Despite the last year’s two agricultural season’s failures due to poor weather that affected badly crops, farmers in Ngororero district who participated in Land Use Consolidation Program are very excited by the upcoming produce as their crops are blooming.
Maize plantations in bloom
Too much sunshine with too much rain that followed it are the main reason to why the farmers who were very much waiting for the production of their crops towards the end of last year were disappointed. Beans and maize which were planted especially in Sovu sector were all destroyed as well as other crops in this district.
Now farmers who did not lose hope and decided to farm for the 3rd consecutive season after two failures are hoping to have a better production in a long time. Beans, maize, soya and others crops are blooming and giving hope to the farmers as one Samuel Rutayisire a resident of Ngororero sector who planted for the sake of it but now is sure that all his losses will be taken care of by the production he is yet to get.
For the farmers who despaired and decided not to plant again as well as those who did not use fertilizers as they were advised by their local leaders are facing the consequences of not heeding the advice given since their farms are not doing so well and Samuel Rutayisire says following what the agronomists and their local leaders advise is as important as not losing hope.
The agronomist of Ngororero district appreciated farmers who did not lose hope and kept replanting and at this point, crops give a satisfying hope that they will be productive. Farmers that planted crops with the Land Use Consolidation Program are those with much hope anticipating their production as most farmers have not yet joined the program though the land topography of the district limits this program.