AgriProFocus Rwanda

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots representing entrepreneurial farmers, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agrifood sector.

We are active in 13 countries in Africa and South East Asia, and link 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. We are the go-to network for innovative entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.

We offer:


+ Change makers showcase portfolio
+ Network maps on specific trends, issues, topics identified by members or donors
+ Business 2 Network matchmaking events and activities
+ Online platform with member profiles and resource databases
+ Member coalitions and member partnerships around identified opportunities


+ Agribusiness Development Monitor
+ Newsletters
+ Innovation Labs
+ System mapping and gap analysis
+ Masterclasses on multi-stakeholder cooperation & system thinking


+ Bottleneck identification and joint analysis of what works and doesn’t work
+ Change Labs on key challenges, with reflection workshops, and scenario planning
+ Putting identified bottlenecks and opportunities on relevant (inter)national agenda’s
+ Policy Briefs
+ Annual Leadership Summit
+ Joint Campaigns

A dedicated team (see Who to Contact) supports the network and is ready to connect you to 25,000 entrepreneurial people from the agribusiness sector worldwide.We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.

If you have any questions, please contact us through: or read our FAQ

AgriProFocus Rwanda
KG 5 Av - Kacyiru
(Next to Intersec Security Offices)
P.O. Box 5261 Kigali

The 2016 factsheet can be found here.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 day 20 hours ago

IFC and agribusiness in a changing environment

IFC event on GAFSP and climate smart agriculture, The Hague, Netherlands – 28 October 2016

Organized by IUCN NL and RVO, in partnership with IFC.

RVO and IUCN NL organized together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on 28 October a one-day event in The Hague in the framework of the World Bank Group-Netherlands strategic partnership ‘Food for All’. The event convened more than 80 professionals in the private sector, knowledge institutions, NGOs and policy makers engaged in agribusiness in developing countries.

IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, invests heavily in agribusiness in developing countries and emerging markets, and therefore has a great interest in exchanging experiences on investment opportunities, climate smart technologies and challenges in value chain operations. The main objective of the event was that both private sector and IFC bring current and upcoming activities and challe

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Janine Schoeman Hey Nicole Metz, thanks for sharing! It's best to post this as an event so it shows up in the calender. You can do this by selecting the tab 'event' when posting a message. Let me know if you need any assistance with this! 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 day 23 hours ago

Photo of the week in TMEA weekly scope

The photo shows: Women working at Africado, a TMEA Challenge Fund recipient based in Arusha, Tanzania, packing avocados for export.

TMEA = Trade Mark East Africa, a key initiative fostering regional trade in the Eastern African region. The weekly scope is available online through this link.

You may try to subscribe yourself if you have an interest to read more about regional trade.

Women working at Africado, a TMEA Challenge Fund recipient based in Arusha, Tanzania, packing avocados for export.


Young Africa Works

Event posted by in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
  16 February 2017 to 17 February 2017 - All Day Event
  Kigali, Rwanda

On February 16 and 17, 2017, The MasterCard Foundation is hosting its second annual Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. This invite-only event will bring together a community of 300 thought leaders from NGOs, government, funders and the private sector committed to developing sustainable youth employment strategies in Africa. It will also directly involve young people to help understand and explore their journeys, including the challenges they face, in securing meaningful economic opportunities.

Building on the dynamic conversations of the inaugural Summit in 2015, we believe that there is more to explore around youth, employment and agriculture. In 2017, we would like to shift the discussion from how to engage youth in agriculture, to youth as drivers of agricultural transformation. This transformation holds tremendous promise for catalyzing prosperity and creating sustainable livelihoods for young people in Africa. The Summit will also explore three sub-themes that contribute

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 4 days 5 hours ago

Kindly be informed that we are one of the leading manufacturer company of poultry feeding, watering, heating, ventilation, cooling, lighting, feed silos, feed transport systems, producing breeding systems and computerized control systems.

And also we are Munters’s dealer in the Aegean Region. We have been selling Munters fans and pad.

We would be glad if you give a chance to make a collabration with your company.

Enclosed you can see draft of our catalog below:

If you are interested in our product group we would be glad to work with you.

We are waiting for your kind reply.

Thank You

Best Regards!

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 4 days 19 hours ago

SEEP webinar: Beyond Production: Innovation and Opportunity for Women's Economic Empowerment in Agricultural Market Systems

Women living in poverty occupy a large and growing role in agricultural production in developing countries, leading many development practitioners to focus interventions targeting women on production-related activities where scale can more easily be achieved. However, with the spread of the market systems development approach, practitioners are identifying innovative ways to address market constraints and catalyze women’s economic empowerment through new entry points. Examples include interventions that promote roles for women as traders and intermediaries, as key providers of extension or veterinary services, or in marketing and retail sales.

