Didier MUYIRAMYE

Assistant Coordinator

Kigali, Rwanda

About Me

Assistant Coordinator at AgriProFocus Rwanda.

Didier holds a Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. He joined AgriProFocus in July 2013.

Responsible of operating the online platform, assisting the network partners in their initiatives to develop their businesses, facilitating Innovation Communities active under the AgriProFocus Network umbrella and ensuring a successful organisation of the network activities (events, workshops).

Hired by ICCO Rwanda, I am part of the AgriProFocus coordination triangle together with the AgriProFocus coordination team in Rwanda and the AgriProFocus network facilitator in Arnhem.

My responsibilities are:

Network development and coordination

• Operating the Online Platform (http://agriprofocus.com), keeping the on-line directory updated and providing the membership with up to date news, events and issues related to Agri Business;
• Pro-active marketing of the network to prospective new members (with a keen view on private sector) and media;
• Taking responsibility for developing good PR material (briefs, factsheets, etc) for the Agri Hub;
• Communication with the members on key network activities and supporting the team in organising events;
• Organising reviews and articles be made and published on the online-platform about events organised;
• Participating in and making minutes of coordination meetings;
• Handling any other APF related roles as delegated by the Coordinator.

Business and partnership brokering

• Assist the coordinator in supporting AgriProFocus partners in their initiatives to develop their businesses;

Innovation communities

• Assist the coordinator in facilitating the innovation communities which are active under the AgriProFocus umbrella;
• Simulate synergy and exchange between the AgriProFocus innovation communities and/ or other initiatives in the region.

Platform of debate and learning (http://agriprofocus.com/intro)

• Assist the AgriProFocus country coordinator in facilitating the debate and learning working groups which are active under the AgriProFocus umbrella;

Expertise areas: Agribusiness, Value Chain Development, Organic Certification, Entrepreneurship, Youth in Agriculture, ICT4Ag, Communication, Event Management, Online Marketing, Social Media

You can freely contact me (dmuyiramye@agriprofocus.com), if you need more information on AgriProFocus Rwanda services and our online platform

Skills and Expertise


Interests


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 July 2017 at 11:01

Networking for success: forming new business contacts at the 8th Agribusiness Club meeting

On the 30th June,  65 people attended the business cocktail during the 8th Agribusiness Club meeting at City Blue Hotel - Kacyiru,  interacting and “networking”, a way to be updated on innovations & trends in the rwandan agribusiness sector and to be introduced to entrepreneurs, senior executives in various organisations, – government, NGOs, etc.

This AgriProFocus initiative which started more than 3 years ago

(1) Provides the Rwandan agribusiness practitioners with a platform to discuss, debate and learn about issues and opportunities along the different Rwandan agribusiness value-chains

(2) Provides agribusiness professionals an opportunity to expand professional connections and opportunities.

(3) increases agribusiness companies and practitioners’ visibility

During all these years, this networking cocktail has involved more than 300 professionals and entrepreneurs from va

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 11 July 2017 at 01:47

Poultry Trade Mission to Rwanda and Uganda

(Message from Daphne Meijer-Willems | Program Manager Agribusiness at NABC)

Dear all,

Hereby I would like to inform you about the upcoming Poultry Africa 2017 Expo and Leadership Conference in Kigali. This expo will take place on 4 and 5 October 2017. During the same week NABC will organize a trade mission to Uganda and Rwanda from 1 - 6 October.


We would be pleased to see you at the expo and leadership conference and do not hesitate to invite contacts in the poultry sector. This will be the ideal place for them to meet Dutch companies (already 16 companies subscribed for the trade mission) and in total 70 exhibitors will be at the expo.


We hope to welcome you all at the Poultry Africa in Kigali and please let me know if you are willing to attend.
We will also organize a matchmaking session during the expo, so poultry farms/companies interested are welcome to subscribe via the attached form.


Thank you in advance.


