Anatole Majyambere

Business Linkage Advisor

Kigali, Rwanda

About Me

Anatole Holds a Master’s degree in Management of Development, specializing in Rural Development and Food Security; has a degree in food science and technology and other trainings in Business Development and Entrepreneurship. Has over five years of working experience in academics, business development and entrepreneurship, as well as international NGOs.

With two years of working for Agri-ProFocus Rwanda, as a Business Development and Network Assistant Coordinator working with farmers from all corners of Rwanda and stakeholders in agriculture, he understands what the specific needs of farmers are that would help them in changing their agriculture from subsistence to agribusiness.

He has strong experience in business development and entrepreneurship obtained throughout five years working as a trainer of entrepreneurship for the Rwanda Business Development Center, a center of Regent University. He has trained 100 young entrepreneurs in the five provinces of Rwanda and has contributed to the training of over 250 entrepreneurs by BDC Rwanda.

As an owner of an IT company, he process a good understanding of both the business and IT environment.

Skills and Expertise


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 April 2018 at 12:02

Position Details: Project Manager Irish Potato Value chain Financing

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Openings: 1

Description: Our client,a dynamic and growing international not-for-profit development organisation is looking for a skilled, experienced project manager to manage the Irish Potato Value Chain Financing Project.

Position: Project Manager Irish Potato Value chain Financing

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Duration: Full-time

The Project Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the Irish Potato Value chain Financing project in order to ensure a successful implementation.

The Irish Potato Value Chain Financing is a 2 years project, to be funded by Access to Finance Rwanda and implemented by the organisation and its partners, that aims to Increase access to financial services to enhance productivity, income and job opportunities for Irish Potato smallholder farmers in Rwanda.

Project specific objectives:

• New and increased effective, affordable, cost efficient and clie

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 18 January 2018 at 02:04

What to grow on a small piece of land in your country or in Rwanda?

Hello, AgriProFocus users! 

I have a small peace of land 40x20 m from which I just harvested beans. I have been thinking, maybe I need something else, that something needs to be needed on the market, ease to produce with low cost. Any idea? 

Joel Mutara I think vegetables would do well on that small land.

1 year 3 days ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME I recommend you to join our members from SEED-CO International ( so that they can give you some vegetable seeds and other agro-inputs to be used in your land!

1 year 4 hours ago

Kabagambe Juvenal Dear Anatole,as you know you are my promoters and my friend,we started from giving values to  small piece of land ,with your help and our innovations ,we grew very fast and  we stepped up to large scale farm planning and management and other services. I  have experience in urban and small scale agriculture, so as my promoter,I am  here to save you! just contact us: 0782069229 and enjoy our services with innovations.thanks agriprofocus.

12 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 January 2018 at 09:31


The IUFoST World Food Congress Student Video Competition is being conducted in conjunction with the 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology (World Food Congress), taking place in Mumbai, India, from October 23-27, 2018. More information on the World Food Congress can be found at IUFoST is delighted to announce that this competition is newly named: "IUFoST Rose Spiess Award For A Sustainable Food Supply".

Food science and technology plays an important role of ensuring the health and wellbeing of people around the world and is essential to resolving food safety and sustainability challenges now and in the future. How that happens is unique to each country – even to the community level within each country.

The goal of the IUFoST Student Video Competition is for student teams to use video to spotlight the positive impact of food science and technology in action where they live including, but not limited to, issues suc

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Agri-Finance & Market Linkages in Muhanga

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  24 August 2017 to 25 August 2017 - All Day Event
  Muhanga District

Improving Agribusiness

AgriProFocus Rwanda seeks to support farmers to practice agriculture as a business, access innovative business development services and maximise profits. The availability of affordable and accessible credit is critical for the success of the agricultural sector. Credit enables agri- entrepreneurs to mobilise the resources required to support production and marketing activities, which are key to successful entrepreneurship. The growing interest in small scale farmers by financial institutions such as banks and MFIs has increased the number of financial products available. However, few farmers know of these financial and insurance products thus limiting their uptake and utilization.

