Published: 20 July 2017
The baseline survey was also, intended to map information that will assist in designing the project’s monitoring and evaluation plan, for developing ToTs training modules and capacity building interventions, and Information that will assist in identifying relevant policies, guidelines and frameworks for supporting project implementation, advocacy and sustainability and Identify sites for setting up of project infrastructure, solar systems, nursery beds, etc.
NDBF, RECOR and other partners will implement and monitor changes in baseline indicators. The goal is not to attribute these changes to the project, but to be able to assess what kinds of challenges and opportunity are there for agricultural climate change adaptation and mitigation in a sustainable way.
The survey is in line with the new project entitled “Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in a Changing Climate in Bugesera District”, to be implemented by NDF Rwanda and RECOR as local partner. The project will cover eight Sectors of Bugesera District; Rweru, Nyarugenge, Ngeruka, Mareba, Ruhuha, Kamabuye, Juru and Rilima.
The project will address "Green growth for sustainable livelihoods" through increasing fruit tree cover using green and low carbon technologies, inspiring smallholder farmers to promote a market oriented climate resilient agriculture.
The purpose of the project is to empower smallholder farmers with skills and green technologies in climate resilient agriculture for sustainable livelihoods.
The project specific objectives are:
(i) to combat the negative impacts of climate change on vulnerable people living in poverty by increasing knowledge, strengthening governmental and non-governmental institutions, and developing capacity related to climate change;
(ii) awareness creation amongst smallholder farmers on climate resilient agriculture;
(iii) integration of solar powered (green) technologies in irrigation;
(iv) promotion of sustainable land use and management practices; and
(v) empowerment of vulnerable groups and including women in nurturing fruit crops as Climate resilient crops.