With kind regards, 


Daphne Meijer

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30

8th Agribusiness Club Meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  30 June 2017, 17:30-19:30
  City Blue Hotels Embassy Row – Kacyiru

Dear member,

AgriProFocus Rwanda is very pleased to invite you to take part in the 8th “Agribusiness Club” meeting on the 30th June 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

The venue is City Blue Hotels Embassy Row – Kacyiru.

Objectives

The objectives of the Agribusiness Club Meetings is two folds:

  • (1) Provide the Rwandan agribusiness practitioners with a platform to discuss, debate and learn about issues and opportunities along the different Rwandan agribusiness value-chains

  • (2) To expand professional connections and opportunities.

  • (3) To increase agribusiness companies and practitioners visibility

if you want to share new developments in your activity, promote what you sell, or inform what you demand in a special way, please email us your request to rwanda@agriprofocus.com

Who is participating?

Around 50 people (AgriProFocus Rwanda members as well as other agribusiness practitionners who are not yet members of the network) are expected to take part of the forum.

Generally, AgriProFocus Rwanda members are from agribusiness com

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 13 June 2017 at 01:12

Gagnez un investissement pour votre start-up e-agricole !

Lancement Pitch AgriHack Afrique de l'Ouest 2017


Le Centre technique de coopération agricole et rurale ACP-UE (CTA), en collaboration avec l’African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), Agribusiness TV et les espaces d’innovations tels que Orange Fab Côte d'Ivoire, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria), EcoHub (Togo), Etrilabs (Bénin), Suguba (Mali), CTIC Dakar (Sénégal), lance Pitch AgriHack Afrique de l’Ouest 2017, dans le cadre du Programme AgriHack Talent. Cette édition régionale fait suite à l’organisation réussie de la première édition internationale Pitch AgriHack 2016.

Pitch AgriHack Afrique de l'Ouest 2017 est ouverte aux jeunes pousses (startups) TIC des pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest qui offrent des services au secteur agricole. Les entrepreneurs doivent être propriétaires d'une application ou plateforme e-agricole déjà développée et si possible déjà en service et générant des revenus.

Pitch AgriHack compren

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Akibodé Djodji Mon cher Didier, Merci pour le partage. L’agriculture  est le  secteur offrant le plus de perspectives de croissance et de profitabilité en Afrique. L’industrie agricole pourra s’appuyer sur les NTIC pour accompagner sa croissance et surtout éviter le gaspillage alimentaire.

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 12 June 2017 at 06:33

Ambassador’s Small Grants (ASG) Program (Deadline: 15th July 2017)

U.S. Embassy Rwanda- Ambassador’s Small Grants Program

Office: Political/Economic Section
Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. EMBASSY KIGALI AMBASSADOR’S SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM (ASG)
Announcement Type: Fixed Amount Award
Funding Opportunity No.: DOS-RWANDA-PE-2017-01
Date Opened: June 2, 2017
Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2017
Award Ceiling: U.S. $15,000.00
Award Floor: U.S. $5,000.00
CFDA Number: 19.700 – General Department of State AssistanceSubmission: All applications can be submitted electronically via email to: kigaliasgp@state.gov.

Awards are subject to the availability of funding and Congressional Notification

Eligibility

Eligibility is limited to cooperatives registered with the Rwandan Cooperative Agency (RCA). Direct funding for NGOs (international or local) is not available under this announcement.

All projects must begin no later than September 30, 2017 and should be completed within one year of the award date.

The U.S. Embassy Kigali reserves the right to award less

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 8 June 2017 at 09:08

WeatherSafe and Burundi government sign agreement to develop new precision farming project to automatically detect coffee trees from space

WeatherSafe Coffee – An Agri Tech company specialising in the application of big data analytics to

meet challenges within the coffee industry, has teamed up with a distributor of Earth Observation

imagery and services to support the coffee farmers of Burundi.


In partnership with the World Bank and the International Development Fund, the Government of

Burundi has launched a programme for the Productivity and Development of Agricultural Markets

(PRODEMA), which aims to “improve food security through increased production and improved

market access for agricultural and livestock products important for domestic consumption”.