This webinar follows the recent publication of a BRIEF supported by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) project, which seeks to enhance USAID programs, projects, and activities focused on creating inclusive marke

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Janine Schoeman Hi Angelica Senders, thanks for sharing this webinar. It's best to post it as an event, you can do this by clicking the tab 'event' when posting a message. This way it shows up in the calendars as well. Thanks

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Posted By in Dairy Learning Lab Rwanda
Posted 5 days 3 hours ago

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 Netherlands
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Vacancies Prolinnova: 2 Sub-Regional Coordinators (SRCs) in Africa. (before 15 January)

Find all information through this link:

Please note that deadline is very tight (15 January) (apologies for that, I only discovered this today)

Short introduction:

Since 1 August 2016, the PROLINNOVA network is implementing “Promoting local innovation for Food

and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS), a three-year project in five countries in Africa: Burkina Faso,

Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. The project aims to strengthen the innovation capacity of rural

communities, particularly of women, and to increase the level of local resilience to change, as well as to

contribute to building functional multi-country PROLINNOVA platforms in two sub-regions in Africa: i)

West & Central Africa and ii) Eastern & Southern Africa. This may eventually lead to creation of a

PROLINNOVA platform in sub-Saharan Africa with th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 6 days 23 hours ago

Burundi : Un cultivateur invente la conservation des tomates

À l’Est du Burundi, les tomates sont en abondance pendant la période d’août et septembre. Cependant, les producteurs et les productrices ont du mal à conserver leurs tomates pour les vendre plus tard. Une grande quantité de tomates pourrissent.  

Après de nombreux essaie ,M Vital NDUWIMANA producteur de Tomates a découvert une méthode de conservation de la Tomate écologique et qui ne coûte rien. Découvrir son histoire ici

ELYSE MUHORAKEYE Merci Freddy de partager cette technique avec d'autres producteurs c'est cela l'avantage du réseau. J'ai partagé la video de cette technique sur notre page facebook


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Guigonou Freddy PADONOU Merci. Puis-je partagé la vidéo sur notre site internet (

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ELYSE MUHORAKEYE Bien sûr Freddy, tu peux la partager

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Guigonou Freddy PADONOU Merci

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Guigonou Freddy PADONOU Bonjour Elyse. Peux-tu nous envoyer à l'adresse la vidéo? Merci

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 week 19 hours ago

ICRA Courses for professionals working in higher education and outreach, agricultural research and agri-business

For application deadline and for detail information, click on the courses below:

- Linking research to inclusive development for food security - Facing rural innovation challenges, 15 May - 2 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands

- Facing rural innovation challenges - Linking research to inclusive development for food security, 25 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

- Learning, action research and outreach – Making higher education boost food security, 6 to 24 November 2017

ICRA is an independent non-profit organization, founded in 1981 as the International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture. ICRA’s goal is to help end poverty and hunger and to promote sustainable resource use, through inclusive innovation partnerships and by the strengthening individual, organizational and institutional capacities required to make these partnerships work.

ICRA is a member of the Agr

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Training Workshop on the impact of pesticides application

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  11 January 2017, All Day Event
  Musanze, UR-CAVM, Busogo Campus

The University of Rwanda - College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM) in collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda are organizing a ''Training Workshop on the impact of pesticides application on crops and food safety in relation with the environment and human health'' on 11th January 2017 at UR-CAVM Busogo Campus. 

This training workshop will discuss the influence of pesticides in agriculture and how their use has resulted in increased crop yield and quality and lessened the drudgery of pest management, which in turn improved quality of life for farmers and their families while also improving the prospects for long-term sustainable food production. Pesticide is a term that describes many different chemicals that are used to manage pests. Pesticide group include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides, molluscicides, nematicides, plant growth regulators, and other materials that protect plants or usefully modify their physiology. Synthetic pestici

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
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Kenyans, Rwandans and Ugandans: Blog to Win a Trip to Washington, DC  

Now in its third year, the #Blog4Dev Contest is an ideas-sharing platform for youth in Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda. This year, the World Bank wants you to share your thoughts on youth and agriculture.

For a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C. in April 2017, discuss the following question in an original blog of no more than 500 words:

To farm or not to farm: What opportunities exist for youth to prosper in agriculture and agro-business?

