Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 January 2019 at 10:18

Need cash now to finance your agricultural business? Factoring makes possible for you to #finance company operations from your own receivables. These 5 steps can improve your cash flow

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Wao!Very interesting!!Dear Paul Kagame Mucyo, thank for sharing with us!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 9 January 2019 at 07:47

TDB rolls out SME programme for women-led businesses in six African countries

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) is rolling out a credit programme in six African countries to support women-led export-oriented SMEs.

Among the first to benefit are Ethiopian businesses, following an agreement between TDB and Ethiopia’s Enat Bank.

TDB is rolling out to specialist financial institutions in its member countries. It launched its first facility in Zimbabwe in October 2018 and will be expanding it further in the coming months, starting with Burundi and Kenya, and then Zambia and Malawi. The bank has allocated US$3mn to pilot the programme over the next two years in these countries.

Fore more details, click here.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 14 December 2018 at 02:07

Business cocktail

Le réseau AgriProFocus Niger a organisé un business cocktail de fin d’année ce jeudi 13 Décembre 2018 au palais de congrès de Niamey. Ce business a pour objectif de remercier tous les partenaires qui l’ont accompagné courant l’année 2018 dans la réalisation de ses activités. 

Et de partager les résultats atteints par AgriProFocus pendant l’année 2018 dont on peut citer :

La foire sur le financement de l’Agriculture au Niger qui avait pour thème « des filières porteuses grâce aux services financiers adaptés » au cours de laquelle :

2000 personnes ont visité et participé aux conférences, les Business To Business, Business to corporation.

Un chiffre d’affaires de 150 000 à 300 000 F CFA, réalisé par exposants.

La mise en œuvre du projet de promotion des produits locaux transformés du Niger sous l’insigne de « je mange local et toi ? » qui a eu les résultats ci-dessous.

Un réseau de 60 femmes et jeunes transformateurs a été mis

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Rice Value Chain Business to Business

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  18 December 2018, All Day Event
  Umubano Hotel, Kacyiru, Kigali

Are you part of the rice value chain in Rwanda?

ICCO Cooperation - STARS Program is pleased to invite you in a business to business (B2B) event that will take on Tuesday, 18th December, 2018 at UMUBANO MARASA Hotel, Kacyiru from 8:00 am 4:00 pm.

The purpose of this Business to Business event is to link rice value chain actors and supporters to connect, collaborate, and create synergy in business. It is also a great opportunity for networking and conversation that lead to businesses opportunities. We are looking forward to meeting you in this B2B event.  

For any information kindly call Mr. Thacien MUNYAMAHAME on 0788235357 or send an email at

If you are interested, please register HERE

Posted By in Agricultural and Rural Finance Platform
Posted 3 December 2018 at 05:57

Bukomansimbi thrives on coffee:

As you descend towards Bukomansimbi Town, scenes of coffee processing factories on both the left and right hand of the road, welcome you. The town, which is the administrative and commercial centre of Bukomansimbi District, lies on the main highway between Masaka and Sembabule, is approximately 26km by road northwest of Masaka, the largest city in the sub-region

The area’s rapid growth was set off after Bukomansimbi got district status in 2010.

“One would lie to you if they told you that there is any other major income earning business apart from Coffee. We have over 10 coffee processing plants, each employing close to 20 youth,” says Dan Busuulwa, a coffee trader, adding, “any first time visitor in Bukomansimbi can easily smell this.”


A lot of business ventures flourish in the town. These range from schools, shops dealing in a number of merchandise, and coffee processing factories. Resty Namukwaya, a hotel worker in the area says the business

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AgriProFocus Zambia Business Drinks Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  26 October 2018, 17:00-18:30

Theme "Achieving impact investment for small holder farmers in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 8 October 2018 at 09:52

SNV and the Booming Biogas Business

I read an interesting interview with Bert van Nieuwenhuizen, chief technical advisor on shaping biogas markets in Africa.  This interview comes in two episodes; part one focuses on the fine art of building viable biogas markets, part two will explore the value of biogas in relation to climate change and food security. 

