Rice field irrigated by water discharge of Rwojya dam in Rwanda

Credit: Leandre Ndahayo (Rwanda)

This rice field shown in the photo receives its water from a dam  (Rwojya) located in Kirehe. The government stocks the dam with tilapia. The fishermen operating in this dam are the owners of the land used in dam construction. Rice fields receive the fertile water from Rwojya dam and hence enhance rice productivity as well as production economics. There are two cooperatives involved; the first is for fishermen while the second is for rice farmers.

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