Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 19 hours ago

Am by names of FRED Mwumvaneza, a student from University of Rwanda-College of Agriculture, Environmental and Veterinary Medicine in agricultural mechanization department .

A big thank to AgriProFocus Rwanda for organizing 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival which took place at Nyagatare Campus.

Its a big pleasure to have this festival as students and this inspires us to be innovators and help engaging youth in agribusinesses, without depending on white color job.



Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  28 February 2018, 09:00-15:00
  Azure Hotel, Nairobi

Young Africans are shaking up agriculture with new ideas and sky-high ambition, making agribusiness the next dominant employment generator for the millennials despite the effects caused by climate change. Younger generation are harnessing new techniques and experimenting with ways to add value with various agricultural products.However this efforts are being faced by a number of challenges.

There exists a myriad of good initiatives aimed at generating employment for youth in agribusiness among various stakeholders. However, these initiatives face huge challenges that prevent them from generating the number of jobs needed to meet the increasing demand.

In February 2018 in Nairobi ICCO Cooperation is convening a Partner Up event with the theme: Youth Agribusiness4Growth. The event aims at convening the public, private institutions and development donors/partners to deliberate and develop a shared commitment on how to bridge the gaps holding back youth innovation agribusiness.

The activities o

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Kenya
Posted 19 January 2018 at 07:15

ONLINE DISCUSSION: Sensitizing Youth in Agribusiness on Quality, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards as a key driver for Market development

From the internet, TV or journals and newspapers we receive a constant stream of information about health risks associated with the food we eat. Food arrives in every home from all over the world and it is a sensitive commodity. It can be affected by contamination from microbes, heavy metals and toxins which get to the food inadvertently through poor hygiene, or it can be tampered with intentionally via food fraud. Everything that finds its way into food, if not used correctly, can be dangerous. Food additives, intentionally put into food to facilitate production, Residues of pesticides, used to protect plants against pests that may ruin our harvest and cause famines and Residues of veterinary drugs used in animal production.

Population growth, animal health and climate change are important issues affecting our food supply and as the United Nations f

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 17 January 2018 at 02:39

Student Video Competition on food supply (deadline April 1, 2018)

Dear All,

IUFoST ( presently organizing the 19th IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress from October 23 -27. 2018 in Mumbai, India. To stimulate the young generation’s interested in improving the Food Supply in a sustainable way on a local but also global level a Student Video Competition has been initiated for the >IUFoST ROSE SPIESS AWARD FOR A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SUPPLY<</p>

We invite students from all scientific areas around the globe to think about possible improvements of the food chain, develop strategies and visualize their ideas in a video, alone or together with friends and colleagues. Details on the Competition are attached, see especially >Information – IUFoST< . The attached information are also accessible in the Internet under >IUFoST Rose Spiess Award< (3 Documents: Information - IUFoST; Form - IUFoST; Proposal Form - IUFoST). The best videos will be awarded, besides the recognition of presenting an important idea to improve the food supply chain the winners will receive e

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 17 January 2018 at 09:47

Bienvenu au  Young Expert Business Development Afrique de l'Ouest

C’est avec une grande joie que le réseau AgriProFocus Mali vous annonce l’arrivée de notre collègue Romy Appelman

Romy est de nationalité néerlandaise et vient de rejoindre le Réseau AgriProFocus Afrique de l’Ouest (Mali-Niger-Benin) avec pour résidence Bamako. Elle a donc pour mission de co-animer et co-développer des proposi

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ADA MAHAMANE Habou bienvenu en Afrique l'Ouest à madame!

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Anne Marie Kortleve Good luck in Bamako Romy Appelman! Keep us updated about your activities through the platform!

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness, Myanmar
Posted 16 January 2018 at 08:48

Help to solve the agrifood challenges of these companies and organizations

From January until April 2018, AgriProFocus and 5 agrifood companies and organizations from the Netherlands will organize the Agrifood Bootcamp! This is a project to link Myanmar youth between age 18 and 25 to Dutch businesses and organisations in the agrifood sector.

We invite Myanmar youth to develop innovative solutions for the agrifood challenges the companies and organizations are facing in their work in Myanmar. Please read more about the companies challenges below!

