Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 November 2017 at 09:53


Do you own or know any one who has an agro-processing company that has existed for atleast 1 year and having annual turnover of atleast Shs 200,000,000, apply for mezzanine or equity financing of up to Shs 3,000,000,000/=.  

Apart from providing patient capital to agro-processing companies, COSEF also provides comprehensive Business Development Services (BDS) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) improvements to enable companies grow.

Visit our website- to read more about our investment criteria and contact information.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 July 2017 at 09:44

Jobs at Impact Booster: Expert Profiles - Positions for staffing

Impact Booster is an intensive six-month acceleration program, which enables SME entrepreneurs with an innovative product or service to enter emerging markets. Its shareholders are ICCO and Woord en Daad. iMPACT Booster is shortlisted to prepare a full proposal for the Enable Youth Challenge Fund. This is a 2 million fund to run 5 acceleration rounds in Uganda. The most important requirement for final selection of the proposals is the quality and expertise of the team. To create a solid team the following experts are required.

Enable Youth

Enable Youth Uganda is a pilot challenge fund aimed at identifying and supporting, through training, mentoring and investment support, selected motivated youth in five districts in rural Uganda who wish to set up their own rural or agri-sector-based enterprise.

The following experts are needed to successfully implement the Enable Youth program;

Position 1: Fund management expert and legal exp

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 13 April 2017 at 12:02

Resilient Business Development Support Opportunity 

From Cordaid/R&D 

Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) operating in or around Addis Ababa? Are you on the way to become a thriving business but you still struggle how to find your way to the top? Than is Cordaid/R&D’s Resilient Business Development Support (RBDS) the right training program for you!

We will support your company to grow and become investment ready in our 6 months program. It consists of trainings, mentorships and (personal and group) coaching.And at the end of the program you will have an investment ready business plan. 

We are recruiting new companies that will start the RBDS program in July/August 2017. We are looking for companies that already exist for at least 2 year, have between 5-50 employees and have an annual turnover of 700,000 ETB or higher. 

If you are interested in the program, don’t hesitate to contact Aklilu Abate: or 011 557 73

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing this opportunity Annelien! I'll ask my colleague Gizaw Legesse in Addis to spread this through our other social media channels as well. Maybe it is a good next step voor our FSRE Innovators: Good luck!

9 months 1 week ago

Saskia Rotshuizen Thank you for sharing! This could be relevant for our Ethiopian community within the Inclusive Business Accelerator. If you would like me to promote this via the IBA channels please email me at

9 months 3 days ago


Training for Private Business Development Service Provider

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  05 December 2016 to 07 December 2016 - All Day Event

VECO East Africa is a regional programme of Vredeseilanden, a Belgian International NGO. VECO East

Africa promotes the business case for chain actors who include buyers, traders, processors,

distributors, retailers and smallholder farmers and their organizations to engage with each other and

establish linkages. It supports smallholder farmers to organize themselves and build the necessary

capacities to create economies of scale, guarantee quality, food safety and environmental protection.

VECO East Africa aims to build a pool of private sector business development service providers (BDS)

whose role will be to offer consultancy services to smallholder farmers and agribusiness. The BDS

providers will be expected to support their clients develop business models that go beyond a simple

sell-buy relationship and into the world of inclusive agribusiness.


 Develop a pool of private sector professionals with skills in participatory approaches in business

modeling and planning for farmer’s co

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 28 October 2016 at 01:00

R&D is looking for Ethiopian SMEs to join our training program 

R&D Group implements Cordaid’s Resilient Business Development Support (RBDS) program in Ethiopia and we are looking for new small and medium enterprises to join the program!

Our program focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that have surpassed the start-up phase and are ready to grow. Is your workforce between 5 and 50 employees and are you looking for an investment between US$ 10-100K? Is your annual revenue between 700,000 to 25,000,000 ETB? Then we welcome you to apply to our RBDS program and we will do our utmost to support your growth.

The RBDS program will help you to enhance your skills to cope with a limiting business environment. It covers all the traditional topics, such as financial management and operations, but also new topics that address the specific challenges that are prevalent in a limiting business environment, such as professionalism, delegation of responsibilities, social responsibility and ada

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Posted By in P.A.I.N.T
Posted 3 September 2016 at 02:33


Promoting Agribusiness Investment, Networking and Trade (PAINT)

Are you;

- A commercial financier/finance broker

- An impact investor/impact investment broker

- An equity investor/ equity investment broker

- An angel investor / angel investment broker

Looking for profitable business opportunities within the Agribusiness sector?