To assist PRODEMA in meeting the goals of its coffee sector support project, WeatherSafe will fulfil a

number of vital functions. These include combining satellite imagery – provided by British built

DMC3 satellites – with bespoke a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 June 2017 at 07:48

Vacancy Announcement: Network Assistant at AgriProFocus Rwanda

Deadline: 10th June 2017

Specification of the Job

AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector consisting of farmer entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organizations. By bringing these stakeholders together, their individual and collective impact increases. AgriProFocus is 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. AgriProFocus makes agribusiness work for development! The AgriProFocus network members collaborate to strengthen the position of farmers and other agri-entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains. Entrepreneurs, small and medium scale, who are market oriented, business driven and willing to learn, innovate and grow.

Following the developments, trends, opportunities and challenges

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Jean Damascene MUSANGAMFURA Thank you for sharing! let me try

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AgriProFocus Rwanda Good luck Mr Damascene!

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Jean Damascene MUSANGAMFURA Thank you

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 June 2017 at 03:33

Holland Pavilion at National Agricultural Show Rwanda

(Message from the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands)

The Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) is organizing the 12th Kigali Agricultural Show in June 2017. The theme for this year’s agrishow is: ‘Adopt climate resilient technologies to improve farmer livelihoods’. The Netherlands Embassy in Rwanda is organizing a Holland Pavilion in which Dutch agricultural companies and organizations, active and/or interested in Rwanda, exhibit their products and knowledge, and are also present to provide information on their activities.

The Holland Pavilion will be open for visitors from Thursday 22 June until Sunday 25 June. The following companies and organizations will be present in the Holland Pavilion:

· Holland Greentech (representing Hoogendoorn, Bosman van Zaal, Koppert, RijkZwaan, Soil Cares)

· Severe Weather Consult Ltd

· Africa Improved Foods

· Future Pump Solar Irrigatio

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22

12th National Agricultural Show 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  22 June 2017 to 27 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Mulindi/Gasabo Show Ground

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources is honored to announce the 12th National Agricultural Show to be held from 22nd to 27th June 2017 at Mulindi/Gasabo Show Ground.

The National Agriculture Show is a yearly-event organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources to exhibit innovations and best practices in the agriculture sector. It is a platform that brings exhibitors and visitors together exchange information, experiences and identify business opportunities.

It is in this regard that the Ministry invites you to participate in the above exhibition. The theme for this year's AGRISHOW is: ''Adopt Climate resilient technologies to improve farmer livelihoods''. 

The registration form and instructions can be downloaded from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources website (CLICK HERE) . 

Please sub,it the form to the following e-mail: cmurekezi@minagri.gov.rw or bring the form to MINAGRI Headquarters not later than 12th June 2017.

For further informatio

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 25 May 2017 at 07:36

Call for an individual consultant to train cooperatives

Deadline: May 26th 2017  

Land O’Lakes is seeking an individual cooperative development expert to provide advisory services in cooperative management, governance and business oriented solutions to maize cooperatives .

Assignment Title: Cooperative Management and Business Coach 

Assignment Dates: May-July 2017

Level of effort: 32 days 

Assignment location: Rwanda 

Assignment Manager: Willy Nyirigira/LuAnn Werner  

For more, read the attached document


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 25 May 2017 at 06:44

Young Africa Works Post-Summit Report 

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are pleased to send you the 2017 Young Africa Works Summit report highlighting the best and most memorable moments from the Summit in Kigali.

The Young Africa Works Summit brought together more than 300 stakeholders – including nearly 50 young people – to focus on youth, employment and the agricultural sector. Young people were front and centre as delegates discussed, and listened to, how youth are leading agricultural transformation on the continent. We hope you will find the report informative, inspiring and useful in your work.

On the Young Africa Works Summit Resource page, you will find videos of the plenary sessions, new blog posts from youth delegates, links to media stories, a list of attendees, and photos.

