The agricultural sector remains central to Rwanda’s development programmes. One of the Government of Rwanda’s goals is to transform subsistence farming into a modern agricultural sector as set out in the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS2) and Vision 2020.Read more
These are unprecedented times for all of us. The corona pandemic will most likely reach all our countries and will have a major impact on our work. Developments around the corona virus are moving fast, and include restrictions imposed by more and more governments.Read more
The Georgian Farmers Association is not on the list of Agriterra’s clients. Still, in February 2016 and recently in February 2020 Agriterra was invited by the GFA to do an assessment of the organisation. The agripool experts Ton Duffhues and Frank Zeinstra went for a second time to this country situated in a complex geopolitical region. The provinces Ossetia and Abkhazia are now occupied by the Russians; Georgia wants to become a member of the European Union in 2027 and the United States of America have a very strong diplomatic commitment. Both EU and VS are supporting this small country with development programs.Read more
Lisa Sijthoff, an intern who has a bachelor in Commercial Economics, went for Agriterra to Nepal. One of her assignments was to make a video of the dairy value chain process of Kamadhenu Dairy Development Cooperative (KDDC).Read more
What is the connection between Yvon Jaspers, the well-known presenter of ‘Boer zoekt vrouw’ and Agriterra? And why was she in Rwanda in February last year? This has to do with the Nuffield Farming Scholarship, a scholarship for agricultural high-potentials, which she received in 2018.Read more
Until recently in Rwanda, rice farmers in Rwanda were forced to pay high and unequal taxes for land use. The tax rate was determined by the district councils and varied per district. UCORIBU, a union of rice cooperatives and a client of Agriterra, was concerned about this inconsistent and sometimes astronomical tax in the three districts where the union operates.Read more
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