The Private Sector Federation has passed out 30 extension workers who will be based at districts in order to take services nearer to farmers under a four-year project, the federation said.
It noted that the move aimed at modernising crop agriculture and livestock farming. “The extension workers would help strengthen farmers’ associations and co-operatives, helping them transform into modern farming groups.
They will also assist farmers access financial services and market their produce,” it said in a statement. Jean Munyemana, the head of Rwanda Farmers Chamber at PSF, said the project would hasten the realisation of the goals of the second phase of the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy.