AgriProFocus Rwanda

Making Agribusiness Work for Development

Few of the challenges humanity faces are as urgent and complex as food security. To meet the needs of a rapidly growing world population, an unparalleled, worldwide effort is required. Members of the AgriProFocus Network are dedicated to meeting this challenge in collaboration. By working together, learning from each other and unitedly pushing for change.

AgriProFocus brings together businesses, civil society, knowledge institutes and governments working towards food security. United in diversity, our members share the conviction that business and development are not mutually exclusive. This is why innovative 'agripreneurs' are at the heart of our strategy. AgriProFocus supports them in finding new, sustainable ways of doing business. Exchanging perspectives and expecting the unexpected. To accomplish more in a culture of collaboration. For people, planet and profit.

Navigating the network, AgriProFocus staff helps members find the right partners and the right information. Around specific questions, issues and opportunities. Rooted in the Netherlands, AgriProFocus is active in 12 countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Stretching from sprawling cities to remote, rural areas. Offering unique exchanges across cultures and disciplines. Cultivating collaboration.

A dedicated team (see Who to Contact) supports the network and is ready to connect you to 25,000 entrepreneurial people from the agribusiness sector worldwide. We can help you with information, contacts and establish links with (inter)national businesses and organisations in our networks.

Watch how our network members appreciate our linking, learning and leadership activities below:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 23 minutes ago

Hello members!

I am Niyigena Vladimir, i live in Kigali, Rwanda and am humbled to join APF network.  I practice Agriculture as profession. I have got my bachelor’s degree in Soil Sciences at the National University of Rwanda. I deal with horticulture focusing on onion production in, Kigali Rwanda.  

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 28 minutes ago

Hello Dear friends!

I am NTEZIMANA Jacques Fulton, I am single and graduated on 10th December 2016 in business administrative from university of Rwanda in CBE (former SFB) I have experience in Banking operations, accounting records, I am multilingual (Kinyarwanda, English and French) and multicultural, motive and dynamic, and team work.

I would like to be best self employment in order to achieve my personal goals and objectives.

My carrier has been directed through the management profession so I like every job offering me financial responsibilities but as we have problem of unemployment , I have a project of cultivate the bananas in my birth village with innovation to the previous agriculture of bananas.

I am interested to be a member of Agri Pro Focus.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 31 minutes ago

Hello everyone, I am SHEMA Thierry Kevin from Rwanda and am 20 years old. I hold my high school diploma in Mathematics,Chemistry and Biology, and I am designation in Agriprofocus Rwanda and I would like to start my owner small business of animals husband ( pigs) and their relevant such as fertilizers in this year of 2018 in Musanze district.

Am very happy to join Agriprofocus network!!!!!!!! 

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 34 minutes ago

Hello everyone, 

I am Alice INGABIRE, the founder of Women Creative Agency(WCA) ; my company aims to promote women in different angles as agribusiness and beauty treatment. It's been within 3 years ago working in agribusiness and 2 years with focus on beauty treatment. I am doing marketing in university of Kigali and I am willing to go far by working with AgriProFocus members and other key stakeholders who are interested in supporting young entrepreneurs. I am currently work in different places of Rwanda especially when it comes on buying fruits and vegetables from farmers' lands.

Am very happy to join AgriProFocus Networrk!!!!!!

Jacques Fulton NTEZIMANA Welcome ALICE.

26 min 22 sec ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 3 hours ago

Big Bite: Food Sustainability in Cities

Urbanization is growing at an alarming rate.

How are cities coping with feeding their populations?

Join the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Twitterchat! Be part of the conversation by following @TR_Foundation and #GoodFoodMedia on Twitter.

The online discussion will include topics such as:

• Infrastructure

• Waste

• Urban farming

• Nutritional value and food miles

• Food deserts and processed food

• Urban food security and policy

This chat is part of the Food Sustainability Media Award project.

The Food Sustainability Media Award aims to recognise excellence in reporting and communicating issues relating to the great food paradoxes of our time:

• Hunger & Obesity

• Food & Fuel

• Starvation & Waste

Applications are open until May 31, 2018!

Find out more:

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted yesterday at 12:34


(Deadline: 22nd April 2018)

Organizational context and scope

SPARK is an International NGO that offers a variety of business and entrepreneurship programmes around the world. We believe that sustainable, economic growth is essential for the alleviation of poverty. We therefore partners with local organisations to provide existing SME’s and new entrepreneurs with tools they need to flourish. We also work closely with various governments in fragile states to improve conditions for entrepreneurs and job creators.

