Modi gifts 200 cows to villagers in Rwanda

The programme was initiated by President Paul Kagame in response to the alarmingly high rate of childhood malnutrition and as a way to accelerate poverty reduction and integrate livestock and crop farming.

Under this programme, poorest residing in the region get cows from Government and gift first female calf to a neighbor to promote brotherhood.

The programme is based on premise that providing the dairy cow to poor, transforms livelihoods, reconciles communities improving agricultural productivity through the use of manure as fertilizers.

The program has contributed to increasing in agricultural production in Rwanda – especially milk production and products and has reduced malnutrition and increased incomes.

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