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YOUTH AND EDUCATED FARMERS

My contribution is to make a team of youth educated and training for rural population to develop agriculture in rural area.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

My idea is to make a team of youth graduate in agriculture sector ,as they are young they are faster thinking ,faster reasoning ,and they know new technology that they can use so that to transform tradition agriculture into modern agriculture,they are also able to fight with diseases that attack crops as well as they method that are used to prevent food against loss.That idea will solve the problem of food insecurity and develop many agriculture industries as well as it will solve the problem of dependence of out side of country food import.And also it will develop rural area farmer for getting quality and quantity nutrition .

WHO BENEFITS?

All population of Rwanda especially those who live in rural area where main agriculture activities take place and also outside of Rwanda countries member like Tanzania ,Kenya and so on.they will benefit from my idea by applied that idea in action for engaging younger graduated in agriculture sector.The youth graduated in agriculture sector have more idea that must implemented so that to help farmers in rural area by training unskilled farmers how they can access to market information and so

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?

my idea will implemented in Rwanda country as one of member country eligibility country especially in rural area where main agriculture activities take place,but it is not limiting in Rwanda also can be used out of Rwanda,like Kenya,USA,Tanzania,...

ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING IN AN ELIGIBLE COUNTRY?

  • Yes

EXPERTISE IN SECTOR

  • I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for over a year

EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU!

I am introduced on the name of Abraham Munyankumburwa,I am 27 years old and Rwandan as nationality and 2nd year of university in Rwanda in rural development&Agri-economics. I was working in top skills ltd,active trainer in MINEDUC,and I have entrepreneurship certificate and I submit as individual

that is why we need to use new generation of youth and educated  to transform tradition  agriculture into modern agriculture by using new technology and efficacious method as skilled farmers and collaborate with old and unskilled farmers by introducing new technology and innovation to rural population and  also by handling the problem of food losses and food waste by using new method and new improvement for example they are able to fight against with food loss and food waste by using:

Metal-silo ,refrigerator, et c,and  also there is high amount of food wasted due to luck of market information as 90% of Rwanda country are unskilled farmers means that;it is difficult for them to find out information about market that is big challenge that lead to food loss and food waste for farmers and also reduce economy of country and also that have many challenge for Rwanda small scale farmersIn Rwanda farmers face the following challenges to add value to their agricultural products;*.Low quality produce as most production is intended for own family consumption hence local farmers do not have strongincentives to increase quality.*.Lack of business skills and entrepreneurship.*.The rural road infrastructure and transport is not yet fully developed to enable the farmer to promptly get farminput and also transport the farm produce to the market.*.There is lack of sustainablemarket and post harvest management for the small scale farmers in Rwanda.*.Limited capital to develop the farms and local farmersalso do not have easy access to funding from commercial banks.*.The lasted market information is not readily available to the small scalefarmers and this results in the farmers selling at cheap price in order to avoid spoilage of agricultural products.*.Shortage of fertile land*.Lack of knowledge about modern farming methods including irrigation.*.Lack of necessary equipment to use on the farm during planting, harvesting and value addition.*.Lack of adequate supporting infrastructure to the sector like cold rooms, advisory services tothe small farmers and mechanism for the small farmers to pull resources My idea will solve those above challenges that farmers meet with by find out market information, new and modern method used to store ,training unskilled farmers,values chains added ,type of soil and its crops corresponding to that type,fertilizers needed,climate,and much more information that can help farmers from pre-harvest to storage until consumer.

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Youth and inexperience are a great way to see things in ways that the older people might not have seen. This is a great idea that will help keep young people in jobs as well.

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Thank you Abraham for your relevant idea.I really appreciate it and I can say that once you begin to implement your idea,it will generate more than positive impact to rural society especially those who are engaged in agriculture sector.

Thank you very much.

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Thank you Mr Samuel for your time that you took for review and support my Idea ,unfortunately nice to here from you and to share in order to develop agriculture sector!

