Written by Gilbert Gatete

A new small-scale solar irrigation project was unveiled.

A new project aimed at developing small-scale solar irrigation in Rwanda with the target to increase farmers’ productivity and the country’s food security was unveiled.

In partnership with Energy 4 Impact, Rwanda Development Organization – RDO is going to implement a Small-scale irrigation project that has the potential to contribute to improved food security and higher rural incomes.

Team from Energy 4 Impact, Dr. Charles MUREKEZI DG of MINAGRI and RWIBASIRA ES of RDO during the project launch

Given Rwanda’s geography and its solar radiation potential, the density of cultivated land and the availability of water resources, solar irrigation can enable smallholder farmers to use the water sources more productively, adapt to climate change and improve nutritional outcomes and rural development.

The project will be implemented in eight districts in Eastern and Southern Provinces namely Bugesera, Kirehe, Nyagatare, Ngoma, Gatsibo, Gisagara, Kamonyi and Muhanga

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