BANANA PLANTLETS PRODUCTION PROJECT (TUBURA PROJECT)
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
By considering to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the project will have many impacts on livelihood of community. By looking at national policies to support agriculture sector through the national agency of Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB) promotes the use of FHIA17 (dessert and beer banana), and FHIA25 (beer banana) due to their productivity compared with other varieties of banana grown in Rwanda. According to research conducted by FAO, 2015 illustrate difference among the banana varieties grown in Rwanda in terms of yield and profit generation (money) where, FHIA 17 and FHIA 25 generate 143 and 103 tones/ha respectively compared with local variety, ICERW and INJAG by 59, 78, and 79 respectively. Therefore, due to above research, surely, a project will have the impact by sustaining production of banana crop and ensuring food security in Rwanda that will support the countrys policy of reducing hanger at minimum possible level and generating money that will also help the farming household to get the basic needs such as sending their children to schools, shelter, etc. This will also help to eradicate extreme poverty among the people. So that, they assist in country development by providing taxes for infrastructure investment. And help to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) as well. The project will generate employment to community especially for youth, where they are facing to challenge of unemployment today as it becomes a worldwide issue. The project aims to improve the banana crop production in Rwanda where at the extent of the project will export the products at cross borders of East Africa countries such as Burundi, Uganda, and Tanzania because banana are indispensable to peoples diet in Great Lakes region by Promar Consulting, 2012 in agriculture, forestry and fisheries of Rwanda.
Sustainability and future plans
The model includes the components and functions of the business, as well as the revenues it generates and the expenses it incurs. My project business model will consists Good theoretical model + Good implementation = Leads to project success. The project plan will generate revenue and make a profit from operations. At the end of one season I will produce 60 tons = $ 17,600 sales, with a capital of $ 12,586/ 10ha. Means that, the benefit is $ 514 and at the end of season two I expected to produce 63 tons / 10 ha due to highly improved production activities and increased experience I will earn. Considering the financial source, most African youth in low-income countries have different critical ideas but the problem of capital is being a hindrance to turn their ideas into reality. Therefore, it is the same case I am concerned, as am currently a student. That means, I have problem of constantly seeking capital to run my project. So that I present my idea to ask support, to turn my project into reality. The plans for future growth, the project aim to satisfy the local people then extend later from my local district to the neighboring districts such as KAYONZA, GATSIBO and NGOMA for the purpose to improve the production of banana crop in Rwanda.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Firstly, entrepreneur is someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity and, as the decision maker, decides what, how, and how much of a good or service will be produced. And an entrepreneur is a risk taker, and monitors and controls the business activities. I am a 24 years old gentleman currently studying at University of Rwanda, college of Agriculture, Animal Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM), in agriculture field with third year undergraduate study, I was born in one village located in Rwamagana district, Gishali sector where most people are depending in Agriculture activities for daily life. To grow in that environment, it was directly cause me to work hard and being someone who try to make the change in every community he lives. because there are different challenges facing the society which is increasing in nowadays especially in African continent. As youth generation of future by thinking beyond the expectation, my vision is to change the world community through inspiring and motivating them. Verify me at coursera.org/verify/46PZGRH34NJT. By considering this, from high schools I did an entrepreneurship course where I clearly understand what entrepreneur supposed to ensure not on in terms of profit maximization, but also changing community lives. As agriculturist, my aim is to change the farming system of Rwanda from traditional system which is producing output for food role to households, to agribusiness system that are more profitable in terms of achieving food security and sustainable production for people satisfaction.