PSDAG

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 26 July 2018 at 02:48

A successful learning and Networking workshop on Agri-Extension services

On July 20th, 2018 at Umubano Hotel; the USAID Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG) and Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity, in close collaboration with AgriProFocus Rwanda and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) and Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) organized a learning and networking workshop on agriculture extension services, that aimed to share and disseminate information on available public and private agriculture extension services models and how can they be strengthened further in the country.

Background of the workshop

Rwanda is committed to the “strengthened private sector service delivery and investment along the 4 pillars of the Strategic Plan for the Agriculture Transformation in Rwanda (PSTA IV).Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze activity in collaboration with RAB and MINAGRI, conducted the national extension program “Twig

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Nicole Metz Thanks for sharing Thacien. Those interested in Agricultural extension services, could also be interested in reading the findings of another learning trajectory that studied advisory service delivery to small-scale farmers http://knowledge4food.net/agribusiness-based-advisory-services-abas-project-report-and-workshop/ (organisers: KIT, Agriterra, Moyee Coffee, and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform)

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Dear Nicole Metz, thanks for sharing with us, this is very useful and helpful as much as agri-extensions services are concerned!

3 months 1 week ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 24 January 2018 at 07:14

Musanze potato plant to increase production five-fold!!!

(Source: The Newtimes)

Musanze-based potato processing plant, which produces the Winnaz Crisps brand, is set to scale up its production capacity five-fold, officials have said. This follows major upgrades of the plant for both its frying and packaging lines.

Located in Gacaca sector in Musanze District, the factory is co-owned by a Dutch company, Hollanda Fair Foods Limited, and a Rwandan investor. It manufactures high end crisps from a selected variety of Irish potatoes. Launched three years ago, the factory has had capacity of producing only two tonnes, which according to its managers, was below the supply capacity. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 15 December 2017 at 03:00

Hi everyone,

I am Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI, CEO&Co-founder of Umurage Francoise Flower Garden in Muhoza sector, located in Musanze District near the National police college at the road heading to Musanze Agro-market. I provide different horticultural services to different clients! These services include growing flowers, Raising seedlings and producing root stocks for other people who want to grow these flowers in their gardens. 

By participating in different Youth in Agribusiness Festivals that are being organized by AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Rural Development Initiative and other partners, I have got lots of experience and gained new skills that have empowered me for improving business and make it more viable and profitable as well. For instance, I was participated as an exhibitor in 2016_Youth in Agribusiness Festival  that took place at UR-CAEVM, Busogo Campus and due to professional advice from AgriProFocus staff, presenters and different leaders that

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Waow!Thanks for sharing with us Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI!Happy to see a good testimony like this!

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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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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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17

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