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Use of traditional seeds dominate all seasons in 2015

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Use of traditional seeds dominate all seasons in 2015

Most farmers used traditional seeds in all the three seasons in 2015, the survey by National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda indicated. According to the Seasonal Agricultural Survey-SAS that covered the three seasons; A B and C showed that 84 percent and 88 percent of Agricultural operators used traditional seeds while 12 percent and 15 […]

Private body to boost access to quality seeds

Private body to boost access to quality seeds

The efforts to increase access to quality seeds in the agricultural sector are getting another boost from the private sector after the formation of the National Seed Association of Rwanda-NSAR. The association according to Dr Geraldine Mukeshimana, Minister of Agriculture and Animal resources in bring on board the private sector in the development of the […]

Rulindo: Farmers advised to embrace terracing

Rulindo: Farmers advised to embrace terracing

Geraldine Mukeshimana, minister of agriculture urged farmers to work with LWH, use fertilisers and make use of terraces for fast social economic development. This was said on 13th January 2016 when Minister Mukeshimana and Dr. Scheffar Hartwing, World Bank’s Vice President, Operations Policy and Country Services visited farmers in Buyoga, Cyinzuzi and Burega sectors in […]

Global experts to agree on G20 agricultural framework

Global experts to agree on G20 agricultural framework

Global experts in agricultural research and technology are meeting in Kigali to discuss a new common framework on capacity development for agricultural innovation systems that will enable countries in the tropical areas improve their agricultural sectors. The meeting organized by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with Rwanda’s ministry […]

Sharp rise in Horticultural exports

Sharp rise in Horticultural exports

Rwanda’s horticultural exports recorded a significant increase in 2015 despite the sector being young and not fully exploited by the investors. National Agricultural Exports Board (NAEB)’s latest statistics indicate that export revenues of the sector increased to $6.1 million in 2015 compared to $4.3 million U.S. in 2014. Rwanda horticulture industry is still untapped and […]

Rwanda’s Deficit Widens As Uganda and China Are Major Exporters

Rwanda’s Deficit Widens As Uganda and China Are Major Exporters

Rwanda is increasingly purchasing most of its major necessities from neighbouring Uganda although China is still number one source of its imports. According to the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, Uganda has overtaken India as the second major source of its imports. With a fast growing economy, Rwandans are increasingly demanding for; cement, cellular […]

Gatsibo: District assures farmers of fair prices

Gatsibo: District assures farmers of fair prices

Theogene Manzi, vice mayor for economic affairs said that the district will provide market so that farmers sell 2016 season A produce on fair prices. The vice mayor revealed this on 7th January 2016 during the meeting that gathered Gatsibo district administration and its partners that support agricultural projects. The purpose of the meeting was […]

Government looks at increasing productivity in Kigali marshlands

Government looks at increasing productivity in Kigali marshlands

State Minister Tony Nsanganira  during the tour at Kinyinya Marshlands. In a bid to boost agriculture productivity, the government is looking at putting to full use the marshlands around Kigali. The marshlands that have over 90 hectares have not been fully utilized with most of them facing challenges that were hindering farmers to cultivate and […]

Rwandan Products Expanding Footprint In Europe, Asia

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Rwandan Products Expanding Footprint In Europe, Asia

Rwanda is finding better ways of getting known around the world than the usual ugly “genocide tag”. Over 40 % of the country’s exported products have already found their way into European retail stores. Trade and Industry Minister, Francois Kanimba told KT Press that Rwanda is also one of the supliers of industrial materials. “We […]

Bumper Harvest As Middlemen Reap Big From Rwandan Farmers

Bumper Harvest As Middlemen Reap Big From Rwandan Farmers

Traders are currently reaping big from price fluctuations of major food crops following an increased demand in the festive season. Our reporter in Rubavu district says a kilo of Irish potatoes has hiked from Rwf85 to Rwf135. Nyirishema Emmanuel a trader in Gatsibo district told KT Press, that a kilogram of Irish potatoes in Eastern […]

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