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September 17th, 2019 / New Times, Rwanda

At least 20 youthful agribusiness entrepreneurs will be coached on designing bankable projects in incubation center to be set up at every district across the country.

With 30 districts, it means at least 600 young entrepreneurs in agribusiness will be mentored and coached to design the projects in a period of six months.

The incubation centres are to be created under the partnership of Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum, Business Development Fund and local universities such as Christian University, and Hanken School of Economics at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

Dr Geraldine Mukeshimana, the Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, said that the project will help to create more companies in agribusiness and increase private sector presence in Rwanda.

“We have been observing major challenges faced by youth who want to do agribusiness. These are lack of access to finance to implement business ideas simply because they are not bankable projects as well as small scale land. The incubation centers are one of the solutions,” she said. Read more …