Submit the blog post in English by January 15, 2017 here:

  • DEADLINE: January 15, 2017
  • ELIGIBILITY: Must be a Kenyan, Rwandan or Ugandan citizen residing in your home country, and be aged between 18 and 28, and the blog post must be written in English.
  • CONTACT: Blog4Dev

Nicole Metz

thanks for sharing, Didier.
Maybe good for all those with an interest in World Bank - to know that the Netherlands and the World Bank Group have a partnership agreement to foster Knowledge sharing between the institutions? Find more info here:

If you have ideas for activities under this partnership between the World Bank and the Netherlands, please contact the Dutch Embassy or the World Bank Group offices in your country or region, to see whether they could collaborate with you on the idea.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
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One Acre Fund is non-profit social enterprise based in East Africa that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. We have job opportunities open in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Burundi and Ethiopia.

  • Title: Program Associate
  • Locations available: Kakamega, Kenya; Rubengera, Rwanda; Muramvya, Burundi; Iringa, Tanzania; Jinja, Uganda; Zomba, Malawi
  • Application link:

Oasis Green Africa

Micro-Submersible Solar Water Pumps for Shallow Wells and other solar pumps for boreholes. Affordable and reliable for domestic water supply, irrigation and other uses. We supplier and install across the region i.e. Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.

We also have micro-submersible solar pumps for farm ponds, fish ponds, underground tanks, water harvesting tanks, etc. Any water needed to be transferred for any use we have a solution.

Get in touch, the submersible pumps can be installed in Shallow wells or boreholes the connected to solar panels/ battery then directly pump to storage tank for irrigation. With various capacities from below 5m3/hr to above 10m3/hr. They can go as deep as 30meters/90ft for shallow wells and over 100meters/300ft for boreholes.

Contacts as.

If interested visit our website: The website has details of the range of products and you can make an order directly online and we deliver across East Africa.

You can also email as: info@oasisgreenafr

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 2 weeks 20 hours ago

A Job Opportunity!

Are you a bold, proactive go-getter, quick learner, open minded, focused, self-motivated team player? Are you willing to grow your career and grab available career growth opportunities based on key performance indicators in a fast growing African company?

The Hive Rwanda Ltd, a subsidiary of The Hive Group, is looking for a unique Individual to serve as its PROJECTS OFFICER to provide leadership and direction to its projects’ initiative in Rwanda! This unique individual should meet the following requirements, although ATTITUDE is everything!

« A beekeeping/agriculture/agribusiness related degree with a solid experience of working in Rwanda’s beekeeping/honey/agribusiness sector. Additional qualifications and experience in project management will be an added advantage.

« A solid experience as a salesperson handling individuals, organizations (public, private sector and NGOS) farmer cooperatives and groups etc.

« A solid experience in handling or takin

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
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The 2016 Youth in Agribusiness Festival: ''Attracting & Retaining Youth in Agribusiness''

AgriProFocus Rwanda through its ''Youth in Agribusiness Innovation Community'' (led by RDI) in partnership with the University of Rwanda - College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) and Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) organized the 2nd Youth in Agribusiness Festival on the 7th December 2016 at UR-CAVM, Busogo Campus. 

The events' objectives were to:

- Create links and networking space among youth agribusiness entrepreneurs with big buyers, agribusiness industry leaders, investors, farmers’ federation and Research institutions.

- Encourage the agribusiness companies, private investors and financial institutions to invest in youth

- Share the current situation on opportunities and challenges for youth engagement in agribusiness

- Raising awareness on existing youth forums & networks in the Rwandan Agribusiness sector

- Inspire more young girls to venture into agribusiness

- In

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 3 weeks 4 days ago

We wish everyone happy holidays and we hope to see you all again in 2017!

William Sebunje Marry Xmass and Blessed new year 2017

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Agape Ishabakaki Thanks Anne. Wishing you the same.

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Joseph Sekiku From Kagera Region,  send you my wishes for a prosperous year 2017! The ending year 2016, has been challenging for us in Kagera, because for the first time in decades, the region has succumbed to extreme food shortage, making several households  live by handouts provided as relief foods imported from other regions of Tanzania!! To me this was a shame......... and a sign of failure on my part as an agricultural expert, NOT being able to help this region, NOT AND NEVER TO SUCCUMB TO SUCH shameful FOOD SHORTAGE. Remeber Kagera region is one of the most endowed region in Tanzania with good soils, conducive climate.. but investment in agricultural production is at its LOWEST. Would agro-profocus TEAM UP with the few of us members in the Kagera Region, to create and restore the difference?  Expand the Arusha office please..

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Janine Schoeman Dear Joseph, Happy New Year to you! Our colleagues in Tanzania are out of the office this week but on their return they will get in touch!

