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Ngoma: FIA banana improves livelihoods

Ngoma: FIA banana improves livelihoods

Farmers in Mutendeli sector of Ngoma district have commended FIA type of improved banana plant for increasing yields and improving their livelihoods. This comes after Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) approved that FIA is high yielding triple the traditional type and thus good for Mutendeli farmers in achieving sustainable development. “For the past four years I […]

Rutsiro: Farmers urged to grow more onions

Rutsiro: Farmers urged to grow more onions

Onion growers in Mukura sector of Rutsiro district were urged to grow more onions for sustainable development. Onions grow in the period of 4 months compared to other crops like cassava and their prices are higher in the market. “Increase the land and grow more onions. This will give you surplus onions for social economic […]

Gicumbi: Land consolidation increases productivity

Gicumbi: Land consolidation increases productivity

Farmers in Gicumbi district say land consolidation, a programme that brings together fragmented plots of land and encourages the cultivation of particular crops on the consolidated land, improved their social economic conditions. Before, local farmers could mix different crops which retarded productivity leaving farmers with little agricultural benefits. “We used to cultivate in chaos by […]

Rutsiro: residents tipped on poverty eradication

Rutsiro: residents tipped on poverty eradication

The Minister of Natural Resources Stanislas Kamanzi has advised residents of Mukura sector to liberate themselves through using their land productively. The Minister made the remarks during this month’s Umuganda community work in the Eastern district of Bugesera. The Minister advised residents with small land plots to join them and participate in Land Use Consolidation […]

Gakenke: Residents say land consolidation led to increased yields

Gakenke: Residents say land consolidation led to increased yields

Farmers in Gakenke district have commended land consolidation, a programme that brings together fragmented plots of land and encourage the cultivation of particular crops on the consolidated land, for increased yields and improving their livelihoods. Before land consolidation, farmers grew mixed crops as individuals which could lead to low yields. “After growing selected crops, I […]

Ruhango: District to increase rice production

Ruhango: District to increase rice production

  Ruhango district is set to increase rice production to enable enough supply of rice to the Gafunzo Rice Mill factory in Ruhango district. Rice production is low in Ruhango district which makes the rice milling factory to produce 35 percent of what should be per day day. “The district is increasing on the number […]

Fertilizers enabled farmer to grow 250Kg banana

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Fertilizers enabled farmer to grow 250Kg banana

Protais Nshimiyimana, a farmer, poses with his 250Kg banana cluster he produced with help of technology at Ajemac cooperative in Karongi A combination of fertilizers and modern farming techniques enabled Protais Nshimiyimana, a farmer, from Karongi district Western province of Rwanda, to grow banana weighs at least 250Kgs. After attaining some training in modern agricultural […]

Gakenke: Pineapple growing improves livelihoods

Gakenke: Pineapple growing improves livelihoods

Members of ‘Terimbere mucuruzi w’imboga n’imbuto’ cooperative who deal in fruit and vegetables in Gakenke district testified that pineapple growing has improved their social and economic conditions. Pineapples are grown on 1, 600 hectares in Gakenke district and the quality of the increased pineapple yields attracts buyers from all parts of Rwanda ‘Terimbere mucuruzi w’imboga […]

Gakenke: Increased Coffee yield improves livelihoods

Gakenke: Increased Coffee yield improves livelihoods

 Coffee growers in Gakenke district have commended high coffee yields for improving their social conditions. In past five years, coffee production increased giving coffee growers increased profits for social and economic development. “I have achieved a lot ever since I started growing coffee. I buy good clothes now and take care of my family needs,” […]

Ngoma: Coffee growers advised on chemical fertilizer use

Ngoma: Coffee growers advised on chemical fertilizer use

  Coffee growers in Murama sector of Ngoma district were urged to use chemical fertilizers for increased yields. Many rural farmers have either not adopted fertiliser use or are not fully aware of its importance leading to low coffee yields. Chemical fertilisers are any inorganic material of wholly or partially synthetic origin that are added […]

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