AgriProFocus Rwanda in close partnership with Rural Development Initiative (RDI), USAID/PSDAG project, Rwanda Catholic Relief Service (CRS), the University of Rwanda - College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM), YEAN Rwanda, National Youth Council (NYC), FESY Rwanda and Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), organized the 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival on the 22nd November 2017 at UR-CAVM, Nyagatare Campus.
The objectives of this event were to:
- Create links and networking space among youth agribusiness entrepreneurs with big buyers, agribusiness industry leaders, investors, farmers’ federation and Research institutions.
- Encourage the agribusiness companies, private investors and financial institutions to invest in youth
- Share the current situation on opportunities and challenges for youth engagement in agribusiness
- Raising awareness on existing youth forum... Read more
Selon une étude menée en France par l’Association Jeunesse et Entreprises sur les motivations et les freins des jeunes à entreprendre, il apparait que pour près de 60 % des jeunes, le goût d’entreprendre c’est la volonté d’être acteur plutôt que spectateur de son activité. Une motivation prioritaire qui souligne la volonté des jeunes d’être autonomes.
AgriProFocus RD Congo encadre depuis un temps des jeunes qu’il accompagne et encourage dans la pratique de l’agrobusiness, à travers des conférences des jeunes étudiants dans des centres universitaires.
Pour motiver plus de ces jeunes entrepreneurs agricoles, AgriProFocus RD Congo a organisé un concours des plans d’affaires dénommé « TUJENGE PAMOJA », en 2015 en faveur des jeunes entrepreneurs « en agro-business des provinces du Nord-Kivu et du Sud-Kivu.
L’objectif de ce concours était de soutenir l’esprit entrepreneurial et les initiatives agricoles d... Read more
MASTERCARD YAFUNGUA AWAMU YA TATU YA MAOMBI YA KIFEDHA KATIKA MRADI WA FRP
Mastercard imefungua dirisha kwa awamu ya 3 ya maombi ya kifedha katika mradi wa FRP ambao ni mradi wa kifedha kwa ajili ya maendeleo vijijini. Mradi huo wa FRP unatoa kiasi cha dola $50 milioni kwa kuandika mapendekezo ya mradi kwa taasisi au mashirika. Soma zaidi HAPA.
Lengo la mradi huo ni,
- Matokeo: mradi uwe na matokeo chanya katika maisha ya watu masikini kwa kutengeneza kazi, kipato, uzalishaji na kupunguza hatari katika jamii husika.
-Ubunifu: Mfuko unategemea kuunganisha ubunifu na uwezo katika sekta ya fedha na kilimo ili kubuni, kuongeza ubunifu, kuongeza upatikanaji na kufikisha huduma za kifedha kwa kiwango sahihi.
-Uendelezaji: Miradi inayosaidiwa na mfuko huu unatakiwa kueleza ni kwa jinsi gani unatarajia kufikia malengo yake kifedha kwa muda.
Hadi sasa Tanzania kuna miradi 5 inayoendeshwa nchini Tanzania, Uganda miradi 4 na Kenya miradi 6. Kiasi cha zaidi ya dola $50 Milioni kimetengwa katika... Read more
The AgriProFocus Annual Network Day 2017 was an auspicious event that brought on board about 300 participants from the private sector, government agencies, farmer organizations, knowledge institutes and development partners. Held at the Safari Park Hotel, the event began at exactly 8.00 a.m with arrival and registration of participants.
The session brought together young agripreneurs and stakeholders interested in youth led agribusinesses who shared their experiences.Thereafter organizations supporting youth led enterprises made presentations outlining their journeys.
Four youth agripreneurs were engaged in the panel, to share their entrepreneurial journey.
Mary Maina, a graduate in Food Science from Egerton University gave her experience on her experience with dairy farmers.A lot of milk would go to waste since farmers did not have skills on value addition. Most farm... Read more
Les jeunes représentent l’avenir de demain du secteur agricole et agro-alimentaire. Au Burundi, les enjeux majeurs pour les jeunes pour devenir des acteurs dans ce secteur sont l’accès insuffisant à la terre, à l’éducation, aux moyens financiers et à l’information.
Lors de la table ronde, NCA (Norwegian Church Aid) une ONG internationale, TERIMBERE GROUP une entreprise privé d’un jeune et CECABU qui est une coopérative d’épargne et crédit des caféiculteurs du Burundi ont relevés deux grands défis liés à une participation effective des jeunes burundais sont les suivants:
-Difficulté d’accès aux crédits pour les jeunes sans garantie hypothécaire ;
- Crédits accordés par les IMFs aux jeunes sont insuffisants et sont octroyés tardivement (sans respecter le calendrier agricole).
