Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA)
A unique English-language institution, RICA combines research, education, and extension services to train Rwanda’s next generation of leaders in agriculture, while supporting national priorities for agricultural development.
RICA students will learn the principles of Conservation Agriculture and One Health, with an emphasis on building communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills. Students will gain hands-on experience in smallholder farming, while also being exposed to six different enterprise-scale agribusinesses during their course of study. They will also engage closely with local farming communities through on-site extension education and through the NASHO Irrigation Cooperative to ensure research insights are informed by local needs and knowledge is transferred to benefit local communities.