capacity building

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CDP project is implemented by Land O'Lakes International Development and is designed to increase access to self-reliant cooperative enterprises that meet the needs of their members and contribute to improved quality of life for members.

The CDP project is testing the development hypothesis that dairy cooperatives which achieve and leverage economies of scale through horizontal and/or vertical integration increase their commercial viability and competitiveness, and provide greater socio-economic returns to farmer- members.

Among the activities in support of the cooperatives, is the implementation of innovative solutions that will spur higher levels of profitability that will stabilize or increase farmer prices and/or reduce cost of production at the farmer level thus increasing farmer income and

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 29 April 2016 at 01:54

AgriProFocus Rwanda network day.

On Thursday 21, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized a network day which took place at Umubano Hotel from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The objective of the day was to share with members, achievements of 2015 and the plans for 2016 as well as introducing the new AgriProFocus coordinator.

In total the meeting was attended by 95 participants from private companies, farmer organizations, NGOs, and knowledge institutions. After presentations on the 2015 achievements and plans for 2016, participants joined working groups in which they discussed on AgriProFocus strategy. This was also an opportunity to share with members different funding opportunities such as YEP, FAR and Amply.

AgriProFocus was pleased by the turn up of participants and we are confident that together, 2016 will be another year of success.

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 19 April 2016 at 07:46

Terms of References for Consultancy services to develop Agri-BDS network’ strategy and annual operational plan

1. Background

About AgriProFocus

AgriProFocus is a network that promotes agriculture as a business. Since its establishment in 2005 by Dutch NGOs, finance agencies and knowledge institutes, it has grown in leaps and bounds. It now has national networks in Indonesia and in 12 African countries including Benin, Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

AgriProFocus Rwanda capitalises on existing member activities as well as innovative network ideas to support farmers and their organisations. The main domains of intervention of AgriProFocus include Networking services that provide easy access to agri-business contacts and resources; Business brokering to connect agri-businesses on a local, regional and international scale; facilitated innovation communities that create new solutions for existing problems toge

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 19 April 2016 at 06:37


Terms of Reference (ToR)


Consultancy Services for Alignment of AGRI-BDS Curriculum To WDA Standards for Accreditation In the framework of Cooperative Support Programme (CSP), Rwanda Implemented by Spark in partnership with RICEM

1. RICEM and SPARK partnership

Rwanda Institute of Cooperatives, Entrepreneurship and Microfinance (RICEM) is a private public partnership institution currently supervised by Ministry of Trade Commerce and Industry with its headquarters at former Centre Iwacu Kabusunzu, in Nyakabanda, Nyarugenge District in Kigali city. This institute is established to provide capacity building to cooperatives, SMEs and Microfinances/SACCOs.

The vision of RICEM is to become a vocation training center of excellence for cooperatives, entrepreneurship and microfinance institutions which will be attained by ensuring that it becomes a national reference point of innov

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Posted By in Agri BDS Network - Rwanda
Posted 6 April 2016 at 06:45

The Rwanda Agri BDS Network Association kicks off

The first of its kind of a professional body for Agri business services providers kicked off this Friday, the 1st April 2016 in Kigali in Rwanda during the 1st General Assembly which gathered 46 pioneers assembled to establish the legal framework of the network, electing legal Representatives and signing by laws in the presence of the Government Notary. This professional body was founded with an innovative aim of enhancing quality, accessibility and profitability of the Agri BDS.

The General Assembly approved Network’s By-Laws, declared officially the Establishment of the Network and voted publically Network organs as provided by By-Laws. Seven (7) members of the Board of Directors were elected together with Two (2) Account auditors and Three (3) members of the Conflict Resolution Committee.

Under the Cooperative Support Program (CSP), this initiative was backed up jointly by SPARK and by Agriprofocus Rwanda which engaged an ag

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Anatole Majyambere Congratulations to the newly established Agri-BDS network and to the elected committee

1 year 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 30 March 2016 at 11:37

Job opportunity: Value Chain Development Advisor

Job title

Value Chain Development (VCD) Advisor


Any of the 4 countries: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Rwanda

Specification of the job

The ICCO MasterCard Foundation STARS program aims to address barriers to increase food security and income (access to financial services , insufficient farming inputs, integration into markets,) through a two-pronged approach: Development and implementation of financial products for agriculture with MFIs; and Value Chain Development and linking with financial services. The five-year program aims to increase income and food security for at least 210,000 low-income, smallholder farmers (50% women) and their families. The program is implemented in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia and Rwanda. It is foreseen to have a VCD advisor in each of the project offices.



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Aimable UWIHANGANYE hello Anatole? where to submit the application for this vacancy for Rwanda. No details about applying ways

1 year 2 months ago

Anatole Majyambere Corrected now

1 year 2 months ago

Aimable UWIHANGANYE good

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Dairy Learning Lab Rwanda

Event posted by in Dairy Worldwide
  10 March 2016 - 08:00 to 11 March 2016 - 17:00
  Nyagatare District

For the first time in Rwanda, AgriProFocus Rwanda in partnership with Land O'Lakes and the Rwanda National Dairy Platform are pleased to organize a Dairy Learning Lab

A dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in support of farmer entrepreneurs.

The first Dairy Lab in Rwanda will take place in Nyagatare district from 10 to 11th March. The event will be made of visits to different farmers discussions in mornings, training and discussions in the afternoon. Participants this event are selected model farmers and other professional in the dairy sector that have been identified in partnership with Land O'Lakes.

For more information contact Anatole MAJYAMBERE ( or Agnes UWERA (

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 25 February 2016 at 04:18

Available now: AgriProFocus Rwanda Annual Plan for 2016!

Dear AgriProFocus Rwanda members, 

I have the pleasure to share with you our Annual Plan for 2016. We highly appreciate the input from our members. We will make sure that 2016 is a year full of opportunities for you when it comes to farmer entrepreneurship!

What you can expect from us:

· A more vibrant network of professionals in Agriculture

· For 2016, we expect to see more involvement of members in AgriProFocus’ s activities through the contribution of a strong steering comittee

· More networking events in Kigali City, the Eastern, Southern and Western Provinces of the country

. AgriProFocus will always be your neutral network for exchanges on agriculture and farmer entrepreneurship related issues. 

As is good common practice within AgriProFocus Rwanda, the agenda leaves room for engagement of interested stakeholders. You are invited to contact us to see how and where to lin

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 11 January 2016 at 08:03

Improving milk yields by up to 30%   using   hydroponic fodder

  Isn't this interesting? 

A new start up has been producing barley nutrient supplement targeting at smallholder dairy farmers in Kenya and this seems to be promising!  In Rwanda, animal feeds is one of the main challenges to farmers and this could be a good opportunity to both farmers and entrepreneurs. For more details read the article here.

Wim Goris thanks for sharing this. however, there are mixed comments on the cost benefit of hydroponics. Let me ask an expert to give his view

1 year 5 months ago

Gidi Smolders With hydroponic fodder, grain with 95% dry matter is turned into fodder with 10% dry matter or even less, losing 25% of the nutritional value. The hydroponic fodder is OK but far too expensive as feed for farm animals. Better buy the high quality grain and feed it as such of crushed. See independent research articles and calculations.

1 year 5 months ago

Wim Goris Anatole, check out articles shared by Gidi at

1 year 5 months ago