Living in Kigali: Food Delivery Services in Kigali
Food, glorious food! Kigali has really picked it up in recent years as far as new restaurants and the quality of food goes. So it probably shouldn’t be surprising that the city has also jumped on the food delivery bandwagon (is that a pun? I’m not sure…) and has several businesses offering food delivered right to your door – like in any other country.
Africa Innovation Prize: Global Entrepreneurship Week Rwanda 2013
Between 18 and 24 November, entrepreneurs across the globe were inspired and motivated by a plethora of networking events, lectures, workshops, webinars and a whole host of other initiatives as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013. In Rwanda, GEW attracted around 27 partners who organised around 47 events.
Rwandan farmers are urged to start growing mushrooms. According to Alphonse Niyibeshaho, who is in charge of post -harvest in the ministry of agriculture, the country is not self- sufficient in the production of this commodity.
Agence Ecofin quoted him saying, "Currently, Rwanda is not exporting mushrooms, but tend to import it. National farmers produce 1,500 tonnes or 60% of what is needed on the market.”
The Independent East Africa: Food processors target quality
Rwanda trains on new food quality standards for international market
In today’s global marketplace, the quality of food products and their exportability is measured by the capacity of individual enterprises and national regulatory bodies to adhere to regional and international standards. These dictate firm-level production processes and management systems.
One of the most overlooked delicacy of high nutritional value is mushrooms. And it doesn’t end there; mushrooms are highly marketable and anyone producing them would be eying wealth. Moses Opobo was at Kigali Farms in Gicumbi District to find out the wonders of this fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus.
For most of us in the United States, fresh mushrooms are a normal part of shopping in the produce section of our local grocery store. White button mushrooms are relatively inexpensive and used in many recipes (463 on Epicurious.com alone: yes, I checked). For avid cooks, we usually don't think twice about the availability of other types such as cremini, portabella, shitake, or oyster mushrooms.
Mushrooms are becoming a more and more popular ingredient to use in everyday cooking, and you can find a slew of restaurants that now use mushrooms in a variety of ways for all kinds of dishes! If you like to eat out and would like to venture and try a mushroom dish, visit any one of these restaurants!
Republika La Li Bela New Fiesta Papyrus Lebanese Restaurant Heaven
Cornell Grad Student Taught Women in Rwanda to Grow Mushrooms
Bryan Sobel grad is trying to help women in the Rwandan town of Butare through what some would say is an unusual method: growing mushrooms.
Sobel first taught women in Butare mushroom cultivation methods for two weeks in December 2012. The trip was one of many that Sobel has embarked on to promote international development, from a stay in Bangladesh to a garden-based learning service trip to Belize over this past spring break.
Changing Lives by Changing Mushroom Farming and Consumption in Rwanda
Sustainable farming requires growing enough product to sell at a reasonable price in reachable markets. Entrepreneur Laurent Demuynck hopes to increase the yield of mushrooms for Rwandan farmers, thereby making this nutritious, but currently expensive, food a staple in the country.