Des recommandations ont été partagées comme la mise en place d’un fond de garantie spécialement pour les jeunes entrepreneurs, la révis... Read more
Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Are you a graduate or a student living in Iringa and you would like to start a business today?
Here is an opportunity for you from Kiota Hub, a twelve week internship program that starts from 2nd of December 2017 to 2nd March of 2018.
The Kiota Hub Internship Program is a 12 weeks intense capacity building and business development program .This is an entrepreneurship internship program ideal for University graduates and students who are passionate with Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The program is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs from the idea generation stage to a developed prototype that is ideal for Kiota's Mentorship program.
To apply for this opportunity go to this LINK.
DEADLINE IS 30TH NOVEMBER 2017.
The AgriProFocus network, in close collaboration with F&BKP, facilitates the second Community of Practice (CoP) for and with professional youth from members and stakeholders! The aim is to exchange our knowledge, share experiences and jointly contribute to innovative solutions for young people to become successful entrepreneurs in the agrifood sector and to have their voices heard among decision makers.
How to “bridge the gap” between the skills of unemployed youth and the requirements for successful (self-)employment in the agrifood sector? Many interventions focus on either the supply side - improving youth skills - or the demand side - creating market and... Read more
The Mastercard Foundation and Michigan State University launch a 5 year program for youth which will benefit 15,000 youth in Nigeria and Tanzania aged between 18-24 years, named "Agrifood Youth Opportunity Lab (Ag Youth Lab)". On 10th November the Agri Food Lab held a Focus Group Discussion for the program and joined together different stakeholders from agriculture sector(whereby AfriProFocus took part).
The Agri Youth Lab will ignite opportunities to youth in 5 agrifood sector which are poultry, aquaculture, horticulture, cassava and oil seeds. Through training, youth will be able to employ themselves and get job opportunities in the agrifood sector.
To know on how to get involved in the project below is the link that will guide you through what to do to be part it and get into training session.
Read more about Agri Youth Lab HERE.
Je suis Mahamane Sékou dit GOREL CISSE, jeune entrepreneur en agro business, titulaire d’un DUT en Finance comptabilité et en Gestion d’Entreprise, fils d’un Agent de la CMDT et passionné par la terre depuis toujours.
Je suis le président de la Coopérative des producteurs maraichers 44 « COOP-PRO-MAR44 » et de l’entreprise GOREL-FARMING SARL, qui est une jeune entreprise qui fait de la production Bio car soucieuse des dangers que peuvent avoir les effets néfastes des produits chimiques dans nos alimentations quotidiennes.
Mes activités ont commencé en 2005 avec l’aviculture sur un terrain de 15/20 en partenariat avec un cousin résident à l’extérieur et je dispose également pour mes propres activités agricoles 02 hectares de champ à DJATOULA avec 02 poulaillers de 24/12m.
En 2006, j’ai eu encore la chance de payer 12 hectares à sorro v... Read more
More than 600,000 youth graduate every year in Tanzania and enter the labour market. Only 10% of them are lucky enough to get their almost dream jobs. What do the rest of the 90% do? Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Vocational work is a way out for the 90%. As we celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, Join us as we create a Launch Pad for young entrepreneurs and answer the big question of ‘Where Do I Start?
Basic Learning on ;
a)Busines planning and proposal - Presented by Kennedy Mmari (PR & Digital Expert, Co Founder Raleigh Society Tanzania)
b)Familiarization with laws to accommodate start ups - Presented by Ben Ishabaki (Lawyer and Activist)
c)Effective Marketing- Presented by Paschal Masalu (ElimikaWikiendi)
d)Digital Skills - Presented By Lilian Madeje ( MD,Ekhiya)
LOCATION AND VENUE:
One UN Conference Room
United Nations Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, 255
DATE AND TIME:
REGISTER HERE, few chances remained.
The United Nation Youth forum will be helding a platform about the role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities #YOUTH2030.
Speaking of sustainable and resilient rural and urban communities takes us back to agriculture production and the use of land resources sustainably, therefore The ECOSOC is a good forum and opportunity for youth to engage, learn, discuss and present different matters of concern for youth.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum of United Nation will be held on 30-31 January 2018, and will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and to discuss the policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalised approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels with a view to promoting solutions to the global challenge of strengthening resilience and sustainable development.
To read more about the ECOSOC and know... Read more
Agriculture is lifeline for most of developed and developing country especially Tanzania. It is the key occupation which can eradicate poverty quickly in most of African countries, but it depends on how it is practiced.
