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Among its plans to create essential tools to implement the Paris Agreement to cope with climate change Rwanda is planning to invest U.S.$285 million in the use of solar water pumping systems for irrigation within agricultural production to replace diesel pumps. The country also plans to replace fossil fuel use which will reduce gas emissions that cause climate change and thus improves food security.

Nasho Solar-Powered Irrigation Scheme in Kirehe District (file photo).

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