Farmers and their leaders in Nyamagabe district are all set and ready to start the farming season2014 A. with the biggest area that will be farmed on being cultivated already and in most areas, farmers have planted their seeds, all farmers will participate in the season on time.
Most of the farmers have already received the fertilizers to use and others using vouchers have their documents prepared to receive the fertilizers required. The farmers are prepared as the maize selected seeds to be planted have been distributed already among them.
According to Christine Nyiraneza a farmer in Tare sector, farmers are ready with cultivated farms, fertilizers and seeds at their disposal.
Donatha Mukamuganga who is in charge of agriculture in Nyamagabe district says so far, farmers in the whole district are prepared for season 2013/2014A. “78percent of the farmers using vouchers method have their documents prepared to get the fertilizers. The selected crops that will be planted are maize and Irish potatoes, with this situation, no farmers will be late for farming.”
Mukamuganga goes on to explain 69percent of the area where maize will be grown is already prepared and 21percent has been grown. 64percent of the area to farm beans have been cultivated and 61percent of beans gave been planted.
The 28percent of Area to grow Irish potatoes have been grown and 29percent of the area of cassava has also been farmed.
Though farmers are ready to farm and some have planted the seeds, some farmers found out late that the maize seeds provided to them are infected. Those who have not planted yet were asked to return the seeds for exchange and those who have planted have the right to plant any crop in their farms. The announcement was given by the Minister of Agriculture Agnes Kalibata.