Humidtropics Rwanda Action site: Empowering farmers toward self-reliance in agricultural inputs

Humidtropics program “Integrated systems research’ led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) started in 2014 in the highlands of north western Rwanda, Karago sector in Kadahenda field site.

Humidtropics program “Integrated systems research’ led by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) started in 2014 in the highlands of north western Rwanda, Karago sector in Kadahenda field site. This was chosen due to its multiple agricultural challenges that reportedly accentuated household poverty and malnutirition especially among children under five years. Some of the problems identified during Rapid Appraisal of Agricultural Innovation Systems (RAAIS) in Kadahenda were low potato productivity due to lack and inadequate use of agricultural inputs (potato seeds and fertilizer) as well as land degradation due to soil erosion.