Boosting Incomes of Orphan Pineapple Farmers

TechnoServe is currently implementing a one-year pilot, the Icyerekezo Project, to address farmer associations’ pineapple production challenges in the Rwamagana district. The project targets approximately 60 genocide and/or HIV positive orphan farmers, ages 15 to 25, involved in pineapple production. To increase their incomes and improve their livelihoods, TechnoServe will provide trainings to build the business and organization management capacity of existing farmer associations, upgrade them to commercially-focused cooperatives and link them to essential pineapple agro-processors, traders and input suppliers.