Do you want to participate in the Agrifood Bootcamp? Choose one of the challenges below and think of an idea to solve it! Don’t be shy, all ideas are welcome. Pitch your idea in English in a short video (max 3 minutes) or a written text (max 1 A4). Send it to our AgriProFocus Myanmar Facebook Messenger or through Viber to 09 453272578.

Find the challenges here:

ICCO Cooperation

ICCO Cooperation is a global non-governmental organization that works together with its partners on responsible and

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YPARD Netherlands meetup: what are your agri(re)solutions?

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  25 January 2018, 19:30-22:00

At the Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) Netherlands we have been prioritising agri-resolutions for 2018, and as first objective we would like to reach out to more students, young professionals and agrifood enthusiasts. YPARD offers a global network and chances for networking, events and news related to opportunities in the agricultural sector worldwide, at different levels: academic, professional, development sector.

We are organizing an 'Agri(re)solutions meet up' in Utrecht on 25th January at 19:30 at Jozef (see also the flyer in the attachment). This is meant to be an informal gathering to discuss our plans and resolutions for 2018 at YPARD Netherlands, and to discuss priorities and ambitions of our members. Would you be so kind to circulate the invitation to this event within your network? We are looking forward to welcome new members!

For any more questions or suggestions, please feel free to circulate the following email address ( or the link

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 14 January 2018 at 01:00

To all those in western uganda.

If you are a youth engaged in any form of agriculture ranging from crop production to livestock. I bring to you this opportunity to associate with youth farmers in western uganda. Our association is called Rural Youth Agropreneurs Association.(RUYAA)

Call/whatsapp:  +256781260064


Our facebook page below

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 9 January 2018 at 01:17

Meet Mukazigama, Gatsibo’s budding agricultural entrepreneur!!

When many university students complete their studies, one of their biggest preoccupations is how to land government or corporate jobs. For many, getting white collar jobs is the only alternative after campus.

However, for Evangeline Mukazigama, a graduate of accounting from Kigali Independent University (ULK), job-seeking was out of the equation, thanks to her passion for farming and entrepreneurship. Though the move surprised many, for her it was a natural choice having raised all her university tuition fees from farming activities.

“For me the thought of job-seeking was like a huge burden I couldn’t bear,” says the 30-year-old resident of Rurenge, Remera sector in Gatsibo District, Eastern Province.

So I decided to apply the knowledge gained from university to carry out my own income-generating activities to make more money, Mukazigama added.

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 20 December 2017 at 01:55

Final Report: ''3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival'' – 22nd November 2017

On 22 November 2017, was held the 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival at the University of Rwanda, the College of Agriculture, Environment and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAEVM, Nyagatare Campus). The festival was jointly organized by AgriProFocus Rwanda, UR-CAVM, and Rural Development Initiative (RDI) in partnership with USAID/PSDAG project, Rwanda Catholic Relief Service (CRS Rwanda, the Youth Engagement in Agriculture Network (YEAN), National Youth Council (NYC), FESY Rwanda and Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF).

The purpose of this event was to gather young people together with some development partners so that they share information on the existing opportunities in agribusiness and develop more networks that can help them to be more involved in Agribusiness.

Under the theme ''Youth as Catalyst for Agribusiness Development in Rwanda'' the festival attracted 350 participants drawn from UR-CAVM (students & lecturers),

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing the report Thacien! Do you have anice picture collage to go with it too perhaps? Would look nice!

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for your comments Anne Marie Kortleve.

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Prosper DUTONNYEKUMANA Good achievement!

1 month 3 days ago

Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI This report shows how youth are the driving force towards agriculture sector development.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 18 December 2017 at 01:09

  I am KAMAYIRESE Francine, a student from University of RWANDA in College of Agriculture, Environmental and Veterinary Medicine in Agriculture Mechanization URCAEVM, Nyagatare campus, I have attended 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival held at Nyagatare Campus, and then I become inspired by youth role models through their wonderful explanations and testimonies on their tangible agribusinesses, I have learned many things in this festival and I found that through agribusiness, we can make money.  I also learn about innovation and creativity. As this can improve the well being of our society. I really thank AgriProFocus Rwanda and different partners, for your mission which is to promote youth engaged in agriculture.  

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thanks a lot for sharing your testimony based the lessons learned in 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival. We will be happy to see you starting up new agribusinesses and creating more jobs for others!!!

