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NIRDA’s Cow in the Car program to add more value to cow products

A new program dubbed Cow in the Car will add more value to cow products after innovators will be supported to use science and technology to produce diverse products from parts of the cow that would otherwise be thrown away.

The program, launched on Tuesday is one of the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA)’s Open Calls to boost competitiveness and productivity in a given...

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Government commits to support traditional healers

The government will keep supporting traditional medicine to ensure that those making medicine from medicinal herbs are equipped with required skills and embrace good manufacturing practices if they are to contribute to better health of Rwandans.

Officials confirmed this earlier last week while closing of the training of over 50 traditional healers selected from across the country in Huye...

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NIRDA trains traditional healers on good manufacturing practices

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Wednesday started a three-day training of   traditional healers on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to equip them with the necessary skills to be able to make improved medicinal herbs.

Currently, traditional healers face challenges of lack of skills needed to improve their products and some of them still work in disorganized...

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NIRDA launches Open Calls for wood processors to acquire modern technologies, boost competitiveness

 In a bid to improve the competitiveness and productivity in wood processing value chain, the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Thursday launched an Open Calls Programme for firms to compete for support to improve competitiveness.

The support ranges from acquiring and adapting upgraded equipment, cost-free technical and business advice to support the growth for owners...

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NIRDA exhibits its products in Huye expo

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Friday joined Huye district development partners and used the opportunity to explain to the public its role in supporting research and industrial development.

The exhibition attracted various stakeholders ranging from manufacturers art crafts, agriculture and livestock among others.

NIRDA exhibited various products and explained...

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NIRDA launches Open Calls for Fruits and Vegetables value chain

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) on Wednesday launched Open Calls programme for firms in the Fruits and Vegetables processing value chain to support improved competitiveness and productivity.

The launch of Open Calls programme follows the technology audit on Fruits and vegetables that identified gaps in the use of modern technologies which hinder firms’ productivity...

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NIRDA seeks to support firms in wood processing value chain

Rwanda Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has conducted a technology audit report on wood processing value chain to establish currently available technology and technological capability.

The audit carried out on 127 firms between February and June this year also sought to assess the potential for upgrading, extending and optimizing wood processing to increase production for both...

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NIRDA releases fruits and vegetables tech audit report

In a bid to improve the competitiveness in fruits and vegetables sector, the National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has carried out a technology audit to establish currently available technology and technological capability.

The audit was carried out between February and June on 56 firms mainly Small and Medium Enterprises dealing in Fruits and Vegetables.

The tech audit...

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NIRDA supports the private company and develop jointly Mosquito Repellents products to Fight Malaria

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) has successfully developed three mosquito repellent products from essential oil plants to effectively control residual malaria transmission occurring outdoors and before going to bed.

Malaria is still reported as a life-threatening disease in Rwanda just like in other parts of the tropical region.

It is caused by a parasite called...

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The First Winners of the NIRDA Open Calls

At the official launch of NIRDA 2.0 on October 11, 2018, the first winners of the NIRDA Open Calls were announced.  The main objective of the NIRDA Open Calls Program is to introduce firm-level innovations, which improve the ability and capacity of Rwandan enterprises to compete in strategic national and international markets. This will lead to increased profits, exports and the creation of decent...

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