Pineapples are most productive in many parts of Kamonyi district and this is the reason why local leaders are calling upon people to cultivate pineapples in Land Use Consolidation program.
Pineapples are even more productive and thrive well in soils of Karama and Kayenzi sectors. Some of the farmers in these sectors uprooted banana plantations and planted pineapples and now they are proud of their production.
Towards the end of February when Ambassador Fatuma Ndangiza the director of Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) visited the pineapple plantations in Bunyonga cell, she asked local leaders in the district to keep sensitizing people to participate in farming especially with pineapples that thrive well in the district.
Ambassador Fatuma Ndangiza asked farmers in Karama and Kayenzi sector to participate in farming that will ensure enough productivity and to initiate a Pineapple Juice Processing Plant for their productions.
During the community work on Thursday the 28th.Feb.2013, Emmanuel Rukimbira the executive secretary of Rugarika sector asked people who had attended to participate in farming pineapples as a quickest means to improve peoples’ economic situations.
Rukimbira promised residents to find market for their production in factories and processing plants and by also giving them a place to sell their productions in the villages.
During the press conference on the 22nd.Feb.2013, the mayor of Kamonyi district Jacques Rutsinga said they are going to give pineapple seeds to the cooperative that rented the uncultivated land of Nkoto terraces in Rugarika sector for a better production of pineapples.
Pineapple farming is one of the many performing contracts that the district vowed to achieve in the economic year 2012/2013. They vowed to grow pineapples on an area of about 200 hectares.
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