Inclusive and sustainable rice system to transform Kenya’s food system: Lessons from the East African Conference

As part of the 2021 East African Rice Conference (EARC), national workshops were held in six African countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. EARC aimed to identify policy reforms to transform Africa’s rice sector through scientific innovations, and … Continue reading Inclusive and sustainable rice system to transform Kenya’s food system: Lessons from the East African Conference

A big boost for Teacher Development and Online Learning in Rwanda

With the support of the Mastercard Foundation, the Belgian Government (the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation-DGD), and VVOB – education for development, 3,000 laptops were delivered to 30 districts in Rwanda. This initiative will help establish an enabling environment for online continuous professional … Continue reading A big boost for Teacher Development and Online Learning in Rwanda

Women’s economic empowerment in the coffee sector: Integrating gender into it’s value chains

Empowering women to gain their economic freedom as well as valuing women’s contributions can be done through integrating gender into coffee value chains in East Africa. It is often heard in East Africa that coffee is a man’s crop. What … Continue reading Women’s economic empowerment in the coffee sector: Integrating gender into it’s value chains

Rwanda: Agriculture Ministry Partners JICA to boost vegetable value chain

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources of Rwanda has signed an agreement with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to cushion the effect of the novel COVID-19 pandemic on vegetable farmers. The agreement worth $950,000 and signed on Tuesday, … Continue reading Rwanda: Agriculture Ministry Partners JICA to boost vegetable value chain