This is the very unique opportunity to get your hands and feet wet and dirty while learning how rice is cultivated in Rwanda. After meeting with a cooperative member, you'll walk about 20 minutes to the marshland. From there, you'll get the hands-on experience of learning exactly how rice is cultivated, who does the work, and how it eventually gets onto your plate.
"We get happy to receive people who come for the rice farming experience. We teach them, but also learn from them and this helps us improve. We want this community to be known for its unique rice."
COCURIBU - Cooperative de Cultivateurs du Riz Bugugu, is a rice farming cooperative working to modernize rice cultivation on their lands around Rwamagana. Most of the cooperative members have been farmers for many many years and are always looking for ways to improve their methods.
The cooperative cultivates rice in marshlands using both traditional and more modern watering and harvesting methods. Cooperative member have plots in the marshland and they cultivate their own land or employ others to help them. During planting and harvesting, the marshlands are buzzing with workers getting the job done.