Rwf12.9 billion project to ease access to finance, create 30,000 agribusiness jobs

Over 30,000 jobs are expected to be created thanks to a new 5-year project intended to help grow small and medium businesses in the agricultural sector, and create non-farm jobs for rural Rwandans through easing access to funding for agribusiness SMEs’. The project specifically aims to...

Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 1:23am

How African youth are leveraging ICTs to tap into Africa’s agribusiness market

 Though Africa has the world’s youngest population with 60 per cent being under 35 years old, Africa Development Bank (AfDB) statistics show that the average age of farmers in Africa is 60 years. This is with 420 million youth aged 15-35 and this segment of the population is expected to...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:55pm

Overcoming the ‘chocolate lament’ through agribusiness

One of the key findings of the agriculture status report launched at this year’s African Green Revolution Forum in Kigali is that our governments understand what should be done to trigger economic transformation through farming. This was to be expected, especially given the Comprehensive...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:34pm

African youth decry poor access to agri-business loans

African young agricultural entrepreneurs on Tuesday decried poor access to soft agricultural loans which is hampering growth of their agri-businesses. They said this while speaking at a session panel on the sidelines of the Africa youth event in the Rwandan capital Kigali dubbed "Youth...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:35am

Local agribusiness entrepreneurs keen on Green Revolution funding

African entrepreneurs in agribusiness have a chance to secure funding to scale up their business during the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) due in Kigali next month. The forum, slated for September 5-8, in Kigali, will attract entrepreneurs working along the agriculture value chain and they...

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 12:01am

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