Huye- A joint initiative that brings Rwanda and China to deepen technology transfer into the economy within agriculture has embarked on training rice farmers for the purposes of boosting rice production. China-Rwanda Agriculture Technology Demonstration Center (RATDC) has trained 43 rice farmers in agricultural technology as a way of helping them improve their productivity.
The trainees, who completed four-day training Tuesday, were drawn from various sectors of Huye district.
RATDC offers training and conducts research in the agricultural sector.
“When we return to our daily work, we will strive to put into practice what we have learnt. We hope to see our production increase, and serve as role models for other farmers,” said Faustin Uwizeyimana, one participant said.
“We will also teach others on the new techniques we have acquired to help them also raise their produce.”
Speaking during the closure of the function, Gabriel Ngayaboshya, Huye district officer in charge of agriculture, urged the participants to make use of the new skills.
“We hope to see your production boosted. Use the techniques you have learnt, follow the advices you have been given to improve your production,” he urged.
Lin YingXing, the assistant manager of the centre promised continuous support to farmers.
“We will continue to provide the new technologies by giving the participants support and guidance. I believe, with the support from both the Chinese and Rwandan government, we will work together to make our contribution in increasing food supply, creating job opportunities and reducing poverty for the Rwandan people,” he said.