EMRC-Rabobank Project Incubator Award is open to all African-based SME participants. The Project Incubator Award of the AgriBusiness Forum is an annual honoring of private initiative and innovation in the African agribusiness sector.
Pullman Grand Hotel
Kinshasa, DR Congo
EMRC searches for entrepreneurs, among small and medium enterprises, who contribute to the progress of local communities by creating jobs or promoting the development of cooperatives, and who take part in the growth of their local and/or regional economy.
With the sponsorship of the Rabobank Foundation, EMRC is proud to organize the 2015 edition of the Project Incubator Award and invites you to take part in this exciting contest.
Finalists (pre-selected candidates) will present their project during a dedicated session of the AgriBusiness Forum 2015, where an international audience of 400 people engaged in the agricultural and agribusiness sectors will hear them.
These finalists will be interviewed by local,... Read more
Les deux derniers jours, je ont travaillé avec deux grandes collègues du Burundi et RD Congo à Bujumbura, au Burundi. Nous avons discuté sur le marketing, la communication et cette plate-forme en ligne. En 2015, nous allons vous informer sur les nombreuses activités que nous avons prévues pour nos membres. Alors connectez-vous à cette plate-forme régulièrement pour rester informé! Vous pouvez contacter mon collègue Guylaine Mwamini pour RD-Congo ou mon collègue Alex Nkurunziza pour le Burundi, en cas vous avez des questions ou avez besoin d'aide sur cette plateforme.
"It takes two to trade - A tool for understanding and improving farmer-firm relations in Africa"
The launch of the book took place on January 23rd at the Umbano Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. Contributions were made by the Minister of State of Agriculture of Rwanda and the Head of Development Cooperation of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Rwanda, Mr. Pieter Dorst. Our managing Director, Hedwig Bruggeman, officially handed over the first copy to the Minister of State.
A big part of the AgriProFocus team is gathering in Gisenyi, Rwanda. We discuss many important topics for our network. Yesterday we discussed one of our global themes: access to finance for agri-preneurs. All our country networks are working on this topic, for example by organising Finance Fairs. If you want to know more, visit our global Finance page.
Our colleague Nicole Metz presented the Food and Business Knowledge Platform. The Food and Business Knowledge Platform is one of the five Knowledge Platforms initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. There is one platform for each of the main themes of Dutch development policy. Food security, the theme of the F&BKP, is one of them. Nicole explained the Applied Research Fund, this fund provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. All research is jointly con... Read more
The AgriProFocus team has arrived in Rwanda! A full week of exchanging experiences, learning from eachother, making plans for the future, launching our new 2-2-trade book and many more things!
For now we proudly present to you our Core Group, from old to newest colleagues. Starting with Hedwig Bruggeman, our managing director, who was at the start of AgriProFocus almost 10 years ago, to our newest colleague Rolf Schinkel, Network Facilitator for Burundi, DRC and Uganda, who joined us only 2 weeks ago :)
From January 19th until the 23th a big part of the AgriProFocus team will come together in Gisenyi, Rwanda for our annual meeting! We have a lot to discuss: what are our plans for this year (exchange on our Annual Plans), what is our business plan for the future, sharing our success stories, how do we engage more with our members, how to further develop the online platformetc.
Colleagues from 11 African countries and Indonesia will join, including staff from the Support Office in Arnhem. A special moment!
During the week, we will update you,our online members, with the progress made.
En 2014, le réseau AgriProFocus a offert des services à promouvoir l'esprit d'entreprise agriculteur dans votre pays. Et nous voulons savoir comment vous et votre organisation/entreprise a bénéficié d’eux!
Coffee toolkit Sustainable coffee as a family business. Available online for download now!
Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) and FARA (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa) are pleased to announce a special lecture to be presented by Hon Dr Akinwumi Adesina (minister of Agriculture, Nigeria).
Title: ‘Milk quality at stake! Solutions from Ethiopia, India and the Netherlands for the reduction of antibiotic use in dairy farming’