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Thank you Abraham your idea is excellent and preferable for developing agriculture small scale to high scale as I see in your full idea that you had posted and i support your idea ,it will develop whole country in sector of agriculture field

so thank you so much to think deeply about rural development by improving agriculture from traditional agriculture to modern one 

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Thank you Mr Alexis for your time that you took as well your effort to see my Idea and to support it if you have any addition or some thing you wanna know about my Idea welcome.

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That is good  idea Mr Abraham, i think that it will develop agriculture sector when youth whose knoledge make a team to support old  farmer and unskilled farmer to make modern agriculture
thank you

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Thank you Mr Frank to share with me and to support my idea  I wish to share with you next again about to develop agriculture especially how to stop foof wasted and food spoilage

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That's great idea Mr. Abraham, Actually as Rwandese this Idea can change our country and develop people living standard. It would be better to implement it faster as well as God help to direct this best idea for country and especially for us in our rural area.

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Thank you Mr  Origene for your time and effort you took to support my idea you should share with me much more about how we can improve level of agriculture in world and reducing waste of food and spoilage of food

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wow ,that is good!! it will help also the younger graduate to gain more experience on their field

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Thank you Mr bonfils to be interested in that OpenIDEO phase by support my idea and I need to share much more if it should be possible about how we should improve agriculture from traditional to modern efficiently .

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that is a good idea because , when our agriculture are developed that will be a good basis of improving our nation as whole

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Thank you Mr Justin for your effort to support my IDEA as you are member of OpenIDEO ,It is better to share even in nexttime

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we are interested buy this idea ,because it will help  youth to get  far as possible  and  this will benefit those who are not educated and help us to increase our standard of living and reduce unemployment problem. so we are here to do as catalyst of improving our agriculture more  successfully  and we are ready to give our contribution to anyone who can need. thank you

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Thank you Mr IRYIMANIVUZE for your contribution to be interest on how we could solve the problem of food waste and food spoilage it is appreciation and how you take your time to see and  support my Idea so thank you to be a friend of agriculture activities if you have more Idea and  time to share let me know!

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You as Abraham have a good idea and With my personal experiences of rural life show me that you are going to be the solutions to many problematic citizens' life to how they might keep their food from being wasted and lost as well as ensuring food security at the same time. please! keeping on the idea to make both lives of people and country budget get change.

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Thank you Mr Jean Damascene for your contribution and to be interesting in that openIDEO phase and to support my Idea  it is good and we need to fight against food waste and food spoilage by helping farmers to find market information,how  to use ICT and different information regards to what can help farmers to produce more and to sell more as well as to store long period of time.

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thank you Abraham that is good idea since it will help youth graduate to improve their standard of life first as well as it is a way of develop rural farmer life and solve the problem of food spoiled,food loss,food waste and food insecurity through the access to market information and adapt to new technology method.

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thank you Mrs Priscille to be one part of agriculture and to support over through your comment it good that all people have mind set like you to support agriculture activies because every body need to eat when he/she still live

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thank you Abraham for that good idea i see that it is the solution to rural farmers who do agriculture activities since they will get information on how they can practice modern agriculture and how they can fight with the problem of food waste as well as food insecurity this is the solution to Rwanda rural farmer

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thank you so much Mr Ephrem to be one among many people who support agriculture activities especially you like the improvement of small scale farmer reason why you support my idea thank you

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Congratulation Abraham ! It's a good Idea we need in our country because when that idea will applicable in our country we will have the food security and improvement in  economic growth in our country and the well being of Rwandan population because we will eradicate or reduce the problem of viscous cycle of poverty we have in Rwanda.

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Thank you Mr Jackson for interested inagricultural sector and share with me how about how food can prevent against waste spoiled

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Rwanda's strategic position just like most other African countries is located in a position with a favorable and conducive environment for Agriculture. This means that there is a potential for the country to produce enough food for both the local and international market. The reason why we (Rwanda) still have issues with food security is not because our land is not productive; the issue lies in food handling which if not properly done eventually leads to food waste and spoilage. It is a good initiative you are having Abraham and seeing it go through will not only help small scale farmers improve their production and obtain more returns but even the country will benefit at large. Properly draft your plan, sell out your idea and use your skills, experience and knowledge to make it work. More power to you brother!

