IFDC – Catalist 2 Project – 2012 Achievements

31 Jan 2013
Catalist 2 has continued to progress during 2012 – and we have successfully:

- Trained 40 lead farmers in ISFM techniques helping them improve their cultivation and harvest volumes. This training was cascaded by these ‘lead’ farmers to a total 4,000 farmers across Nyagatare district.

- Established 40 demonstration plots to show the benefits of the ISFM techniques.

- Trained the farmers in the use of marketing tools, including mobile phones and the internet to establish the maximum potential prices for their crops.

- Instigated a farmers' union business planning process to help them identify improvements in their business, allowing increased access to markets and improving incomes further.
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IFDC – Catalist 2 Project – Background.

31 Jan 2013
Building on the successes of the original Catalist project, we are continuing our work with IFDC into a sixth year – promoting agribusiness, development, market integration and agricultural intensification to farmers across Eastern Rwanda.

Our overall objective for the Catalist 2 project is to link the surplus production crops to identified markets. We expect 700,000 small hold farmers will see their incomes increase by 50% at the end of the projects.
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