ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations.  80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT VENUSTE NSABIMANA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1

" I am so excited to be a part of Millennium Fellowship because to attend Millennium Fellowship will help me to reach to my goal of ending hunger with in my society, as result of meeting with diverse people which would help me to share skills and ideas with them. since agriculture is the back bone of all sectors, I strongly believe that developing agriculture will rise all econonic sectors in Rwanda as well as in the world. through my passion and commitment every thing is possible, and I believe that one minded man can heal and change the world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Multi-Agri project will be focusing on zero hunger

I researched different districts of Rwanda and I found that there is a problem with the reduction of agricultural productivity which leads to hunger. The main causes of this issue are climate change (unfavorable rainfall), and inadequate skills of farmers. I as young farmers who had the opportunity to attend different pieces of training and who are studying in the Rwanda institute for conservation agriculture. I decided to start an agriculture extension service and maize Processing as a business.

Through this business, Rwandan farmers will get an opportunity of knowing different techniques that would raise their productivity, that techniques include zero tillage, pests control, and soil amendment, and also, farmers will be given different seeds that are cross-brided that can resist on climate change. This is because some farmers due to their financial status they can not afford those seeds. Due to that practices mentioned above maize quantity and quality of maize will increases, as well as food security, due to different products that are made maize.

How the business will work: Farmers will be given seeds after that we train them on how to prepare the soil and amending it and seeds treatment. We will continue doing following up until the time to harvest. Farmers will directly sell their products to our industry, we will get profit from seeds because farmers will pay back seeds and we will be getting high-quality products at a cheaper price.

About the Millennium Fellow

Venuste Nsabimana in his childhood used to ask himself why people always suffer from hunger and others used to have conflict among themselves. as he grew up he realized that Agriculture conservation and leadership are not well equipped, he to the decision of taking agriculture conservation courses together with leadership so that he can heal the world through agriculture conservation and leadership. now he is studying at Rwanda institutes for conservation agriculture in order to transform agriculture as well as leadership.

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