SWC within Holland Pavilion during the 13th National AGRISHOW, Rwanda


The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) has officially opened the 13th National Agriculture Show which to took place from 26th June to 3rd July 2018 at Mulindi Show Ground. The National Agriculture Show is a yearly event organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources for farmers/entrepreneurs to showcase innovations and best practices in the agriculture sector. The event is a platform that brings together the exhibitors and visitors to exchange information, experiences and an opportunity for the development of Agribusiness. The theme for this year's AGRISHOW is: ''Invest in Innovations and Agribusiness to Transform Agriculture''.

The Dutch Ambassador in Rwanda visited SWC-TAHMO stand
Photo: Severe Weather Consult

In this regards and under the invitation from Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Kigalu, Severe Weather Consult and Trans-Africa Hydro-Meteorological Observatory (TAHMO) joined Holland pavilion stands together with other Dutch agricultural companies, organizations operating in Rwanda. The aim for SWC was to showcase its mobile mobile app. and SMS technologies that help farmers to get access to weather information , alerts and advisory services.

The SWC exhibition stand has attracted individual farmers, farmer organisations, private and government individual and institutions such as individual farmers, Seed potato fund delegations, Urugaga Imbaraga federation, MINAGRI delegation, CIAT team, Meteo- Rwanda team, Dutch associated projects/program namely: Delphy, Agroprofocus, Agriterra and HollandGreenTech.

Our visitors appreciated the needs of our products/services especially helping farmers in getting access to weather information and advisory services. MINAGRI team recommended SWC to approach MINAGRI for further linkage and support through ongoing climate mainstreaming and resilience programs such as AgriTAFF, TECAN, HINGA WEZE, etc. Those programs have climate/weather services & community resilience components that may help SWC to boost and grow its services.

SWC with CIAT staffs and farmers supported by CIAT climate and weather climate services project in Nyanza, Kirehe and Kamonyi Districts.

Photo: Severe Weather Consult

CIAT has implemented a USAID program on weather and climate services in selected Districts in Rwanda.  The CIAT team advised SWC to approach CIAT and MINAGRI to learn from what they have achieved and further collaboration with SWC and its partners.

Vi Nguyen's picture

Great to hear that SWC attracted a lot of attention at this event! Has there been any follow up since then with CIAT and MINAGRI for future collaboration?