In the last two years Rulindo district set on a path to make coffee growing better. The local leaders encouraged and advised farmers on how to grow and produce quality coffee since then.
So far, coffee has been a generating cash crop in the district, beneficial to the farmers and the nation at large.
Coffee farmers in the meeting with agronomists
Rulindo ditrict has therefore started the next phase in coffee farming by setting new strategies to move along while promoting this beneficial crop.
Earlier on this week coffee growers in Rulindo district met with agronomists in the district to evaluate their achievements so far while setting new goals.
Though the farmers are still affected by low coffee prices on the international market that limit the local market, coffee growers in Rulindo district say they are still ready to take up the challenge and improve the crop production.
Augustin Habyarimana one of the coffee growers says they have achieved almost all the goals they had set for coffee farming.
“We are now anticipating the help of our leaders to increase the price of coffee to meet our efforts in coffee production.”
The vice mayor for finance and economic development in Rulindo district Prosper Murindwa says maintaining coffee farming needs continuous attention and to always do whatever is necessary to produce the best coffee.
Rulindo district is now set to increase the hectares for coffee growing and to produce the best quality of coffee.
“We want the economy of the district to be based on exports especially coffee.”
Rulindo plans on increasing the hectares for coffee growing by 700 hectares.