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Eastern Agribusiness coops gained a boost as RYAF-PASP drive professional interventions

A couple of years back, agriculture in Eastern Province of Rwanda was vulnerable in terms of productivity due to drought, ravaging the plantation and involving a loss for farmers and cooperatives in Agribusiness sector. Lack of knowledge on Post-harvest management was also a big issue where many cooperatives and individual farmers could lose part of …

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SPIU IFAD Acting Coordinator urged Cooperative Support Officers to develop entrepreneurship mind set and start their new businesses.

During five years ago, the Climate Resilient Post-Harvest and Agribusiness Support Project PASP, under IFAD funded projects, was mandated to assist the producer organizations in terms management, financial records keeping, development of strategic plan and action plans, increasing productivity as well as and finding potential markets for their produce. Cooperatives this mandate was concerned with …

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The success of RYAF cooperative support officers to the transformation of farmers’ livelihoods

On Friday 19th July 2019 Rwanda youth in agribusiness Forum (RYAF) presented the achievements of RYAF after one year of implementing Post-harvest and Agribusiness Support project (PASP) activities in 12 districts of Rwanda (Nyagatare, Gatsibo, Kayonza, Ngoma, Kirehe, Kamonyi, Muhanga, Ruhango, Nyanza, Musanze, Nyabihu and Rubavu) in Cooperatives under PASP supported commodities/Value chain (Maize and …

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Rwanda Agricultural show provides Marketing and Networking Opportunities for the Farmers.

“Promoting Competitiveness of Rwandan Agriculture.” Was the theme of this year agriculture show from 18th to the 26 June 2019 in Kigali ,RYAF with its different projects participated in the agrishow that was exhibiting a wide range of innovations and best practices in the agriculture sector such as irrigation and mechanization ,information and communication techno  …

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The farmers of Northern Province thanks RYAF /RDDP for supporting them

The farmers of Northern Province of Rwanda in Gicumbi, Musanze and Burera districts thanks RDDP project through in Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness forum (RYAF) for great support gave them. Emmanuel Kaburame one of member of KOGIAGI (Giramata mu Gicumbi) thanks RDDP in partnership with RYAF to send an employee on their Cooperative due to increasing …

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Celebrating World Milk Day for the benefits of dairy milk and farmers

World Milk Day was first designated by the FAO in 2001.June 1 was a date because many countries were already celebrating a milk day during that time of year. The Day provides an opportunity to focus attention on milk and raise awareness of dairy’s part in healthy diets. Responsible food production and supporting livelihoods and …

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“Agriculture is becoming more attractive” the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) said.

On May 29, 2019, all trust consults together with Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) under collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) organized Yes Conference, the 4th Edition 2019; on engaging youth in entrepreneurship in agriculture. The event took place at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village commonly known as Camp Kigali. Officially, …

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Rwanda gets global recognition for strengthening youth involvement in Agriculture

Kigali May 28, 2019: The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) was awarded this year’s Edouard Saouma Award, a global prize instituted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), for outstanding efforts in involving youth in Rwanda’s agriculture transformation. MINAGRI has been selected as joint winner, with the Ministry of National Food Security and …

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Agriculture stakeholders to discuss on the irrigation and agribusiness finance in Rwanda

Following the workshop held in Kigali on Thursday May 23, 2019, on irrigation and agribusiness financing in Rwanda, agriculture stakeholders raised awareness on the need of access to finance and identified possible avenues for channeling financial services to support the growth of Small Scale Irrigation Technology (SSIT) sector. Speaking at the event, the Permanent Secretary …

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Envisioning agriculture as a business for youth in Africa

Agriculture can be an essential driver of economic development and an area of great opportunity for Africa’s youth. However, most young people in the country do not see agriculture as a profitable opportunity. Agriculture is the single – largest source of income for rural Africans and contributes to a quarter of the continent’s gross domestic product. …

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