The Foundation will be hosting a webinar on June 1, at 9 am EST to discuss key findings from the Summit evaluation with our learning partner Advisem. We will hear from speakers, young people and dele

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Posted By in Beekeeping Rwanda
Posted 24 May 2017 at 02:29

Promoting youth participation in Beekeeping around Nyungwe Forest

Beekeeping in Rwanda is seen as a major business opportunity, but is still mainly practiced by older men. Rwandan honey is in high demand in the national and international market.

On Thursday 18th May 2017, AgriProFocus Rwanda through its Beekeeping Innovation Community paid a visit to the youth doing beekeeping in the surroundings of Nyungwe Forest to evaluate the impact of the training & field visit they had in 2015 & 2016. The beekeeping Innovation Community was represented by Florent Majyambere and Chantal Nyirakamineza.

Mr Norbert, RDB staff in charge of Conservation of the Nyungwe National Park helped a lot in identifying the 2 groups which were visited. Both the 2 youth groups that were visited are from Nyaruguru district: ‘’Twite ku bwiza bwa Nyungwe’’ (Muganza Sector) and ‘’Nyungwe Nziza Ruheru’’ (Ruheru Sector). All these youth have accomplished secondary school and are interested in starting up

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Posted By in DutchFacilities
Posted 23 May 2017 at 03:38

''Dutch PSD Instruments'' - grants supporting the business in developing countries!

On Wednesday 17th May 2017 was held a ‘’follow-up workshop on the Dutch Private sector Development (PSD) Intsruments’’ at the residence of the Dutch ambassador in Rwanda. Around 40 people participated.

This workshop was a follow-up of a first workshop which took place at Umubano Hotel (see: //agriprofocus.com/post/591333610b34d90703ab7c78).

After the first workshop, all interested participants were requested to send their concept notes. The Netherlands Embassy staff sat and selected who to invite in the follow-up workshop. AgriProFocus Rwanda facilitated the 2 workshops.

During this second workshop a delegation of RVO staff who came all the way from the Netherlands, gave more in depth presentation of the instruments and in groups per instrument more detailed Q&A and discussion took place. The objective of this workshop being, to seriously engage the participants with a concrete good quality idea, to get

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 22 May 2017 at 03:23

Gender in Value Chain Teaser workshop 

On Friday 12th May 2017, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized a ‘’Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop’’ at Umubano Hotel.

This workshop’s objective was to explain to organisations & companies the effects of gender inequality in the agricultural value chains. AgriProFocus combines the fields of gender and value chain development to help organisations and companies improve gender equity in agricultural value chain development.

20 people participated drawn from NGOs (13), private companies (5), knowledge institute (1), and Government institution (1).

This teaser workshop was an introduction to the Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory to inform potential participants of the coaching track, focusing on what the coaching involves and how it can improve your business.

A big thank you to all the participants, we look forward to cooperating more in the upcoming Gender in Value Chain Coaching trajectory.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 17 May 2017 at 10:02

National Cooperative Consultative Meeting

Press release: May 11, 2017  

The National Cooperative Confederation of Rwanda (NCCR) in collaboration with the Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) with funding from USAID funded Cooperative Development Program(CDP) implemented by Land O’Lakes International organized a half day cooperative consultative meeting today May 11, 2017 with the theme: “Fostering stakeholder collaboration for improved cooperative performance in Rwanda”. The purpose of the meeting is to initiate dialogue with cooperative Stakeholders from different sectors towards establishment of a regular information exchange and advocacy mechanism driven by shared values of the different stakeholders. NCCR recognizes the need to host more regular dialogue amongst cooperative practitioners and other stakeholders that will serve to share knowledge and best industry practices to foster rapid economic transformation of cooperative members. To achieve the above, NCCR aims to t

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Frank Bakx How should I understand "strategies as identified by the Government of Rwanda towards sustainable cooperative development"? Is the Dlatform not meant to dialogue on strategies identified by other coop stakeholders? Are we only there to endorse Government's strategies for coop development?

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Didier MUYIRAMYE Hi Bakx, thanks for your  comment. I think it involves the participation of each part (Government - Private Sector - NGOs). and the Government through the Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) has to make sure the business environment is good for cooperatives.

