Cracking the Nut 2014

USAID Rwanda's Integrated Improved Livelihoods Program “Ejo Heza”, managed by Global Communities (formerly CHF International), is pleased to announce the first Cracking the Nut Africa: Improving Rural Livelihoods and Food Security conference to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on January 13-15, 2014 at the Serena Hotel, in conjunction with AZMJ. This event will highlight innovations in the development of rural and agricultural livelihoods, financial inclusion and increasing rural food security and nutrition in Africa.


Our Themes

​​Reducing Costs & Risks of Serving Rural Clients

What technologies and methodologies can be applied to reduce costs of serving rural populations with financial products (savings, loans, insurance, etc.), business development services and agricultural extension services?

Preparing for Sustainability of Future Livelihoods

What are the growth markets and skills needed for future jobs and business opportunities in the rural sector? How will globalization and innovation change the landscape for livelihoods in the future? To what extent are life skills and financial literacy important?

Enticing Investors to Key Agricultural Value Chains

Who are the most likely investors for rural and agricultural market development? How can donors and governments incentivize them to make effective long-term investments that will create jobs?

This conference is organized by Connexus Corporation