July 16, 2010 – Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Rwanda’s Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, announced a fertilizer subsidy system in which farmers can access fertilizers using electronic identity cards. Farmers will use the cards to print fertilizer vouchers. The new technology will improve farmers’ access to fertilizers and agricultural productivity. Dr. Kalibata has been a member of the IFDC Board of Directors since 2008.
Read the full article by Saul Butera and Ivan R. Mugisha published in The New Times (Rwanda).