RAB-AATF partnership for increased access to innovative technologies to leverage on agriculture sector

RAB-AATF partnership for increased access to innovative technologies to leverage on agriculture sector

On 7th-9th August, 2019, at Grand Legacy Hotel, Kigali, an idea generation workshop was held, gathering officials fromAfrican Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), scientists from Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB), members of the Chamber of Agriculture & Animal Resources of the Private Sector of Rwanda, and private firms entailed in commodity value chain.

The three-day workshop was organized to brainstorm on developing joint proposals on identified areas of interest (Research & Development, maize and rice value chains development, seed systems, postharvest handling, biotechnology, and socio-economy) to leverage on the Rwandan agriculture sector, through joint innovative technologies development and sharing, and public-private-partnerships.

This RAB & AATF partnership for increased access to innovative technologies crucial to enhanced agricultural productivity, agro-industry development and increased agribusiness opportunities, is well aligned with implementation of the country’s agricultural policy for food security, nutritional, healthy and sustainable agricultural growth, from a productive, green and market-led agricultural sector, as set forth in the Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation (PSTA) IV and the National Strategy for Transformation (NST).

RAB-AATF partnership for increased access to innovative technologies to leverage on agriculture sector

On 7th-9th August, 2019, at Grand Legacy Hotel, Kigali, an idea generation workshop was held, gathering officials fromAfrican Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), scientists from Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB), members of the Chamber of Agriculture & Animal Resources of the Private Sector of Rwanda, and private firms entailed in commodity value chain.

The three-day workshop was organized to brainstorm on developing joint proposals on identified areas of interest (Research & Development, maize and rice value chains development, seed systems, postharvest handling, biotechnology, and socio-economy) to leverage on the Rwandan agriculture sector, through joint innovative technologies development and sharing, and public-private-partnerships.

This RAB & AATF partnership for increased access to innovative technologies crucial to enhanced agricultural productivity, agro-industry development and increased agribusiness opportunities, is well aligned with implementation of the country’s agricultural policy for food security, nutritional, healthy and sustainable agricultural growth, from a productive, green and market-led agricultural sector, as set forth in the Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation (PSTA) IV and the National Strategy for Transformation (NST).

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