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As a wife and mother of six children, Karigirwa Marie Vianney started doing vine multiplication to fulfil two important goals; to raise income for her children’s school fees and above all eradicate malnutrition among children in her district. Nyamagabe district in the Southern Province of Rwanda is known to be …

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Women are central to agriculture and make a strong contribution to food security and nutrition at both the household and community levels. In many developing countries, they make up almost half of the agricultural labor force, but their production is limited by barriers to finance, inputs, and extension services, as …

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New initiative launched to help scale-up proven agricultural technologies in Rwanda

Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in Rwanda is Zero Hunger. This goal aims at ending hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. It was therefore important that Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative was established in a period that Rwanda seeks to transform farming …

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How WhatsApp, Wheel covers and Motorbike flaps are Enhancing Demand for Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Vines in Tanzania

In Tanzania—as in many parts of sub Saharan Africa (SSA)—orange-fleshed sweetpotato (OFSP) farmers are facing the challenge of prolonged droughts. This has led to a limited demand for clean planting materials and the sweetpotato vine multiplication business has remained unattractive to many. Since 2015 Mary Ndomba and her team at …

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Women in Agriculture: Vestine Kambibi a successful Vine Multiplication Farmer in Rwanda

According to findings from The Food and Agriculture Organization, women are the backbone of the development of rural and national economies. They comprise 43% of the world’s agricultural labor force, which rises to 70% in some countries. In Africa, 80% of the agricultural production comes from small farmers, who are …

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Habimana Felix a famous sweetpotato root producer in Karongi District, Rwanda

It’s one thing to be a successful farmer and another to be exceptionally famous on a particular crop like sweetpotato. However, Habimana Felix from Murundi sector in Karongi district is all this. He is one of the many Decentralized Vine Multipliers (DVMs) under CIP’s Feed the Future project funded by …

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