PSDAG

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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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 Business Opportunities
Posted 3 February 2017 at 07:51

USAID/PSDAG - Annual Program Statement and Request for Applications

From: Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) 

Issuance Date: December 16,2016

Closing Date: September 30,2017

1.Overview of Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project

The Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth (PSDAG) project is a 5-Year project funded by USAID Rwanda that started in August, 2014. The project is implemented by IRG, an Engility Company. The goal of PSDAG is to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes by promoting private sector investments that contribute to the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR’s) Vision 2020 aim of “transforming agriculture into a market-oriented, competitive, and high-value sector.” PSDAG has two main objectives: 1) Assist the GOR to Increase Private Sector Investment; and 2) Facilitate Increased Private Sector Investment in Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains. The project’s Private Sector Engagement Strategy is based on a facilitative

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 24 March 2016 at 08:33

ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT AND REQUEST FOR CONCEPT NOTES. Closing Date: September 30, 2016

The Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth (PSDAG) is a 5-Year project funded by USAID Rwanda that started in August, 2014. The goal of PSDAG is to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes by promoting private sector investments that contribute to the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR’s) Vision 2020 aim of “transforming agriculture into a market-oriented, competitive, and high-value sector.” PSDAG has two main objectives: 1) Assist the GOR to Increase Private Sector Investment; and 2) Facilitate Increased Private Sector Investment in Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains.

The PSDAG program is seeking to develop strategic partnerships with the private sector to increase investment in agriculture and to expand economic opportunities for smallholder farmers through more competitive value chain market systems. For the FY2016 period, October 2015 to September 2016, PSDAG will focus on four cor

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Training opportunity

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Rwanda
  17 December 2015 - 08:00 to 19 December 2015 - 17:00
  Ninzi Hill Hotel

Are you a graduate from Agriculture domain or/and high institutions in related fields? 

Are you interested in agribusiness sector? 

Are you below 30 years? 

This is for you!!! 

AgriProFocus Rwanda in partnership with SNV are organizing a 3-day training in entrepreneurship in order to stimulate the most interested and motivated youth to build competencies in agricultural entrepreneurship and have a level to decide on which viable agribusiness ideas to develop.


Applications are closed now


If your answer to the above questions is YES,  Click here to read more



Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 August 2015 at 07:37

PSDAG Competitiveness Grant RFA (Deadline: 19/08/2015)

The Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG), funded by USAID, has released a Request for Application for Competitiveness Grant. Attached you will find a full copy of the RFA, along with Word and Excel files to assist with the application process. Please direct all questions to grants@psdag.rw.

Objective:

IRG is soliciting applications from private partners involved at any stage of four food crop value chains - maize, potatoes, high value fruits and vegetables, and premium dry beans - who are seeking to make investments to improve the competitiveness of the value chain. IRG encourages business models that:

• Improve linkages between value chain stakeholders (agro-input suppliers, producers, aggregators/traders, commercial buyers, and logistics/transport companies);

• Utilize investment in technology to provide stakeholders improved access to goods and services, improve quality of goods and se

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 5 August 2015 at 02:31

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: 

PSDAG Financing for Agriculture (Deadline: 12th August 2015)

Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) has put out a Request for Expression seeking partnerships with financial service providers registered and operating in Rwanda that are;

1. Interested in expanding their agriculture financial services and products in the food crop sectors of potatoes, maize, beans, and horticulture to farming groups, input suppliers, processors, traders, and buyers (including youth).

2. Interested in building capacity of their staff in providing financial services and products to borrowers in the agriculture food crop sector (potatoes, maize, beans, and horticulture).

Based on the identified demand, PSDAG will sponsor an initial 3-day Training of Trainers from August 18-20 in Kigali.

Financial institutions that are interested and meet the eligibility criteria are requested to submit an application form before 12th August 2015, 5pm via

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Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 22 May 2015 at 07:56

Job Opportunity: Investment Specialist @ Connexus

Connexus is seeking an Investment Specialist for the five year USAID-funded Private-Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSD-AG) program under the Feed the Future Initiative. The program aims to increase smallholder incomes and improve nutrition by promoting private sector investments, both internationally and domestically, and connecting smallholders to markets in order to transform the Rwandan agricultural sector. The project will work with the Government of Rwanda to increase private sector investment and facilitate increased private sector investment in upgrading agricultural value chains while creating market opportunities to increase smallholder income.

Location: The position will be located in Kigali, Rwanda. 

More infos, read the attached document

Investment Specialist Position Description PSD-AG LLTP_FINAL.pdf