AgriProFocus Rwanda in close collaboration with Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), Rural development Initiative, SNV-HortINVEST Rwanda, USAID Feed the Future Hinga Weze, YEAN Rwanda and Help a Child Rwanda are organizing a Youth in Agribusiness Caravan, 2018, with a theme “Youth Making Agribusiness “cool” a basis of Sustainable Economic Development”
This is a 3-day agribusiness learning caravan from one point to another, starting from Kigali, with the inspiration forum, go throughout the Northern and Eastern provinces for farm field visits and then back to Kigali for sharing the learnings from the field visit.
In the caravan, different issues will be discussed and discussions will be led by facilitators experienced in the following but not limited to Youth access to finance, Market and Soft skills, Youth employment and Agriculture Entrepreneurship.
The caravan will gather 100 participants; 60 youth and 40 other stakeholders from different organizations and financial instit... Read more
Given the escalating population growth, intensified cropping, widespread land degradation and shrinking agricultural land, sustaining agricultural production through improved soil management is critical to the issue of food security and poverty alleviation in developing countries.
Limited availability of additional land for crop production along with declining yield growth for major food crops have heightened concerns about agriculture's ability to feed the world population. Much currently cultivated land is being lost through soil erosion, nutrient depletion, desertification, deforestation, and salinization or overgrazing. As agricultural areas become even more crowded, arable land is likely to come under increasing pressure. This also sets the livelihoods of millions of subsistence farmers at risk.
Integrated soil health and fertility management (ISHFM) is the key in raising productivity levels while maintaining... Read more
Tired of the post graduate job hunt hustle? Do you have an agribusiness idea but lack funds to run it?
Worry no more! We can support or co-invest in your agribusiness venture as long as you have 10% of the total amount you need to start.
This is a kind of reminder, tomorrow there is a workshop that aims to set up a stakeholder platform for soil fertility in Rwanda. Are you a stakeholder working on soil fertility management in Rwanda? You don't have to miss this please! The workshop will take place on tomorrow , September 11th, 2018 at Lemigo Hotel.
If you need more information, you can contact Pascal Murasira on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The 2018 AGRF will take stock, evaluate actions, and learn from compelling evidence across the continent, presented by many of the most inspiring leaders turning agriculture into thriving enterprises. These leadership will include farmers, public sector thought leaders, private sector champions and agripreneurs, and many others.
1. Follow up on the 2016 and 2017 commitments: Showcasing progress made on commitments of the last two years to advance political and economic contributions to African Agriculture while aligning what is needed to support the Malabo Declaration and the SDGs.
2. Political and Policy Leadership from African governments: Showcasing leadership of 3-5 African Heads of State and 15+ ministers, particularly the progress made and the lessons learned from their agricultural transformation efforts, so that they serve as champions for the rest of the continent.
3. Political and financial support from develop... Read more
Le forum est organisé pour dresser le bilan, évaluer les actions, et apprendre des preuves irréfutables sur le continent, présentés par de nombreux dirigeants les plus inspirants pour transformer l'agriculture en entreprise prospère. Des dirigeants, agriculteurs, secteur public, leaders d'opinion, champions du secteur privé, agripreneurs et bien d'autres sont attendus dans ce forum.
L'activation de nouvelles voies pour transformer les petits exploitants dans les futurs agrobusiness, c'est l'un des objectifs visés.
Quant aux résultats attendus, c'est entre autres de nouveaux engageme... Read more
Did you know that the Dutch embassy in Rwanda and the Dutch organizations are making an impact with agriculture sector in Rwanda?Are you willing to learn from Dutch NGOs and Companies working in Rwanda?Here is your change to read more news and updates from the 4th edition of the newsletter of the Netherlands embassy’s agricultural office for Rwanda and Uganda, with news from June and July, 2018.