Quote: "We expanded our activities to Africa in 2009, when we started the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme. To date, we have supported the installation of more than 60,000 digesters in five African countries. Uptake was not as fast as in Asia, due to the lower level of income and the prevalence of zero grazing (when cows roam around freely it is hard to collect the dung). However, current dynamics are promising. The Kenyan market is vibrant, sales this year has already doubled compared to last year, partially because companies have now introduced prefab digesters onto the market. Also, biodigesters are becoming more

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Herman Scheepers I agree that the biodigesters are becoming more and more favourable to climate-smart solutions. My findings are that what is currently happening in the world is that NGOs present a business model that is too expensive for the poor and not equally accessible to all. Climate change solutions should not be available to those who has the personal income to apply it. Bert certainly knows this. Finding simple and cost-effective ways to still support SDGs 1 to 7 is something we focus on. Thank you for the info Wim.

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Wim Goris Hi Herman, thanks for comment.  Do you see price of biodigesters coming down in next years? Under what conditions?  I am asking in comparison with solar panels.  People expect solar panels prices going down and volumes up. 

2 months 2 weeks ago

Herman Scheepers Wim, it is a very good question. The question of digester affordability has been around for a number of years between the two leading Dutch INGOs. My answer is certainly no, it will not become affordable based on the current SNV business model. The cost of labour and materials increase between 6 - 12% per annum. (Personal assessment in SE Asia). The business model should change where the cost of production reduces. The solar PV business model is a good example. I have spoken to a female agri-entrepreneur in biogas showing new possibilities for agri communities in need of free energy. We have established a working group for Africa to help "sandbox" new ideas around biogas creation that is cheap and effective for the poor. We have seen that farmers that need an energy source, do not have sustainable income to afford a "design" that could have been affordable otherwise. We will certainly provide updated stories from our "African geniuses" in our working group. (

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 28 September 2018 at 03:32

#repost by Georges Djodji Akibodé

Tantangan Bisnis Pemuda Mali

Pelatihan di Koulikoro dari 81 siswa dari Politeknik Pedesaan Institut Katibougou dalam pengembangan rencana bisnis untuk mempromosikan kewirausahaan pertanian melalui penciptaan usaha pertanian junior dan pembentukan hubungan dengan lebih dari 25000 aktor pertanian yang sangat aktif di 13 negara, termasuk Mali, melalui platform online AgriproFocus menempatkan profesionalisasi pemain sektor pertanian di jantung strategi integrasi pemuda. Penting untuk menunjukkan bahwa kaum muda yang dilatih di sektor pertanian seharusnya tidak lagi dihitung di antara para lulusan muda yang menganggur karena mereka akan dimotivasi oleh para agripreneurs melalui penciptaan usaha-usaha pertanian junior.

"Dengan membawa semua karakteristik kepemimpinan ini bersama dengan pemuda, kita dapat secara efektif mengatasi tantangan pembangunan negara kita dan Afrika," kata GUEYE.

Untuk bagiannya, Presiden AJCAD Adam DICK

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AgriProFocus Indonesia Hai! Terima kasih ya sudah menerjemahkan post AgriProFocus Mali. Namun, saran kami untuk ke depannya, silakan membagi konten yang sifatnya bukan re-post, ya! Supaya informasinya tidak berulang. Dan akan lebih baik lagi jika kamu menuliskan isi posting-mu sendiri yang berhubungan dengan, misalkan, website yang kamu kembangkan atau tentang bibit secara umum :)

3 months 3 weeks ago

Zuhra Markbit Terimakasih AgriProFocus Indonesia sarannya, sy pribadi tidak semua paham informasi dalam bahasa inggris, karena itu saya repost ulang supaya teman2 yang punya kendala  serupa bisa lebih cepat baca tanpa harus buka google translate terlebih dulu.

