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Livelihoods: Peacebuilding and mushroom cultivation in Rwanda

A case study showing how mushroom farming promoted reconciliation following the 1994 Rwandan genocide

2013 Available in English

In 2006, the Umugenge cooperative in North Rwanda pioneered the Mushroom Project in order to address the growing socio-economic and agricultural needs of the local community and promote peace-building and reconciliation. Members of the community of any income could purchase affordable mushroom mounds and spores to farm, harvest, eat and then sell at the market.

This case study shares the successes of the project: increased income and continuous, sustainable access to nutritious food for hundreds of households, and investment in new infrastructures such as rainwater tanks, new homes, and toilets.

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