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Gakenke: Farmers praise cooperatives for improved social welfare

Gakenke: Farmers praise cooperatives for improved social welfare

Members of “Twihangire umurimo” a cooperative for maize and beans growers in Gakenke district credit cooperatives for improving their livelihoods through increased yields. “Before forming the cooperative, we mixed up crops and harvested low yields,” says Jean de Dieu Niyibizi, the cooperative President. “After consolidating land, yields increased greatly. I now earn over Rwf100, 000 [...]

Gicumbi district in composite manure promotion

Gicumbi district in composite manure promotion

 Farmers in Ruvune sector, Gicumbi district have been urged to embrace composite manure for high quality crop yields. The district campaign teaches farmers on ways to prepare composite manure from decayed plants, grass, animal waste and food stuffs.  “If applied in required quantity, composite manure is the cheapest way to increase harvest,” Says Jean Chrysostome [...]

Rwanda could export pineapples to Seychelles

Rwanda could export pineapples to Seychelles

Parliamentarians from the Republic of Seychelles, hope to export pineapples from Rwanda, to provide for their home local markets. Pineapples are said to be scarce and expensive in Seychelles with one costing about $30 equivalent to Rwf21000 in contrast to Rwf300 a pineapple costs in Rwanda. Two parliamentarians from Seychelles are in Rwanda on a [...]

Gatsibo: fertilizers use increases rice production

Gatsibo: fertilizers use increases rice production

Members of COPRORIZ-Ntende (rice growers’ cooperative) in Rugarama sector in Gatsibo district have praised ‘urée fertilizers for increasing rice yields. Urée is a nitrogen fertilizer used in form of tablets to increase crop production. Rice growers say that after using Urée rice yields have greatly increased. It was pointed out on March 14th 2014 in [...]

Nyamagabe: embarks on enforcing  terracing to rejuvenate land

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Nyamagabe: embarks on enforcing terracing to rejuvenate land

Land Husbandry, Water Harvesting and Hillside Irrigation Project (LWH) through the Rural Sector Support Project (RSSP) is helping Nyamagabe district in making productive terraces in Kibilizi sector. RSSP aims at revitalizing the rural economy and improving the quality of life of the poor through increased transfer of technical financial resources for the sustainable rural development. Some [...]

Over 40.000 farmers benefit from Agricultural Project

Over 40.000 farmers benefit from Agricultural Project

More than 40,000 smallhold farmers throughout the country have so far benefited from the farmer’s livelihood projects aimed at improving the lives of farmers in the country, through strengthening the agricultural value chain. The projects-farmer’s initiative forum -run by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in conjunction with the Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation [...]

Ruhango: Marshland cultivation, fast way to social development

Ruhango: Marshland cultivation, fast way to social development

Farmers that cultivate in Terimbere marshland in Byimana sector in Ruhango district have testified that farming in marshland leads to fast social development. 400 people who cultivate on 120 hectares of Terimbere marshland reveal that marshland increases the productivity leading to fast development. After harvesting farmers are left with food for consumption while the rest [...]

Gisagara: Residents learn to make compost manure

Gisagara: Residents learn to make compost manure

Youth in the national service (Intore) in Gisagara district are educating residents how to make compost manure, a lesson intending to boost crop productivity. National youth service activities in Gisagara district that started in 2013 include making compost manure to help residents increase production as an alternative to artificial fertilizers. Residents of Rusagara cell in [...]

Kamonyi:  Modern banana plants increase productivity

Kamonyi: Modern banana plants increase productivity

Residents of Kivumu cell, Musambira sector in Kamonyi district say that modern banana plants have increased productivity. The agricultural officer for Kamonyi district Justin Mukiza reveals that if modern seeds of banana plants are cared for, the yields are increased more times than other types. Banana plantation farmers in Kamonyi district highlight that slowly by [...]

Indian businessmen to invest in agriculture

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Indian businessmen to invest in agriculture

Indian businessmen with Rwanda’s Agriculture Minister Dr. Agnes Kalibata middle Indian investors have shown keen interest in entering the Rwandan market by investing in different sectors of the country. The government has made doing business in Rwanda easy by creating a conducive environment and offering better opportunities. On February 6, 2014 a delegation of Indian investors [...]

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