(Source: The Inspirer)
Shaffy Hagenimana, the CEO and Founder of Holly Trust Limited that produces honey-based Kaso Products in Musanze District explains his business journey that has led to a very success story in honey processing into beauty and body nourishing and moisturising oil.
His firm produces various products and the idea has a root in his childhood when he was in senior four of secondary school.
The main products of his firm include Kaso Castor Oil, Kaso Shea Butter, Kaso Coconut Oil, Kaso Avocado Oil, Kaso Pumpkin Oil, Kaso Cream, Kaso Jelly, Pollen Jelly, White Honey, Black Honey and Beeswax.
Learning from his own illness experience, that experience pushed him to invest part of his school living allowance to start a bee keeping project as a source of having honey to produce medicine.
As a spin off to the Best Farmer Award, New Vision Media Group organizes the Harvest Money Expo annually. The expo has attracted 20.000 individual visitors per year in the first 2 years and provides good opportunities for the Dutch agribusiness sector. In 2019 the expo will take place from February 14-17. Like every year, there is opportunity for Dutch companies active in Poultry, Horticulture, Dairy, and Agrimachinery to join the Trade Mission and increase business links and trade opportunities with the Ugandan sector.
Uganda’s best farmers put spotlight on NL Agribusiness
The fifth edition of the Best Farmer Competition finished on December 7th with the announcement of this year’s winners. The competition is a cooperation between the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Kampala, KLM, DFCUbank/Rabobank, Koudijs and media house The Vision Group. The popularity of the contest puts... Read more
Coaching partnerships for inclusive agribusiness
For: Professionals working in agricultural research, rural advisory services, farmer organisations and private sector.
When: more than two month programme that runs from the 1st of May until mid July 2019. The face to face part from 3 - 14 June in the Netherlands, is preceded and succeeded by online sessions, assignments, coaching and individual feed-back. The online activities are expected to take you a few hours per week.
Where: Wageningen, the Netherlands and online part in your home country
How to apply and more information you can find on the course page, see: www.icra.global/courses
Application deadline: 1 April 2019
Earlier participants in this course are enthusiastic about the programme and characterise it as eye opening a... Read more
Lier les producteurs aux marchés à travers des relations d'affaires
: Aux professionnels
qui fournissent des services de soutien de l’agro-business et aux professionels
des services de conseil rural et des universités qui soutiennent les
Quand : 15 - 26 avril 2019
Où : Grand Popo, Bénin
Comment s’inscrire et avoir plus d’information? Voir www.icra.global/fr/formations
The first ever agricultural caravan ended yesterday on a high note, participants calling for everyone’s renewed efforts to transform the agriculture sector from subsistence to commercially oriented farming.
In her closing remarks, AgriProFocus Rwanda country coordinator, Madam Sajji Ryakunze commended the resolutions that the up to 150 youth participating at the caravan made following the field visits at successful farmers’ farms.
“There’s no doubt this was a good platform to plot the way forward for the Rwanda young farmers. You all witnessed the good strides others are making in the agriculture besides learning the challenges facing small-scale farmers and ways in which these can be overcome,” Ms. Ryakunze said.
YNKURIJE Dorcas, Help a Child Rwanda beneficiary is a farmer from the Rusizi district and was one of the farmers who attended the youth caravan. After visiting the Sunripe farms Rwanda in Bugesera district, she wanted... Read more
Kigali – November 28, 2018: Our initiated and first ever agricultural caravan in Rwanda was launched in Kigali with a call on youth to work hard to transform their initiatives into viable agribusinesses as a key to achieve Rwanda’s sustainable development.
RYAF Youth shops
The call was made by the minister for public service and labor, Ms Rwanyindo Kayirangwa Fanfan, before the youth caravan kicked off in Kigali, while officiating the opening of RYAF SHOPS ltd, a private company owned by the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum RYAF.
This company was created to put into action a strategy that promotes a reform in food and agricultural trading mechanisms in Rwanda, by and for RYAF members as engine for positive agribusiness transformation.