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Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI Thank you Francine Kamayirese for your testimony and acknowledging us as the young agribusiness entrepreneurs who participated in the event.Anyway could you also share with us the innovation and creativity that you have learnt and came up with due to the festival as you mentioned in your testimony!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 16 December 2017 at 11:22

Hello Everyone,

I am TWIZERIMANA Jean Wilson, a student from University of RWANDA in College of Agriculture, Environmental and Veterinary Medicine, I have attended 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival took place at Nyagatare Campus, and then I become inspired by youth role models through their testimonies on their tangible agribusinesses, I have learned many things in this festival and I found that through agribusiness, we can make money. I really thank AgriProFocus Rwanda and different partners, for your mission which is to promote youth engaged in agriculture.

Janine Schoeman Thanks for sharing! Please continue to share your experiences on the platform. 

1 month 6 days ago

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Welcome on the platform! Keep using the platform, through connections we can achieve more!

1 month 6 days ago

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 14 December 2017 at 05:35

Fellowship Opportunity at IITA

You are embarked in a Master of Science or Ph.D in the agricultural sector, a young professional, on Youth and Agribusiness domain and you wish to broaden your knowledge on them? This is for you. 

Under the framework of his project, IITA is pleased to announce 20 research fellowships for 2018. The Call for Applications for the fellowships is meant to promote research on “Youth engagement in Agribusiness and Rural economic activities in Africa”. This is an action-oriented fellowship for young academics and professionals, and students at the post-course work/research stage of their programs. The research will be carried out in the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia

Kindly consult the PDF file attached or go to for more information.

Read and share to other networks.

Good luck

Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for sharing a such opportunity Didier MUYIRAMYE!

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Jean Wilson TWIZERIMANA we are appreciating you Didier for your great job of sharing this link.thank u alot!

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GUELIH Kodjovi thank for this news i appreciated it

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omar sadd Merci Didier. Très intéressante offre

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Innocent SIMPUNGA Thanks a lot Thacien , good opportinity

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 14 December 2017 at 10:50

Lessons from 64th World Ploughing Contest, Kenya 2017

24 countries participated in the 64th World Ploughing Contest (WPC) at Ngongongeri Farm in Egerton University on 1st and 2nd December 2017, the event happening in Kenya for the second time after two decades (1995). Below are some of the highlights and key lesson from this year’s ploughing competition, which I was privileged to be a part of.

Ploughing as a tool for cultivation

Proper preparation prevents poor performance, so to good ploughing contributes to better yields, but this is where most farmers miss a point. Most times farmers just consider ploughing as a practice and not a tool in farming. Ploughing is good when the soil has been worked to the planned depth, inverting is perfect, the slices of soil cut off by the plough crumble adequately or well (depending on the soil current condition), the ploughing passes are not clearly separated, there are no patches of soil left intact (dead furrows) and the bottom of the furrows is not com

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 11 December 2017 at 03:41

Cérémonie de lancement FOKAYES 2017

La ville de Kayes s'est  positionnée  une deuxième fois comme la capitale de l'agribusiness à travers la deuxième édition de la foire agricole de Kayes. Depuis le 10 Décembre 2017,  Producteurs, Coopératives agricoles, Commerçants, Instituts de Connaissance,Projets et Programmes, sont venus de toutes les régions du Mali pour célébrer ensemble la dernière grande messe de l'agriculture.Le réseau AgriProFocus et ses partenaires se propose à travers cette foire agricole d'exposition-vente,de mise en relation et d'apprentissage de réaliser un chiffre d'affaire de 100 millions de vente pour booster l'économie locale.

La cérémonie de ce jour fut marquée par 5 grandes allocutions,nous pouvons ainsi noter l'intervention de

Mr Bassi Kanté,  President régional de L'Association des Organisations Professionnelles des Producteur ,

Mr Oudou Bengaly, Coordinateur National du Réseau AgriProFocus

Mr Bandougou Diwara ,Président du Conseil

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Mali
Posted 5 December 2017 at 07:46

😀La caravane facilite le parcours de l’entrepreneur Agricole pour faire de l'agrobusiness le moteur du développement(MAW4D).

+ Coaching spécialisé :

Des chargés d’affaires suivent chaque projet tout au long de la caravane.

