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The most common tomatoes viruses and prevention

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The most common tomatoes viruses and prevention

For tomatoes growers just like all farmers, would want to know beforehand the diseases that might affect their crops and how to prevent them for increased crop production. Tomatoes are usually affected by infections and most of the symptoms are the same. These infections are caused by viruses through seeds that are planted, farming tools […]

SOVU: Packaged tea is expensive, residents say

SOVU: Packaged tea is expensive, residents say

As local authorities urge Rwandans to benefit from their work first, residents working in tea plantations in Sovu sector of Ngororero district revealed that they have never tasted packaged tea. Among the reasons they say that packaged tea is very expensive after it’s processed not to talk of sugar that accompany it. Tea farmers told […]

Maize farmers decry slashed farm gate prices

Maize farmers decry slashed farm gate prices

Maize farmers  countrywide have decried  the  recent move to  cut down  farm gate  prices  for maize, saying it has affected their expected   incomes  from the farming  of the country’s leading  staple food. Accordingly, prices that were reduced to Rwf 160 from   Rwf 230 per kilogram as farmers expected to   put to market for the harvest […]

Ngororero: Farmers acquire fertiliser application techniques

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Ngororero: Farmers acquire fertiliser application techniques

Over 120 farmers and agro-dealers are on a two-day field tour, where they are expected to learn best practices and new fertilisers application skills from model farmers and retailers. IFDC project, the organisers of the field tour, the group is expected to visit demonstration sites from selected sectors of Ngororero and Nyabihu districts to share […]

Nyagatare: Manure use increases banana yields

Nyagatare: Manure use increases banana yields

  Some residents of Nyakanoni village, Shonga cell, Tabagwe sector in Nyagatare district commended using manure and fighting banana disease for greatly increasing banana yields. This comes after Shonga residents are now supplying bananas to the neighbouring country of Uganda which was exact opposite in previous years. Uganda was hit by the Banana Xanthomonas wilt […]

Nyamasheke: Farmers tipped on productivity increase

Nyamasheke: Farmers tipped on productivity increase

Vicky Ndatamahoro, external relations director at Tubura has asked farmers to make concerted efforts in order to increase agricultural productivity by applying fertilisers before the growing season 2015 B commences. He made the call while meeting Nyamasheke agricultural officials in the district at the district conference hall. He called upon Nyamasheke farmers to use fertilizers […]

Rwamagana farmers in maize bumper harvests

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Rwamagana farmers in maize bumper harvests

Farmers of Rwamagana District in the Eastern Province have recorded a dramatic increase in maize production in the 2014A season. Rwamagana farmers in the last season produced the highest quantity of maize ever recorded in the district’s history which has boosted confidence among maize growers. This was disclosed during a meeting with district officials and […]

Nyaruguru to set up demonstration farms

Nyaruguru to set up demonstration farms

Nyaruguru district is set to start demonstration farms in every village as a way of sensitizing farmers to embrace modern methods of agriculture. Ignace Kabayiza, a community agriculture adviser in Nyaruguru district explained that a farmer field school is where farmers will practically learn modern methods of agriculture, saying such farms are important in promoting […]

World Bank pleased with agricultural development

World Bank pleased with agricultural development

The World Bank Group’s Executive Director Louis Rene Peter Larose commended the activities of Rwandan farmers, promising advocacy for their continued support. Larose made the remarks while visiting farmers in Mwurile, Rwamagana district, eastern Rwanda. He was in Rwanda for a three-day visit to discuss and understand the development challenges facing the east African country […]

Kirehe: EAX to promote production and trading opportunities for agriculture

Kirehe: EAX to promote production and trading opportunities for agriculture

East Africa Exchange (EAX), a regional commodity exchange initiative is set to promote farmers’ social economic development through providing market for their produce. This was revealed on January 6 during one day training gathering EAX representatives, Kirehe district authorities and sector agronomists from all sectors of Kirehe district. This comes after farmers in Kirehe district […]

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