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Gisagara: More Produce expected amid Maize factory set-up

Gisagara: More Produce expected amid Maize factory set-up

Farmers in Kigeme sector of Gisagara District are set to benefit from increased maize produce, following a maize milling factory that is under placement in Kigeme sector. Kigembe sector is among the sectors of Gisagara with increased maize produce, this made farmers walk for long distances to Huye to have maize milled. Mariya Nyirarukundo,51, testified […]

NAEB set for coffee census

NAEB set for coffee census

Over the past months global coffee prices have tumbled, competitiveness across global markets has increased and many farmers were worried about being had voiced concerns about being left behind. The National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has previously spoken in a bid to quell those fears and now they’ve begun to act by beginning a […]

Rwanda Coffee Aggressively Penetrates European Market

Rwanda Coffee Aggressively Penetrates European Market

Rwanda has intensified marketing efforts aimed at helping the country’s coffee penetrate the European market. Since May 15, Rwanda featured among over 100 coffee producers promoting specialties at the Amsterdam Coffee festival, Netherlands. The festival that attracted more than 5000 visitors from across the world was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda […]

Murundi rice farmers in bumper harvests

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Murundi rice farmers in bumper harvests

Drocelle Kakuze, a member of Duterimbere Murundi Cooperative who was poor before he was considered one of the richest men in his area reveals: “I was a peasant at first but this cooperative has enabled me achieve a lot. “The social welfare of members improved with the increase of rice production, those who were homeless […]

Government to evaluate Agricultural sector

Government to evaluate Agricultural sector

The government is looking implementing aggressive reforms to   address the vulnerability of the agriculture sector, the Minister Finance and economic planning Amb. Claver Gatete has revealed. The  Sector  that contributes  around  37 percent  to  GDP and employs  at least  70 percent  of the population   has been regarded vulnerable  compared to other sectors   in terms budget  […]

Contamination affecting quality of commodities

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Contamination affecting quality of commodities

Experts and stakeholders in  the agriculture sector  say that   mycotoxins  contamination  is affecting the   quality  of commodities thus efforts  to  curb them  is  likely to augment  the sector’s  production. The contamination that affects cereals such maize, wheat, peas and Cassava has been   seen as hazardous to both human and animal life as well lowering the […]

Europe Samples Rwandan Coffee at Amsterdam Festival

Europe Samples Rwandan Coffee at Amsterdam Festival

Europe is now able to sample Rwanda’s high quality coffee at the ongoing festival in Amsterdam in The Netherlands.  The event (May 15-17) has been organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague in collaboration with This Side Up (importer of coffee) and Sweet Cup (coffee roaster and retailer). Ambassador Jean […]

Ngororero farmers angry at traders’ theft

Ngororero farmers angry at traders’ theft

Farmers in Ngororero district have vented their spleen on some purchasing clerks for allegedly exploiting them in the area through the manipulation of their weighing scales. According to the farmers, since most of them weighed their farm produce in their homes before sending them purchasing clerks, they were able to detect the disparities on respective […]

Ngoma: Modern agriculture increasing yields

Ngoma: Modern agriculture increasing yields

Members of KOREMU, a maize farmers’ cooperative in Murama sector of Ngoma district commended modern methods of agriculture over increasing productivity. This comes after the government sensitized farmers on using fertilisers and growing selected crops on consolidated lands in order to increase yields. Talking to this website, farmers confirmed that maize yields increased from 600 […]

Rwanda’s Agricultural Sector in Mega irrigation Project

Rwanda’s Agricultural Sector in Mega irrigation Project

President Paul Kagame has today held talks with the World Bank Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati. KT Press has learnt that the Bank announced $1 billion extra support to Rwanda in the next five years. The funds, according to World Bank officials, will support irrigation of 14,000 hectares of land and improve rural roads enabling farmers […]

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