Rolf Schinkel

Network Facilitator

Arnhem, Netherlands

About Me

To make a good change on access to local, regional and international markets farmers and their organisations have to be and operate professional. This is what I support as Network Facilitator with AgriProFocus. Working from the Netherlands I facilitate agro-business networks in Uganda, Burundi and DR Congo, so their members from national and international for-profit and non-profit organisations and companies, knowledge institutes and governmental organisations can be as effective as possible. The final objective remains food security and poverty reduction.

I'm also responsible for the Organized Farmer theme within AgriProFocus. With AgriProFocus' partners CDI and KIT I work on the roll out of the 2-2-Trade method.

Skills and Expertise


Posted By in Inclusive Agribusiness
Posted 8 January 2018 at 08:22

Call for New Business Challenge Ghana 2018

Do you have international ambitions with your company, with a special interest in Ghana? Participation in the New Business Challenge (NBC) can be your chance to realize that ambition. The NBC is a business case competition in which 20 Dutch and 20 Ghanaian students and young professionals work together for 2 months on a business case of your company. The students work in mixed groups of 4 people. It is up to the teams to come up with the best solution that can be realized for your company.

For the 4th time in a row, Sustainable Motion is organizing the New Business Challenge on behalf of Previously, companies such as Phillips, Tony Chocolonely, Closing the Loop, Cargill and NileDutch have taken part in this Business Challenge.

More information

Detailed information about participation as a company and general information can be found on the New Business Challenge website.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 October 2017 at 03:43

FDOV editie III

Op 12 october 2017 organiseerde MinBuZa een bijeenkomst over FDOV editie III. Plaats was de nieuwe locatie van het ministerie aan de Rijnstaat 8 in den Haag. 

Het doel van de bijeenkomst was tweeledig:

  • Presentatie door RVO en MinBuZa van hun ideeën voor een FDOV III

  • Ophalen van suggesties van geselecteerde belanghebbenden voor een nieuw FDOV

Namens AgriProFocus netwerk en F&BKP waren Rolf schinkel en Vanessa NIgten uitgenodigd. Volg de link en vind hun kort verslag van deze bijeenkomst.

En, bereid u voor op een nieuwe editie van het FDOV dat ergens begin 2018 gelanceerd gaat worden.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 March 2017 at 11:50

MoMo4Climate calls for fresh proposals  

Proposals that can attract private investors  

The Dutch private climate finance challenge ‘MoMo4Climate’ calls for fresh proposals. MoMo is interested in ideas that attract private investment for climate mitigation or adaptation programs. The challenge is to send a proposal that can attract private investors.

MoMo4Climate tests your business case through a panel of financial experts, offers advice to make your case more investable, and awards support to the most promising ideas. This year, the two best proposals of the challenge stand to win € 25,000 to further develop their business cases.

The Dutch Good Growth Fund will consider what proposals could be eligible for in-kind or financial assistance in technical support, capacity training or business case development.
In 2017, there will again be three calls for initiatives that involve a private sector company or financier in the Netherlands that proposes a climate intervention in a deve

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Posted By in 2-2 Trade
Posted 22 February 2017 at 03:41

New version of 2-2 Trade Spreadsheets

February 22nd 2017 a new version 4-2 of the 2-2 Trade Spreadsheet was published HERE on the AgriProFocus on-line platform. 

This version 4-2 replaces version 2 of december 2016. Version 4-2 has some bugs solved and has nicer graphics to be copied from the spread sheet.

  If you have suggestions for improvements, please let us know!  

Improvements from version 3 were:

- lighter and faster response to input;

- published as excel template. When you open it, it produces a copy of itself. No risk of damaging the original anymore.

Best regards,

Rolf Schinkel

Posted By in 2-2 Trade
Posted 2 December 2016 at 11:14

New version of 2-2 Trade Spreadsheets

December 2nd 2016 a new version of the 2-2- Trade Spreadsheet was published on the AgriProFocus on-line platform. 

New in this version:

- lighter and faster response to input;

- published as excel template. When you open it, it produces a copy of itself. No risk of damaging the original anymore.

If you have suggestions for improvements, please let us know!

