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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 22 August 2018 at 01:07

A regional conference on youth employment in agriculture

A solid solution to ending hunger and poverty in Africa

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.

Read more insights shared during the conference HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 July 2018 at 03:13

Holland Pavilion at the 13th National Agrishow 2018

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 30 June 2018 at 03:51

Rwanda launches Rwf2.7 trillion agriculture development strategy

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...


Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 14 May 2018 at 10:08

Invitation to the 13th National Agriculture Show 2018

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



Sajji RYAKUNZE AgriProFocus Rwanda and all Dutch members and Dutch companies will be all in the Holland Pavillion organized by the Dutch Embassy in Rwanda

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 23 April 2018 at 12:48

Training of Trainers Workshop organized by key stakeholders of Horticulture sector in Rwanda!

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.

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Mr. Serge Ndayitabi, the project coordinator, speaking at the opening of the Training of Trainers Workshop.

The main objective of training was to gain understanding of postharvest losses cau

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear ELIAS NELLY, Thank you very much for sharing with the outputs of the ToT workshop!Keep empowering the key players of the sector!

4 months 4 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 12 October 2017 at 08:24

Rwf13bn to modernise pig farming, improve value chain

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.

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Follow the link and see the experience from the farmers in piggery business: https://agriprofocus.com/search?keyword=newtimes


Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 10 October 2017 at 12:31

A GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON POULTRY INDUSTRY, A WAY OF TRANSFORMING POULTRY BUSINESS IN AFRICA

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 October 2017 at 03:18

Workshop on contract farming in Rwanda

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

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27

Workshop on Contract Farming in Rwanda

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  27 September 2017, 08:00-12:30
  UMUBANO Hotel, Kigali-Rwanda

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 cmurekezi@minagri.gov.rw



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 July 2017 at 08:05

Holland Pavilion at the National Agrishow 2017

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

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Sajji RYAKUNZE This was a great opportunity for  APF Rwanda to   explain to agri business professionals about our linking , learning and leadership in the agri show !

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ELYSEE NSHOKEYINKA nice opportunity 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 5 June 2017 at 03:33

Holland Pavilion at National Agricultural Show Rwanda

(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

· Africa Improved Foods

· Future Pump Solar Irrigatio

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22

12th National Agricultural Show 2017

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  22 June 2017 to 27 June 2017 - All Day Event
  Mulindi/Gasabo Show Ground

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: cmurekezi@minagri.gov.rw or bring the form to MINAGRI Headquarters not later than 12th June 2017.

For further informatio

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 16 March 2017 at 02:02

Online Platform Training

I am so glad to let you know that we had an online platform training at Agriprofocus Rwanda in Kigali office. It was so interesting and beneficial to us. I am so grateful to be part of this.

Didier MUYIRAMYE Dear Nkotanyi, it's been a while! welcome back. Looking forward to your contributions!

1 year 6 months ago

IRAGENA Diane

We are happy to be here ,there are more interested things in agribusiness.


1 year 6 months ago

Anne Marie Kortleve NIce to hear you enjoyed the training! Hope to see you more often here online Nkotanyi Francis Ngabirano

1 year 6 months ago

Nkotanyi Francis Ngabirano Anne Marie, don't hesitate about my availability. The program is so interesting and no one can intend to miss. With all of me, I promise to keep going.

1 year 6 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 22 August 2016 at 12:54

RWANDA - Govt launches online service to ease agri-produce trade

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.

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Cheese exhibitors showcase their products in Kigali earlier this year. / File.


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

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 25 April 2016 at 03:10

Latest Job & Consultancy Opportunities / Rwanda - April 2016


1. USAID Project Management Specialist - Agriculture Productivity Team Leader (Deadline: 6th May 2016)

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

2. Sales Officer at EasyHatch (Deadline: 29 April 2016)

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 more

3. MINAGRI SPIU Coordinator fo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 18 June 2015 at 02:09

AgriProFocus Rwanda Network members satisfied with the 10th AgriShow successful organisation

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 13 June 2015 at 07:01

Best exhibitors awarded as agricultural show ends

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.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 8 June 2015 at 09:16

Welcome to the 10th Kigali National Agrishow 2015!

From the 4th June 2015, the Kigali National Agricultural Show is taking place at Mulindi; this Agrishow presents a focus on access to finance, processing, machinery, farming technologies, irrigation systems, greenhouses, horticulture, seeds, fertilizers & agrochemicals, etc.

Exhibitors are individuals, small and medium-size enterprises, public and private enterprises, companies and government institutions, showcasing their activities and products with visitors, discovering, buying and making contacts.

This year, the theme of this one-week event is ‘’ ''Agriculture Financing for Sector Prosperity''. The financial institutions and insurance companies present: Access To Finance Rwanda, Banque Populaire du rwanda, KCB, Urwego Opportunity Bank, Equity Bank, SORAS, UAP, BRD.

In this year’s event, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the Dutch Pavilion with Dutch companies: BoP, Bosman van Zaal, Greenport Holland / DHTB, Hoogendo

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