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How Rwanda-supported initiative turned round life for Nyanza farmers

Rwanda has been pushing for a shift from subsistence farming practices toward modern farming as one of the strategies to ensure sustainable food production, as well as improve farmers’ livelihoods through increased income from agro-activities. This is important since over 72 per cent of the population depends on the sector for a living. For Marie Nyiraneza, …

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Young entrepreneurs trained on business planning and fundraising skills.

From 2nd to 10th March 2020 at UR CAVM in Musanze district RYAF in partnership with USAID Hingaweze and UR-CAVM has started ten days training of 80youths with business start-ups and others with business ideas to equip them with Business planning and fundraising skills. The first day of the training Mr. Roy Ryniker (trainer), embarked …

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President Kagame inaugurates a solar-powered irrigation scheme in Kirehe District.

Kirehe, March 11, 2020 – Today President Paul Kagame inaugurated Nasho Irrigation Scheme, a center pivot irrigation project that has been developed in Nasho Sector of Kirehe District by the Government of Rwanda in partnership with the Howard G. Buffet Foundation (HGBF) to modernize Rwanda’s agriculture sector and specifically improve smallholder farmers’ livelihoods. The function …

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Stakeholders Discuss Ways To Strengthen Collaboration To Transform the Agriculture Sector in Rwanda.

On Wednesday February26th, 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) met with stakeholders in agriculture sector  to discuss how to strengthen the link between policy decision makers and the research community in support of Rwanda’s Fourth Strategic Plan for Agricultural Transformation 2018-24 (PSTA IV) and ultimately to improve nutrition, food security and food …

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Meet Jean Claude Shirimpumu, a successful Pig keeper in Gicumbi district

Jean Claude Shirimpumu is a successful pig keeper living in Kageyo sectors, Gicumbi District. According to him, business doesn’t require high investments as many people think and with piggery farming, it is productive like having a domestic or home bank. Shirimpumu earns a profit of about Rwf2,500,000 per month from only pig keeping. Shirimpumu who …

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Rwanda: 2020 Best Performance Award for implementing the June 2014 Malabo Declaration for Agriculture Transformation on continental level.

Rwanda was recognized with 2020 Malabo Declaration Award for emerging the best overall performing country in implementing the 2014 Malabo Declaration of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme.  The award was received by Dr Vincent BIRUTA ,Rwanda Minister of Affairs and International Cooperation, during at the AU General Assembly on February 10, 2020 Addis Ababa …

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The Netherlands welcomes benchmarking mission from Rwanda

A benchmarking mission composed of 15 decision-makers and Public Sector (MINAGRI, RAB, MINEDUC), Private Agribusiness Sector and the Education & Training Sector (University of Rwanda and the Rwanda Polytechnic) visited the Netherlands from 3 to 9 February 2020. The purpose of this benchmarking mission was related to the Government of Rwanda’s program of transforming the …

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500 Youth Savings Groups (SGs) to be formed under the RYAF-Hinga Weze partnership.

Under the RYAF-Hinga Weze partnership, 10 RYAF district coordinators today have been trained on how to create youth savings and lending groups among smallholder farmers in all the 10 districts Hinga Weze operates. The one-day training of trainers which took place at Grand Legacy Hotel was aimed at enabling the RYAF district coordinators know how …

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RYAF under RDDP project and other stakeholders in a campaign on mastitis control in Nyanza Milk Basin.

From the 21st to 24th January,  Rwanda Dairy Development Project (RDDP) in collaboration with RAB, RYAF, Nyanza and Huye districts are conducting a 4-day awareness campaign on mastitis control and milk hygiene in Nyanza milk Basin. This region hosts the biggest dairy processing plants such as Nyanza milk industries and Zirakamwameza dairy Ltd as well as …

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