About R-YES project
R-YES is a 5-year project (June 2020 - Dec 2024) funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to create employment opportunities for rural youth in agriculture related activities in Rwanda through an integrated agribusiness hub. R-YES project is implemented by Kilimo Trust in partnership with Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF), African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), and Rwanda Polytechnic (with its affiliated training colleges and TVETs as centers of technical capacity building).
R-YES project targets seven (7) selected value chains with potential to attract and provide decent employment (self and wage) to youth in agribusiness. They include Dairy, Poultry, Piggery, Potatoes, Maize, Rice, and Vegetables (Tomatoes, Onions, Cabbage, Carrots, Chilli, Green pepper, and French beans).
Objectives of the study: The main objective of the profiling exercise is to identify and select agribusiness firms that have potential to partner with R-YES project as providers of employment opportunities or work-based learning that exposes rural youth to the world of work for enhanced employability and increased business acumen.
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