What We D0

RDI has aim of transforming subsistence agriculture into market-oriented agriculture through training and market connections for smallholder farmers, effectively protecting them from price shocks while increasing their profits.

Agriculture & Nutrition

We deliver tailor made Agri-business and agriculture productivity trainings with a special focus on value addition, linking farmers to the market, enhancing agriculture diversification and providing effective extension services.

Environment protection

Natural resources for future generations are depleting. RDI works to engage youth in education, advocacy, policy and work project that reflect the environment interests and concerns of young people.

Youth development & empowerment

We address youth employment challenges by supporting young people in earning a sustainable living through trainings that increase their employability, developing business concepts as well as aiding access to micro financing solutions though RDI’s national & global partenerships.

Recent projects

Farmer business development (FBD Project)

This is a farmer business project that
empowered rural farmers with skills that allow them to link their products to
markets in order to generate revenues.

Aquaculture Skills Development Project

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RDI worked as local implementing partner of VSO Rwanda in its Inclusive Dairy Enterprise Action Project in Nyagatare District to train 45 dairy cows’ farmers ,12 community youth and 120 university youth in the field of agriculture in model farming, animal feeding.

Our partners

Impact we have made

Since its inception, RDI has been striving to improve the livelihoods of rural communities in Rwanda through volunteer projects designed to improve agriculture practices and agribusiness within the state, create standardized implementation practices for new technologies, and introduce farmer field schools for populations with the greatest need.

Members recruited in Youth Agribusiness community

Youth attracted in agriculture festival over 4 years

Groups representing 1800 farmers trained

Farmers assisted to get market access