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Rulindo: Tomato growers decry lack of market

Rulindo: Tomato growers decry lack of market

Members of KOPAMERU cooperative for tomato growers in Rukozo sector in Rulindo district decry lack of market, saying they are worried of incurring losses after investing in tomato growing. Tomato growers revealed this to this website that ever since they started growing tomatoes; lack of market has been their challenge. Patrice Hatangimana, a member confirmed […]

Rwanda announces major shift in policy to agriculture

Rwanda announces major shift in policy to agriculture

President Paul Kagame has said the government will invest heavily in agriculture to boost the economy and increase household income. While officially opening the 12thNational Dialogue Council (Umushyikirano), Kagame said agriculture proved that it was the backbone of Rwanda’s economy, citing the 3rd quarter economic outlook report indicating that agriculture contributed 34% ($680m) to the GDP […]

Rubavu: Irish potato breeding centres to increase yields

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Rubavu: Irish potato breeding centres to increase yields

For the first time after Rubavu established Irish potato propagation centres, farmers in Rubavu district are expecting to register increased crop production in the future. Farmers of Mudende and other sectors of Rubavu district have for long time depended on traditional subsistence agriculture and the produce has been low due to poor agriculture practices hence […]

Rugarama: Banana farmers decry inadequate artificial fertilisers

Rugarama: Banana farmers decry inadequate artificial fertilisers

Members of “Duhuzimbaraga” cooperative for banana plantation farmers in Rugarama sector of Gatsibo district said inability to use artificial fertilisers reduce banana yields. Farmers say it’s expensive to purchase enough artificial fertilisers which leaves them with no option but to use manure from livestock, which is a big challenge to them. One Dukuzumuremyi, a farmer […]

Nyabihu: 280 families benefit from Girinka program

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Nyabihu: 280 families benefit from Girinka program

With Girinka program thriving and changing the lives of countless Rwandans both socially and economically, more than 280 families have been given cows to rear in Nyabihu District. Girinka program was initiated by the president of the Republic of Rwanda in 2006 with the goal of every Rwandan to at least own one cow for […]

South Korea supports over 30,000 Rwandan farmers

South Korea supports over 30,000 Rwandan farmers

It has been a tough journey for Elias Gatare, a farmer from Nyamagabe District, Southern Rwanda. Farming is his passion though he considers quitting and relocating to Kigali city for greener pastures. Gatare, an Irish potato, maize and wheat farmer, has benefited from Agriculture for more than 10 years, earning about Rwf3million annually, basing on […]

Farmers to use warehousing receipts to access loans

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Farmers to use warehousing receipts to access loans

  With the recent understanding between banks and east Africa commodity exchange; Grain farmers will soon be able to acquire loans at affordable rates. The development comes after the East African Exchange (EAX) signed memoranda of understanding last week with Banque Populaire du Rwanda and Ecobank to fund organised farmers; according to Alfa Kadri, the […]

Potato Farmers, Traders agree on co-operation

Potato Farmers, Traders agree on co-operation

  Prices of Irish potatoes in the country are likely to stabilise following a new agreement between farmers and City of Kigali traders to establish mutually beneficial cooperation. The deal, spearheaded by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, was reached on Friday between three cooperatives of Irish potato dealers in Kigali City districts and 13 […]

Nyabihu: Factory construction to boost Irish potatoes Quality, Price

Nyabihu: Factory construction to boost Irish potatoes Quality, Price

Irish potatoes growers in Nyabihu district said the challenge of reduced price will be history soon following the on-going construction of a factory in Mukamira sector. This comes when the price of Irish potatoes has reduced to between Rwf60 and 70 per kilogram in the Nyabihu District Farmers say they make big loss because of […]

Huye: Cooperatives accountable on low rice production

Huye: Cooperatives accountable on low rice production

Rice growers’ cooperatives in Huye district revealed that poor management of the cooperatives is the sole cause of reduced produce supplied to rice factories. Rice factories complained of few tons of rice they get from rice growing cooperatives when there are plenty of marshlands where rice is grown. Pelagie Kankwanzi, accountant for COPRORIZ Nyarubogo; a […]

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