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Rencontre B2B du WEDF

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Burundi
  10 September 2018 to 11 September 2018 - All Day Event

Le Forum Mondial pour le Développement des Exportations (WEDF) organise l’événement B2B  à Lusaka en  Zambie qui rassemblera des agriculteurs, des fabricants, des exportateurs, des importateurs, des grossistes, des détaillants et des investisseurs intéressés à vendre, acheter ou investir dans certains produits et technologies agricoles.

Les entreprises opérant dans les secteurs qui suivent sont appelés à postuler pour  ce rendez-vous:

• Cultures agricoles et oléagineux (frais, secs, désséchés ou préservés) ;

• Préparations à base de céréales, de fruits, de légumes et d’oléagineux

• Miel et produits dérivés ;

• Machines pour l’agriculture et la transformation ;

• Systèmes d’entreposage post-récolte ;

• Emballage et conditionnement pour les produits agricoles (primaire, secondaire et machines).

Les entreprises participantes auront l’occasion de rencontrer de nouveaux partenaires, d’explorer des nouvelles pistes de coopération et

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 7 July 2018 at 09:30

Meet Emmanuela, a young lady who builds a business from herbal plants!!

Emmanuella Yvonne Iradukunda, 19, saw opportunity in the flower and jumped on it.

The flower, known as Hibiscus is popular in Rwanda for its beauty when planted in gardens or used as decorations in homes

But for Iradukunda, it has a lot more use. It first restored her mother’s health and now it is a source of revenue.

“My mother suffered a lot from joint pains that sometimes she was not able to do basic household chores or take a walk,” Emmanuella added. Read more

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 28 June 2018 at 07:02

Call for Concept Papers: Apiculture

The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO) brings you the 1st apiculture congress in the country. The event is organised under the theme: “Turning beekeeping into a Business: Inclusive Apiculture development for improved livelihoods."

Call for concept papers:

TUNADO therefore extends the call for papers to all potential participants who wish to make an oral or a poster presentation relevant to the Congress theme Format for the concept. The concept paper should be brief and concise and cover the following in two pages or less.

The format is the Times New Roman font 12 and 1.5 spacing.

1. Title (15-20 words).

2. Topic. (2-3 lines)

3. The issue /challenge/best practice /findings (one paragraph)

4. Literature review (half a page, 3-4 authors cited).

5. Scope (one short paragraph on the subject content of the paper

3.2. Themes for concept papers:

The concept papers should be derived from the themes l, below


1st Apiculture Congress

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  27 August 2018 to 28 August 2018 - All Day Event

The Uganda National Apiculture Development Organisation (TUNADO) brings you the 1st apiculture congress in Uganda. The event is organised under the theme: “Turning beekeeping into a Business: Inclusive Apiculture development for improved livelihoods.

The event will draw attendance from leading apiculture development experts / professionals from all over the world. Speakers representing industry, government policy makers, as well as academic scholars and researchers from the apiculture arena will be present to discuss Africa apiculture development concerns in the 21st Century.

The focus will be on strategies for turning beekeeping into a business and tools to strengthen information exchange in the realm of apiculture development.

Entrance: Interested parties will be required to pay a participation fee of 20,000 UGX (5 US$) and 50,000 UGX (13 US$) for those supported by organisations.

Call for concept papers:

TUNADO therefore extends the call for papers to all potential participants who wi

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VIV Europe  (animal protein industry)

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  20 June 2018 to 22 June 2018 - All Day Event

With a target of 25,000 visits and 600 exhibiting companies, VIV Europe is the top quality event for the animal protein industry. Professionals active in the production of poultry meat, eggs, pig meat, fish and dairy all have numerous reasons to meet up at this World Expo from Feed to Food. VIV Europe gathers and promotes every 4 years the latest innovations of the industry in the heart of the Netherlands,.   

