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AfDB, FAO Working to Restore Rwandan Fishing Sectorbiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 11 May 2012
8 May 2012: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has initiated the Inland Lakes Integrated Development and Management Support Project (PAIGELAC) to assist in restoring and improving Rwanda's fisheries sector.The project, supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), reports...
GREAT LAKES : At risk of "war for food, space"IRIN News | 01 Nov 2011
KIGALI 01 November 2011 (IRIN) - High population density, low government support for agriculture, and poor infrastructure and farming methods have resulted in chronic food insecurity in Africa's Great Lakes region, experts say, despite a climate conducive to growing various crops."We have a...
Uganda: Scandal in TourismAllAfrica.com | 12 Apr 2011
A probe committee instituted by the minister of Tourism, Trade and Industry Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, discovered several discrepancies in the amount of money used in the construction of a community lodge in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Cloud Lodge in Nkuringo.
Rwanda: Farmers Learn Post-Harvest SkillsAllAfrica.com | 01 Mar 2011
Local farmers and cooperatives in Kirehe District, in the Eastern Province, have acquired skills in post-harvest handling, storage and management of their produce, under the Sell More For more programme, sponsored by USAID. Maize farmers alone lose an estimated 30-40% of their crop after harvest.
Rwanda: Nation Begins Tagging MineralsAllAfrica.com | 14 Feb 2011
Kigali — The Rwanda Geology and Mines Authority (OGMR), has set up a mineral tagging and sealing scheme, internationally recognized as the iTSCi project, which aims to curb illegal trading of minerals. It targets to curb illegal trade in four conflict minerals; gold, tin, tantalum and tantalite, between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), marked as a conflict zone, and her neighbouring countries.
Rwanda: Gov't to review methane gas contractThe New Times | 08 Feb 2011
The government is set to review the contract on the extraction of methane gas on Lake Kivu. The contract worth $325 million was signed in 2009 between Contour Global Kivuwatt Ltd and the government, but the project has since failed to take off. Coletha Uwineza Ruhamya, the Minister of State in charge of Energy and Water, said the contract review was a result of the delays.
Rwanda: Mountain Gorilla Gives Birth to TwinsAllAfrica.com | 08 Feb 2011
Musanze — Gorilla trackers from the Volcanoes National Park, yesterday, reported a rare birth of gorilla twins, born to Kabatwa from the Hirwa Group. According to park officials, the successful birth of twin gorillas becomes the second since 2004 in Susa Group and only the fifth case recorded in more than 40 years of Gorilla monitoring in Rwanda.
Rwanda: The story of a food secure nationfeedproxy.google.com | 07 Feb 2011
It all started with a push for one cow per family in 2006. The plan sounded comical but it was its three-pronged intention that has since changed Rwanda's food security status. Proponents of the policy said could provide milk to the household, put some money in their pockets and provide organic manure. Then East Africa's second smallest economy formulated a policy to stop land fragmentation.
Africa: Continent Can Overcome Food InsecurityAllAfrica.com | 31 Jan 2011
President Paul Kagame has said that Africa can address the problem of food insecurity, if the arable land on the continent is put to good use. The President made the remarks while speaking at a World Food Program (WFP) event, held alongside the World Economic Forum in Davos- Klosters, Switzerland, under the theme "nourishing people, invest in the next generation".
Rwanda: Forest Conservation Calls for Carrot and StickInter Press Service | 21 Jan 2011
For years, the various campaigns for sustainable use of forests just passed Pascal Segatashya by. But Rwanda's ambitious Forest Conservation Project eventually found him - and it has transformed his life and livelihood.
Rwanda: Innovations that reduce energy consumptionAfricaFiles | 01 Dec 2010
Deforestation and the high cost of electricity are of concern to people in Rwanda. Some inventors have developed original countermeasures that offer significant savings for families as well as relief for the environment. In Rwanda, where electricity is expensive at 112 RWF ($0.18) per...
EAST AFRICA: CEOs lead by example, take public HIV testsplusnews.org | 19 Nov 2010
KAMPALA - At least 40 East African chief executive officers (CEOs) recently took public HIV tests, a move designed to show their commitment to fighting HIV in the workplace in an increasingly integrated region. "The objective was to encourage them [CEOs] to be role models, to plan properly for the future but also to plan for employees who are HIV-positive," said Rosemary Ssenabulya, executive director of the Federation of Uganda Employees.
Rwanda: Italian NGO, Rotary Club plant 200,000 treesThe New Times | 16 Nov 2010
The International Voluntary for Development Association (AVSI), an Italian NGO operating in the country, in collaboration with the Rotary Club International, on Monday launched a tree planting campaign that will see 200, 000 trees worth Rwf30 million planted in Muhura Sector, Gatsibo District. AVSI officials say the campaign is in response to the governments call for environmental protection.
Rwanda: Makuza joins tea farmers to celebrate Kagame's victoryThe New Times | 15 Nov 2010
NYAMAGABE - Prime Minister, Bernard Makuza on Saturday joined tea farmers and workers of Kitabi Tea Company to celebrate President Paul Kagames victory in the recent presidential elections. The celebrations jointly organised by the factory and Nyamagabe District were preceded by a tree planting...
Rwanda: Government to Embark On Major Biogas CampaignAllAfrica.com | 28 Jun 2010
In a bid to improve waste management and environmental protection, the Ministry of Infrastructure is set to promote the biogas programme in all schools and prisons across the country. Pascal Karemera, the Quality Assurance Director and Biogas Project Manager at World Vision, said that the project, which will be completed by September, estimates to reduce the use of firewood by 50%.
Rwanda: Rema Chief Calls for More Research On Climate ChangeAllAfrica.com | 08 Jun 2010
The Director General of Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), Dr Rose Mukankomeje, has encouraged experts to carry out more scientific research on biodiversity and climate change. Addressing a workshop on Biodiversity and Adaptation to Climate change in the Albertine Rift Region...