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Agnes Kalibata to receive Public Welfare Medal

WASHINGTON -- The National Academy of Sciences is presenting its 2019 Public Welfare Medal to agricultural scientist, policymaker, and visionary leader Agnes Kalibata "for her work to drive Africa's agricultural transformation through modern science and effective policy, helping to lift more than a million Rwandans out of poverty and scaling impacts for millions more African farmers." The...

Three NGOs launch agribusiness development project in Juba

A consortium of NGOs on Thursday launched the South Sudan Agribusiness Development Project Phase 2 in Juba. The majority of households in South Sudan rely on subsistence farming. This is the result of a lack of access to capital, quality agricultural inputs, storage facilities and limited knowledge on improved farming techniques and farming as...

AGCO launches innovative Farm mechanization for rural communities

BERLIN, Germany, January 21, 2019/ -- AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, unveiled its pioneering Farm in a Box (FIAB) initiative for Africa at Germany’s International Green Week 18-27 January 2019.  “With this brand-new new concept, we aim to take farm mechanization plus all...

Museveni to the Youth: There is no money in working for government, go to Agriculture

President Museveni has urged the youth to seek fortune from commercial agriculture, Industry and ICT and stop looking at employment from government agencies as a ladder to wealth. Museveni was speaking during the commissioning of Equator seed’s Factory at Koro Abili Village, Labwoc parish, Koro Sub-county, Omoro North Omoro District. Equator...

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

Africa: Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity The training which focused on handling, maintenance and the security aspects of flying drones, took place in Tunis from 19-30 November 2018TUNIS, Tunisia, December 14, 2018/ -- Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive...

Rwandan Youth to plant 100 million fruit trees in Five Years

In Rwanda, Forests and agroforestry systems play an important role in supporting the livelihoods a part from providing most of the energy consumed by the majority of the population, controlling soil erosion, protecting water catchments, supplying fruits and ecological services. The vision 2020 recognizes that the national forest cover must be significantly increased up to 30% of the national land...

Exclusive Interview with USAID’s PSDAG Chief of Party (VIDEO)

This week at the sideline of the Farmers Cooperatives Professionalization Program Learning Event organized by the USAID’s Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth project we caught up with the Project Chief of Party and here is our conversation: https://youtu.be/Fn9DxXpzJ4o READ Also: USAID’s PSDAG celebrates Farmers ICTs Usage Achievements

USAID’s PSDAG celebrates Farmers ICTs Usage Achievements

Officials from the Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth (PSDAG) project, the representatives of the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and the NGOs whose services touch the lives of the farmers have revealed that they are satisfied with the achievements made through PSDAG project which is financed by the American Agency of the International Development (USAID) to improve the socio-economic lives...

RYAF signs MoU with USAID Funded Hinga Weze

This week the Administration of Rwanda Youth in Agriculture Forum (RYAF) represented by Hategekimana J. Baptiste as chairman has signed an MoU with Daniel GIES the Chief of Party of CNFA/Hinga Weze USAID funded project that will last 12 months. The purpose of this agreement is to create a partnership and expand the cooperation between CNFA /HINGA WEZE and RYAF...

Rulindo: Sweetpotato farmers call for more lands for more harvests

Sweetpotato farmers in Rulindo district, in the northern province of Rwanda, are requesting for more land to increase the amount of orange fleshed sweetpotato crops despite the decline of clients of their harvests. Farmers in Bushoki Sector of Rulindo District said that they are no longer facing severe hunger and malnutrition as a result of growing sweetpotatoes, thanks to the...

Govt, Development Partners promise support to Farmer Promoters Fund

Discussions are at the last stage to set up Farmer Promoters Incentives Fund as way of recognizing farmer promoters’ role in the development of Rwanda’s Agriculture sector. On Thursday 18th October 2018, the Rwanda Ministry of Agriculture and USAID Hinga Weze project co-organized a workshop during which Agro-dealers, Farmer promoters and development partners exchanged ideas on the design and operating...

Rwanda hosts 59th Annual General Assembly Of The Tantalum-Niobium

Rwanda host the 59th Annual General Assembly of the Tantalum-Niobium due to take place from Sunday October 14th to 17th, 2018, in Kigali. The conference will explore different tantalum issues such as technological developments in tantalum and niobium applications, key factors affecting tantalum and niobium consumption in its core markets, due diligence essentials ahead of the EU's conflict mineral regulation...

Hope of Family Pilot Project to be replicated to 100 Families in Muhanga

Hope of Family Project started since 2016 as a pilot project targeting the poor communities living in Shyogwe Sector of Muhanga District, southern part of Rwanda. Five families have been benefited from this project named Hope of Family "Icyizere cy'Umuryango” in Kinyarwanda." The project showed the positive impact to the social economic life of the beneficiaries as the testimony shows. Mukanubaha Redampta...

Rwanda Maize Farmers Complain Lack of Drying and storage Facilities

Since longtime ago, the issue of Post-harvest loss in the maize value has been raised by farmers from different corners of the country. Farmers state that the issue cannot be handled until all involved stakeholders take action during and after the harvesting season, as it is the crucial time during which farmers needs more support at the drying and storage...

Media Launch for Meet The Farmers Conference set to hold in Kigali

Crenov8 Consulting, organisers of the largest Agro conference in UAE and Africa; Meet The Farmers Conference (MTFC) is at it again. After successfully kicking off the African phase of the conference in Ghana and the Media launch in Kenya and Nigeria, the conference is set to be unveiled to the Media and Agribusiness stakeholders in Rwanda. The Media Launch is...

PHOTOS: President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo arrives in Kigali for AGRF

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President Akufo-Addo in Rwanda at the Invitation of Paul Kagame

President of Ghana Akufo-Addo has ended his 6 day tour to China and has moved to Republic of Rwanda for another three days tour at the invitation of the President Paul Kagame. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ended his 6 day tour to China and has moved to Republic of Rwanda for another three days tour at the invitation...

A new Business Chapter for Agro-Chemical Dealers in Rwanda opens

From this Thursday, August 23, 2018 Rwanda moves with the new swift measures for Agro-chemicals dealership as 144 Agro-Chemical retailers awarded licenses which certify their authorized retail status in the country. Certification in Agro-chemical dealership allows the holder to import and retail them. The licenses were given to dealers after a thorough scrutiny done by the Ministry of Agriculture through Rwanda...

VIDEO: Joint statement of the African Youth in Agriculture after Kigali Conference

From 20-21 August, 2018 Rwanda hosted the Youth Employment in Agriculture Conference which brought together 600 participants from over 45 African countries, International experts, academia, and members of the press, entrepreneurs, Governments officials, African Union, FAO and many others. The Conference ended on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 with the following Joint statement to African leaders and Decision makers.: https://youtu.be/ZUoPCpEyVXY   READ ALSO: African...

African Youth in Agriculture: Investments, ICTs and Governments Policies

African youth in agriculture have outstretched their voices about the challenges they face when they want to set up agricultural activities as a foundation to eradicate hunger and malnutrition on the African continent. The challenges and proposed solutions were heard during the conference held in Kigali since 20-21 August 2018 which discusses “Youth Employment in Agriculture as a Solid Solution...

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