Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nyabihu District on 29 July 2020 at District headquarters.
The MoU was signed by Madam Esperance NYIRAMUCYO, RYAF Corporate Liaison Manager and Antoinette MUKANDAYISENGA, Mayor of Nyabihu District.
Under the MoU signed, RYAF and Nyabihu District will focus on helping youth in agribusiness to access market through RYAF SHOP, Fund and Saving groups to access finance through RYAF FUND Program
On behalf of Nyabihu District, Mayor Antoinette MUKANDAYISENGA, thanked RYAF’s contribution to national development in support of educated or engaged young people in Professional Agriculture and livestock including helping them change attitudes and advocating for them for help to thrive in a variety of Agriculture activities.
This agreement is a great opportunity between RYAF and Nyabihu District in improving the quality of agriculture in our region, Mukandayisenda said
She concluded that in five years, Nyabihu District is going to put more effort into supporting various activities of youth in agriculture and livestock operations in the district.
Madam Esperance NYIRAMUCYO said that RYAF is a permanent advocacy center for agricultural youth across the country through changing their minds to do their favorite farming and as a business rather than science.
She added that the MoU signed today will help them get closer to the district and think together about how they are helping young people to transform agriculture sector.
She concluded by emphasizing the role of RYAF in the development of the Nyabihu District, where the forum will do utmost to keep the district at the forefront agriculture sector in the Western Province of Rwanda
For the implementation of this MoU both parties agreed to cooperate and partner by helping youth in agriculture and livestock to play an important role in development of the District. This includes putting them in the district plans and finding for them different opportunities in the district.
The cooperation agreement between RYAF and NYABIHU District is expected to last five years, but will only be extended when each party has been able to achieve the goals it has set for its self.
From RYAF Communication Team