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FAIM – Winner of the 2015 Sankalp Africa Summit Held in Nairobi February 5th & 6th

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

FAIM emerges as the winner of the 2015 Sankalp Awards for 2015.

Organized by Intellecap, the Sankalp Africa Summit celebrated its 3rd year connecting investors with socially responsible companies that are providing the most impact for their regions.

This year’s theme of the summit centered around accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship towards an inclusive Africa focusing on boosting the GDP and tackling unemployment. Held at the Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya February 5th & 6th other contenders included programs such as safe drinking water, renewable energy, mushroom cultivation and financial services.

Founded in 2011 and based in Kigali, Rwanda, FAIM (Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management) is the first tissue culture lab and plant propagation nursery of its kind in Africa producing clean, disease free planting materials for the farmers in Rwanda and surrounding countries.

FAIM Africa is tackling the challenges of providing clean plants and seeds as well as providing the Rwandan farmers with the knowledge and assistance in successful agronomy practices that will dramatically increase plant productivity reducing poverty and addressing food security in Rwanda.

Tissue Culture Lab in Africa

Steve Jones, FAIM CEO, notes, “Using FAIM plants, it is common for farmers to see 5 to 10 times increase in crop production. With numbers like these, a farmer can realize strong profits and provide a good living for them and their family yet still afford to plant back with new plants.” Jones adds, “Our FAIM Farm School, which is free to every FAIM customer, instructs farmers with only the best agronomy practices to prepare, plant and care for their crops.”

FAIM (Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management) provides clean, disease free plants. Plants such as passion fruit, tamarillo, patchouli, pineapple, strawberry and banana plant varieties are available year round. To purchase plants, call +250 78 838 6266 for an appointment or stop by our Kigali office at KN 80 #9, Kigali, Rwanda.

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Business fund boosts African farms

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

In Kenya, Rwanda and Burundi, the One Acre Fund’s new approach to small-scale farming has spread to more than 100,000 families in four years. Could it be a model for the rest of Africa?
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One Acre Fund Operations

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014


Overview of One Acre Fund’s program model.

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WORLD VISION RWANDA RESTORING HOPE

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

In 2000, World Vision started model Area Development Programmes (ADPs) that work with communities to find long-term solutions to poverty through community-led integrated programmes including Education, Health and Nutrition, Peace-building, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Livelihoods and Food Security, Disaster Response, and Child Protection.
• Operating in 15 out of 30 Rwandan districts
• Reaching more than 4,000,000 people
• Implementing 29 large scale area development programs
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Pineapple Plants: A Key Towards Improving Food Security in Rwanda

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

 

 

Pineapple Plants: A Key Towards Improving Food Security in Rwanda 

Pineapple production is considered as one of the key sources of economic growth in Rwanda. However, in the past, most pineapple farmers in the country have been relying on purchasing suckers from other countries including Uganda. This increased the risk of plant disease, decreased the quality of the products, and raised the costs of production. To help address this issue, Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM) has been growing virus-free pineapple plants as well as tamarillo, passion fruits, and tissue culture grown banana plant varieties.

The company has also introduced new farming techniques and practices that will help farmers have clean and healthy plants for better food security in Rwanda. FAIM provides Rwandan farmers that opportunity to increase the production of pineapple plants or grow quality produce that they can sell in the local market for added income. FAIM is dedicated to providing farmers in the country with specific solutions to various challenges that they are experiencing to ensure the pineapple production is environmentally and socially sustainable.

FAIM has healthy MD2 pineapple plants that have been grown to ensure that they will are disease free. FAIM’s  pineapple plantlets are ideal for pineapple cultivation since they are resistant to wilt disease, root rot, mealy bugs, and nematodes, and are free from common pathogens.

Pineapple is one of the plants for food security in Rwanda that can help improve the overall quality of life of Rwandan people. With FAIM’s help, increasing agricultural productivity and improving food security is now made easier to achieve.

MD-2 Pineapple

MD-2 Pineapple

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Passion Fruit Plants for Food Security in Rwanda

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

 

 

Passion Fruit Plants for Food Security in Rwanda

Passion fruit plants are the most abundant type of backyard crops that are commonly sold in the market as juices that supplies nutrients and vitamins in the body.  It is a seasonal fruit with round or oval shape and contains white or even purple flowers. It has sometimes yellow or purple black that are eaten or make into juices. It does not only enhance flavors and aroma of foods but also gives energy and nutrient to the body.

For people who are not yet familiar with this type of plants for food security in Rwanda would completely answer their needs.  FAIM is known for producing these disease free plants that are commonly planted by local people for their daily consumption and needs. To be able to help the people out, FAIM is already helping improve the country’s food security with passion fruit plants and other cash crops such as tissue culture banana plants and pineapple plants.

Passion fruit still on the vine

Passion fruit still on the vine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM) is not just giving people with a wide array of knowledge regarding the plant but also teaching them how to plant and take good care of this passion fruit plants.  These passion fruits plants for food security are already ready to be planted in the fields.

So, what are you waiting for? Call FAIM or SMS at +250 78 838 6266 more about the food security in Rwanda through passion fruit plants and how to purchase healthy passion fruit plants.

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Tamarillo Plants: A Healthy and Efficient Tissue Culture Plants

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

 

 

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.

Tamarillo CDC

Tamarillo CDC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

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Plants for Food Security in Production for Rwandan Farmers

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

 

 

Plants for food security in production for Rwandan farmers. With majority of the banana plants diseased, majority of fruit production is currently being imported. Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM Africa) is propagating through tissue culture healthy disease-free plants for Rwandan farmers as well as all sub-Saharan countries and the Middle East.

Currently in production are the cooking bananas Injagi and Imporogoma, as well as Fhia 17 and Fhia 25 which are bananas primarily used for beer and desert. Available for shipping to areas outside Rwanda is FAIM’s own Sugar Baby Apple Banana, a banana that produces juice so sweet will have you doubting that is from a banana at all!

Call or visit our office in Kigali to discuss your planting needs. FAIM is currently taking orders for plants to be delivered during planting season B.

FAIM Africa ltd
KN 80, #9
Kigali, Rwanda
+25 (0)78 838 6266
Email: info@faim.co
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FAIM1 (Photo credit: USDAgov)

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Rural Women are a Strong Force in Agriculture

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

 

 

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


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(en) Rwanda Location (he) מיקום רואנדה (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Disease Free Plants for Food Security Now Available in Rwanda

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Plants for food security.

Plants for food security.


FAIM is now accepting orders for clean, disease free plants for food security in Rwanda, sub-Saharan countries, Middle East, India and China. Currently available are banana plant varieties such as apple bananas and FAIM’s own wonderfully sweet, soon to be released, introduction, Tamarillo plants, pineapple plants, passion fruit plants, patchouli plants and bamboo plants to correct erosion problems.

These plants for food security are now available and ready for you to plant in your fields. Delivery can be arranged. Call FAIM office at 250 78 838 6266 to place your order.

Do your needs require high production of other plants? Phone us 250 78 838 6266 to discuss FAIM producing custom plants for you at our modern tissue culture lab in Rwanda.

Our agronomists are available to help make your FAIM plants grow successfully. We look forward to working with you.

Plants ready for customers

Plants ready for customers

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