Best regards,

Rolf Schinkel

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 7 September 2016 at 08:10


Our tea comes from the Rift Valley (Eldoret) Kenya. We'd love to get in touch with an organization that could help us to sell our product in the Dutch and European market. A partnership for the longer term is an option. Are you or do you know such an organization?


Onze thee is afkomstig uit de Rift Valley (Eldoret) Kenia. Graag zouden we in contact komen met een organisatie die ons zou kunnen helpen met het verkopen van ons product op de Nederlandse & Europese markt. Een samenwerkingsverband voor de langere termijn is een optie. Bent u of kent u een dergelijke organisatie?

Het betreft de volgende theesoorten;

- BP 1

- PF 1

- PD

- D1

Voor verdere informatie stuur een email naar : (link stuurt een e-mail) of kijk HIER

Vriendelijke groet,

Dorcas Jeruto

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 5 September 2016 at 01:29


New call for proposals!

A third call for MoMo proposals is launched. We have already received quite some interesting MoMo proposals this year, but we are certain that there are many more innovative ideas on how to mobilise and leverage private climate finance. We therefore launch our third call. MoMo proposals can be submitted until 15 September 2016.


Do you have an innovative business proposal for climate action in a low- and middle-income country which could use public instruments to mobilize private sector engagement and investments? Then submit your business proposal at The Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs, IUCN NL and ECN have launched a new round for ‘Mobilizing More’ (MoMo) proposals. Because this is the last opportunity in 2016 to apply for help from the MoMo organisations, the deadline had been extended to 15 September.

MoMo brings together entrepreneurs, policymakers and investors to make business propositions

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Kabunga James Thanks for sharing this, i will definitely try it

1 year 4 months ago

Rolf Schinkel Great James! Let me know how it went.

1 year 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 30 August 2016 at 09:48


a message from Bert Keesman, owner/Director at MetaSus, the Netherlands

The President of Tanzania Pombe Magufuli John decided last year to omit the trappings of independence day and instead to hold a national "clean up day". At the top the motivation to tackle waste is clearly present, but how widely is that enthusiasm supported? With these and other questions, a delegation of three Dutch experts travels in the week from 5 to 9 September to Dar es Salaam to explore possibilities for cooperation and doing business around waste between the Netherlands and Tanzania. The team consists of Herman Huisman, Rijkswaterstaat Environment; Hans Breukelman, Bread BV and Bert Keesman of MetaSus. The mission is a follow-up to the briefing of RVO and the Dutch Embassy in Tanzania (Eugene Gies) on waste management in Tanzania.

The preliminary impression is that the focus of a possible follow-up  program will be initially on public cooperation,

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 August 2016 at 12:29

There is rumor about a new call of the Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV) . If you do not know any more what FDOV was about, this website of the Dutch RVO tells you all about it (also that it is currently not possible to apply for a FDOV-grant, but, .... there is a rumor)

Mr Anno Galema was one of the people at the ministry  of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands who worked intensively on the policy side of the FDOV at the so called PPP Expertise center. He has just started in his new function as First Secretary Food Security & Private Sector Development at the Dutch embassy in Kampala, Uganda.

An interesting interview with him was published April 28, 2016. It's about how the ministry looks at PPPs and role of the public P in the PPP. Read the article Here.

The last FDOV call was in 2014. All AgriProFocus countries were eligible at that time. See for the complete list of eligible countries: LIST

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 May 2016 at 11:32

2-2 Trade International Training

Are you responsible for the local sourcing of your company?

Are you supporting farmers or producer organizations who deliver to traders, processors or other companies?

Then the 2-2 Trade approach for Farmer – Firm relations is what you are looking for.

Join our training and e-coaching trajectory!

You are invited to participate in the first open 2-2 Trade training and e-coaching trajectory that will be organized during the months July, August and September 2016 in Uganda. The trajectory can be attended by a maximum of 20 participants.

