The administration of Murama sector in Ngoma district has reminded farmers that they should use well manure given to them, saying that measures will be taken against anyone attempting to sell it.
This was resolved when farmers had gathered to receive factory-made manure to use in coffee gardens.
This comes after it was cited that some farmers are given manure to increase coffee productivity but sell it to other residents or across the border in Tanzania.
While officially starting factory-made manure use at the district level on November 29th 2012, the executive secretary of Murama sector, Francis Bushayija disclosed that manure is given out in order to increase coffee productivity.
Apart from manure, farmers are taught how to apply manure in their fields and get increased production.
Iyakabi, one of the leading coffee growers narrates: “Coffee has enabled me educate my children in good schools. I get over Rwf1 million profits in one harvest.”
Protais Hakizimana, in charge of coffee production in Eastern province and worker at National Agriculture Exporting Board (NAEB) asked farmers to concentrate on coffee growing for increased productivity.