20 December 2016

Sustainable potato value chain

Rwanda

Project description
In 2009, 4% of the households had poor Food Consumption Scores, 17% had borderline Food Consumption Scores. It is estimated that roughly 50% of Rwandan children suffer from chronic malnutrition. Irish Potatoes are an integral component of the diet in Rwanda, so it is important to improve production and revenues from potato, thus increasing food availability and nutrition for rural poor households.
The project’s objective is that CAVM/Busogo Campus contributes to sustainable food security systems in Rwanda through increased productivity of the potato value chain by means of providing qualified graduates and relevant research programs.

Client
Nuffic/Niche (RWA/185)

Project partners are HAS Hogeschool, DLV Plant BV, University of Pretoria and Egerton University.

Duration
2014 – 2018

More information
Newsletter 3 RWA185 Sep 2017
Newsletter 2 RWA185 Dec 2016
Newsletter 1 RWA185 Dec 2015

Photo at the top
The training is both theoretical and practical: visit of the students at potato field.

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