Festival

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 December 2017 at 03:00

Hi everyone,

I am Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI, CEO&Co-founder of Umurage Francoise Flower Garden in Muhoza sector, located in Musanze District near the National police college at the road heading to Musanze Agro-market. I provide different horticultural services to different clients! These services include growing flowers, Raising seedlings and producing root stocks for other people who want to grow these flowers in their gardens. 

By participating in different Youth in Agribusiness Festivals that are being organized by AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Rural Development Initiative and other partners, I have got lots of experience and gained new skills that have empowered me for improving business and make it more viable and profitable as well. For instance, I was participated as an exhibitor in 2016_Youth in Agribusiness Festival  that took place at UR-CAEVM, Busogo Campus and due to professional advice from AgriProFocus staff, presenters and different leaders that

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Waow!Thanks for sharing with us Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI!Happy to see a good testimony like this!

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 24 November 2017 at 04:39

The 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival: ''Youth as Catalyst for Agribusiness Development in Rwanda''

AgriProFocus Rwanda in close partnership with Rural Development Initiative (RDI), USAID/PSDAG project, Rwanda Catholic Relief Service (CRS), the University of Rwanda - College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM), YEAN Rwanda, National Youth Council (NYC), FESY Rwanda and Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), organized the 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival on the 22nd November 2017 at UR-CAVM, Nyagatare Campus.

The objectives of this event were to:

- Create links and networking space among youth agribusiness entrepreneurs with big buyers, agribusiness industry leaders, investors, farmers’ federation and Research institutions.

- Encourage the agribusiness companies, private investors and financial institutions to invest in youth

- Share the current situation on opportunities and challenges for youth engagement in agribusiness

- Raising awareness on existing youth forum

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Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI Franklin Speaking,This  3rd Youth in Agribusiness festival was a great opportunity for us*Young Agri-entrepreneur*.Sincerely,Through different professional and mind-opening conversation that took place during the festival,For sure I have got lots of new ideas that will keep strengthening my Horticultural&gardening  business and also i have got new skills that would keep helping me to come up with new innovation in my project.For instance i was wondering how could i make my activities being expanded and known by many peoples including stakeholders like Bank,Government institution and/or other Organization that keen to help young entrepreneurs to self-develop and generate income from their Agricultural activities!! But during the festival i learnt how they are plenty of youth opportunity just waiting for us to come and explore all of them! Truly this helped me not only knowing these huge opportunities but also raising my abilities and just taught me not fearing/hesitating to approach Sponsors or other partners who might be interested in working together with me in my project. As  this year theme said"YOUTH AS CATALYST FOR AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN RWANDA" I promised the Participants who were in the festival that i will not stop this initiative and also i will continue to empowering other youth fellows either in agriculture sector or those one who are not yet in this sector to join it and also show them potential opportunities greatly found in this industry and more income to be generated when anyone decide to take the initiative of practicing   agriculture,Indeed i would like to thank AGRIPROFOCUS for organizing this 2017 Youth in Agribusiness Festival and also my gratitude goes to PSDAG/USAID, Catholic Relief Service (CRS) and the co-organizers including UR-CAVM, Rural Development Initiative, National Youth council (NYC),RYAF for their vibrant experience sharing and advises because they changed and build up my commitment  towards every single activity i did in my company called UMURAGE FRANCOISE FLOWER GARDEN.Thank you for organizing and inviting us to participate in this 2017 Youth in Agribusiness Festival!!

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for sharing Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI! Do your best so that the lessons learnt from the youth in agribusiness festival can make an impact on your farming projects. If you want any contact of the key partners participated in the festival, don't hesitate to use the search tool on the platform or contact AgriProFocus Rwanda office in Kigali. Together we can promote youth engaged in agribusiness.

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Janine Schoeman Thanks for sharing your experience Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI, it is great to hear your positive feedback. 

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Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI Thank you @ Janine Schoeman Great to hear your appreciation ! For sure youth are the powerful engine that would transform the Agriculture sector when get empowered and supported by different peoples who have been successful in this industry and now are also keeping developing@transforming the agriculture from a subsistence to a modern and commercialized form.We Youth we can!! 

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 22 October 2017 at 08:33

A successful preparatory meeting of 2017-Youth in Agribusiness Festival

On Thursday, 19th October 2017, AgriProFocus Rwanda held 1st preparatory meeting of Youth in Agribusiness Festival 2017 at Chez Lando Hotel to gather different stakeholders' ideas in organizing 2017-Youth in Agribusiness Festival.

The objective of this meeting was to commonly discuss and share the ideas from different partners in preparing Youth in Agribusiness Festival 2017.

AgriProFocus Rwanda and Rural Development Initiative (RDI) in collaboration with different partners organizations are organizing a ‘’2017- Youth in Agribusiness Festival’’, to enhance the engagement of youth in agribusiness by facilitating information-sharing and practical entrepreneurship experience -sharing between youth role-models and those who want to enter the Agribusiness career.

