Extending good agricultural practices for horticulture




Kshitij Khatri, University of Florida


There are approximately 500 horticultural farmers, grouped in 5 cooperatives in Kimironko sector, Gasabo District. These farmers are mainly producing vegetables in wetlands, supplying vegetables to the big market in Kigali. However, they are facing a number of horticultural challenges, including:

  • Lack of knowledge and information on improved practices that integrate Good Agricultural Practices
  • Insufficient knowledge on quality assurance systems
  • Lack of knowledge on how to maintain the quality and safety of their fresh produce

Therefore, the purpose of this project will be to build the capacity of 50 horticultural farmers in that area through trainings and field demonstrations on good agricultural practices (GAPs) associated with horticultural production.