Ms Rwanyindo was thrilled by the initiative and assured the youth that the government is committed to support all mechanisms... Read more
Agriprofocus en collaboration avec le projet IDDA a organisé une journée de sensibilisation dans les lycées agricoles sur l’importance de l’entrepreneuriat. Quelques images de la journée tenue au lycée agricole de Sekou.
When Allan Ntanda set out to start Wine Garage, it seemed a journey into an unknown world. At the time, many people, including his friends, considered wine as a drink for the affluent.
If one had to enjoy a frothy drink, beer was the first choice. His motivation to go into wine business was partly experiential.
He had worked as a marketer at ‘The Seller’, a wine company run by Geoffrey Mulwana. There, he had cultivated connections within the network of wine suppliers in foreign markets.
In 2005, when the idea to start a wine business occurred to him, he had Shs16m savings. He needed more start-up capital so he sat down with a friend, Daudi Karungi, an artist and director of Afriart Gallery, and sold him the idea of starting a wine company.
Much as Karungi was keen on the business, since it was not tried and tested, he voluntarily partnered with Ntanda whose marketing career was convincingly good. He was a marketer with Ce... Read more
Agribusiness will become the ‘new oil” on the continent, African Investment Forum participants said, fueling the motor of inclusive growth. “Agriculture is a key priority for the African Development Bank, through our Feed Africa strategy,” reiterated Jennifer Blanke, the African Development Bank Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development.
Understand that by transforming Africa’s agriculture sector it will become the engine that drives Africa’s economic transformation through increased income, better jobs higher on the value chain, improved nutrition, and so on.
Some agribusiness leaders said there is a need to invest US$45 billion per year to harness the power of agriculture and move up the value chain to create jobs and wealth.
At present, only US$7 billion is invested in the sector. Investments from the private sector, leaders said, will create the adequate environment and enhance the emergence... Read more
AgriProFocus Rwanda in close collaboration with Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), Rural development Initiative, SNV-HortINVEST Rwanda, USAID Feed the Future Hinga Weze, YEAN Rwanda and Help a Child Rwanda are organizing a Youth in Agribusiness Caravan, 2018, with a theme “Youth Making Agribusiness “cool” a basis of Sustainable Economic Development”
This is a 3-day agribusiness learning caravan from one point to another, starting from Kigali, with the inspiration forum, go throughout the Northern and Eastern provinces for farm field visits and then back to Kigali for sharing the learnings from the field visit.
In the caravan, different issues will be discussed and discussions will be led by facilitators experienced in the following but not limited to Youth access to finance, Market and Soft skills, Youth employment and Agriculture Entrepreneurship.
The caravan will gather 100 participants; 60 youth and 40 other stakeholders from different organizations and financial instit... Read more
The Rwandan economy depends on agriculture which employs around 80% of the total population. The majority of farmers are aged smallholder farmers and it is then difficult for them to have access to financial services, information and other agriculture services. Commercial Agriculture has been identified as one of the key sector that can potentially generate wealth, with high employment potential. This responds to the need of Job creation for youth which is in alignment with Rwanda economic development and poverty reduction strategy II, (EDPRS II).
The low participation of youth in agribusiness is further attributed to the limited access to key resources like; land, start-up capital, lack of exposure, limited access to role models and business mentors. Consequently, this has led to low levels of food production, low income, and poverty.
AgriProFocus Rwanda and its partners however are aware that; young people being energetic with a high potentials, ex... Read more
Le Ministère de l’entrepreneuriat des jeunes organise un forum sur l’agribusiness ce Lundi 12 Novembre 2018 au palais du 29 Juillet de Niamey, en marge de la semaine mondiale de l’entrepreneuriat. C’est dans cette logique que le réseau AgriProFocus Niger a été rapproché par le Ministère pour son expertise, sa capacité, son dynamisme dans la promotion de l’entrepreneuriat au Niger, pour la réussite de ce rendez-vous des jeunes. Le réseau AgriProFocus est reconnu, par tous les Nigériens pour sa capacité et son dynamisme en agribusiness, qui est d’ailleurs le thème central de la semaine a précisé le président du comité d’Organisation.
