FEATURED: How Hinga Weze supported smallholder farmers to improve crop productivity, incomes and nutritional status
This article was originally published in The New Times on March 30, 2022.
The USAID-funded Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity (Hinga Weze) is concluding its five-year, $32.6 million initiative to alleviate rural poverty and malnutrition across the Rwandan districts of Gatsibo, Kayonza, Bugesera, Ngoma, Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Nyamasheke, Karongi, and Nyamagabe.
Producers in these districts, which are known for low agricultural productivity due to poor weather and use of agricultural practices, saw low productivity and increased rates of food insecurity.
But today, “farmers are producing more and earning more money,” said Laurence Mukamana, Hinga Weze Chief of Party.