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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 […]

Burera: MINICOM assures farmers of maize market

Burera: MINICOM assures farmers of maize market

The ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) says that there is availability of maize produce markets in Rwanda, it says demand is higher than supply. This comes after maize farmers in Burera district complained of lack of market to sell maize produce, saying it forces them to sell at low prices. There are up to […]

Nyaruguru: Farmers decry lack of access to pesticides

Nyaruguru: Farmers decry lack of access to pesticides

Wheat and Irish potato growers in Ruheru sector in Nyaruguru district decry lack of access to pesticides, saying it leads to low yields. Farmers revealed this on March 17th 2015 during the event to launch growing season 2015 B. This comes after agronomists stopped farmers from using the pesticides they were using before, explaining that […]

Kirehe: Greenhouse farming changing Kirehe fortune

Kirehe: Greenhouse farming changing Kirehe fortune

Green house farmers in Kigarama sector of Kirehe district have reiterated their commitment to use greenhouse technology, saying that it is more lucrative than the conventional farming methods. One of the farmers talked to this website said that greenhouse farming uses a small space while the yields are very high. The farmers have since called […]

Ngororero in wheat production increase drive

Ngororero in wheat production increase drive

The district has started a drive to increase wheat production in the country. The move is aimed at producing enough wheat for the growing local market and complement flour imports from neighboring countries. Bustan Sebitereko, in charge of agriculture in Ngororero district to improve production, wheat growers need to increase on the hectares of cultivated […]

Government increases mushroom production to boost export earnings

Government increases mushroom production to boost export earnings

As the trade deficit   continue to widen due to a rise in import earnings, the government is looking at value added mushrooms to boost export receipts that are needed to close the deficit. The country’s trade imbalance rose by 7.5% from USD 1,674.38 million to USD 1,799.54 million and import cover by exports slightly declined […]

Farmers in Kamonyi to benefit from banana model farms

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Farmers in Kamonyi to benefit from banana model farms

  In the district of Kamonyi, Rwanda Agricultural Board in partnership with banana farmers established five banana farms to facilitate banana farmers. “These demonstrations farms are expected to yield positive responses that could encourage many farmers from different areas to adopt the better methods of farming banana and distribute these new agriculture ideas to others” […]

Gatsibo: Farmers expect bumper harvest

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Gatsibo: Farmers expect bumper harvest

  Most farmers of Ngarama sector in Gatsibo district are expecting a bumper harvest this year following the use of subsidised fertilizer and heavy rains that have been pounding the district for the past few weeks. “What the government did to reduce fertiliser prices to enable the poor buy cheap fertiliser is expected to increase […]

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