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Terraces Kitabi 2018
Follow-up 2018
Follow-up jan. 2019





Name project:              Terraces Kitabi

Location:                       Cel Kagano, Sector Kitabi, District Nyamagabe

Requestor:                    Sisters St. Franciscus of Assisi

Description of the project:

Reconstruction of radical terraces in Kitabi                        


Conservation of the soil. Avoid flooding and removal of fertilizers:

  • Normalise the topography, by using specific equipment of the progressive terraces
  • Agro-forest planting and planting of grasses to fix the soil on the slopes
  • Creation of anti-erosion canals
  • Awareness of the population on good soil management


The centre, their disables children and people of the neighbourhood


5.015.000 RwFr


Natural disasters

Attached documents:

Detailed budget


Follow-up of the project

Date: November 2018
Name project: 87 – Kitabi terraces

General status:

Progress since last status report:

The porosity of the soil makes it possible, through a technique of transplanting the terraces, to change the structural texture so that the terraces are resistant to erosion. For fertilization, we have added organic manure and compost; only the remediation of the dykes still needs to be done. This is the only place where herbs are available for food and mulch for livestock. We have done everything to ensure the profitability of terraces over a significant area. Now all terraces are cultivated and sown (potatoes, peas, ...).

Financial status:


The movement of the ground of slopes is a slow glide (Creep),
this is a shift of surface layers, usually without breaking, which is always observed on steep slopes.

Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):



Follow-up january 2019

Date: January 28th, 2019
Name project: Terraces Kitabi

Progress since last status report:
The Kitabi terrace project contributes to the erosion control of the degraded and eroded soils. Currently the production of grasses for livestock on the slopes of the terraces is inexplicable: the production of the potatoes on the terraces is enormous, the peas and maize prove that the project contributes to the development of the region and the preservation of the environment. Congratulations to the organization Vleugels van Hoop, which financed the project for the survival of the Kitabi population.

The photographs show the harvest of potatoes: a huge production compared to the production before the reconstruction of the terraces. Production has tripled: 15 tonnes / ha, in other words a production of 6,300 kg on our surface area

The size and quantity of the harvested potatoes from a single potato plant surprised us enormously.

Calibration and weighing confirms the efficiency and makes it easier to compare the production.

Corn gives hope that the land and the fertile soil will yield a good return.

The production of grasses for livestock on the slopes is a major advantage for soil management.

Attached documents (pictures, reçu’s,…):