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The European Union Ambassador to Rwanda Micheal Ryan  made a working visit to Kayonza district, in Rwinkwavu sector to lean more about the effects of the drought that is reported to have damaged crops and made locals become  food insecure. He, however, told media that the situation is not as worse as reported, adding that Rwandan government’s policies in this regard proved to be successful.

Amb Micheal Ryan talking to media
Amb Micheal Ryan talking to media

His visit concerned also Rwamagana district in Eastern province where he had talks with farmers and agricultural authorities on how the  situation can be handled effectively before it generates into a famine.

Recently the European Union signed with Rwanda an agreement on a aid of 200 million Euros to be invested in agriculture and in its related fields of economy such a electricity.

Amb Ryan told media that he is entitled to visit different projects that Rwanda initiated and assess how effective the European aid is being invested.

He said that the countryside areas are the most concerned as agriculture is remarkably practiced in such areas.

The EU Ambassador to Rwanda visited different swamps such as Fumbwe in Rwamagana district and Murama Swamp in Kayonza district.

The Murama swamp is used as a seed multiplication  area of vitamin rich sweet potatoes and the one of Rwinkwavu in which greens and sweet potatoes are cultivated.

Local farmers told him that cultivating such sweet potatoes enabled them to survive in the harsh sunny period.

After assessing the onground situation, Ambassador Ryan told  reporters that he appreciated the efforts Rwandan government has in reducing the impact of the long lasting drought in the Eastern province.

For him the availability of the fortified orange sweet potatoes in two areas he visited will help locals to have healthy and  nutritious food useful in such sunny period.

Ambassador Micheal Ryan promised that the European Union keeps its commitment in backing Rwanda in its path towards sustainable development in different areas of national life.

Ambassador Ryan inspecting how the fortified orange sweet potatoes are growing and taken care of
Ambassador Ryan inspecting how the fortified orange sweet potatoes are growing and are taken care of
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Hakizumungu standing alongside the EU Ambassador Ryan

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Mayor of Kayonza district Jean Claude Murenzi
Mayor of Kayonza district Jean Claude Murenzi
Hakizamungu one of the locals who practice the agriculture of vitamin rich sweet potatoes
Hakizamungu one of the locals who practice the agriculture of vitamin rich sweet potatoes
Such potatoes are cutivated in different swamps of the Eastern province to counter attack the effects of the drought
Such potatoes are cutivated in different swamps of the Eastern province to counter attack the effects of the drought
Women are glad to be having such sweet potatoes that help them to feed the little ones
Women are glad to be having such sweet potatoes that help them to feed the little ones

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