Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 week 4 days ago

Resilient Business Development Support Opportunity 

From Cordaid/R&D 

Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) operating in or around Addis Ababa? Are you on the way to become a thriving business but you still struggle how to find your way to the top? Than is Cordaid/R&D’s Resilient Business Development Support (RBDS) the right training program for you!

We will support your company to grow and become investment ready in our 6 months program. It consists of trainings, mentorships and (personal and group) coaching.And at the end of the program you will have an investment ready business plan. 

We are recruiting new companies that will start the RBDS program in July/August 2017. We are looking for companies that already exist for at least 2 year, have between 5-50 employees and have an annual turnover of 700,000 ETB or higher. 

If you are interested in the program, don’t hesitate to contact Aklilu Abate: or 011 55

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing this opportunity Annelien! I'll ask my colleague Gizaw Legesse in Addis to spread this through our other social media channels as well. Maybe it is a good next step voor our FSRE Innovators: Good luck!

6 days 7 hours ago


Training for Private Business Development Service Provider

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  05 December 2016 to 07 December 2016 - All Day Event

VECO East Africa is a regional programme of Vredeseilanden, a Belgian International NGO. VECO East

Africa promotes the business case for chain actors who include buyers, traders, processors,

distributors, retailers and smallholder farmers and their organizations to engage with each other and

establish linkages. It supports smallholder farmers to organize themselves and build the necessary

capacities to create economies of scale, guarantee quality, food safety and environmental protection.

VECO East Africa aims to build a pool of private sector business development service providers (BDS)

whose role will be to offer consultancy services to smallholder farmers and agribusiness. The BDS

providers will be expected to support their clients develop business models that go beyond a simple

sell-buy relationship and into the world of inclusive agribusiness.


 Develop a pool of private sector professionals with skills in participatory approaches in business

modeling and planning for farmer’s

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

R&D is looking for Ethiopian SMEs to join our training program 

R&D Group implements Cordaid’s Resilient Business Development Support (RBDS) program in Ethiopia and we are looking for new small and medium enterprises to join the program!

Our program focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have surpassed the start-up phase and are ready to grow. Is your workforce between 5 and 50 employees and are you looking for an investment between US$ 10-100K? Is your annual revenue between 700,000 to 25,000,000 ETB? Then we welcome you to apply to our RBDS program and we will do our utmost to support your growth.

The RBDS program will help you to enhance your skills to cope with a limiting business environment. It covers all the traditional topics, such as financial management and operations, but also new topics that address the specific challenges that are prevalent in a limiting business environment, such as professionalism, delegation of responsibilities, social responsibil

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Posted By in P.A.I.N.T
Posted 7 months 3 weeks ago


Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

Are you;

- A commercial financier/finance broker

- An impact investor/impact investment broker

- An equity investor/ equity investment broker

- An angel investor / angel investment broker

Looking for profitable business opportunities within the Agribusiness sector?

We are currently receiving applications from interested investors in the sectors mentioned above who wish to be a part of the PAINT program and participate in the “Trade and investment matchmaking event” that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2016 at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.

Participation Fees: $ 300 (Investors) and $ 150 (BDS providers)

Deadline for application: 19th September 2016

Contact Details: / +256 (0) 782 551 473

Express your interest to participate by Clicking here

Downloadable Items

1. Concept Note

2. Call

3. Offline Form

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 year 4 months ago

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FROM FIRMS/ INDIVIDUALS: To Provide Business Development Services (BDS).   

 Deadline: December 31st, 2015, 17:00

The Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) project is a five-year USAID-funded project implemented by IRG (International Resource Group). The goal of the project is to increase smallholder incomes by promoting private sector investment. The PSDAG project has two objectives, namely: a) to assist the Government of Rwanda (GoR) to increase private sector investment, and b) to facilitate increased private sector investment by Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains.

PSDAG project is recruiting firms/consultants to provide business development services to leverage PSDAG grant investments for maximum results. The goal of the business development technical assistance is to help PSDAG grantees achieve the results of their business plans and follow through on their growth strategies. The long term objective is to enable grantees to source capita

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 1 year 6 months ago

PEP Zambia is calling all professionals!

Andrew Banda Nchimunya,where can we access this document and look at the details?

1 year 6 months ago

Nchimunya Kasongo Hi Andrew, it is

1 year 6 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 year 7 months ago

A First Agri BDS Workshop took place succesfully

On August 28th 2015, was held a first Agri BDS Workshop at Ninzi Hill Hotel. This workshop was jointly organized by SPARK and AgriProFocus Rwanda. The purpose of this one day workshop was to bring together Rwandan Agri-BDS providers, for a possibility of setting-up a network of Agri-BDS providers. 

This workshop was attended by a total of 49 participants, drawn from various consultancy companies, agribusiness companies, NGOs, government institutions, with proven experience in providing technical support to the Agribusiness projects / ideas to the Rwandan farmers’ associations, NGOs / government agri-projects, etc.

The Opening Session facilitated by Anatole Majyambere, Assistant Coordinator at AgriProFocus Rwanda commenced with introductory note, which were followed by the Opening remarks by Desire MUSHUMBA, Program Manager at SPARK. Mushumba started his opening remarks by thanking all participants for attending the workshop.

He went

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Laurent ULIMUBENSHI For sure, this network will fill gaps found in provision of Agri Business Development Services.

1 year 7 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 year 10 months ago

Consultancy Opportunity: Mapping Agri-BDS and other cooperative supporters in Rwanda

Deadline: 02 July 2015

In partnership with SPARK,  AgriProFocus Rwanda wants to hire a consultant who will conduct a mapping exercise of all existing Agri-BDS providers and other interested stakeholders in the existence and sustainability of the network of Agri-BDS providers, and will be identified amongst the private sector, the NGO, Public sector, farmer organisations, and research institutions.

For more info, read the attached ToRs.

Posted By in Page
Posted 2 years 5 months ago

AgriProFocus joins Dutch economic mission to Rwanda and DR Congo

From November 10 till November 13, Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation will go on an economic mission to Kinshasa, DR Congo (10-11) and Kigali, Rwanda (12-13). The mission will focus on the following sectors: agri-business; renewable energy; infrastructure, maritime and port development. 

Hedwig Bruggeman, managing director of AgriProFocus, will be one of the participants in this mission. She is interested in finding out how the AgriProFocus network can accelerate its support for joint action and learning between Dutch and local SME’s in Agri&Food value chains. In DR Congo she will look into the option of extending the Agri-ProFocus Bukavu activities towards other parts of DR Congo. 

The economic mission offers an excellent opportunity to Dutch companies and knowledge institutions to build relationships with potential business partners and local authorities in DR Congo and Rwan

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Emile NIYONZIMA That is nice

2 years 5 months ago

Wim Goris Is there a report on this trade mission?

2 years 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 years 6 months ago

Dear Members,

Agri-ProFocus is pleased to share with you a video and book published in partnership with KIT Publication and FAO on Agricultural Business Development Services.

The Video on agricultural business services

The agricultural sector in Africa is rapidly changing. Farmers are increasingly linked to markets, offering them opportunities for business development. Nowadays, farmers need business advice. These services are provided by agricultural business service providers. In three cases, this video explains the successes and challenges of these ABDS providers.

The Book on agricultural business services

The video is based on a recent publication by Agri-ProFocus, KIT and FAO. This book 'The business of Agri-business services' includes cases from Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia.

To have more details about this please;

It's our hope you find this Infor

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