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 farmer entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains, that effectively link agribusiness and development.

We offer:


+ 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 , House 82 - Kacyiru
(Next to Intersec Security Offices)
P.O. Box 5261 Kigali

The 2017 factsheet can be found here.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 12 hours 16 min ago

Affordability & Financing Models for the Smallholder Market

A playbook for enabling smallholder farmer customer uptake of products and services

June 2015, USAID and Fintrac

'Given the financing gap, and the fact that most farmer income is used to meet basic needs, businesses serving smallholder farmers must rely on innovative methods to enable customers to purchase products and services. Without doing so, companies risk having a limited market for their products and services.

There are a number of promising affordability and financing strategies available for companies to offer customers outside of traditional commercial lending. In many cases, companies can couple these strategies with product and service delivery to offer a comprehensive solution that increases customer adoption.

This playbook will assist partners in understanding the variety and viability of the strategies available to help customers afford a product or service and will help t

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Posted 1 day 19 hours ago

i first thanks for hearing, then i create this because i am interested in agriculture as my career, i am a student in agricultural economics and i am interested in agricultural marketing.

Adria NYIRANSENGIYUMVA be strength in your career as much as possible!!!!!!!!!!!!! love you!

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FSRE Innovation Fund Closing Event

A book launch & a learning opportunity

Important Presentations of the event are attached below.

On Tuesday 18 April 2017, AgriProFocus, in collaboration with ICCO Cooperation, organized the closing event for the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund at Golden Tulip Hotel, Addis Ababa.

FSRE Innovation Fund has been financed by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia. The Fund has been managed by ICCO Cooperation on behalf of AgriProFocus, which in parallel has organized learning events and conducted coaching visits to the innovation projects as part of a learning trajectory.

74 innovative projects

The morning session of the event was dedicated to the final learning event where innovators of the 74 innovative food security projects attended. The innovators were presented with lessons on topics such as access to finance and future investment strategies. Victor van der Linden presentated on how to access financing opportuni

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 3 days 15 hours ago

‘’Cooperative Support Program’’ Learning & Networking Event held successfully

On March 19th 2017 was held the “Cooperative Support Program (CSP) Learning & Networking Event” took place at Lemigo Hotel. The event's aim was to share achievements and lessons learnt from the implementation of the 4-years Cooperative Support Program (CSP).

From 2013-2017, SPARK coordinated the Cooperative Support Program (CSP) which supported agricultural cooperatives to become more entrepreneurial and sustainable in order to create jobs and enhance food security.

The CSP worked within four value chains in Rwanda: Beans, Irish Potato, Maize and Horticulture. The program targeted cooperatives and SMEs working along these value chains, through two different, but complementary approaches. It supported 99 cooperatives and agri-businesses.

The second target group consists of cooperative supporter’s network at national level with the mandate to motivate, train and coach agriculture cooperatives

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 3 days 19 hours ago

need help!!!!

hello everyone,am a student in university of Rwanda and am completing my bacheror's deggree and I need to know about the value chain of different crops(maize,beans,irish potatos,wheat,peas,rice) the seeds needed per 1 are,organic and inorganic fertilizers needed and quantity per 1 Are,and productivity per if anyone have it please help or any reference thank you

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 days 22 hours ago

Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course, August 2017

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that we will offer the Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course in August 2017. This 5-day course will take place in The Netherlands from 14th to 18th August 2017.

This course targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers that are working in Private Sector Development programs. The course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system for internal learning and communicating credible results. Many practitioners have benefited from this reputed course over the past seven years. The course is offered by HPC and MDF, with Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon as lead trainers.

Course information can be found through this link. For more information, see also or email Hans Posthumus at


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White maize/Grade one

My company is looking for a supplier of good quality of white maize in/out of Country, Payment is upon develivery at Kigali Rwanda

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Posted 5 days 17 hours ago

The business case for gender-smart solutions in the private sector

Executive briefing International Finance Cooperation (IFC)

Equality of economic opportunity between women and men drives productivity, profitability, and performance. This executive brief of IFC provides examples and figures showing how managing talent of people (men and women) in a company’s workforce and in its supply chain pays back, and how women form an interesting potential market.


How in Indonesia farmers’ coffee productivity increased by 92 percent, improving ECOM’s access to a key commodity, as a result of IFC’s partnership with ECOM Agroindustrial Corporation targeting women coffee farmers in Indonesia.

How in Nalt Enterprise, a Vietnamese garment manufacturer, staff turnover fell by one-third after the establishment of a women’s clinic and a daycare for employees’ children.

How in Papua New Guinea (were employees lose an average of 11.1 work days per year as a result of gender vi

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alassane bagayoko Coolll image and job!!!!!!

4 days 17 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 days 21 hours ago

Hey All,

My company needs good white maize, we are ready to buy at good price. Thanks

Anne Marie Kortleve Hi Jado, thanks for sharing! You can also post your request in our marketplace. It offers more opportunities. You can also contact my colleagues Didier MUYIRAMYE or Anatole Majyambere in Kigali.

5 days 18 hours ago

Jado Ntaganda Thanks

5 days 17 hours ago

Small Containerised Feedmill

Containerised systems are a unique, high-tech and efficient concept developed by Ottevanger Milling Engineers. A modular design with all the necessary feedmill equipment, electrical installation and process control equipment. The main components of the installation are installed and tested at our factory in the Netherlands and require a minimal installation time on site.

