Forging Winning Partnerships and Financial Inclusion for Young Agripreneurs

Author(s): 
Jacques Tuyishime, Anita Campion
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
Holland Greentech Rwanda, Connexus Corporation
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
Sep 26, 2018

Participants engaged in a horticultural value chain assessment to identify partners and strategies that could be used to create job and business opportunities for rural vulnerable youth. By exploring market opportunities and risks, participants gained empathy of the perspectives of each potential agribusiness partners (from input and drip irrigation suppliers to chile pepper exporters) and financial institutions. Using testimonials from Rwandan youth, Connexus demonstrated how its creative approach to linking partners to 1040 horticultural value chain opportunities supported young agripreneurs in the development of climate smart agribusinesses and access to youth-appropriate financial services.

Topic: 
Soft Skills
Tags: 
Agriculture & Food Security