Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 17 July 2020 at 10:51

National Dialogue on Youth in Agribusiness during the COVID-19 crisis

Theme: Increasing Resilience of Youth Led Agribusiness During the COVID-19 Crisis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and social economic situation of people across the globe, Africa inclusive. With the rising trend in cases registered, key sectors of Uganda’s economy including agriculture are being affected. In response to the pandemic, the Government of Uganda put in place measures and guidelines, including movement restrictions such as curfew time and halting the operations of the air flights all aimed at slowing the spread of the disease, while allowing key productive sectors of the economy such as agriculture and its supporting services to remain operational.

The COVID-19 situation and restrictions imposed have indeed affected the smooth operations of actors who are engaged in agribusiness. The restrictions on people’s movement, continued suspension of public transport in some boarder districts, and curfew

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Mugisha Richard Today, we successfully held the National Youth Dialogue and these were the outstanding issues that emerged;-Skilling young people to produce more in in order to balance the forces of demand and supply-Emphasis be put on implementation of sectoral Operating Standard Procedures especially in Agric-By nature of agric, which depends on Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), therefore awareness creation is central-Need to comprehensively promote value addition, in order to minimise the losses during and after harvest-Mobilise youth to go and use digital solutions, for example digital lending, payment among others-There are already existing financing opportunities such those provided by MasterCard Foundation,-Collective marketing is critical because it strengthens the bargaining power-Need to adapt to the e-marketing for it is cost effective and yet yields too much benefits-Mentor-ship and incubation is yet another important solution to enabling young people to stay in business and employed 

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Making Agri-Value Chain Financing Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  26 June 2020, 14:00-15:00

Making Agri-Value Chain Financing Work

Today, farmers, agri SMEs and other agri value chains actors in Myanmar face challenges with irregular supplies, low quality of production and high costs of processing. These challenges have been magnified under the current COVID-19 pandemic and strengthening for foods systems will require innovative models of value chain financing to support agri stakeholders.  

ICCO Regional Office South East Asia, One to Watch Myanmar and Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association, supported by DaNa Facility and MYEA - Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association present the 'Making Agri-Value Chain Financing Work' panel discussion via Zoom and Facebook live on June 26th at 2PM, where agribusinesses (SMEs) and experts in agri-finance gather to share experiences on agriculture value chain financing, give practical examples, and identify key barriers and opportunities.

Moderated by U Khin Zaw Tun (ICCO Cooperation) the following planelist will

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 18 May 2020 at 12:27

Report du FINAGRI 2020

Chers membres, partenaires du réseau

Le Finagri (Salon du Financement de l’Agriculture)  qui se tient chaque année au mois de Juin sera reporté pour une date ultérieure en raison de la pandémie du COVID 19.

Ainsi nous vous remercions pour l’intérêt que vous portez à ce grand rendez-vous incontournable du monde de l’agriculture. Votre soutien, votre engagement et fidélité à accompagner chaque année l’organisation de cette grande activité nous ravissent.

Retenez que cette 7 ème édition aura pour thème «Quelles alternatives pour faciliter l’accès des petits producteurs au financement au Mali: opportunités et défis».

Nous comptons toujours sur votre  collaboration et votre engagement lorsqu’il sera possible d’organiser le FINAGRI 2020.

Par ailleurs toutes les activités qui ne nécessitent pas de regroupement continue en ligne sur nos différents réseaux sociaux et surtout par télétravail, donc nous restons joignable

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 1 May 2020 at 11:58

ILO Impact Insurance Fellowship Opportunities in Asia and Africa

Deadline 24 May 2020

The ILO's Impact Insurance Facility is still welcoming applications from qualified candidates for fellowship opportunities in Asia and Africa. The application deadline is May 24.

Our Fellowship Programme encourages professionals with experience in insurance, microfinance and development to use their expertise to effectively provide insurance and microfinance services to low-income households and emerging customers. The objective of the programme is to match qualified professionals with organizations working on the frontiers of impact insurance and financial inclusion, bridge skill gaps, and create a new generation of professionals with experience serving low-income populations.

The projects are expected to start in three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and one in Asia in the second half of 2020. Projects are contingent on the COVID-19 situation and may be delayed.

Each fellow will be placed with a host or

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CANCELLED:Invitation to the Maize&Rice Business to Business!