It is in this context that SPARK Rwanda is currently implementing Irish Potato Value Chain Financing project, with the aim of supporting smallholder farmers to increase access to financial services to enhance productivity, income and job opportunities for Irish Potato smallholder farmers. The project is implemented in partnership and collaboration with different partners including financial institutions, service providers, and the Rwanda

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Symposium- Best Practises to improve nutrition in drylands

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  07 August 2018 to 09 August 2018 - All Day Event
  Arusha, Tanzania

World Vision Tanzania, ECHO East Africa and Amaranth Institute are jointly organizing a symposium on Best practices to improve nutrition in drylands.

The public is cordially invited to join this important symposium which offers a valuable time of learning, information sharing and networking for those working and serving in dryland areas especially in the East Africa Region.

Symposium Fees
Registering is done simply online. The cost of registering for the Symposium is $175 USD or equivalent per person. This covers three mid-day meals, morning and afternoon teas, a banquet on the closing evening, and all materials.. It does not include accommodation or other meals during the week. Please note that spouses of a paying delegate will only be charged $100 USD equivalent. Payment may be made online in advance using the following link for registering OR payment may be made at the door on the 6th August, 2018 in the afternoon or 7th August, 2018 in the morning. If you wish to pay at the door, check th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 16 April 2018 at 05:31

Hello, my name is Ruby Ross CEO and MD of organic agri product distribution in the Pilippines, we are currently looking for distribution partners across the globe for our latest Japanese Technology Microbial Inoculant for Farming crops, aquaculture, poultry and livestock including waste management. Please find below product flier. Kindly email us at or contact us at whatsapp line +639499942114 should you be interested in this venture. Thank you. God Bless. I am currently in Nigeria expanding market, you may also reach me at +2348183002288. you may also check our facebook page: Hope to hear from you! 

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear ruby ross maribao, thanks for sharing the opportunity with us!As i see you are normally working in west Africa, so are you also interested to run your business in east Africa?

1 day 8 hours ago

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 April 2018 at 03:32


SNV Rwanda is seeking a qualified consultancy firm/consultant to conduct an Identification of buyers of fruits and vegetables for the HortINVEST Project in the six targeted districts. 

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to submit the proposal, all documents in English to the following email address: not later than Friday 20thApril 2018, by COB.

N.B.: Please send proposals that contains three referees as you apply with position title as subject.

Use the PDF file attached to find the expected deliverables with details: 

Posted By in Gender in Value Chains
Posted 16 April 2018 at 08:51

Magazine Making Gender Work: cultivating diversity

Last Friday at our network event, AgriProFocus together with its members, launched a one-off magazine about gender in the agrifood sector. 

This magazine focuses on the practical implementation of the available tools and knowledge. What are the obstacles in implementing gender strategies and how can we overcome these? What are the success stories and what can we learn from them? By sharing the views of experts from all four sides of the Dutch Diamond, we hope to inspire you to start or further develop gender sensitivity in your work.

This magazine, as a representation of our network, would not have been possible without the contribution of our members. Thank you all for sharing your insights, your experiences and your stories!

You can find the online version of the magazine HERE

Mugisha Richard Thank you very much Caroline for sharing the Magzine. 

1 day 3 hours ago

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 13 April 2018 at 01:04

Vacancy Announcement: Country Network Facilitator at AgriProFocus Rwanda

Deadline: April 22, 2018

Specification of the Job

The AgriProFocus network is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch Roots representing agri-entrepreneurs, private sector enterprises, governments, knowledge institutions and civil society organisations in the agribusiness sector. We are active in 13 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, and link 25,000 agribusiness professionals worldwide. AgriProFocus network in Rwanda has been active in since 2010 and hosted by ICCO Cooperation Organization in Rwanda. It is supported by the AgriProFocus Netherlands secretariat.

AgriProFocus offers concrete network building, Linking, Learning and Leadership solutions to identify opportunities and address challenges in the agribusiness sector. Through network building, AgriProFocus creates a culture of collaboration for sharing information, opportunities, challenges and exploring potential for joint action. The Linking solutio

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Posted By in Jobs & Call for Proposals
Posted 12 April 2018 at 03:48

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Vacancies

SNV seeks talented, entrepreneurial, result-oriented and experienced professionals who will lead their Rwanda, Niger and Cameroon country teams in realizing the implementation of high-quality programs in SNV’s sectors. SNV offers the successful candidates a challenging position in a highly dynamic environment. 




Deadline 29th April 2018

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Maumo Mubila, thanks for sharing the opportunity with us!

