Source: The NewTimes
The government has said that the high cost of irrigation, land fragmentation as well as encroachment of land designated for farming activities by construction projects, have hindered irrigation targets, calling for a review.
The revelations was made last week as officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources met parliamentarians
MP Albert Ruhakana said that in the 2017/2018 fiscal year, the target was to irrigate 100,000 hectares of farmland, which he said was overambitious.
According to figures from the ministry, only 50,000 hectares are currently catered for by irrigation schemes countrywide.
“The target of 2024 is to irrigate 102,000 hectares. Why is the expectation of 2017 targeted to be realised in 2024? We should analyse the issue to exactly know the challenges that slowed the progress to achieve the target in 2017,” he said.
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Jean Claude... Read more
Kigali – November 27, 2018: In collaboration with our partners Rwanda Youth In Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), the ministry of agriculture and animal resources MINAGRI, HortINVEST, Help a Child Rwanda, ICCO Cooperation, USAID Feed the Future Hinga Weze, Rural Development Initiative and YEAN Rwanda we have launched today the agricultural caravan of the first ever “Youth in Agribusiness Caravan” in Rwanda.
Theme of this edition is “Youth Making Agribusiness “Cool”, a basis of Sustainable Economic Development”. Our goal is to establish and build the communication between agricultural agribusinesses and the youth in general and the agripreneurs in particular to closely learn about the untapped opportunities existing in the agriculture landscape in Rwanda.
Launch in Kigali
“The caravan aims at establishing linkages between successful farmers and agribusiness people and the youth innovators motivated about agribusin... Read more
Are you a young entrepreneur in agribusiness aged between 16 and 35? Do you face challenges in the following aspects:
1. Quality and safety of the products
2. Meeting the market required standards
3. Processing technology
The ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources through the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) in partnership with Ministry of Commerce of People's Republic of China in Rwanda sent two RYAF members attend the training on biotechnology application in food industry in developing countries. After the completion of the training members will conduct a door to door consultancy to young agro-processors to help them improve on above mentioned aspects.
A Regional Youth Employment in Agriculture Conference took place from the 20th to 21st at Kigali Convention Centre. It was a two days event which brought together over 500 key stakeholders and young agripreneurs mainly from Africa, to foster an exchange among stakeholders (policy makers, development partners, the private sector, youth and women organizations, civil society organizations, research and academia) on knowledge and best practices regarding the interfaces between agriculture, youth employment, entrepreneurship, ICT innovations in agriculture and rural development, leading to prioritizing interventions going forward.
From the 27thJune until the 01July of June 2018, Dutch companies and organizations, active in agri-business in Rwanda, demonstrated their knowledge and expertise to the public at the 13th National Agricultural Show held at Mulindi show Ground, Kigali, Rwanda.
The agriculture show was organized for the 13th year by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in Rwanda. The theme year was: ‘Invest in Innovations and Agribusiness to Transform Agriculture’. MINAGRI organized the Agri-Show aiming to prosper and flourish business and technology transfer in Agriculture of Rwanda. Rwanda is in need of technologies that can support for sufficient quantity and quality seeds, fertilizers, water/irrigation, and training to ensure productive farming in the country.
With the support of Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Rwanda, this year in the Holland pavilion the presence of Dutch agri-business companies was combined together with... Read more
Rwanda has launched the fourth Agriculture Transformation Strategy (PSTA4) that is designed to significantly increase farm productivity and promote value addition to food.
The six-year plan, which runs from 2018 until 2024, will cost Rw2.7 trillion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI).
Speaking at the official launch of the strategy on Thursday in Kigali, Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente said that if successfully implemented, a significant number of Rwandans will be elevated out of poverty. Read more...
The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) is honored to announce the 13th National Agriculture Show which to be held from 26th June to 3rd July 2018 at Mulindo/Gasabo Show Ground.
Find more information from the attached official invitation. We invite you to visit AgriProFocus Rwanda stand together with other dutch organizations in Holland Pavillion.
