Published Thursday , on 2 February 2017, 10:00:00 by Christophe Hitayezu

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launches a new project to enable women benefit more equally from Agriculture value chains.

This project untitled “Enable women to benefit more equally from agri-food value chains” is aimed to strengthen the capacities and involvement of women in Agri-food value chains.

According to FAO, the project will operate in four selected districts of Rwanda, namely: Rwamagana, Kayonza, Gicumbi and Nyagatare.

The one year project will bring together farmers for experience sharing to improve environment of agri-food value chain like Milk Collection Centers, milking and milk supply management technologies to ensure the quality of milk products.

Uwera Agnes, coordinator of the project said that the project will also provide training to farmers and agri-food entreprises (SMEs). 

"I know all challenges in milk value chains including market availability, but working together will make us more stronger" Uwera added.

The Deputy DG of Rwanda Housing Authority, Augustin Kampayana, promises to farmers the governement support even after engagement of FAO. "Be carefull and attentive to this project, after FAO, may be the governement will invest to impower achievements of the project, Value addition is one of 11 pillars of Integrated Developement Program." he said.

Dr. Otto Vianney Muhinda, the FAO Rwanda Deputy Representative, said tha the 500,000 USD project will focus on model villages in the Country.
"Because of the potentiallity and its impact to farmers, there is no doubt, even the goverment will invest in its continuity" Dr. Muhinda added. 

Christophe Hitayezu