Rwanda-Banana Farming


This is Pacifique Nshimiyimana, a member of the Global Farmer Network who grows bananas in Rwanda and also helps smallholder farmers with training on production, and marketing their production together.

Pacifique Nshimiyimana

Pacifique Nshimiyimana

Pacifique has a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology. He is a farmer and an entrepreneur. In December 2015 he started Real Green Gold Ltd, using half a hectare of land from his family. He developed a banana farming demonstration farm with more than 15 varieties of bananas and trained small producers while contracting to buy their 1st grade quality bananas. He sells them to high-end hotels and restaurants in Kigali.
Today he has expanded to 3 hectares, adding avocados and other fruits and vegetables like tomatoes, onions, and eggplants. As the number of crops increased, he started working with more farmers. He’s currently working with 144 small producers from across Rwanda. The group has been challenged with Panama disease, a devastating disease in bananas.
He is a founding member of Rwandan Youth in Agribusiness Forum (RYAF) a countrywide network of youth who are doing primary production, food processing and extension service.

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