Musanze: FVA trained 72 women farmers on making compost manure

Tue, 9 Aug

Around 72 women small holder farmers representing 36 farming groups supported by FLOW II Project in Musanze district were trained on compost manure making.

Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women II (FLOWII) project is being implemented in Musanze by Faith Victory Association (FVA) in partnership with Action Aid Rwanda.

Through this five days training which started from 25th-29th July, participants were taught on the benefits of rearing animals in their shelters in terms of collecting more manure for the increase of agriculture production.

Trainees also were trained on production of other organic manure from different herbs available in Musanze since some of small holder farmers have no animals at their homes to get animal-dung to fertilize their soils.   

FLOW project teaches women smallholder farmers about practice of sustainable agriculture to empower them economically and advocate for Unpaid Care Work (UCW) to be reduced, redistributed and recognized.

After training, women who attended trainings are expected to train their fellow women and be able to produce organic manure by themselves. There is also another expectation of increasing agricultural production without spending much on chemical fertilizers which seem to be expensive to many small holder farmers.

This training also important to help FLOW project attains its goal of teaching sustainable agriculture because the latter uses more organic inputs than chemical ones.

The training has had two important parts which are theoretical part and practical session.

Apart from Musanze, FVA is also implementing similar project of FLOW II in Nyaruguru and Nyanza and the project activities are the same in all the areas of implementation.