On June 11, 2024, the Gwiza-Muhinzi Project Steering Committee convened at the Lucerna Hotel in Muhanga District, Southern Province. This meeting, organized by the Ingabo Farmers’ Syndicate, brought together stakeholders including the European Union, the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Authority (RAB), the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), and representatives from various districts.

The steering committee serves as a consultative and advisory body, meeting annually to evaluate the performance of the Gwiza-Muhinzi project and provide strategic guidance for achieving its objectives.

In his opening remarks, Mr. Francois Xavier Mbabazi, CEO of Ingabo Farmers’ Syndicate, expressed gratitude to the European Union for its ongoing efforts in combating food shortages and promoting social welfare. Dr. Athanase Nduwumuremyi from MINAGRI also praised the Ingabo Farmers’ Syndicate for its role in enhancing food productivity, emphasizing their strong partnership in agricultural promotion.

Mrs. Odette MUTANGIZA, representing the European Union, commended Ingabo Farmers’ Syndicate for their efforts in increasing cassava productivity and other crops. She urged all committee members to collaborate closely for the success of the project.

It is important to note that the Gwiza-Muhinzi project is implemented by Ingabo Farmers’ Syndicate and the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) across ten districts in Rwanda: Kamonyi, Muhanga, Ruhango, Nyanza, and Gisagara in the Southern Province; Gatsibo, Bugesera, and Kayonza in the Eastern Province; and Nyamasheke and Rusizi in the Western Province.

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