Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 16 November 2018 at 08:13

Bundikakemba Cocoa Cooperative at a Glance 

The coop is FairTrade certified and in recent years it has registered major strides in achieving its goal by exporting organically grown and processed cocoa to the international market. 

The video below depicts a value proposition in the supply chain.

Marion Alyek Hi Robert,There is no video attached to this post

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Robert Ikwera I have tried to attack the video, it has failed. Send me your watsaap line and send you the video. You will help me upload it there. Thanks! 

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Kalim Kali Yes I have 

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Contemporary Cooperative Workshop

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  04 April 2018 to 06 April 2018 - All Day Event

The Contemporary Cooperative Workshop is to provide an understanding on how agricultural cooperatives work and how to structure them in the modern business world, especially in an Indonesian business legal context. Through this workshop participants will better understand how their organisation can better support cooperatives.

The expected participants are Country Director/Manager or Program Director/Manager of NGO/Donor working with cooperatives, Government officers or parliament members involved in decision-making in the agricultural or food sector; and are required to have experience working with Agricultural Cooperative (AC) or is planning to work with AC in their project/programme.

See more detail on the flyer.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 January 2018 at 10:02

We are very happy to recommend good products(INGENZI BEE JELLY) you can buy from Ingenzi Cooperative! We are located in:




TEL: 0788237802





Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 December 2017 at 04:54





TEL: 0788237802




Hello everyone,

We are a cooperative (COOPERATIVE INGENZI KABARORE (KO.ING.KA) composed of 16 young agripreneurs working in Kabarore Sector of Gatsibo district in Eastern Province of Rwanda. We do processing of passion fruits juice,Tomato Ketchup and Pineapple Jam. During the 3rd youth in agribusiness festival held at Nyagatare campus, we have learned a lot of new insights on the ground and it is from that festival we have informed that there is an online platform where we can join other agriprofessionals. We are very happy to join AgriProFocus Network. The following the photos of some products produced by our cooperative! Thanks!

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 December 2017 at 04:51

Here are juice of pineapple and passion fruits produced by  COOPERATIVE INGENZI KABARORE. If you cross around Gatsibo district, please visit our cooperative!!!

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 12 June 2017 at 06:33

Ambassador’s Small Grants (ASG) Program (Deadline: 15th July 2017)

U.S. Embassy Rwanda- Ambassador’s Small Grants Program

Office: Political/Economic Section
Announcement Type: Fixed Amount Award
Funding Opportunity No.: DOS-RWANDA-PE-2017-01
Date Opened: June 2, 2017
Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2017
Award Ceiling: U.S. $15,000.00
Award Floor: U.S. $5,000.00
CFDA Number: 19.700 – General Department of State AssistanceSubmission: All applications can be submitted electronically via email to:

Awards are subject to the availability of funding and Congressional Notification


Eligibility is limited to cooperatives registered with the Rwandan Cooperative Agency (RCA). Direct funding for NGOs (international or local) is not available under this announcement.

All projects must begin no later than September 30, 2017 and should be completed within one year of the award date.

The U.S. Embassy Kigali reserves the right to award less

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 17 May 2017 at 10:02

National Cooperative Consultative Meeting

Press release: May 11, 2017  

The National Cooperative Confederation of Rwanda (NCCR) in collaboration with the Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) with funding from USAID funded Cooperative Development Program(CDP) implemented by Land O’Lakes International organized a half day cooperative consultative meeting today May 11, 2017 with the theme: “Fostering stakeholder collaboration for improved cooperative performance in Rwanda”. The purpose of the meeting is to initiate dialogue with cooperative Stakeholders from different sectors towards establishment of a regular information exchange and advocacy mechanism driven by shared values of the different stakeholders. NCCR recognizes the need to host more regular dialogue amongst cooperative practitioners and other stakeholders that will serve to share knowledge and best industry practices to foster rapid economic transformation of cooperative members. To achieve the above, NCCR aims to t

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Frank Bakx How should I understand "strategies as identified by the Government of Rwanda towards sustainable cooperative development"? Is the Dlatform not meant to dialogue on strategies identified by other coop stakeholders? Are we only there to endorse Government's strategies for coop development?

1 year 6 months ago

Didier MUYIRAMYE Hi Bakx, thanks for your  comment. I think it involves the participation of each part (Government - Private Sector - NGOs). and the Government through the Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) has to make sure the business environment is good for cooperatives.

1 year 6 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 August 2016 at 12:38

Looking for organizations to train and coach cooperatives (Management and Business skills)  

Message from: 


Co-Manager of the Program

Market Oriented Advisory Service and Quality Seeds



We are looking for interventions that can provide management and business development training to the cooperatives of FFS Facilitators

As a participant of the International Learning event on Farmer to Farmer Extension in June 2016 in Rwanda, you are already familiar with the Farmer Field School approach in Rwanda. We are now actively searching for projects, organizations or companies who have the budget and/or the skills to provide training for cooperatives in management and business development. Including the training of FFS Facilitator cooperatives in your activities could create WIN - WIN partnerships.

