Together with partners, Rwarri encourages the integration of variety of technologies, service and tools to better equip smallholder farmers to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Our work focuses on the most food insecure communities in rural Rwanda through initiatives that aim to prevent or to limit the adverse effects of climate change, thereby minimising vulnerabilities and disaster risks.
Some of the activities undertaken include rain water harvest for use in agriculture to help provide water for irrigation in dry periods, but also to control soil erosion and flooding during rainy periods.
We have also partnered with Kamonyi district in the provision of water harvesting infrastructure such as water tanks using bamboo, water ponds using plastic linings and reclamation of marsh lands by providing canal irrigation. These technologies readily provide access to water for irrigation during dry periods to increase field crops and vegetable production. Due to the high demand of vegetables during the dry seasons, farmers can take advantage of irrigation agriculture to increase supplies when prices are high thereby increasing their income and in the long run improve their livelihood
As an organization, we consider natural resources management very seriously, because it is from the environment that we feed people. We also educate communities we work with to preserve natural resources for today and for the future generation to enjoy.
Land management and soil preservation
We conduct capacity building on land management and soil conservation for sustainability. We encourage farmers to use natural fertilizers but also promote of irrigation, and use of mulches to control soil wash and nutrient loss for future generation use.