Duration: 2011-2014, totally 3 years.
Activities: carry out the technical cooperation in Juncao mushroom cultivation, soil and water conservation and rice production, to train local technicians and farmers, and to provide related materials such as laboratory equipment and consumable items, and mushroom cultivation and processing machines.
Results: a Juncao industry was established in Rwanda, which significantly contributed to poverty alleviation, employment creation and environment rehabilitation.
Highlights: Many are keen on learning the technologies. They all paid high tributes to the effectiveness and successes of this Chinese Government's economic aid Project. Hon. Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Rwanda Minister of Agriculture presented the "Best Show Award" to the booth of C-RATDC on Jun. 7th, 2011. She said:“ We really appreciate what is doing. So I think that it's going to bridge the gap between technology transfer, the technology from China that we don't have here. The means of the ways that reaching to farmer is so new, so the technology transfer the knowledge to reach farmer is something we really appreciate.”
The center has contributed towards addressing the community's needs and help farmers increasing productivity to lift themselves out of poverty, Prime Minister Dr Pierre Damien Habumuremyi thanked the Chinese government for supporting Rwandan farmers in the quest for better living conditions.