Opening on Wednesday 20th June and continuing until Friday 22th June, in 2018 VIV Europe will be celebrating its 40th anniversary as a business platform series that has become renowned worldwide for combining excellent professional information with a superb visitor-friendly location... 

The modern poultry chain from feeds and breeding to production, processing and consumption will be on show at VIV Europe 2018 in The Netherlands. A central theme has been arranged for this feed-to-food World Expo of animal protein businesses, under the label of ‘Sharing Data = Better Poultry

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Posted By in Dairy Zambia
Posted 27 April 2018 at 10:52

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Agro-Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 May 2018 - 09:00 to 25 May 2018 - 17:00
  Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya

Event: Agro Entrepreneurship & Market Facilitation Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 21st – 25th May 2018



Offers: Register Today as a Group and get 25% discount. Offer valid till 31st of May 2018


Markets are important for rural transformation and poverty alleviation. They provide the direct means through which the poor participate in economic activity as producers (farmers, business groups); as employees (providers of labor); and as consumers (of goods and services).

Working with smallholder farmers to design and set up new income-generating enterprise opportunities on the other hand is complex. It requires taking time and dedication to ensure success. This training programme aims at building the agro-enterprise capacity of rural development practitioners to enable them facilitate the market integration of the most vulnerable bene

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 February 2018 at 12:49

Swedish Institute Management Programme Africa

Deadline: 06 February 2017

Do you want to be a part of a network of emerging leaders with a shared interest in exploring 21st century business perspectives? Join the Swedish Institute Management Programme for change-makers focusing on lasting success through responsible leadership and sustainable business. The programme started in 2014 and this year SIMP Africa opens up for participants from Uganda. The call for applications is open and will close 6 February.

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for sharing with us Didier MUYIRAMYE, this is a good opportunity for our capacity building!

11 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 27 November 2017 at 09:14

La femme dans l’agriculture à Masisi

De ces jours, plusieurs études ont été menées en Afrique en général, en RD Congo en particulier sur l’intégration du genre dans le développement, et surtout dans l’agriculture. Quand au Nord-Kivu, dans le Territoire de Masisi en particulier, il a été constaté que plus au moins 51,84% de la population sont des femmes, et presque toutes sont impliquées dans l’agriculture.

Interrogée sur la question, Madame Jackie Mukandirwa, mère de dix enfants, paysanne de Loashi, un village de Masisi a déclaré : « Moi et mon mari entretenons seuls notre champs, il m’aide à défricher le terrain, ensuite nous effectuons le labour ensemble. Lors du semis je le fait seul aidée par d’autres femmes du village car à leur tour je les aide aussi. Qquand nous avons récolté, les enfants et moi transportons les produits du champ à la maison, parfois aider par mon mari lors qu’il est disponible. Moi seul, je m’occupe de la vente de nos

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 23 November 2017 at 07:50

Les jeunes Congolais dans l’Agrobusiness

Selon une étude menée en France par l’Association Jeunesse et Entreprises sur les motivations et les freins des jeunes à entreprendre, il apparait que pour près de 60 % des jeunes, le goût d’entreprendre c’est la volonté d’être acteur plutôt que spectateur de son activité. Une motivation prioritaire qui souligne la volonté des jeunes d’être autonomes.

AgriProFocus RD Congo encadre depuis un temps des jeunes qu’il accompagne et encourage dans la pratique de l’agrobusiness, à travers des conférences des jeunes étudiants dans des centres universitaires.

Pour motiver plus de ces jeunes entrepreneurs agricoles, AgriProFocus RD Congo a organisé un concours des plans d’affaires dénommé « TUJENGE PAMOJA », en 2015 en faveur des jeunes entrepreneurs « en agro-business des provinces du Nord-Kivu et du Sud-Kivu.