Event posted by in Access to Finance Rwanda
  12 December 2019, All Day Event
  Muhanga District

Are you part of the Rice and Maize value chain in Southern Province of Rwanda?

ICCO Cooperation - STARS Program in collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda is pleased to invite you in a Rice and Maize Value chain Business to Business (B2B) event that will take on Thursday, November 14th , 2018 at Muhanga district, Eastern Province of Rwanda from 8:00 am 4:00 pm.

The purpose of this Business to Business event is to link Rice and Maize 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 AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 27 September 2019 at 08:17

Mastercard and Rabobank offer digital platform to farmers in emerging markets

Yesterday, Mastercard and Rabobank announced a strategic partnership to give one million farmers in emerging markets access to a digital platform that makes it easier for them to sell their produce for a fair price. The platform builds on the current Mastercard Farmer Network and will be enriched by Rabobank’s expertise and reach in the food and agricultural sectors across Europe, Africa and Asia.

The partnership was formally initiated at a signing ceremony during the advisors’ meeting of the CEO Partnership for Economic Inclusion earlier this year in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

Under the partnership, Mastercard and Rabobank will extend the reach and impact of the Mastercard Farmer Network across Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt and India.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 23 September 2019 at 01:12

Finance and Administration Country Manager wanted at CEFA

Category: Accounting, Finance, HR, Procurement

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: 3+ years experience

Employment type: full time

CEFA (European Committee for Training and Agriculture) is a Non-Government Organization whose headquarter is in Bologna, Italy. CEFA works in North/East Africa and Latin America with international donors, mainly in the following activities:

1) Rural economy with production, transformation and commercialization of agricultural products; 2) Crafting products; 3) Basic infrastructures to guarantee water access, requalification and environment protection of the territory and the use of renewable energies; 4) Technical and Management training.

In Ethiopia CEFA is registered since April 2018 so it is in a start-up period, aiming to grow considerably during 2019 and 2020 and to enlarge our workforce and area of intervention. Our main mission in Ethiopia is to ensure economic empo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 17 September 2019 at 05:52


Green Financing သည္ သဘာဝစီမံကိန္း ႏွင့္ A Bank, CB Bank, MAB Bank, MCB Bank တုိ႔ MOU ေရးထုိး၍ စားေသာက္ကုန္ႏွင့္ အေဖ်ာ္ယမကာလုပ္ငန္းေဆာင္ရြက္သည့္ SME မ်ားအေနျဖင့္ ေရဆုိးစီမံခန္႔ခြဲျခင္း၊ အညစ္အေၾကးစီမံခန္႔ခြဲျခင္း၊ စြမ္းအင္လံုေလာက္စြာသံုးစြဲျခင္း၊ ျပန္လည္ျပည့္ၿဖိဳးၿမဲစြမ္းအင္သံုးစြဲျခင္း၊ ကုန္းေျမႏွင့္သစ္ေတာျပဳန္းတီးမႈကာကြယ္ျခင္း၊ ေလထုကာကြယ္ျခင္း၊ အသံဆူညံမႈကာကြယ္ျခင္

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 15 September 2019 at 06:45

Standard Chartered Bank under their Future Makers Initiative launched The Youth to Work programme in partnership with Challenges Worldwide which will help support the development of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with on-site business development and investment readiness support, business management training and support in growth of their peer-networks and in strengthening their ecosystem. 

Registration for SMEs is ongoing. Application forms and more information are available on

You can also download the forms attached here.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 10 September 2019 at 09:38


AgriProFocus in collaboration with the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) under the MobiGrow program held the first access to finance dialogue on 1st August 2019 at Silver Springs Hotel Nairobi. The dialogue themed, “Integrating Financial Inclusion and Sustainability to Accelerate Uptake of Digital Financial Solutions by Small Holder Farmers” brought together different development partners who are implementing projects with target beneficiaries’ small holder farmers.