Moreover, several agribusiness companies, cooperatives and farmers have various innovations, products and services they would like to show to farmers and buyers and thus increase their portfolio of sales. Increasing market linkages and visibility of agribusiness products will enhance pr

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 16 August 2017 at 07:19

Meet Twahirwa Dieudonne, an emerging young entrepreneur in agribusiness

One of biggest challenge the agriculture sector is facing, is the aging of farmers who re not able to cope with today's  challenges. On the other side, we have an increasing number of unemployed young people. However, it seems all the young people who have ventured in agriculture are doing well. we have aproached Mr. Diego to share with us : 

Who is Dieudonne?

I am Dieudone Twahirwa, nicknamed Diego. I am 29 years old and love agribusiness I currently specialize in chilli. I graduated from the University of Rwanda in 2012 in the faculty of Agriculture and I am now the Managing Director of Gashora Farm ltd in Bugesera District.

What motivated you to venture in chilli

I started growing tomatoes and watermelon on land equivalent to one tenth of a hectare with Rwf 130,000 worth of investment and earned Rwf1.3 million from the first harvest.

Though it was doing well, the biggest challenge was that the tomato produce

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Clet IYAMENYE NIBEHO My sincere congratulations to Mr. Diego!! Your agribusiness journey is very inspiring! You are a role model to many more young people who wish to have interest in agriculture. 

1 year 5 months ago

Anne Marie Kortleve What a nice story! Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

1 year 4 months ago

HIRWA Fabrice I love your story Diego. From you I am going to try to start a small business of piggery farm but I need a support in terms of training in order to get a more skills about a piggery, so I want this because I am a student in University of Rwanda Nyagatare Campus in faculty of animal Production and we don't get a practical skills, then after That Festival I inspired to start a business but help me how I can get that practical knowledge before starting.  

1 year 1 month ago

Posted By in Dairy Learning Lab Rwanda
Posted 3 July 2017 at 06:26

Rwamagana & Gicumbi Districts Dairy Learning Lab report

For the third time in Rwanda, AgriProFocus and partners organized a dairy learning. In addition the dairy learning, this time farmers were encouraged to join dairy farmer cooperatives. We are great full to Agriterra, PUM, Dukundamatungo and IAKIB cooperatives. 

You can read the full report here

You can  also find the the dairy cost calculation template here

You can also see some of our photos. 

hi anatole, do you also have some more photos on facebook? Please indicate page or link

1 year 6 months ago

Anatole Majyambere Yes, photos can be found on our Facebook page:

1 year 5 months ago

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 May 2017 at 12:16

Vacancy Announcement: Policy Officer Private Sector Development (40 hours per week)

Deadline: 30 May 2017

The Netherlands embassy in Kigali is implementing a substantial Aid and Trade program in Rwanda.

Trade and Investment, which includes Private Sector Development, has become over the past years an important policy theme within the embassy’s programming, which will be developed further in the next years. The policy officer Private Sector Development will be part of a multi-disciplinary embassy team, which consists of more than 30 staff of which 11 expatriates.

The embassy is looking for a dynamic person with extensive knowledge of, and experience in the private sector in Rwanda, as well as working experience in an international environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

· To identify, develop and follow-up business leads for Dutch companies in particular related to the energy, infrastructure and transport, water supply and agri-food sectors;

· To act as the

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 February 2017 at 04:48

Consultancy services for the Agri BDS Network on the legal set ups for a paid service provider function and developing administrative and financial procedures

Deadline: 22th February 2017 midnight (Kigali time)

The requested services are aimed at assisting the recently formed agri BDS network to have a legal set up in terms of services provision functions and profits sharing scheme with its members. The assignment should also assist the network to acquire adapted managerial and administrative instruments which shall guide it to operate in a transparent manner, attract new membership and retain the existing ones with an insured loyalty. Advisory and guidance should cover practices related to Organizational Structure, services provision, relations with Partners, operational roles and responsibilities for its members and board committees, recruitment procedures, Purchasing management, capital management and much more. This advice should be legally, practical and be carried by the developme

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Posted By in Dairy Learning Lab Rwanda
Posted 13 January 2017 at 08:56

Rwamagana Dairy Learning report available!

