HERE WE LEARN. HERE WE CREATE THE FUTURE.

The Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA)

A unique and innovative English language institution dedicated to preparing the next generation of agricultural leaders of Rwanda and East Africa. Students at RICA will engage in curricular and co-curricular learning opportunities emphasizing Conservation Agriculture and One Health principles, oral and written communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Agriculture in a three year accredited program.

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CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE

Conservation agriculture embodies a set of crop and livestock production practices which maintain or improve the soil and water resources upon which crop and livestock production systems rely.

Year 1

Foundation Courses + Small Stakeholder Farming
One Health, Communications, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership

Year 2

Exposure to Agricultural Enterprise
One Health, Communications, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership

Year 3

Students’ Preferred Agricultural Enterprise Systems
One Health, Communications, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership
Internship

LEARNING ENTERPRISES

In an experiential learning environment, students will develop the knowledge and experience necessary for a wide range of careers in agriculture.

RICA students will study and engage with six agricultural enterprise systems on campus:

Small Ruminants

Dairy

Poultry and Swine

Row and Forage Crops

Vegetable and Tree Crops

Irrigation and Mechanization

SURE SUCCESS

As innovative problem solvers, RICA graduates will be able to operate farms and ranches, start agribusinesses, assume management roles in cooperatives, NGOs, and other agricultural enterprises, serve their communities as extension agents and technical and policy experts, or assume positions of agricultural leadership in Rwanda.