What do you get:

- Five e-coaching and e-feedback sessions: from June 2016 until September 2016

- Training session 1 : 4-day session from 11-15 July 2016

- Training session 2 : 3-day session from 23-26 August 2016

Check our special training page on this online platform for more information: //

Daoulata MAIGA Formation Internationale sur ''2 to 2 et e-coaching trajectoire Vous êtes responsable de l'approvisionnement local de votre entreprise? Est-ce que vous soutenez les agriculteurs ou les organisations de producteurs qui livrent à des négociants, des transformateurs ou d'autres entreprises? Ensuite, l'approche 2-2 Trade pour des relations agriculteurs-entreprises, c'est ce que vous recherchez. Joignez-vous à notre formation et e-coaching trajectoire! Vous êtes invités à participer à la première ouverture 2-2 Trade formation et e-coaching trajectoire qui sera organisée pendant les mois Juillet, août et septembre 2016. La trajectoire peut être suivi par un maximum de 20 participants. Qu'est ce que tu obtiens: - Cinq e- coaching et des sessions e-feedback : de Juin 2016 jusqu’en Septembre 2016 - Session de formation 1 : Session 4 jours 11-15 Juillet 2016 - Session de formation 2 : Session 3 jours 23-26 Août 2016 Consultez notre page spéciale de formation sur cette plate-forme en ligne pour plus d'informations :

1 year 8 months ago

Rolf Schinkel Merci Daoulata MAIGA pour l'interpetation en français. SVP notez que la langue utilisée dans la formation et e-coachinge sera l'anglais.

1 year 8 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 13 January 2016 at 08:29


Uganda Impact Report: The World Citizens Panel

The World Citizens Panel (WCP) is an impact measurement methodology developed by Oxfam Novib. It is designed to measure and understand the changes in people’s lives resulting from Oxfam’s projects. The WCP combines quantitative research (impact surveys) with qualitative research (Stories of Change) to give participants in Oxfam Novib’s programmes a voice, to learn how our programmes can be improved, and to contribute to the public debate on the effectiveness of development cooperation.

This impact study of the programme in Uganda was carried out in 2014. About 170 interviewers carried out a total of 4,953 interviews; 17 partners carried out the surveys in their own areas of intervention. The study included a broad set of indicators, covering major dimensions of poverty and injustice. Data collected by partners with the help of a smartphone app was transferred into a central database, managed and analysed by the Oxfam Novib Worl

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 11 January 2016 at 10:51

Manipulation des espèces en RD Congo

Chers membres de la plate-forme,

Nous (Akiki, un partenaire et conseiller pour les start-ups innovantes et les entreprises établies)

sont en élaboration d'un projet en RD Congo. La majorité des questions a été adressée (ou résolue) déjà, mais une chose revient sans cesse à moi tout le temps: la manipulation locale des espèces.

Nous vendons copeaux de bois (comme combustible pour les poêles, tandis que les copeaux de bois sont une alternative conviviale plus durable et le climat pour le charbon) sur les marchés de Kinshasa. Le paiement sera effectué en US $. Évidemment, nous essayons de réduire les paiements en espèces autant que possible, mais le fait reste que tous les ventes au consommateurs seront payés en $ US. Nous attendons ce montant sera autour de US $ 3.500 - 4.500 par jour.

Est-ce que quelqu'un a une expérience concrète avec des personnes / entreprises / institutions qui peuvent gérer ces sommes d'argent en toute sécurité

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 14 October 2015 at 02:59

ANNOUNCEMENT for concept notes for Dutch Great Lakes Region Food Security program

This announcement by the Dutch Embassy in Kampala, Uganda was made the 13th October 2015

The Dutch government is currently looking for project ideas (in the form of concept notes) to operationalize the Theory of Change (ToC) it elaborated for a Great Lakes Region Food Security program (GLR/FS program) to be implemented in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The concept notes should fit within the framework as elaborated in the ToC GLR/FS. The full ToC document may be obtained through the following email addresses: or .

Long-term objective:

Improved stability through inclusive growth; by focusing on enhanced supply of and more equal access to resources, increased employment opportunities, in particular for groups at risk (youth, women, demobilized people, IDPs and returnees), reduced corruption and by stimulating government accountability, hum

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Posted By in Organised Farmers
Posted 26 August 2015 at 08:59

Contract farming

a new tool to guide growers and buyers

Contract farming – an expanding practice in which farmers produce agricultural goods for specific buyers in set quantities at prearranged prices – is getting a new tool to guide growers and buyers in establishing sound contracts and conflict resolution procedures. The UNIDROIT/ FAO/ IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farming released recently fills a need for a comprehensive legal tool to guide this longstanding practice, addressing the needs of a broad range of users.