For the second time, on 23-24 November 2016,  AgriProFocus Rwanda and partners organized a dairy learning lab in Rwamagana District

We are grateful to PUM, Agriterra, Send a Cow Rwanda, Dukundamatungo Cooperative and to all participants. The report can be found here 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 9 December 2016 at 01:09

Testing the new "Tagging feature"

Hello Anne Marie Kortleve @Didier, Lisette van Benthum, hello all agriprofocus online platform users, this is a great new feature on AgriProFocus Platform. Keep it up

Lisette van Benthum Working perfectly !

2 years 1 month ago


Dairy Learning Lab-Rwamagana District

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  23 November 2016 - 08:00 to 24 November 2016 - 17:00
  Rwamagana Disrict

AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Agriterra, Send a cow Rwanda and PUM  are organizing a dairy learning lab in Rwamagana Distric dedicated to animal feeding and feeds.  This time, the learning lab will focus on:  

. Feed, 

. Feeding and harvesting of roughage

Participants can also bring in other topics as a result of the learning lab

About the Learning Lab

The dairy learning lab is a network approach to boost the exchange and learning between dairy practitioners and professionals who work in support of farmer entrepreneurs. The learning lab will comprise of:

1. Farm visit in the morning

2. Training session in the afternoon

3. Dairy Business cocktail

Why should you participate?

· Update your topical knowledge on dairy

· Improve your training materials and skills

· Grow your professional network in the Dairy sector.

Who should participate? 

Participants have been selected by organizers but few seats are still available for independent participants who  are willing to contribute 20 0

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 20 September 2016 at 02:49

Consultancy opportunity - Analysis of ICT Solutions for Smallholder Farming  

Smallholder platform at IFC/MAS is looking for consultant(s) to conduct the analysis of ICT solutions available on the market that would address the following core challenges for integrating smallholder farmers in value chain:

  • Supply chain data and traceability;

  • Extension, field staff training and management;

  • Supplier aggregation and benchmarking;

  • GIS and precision farming.

Ideally, we are looking for one person for the entire assignment however GIS part can be performed separately. We are primarily looking for candidates with the experience in working with smallholder farmers as well as ICT4D knowledge.

Whoever interested, please, send your CV to before Oct 3rd, 9 am.

Detailed TOR will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 September 2016 at 07:43

Horticulture sector development for emerging markets                                                 

Strengthening value chains for progress                                                                                                                         

  • Course dates and introduction 
  • Application procedure
  • Fellowship information 

Course dates and introduction

“Current developments in emerging economies offer new opportunities for the horticulture sector. To seize these opportunities, a transition to a more professional sector is required. Enhanced value ch

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 September 2016 at 06:39


Precision agriculture is an approach of directing small regions within fields instead of directing whole fields as one unit. Numerous farmers have recorded the significance of utilizing site-specific data to manage nutrients, pests, water, seeding rates, and other resources in a more efficient manner.

Precision farming is related to sophisticated technologies in satellites and computers, which most farmers have neither the financial or physical resources to employ. However, precision farming can still be implemented to improve various crop management decisions even without costly technologies. A number is provided in this article. Precision farming can improve farming practice that can be directed across different regions or over time. Here are some management examples that may benefit from precision farming:
Quality and Fertility of Soil. Levels of yield within a field may be correlated with levels of soil nutrients. Choices regarding rates of

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Agri-BDS Strategy validation workshop

Event posted by in Agri BDS Network Association - Rwanda
  08 September 2016, 09:00-15:00

It comes as a great pleasure to present the Agri BDS Network three year’s strategic plan.  This coming Thursday 8 September, 

The network was launched in 2016 in a collaborative effort between of Spark with AgriProFocus. From the on-set the organization’s development followed a systematic approach leading to legal recognition. The network started with 30 members who had the common and innovative vision of enhancing quality, standards, value, accessibility and profitability of the Agri Business and development services in Rwanda.

The establishment of this network is timely as the country seeks to use business driven approaches to meet current demand in country and to increase exports. In time the Agri BDS Network can help to fill gaps and support existing services in areas such as finance, inclusive markets, value chain costs structures and market distortions.

