Farmers in Ngororero district that cultivated onions in the last season of cultivation say they had a good production but failed to get market for their onions produce. Onions are the most available and cheap produce in all markets in Ngororero district and farmers are selling them off cheaply for lacking market for them.
Onions are the most available and cheap produce in all markets
Egidia Muhimpundu cultivated onions, got a good harvest and now is selling them off by herself for lack of finding a trader to buy them off. “I grew onions after being advised by agronomists in my sector that onions can thrive in my farms. I did it, got a very good harvest but I have nowhere to put them because I cannot get market for them.”
Slightly before these onions were harvested, a kilogram of Onions bought around Rwf400 or Rwf500 but now they are bought at only Rwf100 or Rwf150.
These farmers are sure though that the traders who buy their onion produce on the little money sell them on a higher price in other markets away from Ngororero district. Markets in Rubavu and Muhanga districts sell onions on higher prices.
Farmers need price for their produce to be determined so as not to have losses. Unlike other farmers in other districts, in Ngororero district a seller and a buyer agree on the price depending on each other’s needs contradicting sellers and making farmers get losses instead of profiting from their harvests.