C’est dans cette dynamique que s’est tenue ce mercredi 07 octobre 2018, dans les locaux du Ministère de l’entrepreneuriat des jeunes, une réunion préparatoire de ce forum. L’objectif de la rencontre est de s’assurer que toutes les commissions mises en place poursuivent les actions qui leurs ont é... Read more
Event Details: Agribusiness Finance and Risk Management Training
Agribusiness finance plays a key role in setting up an agribusiness enterprise being a major factor of production. Therefore; this training explores the use of specific management tools to improve decision-making within an agribusiness firm so as to ensure effective sourcing and application of financial resources.
Agricultural risk management, on the other hand, is fundamental as it determines the rate at which an enterprise is to thrive and even last in the market. The aims of this training is to help participants realize their long-term organizational goals and objectives which are profit maximization which can only be achieved through cost minimization and output maximization.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agenc... Read more
In this full day event, AgriProFocus Network members will have the opportunity to network, promote their work in the agriculture sector, and learn together about sector trends and new tools for sector development.
More specicfically this event features the following activities:
* Keynote presentations on food security in Ethiopia, research findings on gender in agriculture, and developing markets for sustainability in agriculture.
* Breakout groups with presentations and discussions on sustainability in commercial agriculture, and on agroecology.
* Workshops on tools for addressing gender in agricultural value chains, and on maximizing your online communications with the AgriProFocus website and social media.
* Launch of the Youth Business Challenge!
* Networking over booths and drinks.
Please find full program attached. All AgriProFocus Ethiopia members are welcome to participate, but they must register via this link.
Are you a young entrepreneur in agribusiness aged between 16 and 35? Do you face challenges in the following aspects:
1. Quality and safety of the products
2. Meeting the market required standards
3. Processing technology
The ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources through the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) in partnership with Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China in Rwanda sent two RYAF members attend the training on biotechnology application in food industry in developing countries. After the completion of the training members will conduct a door to door consultancy to young agro-processors to help them improve on above mentioned aspects.
Tired of the post graduate job hunt hustle? Do you have an agribusiness idea but lack funds to run it?
Worry no more! We can support or co-invest in your agribusiness venture as long as you have 10% of the total amount you need to start.
La caravane des jeunes est programme de promotion des jeunes agripreneurs qui s'inscrit dans le cadre de l'agro entrepreneuriat inclusif qui prend en compte l'inclusion du genre et des jeunes.
ce programme permet la mise en relation des acteurs et facilite les échanges sur les défis et les opportunités du secteur agricole.
Pendant des jours, les caravaniers visitent les entreprises agroalimentaires, les champs écoles des organisations agricoles et les institutions financières. Les derniers moments sont réservés aux échanges pour faciliter les connections et l'apprentissage.
We have a system that we have trained to be a plant doctor capable of allowing the farmer to qualitatively know which specific mineral nutrient is missing, which disease is afflicting his crop and it can also be used to detect soil pH. Whether acidic or not.
We want to put the system online but it requires our own and personal server, a thing we are working on. So if we got the kind of server we intend to get, thousands if not millions of farmers will benefit from our system, especially the inexperienced farmers. Imagine knowing what kind of disease is afflicting say your tomatoes and getting suggestions on the best solutions there are!
You won't need an app installation. You chrome or firefox or whatever browser will do just fine. It will be able to carry out diagnosis on both saved pictures and those taken by the camera for those with smart phones.
Consequently, the system will be able to map the mineral nutrient distribution in your garden. Su... Read more
AgriProFocus et ses partenaires lancent un appel à candidature pour la 5ème édition de la caravane des jeunes pour l’entreprenariat agricole du 01 au 09 Dcembre 2018 dans les régions de
Bamako, du Burkina-Faso et de la Côte d’Ivoire
Pour participer à l’évènement inscrivez vous ICI
Date limite des inscriptions 21/10/2018
En P.J : l'appel à candidature