Farmers in Nyagatare district have been tipped to sell their produce to big markets as a way of modernizing and increasing their production.
The call was made by the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Ernerst Ruzinda, while meeting with modern farmers in the district.
In recent seasons, farmers in the district have been harvesting thousands of tons of maize production but lack of enough markets for their produce remains a stumbling block.
Currently, farmers’ produce have been struggling to get markets, only depending on Rwanda Development Organisation (RDO), which they say does not satisfy their production.
However, the permanent secretary in the Ministry cleared the air and tipped farmers where to get markets.
“The issue of lack of markets for your maize will be a thing of the past. There are a number of companies that are willing to buy your produce. What you are required is to maintain that your production is of good quality,” said Ruzindaza.
The permanent secretary added that his Ministry will negotiate and link farmers with companies working with the Ministry of trade and commerce as well as Rwanda Grains and Cereals Corporation (RGCC).
Eric Ntukabumwe, an official from RGCC told farmers that there is a lot in store for them if they stand up and work with the new project that will fix better prices for their maize production.
Rwanda Grains and Cereals Corporation is a consortium of government and private sector entities that seek to provide constant markets for farmers’ agricultural produce across the country.
“RGCC is a timely solution to farmers who have been experiencing constant price fluctuations for their products,” added Ntukabumwe.