We are currently receiving applications from interested investors in the sectors mentioned above who wish to be a part of the PAINT program and participate in the “Trade and investment matchmaking event” that will take place on 5th & 6th October 2016 at Sheraton Hotel Kampala.

Participation Fees: $ 300 (Investors) and $ 150 (BDS providers)

Deadline for application: 19th September 2016

Contact Details: / +256 (0) 782 551 473

Express your interest to participate by Clicking here

Downloadable Items

1. Concept Note

2. Call

3. Offline Form

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 11 December 2015 at 12:46

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FROM FIRMS/ INDIVIDUALS: To Provide Business Development Services (BDS).   

 Deadline: December 31st, 2015, 17:00

The Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) project is a five-year USAID-funded project implemented by IRG (International Resource Group). The goal of the project is to increase smallholder incomes by promoting private sector investment. The PSDAG project has two objectives, namely: a) to assist the Government of Rwanda (GoR) to increase private sector investment, and b) to facilitate increased private sector investment by Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains.

PSDAG project is recruiting firms/consultants to provide business development services to leverage PSDAG grant investments for maximum results. The goal of the business development technical assistance is to help PSDAG grantees achieve the results of their business plans and follow through on their growth strategies. The long term objective is to enable grantees to source capital fro

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 29 September 2015 at 02:05

PEP Zambia is calling all professionals!

Andrew Banda Nchimunya,where can we access this document and look at the details?

2 years 3 months ago

Nchimunya Kasongo Hi Andrew, it is

2 years 3 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 7 September 2015 at 12:58

A First Agri BDS Workshop took place succesfully

On August 28th 2015, was held a first Agri BDS Workshop at Ninzi Hill Hotel. This workshop was jointly organized by SPARK and AgriProFocus Rwanda. The purpose of this one day workshop was to bring together Rwandan Agri-BDS providers, for a possibility of setting-up a network of Agri-BDS providers. 

This workshop was attended by a total of 49 participants, drawn from various consultancy companies, agribusiness companies, NGOs, government institutions, with proven experience in providing technical support to the Agribusiness projects / ideas to the Rwandan farmers’ associations, NGOs / government agri-projects, etc.

The Opening Session facilitated by Anatole Majyambere, Assistant Coordinator at AgriProFocus Rwanda commenced with introductory note, which were followed by the Opening remarks by Desire MUSHUMBA, Program Manager at SPARK. Mushumba started his opening remarks by thanking all participants for attending the workshop.

He went on explai

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Laurent ULIMUBENSHI For sure, this network will fill gaps found in provision of Agri Business Development Services.

2 years 4 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 19 June 2015 at 12:39

Consultancy Opportunity: Mapping Agri-BDS and other cooperative supporters in Rwanda

Deadline: 02 July 2015

In partnership with SPARK,  AgriProFocus Rwanda wants to hire a consultant who will conduct a mapping exercise of all existing Agri-BDS providers and other interested stakeholders in the existence and sustainability of the network of Agri-BDS providers, and will be identified amongst the private sector, the NGO, Public sector, farmer organisations, and research institutions.

For more info, read the attached ToRs.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 7 November 2014 at 01:14

AgriProFocus joins Dutch economic mission to Rwanda and DR Congo

From November 10 till November 13, Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation will go on an economic mission to Kinshasa, DR Congo (10-11) and Kigali, Rwanda (12-13). The mission will focus on the following sectors: agri-business; renewable energy; infrastructure, maritime and port development. 

Hedwig Bruggeman, managing director of AgriProFocus, will be one of the participants in this mission. She is interested in finding out how the AgriProFocus network can accelerate its support for joint action and learning between Dutch and local SME’s in Agri&Food value chains. In DR Congo she will look into the option of extending the Agri-ProFocus Bukavu activities towards other parts of DR Congo. 

The economic mission offers an excellent opportunity to Dutch companies and knowledge institutions to build relationships with potential business partners and local authorities in DR Congo and Rwanda. The pro

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Emile NIYONZIMA That is nice

3 years 2 months ago

Wim Goris Is there a report on this trade mission?

2 years 12 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 October 2013 at 07:31

Dear Members,

Agri-ProFocus is pleased to share with you a video and book published in partnership with KIT Publication and FAO on Agricultural Business Development Services.

The Video on agricultural business services

The agricultural sector in Africa is rapidly changing. Farmers are increasingly linked to markets, offering them opportunities for business development. Nowadays, farmers need business advice. These services are provided by agricultural business service providers. In three cases, this video explains the successes and challenges of these ABDS providers.

The Book on agricultural business services

The video is based on a recent publication by Agri-ProFocus, KIT and FAO. This book 'The business of Agri-business services' includes cases from Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia.

To have more details about this please;

It's our hope you find this Information ve

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