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

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

We won!!!

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 by Steve and Cheryl Jones along with a small investment group 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.”

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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) grew 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 grew 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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