Thacien MUNYAMAHAME

AgriProFocus Network Assistant

Kigali, Rwanda

About Me

Hi, I am Thacien MUNYAMAHAME, am working as AgriProFocus network Assistant in Rwanda. Generally, I will work by moderating the online platform of AgriProFocus Rwanda. I am Rwandan by Nationality and I have got my bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Agriculture of National University of Rwanda. I hold a diploma in agriculture technology from Agro-Studies program of Israel state. Previously, I worked for Better World Rwanda in the coordination of agricultural projects. In this organization, I was supporting the beneficiaries especially farmers through conducting training, workshops, communications and market linkages activities for the purpose of improving their household income.

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 22 September 2017 at 07:47

Call for an individual consultant to make a documentary film

Deadline: October 01st, 2017  

The Civic Engagement Alliance (CEA) led by ICCO seeks the engagement of a producer to develop and film the documentary (Documentation of three path ways). In close collaboration with the Program Officer, the ICCO team and the teams of the various partner organizations, the consultant is expected to come up with a documentary that clearly answers the questions mentioned in the Terms of Reference.

Assignment Title: Documentation of three path ways

Assignment Dates: Maximum of 3 months (October – December 2017)

Assignment location: Uganda

The budget available for the full process is maximum Euro15,000

For more information, read the attached Terms of Reference


sep
27

Workshop on Contract Farming in Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  27 September 2017, 08:00-12:30
  UMUBANO Hotel, Kigali-Rwanda

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in partnership with the Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) and AgriProFocus Rwanda is organizing a workshop on Contract Farming in Rwanda.

The objectives of the workshop are to:

1. Share current status of contract farming in Rwanda;

2. Present experiences and success stories of contract farming;

3. Develop recommendations for the promotion of contract farming.

The workshop will bring together public institutions, private companies, representatives’ farmers organizations, NGOs, Financial institutions and Development partners.

Venue: UMUBANO Hotel, Kigali-Rwanda

Time: September 27, 2017 (From 8.00 am to 12h30pm)

For further clarification and to confirm your participation, please contact:

Charles Murekezi: +250783008453 or cmurekezi@minagri.gov.rw



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 20 September 2017 at 07:10

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY AT SPARK

Spark is a non-profit organization that develops higher education and entrepreneurship so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their post-conflict societies into prosperity.

SPARK has launched the 'Rebuilding Futures: Startup Competition' for entrepreneurs in fragile states. There is a trip to the Netherlands and a €10,000.00 startup grant available for the winner! 

Interested applicants (entrepreneurs/startups) might fit the following criteria:

-Business idea or existing business under 1 year old

-An idea that addresses 'rebuilding futures' (aka a social enterprise, contributing to rebuilding of post-conflict -communities)

-Based in one of the countries SPARK works in (http://www.spark-online.org/)

More information and the application form are available here on our website (link: http://bit.ly/2x1Im56)



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 18 September 2017 at 02:54

Our latest Newsletter is out!

Dear Members,

We are pleased to share our latest newsletter, there is a lot of interesting updates!

Through this newsletter, you will read about the agri-finance fair and market linkages event conducted in Muhanga district. You will also learn about the role of financial institutions vis-à-vis agriculture sector as well as some business deals made by the farmers during the fair.

While reading this newsletter, you will learn about the fruitful discussions from the round table meeting on organic certification for horticulture value chain in Rwanda. The participants of this workshop elected the steering committee which will moderate this activity in order to value the organic horticultural products and motivating the farmers as well.

Learn about the success stories from other model farmers, you will be inspired by the success of their farming projects.

Finally, there is also some job opportunities related to agriculture sector!!

Glad reading!!

READ THE NEWSLETTER!!

sep
21

Increase your online visibility: Online Platform Training!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  21 September 2017 - 14:30 to 26 October 2017 - 17:00
  AgriProFocus Rwanda Office

In an effort of improving the online visibility of our members' businesses/activities/services (which is an important marketing tip in these increasing digital times)We will be providing this training (to a maximum of 14 participants/day) every Thursday of the week.

 

Online Platform

The AgriProFocus online platform is one of the main exchange and communication tool. With this tool, you can:

- Access useful local contacts through our Directory

- Market your products/services in our MarketPlace

- Market your organization/company

- Discuss agricultural issues with people from all over the world.

The online platform features new content on a daily basis with the latest news and information, an online marketplace to trade, a forum to discuss and an agribusiness directory where you can find all connected organisations and companies.

What will you learn?

This training will provide you with hands-on experience on how best to optimize the use of the platform, bylearning how to:

- Register /sign-up

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Posted By in Agri BDS Network - Rwanda
Posted 13 September 2017 at 03:24

General Assembly of Agri BDS Network Members

On Friday, 08th September 2017, the Agri BDS Network (https://agriprofocus.com/agri-bds-network) held its General Assembly at Umubano Hotel to gather members' ideas in making a setup which can enhance the marketing and increase their visibility locally and internationally.

The objective of the workshop was to commonly improve the orientation of the network and discussing the registration of the Agri BDS Network.

