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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 12 November 2018 at 03:01

YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINESS CARAVAN IN RWANDA

The Rwandan economy depends on agriculture which employs around 80% of the total population. The majority of farmers are aged smallholder farmers and it is then difficult for them to have access to financial services, information and other agriculture services. Commercial Agriculture has been identified as one of the key sector that can potentially generate wealth, with high employment potential. This responds to the need of Job creation for youth which is in alignment with Rwanda economic development and poverty reduction strategy II, (EDPRS II).

The low participation of youth in agribusiness is further attributed to the limited access to key resources like; land, start-up capital, lack of exposure, limited access to role models and business mentors. Consequently, this has led to low levels of food production, low income, and poverty.

AgriProFocus Rwanda and its partners however are aware that; young people being energetic with a high potentials, ex

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Posted By in Access to Finance Rwanda
Posted 26 October 2018 at 10:55

The 10th Agrifinance Fair and Market linkage event-REPORT!

On 30th and 31st, AgriProFocus Rwanda in partnership with KAYONZA District, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Help a Child Rwanda, Rwanda Development Bank (BRD), ICCO Cooperation and World vision International Rwanda, organized "10th Agrifinance fair and Market linkage event" that took place in Eastern province of Rwanda, Kayonza district which is located in the center of the province and easily accessible. The main objective of the event is to address the information gap on financial services and to offer market linkage opportunities to the agripreneurs.

A two days event brought together different actors in agribusiness sector. These included farmers especially from Eastern Province of Rwanda, cooperatives, agribusiness companies, financial service providers and development partner organizations operating in Rwanda. The fair focused on information sharing, dialogue and interaction and connections between different stakeholders to add

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Bernard BAYASESE This is Great!!

1 month 2 weeks ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Bosco KWIZERA Thank you for sharing the report with us!The fair was very insightful!!

1 month 2 weeks ago

ndayishimiye innocent Dear Bosco Kwizera hello! It's a pleasure for me to join agriprofocus. Yesterday I listened on Radio Rwanda with LYAF and I appreciate what you are doing. I have already started a business in agricultural in Rubavu and Gicumbi and hope that you will contribute to develop my business. 

2 weeks 2 days ago

ndayishimiye innocent On Radio they gave your name as the one who can help as in case we want to put on market our market. Is that true? 

2 weeks 2 days ago

Bosco KWIZERA Dear Innocent, AgriProFocus is willing to provide any support that is aligned with our mandate of Networking through Linking, learning and leadership. Please feel free to register on our online platform for more information at https://agriprofocus.com, and do not hesitate to call one of AgriProFocus Staff for more clarification.All the best

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Posted By in Access to Finance Rwanda
Posted 11 September 2018 at 02:45

The 10th edition of the ‘’Agri-Finance & Market Linkages’’ event

For the 10th time, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized the Agri-Finance & Market Linkages event. During this year, the Agri-finance fair took place in Kayonza district on 30-31 August, 2018.

There is information gap on financial services and market linkages opportunity in agriculture of Rwanda, AgriProFocus Rwanda organized this fair to improve agribusiness development by facilitating an easy access to financial services and business linkages between the key stakeholders of the Agri-food sector in Rwanda.

The two-days event brought together different farmers especially farmers from the Eastern Province of Rwanda, cooperatives, agribusiness companies, financial service providers and development partners organizations operating in Rwanda for better information sharing, dialogue and interaction and connections between different stakeholders to address various key issues in farmer entrepreneurship, including access to finance, acce

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 25 July 2016 at 08:02

Job Opportunity: Youth for Work (YfW) Program Manager at Help A Child - Kigali, Rwanda.

Deadline: 30 July 2016

Organization 

Help a Child (HaC) is a Christian international NGO specialized in community development with its headquarters in the Netherlands and operating in Rwanda since 2008. Founded in 1968, HaC’s mission is to improve the wellbeing of children through supportive communities. Main sources of income are child & family sponsorship, foundations and institutional donors. Main activities are early childhood development and education, vocational training, work and income, with special attention for the position of girls and women, and child’s rights. HaC’s strategy is to empower marginalized children, youth, parents and the broader community, and other stakeholders to grow out of poverty. This is also reflected in the anticipated changes:

A. Children are able to overcome barriers to participate successfully in life;

B. Parents are able to take care of themselves and

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