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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 […]

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 […]

Rwamikeri: Bench terraces to increase yields

Rwamikeri: Bench terraces to increase yields

Farmers of Rwamikeri village, Rubaya cell, Mukamira sector of Ngoma district that has sculpted over 25 hectares of the hillsides into beautifully terraced farmland is expected to increase crop yields by 10-fold this year. Residents revealed this on March 31, during the launch of terraces by planting Irish potatoes. Terraces were made on 900 hectares […]

Farmers in Nyabihu expect bumper harvest

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Farmers in Nyabihu expect bumper harvest

Farmers in Shyira sector of Nyabihu district said that they are expecting bumper harvest thanks to this Season’s evenly distributed ample rainfall, coupled with sustained follow-up, soil and water conservation activities they carried out on time. Mr. Aloys Maguru, the Agriculturist in Shyira sector, said that there prevails the required community awareness as regards soil […]

Cooperatives to boost access to credit by farmers

Cooperatives to boost access to credit by farmers

Experts   believe that increasing access to credit by farmers can be done   through formation of more farmer cooperatives. Although there are over 3, 544 cooperatives involved in farming activities in the country, most farmers are not subscribed to   any cooperative   which makes it difficult for them to access credit as well as incentives. “Cooperatives provide […]

Rural farmers get post-harvest storage equipment

Rural farmers get post-harvest storage equipment

The East Africa Exchange (EAX) has delivered two state of the art range mobile grain dryer and cleaner to support Rwandan farmers better manage their post-harvest in the north and southern regions of Rwanda. The equipment was installed yesterday in EAX warehouses at Kayonza (Rwinkwavu) and Musanze to support the cooperatives producing grains in that […]

Farmers, agro dealers tipped on new fertilizer program

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Farmers, agro dealers tipped on new fertilizer program

  The government of Rwanda is now focusing on improving the fertilization program by investing into mobilizing farmers to start using micro nutrients in addition to the traditional and commonly used fertilizers such as NPK. The ministry of agriculture (Minagri) says that the will enable Rwandan farmers to address the issue of low productivity in […]

US Investor boosts Food Factory in Rwanda

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US Investor boosts Food Factory in Rwanda

Former US President Bill Clinton is involved in a $60 million joint venture that will produce fortified foods in Rwanda and help cut the country’s hurting trade deficit.  The factory will be producing mainly, milled maize (corn), processed infant cereals and fortified baby porridge and other related products. The first product will be on the […]

Nyanza:New dam increases crop yields – Farmers

Nyanza:New dam increases crop yields – Farmers

Farmers in Rwabicuma, Nyagisozi and Cyabakamyi sectors of Nyanza district have been facing the effects of water stress due to droughts and human-induced water shortages that affect farming. Today, farmers are excited about the newly constructed hill side irrigation dam that is playing in improving agricultural yields Nyanza district. The irrigation dam was constructed in […]

How to prevent “Blossom end rot” in fruits

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How to prevent “Blossom end rot” in fruits

Like other vegetables, eggplants and are widely grown in Rwanda. Whether roasted, fried, stuffed, cooked as curry or pickled, eggplants are a good source of Vitamin A and C, potassium phosphorous and calcium. However, cooking for prolonged periods destroy most of the vitamins. Though well grown eggplants can generate income and improve the livelihoods of […]

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