The cooperatives of Farmer Field School Facilitators

Since 2

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ELIAS NELLY In the college of agriculture animal science and veterinary medicine also we train the farmers by using FFS models. we have the experts in various domains, both for crop production, crop protection, animal scientist, plant breeding, our staffs are well qualified at PhD , Msc AND Bsc levels . please contact us for disseminating the agriculture production. for more info, contact Elias Nelly on 0788437949 or

2 years 3 months ago

Didier MUYIRAMYE Dear Elias, In case you are interested please write an e-mail to Raf Somers at Kind regards, Didier

2 years 3 months ago

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 27 June 2016 at 01:48

Consultancy Opportunity at SPARK:  ''The Assessment of the growth and Sustainability of Cooperatives Business Performances''

Deadline: 1st July 2016

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 3 February 2016 at 09:49


Smallholder farmers are scattered and, therefore, generally there is a need to bulk their produce in order to access lucrative markets. The present research wants to improve the capacities of collective marketing arrangements, like cooperatives, producer associations, village enterprises, etc. to resolve the challenges of collective marketing in face of competition.

Successful collective marketing experiences have been ‘build’ organizational assets that make their life easier. They regularly fine-tune their internal management and transaction modalities with members and non-members e.g. related with pricing, payments, and quantity or quality requirements. The process will focus on internal rules, contract conditions and control systems that have been developed in transactions with farmers and clients and that have proven effective and feasible in prevailing market conditions.

It is also widely recognized that fa

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Rolf Schinkel Hi Tonny Kibirige, Interesting subject you are working on. Can you tell us someting more about your research you write about? What is the insitute you work with, and can you share some more back-ground, documentation etc. ? What questions would you like people on the platform answering to? Recently we had a very interesting discussion, also about the challenges of marketing among small holders, and centered around middlemen. Maybe you see connections with that research and discussion. Have a look at . Success with your reasearch and I hope you will get response from the platform! Rolf

2 years 10 months ago

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 20 May 2015 at 09:51

Consultancy Opportunity: Rwanda Maize Supply Chain - Cooperative Business Management Training (Deadline: 31 May 2015)

IFC (International Finance Corporation) plans to assist a large domestic Maize/Soy buyer to increase the quantity of maize/soy beans procured from local smallholder farmers organized into cooperatives. Part of the project includes improving the professionalism of 30-40 farmer organisations (cooperatives) so that they can function more effectively as businesses and provide better services to their members and thereby become more reliable maize suppliers.

IFC is looking for qualified service providers to:

1. Review the existing project materials including (i) SCOPE Basic assessments (ii) performance objectives; (iii) a draft coop training curriculum

2. Design and implement a cooperative management training programme for 30-40 coops using the training materials and performance objectives provided

3. Conduct a feedback and review exercise with the cooperative manager trainees

4. Provide

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 10 November 2014 at 01:52

Pictures - Field Visits to Haqan Gudina Multi-Purpose Coop. and Jiru Siresa Milk and Milk products producers Coop.

Shamba Shape Up Great pictures!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 10 November 2014 at 01:49

Pictures - Filed Visits to Haqan Gudina Multi-Purpose Coop. and Jiru Siresa Milk and Milk products producers Coop.

Agriculture Integrated Devt(AID) That's great

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 November 2014 at 01:21

Parallel Events to Haramaya Finance Fair: Two Field Visits and Paper Presentations

The main focus of the paper presentations and public discussions was providing the facts and possible solutions regarding providing access to finance  to small holder farmers in the region. The Following are the titles and presenters of the papers:

1. “Profitability analysis of local seed business – evidence from east Oromia farmers’ seed producer cooperative” – Reta Wagari (ISSD-HU)

2. “Micro agribusiness enterprise development and access to village level financial service – Experince of CARE East Hararghe” – Anuwar Ahmed (CARE E. Hararghe)

3. “Farmers’ Access to Financial Services and Investment ” – Kebede Dhuga (Agri-ProFocus Ethiopia)

4. “Agricultural Inputs System in Ethiopia” – Awet Teki (Agricultural Transformation Agency - ATA)

5. “Opportunities, challenges and lessons in Agricultural business operation – Experience of farmers’ copperative u

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Shadrack Oyugi is it possible to get the paper on profitability analysis of local seeds business?

4 years 1 month ago

Gizaw Legesse Denboba Dear Shadrack, yes it is possible; I will attach it ASAP. Thanks for the interest.

4 years 1 month ago

Kennedy Mafinge Good program but how often do you hold these fairs?

4 years 1 month ago

Gizaw Legesse Hi Kennedy, we are now organizing 3 to 4 Finance Fairs per year. You can also look at the Catalogue of this Fair attached on later post, which you will find previews of previous Finance Fairs. Thank you for your comment.

4 years 1 month ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 10 November 2014 at 10:46

Haramaya Finance Fair: the Fair

Agri-ProFocus Ethiopia, in collaboration with Haramaya University/ISSD Program, organized the 7th Agribusiness Finance Fair in Haramaya University compound on 7 & 8 November, 2014.

The overall objective of the event was to share experience on constraints and solutions to improve access to financial services for small scale enterprise development in East Ethiopia in general and east Oromia in particular.

Financial institutions, like Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Bunna International Bank and a number of regional MFIs and Saving & Credit Enterprises, as well as various Farmers Cooperatives and Unions exhibited their products, services and activities. Capacity Builders, including the Co-Organizer HU-ISSD, were also exhibiting their activities and projects in the region. Nearly 400 people attended the Agri-ProFocus Agribusiness Finance Fair.

Dr Nigussie Dechassa, Vice President for Research Affairs of Haramaya University and HU-ISSD Scientfic Coordinator, made the welcoming sp

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Gerrit Holtland Nice event. Congratulations to all organisers! And good to see my friend Awet presenting the ATA agenda on input finance again; a crucial dosier for Ethiopian agriculture.

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