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.
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.
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!
U.S. Embassy Rwanda- Ambassador’s Small Grants Program
Office: Political/Economic Section
Funding Opportunity Title: U.S. EMBASSY KIGALI AMBASSADOR’S SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM (ASG)
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: email@example.com.
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... Read more
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... Read more
Co-Manager of the Program
Market Oriented Advisory Service and Quality SeedsBELGIAN DEVELOPMENT AGENCY 41, RUE DEPUTE KAYUKU
BP 6089, KIYOVU KIGALI - RWANDA
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... Read more
Deadline: 1st July 2016
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more