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Storing Grass for the Dry Season Helping Rwanda's Milk Farmers

The plane fields of the Eastern Province have since time immemorial been known in Rwanda as a cattle corridor and, thus, the land of milk.

The land has been given names that still resonates with wealth like, “a land of both cattle and men.” But those were days of years past when people ate where they worked.

Today, real life versions ushered in the possibility of working elsewhere and eating what farms provide.

Since the late 1990s, this part of the country has been leading in milk production. It kept country’s hopes of stopping importation of milk alive.

Ollivier Girard/CIFOR

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