Bisate’s Tuzamurane Co-operative is getting stronger!

With Wilderness Rwanda and Children in the Wilderness’ assistance, in 2021 the Tuzamurane Co-operative started a large-scale agricultural and indigenous tree nursery at Bisate village.

Two plots of land were purchased, and the water supply and all necessary equipment organised, with the storage and administration space added in 2022. After successful harvests in 2022, the next batch of 10,700 Hass avocado saplings is now ready to go to market.

The Tuzamurane Co-operative consists of 239 members from Bisate village, all of whom benefit from the successful nursery. And now that the nursery is operating successfully, the Tuzamurane Co-operative is extending their activities. With the support of donations from guests who visited Bisate, they are starting up the production of organic fertiliser and compost to supply farmers in the area.

This project is still in the early phases of research, training and collecting raw materials. The idea is to supply the surrounding community with organic compost to replace the currently mostly inorganic fertilisers that have a negative impact on the soil, biodiversity and public health.

The organic fertiliser will be a combination of raw materials like leaves and grasses, maize and bean crop waste, clay, cow dung, ash from the kitchens, and charcoal residue.

We wish the Tuzamurane Co-operative all the best with this new and exciting project!

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