Find more details in the attached formal invitation
Funded by USAID, Horticulture Innovation lab (USA) and UCDAVIS (USA), Reducing Postharvest Losses in Rwanda Project (RPLR) is implemented by 3 institutions: The National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) under the MINAGRI and the University of Rwanda (UR) under the Ministry of Education. RPLR under University of Rwanda has organised a series of trainings from 3rd to 5th April 2018. The training of Trainers (ToT) including 15 University of Rwanda staffs, 5 district agronomists (Rulindo, Musanze, Gakenke, Gicumbi and Burera) and 10 moderate agribusiness entrepreneurs (individual and cooperative representatives) was hold at Western Mountain Hotel, Rubavu - Rwanda.
The main objective of training was to gain understanding of postharvest losses cau... Read more
Source: The New Times
The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources will inject Rwf13 billion to improve the pig farming industry, especially by promoting new processing technologies to ensure standards.
Didace Rushigajiki, the livestock specialist at the ministry, said the money will also be used to build capacity of farmers and extension staff on pig breeding, as well as disease control and value chain development to enable market access.
Rushigajiki said policies that promote quality and market access were in the pipeline. The official was addressing pig farmers and other stakeholders on sector issues, including market access, standards and modern farming methods.
Follow the link and see the experience from the farmers in piggery business: https://agriprofocus.com/search?keyword=newtimes
The first edition of Poultry Africa 2017 event took place from the 4th to 5th at Kigali Convention Centre. It was a two days event which brought together over 1000 key stakeholders in poultry industry mainly from Europe, North America and Sub-Saharan Africa, to discuss the development of the poultry industry in Africa.
The event themed “Poultry Africa 2017” was organized by Netherlands - African Business Council (NABC) in close cooperation with VNU Exhibitions, the Dutch Poultry Centre and Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). The Stakeholders of poultry industry from international and national level discussed about the poultry industry development on the African continent.
Mr. Jean Claude Kayisinga, the Permanent Secretary in MINAGRI, opening this global event noted that this is a rare opportunity to bring together poultry industry stakeholders across the value chain from farmers... Read more
Over 60 stakeholders of agri-food sector in Rwanda including government officials from different public institutions, private agribusiness companies, representatives of farmers organizations, financial institutions, and NGO’s have attended a one-day workshop on contract farming in Rwanda at Umubano Hotel, Kigali.
Under the theme “Transforming the agribusiness sector through contract farming in Rwanda” the workshop was focusing on increasing the linkages between farmers and agribusiness firms. The participants of workshop shared the current status of contract farming in Rwanda, they have also presented the experiences and success stories of contract farming as well as developing the recommendations for the promotion of contract farming in Rwanda.
Speaking during the official opening of the workshop, MINAGRI Permanent Secretary, Mr. Kayisinga Jean Claude started by thanking the organizers of the workshop. “The farmers must have constant su... Read more
The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) in partnership with the Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) and AgriProFocus Rwanda is organizing a workshop on Contract Farming in Rwanda.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
1. Share current status of contract farming in Rwanda;
2. Present experiences and success stories of contract farming;
3. Develop recommendations for the promotion of contract farming.
The workshop will bring together public institutions, private companies, representatives’ farmers organizations, NGOs, Financial institutions and Development partners.
Venue: UMUBANO Hotel, Kigali-Rwanda
Time: September 27, 2017 (From 8.00 am to 12h30pm)
For further clarification and to confirm your participation, please contact:
Charles Murekezi: +250783008453 or email@example.com
From the 22nd until the 25th of June 2017, Dutch companies and organizations, active in agri-business in Rwanda, demonstrated their knowledge and expertise to the public at the Rwandan Agricultural Show in Kigali.
The expo was organized for the 12th year by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). This year’s theme was: ‘Adopt climate resilient technologies to improve farmer livelihoods’. MINAGRI stressed that Rwanda is in need of technologies that can help fight against climate change and the effects. Also, there is a need for sufficient quality seeds, fertilizers, water, and training and advice to ensure productive farming (source: http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/214727/).
This year in the Holland pavilion the presence of Dutch agri-business companies was combined together with Dutch NGO’s active in the agri-business sector in Rwanda.