2 weeks 1 day ago

Hilda Okoth Dear @Joseph Sekiku, Happy New Year 2017. Its sad to hear about the situation that Kagera was in last year. We hope this year will be good. Replying to your question if the AgriProFocus can Team up with members from the Kagera i would say this - We will be having network session where members can pitch ideas on circular agribusiness, climate smart agriculture and inclusive agribusinesses. You are welcomed to join us in such sessions and we can together explore what to do. Regards

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Le réseau AgriProFocus RDC a participé en date du 07 Décembre 2016 au festival « Youth in Agri business »,organisé par le réseau AgriProFocus Rwanda, à Musanze.

Youth in Agribusiness Festival » est un événement lancé en 2015 à partir d'une idée de RDI et AgriProFocus Rwanda dans le but de plaider, pour les décideurs et les partenaires de développement pour soutenir les jeunes dans le secteur agroalimentaire. Le festival a été un outil de plaidoyer et de réseautage efficace qui a inspiré de nombreux partenaires, dont le ministère de la Jeunesse et des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication, le ministère de l'Agriculture et des Ressources animales, afin de les connecter avec des partenaires de développement clés tels que l'USAID / PSDAG et des jeunes chômeurs inspirés pour exploiter l'agro-industrie.

Objectif du festival: Créer des liens et des espaces de réseautage entre les jeunes entrepreneurs agro-industriels avec

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 1 month 21 hours ago

Bilan Commercial de la FOIRE AGRICOLE DE SIKASSO

Nous voilà aux termes de la 3ème édition de la FASKO, un évènement qui a parfaitement comblé les attentes des partenaires au triple plan commercial, renforcement des capacités, intégration sous-régionale.

Au plan commercial, la FASKO a enregistré  la participation de 98 opérateurs agricoles dont des producteurs semenciers, des entreprises de transformation agricole,, les équipementiers et des projets et programmes de developpement.

Les chiffres d’affaires réalisés seraient de l’ordre de 119 750 000 F CFA et des promesses de vente de plus de 130 000 0000 venant des relations d’affaires  TOGOUNA, les Producteurs et  éleveurs individuels, la FENALAITt FENAFBV ; et un grand engouement pour le coton biologique représenté par les coupes et coutures en Bogolan sans compter les petites promesses de vente résultant de nombreuses mise en relation pour des affaires futures avec une dizaine de tracteurs pour

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci à vous Monsieur NACRO ISMAEL.

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Moustapha Kadri Aboubacar en tant que participant à cette édition de la fasko 2016 je ne peut que dire merci à toutes l’équipe d' agriprofocus-Mali pour leurs disponibilités.
une mention spéciale à Miryam, Daoulatta, Alinta et toute leurs staff technique.

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Daoulata MAIGA Merci Moustapha, ce fut un plaisir pour l'équipe de travailler avec vous durant la FASKO et j'espère que d'autres foires nous réunira pour plus de succès. On est ensemble 

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Yves Tshibangu C'est magnifique ces vraiment un réseau. Dites! Où sont les jeûnes ?

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Daoulata MAIGA Bonjour Mr Yves le réseau à une communauté d'innovation sur jeunesse et entreprenariat agricole avec des activités comme des formations en business coaching, la caravane des jeunes pour l'entrepreneuriat agricole, concours entre les start-up qui se tiennent chaque année et d'autres activités du réseau à laquelle les jeunes participent aussi. Vous pouvez renter en contact avec notre experte en Jeunesse-Entreprenariat Alinta Geling son email: 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 month 5 days ago

The State of Food and Agriculture 2016 (SOFA):
Climate change, agriculture and food security

The 2016 SOFA report presents evidence on today and tomorrow’s impact of climate change on agriculture and food systems. The report assesses the options to make agriculture and food systems resilient to climate change impacts, while minimizing environmental impacts. It shows that making agriculture and food systems sustainable is both economically and technically feasible. However barriers to the adoption of appropriate technologies and management practices will have to be lowered, especially for smallholder farmers and women farmers amongst them. Likewise, an overhaul is needed of agricultural and food policies to shift incentives in favour of investments, worldwide, in sustainable technologies and practices.

You can download the report here. 

This report is published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FOA). You can visit FOA's website for more information and othe

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 month 5 days ago

Strengthening Climate Change Resilience through Local Seed Businesses

Short video explaining how ISSD Uganda contributes to the effective use of improved seed varieties by Ugandan farmers. Crops mentioned in the video a/o. cassava, groundnut, pigeon peas.

ISSD Uganda is helping farmers to adapt to climate change by supporting local seed businesses to produce affordable certified quality seed of improved varieties of food security crops which perform well under changing climate conditions.

ISSD is a collaborative effort of NARO, WUR, EKN Kampala.

Published on Nov 23, 2016

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