Between March 18th and 26th, 2024, the establishment of Rwanda Cassava Platform Committees (RCP Committees) at the district level occurred across all districts covered by the Gwiza-Muhinzi Project, which is funded by the European Union.

Since October 2023, the Ingabo Farmers’ Syndicate has been the recipient of funding from the European Union to execute a three-year project titled “Enhancing Cassava Productivity and Utilization for Food and Incomes of Smallholder Farmers in Rwanda (GWIZA-MUHINZI).” The key objectives of this project are:

  • Increasing productivity for smallholder farmers through improved cassava production practices, with a particular focus on empowering and involving women.
  • Piloting proven quality-enhancing and value-adding innovations to diversify the utilization of cassava roots and peels.
  • Creating an enabling environment for the coordination and development of the cassava sub-sector.

During the establishment of these platforms, various leaders expressed gratitude to the European Union for its significant role in combating food shortages and hunger while promoting social welfare. They also urged the newly established committees to collaborate closely to enhance cassava value chains from production to consumption. Members of these committees pledged to be productive and successful in the tasks assigned to them.

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