Remera Community’s Potato Farming

Year: 2016
Country: Rwanda

Project Launch:

Remera is composed of 143 households. The limited arable land, situated upon rocky soil, cannot effectively support the population leading to food insecurity. Most community members do not possess an adequate amount of land to feed their families and as a result are only able to eat once a day or once every two days. Due to these challenges, the community has decided start a community potato farming project. This project will provide funds the community will use to purchase additional nearby viable land, potato seeds, and manure. With increased health and household income generated from potato harvesting, the community will set itself on the path to pursue other development initiatives and increase quality of life.