On the other hand it serves as a good platform for participants to learn how to access finance, showcasing agricultural technologies, and share experiences in a bid to boost agriculture investments.
CIP-Rwanda, under SUSTAIN Project is among the 200 local and international exhibitors present in the Agricultural show. Through its implementation partners like the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) and Imbaraga Organization, CIP is exhibiting the Orange Sweetpotato value chain at Imbaraga Stand where, a range of OFSP based products including the popular OFSP mandazi, biscuits, bread, chips and noodles are being exhibited while on the RAB side, the state scientists exhibit the seed system chain from the in-vitro technology up to the root production.
This agriculture show is an annual platform that brings together farmers, financial institutions, private companies and NGOs among others in a bid to ease linkages between all the Agricultural stakeholders, partners involved in the development of Agriculture and livestock.
This year’s exhibition, took place at MULINDI Agricultural Showground, in Gasabo District, Kigali City. During the weeklong event, farmers’ cooperatives and investors will keep update of recent advances in agricultural technologies available in the country such as irrigation facilities, mechanization, postharvest and handling process, fertilization demonstration methods, different high yield production techniques, agro-processing, to name a few.
RAB staff, exhibiting OFSP varieties introduced in Rwanda by CIP. (Credit: Aime N.)
At Imbaraga Stand/CIP mobilizes stand visitors to incorporate their diet with OFSP (Credit: Aime N.)
OFSP processing Co-operative exhibiting a range of OFSP based products (Credit: Aime N.)