AgriProFocus stand received many visitors who were interested in... Read more
(Message from the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands)
The Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) is organizing the 12th Kigali Agricultural Show in June 2017. The theme for this year’s agrishow is: ‘Adopt climate resilient technologies to improve farmer livelihoods’. The Netherlands Embassy in Rwanda is organizing a Holland Pavilion in which Dutch agricultural companies and organizations, active and/or interested in Rwanda, exhibit their products and knowledge, and are also present to provide information on their activities.
The Holland Pavilion will be open for visitors from Thursday 22 June until Sunday 25 June. The following companies and organizations will be present in the Holland Pavilion:
· Holland Greentech (representing Hoogendoorn, Bosman van Zaal, Koppert, RijkZwaan, Soil Cares)
· Severe Weather Consult Ltd
· Future Pump Solar Irrigatio... Read more
The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources is honored to announce the 12th National Agricultural Show to be held from 22nd to 27th June 2017 at Mulindi/Gasabo Show Ground.
The National Agriculture Show is a yearly-event organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources to exhibit innovations and best practices in the agriculture sector. It is a platform that brings exhibitors and visitors together exchange information, experiences and identify business opportunities.
It is in this regard that the Ministry invites you to participate in the above exhibition. The theme for this year's AGRISHOW is: ''Adopt Climate resilient technologies to improve farmer livelihoods''.
The registration form and instructions can be downloaded from the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources website (CLICK HERE) .
Please sub,it the form to the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or bring the form to MINAGRI Headquarters not later than 12th June 2017.
For further informatio... Read more
The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources yesterday launched a new online portal expected to reduce the cost of importing and exporting agricultural produce.
The innovation, according to State Minister for Agriculture Tony Nsanganira, is a double win for importers and exporters of plants/plants materials, animals/animal products and agrichemicals in Rwanda.
It means they will be able to spend less time and spend less when acquiring import and export permits.
The ministry developed the portal through a direct project funding of $150, 000 secured from TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) a regional trade facilitation institution, Nsanganira told The New Times yesterday.
He lauded the new development, saying that, “ICT is no longer an option but a necessity for economic development. We can hardly do without it. We rely on the ICTs for almost all our daily activit... Read more
USAID/Rwanda is seeking an Ordinarily Resident citizen or individual with the required work permit for employment as USAID Project Management Specialist (Agriculture Productivity Team Leader) USAID/Rwanda offers an Equal Employment Opportunity (regardless of age, sex, race, handicaps, national origin, etc.). Read more
easyHATCH Ltd is offering a prime role for energetic, dynamic and seasoned sales professional that can seamlessly open and close large enterprise deals as well as sales to smallholder farmers.
The successful candidate will need to be fairly autonomous and approach their job as a business within a business ensuring that they can create their own leads and are technically confident enough to handle most levels of complexity. Read moreRead more
The AgriShow which took place at Mulindi, from 4th-11th June 2015 is the largest Agricultural Show in Rwanda. This year the fair received more than 200 exhibitors from 10 countries: The Netherlands, Kenya, Zambia, Germany, China among others.
During the last Agrishow, our stand was visited by approximately 300 visitors, mainly from the private sector: farmers, processors, etc. but also from other public institutions: researchers, students, etc. We took the opportunity to explain to them, how we facilitate knowledge-sharing and Co-Creation through Network development - Business Brokering -Innovation Communities - Debate & Learning.
The use of the online platform was also presented to the new members. Generally, most of the visitors were interested on how to use the platform to buy/sell the agri-products through our Market Place Section.
''I am a fresh graduate, we graduated last year in Agricultural Mech... Read more
The 10th edition of the Kigali National Agricultural Show ended on Friday at the Mulindi show grounds in Gasabo district, Kigali, with the awarding of best exhibitors.
Organised under the theme: ‘Agriculture Financing for Sector Prosperity’, the show attracted 205 exhibitors, both local and foreign. Some of the foreign exhibitors were from Kenya, China, Zambia, Germany and The Netherlands, among others.