For the small scale farmers the challenge starts from the farms before getting to the market, here I am talking about equipment for better farming and awareness on the best seeds for more yields production, and appropriate place to conduct agriculture for a particular crop. From the last month I put my product below to the market, despite of more products produced (water melons) at the time, the biggest challenge was to the middleman whom I've been working with, i.e one watermelon cost five thousand Tsh, so what the middleman do is to drop the price of your product to three thousand Tsh. for the reason that the market is poor at that time. In the end they sell to their own customers by secret agreement between them, instead of selling... Read more
Join our online discussion from 03 November to 17 November on this platform.
Over the last years, there has been encouragement of Rwandan Youth to adequately utilize the technical and financial support that is being availed to them by the Government of Rwanda and Development Partners. Multi-stakeholder partnerships have formed, and time and money have been invested.
Leave a reply below this message. The outcomes of your contributions will be shared at the Youth in Agribusiness Festival on November 22!
If you have questions or need assistance, contact:
At AgriProFocus Rwanda: Thacien Munyamahame, Assistant Coordinator
email@example.com / Mobile: 0788235357
At Rural Development Initiative (RDI): Aime Kayumba, Director
firstname.lastname@example.org / Mobile: 0788309605
For more info... Read more
AgriProFocus Rwanda in collaboration with Rural Development Initiative (RDI) and the University of Rwanda/College of Agriculture (UR/CAVM), National Youth Council(NYC) & Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) is organizing the ’Youth in Agribusiness Festival’’, to enhance the engagement of youth in agribusiness by facilitating information-sharing and practical entrepreneurship experience -sharing between youth role-models and those who want to enter the Agribusiness career as well as creating links and networking space between youth agripreneurs and agribusiness companies, development partners, farmers’ federations, farmers cooperatives’, financial institutions’ and policy makers.
WHAT IS ‘’YOUTH IN AGRIBUSINES FESTIVAL’’?
‘’Youth in Agribusiness Festival’’ is an event started in 2015 from an idea of RDI and AgriProFocus Rwanda with... Read more
The world population is estimated to be over 9 billion by 2050 with the greatest challenge being food insecurity. With this encroaching danger, efforts by global bodies led by the United Nations to solve the problem have been enhanced. However, I am afraid the effort is not bearing fruits as expected.
Of importance to me is the role of youth in establishing sustainable and resilient agricultural projects. Resilience happens when we are able to put a human face to development interventions- FAO. According to Africa Agenda 2063, Youth and women have been given a prominent role in establishing and sustaining economies in Africa through agriculture. This has also been echoed by the United Nation.
Although there exist new valuable knowledge, technology and skills to help in enhancing productivity in agriculture; either adoption rate has been slow or communication of information has failed.
While attending a con... Read more
The ASEAN-EU Youth Forum is a continuation of the RoundTable Discussion on Strengthening Farmers’ Organizations/Agricultural Cooperatives and Attracting Youth in Agriculture, which previously took place on 2016 at the ASEAN Foundation.They declared their agreements and call for actions drawn from their sharing, collective reflection a... Read more
Africa's largest spectacle and business platform in agribusiness incubation, the African Agribusiness Conference and Expo will be held again in Dakar, Senegal for another 3 days of pure business from 7th to 9th March, 2018.
High on the agenda is the role of agribusiness incubation and thematic side-events addressing existing bottlenecks to agribusiness development in Africa with the guiding theme of “Turning Science into Business.”
Like the inaugural edition, the second Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day will be hosted by the youth at the centre with all events tailor-made for the youth.
From 450 delegates in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015 to 900 in Accra Ghana 2016, this business boosting spectacle is calling for more seats to accommodate the demand come March 2018 in Dakar.
For the official invitation, conference concept, program and online registration please visit www.africaain.info
For 3 days (26 to 28 of October) farmers had an opportunity to learn and visit exhibitors at the Meru's Fair, whereby apart from the exhibition also farmers were going for classes to discuss and ask question from agriculture expert on different topics.
On the first day topics covered were accessibility of good quality seed, importance of using good quality seed in vegetable and climate change and parthenium fighting.
Day two session, access to market and capital for agricultural products, food safety for the better community and importance of social security fund for farmers.
Day three, topic discussed involved opportunities in agriculture, land and capital for young farmers. And youth involvement in agriculture which was presented by the AgriProFocus representative.
During the discussion farmers had opportunity to ask questions, share their experience and advice their fellow farmers in the matter discussed.
"In order to succeed in... Read more