The 11th National Agricultural Exhibition under the theme “Invest in Agricultural innovations for prosperity”, closed yesterday: 20th June 2016 at Mulindi after 1 week of exhibition of agricultural products & services and new innovations in a warm weather.
Exhibitors showcased different products in a range of value addition of agricultural produce, fertilizer, livestock and poultry feed production, machinery, post-harvest handling, consulting and training services to farmers, new farming technologies.
AgriProFocus Rwanda had an exhibition stand at the showground just next to the Dutch Pavilion where 13 Dutch companies made good business contacts with potential partners in Rwanda.
Of course the newly-launched Agri-BDS Network (that was created in the partnership SPARK-AgriProFocus) was there too. Three of its members: Youth in Agribusiness Company (Pig Farming), Gira Agoronome Iwawe (extension services), and AFAS (acquaculture farming) represented the network and were able to share the network services to numerous visitors.
A radio talk-show was planned on Friday, 17th June 2016, between this Agri BDS network, its partners (SPARK & AgriProFocus) and farmers to sensitize more farmers on getting more agri-business development services from skilled professionals in different areas of expertise. This was aired live on Radio Huguka – 105.9 F.M. It was attended by 60 farmers (SPARK beneficiaries) and followed on radio by many other farmers who also contributed to the discussions either by phone calls or SMS.
We would like to thank The Ministry of Agriculture and the entire organizing committee for having worked so hard to make this 2016 National Agricultural Show such a success!
Thanks to all partners and visitors who passed by our stand to know more on what we do in the promotion of farmer entrepreneurship.For more pictures, click here: https://www.facebook.com/apfrwanda/photos/?tab=album&album_id=462229600651594