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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 […]

Government focuses on more research to boost   agricultural output

Government focuses on more research to boost agricultural output

Through increasing research, the government is hopeful that agriculture production is likely to surge; thus contribute towards economic growth. Recently, the government pondered over the need to boost research to tackle challenges hindering   agriculture modernization, something likely to provide a backbone of improved agriculture practices that are needed to help farmers increase their output. The […]

Crop diversification to increase exports

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Crop diversification to increase exports

Rwanda is diversifying its two main cash crops tea and coffee in a bid to increase exports and achieve its export promotion strategy. The country which still heavily relies on imports finds it hard to bring down the trade deficit to manageable proportions without a strategy to increase exports and decrease imports. National Institute of […]

Gatsibo: Residents called upon to grow pepper

Gatsibo: Residents called upon to grow pepper

Olive Utamuriza, pepper farmer in Gakiri village, Bukomane cell, Gitoki sector of Gatsibo district called upon residents to grow more pepper because it’s quick to grow before the farmer enjoys the fruit of his sweat. This is because many farmers perceive pepper as a crop that cannot lead to fast development which is not the […]

Tea farmers urged to increase yields

Tea farmers urged to increase yields

Tea growers in Rwanda were called upon to put more effort in growing tea as one way to increase yields and achieve sustainable development. This comes as Rwanda Tea has greatly contributed to the national revenue. This was revealed during a three days training in Rwamagana district gathering representatives of Tea Grower unions in Rwanda. […]

Rwanda focuses on tea, coffee to boost exports

Rwanda focuses on tea, coffee to boost exports

With the widening trade deficit, Rwanda is now embarking on improving its two main cash crops, tea and coffee to boost exports receipts that would help to close the imbalance. The National Bank of Rwanda indicated that the country’s trade deficit improved slightly to 6.0 percent in the first quarter of the year as formal […]

Silk worm farmers urged to increase production for exports

Silk worm farmers urged to increase production for exports

As the government ups efforts to increase exports, silk worm farmers have been urged to bolster production to help the silk sector contribute to the export revenues. This comes after the National Agriculture Exports Development Board (NAEB) penned a purchasing deal SEDAM International from KOREA in 2013 to purchase all silkworm dried cocoons produced from […]

Huye coffee farmers coffee farmers decry poor prices

Huye coffee farmers coffee farmers decry poor prices

Coffee farmers in Huye district have called for the State to intervene over the meagre prices offered for their produce. Alphonse Nkurunziza, a coffee farmer in Maraba sector asked the state to intervene and help farmers gain access to favourable foreign markets for their coffee produce. “Action needs to be taken to help us (coffee […]

Mukeshimana urges farmers on increased food production

Mukeshimana urges farmers on increased food production

Dr. Geraldine Mukeshimana, the minister for agriculture and animal resource has expressed gratitude to local farmers for their commitment towards increasing food production in the area. In an interview with this website the minister said that farmers need to focus on best practices to increase production of the sector. “I call on farmers to grow […]

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