As part of the AID-I GLR initiative, One Acre Fund (1AF) in Rwanda introduced Iyacu Maize Flour, a game-changing product that is set to revolutionize the Rwandan market. Iyacu is OURS in Kinyarwanda, meaning food for the community.
Enriched with essential vitamins (A and B family) and vital minerals (iron and zinc), Iyacu Maize Flour is a powerful tool in the grassroots fight against household malnutrition. This remarkable product is made from maize grown by dedicated Rwandan farmers, making it a truly homegrown solution to a critical problem, through a staple food.
“We firmly believe that access to nutritious food is a fundamental human right. Iyacu Maize Flour is a crucial step towards fulfilling that right for every Rwandan family,” said Moses Ndayisenga, Market Access Senior Associate at 1AF Rwanda. “For this reason, we’ve rallied a team of dedicated farmer promoters, community influencers, and community health workers who are working tirelessly to ensure that Iyacu Maize Flour becomes a part of every household’s diet.”
And to assure last-mile delivery of Iyacu Maize Flour to consumers, 1AF partners with local village shops.
Contributed by: Ritha Bumwe