Ecological Organic Agriculture - Initiative
Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative is an African led initiative aimed at promoting organic farming in Africa, as a response to the African Heads of States Decision EX.CL/Dec.621 (XVII) on Organic Farming that was made following the report of the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture held in Lilongwe, Malawi in 2010.
The initiative has been implemented in Africa since 2012 first on a pilot basis in 6 countries, namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria and Zambia. The rollout has risen to eight (9) countries – four in Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda) and four in West Africa (Mali, Nigeria, Benin, and Senegal). EOA-I’s overall goal is to mainstream Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) into National Agriculture systems, Policies and Programmes by 2025, in order to improve agricultural productivity,food security, access to markets and sustainable development in Africa
ROAM is the Country Lead Organization of the EOA-I project in Rwanda since 2019 supported by 3 Partners to implement activities on different pillars.the oversight of the initiative in Rwanda is done by the National steering committee chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources.
The EOA-I project activities are implemented by 4 Pillar Implementing Partners namely: Pillar 1: Research and Applied Knowledge through University of Technology and Arts of Byumba, Pillar 2 : Information,Communication and Extension through Huguka Organization , Pillar 3 : Value chain and market development through Pride farms Ltd and Pillar 4 : Coordination,Networking and Advocacy by ROAM.
Pillar Implementing Partners
Research and Applied Knowledge
University of Technology and Arts of Byumba (UTAB) is part of the EOA-I as Pillar Implementing Partner in charge of research and applied knowledge
Farmer Market Day
A farmers market day event was conducted on the 4th March 2022 where 21 Farmers and trained multipliers were facilitated to showcase and exhibit th.... Read More
Monitoring visit by Biovision Africa Trust (BvAT) to Rwanda Organic Agriculture Movement under the Ecological Organic Agriculture Initiative (EOA-I)
On 25th May 2022, the BvAT team represented by Dr. David Amudavi, Executive Director of BvAT, and Ms. Venancia Wambua, EOA-I Project Manager had a.... Read More
Workshop on the curriculum development on agroforestry
ROAM conducted a 3 days’ workshop from 28th -30th March 2022 facilitated by Naturland Association. The workshop was aimed at the Curriculum Devel.... Read More
Stakeholder’s & media envisioning workshop
For generations, media has proven to be one of the most powerful game changers influencing social (cultures and lifestyles), economic and political.... Read More
Call for Abstracts for papers, posters and exhibitions
The Conference Organizing Committee of the 1st Eastern Africa Agroecology Conference to be held from 21st – 24th March 2023 invites calls for abs.... Read More
STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP ON SELECTION OF VALUE CHAINS TO BE FOCUSED ON FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITALIZED TRAINING MATERIALS FOR FARMERS
On 23rd January 2023, Rwanda Organic Agriculture Movement (ROAM) organized a stakeholders’ workshop on value chains selection which took place in.... Read More