Category Success Stories

The Mayor of Rusizi District applauds accomplishments made by AGRA funded REACTS II project

The Regional East Africa Community Trade in Staples Project- Phase II (REACTS-II), was a 3 years’ flagship regional project (April 2018-March 2021) implemented by Kilimo Trust in Rwanda, Uganda, and Kenya with funding from the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)…. Continue Reading →

District officials welcome and pledge support to IFAD and BMZ funded project, R-YES in Rwanda

The Rural Youth Employment Support (R-YES) is a 5-year project (2020-2024) implemented by Kilimo Trust in partnership with Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) and Rwanda Polytechnic (with Agribusiness IPRCs and TVETs as training centers for capacity building). R-YES targets… Continue Reading →

Kilimo Trust and partners discuss modalities of engagement and validation of content of application forms to be used by colleges and youth applying to partner or benefit from R-YES project.

The Rural Youth Employment Support (R-YES) project in Rwanda was launched on the 29th July 2020 in an evented that was officiated by Jean Claude MUSABYIMANA, the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI). R-YES… Continue Reading →

REACTS II project Impact Booklet: Fostering national and regional trade in agricultural products

The Regional East African Community Trade in Staples Phase-II (REACTS-II) was a 3 years’ regional flagship project (April 2018 – March 2021) that supported smallholder farming households and other value chain actors across the three East African Countries (Uganda, Kenya,… Continue Reading →

KT participates in IKEA Foundation Learning Event

In the last three days, the KT team led by CEO Dr Birungi Korutaro, Anthony Mugambi, and Andrew Cheboi participated in the IKEA Foundation learning event themed Better Together – Agricultural Livelihoods Sessions Spring 2021 virtual edition.  The virtual event… Continue Reading →

Lake Eyasi Commercial Farmers Network (lecofanet) Creates Cross Border Market Linkages For Onion Farmers In Mang’ola, Karatu District In Tanzania.

The Mang’ola valley is famous in East Africa for onion production. The valley is part of Lake Eyasi basin located in Karatu district, Arusha region, in Northern Tanzania. Before LECOFANET formation (an umbrella organization that brings together onion farmer groups… Continue Reading →

Kilimo Trust: Promoting Regional Solutions To Local Problems, A Case Of Institutions Linking Farmers To Ready Markets

Uganda’s progress in reducing poverty over the last two decades is a remarkable story of success (The Uganda Poverty Assessment Report 2016). The newly released findings show that much of this poverty reduction was built on agricultural income growth that… Continue Reading →

Environmental-Friendly Beans Staking Success Story

Climbing beans have the potential to provide farmers with yields three times higher than bush beans. This means three times more food on the table or three times more money in the pocket for the millions of smallholder farmers who… Continue Reading →

With Good Agricultural Practices, Marketed Rice Pays

Musoma Food Company Limited (MFCL) is one of the leading suppliers of grain and cereal food products in the Lake Zone. The company processes and markets about 6,500MT of rice per annum. The company is planning to access an addition… Continue Reading →

REACTS-II story – A case of how Bigando Area Cooperative in Uganda secured regional markets for their grains

Limited access to guaranteed markets is one of the priority constraints hindering smallholder farmer commercialisation and general development of agricultural value chains. Often, for countries with self-sufficiency of some agricultural commodities, national markets are not sufficient to motivate farmers to… Continue Reading →

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