Home » Archives by category » English

Two local leaders arrested over embezzlement and theft of fertilizers

Two local leaders arrested over embezzlement and theft of fertilizers

​Police in Kayonza District have arrested two cell leaders who allegedly embezzled Rwf 165,000 meant for Mutuelle de Santé (a universal health insurance scheme) and the theft of 1.5 tons of fertilizers as well as 500kg of maize. The suspects are identified as Agnes Uwingeneye, a coordinator of Rukara Cell of Rukara Sector and Jean […]

Move to expand Kitabi tea plantation

Move to expand Kitabi tea plantation

Up to 250 hectares of land will be added to Kitabi tea plantation as a way of promoting tea growing, a crop that improved the country’s revenue. This was revealed on April 19 during the meeting to share ideas between the administration of Tea factory, farmers and Nyamagabe district authorities with the aim of promoting […]

Better harvests as season B planting closes

Better harvests as season B planting closes

There is optimism for better harvests  after a successful  planting in season B 2016 that is coming to an end, a hopeful pictiure as government works towards food security  and boosting  exports from the sector. Accordingly,famers  were  able to receive seeds on time but also acquired fertilisers mainly locally made to boost  fertility main contoebuitors […]

Farmers Counting On Buffett Irrigation Project To End Misery

Farmers Counting On Buffett Irrigation Project To End Misery

Nasho farmers in Kirehe district are counting days before they say goodbye to drought related problems they have endured for decades affecting agriculture production in their area. The $24 million hillside irrigation project supported by Buffet Foundation(1200 hectares) in Nasho valley is at the finishing phase. KTPress has learnt it will be completed in the […]

Police foil theft of 7.5 tons of bean seeds in Ngoma

Police foil theft of 7.5 tons of bean seeds in Ngoma

Police in Ngoma District have foiled the theft of 7.5 tons of bean seeds meant for the farmers in Remera Sector. Police said the vehicle transporting the seeds was intercepted in Remera Sector on Wednesday, March 23. The seeds had been given to the residents of Remera by the government to increase crop production. Preliminary […]

Kagame Running Out Of Patience, Warns Leaders On Delivery

Kagame Running Out Of Patience, Warns Leaders On Delivery

President Paul Kagame has warned against poor service delivery and mismanagement of public resources. Kagame was addressing residents of Gakenke district in northern Rwanda as part of his three-day citizen outreach in the province. The president regularly travels across the country to meet citizens and directly discuss pressing issues to find solutions collectively. Among the […]

Banana Xanthomonas wilt reducing yields

Banana Xanthomonas wilt reducing yields

Residents in Mugunga sector of Gakenke district are worried over the Banana Xanthomonas wilt, commonly known as ‘Kirabiranya’, which has attacked banana plantations, affecting the produce. Banana xanthomonas wilt is characterized by yellowing and wilting of banana leaves, shrivelling of male buds, premature ripening and internal yellowing of fruits. Residents reveal that this disease decreases […]

Poultry Farmer To Save Rwanda From Importing Eggs

Poultry Farmer To Save Rwanda From Importing Eggs

A local poultry farm, Abusol Ltd Rwanda, could soon put to and end the massive importation of eggs. The firm, sitting on a 14-hectare land with its own animal feed factory will accommodate 25,000 chicken in Bugesera district. Jean Baptiste Musabyimana, the Managing Director and owner of Abusol Ltd, says the first phase of this […]

Embrace small scale irrigation, farmers told

\

Embrace small scale irrigation, farmers told

As the country ushers in planting for season B, farmers have been urged to use small scale irrigation as one way of ensuring their crops are not vulnerable to climate changes. The State Minister for Agriculture, Tony Nsanganira said that the use of irrigation in addition to improved seeds and fertilizer application will boost productivity […]

Canadian Stevia Company May Have Conned  Rwandan Farmers

Canadian Stevia Company May Have Conned Rwandan Farmers

Farmers in Burera district are raising dust after a Canadian company promised to use their land to grow Stevia, a sweetener for soft drinks by Coca Cola, and earn more than they were getting from Irish potatoes,but the promise is hitting a proverbial wall. Stevia Life Ltd negotiated, with Burera district authorities, a deal to introduce Stevia […]

Page 1 of 71123Next ›Last »