3 days 22 min ago

Maumo Mubila You're welcome! :-) 

7 hours 22 min ago

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 10 April 2018 at 08:10

Scholarships for MSc and PhD at GENES

The GENES Project was established in anticipation of the need to increase the number of plant breeders who can use genomics. GENES is funded by the Intra-Africa Program of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission. The consortium intends to:

1) Produce for Africa 10 world-class PhD holders molecular plant breeders who will accelerate cultivar development to adapt to current and future challenges related to climate change and food and nutrition security;

2) Train 36 MSc holders genomics scientists and 8 support staff with strong capacity in cultivar development and new molecular breeding approaches to increase knowledge and prospects of improving major crops including cereals, pulses, vegetables, fruits, and bio-fuels used in Africa for food and nutrition security and the crop production industry;

3) Harmonize training programs and research agenda of the consortium members (universities) on the use of geno

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 9 April 2018 at 07:48

My name is UWAMAHORO Justine. Am the Chairwoman of Agaciro Agro-mechanical Innovations. At Agaciro, we design and fabricated water pumps that use the power of moving water to operate. We are targeting small scale farmers who's farms are next to moving waters. These pumps do not need maintenance or attendance for quite a long time and they run nonstop as long as water is getting in. For more details feel free to contact us on +250 780 677 485.

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Waow!!!This is what we need to modernize our agriculture!UWAMAHORO Justine, if you have some photos of those water pumps please feel free to share them with us!

1 week 2 days ago

UWAMAHORO Justine Thank you Thacien MUNYAMAHAME. We are on the process of applying for the Utility Model Certificates (UMC) for the pumps and soon we are done we will post the photos.

1 week 1 day ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 9 April 2018 at 10:55

Climate Smart Agriculture

The last half we worked together with the Dutch Embassy in Pretoria (South Africa) and the Netherlands Enterprise agency (RVO) on a scoping study  on innovations related to Climate Smart Agriculture. In principle with a focus on South Africa, however applicable to all countries who face  server challenges. The result is interesting for parties who want to use climate adaptation and mitigation technologies (such as drought resistant plant varieties, use of water efficient instruments, soil improvement, use of inputs, solare power for water production, early warning systems) in the primary agricultural area.

A report  can be downloaded via: and and addendum was published after a succesful workshop held in January'18 after which also an addendum was published:   

In case you are interested in a little booklet with 25 innovations of Dutch businesses drop a short email to Mrs. K. van den B

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 03:46

AgriProFocus members' response to Dutch policy consultation! 

In reaction to the online consultation for the upcoming policy Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

On February 22, 2018 the newly installed Dutch Rutte-III government opened an online civil consultation to feed into its upcoming policy brief that will guide Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (FT&DC) in the coming years.

All (inter)national partners active in this field were warmly invited by Minister Kaag to share their ideas and knowledge. In particular civil society organizations, enterprises and related sector organizations operating in Dutch partner countries, cities and regions with international ambitions and knowledge institutes are invited.

AgriProFocus members have provided their input:

- Jointly, the AgriProFocus policy working group developed a clear set of recommendations for Dutch policy. This will be the basis for dialogue with the Ministries and other stakeholders in the coming months. https:/

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 April 2018 at 03:08

Food & Business Knowledge Platform newsletter April 2018

In the April newsletter you will find new studies and reports of meetings, including:

- the first podcast on Feeding Cities
- the study “Critical Capital for African Agrifood SMEs”
by Rabobank Foundation, AgriProFocus and ICCO Cooperation, and supported by the F&BKP, 
- the report by KIT/Royal Tropical Institute 'Enhancing the effectiveness of agriculture-to-nutrition pathways: key insights from a gender analysis of impact evaluation design.'
- the results of the Knowledge Portal survey
- the input by the F&BKP knowledge brokers to the consultation of Minister Kaag ("Continue investing in a solid knowledge base for Food and Nutrition Security results").
- upcoming events including the foodFIRST conference “Team up with African Agripreneurs” , which takes place on June 1, 2018 in Utrecht. The F&BKP is co-organizing two workshops: “Private sector coalitions to feed African cities” (with MVO Nederland) and “Youth and agriprene

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks for sharing with us Nicole Metz, a lot of helpful news!

1 week 2 days ago

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 April 2018 at 02:07

Hi, I am Faustin NTAWUGASHIRA, am working as marketing officer of JAIN Irrigation system which is an indian company based in Rwanda. I have got my bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Applied of science, statistics department of University of Rwanda.  I am marketing of driling equipment with BST company which is a Russian company. I am very happy to join this network.

For more details, you can contact me on :+250788242975 or via email:

This is an example of one of the farming equipment of BST company:

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 SEAD
Posted 3 April 2018 at 02:28