During the workshop, the network members discussed the progress in the registration of Agri BDS Network in Rwanda Development Board (RDB). The president of Agri BDS Network , Laurent ULIMUBENSHI (https://agriprofocus.com/profile/5117) has explained the whole registration process as well as the required documents including the identity number of the network. He explained that Agri BDS Network doesn’t have ID number to be used in the registration due to the fact that it works as a social network, not as a company.

On the issue of registration,

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 September 2017 at 06:48

How Shirimpumu became a model farmer, thanks to BDF

Source: The New Times 

Fourteen years ago, he was a well paid worker at Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) earning a monthly salary of Rwf1 million.

Many in his shoes would not even think of giving up such a well paying job in exchange for the ‘hoe.’

But for Jean Claude Shirimpumu, a resident of Gicumbi District, after 8 years at RBC, he quit his job to start a new life as a farmer.

Now the Managing Director of Vision Agribusiness Farm in Gicumbi, Shirimpumu earns millions from rearing pigs, chicken, cows, goats and sheep. He also grows beans and maize on large scale.

Read more....

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 September 2017 at 09:19

Hi everyone,

 I am Thacien MUNYAMAHAME, am working as AgriProFocus network Assistant in Rwanda. I have replaced Mr. Didier Muyiramye for this post in AgriProFocus Rwanda. Generally, I will work by moderating the online platform of AgriProFocus Rwanda. In addition, I am Rwandan by Nationality and I have got my bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Agriculture of National University of Rwanda. I hold a diploma in agriculture technology from Agro-Studies program of Israel state. Previously, I worked for Better World Rwanda in the coordination of agricultural projects. In this organization, I was supporting the beneficiaries especially farmers through conducting training, workshops, communications and market linkages activities for the purpose of improving their household income.

For more information, you can contact me through:

​Thacien Munyamahame

Assistant Coordinator

AgriProFocus Rwanda

KG 5 Av, 82

Po. Box: 5261 Rwanda

T: +250 788235357

S: thacienmunyamahame

W: www.agriprofocus.com/rwanda

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 September 2017 at 06:04

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor.

OPENING DATE: SEPTEMBER 06, 2017; CLOSING DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Organization profile

Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO Cooperation) is an international non-governmental organization working towards a world in which people can live with dignity and well-being, a world without poverty and injustice. Our core values are justice, compassion and stewardship.

To strengthen its operation, ICCO would like to invite qualified applicants for the following position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor. 

For more details about the vacancy announcement, please open the PDF file:



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 3 September 2017 at 09:27

Organic Certification Workshop for Horticulture Value Chain in Rwanda

On Wednesday 30th August 2017, AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Oxfam in Rwanda and National Co-operatives Confederation of Rwanda (NCCR) organized a workshop “Organic certification for Horticulture value Chain‘’ at Umubano Hotel, Kigali Rwanda.

This workshop’s objective was to discuss on the issues challenges and gaps which limit the development of Horticulture cooperatives among which organic certification is major and discuss possible solutions to address the identified issues.

During this workshop, there were 31 different horticulture value chain actors and stakeholders. The participants came from Government Institutions (NAEB, RALIS, RSB and RCA), NGOs and INGOs (Oxfam, INADES-Formation, and DUTERIMBERE), PSF (Farmers and Companies), Horticulture Cooperatives federation including organic farmers (ROAM) and cooperative union.

This round table meeting brought in more awareness on what, why a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 31 August 2017 at 05:50

The 9th edition of the ‘’Agri-Finance & Market Linkages’’ event

Venue: Muhanga, 24-25 August, 2017


For the 9th time, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized the Agri-Finance & Market Linkages event. During this year, the Agri-finance fair took place in Muhanga district on 24-25th August, 2017.

Due to the information gap on financial services and to offer a market linkages opportunity in agriculture of Rwanda, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized this fair to improve agribusiness development by facilitating an easy access to financial services and business linkages between the key stakeholders of the Agri-food sector in Rwanda.

The two-days event brought together different farmers especially farmers from the Southern Province of Rwanda, cooperatives, agribusiness companies, financial service providers and development partners organizations operating in Rwanda for better information sharing, dialogue and interaction and connections between different stakeholders to address various key issues in f

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Innocent SIMPUNGA the event was successfully

5 days 21 hours ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME @Innocent S, Many participants appreciated your thoughts and advice from your interventions during the dialogue discussions/ in finance fair of Muhanga district!keep facilitating the smallholders!

5 days 20 hours ago

Innocent SIMPUNGA You are welcome , we keep in touch

5 days 14 hours ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 August 2017 at 09:04

Vacancy Announcement at FARA: Long-Term Consultant - Gender, Youth & Agri-business Specialist


FARA is seeking to engage a Gender, Youth and Agribusiness Consultant to work closely with its core programmes in implementing its MTOP2R

The main purpose of the position is to formulate policy, implement programmes, research and training modules to promote and strengthen the inclusion and mainstreaming of gender, youth and broader social development issues in Agricultural research and development programmes and projects by FARA. Even more interesting, this specialist will be the Regional Coordinator for the African Chapter of the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD).

To view the call for application and for information on how to apply follow the link to YPARD's website.
Deadline for applications is 28th August 2017.