At the offices of kigenge cell in Nzahaha in Rusizi where they grow coffee is where spraying pesticide to coffee plantations started on the 10/10/2012.
These pesticides that are not common here in Rwanda since the ones we have here have been used on other crops but not on coffee is very strong and therefore people were asked to spray it at once and always to keep it away from children.
Before the spraying of the pesticides, the farmers were told that in order for coffee to be productive it needs a lot of care. And this meant that they were supposed to take care of the coffee, by covering it, to protect them from birds and also to apply fertilizers to the coffee in order to gain from the coffee.to protect coffee from pests one needs to spray the coffee.
This was said in the sector of Nzahaha in Rwanda one of the sectors that produce a lot of coffee in Rwanda.
This sector has most coffee that amounts to about 1,806,993 trees and therefore it is the one supposed to get much profit.
Children were asked not to go to the coffee plantations after the spraying of the pesticides was done because of the strength the pesticide has.