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Thank you Safari for your time and effort you took to share with me and to be familer
Of agragricultural sector

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thank u so much for this Abraham....actually agricultural level in our country is still under so it needs people like u to come up with such ideas like these on how our country's agriculture can be developed therefore the development of our country as whole. the most thing interesting on this project is that it is focused on youth power in the development of their country and the youth is the Rwanda of to day.... in brief this is really a good idea

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Thank you placid for see my idea and communicate with my so that to help me find out information easilythat are needed

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I'm greatly thankful for your contribution to secure food as a whole.your ideas are constructive indeed.THANK YOU

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Thank you Gilber

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Thank you Gilbert to support my idea 

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this idea is  good  and is well implemented moreover it is support the agriculture policies by reducing poverty under 30 percent,increasing sustainable youth for job and rural development in general according EDPRS2 flagship linked to vision 2020 programs

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Thank you jean cloude to take your time to share with me how you are interested in food waste reducing programm

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Ur idea is so wonderful because it help young people who study in agriculture sector in order to help the farmers who haven't study  it will help them to develop their skills about agricultural

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Thank you Passy for your contributions

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Dear Brother, i think this is so awaresome all i can do is to congratulate you, to encourage you even any kind of support as a youth and also rwandan. i hope your project will succed dear Abram

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Thank you Mr IL Beato to take your time for sharing with me and to support agriculture  sector 

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that is alright for us as Rwandans and whole of the world,is a solution that are needed for reducing food insecurity caused by loss and food waste.

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Thank you Mr Mussa to share with me and to be interested in development of small scale farming and food waste handling,  how they can be a way of handling food security  so that to develop life of farmer in rural area as well economic development of country

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 Abraham explain were the way reducing food loss and food wast that helps to achievement of food sustainability and food security with contribution of development of our country an even world development

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thank you Mr  David   let me explain well how to reduce food waste and food loss can helps any country to achieve to food security ,you know that food waste is through a way food that is quality without using it,or it is unconsumed food that can be consumed .that affect economic development of any country because it like to loss many

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Hi  Abraham , if you want to start solve food waste problem , you picked wrong country , you should  start from USA , especially you can focus on fast food industry see how food is wasted. When you waste a food , it means it has a price , so  Millions of Dollars going to trash every single day in USA. 

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Thank u dear sir Mustafa it better to develop first your country but as you say in USA millions and millions of food are said to be wasted that problem it is not only problems of USA bUt also the problem of Rwanda as there are tons of food wasted every year we need to safe that food by youth graduated in agriculture sector because they can help farmer against food waste by training farmer and show how they can access marketking information easily it is also allowed to use that idea to fight against food waste in USA as you told me last time but it is not a mistake to apply it in Rwanda

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Thank you abraham that is good idea to develop small scale farming by using educated and young graduated from agriculture sector, as see your full idea it is better way to improve life of farmer as well as reduce food waste and food loss through skilled farmers and access to information actually it is good idea to develop farming from traditional to modern farming.

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Thank you to share and give me your time to share 

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Thank you mustafa for your contributions and intereset to share with me as you say in USA the rate of food waste is high by compare with that of Rwanda, but it doesn't means that in Rwanda there is no food waste,yes there is because there is tons and tons of food that wasted every year so we need to stop that by engaging youth in agriculture because they are more easy to access market information and technologies and they can help uniskilled farmers to know more information and to managing harvesting and to prepare food efficiencly so that to develop small scale farming,but my idea is possible to be applicable even in USA or other country but first I wanna solve problems about small sale farming in my country and also improve the life of farmer especially in Rwanda as I amRwandan.

