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RICA hosts yearly matriculation ceremony for welcoming new cohort and introducing new cohort to RICA students. RICA’s mission is to equip committed young leaders with the skills they will need to shape the future of the agricultural sector in Rwanda.

Welcome Note from the Vice Chancellors

Dear Students,

The class of 2025, who begin studies at the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) in September 2022, is a much-anticipated group of students to our campus. You represent RICA’s third cohort of students, and your arrival brings our campus to full capacity of around 250 students. We are excited to have you here - thank you for choosing RICA as your academic home for the next three years!

The Orientation Program you are participating in will introduce you to life at RICA – our campus, our people, and our approach to education that is unique in Africa. We trust that the Orientation Program will lay the foundation for an exciting, successful academic career at RICA. Our faculty and staff are here to ensure you have a positive, productive time while you’re a student, and a bright, successful future in agriculture.

Welcome to RICA!

Richard B. Ferguson

Vice Chancellor

Academic Affairs, Research and Extension

Ron Rosati

Vice Chancellor

Administration and Operations

2022 ORIENTATION VIDEO (Coming soon!)