Station overview

The Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) – NYAGATARE Station was established by LAW No 14/2017 OF 14/04/2017. The law specifies that: RAB’s Station has the general mission of championing the agriculture sector development into a knowledge based; technology driven and market oriented industry, using modern methods in crop, animal, fisheries, forestry and soil and water management in food, fibre and fuel wood production and processing. But the specific mandate of station of RAB enabling it to carry out research, agricultural or animal resources extension at the level of farmers and which has the powers to manage both the staff and the property located in the zone.

Nyagatare is one of the stations of Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) which operates in Gatsibo and Nyagatare Districts located in Nyagatare sector of Nyagatare District in Eastern province of Rwanda. It is situated in low and middle altitude region (between 700-1460m), annually rainfall is 827mm/year and annual average of temperature varying between 25-270C; This kind of topographical layout constitutes an important potentiality of modern and mechanized agriculture. Today, Nyagatare station has 4 sites which are: Mirama, Karama, Cyabayaga and Kagitumba.