NIRDA launches four value chains to support firms improve productivity, competitiveness

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Wednesday launched four selected value chains in a bid to help firms that will be eligible to leverage technology to boost competitiveness and productivity.

The four value chains include poultry, piggery, animal feeds and stone. These will be done through the 2020-2021 NIRDA Open Calls Program. Technology audits were carried out...

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Optimism as Nyanza ceramics cooperative gets upgraded equipment

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Wednesday donated ceramic equipment to Nyanza Ceramics Company (Cooperative Poterie Locale de Gatagara) expected to improve quality and quantity of ceramic products produced from the cooperative.

The cooperative is located in Nyanza district and engaged in the production of different modern ceramic products it sells to local and...

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NIRDA partners validate tech audits on piggery, animal feed value chains

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) and partners have so far validated two technology audits on piggery and poultry and pig feed value chains.

The tech audits are carried out to identify technology and technological capabilities of selected value chains for NIRDA to support industries in those value chains and acquire upgraded equipment to improve competitiveness and...

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Firms engaged in fruits and vegetables value chain train in marketing and packaging

Firms which have entered the 2nd phase of Rwanda Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA)’s Open Calls program have acquired training on marketing and packaging concepts to improve the way they do business.

Taking place in Musanze district, the two-day workshop brings together managers, marketers and technicians in packaging engaged in Fruits and vegetables value chain from both...

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NIRDA launches the second phase of Cow in the Car value chain

The National Industrial research and Development Agency (NIRDA) early last week launched the second phase for Cow in the Car value chain Open Calls competition.

The launch coincided with a half-day workshop bringing together 18 companies engaged in Cow in the Car Value chain, which were selected in the first phase of the Open Calls program and are set for entering the 2nd phase of the...

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How RUTSIRO Honey Factory is changing lives of beekeepers

For many years, beekeepers in the western province practice traditional beekeeping techniques and could hardly get the market for the produce.

This, according to beekeepers was a challenge for them as their profession was not progressing and yet some depended on it or used it to complement on their farming activities.

It was not until when beekeepers started working Rutsiro Honey ltd that they...

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NIRDA’s open calls support boosts garment industry performance

When she first heard about the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA)’s Open Calls Program to help garment industries acquire upgraded equipment through a competition, Joy Kasangire never hesitated to join.

She owns Promota Creations garment factory based in Kigali, specializing in production of casual t-shirt and shirts.

For years, Kasangire’s wish was to own more machines...

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COVID-19: Government ready to support industries in the private sector

The government recognizes the role played by the industries in the private sector engaged in producing locally made products and will keep supporting them to ensure such industries produce more products for local consumption and for export.

The minister for Trade and Industry Soraya Hakuziyaremye made the call on Tuesday in a televised show at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency Television on how the...

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Extension for application deadline of the second phase NIRDA Open-Calls Program

Dear applicants NIRDA would like to kindly inform you that the deadline for submission of your projects for the second phase in the 2019/2020 NIRDA Open-Calls Program was extended to 13th April 2020.

This follows the concern raised by some of applicants that they could not access all required documents needed to submit required projects for the second phase of the Open-Calls Program on time due...

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Forty-five firms selected for the second phase of Open Calls Program

Rwanda Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has selected 45 firms in Fruits and vegetables and Wood Processing Value Chains which made it to the second phase of Open Calls program competition in both value chains.

The selected firms were informed and attended the workshop in Kigali on 21st February 2020 in Kigali to understand the requirement for them to be ready to enter the second...

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