Green Amayaga: APEFA Trains Youth Cooperative Members on Seedlings Production

Members of environment youth cooperatives from Gisagara, Nyanza, Ruhango and Kamonyi Districts have on March 25, 2022 convened at APEFA’s headquarters in Nyanza for a training on seedlings production.

The one-day training was held in line with Forest Landscape Restoration ‘Green Amayaga’ project implemented by Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) in the above mentioned districts as intervention areas.

Action pour la Protection de l’Environnement et la Promotion des Filieres Agricoles (APEFA) implements the project “Community capacity building in the areas of livelihood and agroforestry for Forest Landscape Restoration in the Amayaga Region” aligned with Green Amayaga.

With the largest number of Green Amayaga project beneficiaries being women and youth, among activities to be done is plant nurseries to be prepared by empowered youth cooperatives so as to help them get jobs and money through seedlings sale.

Youths from four Districts were trained on seedlings production before they embark on plant nursery preparation

The training was officiated by APEFA’s community capacity building and mobilization project coordinator, Eng. Jackson NDERA while the training was moderated by APEFA’s Forest Expest in Kamonyi and Ruhango Districts, Eng. Bonaventure NDUWAYEZU.

Eng. Jackson NDERA as he launched the training
Anne Marie Rutabuzwa, REMA staff in charge of Green Amayaga in Nyanza District
Eng Bonaventure NDUWAYEZU trained the youth on seedlings production and plant nursery preparation
Talking about what they just learnt
Discussing the studies
Group photo of the youth trained on seedlings production