Ottevanger Milling Engineers offers the small containerised C3 series for up to 3 tons per hour. The C3 series can be extended into a C3-2. The C3-2 produces 2 tons pellets and 1 ton mash feed per hour. Small modular solutions are built into a 10 ft. or 20 ft. container frame. The container frame also serves as a supporting structure and is easy to install in areas with limited space.

Benefits of small containerised mills

  • All components are reliable and tested
  • Minimal installation time on site
  • Easy handling
  • Complete with support frame
  • Assembled and checked in factory before dispatch
  • Saving on civil and building costs
  • Low energy

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Posted 1 week 4 days ago


ICCO Cooperation is launching a call for expression of interest for Rice Value Chain Finance Analysis consultancy in the framework of the STARS program “Strengthening African Rural Smallholders” implemented by ICCO Cooperation in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation in 4 African countries (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Burkina Faso).

The details are described in the Terms of Reference attached here. We invite you to send in your expression of interest, a well written technical and financial proposals in English, properly bound and presented in two copies containing the following information: a cover letter, which should indicate the applicants’ expertise area; budget (number of days and fee per day in Euro currency (transport and accommodation will not be taken care of by the project)), 2 pages CV for all proposed consultants, and at least 2 references for similar work achieved. All application

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Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 1 week 4 days ago

A tool for assessing the gender-responsiveness of agribusiness initiatives

Evidence demonstrates that greater attention to addressing gender inequalities in the design and delivery of services or labour recruitment results in improved productivity and more sustainable outcomes. 

But, how to do this? Projects and companies can use the tool decribed in this blog in which Clare Bishop introduces a clear analytical tool with simple scores, spider diagrams, and comparisons, to help think through the spectrum from gender blindness to gender transformation when designing or assessing an intervention. 

The tool helps to: (i) analyse their current performance on gender-related activities at the field level and in project management; and (ii) identify future areas for action. The results of the study piloting this tool will be available in a forthcoming issue.  I found this tool in the Newsletter: What is New in inclusive business part I Click here to download this N

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 week 4 days ago

Prioritising climate-smart agricultural interventions at different scales

Published by Agricultural Systems, February 1st, 2017  

This special of Agricultural Systems focuses on prioritising climate-smart agricultural (CSA) interventions at different scales. Currently, there are few tools that can comprehensively evaluate the range of potential technologies and practices and their possible impacts on food production, environmental sustainability, and mitigation in any context. Therefore, what remains is the prioritization of interventions for investment and broad dissemination. There is a growing body of work by several CGIAR centres and their partners on tools and methods that can be used to prioritise CSA interventions and investments at a range of spatial and temporal scales. This special issue brings together nine papers describing a wide range of approaches and tools. One of the papers (PDF) by Notenbaert et al. describe a generic framework for evaluating and prioritising poten

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 week 5 days ago

I thank you for letting me know Tony Elumelu Program via this forum. Now I am the winner of TEF 2017. Thank you for the information provided at the right time!!

Anne Marie Kortleve Thats really great to hear Theophile! This is why we run this platform, to provide opportunities like this. Good luck!

1 week 5 days ago

Janine Schoeman Congratulations Theophile! 

1 week 4 days ago

Mukamusoni Marie Louise congratulation our brother

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Posted 1 week 5 days ago


For more information please reach us on or 0787397015. You can also read more about us or contact us on our Facebook page: The Hive Rwanda  

Posted By in Beekeeping Rwanda
Posted 1 week 5 days ago


Interested in a Beekeepers Training for individuals, cooperatives, youth groups, farmers of entrepreneurs? The Hive Rwanda can arrange beekeepers training customized to your needs, targeting issues in an existing or new beekeeping venture with strong theoretical and practical components in a working apiary in Kigali. We emphasize on production of premium honey and other bee products like pollen, propolis, royal jelly etc. We are also looking to buy liquid and comb honey from beekeepers. For more information please reach us on or 0787397015. You can also read more about us or contact us on our Facebook page: The Hive Rwanda

Janine Schoeman Dear Kelvin, thank you for sharing this on our platform. If there are dates for this training you can post it as an event. This will give it more exposure as it will be listed in the calendar as well. You can create an event the same way as you did this post, but than select the tab 'create an event'. Please let me know if you need assistance. Kind Regards Janine

1 week 4 days ago

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Posted 1 week 6 days ago

Circular economy: a case from Eritrea

Interesting article, for inspiration mainly.

AgriProFocus new strategic plan also includes thematic work on circular economy principles in agriculture. This article can help shaping further thoughts on what the type of interventions would be that could be explored.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 week 6 days ago

Fall armyworm 'threatens African farmers' livelihoods'

Scientists are calling for urgent action to halt the spread of a pest that is destroying maize crops and spreading rapidly across Africa.

The fall armyworm poses a major threat to food security and agricultural trade, warns the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (Cabi).

It says farmers' livelihoods are at risk as the non-native insect threatens to reach Asia and the Mediterranean.

The Food and Agriculture Organization plans emergency talks on the issue.

The fall armyworm, so called because it eats its way through most of the vegetation in its way as it marches through crops, is native to North and South America but was identified for the first time in Africa last year.

Cabi chief scientist Dr Matthew Cock said: "This invasive species is now a serious pest spreading quickly in tropical Africa and with the potential to spread to Asia.

"Urgent action will be needed to prevent devastating losses to crops and farmers' livelih

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Jeune Leader, Youth Magazine,

Dear All, we are launching a call for Articles and Papers for the 4th Edition of Jeune Leader, please don't hesitate to share your issues and success with Great Lakes Youth in Agriculture

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