KCB MobiGrow program is a 5 year partnership program between the MasterCard Foundation and KCB Group Limited that targets agricultural value chain actors to offer mobile-based financial inclusion and information to smallholder farmers and pastoralists in Kenya and Rwanda.The program aims to deliver a highly innovative and scalable digital financial ecosystem solution for rural smallholders and pastoralists; Improve productivity amongst rural agro-entrepreneurs through facilitating quality extension,

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 8 August 2019 at 04:24

Pour l’intérêt paysan  

Financements publics-privés

Oxfam, avril 2019
Cette étude menée par Oxfam analyse le recours aux financements mixtes publics-privés par trois grands bailleurs : l’Union européenne, les Pays-Bas et les États-Unis, dans des programmes qui ciblent l’agriculture familiale et paysanne. Elle évalue les performances des programmes de financements mixtes dans l’accomplissement de leurs objectifs de développement.


Innovations that will Transform Africa Agri Finance

Event posted by in Finance Worldwide
  17 September 2019 to 18 September 2019 - All Day Event
  Nairobi, Kenya

The 2nd Annual-Africa Agri-Finance Forum (AAFF) is scheduled for 17th & 18th September 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The forum theme is: Innovations that will Transform Africa Agri Finance.

This annual flagship event will seek to showcase solutions that will close the productivity gap as a stride toward alleviation agri-finance achieves in the continent. Whether it is to increase yields, save water, improve soil health, produce renewable energy or simply increase know how, there will be myriad of solutions to showcase at forum to help food producers across the animal production, aquaculture, and crop production and horticulture industries.

At this event, some members of the AgriProFocus network are participating and speaking during sessions. 

Find out the list of speakers below and you can register here

List of speakers:

Torben Lundsgaard, Team Leader Adaptation to Climate Change in Northern Kenya, GIZ

Tom Opapa Director, G

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 28 May 2019 at 01:11

New Funds Database for AgTech

A new dynamic database of funds providing capital for AgTech companies is available on NpM’s new website. The database features over 200 funds which users can easily navigate through. Try it: search database.

The funding gap for small and medium companies in the agriculture sector is a major obstacle, whether it be early-stage companies or companies having initially benefitted from subsidies. This database aims to facilitate the search for risk-bearing capital in the agriculture sector.

This work is based on the Critical Capital for African Agri-Food SMEs study published by AgriProFocus, ICCO Cooperation and Rabo Foundation, supported by the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. As part of NpM's Geodata for Inclusive Finance and Food (G4IFF) workstream and with support from the Netherlands Space Office, NpM had the list expanded to include all of Africa and some Asian countries.

Alazar Michael A very nice tool to look for financing SMEs on a single platform. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 13 May 2019 at 02:07

Report du salon Agrifinance

Le réseau AgriProFocus Bénin vous remercie pour l’intérêt que vous avez manifesté à la 6ième Edition du salon agricole et financier et votre fidélité à toutes les éditions.

En raison de l’installation de la nouvelle législature prévue pour le jeudi 16 mai (Conseil des ministres), date qui coïncide malheureusement avec le début du Salon ‘’Agrifinance 2019’’, la coordination de AgriProFocus en accord avec l’ensemble des partenaires de soutien, a le regret de vous informer du report du salon à une date ultérieure qui vous sera communiquée sous peu (à la fin de cette semaine). Cette décision est motivée par la nécessité pour les partenaires et l’ensemble des parties prenantes d’observer les mesures de sécurité et de prudence recommandées à l’occasion de l’installation du nouveau parlement pendant cette semaine.

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Posted By in Programme MAVC
Posted 11 April 2019 at 06:41

Cultiver le riz, une opportunité d’affaire pour les femmes du village Nyamabere

C’est devenu une routine, chaque année au mois d’octobre, des plants de riz verts brillants éclatent dans les plaines irriguées d'Imbo, au nord de Bujumbura, la capitale burundaise. Dans cette localité comme partout ailleurs dans les zones rizicoles du Burundi, le riz est cultivé par des hommes et des femmes.Certes, le village de Nyamabere, situé à 10 km de Bujumbura, fait la différence. 

L'Organisation de Producteurs (OP) Dusangire Akabisi N'Agahiye  localisée dans le village de Nyamabere est majoritairement composée de femmes, sur ses 25 membres, 2 seulement sont des hommes. Il s’agit d’un mari et un fils membres des familles de deux femmes qui ont quitté l'OP.

