Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum
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Another year to create more opportunities for the youth excel in Agribusiness.

Kigali, on 16th December, 2019 Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum signed an MoU with CNFA/Hinga-Weze USAID funded project to create more opportunities for the youth excel in Agribusiness in Rwanda. This colorful event that took place yesterday on 16th December 2019 at Hinga-weze Headquarters.

In his speech, the Chairman of RYAF Jean Baptiste Hategekimana started by thanking HINGA-WEZE for their good and continuous collaborations in supporting youth excel in agribusiness sector in Rwanda.

“We’re Delighted to partner again with the USAID HingaWeze to support young generation to venture into sector through advancing our members in Capacity Building, this will also help to shape the image of the forum through our vision of changing and challenge the mind-set among the youth vis-à-vis the agriculture sector in Rwanda, which will offer a room for innovation, invention and market and job opportunities; Hategekimana said.

Speaking in colorful event Daniel Gies, the Chief of Party of CNFA/Hinga Weze said. “RYAF is our great partner since the project started to work in Rwanda and they played a crucial role to help the project to implement its policy”.

He added that All tremendous progress achieved by HingaWeze, RYAF contributed a lot in their implementation, another MoU signed for creating more opportunities for the youth to venture into agribusiness sector in Rwanda.

Through this (MoU) will focus on supporting internship, incubation programs and create 500 youth saving groups in 10 districts where Hinga-Weze operates. Danied said.

The Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga-Weze Activity is a five-year USAID-funded project (2017-2022) that aims to sustainably increase smallholder farmers’ income, improve the nutritional status of women and children, and increase the resilience of Rwanda’s agricultural and food systems to a changing climate. By 2022, the project will have benefited over 700,000 smallholder farmers in ten target districts: Bugesera, Gatsibo, Kayonza, and Ngoma (Eastern Province); Karongi, Ngororero, Nyabihu, Nyamasheke, and Rutsiro (Western Province); and Nyamagabe (Southern Province) and across five value chains: high-iron beans, orange flesh sweet potato (OFSP), Irish potato, maize, and horticulture.

From RYAF Communication Team

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