Today 10 May, 2018, the Reducing Postharvest Losses in Rwanda Project (RPLR) working under UR-CAVM launches a 2 days training of trainers workshop of 30 models farmers of fruits and vegetables from Busogo sector, Musanze district. The aim of this training is to gain understanding of postharvest losses causes, constraints and opportunities in identified horticultural crop value chains and determine the benefits of introducing appropriate postharvest practices and technologies for reduction of post-harvest losses along the value chain.
As highlighted by Dr. Hilda Vasanthakaalam the project’s principal investigator, through this training, farmers will get more knowledge and hands on skills through lecturers, sharing of experience through group discussion sessions and demonstration of modern equipment (such as cooling chamber and ZECC) and other materials available at PTSC to be used by benefici... Read more
Community outreach is one of the responsibilities of the University of Rwanda. From 2-4 May, the College of Agriculture, Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (UR-CAVM) trained 20 potato farmers from across the country on Good Agricultural Practices.
The training aims at enabling big potato growers to get an international certificate called "Global GAP", which would allow them to access bigger international markets. Speaking during the opening of the training, Dr. Laetitia NYINAWAMWIZA, the Principal of UR-CAVM thanked the farmers who accepted to put aside their businesses and engage with the University of Rwanda team to discuss on good practices to improve the quality of potato needed for international markets. She exhorted them to mobilize fellow farmers to register and participate in short term trainings that the University offers for them to remain competitive.
Among the participants include 3 women and 1 person with visual impairment who are actively involved in good quality potato p... Read more
Funded by USAID, Horticulture Innovation lab (USA) and UCDAVIS (USA), Reducing Postharvest Losses in Rwanda Project (RPLR) is implemented by 3 institutions: The National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) under the MINAGRI and the University of Rwanda (UR) under the Ministry of Education. RPLR under University of Rwanda has organised a series of trainings from 3rd to 5th April 2018. The training of Trainers (ToT) including 15 University of Rwanda staffs, 5 district agronomists (Rulindo, Musanze, Gakenke, Gicumbi and Burera) and 10 moderate agribusiness entrepreneurs (individual and cooperative representatives) was hold at Western Mountain Hotel, Rubavu - Rwanda.
The main objective of training was to gain understanding of postharvest losses cau... Read more
The main objective of this working session was to share with farmers the knowledge and results of researches on improved poultry production and management with emphasis on improving their production potential both in quality and quantity.
In his opening remarks Mr. karamaga Charles, the campus manager of UR-CAVM/ Rubilizi campus reiterated the overall mission of the University as that of teaching, research and transferring agricultural innovations and technologies that are generated by students and researchers, hence its contribution to the national development agenda.
Photo Participants discussing with the guest speaker form Gorilla feeds Fac... Read more
The training was officially opened by Dr. NYINAWAMWIZA Laetitia, the principal UR-CAVM who in her welcoming remarks, Dr Laetitia, reminded participants that “the objective of the training falls within UR-CAVM mission of “contributing to the ongoing poverty reduction, economic development and sustainable food security through technology transfer and innovations in agriculture. She further emphasized to participants that CAVM is here for them, approaching UR-CAVM for technical and capacity building is highly encouraged.
Pig farming is not solely a way of living, but it’s also a means to make money. Pig product... Read more