Contract farming in principle can improve farmers' access to markets and boost their incomes while ensuring that agribusinesses have a stable supply of produce that meets their quality standards. In Uganda, contract farming is practiced for sorghum, sunflower, sugarcane, soybeans, simsim, barley and maize. Read more about contract farming on the tech4farmers blog.

kenneth wanume hello , thanks for the post. its really the way to go  in Uganda.  aquaculture is one of those sectors that need to embrace and put in practice the use of relational contracts in supply chains if farmers are to avoid  prolonged marketing periods.

10 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 17 August 2015 at 07:28

De retour après un long voyage,

Chers amis en DR Congo,

C'était encore un grand plaisir d'être avec vous. La foire de Murhesa était un événement qui m’a beaucoup inspiré. J’étais parmi les 85 (ou plus?) d’exposants qui ont présenté des produits de haute qualité à plus de 2 mille visiteurs pendant les 3 jours de la foire.

J’ai eu l'opportunité de rencontrer beaucoup de vous, d'apprendre de vos initiatives souvent très entreprenantes et courageuses.

J’espère qu’après la foire vous continuez trouver des bonnes opportunités pour vos affaires.

A la prochaine !

Rolf Schinkel

Facilitateur de réseau


21st UN International Cooperatives Day 2015

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  04 July 2015, All Day Event
  Kabale Sports Ground, Kabale District.

21st UN International Cooperatives Day 2015

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives invites you all to the commemoration of the 21st UN International Cooperatives Day that will be held on Saturday 4th July 2015 at Kabale Sports Ground, Kabale District.

This year’s event will be hosted by Lyamujungu Cooperative Financial Services Ltd in Kabale district. The Guest of Hounor will be H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda.

The theme for this year's celebration is 'Equality' along with the slogan 'Join Cooperatives, promote equality'.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 22 April 2015 at 07:31

INTERCONTACT SERVICES recrute pour le compte de AgriProFocus Burundi un (e) Coordinateur/trice National (e) remplissant les conditions suivantes : 

avoir une Maîtrise en Economie agricole, Gestion et Administration des affaires ou autre sujet pertinent, justifier d’une expérience d’au moins 5 ans dans un poste de responsabilité dans un environnement d’affaires avec le domaine agro-alimentaire, une expérience dans la gestion administrative, financière et des ressources humaines des programmes et des projets, être bien introduit dans les réseaux des intervenants du secteur agricole et alimentaire. 

Le/la candidat (e) doit être capable d’adapter les messages selon les audiences ainsi qu’être capable de gérer de façon simultanée des informations diverses et nombreuses , grâce notamment à la maîtrise des Nouvelles Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication. 

Les termes de référence complets pour ce poste peuvent être consultés sur le site :

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 17 April 2015 at 12:16

Image of the fair in action.

NAHAYO Pierre Claver la foire était vraiment intéressante avec un nombre important d'acteurs tant au point de vue secteurs agricoles que autres. Au point de vue qualitatif, de bonnes initiatives chez les organisateurs sont là. Cependant il est remarquable que des innovations et technologies à partager au cours de ces occasions de rencontre ne sont pas encore très importantes et surtout au point de vue agricole. Comme recommandations, il faut que les invités aux foires se préparent à temps pour venir avec assez de matière très intéressante à partager avec les autres comme on l'a vu au point de vu transformation, braisier et autres services

2 years 9 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 17 April 2015 at 12:10

Aujourd'hui nous avons conclus la Foire de Ngozi.
Pendant 3 jours 100 exposants ont attiré plus de 600 visiteurs!
Grand Merci au Gouverneur du Province de Ngozi et le Ministère dAgriculture et d'Elevage pour leur support logistique et organisationelle.

Benedikt Maibaum Bonjour, merci à votre équipe pour l’organisation de la foire. Bien que nous n’avons pas participé comme exposant mais comme visiteurs, l’équipe de Biogaz du Burundi a pu établir plusieurs contacts intéressants.

2 years 9 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 April 2015 at 05:30

AgriProFocus vous souhaite la bienvenue à la foire agricole de Ngozi. Nous sommes heureux de vous acquellir!

Ngozi, 15, 16 et 17 avril 2015.

Didier MUYIRAMYE Salut Rolf. Je connais bien Ngozi et j'espere que la foire sera un success. Bonne chance!

2 years 9 months ago