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Kirehe: Pineapple processing improves lives

Kirehe: Pineapple processing improves lives

Pineapple growers in Gahara sector of Kirehe district says that Tuzamurane cooperative that dries pineapples has improved their social and economic conditions. Tuzamurane cooperative operates in Gahara sector in Kirehe and has factory that process pineapples into dried ones. Tuzamurane cooperative dries pineapples in their original quality. A Fresh pineapple is bought at over Rwf200 […]

Muhanga: New approach to govt’s fertilizer subsidy efforts

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Muhanga: New approach to govt’s fertilizer subsidy efforts

A new approach will facilitate farmers access fertilizers from the government and pay only 75 percent of the cost with the government paying 25 percent of the cost have been adopted by the Muhinzi Twigire farmers group. Farmers have been paying 50 percent of fertilizers and also received seeds for selected crops of Maize, Rice […]

Nyagatare: Farmers commend water users associations for increased rice yields

Nyagatare: Farmers commend water users associations for increased rice yields

CODERVAM, a cooperative for rice growersin river Umuvumba marshland in Nyagatare district says that Water Users Associations (WUAs) has played a role in increasing rice yields. Francois Karegeya, a cooperative member confirmed that water associations have helped to increase the yields increased from 4 tonnes to 6-9 tons/ha. “A lot has changed here in terms […]

Gisagara: Farmers to form co-ops to ease agro-inputs distribution

Gisagara: Farmers to form co-ops to ease agro-inputs distribution

 As farmers start accessing fertilizers and seeds on time to ensure timely planting, the ministry of agriculture is urging famers to form cooperatives to be able to pay back the 25 percent fertilizers subsidies on time The Ministry is encouraging farmers in districts to form associations or join groups to be given fertilizers for individuals […]

Gicumbi: Increased coffee yields improve livelihoods

Gicumbi: Increased coffee yields improve livelihoods

Coffee growers in Muko sector of Gicumbi district have commended high coffee yields for improving their social conditions. In past five years, coffee production increased giving coffee growers increased profits for social and economic development. Coffee growers says in they have part ways with poverty due to increased yields. Leonidas Munyaneza, a resident of Muko […]

Gicumbi: Farmers urged to harvest on time

Gicumbi: Farmers urged to harvest on time

The district of Gicumbi, rich in natural beauty and one of the high quality tea producing region in the country. To become familiar with the process of picking tea farmers in Gicumbi district often have to be reminded to pick tea on time since the harvesting method determines the quality of tea. Experts says that […]

Rwanda farmers get subsidy on irrigation equipment

Rwanda farmers get subsidy on irrigation equipment

Farmers in Rwanda have been boosted with a 50-percent subsidy on all irrigation equipment in order to increase their productivity and help reduce government expenditure on food importation especially rice. The move which is not only targeting subsistence and commercial farming but also increased productivity of horticultural exports aims at enabling farmers to improve agricultural […]

Agro-dealers vow to improve efficiency of agro-inputs distribution

Agro-dealers vow to improve efficiency of agro-inputs distribution

National agro-dealers steering committee has vowed to take ownership of agro inputs distribution and make the whole system effective and ensure that seeds and fertilizers get to farmers timely. “Farmers will start accessing fertilizers and seeds on time to ensure timely application, as the national agro-dealers steering committee we vow to take ownership of agro […]

Nyabihu: public happy with performing contracts

Nyabihu: public happy with performing contracts

 Residents of Nyabihu district have expressed their gratitude due to President Kagame’s initiative in encouraging and pioneering the Imihigo programme, (working performances) introduced for leaders to work targeting to achieve certain goal. The programme involves residents and leaders from all levels both in urban and rural Rwanda where self evaluation is done to detect development […]

Nyagatare: farmers celebrate the advantages of land consolidation

Nyagatare: farmers celebrate the advantages of land consolidation

Farmers of Mashero village Karama sector of Nyagatare district have commended land consolidation program saying it has greatly improved on the production when compared to before when they practiced traditional agriculture. One Ndayisaba, a farmers and a resident of Meshero village, have commended forming a cooperative for improving their lives, says that land consolidation program […]

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