One of the first volumes of what was then known as the ILEIA Newsletter described how farmers in Rwanda were working with new ideas and approaches to rice production, including some used by Asian farmers. Michael Loevinsohn showed how farmers, through their experimentation, had managed to cultivate rice at altitudes well above normal levels. Much has happened since that article was published, including the terrible events which began in April 1994 and which shocked the world. But the seasons of life continue. Some now speak of Rwanda