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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 16 August 2017 at 07:19

Meet Twahirwa Dieudonne, an emerging young entrepreneur in agribusiness

One of biggest challenge the agriculture sector is facing, is the aging of farmers who re not able to cope with today's  challenges. On the other side, we have an increasing number of unemployed young people. However, it seems all the young people who have ventured in agriculture are doing well. we have aproached Mr. Diego to share with us : 

Who is Dieudonne?

I am Dieudone Twahirwa, nicknamed Diego. I am 29 years old and love agribusiness I currently specialize in chilli. I graduated from the University of Rwanda in 2012 in the faculty of Agriculture and I am now the Managing Director of Gashora Farm ltd in Bugesera District.

What motivated you to venture in chilli

I started growing tomatoes and watermelon on land equivalent to one tenth of a hectare with Rwf 130,000 worth of investment and earned Rwf1.3 million from the first harvest.

Though it was doing well, the biggest challenge was that the tomato produce

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Clet IYAMENYE NIBEHO My sincere congratulations to Mr. Diego!! Your agribusiness journey is very inspiring! You are a role model to many more young people who wish to have interest in agriculture. 

1 month 1 week ago

Anne Marie Kortleve What a nice story! Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 20 February 2017 at 02:56

Agri-business getting youth attention

(Story from The NewTimes)  

Rwanda’s agriculture and livestock sector has long been characterised by an ageing farming population whose average age is 55 years. As a result, innovation, creativity and technology adaptation as well as skills transfer has been slow, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) and agricultural experts.

But lately, some youth have embraced the sector and committed to making it more vibrant in its entire supply chain.

The Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum was formed in May 2016 to bring together young people engaged in commercial farming in the country.

Unlike traditional farming, these youths’ focus is commercial farming.

Currently, the organisation has 1,265 members grouped into five clusters namely crop production, livestock production, agro-processing (animal and crops), other agro-services which include packaging, inputs, extension services, mechanissation, among others, and informatio

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 4 May 2016 at 03:49

Rwanda youth urged to venture into agribusiness 

A new initiative, the Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), has been launched to drive efforts geared toward changing youth mindset on agribusiness.

Speaking at the launch of the forum in Kigali, yesterday, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, the minister for youth and ICT, cited mindset as the most crucial aspect holding back the youth from engaging in agribusiness.

As the key driver of the country’s economic growth, agriculture sector employs more than 70 per cent of the population.

Read more:

http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/article/2016-05-04/199556/

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http://www.rwandaexpress.rw/in-rwanda/43546/youth-start-forum-to-tap-into-agribusiness/

http://fr.igihe.com/economie-2/jeunes-en-agrobusiness-4ministeres-en-synergie.html

http://www.kigalitoday.com/spip.php?article29847


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