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Farmers decry low prices as Cassava flood markets

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Farmers decry low prices as Cassava flood markets

Jeanne Mukansoro.has for years committed all her efforts toward developing her land, to ensure she graduated from subsistence to commercial farming. The mother of four and resident of Ndego sector in Kayonza District, has for the past six years engaged in modern farming. Although she is able to provide for her family, she still thinks […]

Rwanda embarks on plant variety protection to boost   sector   growth

Rwanda embarks on plant variety protection to boost sector growth

Protecting plant varieties would be another   way   of boosting  productivity of the agriculture sector thus  bolster the country’s economy,  Dr Gerardine Mukeshimana,the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources. This means that through such varieties, the sector would be able to realize an increase in both   quantity and quality of the agricultural products. “We want to […]

Kayonza: Rice farmers commend marshland rehabilitation program

Kayonza: Rice farmers commend marshland rehabilitation program

Members of “Dutere Imbere Murundi”, a cooperative for rice growing in Murundi sector of Kayonza district commended marshland rehabilitation program, saying it improved rice growing and improved livelihoods through increased yields. This comes after this swamp was rehabilitated in 2014 before it was leased to “Dutere Imbere Murundi” cooperative for rice farming. Marshland rehabilitation and […]

Ngororero: Farmers urged to form associations

Ngororero: Farmers urged to form associations

Farmers in Ngororero district are urged to embrace Twigire Muhinzi extension model to access fertilisers and increase productivity in season 2016A. This comes after soil survey in 2014 by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) showed that soil in Ngororero soil is bitter and so need different fertilisers including fertilisers that have never been used in […]

Ngoma: Farmers commend warrantage over increased prices

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Ngoma: Farmers commend warrantage over increased prices

Members of KOREMU, a cooperative for maize and beans growing in Murama sector in Ngoma district commended warrantage. FAO’s solution was to introduce into the project a version of warrantage, or inventory credit system, used by European farmers in the 19th century. Under the warrantage system farmers, rather than selling their harvest at once, can […]

Ngoma: Farmers advised to embrace saving

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Ngoma: Farmers advised to embrace saving

  Archades Muragijemungu, executive secretary of Mutendeli sector in Ngoma district has asked residents to embrace saving culture as one way of ensuring self-reliance. Speaking in Mutenderi on Thursday, Muragijemungu said Saccos can help in saving and borrowing loans to help in starting up projects and therefore, urged the residents to group up and get […]

Gicumbi: Tea farmers commend irrigation for increased yields

Gicumbi: Tea farmers commend irrigation for increased yields

“Coopthe Mulindi” cooperative for tea growers in Gicumbi district says that irrigation has played a role in increasing tea yields. Tea farmers in Gicumbi district commended hillside irrigation scheme, saying the scheme will help increase productivity. One farmer Radislas Ngarukiye said that before getting irrigation water pumps, tea leaves could dry and hard making it […]

Smart devices to boost food security

Smart devices to boost food security

As   Rwanda   edges towards   use of ICT in different sectors to   augment   technology led economy, Agriculture sector   has not been left alone. Contributing  around  35 percent of the country’s GDP  as well as over 70 percent of  population,  the sector  will  start using   smart  devices  to  collect  timely  data to  assess  food  security  situation. The […]

Meet ordinary Rwandans who challenged Famine

Meet ordinary Rwandans who challenged Famine

Sometime in 2002, President Paul Kagame summoned opinion leaders and traders from Nyamagabe district of former Gikongoro prefecture in Southern Rwanda. He wanted to meet them and discuss how to develop their region that was limping. “He (Kagame) challenged us to do something for our region which many Rwandans thought had been cursed,” Francois Kanimba, […]

Gisagara rice growers decry low prices

Gisagara rice growers decry low prices

Farmers inCyili marshland in Gikonko sector in Gisagara district on Monday decried the rice prices in the area, saying it is not commensurate to the effort they put in their farming activities. This comes when rice is Rwf250 per kilo of unshelled rice which the farmers said it’s not worth the input hence retarding social […]

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