Just an update!!
Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition (YIAC) is an initiative of IREN (Inter-Regional Economic Network) supported by different stakeholders such as USAID through East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Toyota Kenya Academy and Syngenta.
It brings about young peoples’ involvement in agribusiness and since 2014 it has been running.
For the 2015-2016, the first round selection was composed of 120 run ups whereby 60 were Start ups and other 60 SMEs. Among 60 Start ups, 12 were from Rwanda and on the side of SMEs, 8 were selected.
In November and December 2015 respectively, there were held accelerator training sessions and competition in Kenya. Results of the competition were that on the side of Start Ups, only 5 won the stage to go to semi-final while 7 SMEs won the stage.
In 23-26th February, 2016 in Arusha-Tanzania, there was held a semi-final competition and Rwanda was represented by 12 Business cases/Entreprises. On the side of Start Ups, only 2 won while 3... Read more
Dear all Agriprofocus Network Members!!!,
I would like to take this opportunity to wishing you a Happy New Year of 2016. I would wish you all a year of hardworking, agribusiness for sustainability and result-oriented focus in all plan realizations. I have been busy in my Japanese Plum Farm from planting to weeding but now I am a little bit relaxed with pesticide application and mulching.
I hope to see you all coming to my soon-to-be-opened fresh Foods shop in Kigali. Details will be provided at right time.
Thanks a lot!!!!
Hello dear all,
I wanted everyone to take few minutes and ask him/herself about the current trends in productivity dynamics, which makes agribusiness an everlasting concern despite billions of dollars that are being put into it but taking care only on market improvement without emphasizing much on land resources capacity to increase its yield. Is the current way of managing agribusiness systems sustainable, whereby the market is being the center and production as a less valued factor among other concerns.
I am being concerned because most of times, Banks and Financial Institutions drop their monies at the harvest period to avoid risks and they do not ask themselves in how to risk the soil production capacity increments............
wishing you a very peaceful marry Xmas and productive happy new year 2016, I remain passionate about Farming as Business.
Exciting!! AgriProFocus Rwanda has empowered its members and other agriculture actors on use of the online platform as way of: marketing, sharing opportunities, communicating to other members as well as getting to know what others have done so far in Agriculture development and other cross-cutting issues.
This is a very important path that stimulates Rwandan actors to actively engage collectively in integrated development pathways as well as an opportunity for entrepreneurs to attract potential customers.
Big up APF Rwanda.
Time after times, the world is experiencing the food shortage in various corners of the globe. Not only food shortage but quality food with reasonable prices to be accessible to consumers.
In nowadays, some new kinds of illnesses resulting from food eaten and basing on its source, are showing through cancers and tumors which sounds as strange in the farming communities. It is challenging in consuming what will bring to you some bad and harmful consequences.
The World Health Organization on (http://www.who.int/foodsafety/en/) has discussed on the food safety issues which is another concern of the world for the 21st century.
For small scale farming communities and specifically in the set of developing countries, the resources availability to rely on sustainable farming practice as potential means to achieve food safety and the viability of the soil and environment in general (mainly agro-ecosystems), there is high intensive capital demand (in terms of funding, equipment, skills as well... Read more