Bugesera residents have expressed their worries over the rains in the growing season A, which starts raining and stops in the middle of the season.
Jean Mugabonake, a farmer in Rweru sector affirms that farmers prepare the fields when it rains but do not plant immediately because they are not sure if the rains will continue.
“We do not grow crops because it has rained, we wait a bit longer for rains to continue so that sunshine does not destroy our crops,” Mugabonake narrates.
Talking to the reporter through the telephone, Mayor Louis Rwagaju asked residents to start growing since most of the times rains come throughout the season.
“Some farmers refused to grow crops during season A last year saying it might not rain, but those who did got high yields. I strongly advise that every farmer plants and hope for the best,” mayor said.
John Ntaganda Semafara, Chairman of the National Meteorological Service affirms that farmers should grow crops because there will be adequate rains throughout the season according to the weather forecast.
“According to the weather forecasts, it will rain till December 2012, and we are closely following up on it every day,” he adds
However, weather forecast cannot be trusted 100 percent though it often leads to the right direction.