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Eastern Province farmers to prioritise soya beans growing

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Eastern Province farmers to prioritise soya beans growing

Odette Uwamariya, the governor of Eastern Province of Rwanda urged farmers in the Eastern Province to embark on growing soya beans in response to growing demand for the crop. Uwamariya, reiterated that there is a major demand for locally grown soya beans, noting that there is a need in the province to satisfy that demand. […]

Local value addition should be Africa’s focus

Local value addition should be Africa’s focus

Kirehe: Farmers urged pause Crop mixing

Kirehe: Farmers urged pause Crop mixing

Farmers have been advised not to mix crops in one garden as it hinders their growth and high productivity. This was revealed by Geraldine Mukeshimana Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources in Kirehe district while launching growing season 2014/15A in Mpanga sector of Kirehe district. The minister of agriculture asked farmers to approach agriculture experts […]

Rwamagana: Farmers asked to consolidate land as planting season begins

Rwamagana: Farmers asked to consolidate land as planting season begins

Farmers in Rwamagana district have been asked to embrace land consolidation, a planned readjustment and rearrangement of land parcels and grow selected crops in order to increase productivity in season 2015A. The call was made by Germaine Kamayirese, Minister of State in Charge of Energy, Water and Sanitation in the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), during […]

Hopes for farmers as South Africa’s AFGRI guarantees quality

Hopes for farmers as South Africa’s AFGRI guarantees quality

As long as the quality of agriculture products is safeguarded during warehousing, farmers will have reason to smile as more credit drips into their pockets. This is the optimism that is behind the partnership between South Africa’s AFGRI and the Rwanda based East Africa commodity exchange, a commodity market for the region. According to the […]

Planting season 2014A officially launched in Karongi

Planting season 2014A officially launched in Karongi

  Ngororero farmers have been called upon to work hard in a bid to increase their yields. The call was made on September 9, by The Minister of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDMAR),   Séraphine Mukantabana, while launching season 2015A in Rubengera sector of Karongi district. “We need farmers to put more effort, sow on […]

Kayonza: Twigire-Muhinzi program commended

Kayonza: Twigire-Muhinzi program commended

Alfred Nsengiyumva, is a resident of Rubumba cell and a member of Twigire-Muhunzi extension model whereby in his village 20 farmers consolidated land and formed an association. After putting in place saving mechanisms, farmers now can buy fertilizers and seedlings easily and on time. Nsengiyumva also says that in most villages, farmers have already planted […]

UN to help boost agriculture sector

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UN to help boost agriculture sector

The One UN Rwanda Resident Coordinator Lamin Maneh, has said that there is a plan to enhance their collaboration with the ministry of agriculture since agriculture is a key sector for the country’s development. “The Agriculture sector is very important for many reasons: it ensures food security, economic growth and reduces poverty,” he said Lamin […]

Kayonza: residents to get dam to boost irrigation farming

Kayonza: residents to get dam to boost irrigation farming

Farmers in Kabare sector of Kayonza district have been facing the effects of water stress due to droughts and human-induced water shortages that affect farming. Currently, a water dam is being built to retain water for irrigation farming in Kabare sector, a project funded by Ministry of Agriculture and other partners. The State Minister for […]

Muhanga: Minister Biruta launches farming season 2014A

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Muhanga: Minister Biruta launches farming season 2014A

The minister of Natural Resources, Dr. Vincent Biruta, launched the planting season for 2014A in Muhanga district urging farmers to fully participate in the new cultivating season and improve crop production. “Adapt new methods of farming, participate in Land Use Consolidation, use fertilizers, improve on what you did the last season and increase crop production […]

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