A new MoU has been signed between Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) and CNFA/Hinga Weze USAID funded project to advance the capacity of youth engaged in agribusiness and break the barrier for youth participation in agribusiness.
RYAF Chairman Jean Baptiste Hategekimana with Daniel Gies, the Chief of Party of CNFA/Hinga Weze have signed this agreement on November 8, 2018. The partnership with Hinga Weze will help to increase agriculture productivity and improve farmers’ market access and nutrition outcome of agriculture interventions.
RYAF has a mandate to establish an effective, sustainable nationwide youth in agribusiness forum that promotes, informs, advocates and mobilizes Rwandan youth to engage in agribusiness, leveraging on support and facilitation from stakeholders, resulting on a stable food market, decent jobs and sustainable and inclusive development
Five agricultural value chains including maize, Irish potato, high-iron beans, orange-fleshed sweet potato and horticulture in ten (10) districts of Rwanda (Kayonza, Gatsibo, Ngoma, Bugesera, Nyabihu, Ngororero, Rutsiro, Karongi, Nyamasheke and Nyamagabe) are set to achieve expected goals of improved nutrition and youth will be fully engaged to implement them.
CNFA/Hinga Weze works to improve its youth inclusion approach across its three components by integrating them in each implementation of its activities in all the five value chains – maize, high iron beans, orange sweet fresh potatoes, Irish potatoes and horticulture, by strengthening Youth participation and empowering them by supporting as much as possible their development initiatives.
RYAF will collaborate and coordinate the implementation of Hinga Weze young graduates’ internship program through the CDE housed within the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to identify and place University level interns in various education domains that match Hinga Weze requirements.