In July 2016 members of the network and partner organizations came together for a one day strategic planning works

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Network Event:  Power of People Connections for Business Ou

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  01 September 2016, 17:30-18:30

Junior Chamber International is cohosting a networking event with kLab this Thursday evening at 5h30. The networking event will be hosted at kLab and will host a speaker from Botswana who will present on the theme: Power of People Connections for Business Outlook.

Gareghaba will speak about Power of People Connections for better Business Outlook covering the essence of networking and how it impacts your business perspectives and outlook. He is passionate about empowering young Africans to be leaders of change in their communities.

After Gareghaba's talk/presentation, there is an open cocktail networking session.

This event is being brought to you by JCI Rwanda in collaboration with kLab.

VenuekLab Telecom House 6th Floor
DateSeptember 01st, 2016
Time5:30 p.m. (60 minutes)

Dear AgriProFocus members, you definitely do not have to miss this out. 

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 18 July 2016 at 09:32

Seed Cooperative Alliance “SCA”

Communication in Cooperatives: Strengthening communication channels & networks in SCA Cooperatives

Scope of Work

Date: June 22, 2016

Subject: SCA - Land O’Lakes is seeking experienced individual consultant to design and facilitate workshops aimed at promoting discussion on communication and trust among members of its supported maize growers cooperatives

Assignment Title: Communication in Cooperatives: Strengthening communication channels & networks in SCA Cooperatives

Assignment Dates: August 2016

Level of effort: TBD: 8-12 days

Assignment location: Rwanda

Assignment Manager: Willy Nyirigira

Scope of Work

I. Project Overview

Land O’Lakes is currently in the third year of implementing a USAID funded program called the Seed Cooperative Alliance. The projec

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Aimable UWIHANGANYE well let's try

2 years 6 months ago

Fortunatus MLYANDENA hi all

2 years 6 months ago

Anatole Majyambere Hi Fortunatus

2 years 6 months ago

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 11 May 2016 at 12:09

Call for consultancy to Support IAKIB& NDFU in development of internal policies & Procedures and related capacity building

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CDP project is implemented by Land O'Lakes International Development and is designed to increase access to self-reliant cooperative enterprises that meet the needs of their members and contribute to improved quality of life for members.

The CDP project is testing the development hypothesis that dairy cooperatives which achieve and leverage economies of scale through horizontal and/or vertical integration increase their commercial viability and competitiveness, and provide greater socio-economic returns to farmer- members.

Among the activities in support of the cooperatives, is the implementation of innovative solutions that will spur higher levels of profitability that will stabilize or increase farmer prices and/or reduce cost of production at the farmer level thus increasing farmer income and improvin

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 29 April 2016 at 01:54

AgriProFocus Rwanda network day.

On Thursday 21, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized a network day which took place at Umubano Hotel from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The objective of the day was to share with members, achievements of 2015 and the plans for 2016 as well as introducing the new AgriProFocus coordinator.

In total the meeting was attended by 95 participants from private companies, farmer organizations, NGOs, and knowledge institutions. After presentations on the 2015 achievements and plans for 2016, participants joined working groups in which they discussed on AgriProFocus strategy. This was also an opportunity to share with members different funding opportunities such as YEP, FAR and Amply.

AgriProFocus was pleased by the turn up of participants and we are confident that together, 2016 will be another year of success.

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 19 April 2016 at 07:46

Terms of References for Consultancy services to develop Agri-BDS network’ strategy and annual operational plan

1. Background

About AgriProFocus

AgriProFocus is a network that promotes agriculture as a business. Since its establishment in 2005 by Dutch NGOs, finance agencies and knowledge institutes, it has grown in leaps and bounds. It now has national networks in Indonesia and in 12 African countries including Benin, Burundi, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

AgriProFocus Rwanda capitalises on existing member activities as well as innovative network ideas to support farmers and their organisations. The main domains of intervention of AgriProFocus include Networking services that provide easy access to agri-business contacts and resources; Business brokering to connect agri-businesses on a local, regional and international scale; facilitated innovation communities that create new solutions for existing problems together with r

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