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Rwamagana farmers urged to grow more soya

Rwamagana farmers urged to grow more soya

Small scale farmers in Rwamgana district have been urged to diversify into growing soya beans which is proving to be more profitable and has increased market availability. Deputy Athanasie Nyiragwaneza urged farmers to grow more soya, adding that Mount Meru Soyco, a factory that makes oil from soya and sunflower is ready to buy all their […]

Nyagatare: Farmers celebrate the benefits of land consolidation

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Nyagatare: Farmers celebrate the benefits of land consolidation

Farmers in CODPCUM Cooperative of maize growers in Rugarama cell of Mukama sector in Nyagatare district have commended land consolidation program saying it has greatly improved on the production compared to before when they practiced traditional agriculture. Patricia Hirwabake, one of the cooperative members commended land consolidation policy for improving their lives, says that land […]

Gisagara: Farmers harvest big due hybrid bananas

Gisagara: Farmers harvest big due hybrid bananas

Emmanuel Rugemintwaza, a resident of Gitisi village, Muganza cell, in Gisagara district says that adopting best farming practices and use of advanced technology is helping him earn more from different products made out of banana plant. His farm bananas weigh over 80 kilograms each said the situation was different back then when he practiced traditional […]

Gatsibo district officials on agricultural study tour in Huye

Gatsibo district officials on agricultural study tour in Huye

Gatsibo district officials has been working with different farmers to improve their post-harvest practices, assisting farmers to enhance the quality of their production It’s in this regard that Gatsibo district officials conducted a study tour to Huye district at Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) branch in Huye district on November 21. The study tour comes after […]

SFA approach to improve agriculture sustainability

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SFA approach to improve agriculture sustainability

A new approach according to   experts will help boost sustainability    of agriculture which is looked at to increase food security as well economic growth. The agriculture sector remains the country’s leading employment sector with over 80 percent of the population depending   on the sector for their livelihoods. But  despite this, the sector has been facing […]

Rwanda, World Bank sign agriculture grant

Rwanda, World Bank sign agriculture grant

Rwanda’s Minister for Finance and Economic planning, Claver Gatete on Tuesday signed a grant financing agreement with the World Bank for 200 million US dollars. The grant is meant to support various agriculture commercialization projects as part of national efforts to boost economic growth and address poverty reduction in the country. Official statistics show that […]

Rwanda advised on sustainable agriculture

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Rwanda advised on sustainable agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Country Representative, Attaher Maiga has said that Rwanda needs to adapt new strategies of sustainable agriculture to ensure that the sector addresses existing challenges. Maiga made the remarks, this November 11, 2014, at the launch of an assessment survey on sustainable agriculture in Rwanda. The Government of Rwanda and […]

Science should be turned to action – Minister Mukeshimana

Science should be turned to action – Minister Mukeshimana

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Geraldine Mukeshimana pleaded that Africa can only be made food secure when science is “turned into action”. Speaking at the opening of a two day meeting coordinated by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa’s (AGRA) Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) in Kigali, Dr. Mukeshimana said partnerships from […]

Rwanda leads in iron beans developed through conventional breeding

Rwanda leads in iron beans developed through conventional breeding

Rwanda becomes the first country on the continent to officially launch the iron beans that are developed through conventional breeding, a move likely to boost recent government’s efforts to end malnutrition. The new iron beans according to food experts contain 15 percent more iron than ordinary beans, and can provide women and children with almost […]

Test on Rwandan farmers may prove value of climate forecasts

Test on Rwandan farmers may prove value of climate forecasts

An experiment is beginning on farmers in the country to test whether farming communities are more likely to adapt to their agricultural practices to cope with climate change if the government provides timely weather forecasts. The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) is using the Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development (TAMD) framework to show whether providing this information, which is based […]

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