Research AreasAgrobiodiversity, Climate Change, Crops, Forestry & Agroforestry, Seed Systems, Soils
TimelineStart Date: 1 May 2011 | End Date: 31 May 2013
The goal of this project os to scale up soybean production in Rwanda to improve soil fertility and livelihood to farmers. The following activities will be undertaken:
1. Mobilise farmers to establish Agroforestry tree nurseries for supplying high quality seedlings to increase the number of trees on farms in order to meet challenges such as soil fertility, erosion control, adaptaion to climate change and others.
2. Gradually increase the number of trees on farms beginning 2011 to achieve 650,000 fertilizers trees in year 1 and 650,000 fertilizer trees by the end of year 2.
3. Train farmers on best practices for high quality seedling production, agroforestry tree planting, management and use of green manure from fertilizer trees to improve soil fertility.