We commit ourselves to provide competent technicians to transform arable farming to diversified and sustainable enterprise that contribute to the achievement of food security and socio-economic growth in partnership with partners and other stakeholders.
Our mission is to identify agricultural potential and stimulate its development and growth by facilitating the adoption of innovative production technologies by the farming community through the:
“We will achieve this mission through healthy, dedicated, skilled, well resourced and highly motivated staff.”
In keeping with the government mission of contributing to and sustaining the common public good, the Department of Crop Production values are the followings:
Divisions of the Department of Crop Production
I. Crop Production at Diploma level
Studying crop production at Diploma level prepares trainees for careers in farming, farm management and agriculture in general. Crop production deals with growing crops for use as medicine, food and fiber; it includes grains, cotton, flowers, fruits, vegetables, nuts and tobacco. Different crops grow best in different areas of the country. The qualifying trainees in Crop Production will play a vital role to sustain agriculture as Agriculture Technicians. Diploma program in the department of Crop Production, IPTC-South takes 3 years to be covered
II. Agricultural Mechanization NEP & VTC Programs
The purpose of this trade is to allow trainees access to the agricultural sector with specific reference to farm machinery operation. This qualification will allow qualifying trainees to become economically active in farming practices. That will have a direct impact on economic development through the increase of agricultural production and the market-oriented agriculture.
In this regards, trainings are delivered in short term period or one year.
Note that, NEP are delivered free of charge.
After achieving this qualification, candidates may be employable in farm machinery operation in the following areas:
III. IRRIGATION TECHNOLOGY NEP &VTC PROGRAMS
Rwanda population is rapidly increasing, while agriculture production is relatively less as compared to the consumers. The one of major solutions of this problem is to make an appropriate irrigation with the aim of fighting against drought and make the agricultural season more productive. IPRC South trains farmers and Rwandan community in general about all irrigation systems. (Drip, Furrow, Border strip, and Basin irrigation system).
Trainings are delivered in short term period or one year.
After achieving this qualification, candidates may be employable in farm machinery operations in the following areas:
Achievements of Crop Production Department
Achievements of Crop Production Department are discussed by programs as the following:
(From April 2016 to July 2016).
Our partners are: RAB (Rwanda Agricultural Board), NICHE (Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education) BRAMIN (Bralirwa and Minimex Corporation Ltd), ETC Agro. Ltd, etc.
The role of this partnership is to: Share good practices and alternative approaches to the sub-sector development; capacity building and Provide financial support and technical support to the Department, etc.
The Department's Potentiality
The department is favored by:
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