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Karago: Tea growing improving livelihoods

Karago: Tea growing improving livelihoods

Coffee is a cash crop that generates monthly income to the farmer thus fast social development. This is no different to Venuste Nzeyimana, a resident of Gihirwa cell, Karago sector in Nyabihu district who commended tea growing over poverty reduction. Talking to this website, Nzeyimana revealed that his 5 hectare tea plantation enabled him fight […]

Sake: Bafata ubuhinzi bw’imbuto nubw’ibirungo nk’inzira njyabukire

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Sake: Bafata ubuhinzi bw’imbuto nubw’ibirungo nk’inzira njyabukire

  Abahinzi bahinga imbuto n’ibirungo mu murenge wa Sake mu karere ka Ngoma,bavuga ko ubuhinzi bw’ibi bihingwa bubinjiriza ibihumbi 25 ku munsi. Ntezimana Jean Paul, umuhinzi w’ibirungo  n’imbuto ku butaka butageze kuri hegitari imwe, yemeza ko guhinga ibi bihingwa byamubereye nk’irembo ry’inzira njyabukire bitewe nuko ngo atabura ibihumbi 25 abona ku munsi w’isoko. Uyu muhinzi […]

Nyabihu: Maize growers face low yields

Nyabihu: Maize growers face low yields

Farmers in Nyabihu district decry low bean yields, saying it’s a result of the maize lethal necrosis (MLN), pest that attacked the crop leading to drying before harvesting time. One resident, Jerôme Mbitezimana from Gitega cell, Rurembo sector asserted that for a long time, farmers have watched a new disease The disease is characterised by […]

Govt to boost production of cocoons

Govt to boost production of cocoons

In a bid to boost its export base, the government is looking at producing 10 tons of cocoons by the end of this year. The sericulture sector started in 2002 but stagnated until 2004 is still fragile but provides greater   opportunities for export revenues with available markets in Asia. So far, SEDAM International from Korea […]

Advancing farming systems to improve food, nutrition, and income security

Advancing farming systems to improve food, nutrition, and income security

Increasing smallholder farmer production through the adoption of modern agricultural practices and technologies is a key verge for meeting productivity targets. The proper technologies can meliorate the efficiency of seed and fertilizer use, as well as reduce labour time and post-harvest losses, as they increase grain quality and incomes. There is optimism thatadoption of agriculturemodernization […]

Washing stations asked to maintain standards as quality competition ends

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Washing stations asked to maintain standards as quality competition ends

Washing stations play a key role in ensuring that the quality of coffee within the value chain is to fetches higher value on international market, washing stations have been asked to continue maintain standards. The minister of agriculture and animal resources, Dr. Geraldine Mukeshimana said that washing stations have a bigger impact on the quality […]

Optimism as farmers groups boosts production

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Optimism as farmers groups boosts production

As the government embarks on efforts to increase production from the agriculture sector, farmer groups are looked at as one of the key interventions that will help achieve this ambitious goal that is needed to bolster the economy. To  increase production,  the minister of agriculture and animal resources, Dr Geraldine Mukeshimana, there is need to  […]

Nyabihu: IFDC trains users of fertilizers on micronutrients

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Nyabihu: IFDC trains users of fertilizers on micronutrients

Agronomists and all fertilizers’ users in different sectors of Nyabihu district- Rwanda are being trained by International Fertilizers Development Center (IFDC) on techniques of using other types of fertilizers that are new on Rwandan market. Thomas Hatangimana, an agronomist with IFDC says the training comes after new products are available on the local market apart […]

Farmers urged to use artificial fertilizers to increase yields

Farmers urged to use artificial fertilizers to increase yields

Henry Gitau, director Balton Rwanda called upon farmers to use artificial fertilizers to increase yields. He made the call after research showed that farmers know how to use artificial fertilizers but have nowhere to purchase it during growing season. “Limited access to artificial fertilizers and high prices make farmers ignore it,” said Gitau. Gitau revealed […]

Burera: Bean growers face low yields

Burera: Bean growers face low yields

Farmers near Muhabura volcanic mountain in Burera district decry low bean yields, saying it’s a result of the pest that attacked the crop leading to drying before harvesting time. Farmers whose crop met no disease said they harvested fair quantities of beans while those that made loss lamented that beans dried up during flowering time […]

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