Youth unemployment in many parts of Africa is soaring, and especially out of school youth in rural areas are a vulnerable group. SNV’s Opportunities for Youth Employment (OYE) project realized employment for almost 16,000 young people, using a so called push-match-pull approach. Sixteen thousand young people, and every one of them stands for a person who started up their life and gained purpose. A final report by an independent evaluator has now confirmed that push-, match pull works. But, what is it? And why does it work?
ICCO COOPERATION/STARS program is looking for an individual experienced consultant in quality and food safety management, with practical experience in Rwanda standard board (RSB) and regional standards requirements (EAC, COMESA and ARSO standards) and International Standards requirements (Codex and ISO standards ) to train rice processors on quality and food safety management in rice milling industry for 10 days.
Interested candidates should submit their CV with relevant experience as well as certificates on training done in quality management and food safety by 30 June, 2018 to SHYAKA Francis (email@example.com) and copy to Patrick BIRASA ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
Find more information in the attached terms of reference.
Are you interested in joining an Organisation with a long-term commitment to fighting poverty? Would you like to work in a challenging environment and develop an international career focused on demonstrating shared core values that achieve results?
SNV Rwanda is looking for Horticulture district coordinators. These coordinators will be based in Rubavu, Korongi, or Muhanga district.
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
The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) conducts the annual Seasonal Agricultural Surveys (SAS) covering all three agricultural Seasons in Rwanda: Season A that starts in September and ends with February of the following year; Season B that starts in March and ends with June of the same year; and Season C that starts in July and ends in September of the same year.
Last year, a huge investment of tea by Uniliver, a British-Dutch multinational was launched and is constructing a factory in the southern part of Rwanda but for the Rwandan farmer to get their tea to the factory, they need a good road. So we are involved with World Bank and USAID in constructing good roads to help farmers get acess to the factory which in the long run is also good for the quality of the tea.
What have been your efforts in diversifying the mutual business interests and commercial exchanges for the citizens of the two nations?
Slowly we are getting it with the investment of Uniliver, with the tea investment, and last year there was also the launch of DSM’s Africa Improved Foods, a Dutch multinational at the Special economic zone which has been doing investment in nutritional foods. We are also very happy that there is a company in The Netherlands that now has a deal with a company in Rwa... Read more
SNV Rwanda is seeking a qualified consultancy firm/consultant to conduct an Identification of buyers of fruits and vegetables for the HortINVEST Project in the six targeted districts.
How to apply
Interested candidates are requested to submit the proposal, all documents in English to the following email address: email@example.com not later than Friday 20thApril 2018, by COB.
N.B.: Please send proposals that contains three referees as you apply with position title as subject.
Use the PDF file attached to find the expected deliverables with details:
SNV seeks talented, entrepreneurial, result-oriented and experienced professionals who will lead their Rwanda, Niger and Cameroon country teams in realizing the implementation of high-quality programs in SNV’s sectors. SNV offers the successful candidates a challenging position in a highly dynamic environment.
Welcome to the sixth edition of the Strengthening Education for Agricultural
Development (SEAD) Newsletter. This bi-monthly publication will give you
the project news, updates, stories and upcoming events.
SEAD organised an outreach activity, from 5-8 February, on Dairy Farm Record Keeping in the districts of Musanze and Gicumbi. The outreach was attended by large groups of dairy farmers and cooperatives and facilitated by Mark Bos, the dairy value chain expert of consortium partner Q-Point, in collaboration with trainers from Musanze Polytechnic, UR/CAVM and extension service providers from RAB. The training to farmers was organised at the training centre of IMBARAGA Farmers’ Federation in Musanze and at the AIKIB Training Centre in Gicumbi.
The training on farm record keeping was enthusiastically received by farmers, which confirmed the need for providing this kind of training, to improve their understanding of record keeping at farm level.
In Musanze District, a group of 20 Dairy Cooperative members from different sectors were trained on the significance of farm record keeping, emphasising the benefits of record keeping for improved decision making a... Read more