WHAT IS ‘’YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINES FESTIVAL’’

‘’Youth in Agribusiness Festival’’ is an event started in 2015 from an idea of RDI and AgriProFocus Rwanda with the aim of advocat

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 28 December 2016 at 02:44

The 2016 Youth in Agribusiness Festival: ''Attracting & Retaining Youth in Agribusiness''

AgriProFocus Rwanda through its ''Youth in Agribusiness Innovation Community'' (led by RDI) in partnership with the University of Rwanda - College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) and Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) organized the 2nd Youth in Agribusiness Festival on the 7th December 2016 at UR-CAVM, Busogo Campus.

The events' objectives were to:

- Create links and networking space among youth agribusiness entrepreneurs with big buyers, agribusiness industry leaders, investors, farmers’ federation and Research institutions.

- Encourage the agribusiness companies, private investors and financial institutions to invest in youth

- Share the current situation on opportunities and challenges for youth engagement in agribusiness

- Raising awareness on existing youth forums & networks in the Rwandan Agribusiness sector

- Inspire more young girls to venture into agribusiness

- Inspire the

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Posted By in AgriProFocus RD Congo
Posted 21 December 2016 at 11:01

YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS FESTIVAL

Le réseau AgriProFocus RDC a participé en date du 07 Décembre 2016 au festival « Youth in Agri business »,organisé par le réseau AgriProFocus Rwanda, à Musanze.

Youth in Agribusiness Festival » est un événement lancé en 2015 à partir d'une idée de RDI et AgriProFocus Rwanda dans le but de plaider, pour les décideurs et les partenaires de développement pour soutenir les jeunes dans le secteur agroalimentaire. Le festival a été un outil de plaidoyer et de réseautage efficace qui a inspiré de nombreux partenaires, dont le ministère de la Jeunesse et des Technologies de l'Information et de la Communication, le ministère de l'Agriculture et des Ressources animales, afin de les connecter avec des partenaires de développement clés tels que l'USAID / PSDAG et des jeunes chômeurs inspirés pour exploiter l'agro-industrie.

Objectif du festival: Créer des liens et des espaces de réseautage entre les jeunes entrepreneurs agro-industriels avec de

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Youth in Agribusiness Festival

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  07 December 2016, 09:00-15:00
  UR-CAVM, Busogo Campus

''Attracting and Retaining Youth in Agribusiness''

AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Rural Development Initiative (RDI) and the University of Rwanda/College of Agriculture (UR/CAVM), USAID/PSDAG & RYAF is organizing a ‘’Youth in Agribusiness Festival’’, to enhance the engagement of youth in agribusiness by facilitating information-sharing and practical entrepreneurship experience -sharing between youth role-models and those who want to enter the Agribusiness career as well as creating links and networking space between youth agripreneurs and agribusiness companies, development partners, farmers’ federations, farmers cooperatives’, financial institutions’ and policy makers.

The event will take place in UR/CAVM Busogo Campus on the 7th December 2016

WHAT IS ‘’YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINES FESTIVAL’’?

‘’Youth in Agribusiness Festival’’ is an event started in 2015 from an idea of RDI and AgriProFocus Rwanda with the aim of advocating, for policy makers and development

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 3 February 2016 at 06:39

Final Report: ''Youth in Agribusiness Festival'' - 28th October 2015  

On 28th October 2015, was held the first Youth in Agribusiness Festival at the University of Rwanda, the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM, Rubirizi Campus). The festival was jointly organized by AgriProFocus Rwanda, UR-CAVM, and Rural Development Initiative (RDI) in partnership with the Youth Engagement in Agriculture Network (YEAN), Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs (CYE) and Hollanda Fair Foods (Winnaz).

The purpose of this event was to gather young people together with some development partners so that they share information on the existing opportunities in agribusiness and develop more networks that can help them to be more involved in Agribusiness. The festival attracted more than 300 people that included but not limited to UR-CAVM students, UR-CAVM lecturers, youth role models, financial institutions, government institutions and NGOs supporting Agribusiness sector. Among other guests, the Minister

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 30 October 2015 at 03:25

The First Youth in Agribusiness Festival was Wonderful

‘’Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship Development through Agribusiness’’

On 28th October 2015, was held the first Youth in Agribusiness Festival at the University of Rwanda, the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM, Rubirizi Campus). The festival was jointly organized by UR-CAVM, AgriProFocus Rwanda and Rural Development Initiative (RDI) in partnership with the Youth Engagement in Agriculture Network (YEAN), Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs (CYE) and Hollanda Fair Foods (Winnaz).

The purpose of this event was to gather young people together with some development partners so that they share information on the existing opportunities in agribusiness and develop more networks that can help them to be more involved in Agribusiness.

The festival attracted more than 300 people that included but not limited to UR-CAVM students, UR-CAVM lecturers, youth role models, financial institutions, government institutions a

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