With farmers complaining about the last Irish potatoes produce which was as good as it was expected due to climate changes, these same farmers are now worried due to lack of seeds to cultivate in this period when the climate changes are favourable.
Usually, farmers keep seeds for the next season of farming but most of them had cultivated the stored seeds in the farms after harvesting maize unfortunately which did not grow prompting some farmers to re-root them and plant other crops and others got destroyed by too much sunshine.
Marisiana Nyiramana a resident of Hindiro sector who has been farming Irish potatoes for a long period of time says that she failed to get seeds either on the market or from her neighbours. This lack of seeds among Ngororero district farmers makes some to get them from different areas like Ruhengeri which even do not grow in their soils.
Agnes Muhawenimana who sells Irish potatoes seeds for planting in Ngororero market says that she would sell about 400Kilograms of Irish potatoes in 2 days a week of the market but now she cannot find them and she comes to market with no more than 100Kgs which makes her move long distances looking for these seeds.
This lack of seeds will make farmers plant whatever is available which will reduce the Irish potatoes production as every type of Irish potatoes thrives in different kind of soils.