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thank you  Mr David for basking me such question,actually man farmers o9f Rwanda they don't know the way that the can use to find market information,to find the new technologies that can use so that to avoid food loss and food waste due to luck of skills since many farmers of Rwanda are unskilled farmers with youth educated we will give training to help them to know how they can find information how they can use modern agriculture ,et c,.........

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thanks  MUNYANKUMBURWA for share the develop ideas that makes us to have a confidence for producing product relate to our field.

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thank you to support that idea but i need you to give another idea that you see that can help developing of  smoll scale farmer to reduce the food waste and food spoillage as well as reduce food loss

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this is great...it is really a good idea for a farmer particularly and the country in general

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It also to work with farmers even if there is old ages and unskilled we can help them to find out information related to market,to new technology, to financial ,to storage and past harvest handling by training them

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We need to develop value chain added and increase market information, networking ,soil textile, selection seeds,ICT ,training farmers.. so that to achieve to modern agriculture in Rwanda by young graduated in agriculture Field ,all both and others we will achieve.

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In Rwanda more than 90% of farmers are unskilled farmer which affect agricultural sector in Rwanda  where food loss ,food waste and food spoiled rate is high due to lack of information of market ,of new technology, new seed  it is better to use young graduated from agriculture university to help farmers though training and introduce new technology to the rural farmer thatcan help them to know more iinformative

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thank you Mr j.do ,Mr Justin and all of member that contribute in supporting that idea it is the time to change Rwanda for good and for ever by replace traditional agriculture to modern agriculture by youth through training old and unskilled farmer in rural area of RWANDA

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you are not alone for that marvelous idea so, we are supporting your ideas because on my opinion is the best way of improving skills and knowledge in rural areas especially in country of Rwanda.

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that is very good idea for me

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Challenges to Rwanda small scale farmersChallenges to Rwanda small scale farmersIn Rwanda farmers face the following challenges to add value to their agricultural products;*.Low quality produce as most production is intended for own family consumption hence local farmers do not have strongincentives to increase quality.*.Lack of business skills and entrepreneurship.*.The rural road infrastructure and transport is not yet fully developed to enable the farmer to promptly get farminput and also transport the farm produce to the market.*.There is lack of sustainablemarket and post harvest management for the small scale farmers in Rwanda.*.Limited capital to develop the farms and local farmersalso do not have easy access to funding from commercial banks.*.The lasted market information is not readily available to the small scalefarmers and this results in the farmers selling at cheap price in order to avoid spoilage of agricultural products.*.Shortage of fertile land*.Lack of knowledge about modern farming methods including irrigation.*.Lack of necessary equipment to use on the farm during planting, harvesting and value addition.*.Lack of adequate supporting infrastructure to the sector like cold rooms, advisory services tothe small farmers and mechanism for the small farmers to pull resources My idea will is to solve those above challenges that farmers meet  with

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Thank you Mr Origene,agricultural activities done by more people in Rwanda than other sector since more than 80% of total adult population engaged in agricultural activities and also agriculture 30% in economy of Rwanda of course we need to improve agriculture as it is main source of income of Rwanda population by modernization that sector from contributions of skilled and young by training unskilled farmer .

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on my opinion, agriculture is a core to eradicate food insecurity in community so; this is a good idea. 

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thanks you elysee to support that idea

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As it shown in many statistical analysis of welfare in rural areas food insecurity is the most hurting issue while in some high income families they spoil food without thinking back to the vulnerable people, this idea is good so far!

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YES, thank you Shane Zhao it is true  I started a student group at my University .but it is not enough when my idea stop only to my university reason why  I want to expand my idea at  other universities of Rwanda so that to achieve to development of small scale farmers in whole country especially in rural area

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Exciting idea Abraham! We noticed that you're currently a 2nd year student in rural development & agri-economics. Have you tried starting a small prototype of this idea with your fellow classmates? Forming a student group or organization at your university would be a great way to build out a training program for youths in rural areas.