Tout a commencé en 2000 quand Judith NGERAGEZE (58ans), aujourd’hui présidente de l’OP Dusangire Akabisi N'Agahiye, a formé un groupe d'épargne avec d'autres productrices de riz. Ainsi, ce groupe a grandi a

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Agribusiness Finance and Risk Management Training

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  08 April 2019 to 12 April 2019 - All Day Event

Event Details: Agribusiness Finance and Risk Management Training

Agribusiness finance plays a key role in setting up an agribusiness enterprise being a major factor of production. Therefore; this training explores the use of specific management tools to improve decision-making within an agribusiness firm so as to ensure effective sourcing and application of financial resources.

Agricultural risk management, on the other hand, is fundamental as it determines the rate at which an enterprise is to thrive and even last in the market. The aims of this training is to help participants realize their long-term organizational goals and objectives which are profit maximization which can only be achieved through cost minimization and output maximization.


5 days


This course is intended for various actors in Agriculture Extension (Agricultural extension officers, senior agricultural officials and policy makers) working with communities, in governments, funding agencies, R

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Burundi
Posted 8 March 2019 at 09:34

Forum femme et finances-innover pour le changement

Des témoignages, des sketchs, des présentations vidéo, des échanges et discussions, voilà ce qui a rythmé le Forum femmes et finances-innover pour le changement de ce jeudi le 7 mars 2019 en prélude de la célébration de la journée internationale de la femme du 8 mars.

C’étaient émouvant les présentations, surtout les témoignages des femmes entrepreneurs qui ont pu se faire une fortune malgré les obstacles liés au genre. Des femmes venues de tous les coins du pays et même certaines qui sont venues du pays voisin le Rwanda se sont relayées au podium pour présenter leurs prouesses malgré un environnement hostile. Cela a agrémenté cette journée dédiée  à la promotion des produits innovants de la femme entrepreneur et la connexion de ces femmes aux produits financiers des IMFs.

Près de 150 personnes dont la plupart étaient des femmes ont pris part à cet événement. Tous les participants  conve

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JAFFAR RUSHIGAJE C'est bon de nous communiquer les evenements passés, mais le mieux est de nous partager le programme des événements à venir. Il faut améliorer la stratégie de communication. Sinon ça ne nous avantage en rien malgré les évaluations annuelles que la plateforme nous demande de faire.

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Posted By in Oikocredit International
Posted 1 February 2019 at 09:05

Oikocredit's new strategy 2018-2022

Guided by Oikocredit's mission and vision, Oikocredit's updated Vision & Strategy 2018-2022 sets out Oikocredits strategic ambitions and direction for the future development of Oikocredit.

Oikocredit's strategic ambitions

* We focus on low-income people in three priority sectors: financial inclusion, agriculture and renewable energy.

* We work in markets where need and opportunity are the greatest.

* We aim to maximise our social impact. At the same time, we will safeguard the environment and generate fair financial returns.

* We lead positive change as a catalyst institution with a global network and local footprint, amplifying impact through both investments and capacity building.

* We want to be the preferred social investor and development partner for our partner organisations.

* We will further grow our global member and investor community and offer our investors the chance to be part of a global movement for social change.

Some highlights from Oikocredit's new

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Lisette van Benthum, thank you for sharing with us!It is very interesting!

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Birasa Patrick Thank you for sharing the new strategy of Oikocredit. We had that the office of Rwanda was relocated to Kenya. Do they have a person responsible for Rwanda yet?

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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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Salon agricole et financier, 6ème édition

Event posted by in Accès aux services financiers
  11 June 2019 to 13 June 2019 - All Day Event

Chers partenaires, chers acteurs du monde agricole et financier

Prenez le rendez-vous pour participer à la 6ème édition du salon agricole et financier. 

Une seule date : Du 11 au 13 Juin 2019 

"Ensemble, faisons tomber les barrières à la finance agricole" 

Contacts : E: ; Tél :(+229) 63701150 / 64313155

Le salon agricole et financier (AgriFinance) est un creuset d’échanges entre les acteurs agricoles et les institutions financières (Banques, Fonds d’investissement, Institutions de Micro-finance et des autres bailleurs). Ses objectifs sont entre autres :

· Améliorer l’accès aux ressources financières pour les acteurs du secteur de l’Agriculture (producteurs, transformateurs et entrepreneurs) afin d’améliorer la production agricole, les conditions de transformation, de conservation et d’écoulement des produits agricoles ;

· Accroître l’accès des agriculteurs, transformateurs et entrepreneurs agricoles aux informations s

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