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Rusizi: Coffee growing leads to sustainable development

Rusizi: Coffee growing leads to sustainable development

  Jean Bosco Habimana, 63, from Gikundamvura sector in Rusizi district revealed that coffee growing has led him to social and economic development. Habimana, who has been growing coffee for 40 years said since childhood he loved coffee growing, adding that he has achieved a lot from it now including building a residential house. “I […]

Rusizi: Nkombo farmers in maize bumper harvests

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Rusizi: Nkombo farmers in maize bumper harvests

Rusizi: Farmers decry lack of modern rice drying place

Rusizi: Farmers decry lack of modern rice drying place

Residents of Gikundamvura sector in Rusizi district are decrying lack of modern drying places and storage facilities for rice production. Gikundamvura is located in Bugarama valley and is favorable for different crops such as rice, soya, fruits and vegetables, beans, coffee and maize on consolidated lands and in individual fields. Gikundamvura sector was ranked number […]

Government looks at control plots to boost season B production

Government looks at control plots to boost season B production

  The government   is looking at scaling up   control plots to strengthen   seed system as one way of boosting production   for the Season B 2015. The control plots which are  essential  to check if the produced seed lots conform to varietal identity and purity, are looked at to  boost  production on the last season  of […]

Ngoma maize growers decry low prices 

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Ngoma maize growers decry low prices 

FARMERS in Ngoma district on Wednesday decried the maize prices in the area, saying it is not commensurate to the effort they put in their farming activities. Farmers heaped their blames on middlemen who have been buying maize using ‘inflated’ plastic-made buckets. A kilogram of maize is being bought at Rwf105 in Gafunzo market while […]

Bumper crop: Sake maize growers may be selling corn at a loss

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Bumper crop: Sake maize growers may be selling corn at a loss

They call farming a cyclical business, but few cycles have had the ups and downs of corn prices over the last few months. This comes after maize growers in Ngoma district complained of losses accruing from low prices at which maize produce is sold at. While the government set the fixed price as Rwf160 per […]

Gicumbi: SOS helping vulnerable residents to fight poverty

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Gicumbi: SOS helping vulnerable residents to fight poverty

Beneficiaries of SOS, an orphanage in Kageyo sector in Gicumbi district testified that cows helped them improve their social conditions. Beneficiaries confirmed this on February 12, during the event to showcase SOS achievements at SOS premises in Gicumbi branch. One Dionise Sezibera, an elderly beneficiary says that after SOS donated a cow to him, his […]

Kirehe: Maize growers decry low prices

Kirehe: Maize growers decry low prices

Maize growers in Kirehe district want the commodity’s prices revised upwards to meet the local market’s expectations. This comes after farmers decried the maize prices in the area, saying it is not commensurate to the effort they put in their farming activities. A kilo of maize costs between Rwf80 and Rwf90. Talking to this website, […]

Musanze: Potato farmers say fertilizer prices so high

Musanze: Potato farmers say fertilizer prices so high

Farmers in Nyange sector of Musanze district say they will not produce enough Irish potatoes this year as a result because the fertilisers are too expensive. Speaking on behalf of other farmers, Leonard Munyambonera, Rugali village leader in Kamwumba of Nyange sector said most farmers in the district won’t afford to buy fertiliser. Munyambonera, explains […]

Le Rwanda est passé de 4kg à 31kg d’engrais chimique par hectare pour augmenter la production sans polluer le sol

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Le Rwanda est passé de 4kg à 31kg d’engrais chimique par hectare pour augmenter la production sans polluer le sol

Au cours d’une conférence de presse du 11/2/2015, le Ministère de l’Agriculture et des Ressources Animales (MINAGRI) rassure les fermiers que « le Rwanda utilise une quantité d’engrais chimique qui ne peut pas polluer le sol ». Cela a été déclaré Mr. Innocent Musabyimana, Secrétaire Permanent au MINAGRI expliquant la campagne en cours sur l’utilisation des engrais chimique […]

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