Enhancing the capacity of farmers in community to ensure sustainable increasing of farm production and food security

RDI as local implementing partner of VSO Rwanda is providing interventions to the dairy farmers in Nyagatare district with the aim to increase the dairy production of milk and enterprise creation within the district of Nyagatare

a facilitator explaining to farmers on proper animal feeding

district through the IDEA project.  The main objective of theses interventions are fighting the issue of  drought that faces

Nyagatare district and seasonality issues that affect milk and cow production during dry season that take more than three months . These two NGOs have made all possible to support farmers to overcome this big problem of drought by

  • Training farmers on good dairy practices and farm management skills
  • Training farmers of animal feeding
  • Training farmers on pasture management and grass conservation

Farmers being trained on the good farming practices

The project is aiming to establish a model farmer by providing all necessary to make a good farm exemplary with modern farm building, establishing a borehole at farm to provide water for irrigating the pasture and portable water for cows, a hangar for storing crop residues and forages have been constructed at a model farm and established a demo pasture farm.

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