Rwanda’s soil is rich, so indeed the land is green. I have never worked on a story on agriculture or climate change before so visiting farms between the Kigali swamps and the Eastern province really gave me an intimate portrait of how integral the earth is connected to survival. From coffee to banana plantations, the land is responsible for the nation’s economic growth, empowering communities and feeding its people.
It is the one reason why in a place like this, climate change holds immense significance for both security and subsistence. It has been an interesting journey putting faces to the effects of consistent torrential rainfall and drought, understanding that the human consequences go beyond trendy buzzwords.
One thing I love about being a journalist are the many opportunities it offers for learning, and working on these stories has been one to savour.