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Agriculture Board eyes orange sweet potatoes to fight malnutrition

Agriculture Board eyes orange sweet potatoes to fight malnutrition

The Director General of Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Prof Jean Jacques Mbonigaba Muhinda, said that in a bid to fight malnutrition the country has embraced the idea of using the orange sweet potato as an alternative to improve its citizen’s nutrition status. He made the statement while addressing an international conference to promote orange-fleshed sweet […]

Musanze: Ikibazo  cyo guhinga ibirayi abahinzi bahomba kirimo gushakirwa umuti

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Musanze: Ikibazo cyo guhinga ibirayi abahinzi bahomba kirimo gushakirwa umuti

Ikibazo cy’abahinzi bahimgaga ibirayi bakabigurisha ku giciro kiri munsi y’icyo bashoye, Minisiteri y’Ubuhinzi n’Inganda (MINICOM)  ifatanyije n’ubuyobozi bw’ibanze baremeza ko gahunda yo kugira amaseta azwi agurishirizwaho ibirayi bizatuma icyo kibazo gikemuka. Abahinzi bagiraga ikibazo cyo guhendwa n’abamamywi b’ibirayi bitambikaga hagati y’umucuruzi n’umuhinzi  bakamugenera igiciro kenshi na kenshi kiri  munsi y’amafaranga aba yashoye mu buhinzi bagura […]

Gisagara coffee farmer’s hopeful for bumper harvest

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Gisagara coffee farmer’s hopeful for bumper harvest

Whilst there has been some concern as to Nyanza sector in Gisagara district’s coffee output due to poor weather conditions and tree renovation, local coffee farmers have anticipated a strong harvest for the first half of the year to boost overall performance for 2015. This view has been backed through interviews with numerous coffee farmers […]

Gisagara: Ubutaka butahingwaga bizeye kubukuramo umusaruro wa kawa mwiza

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Gisagara: Ubutaka butahingwaga bizeye kubukuramo umusaruro wa kawa mwiza

  Abaturage bo mu murange wa Nyanza mu karere ka Gisagara, baratangaza ko bafite icyizere cy’uko bazikenura mu gihe kawa bahinze ku butaka butahingwaga bahuje ndetse bakanafumbiza ifumbire mva ruganda izaba yeze Abaturage bafite amasambu ahinzeho kawa bavuga ko bakiriye neza iki gikorwa kuko kizabateza imbere bakurikije ko kawa itanga umusaruro ushimishije muri uyu murenge […]

Farmers to reap big amid commodity prices increase

Farmers to reap big amid commodity prices increase

Experts say, some prices of commodities are likely to increase due to shortage of supply in markets, something that is likely to increase farm gate prices that farmers earn from their harvests. According to   experts a drop in supply of particular commodities such as maize, Irish potatoes, fruits like Passion fruits, vegetable is likely to […]

Gisagara: Gukurikiza inama bahabwa byabafashije kubona umusaruro mwiza

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Gisagara: Gukurikiza inama bahabwa byabafashije kubona umusaruro mwiza

Abaturage bo mu karere ka Gisagara barashima ko mu gihembwe cy’ihinga A babonye umusaruro mwiza babikesha inama bahawe, bakaba banasabwa kuwufata neza birinda inzara. Gisagara nk’akarere gakora ubuhinzi nk’umurimo w’ibanze, mu mwaka w’ubuhinzi wa 2015 igihembwe A, mu mirenge ya Gishubi, Muganza na Mugombwa abahatuye bavuga ko bagize amahirwe yo kubona umusaruro mwiza, cyane nk’ibihingwa […]

Musanze: Ibishyimbo bikungahaye ku butare bizahindura imibereho n’imirire

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Musanze: Ibishyimbo bikungahaye ku butare bizahindura imibereho n’imirire

Abaturage bo mu Karere ka Musanze, Umurenge wa Muko bavuga ko imbuto y’ibishyimbo bikungahaye ku butare (fer) bateye bayitezeho kuzamura umusaruro kandi bagaca ukubiri n’indwara z’imirire mibi. Dusengimana Leonia, umujyanama w’ubuhinzi mu Kagari ka Mburabuturo, Umurenge wa Muko arahinga iruhande rwe  hari abaturage  n’abayobozi  bitabiriye igikorwa cyo gutangiza igihembwe cy’ihinga B biteguye kumuterera ibishyimbo bikungahaye […]

Commodity Exchange moves to ease access to loans by farmers

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Commodity Exchange moves to ease access to loans by farmers

In an effort to   bolster access to loans by farmers, the east African commodity exchange has moved in to open partnerships with banks in the region. The partnership ensures that farmers access credit for up to 70 percent of the value of their produce at an interest rate of 20 percent shielding farmers from paying […]

Government hopes for high yields as farmers rollout season ‘B’

Government hopes for high yields as farmers rollout season ‘B’

The  government of Rwanda is  optimistic  that  the  season B  2015  that  has kicked off  this month is  likely  to  increase food  needed  for the national  food basket; expecting   about   350,000 to go to the market According to Agriculture Ministry, season A of 2015 recorded improvements in yields mainly maize; an indication that households will […]

Rusizi: Coffee growing leads to sustainable development

Rusizi: Coffee growing leads to sustainable development

  Jean Bosco Habimana, 63, from Gikundamvura sector in Rusizi district revealed that coffee growing has led him to social and economic development. Habimana, who has been growing coffee for 40 years said since childhood he loved coffee growing, adding that he has achieved a lot from it now including building a residential house. “I […]

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