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World Bee Day 2020: protecting bees and other pollinators

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has had an undeniable impact on the beekeeping sector affecting the production, the market and as a consequence, the livelihoods of beekeepers. This year, World Bee Day focused on bee production and good practices adopted by beekeepers to support their livelihoods and deliver good quality products. To mark the Day, a …

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COVID-19: Voices of young agripreneurs in Rwanda

The Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) adhered to the youth engagement initiative launched by FAO ICA programme by launching a special Youth Knowledge Exchange session on April 2, 2020 addressing the key consequences and potential implications of COVID-19 for youth-led agribusinesses. The online consultation was conducted both in English and Kinyarwanda using RYAF social …

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COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis

16 April 2020, Rome – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union (AU) and international partners today described the food and agriculture system as “an essential service that must continue to operate during periods of lockdown, emergency, curfew and other containment measures”.In a joint declaration, they committed to supporting …

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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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