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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 kicks off its Youth Knowledge Exchange Program

Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) has today held its first session under the Youth Knowledge Exchange (YKE) program which attracted representatives from the Ministry of Youth and Culture and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources in charge of policy making and capacity building respectively. Under the theme, “Role of Youth in the national …

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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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RYAF via RDDP project to improve dairy cooperatives’ performance for quality milk and increase its production in the country.

For quality milk and increase in milk production in the country, RYAF through the RDDP project support is working with different diary cooperatives at Milk Collection Center (MCCs) and local government by deploying Milk Collection Center (MCC) Associate Managers and Veterinary Technicians across 12 districts of project intervention. RYAF has so far deployed 46 MCC …

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Farmers in Gisagara district compensated over losses faced from natural disasters.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) together with Radiant insurance company has compensated farmers in Gisagara district for losses they faced from floods. In a colorful ceremony held yesterday 16/01/2020 in Musha sector, Gisagara District, Southern Province, three cooperatives; Cyili, Ngiryi and Nyiramageni members received a total amount of Rwf 13,538,112 as compensation after …

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RYAF to support youth in access to finance through the RYAF Fund

Lack of access to finance is one of the challenges faced by many youths starting their own businesses in Rwanda. However, through RYAF fund, many youths are likely to benefit from access to loans more easily than it was before. This will be made possible through new partnerships that will be made with different partners …

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RYAF celebrates a chain of achievements from the year 2019

Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) commenced operation in 2016 with major objectives including the change of youth mindset and to open their eyes to opportunities in agribusiness for job creation and economic development. Since its creation, RYAF has been serving the youth in Rwanda through empowerment and advocacy to embrace opportunities in agribusiness. As …

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Meet three youth in the Eastern province reaping from watermelon farming

The difficulty of finding a job in Rwanda has seen many young people pursuing opportunities in agribusiness instead of spending many years looking for employment. Three Rwandan youngsters; Gloria Mutuzo, Abdul Muvunyi and Parfait Kalisa are one of the youths who did not wait for a white color job and ventured into agriculture. Unlike their …

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