On this Wednesday 17th January 2018, the Minister of State in charge of Agriculture visited INES-Ruhengeri. The visit was in the line to strengthen the partnership between MINAGRI and the Academia based on the new agriculture policy and strategy.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has recently validated two important documents related to the agriculture sector namely, the National Agriculture Policy (NAP) and the Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation fourth edition (PSTA 4).
The main objectives of the visit were:
- To present the new Agriculture policy and Strategy,
- To identify areas of collaboration in research and Extension,
- To discuss possible integration of key policy features into academic curriculum.
In his presentation, the Rector of INES-Ruhengeri Fr. Dr Fabien HAGENIMANA explained the key areas of agriculture related research INES is conducting. “INES has skilled people, facilities like laboratories and equipment to help The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources in its mandate” he added.
When addressing to the audience, the Minister of State in charge of Agriculture, Mr. NSENGIYUMVA Fulgence explained the Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation fourth edition (PSTA 4) and the role of university researchers in the implementation of this strategic plan.
“INES-Ruhengeri has good academic programs which will help The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources to achieve its goals” said Minister.
The conference attended by INES senior managers, academic body, students and key stakeholders.