Minister Mukeshimana urges youth to exploit agribusiness opportunities

Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Gerardine Mukeshimana addresses 356 youth graduated in the agribusiness field at Kicukiro Stadium, on November 17. Dan Kwizera

The Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Gerardine Mukeshimana, urged young people to fully explore the field of agriculture as a way of transforming the local sector.

She was speaking earlier this week during the graduation ceremony at IPRC Kigali, where over 356 youth graduated in the agribusiness field.

The graduates received certificates as part of the first cohort of the Rural Youth Employment Support (R-YES) project.

Students completed experiential learning in 10 agribusiness courses. And the minister urged them not to take the skills they have acquired for granted, for they will help in transforming the local agriculture sector.

Mukeshimana thanked them for completing the courses and encouraged them to keep pursuing agribusiness for it is essential in people’s daily lives.