Farmers in Rwanda are expecting to plant more climate resilient seeds when they are given ten million dollars to support the Ministry of Agriculture program that seeks to enhance quality of harvest.
Kent Nnadozie, Treaty Support Officer at the International Treaty on Plant and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture says the funds are part of the support for countries in Africa engaged in agriculture revitalization.
“What is more important to us is that the farmers can access need farming equipment. We striving to see that farmers in rural places can improve their livelihoods.”
Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) research secretary, Dr. Patrick Karangwa, says that countries continue to pool funds into the organization and then the farmers fend on it in terms of accessing modern and improved farming inputs.
During the concluded meeting it was noted that farmers also need to supplement the efforts by increased harvest and therefore access to more improved seeds quality.
The fund has so far made available to farmers in developing countries up to $20m to support the same program.