Consultant and Farmer

Kigali, Rwanda

About Me

5 years of experience in training, coaching, farmer entrepreneurship, business development services as well as environmental protection education; farmer and passionate about farming as a business. Participated in national, regional and international experience, agro economist with Bachelors degree in agricultural economics and Agribusiness. Pursuing Msc at University of London, SOAS.
Consultant at: IFDC, ActionAid International-Rwanda, TEEP, Cherie Blair Foundation, YES-Rwanda, Vision Stewards Ltd, Potential Atlas ltd, Good Neighbors Rwanda, and former GHC Fellow 2013-2014.

Skills and Expertise


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 22 August 2017 at 01:24

Here is an opportunity for ICT service providers. Kindly find it attached. 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 April 2016 at 05:54

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

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Jean Baptiste HATEGEKIMANA for me, Jean Baptiste, I represent Kizinga Farm Ltd working on Tree Tomato Production and commercialization.

2 years 9 months ago

Didier MUYIRAMYE Dear Baptiste, Thanks for sharing this. Great to see our members (you, Lilian and COOPAGI) among the finalists! We need those 20,000 USD in Rwanda ... Good luck! Our Youth in Agribusiness Innovation Community ( has planned some activities this year and we hope to work with you all Best, Didier

2 years 9 months ago

Jean Baptiste HATEGEKIMANA Thanks lot dear Didier. Hope we shall impact positively our community to eliminate hunger and food insecurity in a profitable way. Regards,

2 years 9 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 20 January 2016 at 11:55

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!!!!

Didier MUYIRAMYE Happy New Year too Jean Baptiste! What will you be selling in the shop? Best, Didier

2 years 12 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 21 December 2015 at 02:49

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.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 2 October 2015 at 10:58

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.

John Ndikuwera Was soo inspiring. Thanks Didier and Anatole for making it happen!

3 years 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 April 2013 at 03:04

Ideas, accurate information, comments and sharing are needed plz!!!


Dear Jean Baptiste,

Many thanks for this interesting discussion. 

In connection to your question, in October 2011 the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) requested its High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) to conduct a study on smallholder investments, and in particular to include a comparative assessment of strategies for linking smallholders to food value chains in national and regional markets. 

Although, final findings are to be presented at the CFS Plenary session in October 2013; a draft report was released in December of last year. You can find it by following the link below:

I would also recommend you to read the FAO's State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 which was titled : Economic growth is necessary but not sufficient to accelerate reduction of hunger and Malnutrition. You may find it here:



5 years 8 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 February 2013 at 09:45

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 ( 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

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