L’objectif de ce concours était de soutenir l’esprit entrepreneurial et les initiatives agricoles d

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Niger
Posted 31 October 2017 at 10:07

Business-Hour: Deuxième tour

Le réseau AgriProFocus Niger en collaboration avec Accentrepreneur a organisé le Jeudi 26 octobre 2017 un deuxième Business-Hour dans ses locaux. L’objectif de cette activité est de mettre en relation les jeunes entrepreneurs agricoles avec les investisseurs afin de booster leurs entreprises ou activités.

Trente personnes (des entrepreneurs, des investisseurs, des incubateurs, des accompagnateurs) ont pris part à ce business hour, ils ont on eu l’occasion de rentrer en contact avec d’autres personnes, d’échanger avec elles et de nouer des relations d’affaires et de partenariat.

Ce business hour a permis aux participants de découvrir des jeunes entrepreneurs innovateurs qui sont dans l’agribusiness. Elle a aussi permis aux entrepreneurs de rentrer en contact avec leurs pairs entrepreneurs.

A l’issue de ce business hour, les participants ont salué l’initiative et ont recommandé l’organisation régulière de cette activité pour permettre aux en

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou Un business hourr organisé dans les locaux de AgriProFocus. Niger. Une activité qui se veut un caractère de mise en relations directe des entrepreneurs, porteurs de projet avec les institutions de financement et les bailleurs de fonds. La pertinent et la qualité de l'activité réside dans la promotion de l'entrepreneuriat agricol et en un mot de l'agribusiness au Niger. En avant l'agribusiness avec le soutien de AgriProFocus Niger. 

1 year 2 months ago

ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA thank you for good  information shared

1 year 2 months ago

Ibrahim Issoufou Djigo Merci pour ces informations combien de fois importantes et nous permettant de mettre à jour nos connaissances dans le domaine d'agri-business.

1 year 2 months ago

SAIDOU ABDOU Tiens, c'est une excellente initiative. Je pense que l'autre travail qui reste, revient aussi à faire le link entre les Agripreneurs (qui disposent d'un certain niveau d'instruction et de compétences techniques) avec les OP formées qui elles, n'ont pas ce genre d'atouts et de ce fait rencontrent des serieuses difficultés dans la promotion des produits qu'elles transforment. Je pense qu'un pond doit exister entre ces deux catégories d'acteurs.

1 year 2 months ago

ADA MAHAMANE Habou Merci Saidou! le linking est un des objectifs poursuivi par AgriProFoucus/Niger. Nous vous remercions d'avoir suggérer une telle activité, l'équipe prendra en compte vos observations.  car la force du Réseau c'est les membres, et les membres c’est le réseau. ensemble pour un entrepreneuriat agricole émergent au Niger et ailleurs.

1 year 2 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 26 October 2017 at 10:11

Le fromage de Masisi, impose sa marque au Nord-Kivu

Le Territoire de Masisi (Province du Nord-Kivu, RD Congo) est connu pour ses grands pâturages où sont pratiqués l’élevage des bovins de grande envergure. Mais c'est surtout une magnifique et fertile région d'alpage, appelée la "Petite Suisse", qui éblouit par son relief et ses collines verdoyantes où paît le bétail en toute tranquillité. Ce dernier est apprécié depuis longtemps par les occidentaux pour son climat doux. La population étant pasteur en majorité, elle s’est spécialisée dans la transformation du premier produit, qui est le lait. Celui-ci est dérivé en yaourt, lait caillé mais aussi en fromage, lequel répute ce Territoire de la Province du Nord-Kivu, en la RD Congo.

Pratique amenée par les missionnaires belges en 1970, la fabrication des fromages a connu une grande expansion dans cette région suite à la demande des populations urbaines (Goma, Beni, Butembo, Bukavu, Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, ….) q

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou excellent partage! il faut nous décrire la méthode conduisant l'obtention de ce type de fromage.  

1 year 2 months ago

Dan Arhagererwa Nous vous tiendrons au courant après une formation qu'on prévoit organiser bientôt sur la fabrication de ce type de fromage.

1 year 2 months ago