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18

Field Visit - Youth in Beekeeping

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  18 May 2017, All Day Event
  Nyaruguru District

Beekeeping in Rwanda is mainly practised by older men. At the same time Rwandan honey is in high demand both in the country as on the international market. There is therefore an urgency of stimulating youth to become active in beekeeping. In the past years the Innovation Community Beekeeping has been promoting youth to become active and start a career in apiculture.

So far 2 groups of youth living in the surroundings of Nyungwe & Gishwati forests have been trained and have started beekeeping. 

It is in this regards that AgriProFocus Rwanda and its members in the Beekeeping sector, are organizing a field visit on 18th May 2017 to Nyaruguru District to visit some of the youth doing their beekeeping activities near Nyungwe Forest, as an evaluation activity of the training impact. The youth to be visited are from Muganza & Ruheru sectors

After this evaluation, AgriProFocus Rwanda will continue working with youth, to modernize, professionalize and rejuvenate this sector in Rwanda.

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 May 2017 at 09:27

Call for proposals: Green Technologies to Facilitate Development of Value Chains for Perishable Crops and Animal

Deadline: 6th June 2017

This Call for proposals is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on Green Technologies to Facilitate Development of Value Chains for Perishable Crops and Animal

Potential recipients or consortiums of recipients are being invited to develop a project proposal based on the background and guidance detailed in the Call for proposal document.

For more, read HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 May 2017 at 05:04

Presenting the AgriProFocus Network in Rwanda

Our network members share their experiences regarding our Linking, Learning and Leadership services! 

AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network in the agri-food sector consisting of farmer entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, government, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations. By bringing these stakeholders together, their collective impact increases. Active in 13 countries in Africa and South-East Asia, and linking 22.000 agribusiness professionals worldwide, we are the go-to network for farmer entrepreneurs in agricultural value chains.


AgriProFocus Rwanda has 1600 members and in this video they explain how they have benefited from the AgriProFocus Linking, Learning and Leadership services.

Featuring in this video:

1. Sajji Ryakunze, Country Coordinator - AgriProFocus Rwanda

2. Jasper Spikker / Business Advisor - Agriterra

3. Pieter Dorst / Head of Development Cooperation - The Embassy of the Kingdom of

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Leah Banda Great work Rwanda!


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Innocent SIMPUNGA Good achievement , 

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Didier MUYIRAMYE Thank you Leah Banda and Innocent SIMPUNGA

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 May 2017 at 03:36

Awareness workshop on the Dutch ''Private Sector Development'' instruments

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rwanda in collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda organised a half day ‘’Public Sector Development Instruments awareness workshop’’ which was held on Thursday, 04th May 2017.

The workshop took place at Umubano Hotel and was meant for the private sector stakeholders who are in the agriculture, water, infrastructure & energy sectors. More than 90 stakeholders participated, drawn from the private sector, Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, government institution, knowledge institutes & a few NGOs.

Dutch financial instruments which were shared are facilities that aim to stimulate cross-border cooperation and economic development between Dutch entrepreneurs and Rwandan entrepreneurs. The main purpose of this workshop was to share information on 8 specific Dutch instruments currently available and open for agriculture and other business sectors.

The Dutch

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may
12

Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  12 May 2017, 14:00-17:00
  Kigali


Did you know that your organisation or company could be losing out on business opportunities and profits due to gender inequality in the agricultural value chains you work in?

It doesn't have to be this way.

AgriProFocus combines the fields of gender and value chain development to help organisations and companies improve gender equity in agricultural value chain development.

AgriProFocus invites professionals from agriculture-centered NGO's, donor agencies, farmer organisations, government offices and the private sector to participate in a Gender in Value Chains Teaser Workshop.

This teaser workshop will be an introduction to the Gender in Value Chains Coaching Trajectory to inform potential participants of the coaching track, focusing on what the coaching involves and how it can improve your business.

Participation is by invitation only: If your company/organisation is interested in taking part of this important workshop, please contact Mr. Did

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