• Operating in 15 out of 30 Rwandan districts
• Reaching more than 4,000,000 people
• Implementing 29 large scale area development programs
Banana Plants for Food Security in Rwanda
Poor farming practices, floods, and other calamities have increased the risk of food insecurity in Rwanda. This has become a great burden in the country especially since almost 80% of its labor force works in agriculture. Agriculture also serves as the foundation of the country’s economy, accounting for 1/3 of Rwanda’s GDP. With continuous effort and through the help of various international agencies, most parts of the country are already experiencing improved food security. Clean, virus-free plants for food security are being cultivated, by the Rwandan/American owned corporation FAIM, such as banana plants, passion fruit plants, pineapple plants, and tamarillo plants.
Disease-resistant banana plants are now being grown not just in Rwanda but in other parts of Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Banana is an important cash and food crop that has unlimited uses. Strategies for increasing yields and creating a more diversified crop system as well as new technology for the production of banana plants and variants with the use of tissue culture are being introduced to exploit the under utilized potentials of bananas not just to improve the food security and nutrition in the country but also to improve livelihoods and increase income generation.
Forestry and Agriculture Investment Management (FAIM) is committed to helping increase food security in Africa by providing healthy, virus-free, and clean plants as well as sharing modern farming techniques to African farmers. They are working to provide disease-free starter plants that can be used for soil stabilization, food production, and commerce. FAIM also provides the necessary resources to help farmers achieve the best results, from cultivation to financing to marketing the harvested products. With the multiple benefits that the banana plants provide, it has become an essential tool in improving food security in Rwanda.
FAIM also has in development several banana plant varieties that are showing resistance to the fusarium that is found in the soil throughout Rwanda.
To reserve your banana plants, call FAIM or SMS +250 78 838 6266 for more information.
Tamarillo Plants: A Healthy and Efficient Tissue Culture Plants
Apart from the banana plants and pineapple plants, Rwanda is also known for producing tamarillo plants in an effort to increase its food security. Since they wanted to make use of tissue culture plants to boost up the farming practices of Rwandan farmers, Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM) is able to provide healthy disease free tamarillo plants.
Tamarillo plants for food security are healthy and make the life of Rwandan farmers fruitful with the production of huge number of fruits. FAIM maintains inventory in tamarillo plants for farmers to immediately plant in their fields.
FAIM is offering tamarillo plants in order to assure that they will be given right amount of nutrients and at the same time provide them with a healthy and wealthy living. People who will be planting tamarillo plants to improve food security in Rwanda can become successful since they would be given an excellent chance to achieve the essential benefits brought by the plant.
So, don’t miss the chance of getting in touch with FAIM if you want to help improve the food security in Rwanda though tamarillo plants for food security. You will be given an idea on how to be able to plant and take good care of your tamarillo plants in order to give you effective and healthy benefits through the production of their fruits. Call FAIM or SMS +250 78 838 6266 for more information regarding the tamarillo plants available for planting.
When we took our banana bunches to market last week, the bunches brought top dollar. FAIM plants are performing beautifully for our customers and our own farm. Our tissue culture plants are clean, healthy and out performing other plants.
We are working towards food security for all of Rwanda.
While we are booking plants for the B planting season, we do have a limited number of banana, patchouli, tamarillo and passion fruit plants still in stock ready for farmers to plant.
To buy FAIM plants for your farm, phone us at: +250 78 838 6266
This article came to my attention today as it is International Day of Rural Women. It profiles women – who actually make up almost half of rural people who work in agriculture. What this article promotes is what FAIM is working towards here in Rwanda and we are making headway with some successes – financial assistance for African farmers both men and women. With financial assistance and clean virus free plants, farmers are able to produce larger healthy crops that actually mature and can make it to market. One step closer to Food Security.
Message by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka for International Day of Rural Women, 15 October, 2013 – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2013/10/ed-message-for-intl-rural-women-day#sthash.DPuNaSkW.dpuf