About the project:

Climate-Smart Agriculture project was developed and is being implemented by RDIS organisation together with two dioceses of the Anglican church of Rwanda, namely Shyogwe and Cyangugu. The project is implemented in two phases, starting with Cyangugu diocese. It is meant to address the adverse effects of climate change, such as land degradation, deforestation, lower food production, unemployment etc, while also complementing the nation's efforts in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Rwanda.

The general objective of this project is therefore to increase farmer's productivity by introducing the use of solar-powered irrigation farming and greenhouses technologies, as well as to enhance environmental protection in the communities by providing training on field to 200 households in Nyamiyaga sector and 200 households in Kamembe sector.

 

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The farm manager of Mbayaya Farm (from EAR Church - Shyogwe diocese) showing the visitor from UEM, Susanne Seiler the position of the second phase of the CSA project. The farm needs a considerable investment to be productive and therefore contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals in Rwanda. (March 2022)

Key objectives of the project:

  • To introduce and disseminate Greenhouse technology and improved Irrigation technology that is driven by renewable energy
  • To increase farmers' production by efficient irrigation methods
  • To replace the current fuel water pumps so as to save water, fuel and CO2 emissions
  • To create Employment or Income Generating Activities through Irrigation farming
  • To raise the community awareness on environmental conservation
  • To train farmers on animal rearing methods, impact to crops growing, environment care and their interdependency
  • To facilitate the replication of the project in other areas by dissemination of innovative information, best practices and examples

Key project outputs:

  1. Training of farmers
    Farmers, staff and local leaders are trained on adaptation to climate change and environmental protection.
  2. Supply and Installation of Equipments
    Two (2) Solar powered Water Pumps, two (2) Greenhouses
    and two (2) Drip Irrigation Systems will be installed on two project implementation sites.
  3. Training in two Farm Field Schools
    Hand-on training of the farmers: 20 % theoretical and 80% practical. Moreover, selected model farmers from the surrounding villages will also participate in the production activities in the greenhouses and well as in the surrounding demonstration farms.
  4. Replication of the project in other areas
    Dissemination of best practices and examples.
  5. Supervision of project implementation and M&E
    Together with all stakeholders to make sure the project is implemented as it was intended and delivers the projected results.

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Ongoing installation works at Murangi farm (from EAR Church - Cyangugu diocese). This is the greenhouse with drip irrigation lines for adapting the farmers to the impacts of Climate Change. (May 2022)

 

Other project stakeholders:

  • Anglican Church of Rwanda - Cyangugu diocese (Murangi Farm Training Center)
  • Anglican Church of Rwanda - Shyogwe diocese (Mbayaya Farm & Demonstration Center)
  • Model Farmers
  • Local Governments of Rusizi and Kamonyi districts
  • United Evangelical Mission (UEM)

This project is sponsored by:

The United Evangelical Mission (UEM) - Communion of Churches in three Continents
Rudolfstrasse 137, D-42285 Wuppertal, Germany
Website: www.vemission.org

 

CSA: Climate-Smart Agriculture project. Current gallery of ongoing activities

Evaluating Mbayaya Farm (from Shyogwe diocese) with experts from Kigali

Evaluating Mbayaya Farm (from Shyogwe diocese) with experts from Kigali

Mbayaya Farm (from Shyogwe diocese)

Mbayaya Farm (from Shyogwe diocese)

A group picture with the farm manager of Mbayaya Farm (from Shyogwe diocese)

A group picture with the farm manager of Mbayaya Farm (from Shyogwe diocese)

Mbayaya Farm (from Shyogwe diocese) which needs a considerable investment to be productive

Mbayaya Farm (from Shyogwe diocese) which needs a considerable investment to be productive

UEM Co-worker Mrs. Seiler Susanne (Team Leader of Communication & Fundraising department) visiting the Mbayaya Farm in March 2022

UEM Co-worker Mrs. Seiler Susanne (Team Leader of Communication & Fundraising department) visiting the Mbayaya Farm in March 2022

UEM Co-worker Mrs. Seiler Susanne (Team Leader of Communication & Fundraising department) visiting the Mbayaya Farm in March 2022

UEM Co-worker Mrs. Seiler Susanne (Team Leader of Communication & Fundraising department) visiting the Mbayaya Farm in March 2022

Leaders of EAR Church (one of the UEM mber Churches in Rwanda)

Leaders of EAR Church (one of the UEM mber Churches in Rwanda)

The farm manager of Mbayaya Farm showing visitors the potential of the farm in Jan 2021

The farm manager of Mbayaya Farm showing visitors the potential of the farm in Jan 2021

The vast Mbayaya Farm as seen from the valley in Jan 2021

The vast Mbayaya Farm as seen from the valley in Jan 2021

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - foundation of water tank in April 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - foundation of water tank in April 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - the Greenhouse in May 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - the Greenhouse in May 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - preparation of the farm in April 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - preparation of the farm in April 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - Provisional Handover of the Greenhouse in May 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - Provisional Handover of the Greenhouse in May 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - Provisional Handover of the Greenhouse in May 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - Provisional Handover of the Greenhouse in May 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - Repair of Cow Shed in April 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm (from Cyangugu diocese) - Repair of Cow Shed in April 2022

UEM Co-worker Mrs. Seiler Susanne (Team Leader of Communication & Fundraising dep.) visiting the Mbayaya Farm in March 2022

UEM Co-worker Mrs. Seiler Susanne (Team Leader of Communication & Fundraising dep.) visiting the Mbayaya Farm in March 2022

UEM Co-worker Mrs. Seiler Susanne visiting the Mbayaya Farm in March 2022

UEM Co-worker Mrs. Seiler Susanne visiting the Mbayaya Farm in March 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm - Taping water for irrigation from the stream in April 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm - Taping water for irrigation from the stream in April 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm - Taping water for irrigation from the stream in April 2022

Installation works in Murangi Farm - Taping water for irrigation from the stream in April 2022

Vegetable Stall in Rugobagoba along the highway Kigali to Burundi. This is where RDIS farm produces may be sold.

Vegetable Stall in Rugobagoba along the highway Kigali to Burundi. This is where RDIS farm produces may be sold.

Vegetables: Yes, our project complements these Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 1, 5, 7, 8, 13

Vegetables: Yes, our project complements these Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 1, 5, 7, 8, 13

Vision Statement
A Holy Soul in a Healthy Body.
Mission Statement
To safeguard environment, increase the production aiming at sustainable and holistic development.
Objectives Statement
To promote sustainable development by mobilizing the community members to lift themselves out of poverty.