Training smallholder farmers on tropical fruit production and seedlings



Led By


Sanju Kunwar, University of Florida


The majority of Rwandan households are engaged in livelihood activities related to agriculture whose productivity remains low due to scarce land resources, unsustainable methods and climate change issues. This project aims to empower smallholder farmers with new information on how small plots can be exploited profitably and sustainably by engaging in agro-forestry. The combination of fruit production with other agricultural enterprises (such as the raising of small livestock) allows for increased profits on small plots of land and positive impacts on the environment, family household nutrition, and soil health. The project will be implemented in Mayange Sector, Bugesera District, Rwanda and will focus on mangoes​ and oranges​ primarily.