Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture

Who are we?

At RICA, we’re educating a new generation of entrepreneurs in sustainable agriculture. Our campus is custom-made to train future innovators using a hands-on, experiential approach. We’re teaching students to be strategic thinkers and problem solvers, equipped with the communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills for career success.

Our curriculum is built on conservation agriculture and One Health principles, as we teach students farming, mechanization, and irrigation techniques that improve agriculture productivity. RICA students earn a Bachelor of Science in conservation agriculture in our three-year, accredited internationally-recognized program.

“In agriculture there are some truths that span all nations. Conservation agriculture techniques are vital to sustainable farming, and farming is not sustainable without developing and educating new young people in the field of agriculture.

RICA was established to provide a hands-on training approach for youth interested in agricultural careers. RICA’s experiential approach allows students to learn and to address the real-world challenges they’ll face in their careers.”

– Howard G. Buffett

Howard G Buffett

Our Goal

We’re fueling a movement in agriculture. In Rwanda, our agriculture challenges are real. RICA aims to equip our students with the knowledge and skills to create cutting-edge solutions. As successful entrepreneurs and job creators, our graduates will impact lives and preserve our country’s critical resources. Join the movement to transform Rwandan agriculture.


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