Progetto Rwanda Onlus, which has been working for many years in the district of Ngoma (eastern province of the country), through an important collaboration with local partners such as INATEK University (Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Education of Kibungo), the Nyaruvumu cell (in which the Kibaya community resides) and the diocese of Kibungo, has created the Kibaya School Farm, fully funded by the Nando Peretti Foundation.
The project aimed to increase the Kibaya community’s knowledge of soil fertility conservation and to promote training of the cell’s farmers in good agricultural practices: educating the recipients to use their land more efficiently without compromising future integrity and ensuring a sustainable relationship between agriculture and the environment.
Training was planned for 200 pupils and 6 teachers from Kibaya elementary school, 48 farmers from Nyaruvumu cell, and 5,000 residents of Kibaya community.
The educational activity was aimed at knowledge of the basic principles of nutrition and proper use of natural resources, according to criteria of ecologically sustainable agriculture. The training takes shape within a nursery, intended for the production of both tree plants (avocado, mango, papaya, maracuja and tamarillo) and fodder plants, necessary for the feeding of the animals raised.
The basic purpose was to:
Il progetto è stato interamente finanziato dalla Fondazione Nando e Elsa Peretti.