+ Soutien opérationnel :

Possibilité de mise à disposition des opportunités de croissance et d'externaliser un certain nombre de tâches administratives, de bénéficier d'outils de gestion et de ressources humaines et matérielles mutualisées par la mise en incubation etc...  Facilitation des échanges : Linking ; Learning ; Leadership. Pour rompre la solitude du porteur de projet, et favoriser son insertion dans la communauté des incubés par la mise en relation, la synergie d’action et l’accès à la plateforme en ligne du réseau AgriProFocus.  Offre de formation : Programme complet dédié à la création et à la gestion, facilité le réseau à travers les professionnels de différents secteurs de l’agrobusiness. SUIVONS LES ATTENTES DES JEUNE

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Short course: Organised Farmers as Partners in Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  17 September 2018 to 05 October 2018 - All Day Event
  Wageningen, the Netherlands

Can farmers improve their income and well-being through effective collective action? Join the course and take home many practical tools and approaches for promoting farmer entrepreneurship and strengthening famers’ organisations that aim to arrive at farmer-inclusive agribusiness development.

Improving farmers’ performance and business relations

This course perceives farmers as autonomous entrepreneurs and their organisations as farmers’ business organisations. Both operate in dynamic market systems and have to deal with a range of public and private sector players, such as sourcing companies, banks and MFI’s, agro-input dealers, research, extension and others. The central question of the course is how farmers can improve their income and well-being through effective collective action of their organisations and improved relations with other stakeholders.

Upon completion of the course you will:

  • be familiar with state-of-the-art thinking about farmer entrepreneurship, famers' or

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 December 2017 at 03:15

20 youth emerge as winners out of 159 finalists in the first ever Africa Youth in Agribusiness Day Challenge.

Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 24 November 2017 at 04:39

The 3rd Youth in Agribusiness Festival: ''Youth as Catalyst for Agribusiness Development in Rwanda''

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

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Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI Franklin Speaking,This  3rd Youth in Agribusiness festival was a great opportunity for us*Young Agri-entrepreneur*.Sincerely,Through different professional and mind-opening conversation that took place during the festival,For sure I have got lots of new ideas that will keep strengthening my Horticultural&gardening  business and also i have got new skills that would keep helping me to come up with new innovation in my project.For instance i was wondering how could i make my activities being expanded and known by many peoples including stakeholders like Bank,Government institution and/or other Organization that keen to help young entrepreneurs to self-develop and generate income from their Agricultural activities!! But during the festival i learnt how they are plenty of youth opportunity just waiting for us to come and explore all of them! Truly this helped me not only knowing these huge opportunities but also raising my abilities and just taught me not fearing/hesitating to approach Sponsors or other partners who might be interested in working together with me in my project. As  this year theme said"YOUTH AS CATALYST FOR AGRIBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN RWANDA" I promised the Participants who were in the festival that i will not stop this initiative and also i will continue to empowering other youth fellows either in agriculture sector or those one who are not yet in this sector to join it and also show them potential opportunities greatly found in this industry and more income to be generated when anyone decide to take the initiative of practicing   agriculture,Indeed i would like to thank AGRIPROFOCUS for organizing this 2017 Youth in Agribusiness Festival and also my gratitude goes to PSDAG/USAID, Catholic Relief Service (CRS) and the co-organizers including UR-CAVM, Rural Development Initiative, National Youth council (NYC),RYAF for their vibrant experience sharing and advises because they changed and build up my commitment  towards every single activity i did in my company called UMURAGE FRANCOISE FLOWER GARDEN.Thank you for organizing and inviting us to participate in this 2017 Youth in Agribusiness Festival!!

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Thank you very much for sharing Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI! Do your best so that the lessons learnt from the youth in agribusiness festival can make an impact on your farming projects. If you want any contact of the key partners participated in the festival, don't hesitate to use the search tool on the platform or contact AgriProFocus Rwanda office in Kigali. Together we can promote youth engaged in agribusiness.

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Janine Schoeman Thanks for sharing your experience Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI, it is great to hear your positive feedback. 

1 month 3 weeks ago

Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI Thank you @ Janine Schoeman Great to hear your appreciation ! For sure youth are the powerful engine that would transform the Agriculture sector when get empowered and supported by different peoples who have been successful in this industry and now are also keeping developing@transforming the agriculture from a subsistence to a modern and commercialized form.We Youth we can!! 

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