Small scale irrigation, low-cost mechanization among potential areas to get boost from World Bank

By Elias Hakizimana.

Building resilience of farmers and enable them increase productivity by providing them with small scale irrigation facilities, low-cost mechanization equipment, high-value crops, and post-harvest infrastructure are among potential areas to get boost from World Bank

This was discussed on December 12,  whereby Dina Umali-Deininger, the World Bank Practice Manager, Agriculture Global Practice, paid a courtesy call on Minister of agriculture and Animal Resources Dr Gerardine Mukeshimana and  discussed on key areas in agriculture where the World Bank can support the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) to empower farmers on the ground and enable them to improve their livelihoods.

The officials also discussed how both sides can work together to help the smallholder farmers get to good markets, and the best way to manage the national strategic reserve.

Both sides commended the way they have been partnering in taking Rwanda’s agriculture sector to the next level, and reiterated their commitment to make even greater strides.

Over the past years, the World Bank operations in Rwanda have helped increase productivity in marshlands and hillsides, and supported investments in rural infrastructure to link productive areas to markets

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,(www.rwandainspirer.com) is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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