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75% of the world's poor live in rural areas and 2.5 billion people derive their livelihoods from agriculture. However, low agricultural productivity, poor transportation systems and limited policies affect their production and agriculture trade. Today, more than 800 million people worldwide are undernourished, while more than a billion tons of food never make it to the table.
This is exactly where solutions are crucially needed to develop new sustainable agricultural practices, support small-scale and family farmers and allow them equal access to land, technology and markets.
You are embarked in a Master of Science or Ph.D in the agricultural sector, a young professional, on Youth and Agribusiness domain and you wish to broaden your knowledge on them? This is for you.
Under the framework of his project, IITA is pleased to announce 20 research fellowships for 2018. The Call for Applications for the fellowships is meant to promote research on “Youth engagement in Agribusiness and Rural economic activities in Africa”. This is an action-oriented fellowship for young academics and professionals, and students at the post-course work/research stage of their programs. The research will be carried out in the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia.
Kindly consult the PDF file attached or go to http://bit.ly/2C57Gs for more information.
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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... Read more
(Message from Daphne Meijer-Willems | Program Manager Agribusiness at NABC)
Daphne Meijer... Read more
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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... Read more
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
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: email@example.com.
Awards are subject to the availability of funding and Congressional Notification
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
(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
· Future Pump Solar Irrigatio... Read more
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or bring the form to MINAGRI Headquarters not later than 12th June 2017.
For further informatio... Read more
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
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.
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... Read more
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.... Read more
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
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... Read more