80 cooperative farmer representatives from the 4 different provinces in the country concluded a 3 days training on the 6/09/2013 which was about new methods of technology to be used in farming.
“Farmers have acquired knowledge on how to use such technology be it while growing crops, harvesting and also processing the harvest”, said Joseph Gafaranga the Imbaraga federation owner.
He added on saying that the main aim of the training was to see how these cooperatives have been working and then learn how they can incorporate new technology in their farming.
Here people were shown how they can remove corn from the cob by using new technology, tool used to cut grass, how to make chips, how to cut Irish potatoes all using the new technology.
To help cooperative members like their cooperatives, they were trained on different ways of motivating such members which will keep them with the different cooperatives.
“Such members need training on how to increase productivity and this should be done by the cooperatives, which cooperatives still buy their produce at a higher price hence contribute to their development” ,added on Gafaranga.
Such cooperative were trained on how to give out information on farming to its members like when prices change which will still help cooperative members develop.
Jean Damscene Twagirayezu from Hahirwabasenga cooperative found in Kisaro sector Rulindo district said that this training had helped him know how is cooperative was standing since many cooperatives do not work well with the district leadership hence have no proper foundation.
This training was organised by an American project Global Communities which was originally the CHF International.