Dear Agriprofessionals, Please read our latest newsletter, we hope this will help you to keep up to date on our latest news and deals made during the 10th Agri-Finance fair and Market linkages event held at Kayonza.
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In an effort to improve the "Access to Finance" sector, AgriProFocus Rwanda with active collaboration and support of different other partners has been organizing a series of famous events called “Agri-Finance Fair and Market linkages”
Those Agri-Finance Fairs took place respectively in Musanze (Northern Province - 2012), Rusizi (Western province - 2012) and Kayonza (Eastern province - 2013), Nyanza (Southern Province-2014), Ngoma (Eastern Province-2015), Ruhango (Southern Province-2016), Muhanga (Southern Province-2017).
The last one that was held in Muhanga District in August, 2018 was also named the "Agribusiness market Linkages Event" as it targeted both the "Access to finance" and "Market Access". (See the Event here: Muhanga Fair ). Generally we do track record we found that AgriProFocus Rwanda has been facilitating these Fairs over the past 8 years. In total 9 fairs have been organized, with over 10,000 participants in total. We managed to link at le... Read more
Emmanuella Yvonne Iradukunda, 19, saw opportunity in the flower and jumped on it.
The flower, known as Hibiscus is popular in Rwanda for its beauty when planted in gardens or used as decorations in homes
But for Iradukunda, it has a lot more use. It first restored her mother’s health and now it is a source of revenue.
“My mother suffered a lot from joint pains that sometimes she was not able to do basic household chores or take a walk,” Emmanuella added. Read more
A few metres off the Kigali-Kayonza highway, next to Silent Hill Hotel in Mukarange Sector of Kayonza District, lies a fenced farm, which is the Centre for Innovative Technologies in Agriculture and Construction (CITAC). It is a special farm and a training centre to-be.
The centre stands out, thanks to its unique farming systems – land optimisation by growing crops vertically in a greenhouse, where specially-created containers or beds are filled with stones to keep nutrient-laden water sift through, a farming practice commonly known as ‘soilless’ culture, Livingstone Byandaga, the CITAC proprietor, says.
The enterprise is applying an agricultural concept called hydroponic, which Byandaga says is defined as ‘working water’. “Simply put, hydroponic farming is the art of growing plants without using soil,” he adds.
This reporter was amazed by the farming systems used at the farm. There is, for instance, nature aut... Read more